Real Weddings

Lawren + Jason’s Elegant Vineyard Wedding

ALSO FILED UNDER > Wedding Décor, Wedding Planners + Designers

All of niagara's essense right here wrapped up in this sweet and elegant celebration-wine and an amazing menu set up in a beautiful tent overlooking acres of vineyards... 

From the Designer Amanda Cowley Sweet Events: It's almost guaranteed that anytime a bride tells me they're getting married at Ravine Vineyard I am automatically on board. I've confessed my love for this sweet little gem in the heart of St. David's on several occasions, however it never ceases to amaze me just how much I love this venue every time I visit. Lawren and Jason's plan was to have their ceremony in the early evening among the vineyards, a cocktail reception of 'his & her' favourites along with a pickle bar and delicious passed appetizers (honestly...the food is to die for), and their reception following in the darling tent also located on the property.



Vendor Love: Photography: Gemini Photography Venue: Ravine Vineyard  Styling: Amanda Cowley Sweet Events  Planning & Coordination: Let's Party Consultants  Floral Design: Lush Florals  Decor: Simply Beautiful Decor  Stationery: Defining Moments  Vintage Rentals: The Warehouse  Hair: Nina Farrauto  Makeup: Grace Lee Beauty

KEYWORDS IN THIS POST > Niagara Winery Wedding, Amanda Cowley Sweet Events, country wedding, Ravine Winery

Vineyard Retreat

ALSO FILED UNDER > Wedding Décor, Wedding Venues

Looking for a venue with an outdoor ceremony site but nervous about rain on your wedding day? You should consider Inn on the Twenty. As a rain back up they have a beautiful indoor retreat with views of the vineyard and escarpement!  It's a brilliant set up! 

Image by: Blue Colibri 

KEYWORDS IN THIS POST > Niagara Winery Wedding, Vineyard Wedding, Vineyard Retreat, niagara, wedding day, Rain

Find your Wedding Venue

ALSO FILED UNDER > Wedding Planners + Designers, Wedding Venues

Finding the right venue for your big day can be nothing short of overwhelming! If you're looking for some inspiration, my friend Laura Beck of Eventful Niagara will help you find the perfect venue for your to entertain your guests. 

Not sure what you’re looking for? Have a look, you may be able to relate!

If you're the romantic type... 

  1. Book Clubs and Gourmet cooking make you happy

  2. Personalized correspondence is a regular part of your day

  3. You think pink should be a primary color

  4. Pink lip-gloss is must at all times

  5. All things pretty are essential to a good party,

  6. You aim to please, especially your partner

I'd love to take you for a walk through of Willowbank... a beautiful historic venue that can host intimate, indoor dinners or larger, tented wedding celebrations. 

You're the couple that loves rustic decor or your'e looking to escape the busy-ness of the city for your wedding: (Cherry Avenue)

  1. Horses are your thing

  2. Email is way too formal

  3. Hardy, old and patina makes every house a home

  4. Outdoors is where you want to be

  5. Who has time for lipstick?

  6. Easy does it is your motto

    Imagine your wedding set up with harvest tables at one of Vineland oldest orchards-Cherry Avenue Farms! Again, this space offers a small barn for the cocktail party or smaller wedding but also has a permanent concrete floor to fit a wedding tent! 

You're the modern couple with an appreciation for sleek design and comforts 

  1. You're practical and want a space that has all the immenities

  2. You don’t ever use “snail mail”

  3. Bold color makes a statement

  4. Bright red lipstick or why bother wearing anything at all

  5. You are in charge at all times

  6. You're drawn to Niagara for it's vineyards and the wine

Laura will help find you the perfect location for your event and will also connect you with the best special events professionals the Niagara Region has to offer! Whether you’re looking for a Five Star full service resort, a contemporary outdoor space or something low key and rustic, Eventful Niagara is available to help you book your venue!

KEYWORDS IN THIS POST > Rustic, wedding venues in Niagara, Romantic, White Oaks Resort & Spa, Cherry Ave Farms, Willowbank, Modern, Niagara wedding venue, Eventful Niagara, Venue

Katherine + Chris in the Orchard

ALSO FILED UNDER > Wedding Engagement

 Niagara is a beautiful location for weddings and engagement sessions with so much variety in landscapes...but the most beautiful time of year is the week that the orchard blossoms are out. And maybe we were all just so much more anxious for it this year after such a long cold winter! This lovely orchard session by Elizabeth in Love is the prettiest... 

And just when you thought this engagement session couldn't get any sweeter...Katherine and Chris had the kids join them! 

KEYWORDS IN THIS POST > Engagement Session, Niagara Photographer, Elizabeth in Love, niagara, blossoms, Orchard Engagement Session, engaged

Rob + Christine A Wedding Film

ALSO FILED UNDER > Wedding Cinematography, Wedding Venues

Rob and Christine enjoyed their lovely summer outdoor wedding at Honsberger Estate-the estate comes complete with horses, a beautiful barn and a stunning 110 year old victorian home... our favourite was watching Rob see his beautiful bride for the first time on the wedding day! Enjoy their highlights film made by Nataschia Wielink Photo + Cinema

KEYWORDS IN THIS POST > Winery Wedding, Barn Wedding, Honsberger Estate, Country venue, Niagara wedding

Gia + James a Winery Wedding

ALSO FILED UNDER > Wedding Color Inspiration, Wedding Décor, Wedding Photography

This winery wedding from Julie Nicole Photography is over the top with details as beautiful and warm as the couple! We love hearing from the couples featiured on the Swish List...they know first hand what worked best for them while planning their wedding and Gia kindly sent in a little advice for our readers:

'Our wedding day was beyond perfect and it exceeded our expectations. If I could go back in time before the wedding I would tell myself to enjoy every moment of our special day- take a deep breath and smile! Would I plan something different? I would definitely make sure my groom and I have a private moment for the "first look." Make sure to tell family and friends this is your moment and privacy is very much appreciated. My favorite memory of our wedding is definitely seeing all of our family and friends having a great time on the dance floor- feeling everyone's energy exuding love & happiness! My advice to any bride would be to get your groom involved in planning your special day. My husband and I planned our wedding ourselves, side by side as a team; and the planning experience was invaluable as an exercise in working together as a partnership and foundationally defines who we continue forward to be as husband and wife.' -Gia, Bride.

Congratulations Gia and James!

Vendor love:
Photographer: Julie Nicole Photography Other Location: Campovida LLC. Event Planner: Dandelion Events Floral Designer: Dragonfly Floral Caterer: Grapevine Catering Musicians: Louis Romero's Mazacote Dress Store: Panache Bridal Studio Musicians: Ricardo Peixoto

KEYWORDS IN THIS POST > outdoor wedding, Wedding Shoes, orange, Wedding Photography, winery wedding, turquoise