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Yes, wedding planners are out of the

question for some couples’ budgets, but they likely aren’t as far fetched as you might think, which is good news! We’re only engaged for such a short time in our lives, and the months ahead are crucial for building a solid foundation for a lifetime of marriage. Leaving the painstaking details in the hands of an expert will give you more time to smooch, cuddle, and share your love instead of your stress! Happy Planning!

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YOU'RE ENGAGED...

NOW WHAT? HOW TO FIND THE RIGHT WEDDING PLANNER FOR YOU

Hiring a wedding planner might be the best decision you make leading up to your big day, but only if you take the time to find the right one! Text by Maria Kenney, Photo by Brittany Mahood Photography

PERSONALITY FIRST A M A N DA D O U G L A S E V E N T S

ASK YOURSELF THESE FOUR QUESTIONS...

says it best: “We believe

that a lot of it comes down to personality. Of

1 | Do they full-heartedly

course you want a professional planner, someone

understand your vision and style?

with experience, organization, professionalism, and someone who is connected in the industry. But

2 | Do you feel comfortable being

it should also be a fun process! You want to get

open and honest with them?

along, click, and enjoy working together.”

3 | Are they someone you can PAY ATTENTION TO STYLE

trust your big day with?

There are many different planners in the city,

4 | Do they have the qualifications

and each is known for a specific style of event.

and experience with the scope of event you are planning?

Especially if you have a huge guest list, a highly stylized affair, or an event with a specific ethnic flavour, you’ll want the planners you consider to

of your planning process, and you want to ensure

“If you answered yes to those previous questions and can fit their services in your budget, then you've found your match!”

that their style is similar to your vision or tastes.”

EVENTS BY EMMA

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SOIRÉE EVENT PLANNING

puts

it perfectly: “Your planner becomes an integral part

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SAVETHE DATE

Before they were engaged, Denay begged Tim to buy her any old ring because she could not wait to marry him. Tim replied, “The ring a girl gets from me is going to be a good one.” He then scoured Manitoba’s jewellery shops, eventually settling on one in Morden that flew in a number of yellow diamonds for Tim to inspect under a microscope. When he proposed, the yellow diamond was nestled amongst 26 smaller diamonds on an 18 carat white gold band, inside of a Kinder egg. Realizing this was no small trinket, Denay asked, “Is that for me?” and Tim said, “Only if you agree to marry me!” Denay said yes, and they popped a bottle of champagne, toasting the rest of their lives together.

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EXPERT ADVICE WHAT WEDDING PLANNERS REALLY DO

Seven things your wedding planner does behind-the-scenes that will save you time, money, and a whole lot of headaches. Text by Events by Emma, Photo by Joel Ross Photography

LO V E L I S T V E N D O R E V E N T S BY E M M A ( P G .9 2)


1 | GET TO KNOW YOU

5 | WORK WITH YOUR GUESTS

From the initial consultation to the minute you

The best weddings are a unique and

say your "I Do's", we are constantly trying to learn

memorable experience for you and your

everything about our couples. The better we know

guests. We work hard all day on catering

your personalities and style, the better our judgment

to your guests' needs, whether they’ve

is when making decisions on your behalves. We are

misplaced their cell phone on the dance floor

always looking for little details about your relationship

or they need help grabbing a taxi home. We

and interests to help us incorporate personal touches

will do anything to ensure our couples are

into your big day.

enjoying a fun, happy, and stress-free day with all of their family and friends.

2 | SAVE YOU MONEY We understand every couple's budget is different,

6 | DO MORE THAN ASKED

and that might mean some items are going to be

When working with such a large team of

prioritized over others. It's our job to make sure your

vendors, venue staff, and your family and

dream day comes at a price tag you can afford. At

friends, anything can happen. We will do

times, this might mean we ask our suppliers and

whatever it takes to get the job done! At

vendors to be creative and flexible for your event.

times, this could mean manning your guest

At the end of the day, you’ll get the best possible

book table, grabbing your comfy shoes in

wedding your money can buy!

your hotel room, or even guarding your candy buffet before it's officially open.

3 | PLAN YOUR BIG DAY TO THE MINUTE Our day-of event itineraries for all our weddings are often 20 to 30 page documents outlining every single moment from when you wake up and get your make-up done to the second each vendor leaves the venue. We do this to ensure everybody involved with the wedding is on the same page, which results in a smooth and amazing event.

