My story with Lisa started many years ago back in high school. I was a few years a head of her but would always see her around school. Fast forward a few years, I was a year into running Alexandra Lillian Weddings and Events when I received an Instagram message from Lisa. She was a new graduate of the Hospitality program at Red River College and was looking for event experience. Little did I know, but that Instagram message would start a great friendship as Lisa has now assisted me on weddings for the past six years.
After assisting many couples tie-the-knot over the years, Lisa finally got to take her turn walking down the aisle. On May 7 she got to marry Hugh.
Lisa and Hugh started the wedding day with friends while getting ready. In the afternoon the wedding party left for Stephen Juba Park, where Lisa and Hugh would have their first look. Between the park and more industrial area around The James Avenue Pumphouse, they got a cool mix of photos.
Hugh organized for the wedding party to relax at Kevin’s Bistro in the Exchange where they got to enjoy food and drinks before heading off to the ceremony. I always recommend for couples to arrange for a quick stop at a restaurant during the wedding day. This allows the wedding party to put their feet up and relax on such a busy day.
After Kevin’s Bistro, the wedding party headed over to Best Western for the ceremony and reception. The hotel ballroom was decorated with crips white linens, and a pop of forest green and yellow. The yellow helped to add a nice spring touch!
During speeches, Lisa’s mom gave a very special shout out to me for taking a chance on Lisa and responding to her Instagram message all those years ago.
It was such an honor to be a part of Lisa and Hugh’s big day!