Month: August 2018

Whitetail Meadow Sneak Peek

We got to hang out at Whitetail Meadow in Niverville this past weekend with Renee and Carson for their stunning wedding! What an amazing day with some pretty amazing vendors!

Whitetail Meadow is such a stellar wedding venue! Looking forward to more weddings at this gorgeous place! Floral Fixx rocked the florals – those centrepieces! LOVE! Tanya Porcher created the most incredibly detailed cupcakes! And then Charmaine Mallari – photographer extraordinaire – sent me over these little sneak peek tidbits today that I just couldn’t wait to share with you all. Absolutely gorgeous images!

Thanks to all the vendors involved for giving Renee and Carson the best day ever! Keep checking back for the full feature of this breathtaking wedding.

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Fave Outdoor Winnipeg Wedding Photo Locations

While planning your wedding, you will eventually have to decide where to take your wedding photos. In a previous post, we talked about our favourite indoor wedding photo locations in Winnipeg – you can read it here. Today I am sharing my favourite outdoor wedding photo locations.

Winnipeg has so many beautiful outdoor spaces to take your wedding photos – here are my faves!

Stephen Juba Park

My absolute fave, Stephen Juba Park on the Waterfront right next to the Exchange District is the perfect spot for outdoor wedding photos in Winnipeg. The perfect spot for your first look photos and enough space to bring the entire wedding party, it’s green space makes it a gorgeous stop on your wedding photo list. Best of all…it’s free!

outdoor wedding photos winnipegPhoto by Kamp Photography

outdoor wedding photos winnipegPhoto by Kamp Photography

outdoor wedding photos winnipegPhoto by Kamp Photography

outdoor wedding photos winnipegPhoto by Kamp Photography

outdoor wedding photos winnipegPhoto by Kamp Photography

Assiniboine Park

An iconic Winnipeg wedding photo location, Assiniboine Park has been a favourite for couples and wedding photographers for years! The floral gardens, sculpture garden, and Pavillion offer beautiful green space and variety for your outdoor wedding photos. Time slots for wedding photos have to be booked by contacting the park events office.

outdoor wedding photos winnipegPhoto by Luckygirl Photography

outdoor wedding photos winnipegPhoto by Luckygirl Photography

outdoor wedding photos winnipegPhoto by Kat Willson Photography

outdoor wedding photos winnipegPhoto by Kat Willson Photography

outdoor wedding photos winnipegPhoto by Kat Willson Photography

Millennium Library Fountain

Not a popular choice, but a fun stop if you are already downtown. Some nice green backdrop space and a misty fountain to cool you off if you are getting married on a hot summer day.

outdoor wedding photos winnipegPhoto by Moore Photography

outdoor wedding photos winnipegPhoto by Moore Photography

outdoor wedding photos winnipegPhoto by Moore Photography

outdoor wedding photos winnipegPhoto by Moore Photography

St. Vital Park

My ultimate fave for outdoor fall wedding photos. St. Vital Park, with tons of green space and beautiful ponds is an excellent choice for your outdoor wedding photos. The colours are absolutely stunning in the fall months!

outdoor wedding photos winnipegPhoto by Moore Photography

outdoor wedding photos winnipegPhoto by Moore Photography

outdoor wedding photos winnipegPhoto by Moore Photography

St. Boniface Cathedral Basilica

Regal and elegant, the basilica at the St. Boniface Cathedral has the best of both worlds. Gorgeous green space with elegant stone walls and arches. Spots must be booked by contacting the church office.

outdoor wedding photos winnipegPhoto by Sugar and Soul Photography

outdoor wedding photos winnipegPhoto by Joel Ross Photography

outdoor wedding photos winnipegPhoto by Nghia Tran Photography

outdoor wedding photos winnipegPhoto by Nghia Tran Photography

The Exchange District

You can’t get married downtown without taking a spin through the Exchange District for some wedding photos. The rich character of the old buildings and industrial spaces creates a fun backdrop your wedding images. And the best part, take a break at the Kings Head Pub!

outdoor wedding photos winnipegPhoto by Nghia Tran Photography

outdoor wedding photos winnipegPhoto by Nghia Tran Photography

outdoor wedding photos winnipegPhoto by Joel Ross Photography

outdoor wedding photos winnipegPhoto by Joel Ross Photography

outdoor wedding photos winnipegPhoto by Manuel Sousa Photography

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Tips for Beating The Heat on Your Wedding Day

The 2018 wedding season here in Manitoba has been one for the record books. Heat wave after heat wave has had me sweating through many weddings this summer. Even though you can’t avoid the heat completely on a wedding day, there are a few things you can do to stay cool and comfortable.

Here are my stay cool wedding tips for our hot hot hot Winnipeg summers.

Avoid the heat as much as possible.

The key to beating the heat on your wedding day is to avoid it as much as possible in the first place. Choose a venue for your ceremony and reception that are indoors and airconditioned. If you are having a tented wedding reception, ask the tent company about portable air conditioners and fans. They can help take the edge off of a hot day. When it comes to your wedding photos, have an indoor option booked like a studio or historic building to give everyone a break from the heat.

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Photo by Josh Dookhie Photography

Drink tons of water.

Hydrate. Hydrate. Hydrate. I can’t say this enough. You have to stay hydrated on these sweltering days (and no, champagne and beer are not the same, but nice try lol). Make sure to have plenty of water available for everyone in the wedding party. You don’t want anyone becoming dehydrated – headaches and dizziness are not welcome on a wedding day – not fun!

Choose the right clothing.

It’s impossible to avoid the heat entirely, but there are ways to make yourself more comfortable. Choose a wedding dress and bridesmaid dresses that are light and expose your shoulders and arms. Going sans suit jackets for the groom and groomsmen will also make a huge difference for the guys. No one wants to wear a jacket in this heat! Another tip is to have the guys get two shirts – this way if they sweat through their shirt they can change into a fresh one for the reception.

Keep your guests comfortable.

Your guest’s comfort should be your number one priority on your wedding day – especially if your wedding day lands in the middle of a heat wave. Providing hand fans, cool beverages, and keeping anything outdoors short and sweet will ensure your guests don’t melt in the hot sun.

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Photo by Kamp Photography

Sweat-proof your makeup.

Your make-up artist can sweatproof your makeup to ensure you and your girls stay fresh the entire day. Using a primer before application and applying facial mist throughout the day will keep your makeup from disappearing in heat and humidity. Ask your makeup artist for samples so that you can apply touchups throughout the day as needed.

 

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Crown Royal Event Sneak Peek

We are very fortunate here at Divine Weddings to be able to plan Crown Royal’s bi-annual media tours. Twice a year, the folks at Crown Royal plan a two day extravaganza to wow media professionals and to immerse them in the full Crown Royal experience.

Every event includes a tour of the Crown Royal distillery in Gimli, Manitoba, followed by a dinner complete with craft cocktails. This year the event took place at Gimli Harbour – a beautiful summer evening beside the lake, complete with a bonfire and s’mores.

Day two had the guests enjoying dinner and drinks at Cibo Waterfront Cafe – such an amazing space for corporate events!

Pro images by blfStudios are on their way but in the meantime, these sneak peeks from my iPhone will have to do 🙂

Night 1 – Gimli Harbour

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Night 2 – Cibo Waterfront Cafe

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