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IT'S AMAZING TO SEE HOW FAR IT'S LOVE HAS COME OVER THE PAST YEAR. THANK YOU TO ALL THE BRIDES AND WEDDING VENDORS WHO HAVE WORKED SO HARD TO MAKE THIS MAGAZINE GROW AND GET EVEN BETTER. WE WOULDN’T BE HERE TODAY WITHOUT YOU! Last issue, 3750 Winnipeg brides received our magazine by mail, 2500 magazines were distributed to brides through Winnipeg wedding vendors, and another 2750 were distributed through local newsstands, universities, and other means. I feel very privileged to be a part of such an important part of wedding industry here in Winnipeg. In honour of the tremendous value our advertisers bring to this magazine, we have appointed a new vendor liaison to help answer your questions, and provide a more robust level of advertiser service. Our goal is to ensure you have help choosing and submitting content, scheduling styled shoots, and understanding how It's Love Magazine brings value to your business. You can reach our liaison anytime at vendors@itslove.ca. We want to hear from you! Additionally, we are very excited to announce Sara Nelson as our destination wedding & honeymoon specialist for It’s Love Travel. She will be travelling throughout the Mayan Riviera in July 2014 to work with some of the top destination wedding hotels in Mexico. Whatever your travel hopes may be, Sara can help you create the destination wedding of your dreams. Along with the rest of the It's Love team, she is committed to making sure your wedding is filled with beautiful memories, wonderful experiences, and gorgeous inspiration. You can reach her anytime at sara@itslove.ca. Stay tuned for some stunning destination shoots in the fall magazine! Headshot by Sightlines Photography

This issue is filled with practical and inspiring content, including wedding hairstyle tutorials, local vendor spotlights, tips on how to save money, and sugar flowers so amazing you'd think they were real. So sit back, relax, flip through the pages, and enjoy! Happy Reading!

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Sugar Flowers G R O O M S A LWAY S S E E M T O H AV E

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one complaint about wedding

Bridal Hairstyles FINDING THE PERFECT HAIRSTYLE

151

for your wedding day is almost

cakes: they look nice but taste awful. This issue has a number

as important as finding the perfect dress. It’s amazing how

of stunning cakes (and one cupcake tower!) so while we were

even the simplest wedding dress can look completely done up

shooting I took it upon myself to test that theory. I gathered

by pairing it with the right style. The different spins that brides

some cupcakes we had smooshed (mostly by accident) and

and hairstylists come up with for classic looks, like up dos,

even a few sugar flower petals that were left behind. The

never cease to amaze me. The hair should be styled in a way

verdict? Every bite was just as delicious as it was beautiful!

that compliments the dress and theme of the wedding, while

Sorry, guys!

also making the bride feel and look beautiful.

Maria Kenney, Editor

Sara Nelson, Destination Wedding Specialist

Headshot by Sightlines Photography Makeup by 2 Chicks & a Bag of Makeup

A S P E C I A L T H A N K YO U T O A L L O F O U R C O N T R I B U T O R S W H O M A D E T H I S I S S U E O F I T ' S LO V E S O W O N D E R F U L !

100 Acre Woods Photography, 2 Chicks & a Bag of Makeup, Academy Florist, Amanda Douglas Events, Aspire Professional Studios, Bijou Treasures, Bliss Bridal Boutique, Bob & Page, Bridges Golf Course, Brittany Mahood Photography, Cheryl Struss Photography, Couture Love, Eph Apparel, Events by Emma, F.A.C.E. Makeup System, Floral Elements, The Glamour Effect Events, High Tea Bakery, Hush Clothing, Jeremy Hiebert Photography, The Labworks, Larters Golf and Country Club, Laugh Love Cakes, luckygirl photography, MacKenzie Jean Photography, Madeline’s Weddings & Events, Makeup Expressions by Rimpal, Mike Tinholt Photography, Modern Pixel Photography, Mokada Custom Jewelry Design Studio, Natural Touch Floral Design, Nghia Tran Photography, Oak & Lily, One Plus One Design + Illustration, Panache Model Management, Pearl Angelini Photography, Planned Perfectly, Sheryl Hunnie, Sightlines Photography, Soirée Event Planning, Sutton Smithworks, Sweet C Bakery, Swish Model Management

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YOU'RE ENGAGED...NOW WHAT?

S TA RT M A K I N G P L A N S

to register

the moment you’re engaged your fiancé in the

DO INCLUDE

process, unless he truly doesn’t mind what you receive MAKE A LIST

of stores you’re

considering, and narrow it down to 2 or 3 based on how convenient they are to access for your guests

Planning Checklist:

CREATING YOUR

GIFT REGISTRY

PAY A V I S I T

in person to the

stores you plan on registering at to scope out the goods MAKE SURE

you bring your fiancé,

your mom, a friend, or anyone who really knows their house and kitchenware W H E N Y O U A R E R E A D Y,

ask a staff

member to assist you in setting up your registry GO WILD

with the scanner gun! You

can always edit your selections later at the store or online BE SURE TO INCLUDE

an equal and

abundant number of midrange and lower priced items, as well as a few big ticket ones

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you have

registering for charity donations instead at idofoundation.org A LT E R N A T I V E LY, G U E S T S C A N

contribute to aspects of your honeymoon on sites like thebigday.com LET GUESTS KNOW

where

you’re registered through your parents, wedding party, or wedding website (never on your invitations) SIGN UP FOR

more than you

think you should, but nothing unnecessary (you just might get it) U P D AT E YO U R R E G I S T RY

frequently as guests often forget to mention that the item is part of a gift registry AS SOON AFTER

your wedding or

bridal shower as possible, send out thank you cards citing how you will use the present in your new lives together

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To the bride that loves her friends‌

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LO V E L I S T V E N D O R PEARL ANGELINI PHOTOGRAPHY (PG.176)


REAL WINNIPEG WEDDING

V A N E S S A A N D A R I E S ’ love story could

be the script for the next Hollywood romantic comedy. They met way back in 1989 on the first day of kindergarten, but never spoke to each other growing up. Aries always had his eye on her, though: “She was the smart and popular one, and I was the class clown.”

