Real Weddings

Taryn and Grant - Gold and Glitter

ALSO FILED UNDER > Wedding Décor, Wedding Photography, Wedding Planners + Designers

A gold and glittery celebration on the blog today! This one was sent in by Eva Derrick Photography and check out the other Niagara vendors that pulled together to make Taryn and Grant's wedding so fabulous!

From the bride: 'I'd say the inspiration for our wedding day came from my love for gold, sparkles, glitter and anything a little bit different! I knew I wanted a room filled with all of those things. I wanted it to feel romantic and beautiful and for our guests! The red double decker bus was such a fun, unique way to celebrate getting married in Niagara Falls that we couldn't resist using it as our transportation - and our guests got a kick out of it!

The chapel was small, quaint and so beautiful on its own, I didn't want to take away from its natural charm, but of course I couldn't resist pulling our gold theme through with the 'love' balloons and some beautiful florals  - which i think pulled it all together and tied in the gold, romance and fun we were looking for!

Our reception vibe was full of friends, family, love and all the gold glitter I could cram into one room! The details were my favourite part of our reception, from the 40' gold foil table number balloons to our gold sequin tables linens to our gold glitter donuts as guest favours - it's what brought my vision together of romance, sparkle, fun and love all in one room!'


Vendor love: Venue: The Hilton Ceremony Location: Queenston Chapel Planner: Amanda Cowley Sweet Events Photographer: Eva Derrick Photography Flowers: Bloom & Company Ofiiciant: Two Hearts Weddings Linen and Chair Rentals: Gala Decor Table Linens: Gotcha Covered Stationary: Defining Moments Donut Favours: Sweet Celebrations Cake and Sweets: Ashley DJ: Kelly Jones Transportation: Double Deck Tours Hair: Natural Solutions Make Up: MAC-Amanda Lepkyj 

KEYWORDS IN THIS POST > Eva Derrick Photography, Niagara, Gold, Niagara wedding venue, Niagara wedding vendors, glitter, Niagara Falls Hilton, Bloom & Company

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, Rain, wedding day

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, Orchard Engagement Session, blossoms, 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