I always look forward to heading up north for a wedding in cottage country. Jenny and Vince were married on a sunny day in August at a beautiful Inn (right after Goldie Hawn stopped by for lunch) Throw in a barn, fields of wild flowers and an outfit change and you have the recipe for a perfect wedding day.
Describe the vision/theme you had for your wedding in 5 words or less: rustic, elegant, fun, casual, outdoors!
What are you favorite memories of your wedding day?
Bride: Being able to celebrate such an amazing day with my close friends and family. Knowing that everyone is there to support you is an overwhelming but amazing feeling. Seeing Vince for the first time at my parent’s house. We also both loved the wedding speeches.
Groom: Seeing Jenny for the first time. Celebrating our special day with all my friends and family. The pyramid
Best wedding related decision: To have the wedding outside on the patio at the Inn at the Falls – the weather was absolutely perfect and the large trees around the patio provided shade for all the guests and looked beautiful.
Favourite detail: Having the Chinese Tea Ceremony directly following the wedding ceremony for all of the guests to see. We involved both sides of the family in the Tea Ceremony and it was a nice way to blend both of our cultures. Also, the cake and cupcakes that my cousin baked for us and the fan guest favors, which were stamped with our Chinese names.
Advice for future brides & grooms: Take a minute with just the two of you to absorb all the excitement and don’t sweat the small details – everything will work out!
Would you change anything if you could do it all over again? No!
Best surprise of the day: Vince’s 96 year old grandma originally wasn’t able to make the trip to the wedding from Windsor, however the day of the wedding she surprised us and was able to come celebrate with us.
Favorite HRM picture from the day (and why?): There are so many that we love, however we picked some of our favorites:
242 – We love how casual the photo is and it captures how happy and excited we were the day of
327 – Great photo!
668 – We love the lighting in this photo
360 – Great shot of my dad and I
Anything else you’d like to add: Lindsay was great the day of the wedding. She made us (and our wedding party) feel relaxed during the photo shoots and was able to capture some great candid shots, especially during the Chinese Tea Ceremony.
VENDORS: Ceremony Location: Inn at the Falls, Bracebridge, ON | Reception Location: Inn at the Falls, Bracebridge, ON | Officiant (if not a church ceremony): Johanne Hills | Cake & Cupcakes: Emily Watson | Dress (designer and/or store): Alfred Angelo | Flowers/Decorator: Evans Flowers, Flowers by June | Hair/Makeup: Hair – Cavanah Spa, Orillia; Makeup – Jaclynn Randall | Caterer: Inn at the Falls | DJ: Norm Bates & Associates: Muskoka Weddings
WEDDING SONGS: Processional: All you need is love & Trumpet Tune | Recessional: ‘Hornpipe’ from Watermusic | Entrance: Party Rock Anthem, LMFAO | First Dance: Over the Rainbow, Israel Kamakawiwo’ole | Parent Dances: Mother/groom: Father and Daughter, Paul Simon – Father/bride: What a Wonderful World, Louis Armstrong
Favorite HRM picture from the day (and why?): 242 – We love how casual the photo is and it captures how happy and excited we were the day of. (below)
Favorite HRM picture from the day (and why?): 327 – Great photo! (below)
Favorite HRM picture from the day (and why?): 360 – Great shot of my dad and I (below)
Favorite HRM picture from the day (and why?): 668 – We love the lighting in this photo (below right)