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DECISIONS MANY COUPLES WILL MAKE WHEN PLANNING THEIR WEDDINGS IS WHO TO ENTRUST THEIR PHOTOGRAPHS TO. The wedding industry is inundated with an overwhelming amount of photographers—some of these are highly experienced, others consider themselves photojournalistic, some shoot exclusively with film, and others do photography part time. Whatever category or style your photographer might fit into, we cannot feel stronger that he or she is someone you LOVE and cannot wait to have them photograph your most important day. Need a little help picking your photographer? Read on! Happy Planning!

Lauren Wiebe, Editorial Director

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YOU'RE ENGAGED...

NOW WHAT? HOW TO FIND THE RIGHT PHOTOGRAPHER FOR YOU

Type “WINNIPEG WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS” into a search engine these days, and you’ll quickly come across hundreds of search results. The fact is, not everyone who says they are a photographer is (BEWARE OF ONLINE SCAMS!) , and not everyone who is a professional photographer is the right photographer for you.

NARROW DOWN YOUR SEARCH Start searching immediately, and search everywhere. In-demand photographers book 10 to 24 months before your wedding date, so you need to get on it! Local magazines, personal referrals, and online resources are the best places to start.

DO YOUR RESEARCH After narrowing down the search results to your top few options, use their websites to get to know the photographers online. Start by looking at photos. If the photos make you smile or bring you to tears of happiness, you are on the right track. Next, get to know your choices online. It's best to look for photographers who specialize primarily in weddings and photograph weddings as a full time occupation. Here is what you should find on a good wedding photography website: plenty of consistent photo examples, helpful information on pricing and coverage, video of the photographer working with couples, testimonials from past brides and grooms, frequently asked questions,

Selecting the right photographer for you

and the photographer’s contact information. A good wedding

is essential for peace of mind on your

photography website should answer all of your questions and

wedding day, and will ultimately save you

bring you to 90% of making a decision.

much pain and heartbreak. Follow these tips from M O O R E P H OT O G R A P H Y to help

MEET FACE-TO-FACE

you on your search!

Visit the photographer’s studio for an in-person consultation. You love the style, and you think you love the photographers

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personality—let's make sure of that. Visit the photographer’s studio to get to know him or her and gauge their professionalism. Look through at least two full wedding albums, and ask plenty of questions. Don't be shy! You are the customer and it’s the most special day of your life—you need to get the right answers!

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Growing up in a small town where everyone knows everyone, Erica always had Ryan, the guy with the green Trans Am, on her radar. After four years, a mortgage, and several “fur babies,” the couple decided to go on a long overdue date night. After dinner on a beautiful summer night, Erica suggested they take a stroll through Assiniboine Park—but of course, she didn’t realize that she was setting the perfect scene for Ryan’s proposal. In the middle of the gardens, he knelt down on one knee with a vintage ring purchased from Belgium, sliding it on Erica’s finger before she could even say yes.

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MIKE TINHOLT TINHOLT PHOTOGRAPHY

I’M AFRAID MY FIANCÉ WILL

WHY IS WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

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so expensivem ?

CAMERA. WHAT CAN I DO TO

make it look too easy. To those on the outside, the clients,

HELP HIM RELAX?

it seems like they have you stand here and then ‘click

There are a couple of things that can help your fiancé

all there is to “taking pictures.” Now consider what being

act naturally in front of a camera. First, take into

a professional photographer really means: For 10 hours of

consideration your fiancé’s personal style—wearing

wedding photography there’s another 30 to 50 hours of

HAVE TROUBLE ACTING

something completely different from what he is used to would make anyone uncomfortable! There are many ways to dress up an outfit or a photo, but keeping things comfortable will go a long way. Second, take into account your fiancé’s ideas for the photos, so that instead of feeling nervous in front of the camera he will be excited. Maybe he wants to use a certain location, or do something fun for him—this will make him feel at home. Lastly, if you have chosen

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One thing photographers have going against them is they

click’ and stand over there and hug, ‘click click’ and that’s

editing, album designing, meetings, ordering, and so on. These albums aren’t cheap either. Gear is expensive, and generally $10k to $25k in gear will be used at a wedding. There’s often a second shooter to pay. There’s all the rest of that fun overhead in running a business such as insurance, rent, taxes, computers, hard drives, more hard drives, websites, advertising and so forth. We’ve also invested many thousands of dollars in seminars, courses

the right photographer for you and your fiancé,

and workshops to learn how to make it all look so easy.

they will make sure to work with both of you to get

At the end of the day we all need to come home to our

the best results and make sure that your chemistry

spouses and kids and put food on the table, clothes on

shines through the photos.

their backs, and keep that mortgage paid!

