I’ve been looking forward to Amy and Brett’s wedding for several reason. They’ve always been fantastic to work with and a lot of fun to be around. Also, I knew the details of the wedding would look amazing since Amy has a great design sense. (She’s an interior designer.) For instance, Amy’s dress and flowers were stunning, and I loved the little feathers in all the bouquets. What a unique touch!
Both Amy and Brett wanted to see each other before the ceremony so we could do all the pictures beforehand. In my opinion, this also helps many couples completely relax and enjoy one another’s company for the ENTIRE day, not just post-ceremony, but I’ve been told there’s benefits to the first look coming down the aisle too! We set up their first look on Waterfront Drive which was a serene and peaceful backdrop for them. They were both so excited to see each other; it was pretty cute! We then headed off to the Concert Hall which is a fantastic, but less-used location with lots of diversity. One of my favorite images from the day is the one of Amy on the black chair leaning forward; what a stunning image and it was totally her idea! ;)
With only a short time left until family pictures we headed to the Exchange for some quick shots that gave us an “summer in the city” feel. After we finished up with the family at the Leg, I was able to shoot Amy and Brett all alone. I always find I get some of the most romantic images when a couple is able to escape the hustle and bustle of the day and have some quiet-time, just the two of them.
Once again, time flew by and it wasn’t long until we were off to the ceremony. With Amy’s artistic nature it made perfect sense to have their wedding at the Winnipeg Art Gallery. They were able to have both the ceremony and reception all outdoors, something that would have been a little more risky over the past few summers! I really appreciated the opportunity to photograph this event, especially the reception, since I’ve never shot at the WAG before. The weather was absoutly perfect, not too hot and not a cloud in sight, and the night sky was a romantic backdrop for their first dance. :) It couldn’t have worked out any better!
Just a couple notes on the decor for the reception… Something I really liked was the use of Amy and Brett’s engagement images. Not just because they’re my work ;) but because using them as the table numbers allowed them to be somewhat of a focal point on their special day. The beautiful linens were provided once again by Planned Perfectly and Cakes by Shelley provided the decadent cake.