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 | Wedding Dress: Allure Bridals | Florist: The Little Flower SHop | 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 | Wedding Dress: Vera Wang | Floral Design: Academy Florist | Reception Venue: Fort Gibraltar | Shoes: Betsey Johnson | Event Design: Fort Gibraltar | Hair: Gerald Pankiw & Sets Salon | Bride's Headpiece: Lara Vincent | Bridesmaids\' Dresses: Vera Wang | Groom\'s Attire: calvin klein | bracelets: Chloe & Isabel
I’m married to a pilot and I’m 100% sure that no matter how hard I begged, we couldn’t get engagement pictures this cool. These two must have some pretty amazing connections to have Josh Dookhie Photography shoot their engagement sesh on the runway. I’m totally jealous.
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From the bride… A day-to-dusk exclusive engagement session on the runway of Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport, featuring shots of the charming old terminal before it was torn down.
Not only do we love to travel, but my husband Nevin and I met at the airport when we both worked there, so it was only fitting that it was the setting for our engagement session. I used to work there in Marketing during the time that the new terminal building was being constructed. Nevin still works there as an airfield electrician. That’s how we got access to the runways- an opportunity almost no one else would be able to have! Nevin’s father was also an air traffic controller until he retired, so overall the airport is a special place to us and our family.
At the time that we did the photoshoot, the new terminal had just opened (which provided a gorgeous backdrop) and the old terminal- where we had met – was being torn down in a couple of weeks. It was so special for us to be able to get shots featuring both buildings- our past and our future!
Photographer: Josh Dookhie Photography | Airport: Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport | Coordination + Styling: LouLou Weddings