4 | PREPARE FOR LAST MINUTE CHANGES AND DAY-OF EMERGENCIES At Events by Emma, we pride ourselves in sticking with our day-of itinerary 99% of the time, but the fact is yes, something might go wrong. What we do best is prepare for the worst! We are experts at thinking on our feet and providing solutions on the fly. If you don't believe us, just take a look at our Emergency Bridal Kit!

7 | KEEP IN TOUCH

During the planning process, we build a special relationship with our clients and really do miss spending time with them after their day is done. Nothing makes us more happy than receiving a wonderful call or letter from our brides and grooms about how their new life is going as husband and wife! J A N UA RY 2014 | I T S LO V E

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ASK THE EXPERTS WEDDING PLANNING 101 Winnipeg's top wedding planners answer your most burning questions on tying the knot in style! Photo by Moore Photography

SOIREÉ EVENT PLANNING My planner and I are on the same page for everything, and the wedding we're creating together is going to be amazing! But my fiance keeps poo-pooing our choices. How can I help him see the light? ANSWER

This is a common struggle

that we deal with often. Generally a bride has spent more time envisioning her wedding day (but not always). We usually find that establishing a budget that the couple can agree upon will help with this. We also try to identify the aspects that the groom takes interest in and ensure that those are included. It's all about compromise!

LO V E L I S T V E N D O R S O I R É E E V E N T P L A N N I N G ( P G . 9 2) , A M A N D A D O U G L A S E V E N T S ( P G . 9 2) , E V E N T S BY E M M A ( P G . 9 2)


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EVENTS BY EMMA

What type of direction will a planner offer to guests on the day of the wedding?

What does it take to start a career as a wedding planner? ANSWER

ANSWER

A planner is there for all

The perception with the wedding planning

industry is that it's a glamorous and effortless career

the little details. They’ll help the

where we decorate, eat a lot of treats, and watch

ushers, greeters, or anyone else

wonderful love stories unfold. Although we love what we

on your wedding day know what

do (and yes, we do get to eat a lot of treats), it is a TON of

to do, making sure that no guests

work. Our planners require proper education and extensive

are confused about where to go

experience in the event planning industry before joining

or what they should be doing. A

our team. Not only do they need past experience planning

planner is on-site for anything that

weddings, but they need past experience planning a

comes up: a meal need that was

variety of events large and small, indoor and outdoor, and

missed, special access that might

with cultural elements. Most importantly, they need to have

be needed, and all those little

the personality of an event planner, which is outgoing,

things. We’ll work with the venue,

detail-oriented, passionately organized, and most

your family, friends, or anyone

importantly the fresh and innovative EBE flair.

else to make sure that everyone is

My fiancé and I are very busy people. If I hire a planner, what is the minimum amount of work we'll have to put into our wedding and still have it turn out amazing?

enjoying the day!

Won't a wedding planner take over and want to run the whole show? ANSWER ANSWER

You’ll want your planner

Our full-service planning package includes all

of the planning and coordination involved with your big

to run the show! A good wedding

day. Not only do we plan the entire wedding, but we

planner will have control of the

can also help coordinate the arrival and stay of your

day, what is happening, timing, and

out-of-town guests, and if you're not sure what to do

making sure things are the way

for your bachelor and bachelorette parties, we can also

you want them to be, but will have

help plan those too! We work closely with our couples

that balance of helping you enjoy

to conceptualize their wedding details that best suit

your day and not be overbearing

their style and relationship. You should plan for one-hour

while taking care of all the details

consultations every month, where we meet with you both

that you’ve spent months planning.

to discuss the budget and major decisions. In addition,

With a planner you shouldn’t even

you should plan for at least one-hour of homework

have to think about the details, and

between meetings to cover important tasks such as your

the small stuff, the only things you

guest list and speech writing. Naturally, closer to the date

should be focusing on is enjoying

you may need to commit a bit more time, but our team

your friends, family, the love of your

works hard to get most things done early to ensure you

life and how beautiful your day is!

have a flawless and amazing event!

