Tegan & Marv

Chelle Wootten Photography
Handmade everything helped to make this perfect Polly’s Cove wedding next-level intimate.

A wedding is a union of love, so shouldn’t the hours of prep necessary for nuptials be a labour of love? If you study the wedding of Tegan Thomas and Marv Boncajes, the answer is a resounding yes; The two promised forever at an intimate affair studded with details the bride made by hand.

“When I was making these decorations, I didn’t want to create waste,” Tegan explains with a smile. Ever the creative, she made felted acorns and ombre table runners for their April 22, ceremony. “I’m a crafty person so I liked the experience of dying the fabrics, learning how to do that,” she adds. “It’s really satisfying that I could make these high-end items myself.” Her parents even brought a suitcase of driftwood from their hometown on Vancouver Island, with the salt-softened branches acting as centrepieces on reception tables.

Chelle Wootten Photography
Chelle Wootten Photography

The result of all that deft glue-gunning? An early-spring wedding in windswept hues of Atlantic Ocean-blue and muted green, with vows exchanged on the time-worn rocks of Polly’s Cove—followed by a highly-personal reception that allowed the small guest list to dance and make merry.

The soft, small wedding matched the sweetly simple love story of a couple who met in middle school, married young and were brave enough to share their hearts with one another. “After our first year of university, questions of ‘What if?’ became ‘Why not?’” says Tegan.

Chelle Wootten Photography
Chelle Wootten Photography
Chelle Wootten Photography

“After our first year of university, questions
of ‘What if’ became ‘Why not?’”

Chelle Wootten Photography
Chelle Wootten Photography

Wedding Details

Venue: Oceanstone Seaside Resort 

Event coordinator: Roberta Noviks
Dress: Milamira Bridal
Hair and Makeup: Nicole Smith of Margo Beauty Inc.
Flower crown and dog collar: Oh Dina!
Rings: Emily Seaboyer of Locusart Jewelry
Tailoring: Alter Ego Tailoring and Vogue Men’s Wear
Photographer: Chelle Wootten

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