Laura and Kevin’s elegant Muskoka wedding was one for the books! This entire weekend was carefully crafted by these two to make sure that their guests had an awesome weekend in cottage country, while keeping all the festivities very intimate and representative of Laura and Kevin’s love story. Their hearts belong in Muskoka- they spend so much time there, and they got engaged there, so it only made sense for them to exchange their vows lakeside, among the picturesque pines. While Laura and her bridesmaids sat and got their hair and makeup done, guests were paddling around the resort in canoes, playing lawn games (handmade by our bride and groom and their families!) and went golfing nearby. We had a jam packed wedding day but with such careful planning, everything went off without a hitch! During their planning process, Laura and Kevin started making fun dates and day trips out of their wedding errands, and one day they stumbled across a bakery in Gravenhurst that has been run by the same family for 3 generations. Kevin’s siblings picked up boxes and boxes of treats from the bakery for the late night station, and they all helped to set up the most epic donut table I’ve ever laid eyes on! So much thought went into every little detail and the end result was incredible. And so, with that, welcome to the largest blog post in history.

See below post for the incredible team of vendors who helped Laura and Kevin’s vision become a reality! A huge shoutout to Christina at Sherwood Inn who was absolutely a treasure to work with, and also to the DJ (from Muskoka Touring Company) who shocked and surprised everybody by singing live and putting on a stellar performance of Shout! And as always- to Deanne for being such a dang good wedding day side kick.

Enjoy!
xo Jenn

Pretty bridal details | Elegant Muskoka wedding by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Pretty bridal details | Elegant Muskoka wedding by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Pretty bridal details | Elegant Muskoka wedding by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Pretty bridal details | Elegant Muskoka wedding by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Port Carling wedding by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Like, seriously- how do you look so fab when in the middle of hair and makeup?!

Pretty bridal details | Elegant Muskoka wedding by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

This was my second time working with Seasons in the Country and their work is SO stellar. Such dreamy bouquets!

Pretty bridal details | Elegant Muskoka wedding by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Port Carling wedding by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

A couple of our bridesmaids enjoying the sun and the view from the dock!

Port Carling wedding by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Port Carling wedding by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Port Carling wedding by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

That’s one proud Mama right there. I love moments like this.

Port Carling wedding by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Laura read this heartfelt card from Kevin literally moments before their first look, and it was the sweetest thing ever.

Port Carling wedding by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Bride and groom First Look at Sherwood Inn

Bride and groom First Look at Sherwood Inn

Bride and groom First Look at Sherwood Inn

Port Carling wedding by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Port Carling wedding by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Bride and groom portraits at Sherwood Inn

Bride and groom portraits at Sherwood Inn

So dapper! I’m loving the choice of the bow tie for Kevin!

Bride and groom portraits at Sherwood Inn

Bride and groom portraits at Sherwood Inn

Bride and groom portraits at Sherwood Inn

The back of Laura’s Eddy K gown was just magical- you’ll see lots of shots featuring her back! I couldn’t help myself!

Bride and groom portraits at Sherwood Inn

Bride and groom portraits at Sherwood Inn

Laura carried her grandmother’s brooch in her arms all day long. The perfect mix of glam, antique and something meaningful to add to her bouquet!

Bride and groom portraits at Sherwood Inn

I feel like they look like a Hollywood couple- so glamorous and classic!

Bride and groom portraits at Sherwood Inn

Elegant Muskoka wedding by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Elegant Muskoka wedding by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Elegant Muskoka wedding by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Elegant Muskoka wedding by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Elegant Muskoka wedding by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Elegant Muskoka wedding by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Elegant Muskoka wedding by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Elegant Muskoka wedding by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Elegant Muskoka wedding by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

elegant cottage country wedding in Muskoka by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Check out this sweet sister moment- how cute are they!

elegant cottage country wedding in Muskoka by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

elegant cottage country wedding in Muskoka by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

elegant cottage country wedding in Muskoka by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

elegant cottage country wedding in Muskoka by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

elegant cottage country wedding in Muskoka by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

elegant cottage country wedding in Muskoka by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

elegant cottage country wedding in Muskoka by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

elegant cottage country wedding in Muskoka by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

elegant cottage country wedding in Muskoka by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Elegant Muskoka wedding by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Elegant Muskoka wedding by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Elegant Muskoka wedding by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Elegant Muskoka wedding by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Floral arch for an elegant Muskoka wedding by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Elegant Muskoka wedding by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Elegant Muskoka wedding by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Elegant Muskoka wedding by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Elegant Muskoka wedding by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Outdoor ceremony at Sherwood Inn by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Outdoor ceremony at Sherwood Inn by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Outdoor ceremony at Sherwood Inn by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Outdoor ceremony at Sherwood Inn by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Outdoor ceremony at Sherwood Inn by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Outdoor ceremony at Sherwood Inn by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Outdoor ceremony at Sherwood Inn by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Outdoor ceremony at Sherwood Inn by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Outdoor ceremony at Sherwood Inn by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Elegant Muskoka wedding by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Elegant Muskoka wedding by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

This one goes out to Mr Harvey, Kevin’s dad. His only request!

Bride and groom portraits at Sherwood Inn

Bride and groom portraits at Sherwood Inn

Bride and groom portraits at Sherwood Inn

Bride and groom portraits at Sherwood Inn

Remember what I said about the back of her gown!? Isn’t it so elegant?!

