Martin + Melissa : Winnipeg Wedding

Well, it”s been awhile since I’ve blogged…I’ve been so busy and so much has been going on.  I’m hoping to get back on track now with posting more beautiful engagement and wedding photos. 🙂 So, to begin, I would like to share Martin + Melissa’s beautiful outdoor wedding with you!  I honestly tried to narrow down these images, but hey, it’s MY blog and I can post as many pretty pictures as I want to! So, just fair warning to grab some coffee or a drink…you’re going to be here for a while! 🙂

Like I said in my engagement post, Martin + Melissa are just simply the BEST!   They are SUCH a sweet, warm, easy going, fun couple…the perfect combination of all things wonderful! It’s beautiful to watch! They were non stop smiles the entire wedding day…me and Cheeraz just had such a great day with them.  They are truly so easy to photograph!  It was a fantastic wedding from beginning to end and I LOVED getting to be a part of it!! I started my day off photographing Melissa’s bridal prep at Inn At The Forks while my 2nd shooter, Cheeraz made his way over to photograph Martin and his groomsmen getting ready.  After that, Martin + Melissa met up for their first look at The Forks.  I LOVE love doing first looks!  It honestly just makes your day flow so much better and you aren’t rushed. And if you think that it takes away from seeing each other coming down the aisle…it absolutely does NOT!  Seriously, ask anyone who has done a first look if it did!  After the first look, we walked around the Forks a little and took a few more photos before heading over to Manitoba Hydro to meet the bridal party for more portraits and then onto Stephen Juba Park along Waterfront Drive. We had such a gorgeous day for photos as you will see!  Couldn’t have asked for a better day!

The outdoor ceremony took place at Melissa’s parents property along the Red River.  It was such a gorgeous setting and so meaningful to both Martin + Melissa!  Melissa’s parents have a gorgeous property.  I could have photographed there all day! They had a beautiful ceremony officiated by the awesome Patty of Elegant Weddings and Melissa’s son sang and played guitar while she came down the aisle and during the signing of the registry. It was perfect!! The outdoor tent reception was also held on the property and was catered by awesome Ludwick Catering….always great food!! After dinner, we snuck out to do a few more portraits of just Martin + Melissa, but unfortunately some big clouds rolled in so we didn’t get that perfect sunset. Sigh!  We did however, get a few more beautiful portraits that I hope will be even more special to them since they were taken on the property. 🙂

Martin + Melissa…thank you soo much for entrusting me with your wedding photography. You are wonderful people to the core and I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed your day! I wish you a lifetime of bliss and lots of laughs!!xoxo

Special thanks to my wonderful and awesome, 2nd shooter Cheeraz for helping shoot that day!  It’s always great times working together!! 🙂

If you’d like to download their wedding highlights slideshow, it is available on itunes for free here or you can watch it here!  If you would like to see all the photos in their gallery, please click here.

VENDORS/VENUES:

Ceremony & Reception: Melissa’s parents’ river side property
Men’s Tuxes: Tip Top
Dress: Helene’s – Mori Lee
Hair/Makeup: Bride
Flowers: Debra Sampson
Marriage Commissioner: Patricia Simko – Elegant Weddings
Cake: Jaclyn McLean
DJ: Richard Mesa
Caterer: Ludwick Catering