Real Weddings

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, Country venue, Honsberger Estate, 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, turquoise, winery wedding

Tony + Enid married at Vineland Estates Winery

ALSO FILED UNDER > Wedding Cinematography, Wedding Venues

 Tucked away in the escarpment and overlooking acres upon acres of vineyards you really do feel like you're in another world. Vineland Estates Winery was the perfectly romantic venue for Tony and Enid to exchange their vows. Their beautiful wedding was captured by Love Madly...enjoy!

Vendor Love:
Venue: Vineland Estates Winery Cinematographer: Love Madly Flowers: Fleurish Design Studio 

KEYWORDS IN THIS POST > Niagara Wedding Venues, Niagara Wine Country Wedding, Vineland Estates Winery, Cinematography, Niagara videographer, Vineland Estates, Wedding films

Rhonda + Bob by Robert Nowell Photographer

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

These brilliant yellow florals and the beautiful decor should brighten your thursday afternoon! I'm also inspired to look for my roasting sticks and set up our back yard fire pit to roast a few marshmellows!  Thank you to photographer Robert Nowell for sending over a few images from this lovely Niagara orchard wedding!

From the Photographer: My very first wedding at Kurtz Orchards was perhaps one of my favourite weddings I've ever done. Bob & Rhonda are an easy going couple, both work in real estate and their first priority for their wedding was that it be fun for their guests. I'm pretty sure everyone was already having the time of their life but when the staff broke out the chocolate, graham crackers and marshmallows to make s'mores at the fire pit tables I was really impressed. A beautiful and elegant wedding reception meets summer camp! Love it!! Kudos to the wonder staff at Kurtz and to you Rhonda & Bob. Also special thanks to my assistant Lauren Valvasori!  Florals by the lovely and talented Marsha Howe of Marsha's Floral Design

Vendor Love: 
Photographer: Robert Nowell Photographer  Venue: Kurtz Orchards Flowers: Marsha's Flower Designs

KEYWORDS IN THIS POST > Niagara Wedding, Robert Nowell, Kurtz orchards, yellow and grey, Niagara Photographer, Tent wedding, Outdoor wedding

Rob + Danielle’s Lookout Point Wedding

ALSO FILED UNDER > Wedding Color Inspiration, Wedding Décor

Today's wedding inspiration is brought to us from behind the camera of Serena Swan Photography.  Classic and traditional decor with a soft palette turn this venue into a romantic backdrop for this lovely couple.

Rob and Danielle's wedding day wasn't just about them, it was about family and friends. After they each spend a morning surrounded by smiles and sometimes tears they made their way to the alter where they said "I do" in a traditional catholic ceremony. Danielle's gorgeous colour pallet and details was such a joy to capture. Florals by Ooh La La Designs of Fonthill filled the room with soft colour and fragrance while the venue itself lent a rustic feel. Guests enjoyed the views of Niagaras wine county while they sipped on local wines before a delicious dinner was served by the Lookout Point Staff.

Congratulations Rob and Danielle and thank you for sharing your beautiful Niagara wedding celebration with us! 

Wedding Vendor Love:

Photographer: Serena Swan Photography Venue: Lookout Point Golf Club Event Design and Coordination: Ohh La La Designs Flowers: Ooh La La Designs Decor: Simply Beautiful Decor

KEYWORDS IN THIS POST > Niagara Wedding, Niagara, Fonthill, romantic, Lookout Point, Serena Swan, Golf Course

Dana + Adam’s Konzelmann Estate Wedding


A lovely fete sent to us from film + digital photographer Andrew Mark Photography... enjoy the soft pastels that remind us spring is almost here! 

From the photographer: Dana & Adam's wedding was the essence of what a Niagara wedding is. A Toronto couple raised in Niagara and passionate about wine and the region looking to celebrate their wedding right on the Lake with their closest family and friends. The ceremony and reception took place along the water behind the countless rows Konzelmann Estate vineyards. The weather was perfect and the party went late into the night-it ended with a beautiful first dance surround by their company's sparklers. Dana & Adam's wedding truly embodied what we believe a Niagara wedding is.

From the couple: We were married on a perfectly sunny summer day. The first look in the vines was unforgettable; it was an intimate moment that we shared, just the two of us, before celebrating with the full group. The ceremony was so special to us. The speeches were authentic, heartfelt and full of laughter. After a sparkling first dance, we had a fun-filled reception.
The 'First Look, the champagne toast that immediately followed the ceremony; the sunset photo shoot to the sparkler first dance-there are too many highlights to list. Perhaps the highlight of the day was when we walked out from the vines to say our vows to one another, in the company of our loved ones.

We wanted our wedding to be natural, elegant, outdoors and on the water. We didn't want to get lost in the details, so we tried to keep things simple, The colour palette was soft, with some pastels, white, and a lot of green from the natural greenspace and trees where we got married. We envisioned something intimate in an outdoor space for the ceremony and a handful of harvest tables for the reception.

Konzelmann Estate Winery was the perfect canvas to bring that vision to life. We were married along the vines and trees, right next to Lake Ontario. We knew it was the venue for us when we realized you can see the CN Tower across the lake - while we're both originally from Niagara, we've lived in Toronto for nearly ten years so this was a special touch to us, to be able to see 'home'.

Vendor Love: 

Photographer: Andrew Mark Photography Film Lab: Richard Photo Lab Venue: Konzelmann Estate Winery Officiant: Cathy from Kettle Creek Weddings Catering: Stone Mill Inn Flowers: Flowers Niagara Stationary: Erin Aubrey Design MakeUp: Amber Diignard Hair: Allure Hair and MakeUp Dress: Maggie Sottero Suit: Banana Republic 

KEYWORDS IN THIS POST > Niagara Wedding Venues, Niagara Wine Country Wedding, Niagara Wedding Photographer, Niagara Wedding, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Pastels, Konzelmann Winery