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2018 Year in Review – Winnipeg Wedding Planner

2018 was an amazing year here at Divine Weddings! Beautiful weddings, fabulous styled shoots, and lots of fun in between. 

We started the year off at The Wonderful Wedding Show in January. It was so fun meeting new brides and grooms, and showing off our Peridot styled shoot for the show’s VIB magazine.

You can see the feature here VIB Magazine

Check out our feature Peridot Styled Shoot and the video Peridot Video

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Ally Papko Photography

We got to hang out at the Hitch ‘n Post in June for their annual Open House. We had a blast with all of the vendors and we even threw a few axes in the axe throwing booth! Check out the entire feature here.

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Megan Steen Photography

We adore styled shoots! Planning and designing an entire look and working with amazing vendors is so much fun. We headed out to Hawthorn Estates earlier this year and helped to create this STUNNING styled shoot – greenery, pretty florals, elegant calligraphy, and two gorgeous models. You can’t ask for anything better! Take a look at the stunning images here.

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Xandra Photography

A few times a year we work with Crown Royal in Gimli to plan their media tours. Two day events to schmooze media type folks and educate them on the Crown Royal products. Always a good time, we enjoy creating fabulous events for them and building on the Crown Royal brand. 

Check out this year’s event! Day 1 here and Day 2 here

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Willow Grove Orchard is the cutest little venue out in Argyle, Manitoba. We headed out there in July for Kayleigh and Brandon’s gorgeous summer wedding day, and to say it was gorgeous is an understatement! You have to see these stunning images! Take a look here

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Megan Steen Photography

Such an exquisite wedding day! Wajihah and Jason were married at the Heritage Centre in Niverville and then celebrated with a reception at Whitetail Meadow. Check out their same day edit below from Michael J. Scott Productions.

Weddings at The Forks are always my fave! Rebecca and Sean exchanged marriage vows at the picturesque Oodena Circle and then the party moved over to the Inn at the Forks. You can check out their feature here

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Are you ready for some serious wedding eye candy? Renee and Carson’s Whitetail Meadow wedding has gobs and gobs of pretty goodness. It was such a great summer wedding day. See it here.

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Charmaine Mallari Photography

We always love weddings at Ashgrove Acres, and we spent quite a bit of time there this past summer! Jess and Eric’s wedding day was a gorgeous combination of happy and beautiful 🙂 See the entire stunning feature here

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Ally Papko Photography

Fun, fun, fun! Cherry-Mae and Jay-R had the most fun (and freakin’ gorgeous) wedding day at Leo Mol Sculpture Garden. Their wedding feature will be coming to the blog next week, but in the meantime, click here to see their wedding video by Rygiel Photography & Video.

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Rygiel Photography & Video

Like I said, we spent a lot of time at Ashgrove Acres this summer! Lorissa and Dan’s pretty little rustic wedding had it all! An absolutely gorgeous summer wedding with tons of pretty details! See it here.

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Pantel Photography

We always love working at new venues, and this past summer we got to plan a wedding at Camp Manitou. Such a unique venue! The perfect spot for Stephanie and Andrew’s wedding day – just wait till you see the magical wedding ceremony nestled in the forest. Amazing! Take a look here

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Izabela Rachwal Photography

When you get to work with friends, well, it just doesn’t get any better than that. I’ve been buds with Alex and Chad for a few years now and I couldn’t be happier to help them with their fabulous fall wedding day. If you are ready to have your creative minds blown, check out their feature here

Kassandra Donaldson Photography

We ended 2018 in style yesterday! Thanks to Whitney Dianne for this fabulous shot of these two lovebirds ringing in the New Year! Stay tuned to see images from this awesome NYE wedding on the blog in the coming weeks! 

Happy New Year everyone!

Whitney Dianne

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Our Favourite Bridal Images

We’ve seen our share of beautiful brides over the years, and we are so lucky to be able to work with the most amazing wedding photographers in Winnipeg to capture these stunning brides.

Here are some of our favourite bridal images.