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THE BUDGET


BUDGET PLANNING: HOW MUCH TO SPEND ON YOUR WEDDING PLANNER Most Winnipeg brides automatically rule out having a wedding planner. We all figure, The cost of our wedding is going to be astronomical. Why add an unnecessary expense? Before you make that decision, however, consider that a planner might not be as out of reach as you think! Photos by Simply Rosie Photography, Text by Maria Kenney

CALCULATE YOUR BUDGET

DON’T OVERPLAN BEFOREHAND

Add up how much you and your future husband have saved for the wedding, and add to that an educated projection of how much

Amanda of A M A N D A D O U G L A S

you will have saved by the time the big day rolls around. Then add

E V E N T S recommends that if

how much both sets of parents or any other family members have

you’ve planned out your budget

committed. Your end figure will be your budget, which you will

and you’ve decided that hiring

need to nail down before you begin calling planners to book initial

a planner just might work, don’t

consultations. Planning and coordination will typically take up 10-

book a single vendor (not even

20% of your total wedding budget, so if you only have $5,000 to

your venue!) until you have spoken

spend, forget about hiring a planner.

with a planner. “We often have couples telling us that they wish

A PLANNER MIGHT SAVE YOU MONEY

they hired us at the beginning because they just started spending

The keyword here is might. Consider the type of wedding you’re

without really know how much

about to have: Is the guest list ginormous? Are you spending lots of

everything would cost. All the

money on décor? As Liz at E V E N T S BY E M M A puts it, “One of the

little details can add up quick and

greatest perks of hiring a wedding planner is you also get to take

having a planner usually ends up

advantage of their industry discount on linens, lighting, venues, etc.

saving you money because you

A lot of wedding planners have great working relationships with

make educated decisions on what

suppliers and vendors, and those vendors are more willing to be

to spend, and where to spend it

flexible with pricing when dealing with a planner.”

from the beginning,” says Amanda.

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THE BUDGET LISTEN TO YOUR PLANNER When you hire a top-notch planner, you’re really signing yourself up for expert financial advice that you might not be ready to hear. Truth is, an average of 30% of couples use credit cards to pay for all or part of their wedding. Going into debt before you’re married might lead to putting off buying a house or even starting a family, and puts needless strain on your marriage in its infancy. An experienced wedding planner, on the other hand, will never recommend putting the costs on plastic.

CRY POOR Seriously. If all else fails, phone the planner you’re considering and let them know that you love their work and would do anything to have them plan your wedding, but can only afford such-and-such a price tag, total. Be as honest, specific, and realistic as possible. Perhaps they can offer you a smaller “day of” or “month of” coordination package, or they might be able to recommend a cheaper planner in the city with a similar aesthetic.

TIME IS MONEY At the end of the day, time is money. As tired as this old saying sounds, it never rings truer than when a bride is signing, stuffing, sealing, addressing, and stamping save-the-date after invitation after thank you card. Conservative estimates show that if you don’t have a wedding planner, you will spend more than 100 hours total planning your wedding before it even happens. If you are on the fence about hiring a planner, it might come down to one question: How much is my time worth? Not only to myself but to my future husband?

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REAL WINNIPEG WEDDING

Janelle had known Anders her whole life, but the sparks didn’t fly until Anders asked her to their high school grad. They’ve been inseparable ever since, and Janelle had already started planning their wedding long before they were engaged. They even bought a ring together, but Anders, like a true gentleman, waited until he had her father’s permission before popping the question.

They incorporated a number of DIY

touches into their big day, like a “Welcome” sign, table numbers, guest book table, and small gold boxes filled with their favourite candies for the wedding favours.

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Opposite Page: The lucky couple said their "I dos" at Bridges Golf Course's outdoor reception site moments before it started raining; Janelle recalls, "My favourite moment was seeing each other for the first time. Seeing the love in his eyes and feeling beautiful." This Page: Dream Day Decorators brought a softer appeal to the banquet hall with cream coloured linens and chair covers; the couple personalized their wedding with a DIY sign; Janelle's bouquet featured silverstone roses nestled in white hydrangeas, anchored by romantic dusty miller.

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VENDOR SPOTLIGHT: SOIRÉE EVENT PLANNING If you’re lucky enough to snag Soirée Event Planning for your wedding, you know you’re in good hands. Text by Maria Kenney, Photo by Moore Photography

Having planned over 100 weddings and counting, Soirée’s team of expert consultants will translate your dreams into a stunning, one-of-a-kind event. Soirée is led by owner and founder Andrea Mancini, whose attention to style and detail is unsurpassed. Under her guidance, Soirée will save you hours of your precious time both before and on the day of your wedding, so you can relax, pause in the beauty of the moment, and focus on the one you love.

