Rene  (aka Tiger) & Alyssa were married on a hazy, warm day in July in Clear Lake, MB. The ceremony took place on the grounds of Elkhorn Resort, followed by a beautiful reception brimming with DIY details at Danceland in Wasagaming!

As usual, I love spending the morning with the bride and her girls as they prepare for the biggest celebration in her life. Alyssa put so much thought and detail into her big day. Sit back and enjoy this lengthy post!

The clouds threatened but held off during the outdoor ceremony. Friends and family gathered on the lawn outside the chalet to witness their sweet vows.

A friend playing bag pipes cheerfully led them out after they were announced Mr & Mrs! Guests threw bird seeds in the air as they walked out, which had been packaged in brown paper bags also serving as their programs!

The sun came out and complimented the radiant couple, cheerful colours and stunning floral arrangments!

Alyssa & Rene are beautiful people inside and out! It’s been a treat spending the time getting to know you!

I will be blogging part 2 of this wedding soon! Danceland was full of pretty surprises, you’ll want to come back to see!


Wedding coordinator & planner: Amanda from Lace & Lavender –> (hire her! she’s amazing!)

Stationary: One Plus One Design + Illustration

Venue: Elkorn Resort and Danceland

Make-up: Renée Vandale (cousin of the bride)

Hair: Jodi Newman (Owner Anarchy Studios)

Dress: Stella’s Bridal– Trunk Show

Florals: Ordered in bulk from Grower’s Direct. ( Alyssa’s Auntie Mannette Vandale assembled all the bouquets)

Suits: EPH Apparel

Wedding Bands: Epsilon