For Meagan and James, a weekend wedding away during COVID times proved to be the perfect escape. “We hadn’t had a chance to see one another very much,” the two explain. “The ability to bring our two immediate families together for a short getaway was our dream come true.” Whisking their guests to The Wakefield Grand Hotel was the ideal mix of nature escape and luxury accommodation in one.
As for details, the duo wanted to poke fun at themselves by serving doughnuts as their desserts. They even incorporated the sweets into their wedding cake, which featured an array of mini doughnuts. “Flowers were also my one big ask,” Meagan shares. “I wanted as many flowers as we could use in the ceremony and reception. I wanted a ceiling of flowers!” Guests enjoyed a delicious dinner al fresco under a gorgeous canopy of blooms and chandeliers, capped off by drinks and conversation around a huge bonfire late into the cool, fall evening.
Meagan Scully & James Baker, September 11, 2020, Wakefield, Ontario.
Photography courtesy of Paul Sanderson Photography.
Bridal Gown: Essence of Australia from With Love Bridal
Groom’s Suit: Tip Top Tailors
Wedding planner: Kennedy Event Planning
Flowers: Sage Designs Events
Cake: Dulce Cake Design
Doughnuts: SuzyQ Doughnuts
Hair & makeup: Richard Hard Design
Venue: The Wakefield Grand Hotel