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When the moment comes to plan your flowers and décor, it’s time to let that part of you shine. My best advice is to let yourself relish in this stage of your wedding planning process! Spend hours pinning tablescapes, flip through magazines and rip out every bouquet you like, watch wedding movies and cry every time. Whether you’re new to the wedding world or you’ve kept a secret Pinterest board for years, planning your real wedding is something you might only do once. Enjoy every minute of it!

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PLAN AHEAD

COMPANY OR INDEPENDENT?

How far in advance you book your florist

You might immediately think that a large corporate florist

depends on the style of your wedding.

will have access to flowers that an independent home

If it’s a grand and upscale affair you’re

florist won’t, or that a home florist will take more time

planning, you should try booking at least

and care with your order, but that isn’t always the case

six to eight months in advance. Tessa

nowadays. Tatiana of O A K & L I LY says, “Having worked

from A C A D E M Y F LO R I S T says, “For

from a home studio in the past and currently having a

smaller weddings, a few months before

store front I think I can fairly answer this question! It all

is enough time to order in flowers. The

comes down to doing your homework on the florist’s

earlier, however, the better!”

work and their reputation.”

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strong reputation for passing information

while? Do they do lots of weddings? Do they deliver, set up,

via word of mouth, so start with your

and transfer the arrangements from the ceremony to the

family, friends, co-workers, etc. What

reception? Do they have access to a few different suppliers?

you want to hear from them is that their

There’s nothing worse than getting

florist was able to connect with them, making them feel like not only were their ideas listened to, but they were built upon with other ideas and suggestions relevant to their theme and budget.”

a call the week before the wedding saying, ‘Sorry, that specific flower you ordered didn’t come in!’”

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FLOWERS

FA C H E F L O R A L D E S I G N S I'm definitely ordering bouquets, boutonnieres, and centrepieces, but I want to see flowers everywhere on my wedding day. Where else

FLORAL ELEMENTS I don't know anything about flowers. I only know what I like and what I don't like. How do I communicate that to my florist?

can I add them?

ANSWER

As most brides know, Pinterest is full of

amazing designs that offer inspiration to jazz up your ANSWER

Pictures are a fabulous way to do

average ceremony and reception decor. There are

that! It’s so easy for us designers to take a

endless possibilities as to how you can infuse more

look at an image that the couple loves (or

florals into your wedding day. These are just a few of

hates!) and know which direction to take.

they many options out there: blooms or flower balls

A word of advice: come prepared with a

on the chairs down the aisle or strung up at the altar,

budget. If you have an arrangement in mind

garland along the head table, a unique arrangement

that’s stunning, like a bunch of trailing

done in an heirloom vase/birdcage/lantern on the

orchids, and then you find out that they’re

guestbook table for everyone to view as they walk into

$60 per stem, we’ll need to think of an

the reception, blooms on every plate to accompany

alternative! If it’s really the colour or style

place cards or menus, hardy blooms or greenery tied

you’re after, we should be able to translate

into the back of chair covers... the list goes on and on!

that into something that fits your budget that you’ll be just as happy with.

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O A K A N D L I LY

Is it possible to see my centrepieces and bouquet before the big day?

How can I prepare for my consultation with my florist? ANSWER ANSWER

Come prepared to tell your florist

Mock-ups are something that we don't often

do but CAN do. Many bride's want to see their flowers

what your overall vision is for your wedding

beforehand which is understandable. However, if

as well as the details such as venue, dress

you're coming with ideas and photos that we can work

styles, and colours. If you don't know

off of we do not recommend mock-ups. For one, they

exactly what you're looking for that's ok—

can be costly to put together, and two, we are floral

that's what the consultation is for! It is

designers (artists, if you will!).

really important to be ready to talk about budget. Have an idea of what your budget is for flowers. Unlike other types of vendors with set package prices there are a lot of different factors that influence the cost of flowers for your wedding and knowing your budget will help your florist make suggestions that are appropriate.

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ASK THE EXPERTS N AT U R A L T O U C H F L O R A L D E S I G N

D R E A M D AY D E C O R AT O R S

My fiancé and I are leaving for our honeymoon the day after the wedding. What should we do with all the arrangements?

What are some alternatives to a floral centrepiece?

ANSWER ANSWER

Getting a huge arrangement the day after

Using non-floral centrepieces is a great

way to save money! The most popular and

the wedding would make anyone happy! Ideas are

inexpensive option is candles. Create a unique

almost endless here. You can play games at your

display by using tapered heights, but avoid

wedding (which are easy to find on the internet)

gigantic pillars if you’re on a budget (the bigger

and get your guest to win your table centres. A

the candle, the more expensive it’ll be). You could

very thoughtful idea is to bring your flowers to a retirement residence or hospital. The smiles you create will bless you for the rest of your life. Be sure to ask someone in your wedding party to take care of the flowers and return the vases at the end of the night so you don’t end up with a high bill in your hands for extended vase rentals.

