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An Elegant Blue Wedding in Winnipeg, Manitoba


Janice and Danny met while working together eleven years ago. Oddly enough, they had both received their first communion years earlier at St. Patrick’s Church, the same place where they would later exchange their marriage vows. They even had their confirmation together at the same church! “These recurring encounters prompted us to jokingly ask our parents if they had arranged it all,” Janice laughs. On the eve of Janice’s birthday Danny popped the question at The Forks in Winnipeg. “After a brisk walk, Danny stopped me in front of the sundial and said, ‘you know why you’re here.’ The next thing you know he was down on one knee,” Janice recalls. Having dated for nearly a decade, Janice and Danny opted for a “now and then” theme for their wedding, encompassing their extensive history together.

Janice Baris and Danny Gonza, September 15, 2012, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Photography courtesy of Kelly Bik Photography.

Ceremony location: St. Patrick’s Parish (stpatrickparish@shawcable)
Reception location: Canad Inns Polo Park
Bridal gown: Ella Bridals from Stella’s Bridal
Bridal party attire: Alfred Angelo from Stella’s Bridal
Groom’s tux: Aldo Formal Wear
Cake: Sugar Blooms and Cakes (
Caterer: Canad Inns Polo Park
Favours: Personalized chocolate bars by Grace Restar and candy table by Lindsey Davis (
Wedding planner: Lindsey Davis (
Music: DJ Gilbert (
Hair and makeup: Hair by Perly Lucero of Salon 28 (204-504-5123) and makeup by Johanna Cometa of JC Makeup Artistry
Flowers: Monica Middlestead of Timeless Florals
Stationery: DIY
Videographer: Ken Banares of Vertical Video Works
Decor and linens: Sandy Sumandasa of Chair-ish Your Moments
Ceremony musicians: Jeunelle Salanguit (204-960-5376) and Allan Suban

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