Jenna Dickson knew things were getting serious with Kevin Morash when they decided to “hitch” their med school work-placement applications. “In medicine, you go through this thing called the match, where you decide what specialty you want to match to. But, when you’re in a relationship, you can decide to link your matches together, so that if one person gets selected at a program, they’ll only be accepted if their partner gets selected to go to the same location. So it’s this huge sort of commitment to decide to link your matches together, because it’s essentially saying ‘I only wanna go where you’re gonna go as well,’” she explains.
It was a natural progression to that point: Jenna remembers them being aware of each other during their undergrads at Acadia in Wolfville, but it wasn’t until both she and Kevin started volunteering through the same program in their med school years that they properly met.
They tied the knot back in their beloved Wolfville, at Lightfoot & Wolfville Winery. “We wanted to get things local if we could, or promote things that were important or special to us, like flowers from the Valley, things that we had experienced while we were at Acadia,” Jenna says. “We wanted to showcase all the things Nova Scotia had to offer for our friends from afar.” Elegant Productions helped source local alternatives to ideas that flowed freely from Pinterest—including forgoing a cake and opting for sea salt caramels instead.
In the end, Jenna offers, the best part of their big day was a small moment, on a patio overlooking Cape Blomidon: “We went and did our photos and then we came back and had about an hour before the ceremony started. So, the bridal party and groom party came together and overlooked that view and just had a few drinks and some time to ourselves, with the guys and girls mingling.
“That was my favourite time, because it was like standing outside with this beautiful view on this beautiful day, and everyone looking incredible, and it was surprisingly relaxing. It was the best thing we could have done before getting married.”
Decor: Elegant Productions
Wedding Planners: Elegant Productions
Dress: Mikaela, Becker’s Bridals (Toronto)
Suits: Joseph Abboud custom suits, Moores
Favours: Lure Caramel Co.
Caterer: Kitchen Door Catering
Hair: Jessica and Rebecca Fletcher
Makeup: Kristen Scott Makeup
Music: True North DJs
Photographer: Evan McMaster
Wedding Venue: Lightfoot & Wolfville
Reception Venue: Lightfoot & Wolfville
Flowers: Humble Burdock Farms