It’s not often I second shoot these days, but I was happy to help out for the first half of a beautiful winter’s day for Heather and Sean! I’d landed back in Winnipeg after a tropical destination wedding two days’ prior, and there was probably at least a fifty degree difference in temperature – I do love my extremes!
Heather and Sean were originally set up by their Maid of Honour, Dana, and Best Man, Bryson (who are their best friends, and also a couple). Dana was Heather’s childhood friend, and the two of them reconnected in University. A friend of hers met a guy at a party who she’d thought was Heather’s type, and had gone to high school with Dana. When Heather asked her if she would set her up with him, Dana said no, because she didn’t like him! Instead, she offered to set her up on a blind date with Bryson’s best friend Sean – and the rest is history! They have their best friends to thank for setting them up.
Sean and Heather have a tradition of exchanging Christmas ornaments every year, and knowing that Christmas Eve is Heather’s favourite day of the year, Sean suggested they exchange ornaments that night. As she opened hers, he got down on one knee, and she saw her beautiful ring inside the ornament. 🙂
Heather and Sean’s ceremony took place at the beautiful Assiniboine Park Pavilion in mid-February, with photo stops in the gallery as well as at the Manitoba Legislative Building. Navy and maroon were the primary colours, complemented by white, green, and neutrals. Sean’s family tartan was also incorporated (navy and dark green plaid) in multiple ways, including an intimate hand-fasting. I was one happy camper when I saw all the UK and sci-fi paraphernalia around Sean’s parents’ house, so of course we had to get a picture with a Vulcan salute when we found a random Star Trek painting in the gallery we took photos in after the ceremony!