If there is one thing this gorgeous day has taught me, it’s that lavender and navy blue make one seriously stunning combination. Well, that, and these two high school sweethearts are the cutest duo ever. Together with the help of some amazing vendors (think Jillian Tree Photography and The Little Flower Shop ), they threw a wedding that is as heartwarming as it is pretty. See it all right here.
From Jillian Tree Photography… Taralee & Nathan got married in October in Rosenort, a tiny town near Winnipeg, Canada. Taralee got ready at her parents’ home…and what a lovely location for putting on her wedding dress! They got married at their church, Rosenort EMC Church, with the reception (with customized cream soda bottles!) also held there. The ring bearer & flower girl were absolutely adorable, and the bridesmaid dresses were the most brilliant, beautiful navy blue. And such gorgeous bouquets by The Little Flower Shop!
After the reception, we went right outside for the bridal party photos, where we found this perfect little abandoned building with colorful chairs! Sunset time was perfect for the couple pictures. We also headed to this famous little white Church between the highways, the sunset on the flat prairie land in the background was beyond stunning!
Photography: Jillian Tree Photography | Florist: The Little Flower SHop | Wedding Dress: Allure Bridals | Bridesmaids' Dresses: David's Bridal | Tuxes: Moore's Clothing | Venue: Rosenort EMC Church
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DIY and just as darling as they come, this Winnipeg wedding is a sure fire way to make your day extra lovely. It’s overflowing with pin-worthy prettiness, and thanks to the gorgeous images captured by Rachwal Photograph we can soak in all the stylish details right here in the full picture perfect gallery.
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From the Bride…Fort Gibraltar was the first potential wedding venue we looked at and it was love at first sight! With its punched tin chandeliers, rustic hardwood floors and soothing cream-colored walls, the Fort was a perfect back drop for our shabby chic inspired décor. Considering that my creative imagination has been stretched since I was a small child through crafting with my mom and aunt, I knew that I would be hand-making much of the décor in order to make my vision come to life. I also knew that pink, being my favorite color for as long as I can remember, would definitely be in the forefront of my mind when making any design decisions. I decided early on that for my centerpieces, I would use large mason jars and that I wanted to incorporate burlap in a variety of places. I ended up finding a variety of colored floral fabrics one weekend and decided to use them to create the hearts on the burlap bunting banner as well as to decorate the mason jars. My mom, bridesmaid (Jen) and I spent an entire weekend cutting out flower fabric hearts, burlap strips and lace to then glue them onto the mason jars (using a hot glue gun). The entire kitchen was covered in glue and fabric scraps by the time we were done….To say the least, this was not something my Fiancee was prepared for when he arrived home! I’ve been obsessed with Etsy (an online handmade shop community) for a while now and found some great artists to create both our personal save-the-date card, which is a watercolor painting including Kris, myself and our venue, as well as our invitations, which incorporated our mason jar theme and of course pink! We found another artist on Etsy who created a guest book alternative consisting of a wooden tree with enough wooden leaves for each guest to sign, mounted on a canvas.
Kris and I both agreed from the beginning that we wanted the wedding to be really enjoyable for our guests and imagined a party-like atmosphere where everyone could mingle, drink our inspired martinis, eat great food and dance the night away. Kris and I are equally obsessed with candy and felt that it would be fitting to have a candy station with all of our favourite treats as the wedding favour to our guests. Connie and Angie at Fort Gibraltar helped transform our many kilograms of candy into a shabby chic dream-like arrangement that fit perfectly into the décor, complete with burlap, vintage glass windows and large glass jars. Kris and I used some left over flower fabric to create a wall piece to hang behind our candy table that turned out to be my favorite DIY project and its currently hanging in my home office, serving as a great reminder of our perfect wedding that turned out to be so us in every way. It was truly the best party we’ve ever thrown and likely ever will!
Photography: Rachwal Photography | Event Design: Fort Gibraltar | Floral Design: Academy Florist | Wedding Dress: Vera Wang | Reception Venue: Fort Gibraltar | Shoes: Betsey Johnson | Hair: Gerald Pankiw & Sets Salon | Bride's Headpiece: Lara Vincent | Bridesmaids\' Dresses: Vera Wang | Groom\'s Attire: calvin klein | bracelets: Chloe & Isabel
You know those couples that are the epitome of adorable? Those charming sweeties that live like every moment is totally awesome and are sooo in love, it’s palpable? This, my friends, is one of those duos… a stunning twosome who can throw on a pair of crazy cool cowboy boots and frolic in the sand like it’s no one’s business. See all of their cuteness captured by Izabela Rachwal right here.
From the Bride… Being from sunny Florida, I was hoping we could somehow incorporate a beach into our engagement photo session, the only problem is… I no longer live in Florida, but instead right in the middle of the Canadian prairies! Our amazingly talented photographer Izabela Rachwal came up with the great idea of shooting our engagement photos on the sand dunes at Grand Beach, which are absolutely beautiful.
I knew that our wedding theme would be a shabby chic style and thought that our clothing and accessories for the engagement photos should have that same feel. Izabela worked a vintage quilt into our photos which was handmade by my grandmother, as well as my cowboy boots which Kris and I had bought together on one of our trips to Vegas. It was such a fun experience that left us so excited to be doing the wedding photos with her a few months later!
Photography: Izabela Rachwal Photography | Location: Grand Beach