Kingston Renaissance Wedding :: Krystin+Spencer

“This is SO amazing! We are so incredibly thankful for the beautiful work you guys have done. You captured so many memories for us, and we couldn’t be more grateful. Thank you so much! Sending you love from Mexico!” – Krystin & Spencer


Cake: Safari Cake Boutique
Caterer: Sir John’s Public House
Flowers: Pam’s Flower Garden
Venue : Jessup Food and Heritage
Hair Salon: James Brett Coiffure

Hey Gang!

We are so excited to share Krystin & Spencer’s Great Gatsby inspired wedding with everyone today!  It was our last wedding for 2017, and it happened to be out of town – a Kingston wedding!! I’ve known Spencer’s family for some time now, as I was blessed to document Rachael (Spencer’s sister) & Adam’s wedding a few years back.  The entire family is one that you immediately feel a part of.  We’ve connected with them for birthdays, Canada day, and of course, family weddings!  It’s always been so wonderful catching up with feels like no time has passed at all.

Now, let’s talk about our amazing couple, Krystin & Spencer.  We couldn’t have been more honoured to be part of this day, celebrating two people who are so sweet and down to earth.  Spencer selflessly serves our country, so to be part of this wedding day, with Remembrance Day around the corner, we felt a sense of pride and appreciation for his role in the life we often take for granted as Canadians.  Taking photos at the Royal Military College was incredible and so fitting for these two!

The entire weekend was as special as they are to us.  We loved visiting Kingston and getting to know a city that holds so much history.  And we had a BLAST celebrating Krystin & Spencer with their family and friends.  The classic, art deco décor, the beautiful venue and the amazing party that went into the wee hours of the morning made for a seriously epic wedding!!

Here’s a bit of what our couple took away from their wedding day:

He Said:

My favorite part of the day was…getting ready. The nice quiet moments at breakfast with my guys and my favorite photographers were really special to me it gave me time to reflect and look forward to the ceremony later that day. I’m glad I took the time to enjoy my morning because the rest of the day seemed to speed by.

I’ll never forget…turning around in the chapel and seeing Krystin standing in her gorgeous dress and spending a few quiet moments together, just the two of us before walking down the isle together.

I never expected… the talent show for smooches to turn out so well! There were some quality acts and jokes our friends and family brought forward. I also never expected my groomsmen to know the words to skinnamarinky dinky dink, when we got up to serenade my wife.

She Said:

My favorite part of the day was…The whole day! It was pretty perfect… but, if I had to choose just one, it probably would have to be walking down the aisle with Spencer. Not having either of my parents there to celebrate with us on our day was extremely hard…but walking down the aisle with my best friend and soulmate, was super special. His strength emanated, and just made me that much more excited to marry him (I didn’t know that was possible!). Saying our vows was pretty rad too.

I’ll never forget…The “skinamarinky dinky dink” spoon routine the groomsmen put on as their talent for our “bride and groom kissing talent show”… the reason behind this pretty much speaks for itself. My husband is the best (his friends are pretty great too!).

I least expected…My incredible wedding present from my incredibly thoughtful husband! One of our favorite things to do together to go antiquing…the history alone behind items on display in these shops make just looking at these items magical! The item my husband got me – an antique microscope used by a woman from “The Department of Domestic Sciences” at the University of Toronto in her work there up until the late 40s or 50s – was one of the antiques I fell in love with while randomly visiting an antique store (just outside Woodview, Ontario) with him one summer day. As a registered nurse, the item itself was awe inspiring… but the historical aspect just made it incredible (especially when this piece was probably made in the late 1890’s!). At the time though, we couldn’t justify buying it… but he secretly messaged the owner of the antique store, and had her deliver it to my sister’s house (maid of honor). While opening the gift on our wedding day, I had my bridesmaids and my in-laws watching…so I held it together; but I was so unbelievably taken back by his gift… just another thing to add to my extremely long list of how my now husband, is just so perfect.

Krystin & Spencer…thank you SO much for having us be a part of such an amazing day & weekend.  We couldn’t thank you or your family enough for everything!  Spending the weekend with everyone in Kingston was truly the best way to end of 2017 and we feel blessed to have been there.  We wish you both the very best and can’t wait to reconnect soon!!