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Strathmere Lodge Wedding with Pops of Lavender and Navy

Strathmere Lodge Wedding lavender purple bridesmaid dress

Taylor and Josh’s Strathmere Lodge Wedding was a day I’ve been looking forward to ever since we first exchanged e-mails back in early 2018!! What caught my attention right away was that it was Josh – the groom – who reached out to me first through e-mail (99% of the time, it’s the bride who e-mails me first)!! What this said to me was that Josh and Taylor had a partnership and that they were approaching the (daunting!!) task of planning a wedding day together. As I got to know them it became clear that they were this supportive of each other in everything they do in life: from Josh’s cross country bike rides; to accepting the cat life and adopting 4 furbabies; and moving together across Ontario to start new jobs in Ottawa. They approach life together as a pair, which is such a powerful foundation for entering into a marriage!

What I loved most about Taylor and Josh’s wedding was how much it felt like them: from Taylor’s Lillian West wedding dress; to the growlers that decorated their tables in the Strathmere Lodge; and their first dance under the string lights outside. The friends and family that were there to celebrate their marriage also helped make their day so special! Having already met many of them at past engagement sessions, wedding showers, and even some familiar faces from high school, it felt like one big party from the moment we arrived at Strathmere!! Thank you to all of you for being so supportive towards us and the couple and we hope you had fun celebrating long into the night!!

And now, on to the good stuff!! Enjoy this sneak peek from Taylor and Josh’s Strathmere Lodge wedding!!

Strathmere Lodge Wedding Lillian West dress
Strathmere Lodge Wedding square halo engagement ring
Strathmere Lodge Wedding purple bridal bouquet
Strathmere Lodge Wedding lavender bridesmaid dresses
Strathmere Lodge Wedding lavender florals
Strathmere Lodge Wedding earring spacers
Strathmere Lodge Wedding white bridal heels
Strathmere Lodge Wedding black bridesmaid robes
Strathmere Lodge Wedding getting dressed
Strathmere Lodge Wedding gold headpiece with engagement ring
Strathmere Lodge Wedding bride getting dressed
Strathmere Lodge Wedding lace back dress Lillian West
Gold headpiece Strathmere Lodge Wedding
Strathmere Lodge Wedding Congnac shoes

Josh proposed at 11:11!! So sweet to see this engraved inside his wedding band!!…

Strathmere Lodge Wedding 11:11 ring engraving
Strathmere Lodge Wedding bicycle cufflinks
Strathmere Lodge Wedding groom prep
Strathmere Lodge Wedding custom beer glasses

The Lodge at Strathmere…and a private ‘First Look’…two things I adore! Being there to document this moment was an absolute privilege!

Strathmere Lodge Wedding first look spring tulips
Strathmere Lodge Wedding
Strathmere Lodge Wedding welcome to our wedding sign
First look Strathmere Lodge Wedding
Strathmere Lodge Wedding
Bride and groom portraits Strathmere Lodge Wedding
Lillian West dress Strathmere Lodge Wedding
Strathmere Lodge Wedding lavender purple bridesmaid dress
Lavender blush bridal bouquet Strathmere Lodge Wedding
Purple florals Strathmere Lodge Wedding
Purple bouquets lavender bridesmaid dresses Strathmere Lodge Wedding

This bride tribe tho!! It was a party from morning ’till night with these gals and I loved getting to know this incredible group of women!!

Bridal party pose Strathmere Lodge Wedding
Royal blue suit with purple tie Strathmere Lodge Wedding
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Strathmere Lodge Wedding
Lillian West Strathmere Lodge Wedding
Strathmere Lodge Wedding
Strathmere Lodge Wedding
Strathmere Lodge Wedding
Strathmere Lodge Wedding
Purple bridesmaid dress Strathmere Lodge Wedding
Strathmere Lodge Wedding
Strathmere Lodge Wedding
Strathmere Lodge Wedding
Strathmere Lodge Wedding
Strathmere Lodge Wedding
Lavender navy bridal party Strathmere Lodge Wedding
Strathmere Lodge Wedding
Strathmere Lodge Wedding
Bridal party Strathmere Lodge Wedding
String light ceremony outdoor Strathmere Lodge Wedding
Both parents walk bride down the aisle Strathmere Lodge Wedding
Walking down the aisle Strathmere Lodge Wedding
Exchanging vows Strathmere Lodge Wedding
Strathmere Lodge Wedding
Outdoor ceremony Strathmere Lodge Wedding
Strathmere Lodge Wedding
first kiss Strathmere Lodge Wedding

Inside the Strathmere Lodge, tables were decorated with white linens and a collection of ‘tumblers’ from Josh and Taylor’s travels!