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VENDOR SPOTLIGHT: AMANDA DOUGLAS EVENTS "We cannot imagine our wedding weekend without Amanda Douglas Events there! They really were the ones that held everything together and made sure everything ran smoothly and according to plan. We feel lucky to have had Amanda Douglas Events be a part of our special day!" - A B R I D E Text by Maria Kenney, Photos by luckygirl photography

Under her guidance, Amanda Douglas Events (formerly Lace and Lavender) has flourished into Winnipeg’s go-to source for contemporary, one-of-a-kind weddings. Their experience and expertise will help you pull together your dream wedding without all of the stress and pressure. They also offer flexible packages, including anything from hourly consulting to full-scale planning, with something for everyone and every budget.

LO V E L I S T V E N D O R A M A N D A D O U G L A S E V E N T S ( P G .9 2)


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VENDOR SPOTLIGHT: EVENTS BY EMMA If you’re planning an upscale wedding, a full planning package will be hands-down the best money you spend. In comes Events by Emma, whose creative team boasts 15 years of experience planning such couture affairs. Text by Maria Kenney, Photo by Lani Elias Fine Art Photography

Named one of Canada’s top five planners, Events by Emma’s fresh approach and innovative thinking have made it one of the most sought-after planning and design companies in Canada. Their expert planning team specializes in transforming your vision into an unforgettable event, and with their outstanding record of customer satisfaction, they are proven leaders in high quality event management. Brides (and grooms too!) will feel relieved knowing their wedding is in Events by Emma’s trusted hands.

LO V E L I S T V E N D O R E V E N T S BY E M M A ( P G .9 2)


Q&A WITH MADELINE’S WEDDINGS & EVENTS

A big congratulations Madeline’s Weddings & Events for 10 years of amazing weddings! Text by Madeline Chapman, Photos by Dwayne Larson Photography

As we head into our 10th year of business, it gives me great pride to think of all the weddings we have planned, coordinated and have had a hand in over the years.

How has wedding décor in Winnipeg evolved over 10 years? ANSWER

When we first opened in 2004

most weddings did not have any décor at all. In fact, couples were using tulle and mini lights provided by the venue. In 2004, chair covers were not available locally. If a couple wanted chair covers, they had to be shipped in from a third party in Toronto. We were quick to see the demand for wedding décor in Winnipeg and immediately started offering chair covers, linens, and décor to our couples. Mini lights and tulle have now been replaced with the stylish textured linens and luxurious fabrics with colour coordinated spotlights. While certain wedding traditions are timeless, décor styles and trends find a way to reinvent themselves with each season. Couples are more aware now than ever before that they can use their décor, colours, stationery, details and design as a means of expressing themselves on their day.

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What services do you offer? ANSWER

Madeline’s Weddings &

Events offers Wedding Planning, Day of Coordination, Destination Weddings, Décor Design, Rentals and now Proposal Planning. Our

“WOW is all that comes to mind when I think about our wedding day. Madeline’s took our vision (which was not at all clear but jumbled and very all over the place) and turned it into a very beautiful, well thought out plan, which was executed perfectly. We thought Madeline’s was out of our reach, but were pleasantly surprised with how much was going to be included in our customized package for a better price than the competition. They made our wedding day truly special and we can’t thank them enough!” J E N N A N D C O RY

planning packages are offered at a flat rate and don’t believe in charging a percent of the total wedding budget. We want our couples to know exactly what they are paying for our services! In addition, we also carry an extensive selection of specialty chair covers, linens, backdrops, canopies, ceiling décor, uplighting, custom invitations & stationery, candy & dessert bars, crystal chandeliers and columns, and other modern rentals. Our couples are free to book a combination of our services or simply book us for décor or rentals. We offer complimentary consultations in our showroom with our experienced wedding planners.

What is the best part of the job?

You're Invited!

On January 23, 24, and 25, 2014, Madeline’s Weddings is

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The best part of our

hosting an open house in their showroom. You'll be able to

job is being personally thanked

see fabulous table designs and gorgeous linens, mingle with

by the couples, in speeches

their wedding planners, sample delicious treats, and take

(sometimes even through tears),

advantage of their Door Crasher deals created just for the

at the reception or through

Open House. Email info@madelinesweddings.com for your invite!

heartfelt thank you cards. There isn’t anything more gratifying

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than knowing in our hearts

Since 2004, Madeline’s Weddings has planned and coordinated

that we helped create lifelong

hundreds of weddings in Manitoba, across Canada, and in the

memories for our couples.

