Kayla & Andrew
October 24, 2020
We were set up by our parents. They had been long time friends; however, we had not seen each other since we were young kids. Our parents took it upon themselves to arrange a “dinner” when Kayla was home from school for Christmas and the rest is history. The worst part is having to admit that they were right!
Andrew proposed while we were outside at the cottage on the May long weekend, in the middle of a thunderstorm. It was not the perfect sunset Andrew was hoping for, but we both were so excited that it did not matter at all. Andrew has a hard time surprising Kayla with anything, but this certainly came as a surprise!
After planning what feels like 5 or 6 different versions of our day due to Covid-19, we knew we wanted our ceremony to be on the water. For the reception, we had our first date at Azzurra and Tremont Café had just moved to their old location. Tremont has always been one of our favourite spots in town so choosing this spot was a no brainer. With only a couple of weeks of notice, the team at Tremont Café and our planner went above and beyond to create the perfect day for us. We had always said it was most important to us to enjoy good food and good drink with the people we love. While we could not have everyone we wanted there, we feel lucky to have gotten all those things in abundance.
When it came to the planning, our wedding really was a team effort. Andrew was a huge help with wedding planning, and he took the full lead later in the planning process when the original plans were no longer possible due to Covid-19.
Everyone talks about how quickly your wedding day will go by and therefore our biggest goal going into the wedding day was to be as “present” as possible. We had so much fun the day of; relaxing, getting ready, and taking photos. We felt so fortunate that the weather held for our outdoor ceremony and our faces hurt from smiling and laughing all evening. Our very favourite part of our wedding day was when we were sitting at dinner surrounded by our closest family and friends, marveling over the food, drink and how wonderful and perfect the whole day had been despite all the odds, and Andrew leaned over and grabbed my hand and said, “how did we get so lucky?” - and then we both shed some happy tears!