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Queer Garden Wedding at Assiniboine Park

Butterflies, bubbles, and rainbows under garden sprinklers marked the nuptials between these two brides at Assiniboine Park. Jasmyne and Angie shared tearful “I Do”s across the pond from the Moses statue in the Leo Mol Sculpture Gardens. Their friends and family filled the white folding chairs looking out onto the reed-filled water. Their queer garden wedding ended with sprays of bubbles to cheer the newlywed couple back down the aisle.

While photographing at the Leo Mol Sculpture Gardens, I often find myself sprinting to different spots around the pond to capture fresh angles and my biggest fear is falling into said pond. I’m happy to say that this hasn’t happened yet, but I will never discount my clumsiness to tripping me up on one of the rocks or backing up too far down the shallow concrete steps and ending up among the reeds. Fingers crossed for the upcoming wedding season!

For their intimate, late August wedding, Jasmyne was styled in a custom maroon suit from Aldo Formal Wear, paired with Angie’s simple blush, silk satin gown from David's Bridal. Little Harp on the Prairie greeted guests as they arrived with soft and welcoming music. The couple chose a close friend to officiate their ceremony. In total, I spent two hours capturing this LGBTQ+ Winnipeg wedding and, really, that was all we needed for these stunning memories.

After their ceremony, I played third-wheel and guided Jasmyne and Angie through the English Gardens for some portraits. As is often the case during hot summer afternoons in the gardens, sprinklers fanned across the flower beds and paths. Seeing this, the pair decided they needed to end their portraits with some time under the sprinkler, which made for some romantic and epic photos.


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