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I COULD HIRE A VIDEOGRAPHER, BUT MY

SHOULD WE DO

UNCLE HAS OFFERED TO TAPE MY WEDDING

A "FIRST LOOK"?

HIMSELF. AM I GOING TO REGRET THIS? About 3 or 4 times a year I get this phone call from a recently married bride in tears: "My uncle/cousin/friend was supposed to video my wedding and its TERRIBLE! It's so noisy I can't hear the vows or my dad's speech. The picture is shaky and and it's so dark at the reception I can't even see my face during the first dance! Please, please can you help me fix it?" Short answer: Nope. It truly breaks my heart. You have this once in a lifetime opportunity to capture the most heartfelt moments in your life: the vows, your father's tear-filled speech,

"first look"?

AND, UM, WHAT IS A

Yes! First looks are an amazing way to start your wedding day for a number of reasons. Basically a first look is when a couple opts to see each other before the wedding ceremony. Together we arrange a private place for one to wait, while

the joy of that first kiss and all your friends and family at their happiest,

the other walks up to share an

dancing and having fun. Video is one of those rare things that only

intimate first moment together on

increases in value over time. Before the wedding, everything else seems

their wedding day. It is a beautiful

more important. Afterwards, when it's too late, it suddenly becomes the

moment and makes for great

most important part of the wedding because it is the only way to truly

photos. A lot of couples say seeing

relive the day. Professionals have the right lighting, the right sound

their future spouse early on in the

equipment, the best camera gear, and the experience to capture all the

day relaxes their nerves. It also

moments that your uncle/cousin/friend is going to miss. Sure you could

allows opportunity to get photos

save $3500 in the short term. You probably won't even regret having a

done earlier without having a gap

terrible video next year while you can still remember the day quite well.

between ceremony and reception.

But ask yourself this: In 50 years, when you are looking back on your

Walking down the aisle is still a

life, how much would you pay to see your younger self dancing with

very special moment, regardless of

your mom and dad on the happiest day of your life?

if you see each other before or not.

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IS BECOMING A MAJOR TREND,

IN WHICH COUPLES ASK THEIR GUESTS TO PUT AWAY THEIR CAMERAS AND PHONES AND LEAVE THE PHOTOS UP TO THEIR PHOTOGRAPHER. HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT THIS TREND? My wedding day photo nightmare is having too many cooks in the kitchen. It's always tough to have a great image ruined by a guest stepping into the aisle or their flash going off, so I strongly advise having an unplugged wedding, or at least the ceremony. Hiring a professional photographer and trusting in them to capture your day the way you'd like it to be told is a great honour that deserves respect. There's an image floating around the internet of all the bridesmaids looking onto the bride and the only one crying is the one who doesn't have her cellphone out to take a photo. That image really resonated with me because it so clearly illustrates the importance of being fully present on a wedding day. There's that saying that says "wherever you are, be all there" and that couldn't ring truer on a wedding day. Allowing your guests to sit back and fully engage in the day will be so rewarding for you and for them. When it comes to asking your guests to put away their cameras, I suggest adding a line on the 'info' part of the invitation: "Guests are asked to leave their cameras at home and come celebrate with us, being fully present." Many couples will ask their officiant announce this at the beginning of the ceremony, which is a great way to ensure that the request doesn't come across in a rude way.

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THE BUDGET

P H OT O BY Tinholt Photography T E X T BY Lauren Wiebe


BUDGET PLANNING: HOW MUCH TO SPEND ON WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

The cost ofn wedding photography and videography is a hot topic in Winnipeg, with a wide range of view points on how much should be spent. Some couples are willing to set aside of the majority of their wedding budget on their photographer, while others prefer to scrimp and save.

WHAT YOUR PHOTO PACKAGE SHOULD INCLUDE The amount of money that you will spend is completely dependent on the package that you choose. Most photographers will offer several different packages, each at different price points, as well as several a la carte options that allow you to upgrade and customize your package to ensure that you’re getting what you want from your photographer. Which package you choose will depend on your budget and your priorities, which M I K E O F T I N H O LT P H OTO G R A P H Y suggests brides categorize as follows:

COVERAGE This can range from the ceremony and locations to getting ready through the end of reception. Make sure you have the coverage time to have the most important parts of the day to you included.

