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A Romantic Summer Wedding in Winnipeg

  |  By Kimberly Aglipay

Brett's proposal to Stefanie was the low-key affair she always wanted. "He knew I wanted something intimate, and that I wanted it to be somewhere where he knew that I wouldn't hold back any of my emotions," Stefanie explains. "I came home from work, we went to out onto our deck to have a drink, we were chatting, and one thing led to another and there he was, down on one knee!"

The couple envisioned their wedding to be a classic, beautiful, elegant affair. "We knew that having an outdoor wedding, especially in the summer, was necessary for us, and we thought the location was the perfect spot," Stefanie shares. "We thought that burgundy was a great choice for that pop of colour we wanted."

Florals were an important detail Stefanie and Brett made sure not to overlook. "We spent the major part of our budget on flowers, and invested a lot of time figuring out where we wanted to place them throughout our ceremony and reception, as well as the style of flowers and what colours we thought best suited us," Stefanie says. "We had a few different colour palettes for the floral bouquets compared to our ceremony and reception, and they complimented each other so well."

For the couple, having their family and friends present with them on their special day was the most memorable part of their celebration. "Having our son watch his mom and dad get married was incredible," Stefanie says. "He is such a huge part of our lives, and has brought us to where we are today!"

Stefanie Smith and Brett Chartier, August 24, 2018, Oakbank, Manitoba.

Photography courtesy of Brittany Mahood.

Venue: Pine Ridge Hollow
Wedding planner: Melanie Parent Events
Flowers: Academy Florist
Cake & sweet table: Jenna Rae Cakes
Stationery: Jennifer Bianca Calligraphy
Bridesmaid gowns: Park & Fifth
Groom and groomsmen's tuxes: Moores
Hair: Grace Hill Salon
Makeup: Myuz Artistry
Music: Crystal Sound Music
Live band: Garrett Neiles
Videography: Dean Rover Films
Linens and decor: Simply Perfect Decor
Other decor: C & T Rentals

This article was originally published on Jul 23, 2019

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