It wasn’t until grade 10 that they shared a lunch outside in the rain, and Aries asked her to be his girlfriend. Almost 10 years later, he had another important question to ask. On their trip to Paris, nearby the Fontaines de la Concorde, Aries pulled out a written out speech from their favourite movie, the Hangover. Still the class clown, he read the speech in the same monotone voice, getting a laugh out of Vanessa before taking a knee and asking her to marry him.

Text by Maria Kenney Photos by Pearl Angelini Photography

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SHOP SPOTLIGHT MOKADA CUSTOM JEWELRY DESIGN STUDIO Mokada is Winnipeg’s alternative to overpriced, traditional engagement rings, wedding bands, and jewellery of all kinds. Text by Maria Kenney Photos by Sightlines Photography


The Custom Design Process

The Mokada experience is a testament to the expertise, graciousness and passion that its owner, Mona Stott, has for jewellery. Relaxed, one-on-one appointments in the chic Waterfront Studio are private and interactive. You have Mona’s undivided attention to tell your story and your intimate involvement in the design session leaves both parties with a proud sense of ownership. If your creativity needs awakening, the pretty pieces glimmering in the pristine white space are inspiration enough! Unwavering attention to detail, unrivalled customer service and friendship results in a jewellery studio that customers can trust with their hopes, their dreams, and their most special moments.

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HIGH OR LOW? GLAM GRANDEUR High or Low, It’s Love shows you how to design the wedding of your dreams at the price tag you can afford!  Text by Maria Kenney Styling/Design/Coordination by Amanda Douglas Events Photos by MacKenzie Jean Photography

LO V E L I S T V E N D O R S A M A N D A D O U G L A S E V E N T S ( P G .174) M A C K E N Z I E J E A N P H OTO G R A P H Y ( P G .1 76) N AT U R A L TO U C H F LO R A L D E S I G N ( P G .1 75) P L A N N E D P E R F E C T LY ( P G .174) L AU G H LO V E C A K E S ( P G .174) 2 C H I C K S & A B A G O F M A K E U P ( P G .175) B L I S S B R I D A L B O U T I Q U E ( P G .1 74)


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(each) 3 | Glass Beaded Charger Plate Rental $3 (each) 4 | Hand-Glittered Table Numbers $13 5 | Personal Menus $3.50 (each) 6 | Black Satin Napkin Rental $1 (each) 7 | Round Taffeta Linen Rental $16.95

F R O M T O P, L E F T T O R I G H T Adding texture to your table is as simple as

laying down a taffeta linen or a glass beaded charger plate; Artichokes might be a delicious pizza topping, but did you know you can add them to your bouquet or centrepieces? They are a statement flower in the truest sense of the phrase, but use sparingly, as they can be a budget breaker; This dramatic, textural centrepiece includes blood red roses and rolled black tie leaves; Table numbers are a fun DIY project, but if you're not a DIY person, see if your stationer can provide them.

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Rental $10 (each) 3 | Black Satin Napkin Rental $1 (each) 4 | Personal Place Cards $3 (each) 5 | Glass Beaded Charger Plate Rental $3 (each) 6 | Round Taffeta Linen Rental $16.95

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flowe r, b u t t h ey lo o k o h so i nte re sti ng pa i re d w i th othe r re d bl ooms, like g la d io la a n d a lst roe me ri a ; For a l uxe e ffe ct on a budge t, w rap g o ld c ra ft w ire a ro u n d a yogurt contai ne r, and you'l l have l ove l y va s e s fo r yo u r ce n t re p ie ce s; Unl e ss you've opte d for una ssi gne d s e at in g , p la ce c a rd s a re a must, l i ke the se A rt De co one s that ti e n ice ly in to t h e co lo u r p al e tte ; B l a ck sati n napk i ns gi ve the l ook and fe e l o f g ra n d e u r w it h o ut bre ak i ng the ba nk .

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HIGH OR LOW?

GLAM GOWN

For a glamorous style wedding, you need a dress that steps up to the plate, like this stunning Martina Liana gown (yes, it’s available in Winnipeg!). But remember: the more beading, sequins, layers, and appliquÊs, the higher the price tag. We say, the more you save on your table dressings, the more you can spend on the dress!

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C A K E This 4 tier, black and white fondant ruffle cake would serve about 80 guests.

Save money by ordering a smaller cake for presentation and reserving a hidden sheet cake to serve.

S TAT I O N E RY S U I T E P R I C I N G 1 | Invitation $4 (each) 2 | Coloured Envelope & Hand-

Lettering Addresses $3.50 (each) 3 | Menu $3.50 (each for less than 50), $2.50 (each for 50+), $2 (each for 100+) 4 | Double-Sided Ceremony Program $3.50 (each) 5 | RSVP Card and Gold Metallic Envelope $2.95 (each) 6 | Place Cards $3 (each for less than 50), $2 (each for 50+), $1.95 (each for 100+) 7 | Hand-Glittered Table Numbers $13 (each)

This stunning, all inclusive custom stationery suite has a Midas touch throughout that will weave a golden thread of connectivity through all the paper products at your wedding. Save money by nixing the menus, choosing an “off the shelf� suite instead of going custom, or ditching the formal RSVPs in favour of a wedding website.

