It hit me as I framed the shot for Michelle and Steven’s sunset photos that we had the most perfect wedding weather for their June wedding in Matlock, Manitoba. Manitoba experienced record-breaking heat waves in 2023, and I was absolutely dreading what was sure to be a sweltering and sweaty wedding season. That, luckily, hasn’t been the case! I’ve somehow managed to have wedding days that came exactly during days following storms that provided Manitobans with short reprieves from that sweltering heat.
Michelle and Steven’s wedding day started with a handful of perfect cumulus clouds dancing across a bright blue sky, accompanied by a gentle and refreshing breeze wafting off of Lake Winnipeg. Their first look and portraits were held at the Matlock pier, followed by a cloud-covered ceremony at Kinloch Grove’s outdoor ceremony site. This cloud cover made for a comfortable temperature inside the clear top tent, where the couple laughed and ate with their friends and family.
Event design and coordination were courtesy of Amanda Douglas Events. Details included a stunning, elegant cascading bouquet, were understated, and complimented the beautiful venue to perfection. The grounds of Kinloch Grove were particularly lush and green thanks to the early summer rain and the meticulous tending of the owner, Ally.
Michelle wore a mermaid gown with a dramatic, scalloped train from Stella’s Bridal and Evening Collections, and Steven donned a dress shirt, vest, and tie. Their attendants wore flowy blue gowns and blue ties, respectively, which created stunning wedding party portraits.
There was so much laughter shared during the reception that it was hard to leave the revelry in favor of our scheduled sunset photos, but the sun peaked out from behind the clouds just as it was descending and so I pulled the couple away. No regrets. The sky that evening was a fantastical painting of golden light and wispy clouds that made our meteorologist bride squeal with joy. The perfect conclusion to the perfect day with the perfect wedding weather.
Planner Amanda Douglas Events / Venue Kinloch Grove / Gown from Stella’s Bridal and Evening Collection/ Florist the Floral Fixx / Linens from Planned Perfectly / Catering and bartending by Prairie Kitchen Catering / Makeup by Margarita Sykes / Hair by Alise Frederic Salon and Spa / Guest transportation by Tony’s Team Transport / DJ Lil Win / Photography by Christina W. Kroeker Creative /