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A Woodsy DIY Wedding in Winnipeg


After arriving late at a big house party where they didn’t know anyone else, Sigrid and Skylor instantly bonded and ended up spending the entire night together. “We made up fake names and a complicated backstory that we told everyone we met,” Sigrid laughs. Their shared sense of humour and creativity came in handy when planning their woodsy DIY celebration. “Anything that we could DIY, we did. Not only did it save us money, it added a lot of personality to the celebration.” According to Sigrid, one of the most beautiful wedding details was the suitcase they used as a card receptacle. “Skylor bought the suitcase at a thrift shop, relined it with vintage fabric, and made an ‘Enjoy the Journey’ garland.” Speaking of which, the couple fondly remembers beginning their journey as husband and wife. As they left for their wedding reception, they were alone for the first time that day. “It was amazing to look at each other, laugh and say, ‘we’re married!’”

Sigrid Anderson-Warkentin and Skylor Tinker, September 2, 2012, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Photography courtesy of Meghan Fowler from Blue Bird Creative.

Ceremony location: Canadian Mennonite University
Reception location: Qualico Family Centre
Bridal gown: “The Private Collection” by Jaquelin from Stella’s Bridal
Bridal shoes: Jeffery Campbell from Modcloth
Bride’s belt: Daughters of Simone
Bridal party attire: Zara, Rooster, Silver Lotus, and Vanilla & Lace
Bridal makeup: DIY
Bridal hair: Brittney Hiebert
Groom’s tux: Hugo Boss from Harry Rosen
Cake: Cake-ology
Caterer: Qualico Family Centre
Favours: DIY (succulents grown and potted by bride’s mother)
Music: DJ Wizzard
Flowers: The Floral Fixx
Stationery: DIY

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