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BOUQUET

WANT TO CARRY A SHOW STOPPER DOWN THE AISLE?

If you’re on a budget, ask your florist to use alstroemeria, thistle, and red spray roses.Or, if you’re willing to splurge, instead ask for red aranda orchids, ginger, garden roses,protea, leucadendron, and large poppy pods. Photos MacKenzie Jean Photography Styling/Design/Coordination Amanda Douglas Events Flowers Natural Touch Floral Design Dress Bliss Bridal Boutique Cake Laugh Love Cakes Stationery Robin Egg Blue Design Makeup 2 Chicks & a Bag of Makeup Hair Vanhoft Hair Linens and Chairs Planned Perfectly


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SUGAR FLOWER Two parts sugar, one part flower. When it comes to flowers, Winnipeg’s best bakers are softening the line between real and fake. Our sweet tooth is aching for the following towers, which will keep you guessing where the sugar stops and the flowers start. Photos by Sightlines Photography Created and Styled by Ashley Illchuk Text by Maria Kenney

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grand dame The taller the tower, the lower our jaws drop. Subtle satin ribbons belt each of her tiers, and spiral twigs show us her playful side. These flowers are... sugar. Cake by High Tea Bakery


“A party without cake is just a meeting.” J U L I A

CHILD

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“Romance is the icing, but love is the cake.” J U L I A

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queen of hearts Who’s afraid of the dark? With her layers of rippling black fondant and splashes of gold leaf, she’s quickly stealing our hearts away. These flowers are... sugar. Cake by Laugh Love Cakes


little sister She is just as sweet as she looks. Cupcake towers are picking up steam this season, but be sure to plate them individually before serving, because these flowers are... real. Cupcakes by Sweet C Bakery Flowers by Natural Touch Floral Design


“You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy cupcakes.” A N O N Y M O U S

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cakes up close A closer look at the finer details from the bakers themselves.

METALLIC APPLIQUÉS

"Metallics are a great way to add interest to your wedding cake and are right on trend for this season. The use of 24k gold leaf appliqués were added to give a little glitz and glamour to this bold and dramatic design. Don’t be afraid to have a little fun with silver and gold metallic accents to add a little flair to your wedding cake." KAYLA, LAUGH LOVE CAKES

COLOUR CONTRAST

"I knew that I wanted the flowers to take centre stage on this cake, so I stuck with a rich chocolate fondant background to make the pastel shades really pop. The height and rich colours add drama, and I think this palette could work well for almost any season. That being said, by simply adjusting the floral colours, you immediately transform the cake." MICHELLE, HIGH TEA BAKERY

SOFT BUTTERCREAM

“We chose to do a soft palette of colors to enhance the natural beauty of the flowers that surround the cupcake tower. Buttercream was piped onto the cupcakes in a rosette pattern instead of the traditional swirl, adding a sense of Flowers by Natural Touch Floral Design

elegance and tying in the floral ambience. Finally, everything was sprayed with a beautiful pearl luster dust which adds a nice shimmer finish.” CORI, SWEET C BAKERY

L O V E L I S T V E N D O R S HIGH TEA BAKERY (PG.174) LAUGH LOVE CAKES (PG.174) SWEET C BAKERY (PG.174) SIGHTLINES PHOTOGRAPHY (PG.176) NATURAL TOUCH FLORAL DESIGN (PG.175)


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COLOUR PALETTE ROCK CANDY Candy is sweet, but a rock candy colour palette is the sweetest. With all the fun and playful tones of your favourite childhood treat, your sweet tooth will be aching for days. Photos by Mike Tinholt Photography Styled by Zarah Tinholt

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Bridesmaid Dresses Candy-inspired colours look good on almost anyone, and with today’s trend of mismatched dresses you can find a look to flatter any shape or size. If you do go for the mismatched look, make sure that there’s at least one common element that ties the looks together, like these beaded belts.

This Page Mismatched bridesmaids dresses from Hush Clothing are kept cohesive since they're custom made in the same colour; Put one of your mismatched bridesmaids in an asymmetrically strapped dress. Opposite This sparkler from Sutton Smithworks would make a great gift for your maids; Rock candy makes a great favour; These cupcakes with rock candy from Sweet C Bakery are enough to satisfy even the sweetest of sweet teeth; Natural Touch Floral Design put together a stunning, rock candy inspired bouquet; Peonies elevate any simple floral centrepiece; Elegant paper products from Couture Love are a must.

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FROM THE MENU LARTERS AT ST. ANDREWS GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB Taste-testing this venue’s finest dishes? We were there in a heartbeat! Text by Maria Kenney Photos by 100 Acre Woods Photography

I must say, driving along sunny River Road into Larters at St. Andrews is a lovely way to spend an afternoon. Even lovelier is knowing that there’s a world class meal (or six) waiting for me at the end of the line. When I received the invitation to taste-test this venue’s top dishes, I was curious to see if they would live up to Larters’ strong reputation for delicious food. As you might guess, they did not disappoint!

"Our LAMB AND FILET COMBO is the best. We use New Zealand lamb, which is a nice grain fed meat that’s tender, succulent, and juicy.” EXECUTIVE CHEF CAMERON

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This breast of chicken suprème was filled with a garlic herb butter and

A tasty take on a European classic, the speculoos is grounded in

breaded lightly with panko.

chocolate fondant and caramel.

