We had the privilege of photographing Colleen and Demetri’s engagement session in beautiful Lake Louise, Alberta. It was the best spot for their shoot, since Demetri proposed to Colleen on the top of a mountain overlooking the scenic view that is Lake Louise. We knew after their session that the wedding day was going to be just like them, relaxed, fun, and filled with love.
The big day arrived, and we headed to Colleen’s Mom’s house to capture the preparations of Colleen getting ready to marry her love, Demetri. Colleen walked into the house, calm as a cucumber, with her wedding day hair and makeup completely flawless thanks to Dry Parlour. The vibe in the house was relaxed, the perfect setting for any potential wedding day jitters to disappear. Colleen stepped into her Maggie Sottero fit and flare gown from Bridal Couture that was adorned with crystals over a delicate layer of lace. Her gold and sparkly Betsey Johnson shoes accented her rose gold custom jewelry perfectly.
Demetri’s morning on the other hand was a little more lively, filled with family and friends ready to celebrate the day with family traditions! The tradition called the ‘red scarf blessing’ entails certain members of the family wrapping the groom in a red scarf, to signify a blessing from the family. Once dressed, Demetri wore a classic slim fit black tuxedo, and the groomsmen dressed in sharp looking suits from Moore’s. Demetri was rocking the coolest pair of custom made wingtip brogue shoes by The Left Shoe Company all the way from London, UK. The groomsmen were gifted with custom made superhero socks and Etsy custom cufflinks that polished off their look. These guys looked great!
We soon made our way to Willistead Manor where Colleen and Demetri exchanged vows and became husband and wife during their touching courtyard ceremony. After snapping some intimate moments between the two inside the manor, we were off to the Art Gallery of Windsor for some more photos with the entire wedding party. The reception at St. Clair College Centre for the Arts was decorated splendidly by Swanky Affair for the theme of the day, “Travel.” With luggage tags for each guest waiting at their seat. Family and friends of Colleen and Demetri were in for an evening of teary speeches, great dancing, and lots of laughs.
Colleen and Demetri, when we think about you we can’t help but get a giant smile on our faces. Your two of the most thoughtful, fun, and sweet people we know. It warms our heart to see how you two love and care for each other. You have such a rare gift in each other. Always treasure each other wherever life may take you! Best of luck on your next big move, please stay in touch.
“Here’s to all the places we went. And here’s to all the places we’ll go. And here’s to me, whispering again and again…I love you.” -John Green
“Words can’t even describe how happy we are to have chosen Manifesto Photography to photograph our wedding. We immediately knew we had made the right decision after speaking with Josh and Arica about how we envisioned our wedding and getting to know each other a bit better. After spending an amazing day with them in Lake Louise, Alberta for our engagement shoot and seeing the incredible photos that they took, we were so excited for our big day to arrive. Our wedding day was a beautiful day full of emotions and love and we wouldn’t have trusted anyone else to capture those special moments. Josh and Arica made us feel comfortable and helped us to relax during some of the busiest moments of the day! Megan, Manifesto’s newest addition, was also incredibly helpful offering lots of support and making sure everyone looked their best. We will treasure these photos for a lifetime and will hopefully have another photoshoot with Manifesto in the future! – Lots of Love, Colleen & Demetri
Bridal Shop: Bridal Couture
Bridesmaid Dress: Bill Levkoff
Suit Rental: Moore’s
Bride’s Shoes: Betsey Johnson
Groom’s Shoes: Custom from The Left Shoe Company, London, U.K.
Cufflinks: Custom from Etsy
Cake/Desserts: Wedding Cake – Sweet Revenge Bake Shop
Decorator: Swanky Affair
Transportation: Butterfield Limousine Service
Hairstylist: Dry Parlour
Florist: Flowers By Design
Caterer: Koolini Italian Eatery