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Established 2004

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


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A P E R F E C T DAY

Text by Maria Kenney, Photos by Simply Rosie Photography

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Alyssa

AND RENÉ FIRST MET AT THE CALGARY STAMPEDE, where she was working and he was taking a vacation. After sharing an unforgettable night on the town, they vowed to meet again when they returned to Manitoba. They followed through on their promise and set up a date, and when René came to pick Alyssa up they discovered they lived only 5 blocks away from one another.

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The couple wanted their wedding to feel like a big family getaway, so they set their sights on a Clear Lake “destination” wedding. Amanda Douglas Events helped pull together all the little details, from the paper fans and lanterns to the antique vase centrepieces that Alyssa's mother had found.

“Amanda from

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was

incredible to work with. She coordinated our wedding day and made sure that no detail was forgotten. She was a great ‘quarter-back’ who made everything come together!” A LY S S A

Ceremony Venue Elkhorn Resort in Clear Lake Reception Venue Danceland in Clear Lake Photographer Simply Rosie Photography Dress

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Stella’s Bridal Bridesmaid Dresses Mad About Style, Hush, Anthropologie Shoes BCBG Make-Up Renée Vandale Hair Jodi Newman at

Anarchy Studios Musicians The Curtis Newton Band Bagpiper Colin Montgomery

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Opposite Page: Paper lanterns and fans hung from the ceiling beams, brightening up the wooden dĂŠcor; Alyssa had her bridesmaids purchase different dresses in the same colour from a variety of stores across Winnipeg. This Page: Alyssa and RenĂŠ steal a moment away from the crowd; the mother of the bride scoured the city to find assorted antique vases in the wedding's colour palette to use as centrepieces; a close friend bagpiped the couple out of their ceremony; Alyssa took inspiration from the wedding invites crafted by One Plus One Design, and wove that same palette and aesthetic throughout the entire day.

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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.

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(Formerly Lace & Lavender) With Amanda Douglas Events, you’ll have the experience and expertise of a professional planner and stylist at your disposal to help you put together your event and take away the stress and pressure, leaving you with only enjoyment and wonderful memory of your day! This Page: Brittany Mahood Photography Opposite Page, Top left to right: Photos by Krista, Photos by Krista, Pearl Angelini Photography


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Events by Emma E V E N T S BY E M M A .C O M | 2 0 4.7 7 9. 8812 Events by Emma’s fresh approach and innovative 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 of experience, our creative and dedicated team of planners are proven industry leaders that specialize in couture planning, décor, and design for every occasion.  This Page: Joel Ross Photography Opposite Page, Top left to right: Jeremy Hiebert Photography, Purelight Studios, William Au Photography


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Clockwise from top left: The centrepieces were a mixture of antique milk glass bud vases, teacups, and bowls, all brimming with flowers; a hand-sewn floral tablecloth topped the guest book table; personalized menu cards were worked into every centrepiece; the bride wore a mermaid style dress made of heavy crocheted lace; these fancy meringue tarts were scooped up in the blink of an eye; guests were treated to an open bar; cabbage roses were a lush, inseason alternative to peonies.

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S A R A H A N D D A N I E L M E T T H R O U G H M U T UA L F R I E N D S , and when

they got engaged, Sarah jumped right into planning their wedding. Ever inspired by all things antique and heirloom, she began gathering inspiration from lace, birdcages, vintage teacups, and bunting flags. Personal touches included DIY flip flop baskets for guests, a corkboard seating chart, and hand-sewn floral tablecloths. Even though the night ended with rain, nothing could stop the newlyweds from dancing the night away to live music with their nearest and dearest.


Sarah and Daniel treated their guests to a wide assortment of sweets from HIGH TEA BAKERY , including this tiered stand with cookies and macaroons.


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"Hiring SOIRテ右 EVENT PLANNING was the best decision we made for our Mwedding day!

Andrea and Shaelynn truly have a passion for planning and went above and beyond what we ever imagined. Their attention to detail is simply amazing, and they took every vision we had and turned it into the wedding of our dreams!"

SARAH, THE BRIDE

Clockwise from left: White chiavari chairs and blush linens transformed an otherwise neutral space into a decadent afternoon affair; baby's breath filled bird cages that were spray painted white, decorating the cards table; DIY touches included a massive vintage frame seating chart and the bunting flag decorating the tables.

