All of my wedding couples inspire me. In fact if we’ve worked together, you should know that I always take something away from your wedding as inspiration for my own wedding some day. This being said, it’s safe to say that Natalie & Kevin’s lakefront cottage wedding at the Serenity Cottage along the Georgian Bay, near Owen Sound is something I would totally do too!
The idea of a destination wedding in Ontario is just as exciting as an overseas wedding for me. Getting married on the lake with your closest family and friends enjoying some amazing food (Culinary Designs by Season Leone) in such a scenic area is a fun little way to make your wedding day into a wedding weekend holiday. Plus, they have an adorable Boxer who is family to them and I think it’s cool that he was able to attend as the ring bearer. Not many venues would allow that….
Something else that’s special about this wedding: I have known Natalie for as long as I can remember. She has always supported my career in photography from day one – she even helped me build my wedding portfolio many years ago while modeling a wedding dress in the middle of winter (she’s really pretty inside and out, so she was great to work with). To have our friendship come full circle like this is pretty cool and I am so excited to finally share these images.
A few credits to the amazing vendors involved:
Cake – The Flour Studio in Toronto (Eglinton)
Flowers – Tulip by Leuk in Collingwood
Wedding Dress – Amy Kushcel – Cassidy (found at Mrs. Bridals Boutique in Yorkville)
Groom’s Suit – Harry Rosen – Munro
Make-Up Artist – Katie Ballantyne Makeup Artist
Natalie even had an amazing singer show up to accompany her playing Billy Joel’s “Lullaby” on piano for her parents. His name is Jamie Smith and he’s from the Collingwood area.
There were so many great details to the day and I could go on, but instead I’ll just show you the photos and you can see for yourself why this wedding gets me excited.