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A Wedding At The Drake Devonshire Inn

Katie and Jeff’s intimate affair captured by Ryanne Hollies Photography.

I am so grateful I got to be a part of Katie and Jeff’s wedding day. As a completely diy wedding, there were so many meaningful details to be captured. Katie and Jeff are two genuine people, it was my pleasure to capture them celebrating their love with their closest friends and family. Here are some beautiful words Katie had to say about her day:

“Jeff and I met in Ottawa (my hometown), and have since moved to Montreal and then Toronto. Jeff’s hometown is close to Kingston, so we had our favourite people coming from all over the place! Our venue, the Drake Devonshire Inn, is in Prince Edward county which was the perfect meeting place between those cities. It is the coolest mix of traditional inn quaintness, modern additions and quirky art installations. Inside we staged our “first look” on the amazing staircase featuring a gallery wall of bird sketches. We held our ceremony creekside beside an old beautiful tree, had our reception in the “glass box” so you could still experience the incredible outdoor setting. This place had everything- we are so looking forward to going back for our anniversaries!

Our ceremony was so special! It was really intimate with only 38 guests. We loved exchanging our vows and laughing at the little awkward, not so planned out moments, like when the groomsmen had to awkwardly hold vases and lanterns because there was no room on the table to sign the papers. I walked down the aisle to “Songbird” by Fleetwood Mac and we celebrated after the ceremony to “Bonfire Heart” by James Blunt.

We didn’t have a sit-down dinner, and opted for a more casual cocktail/buffet hybrid, with hors d’oeuvres, a taco station and seafood bar! Dessert was a crazy-good baked goods platter and a small, but delicious, “ceremonial” cake for us to cut into. We both have a sweet tooth, so we carried dessert over to our favours, which was a his-and-hers candy bar! The whole evening was a party, which we loved because we just got to hang out with the people we loved. We’ve heard of so many people not being able to spend time with everyone at their weddings and we didn’t want that.