Kathryn and Jordan met in 2006 after she graduated from York University. She had just come out of a long term relationship and wasn’t exactly ready to settle down, but when they were introduced through a mutual friend, there was really no turning back. They quickly became inseparable and moved in together three months later. Jordan always wanted to start a family but the bride insisted on being married first. Both their dreams came true when everything happened at once. January 2011 was a very exciting month. “We bought a puppy, became engaged one week later, and found out I was pregnant three weeks after that! Life was about to get very exciting.”
The couple was married on July 1 in a celebration that paid tribute to Canada Day. Their colours were red, white and ivory and the setting was Muskoka-inspired. They had a lakeside wedding at The Royal Ambassador in Caledon, Ont., and drew upon the cottage feeling to impress their approximately 200 guests. “Our best moment was standing together as husband and wife looking out over Innis Lake,” says the bride. “In the background “Oh Canada” was playing and one of the most beautiful firework displays we had ever seen was right before our eyes. Jordan looked at me and then kissed me.”
Shutterhead Photography captured all the beautiful moments, including that magical kiss.
The couple had many other favourite details from their big day. “From all the decorated candy jars, to the baskets full of bug spray and sun block (cottage necessities), to the directional sign post and the poster-sized sign that read, ‘The best things in life are meant to be shared,’ I can’t say we had one favourite detail,” says the bride. “We just wanted to create that cottage feeling and add a personal Canadian touch.”
Photographer: Shutterhead Photography / Ceremony & Reception location: The Royal Ambassador, ON / Reception décor: Grand Entrance Design / Bridal gown: Watters Brides/Wtoo Brides / Bridesmaid gowns: Bill Levkoff / Cowgirl boots: Sheplers / Jewelry (Bridesmaids): The Bay / Jewelry (Bride): Swarovski / Flowers in hair (Bride): David’s Bridal / Hair & makeup: Donisi Hair Design / Cake: I do! Wedding Cakes / Favours: donation to Camp Tapawingo which helped send a young girl to camp this past summer / Flowers: Grand Entrance Design / Invitations: Ingledew Invites / Wedding planner(s): Yorkville Weddings