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With its toasted almond mint crust and maple honey glaze, this dish is

Served with shaved fennel, fresh summer berries, and spiced

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RECEPTION SPOTLIGHT BRIDGES GOLF COURSE The natural landscape at Bridges Golf Course makes it a must-see for any couple planning an outdoor ceremony. The stunning, timber framed banquet hall provides the perfect contingency plan for rainy days, and a great spot to host a winter wedding! Text by Maria Kenney Photos by Mike Tinholt Photography

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Couples hosting their reception at Bridges have three popular ceremony packages to choose from: OUTDOOR CEREMONY $500+ Pricing breakdown: · Venue rental - $500 · Theatre-style seating - $2.50 per chair · Wireless mic and speakers - $150

INDOOR CEREMONY $500+ Pricing breakdown: · Venue rental - $500 · Chair rental, sound system, microphone, and podium included at no extra charge

WINTER WEDDINGS NO FEE Includes: · Indoor ceremony including setup · Microphone and sound system · Risers for the wedding party · Tulle and lighting decoration · Signing table · Guest book table All food and beverage offerings are an à la carte menu specific to the couple's preference and requests, and are an additional charge. Some restrictions apply.

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VENDOR SPOTLIGHT OAK AND LILY Freshness is never in short supply at Oak & Lily’s Corydon Avenue storefront. Text by Maria Kenney Photos by Gabrielle Touchette Photography

OAK AND LILY'S SHOP IS ONE OF OUR favourite places in the city to stop in and smell the flowers. While you’re there you’ll meet shop owner Tatiana, who’s passion and knowledge of all things flowery will put you in some incredibly capable hands. The bouquets and centrepieces have been turning heads in the Winnipeg wedding world, all due to their stunning aesthetic, which is two parts romantic and one part modern, bold and soft at the same time, and undeniably knock-your-socks-off beautiful.

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VENDOR SPOTLIGHT THE LABWORKS As Winnipeg's top supplier of prints and photo albums, The LabWorks on Hargrave Street is the go-to shop for creating beautiful reminders of your big day! Text by Maria Kenney

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so many things

you could do with your photos? You can create stunning albums, choosing from premium press, coil wire bound, peel and stick, or adorable mini books. You can create accordion albums that stay shut by magnet or stand upright when open. You can create thank-you cards from your wedding photos (or to announce the arrival of newborns). You can mount CollageWall displays that are easy to install and stay level. And, of course, you can print your images on canvas, metal, or acrylic prints, with your choice of mounting and laminating. All this with exceptional customer service and over 20 years of experience at your disposal!

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VENDOR SPOTLIGHT SUTTON SMITHWORKS With a combined 75 years of experience, the staff at Sutton Smithworks will help you find or create a one-of-a-kind treasure. Text by Maria Kenney Photos by Lori Johnston

SUTTON SMITHWORKS IS THE PLACE your jeweller does not want you to know about, and for good reason. Jewellers throughout the city choose Sutton Smithworks to create their custom pieces. All work is done on-site with the highest level of workmanship and materials. They are trusted by many for high quality repairs of their most treasured items. Our favourite Sutton Smithworks creation? Fingerprint wedding bands. A wax is created using the bride or groom’s fingerprint on either the inside or outside of the band. The wax is then casted with gold, creating an incredibly unique and personal piece.

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VENDOR SPOTLIGHT NATURAL TOUCH FLORAL DESIGN Natural Touch Floral Design is quickly gaining recognition as one of our city's top home-based floral design companies. Text by Maria Kenney Photos by WTLC Photography

“Thank you for all your support on our wedding and the days leading up to it. You were always so kind and understanding with any questions and changes we had. The arrangements for both the bouquets and centerpieces were beautiful! Plus they stayed fresh looking the whole day! You are an incredible florist, and you are Winnipeg's hidden gem.� N I K K I & J O N A T H A N , M A R R I E D 2 0 1 3

Owner and lead designer Erika was born and raised in Germany, where a gorgeous landscape inspired her love of natural beauty. With over five years of experience at local florists, Erika now serves Winnipeg and the surrounding cities with her own independent business, which can work within any budget, style, and colour scheme to put that perfect natural touch on your big day.

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LIKE MOST GIRLS WHO WORK IN THE WEDDING INDUSTRY, Jaclyn

had a picture of an “unattainable” engagement ring–the ring of her dreams if money were no object. She showed the picture to Adam, being sure to impress that she was fine with whichever ring she ended up with, so long as it was from him. One evening, Adam called Jaclyn into another room. There he was on one knee with a little box in his hands, and as she held her breath to see what he was about to offer, out popped none other than the exact ring she had only dreamed of slipping onto her finger.


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aclyn, a wedding planner by profession, had no trouble pulling together their wedding with exactly a year to plan. She found her stunning gold dress online and ordered it locally without even trying it on. Her toughest decision was keeping it to the simple event it was, with handwritten vows, local musicians, and an intimate guest list of 55.

This Page The bridal party held lush bouquets with trailing ribbons and lots of greenery; The bride designed their own custom stationery suite. Opposite Clockwise From Top Right The sweets table included a cake with edible gold dust; Adam's groomsmen were looking dapper in custom designed suits from Eph Apparel; Centrepieces and linens suited the jewel colour tone colour palette perfectly; The couple paused for a moment in their busy day to pose for photos in front of a greenery wall in the Exchange.

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ennifer and Miguel met in junior high and, 10 years later on a trip to Disney World, they got engaged. A romantic at heart, Jennifer started searching for the perfect wedding gown that was also rich in symbolism, and she didn’t have to look any further than the Disney Princess line from Alfred Angelo. Jennifer chose the Princess Jasmine gown, and the couple pulled together an elegant wedding fit for a, well, princess.


