Swish Loves This!

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

Ashely and Dave by JF Hannigan

ALSO FILED UNDER > Swish Loves This!, Real Weddings

This lovely collection of wedding goodness was sent over by JF Hannigan! Ashley and Dave exchanged their vows at the Star of the Sea Catholic Church in Port Dalhousie with a reception to follow at the Queen's Landing.  Three favourite things: 1. the timeless, classic blue dresses 2. the gorgeous light in the Church 3. Did you see the evening shot at the very end of the post...? Stunning! 

Gorgeous wedding...beautiful images! 

Vendor love: 

Photography: JF Hannigan Photography

Venue: Queen's Landing

Decor: Simply Beautiful

Flowers: Cathy Martin

KEYWORDS IN THIS POST > Niagara Wedding Photography, Niagara Wedding Flowers, JF Hannigan Photography, Blue, Queen's landing

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, Horse farm, Country, Engagement photos

Wedding Show at The Vintage Hotels

ALSO FILED UNDER > Save the Date, Swish Loves This!, Wedding Venues


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 best....it'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