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also rent branches and trees for an elaborate, tall centrepiece or, if you’re a vintage bride, you could use lots of pearls, and you could even fill hurricane vases with them. If you’re a bling bride, you could rent crystal chandeliers. If you’re a Vegas-y bride, you could rent feathers. To add a personal touch, you could make little butterflies or incorporate old photos. The possibilities are endless!

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P L A N N E D P E R F E C T LY

I’ve hired a professional lighting company. Who sets it up? What happens if something goes wrong halfway through the reception?

I don’t have a wedding planner, so I’m trying to choose the linens all by myself. How can I make sure that what I end up with isn’t dated or ugly? ANSWER

Typically the lighting company will take

care of all setup and take down of the equipment. ANSWER

Linen and décor companies love to personalize

every bride and groom’s reception, and we’ve seen

They are the lighting professionals and should handle all lighting related requests.

numerous tents and ballrooms in the city all set up. We can give the couple advice to create the impact they want. Depending on the couple's style and vision, a good linen and décor company would give advice on the direction their linen options should take. We’ll talk with the couple to gather information, find out what the bridesmaids are wearing in order to make a decision on the head table, or find out about the couple’s centrepieces to find a linen that will complement them. Linen and décor companies appreciate a fabulous room and we will give you our best advice to compliment your ideas.

If something is to go wrong with the lights at your wedding, it is the company’s responsibility to remedy the situation. Feel free to ask if a lighting professional can be present for the duration of your wedding to ensure everything runs smoothly.


MADELINE’S WEDDINGS & EVENTS We've rented white linens, but we're planning on serving red wine. This seems like a recipe for disaster. What do you do about spills and stains? Do you charge us extra?

ANSWER

We always tell our couples that we expect

red wine and chocolate stains on our linens. After all, this is a wedding! Our couples are never charged extra for any wine or food stains. When booking your dĂŠcor and rentals it is very important to discuss ahead of time what you may be liable for if there is damage. Every company will have their own set of policies.

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When it comes to décor, where do you spend? Where do you save? It’s Love has you covered! Text by Maria Kenney Photos by Moore Photography Linens by Planned Perfectly

UP YOUR TABLE SIZE

BE REALISTIC Expect to spend 10-15% of your total wedding budget on décor, rentals, and lighting (excluding florals). As Madeline of WEDDINGS & EVENTS

MADELINE’S

explains, if you’re spending the money anyway,

you’ll want to do it right. “You don’t necessarily want to look at who is the least expensive in this category. This is one area of wedding planning where you very much get what you pay for—the last thing you want is to end up with wrinkled chair covers on your wedding day! Make sure to do your research!”

typically fit either 6, 8, or

DREAM

gives a realistic décor budget: “From small to

large budgets, couples are spending anywhere from $10 to $30 per guest on rentals alone.” This includes linens, chairs or chair covers, napkins, charger plates, and could include more elaborate backdrops and ceiling drapery. The fewer guests on your list, the more money in your pocket.

works best for them, as long

venue. Round guest tables

As our budgets get stricter and costs continue to rise, wedding

D AY D E C O R AT O R S

their guests in a way that

as it fits the regulations of the

THINK SMALL

guest lists are getting smaller and smaller. Yvonne of

Banquet managers are often willing to work with their couples to arrange

10 guests around them so, logically, the fewer guests at each table the more tables you need. Each extra table adds another tablecloth and centrepiece to your budget, so the more guests you can fit at each table the more you’ll save.

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THE BUDGET

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION Vendors almost always charge a flat travel fee for weddings held out of the city, and others might just charge by the hour. If your wedding is more than 10 kilometres from the heart of Winnipeg, this might add a significant cost to your rental total. Having your ceremony and reception in the same location will shave down these costs as well, since this will cut transport time for your vendors.

FACTOR IN FLORALS If you’re like most brides, you’ll be spending a significant sum on flowers no matter how you spin it. Tessa from

ACADEMY FLORIST

says, “The

typical cost of wedding flowers in Winnipeg is $1200-$1500.” Save here by using more greenery than flowers, buying in-season, and swapping costly blooms for cheaper alternatives. Any good bridal florist will be your best weapon here. “Couples often come to us hoping to get the best deal possible. What helps us the most is when a bride comes to us with a budget, no matter if it's $500 or $3000. We can re-create any look and stay within a budget if you are open to floral suggestions,” says Tessa.

SAVE ROOM FOR LIGHTING If you’re dropping a significant sum on photography and videography like most couples, you definitely want to save room in your budget for lighting. Not only will professional lighting make your wedding look stunning and well thought out the day-of, it will prove to be one of your best investments when you get your well lit photos or video back. Cam of

E V E N T L I G H T. C A

breaks down pricing: “Prices for lighting can range from $500 for basic uplighting to a few thousand dollars. We find that many of the couples we are working with currently budget around $1000.”

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you found out your man was about to propose to you? Shannon took the high road: keep quiet and claim ignorance. When she noticed an unopened, book-shaped present under the Christmas tree, she knew it was a new journal, which Christian bought for her every year to help her make lists and keep organized. She unwrapped the package and flip to the first page, only to discover it had already been written in. The first page read “Shannon’s To Do List” and had a number of “to dos” written down with check boxes. They were all checked except for one: “Get engaged”.

