[dropcap]T[/dropcap]heir day was beautiful, full of blue skies with the occasional cloud floating across the sky. Before walking into Serenity Cottage, a gorgeous luxury chalet only 20 minutes north of Owen Sound, I took a quick trip down to the beach. As I stood on the rocks, I watched about 300 seagulls take flight off of the water. I haven’t heard of seagulls being lucky, but such a rare display of beauty has to be a lucky way to start a Wedding Day!
When I enter the cottage the guys are upstairs casually talking and enjoying the morning. The girls are finishing last touches of hair and makeup at Aveda Mane Street Salon in Owen Sound as I start on the details. It isn’t long before I hear them walking into the cottage, and I immediately hear the excitement in their voices. The morning passing quickly as everyone is getting ready. Final preparations were pulled together and yet everyone appeared relaxed and just generally enjoying every moment of the day.
As the ceremony neared, friends and family gathered in the shade of the trees behind the cottage. The waterfront could be seen through the trees, and some of the guests wandered down the white stone path to enjoy the breathtaking view. As everyone settled into their seats, soft music flowed over the ceremony site. Glancing over at Trevor, I could tell he was anticipating seeing Karen for the first time that morning. As she walked through the patio doors and looked up to see him, his face filled with emotion. Their connection was apparent to everyone. This was the moment they had been waiting for. This was the moment they had been dreaming of. The ceremony was sweet, full of blessings and love. A sand ceremony concluded the official part of their day with a vase of coloured sand for each of them and their daughter. Family is at the core of their love story and I just adore this about them!
The rest of the day was a celebration! After a first dance, everyone enjoyed cocktail hour and explored the gorgeous property belonging to Serenity Cottage. Dinner was full of fun-loving speeches and evoked moments of boisterous laughter. I can tell these two are deeply loved and am honoured to have been the fly on the wall at their intimate celebration. Congratulations Trevor and Karen!! I wish you many years of love and laughter!!
Venue| Serenity Cottage
Hair & Makeup| Aveda Mane Street Salon
Flowers| Awesome Blossoms
Wedding Cake Artist| SophistiCakes