Melissa has a great sense of personal style and fashion. Her dress was something I had not seen before with the body hugging top and lace-filled bottom. With the added touch of a sun-shading, Japanese style, parasol umbrella her walk down the aisle had a real runway look and feel and it shows in the photos.
The ceremony took place at the Leo Mol Sculpture Garden. I don't think there is a more beautiful outdoor ceremony location in Winnipeg. And with access to the grounds for photos and absolutely perfect weather, the album I was able to create for Shaun & Melissa has a great sense of nature and naturalness.
The reception was held at Studios In The Exchange. If you have not checked them out yet, I highly recommend you do. The dinner was amazing and they have an equally amazing all-inclusive package for catering, decor and co-ordination. I have only photographed here once and I think brides are missing out on a great place to save some time, money and most importantly stress, by going all inclusive with their wedding reception venue. You may have to work with at minimum three other vendors (decor, co-ordination, venue) in order to get the look Melissa got for her wedding going all-inclusive with just one point-of-contact.
The below photos are a sample look at the album I designed for this wedding (and this set is only 1/2 the actual number of pages - 100 in total). It's design is more art gallery in feel with greater use of white space for a cleaner look than a full-bleed, graphic/illustration style of album (which I can also do).
Personally, I think the best images came from the walk with Shaun & Melissa in Assiniboine Park deep in the backwood walking trails. The use of the team tandem bikes also added a lot of energy and excitement to these photos that you would not be able to get anywhere else. (I am pretty sure the rental company even let us borrow the bikes just for photos).