Marianne and Ryan’s Cove Inn Westport wedding day began with perfect overcast skies and more love than you could imagine. The quaint restaurant and inn decorated in soft blues and yellows was also the ideal location for everything Marianne had planned in only four short months.
Through planning her own wedding, Marianne had discovered a new love of wedding planning and let me tell you her skills are impeccable. Coincidence or not that her wedding colours were also navy and yellow? Let’s go with meant to be.
The day began with an impromptu first look with Marianne and her little girl resulting in an emotional and tear-filled morning by us all down at the water’s edge. The tears were sure to continue through the ceremony as Ryan saw his bride for the first time and Marianne walked toward him as her held their smiling daughter in his arms.
Spending our time in the village of Westport which is nestled on the shore of the Upper Rideau Lake, we made our way to the Westport Harbour for some photos and met some kind boaters who were more than enthused to congratulate and join in the merriment. With my love for mountains and outdoor adventure, I was beyond excited when Marianne and Ryan mentioned a canoe on the lake, Foley Mountain Conservation area and Spy Rock as the other locations they were hoping to take photos! Check that off my list of dream wedding locations :)
Nighttime at the Cove was another incredible sight with the Edison bulb string lights adding to the ambiance and energy that was present. Marianne and Ryan have this sincerity to them. It’s hard for me to explain exactly but it’s clear how much they genuinely care and appreciate each other and every single person in their lives, no matter the role they play whether it be big or small. This was made even more apparent in their touching personalized speech as they pointed out and spoke about each individual who made their wedding day come together with such heart.
Venue + Catering: The Cove Country Inn, Westport, ON
Officiant: Marlene Thake
Dress Designer: Pronovias (Style: Laren)
Bridal Store: Ami Fer, Montreal, QC
Groom + Groomsmen Attire: Calvin Klein
Hair + Makeup: The Curly Red Head, Perth, ON
Floral: Evans Flowers, Orillia, ON
Bridesmaid dresses: JCrew (Style: Megan Dress in silk chiffon)
Favours: DIY message in a bottle + donation to Wellspring Niagara in memory of Ryan’s mom
Table + Chair Rentals: Bustini’s Event Rentals, Kingston, ON
DJ: Music Makers, Kingston, ON
Photography: Tracey Jazmin