All images courtesy of Life Images

Jacquie and George's wedding day basked in the sun of one of the most beautiful days of July. The Torontonians tied the knot at Stone Gardens on the Lake,surrounded by a beautiful landscape of florals and greenery and with the glorious lake as their backdrop. Their wedding day was exactly as they had imagined -- a mix of laid-back comfortability with sweet simplicity.

Golf carts shuttled guests from the parking area at Stone Gardens on the Lake to the ceremony area and as guests arrived at the estate, they were greeted first by the Best Man and Groom and then served mimosas and pink lemonade as they waited for the ceremony to begin.

Following the Bridesmaids procession to the Beatles' "And I Love Her", Jacquie was escorted down the stone steps by her father to Steve Earl's "Sparkle and Shine".

The ceremony took place on the pergola in front of a vast blue lake and a lantern lit in memory of both their grandfathers and other family members who had passed. Once pronounced husband and wife, the couple left the altar to "Wouldn't It be Nice" by the Beach Boys and guests were treated to mojitos.

During cocktails, guests gathered once again on the Pergola for the Bride and Groom's First Dance -- a choreographed number to "Stay" by Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs.

Jacquie and George arrived in a 1972 Chevrolet truck at the reception which was held at Brio Gusto -- a quaint local restaurant in the heart of Peterborough. The restaurant's oak tables and booths were dressed with an abundance of lilies, rose and candles. Along with menus peeking out from purple napkins, advice cards were left for the guests upon which to write marital advice. Flip flops waited for aching feet in a large basket on the dance floor and seating cards were pinned to a bulletin board decorated by the bride.

Served restaurant-style, guests enjoyed a menu comprised of salad, Spiced Red Lentil Soup, PEI Striploin and Free-range Chevre and Fig Stuffed Chicken and Apple Crisp or Chocolate Brownie for dessert.

After humorous and touching speeches and the cutting of the cake, the party kicked off with the wedding party showing their skills at the "Twist".

"Our favourite part about our wedding was that we were able to have so much fun!" Jacquie says, "From the moment we woke up to the moment that we fell asleep; we had smiles on our faces. It is so incredible to be able to create a day with all of your favourite people, your favourite food, your favourite drinks, music, flowers, etc. What more could a couple ask for?!!! And to top it all off, we had our 96 and 100-year-old Grandmas in attendance and all six of the Groomsmen were on the dance floor for the first dance -- the Twist!"


Wedding Planner – Et Lofte Events, Toronto


Photographer – Life Images, Toronto


Videographer – ImagesWeddings, Toronto


Ceremony & Cocktails – Stone Gardens on the Lake , Peterborough


Cocktail Caterer – Parkhill on Hunter, Peterborough


Reception Venue – Brio Gusto, Peterborough

Florals – The Flower Store, Peterborough

Cake The Cake Artist, Peterborough


Invitations, menus, etc – Stephita, Toronto


DJ – MacMillan Group, Toronto


Hair – Escapes Hair and Esthetics, Peterborough

Make-up – Prettiface, Toronto