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Meghan and Jay | Fort Garry Hotel Wedding

Meghan and Jay’s wedding was my second wedding of 2020, and also my last for quite a while due to COVID-19. Looking back on their photos it makes me reminisce on the time not so long ago that we could gather for celebrations like weddings!

I’m so thankful I was able to be apart of Meghan and Jay’s dreamy Fort Garry Hotel wedding. The hotel was the perfect backdrop for Meghan’s vision and it matched well with her royal ballgown.

Upon entering the hotel, guests were wisped upstairs to the 7th floor. This floor at the Fort Garry Hotel is iconic for it’s Concert Hall, Crystal Ballroom, Foyer and Loggia.

The couple said their vows in the Concert Hall, followed by passed drinks in the Foyer and Loggia. Once guests had their fill of sparkling wine and cocktails, Meghan and Jay made their grand entrance into the Crystal Ballroom and the reception began.

At the time, little did I know their wedding would be my last for quite a few months due to COVID-19. It makes me sad, but so excited for when government regulations are lifted and we are able to celebrate weddings again!

Meghan and Jay’s Fort Garry Hotel would not have been possible without the following vendors; Tony from The Collective, Fort Garry Hotel, Sweet Impressions, Primped and Polished, The Floral Fixx, Jamil the DJ, Let’s Tie The Knot, Hair Play, Alexandra Lillian Weddings and Events.

Successfully Postponed Your Wedding? Now What?

Captured by Stephanie Lauren Co.

Firstly, my heart goes out to you for having to postpone your wedding.  Now that your vendors and guests have been transitioned to the new date, what is there to do?

Keep your excitement up by working through these often put-off wedding items.

Create Your Family Photo List

Other than the wedding day timeline, this is one of the other most critical documents on a wedding day. The family photo list allows for structure, efficiency and ensures that no photo combinations get missed.   I often budget 30 minutes for family photos.  However, if photos go over the 30 minutes it could affect the rest of your timeline.

This list is shared with the planner, photographer and all parties involved.  That way Grandma Sue doesn’t wander off when she’s supposed to have her photo taken.

Either the planner or photographer will call out the different family member combinations.

Create Your Music Must-Play / Do-Not Play List for the DJ

Most DJs are great at reading a crowd and will play what guests react well to.  However, there are some dividing songs such as the Chicken Dance, YMCA or Macarena that either couples love or hate.

Create a list of songs you wish for the DJ to play and songs / genres you don’t.  This will ensure your favorite songs are played during the cocktail hour, dinner and reception.

Write Your Vows

You would be shocked to find out how many couples save writing their vows until the last minute.  With the postponement of your wedding you now have time to start chipping away at your vows.

Start with a general outline, then over time start to fill in details.

Write Your Thank You Speech

Like vows, the thank you speech is often written at the last minute.  Start by outlining the people you wish to thank, then add a more robust description about what you wish to say.


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Mira and Mark

Tundra Grill Wedding

Through my five years of running ALWeddings, Mira and Marks wedding weekend definitely had the craziest weather I have ever experienced.

The weekend of their wedding Winnipeg got hit with a severe snowstorm… So severe that it debilitated the city for weeks after.

Originally Mira and Mark were set to tie the knot at the Qualico Center. Sadly the storm took out power to the Qualico Center and surrounding area. Luckily, Manitoba Hydro had restored power to the Assiniboine Park Zoo and vendors were able to quickly transition over to the Tundra Grill.

The Tundra Grill made the perfect backdrop for their wedding as it was directly on the polar bear exhibit! Throughout the evening several polar bears could be seen roaming around. It was absolutely magical!

Thank you to the INCREDIBLE group of vendors that made Mira and Mark’s wedding day so magical. Carrie Unger Photography, Assiniboine Park Staff, The Floral Fixx, Myuz, Blush and Blonde, Topps Music, The Solutions, CHEW, Simply Perfect Decor, Something Borrowed, Oak Bluff Limo!

Nicole + Steve

St. Norbert Arts Centre Wedding

Nicole and Steve celebrated their wedding on a crisp fall day at the St. Norbert Arts Centre. These fab vendors helped bring their wedding to life; Xandra Photography, St. Nortbert Arts Centre, Dannys Whole Hog, C&T Rentals, Fache Florals, Medallion Sound, On Tapp, Chocolate Zen Bakery.

Emelissa + Matt | Pineridge Hollow Wedding

This wedding would not have been possible without an AMAZING group of vendors. Here’s the team that brought Emelissa and Matt’s wedding together; Stephanie Penner Photography, Pineridge Hollow, Stone House Creative, Alexandra Lillian Weddings and Events, Bailey Van Der Veen, 2 Chicks and a Bag of Makeup, Jamil the DJ, La Ferriere Films, Tony’s Transport, Buttercream by Alareen, Rembrandt String Quartet.

Ashley and Josh | Clear Lake Wedding

Every couple years I get the privilege to coordinate a wedding up at Clear Lake! In 2019 I had the pleasure of helping Ashley and Josh tie the knot at Elkhorn Manor and Danceland.

This wedding would not have been possible without an AMAZING group of vendors. Here’s the team that brought Ashley and Josh’s wedding to life; Simply Rosie Photography, Elkhorn Lodge, Danceland, The Shuttle Bug, Stone House Creative, Solo Aesthetics, Shine on Salon, Expressions Entertainment, Party Professionals and our team at Alexandra Lillian Weddings and Events.