Text by Maria Kenney Photos by blfStudios

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P U T T I N G T W O A N D T W O T O G E T H E R , Shannon quickly rewrapped the present, put it under the tree, and said nothing. Days later on their New Years vacation at Holiday Mountain, Christian pulled out the same gift and passed it to Shannon. She unwrapped it and acted surprised, letting Christian propose without spoiling the moment. After they had their moment, Shannon confessed that she had already opened the gift, and they had a good laugh. This page: Shannon and Christian both love board games, and incorporated scrabble into both their kissing game and their couple portraits. Opposite, clockwise from top left: When Shannon tried on her dress, a strapless mermaid with lace appliquĂŠs for the first time at Bliss Bridal Boutique, she knew it was the one; Their centrepieces included birch branches, flower arrangements, and candles atop lace and satin linens; Each place card held two scrabble pieces, and guests combined their pieces to make words and get the couple to kiss; Birch slices served as simple table numbers; A sunlit alleyway in the exchange district held the perfect light for bridal portraits; A variety of family photos were on display, including both sides of the family's wedding photos.

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LOV E L I S T V E N D O R S W E D D I N G C O O R D I N ATO R A N D D EC O R ATO R E V E N T S BY E M M A C E R E M O N Y F LOW E R S F LO R A L E L E M E N T S D R E S S B L I S S B R I DA L B O U T I Q U E L I N E N S/C H A I R C OV E R S P L A N N E D P E R F ECT LY S TAT I O N E RY C O U T U R E LOV E


VENDOR SPOTLIGHT PLANNED PERFECTLY Planned Perfectly will bring all of the chair covers, linens, chiavari chairs, charger plates, and draping to make your wedding look, well, perfect. But, more than that, they will bring a whole lot of passion for the details, little or big, that will make your dreams come true! Text by Maria Kenney Photo by Jeremy Hiebert Photography

Planned Perfectly has been in the Winnipeg event industry since 2006, and we at It’s Love can testify that their team truly has a heart for weddings. They love to hear new ideas from brides and bring them to life. They love to see how a bride and groom has personalized their reception. They love to see the finished product and the work that other vendors bring to each event. They are a joy to work with, and their desire to “get” each and every couple that passes through their doors makes them a great starting point for your first few consultations.

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VENDOR SPOTLIGHT MADELINE'S WEDDINGS & EVENTS 2014 marks Madeline’s Weddings & Events’ 10th year in the industry, and Winnipeg has been lucky to have them! Text by Maria Kenney Photo by Bek Studios

Madeline’s walks the line between event planner and décor rental provider, and couples are welcome to hire them as their planner, or for rentals only. Either way, you’ll be in good hands with their expert team, who have coordinated weddings locally, nationally, and even internationally. Their attention to quality and eye for the little details that personalize each wedding make them a true gem in the Winnipeg wedding industry!

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R E D P H OTO CO.

FULL SERVICE PLANNING, COORDINATION & DÉCOR DESIGN SERVICES

Award Winning

Established 2004

204 896 1857 I www.madelinesweddings.com

Specialty Chair Covers & Linens • Backdrops • Canopies • Rentals • Uplighting Crystal Chandeliers & Columns • Ceiling Décor • Invitations & Stationery • Candy & Cookie Buffets


VENDOR SPOTLIGHT DREAM DAY DECORATORS Dream Day Decorators truly live up to their namesake. With their 4000 square foot showroom, their team can pull together any look right before your eyes. Text by Maria Kenney Photo by Mike Tinholt Photography

The talented staff at Dream Day have worked with every kind of couple, a ro u n d eve r y k i n d o f b u d g e t , f ro m t h e s u p e r ex t rava g a n t a l l t h e way down to the strict savers. Established in 2002, Dream Day puts a strong emphasis on quality control. All linens are washed and pressed in house so nothing l e ave s t h e i r d o o r s , a n d nothing ever comes to you damaged, dirty, or wrinkly. With a large selection of chair covers, specialty floor length tablecloths, table runners, backdrops, ceiling dÊcor, centerpieces, and much more, they’ll have no trouble making your dreams a reality.

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Dream Day Decor and Specialty Linens Winnipeg’s Leading Wedding Decorator, Custom Design and Event Planning.

204.253.5208

dreamdaydecorators@hotmail.com www.dreamdaydecoratorsonline.com

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Platinum Productions A Leader in Professional DJ Entertainment & Special Event Lighting for 25 Years.

204.269.5535 info@platinum-pro.ca www.platinum-pro.ca

Visit Our NEW 4000 sq ft Showroom Opening January 6, 2014

560 Archibald Street Winnipeg, Manitoba

Grand Opening Special

Grand Opening Special

20% OFF Ceiling and Wall Drapery

25 led uplights only $459.00

Specials subject to terms & conditions. Offers expire February 28, 2014. Call offices for full details.


