Winter Wedding at Hawthorn Estates

Michelle and Keaton said "I do" in the cozy Hawthorne Estates during a snowy January Saturday. The road to the venue was treacherous, and the wind was sharp and cold, carrying snow that piled high while their wedding got underway. The couple did all of their "getting ready" at Hawthorn, with Nikki Markowski styling hair and creating makeup looks for Michelle and her maids, while Keaton and his groomsmen learned to tie their royal blue bow ties. Michelle's ball gown from CKLY Fashion and Bridal glistened in the venues light, mimicking the snow outside. Her cathedral length veil was lovingly handmade by her sister and maid of honour Breanna.

After the couple sign and sealed their union with a kiss, the ceremony space was transformed for the reception, while guests enjoyed drinks and appetizers upstairs, overlooking the set up. Gopher the Music MCed the reception and started the party with entertaining bridal party and wedding couple introductions, and a quick dance before the supper was served. After finishing the delicious meal crafted and served by King Cole Catering, the four of the couples dear friends joined them for a round of a newlywed game before sharing their first dance.

Michelle and Keatons day was a winter wedding dream, and I was so honoured to capture it for them..


Venue Hawthorn Estates | Flowers by Mil-Jeanne Flowers | Catering by King Cole Catering | DJ Gopher the Music | Hair and makeup by Nikki Markowski | Wedding gown by Venus Bridal Collection from CKLY Fashion and Bridal | Veil hand made by Breanna Arnold | Bridesmaid dresses from David's Bridal | Men’s attire by Moore's Clothing | Transportation by Tony's Team Transport | Photography by Christina W. Kroeker Creative |

Blue and grey winter wedding details.
Wedding rings and engagement rings on velvet blue box.
Velvet royal blue wedding shoes, faux-fur stole and handmade cathedral veil.
Handmade cathedral veil for winter wedding at Hawthorn Estates.
Overhead perspective of Hawthorn Estates wedding ceremony space.
Bride gets her makeup done by Nikki Markoski.
Bridal makeup, getting ready for wedding at Hawthorne Estates.
Wedding gown and bridesmaid gowns hang in ceremony space at Hawthorne Estates.
Hand painted hangers for bridal and bridesmaid gowns. Bride paints name of bridesmaids on their dress hangers.
Manitoba bride painted names of bridesmaids on hangers for their gowns.
Unconventional guestbook idea, heart shaped tokens to sign your name and leave in a jar.
Manitoba winter wedding.
Bridal updo with snowflakes, created by Nikki Markowski.
Bride walks down stairs to put on her wedding gown.
Bride walks upstairs, showcasing her handmade cathedral veils.
Manitoba bride walks upstairs, showcasing her handmade cathedral veils.
Bride getiting dresses in Hawthorn Estate's bridal suite.
Bridesmaid closes brides corset.
Bride getting ready with help from her bridesmaids.
Bridesmaids close brides corsetted wedding gown from CKLY Fashion and Bridal.