Kendra and Jeff’s wedding was an absolute joy to get to photograph and be a part of. Their day was the perfect melange of elegance and fun, set the J.W. Marriott Rosseau Resort in Muskoka, one of my favourite wedding venue destinations. It’s the perfect venue for an active, outdoorsy, and relaxed couple who really enjoy their whole wedding weekend together surrounded by family and friends. From the first skype call together when I learned that Jeff had proposed on a mountain top while on a ski trip, I knew that Kendra and Jeff were going to be so much fun to work with.
Their wedding day was perfectly set on the most beautiful, sunny, August summer day. The weather was warm, the view over Lake Rosseau was crystal clear, the garden party was picturesque for cocktail hour, and a glowing Muskoka sunset finished off the day with a spectacular set of stunning bride and groom sunset portraits.
Along with the talented Holly from Holly Matrimony, they planned gorgeous and personal details like a polaroid canoe for their guests to capture memories from the day, a floral ceremony arch framing a lake view that was absolutely jaw dropping, and invitations with soft watercolour scenes from Muskoka that suited them perfectly. Kendra chose an elegant off the shoulder lace wedding dress, and her bridesmaids looked stunning in mismatched blush toned dresses, while the guys rocked glacier goggles from their bachelor party adventure trip during our portraits.
As always though, the treasured moments of any wedding day are the little interactions and meaningful words and gestures that are scattered through out the day. Like their family members cheering them on from the balcony during their first look, Kendra laughing her way through the entire day, their close friend presiding over the ceremony and reading a passage from the Alchemist, and the pure joy on their faces as they skipped back up the aisle between falling flower petals. Kendra and Jeff’s wedding day was filled with these little moments, and I can’t wait for you to scroll through and see them all!
Planning: Holly Matrimony
Hair Stylist: Allison Kam
Make-up Artist: Robert Weir Beauty
Officiant: Humanist Officiants, Julie Rose
Ceremony + Cocktail Hour Musician: Classic String Quartet
Videographer: Dave Tebutt Videography
Florist: Seasons in the Country
Signage: Cabin Calligraphy
Décor: Pure Elegance
Stationery: Paper and Poste
DJ: Total Entertainment