Kelly and Mike:: A Windermere Wedding in Muskoka

Kelly and Mike were married on one of the perfect summery Muskoka days in August.   But before we get to their day, they have one of the sweetest stories of meeting that I simply must put it into words here.  I’ll do my best to tell the story, but if you can try to remember these elements: two moms, a rugby player, a dragon boat, Vancouver, Auckland and of course, friends.

Being set up by Kelly’s mom’s friend Barb, whose son is Aaron (who used to play on the National Team in Victoria) was Mike’s best friend.  After a year or so of moving to Vancouver, Kelly’s mom Beth and Aaron’s mom Barb were busy lunching together and plotting their setup, even though Mike was studying in Auckland and frequently returning to Vancouver.  During this time,  Mike with enough courage sent the sweetest email to Kelly about getting together for lunch, and with a mild heads-up, Kelly accepted.  They exchanged numerous emails and Mike mentioned that he had seen Kelly on that Dragon Boat before, when he was visiting his mom in Port Credit. Their first date, turned into a second, and a third and well after several dates, long distance relationships, visits to Auckland — Mike proposed to Kelly during a sunset in beautiful Tofino!

Their day was nothing short of perfect. Gorgeous Muskoka weather, friends and family travelled across the world to join them in their celebrations at Windermere House.  Kelly’s style is so graceful and elegant.  Her attention to beautiful details was stunning and a theme found in so many elements of their day.

Kelly and Mike, thank you so much for having me capture this day and all the very best for your new lives together in Auckland!

Thanks to Tami who helped photograph the boys and her wonderful assistance throughout the day.

Kelly was so relaxed, even catching up with celebrity gossip!

Kelly was a simply stunning bride.

Best Father and Daughter dance.  So much fun, and Kelly was gorgeously twirling her dress to big band.

Congrats again!  What an amazing and beautiful summery evening in Muskoka!

Florals & Event Design: Rachel Clingen Wedding Event & Design
Hair & Makeup: Al Fortier,  A List Beauty Toronto
Brides’ Gown: Handmade in New Zealand
Stationary: Big Red Design, Toronto
Muskoka Centerpieces: Cathy Mark Studio, Muskoka
Cupcakes: Sweet Aroma, Bracebridge
Venue:  Windermere House, Muskoka
Photography: Lemon Fresh Designs Photography, Toronto & Muskoka

Karolina - Beautiful pictures.. I really loved the preparation ones.. Thank you for sharing this!

Tami Kitay via Facebook - Gorgeous! All of it!

Corina Van Sluytman via Facebook - What a beautiful wedding – great job Mary! xoxo

Stephanie and Tyler:: Married!

Congratulations to Stephanie and Tyler who were married on Saturday November 3, 2012 at the Steamwhistle Brewery!    What an incredibly fun filled and beautiful day they had.  With so many gorgeous details they incorporated  and all the shenanigans the boys pulled; I can’t wait to share this wedding!

Jocelyn Liane via Facebook - so excited to see the pictures!! What an absolutely fantastic day!!

Alaina Rose via Facebook - Oh this one picture is such a tease! Can’t wait to see them all!

Danielle Tarini via Facebook - Looking forward to seeing the pics!! ESP the one that you took of my husband, and I and our baby on the dance floor!

Beach Time with Cousins: Lifestlye Family Photography in Toronto

Oh pretty August early evening light.  We planned this shoot perfectly to coincide with the gorgeous late summer evening.  I met up with Jody and her daughters Emily and Addison who I photographed a little over two years ago now.   You’ll remember how adorable their at-home family session was at their home in West Toronto.  This time, they had an extra special treat and reason to capture them again.  Their cousin Tasha was visiting from Hong Kong, and Jody and her sister wanted to capture some great cousin and family photos at the beach.

We explored, we ran and we captured some of their sweet personalities.  It was wonderful to see the sisters again, and meet their fun loving cousin Tasha.

Thank you so much girls for the fun evening!


Well deserved popsicles always make the shoot that much better!

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