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Meredith + Craig Kurtz Orchards

ALSO FILED UNDER > Wedding Décor, Wedding Details, Wedding Flowers, Real Weddings

I've never met a bride that wishes for a rainy wedding day... but if it happens you'll want to lean on your wedding professionals for the extra help to make it romantic and lovely. The rain on Meredith and Craig's wedding day just heightened the already lovely charm of their orchard wedding. 

From the florist Melanie at Lush Florals: Meredith was a bride that from the very beginning was a complete dream.  She loved our work and booked us without even meeting.  Plans came together without a hitch and her wedding design was just breathtaking.  Then came the rain….alot of it.

When planning an outdoor wedding you have to think that there is a small…minuscule possibility of rain.  All outdoor venues have a plan, we as florists have a plan as do the decorators.  Although Meredith’s dream ceremony did not take place under her reception tent, we alongside Simply Beautiful worked very hard to make it unforgettable.

In the end her farm wedding at Kurtz Orchards was a dream.  A gorgeous venue in Niagara’s wine country, romantic layered floral, superb decor, amazing food and a warm atmosphere.

A note about Meredith’s gorgeous pictures:  Danijela Photography did an amazing job capturing the warmth of this family.  She made outstanding beauty out of the rain and gave such life to our work through hers.  I am so appreciative to have these beautiful images to share.

KEYWORDS IN THIS POST > Lush Florals and Events, Niagara wedding, Tent wedding, rainy wedding, lush florals, niagara orchard, blush, kurtz orchards

Vineyard Wedding at Sunset

ALSO FILED UNDER > Wedding Flowers, Wedding Photography, Wedding Planners + Designers, Real Weddings

When you visit the Good Earth Food and Wine Company it's like you're in a different world... completely surrounded by vineyards and orchard trees you could easily lose track of hours with a glass of Niagara wine and a delicious menu. Now imagine this at sunset with a harvest table set for all of your favourite people! 

From the lovely and talented florist Sue Gallo Designs: 'This gorgeous vineyard wedding was held on a picture perfect summer afternoon at The Good Earth Food and Wine Co. in Beamsville. Their romantic outdoor wedding was inspired by the beautiful vineyards and orchards that surrounded the venue. We simply adored their choice of  soft colour palettes of ivories, blushes and yellows. Danielle of Shaw Events worked her usual magic and helped to bring this magical vineyard wedding to life. Perfect vineyard chairs from Simply Beautiful Decor helped complete the alfresco dining & relaxed atmosphere beneath the venue’s vine covered pergola. Our beautiful rose blossoms, vines, hydrangea, peony and veronica set in vintage jars and vases dressed the long harvest dining table with candles finished the table scape for an added romantic glow after sunset. Who could not fall in love with the way in which photographer Tara McMullen documented this gorgeous vineyard wedding.'

Happy planning friends!


Reanna + Mike Inn on the Twenty

ALSO FILED UNDER > Wedding Décor, Wedding Photography, Real Weddings

Thank you Serena Swan Photography for today's fill of all things pretty and romantic! Is there anything more 'Niagara' then a vineyard wedding on the escarpment?

From the photographer: Reanna and Mike have a storybook love story. They grew up living right down the street from each other and were childhood friends before they eventually decided that love was right there in front of them. Mike choose to propose to Reanna in the comfort of her home after she had had a long day at work. She opened the door to a room full of candles and Mike down on one knee. Reanna and Mike love everything about living in Niagara from the gorgeous wineries to the delicious wine and cheese that is grown and made there. They knew because of this that they had to have their wedding in the place that they love and had to incorporate as many aspects of this as possible. The ceremony was held among the grapes with the escarpment as the backdrop at the Cave Springs Winery in Jordan. After photos the couple joined their guests at the Inn on the Twenty for delicious food and wine. Soft creams and pewters set the tone of the decor with lots of diy touches, from the fans that guests could cool themselves with to the cheese wheel cake made for guests to enjoy that night.

Photographer:  Serena Swan Photography//Officiant:All Seasons Weddings//Linens and Coverings: Gala Decor//Reception Venue: Inn On The Twenty //Floral Designer:Vinifera Floral Design//

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KEYWORDS IN THIS POST > Niagara Winery Wedding, Inn on the Twenty, Cave Spring, Niagara Weddings, Serena Swan, lavendar

Julie and Jamie Happy Fall

ALSO FILED UNDER > Wedding Engagement

Niagara is beautiful in the fall! We love when out of town couples visit to celebrate their engagement. Thank you Sugar Photo Studios for sharing a few photos from Julie and Jamie's pumpkin patch engagement session!