VENDOR SPOTLIGHT EVENTLIGHT.CA If you’re looking to add a bit of magic to your wedding day, look no further than one of our favourite Winnipeg lighting companies: Eventlight.ca. Text by Maria Kenney Photo by J. Stephens Photography

The folks at Eventlight.ca might not be magicians, but the way they can transform a space with subtle changes to their instruments will surely leave you wondering how they did it. Their ceremony and reception options include LED uplighting, string lights, gobo projection, intelligent lighting, cake pinspotting, table spotlight, and much more. With a combination of years of experience and all the right equipment, Eventlight.ca’s quality and range of options are quickly making them an industry favourite on the Winnipeg wedding scene, and we couldn’t agree more!

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YOU WOULDN’T RENT YOUR DRESS CUSTOM WEDDING SUITS YOU CAN KEEP STARTING AT $299 Don’t let your man get married in a boxy, out of style, off-the-rack rental tuxedo when he can look his best in a fully custom suit from EPH Apparel.

Visit us in-store or online | 291 Garry St. Winnipeg MB. W ephapparel.com E sales@ephapparel.com

THE EPH APPAREL DIFFERENCE FLAWLESS FIT GUARANTEE NO HIDDEN COSTS UNBEATABLE PRICES COMPLETE CUSTOMIZATION FOUR WEEK TURNAROUND UNPARALLELED SERVICE


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This page: The couple steal a few kisses on the downtown campus of Red River College. Opposite, top to bottom: Tall glass vases of baby's breath were surrounded by shorter vases of varying heights; Detailed programs told their guests everything they needed to know; Keleigh's bouquet included Thai lotus pods hand-painted turquoise; Champagne linens from Planned Perfectly were the perfect compliment to the deep hued florals; The post-dinner candy buffet was a huge hit; Keleigh collected over 100 milk glass vases to hold a variety of jewelled-toned flowers; Baby's breath lined the aisle in tall glass vases.

With the help of SOIRÉE EVENT PLANNING, the couple pulled together a sweet and sophisticated wedding with bursts of colour coming from jewel toned florals. They booked Curtis’s favourite band before anything, and the rest fell into place shortly after.

IN THE WORDS OF THE BRIDE KELEIGH, “When you know, you just know.” She met Curtis in June of 2011, and the pair were engaged a short eight months later. Curtis rushed home with an armful of roses, late from picking up a princess cut engagement ring, and popped the question. Keleigh, completely blind-sided, responded with a, “What are you doing?” before she could gather her words and say, “Yes!”


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for turning life's little details into lasting impressions and memories. Soirée's consultants will ensure your wedding is inspired, unique and unforgettable.

LOVE LIST VENDORS WEDDING PLANNER SOIRÉE EVENT PLANNING PHOTOGRAPHER MODERN PIXEL PHOTOGRAPHY FORMAL WEAR EPH APPAREL LINENS PLANNED PERFECTLY

Bridesmaid Dress The Bay Cocktail Tables Party Stuff Invitations Vistaprint Day-of Stationery In So Many Words Bride’s Shoes Aldo Groom’s Shoes Fluevog Wedding Bands Diamond Gallery, Simon Imports Make-up Daena Groleau,

Soirée Event Planning, Andrea Mancini (204) 477-5450 | soireeplanning.ca Soirée Event Planning was founded when owner Andrea Mancini discovered passion

Ceremony and Reception Venue Manitoba Club Photography Modern Pixel Videography Chris McIvor Officiant Marry Us Marianne Flowers McDiarmid Flowers Cakes Manitoba Club Dress David’s Bridal Headpiece Etsy

“I don’t know what we would have done without Andrea and Shaelynn from SOIRÉE EVENT PLANNING. Our wedding day definitely had many factors that made it very complicated to coordinate, and they met the challenge easily. Their responsiveness, creativity, patience, and eye for detail are unsurpassed!”K E L E I G H, T H E B R I D E

Fine Eyes Makeup Artists Hair Jane Hignell, Looks for Hair Ceremony Music Hesed String Quartet Band Oh So Popular DJ Deion Cummings, Platinum Productions Photobooth Retro Flipbooks Transportation London Limos

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Jeremy Hiebert Photography

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Brittany Mahood Photography

MODERN AND ELEGANT DESIGNS


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Academy Florist

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For over 30 years we have designed beautiful wedding flowers. Consultations are free and ideas are endless. From your bouquet to the smallest details, our staff will always strive to surpass your expectations! This Page: Rachwal Photography Opposite Page: Lani Elias Fine Art Photography


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FFD is a forward thinking, event and wedding floral design company in Winnipeg, specializing in customized creations for every theme, style and budget.

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Floral Elements Design Studio F LO R A L E L E M E N T S .C A | 2 0 4. 2 97.5 0 36 Our unique floral design studio is open by appointment, call for your consultation with designer Gloria Sawatzky. Floral Elements is all about the creation of exquisite floral arrangements to enhance every kind of occasion.

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Natural Touch Floral Design N AT U R A LT O U C H F LO R A L D E S I G N . N E T | 2 0 4.39 1 .0 1 1 6 Natural Touch Floral Design is a wedding and event florist located in Manitoba owned and operated by Erika Schmidt, a 5 year veteran in the industry. Natural Touch provides floral design for every theme, style and budget.