Soirテゥe Event Planning, Andrea Mancini | (204) 477-5450 | soireeplanning.ca Soirテゥe Event Planning was founded when owner Andrea Mancini discovered passion for turning life's little details into lasting impressions and memories. Soirテゥe's consultants will ensure your wedding is inspired, unique and unforgettable.


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Ceremony Venue Assiniboine Park Reception Venue Qualico Family Center Photographer Brittany Mahood Photography Dress Justin Alexander, Stella’s Bridal Galleria Headpiece Etsy Bridesmaids Dresses Alfred Angelo, Stella’s Bridal Galleria Tuxes Moores

Engagement Ring and Bands Appelts Diamond Make-Up and Hair Amy at Vamp Industries Musicians Guitarist Gord Wood DJ Platinum Productions Invitations Invites by Rech Cakes and Sweets Cakeology and Baked Expectations Grooms Cake Cakeology Shoes Vera Wang

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Creative, forward thinking Event and Wedding Florals

blf studios

Specializing in custom designs, unique to every client’s style and theme.

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OUR NEW WEBSITE IS COMING SOON! It will be full of ideas on everything from yummy cakes to jaw-dropping dresses, engagement photo locations to beautiful bouquets.

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EXPERT ADVICE CHOOSING YOUR PLANNER So you know you need help planning your wedding, but how much is too much? Text by Amanda Douglas Events, Photo by Brittany Mahood Photography

There are a lot of options when planning your day and a lot

FULL WEDDING PLANNING

of different levels of support you could get. Our clients have many different types of weddings, budgets, and styles, so our packages are customizable to fit out clients’ specific needs. Here’s a bit about a few of the different packages or services you could get and the differences between them.

With a Full Planner you get our team that works with you from concept all the way through your wedding day and all the details in between. You’ll have a support team helping you bring together all of your thoughts, ideas, and vision

DAY OF COORDINATION

to create your ideal day. We come up with vendor selections, themes, colour palettes, and

A Day of Coordinator is someone that can be hired at

of course the execution of it all. We deal with

any point in the planning process to give you support for

all the logistics like budget development, guest

your wedding day only. We don’t do any planning with

list management, floor plans, schedules, vendor

you, but we’ll meet with you in the final month before

coordination, and etiquette. Our goal is to

your wedding to come up with your schedule, itinerary,

support you through it all and to save you time,

and order of service to bring together all the details

money, and your sanity!

you’ve spent months planning. We support you from the rehearsal all the way to the end of your day!

MONTH OF COORDINATION On top of the things a Day of Coordinator does, a Month of Coordinator will be with you the whole month before your day. We’ll notice anything you’ve forgotten, handle anything you haven’t yet planned, confirm all your vendors, and bring together everything in that final crunch. We give you that much more support in that final month and through your rehearsal and wedding day as well.

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"We really believe having a wedding planner is the best money you can spend on your day. Having spent thousands of dollars to bring your perfect day together you’ll want someone there with the experience to make sure it all happens the way you envisioned it." Amanda Douglas, Amanda Douglas Events


AMANDA DOUGLAS EVENTS (204) 996-2371 | AMANDADOUGLASEVENTS.COM With Amanda Douglas Events you’ll have the experience and expertise of a professional planner, designer and stylist (and her team) at your disposal! Amanda Douglas Events will be there to help put together your wedding, with all it's beautiful details, and take away the stress and pressure, leaving you with only enjoyment and wonderful memories of your day!

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

204.253.5208

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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

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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 SALES@ITSLOVE.CA to inquire.

EVENT 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!

Jenna Rae Cakes JENNARAECAKES.COM

Events by Emma

The details make the cake. Jenna Rae Cakes is passionate about cakes for weddings and special events,

EVENTSBYEMMA.COM | 204.779.8812

and with a talented eye for design, she adds in feminine,

Events by Emma’s fresh approach and innovative

romantic, and sculptural details to all of her creations.

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

Laugh Love Cakes

of experience, our creative and dedicated team of

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planners are proven industry leaders that specialize in

Laugh Love Cakes was born and is rooted in the same

couture planning, décor, and design for every occasion. 

principles I have always loved about creating in the kitchen: every cake that leaves the kitchen is made

Madeline's Weddings & Events

from scratch with fresh ingredients.

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.

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!

