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Intimate Cottage Wedding | Jenny & Kev | Tara Lilly Photography

Intimate Cottage Wedding | Jenny & Kev | Tara Lilly Photography

Jenny & Kev planned an intimate cottage wedding with only 27 guests, at Jenny’s parents home in Prince Edward County. It was an amazing day with every type of weather condition – sunshine, rain, sun showers, rainbows, thunder and lightning.

“I am incredibly grateful to be raised by people in my life who have taught me to never stop reaching for my dreams, to have confidence in myself and never back down from a challenge. They taught me the importance of respect and loyalty, and to be sensitive and kind to others. To live a life full of laughter and have an appetite for adventure.
I feel incredibly lucky to have found all of these qualities in one person. You make me laugh everyday, and are the push I need to be the best version of me.” – Jenny’s vows from her intimate cottage wedding. 

Jenny is a super talented wedding photographer and we have been lucky enough to shoot alongside her several times over the past few years. It was such a huge honour when Jenny reached out to have us shoot her engagement and wedding photos after Kev popped the question. We got even more excited when she told us about the plan: To get married in the same place they got engaged, an intimate cottage wedding surrounded by their family and closest friends. “Chateau Relaxo”  as Jenny’s parents cottage home is known, sits right on the water of Lake Ontario, with a beautiful east facing view that gets the most beautiful sunrises.

Mother nature didn’t hold anything back for Jenny and Kev’s wedding, with a morning that started with sunshine, a first look that was interrupted by rain, blazing heat for the ceremony, torrential downpours and a rainbow for cocktail hour, and finishing with a thunder and lightning show throughout the reception. In that spirit, Jenny and Kev didn’t hold back the love either. They wrote their own vows, and spoke from the heart, promising continued love and support, encouragement and laughter. Their ceremony overlooking the lake brought on tears of happiness and joy, as Jenny’s speech brought on tears from laughter. Especially when she started off with the line, “Kev, I wanted to make out with you so bad on New Years in 2006”.

Just as the sun was going down, we snuck them away from their guests for a few more portraits and were treated to an amazing lightning show as the storm continued to roll in.

Congratulations again to Jenny and Kev on becoming the new Mr and Mrs. Thompson!

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Dress: Truvelle

Catering: Chef Michael Hoy

Flowers: Floralora

Hair: Nadia – Carbon Hair Studio

Make-up: Jess Toth

Decor: Van Dijk Designs

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  • September 30, 2016 - 3:21 pm

    Ashli Ana - Such a riveting shot ❤️ReplyCancel

  • September 30, 2016 - 3:22 pm

    Steve Stemmler - Jenny you look amazing! Love your Truvelle dress!ReplyCancel

  • September 30, 2016 - 3:25 pm

    Rebecca Lane - I LOVE THESE <3 Tara your so so talented!!!!ReplyCancel

  • September 30, 2016 - 3:26 pm

    Agatha Rowland - An overcast ceremony, a rainbow AND a lighting bolt…. these two lucked out!ReplyCancel

  • September 30, 2016 - 4:18 pm

    Joan Jackson - Ya. I don’t know how you can choose “favorite photos”. They are all favorites!!!ReplyCancel

  • September 30, 2016 - 4:21 pm

    Erin Carwardine - Amazing photos!ReplyCancel

  • September 30, 2016 - 4:31 pm

    Tara Lilly Photography - Apparently Jenny and Kevin broke the internet for a few minutes, but the blog is back up and running!ReplyCancel

  • September 30, 2016 - 4:45 pm

    Jenny Thompson - Gahhh, I can’t even handle how much I love them all. Brings me right back to the day :) Thank you two so so so much for these. So much for getting anything done now today hahaReplyCancel

  • September 30, 2016 - 5:02 pm

    Tami Klein - This entire wedding is gorgeous! Amazing work Tara!! <3ReplyCancel

  • September 30, 2016 - 5:05 pm

    Aleisha Boyd - Stunning Tara and what a beautiful day Jenny! Congratulations ReplyCancel

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  • September 30, 2016 - 3:38 pm

    Dana Fisher - that gif will haunt my dreams *heart eyes*ReplyCancel

  • September 30, 2016 - 8:31 pm

    Keith Standard - ARE YOU KIDDING WITH THE LIGHTNING BOLT?! absolutely incredible.ReplyCancel

  • October 1, 2016 - 12:01 pm

    Michelle Beaudette - Incredible beauty and love oozing out of these incredible photographs … Tears in my eyes! Congrats Jenny and Kevin and big kudos to Tara Lily – I definitely see why Jenny has been inspired in her own photography!ReplyCancel

  • October 1, 2016 - 4:02 pm

    Michelle Beaudette - Incredible beauty and love oozing out of these incredible photographs … Tears in my eyes! Congrats Jenny and Kevin and big kudos to Tara Lily – I definitely see why Jenny has been inspired in her own photography!(Your comment is awaiting moderation)ReplyReplyCancel

  • October 1, 2016 - 5:36 pm

    Cathy MacDonald - Love these pictures, award winning shots!ReplyCancel

  • August 21, 2017 - 1:36 pm

    Katelyn Byng - You guys are just wonderful. So incredibly aspiring to a new photographer like myself. I constantly look to you guys for inspiration!ReplyCancel

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