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Summer Wedding at Windermere House

When I go to my happy place, I’m surrounded by wildflowers, loved ones and of course, looking very stylish. So basically, everything about this wedding. The flowers are beautiful, the bride is beaming, and Lushana Bale snapped up every moment. With this glorious gallery, I now have the perfect images to supplement those daydreams and I’ll be there for rest of the day – guaranteed.


From Lushana Bale… Cassandra and Andrew’s wedding was the epitome of a breezy, elegant summer wedding. They got married at the Windermere House, a cute little hotel and restaurant idyllically located overlooking Lake Rosseau in scenic Muskoka. Andrew and Cassandra are such a kind, genuine, fun-loving couple – and photogenic too!

Cassandra made a gorgeous bride in a beautiful lace gown by Pronovias, and an amazing bouquet created by florist Tanya List. The groom wore a trendy mismatched Ted Baker blazer and Tiger of Sweden pant combo with bow tie, while the bridal party wore equally chic mismatched outfits of their own choosing. Cassandra was one of the few brides I’ve worked with who didn’t appear nervous at all, just completely happy and excited to be getting married. Cassandra and her bridesmaids started the day off getting ready in the beautiful bridal suite with styling by The Colour Room, a trendy salon based in Toronto, where Cassandra works as a stylist.

The ceremony took place on the front lawn of the Windermere House against the beautiful backdrop of the lake. After the ceremony guests relaxed with a cocktail reception on the front lawn featuring a custom cocktail and music by Toronto singer-songwriter Alanna Matty. I was able to steal Cassandra and Andrew away for some photos around the grounds and down at the docks as the late evening sun began to set. The evening featured a delicious three-course dinner catered by the Windermere House’s Oliver and Bonacini restaurant, some short but hilarious speeches, and a low-key mix of dancing and relaxing on the patio under the full moon.

Photography: Lushana Bale | Florist: Tanya List Design | Wedding Gown: Pronovias Barcelona Laren | Makeup Artist: Karla Baxter | Hair Stylist: The Colour Room | Bridal Shoes: Nine West | Bride's Headpiece: Doloris Petunia | Catering And Favors: Oliver And Bonacini | Groom's Blazer: Ted Baker | Groom's Pants, Shoes And Bowtie: Tiger Of Sweden | Musician: Alanna Matty | Signing Map: Inspired Art Prints | Venue: Windermere House

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These two lovebirds had a vision and they made it their wedding day reality, complete with family-style dining and a brass band. Toss in a flower crown and I’m declaring this one a winner. Jayme Lang captured every floral-filled moment and I bet you’ll want to add a blooming headpiece to your list of wishes after going through the beautiful full gallery too.


From The Bride… Josh & I thought long and hard about what was important to us when planning our wedding. Our planning revolved around honoring ancient tradition while incorporating rituals that had meaning for us. We wanted to declare our commitments in front of our community. We wanted to throw a hell of a party.

For the ceremony, we focused on the importance of ritual, creative use of tradition, and contributions from our dearest friends & family.

For the reception, we emphasized handmade details and the natural setting. We wanted people to enjoy a tasty meal showcasing local, seasonal foods.

The ‘what’ of our vision was rustic, elegance. We wanted the warmth and comfort of a family dinner.

The ‘how’ of our vision was family-style serving on long tables. We departed from the ‘head table’ tradition. Instead, we sat smack in the middle of our friends and family. We hired a talented and charming 10-piece brass band (who, by the way, rocked the hora). We involved friends & family wherever possible. We set clear intentions and then let the day unfold naturally.

And truly, it was pure magic.

Photography: Jayme Lang | Flowers: Bathtub Gardens | Ceremony Venue: UBC Boathouse | Reception Venue: UBC Boathouse | Catering: Savoury City | Hair: Jacob Rozenberg | Groom's Attire: Curor And Thread | Band : Orkestar Slivovica | Brides Attire: Frocks | Floral Crown: Flower Factory

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