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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, Traditions, Indian, Colourful, Celebration, Dance

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//

Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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

Taryn and Grant - Gold and Glitter

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

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

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, lakeside, autumn, 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