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Phillipa and Anurag

ALSO FILED UNDER > Swish Loves This!, Wedding Flowers, Wedding Venues

Horses, fallen autumn leaves and open fields... today we bring you a little inspiration for the couple planning a fall wedding. Enjoy the beautiful images were captured by Hilary Cam Photography.

'Photographing this wedding made me see with fresh eyes how precious our families are, the importance of far away friendships and reminded me that marriage is more than loving an individual, it is also accepting and embracing their family, friends and culture.

Philippa and Anurag met in Sydney, they now live in London but decided to have their destination wedding back in Australia at the magnificent Bendooley Estate in the Southern Highlands. This venue is overflowing with treasures, pockets of beautiful backdrops; lakes, vineyards, autumn leaves, rolling hills, golden fields and more stories then you could imagine. Philippa and Anurag’s wedding day was drenched with love, their love of music, travel, books and of course family and friends – many of their guests traveling across oceans to share in their day.

Their wedding took place over two days, the first began early on a frosty morning with mist blanketing Bendooley Estate while the girls prepared at the on-site cottage. At one point Philippa was nearly hysterical from excitement “I can’t believe today is finally here!”.

When Philippa walked down the aisle, we all witnessed a magical moment. Golden light glinting through the pine trees and autumn leaves falling around her. The ceremony was beautiful in so many ways, the location under the pines, the perfect weather after a cold week, the ceremony and the autumn colours. but I think the most memorable moment was when surprise guest, Abby Dobson, took to the microphone and sang “All you need is love” from The Beatles. All the guests joined in and became her backup singers erupting into song. Equally as beautiful was when Abby sang her hit “Even when I’m sleeping” – a favourite song of Anurag’s father, he just sat back and closed his eyes listening to the music overcome with emotion.

I don’t think words can really describe just how beautiful this wedding was, hopefully these photos do it justice and share a fraction of what we felt on the day.'

Vendor love: Photographer: Hilary Cam Photography Wedding Dress: Suzanne Neville Hair and MakeUp: Simona Janek Hair and MakeUp Jewelery: Stephanie Browne Venue: Bendooley Estate Bouquets: Radha Deva of Paper Rose Isle and Reception’s Floral arrangements: Nati Bros Roses, Dural Suit: Paul Smith, London Robes: Ortupes Veil: Joyce Jackson Bespoke Wedding Veils Ceremony Music: Abby Dobson & Emily Harrison ( Abby Dobson is from the famous 90s Aussie band Leonardos Bride - "Even when I'm sleeping"was their hit song which was sung during the wedding )Video: I Heart Productions

KEYWORDS IN THIS POST > Vineyard Wedding, Horse farm, farm wedding, autumn, lakeside, destination wedding

Swish loves this! National Helicopters

ALSO FILED UNDER > Swish Loves This!

As much as we love to show you all the pretty weddings in Niagara, the Swish List wants to show you all the really great services that you can incorporate into your wedding plans. 


A few weeks ago we met Sheila from National Helicopters and she shared with me a little about what they do. They are offering breathtaking views of the falls in their aircraft...AND what they're doing a bit differently then everyone else is they've designed a route that includes a flight over the vineyards and some of our most beautiful wineries in Niagara-on-the-Lake! What a great way to see all of Niagara's beauty!
National Helicopters is also available for charter flights-If you're visiting from Toronto for your rehearsal dinner, or you're proposing over dinner at one of the wineries in Niagara-on-the-Lake, consider stepping it up a notch and flying in for the weekend!

For more information please contact Sheila, Base Manager at National Helicopters.
Phone: 905-641-2222
Toll-free: 1-800-491-3117

It looks like a gorgeous weekend to be out in Niagara planning your wedding... Enjoy!

KEYWORDS IN THIS POST > Niagara Falls, Niagara wedding, Wedding Transportation, Niagara Helicopters, Niagara Winery Route, Niagara-on-the-lake

Chase + Jennifer Wedding Colour Inspiration

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

This beautiful couple was met with a gorgeous wedding day, complete with blue skies and white puffy clouds. It was a delightful southern wedding and the venue suited Chase and Jennifer's wedding perfectly! Enjoy the purple inspiration on the blog this morning! 

Happy planning, Friends!

Vendor Love: Photographer: Mandy Owens Photography Venue: The Winston Place


Flavia + Marc Proposal in the Prettiest Town

ALSO FILED UNDER > Save the Date, Wedding Photography

Friday was a gorgeous morning to get engaged! Picture. Perfect.

Emily from Vintage Hotels connected with the couple and after learning about Marc's plans to propose at the Gazebo she invited Nataschia Wielink Photo + Cinema to capture him getting down on one knee. She said yes!! They will celebrate their wedding next summer here in Niagara-on-the-lake! 

Congratulations Flavia and Marc! We're so excited for you!

KEYWORDS IN THIS POST > Vintage Hotels, Niagara on the Lake, Niagara Experience, Niagara Proposal, Engagement, Niagara Engagement

Lawren + Jason’s Elegant Vineyard Wedding

ALSO FILED UNDER > Wedding Décor, Wedding Planners + Designers, Real Weddings

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, Real Weddings

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