SECOND PHOTOGRAPHER A second person brings an extra pair of eyes and a peripheral view. They become important, especially at the ceremony where time is limited and the primary photographer can’t be everywhere at once.

ENGAGEMENT SHOOT Spending time in front of the camera before the wedding day is a very important part of the process. Since most clients have never been in front of a professional camera and many people feel nervous about having their photos taken, it provides an opportunity to work out those nerves before the wedding day (you’ll have enough to be worried about that day). It also builds that chemistry and trust that makes a photographer’s relationships with his or her clients so fun!

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THE PRODUCTS A high quality photo album or digital files is always the big question, and its one that each couple will need to decide on their own. It can be tempting to just select the files, especially because they are often less expensive. However, a well-designed album layout displays the photos in a way that tells your wedding story beautifully. It becomes an heirloom item to pass down through generations and is something much nicer than a typical client could produce on their own and order online. And face it, we are all busy and as much as you intend to do something nice with those photos in the future, for 9 out of 10 couples, those photos will just sit on a computer to be looked at on screen every once and a while.

HOW MUCH TO SPEND Most budget planners suggest that couples spend roughly 10% of their budget on their wedding photography. While photography services in Winnipeg range from under $1000 to well over $8,000, C H R I S J E N S E N P H OTO G R A P H Y suggests that a bride should

generally expect an average package from an experienced and high quality photographer fall somewhere between $3000 and $5000. Once you’ve found the right photographer for you, ask if there is room to customize the package to work with your budget and your needs.

When it comes down to it, your wedding photos are the best way to preserve the memories from your most important day. Whether or not your budget allows for a massive photography package or needs to be simplified, there are many ways to make sure that you can afford the photographer than you deserve!

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Clockwise from top left: "Being alone for the first time all day after our ceremony, after we were officially husband and wife,

W H O W O U L D N ’ T B E I N T E R E S T E D I N A M A N whose own sister

describes him as “a bit of a fixer upper?” Matt and Aubree had

was the best. Just to have a few minutes to take a breath and reflect on our day was special!" -Aubree; Indoor photos were taken at the Manitoba Legislative Buildings and the Hamilton Building in Winnipeg's Exchange District; the bridesmaids carried small clutches of ruffled white and soft pink blooms, such as hydrangea, roses, and spray roses; vintage tea cups with fresh blooms were clustered together on cocktail tables; larger silver vases were used as table centrepieces with textured arrangements in shades of cream, gray, and soft pink.

known each other for nearly a decade when his older sister nudged Aubree in his direction, suggesting they give romance a shot. Love quickly grew, and two years later Aubree started to plan a party for Matt’s birthday. Little did she know, Matt had plans of his own, and popped the question just before all of the guests arrived so they could celebrate with all their loved ones.


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T H E C O U P L E L O V E S T O H O S T D I N N E R P A R T I E S , and wanted their wedding to have a quaint, comfortable

atmosphere, so a candlelit cocktail reception was planned. With a romantic and timeless vision for the party, the stylish bride worked soft tones of pink and gray with pearls, lace, and fresh flowers. Clockwise from top left: Aubree selected a gray wool scarf and soft pink jacket to inject personality into their outdoor photos; a feminine style was used for their cake, which featured ruffles, quilted fondant, and edible pearls; the bridal party looked sharp in coordinating shades of pinks and grays.

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VENDOR SPOTLIGHT: LUCKYGIRL PHOTOGRAPHY

Rachael and Mairen

might tell you that they’re the lucky ones for being a part of your big day, but take a look at one of their weddings and you’ll know it’s the bride and groom. Each photo is just brimming with love, beauty, satisfaction, joy, and what Rachael calls ‘soulfulness’—“Soulfulness in our images as we work to capture what is genuine and beautiful with each couples’ celebration. And soulfulness in our connection to those we photograph—we want couples to feel like we're an old friend and they can trust us implicitly to do our best work,” she says. The ladies started luckygirl 12 years ago and are now seasoned pros having shot weddings all over the globe, though they still prefer to call Winnipeg their home (lucky us).

