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Set on Lake Joseph in Muskoka, Ontario the Sherwood Inn is the perfect venue for couples who want their guests to stay for the whole wedding weekend. There are many activities for guests to participate in. There is also a beautiful beach for swimming and a spa for guests to relax!
I’m not going to lie… September’s cooler weather had me worried about this wedding at the Sherwood Inn in Muskoka! During the week leading up to Gen and Mitch’s timeless wedding, I kept my eyes glued to the weather hoping it wouldn’t rain ALL day. We got lucky! The day started out overcast and it lightly rained for maybe 5 minutes during the getting ready portion of the day. The rest of the day remained overcast and the sun decided to grace us with her presence for the golden hour!
When I arrived at the Sherwood Inn, I walked the grounds to get a sense of where everything is and I was absolutely blown away by how beautiful the venue is! I proceeded to make my way to the boathouse where Gen and her bridesmaids were getting ready. I announced my arrival and then proceeded to photograph the girls getting ready as well as the details. Luckily, Mitch was getting ready in the cottage right next to the boathouse which made it so easy for me to go back and forth and get BOTH sets of photos!
Once Gen and Mitch were ready, we got them together for their First Look. I always LOVE First Looks and, when I saw Mitch’s smile and how happy he was to finally see Gen, my heart almost burst!
Fast forward to the rest of the wedding day… The wedding party was unique in the sense that Gen had a “Man of Honour”, her brother Phil! During the ceremony, tears started flowing as Gen and Mitch laid flowers on the chair that was meant to be for Gen’s late mother. After the reception, we headed out to catch the golden hour. These portraits ended up being some of my favourites! Gen and Mitch ended their reception with a sparkler first dance. Then it was time to party!
Mitch and Gen, CONGRATULATIONS on your wedding and enjoy some of my favourites! I hope you both have an amazing time on your honeymoon in Bali and Thailand!
Ceremony & Reception: SHERWOOD INN
Florist: PARDON MY GARDEN
Hair & Makeup: GLITZ GALS
D.J. : NORM BATES
Favours: SMILEY PIN & DONATION MADE TO THE CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY
Videographer: SPROUT PRODUCTIONS
Catering: SHERWOOD INN
Stationery: VISTA PRINT
Bride’s Dress: L’AMOUR BY CALLA BLANCHE “KYLA” | JEALOUS BRIDESMAIDS
Bridesmaids Dresses: DAVID’S BRIDAL
View Gen and Mitch’s Engagement Session HERE!
Michaila Chodur Photography offers Ontario wedding & portrait photography for easygoing couples & fun-loving families through romantic & joyful photos which remain timeless for years.