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This Page, Clockwise From Top Left A calla lily bouquet was held together by a blinged out stem wrap; Candles flooded the banquet hall with a soft, natural lighting; Wrapped favours awaited each guest as they arrived at their seat; Personalized cake toppers garnered a few laughs; Jennifer outfitted her bridesmaids in a strapless eggplant purple gown to match the colour palette. Opposite The bridal party had a personalized aisle runner to walk down; The couple steals a moment away for a walk in the park.

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T H E D E E P E S T R E L A T I O N S H I P S A R E A LW A Y S T H E B E S T F R I E N D S H I P S , T O O . Avital and Morgan met in an acting class and

quickly became friends, but it took them over a year to realize that they’d met each other before. Morgan was telling Avital about his sister’s improv group, when Avital realized she’d been to one of her shows three years before. She cut in, telling Morgan all about how there was a sign saying, “Wink and you get in for free!” so she winked at the young guy running the ticket booth. As he was listening, Morgan went white as a sheet. He remembered that moment too—he was the young doorman. He had spent all night watching “the girl with the great laugh.” The couple exchanged rings at a Secret Garden inspired wedding at the Fort Garry Hotel, and the rest is history.

This Page A beautiful chuppah was decorated to match the garden theme; Each place setting held a few sprigs of lavender; Guests found their escort cards attached to old keys; Baby's breath centrepieces looked like clouds at every table. Opposite When Avital visited a dress shop with her mother and sister, the shop owner took one look at her and knew which dress she would end up wearing for the big day; Baby's breath-filled bird cages decorated the escort card table; The 220 person guest list fit just right inside the ballroom at the Fort Garry Hotel; Morgan and Avital didn't want to see each other before the wedding, so they exchanged a few words on either side of the Fort Garry wall.


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This Page, Clockwise From Top Left The ceremony was held in Rob’s grandparents’ backyard, with his grandfather officiating; A colourful DIY arbor was crafted from flowing ribbons; Two friends of the bride are florists, so they put together a bouquet using her favourite plant (succulents). Opposite, Clockwise From Top Left Rob’s favourite moment of the day was seeing Shoshannah for the first time; Two very helpful friends served beverages and freezies at a wooden drink stand; Recycled food cans were spray painted gold and served as vases; Freezies cooled guests down on the sunny August afternoon.


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rue love knows no bounds, and for Shoshannah and Rob, those bounds happened to be a few thousand kilometres of land and ocean. Four years into their relationship, Shoshannah spent a semester in Sri Lanka for her practicum, and Rob took their time apart as an opportunity to visit a jeweler by himself. There, he laid eyes on a ring that was without a doubt meant for her, and he bought it on the spot. The only problem? Shoshanna was on an island in the middle of the Indian Ocean, and Rob was still in Winnipeg. With that, he booked one long, 30 hour flight and surprised Shoshannah with the ring and a heartfelt proposal.

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W I T H E I G H T M O N T H S T O P L A N and a

semester of school putting them into crunch time, Shoshannah and Rob fell back on their network of talented friends, who included everything from a stationer to an aspiring videographer. The couple took inspiration from their mutual love of culture and people, and used a colour palette of rich jewel tones. They had a food truck, freezies, an accordion player, globes in lieu of guest books, and a backyard vibe that rooted their world travellers’ hearts home.

This Page, Clockwise From Top Left Homemade wine bottles were adorned with custom labels; The crafty bride made the napkins from Indian fabric; After seeing each other for the first time all day, the couple embraces. Opposite, Clockwise From Top Left Rob wanted his attire to match his laid-back personality, so he paired a light grey suit with a white shirt unbuttoned at the neck; Shoshannah’s little brother and cousin took the open mic by storm with an airband version of Bruno Mars’ “Just the Way You Are”; Instead of a cake there was a macaroon tower, which doubled as favours for guests to take home in little boxes; An adorable little flower girl.


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They say absence makes the heart grow fonder, but for Kelly and David it was living abroad together that made their bond stronger.

This Page, Clockwise From Top The groomsmen started their day off with a shave at Hunter & Gunn; The bride wore a pair of 1940s replica swing dance shoes that helped her dance all night; A moment's peace inside Parlour Coffee; The bride's bouquet offered a delightful splash of colour. Opposite, Clockwise From Top Kelly keeps her dress

The pair met at university, and when Kelly was assigned on a year long

clean as they wander through the streets of

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the Exchange; The couple got some great

to spend apart, so they embarked on the journey together. As they

photos on the roof of the Marlborough; Kelly

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and David were married at their home church, St Benedict's Table, by their own priest; The

learned much about the country and themselves, but most importantly

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they learned that they couldn’t bear to spend life without one another.

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letter to Winnipeg’s downtown core. After getting ready, which included a haircut and a shave for the groom at Hunter & Gunn, the wedding party spent the day taking photos at the Saint Boniface Cathedral, Parlour, and the University of Winnipeg front lawns. They were married at their church on Broadway, and headed over to the Marlborough Hotel for their reception, which was held in the stunning all blue ballroom called Marlborough Hall.

This Page, Clockwise From Top The couple chose the blue room at the Marlborough so that they wouldn't need to worry about dĂŠcor; The stylish bride wore a dress with many layers of chiffon, accented by a statement necklace and earrings; Their wedding day gave them both sun and rain, but nothing could stop them from having dance on the rooftop; The bride's closest childhood friend used her years of flower shop experience to create the bouquets and centrepieces. Opposite, Clockwise From Top The many photo locations took Kelly and David on a whirlwind tour of the downtown core; Kelly put her dancing shoes to use as a DJ friend of theirs played swing dance music all night; Centrepieces included large flowers in glass jars and yellowed pages of old books; With only 4 months to plan their wedding, Kelly and David managed to pull together a day that honoured both the support of their friends and family and their love for one another.


