Connor & Jewel married! Part 1

Let me take you back to a beautiful day last summer! It was the wedding day of my niece Jewel to her beloved, Connor from Texas!

Remember his surprise proposal to her last spring? See it here for a little history on these 2 lovebirds –> Jewel & Connor engaged! <–

Well after that surprise, it was a whirlwind couple of months where they decided to get married that same year in August! My mom (Jewel’s grandma) suffered from a massive aneurysm two weeks before the wedding. This added a lot of stress and sadness to the planning process. Knowing her grandma wouldn’t be able to attend the wedding and not even knowing if she’d pull through was really tough. But we went ahead with the planning and despite all the raw emotions and tears there was joy and happiness! As per usual, I’ll let the pictures show you how Jewel & Connor’s hopes and dreams came to life. Starting with Jewel and all her bridesmaids getting ready at her parents’ home!

While Mark covered the boys getting ready, I took the girls out for a little pre wedding photo session!

Just a little shout out to Tessa and Heather from Academy Florists who went out of their way to fit Jewel into their tight schedule and come up with these amazing, amazing bouquets! Jewel basically gave them free range and they did not disappoint!!

Moving on to the outdoor ceremony which took place at the beautiful Rustic Wedding Barn in Steinbach!

After exchanging their vows, Connor scooped Jewel up into his arms and carried her down the aisle! Immediately surrounded by family and friends and lots of hugs and tears of joy!

I’ll be posting part 2 soon!

Also see my talented 2nd shooter, Cor from Lana Jenae Photography’s perspective of the day! — here — and — here –!

Flowers: Academy Florist / Venue: The Rustic Wedding Barn / Hair & makeup: Bride & bridesmaids and Anna :) / Decor: DIY / Groom’s suit: Granger Owings / Groomsmen: Tip Top Tailors / Bridesmaid dresses: 4 from Neiman Marcus & 4 custom sewn by Miriam Ramos / Bride’s gown: David’s Bridal then altered by Anita Pulling Thread / Jewelry: Sugar Blossom Design / Flower girl dresses (the 2 long ones): Eden’s Bouquet

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Joel & Stacy and family

Stacy invited me out to their home last fall to capture her family on their fun hobby farm. Gathering eggs, wrangling chickens, playing with the horses, swinging, and chasing each other on a gorgeous fall evening!

After unsuccessfully catching chickens, this cute little cowboy led the way to the pasture and horses!

It really was the most perfect of evenings! Having grown up on a farm and surrounded by animals, I was truly in my element and had the best of times!

I could sense all their complete infatuation with baby girl! So sweet to watch her older brothers dote on her.

Thank you Stacy for the opportunity to capture your family on this golden evening!

xoxo

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Sugar Blossom – Spring 2015

A few weeks back, I worked with Kelli to shoot the spring 2015 campaign for Sugar Blossom Design!

Here are some of my favs from the session!

Tessa and Deanna from Academy Florists designed these incredible floral pieces and also joined us on set to help behind the scenes! Thanks ladies!

Carved watermelon and painted leaves by none other then Kelli!!

What better way to end the shoot then with doughnuts and confetti!

A huge thank you to Oh Doughnuts for supplying these beautiful donuts!

Just for fun, I thought I’d add a few “behind the scene” shots as well!

If you are still with me, do yourself a favour and check out the following links!

A giant thank you to all the ladies involved and on set to make this session happen!

Jewelry & design: Sugar Blossom / Flowers: Academy Florists / Donuts: Oh Doughnuts / Makeup: Angie Zachary / Hair: Cuts by Cass / Nails: Tina Cable / Models: Serena, Lauren, & Taylor from Swish Model Management

xoxo

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A day in my life….

Since I haven’t blogged in way too long, I thought I’d pop in and say hi! And show you via my Instagram a small peek into our March so far!

1. Hubby & I 2. Curls 3.Monday morning 4. Thom Bargen 5. Lloyd & man bun. 6. A stroll in the park 7. A pretty photo session 8. A melting pond 9. Donut eyes 10. Heart 11. A nice day 12. Teepee in boys’ room

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Lloyd & Sarah married! Part 2

See part 1 –> here!

Lloyd & Sarah had their ceremony at Assiniboine Park. The thunder threatened and raindrops started but that didn’t stop them from saying their “I do’s” in front of close friends and family! How can you not love a barefoot bride in the park?

Enjoy this lengthy post!

After the rain cleared up we were able to head back outside for some more pictures in the lush greens of the park!

Lloyd & Sarah’s wedding was recently featured in Wedding Bells! In print and on their website!

Here is an excerpt from the feature:

For their wedding day, Sarah and Lloyd wanted their day to be mellow but still elegant. Their venue was comprised of big bright windows overlooking a park and duck pond. The couple was so mesmerized by the beautiful surroundings that they chose neutral colours to complement the venue.  “We incorporated a fun chevron pattern in grey and white in our table runners and stationery,” Sarah explains. “We thought it would keep things from looking too monochromatic. We added some pops of mint in our bridesmaids’ dresses, stationery and table décor for a touch of colour too.”

Just a few highlights of the reception; Thom Bargen served lattes, the couple’s first dance to the groom’s brother Randy playing on his guitar, line dancing and just hanging out with great friends.

All the best Lloyd & Sarah!!!

Links for you to check out:

Bride’s hair: Covet Hair Studio / Bridesmaids’ hair: Vamp Industries / Make-up: Vamp Industries / Wedding Planner: Madeline’s Weddings & Events / Bridal gown: 7th Avenue Fashions / Groom’s tux: EPH Apparel / Flowers: The Floral Fixx / Stationary: Madeline’s Weddings / Venue: Qualico Family Centre / Cake & donuts: Sweet C Bakery

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