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A Romantic, Rustic Wedding in Windermere, Ontario

  |   By Lisa Perri
Meg’s mom remembers 12-year-old Meg coming home from camp at Muskoka Woods and mentioning a “cute boy who wore a bandana.” Each following summer, Meg noticed this bandana-wearing boy, but it wasn’t until she was fifteen that she officially met Kirk who taught her to skateboard at camp that summer. Another summer would pass before the two realized they each were secretly harbouring crushes on each other -- and the rest is history! The couple’s engagement came on a beautiful sunny morning in Lund, Sweden. “Kirk, who usually is not a morning person, happened to wake up early on this particular morning to make a delicious breakfast that we ate outside in the sun together. I started to wonder whether this would be the day!” says Meg. After breakfast, the pair went for a walk to enjoy the sun. “We walked through a field and found a small clearing in the middle where we sat down to enjoy the beautiful surroundings. After a heartfelt conversation, Kirk pulled out a gorgeous ring and he asked me to be his wife,” shares Meg. Meg and Kirk’s romantic rustic wedding was accented by gorgeous purple hues, from the stunning bouquets and bridesmaids’ gowns to the decor and even the groomsmen’s quirky socks. The couple's nuptials took place outdoors, taking advantage of the scenic views of Muskoka’s shimmering waters and the historic Windermere House grounds. The duo’s favourite detail was compiling their shared history – they collected concert tickets, inside jokes, love letters, pictures and journal entries and showcased them for their guests. While Meg took on most of the wedding planning, Kirk took on creating a surprise honeymoon. The couple journeyed to two destinations abroad for their honeymoon – Rome and northern Finland.

Meg and Kirk Geale, August 24, 2012, Windermere, Ontario.

Photography courtesy of Michael Steingard Photography. Vendors Ceremony location: Windermere House Reception location: Windermere Golf & Country Club Bridal gown: Mona Richie Boutique Bridal party attire: Mona Richie Boutique Groom’s suit: Moores Cake: Bex Wyatt (family friend) from Muskoka Woods Caterer: Ray Chan (family friend) from Muskoka Woods Hair and makeup: Jamie Kerr (family friend) Music: Matthew Im (family friend) Flowers: Seasons in the Country Stationery: DIY by the bride, maid of honour, and the mother of the bride See all of the photos from this romantic, rustic wedding.
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