Nicole & Duane | Windermere House | Muskoka

Just a few short weeks before their intimate Muskoka wedding we received an email from Nicole and Duane to ask if by chance we were still available on July 2, 2015 to film and photograph their wedding story. I don’t think we’ve ever captured a Thursday wedding before, but being that the July 1st holiday (Canada Day) fell on a Wednesday this year, this was in fact the perfect day for their wedding celebration. What makes this so unique is that Nik and Duane live in Sydney, Australia which meant that planning out the details of their wedding would have to happen online and via skype. I must admit I was smitten from our very first skype call… who doesn’t love an Aussie accent, right? And they were both, so visibly, head over heels for one another and so excited for their wedding, that we knew this was going to be something very special. Indeed, it was an exceptionally beautiful day at Windermere House on July 2nd and although Nik’s family and many of their closest friends from Australia were not able to attend in person they did have a small group of Duane’s family and a few mutual friends who were able to join them. Nicole’s dearest friend Margie flew all the way from Australia and Duane’s youngest daughter India stood by Nik’s side and gave the most amazing toast at the luncheon reception. The combined simplicity and elegance of their wedding details as well as having Duane’s long-time friend Kerry marry them, and Tobin Spring play beautiful acoustic music all afternoon, truly made this a memorable day for all. We are elated to share this highlight of their wedding story so that all of their friends and family can share in this celebration with Nik & Duane and experience the beauty of Muskoka (one of our very favourite places). Much love to this very special couple… thank you for choosing us to capture all of your precious wedding memories!

About Windermere House ... It is known as the “The Lady of the Lake” – an iconic Victorian landmark that has proudly stood over Lake Rosseau since 1870, offering guests spectacular vistas and lasting memories. As Muskoka's premiere hotel and resort, accommodations include 56 luxury rooms and suites, as well as the private, four-bedroom Windermere Cottage with its historic charm.

Whether your getaway includes relaxing at the beach, indulging at AMBA Health & Beauty Spa, playing a round at Windermere Golf & Country Club, water sports, tennis or simply stargazing by the campfire, Windermere House caters to those who seek comfort, style, and a quintessential Muskoka experience. A spectacular setting for any occasion, it's a full-service venue ideal for weddings, corporate retreats, and family events.