LETTER FROM A GROOM “You two… you two. You have a special eye for capturing a scene, framing, colours and everything in between. Incredible. Everything we knew we'd receive from you guys and more. These aren't just photos of the moment. I feel like this album will be timeless, and we will be just as happy with them when we look back decades later as we are with them after seeing them for the first time. The photos were wonderful in the way that I don't even use a word like wonderful. Please keep doing what you're doing and making people feel how we felt when we saw them. It's something special." M I C H A E L , M A R R I E D I N M E X I C O M AY 22, 20 1 3

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VENDOR SPOTLIGHT: JEREMY HIEBERT PHOTOGRAPHY

You can’t not like Jeremy Hiebert. As far as inviting a perfect stranger into your family for a day goes, Jeremy could put a smile on even the most stubborn of

Mmother-in-laws.

He’s equal parts family man and genius behind the camera, and his work represents the best in classic elegance that will be treasured for generations to come. “I’m often told that my style of photography is recognizable for it’s timeless and classic look and I love hearing that! There are many popular effects and modes of photography out there that might seem cool now but will definitely look dated within a few years. I believe in the enduring beauty of our artistry,” he says.

QUOTE FROM A BRIDE “First and foremost Geoff and I would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for being such a crucial part of one of the most important days of our lives. We really enjoyed working with you both and were thrilled that we had an excuse to have you both as guests at our wedding! We just looked at the photos you posted and we didn't want to waste any time telling you both how absolutely amazing they are! We absolutely love them, it's like reliving our special day all over again!”

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VENDOR SPOTLIGHT: SINGH PHOTOGRAPHY

While there are a lot of ways to describe Harinder Singh, boring is not one of them. He’s warm, fun, honest, and light-hearted, and has a knack for making his couples relax and show their intimate sides in front

Mof �he camera.

His photos are soulful and emotion-centred, and his style is one that will charm for years to come. “The images that I create and the story that will be told through them will be viewed by future generations to come and that means a lot to me. If I've made people laugh and cry while looking at my images then I know I've done what I was trusted to do!” says Harinder.

QUOTE FROM A COUPLE “Harinder did a fantastic job with our engagement and wedding photography. He's easygoing yet professional, which made our experience very enjoyable. He worked hard to give us a wide variety of fun, quality shots. We are very satisfied with the level of service we received, and highly recommend Singh Photography!” J A N E S S A

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Spend 5 minutes with

MacKenzie and you’ll feel like you’ve known her your entire life. She’s warm, genuine, creative, gracious, and so dedicated to every wedding she shoots. It’s no small wonder that her photos tell an incredibly personal story, with all of the glances and smiles and stolen kisses that no one else sees. “My goal when documenting a wedding is to tell a story. I like to quietly observe, as unobtrusively as possible, documenting the day as it happens naturally. I find small interactions between people to be the most captivating and memorable parts of a wedding day,” says MacKenzie.

QUOTE FROM A BRIDE “When my fiancé and I were planning our wedding, we wanted to find the perfect photographer for our day— someone incredibly talented, but also someone with a great personality who would be a joy to spend one of the biggest days of our lives with. MacKenzie was a perfect choice. Her enthusiasm and warmth kept us smiling all day, and our photos are breathtaking! We love sharing them with our family and friends and we will treasure them for a lifetime." K E L LY, M A R R I E D J U N E 22, 20 1 3

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VENDOR SPOTLIGHT: CHERYL STRUSS PHOTOGRAPHY

Cheryl Struss Photography is a longstanding name on the wedding photographer scene in Winnipeg, and with her credentials it comes as

Mno surprisel .

Cheryl is an award-winning and accredited member of the Professional Photographers of Canada, and was awarded the Best Wedding Ensemble Portrait two years in a row at their national competition. She’s friendly and level-headed, too, and has built a strong business on the principals of honesty, integrity, and quality. “The wedding day is full of emotion, beauty and elegance. I want to capture these important moments in a way that can be cherished for many years. I want my clients to see their story unfold throughout my images time and time again as they grow old together. Memories are important,” she says.

QUOTE FROM A BRIDE “Cheryl was amazing and helpful right from the first moment we met. We battled thunder, lightning and hail together and she never let one bit of it bother her, even when she was laying in puddles to get the perfect shot. She captured every emotion of our special day. Not only was she able to give us very high quality photos, but she was able to do so in a timely matter." CHRIS AND BRITTNEY, MARRIED JULY 17, 2010

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The Niverville Heritage Centre is your all-inclusive wedding location. From the ceremony to the reception, we take care of everything.

phone

204 388 5000 e-mail events@heritagecentre.ca website www.heritagecentre.ca


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RED PHOTO CO.

