28Jun '11

Mackenzie + Kevin say “I do” at the Old House

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I first met Mackenzie and Kevin when Christine recommended them for my house mortgage and I was a convert. Ask anyone who uses their services and they will tell you they have never been taken better care of my anyone in the financial services area.  It was the type of experience that makes you want to tell all your friends, even when they aren’t asking, and even when it has nothing to do with a conversation you may be having.  

Next, I photographed their family, Mackenzie, Kevin and daughter Payton. Then them with their extended family, then some engagement photos. I began to realize why they were so good at their business, because they care, and they aren’t the type of people that go half way for you. 
Now, I consider them friends and being chosen to photograph their wedding was a real honour. 
All day I kept marvelling at the magic the two of them have. They obviously are the best of friends – from working together, raising Payton, planning a wedding or planning their future – they are always laughing, at each other, at themselves, at the life that surrounds them. 
These two are a power duo. They run a fabulous business, Kevin also teaches at the college, Mackenzie teaches aerobics and is involved in Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, they parent, travel,  throw fabulous parties, all while making time to think about and give to the people in their lives. 
So, it was wonderful to see a day all about them, and their love for each other. They opted for a first look before their ceremony, which was a beautiful sentimental moment, then photos, the stunning ceremony, some champagne followed by an intimate  dinner and a reception which was opened up to many friends. 
Throughout their day, Kevin was stealing glances at the stunning Mackenzie and she seemed to laugh every time she was with him. 
These two have figured out the true meaning of the word partnership, and together I know their life will be full, joyful and successful.  Much love to you both! 
Wedding Location: The Old House Village Hotel and Spa
Dinner Location and Catering: The Old House Restaurant
Wedding Planner: Intimate to Grand Wedding Planning
Bride’s Bouquet: Thrifty’s Foods
Decor and Tent Rental: All in One Party Shop
Hair: Michelle Paroshy from the Head Shed 
Makeup: Salome Tischauser
Bride’s Dress:Shades of White
Cake and Favors: Hot Chocolates and Cake Bread
Photo Booth: Island Photo Booth
Ceremony Music: Larry Ayre
Reception Music: Emily Spiller 
oh and if you need some mortgage love… Mackenzie Gartside and Associates