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Our wedding day was everything we could have wanted it to be, and we did not have to break the bank for it to happen. At every step along the way, we focused on how we wanted the day to look and feel, and who we wanted to share it with. When your wedding day finally arrives, it truly is a blur! But when we look back, we feel satisfied that, to us, it was perfection."


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Text by Maria Kenney Photos by Nghia Tran Photography

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This Page, Clockwise From Top Left The couple had a stunning portrait session at Aspire Studios; Chrissy's mother walked her down the aisle to her niece and nephew playing Pachelbel's Canon on the piano; A bridesmaid helps Chrissy clasp her bracelet; The bouquet was a delicate mix of la pearla and vendella roses with rice flower, and a strand of pearls draped throughout; A five course Italian meal put smiles on everyone's faces.


REAL WINNIPEG WEDDING

hrissy’s glamorous career as a hair stylist started at a Winnipeg strip mall. If it hadn’t, she would never have met Joe. At the time, Joe was working at a restaurant in the mall to put himself through school, and after bumping into each other for the hundredth time, they decided to go on a date to nearby Assiniboine Park. By Valentine’s Day they were official, and they spent every second they could steal away from their jobs strolling through the park, hand in hand.

This Page Hydrangeas, roses, and greens were displayed in towering gala vases; A stop for photos at the Hamilton Building gave the couple a moment to breathe; Each and every napkin was tied with a bronze-coloured bow.

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THREE YEARS LATER, when the strip mall was no longer a part

This Page, Clockwise From Top Left The ring

of their life, Chrissy got the ring of her dreams on a beautiful

that inspired Chrissy's vision for the wedding;

sunny Sunday in the very park they had gotten to know each

An elegant seating chart was created using a

other in. Chrissy’s engagement ring sparked the vision for the

mirror; Cameo-coloured table linens had an

entire wedding. A custom designed pink pear shaped sapphire with a diamond halo, the ring set a timeless romantic tone with a touch of fairytale caprice.

eyelash detailing; Music was a tricky decision for the couple, but they were happy they hired a DJ. Opposite Chrissy went all the way to Minneapolis for her trumpet wedding gown.


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Dear Summer Bride, Wishing you all the season’s best: stolen kisses, sacred words, a dusty gown, dry skies and teary eyes, sunburnt shoulders, a prairie sunset, warm and wondrous love, and a cool summer breeze to dry those clammy fingers. With love, It’s Love Photos by Brittany Mahood Photography Text by Maria Kenney


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A cool breeze on a hot day is a saving grace we hope every summer bride gets to enjoy. Reimagined as a wedding theme, a cool summer breeze has the perfect mood and shady blue hues to keep you calm from sunrise to sunset.

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C H A N C E S A R E Y O U ' V E N A I L E D Y O U R C O L O U R P A L E T T E A L R E A D Y, but have you thought about the shape and movement of your flowers, stationery, or dress? Are the lines curved and romantic, or clean and modern? Weaving a unified movement throughout the day will give your wedding a sense of design and purpose.


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Bouquets and floral centrepieces that are rich in greenery might be this year's big must-have, but it's one that will likely save you money as well, since foliage is almost always less expensive than florals.

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P E R S O N A L I Z A T I O N S T A R T S A N D E N D S W I T H W H A T E V E R ' S E D I B L E , since food is the most likely thing your guests will remember. A simple yet sweet cake will certainly leave a lasting impression.


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Dressing your groom is almost as fun as undressing him. Menswear is all about the details, from the coordinating boutonnieres to the cheeky polka dot pocket square.

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CREDITS Photography Brittany Mahood Photography Gown Tara Keely #2304, Bliss Bridal Boutique Formalwear Eph Apparel Flowers Academy Florist Cake Laugh Love Cakes Stationery One Plus One Design + Illustration Sapphire Engagement Ring Bijou Treasures Makeup 2 Chicks & a Bag of Makeup Hair Feana, F.A.C.E. Makeup System Chairs Larters Golf and Country Club Studio Aspire Professional Studio Models Swish Model Management


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Artography by Jodee Pederson

TIME L E SS | C H I C | ST Y LI S H | ELEG AN T At the Greenwood Inn & Suites 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.

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PAPER TRENDS PERSONALIZED THANK-YOU CARDS Some wedding paper products are non-essential, but thank you cards are completely mandatory. We love personalized cards that not only include one of your wedding photos, but also match the invitations your guests received so many months ago. Don't wait any longer than 3 months after the big day to get these in the mail! Stationery by One Plus One Design + Illustration Photo by Brittany Mahood Photography


THE RING SPARKLING SAPPHIRE If diamonds are a girl’s best friend, then sapphires are a girl’s classy older sister. Text by Maria Kenney Photo by Brittany Mahood Photography Ring by Bijou Treasures

Ever since Prince William proposed to Kate Middleton with an enormous 12-carat oval cut sapphire surrounded by 14 diamonds, sales of sapphire engagement rings have skyrocketed. As you might know, though, the ring originally belonged to William’s mother, the late Princess Diana who, at the time, was making a very bold and avant garde statement by straying from the traditional diamond. Blue sapphires represent loyalty and faithfulness, and for these reasons sapphire engagement rings are full of rich symbolism and mixed meaning, delicately walking the line between tradition and innovation.

