We’ve had an awesome time getting to know Carmen and Chris through the whole wedding process. They are so kind and considerate to each other and to those around them, and they’re also a lot of fun! We had a great engagement shoot with them in Lake of the Woods and we were looking forward to the big day as well. It didn’t disappoint in any way. Every detail of the wedding was perfect and it was easy to see the love that Carmen and Chris share.
We started out the day at the Fairmont Hotel. All the girls were relaxed and the lighting was beautiful in their suite. The guys were getting ready on the same floor, but in the suite at the opposite end so we made sure Chris and Carmen didn’t see each other until the big reveal! Carmen got her stunning dress from Bliss Bridal Boutique, and Chris looked pretty good himself in his suit from Harry Rosen. The wedding party looked great too. They had traveled to Manitoba from all over North America to be with Chris and Carmen for this special day.
They chose to do the first look in the park along Waterfront Drive. Carmen drove up in the Rolls Royce as Chris waited for her. His expression when he turned around and saw her was priceless; she brought tears to his eyes! After taking some great shots on Waterfront we headed to the Bishop’s Mansion nearby. In fact, all of our shooting locations were in and around the downtown area which made for a relaxed day and afforded us some down time here and there. I love the shots of Carmen and Chris on the stairs. Before we headed to the ceremony we stopped at the King’s Head pub for a bite to eat but we managed to fit in some quick shots of the couple with the Rolls!
The ceremony was at All Saint’s Anglican Church, a place that held a lot of meaning and memories to Carmen’s family. The church looked amazing. In fact, Events by Emma and Floral Elements outdid themselves creating the perfect day for Carmen and Chris. It ran so smoothly and everything looked absolutely beautiful. After the ceremony the new couple were able to mingle with their guests during a champagne reception on the church grounds.
Their reception was held at St. Charles Country Club. Carmen and Chris treated their guests to appetizers during the cocktail hour and then a fabulous meal. Everyone was impressed with all the delicious desserts and cake from Dessert Sinsations. It was a beautiful setting for a memorable night. The formal part of the evening was followed by a fun dance to the tunes coming from the Danny Kramer Band.
Carmen and Chris, thank-you so much for involving us in your wedding and entrusting us with capturing all the special moments of the day. Meagan and I truly enjoyed your company and we wish you the all the best in your new marriage!