Reception seating vineyard chairs Strathmere Lodge Wedding
Growler centrepieces with flowers Strathmere Lodge Wedding
Outdoor string lights dance floor Strathmere Lodge Wedding
Simple white cake 1 layer with flowers Strathmere Lodge Wedding
Vineyard chairs Strathmere Lodge Wedding
Grand entrance Strathmere Lodge Wedding
Strathmere Lodge Wedding
Strathmere Lodge Wedding
Cupcake tree Strathmere Lodge Wedding

One of my favourite things about the Strathmere Lodge is its access to the outdoor patio…I’ll finish off this post with this sweet moment of Taylor and Josh’s first dance outside under the string lights. Ohh to be back in that moment!!

First dance under string lights Strathmere Lodge Wedding

Taylor, Josh!! Where to start?? When I say ‘you guys felt like friends from the very beginning’, I absolutely mean it! It’s hard to believe we’ve only known each other for a little over a year, as it really does feel like our friendship went from 0 to 10 from our first ‘hello’!! Looking forward to many more coffee dates at the Feline Cafe, to endless Snapchats of cats and babies, and to keeping in touch in this next season of life! Thank you for being the kind, loving and thoughtful people you are, who light up a room and spark joy in those around you! We love you and we feel so grateful to have been part of your wedding day!!

Much love!!
xo, A.

SPECIAL THANKS TO THE FOLLOWING VENDORS!:

VENUE: STRATHMERE LODGE
GETTING READY LOCATION: RAMADA ON THE RIDEAU
HAIR: SHOWPONY HAIR
MAKEUP: ELVIRA RINO MAKEUP
FLORIST: TRILLIUM FLORAL DESIGNS
DJ: QUALITY ENTERTAINMENT
DESSERT ARTIST: CAKES BY CRYSTAL
JEWELLERY: OLIVE & PIPER, ARMAN’S JEWLLERS
WEDDING DRESS DESIGNER: LILLIAN WEST
WEDDING DRESS STORE: WITH LOVE BRIDAL BOUTIQUE
HEADPIECE: DAVIE & CHIYO
BRIDESMAIDS DRESS STORE: JJS HOUSE
SUIT RENTAL: JIMMY’S SUITS
PHOTOBOOTH: ATARI MIRROR PHOTO BOOTH
INVITATION SUITE: VISTAPRINT
TRANSPORTATION: EAST COAST LIMOS
OFFICIANT: JOYCE HAMELIN
VIDEOGRAPHY: MATT & KAT FILMS
PHOTOGRAPHY: AMY PINDER PHOTOGRAPHY

PS. I love hearing your thoughts and kind words for my couples! If Josh and Taylor’s Strathmere Lodge wedding photos get 10 or more comments, I’ll give them a surprise gift with their favourite wedding image! Comment below :)


11 Comments

  1. Rebecca Whetter Reply

    Stunning and whimsical. Spectacular photos that truly capture what a perfect day it was!

  2. Amy, the photos are so amazing and beautiful!!! You captured the day perfectly!

  3. Kim Holtby Reply

    Ahhh beautiful pictures!!! Love love love them all! Such a great day! ❤️

  4. AMY!!!
    You have an incredible talent and we can’t thank you enough for these photos and your sweet words. We feel the exact same way about you, and are so lucky to have met you!!
    These incredible photos will help us to relive the BEST day of our lives for the REST of our lives! Thank you (and Shaun) so much for capturing these one time moments, and for helping with all of the things in between.
    You’re the best – We could not have done it without you!
    Tay xox

  5. Samantha Mitchell Reply

    Taylor & Josh – I couldn’t pick a favourite even if you asked me to! The growlers on the tables were meaningful AND beautiful! So happy for you xo

  6. Taylor, you were such a joy to get to know over the last year! You are such a beautiful person inside and out, and Josh is one lucky guy! We will miss seeing you at the boutique, so please pop in to say hi any time!

    Amy, you did such a great job capturing their special day! These gave me ALL THE FEELS, and I can’t wait to feature your photos!

    xo,
    Amber and the With Love Ladies

  7. Lynn Coyne Reply

    What a beautiful day, captured perfectly in these amazing photos! Everyone looks so happy — not a care in the world…

  8. Erika Donnelly Reply

    WOW! These turned out just as good as the day was. Love reliving this party over and over through the photos.

    Great job Amy!

    Erika

  9. Ryan Apperley Reply

    Awesome day, awesome photographer! Thanks for making my sister and Josh’s day unforgettable!

  10. Brigette Delaney Reply

    You really captured the beauty and love of the day Amy!! Really beautiful photos that Taylor and Josh will always cherish. ♥️

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