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Oak and Lily O A K A N D L I LY.C A | 2 0 4 . 4 2 1 . 6 2 5 1 Oak & Lily is Winnipeg’s finest flower shop. Their aesthetic is a little bit modern, a little bit vintage, a little bit romantic, a little bit rustic!

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Flower Shop and Event Florals

1724 Corydon Avenue

www.oakandlily.ca

(204) 421-6251


Exquisite Beautiful Forever

facebook.com/miketinholtphotography | (204)990-4858 | tinholtphotography.com


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Artography by Jodee Pederson

T IM E L E SS | C HIC | STYLIS H | E LE GANT At The Greenwood Ballroom we make planning your reception simple! We offer a variety of menus selections and four All Inclusive Wedding Packages to choose from. All of our All Inclusive Wedding Packages include full decor by a professional decorator, a four course dinner, all alcohol consumption, wine on the tables and a late night sweet table. From there, our packages just get better! Our meticulous attention to detail and impeccable service will give you the confidence to focus your attention on your guests and your special night.

At the Best Western Plus Winnipeg Airport Hotel | 204.786.0687 | camille.anyadike@sodexo.com


ASK THE EXPERTS 2014 DÉCOR TRENDS WITH PLANNED PERFECTLY

Tying the knot in 2014? Make sure you follow these on-trend tips from Kylee of Planned Perfectly! Text by Kylee of Planned Perfectly

1 | HEAD TABLE STYLES

4 | PATTERNS

Head tables can make a dramatic statement. The traditional rectangular

Stripes, florals, trellises, and

head table has been around for a long time, and leaves some guests with

chevrons. These are all great

no room to view the wedding party. In comes round and square-style

ways to bring colour and

head tables, which are much more visible and socially-oriented, and can

dimension into your reception.

be played up with dramatic florals and linens. Couples are getting creative

Create a dramatic statement with

with their wedding receptions, and head tables are no exception!

bold patterns on a head table, cake table, and guest book table,

2 | GLITZ

or add the unexpected with a patterned table runner on a solid

Sequined linens were introduced to the wedding and event industry

coloured linen. When it comes to

not too long ago, and they are so exciting! They sparkle like no other

linens, strong patterns are in!

linen. Walking into a wedding reception with soft candlelight twinkling and reflecting off sequined linens is a beautiful sight. Classy, dramatic,

5 | GOLD

and exciting, glitz can make any room look so glamourous.

3 | UNEXPECTED TOUCHES Whether a couple’s style is dramatic, romantic, or modern, they can get creative with their receptions. With personalized dessert bars, popcorn stations, and candy tables, there is a linen to match any creative reception detail and make that area stand out!

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Gold has made a big comeback. Gold linens, chairs, and accents add that special touch to any reception.


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Access It's Love MAGAZINE, connect with top-notch VENDORS, and find amazing WEDDING INSPIRATION all in one place, whenever you want. ITSLOVE.CA

sweetcbakery.ca | 204.291.6331 | cori@sweetcbakery.ca

Keyhole Photography & Design


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Winnipeg’s Premiere Skyview Ballroom

accommodate up to 700 guests

Established in 1914, The Marlborough Hotel will bring charm, elegance, and a little piece of history to your special day with our collection of stunning banquet halls. Choose from a sweeping urban panorama or timeless Renaissance inspired designs for a truly unique experience.

Proud to be the first hotel to offer the availability of complete wedding financing! Contact our Sales team for details

themarlborough.ca 204.944.7196 | sales@themarlborough.ca


The Niverville Heritage Centre is a gorgeous all-inclusive venue that includes catering, set up, decor, linens; even event planning! We take care of everything to ensure your wedding day is just what you want it to be. We have heard time and time again that our clients appreciate how much we are able to do for them. Centrally located only 20 minutes from both Winnipeg and Steinbach, the Niverville Heritage Centre is an exceptional and unique venue.

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Whether you want an intimate wedding, a unique dinner for clients, or a special occassion with the family, De Luca’s Cooking Studio has everything you need. A beautiful granite counter separates the kitchen from the dining area, and the open kitchen concept of the room allows you to enjoy the unique ambience of an Italian kitchen while you dine on delectable homemade food.

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what jewelry is to an outfit, stationery is to a wedding. couturelove.com • 204.250.7454 couturelove@couturelove.com


CL C O U T U R E L OV E Experience the Difffernece

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Exquisite Beautiful Forever

facebook.com/miketinholtphotography | (204)990-4858 | tinholtphotography.com


THE LOVE LIST

IT’S LOVE WORKS WITH THE BEST WEDDING VENDORS ACROSS WINNIPEG AND MANITOBA, TO BRING YOU THE MOST RELIABLE, TALENTED, AND PASSIONATE WEDDING HELP.

Each member in our Love List is well-known for their reputation and dedication to their work. We encourage you to choose from these vendors when planning your own wedding, knowing that you will get the service that you deserve. Want to join the Love List? Email ANNETTE@ITSLOVE.CA to inquire.