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for the glamorous, glittering November soirĂŠe. The entire day was perfectly planned: rich jewel tones contrasted beautifully against the white day, frosted branches were the perfect winter touch added to the white centrepieces, and navy linens brought a rich feel to the reception. The bride's love for sparkle was evident: snowflake brooches glittered amongst the bouquets and ruched chair covers, sparkly votives glitzed up the tables, and coordinating stationery printed on shimmering paper personalized the final details.

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Ceremony Venue All Saints Anglican Church Photography Sugar & Soul Photography Flowers The Floral Fixx

and with it, a fresh sheet of sparkling snow to set the stage

Cake PS Cake Designs Sashes and Accessories Kreations by Kaylee Makeup and Hair Vamp Industries

A F T E R 6 Y E A R S O F D A T I N G , and ten months of wedding

planning, Candace and Tyler's wedding day had finally arrived


Clockwise from top left: Candace’s lush bouquet was composed of hydrangea, roses, and dendrobium orchids mixed with delicate glittery touches; Tyler’s boutonniere coordinated with the bridal bouquet, using a white rose accented with a single orchid; the spectacular 5 tiered cake with snowflake details was exactly how the bride envisioned it; the sole pop of colour in the wedding was the bright teal Candace’s girls wore.

LOVE LIST VENDORS VENUE FORT GARRY HOTEL FORMAL WEAR EPH APPAREL LINENS PLANNED PERFECTLY LIGHTING ELITE LIGHTING


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

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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.Â

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BRITTANY MAHOOD PHOTOGRAPHY B R I T TA N Y M A H O O D.C O M Brittany's style fuses at a space between lifestyle and photojournalistic with a little bit of fashion thrown in. She shoots a mixture of film and digital, as they both lend themselves to her aesthetic, film being romantic and digital being energetic.

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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.

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CHRIS JENSEN STUDIOS C H R I S J E N S E N S T U D I O S .C O M | 204. 99 0.7395 Chris Jensen Studios offers destination wedding services, as well, we will also travel up to 300km free of charge to capture your magical moments.


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JOSH DOOKHIE PHOTOGRAPHY J O S H D O O K H I E P H OT O G R A P H Y.C O M Josh Dhookie is a fun, easygoing photographer with original style, who captures moments of love in an authentic way.


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JEREMY HIEBERT PHOTOGRAPHY J E R E M Y H I E B E RT.C A | 20 4. 470. 6 144 Jeremy Hiebert is an award winning wedding and 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.

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LUCKYGIRL PHOTOGRAPHY LU C K YG I R L .C A | 20 4. 298. 0 871 luckygirl captures your wedding day with an ideal mix of candid, artistic and contemporary photography.

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MacKenzie is a wedding and lifestyle photographer. She loves photographing weddings because of the relationships. the totally unguarded expressions of emotion and personality. Also, the belly laughs.


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MOORE PHOTOGRAPHY M O O R E P H OT O G R A P H Y.C A | 204. 688. 41 86 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.

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Warm, fun, honest, and lighthearted, Singh Photography has a knack for making couples relax and show their intimate sides in front of the camera. His photos are soulful and emotion-centred, and his style is one that will charm for years to come.

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A F T E R A S P E C I A L P R O P O S A L in which their 6 year old son technically popped the question with a loose

diamond, Leigh and Derek began planning their romantic wedding. The couple wanted to not only have a beautiful reception with lots of pretty touches, but they also wanted to make sure that there were special moments throughout the day. Included in these are a last-minute decision to stop at a favourite tavern with the entire bridal party, along with outdoor cocktails between the ceremony and reception, and one very special touch: potatoes served with dinner that came from Derek’s family farm.

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with ribbon details; the bride carried a classic bouquet of cream and blush pink blooms, accented with a tulle collar; the gardens at The Gates on Roblin provide a serene setting; everyone does their "First Look" session differently - why not back into each other? ; airy blush pink gowns were the perfect choice for Leigh's bridesmaids; pink rose petals lead the bride down the aisle.


