Chic Whispering Springs Wilderness Retreat Wedding with Italian Influence

July 29, 2020 | riley

When picking out a venue, Sarah and Scott knew they wanted to celebrate their love out in nature. When they came across the Whispering Springs wilderness retreat, they immediately knew it was the spot for them. Once you see these pictures, you’ll know why! There’s nothing more magical than being surrounded by tall large trees while you profess your love to one another. We love what their photographer, Shannon Robbins, had to say about the nuptials:

“As a couple, Sarah and Scott love to escape the city and head up north every weekend. So they knew they wanted to incorporate their love of the outdoors/nature into their wedding day. Whispering Springs was the perfect venue to facilitate their dream day, as it was just 90 minutes from Toronto, had an incredibly unique and intimate ceremony space, outdoor fire pits that provided a Northern feel, and could accommodate their friends & family overnight in beautiful glamping tents.

Ultimately, these two wanted to keep things less traditional and instead enjoy a big party with their closest friends and relatives. Their wedding day style was classic and elegant, with the groomsmen in tuxes and the bridesmaids in olive green mix & match dresses. They wanted to contrast formal attire with a very casual atmosphere, which they did perfectly.”

We couldn’t have said it better ourselves!

The Couple:

Sarah and Scott

The Wedding:

Whispering Springs, Ontario, Canada

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“Don’t lose sight of what the day is really about. Have fun planning with your partner. Scott and I made pretty much every decision together and we wouldn’t change a thing because the day was a true reflection of us. Most importantly, surround yourself with supportive people and amazing vendors. I can honestly say that our day would not have been the same without each of the people we chose to work with.”

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“We both grew up with Italian influences and we wanted to incorporate our Italian culture into the day. The figs in our place settings, speducci station during cocktail hour, the gnocchi served as a starter course, late-night pizza station and grappa bar were all small ways we did so.”

“Scott and I bottled our own wine in Toronto. We printed customized labels for the bottles and labeled them ourselves. For those staying on the property with us at Whispering Springs, each tent received a bottle of our homemade wine that we personalized with labels that said ‘Cheers to a lifetime of happiness SARAH+SCOTT 06.07.2019′


The Wedding Team:

Photography – Shannon Robbins
Event Planning & Catering – Hawley Crescent
Venue – Whispering Springs
Floral Design – Flower Treasures
Cake – Honeydoll Bakehouse
Officiant – Howie Mccourt
Live Music – Fool Hearts
Videography – Eden Films
Invitation Design – Down Lo Design Co
Makeup Artist – Robyn Jeige
Wedding Dress – Mikaella Bridal
Groom’s Apparel – Empire Customs
Rentals – Perfect Party Rentals
Transportation – Lavish Limosine & Century Transportation Ltd.
Favors – Macedo Winery


Special thank you to Junebug member Shannon Robbins for sharing Sarah and Scott’s chic Whispering Springs wilderness retreat wedding with us. To see more of Shannon’s photography, be sure to check out her profile on our directory of best wedding photographers in the world!

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