It's pretty hard to top the instant romance factor that a lavender farm affords, especially when in full bloom. Dusky purples dipped in a gold sunset, grassy aisles carpeted with clover, and an enchanting woodland backdrop to top it all off. This feature from Quebec...Read More
When colder temperatures and inclement weather force the end of outdoor weddings for a season (or two!), many couples might be tempted to relinquish the idea of any outdoor backdrops for their big day. But just because outdoor ceremonies and receptions are limited during the winter months in more northern climes, doesn't mean couples who love outdoor settings need to give up...Read More
Today is Vale + Vine's 50th post. In the 9 years I've been blogging about my travels and my photography work on my personal blog, I have likely published more than 50 posts, but 50 in 2 months (10 weeks to be exact)? Well that's a new level of blogging commitment for me that just feels like something to celebrate!
So beginning today, I'm starting a week-long celebration in honour of fine art wedding inspiration as interpreted by Canadian industry professionals. I wanted to kick off that celebration with a styled shoot photographed by Rebecca Amber, featuring florals by Clare Day, and I'm so grateful to share their gorgeous collaboration...Read More
I'm celebrating my birthday today at Vale + Vine with a wedding that took place on the outskirts of the rural Manitoba town where I lived throughout my childhood. I attended school and church in the little town of Oakbank, but my family's home was in the countryside just a few minutes' drive from Pineridge Hollow, where Julianne + Tjaden's bespoke countryside wedding took place. Pineridge Hollow is an event venue, restaurant, and boutique where a number of my friends and family have worked and even gotten married. Every time I visit Manitoba and stay with relatives just down the road, we dine here and wander the grounds. I return to my roots with orders of Ukrainian perogies (we Mennonites call them verenki), Manitoba farmer sausage, and bison burgers making my mouth water. Pineridge Hollow is only about a 30-minute drive from Winnipeg, but it's a cozy neck of the woods that allows you to leave the busy city scene for a time. It's an ideal spot for a country wedding in the Canadian prairies, especially one photographed by fine art film photographer Brittany Mahood of Winnipeg.Read More