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.
Bride getting ready to walk down the aisle, seen in the mirror of this bridal suite.
Bride showcases her bridal gown by CKLY Fashion and Bridal.
Bridal makeup by Nikki Markowski.
Stunning winter, Canadian bride at Hawthorne Estates.
Groom sees bride for the first time on their wedding day at Hawthorne Estates.
First look for this Canadian couple on their winter wedding day.
Wedding couple embraces after first look.
Canadian winter wedding in Manitoba.
Manitoba bride and groom see each other for the first time on their wedding date.
Canadian bride and groom.
Groom kisses bride on the cheek.
Winter wedding bridal portraits.
Canadian bride and groom pose in front of fireplace for wedding portraits.
Manitoba bride poses in front of fireplace at Hawthorne Estates.
Canadian bride excited for her winter wedding in Manitoba.
Manitoba bride showcasing her wedding makeup by Nikki Markowski.
Manitoba bride poses in front of the fireplace at Hawthorne Estates.
Bridesmaid in royal blue dreses for winter wedding day.
Winter bride with five bridesmaids in blue dresses.
Bridesmaids brave the cold winter wedding day for outdoor portraits.
Groomsman in grey suits with royal blue bow ties. Suits from Moore’s.
Groom in dark grey suit and groomsmen in grey suits from Moore’s.
Winter palette for groomsmen.
Groomsmen surround groom in group hug.
Bridal makeup inspiration by Nikki Markowski.
Bride and groom under wedding veil.
Winter bride and groom touch noses under veil.
Wedding couple under veil.
Wedding couple cuddles under veil for snowy wedding day portraits.
Snowy wedding day photos at Hawthorne Estates.
Winter wedding at Hawthorne Estates.
Bride with her bridesmaids for indoor portraits.
Indoor wedding party portraits at Hawthorne Estates.
Bridesmaids portraits.
Bridesmaid portrait showcasing backs of royal blue gowns.
Family wedding day portrait in front of fireplace.
Family wedding day portraits at Hawthorne Estates.
Reserved ceremony sign
Wedding signing table.
Groom walks down aisle.
Bridesmaid and groomsman walk down aisle at indoor wedding ceremony.
Bridesmaid in royal blue and groomsman in grey.
Bridesmaid and groomsman walk down aisle arm in arm.
Bridesmaid and groomsman walk down aisle at Hawthorne Estates winter weddings.
Bridesmaid in royal blue gown and groomsman in grey suit walk down aisle.
Bride walking down the aisle during winter wedding.
Father walks bride down the aisle.
Bridesmaids help bride say "I do"
Bride exchanges vows with groom.
Groomsmen during Manitoba wedding ceremony.
Groom exchanges vows with bride.
Manitoba wedding ceremony
Bride sign marriage license.
Bride and groom exchange ring.
Groom signs marriage license.
Bride and groom during wedding ceremony in Manitoba.
Final moments of wedding ceremony.
Bride and groom during wedding ceremony.
You may kiss - Bride and groom kiss.
Just married bride and groom.
Bride and groom exit wedding ceremony.
Bride and groom after ceremony.
Chandelier of Hawthorne Estates.
Wedding reception tablescape inspiration.
Wedding reception decor inspiration.
Cocktail hour at Hawthorne Estates wedding.
Manitoba wedding reception inspiration.
Tablescape inspo from Manitoba wedding reception.
Winter wedding reception decor inspiration.
Manitoba wedding reception inspiration.
Canadian winter wedding reception at Hawthorne Estates
Winter wedding reception at Hawthorne Estates.
Sweetheart table at Hawthorne Estate's wedding reception.
Gopher the Music MCs Manitoba wedding reception.
Grandma waits for bride and groom to enter wedding reception.
Bridesmaid enters wedding reception at Hawthorne Estates.
Family members wait for bride and groom to enter wedding reception.
Family wait for the wedding reception to start.
Groomsman enters Manitoba wedding reception.
Wedding party reception entrance at Hawthorne Estates.
Bridesmaid wedding reception entrance.
Wedding party reception entrance.
Groomsman wedding reception entrance.
Bridal party wedding reception entrance.
Bridal party dance entrance for reception.
Bridesmaid enters wedding reception dancing.
Wedding couple enters wedding reception at Hawthorne Estates.
Bride and groom enter wedding reception.
Bride and groom dance with wedding reception guest.
Gopher the Music got the party started with a dance before the supper reception.
Bride and groom dance with their wedding guests.
Bride and groom dance with their guests with music by Gopher the Music.
Wedding reception fun at Hawthorne Estates winter wedding.
Groomsen do a flip during special number at wedding reception.
Special dance number at wedding reception.
Groomsmen do a special dance number at wedding receptions.
Bride and groom line dance with groomsmen
Line dancing during wedding reception at Hawthorne Estates.
Bride during newlywed game.
Funny candid from wedding reception.
Gopher the Music leads newlywed game during wedding reception at Hawthorne Estates
Newlywed game for Canadian wedding reception.
Newlywed game led by Gopher the Music.
Newlywed game at wedding reception.
Wedding reception game led by Gopher The Music.
Indoor wedding reception with sweetheart table.
Wedding reception at Hawthorne Estates with Gopher The Music DJ as the MC.