Bride and groom portraits at Sherwood Inn

Bride and groom portraits at Sherwood Inn

Bride and groom portraits at Sherwood Inn

Elegant Muskoka wedding by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Wedding photo booth at Sherwood Inn by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Calligraphy welcome sign with florals and garland by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

If you’re ever looking for a weekend away, Sherwood Inn was absolutely incredible. Their food was so fantastic and every staff member we crossed paths with was a gem.

Garland table runners at an elegant cottage country wedding in Muskoka by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Garland table runners at an elegant cottage country wedding in Muskoka by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Garland table runners at an elegant cottage country wedding in Muskoka by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Family Photo Tree by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Garland table runners at an elegant cottage country wedding in Muskoka by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Garland table runners at an elegant cottage country wedding in Muskoka by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Port Carling wedding by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Port Carling wedding by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Port Carling wedding by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Port Carling wedding by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Port Carling wedding by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Port Carling wedding by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Port Carling wedding by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Port Carling wedding by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Port Carling wedding by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Sneaking in a few moments away from the party is one of my favourite things for newly married husband and wife. It’s a very busy day, so taking a few moments like this is so special.

Elegant Muskoka wedding by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Elegant Muskoka wedding by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Elegant Muskoka wedding by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Elegant Muskoka wedding by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Elegant Muskoka wedding by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Elegant Muskoka wedding by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Elegant Muskoka wedding by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Elegant Muskoka wedding by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Elegant Muskoka wedding by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Elegant Muskoka wedding by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Elegant Muskoka wedding by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Elegant Muskoka wedding by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Elegant Muskoka wedding by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Elegant Muskoka wedding by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Elegant Muskoka wedding by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Elegant Muskoka wedding by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

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I’m on a blogging roll this week! It’s been a while since I’ve shared an engagement session but I thought it was about time. Chiara and Peter are getting ready to celebrate their big day in October, so we spent the evening strolling the hills and laneways at Scotsdale Farm to get them used to being in front of the camera, and to create some beautiful images that they’ll be able to enjoy forever. These two have so much magic together in front of the camera, I can’t wait to see what we come up with on their wedding day! I’m so happy we chose Scotsdale Farm as our location for this- it is a beautiful piece of land that actually has a pretty interesting story (check it out on their website!)

Louie, their golden retriever pup also came along, and we had Chiara’s mom there to help us wrangle him when he wasn’t in the photos. This is one little rule I have for these sessions: if your fur baby is coming, you need to have someone else be there to be their babysitter! They aren’t going to be in every photo, so it’s helpful to have someone else with us who can take your dog for a walk, drive them home, etc. I had a bulldog on a leash on my arm during almost an entire session once, and since then I got wise and made the ‘dog sitter’ thing a rule! I always love meeting my couples’ fur babies and they are always welcome at our sessions!

Enjoy!
xo Jenn

 

This first shot is just one of my absolute favourites! I’m really into classic looking black and whites lately. They just feel so timeless!

Scotsdale Farm Engagement Session in Georgetown, Ontario by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Scotsdale Farm Engagement Session in Georgetown, Ontario by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Scotsdale Farm Engagement Session in Georgetown, Ontario by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Scotsdale Farm Engagement Session in Georgetown, Ontario by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Scotsdale Farm Engagement Session in Georgetown, Ontario by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Scotsdale Farm Engagement Session in Georgetown, Ontario by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

King Louie! He was very excited to be in these photos (a.k.a he was running around like a mad man and we could only catch him a few times to pop into a photo!) He’s just the softest little fur ball and I love him!

Scotsdale Farm Engagement Session in Georgetown, Ontario by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Scotsdale Farm Engagement Session in Georgetown, Ontario by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Scotsdale Farm Engagement Session in Georgetown, Ontario by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Scotsdale Farm Engagement Session in Georgetown, Ontario by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Scotsdale Farm Engagement Session in Georgetown, Ontario by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Scotsdale Farm Engagement Session in Georgetown, Ontario by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Scotsdale Farm Engagement Session in Georgetown, Ontario by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Scotsdale Farm Engagement Session in Georgetown, Ontario by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Scotsdale Farm Engagement Session in Georgetown, Ontario by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Anytime I can catch wind in the hair, I get REALLY excited behind the camera. And you can see why!

Scotsdale Farm Engagement Session in Georgetown, Ontario by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Scotsdale Farm Engagement Session in Georgetown, Ontario by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Scotsdale Farm Engagement Session in Georgetown, Ontario by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Scotsdale Farm Engagement Session in Georgetown, Ontario by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Scotsdale Farm Engagement Session in Georgetown, Ontario by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Scotsdale Farm Engagement Session in Georgetown, Ontario by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Scotsdale Farm Engagement Session in Georgetown, Ontario by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Scotsdale Farm Engagement Session in Georgetown, Ontario by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Scotsdale Farm Engagement Session in Georgetown, Ontario by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

This is a clever little posing trick for when your groom is a lot taller than your bride (even with her heels on!)  The shot on the right was taken in the same sort of position as the one on the left, and it’s great because it allows them to get their faces a lot closer to each other than when they are standing side by side (without Chiara having to really tip her head back and Peter doesn’t have to reach down!)

Scotsdale Farm Engagement Session in Georgetown, Ontario by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

What I call ‘a sneaky ring shot.’ I grab something along these lines at almost every session.

Scotsdale Farm Engagement Session in Georgetown, Ontario by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Scotsdale Farm Engagement Session in Georgetown, Ontario by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Scotsdale Farm Engagement Session in Georgetown, Ontario by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Scotsdale Farm Engagement Session in Georgetown, Ontario by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Scotsdale Farm Engagement Session in Georgetown, Ontario by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Scotsdale Farm Engagement Session in Georgetown, Ontario by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

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