This wedding is a little bit of a throwback but as I'm digging through weddings that I haven't shared yet from the past couple of years Aleks and Wes's special day at the Portage Inn in Huntsville, Muskoka Ontario, was screaming to be posted. This wedding was actually from the first year of the pandemic and we weren't sure if it was going to move forward on time due to restrictions. Luckily, things loosened up enough for Aleks and Wes to host an intimate guest list of VIPs at this stunning venue. It ended up being such a perfect day, just looking back through their photos had me grinning and tearing up.
The Portage Inn served as a perfect backdrop for this gorgeous little wedding. Nestled in the breathtaking landscapes of Muskoka, this venue is a haven for romantic, intimate weddings. The rustic charm and timeless elegance of the inn truly made it another character in this wedding day story.
The couple's decision to keep their guest list intimate wasn't their original plan, but I believe it added a personal and cozy touch to the day. Every guest present held a special place in Aleks and Wes's hearts, which was evident in the warmth that radiated throughout the event. Having their nearest and dearest present to witness their union made the day even more special. I have to give a special shout-out to the wedding party - these folks might be one of my favourite groups I've had in recent years. They were funny, welcoming, and dang gorgeous. Thanks for including me in the fun everyone!
One of the highlights of the wedding was the couple's beloved dog joining the festivities. She was absolutely not a fan of my camera but I loved watching her antics as she raced around the Portage Inn's grounds. How special to have your best furry friend with you on your wedding day!
The wedding ceremony felt extra special in such a tough year. There were lots of happy tears shed, as Aleks and Wes said their vows and committed to each other. Any time raw emotions are evident it makes my little photographer heart extra happy - this is the thing we LOVE to see!
Aleks and Wes's wedding was a perfect blend of love, laughter, and tears. It might not have been the original wedding day they planned but I believe it was exactly as it was meant to be. As a photographer, it was a privilege to capture these intimate and joyful moments, providing the couple with tangible memories of the most beautiful day of their lives.
Thank you to the Portage Inn, Muskoka for hosting us - I can't wait to come back!