After meeting by chance at a golf course, a simple phone number exchange was all it took to get the ball rolling for Mike and Jillian. "A week later, he asked me out on our first date and the rest is history!" shares Jillian.
The couple decided to tie the knot in mid-December but, to spite the cold weather, they wanted to make sure their celebration was warm and inviting. The pair aimed for an elegant theme with gold, champagne and ivory accents. Lighting, which gave the couple's venue a beautiful warm glow, was also an important consideration for Mike and Jillian. "I truly believe you can never have enough lighting," says Jillian. "We had all sorts, from chandeliers to string lights, candles, and uplighting." The luminous celebration theme also included pre-lit Christmas trees due to the wedding's proximity to the holiday.
Jillian says that the entire day went exactly as planned but if she had to pick a favourite moment it would have been her ceremony. "Seeing my future husband a few steps away as I started walking down the aisle was the most beautiful moment and it was a moment I had dreamed of since I was a little girl," she remembers. "We locked eyes the whole way down and it literally felt like it was just the two of us in the room."
Jillian Enns and Mike Renaud, December 13, 2014, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Photography courtesy of Joel Ross Photography.
Ceremony location: St. Mary's Cathedral
Reception location: The Gates on Roblin
Bridal gown: Essense of Australia from Bliss Bridal
Bridal earrings: Swarovski
Bridal shawl and bracelet: Etsy
Bridal shoes: Kate Spade
Bridesmaids' dresses: Elsie Reimer (email@example.com) Bridesmaids' fur shawls: Hand Sewn by Robyn on Etsy
Groom’s outfit: ZEV Apparel
Cake: Chocolate Zen
Favours: DIY Wedding planner: Tammy Oullet from Divine Weddings & Events
Music: Sensational Sound and Harp Oasis
Hair: Vankoft Hair Makeup: Makeup Expressions Flowers: Floral Fixx
Décor: Little Flower Shop
Stationery: Karta House
Videographer: A Moving Picture Studios
Linens: Planned Perfectly
Transportation: Five Star Limousine
Carriage: Equine Elegance Horse Drawn Services
String lighting and chandeliers: The Christmas Light Guys
Uplighting: Event Light
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