Tieghan & Derek
Muskoka Wedding Photographer
When all the right elements come together, magic happens. This was more than true for Tieghan and Derek’s wedding at Port Cunnington Lodge on the Lake of Bays, Ontario. We kicked off our summer in the most beautiful setting driving through cottage country to get to this slice of paradise. The property would be anyone’s dream wedding destination with a perfect ceremony site on the lake, outdoor activities and cabins dotted around the grounds for all your guests to stay the whole weekend. Now throw in some florals from Jessie Beck and a gorgeous couple and you’ve got yourself a picture perfect day.
The weekend began with a BBQ on Friday night, welcoming guests driving in from all over the province. This then turned into a bonfire on the lake and ended in a bang with a surprise firework display.
As we all gathered for breakfast the next morning, phones were being passed around with the weather radar update. With rain dancing around the lakes it was going to be a tough call between having an outdoor or indoor ceremony. After a morning yoga session in the barn, we all watched the sky from the beautiful log cabins the bridal party got ready in. The rain held off all morning and the call was made. The ceremony would go ahead on the dock…outside.
We made our way over to the rocky peninsula at the edge of the property for Tieghan and Derek’s first look. After some photos, we could feel the sky darken and could smell rain in the air before we felt the drops. At exactly the same time as we were supposed to make our way over to the ceremony site, it began to pour. With all their guests sheltered under cover at the dock, they decided to wait it out. Everyone huddled together laughing and excited for a wedding a little out of the ordinary. There’s nothing quite like the energy and beauty of rain on a wedding day. Just as Derek walked out with his mom, the rain eased and the bridal party took their places overlooking the lake. A heavy fog rose and as the drops on the water disappeared, the lake became completely calm. It was one of the most beautiful ceremonies we have seen.
The magic continued into the night with thoughtful speeches and a delicious meal. We left the wedding weekend with full hearts and so much appreciation for having been a part of such a beautiful event with the most wonderful people. Tieghan and Derek, we both wish you a lifetime of happiness and amazing adventures together!
Venue: Port Cunnington Lodge
Makeup: Erin Guenter Beauty
Hair: Rhea Burke
Florals: Jessy Beck
Coordinator: Express Yourself Weddings and Events
Commissioner: Bill Norman
Videographer: John Cullen
DJ: Kyle Lubinieki