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Celebrating a great 2014 and we are excited to see what 2015 has in store for us. We enjoyed our holiday time with friends and family and hope you all did as well?  Tomorrow is our first wedding show of the season and we hope to see you there.  Muskoka Wedding show Jan.17th. 9-5 in Gravenhurst at the Grace & Speed Museum.

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Kathryn & Bogdan contacted us two weeks before Dec.31st to see about hiring us for their New Year’s Eve wedding.  As we got talking we found it it was a surprise for their familes.  Some family members were able to make it and some others were skyped in after the nuptials. It was lot of fun to see the surprise on everyone’s faces when they soon realized they were invited to a wedding.  They had rented a cozy cottage in Victoria Harbour right on the water. Kathryn purchased her dress at The Brides Project in Toronto.  Bogdan’s brother flew in from Romania & sister from the United states. Both Bogdan & Kathryn were very laid back on their wedding day enjoying the day and fun of pulling together the big surprise in just two weeks. I had finished up before the real party got started but I am sure they danced the night away.

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Claire & Steve are very much outdoors people. For their wedding the biggest thing was to get married outside. Well the weather tried to throw a wrench in the plans but they wouldn’t have it. Instead of having the wedding indoors instead of on the point (where it was to muddy) they decided to have it on the stairs. At Sherwood Inn they have these beautiful stairs that take you down to the point with a full view of the lake. This was a first for us and I think the staff at the Sherwood but it was a great idea. The aisle was created through everyone and they got to hear all the well wishes from their guests on the way down and back up.  The weather finally realized it was not going to win and the sun came out for awhile for photographs after the ceremony.  Some of my favorite things from the day, Claire & Steve seeing each other before the ceremony, including their dog in the whole day, their fun friends who were up for anything and Claire & Steve asking us to bring our cedar canoe so they could get a little paddle in on their wedding day.
Venue: Sherwood Inn
Flowers & decor: Jane Marshall flowers

 

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Christine & Mike decided to do their wedding differently. They really wanted to get married standing beside a lake but, in order for them to do that they would have to pair down the number of wedding guests.  That seems a little unfair and is something a lot of bride/grooms deal with.  Their solution was to get married lakeside in Muskoka on Friday with 30 of closest friends and family and then celebrate with everyone back home in  the GTA on Saturday.  The day started out as gorgeous but was threatening a storm. As we neared Gravenhurst the sky became black and then it proceeded to pour rain and hail. I haven’t seen a storm this intense in quite awhile. We were worried as we continued up the highway. Once we arrived it looked ominous but Christine and Mike really wanted to get married outside by the lake. As that is what this whole wedding plan was about. Amazingly the sky started to get lighter and the sun came out. The ceremony started & finished and we continued to photograph the couple and parents outside until the sky started to darken once again and then we felt the first drops of the second round of the storm. One favorite part of the day was Christine’s father speech- he tricked everyone to gather on the other side of the table so he could grab a selfie. Too funny!

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The Heidman family all in one place. Last time this happened was 7 or more years ago. We got the chance to photograph them all together this August at the family home. We last photographed at the Heidman home in  January for Sandi’s and Toms Winter wedding.

Still a couple spots open for the “Fall Mini-Sessions” We could create great memories just like the Heidman’s. Contact us for more info.

 

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