Lucie and Jon’s Muskoka wedding will make you re-think everything you thought you knew about the “cottage country”.
We were super honoured to join Lucie and Jon at their Muskoka wedding. J + L met through mutual friends and timed their big day perfectly. Their wedding fell 3 days after their 7 year anniversary. No wonder their wedding was such a blast; it was basically a party for two occasions!
Family is a huge part of Jon and Lucie’s lives together, so they knew that family would also play a big part in their wedding day. To honour his family and his upbringing, Jon and Lucie decided to have their wedding on the property of Jon’s childhood home. When you think of Muskoka, you think cottage life. This estate is everything but! With vast ceilings and a timeless modern vibe, the family’s humble abode stuns on and off-camera. The best feature of the house was the gorgeous tree swing in the front year that we were able to use for the sweetest pictures of Jon and Lucie. They spent a lot of time at the property together early on in their relationship, so it added a little extra specialness to their day. Home really is where the heart is, especially for these two love birds.
Jon and Lucie have both worked really hard to get to where they are today. Jon followed in his father’s footsteps and works for Hydro One, while Lucie works at a pharmaceutical company. Though these two work hard, they also make sure they have time to play hard too. J + L love to travel together on their off time and were sure to make their honeymoon a priority. They planned to jet off to a dream-worthy getaway to Europe and the Maldives. I asked if I could tag along, but I don’t quite fit in a carry-on bag.
Lucie and Jon were super candid with us throughout our entire time working together. It was so fun, and we really dig having a personal connection and deep understanding with all of our couples. After shooting their engagement photos at Scarborough Bluffs, we couldn’t wait to get started on capturing the nuptials. The couple let us know early on that they liked a more candid approach to wedding photography. Us too! We utilized this throughout their entire day. Rather than going off a specific shot list, we let the day and the moments flow and captured what felt right for us and for Jon and Lucie. We’re obsessed with the result. Their fresh, lush, and timeless decor in every location of their wedding was the perfect backdrop for stunning pictures. Plus, it was a beautiful day weather-wise, and we used all of the warm, natural light to our advantage. They wanted a light, romantic feel to their wedding gallery, which was easily achievable.
Jon and Lucie also told us that they wanted their wedding to be as personal and unique as possible. Their big day included 200 of their favourite family and friends. The two put a lot of work into creating a wedding space from scratch that would still feel intimate despite their high guest count. And it was a success! From the lush forest landscape to their luxe tented reception, they were able to hit all the marks. And the best part was that they were still able to keep the day super personal for themselves and comfortable for all of their guests.
One of our favourite parts of Jon and Lucie’s wedding was their cat, Leo. Yep, you read that right, their cat! Leo made a special appearance for the family photographs which added so much personality to their pictures. What I love about wedding photography is looking at a single picture and immediately knowing the vibe and personality of the couple in it. I’m pleased to say that’s exactly the case with Jon and Lucie’s Muskoka wedding photography gallery. We wish for you both (an Leo!) the most unique and wonderful marriage. You deserve it!