PLANNING

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Amanda Douglas Events

High Tea Bakery HIGHTEABAKERY.COM | 204.775.0264

AMANDADOUGLASEVENTS.COM | 204.996.2371

High Tea Bakery is Winnipeg's favourite one-of-a-kind custom

(Formerly Lace & Lavender) With Amanda Douglas

cookies, cakes, and cupcakes shop (along with all things

Events, you’ll have the experience and expertise of

wedding!) Our exquisite designs have garnered rave reviews

a professional planner and stylist at your disposal to

and are guaranteed to make any occasion unforgettable!

help you put together your event and take away the stress and pressure, leaving you with only enjoyment and wonderful memory of your day!

Laugh Love Cakes LAUGHLOVECAKES.COM

Events by Emma

Laugh Love Cakes was born and is rooted in the same principles I have always loved about creating in the

EVENTSBYEMMA.COM | 204.779.8812

kitchen: every cake that leaves the kitchen is made

Events by Emma’s fresh approach and innovative

from scratch with fresh ingredients.

thinking have made it one of the most sought-after planning and design companies in Canada. Named one of Canada's Top 5 Planners, with over fifteen years

Sweet C Bakery

of experience, our creative and dedicated team of

SWEETCBAKERY.CA

planners are proven industry leaders that specialize in

Find the perfect Wedding Presentation Cake, Sheet

couture planning, décor, and design for every occasion. 

Cakes, Cupcakes, Wedding Favors, Bridal Shower Cake, or Grooms Cakes from the great bakers at

Madeline's Weddings & Events

Sweet C Bakery!

MADELINESWEDDINGS.COM | 204.896.1857

Madeline's Weddings has been planning and coordinating weddings since 2004. We have become

EVENT DÉCOR

Manitoba's largest and most sought after wedding planning and coordination firm.  

Dream Day Decorators

Soirée Event Planning

DREAMDAYDECORATORSONLINE.COM

SOIREEPLANNING.CA | 204.477.5450

Winnipeg's leading wedding and event decorator

Soirée's experienced and dedicated consultants will

and specialty linen supplier. Offering a wide range of

eliminate stress and lend a creative hand to every

chair covers, table linens and decor.  Custom ceiling

detail, making your wedding a treasured memory.

swags and wall drapery.  We also offer custom design packages and full event planning.

Eventlight.ca EVENTLIGHT.CA

With years of experience in the entertainment and hospitality industries, we provide professional wedding lighting and event lighting solutions that will leave a lasting impression for all in attendance.

FASHION Bliss Bridal Boutique BLISSBRIDALWINNIPEG.COM | 204.475.5528

Bliss Bridal Boutique is Winnipeg’s first bridal boutique

Planned Perfectly P LANNED-PERFECTLY.INFO

Make your event perfect! We can help add the finishing touches to your event with table lines, chair covers, draping and more!

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with a modern and chic design, featuring unique bridal designs at an affordable price for everyone.


THE LOVE LIST EPH Apparel

Epsilon

EPHAPPAREL.COM

SHOP-EPSILON.CA | 204.453.2008

Transforming the made-to-measure menswear

We are a dedicated team of Gemologists, Designers

market. With our commitment to service and

and Goldsmiths with passion for what we do. Our

unbeatably low prices, there is no reason not

designers are known for bold contemporary jewellery.

to be a part of the eph experience.

Mokada MOKADA.CA

FLORAL

History has taught us that each couple has walked a

Academy Florist

unique path leading up to the moment they enter our studio, and we get to tell their story with the jewelry

WEDDINGFLOWERSWINNIPEG.COM | 204.488.4822

we make.  We are honoured to create tomorrow’s

For over 30 years we have designed beautiful wedding

family heirloom today!

flowers. Consultations are free and ideas are endless. From your bouquet to the smallest details, our staff will always strive to surpass your expectations!

Fache Floral Designs

Sutton Smithworks LTD WINNIPEGCUSTOMJEWELER.COM | 204.942.5236

Founded in 1993, Sutton Smithworks is built on a foundation of honesty, integrity and fair pricing. With a

FACHEFLORALDESIGNS.COM | 204.230.2429

combined experience of over 75 years, our staff work with

FFD is a forward thinking, event and wedding

you to create unique, custom jewellery for every occasion.

floral design company in Winnipeg, specializing in customized creations for every theme, style and budget.

Floral Elements Design Studio (Special event division of Beyond Flowers)

PHOTOGRAPHY AMC Studio

FLORALELEMENTS.CA | 204.297.5036

AMCSTUDIO.CA

Our unique floral design studio is open by

Great photographs capture great memories, great

appointment, call for your consultation with designer

memories capture your heart for a life time...These

Gloria Sawatzky. Floral Elements is all about the

are words I live by, I learned the hard way how

creation of exquisite floral arrangements to enhance

important a photograph can be.

every kind of occasion.

