Luke and Caroline were engaged in Toronto during a birthday weekend for Caroline. “I met his sister for lunch and upon returning to the hotel we were greeted by her boyfriend, dressed as a giant rose,” Caroline recalls with a laugh. “He escorted us up to the room where Luke was waiting–the room was decorated with roses and candles. Luke asked if I wanted to hang out for the rest of our lives, and I said yes!”
The wedding venue of choice for the couple was Luke’s family-owned waterfront property in the Thousand Islands–the perfect location for an outdoor celebration with friends and family. “We feel so fortunate to have been married at such a unique and meaningful place we can return to for years to come,” Caroline shares. “Everyone worked tirelessly to prepare the property for our wedding day, especially with planting and maintaining the gardens–we are so grateful.”
The bride chose a sophisticated colour palette of grey, gold and blush for a timeless and organic feel.
Caroline says her favourite wedding detail was the wedding cake created by Thyme & Again catering. “We chose a lemon cake with buttercream and lemon mousseline, plated with local seasonal berries,” she explains. “We were very lucky to have a caterer with a fantastic in-house pastry chef–our cake was the first and only cake we tasted and it was delicious!”
A priority for Luke and Caroline was to have live music at their wedding. “We both come from musical families and truly appreciate how much live music brings to an event,” Caroline enthuses. “Sway Band was one of the first vendors we secured. The first time we heard them play was at our wedding and we were blown away by their talent, repertoire and ability to keep the dance floor going for hours! They truly were the life of our party!”
Caroline Fulop and Luke Witherspoon, August 6, 2016, Thousand Islands, Ontario.
Photography courtesy of Anne-Marie Bouchard.
Ceremony and reception venue: Private property
Bridal gown: Enzoani from Janine Adamyk
Bridesmaid dresses: Amsale from With Love Bridal Boutique
Groom’s tux: Harry Rosen
Wedding planner: Lynn Lee Weddings
Caterer: Thyme & Again
Flowers: Coriander Girl
Stationery: Written Word Calligraphy
Cake: Thyme & Again
Makeup: One Fine Beauty
Favours: Laura Langford
Music: Sway Band
Tent: Fiesta Tents
Late Night Snack: Pizza All’Antica
Rings: Emily Gill