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have to thank SOIRÉE EVENT PLANNING for making Mour vision come to life. It was BEYOND PERFECT and a day we will hold close to our hearts always! L E I G H A N D D E R E K

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F R O M TO P L E F T A perfectly coordinating candy buffet featured the couple's favourites sweet treats; the head

table stood out with lush floral arrangements, flickering candlelight, and beautiful pink and white draping; the ballroom was transformed with floor to ceiling draping, gray and pink linens, and romantic floral arrangements.

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S O I R É E E V E N T P L A N N I N G , A N D R E A M A N C I N I | ( 20 4 ) 4 7 7 -5 4 5 0 | S O I R E E P L A N N I N G .C A Soirée Event Planning was founded when owner Andrea Mancini discovered passion for turning life's little details into lasting impressions and memories. Soirée's consultants will ensure your wedding is inspired, unique and unforgettable.

Ceremony and Reception Venue The Gates on Roblin Flowers McDiarmid Flowers and Carman Florists Stationery In So Many Words Cake Chocolate Zen Bakery Formalwear EPH Apparel and Moore’s Wedding Bands Mokada Jewelry Makeup Fine Eyes Hair City Looks Salon Musicians Harp Oasis DJ Platinum Productions

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HOW TO: PREPARE FOR A PHOTOGRAPHY CONSULTATION With MacKenzie Jean Photography WHAT TO BRING As much as you are preparing to interview this photographer and find out if he or she is a good fit for you, the photographer will be

photographer should be

doing the same thing. In order to prepare for your meeting, it helps to

confident, professional,

bring any ideas that you have for your wedding that might educate your photographer. For example, photos of your dress, flowers, and

positive, and relaxed

venue can help the photographer get a better feel for what you are

and make you feel at

envisioning and how he or she might fit into your day. It’s necessary for

ease and content."

your photographer to be on the same page as you, and have a good idea as to what your wedding will look and feel like.

WHAT TO ASK Be sure to enquire about what is included in the different packages that your photographer offers. You need to know ahead of time how much the photographer is able and willing to shoot on the day of the wedding, as well as how long they will stay for. Giving photos importance on the wedding day makes both the couple and the photographer happier in the long run, so it’s helpful to ask the photographer’s advice on planning a timeline.

WHAT TO LOOK FOR First of all, the photographer’s work should excite you. Images that make your heart beat faster, and that make you feel the emotion inside of them will be a clue that you may have found the right photographer for you. Second, personality is huge. Once you meet face-to-face, he or she should be someone you feel comfortable with, as getting in front of a camera can be nerve-wracking at first. You’re going to be spending one of the most important days of your life with them, so you need to be confident that you enjoy spending time with your photographer!

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ANDREA AND GRANT WERE

introduced through mutual friends, and it’s fair to say that neither one of them expected they would one day fall in love. Several days after they met, Andrea discovered that Grant had looked her up through social media.

“In a weird way, I felt flattered and decided that maybe I should give this guy a shot.”

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Three and a half years later, their wedding date had crept up. Desiring their wedding to feel as simple, elegant, and fun as possible, the couple chose to keep the details clean and pretty. Fresh florals in soft shades of pink and green paired beautifully with the elegance of Bridges Golf Course, the bridesmaids donned mismatched navy dresses, and despite running late for the ceremony, the groom arrived on time and the day went off without a hitch!

Clockwise from top left: In keeping with their clean, simple wedding style, Andrea's 'maids selected mismatching dresses in a rich navy; breathtaking photos were captured on the grounds of Bridges Golf Course: While Andrea's bridesmaids carried simple white bouquets, the bride chose to accent hers with soft pink garden roses to compliment her dress; a "wishing tree" was created instead of a traditional guest book, and ended up being the couple's favourite detail of the day; though Andrea didn't intentionally select a non-traditional gown, when she slipped into her blush pink dress she knew she'd found the one.

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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 kristin@itslove.ca to inquire.

Soirée Event Planning

CAKES

SOIREEPLANNING.CA | 204.477.5450

Soirée's experienced and dedicated consultants will

High Tea Bakery

eliminate stress and lend a creative hand to every

HIGHTEABAKERY.COM | 204.775.0264

detail, making your wedding a treasured memory.

High Tea Bakery is Winnipeg's favourite one-of-a-kind custom cookies, cakes, and cupcakes shop (along with all things wedding!) Our exquisite designs have garnered rave reviews and are guaranteed to make any occasion unforgettable!