Natural Touch Floral Design

Cheryl Struss Photography CHERYLSTRUSSPHOTOGRAPHY.COM | 204.794.9023

NATURALTOUCHFLORALDESIGN.NET | 204.391.0116

Cheryl will capture the fun, romance, and intensity of

Natural Touch Floral Design is a wedding and event

your special day. Your wedding is a day to cherish and

florist located in Manitoba owned and operated

Cheryl wants to ensure that your photographs bring

by Erika Schmidt, a 5 year veteran in the industry.

you years of special memories.

Natural Touch provides floral design for every theme, style and budget.

Gina Brandt Photography

Oak and Lily

I'm an adventurer, a singer, a bass player, a Jesus

OAKANDLILY.CA | 204.421.6251

follower, a wife, a big sister, a coffee AND tea drinker,

Oak & Lily is Winnipeg’s finest flower shop.

an aspiring world traveler... and I'm a photographer.

GINABRANDTPHOTOGRAPHY.COM

Their aesthetic is a little bit modern, a little bit vintage, a little bit romantic, a little bit rustic!

Jason Poturica-Prairie Orchid Photography JASONPOTURICA.COM

HEALTH AND BEAUTY 2 Chicks and A Bag of Makeup

The combination of Jason's incisive eye and vast experience in the visual arts forge a new and exciting approach to photography. At the core of every frame is his belief in photographic art’s ability to communicate where words fail.

2CHICKSANDABAGOFMAKEUP.COM

You have enough to think about when it comes to your big day! Leave looking your best to us! Mobile makeup services, one less thing to have to worry about on your special day! 

Jeremy Hiebert Photography JEREMYHIEBERT.CA | 204.470.6144

Jeremy Hiebert is an award winning wedding and portrait photographer and is a member of the

JEWELLERY

Professional Photographers of Canada (PPOC). His excellence in photography and professionalism with clients has earned him a reputation for

Bijou BIJOUTREASURES.COM

Founded in 2000 Bijou offers an eclectic collection of stylish, handcrafted jewellery. Established by husband and wife team,, Bijou is devoted to providing original and creatively designed jewellery.

delivering quality work with a pleasant experience.


Limestar Photography

Tinholt Photography

LIMESTARPHOTO.COM | 204.960.7707

TINHOLTPHOTOGRAPHY.COM | 204.990.4858

Winnipeg based wedding photography, available

Let us help capture the beauty of your day. Creating

world wide. Fun, creative and enthusiastic team

gorgeous imagery so you can remember the heart and

of photographers, will capture the beauty, love

soul of what made you fall in love! Relax and enjoy your

and happiness of your wedding day! Let us create

wedding while we do the work!

beautiful memories that you will cherish for years!

luckygirl photography

Wedlife Photography WEDLIFE.COM

LUCKYGIRL.CA | 204.298.0871

We use an interactive approach, and our clients soon

luckygirl captures your wedding day with an ideal mix

forget that a camera is in-front of them and together we

of candid, artistic and contemporary photography.

are able to create a no barriers atmosphere. We are then able to capture lifes-true-essence, resulting in unique pieces of art. Often timeless and never to be forgotten.

Mackenzie Jean Photography MACKENZIEJEAN.COM

Mackenzie is a wedding and lifestyle photographer. She loves photographing weddings because of the

RECEPTIONS

relationships. the totally unguarded expressions of emotion and personality. Also, the belly laughs.

Bridges Golf Course

Modern Pixel Photography

Enjoy the traditional beauty and modern splendour

BRIDGESWEDDINGS.COM | 204.735.3000

MODERNPIXEL.CA | 204.688.3525

at your wedding that defines Bridges Golf Course.

Winnipeg Wedding Photography with a fresh, modern flare. A young, married team of photographers looking to make your love our art. We'd love the chance to say hi! Drop us a note.

Pearl Angelini Photography

Cielo's Garden CIELOSGARDEN.COM | 204.434.9002 

Cielo's Garden is the perfect venue to host an outdoor wedding or special event. A beautiful, clear-top tent set

PEARLANGELINI.COM | 204.996.2756

in nature gives you the unique experience of celebrating

Diamonds... and a Pearl! The perfect combination!

under the 'open sky'. Our dream is to make your dream

Your wedding day is one of the most important

come true.

days of your life. Having Pearl as your wedding photographer will ensure that you remember all the

De Luca’s Cooking Studio

special moments of your wedding, in Winnipeg or in

DELUCA.CA | 204.774.7617 

any other location!

Whether you want an intimate wedding or a fabulous bridal shower, DeLuca's Cooking Studio has everything

SambaJoy Photo & Art SAMBAJOY.COM | 204.510.0155

We are a Brazilian family travelling the world and living in Winnipeg, Canada. Passion, respect and warm hearts are part of ourselves. Our lives are reflected by pictures, videos, stop motions, time lapses and Urban Interventionism that we produce.

you need. Enjoy the unique ambience of an Italian kitchen while you dine on delectable homemade food.

The Fairmont Winnipeg FAIRMONT.COM/WINNIPEG | 204.957.1350 

Let the Fairmont Winnipeg be your “something new”. From the sparkle of the grand chandeliers, to the elegance and luxury of the foyer area, our elegant design is the perfect fit for your Fairytale Wedding.

