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An Elegant Garden Wedding In Winnipeg

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Jennifer and Reid met one summer at Folklorama, a multicultural festival held annually in Winnipeg. “We’re actually both nurses at the Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg, but we met for the first time at the festival,” Jennifer shares. “It was love at first sight, and we tried to keep the evening going so we could keep talking!”

When it came to choosing a wedding theme, the couple took inspiration from summer garden flowers as well as Jennifer’s wedding gown. “We chose blush pink and dove grey to complement the colours on my dress,” Jennifer explains. Winnipeg-based Academy Florist was enlisted to create a beautiful floral arch for the ceremony and the tall centrepieces for the reception–the highlight of the decor for many of Jennifer and Reid’s guests. “We received so many compliments on the flowers,” Jennifer recalls. “Academy Florist went above and beyond, and we were blown away.”

The bride and groom shared their first dance to U2’s “All I Want Is You,” a song they chose well before they were engaged. “U2 is Reid’s favourite band, and one of the few we agree on,” Jennifer says with a laugh. “Our first dance was ultimately crashed by my sweet niece, who decided to join in!”

A favourite moment was cutting the cake, a gorgeous three-tiered masterpiece with sugar flowers designed by Jenna Rae Cakes. “We routinely head over to Jenna Rae Cakes, so we knew it would taste good,” Jennifer says. “It was hard to cut the cake because it was so beautiful!”

Jennifer Romeo and Reid Gallant, July 2, 2016, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Photography courtesy of Sugar + Soul Photography

Ceremony venue: The Formal Garden at Assiniboine Park
Reception venue: Qualico Family Center at Assiniboine Park
Bridal gown: Essense of Australia from Bliss Bridal
Bridesmaid dresses: Alfred Angelo from Chantal’s Bridal
Groom’s tux: EPH Apparel
Flowers: Academy Florist
Stationery: Minted
Cake: Jenna Rae Cakes
Hair: Terry Lakusta from Vain Hair Studio
Makeup: Lavender Olive
Favours: Jenna Rae Cakes
Music: Serino Sound Services

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