Relaxed, Folksy Cottage Wedding, Ecotay Perth | Cindy Lottes Photography

A dirt road leading to a cottage wedding in Perth Ontario.
an outdoor lakeside ceremony location in Perth and a close-up of custom gold wedding bands. Photos by Cindy Lottes Photography

As a photographer, I have had the pleasure of capturing some of the most beautiful moments in people’s lives. Weddings are always a special event, and last September I had the honor of photographing Kathryn & Cody’s lakeside wedding at Kathryn’s family cottage on Rideau Lake.

Kathryn takes a look in the mirror to see if she's happy with her wedding day makeup.
Best Man helps his brother the groom to do up his tie on the wedding day. Photo by Cindy Lottes Photography
The groom pets his dog while they sit together on a porch.

The wedding day began with the bride and groom getting ready in separate locations. Cody chilled at his parent’s home with his family and Lily, the cutest Beagle ever!

A groom smiles at his relaxed wedding in Perth, Ontario.
The groom runs with his dog in the backyard.
a portrait of a groom's beagle with his matching socks that also have pictures of his beagle.
The groom hugs his grandmother.
Cody waits in a nearby cottage before heading to the ceremony location on the Ottawa River.
Kathryn & Cody's Custom Wedding Invitations for their lakeside cottage wedding in Perth.
Kathryn's mom helps her into her wedding dress.
A photo of the bride wearing a long veil over her loose curls and a simple yet elegant wedding dress with gorgeous bouquet by Kelly's Flowers.

Kathryn wore an elegant flowing dress with a long billowing veil and her hair in loose curls. The perfect look for this relaxed outdoor wedding.

A group of signs on trees lead guests to the lakeside wedding ceremony site in Perth.

I loved their idea of directing guests with photos of their past adventures together. Super cute!

Perth Cottage wedding outdoor ceremony on the Ottawa River
A stunning outdoor lakeside cottage wedding ceremony site in Perth, Ontario.
An outdoor cottage wedding in Perth Ontario

The outdoor ceremony location was sooo perfect! It was held under a canopy of trees, with guests seated on rustic wooden chairs. The blue waters of Rideau Lake provided a stunning natural backdrop for Kathryn & Cody to exchanged vows in a very heartfelt and emotional ceremony.

Friends and family sit and wait for Kathryn and Cody to walk down the aisle.
Father of the groom embraces his son at the wedding ceremony in Perth.
The groom and pastor watch the bride as she walks down the outdoor aisle under a canopy of trees.
Kathryne walks down the aisle with her parents towards Cody.
The bride and groom stand in front of a lake during their wedding ceremony and their friends and family help bless them.
the bride and groom share their first kiss as husband and wife at their cottage wedding in perth ontario.
guests smile as they watch the bride and groom exchange vows.
Kathryn & Cody high five their guests as they walk down the aisle on their wedding day.
Kathryn hugging a guest after her ceremony.
The bride and grooms' parents giving a speech after the wedding ceremony.
a photo of hors d'oeuvres and champagne for the toast to the couple.
A relative laughs at a joke by the bride after the ceremony.
Guests take a selfie in front of the Ottawa River at this cottage wedding in Perth.
Kathryn & Cody taking a little canoe trip on their wedding day.
Kathryn smiles at Cody while he takes her for a canoe ride on their wedding day.
the bride and groom share an epic kiss in a vintage wooden canoe on rideau lake near perth ontario.
Portraits of the bride and groom by Cindy Lottes Photography.

After the ceremony, we took advantage of the beautiful surroundings for some stunning wedding portraits. The golden light of the setting sun provided the perfect lighting, and Kathryn & Cody’s love for each other was evident in every shot.

Cody & Kathryn pet their dog on their wedding day.
Ecotay Wedding venue Perth, Ontario.

Their reception was held at Ecotay, a charming 19th century homestead on 111 beautiful acres of heritage farmland just outside of Perth, Ontario. The décor perfectly complemented the relaxed, natural theme. The rustic harvest tables were adorned with luscious greenery runners, vintage candles, and the couple’s cake was decorated with a simple fern leaf.

Harvest tables and greenery table runners in this barn reception at Ecotay in Perth.
Guest Book stationery and a simple one tier white wedding cake with fresh ferns
The Tay Tavern Bar at Ecotay in Perth.
Ladder Ball game for a relaxed, outdoor wedding.
Kathryn & Cody entering their reception to bagpipes and a crowd of guests in front of the big barn at Ecotay in Perth.

Kathryn & Cody were piped into their reception and delivered their emotional speeches from the barn loft, overlooking the crowd of close friends and relatives.

The bride and groom deliver their speeches from the loft at Ecotay barn in Perth.
Guests and Family listen to the couples first speech as husband and wife.
A wedding guest looks at a photo on the back of his camera during the reception.
Otter Creek Food Truck supplied guests with their dinners at this relaxed outdoor wedding in Perth.

Their guests enjoyed a unique and delicious dinner from Otter Creek Farms Food Truck and danced the night away under the stars. It was a truly magical evening!

Otter Creek Farms food truck making dinners for wedding guests.
Kathryn laughs as Cody carries their food truck meal to a harvest table.
Kathryn dances with her father under twinkle lights at Ecotay wedding venue.
Kathryn & Cody dance under the stars and twinkle lights at Ecotay Wedding venue in Perth, Ontario.

 The best part of my job is getting to meet such awesome couples and I’m so grateful to have been a part of such a special day. Congratulations Kathryn & Cody! xoxo

Venue Ecotay, Wedding Coordinator Amelia Carleton, MUA & Hair Stylist Corrie Elle, Kelly’s Flowers, Extreme Entertainment, Otter Creek Farms Food Truck, Picnic Perth

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