FASHION Bliss Bridal Boutique BLISSBRIDALWINNIPEG.COM | 204.475.5528

Bliss Bridal Boutique is Winnipeg’s first bridal boutique

The Little Linen THELITTLELINEN.COM | 204.294.1251

The Little Linen celebrated it’s first anniversary on January 3, 2013! We have come a long way and have

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

EPH Apparel

many beautiful linens to show for it. The company

EPHAPPAREL.COM

continues to grow its portfolio of linens, so if you’re

Transforming the made-to-measure menswear

looking for a specific colour, please ask away!

market. With our commitment to service and unbeatably low prices, there is no reason not to be a part of the eph experience.


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Cheryl Struss Photography

FLORAL

CHERYLSTRUSSPHOTOGRAPHY.COM | 204.794.9023

Academy Florist WEDDINGFLOWERSWINNIPEG.COM | 204.488.4822

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!

Cheryl will capture the fun, romance, and intensity of your special day. Your wedding is a day to cherish and Cheryl wants to ensure that your photographs bring you years of special memories.

Chris Jensen Studios CHRISJENSENSTUDIOS.COM | 204.990.7395

Fache Floral Designs FACHEFLORALDESIGNS.COM | 204.230.2429

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

Chris Jensen Studios offers Destination Wedding Services, as well, we will also travel up to 300km free of charge to capture your magical moments.

Jeremy Hiebert Photography JEREMYHIEBERT.CA | 204.470.6144

Jeremy Hiebert is an award winning wedding and

Floral Elements Design Studio (Special event division of Beyond Flowers) FLORALELEMENTS.CA | 204.297.5036

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.

portrait photographer and is a member of the Professional Photographers of Canada (PPOC). His excellence in photography and professionalism with clients has earned him a reputation for delivering quality work with a pleasant experience.

Josh Dookhie Photography JOSHDOOKHIEPHOTOGRAPHY.COM

Josh Dhookie is a fun, easygoing photographer with original style.

JEWELLERY Epsilon

Lani Elias Fine Art Photography LANIELIAS.COM | 204.294.9142

SHOP-EPSILON.CA | 204.453.2008

Lani is a fine art wedding and portrait photographer

We are a dedicated team of Gemologists, Designers

specializing in film photography, whose style and

and Goldsmiths with passion for what we do. Our

approach to the art of photography roots from her

designers are known for bold contemporary jewellery.

experiences of growing up in New Zealand.

Mokada

Limestar Photography

MOKADA.CA

LIMESTARPHOTO.COM | 204.960.7707

History has taught us that each couple has walked a

Winnipeg based wedding photography, available

unique path leading up to the moment they enter our

world wide. Fun, creative and enthusiastic team of

studio, and we get to tell their story with the jewelry

photographers, will capture the beauty, love and

we make.  We are honoured to create tomorrow’s

happiness of your wedding day! Let us create beautiful

family heirloom today!

memories that you will cherish for years!

PHOTOGRAPHY A Marie Photography

luckygirl photography LUCKYGIRL.CA | 204.298.0871

luckygirl captures your wedding day with an ideal mix of candid, artistic and contemporary photography.

AMARIEPHOTOGRAPHY.CA

A Marie is a Manitoba based photographer specializing in weddings, family and portraits! Her style reflects fresh, romantic wedding photography.

AMC Studio

Mackenzie Jean Photography MACKENZIEJEAN.COM

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

AMCSTUDIO.CA

relationships. the totally unguarded expressions of

Great photographs capture great memories, great

emotion and personality. Also, the belly laughs.

memories capture your heart for a life time... These are words I live by, I learned the hard way how important a photograph can be.

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Modern Pixel Photography MODERNPIXEL.CA | 204.688.3525

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.

Moore Photography MOOREPHOTOGRAPHY.CA | 204.688.4186

Keeping things fun, fashionable and simple! I love a bride’s excitement, a groom’s nervousness and a couple’s unique and quirky love for each other. Your wedding is my passion.

Sightlines Photography SIGHTLINESPHOTO.CA | 204.795.2389

Your complete photographic solution... with Commercial and Wedding & Lifestyle Portrait divisions, offering a complete range of photography and videography services; providing dynamic, contemporary, and professional imaging on location or in our modern Exchange District studio.

Singh Photography

De Luca’s Cooking Studio DELUCA.CA | 204.774.7617 

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

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

Greenwood Inn and Suites

SINGHPHOTOGRAPHY.CA

GREENWOODWINNIPEG.COM | 204.775.9889

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

We make planning your reception simple! We offer a

Photography has a knack for making couples relax and

variety of menu selections and an All Inclusive Wedding

show their intimate sides in front of the camera. His

Package. Our meticulous attention to detail and

photos are soulful and emotion-centred, and his style

impeccable service will give you the confidence to focus

is one that will charm for years to come.

your attention on your guests and your special night.