This shot of Samara by Sugar and Soul Photography is breathtaking with the prairie sky and fields in the background. To see more of this gorgeous outdoor wedding click here.

winnipeg wedding photographerPhoto by Sugar and Soul Photography  |  Bouquet by Earth Buds

Photographer Peggy from Winnipeg Wedding Photographers Collective captured the beautiful Rebecca perfectly against the Winnipeg sky. Check out their wedding at The Forks here.

winnipeg wedding photographerPhoto by Winnipeg Wedding Photographers Collective  |  Bouquet by Randall Klaprat

This entire vintage look gives me all the heart eyes! Kayleigh looked gorgeous on her wedding day and Megan Steen captured every gorgeous detail. See this Willow Grove Orchard wedding here.

winnipeg wedding photographerPhoto by Megan Steen Photography  |  Bouquet by The Floral Fixx

I love when photographers use natural elements to get the perfect shot. This image of Jessica at Fort Whyte Alive is stunning! See more beautiful images here.

winnipeg wedding photographerPhoto by Victoria Anne Photography

This is another example of a photographer using natural elements – and the way Ally Papko used the branches to frame Jess perfectly in this shot is so gorgeous. See more of this Ashgrove Acres wedding here.

winnipeg wedding photographerPhoto by Ally Papko Photography  |  Flowers by Timeless Florals

Courtney was such a gorgeous bride, it was hard to pick just one photo of her that I love. See more of this beauty and her wedding at The Rustic Wedding Barn here.

winnipeg wedding photographerPhoto by Billy Economou Photography   |  Flowers by Fache Florals

Another beautiful bride and another amazing photographer. Stephanie made Izabela Rachwal’s job very easy I am sure. Check out this awesome wedding at Camp Manitou here.

winnipeg wedding photographerPhoto by Izabela Rachwal Photography  |  Bouquet by Oak & Lily

I love this shot of bride Amber at her wedding in Clear Lake. Beautiful! Click here to see more of this Canada Day lake wedding.

winnipeg wedding photographerPhoto by Sugar and Soul Photography

Beautiful Alex – not only a gorgeous bride but an awesome Winnipeg wedding photographer herself (Xandra Photography). Her bud Kassandra Donaldson captured this stunning image! See more here.

winnipeg wedding photographerPhoto by Kassandra Donaldson  |  Flower Crown by Fache Florals

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Wedding Venue Spotlight – Bridges Golf Course

Today on the blog I want to spotlight one of my favourite wedding venues, Bridges Golf Course.

This gem of a venue is located about half an hour west of Winnipeg, nestled in the community of Starbuck. With gorgeous sprawling grounds, a timber frame reception space, and the ideal location for an outdoor wedding ceremony, Bridges Golf Course has everything you need for your beautiful wedding day.

I am always impressed with their exceptional service, and how great it is working with everyone over at Bridges. They are always so helpful and make coordinating the wedding day a breeze!

Bridges has it all, including a gorgeous green space designed specifically for wedding ceremonies. It’s the perfect spot for you to say I Do in the outdoors, complete with a stone stage and a backdrop of towering trees.

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Not only are the sprawling grounds gorgeous (it is a golf course after all), but the iconic bridge is a must stop for wedding photos.

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bridges golf courseJeremy Hiebert Photography

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And of course, there is the reception space – a beautiful timber frame room with wrought iron chandeliers and wall to wall windows that allow scenic views of the beautiful grounds.

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Our Favourite Wedding Sweet Tables

We’ve seen plenty of sweet tables over the years here at Divine Weddings. There are so many talented bakeries in Winnipeg, and we are lucky enough to have sampled all of their sweets (tough job, but someone’s gotta do it).

I sifted through all of our wedding photos to find our favourite sweet tables. You can definitely add some personality to your sweet table and design something that fits the style and theme of your wedding. Have fun with it and get creative! I know designing a sweet table is one of my favourite parts of the design process. And the tastings are pretty fun too 🙂

This first one is from a wedding at Bridges Golf Course. The bride wanted something vintage with a garden feel to fit the theme of her wedding. She found this antique dresser and refinished it with a chalkboard instead of the mirror. Amazing DIY!

