One of the quintessential wedding photography locations in Winnipeg is the Manitoba Legislature. After fours years of capturing wedding days for Manitoba couples, this is, surprisingly, my first time photographing wedding day portraits on these near famous steps. Lyka and John's first look on their wedding day happened in front of the front entrance, wedged between it's stone pillars. Portraits with their family and their bridal party happened inside, on the grand staircase of the Manitoba Legislature and, afterwards, on its east lawn in the shade of an oak tree.
Lyka's simple and elegant gown by David's bridal was complemented by stunning makeup done by Harold Santos and gorgeous hair by Jessica Le Brun both from The Artiste Groupe. The Floral Fixx created the bridal bouquet. Her bridesmaids used Rent-a-Dress to provide their fashion for the day, and a family friend created their silk flower bouquets. The couple's wedding bands were from Peoples and Lyka's engagement ring was purchased at Costco.
John and Lyka decided on portraits before their ceremony and reception, both of which were hosted by the Downtown Winnipeg Radisson Hotel. Their intimate ceremony was officiated by Ivan Banias with Peg City Marriages. The simplicity of their wedding day allowed Lyka and John ample time to celebrate their love with their closest friends and family.