Matthew proposed to Katie one night after she had been out with friends. Everyone was in on it, and while Katie was away, Matthew decorated their first home with rose petals and candles. “It was romantic and magical,” Katie remembers. “I was so surprised!”
While Katie and Matthew’s wedding was large, it also felt intimate with friends and family helping out every step of the way. A close family friend officiated the ceremony, and family members performed the couple’s first dance song, “Harvest Moon” by Neil Young, live at the reception. “Having our loved ones pitch in made the whole day personalized and meaningful,” Katie shares.
Finding the perfect wedding gown was also a special experience for Katie. “We booked a private after-hours at the exquisite Stella’s Bridal,” Katie remembers. “My wedding gown was beautiful and luxurious — it made me feel so unique.”
Katie Leech and Matthew Peterson, June 18, 2016, Headingley, Manitoba.
Photography courtesy of Rygiel Photography & Video.
Ceremony and reception venue: Breezy Bend Country Club
Bridal gown: Stella’s Bridal & Evening Collections
Bridesmaid dresses: Watters
Groom’s tux: Aldo Formal Wear
Caterer: Breezy Bend Country Club
Flowers: Kasandra Leafloor from Purple Peony Weddings and Events
Stationery: Designed by Thea Pedersen and printed by Harris Printing
Hair: Randi McLean
Makeup: 2 Chicks & Bag of Makeup
Favours: Breezy Bend Country Club
Music: Crystal Sound