What’s not to love when you have a wedding nestled at a resort in the Muskokas and a cute couple with an eye for amazing yellow details?! The pesky rain may have moved the ceremony away from the dock, but immediately following their vows I made sure to ask Jennifer and Ryan if they still wanted to go for that group photo…they said yes and we started a processional of all of their wonderful obliging guests down for the photo (thanks!)
Describe the vision/theme you had for your wedding in 5 words or less: Family, Fun, Fresh, Relaxed and Simple.
What are you favorite memories of your wedding day?
Bride: Seeing the look on Ryan’s face, and having him steal a kiss once we were together for our vows, dancing all night with family & friends, playing flip cup at the reception, and despite the rain still getting everyone on the dock for a group photo!
Groom:getting the ceremony started
Best wedding related decision: The Delta Rocky Crest as our venue site. It was everything we wanted our wedding to be. We wanted a smaller, more intimate wedding, a relaxing weekend away for our friends and family. We love the outdoors and the fall and it was where we felt the most ” us”. The staff were wonderful, the dinner was delish, and it was a good balance of cottage feel with hotel amenities. Also adding in the wine box ceremony into our vows. I love the idea of sharing a bottle of wine on our 5th anniversary and reading the letters we’ve sealed in the box, written on our wedding day. I can only imagine where and what we will be up to in 5 years, but I know reflecting back on one of the happiest days of our lives will be worth that wait for that bottle of wine! And lastly, making the day about us!
Bride: The yellow details, my shoes, the bridesmaid sun glasses, the lemons on the tables and Ryan’s cousin Anton playing our processional music to prerecorded music of his grandfather…. every detail we included had a very special meaning to us and our relationship and values as a couple.
Groom: Guinness cufflinks that Jen got for me as a wedding present. I’m a big Guinness fan. Our cat’s name is Guinness
Advice for future brides & grooms: Don’t sweat the details. No one will remember the centerpieces, but everyone will remember the unhappy bride fussing over the centerpieces if they weren’t “perfect”. Don’t freak out on the wedding day if every little detail isn’t done. The day is going to go on whether you are ready for it or not
Would you change anything if you could do it all over again? I would have started getting ready earlier! I’m a procrastinator and I thought I had LOTS of time.
I would have actually had more of the food that was there. I hardly got to have anything!
Best surprise of the day: Since we planned it, there weren’t any surprises…. but we had my dance with my mom to her wedding song…. she was surprised and it made her cry
Favorite HRM picture from the day (and why?): I have tooooo many favourites!
VENDORS : Ceremony Location : Delta Rocky Crest, Muskoka Ontario | Reception Location: Same | Officiant (if not a church ceremony): Rev Derek Shelly | Cake: Cup Cakes from Razzle Dazzle | Dress (designer and/or store): Bolivia by August Jones, purchased at Kleinfields, NYC | Wedding Planner: Mellissa Felton, Delta Rocky Crest Staff member | Flowers/Decorator: Forest of Flowers | Hair/Makeup: Bridesmaids! | Caterer: Delta Rocky Crest | DJ: Our Friend Keith W/ MacBook Pro | Other: Videographer: OnAir Productions ( Ryan’s Aunt and Uncle Wendy & Chaz run the company and filmed our wedding as a present)
WEDDING SONGS: Processional Somewhere my love, Near you, Somewhere over the rainbow, Cannon in D | Entrance: Theme song to Star wars…. Yes marriage makes you compromise with your groom…. | First Dance : Let Stay together: Al Green | Parent Dances: Sunrise Sunset, Ryan danced with his mom to her wedding song.
Favorite HRM picture from the day (and why?):241.. at the ceremony (below).. the joy on our faces as we said our vows
Favorite HRM picture from the day (and why?): I have tooooo many favourites! A Hs mentioned my ONE request was to get a group shot on the dock.. I wanted to remember everyone who came (above). Ryan and I are notorious for the forehead smooch photos(below)….most appropriate that we have such lovely ones caught on film at our wedding too!
Favorite HRM picture from the day (and why?): Some of the happiest moments I can remember… (below)
Favorite HRM picture from the day (and why?): I love this shot, just classic and pretty, and Ryan looks so handsome in his suit! (below)