FASHION Bliss Bridal Boutique

Laugh Love Cakes

BLISSBRIDALWINNIPEG.COM | 204.475.5528

LAUGHLOVECAKES.COM

Bliss Bridal Boutique is Winnipeg’s first bridal boutique

Laugh Love Cakes was born and is rooted in the same

with a modern and chic design, featuring unique bridal

principles I have always loved about creating in the

designs at an affordable price for everyone.

kitchen: every cake that leaves the kitchen is made from scratch with fresh ingredients.

EPH Apparel BLISSBRIDALWINNIPEG.COM | 204.414.9492

EVENT DÉCOR

Transforming the made-to-measure menswear market. With our commitment to service and unbeatably low

Planned Perfectly

prices, there is no reason not to be a part of the eph

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experience.

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

The Little Linen THELITTLELINEN.COM | 204.294.1251

FLORAL Academy Florist

The Little Linen celebrated it’s first anniversary on

ACADEMYFLORISTWEDDINGS.COM | 204.488.4822

January 3, 2013! We have come a long way and have

For over 30 years we have designed beautiful wedding

many beautiful linens to show for it. The company

flowers. Consultations are free and ideas are endless.

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

From your bouquet to the smallest details, our

looking for a specific colour, please ask away!

staff will always strive to surpass your expectations!

EVENT PLANNING Amanda Douglas Events

Fache Floral Designs FACHEFLORALDESIGNS.COM | 204.230.2429

FFD is a forward thinking, event and wedding floral design company in Winnipeg, specializing

AMANDADOUGLASEVENTS.COM | 204.996.2371

in customized creations for every theme, style

(Formerly Lace & Lavender) With Amanda Douglas

and budget.

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!

Events by Emma EVENTSBYEMMA.COM | 204.779.8812

Events by Emma is a professional full-service event planning company. Our experienced and dedicated consultant provides guidance and advice throughout the planning process for your wedding.

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Floral Elements Design Studio 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.


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JEWELLERY Epsilon

Lani Elias Fine Art Photography LANIELIAS.COM | 204.294.9142

Lani is a fine art wedding and portrait photographer specializing in film photography, whose style and

SHOP-EPSILON.CA | 204.453.2008

approach to the art of photography roots from her

We are a dedicated team of Gemologists, Designers

experiences of growing up in New Zealand.

and Goldsmiths with passion for what we do. Our designers are known for bold contemporary jewellery.

luckygirl photography LUCKYGIRL.CA | 204.298.0871

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

PHOTOGRAPHY A Marie Photography

MacKenzie Jean Photography MACKENZIEJEAN.COM

AMARIEPHOTOGRAPHY.CA

MacKenzie is a wedding and lifestyle photographer.

A Marie is a Manitoba based photographer specializing

She loves photographing weddings because of the

in weddings, family and portraits! Her style reflects

relationships. the totally unguarded expressions of

fresh, romantic wedding photography.

emotion and personality. Also, the belly laughs.

AMC Studio

Modern Pixel Photography

AMCSTUDIO.CA

MODERNPIXEL.CA | 204.688.3525

Great photographs capture great memories, great

Winnipeg Wedding Photography with a fresh, modern

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

flare. A young, married team of photographers looking

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

to make your love our art. We'd love the chance to say

important a photograph can be.

hi! Drop us a note.

Brittany Mahood Photography BRITTANYMAHOOD.COM

Brittany's style fuses at a space between lifestyle and photojournalistic with a little bit of fashion thrown in. She shoots a mixture of film and digital, as they both lend themselves to her aesthetic, film being romantic and digital being energetic.

Cheryl Struss Photography CHERYLSTRUSSPHOTOGRAPHY.COM | 204.794.9023

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

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.

Singh Photography SINGHPHOTOGRAPHY.CA

Warm, fun, honest, and light-hearted, Singh Photography has a knack for making couples relax and show their intimate sides in front of the camera. His photos are soulful and emotion-centred, and his style is one that will charm for years to come.

Tinholt Photography

CHRISJENSENSTUDIOS.COM | 204.990.7395

TINHOLTPHOTOGRAPHY.COM | 204.990.4858

Chris Jensen Studios offers destination wedding

Let us help capture the beauty of your day. Creating

services, as well, we will also travel up to 300km free

gorgeous imagery so you can remember the heart and

of charge to capture your magical moments.

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

Jeremy Hiebert Photography JEREMYHIEBERT.CA | 204.470.6144

Jeremy Hiebert is an award winning wedding and 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, who captures moments of love in an authentic way.

