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A Lovely Art Gallery Wedding in Winnipeg, Manitoba

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Travel proved to be the central theme of Anna and John’s art gallery wedding. This theme was fitting as the couple met in Belfast, Northern Ireland. “I was working there when I met John. I eventually moved back to Winnipeg, and for two years our relationship was long-distance,” Anna explains. “After we got engaged we moved to Brisbane, Australia for 18 months.” For their wedding day, the two decided to tie the knot at the Winnipeg Art Gallery, where their 120 guests munched on biscotti embellished with small compasses and chatted at tables adorned with globes of the world. “We even had crosswords on the tables at our art gallery wedding for guests to fill in—the questions were about us and our travels,” Anna explains. “We liked the idea of incorporating travel in a few of the details as it has always been a part of our relationship.”

Anna Harrison and John Lennox, July 7, 2012, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Photography courtesy of Victoria Anne Photography (Victoria Anne Photography).

Ceremony and reception location: Winnipeg Art Gallery
Dress: Justin Alexander from Stella’s Bridal
Bridal party attire: J. Crew
Groom’s tux: Ted Baker from House of Fraser in Northern Ireland
Cake: Piazza De Nardi
Caterer: Storm Catering
Favours: Biscotti baked by the bride’s aunt with tags designed by the bride
Music: Topps Music Service
Hair: Sets on Fort Salon
Makeup: Sets on Fort Salon
Flowers: Beyond Flowers
Stationery: Made by the bride

See all of the photos from this lovely travel-themed art gallery wedding in Winnipeg, Manitoba.


A Beautiful Rustic Wedding in Winnipeg, Manitoba

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For food enthusiasts Arielle and Wayne, a menu filled with their favourite dishes was a must for their rustic wedding. “Wayne, a former chef, is a business development manager for a local food company,” Arielle explains. “We love nothing more than great food and sharing it with our family and friends.” Needless to say, on their rustic wedding day the two created a feast for their 120 guests at Fort Gibraltar, a historic site known for its woodsy feel and reputation for good cuisine. “We chose family style serving, so everyone shared from big dishes in the middles of the tables. It’s how we eat at home and we really wanted that to reflect us,” Arielle shares. “We served three courses, one being ham, which is a little non-traditional, but it’s a favourite for both of us.” To end the day, the pair had one more culinary treat in mind. “Wayne made all the favours. He spent six months making different types of our favourite preserves from rhubarb jam to spicy baby carrots,” Arielle exclaims. “They were straight from the heart and everyone loved them.”

Arielle Gurevich and Wayne Doerksen, June 16, 2012, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Photography courtesy of Dustin Leader Photography (

Ceremony and reception location: Fort Gibraltar
Dress: Essense from Bliss Bridal Boutique
Bridal party attire: Designed and handmade by a friend who is a designer, Stephanie Burgoyne (204-294-5926)
Groom’s tux: Eph Apparel 
Cake: Cake-ology
Caterer: Fort Gibraltar
Favours: Made by groom
Music: Ollie (204-510-558)
Hair: Meghan at Berns & Black
MakeupSarah Gurevich Makeup Artistry
Flowers: Freshcut Downtown
Stationery: Designed by the maid of honour and (the bride’s twin sister) Sarah Gurevich who is also a makeup artist

See all of the photos from this beautiful rustic wedding in Winnipeg, Manitoba.


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