Last month, I shared some wedding planning tips via my perspective as a photographer, and I want to continue on with that trend. I'm often asked by brides and friends for referrals on who they should hire or who I know in the industry. I'm so blessed to get to know so many people in this industry and many of them become close friends! #communityovercompetition! Today I'm sharing a few of my favourite wedding vendors, these are businesses I admire and who do amazing work, and I hope you are inspired by them if you are currently planning a wedding! There are so many amazing businesses out there in Winnipeg, but today I am going to share just 5!
Coincidentally, Kayla and I have quite the history together. From growing up in communities 15 minutes apart, to eventually become friends from mutual friends, to working together and watching our business babies grow and change. Kayla is an absolute gem. I'm always thrilled to hear we're working together at weddings because she's a dream. The work she produces constantly put me to tears (binge watching wedding videos is one of my guilty pleasures) and hiring her for your day will be one of the best decisions ever.
I could rave about Deanna for hours. Deanna and I have had the chance to work together a few times and every time I am blown away by her. The first time I met her I was desperate to find a florist for an shoot that was in only a couple of days and she worked her magic, she saved the day and what she delivered was beyond what I even imagined. She constantly goes above and beyond with her work. The bouquets she creates are effortless and flow so organically. If you've seen her Instagram or website, you know what I mean when I say heart eyes for days.
Chloe has always been one of those people who is always creating, and I have always admired that about her. Seeing her business blossom so quickly is so wonderful and each new piece of art she puts out hits my heart strings in a new way. This Manitoba print especially. Letters are special and I think that more brides should take the time to make them a special part of their wedding. From the save the date invites to seating charts, each of these can be made beautiful (and sometimes DIYing it yourself isn't always the answer. Take it from me who can barely make my left handed signature look like it wasn't written by a 7 year old.)
I look forward to the day Lauren & I work together on a wedding (hint hint 2018 brides...). The arrangements she creates are so carefully crafted and you can see that she pours herself into everything she creates. I adore how natural her arrangements are, that's how florals should be. Last spring she contacted me about an Open House at Cielo's Garden (a breathtakingly beautiful venue here in Manitoba) that herself and Amanda Douglas Events were putting on and asked me to photograph. She is such a pleasure to work alongside and I admire how she puts herself into her business and I aspire to do the same.
If you are in serious need of some inspiration for your wedding or event, look no further. I've had the pleasure of working with Jaclyn who is the creative genius behind Host Winnipeg and have been gratefully featured on her blog. Host Winnipeg is a local curated blog that includes gorgeous featured weddings as well as a list of vendors to help you bring your dream day to life, from Makeup Artists to Wedding Planners and everything in between.