Brittney and Michael

St Martins, New Brunswick, Canada



Photography | Sean McGrath Photography | @seanmcgrathphoto

“A stunning location was our top priority. We knew we wanted to do something unique and asked our photographer to suggest a few locations. Late in the summer he sent us some photos he took of his son at The Caves and we immediately knew it was our spot. It was fate that we had our wedding there because on September 28th low tide aligned perfectly with the sunrise. It also just so happens that St. Martins was our first out-of-town date back in 2015. We made a picnic lunch, took a long walk on the Fundy trail and of course, stopped at The Caves for an ice cream before we left. Little did we know then that we’d be getting married there just three and a half years later.”

Tell us about your wedding! What was the inspiration behind your day? Did you have a specific theme, style or color palette?

Our wedding was a little unique because we eloped. We did not spend any time on the details of a traditional wedding and were able to focus on each other. We got married in a sea cave at low tide and were rewarded with some of the most stunning photographs we’ve ever seen. Sean and Jeremy, our two photographers, acted as our witnesses. The only other person present was our friend Jon who was our civil officiant.


Let’s talk wedding decor. How did you decorate your space for the ceremony and the reception?

No decor! Mother nature worked her magic.


Let’s talk fashion. How did you both choose your wedding day look? Describe the looks in detail.

Our look was simple and elegant. Mike wore a dark blue suit and I wore a fitted, open-back dress.


How did you meet? Tell us about the proposal.

Our love story started with a classic case of miscommunication. We met briefly through mutual friends in the summer of 2014 and I had an immediate crush while Mike thought I was completely uninterested. Fortunately, we crossed paths again about six months later at the Saint John Wine Fair. Unbeknownst to Mike, I was quite excited to see him there, and I must have made that very clear to my friends because they later took it upon themselves to sit us all down together and put my name and contact info in his phone. We chatted for the rest of the evening and he sent me a message before I even got home that night. Our first date was later that week and the rest is history. We feel so fortunate to have found that someone who just makes life easy. We have traveled to six different countries together, adopted our sweet cat and a dog from the local SPCA, purchased our dream home, and are so excited for our future together.


What was the most anticipated or special moment of your wedding day?

After our short ceremony Jon, Sean and Jeremy let us have a private moment in the cave. I thought that was so considerate. They went around the corner to another cave and I think we just laughed and kept saying – we’re married!The most anticipated moment was posting a photo on our social media accounts later that day. Very few people knew we were getting married so we were definitely excited to shock everyone.


Do you have any wedding planning or marriage advice that you’d like to share with other couples planning their day?

Our advice would be to do what you want. There is a lot of pressure put on couples who are planning a wedding to please everyone – friends, family, guests. We did what we wanted and can safely say that everyone who loves us was very happy for us, even if it was a bit unconventional.