I’m not even sure where to start with this Portage Inn Wedding. If there were ever a dream location and a dream couple this would definitely be it. Cavelle & Andrew are completely wonderful humans who totally trusted us to photograph each moment in my own way. The support, encouragement and freedom they gave us to do this was so refreshing at a time in our season when we were feeling a little drained. From the moment Julie & I arrived, this autumn Muskoka wedding was one for the books and I’m so thankful to these two for allowing us to tell this story!
Cavelle & Andrew rented out the most beautiful and unique cottage country inn for their big day. Seriously, I’m considering a getaway to the Portage Inn myself – it’s equal parts quaint and magical. When we arrived at the inn we were greeted by Cinder & Bullwinkle, the beloved fur babies of our sweet couple, and then spent some time with Andrew and the guys as they relaxed with a beer before the festivities began.
Cavelle (in true DIY bride style) was racing around moving tables and putting finishing details on the already gorgeous space. She planned this day to a T, every inch of the Portage Inn showed signs of her special touch! After the last broom & dust pan had been put away she sat down to have a glass of champagne & have her makeup finished before the dress went on.
It’s pretty typical on any given wedding day, that things don’t go exactly as planned. My favourite “oops” of the day was when Cavelle was getting dressed. She had planned a “first look reveal” with her dad Leo, but unbeknownst to us he was in the adjoining washroom. He walked into the room clad in only underwear, completely derailing the planned moment. If you know anything about me as a photographer, you’ll know that I loved every hilarious second of this! To me the best stories are the ones that are true to the people in them and this absolutely was.
Thank you Cavelle, Andrew, & your wonderful families for the best day. We love you so much!!!
For more of this beautiful pair, check out their Engagement Session!!
Portage Inn Wedding Huntsville
Wedding Planner – Emily Wood/Nancy Lucas
Ceremony Officiant – Morwen Galway
Make-up Artists – Lise & Em
Florist – Emily Wood Design
Videography – Patrick Hodgson
Transportation – Hammond Transport
Catering Company – Bohemian Caterer
Bakery – Coco Cakes Co.
DJ or Band – Dialed in DJs
Tent – Guelph Tent Rentals
Gown – Maggie Sottero by Kleinfeld
Kilts – The Wee Tartan Shop