Wedding Photography

Rhonda + Bob by Robert Nowell Photographer

ALSO FILED UNDER > Wedding Color Inspiration, Wedding Flowers, Wedding Photography, Real Weddings

These brilliant yellow florals and the beautiful decor should brighten your thursday afternoon! I'm also inspired to look for my roasting sticks and set up our back yard fire pit to roast a few marshmellows!  Thank you to photographer Robert Nowell for sending over a few images from this lovely Niagara orchard wedding!

From the Photographer: My very first wedding at Kurtz Orchards was perhaps one of my favourite weddings I've ever done. Bob & Rhonda are an easy going couple, both work in real estate and their first priority for their wedding was that it be fun for their guests. I'm pretty sure everyone was already having the time of their life but when the staff broke out the chocolate, graham crackers and marshmallows to make s'mores at the fire pit tables I was really impressed. A beautiful and elegant wedding reception meets summer camp! Love it!! Kudos to the wonder staff at Kurtz and to you Rhonda & Bob. Also special thanks to my assistant Lauren Valvasori!  Florals by the lovely and talented Marsha Howe of Marsha's Floral Design

Vendor Love: 
Photographer: Robert Nowell Photographer  Venue: Kurtz Orchards Flowers: Marsha's Flower Designs

KEYWORDS IN THIS POST > Niagara Wedding, Robert Nowell, yellow and grey, Niagara Photographer, Outdoor wedding, Tent wedding, Kurtz orchards

Backyard Whimsy by Sugar Photo Studios

ALSO FILED UNDER > Swish Loves This!, Wedding Flowers, Wedding Photography, Wedding Stationery

Jade and Finn’s ‘intimate backyard wedding’ inspiration came from the growing trend, and want, for a beautiful and unique wedding but with a more approachable setting and feel. It is intended for the couples who truly want to celebrate their love with their nearest and dearest, in a setting emphasizes their love. To create this, the team chose a forested backyard scene to display the whimsical altar, cigar bar, beverage station, candy buffet and reception. For the décor, they chose vibrant and fun colours that go hand-in-hand with the fun and upbeat feel of the wedding! 

The wedding takes place in a 3 acre 'backyard' in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada's famous wine country, during our warmer months. Pinks, Oranges and purple accented by gold adorn the scenery. The drool-worthy menu is made up of cute-sy and yummy food items, complete with a rice krispie wedding cake! The bride and groom are dressed to compliment the style of wedding, upscale yet casual. 

As a small and intimate wedding photographer, this is truly a wedding of my dreams! It is jaw-dropping-ly beautiful, it is unique and it is definitely inspirational! It is a fun, intimate, backyard wedding with over the top inspirational details. Please enjoy the photographs; It has been so exciting helping to plan and photograph this wedding and I truly hope inspires some beautiful, heartfelt ‘backyard’ weddings.

Vendor love:
Photography: Sugar Photo Studios Cake: Sweet Celebrations Caterer: Candy by Katie Makeup: Maria Delduca Hair and Makeup Artistry Dress Designer: Alfred Sung Groom’s Attire: Caswell's Menswear Prop/Furniture Rentals: Anne and Co Event Designer Flowers, Prop/Furniture Rentals: The Pepperberry Co Stationary- Anista Designs

KEYWORDS IN THIS POST > Niagara Wedding, Niagara Wedding Photography, Candy by Katie, Whimsical, Intimate wedding, Sugar Photo Studios, Cigar Bar, Backyard Wedding, Sweets table, Small wedding

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-on-the-Lake, Niagara Vendors, Niagara Weddings, Queen's landing

John + Larissa Barn Wedding in Niagara

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

It was the pair of Fluevog shoes that caught my eye... and then I scrolled through all of the rest of the lovely details!!! Thank you Green Autumn Photography for sending us this lovely little Niagara wedding feature. A barn and a sweet little chapel... the perfect combo for this outdoorsy couple! 

And the award for most original date idea goes to John and Larissa! For their first date, the couple attended a flying trapeze class at the Toronto School of Circus Arts. There's nothing quite like wearing spandex to break the ice. 