Sightlines Photography SIGHTLINESPHOTO.CA | 204.795.2389

It's your wedding, let us be there to capture if for you.  Whether your style is classic or contemporary, relaxed or formal, an intimate gathering or the party of a lifetime, we're there to capture the moments you'll cherish forever.

Four Points by Sheraton Winnipeg South FOURPOINTSWINNIPEGSOUTH.COM

The Four Points by Sheraton has just one Grand Ballroom which allows us to focus only on one wedding at a time. Our couples do not have to share their entrance, washrooms or extended lounging area with any other parties, and our Brides and Grooms love that they are our priority which allows us to focus on every detail and

Singh Photography SINGHPHOTOGRAPHY.CA

Warm, fun, honest, and light-hearted, Singh

make sure everything is perfect, the way it should be!

Greenwood Ballroom

Photography has a knack for making couples relax and

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show their intimate sides in front of the camera. His

We make planning your reception simple! We offer a

photos are soulful and emotion-centred, and his style

variety of menu selections and an All Inclusive Wedding

is one that will charm for years to come.

Package. Our meticulous attention to detail and impeccable service will give you the confidence to focus your attention on your guests and your special night.

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THE LOVE LIST Marlborough Hotel THE MARLBOROUGH.CA | 204.942.6411

STATIONERY

The Marlborough Hotel will bring charm, elegance

Couture Love

and a little piece of history to your special day.

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Couture Love has created a beautifully structured system of operations containing the finest individuals

Larters at St.Andrews Golf & Country Club

working together to produce breathtaking works of art

LARTERS.COM | 204.334.2107

for many to enjoy. Their special attention to detail will

Our experienced staff welcomes the opportunity to assist

ensure you receive a product breathtakingly beautiful

you in any way we can to make your day extraordinary.

and truly impressionable.

From customized menus and unique decorating ideas to finding that perfect florist, you will receive the personal attention to detail you deserve from our staff

Niverville Heritage Centre HERITAGECENTRE.CA | 204.388.5000

Centrally located within 20 minutes of Winnipeg

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and Steinbach, the Niverville Heritage Centre offers

Dreaming of a getaway? Book a vacation where the view

convenient access for all your guests. Our experienced

changes with every sunrise! We are a full service agency

staff will customize your event and suggest ideas that

of cruise and land vacation packages.

will make it a memorable experience for everyone.

Pineridge Hollow

VIDEOGRAPHY

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We know it may be in bad taste to brag about oneself, but we love us! Pineridge Hollow truly is a unique place to work and visit and we are not ashamed to shout it from the rooftops! We have extraordinary employees and we have an extraordinary place to come to work.

Patricia’s Ballroom

A Moving Picture Studios AMOVINGPICTURESTUDIOS.COM | 204.230.1747

We LOVE what we do, and it shows in the way we treat every couple like old friends. Our fresh, exciting approach is about capturing all the emotions of your big day and sculpting them into a breathtaking, feature length movie.

PATRICIASBANQUETHALL.COM | 204.667.0990

Winnipeg's largest ballroom is now a licensed banquet facility and conveniently located in the heart of Tuxedo only moments from the Park. Complete with seating for 150 or more, absolutely incredible ambiance, lots of FREE parking, easy for handicapped, and very affordable.

Ramada Viscount Gort Hotel

Action Studios ACTIONSTUDIOS.CA

Making videos is one of our passions. We love what we do and we want to make sure that you enjoy the process as well. Our team and crews are composed of talented and creative videographers and film professionals, who will bring you the best in HD video services.

VISCOUNT-GORT.COM | 204.775.0451

Featuring a newly renovated 600 person banquet facility, this is the finest location in Winnipeg for your wedding reception!

St. Boniface Golf Club

JP Media Works JPMEDIAWORKS.COM

It’s the little things that grab my attention. From the smirk on a father’s face as he walks his daughter down the aisle, to the tiny bee resting inside a floral bouquet.

STBONIFACEGOLFCLUB.COM | 204.233.2497

I hope you will allow me to share in these moments with

The clubhouse features the Pattison Atrium with ample

you, and help tell the story of your wedding day.

room for up to 250 guests, a wonderful view of the Seine River, spectacular service and phenomenal food. Less than five minutes from downtown Winnipeg, we are "so near, yet so far beyond."

Terrace in the Park WOWHOSPITALITY.CA | 204.938.7275

Orange House Media ORANGEHOUSEMEDIA.CA | 204.513.0490

We are a Winnipeg based video production company specialize in everything from training, wedding, corporate and web videos. We craft videos that are unique to you using the high quality creative service available.

Make your wedding day a "Walk in the Park" with Terrace in the Park. Located in the Pavilion in the heart of beautiful Assiniboine Park, Terrace in the Park is the perfect location to host your wedding day.

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When you make the important decision to buy or sell a home, I am committed to going the extra mile to ensure that all of your needs are successfully met in a professional and honest manner.


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