Wedding Cakes + Pastries

A City-Glam Creative

ALSO FILED UNDER > Wedding Cakes + Pastries, Wedding Color Inspiration, Wedding Flowers

A stunning location for a city-glam photo shoot, with plenty of classy details and sophisticated accents-thank you for inspiring us this afternoon Urban Safari Photography
The hotel has multiple locations that provide gorgeous photo opportunities: the grand stairwell as you enter the lobby, the cleanly + classically designed rooms themselves, and a breathtaking rooftop pool deck that features views of iconic downtown buildings.  'As a photographer, I enjoyed incorporating leading lines of the architecture into the photos. For the final images themselves, I wanted a crisp + vibrant feeling to the photos, and I love all the blues (from the pool itself to the blue hues in our groom's suit) that came out in this shoot.' -Ashley Kidder

From the hairstylist, Chelsea Lassaline: 'Emily and I had the opportunity to chat shortly before we began her hair. Through conversation, I got a feel for her personality. She's a very confident and genuine woman, and I loved that about her. She is so down-to-earth and relaxed. In the hair design I wanted to convey the simplicity of her complex being. The overall form of the updo was inspired by 50s swing. I really wanted to capture her natural beauty while delivering a modern twist of unique elegance.'

From the makeup artist, Nicole Ramirez: 'I found inspiration for the makeup in all of the details of the shoot. For instance, I chose the lip and cheek color to go with the floral color palette, and the eyeshadow colors were inspired by the headpiece and bracelet. I wanted the makeup to accent the natural beauty of the model and flow with the overall vibe of the shoot.'

Emma and Grace Bridal studio carries a lot of designers from other countries, such as Spain and Australia. They even have an in-house designer that makes dresses for the studio as well as custom pieces for brides. From the stylist, Maureen Mika: 'For the groom's suit, we went for a compelling "Mad Men" kind of look. A throw-back to 1960s New York style which was slick, erudite and discerning. We loved the demeanor that this suit brought out in the personality of our groom.'

From the floral design team, Kit Ruth + Emily Marchalonis: 'The florals we used were comprised of mostly garden flowers and romantic blooms. We used rannunculas, garden roses, spring blooms, tulips, viburnum and blooming jasmine. The color palette was a rich juxtaposition of deeply saturated colors of dark red paired with peach and dusty pink. We wanted to showcase the colors and the blooms individually and used a color palette that had more of an impression than a softer, muted palette would have.'

And the desserts... I shouldn't blog on an empty stomach! Amanda Cook crafted a two-tier round cake for the shoot. She created a blood orange chiffon cake with a bavarian cream filling that was accented by a citrus buttercream icing.  The Peteybird Ice Cream Sandwiches were all hand-made from scratch using only the finest, purest ingredients (definitely no additives or preservatives). Peteybird designed two flavors for our shoot:  a graham cracker cookie with Key lime ice cream filling and a brown sugar + carrot cookie with jalapeno-infused strawberry ice cream.

Vendor love:
Photographer: Urban Safari Photography Makeup: Pretty Bride Shop Florals + bronze décor: The Perfect Petal Styling: Style Down the Aisle Mismatched white chairs: Chairs with Character Decor Rentals: Vintage Rentals Denver Ice cream sandwiches: Peteybird Ice Cream Sandwiches Cake: Little Cookie Cakes Venue: Four Seasons Denver Dress + veil: Emma + Grace Bridal Dress designer: Kelly Faetanini Hair stylist: Chelsea Lassaline with MENTE Freelance Invitations + stationery: Lexisworks


KEYWORDS IN THIS POST > Urban Wedding Photos, city, Marsala, glamour, Traditional

Vintage Hotels Show 2015

ALSO FILED UNDER > Swish Loves This!, Wedding Cakes + Pastries, Wedding Décor, Wedding Flowers, Wedding Photography, Wedding Planners + Designers, Wedding Stationery, Wedding Venues

It was the perfect winter afternoon for a drive into Niagara-on-the-lake for the annual Vintage Inns Wedding Show... a little romantic even! Beautiful florals, horse drawn carriage rides, wine and hors d'ouvres, and inspiration overload! Happy planning lovelies!

