Wedding

Chantal + Chris Married

Chantal + Chris’ late September wedding was my last wedding of 2018. This beautiful intimate ceremony in Henteleff Park, followed by a dinner at 529 Wellington was the perfect way to end off my wedding season. They then generously put on a get together with all their close friends and family at their house, with the most amazing “cheese cake” I’ve ever seen.

Brooklyn + Derek

Brooklyn + Derek were married on a gorgeous Saturday in August. They had their first look at St. Vital park, and from that moment until the end of the day, these two could not keep their eyes or hands off of each other. They are such a cute, fun and in love couple that they are such a joy to photograph! After the ceremony everyone headed out to Quarry Oaks for the reception. During cocktail hour the whole wedding party hopped into golf carts and we drove around taking photos all over the grounds. We had such a blast that we stayed out until we absolutely had to get back in time for their entrance. The rest of the evening was filled with great food, laughs, love and probably the liveliest dance floor I have ever seen!

Fiona + Daulton Married

I believe my last post ended off with asking for more backyard weddings…well conveniently my next wedding was another backyard wedding! This beautiful property was filled with stunning trees and large fields, the perfect place for Fiona + Daulton to tie the knot. From the breathtaking handmade backdrop, the mason jars hanging in trees, the amazing food, cotton candy sunset, great conversation and all the love in the air, it was a fantastic day. Enjoy <3

Katherine + Shay Married

Katherine + Shay were married in the beginning of August at Katherine’s parents’ Charleswood home. The girls started the day getting ready at the home and then the limo picked us up to meet the boys at Assiniboine Forest for the first look and some wedding party pictures. We then went downtown for some pictures before heading back to the Charleswood home for an intimate backyard wedding. Luckily mother nature cooperated for most of the day, and waited until just after speeches to start raining. I loved all the happy vibes, tears and intimate nature of the day. Give me all the backyard weddings please!!!

Sam + Tyler Married

Well apparently it’s been about half a year since I’ve blogged a session…So I thought I’d start 2019 off right by blogging this gorgeous July wedding. Sam + Tyler met back in high school (where they took me back to on there wedding day for some pictures) and started their love story shortly after. They had a beautiful ceremony at St Charles Parish and reception at St Charles Country Club. These two were all smiles all day which made for a great time. They are such a lovely, caring and thoughtful couple, I could not be more honoured to have been a part of their day. Also, they probably had some of the most entertaining wedding speeches I’ve heard…especially from the bride’s brother… the bride’s reaction to be seen near the end of the gallery ;) Enjoy

Shelby + Christien

When you plan your Manitoba wedding, you probably don't assume it's going to be 47 degrees for it...well, that's just what Christien + Shelby got. I was so impressed on how adaptable these two were for the day. They were so concerned about everyone's comfort that they encouraged everyone to ditch their formal wear, hop in the lake and change into something more comfortable. Their adorable son Levi, rocked the diaper only look, while top knots and Hawaiian shirts were worn by the rest of the guests. Everyone had an absolute blast, and the dance floor was packed come sunset. We decided to do a portrait session a week later for these two on a "cool" 33 degree day...and a big shout out to the mother of the bride who kept these florals alive and looking well for a week during a heat wave!!! We had a good run going of almost weekly photo shoots there for a bit, but now that the festivities are all wrapped up I have to say, I'm gonna miss this lovely family.

  • Venue: Groom's family property
  • Bride's Dress: Chantal's Bridal
  • Bridesmaid's Dresses: Lulus
  • Suits: Moore's 
  • Florals: Broadway Florist

 

Emily + Jan Married

Emily and Jan's wedding day started off less than ideal, when somehow their venue forgot about their wedding! Only a few hours before the ceremony was scheduled to start, friends, family, the wedding party, and neighbours put together (which was coined the "pop up wedding" by the end of the day) a beautiful wedding at Emily's brother's house. It must have been fate, as Emily's brother's neighbour is an event planner and used all her available resources to get what was needed for this wedding. As stressful as it was for the couple, it was pretty amazing to see a whole community of people show up for them like that. I knew these two were something special, and this was confirmed by seeing how much love and support came through that day for them. I was so happy and honoured to get to capture this day for Emily + Jan as they start their amazing journey together. Congrats you two!

  • Florals: Janice Berry Florals
  • Hair: Beauty By Fey
  • Makeup: Mesmereyez'd Makeup
  • Event Planner/Best Neighbour: Peachy Green Events

Hildegard's Bakery Styled Shoot

I was so lucky to get to work with so many talented Winnipeg vendors for this styled wedding shoot at Hildegard's Bakery. The moment I saw that light and airy space with tonnes of greenery, I knew I wanted to shoot there. Now if you have been following me since the beginning of my photography journey, you may recognize this gorgeous couple. I did photos for their engagement session and it was one of the first sessions I ever did. Paige and LaVonne recently got married in Jamaica and volunteered to get all dressed up again and be my newlywed couple for the shoot. Everyone that contributed to this shoot was absolutely amazing and I would highly recommend checking them out if you are planning a wedding of your own.

VENDORS:

  • Venue: Hildegard's Bakery
  • Photography: Chopp Photography
  • Florals: Geranium Lake Botanicals
  • Makeup: Mesmereyez'd Makeup
  • Hair:  Tori Navikaa from Prep Hair
  • Hairpiece and Shoes: Pearl and Birch Wedding Consignments
  • Dress: 7th Avenue Bridal
  • Suit: Aldo Formalwear
  • Table settings: CT rentals
  • Cake: Kayla Ammeter
  • Invitations: Boo Bean Design

Thank you once again to all involved, I could not be happier with how everything turned out. We are so lucky to live in a city with so much creative talent! Enjoy!

 

 

Nicole + Ryan

I was so lucky this October to get to do this styled wedding shoot with such amazing local vendors! Nicole + Ryan are a real life, newlywed couple who were the perfect models for the shoot. When Fort Gibraltar was on board I couldn't be more excited! Not only is it a gorgeous, timeless venue, but it also holds a special place in my heart as my husband and I were married there three years ago.

  • Venue: Fort Gibraltar
  • Photography: Me! Chopp Photography
  • Florals: Geranium Lake Botanicals
  • Make Up: MesmerEyez'd Makeup
  • Hair: Beauty by Fey
  • Hairpiece: GlamHerbands
  • Calligraphy: Little Dove Calligraphy

I had such a great time working with all these local Winnipeg vendors. You must check them all out!! Enjoy :)

Kelly & Dan

Kelly and Dan were nice enough to be my models for a styled wedding shoot. I missed their destination wedding 2 years ago, so I was very glad to finally get to see Kelly in her wedding gown (doesn't she make a stunning bride?!). It was a cold January day so we started off at Aspire Studios then took a couple of photos in St. Vital park (thanks for braving the cold Kelly!). The gorgeous cake was done by Buttercream by Alareen, along with stunning florals by Oak and Lily. Two such amazing local vendors that I highly recommend! Enjoy!