This adventurous and active pair loves outdoors activities like hiking and climbing. As a matter of fact, John proposed while the two were rock-climbing. For these two, a wedding that incorporated their love of the outdoors was a must. Balls Falls Barn was a perfect choice for a rustic-casual-chic celebration. A simple barn and chapel, set on a beautiful conservation area in the heart of Niagara's wine region.

Planning along they way, they took a simple approach, focusing on their personalities, hobbies and faves, rather than the trends. With her gorgeous red hair, the bride has learned what colours compliment her best and this was to be a (refreshingly) pink-free wedding. Planning the florals was exciting, incorporating warm colours and some out of the ordinary blooms, inspired by the bride's favourite wardrobe pieces and the fall season, lots of greenery and garland and even touches of wheat. She looked stunning on the wedding day in her custom wedding gown and show-stopping unstructured bouquet.

The couple worked on several DIY projects like their succulent wedding favours, ribbon decor for outside the small ceremony chapel, and their awesome cake topper. KJ and Co. sourced talented vendors and details to fit their rustic aesthetic, like the neat modern-rustic guestbook poster from Etsy. There were rustic vintage pieces that fit well with the barn venue as well. They enjoyed a gourmet dinner as bride and groom at an antique sweetheart table, set in front of the draped barn doors.

To surprise their guests, Larissa and John practiced for weeks and weeks with a choreographer in order to perform a first-dance tango under the string lighting in the barn. 

Vendor Love:

Photographer: Green Autumn Photography Planner + Designer: KJ and Co Venue: Balls Falls Conservation Area Musicians: Duo d'Amore Officiant: Enduring Promises Makeup Artist: Frosting Mobile Beauty Fashion Designer: Lisa Van Hattem Invitation Designer: Minted Floral Designer: Ooh La La Designs Linens and Coverings: Simply Beautiful Decor Hair Stylist: Civello Caterer: Niche Catering DJ: Spirit Of Sound

KEYWORDS IN THIS POST > Niagara Wedding Venues, Rustic, Niagara Wedding Flowers, Barn Wedding, John Fluevog Shoes, Chapel, Turquoise, Green Autumn Photography

Brian and Rhiannon… cheers! by Eva Derrick

ALSO FILED UNDER > Swish Loves This!, Wedding Engagement, Wedding Photography

A great photographer will be able to capture the authentic connection between a couple! To create an environment that is relaxed is the first step to allowing the couple to be comfortable. Swish List member Eva Derrick sent in this sweet engagement session-the couple planned a date and Eva followed along creating some beautiful images.

'Rhiannon and Brian really wanted to keep the session casual and about their interactions together so we met at Block 3 Brewery in a little town near kitchener.  We stopped for a few pictures at the park where they had their second date in guelph and took advantage of the sunset. When Brian had proposed to Rhiannon he bought a collection of kerosine lanterns in which he lit a pathway to walk her to the spot where he popped the questions, so of course we took advantage of their light to provide us addition warmth and light.'

Photographer:  Eva Derrick Photography  Location: Block Three Brewing Company Floral Designer: Ooh la la Designs Living Art Inc. Beauty: Peachy Keen Beauty Studio


A picnic with Andrew and Jessica

ALSO FILED UNDER > Swish Loves This!, Wedding Engagement, Wedding Photography

You're engaged!  And after you've chosen the photographer for your wedding day, you'll start to make plans for your engagement shoot! The engagement shoot can be as simple as having a few nice portraits done or your session can be more of a reflection of who you are as a couple.  You may choose to create an experience for your photographer to capture.  Stick with us this week as we inspire you with a few ideas for your engagement photos!  

Thank you Andie Freeman Photography for sending in this sweet engagement session with Jessica and Andrew. The couple wanted their personalities to come through in the pictures-so they chose a location where picnics are always beautiful-at a horse farm! Jessica and Andrew met at university and learned soon after that they were both avid readers and each have a favourite book series! Not only do they have pictures that will fit in with the decor of their wedding... but they have a great memory of their engagement session which seems to be the perfect way to spend a sunny afternoon! Here are a few favourites from their session...


KEYWORDS IN THIS POST > Engagement Session, Ranch, Country, Horse farm, Engagement photos