Caryn & James

Caryn & James’ Kitchener Wedding Masquerade!

A crisp fall breeze and warm laughter brought these love birds together at their elegant, masquerade wedding at the Victoria Park Pavilion in Kitchener. Captured Soul photographers Michelle and Lindsay were there for all the laughs and tender moments as Caryn and James celebrated their new adventure.

Here are just a few photos as a tease…click to go to Caryn and James’ gallery for many more wedding day images!

Here are the details!
Photographer: Michelle
Photo Package Chosen: “You Will Love It” Full Day
Final # of Edited Photos Delivered to Couple: 1043
Ceremony Venue: Church of the Good Shepherd
Reception Venue: Victoria Park Pavilion, Kitchener
Florist & Decorator: Lynne from Special Events and Flowers
Ceremony Musician: Phil Longstaff
Reception DJ: Marlon of DJ Charlie Clean
Hair/Salon: Tina Brown of One’s Image Hair Design.
Make Up: Carrie Tibbs, Beauty Marked
Dress Designer: La Sposa (Molina)
Dress Purchased at: Sophie’s Bridal, Kitchener
Chair Rental: Will at The Ultimate Wedding Project
Cake: The Nougat

See Caryn & James Love Letter to us!

Dive into their love story with words from Caryn ( and James!)

James and I first met in 2011 by virtue of a certain online dating website to which few people would admit to belonging. Let’s just say it had something to do with a body of water and its inhabitants.  Tack and cheese aside, our love story was meant to be!  We first connected over a mutual love of music and our relationship quickly blossomed from there.  We became best friends and have been inseparable ever since.

Nearly one year after we began dating, James proposed by water’s edge following a Blue Rodeo concert in Toronto (my favourite Canadian band).  Shortly thereafter (and after many conversations with Michelle Kauntz), James and I decided that the perfect wedding for us would be somewhere in a warm Caribbean paradise. Beautiful beaches, tropical flowers, waves crashing at our feet as we pledged our never ending love for each other – this sounded like relaxed perfection.  Unfortunately, a destination wedding was not meant to be but Michelle did not let us wallow in self-pity.  The seeds for an autumn 2014 Kitchener wedding were therefore planted.

We had two years to plan the wedding.  During that time, Michelle made herself available to brainstorm ideas and work out planning details.  She was certainly a go-to expert in our wedding arsenal.  All of the details came together almost seamlessly.  We decided to get married at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Kitchener.  I absolutely fell in love with the architecture for the Church.  James and I attended a service prior to booking the ceremony and we were pleasantly surprised to find a very diverse group of people in attendance.  We knew right away this was where we were to get married.

The wedding reception was held at the Victoria Park Pavilion in Kitchener.  This was a very special place for us as we had spent many hours strolling through the park after work or during the weekends.  To add a little flair and personality to our wedding reception, we opted for a Venetian Masquerade Ball theme – with a mask for every guest, a cake table with 10 specialty cakes (from the Nougat Bakery), chandeliers and candelabras, roses, fabric draped ceilings, bold jewel-toned colours and wine- lots of wine!

To pull off the theme, we enlisted Special Events and Flowers to provide the décor and flowers.  Lynne and her team arrived in the early morning and transformed the venue.  I was in awe when I saw the reception space – I could not have imagined anything more opulent and perfect for our wedding.  To complete the reception look, we rented gold Chiavari chairs from the Ultimate Wedding Project in Mississauga.  Little Mushroom Catering served up delicious food.  They did a wonderful job accommodating various dietary restrictions.  Their staff went above-and-beyond by arriving early to set the tables (including place cards and masks), and ensured that all of the little details were covered.  DJ Charlie Clean provided music late into the night.  Fortunately, the DJ arrived early and took care of one minor pre-wedding problem – we accidently locked ourselves out of the reception venue!


Our wedding day was most certainly a day to remember, and if we could, we would relive it over and over again.  Apart from doing so, we have the second best option available all of the time – the photos.  We cannot express how thankful we are to Michelle and Lindsay at Captured Soul Photography for investing their time, energy and talent into our wedding.  We are so thrilled with the photos and know that as time goes by and memories fade, we will always have the beautiful and priceless photos to help us remember the special moments, family members and friends that made our special day so important.  Also tucked into our back pockets, we have some hilarious photos our family and friends – you never know when they will come in handy. And if a guest at our wedding is looking to create a dating profile on a website about a body of water and its inhabitants, we just may have a photo for that too!