Tinholt Photography TINHOLTPHOTOGRAPHY.COM | 204.990.4858

Let us help capture the beauty of your day. Creating gorgeous imagery so you can remember the heart and

Marlborough Hotel THE MARLBOROUGH.CA | 204.942.6411

The Marlborough Hotel will bring charm, elegance and a little piece of history to your special day.

soul of what made you fall in love! Relax and enjoy your wedding while we do the work!

Wedlife Photography WEDLIFE.COM

We use an interactive approach, and our clients soon forget that a camera is in-front of them and together we 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.

Niverville Heritage Centre HERITAGECENTRE.CA | 204.388.5000

Centrally located within 20 minutes of Winnipeg and Steinbach, the Niverville Heritage Centre offers convenient access for all your guests. Our experienced staff will customize your event and suggest ideas that will make it a memorable experience for everyone.

Patricia’s Ballroom PATRICIASBANQUETHALL.COM | 204.667.0990

RECEPTIONS Bel Acres Golf & Country Club BELACRES.COM | 204.632.8337

Beautiful, relaxing, memorable weddings in a spectacular club house! Let Bel Acres take care of your wedding.

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 VISCOUNT-GORT.COM | 204.775.0451

Featuring a newly renovated 600 person banquet

Bridges Golf Course BRIDGESWEDDINGS.COM | 204.735.3000

Enjoy the traditional beauty and modern splendour at your wedding that defines Bridges Golf Course.

facility, this is the finest location in Winnipeg for your wedding reception!


THE LOVE LIST St. Boniface Golf Club

Action Studios

STBONIFACEGOLFCLUB.COM | 204.233.2497

ACTIONSTUDIOS.CA

The clubhouse features the Pattison Atrium with ample

Making videos is one of our passions. We love what we

room for up to 250 guests, a wonderful view of the Seine

do and we want to make sure that you enjoy the process

River, spectacular service and phenomenal food. Less

as well. Our team and crews are composed of talented

than five minutes from downtown Winnipeg, we are "so

and creative videographers and film professionals, who

near, yet so far beyond."

will bring you the best in HD video services.

Terrace in the Park

A Moving Picture Studios

WOWHOSPITALITY.CA | 204.938.7275

AMOVINGPICTURESTUDIOS.COM | 204.230.1747

Make your wedding day a "Walk in the Park" with

We LOVE what we do, and it shows in the way we

Terrace in the Park. Located in the Pavilion in the heart

treat every couple like old friends. Our fresh, exciting

of beautiful Assiniboine Park, Terrace in the Park is the

approach is about capturing all the

perfect location to host your wedding day.

big day and sculpting them into a breathtaking, feature

emotions of your

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The Fort Garry Hotel FORTGARRYHOTEL.COM | 204.942.8251

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An iconic hotel, spa, and event centre in the heart of

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downtown Winnipeg. For almost 100 years this historic

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property has set the standard for grandeur, elegance,

changes with every sunrise! We are a full service agency

pampering, and culinary excellence.

of cruise and land vacation packages.

Ten Spa

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All treatments and services are based on classic techniques infused with a modern edge, so whether it’s a facial, body scrub, massage, body cocoon, mani or pedi, Ten Spa will provide unmatched results which soothe and nurture.

We use vintage charm, clever details and an affection for the unexpected to produce one-of-a-kind pieces, completely suited to your wedding story. Working with fine papers and a variety of printing methods, we ensure your the finished product is as good as the design printed on it.

Robin Egg Blue Design

Vendors, want to be a part of the best of the best?

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Working with fine papers and a variety of printing methods, we create hand-illustrated wedding stationery and paper goods. Whether you are looking to customize

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a design from our off-the-shelf collection or start from scratch on a custom invitation suite all your own, we will work with you to ensure a stellar result!

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Sweetness Stationery SWEETNESSSTATIONERY.COM | 204.294.1251

Sweetness Buffet offers a variety of products, including invitation, RSVP cards, save the date, favor cards, place cards, table numbers and seating charts. If you are looking for something custom with exceptional quality, at "Do-it-yourself"

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prices, give us a call.

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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! 

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