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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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Cotton certainly isn’t the first thing we might think of when dreaming up bouquets, but our over-saturated wedding brains love a good surprise. With a great bang for your buck, cotton adds that soft textural element and lends itself equally to rustic outdoor affairs, white winter weddings, or any event with a playful atmosphere. Whether you plan to add a few whimsical poufs or go all out with a handful of strictly cotton, you’ll have a durable bouquet that will last you through all the bumps and fingerings of your big day. Text by Maria Kenney Photos by Sightlines Photography

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BEAUTY SPOTLIGHT HOW TO ACHIEVE A BOLD BRIDAL LOOK Sarah is the founder and lead makeup artist at 2 Chicks & a Bag of Makeup, a Winnipeg based company offering on-site makeup services for any occasion you would like to look your best. Makeup and Text by Sarah, 2 Chicks & a Bag of Makeup Hair by Feana (F.A.C.E. Makeup System) Photos by Brittany Mahood Photography Model Swish Model Management

SKIN For coverage, I used FACE Stockholm Tinted Mineral Moisturizer SPF 20 in Nyans #0. It offers sun protection and is lightweight, but also has the longevity that every bride needs. Of course, a concealer is essential on areas that may need more attention and to brighten under the eye. Here I used CARGO OneBase in #02.

CHEEKS Shimmer highlight powders are all the rage right now, and brides are using them to achieve that summertime glow. Here, I used CARGO Blush in Louisiana and applied it high along her cheek bones. This shade offers a beautiful highlight and also offers a gorgeous, more concentrated sweep of pink blush on the apples of the cheeks.

EYES A neutral, “smokey” eye is a very popular bridal request. I used three products here, along with a pair of soft lashes. Lise Watier in Beige Glace creates a soft base, and Smashbox Eyeshadow Trio in Focal Point provided a great accent and liner. FACE Stockholm Brow Shadow in Myrrah was used in her brows, as well as on her eyes as bottom liner and a contour to pull the look all together.

LIPS A lot of brides don't want the maintenance of a bold lip, but the colour palette for the shoot was soft and subtle so I chose a red lipstick to add that extra flavour. I used FACE Stockholm Lipstick in Look Matte. This natural bridal look would also be beautiful with a nude or light pink lip.

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HAIR SPOTLIGHT HOW TO CREATE SOFT BOMBSHELL WAVES As owner, lead hair stylist, and lead makeup artist at F.A.C.E. Makeup System, Feana is a popular lady. She let us know her tips and tricks for creating the soft bombshell waves, a popular last-all-night wedding hairstyle. Hair and Text by Feana, F.A.C.E. Makeup System Makeup by 2 Chicks & a Bag of Makeup Photos by Brittany Mahood Photography Model Swish Model Management

PREP This look is more of a wave than a curl, so we needed to find that happy medium without straying into Shirley Temple territory. To prep her hair, we used Redken Hot Sets 22 Thermal Setting Mist, spraying it throughout, so that her hair would hold the wave as we loosened the curls into waves.

CURL Because the model has thick and wavy hair, we used a big barrel curling iron to curl each piece in the same direction. Hair that already has texture in it should hold the curl long into the evening. If your hair is thin and straight, use a tighter curling iron. At the beginning it will be more of a curl than a wave, but it will relax throughout the day.

HOLD Once a piece of hair has been curled, release it from the curling iron and hold it in place with your hand. Wait a few moments for it to cool down, and then brush it out with a brush or your fingers. We set the model’s curl with Redken Quick Dry 18 Instant Finishing Spray.

FINISH Brush through the hair with your fingers to loosen the curl into a wave. To give the hair a nice, natural shine, we used Redken Shine Flash 02 Glistening Mist, which has a much more even effect than a serum. Now you’re ready to dance and shake it all night long!

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your wide eyed groom, you will look like yourself... but better. The perfect wedding hair tip toes the line between the everyday and a hot red carpet coiffure, and never looks forced. The choice partly comes down to logistics, like what kind of affair you’re hosting and exactly how ornate your gown is, but the decision often comes down to one simple question: What makes you look your best?

Text Maria Kenney Photos Modern Pixel Photography Styled by Ashley Illchuk Hair Bob and Page Makeup Makeup Expressions by Rimpal Dress Florence by Lis Simon, Bliss Bridal Boutique Bridal Headpieces Irina Francis, Lacielle Roselle Ring Sutton Smithworks Model Annika, Panache Management Studio Aspire Professional Studios


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PIN CURLS A 2 inch curling iron will do the trick. Make a far side part, tucking the shallow side behind your ear. On that side, curl large sections of hair towards your face. Wrap the curl around a bobby pin to set the shape as it cools. On the deeply parted side, create a loose finger wave with a curling iron.

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LOW PONY To start, part your hair on the opposite side to create more volume. After curling your hair, put it in a low pony, leaving out the front section. Twist the front pieces over top of the ponytail elastic and bobby pin them in place, pulling out a few small, select pieces to make it look easy and natural.

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WILD BRAID This look is kind of like a French braid, and requires dexterous fingers. Start at the top corner of your head and, instead of braiding in three sections, only use two. Tie the two pieces of hair into knot after knot, pulling them tight and grabbing more hair as you go. When you’re finished, loosen the knots with your fingers.

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SIMPLE CHIGNON Create three sections of hair running back: hairline, crown, and neck. Make a messy bun with the neck section. Then, part the crown section down the middle and braid both sides to the bun, twisting the ends around the bun and pinning. Back comb the top section and pin it above the bun, twisting the ends into the bun.