Vendors in order of appearance:
Vintage Hotels | Inviting Elegance | Simply Beautiful Decor | Bloom and Company | Savvy Sendables | JF Hannigan Photography | Defining Moments Stationary |  Candy by Katie | Gala Decor | Lush Florals | Sugar Photo Studios | Anne and Co. | Sweet Celebrations | Fleurish Design Studio | The Warehouse | Eva Derrick Photography | Nataschia Wielink Photo + Cinema

KEYWORDS IN THIS POST > Vintage Hotels, Pillar and Post, Prince of Wales, Niagara Weddings, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Niagara Vendors, Queen's landing

Saloon Couture at Honsberger by Eva Derrick

ALSO FILED UNDER > Swish Loves This!, Wedding Cakes + Pastries, Wedding Décor, Wedding Fashion

Howdy friends! From the striped linens throughout the venue to the belted napkin rings... we adore all the details and the rustic look of the design that suited this Niagara venue so perfectly!  And congratulations to Swish List member Eva Derrick and the rest of the team for being featured in Elegant Weddings Magazine! Eva sent me a few pictures from the creative to share! What I love's romantic but in a more masculine way-the deep colours of the florals and the black glasses on the table...brilliant! The corset style of the dress right up to the 5 day old stubble-you really did think of EVERY detail! 

Oh...and best not to view this on an empty stomach... the food and the desserts featured here will leave you with a serious craving! 

The lovely vendors that made this SWISH worthy:
Gush Weddings and Events: Concept Design and Coordination
Eva Derrick Photography: Photography
Love Madly: Cinematography
Ohh La La Designs: Florist
Simply Beautiful Decor: Decor (Chandeliers, linens, gold beaded chargers and chivaris):
Chairman Mills: Decor (Gold flatware, gold rimmed wine glasses, black wine glasses and dinner plates)
Paper Damsels: Stationary
Sweet Celebrations: Cakes & Cookies
Itty Bitty Pie Company: Miniature Pies
Warehouse 84: Vintage Furniture
Honsberger Estates: Venue & Catering
Whyte Couture: Wedding Gowns
Laura Jayne Bridal: Bridal Accessories
Monika for Makeup Worx: Makeup
Serena for Makeup Worx: Hair 
Custom design by R&R Jeweler: Wedding Ring
Collins Formal Wear: Grooms Attire
Marcy Mussari & Jesse Fredson: Models


Sweet Thing of the Day featuring Candy by Katie

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This Sweet Moment brought to you by Candy by Katie and captured by Eva Derrick Photography!

Sweets Table at Wedding by Candy by Katie

KEYWORDS IN THIS POST > Candy by Katie, Wedding Trends, Eva Derrick Photography, Sweet Table

Vineyard Sweets featured in WeddingBells Canada’s Prettiest Cakes 2013

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Swish Listers Vineyard Sweets were selected to submit a cake design for Weddingbells Canada?s Prettiest Wedding Cakes for 2013

“The inspiration behind our cake is definitely the romance of the vineyards in Niagara-on-the-Lake. The elements are all sweet reminders of a beautiful lazy summer day. Having a glass of wine with your favourite person at a local winery looking out over the rows of vines; watching the birds and being surrounded by flowers. The yellow represents the energy of the beautiful day and the other colours are typical of those that you find out in the vineyards.?

Vineyard Sweets - Canada's Prettiest Cakes 2013

KEYWORDS IN THIS POST > Vineyard Sweets, Wedding Cake

From Italy ... to the Bahamas ... to the Vineyards with Love! (by Vineyard Sweets)

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The wedding love story started in the Bahamas where the couple were married a week before their reception at Vineland Estates Winery Carriage House

From Vineyard Sweets: “We just love the wonderful shots of the cake ... while simplistic in detail the cake was topped with a special pair of blown glass leaves (one in silver and one in gold).  These leaves travelled from the artist in Italy to the top of the wedding in the Bahamas to the top of this cake at Vineland Estates!”

Vineyard Sweets Wedding Cake at Vineland Estates Winery
Vineyard Sweets Wedding Cake at Vineland Estates
Vineyard Sweets Wedding Cake at Vineland Estates Winery 3

KEYWORDS IN THIS POST > Vineland Estates Winery, Vineyard Sweets, Wedding Cake