Wedding Photography

John and 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 Venue: Balls Falls Conservation Area Musicians: Duo d'Amore Officiant: Enduring Promises Makeup Artist: Frosting Mobile Beauty Event Designer: KJ and Co. 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, Green Autumn Photography, John Fluevog Shoes, Turquoise, Chapel

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

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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, Horse farm, Country, Engagement photos

Mike + Grace’s Niagara on the Lake Summer Wedding Film By Nataschia Wielink Photo + Cinema

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

The warm weather and sunshine are the perfect reason to share this lovely Niagara on the Lake wedding film from Nataschia Wielink Photo + Cinema with you! Filled with gorgeous details, a stunning location and lovely customs and traditions, this multicultural wedding has us swooning!

KEYWORDS IN THIS POST > Niagara on the Lake Wedding, Outdoor Wedding, Wedding Cinematography, Nataschia Wielink Photo + Cinema, Wedding Photography, Multicultural Wedding

Modern Vintage Niagara-on-the-Lake Wedding by Truth and Tales

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

The vintage sensibility of this private outdoor Niagara-on-the-Lake wedding captured by Truth and Tales left us wanting more and more!  

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KEYWORDS IN THIS POST > Modern Vintage, Niagara on the Lake Wedding, Niagara Wedding Photographer, Outdoor Wedding, Niagara Wedding Cinematographer, Vintage Weddings, Cinematography, Truth and Tales Studio

Wedding Trend: Deconstructed Head Tables!

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

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Gone are the days of setting your head table and wedding party into a long single file row! Today’s brides and grooms are opting to ditch that 80's setup and go for something a little less formal, a little more relaxed and a lot more fun!

Here our friends from Gala Decor chose to create an easy, almost 'lounge-like' setup, where the wedding party is seated at a pair of round tables, which flank the raised center ‘sweetheart table’, reserved for the bride and groom. The wedding party now has a chance to sit facing each other, which makes for easier conversation and helps them to feel like they are a part of the wedding and not just “on display”.

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The overall look is a stunning and fresh way for the newly wed couple to truly enjoy the time spent with their wedding guests during the reception and encourages a sense of informalness without being overly trendy!

Images by the talented Eva Derrick Photography.

KEYWORDS IN THIS POST > Niagara Wedding, Wedding Decor, Head Table, Wedding Trends, Gala Decor, Eva Derrick Photography