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ASK THE EXPERT YOUR WEDDING CEREMONY The vows you say to one another on your wedding day are, in fact, the most important part of that day. Our resident ceremonies expert Sheryl Hunnie has the scoop on vows, ceremony scripts, legal red tape, and all that comes before and after. Text by Sheryl Hunnie Photos by Cheryl Struss Photography

Ceremony Scripts

Promises, Promises

Some wedding officiants may be bound to a particular

The public declaration of what is, essentially, an intimate act, is most

script (especially if you are being married in a church).

evident in the promises you make to one another. While some couples

Many Marriage Commissioners will work with you to create

choose to write their own vows, others are more comfortable choosing

a personalized expression of the love you share, and the

vows from a selection or finding the elements they like in a number of

possibilities are almost endless.

texts and editing these to create their own. What is most important is that the words you choose reflect the feelings of your heart. It is not

Legal Obligations

necessary for you each to say the same vows—in fact, often the most heartfelt ceremonies are those where each of you can express your feelings in the way that best suits your personality.

There are some elements that have to be part of your ceremony in accordance with the Marriage Act of Manitoba. Your civil ceremony is a legal exercise and the letter of the law must be followed, so make sure that your Marriage Commissioner includes the Declaration of Intent and the statement of vows as outlined in the Act. Once the legal requirements have been met, there is plenty of room for creativity.

Readings and Context In order to make certain that your ceremony reflects who you are, you may want to consider the readings that are offered throughout the service. Countless words have been written on love and marriage and you can draw from a myriad of sources. Poets, prophets, and philosophers have waxed eloquent on love, and having friends or family share readings during the ceremony helps to create a context of community. Your readings may invoke a sense of spirituality or simply confirm your feelings and beliefs about what marriage means to you.

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Unity Symbols Many couples also choose to incorporate elements from their cultures into their ceremonies. These symbolic rituals can add depth of meaning for families as traditional elements combined with modern sensibilities work together to create a fresh beginning for the newlyweds. The plethora of wedding shows on television has brought a number these elements to a new audience. Whereas in recent years unity candles were status quo, handfastings, ring warmings, and sand ceremonies are becoming increasingly popular.


Music Sets the Tone Do not underestimate music as an essential element in your wedding ceremony. Traditional selections such as Pachelbel’s Canon in D are lovely, but feel free to consider other music as well. However beautiful the tune of your favourite song, be sure the lyrics are in keeping with the spirit of the day, even if you are using an instrumental version. Processional music tends to be more formal in nature, with the recessional music often being a little more whimsical.

Your Unique Ceremony If all of this seems a little daunting, remember that some Marriage Commissioners are happy to help you create the perfect ceremony for your special day. For example, I have a wide range of readings and vows that I have compiled from a variety of sources and can facilitate the selection of these so that your wedding ceremony is a unique reflection of the love you share.

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Sheryl Hunnie is a Marriage Commissioner in the province of Manitoba. Whether your preference be for a contemporary or traditional style wedding, Sheryl can help you choose or write vows, select readings, and incorporate special touches to create the beautiful ceremony you have always imagined.

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LOVE & MARRIAGE KEEPING THE HOME FIRES BURNING AFTER “I DO” It’s Love’s very own President Zarah has been happily married for 8 years. She shares her top tips to help keep the spark alive! Text by Zarah Tinholt Photos by Jeremy Hiebert Photography

1. The “What If” Challenge

3. Prioritize Physical Intimacy

One of the important rules of couplehood is this:

Physical intimacy is a key ingredient to keeping

never stop dreaming together. Everyone has their

a marriage strong and secure. Protect your date

own individual passions and interests, but it is finding

nights, and if necessary, schedule time for sex. This

the ways to bring different passions together that

becomes especially important as your lives become

becomes so much fun. You are the best cheerleader

busier, especially if you decide to have kids. Statistics

your spouse could ever ask for. Where are you headed

have proven that couples who engage in physical

in life, professionally and personally? Dream what the

intimacy daily (or close to that) report feeling

future might look like, both as individuals and as a

happier about their marriages than couples whose

couple. Play the “What If” game and have fun with your

sex lives aren't as regular.

imagination and your love for each other. How can you support each other? What might your challenges be? Pick scenarios and see where your ideas take you!

2. Play Together

4. Always Be Improving Don't focus on trying to change your spouse. Focus on being the best person you can be, and on being a blessing to others—especially to your significant other. If

Finding activities that you both enjoy can make couple

both of you work hard at being patient, kind, thoughtful,

time a lot of fun. Whether it is teaching your partner to

caring, loyal, forgiving, and supportive, both of you win!

throw a frisbee, going for long bike rides, vacationing

Even if your spouse doesn't show interest in the self

together in new places, or taking up a new hobby, playing

improvement game, enjoying yourself and supporting

together makes it a lot easier to stay together. If you

your spouse in his own needs can have huge benefits on

don't have the resources to travel right now, plan a dream

the marriage. Practice active listening, avoid nagging,

trip from start to finish and start a travel savings fund.

and focus on serving others the way you would love

Keep adventure and discovery alive in your marriage!

to be served.

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5. REMEMBER: EVERY PHASE IS JUST A PHASE

Sometimes life doesn't always turn out the way we expect it to. Parenthood, challenges with work, and family crises can sometimes pop up unexpectedly. Take a deep breath in, focus on gratitude, and remember that you are in a phase of life that will change. You can't always control your circumstances, but you can control your reaction to it. When we lost everything in a fire, our family pulled together, and we found we were happier living with less. Turn the negative into something positive. Relationships are what matter most in life. Everything else is secondary. Keep your eye on the bigger picture, and enjoy the journey!

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