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Photo: Jeremy Hiebert Photography  |  Sweets: Sweet Impressions

This next one was super fun! A Canada Day wedding at Danceland in Clearlake – a rustic wedding cake and Canadiana inspired maple leaf, polar bear, and loon sugar cookies! So awesome!

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Photo: Sugar and Soul Photography  |  Sweets: High Tea Bakery

Pretty and vintage. This couple got married at The Gates on Roblin and wanted a very vintage reception. The sweet table mimicked the entire design, including a vintage desk, teacups and lace (and High Tea Bakery’s delicious imperial cookies).

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Photos: BLF Studios  |  Sweets: Cake-ology & HIgh Tea Bakery

You can’t have a wedding at the Rustic Wedding Barn in Steinbach and have an ordinary sweet table! This multi-tiered wooden cake stand was perfect for this barn wedding! And the single tier cake with the love birds is pretty cute too.

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Photos: Billy Economou Photography  |  Sweets: Nachelle’s Cakes

Elegant and chic – this couple tied in their sweet table perfectly for their wedding at The Fort Garry Hotel. Bold colours of red, black and white looked so chic when it was all brought together. And did I mention they had cheesecakes on a stick? #sweettablegoals

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Photos: Nghia Tran Photography  |  Sweets: High Tea Bakery

This sweet table will probably go down as one of my all time faves! Not only was it the perfect touch to this outdoor tent wedding in Lake of the Woods, Ontario, but it brought together candy and sweets with the perfect touch of boho. Sa-weet!

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Photos: Kamp Photography  |  Sweets: High Tea Bakery

A fortieth wedding anniversary is something to celebrate! I love the vintage touches and the gold and mint colour palette!

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Photos: Joel Ross Photography  |  Sweets: High Tea Bakery

Another gorgeous wedding at Bridges Golf Course! This groom was quite the outdoorsman, so a rustic wooden cake stand for their wedding cake and cupcakes was the perfect touch.

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Photos: Kamp Photography  |  Sweets: Nachelle’s Cakes

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Our Favourite Wedding Bouquets

As wedding planners in Winnipeg, we are fortunate to have the opportunity to work with so many talented florists. With the 2018 wedding season in full swing, I’ve been thinking back to last year’s weddings and all the gorgeous bouquets that our brides have carried down the aisle.

Here are some of our favorite wedding bouquets from last season – enjoy!


This beauty was for a mermaid inspired styled shoot – whistful and organic, I love how the feminine florals are mixed in with some organic stems.
Photo: Ally Papko Photography  |  Wedding Bouquet: Deer Dutch

winnipeg floristThe quintessential wedding bouquet – pretty roses, soft pinks and bold reds, and a touch of babies breath and greenery.
Photo: Kamp Photography  |  Wedding Bouquet: The Floral Fixx

winnipeg floristA bouquet almost as beautiful as the bride holding it – I love the whimsical shape and the bold anemones!
Photo: Billy Economou Photography  |  Wedding Bouquet: Fache Florals

Flowing ribbons and sprays of greens and floral buds – this bouquet is so pretty and romantic.
Photo: Xandra Photography  |  Wedding Bouquet: The Floral Fixx

This next one isn’t a bridal bouquet, but deserved a mention! This vibrant bridesmaids bouquet was a perfect fit for the blue bridesmaid dresses.
Photo: Sugar and Soul Photography  |  Wedding Bouquet: The Bloom Box

The perfect bouquet for an outdoor country wedding. Elegant and timeless with roses and peonies.
Photo: Sugar and Soul Photography  |  Wedding Bouquet: Earth Buds

For the modern bride – a bouquet of greenery from our Wonderful Wedding Show Peridot styled shoot.
Photo: Ally Papko Photography  |  Wedding Bouquet: Couture Floral

Perfectly vintage – this bouquet was a combination of timeless elegance and classic charm.
Photo: Xandra Photography  |  Wedding Bouquet: The Floral Fixx

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