Last weekend we drove about 2 hours north to a beautiful lodge and resort to spend the weekend for Bub’s cousin’s wedding.
Friday afternoon the guests were given free time to use the resort (which we had to ourselves) as they pleased. Unfortunately, I had to work all day so I met the hubs and family at the resort after work, pretty much just in time to change and go to dinner.
The guests were assigned to different cottages by the bride and groom, so I had no idea what to expect until we arrived.
This is the humble little “cottage” that we stayed in...
our bedroom opened onto the upper balcony.
The Main Lodge
We ate in the main lodge along with the bride and groom and the rest of the guests and then dinner was followed by a bonfire at the lake. I turned in early, wanting to be bright eyed and bushy –tailed for the main event the following day. Actually- the bed looked really comfortable, my book was calling my name and with our patio door open, the sound of the lake at night was just too good to pass up.
Saturday morning Bub and I were up early to head to the full buffet breakfast at the main lodge. The weather wasn’t great (it was overcast and misty) but the resort was still beautiful and no one was letting it get them down. Everyone was out enjoying the resort and scenery. We took a walk around the rest of the resort to check it out and take some pics and then headed back to our cottage. The guys played a round of Frisbee golf, we played a couple of games of cards (and we may have started drinking at this point).
When it was time for the ceremony the rain had stopped and the wedding proceeded outside on the dock as planned. One word… stunning. The couple has been together for 15 years (HS sweethearts) but were waiting for the bride to finish her masters before the tied the knot. Everyone had been waiting for this wedding for so long that it would have been beautiful no matter what, but it really was just gorgeous.
The bride had thought of every little detail from the welcome boxes in each of our rooms (planters made my the brides Dad filled with Muskoka related goodies), to the “dancing shoes” in the bathroom (a basket of flip flops, all different sizes and colors) to the personalized signs all over the resort. It was spectacular, but not overdone.
Having the whole resort for the weekend just extended the fun and made it that much more special. We really enjoyed ourselves and danced until the wee hours of the morning.
Dancin' time... the shoes come off.