A Rustic Cottage Wedding at a Private Residence in North Bay, Ontario
Krista Whitney (27 and a doctor) and Spencer Shaw (27 and a lawyer) have a love of family, cottages and college, and they let those loves guide their vision of a rustic, elegant, outdoor wedding on the water. "We wanted our wedding to reflect the laid-back northern cottage lifestyle but still have the proper amount of gravitas to respect the significance of the occasion," Krista says. The couple held their wedding at Krista's family cottage built by her grandfather on Trout Lake in North Bay, Ontario. The ceremony was held outdoors, overlooking the gorgeous Trout Lake, followed by an outdoor party and cocktail reception filled with college drinking games and small plates of comfort food. School buses then took guests to the final reception location at Churchill's restaurant for a small, intimate reception dinner. A standout moment from the wedding? The couple's grandfathers—childhood friends who set up the couple—read speeches during the ceremony. "The two old souls became quite a hit as these best friends reveled in their matchmaking abilities," Krista says. Check out more photos by Tamara Lockwood Photography, below.