Lakeside Family Wedding in Haliburton


This wedding is one near and dear to my heart. Being close friends with the bride's sister, Lauren, I was lucky enough to spend the weekend with their wonderful family and be a part of this intimate and beautiful celebration. Christine and Tommy first met several years ago in the month of May.  Tommy's parents played matchmaker in getting them to go on their first date together, so it was only fitting that they said their vows on a rainy May weekend in front of their closest family and friends up at the very same cottages where their love story first began. Christine is one of the most positive, fun, upbeat people that you will ever meet. I absolutely loved how you couldn't catch her without a grin on her face throughout the entire day. Her first look with her Dad was an emotional moment for the whole family, and when Christine found out she was going to get her outdoor ceremony after a bit of a weather scare, the tears of happiness didn't stop. Although the weather wasn't perfect, Christine was still elated to be marrying the love of her life in a place that was so important to her, and to their union.

It was amazing to see all the hard work that the families put it to make it all come together. The couple said their vows at Tommy's family cottage and the reception was held at Christine's family cottage. Christine's close family and friends DIY'ed the bouquets, the boutonnières, as well as the centrepieces, and the entire reception space. Lauren and her handy husband (who own their own woodworking shop Mountain Ridge Farms) made the floor (yes, the floor) of the reception as well as the "Mrs & Mr" signs. I even caught Lauren's husband fixing the stairs in the cottage at one point during the reception.

These two fun-loving families came together and put on a beautiful celebration for these two deserving people. It was a joyous and emotional day and I am so grateful I was there to witness it. A big thank you to the Ebenhardt's for being such gracious hosts and to the Wylie's as well for the amazing work they put into the day.