The first thing that caught my eye from this striking outdoor wedding on Manitoba's Hecla Island was how the bride chose to embrace a sense of drama by contrasting a sculpted gown and bold makeup with the natural windswept fields and forests of a rustic island. The vibrant mix of hues incorporated into the bridesmaids' gowns also packs a pretty punch and reminds me of historic European landscape paintings featuring beautifully fashioned muses set in rural country scenes. The island breezes, darkening skies, and Josh Dookhie's moody photographic style all contribute to the dramatic flair featured in Chris and Veronica's ambient, beauty-filled wedding day. If you like the darker, more contrasting look of this wedding day, you also might enjoy this contemplative coastal shoot from Red Leaf Boutique and this elegant country wedding photographed by Rebecca Amber, both featured on Vale + Vine.
Credits // Photography - Josh Dookhie Photography / Wedding Planner - Soiree Event Planning / Florals - Academy Florists / Bride's Gown - Winnie Couture from Bliss Bridal Boutique / Hair Stylist - Topknot Freelance / Makeup Artist - Joanna Tran / Bride's Shoes - Jimmy Choo / Bridesmaids' Dresses - Hush / Dessert Table - Jenna Rae Cakes / Linens - Planned Perfectly / Ceremony Music - Hesed String Quartet / Reception Music - Grant Leutschaft / Video - Mindscape Studios //