Thanksgiving Sunday 2015 was an incredible day for our very own Kelly Watters and Les Forgala as they said “I Do” Pop Up Style! at Manitoba’s majestic Hawthorn Estates.

Given the couple’s love of everything country, the theme chosen was Rustic Modern! Featuring a fabulous nature inspired ceremony amidst the rolling hills and rustling Autumn leaves, the bride and groom enjoyed a fun, stress free day full of love and laughter.

As the bride walked down the garden path to meet her love, she looked absolutely elegant in an old Hollywood inspired gown, while a sweet country melody set the stage for an intimate ceremony. The groom looked positively dapper in his crisp jeans, plaid shirt and vest, with the bridal party decked out in matching attire.

Following a fun and fabulous outdoor photo shoot by Orchard Photography the bridal party and guests enjoyed an incredible evening reception – catered by Pop Up Manitoba’s very own Daisy Prockert from All Season’s Catering. Guests were treated with three delicious small plates featuring tacos (couples favourite meal!), ribs and mac and cheese (the hit of the evening!), and turkey dinner. The wonderful catering staff also circulated with dozens on dozens of mouth-watering appetizers. For dessert, guests were all lucky enough to experience traditional recipes of apple pie, pumpkin pie, cupcakes and cookies, from the brides Nana, Auntie’s, Mom and Mother-in-Law. Not one person was left with an empty stomach!

Hints of peach, orange, yellow and cream completed this autumn inspired décor, from the special blooms chosen for the bouquets and the simple babies breath centerpieces on display throughout.

Take a peek at the amazing photos from this special day!

Thank you to our dream team who helped pull everything together!


Venue – Hawthorn Estates

Decor & Flowers – Prairie Confetti Décor

Catering –  All Seasons Catering

Photography – Orchard Photography

Photo Locations – Lower Fort Garry and Hawthorn Estates

Hair – Michelle Vidruk (Teasin’ Hair)

Makeup – Samantha Lacaste

DJ – DJ A-Luck