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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 gettin down on one knee. She said yes!! 

Congratulations Flavia and Marc! We're so excited you're getting marrried in Niagara! 

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

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, Rain, wedding day

Vendor Love: Fleurish

ALSO FILED UNDER > Featured Vendor Profiles, Wedding Décor, Wedding Flowers

This week we're featuring Fleurish Design Studio-Jessica is one of our preferred vendors on the list and we adore her beautiful creations! As an artist, I love seeing the space where fabulous things come together so I was really excited to visit Jessica in her studio-a beautiful, restored barn on her country property-sounds magical, doesn't it? Jessica shared a little about the business and the wedding industry over tea and cookies made from her mom's recipe.

'To put it simply, we love flowers! We love crafting stylish affairs with a focus on the freshest flowers sourced locally whenever possible, fashionable containers & unique materials…while keeping a close eye on all the lovely little details which make your day beautiful & truly yours!'

'Fleurish has deep roots in the Niagara region, a passion that started for Jessica in the family greenhouse as a child and has since grown into something much more. There is nothing better then being surrounded by fresh flowers in the studio or having my hands elbow deep working in the gardens around my home….'

'Clients who choose Fleurish wish to achieve overall looks that aren’t cookie cutter or typical but one-of-a-kind florals that are as unique as the couple themselves.'

What inspires you?  'I have a small fetish for decorating & floral magazines, I secretly follow many amazing floral artists on Instagram. I love to mimic the amazing colours & intricate details found all around us in nature.'

Favourite memory from your career so far? 'Recently we were able to move from our basement studio space to a newly renovated barn studio behind the house!  This has been an awesome move; both with so much more space to work in as well as a much larger cooler space to fill especially in the summer months!'

If you weren't an incredible designer of beautiful florals what would be your dream job?  'Hmm that’s a good question….a personal shopper maybe or a massage therapist'

On your day off...where would we find you?  'Enjoying time with my little girl, danica & hubby, working in the garden, pinning away on Pinterest or redecorating my home.'

You can view Jessica's profile for all of her social media and contact information! 
Happy planning! 

KEYWORDS IN THIS POST > Wedding Flowers, Niagara Wedding flowers, Niagara florist, Florist, Niagara wedding vendors

3 venues 3 looks

ALSO FILED UNDER > Swish Loves This!, Wedding Décor, Wedding Planners + Designers, Wedding Venues

Niagara is so versatile and whether you want rustic and romantic or sleek and modern, there's a venue and a design for you. Last spring, Swish lister, Amanda Cowley Sweet Events debuted on the Steven and Chris Show with a tour of 3 different venues with 3 different designs for your wedding. If you missed this little rendez-vous around Niagara's Wine country take a few minutes and check out the behind the scenes footage captured by Enns Visuals.

Vendor Love:
Flowers: Lush Florals Decor: Gala Decor Wedding and Event Design Stationary: Defining Moments Venues: Queen's Landing, Ravine, Stratus Film: Enns Visuals


KEYWORDS IN THIS POST > Rustic, Romantic, Wine Country Wedding, Niagara Weddings, winery wedding, Modern, Steven & Chris Show

Find your Wedding Venue

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

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, Willowbank, Cherry Ave Farms, Modern, Eventful Niagara, Niagara wedding venue, Venue