Taboo Resort Golf & Spa – Muskoka

Christine & Kayan

by Ryan Rowell on November 27, 2013

Christine & Kayan were married early this October at Taboo Resort in Muskoka. Not only was this wedding super fun, but we also had the chance to work with some of our fave vendors as well. Our friends Paul & Melanie Darlington of Darlington Studios, the amazing staff at Taboo Resort and our new friend Holly Carney, wedding planner and owner of Holly Matrimony. Please be sure to check out all the links below to learn more about all these exciting wedding vendors.

We loved working with Christine & Kayan on their wedding day and we are so proud of these images and so excited to share them all with you. This post literally started out with 200 photos and I had to edit it down to a more sustainable 87 images (which is still a ton). I promise you won’t get bored of looking at them! and I’m not just saying that because we took them.

When Christine and Kayan are together they light each other up, and when you are around that kind of love and positive energy you cannot help but have  good time, and we can’t help but capture beautiful moments. We are so lucky to have had the chance to photograph such a beautiful wedding but even more so a love like C & K’s. As pretty as these photos are, they are above all one of a kind because their  love is what makes these moments come alive. You can’t buy a love like this. I know we don’t sell it, but we certainly try our best to capture it.

We hope you all enjoy these images and that they bring a smile to your faces. We wanted to thank all the wonderful vendors who helped make this day beautiful, and especially to Taboo Resort for allowing us to make a huge mess in the photo booth room and then supplying us with the brooms and vacuums to clean it all up at the end of the night. Finally we wanted to thank Christine & Kayan’s amazing family and friends who were all so kind to us.

Congratulations to C & K! You both looked smokin’ hot on your wedding day,  and we hope that each time you look at these images that it brings you back to that day when Kayan vowed to everyone that you are his “Number 1 Chocolate Muffin.” Haha! Probably our favourite moment of the day. Enjoy the photos!

Cheers Erika & Ryan

P.S- When you finally make it to the bottom of this post there is a really fun video from The Wedding Photo Booth in Slow Motion! Be sure to check it out and leave comments below for the newlyweds.

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The groom had the crowd laughing during the ceremony with all his pet names for the bride like “Boo-boo” and our fave “Number 1 chocolate muffin.” It doesn’t get much sweeter than that.

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The bride and groom pose for a photo just outside Elements Restaurant at Taboo Resort. This is our favourite photo from the wedding day. This pic is smokin’!

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These were the most unique S’Mores kits I have ever tasted. The marshmallow was passionfruit flavour with white chocolate and cookies. All made by pastry chef Eyal Liebman.

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The bride and groom’s epic entrance. They danced their way into the reception to the rhythms of a steel drum. Waiving proudly their St.Lucia, Jamaica and Canada flags.

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Right before the groom tossed the garter he got all sexy and danced for his bride. Wedding guests were hollering and laughing. I think the brides face says it all 🙂

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We wanted to shake things up for the photo booth at this reception. So we bought confetti poppers and silly string and captured some hilarious moments.

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Filmed with a GoPro Hero 3 Black in 720p at 120fps. Song: Flash Of Light by Parade of Lights (licensed from the Music Bed)


The Taboo Resort Wedding Vendor Dream Team

Photography & Photo Booth: Rowell Photography

Venue: Taboo Resort in Muskoka

Officiant: All Seasons Weddings

Cinematography: Darlington Studios

Wedding Planner: Holly Carney – Holly Matrimony

Florist: Adrienne’s Flowers and Gifts

Wedding Cake: I Do! Wedding Cakes

Groom’s Cake: Eyal Liebman Pastry Chef

Dance Floor: Dance Floor Decor

Furniture: Divine Furniture Rentals

Linens: The Linen Closet

Balloons: CRFlowers

Stationary: Aktiv Art & Design

Hair Stylist: Maxine King – Salon Volume

Bride’s 1st Dress: Becker’s Bridal

Bride’s 2nd Gown: Eva’s Fashions

Violinist: The Classic String Quartet

Groom’s Tuxedo: Vera Wang

Candy Buffet: Ms. Fab Channer

Make-Up: Cristina Papadakis

Steelpan Drummer: Joy Lapps-Lewis

Jewellery: Graziella Fine Jewellery

Fruit Cake: Bride’s Mother

Decor: The FABulous Bride