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Terrace in the Park WOWHOSPITALITY.CA | 204.938.7275

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

Bel Acres Golf & Country Club

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

BELACRES.COM | 204.632.8337

of beautiful Assiniboine Park, Terrace in the Park is the

Beautiful, relaxing, memorable weddings in a

perfect location to host your wedding day.

spectacular club house! Let Bel Acres take care of your wedding.

The Fort Garry Hotel

Bridges Golf Course

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

FORTGARRYHOTEL.COM | 204.942.8251

BRIDGESWEDDINGS.COM | 204.735.3000

downtown Winnipeg. For almost 100 years this historic

Enjoy the traditional beauty and modern splendour

property has set the standard for grandeur, elegance,

at your wedding that defines Bridges Golf Course.

pampering, and culinary excellence.

De Luca’s Cooking Studio DELUCA.CA | 204.774.7617

Whether you want an intimate wedding or a fabulous

STATIONERY One Plus One Design + Illustration

bridal shower, DeLuca's Cooking Studio has everything

ONEPLUSONEDESIGN.CA

you need. Enjoy the unique ambience of an Italian

We use vintage charm, clever details and an affection

kitchen while you dine on delectable homemade food.

for the unexpected to produce one-of-a-kind pieces, completely suited to your wedding story. Working

Greenwood Inn and Suites GREENWOODWINNIPEG.COM | 204.775.9889

We make planning your reception simple! We offer a variety of menu selections and an All Inclusive Wedding Package. Our meticulous attention to detail and

with fine papers and a variety of printing methods, we ensure your the finished product is as good as the design printed on it.

Sweetness Stationery

impeccable service will give you the confidence to focus

SWEETNESSSTATIONERY.COM | 204.294.1251

your attention on your guests and your special night.

Sweetness Buffet offers a variety of products, including invitation, RSVP cards, save the date,

Marlborough Hotel THEMARLBOROUGH.CA | 204.942.6411

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

favor cards, place cards, table numbers and seating charts. If you are looking for something custom with exceptional quality, at "Do-it-yourself" prices, give us a call.

OTHER SERVICES Niverville Heritage Centre HERITAGECENTRE.CA | 204.388.5000

A Moving Picture Studios

Centrally located within 20 minutes of Winnipeg

AMOVINGPICTURESTUDIOS.COM | 204.230.1747

and Steinbach, the Niverville Heritage Centre offers

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

convenient access for all your guests. Our experienced

treat every couple like old friends. Our fresh, exciting

staff will customize your event and suggest ideas that

approach is about capturing all the

will make it a memorable experience for everyone.

your big day and sculpting them into a breathtaking,

emotions of

feature length movie.

Patricia’s Ballroom PATRICIASBANQUETHALL.COM | 204.667.0990

Expedia

Winnipeg's largest ballroom is now a licensed banquet

CRUISESHIPCENTERS.CA/WINNIPEG | 204.224.7447

facility and conveniently located in the heart of Tuxedo

Dreaming of a getaway? Book a vacation where the

only moments from the Park. Complete with seating

view changes with every sunrise! We are a full service

for 150 or more, absolutely incredible ambiance, lots

agency of cruise and land vacation packages.

of FREE parking, easy for handicapped, and very affordable.

I T S LO V E

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Ramada Viscount Gort Hotel

Elite Lighting provides professional and affordable

VISCOUNT-GORT.COM | 204.775.0451

lighting and special effects for all types of

Featuring a newly renovated 600 person banquet

occasions whether big or small. Whether your

facility, this is the finest location in Winnipeg for your

event is in your home, garden, venue or hall,

wedding reception!

Elite Lighting can cater for all.

St. Boniface Golf Club

Ten Spa

STBONIFACEGOLFCLUB.COM | 204.233.2497

FORTGARRYHOTEL.COM | 204.946.6529

The clubhouse features the Pattison Atrium with

All treatments and services are based on classic techniques

ample room for up to 250 guests, a wonderful view of

infused with a modern edge, so whether it’s a facial, body

the Seine River, spectacular service and phenomenal

scrub, massage, body cocoon, mani or pedi, Ten Spa will

food. Less than five minutes from downtown

provide unmatched results which soothe and nurture.

Winnipeg, we are "so near, yet so far beyond."

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Elite Lighting

C A | N O V E M B E R 2013


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