From the Photographer: '
I met Julie and Jamie, who I’ve deemed one of the most adorable couples ever, at the Vintage Hotels Wedding Show this past Spring, and knew we were ‘meant to be’.


Being from Ottawa, these two love birds wanted a Fall escape to Niagara (who wouldn’t!?!) to have their engagement session photographed. When Jamie cheered when I announced Warner’s Pumpkin Patch as a possible location, I knew it was the place and I thought, nooooooowwwww we’re talking! 

The leaves were vibrant, the corn fields were golden and there were pumpkins galore…. did I mention that the light was heavenly too??? A perfect day to photograph a sweet couple in love.

Happy fall y'all!

KEYWORDS IN THIS POST > Engagement Session, Niagara, Fall Engagement Session, Pumpkin Patch

Add Colour and Traditions

ALSO FILED UNDER > Swish Loves This!, Wedding Color Inspiration, Wedding Décor

A few weeks ago we published a beautiful charming and rustic wedding. There were horses, lakes and golden fields. It was breath taking-I gasped a little. It was the first part of a wedding celebration-need a refresher? Check this out. The second part-which is equally as beautiful was also sent to me by photographer Hilary Cam.  It's a completely different look and it's really quite amazing to see the difference the colour and Indian traditions make to this celebration! So gorgeous! 



Photographer:  Hilary Cam Photography Sydney//Rehearsal Dinner Venue:Bendooley Estate//

Submitted via Two Bright Lights

KEYWORDS IN THIS POST > Fall Wedding, autumn, Music, Dance, Indian, Celebration, Traditions, Colourful

Luxury Bohemian

ALSO FILED UNDER > Swish Loves This!, Wedding Décor

Pumpkin spice lattes, evenings cool enough to wear a cozy sweater, butternut squash soup, Bon Iver on my playlist...it is almost fall-the prettiest time of year! This morning I'm paying tribute to a beautiful palette of colour submitted by way of Andie Freeman Photography
 From the photographer: When event designer, Jessie Patton, and I first started thinking about this inspiration shoot, we really wanted to incorporate elements that were unique. We knew that we wanted bohemian to be our main inspiration, but we wanted to incorporate luxury that is not normally seen in a bohemian wedding-this includes real crystal, gold overlays, and glitz and glam. The ceremony inspiration would take place in front of the chimney, and we brought in a beautiful mantle to act as the altar. Gold chiavari chairs lined the aisle and we had dried lavender bunches for pew markers. They release a lovely smell every time they were touched. 

The paper suite was hand made and calligraphied by an amazing calligraphy artist, Sherry Beauchamp. Our bride wore a beautiful floral halo in deep hues of green and purple and had a gorgeous one shouldered nude dress encrusted with silver sequins. 

To top it all off, on her feet, our bride wore the most amazing gold Sergio Rossi pumps that wrapped around her legs with lace detail. They came all the way from Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas! 

For our reception inspiration, we had farmhouse tables to reflect the rustic elements but adorned them with a lace runner, a gold candelabra dripping in crystals, gold chargers, white china rimmed in gold, crystal stemware, and to top it all off, real heirloom silverware that my mother-in-law brought all the way from Britain as my wedding gift. At the ends of the tables sat beautiful red velvet chairs. We wanted to really incorporate rich colors into the session, choosing burgundy as our main color with berries and then accenting with rosemary and other jewel toned flowers. 

We wanted to include a 'real couple' that could show true emotion and these two love each other so much. These two are wonderful together and so comfortable in front of the camera. Not to mention that she is a such a perfect bohemian bride with her Italian features and lovely, long brunette locks. They were a natural choice. 

Our cake was a naked cake adorned with rosemary and blackberries. Atop the cake sat a handmade Love cake topper in burnished gold. The cake sat on a gold cake plate dripping in crystals that matched the centerpiece candelabra. It all sat on a vintage truck beside a port bar with crystal port decanters. One actually belonged to my deceased father in law and is very important to our family. I feel that including heirloom items like the decanter and the silverware is so very important to personalizing a wedding. Around the cake, we had a sitting area that included an antique lime settee. 

Happy planning friends!

Vendor Love: Photographer:  Andie Freeman Photography//Dress Designer: Adrianna Papell Group//Equipment Rentals: Barron's Rental Center//Makeup Artist: Bombshell Creations//Cake Designer: Classic City Confections//Caterer:Delicacies by Amy//Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Express//Dress Store: High Maintenance//Shoes:Sergio Rossi//Paper Props: Sweet E's Celebrations//Event Planner: Southern Sophistication Designs//

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KEYWORDS IN THIS POST > Colour of the Year, Fall Colour Palette, Styled Session, fall