Swish Loves This!

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, Sweets table, Small wedding, Backyard Wedding

John + Hilary   Wine + Roses

ALSO FILED UNDER > Swish Loves This!, Wedding Color Inspiration, Wedding Décor

A Gatsby inspired wedding with vintage details graces the blog this morning... complete with a sweet love story! 

From the Photographer, Julie Nicole Photography: Hillary had a sophisticated, classic, elegant, vintage style that I just adored.  She had her two sisters as her bridesmaids and it was very sweet and special.  John is one of the funniest people I have ever had the pleasure of meeting and he kept Hilary and all of us laughing the whole day. It was a beautiful, fun, stress-free day full of love.

John and I met and became friends while attending The University. After college we both moved back home, John to San Diego and myself to the Bay Area. We rekindled our friendship a little while later and decided to give long distance a try. After 3 years of long distance I convinced John to move to the bay. John and I got married exactly 1 year to the day of our engagement. We were married in the chapel on our college campus. It was very special to us to go back to the place where it all began. 

Vendor Love:

Photographer:  Julie Nicole Photography Event Venue: Wine and Roses Ceremony Location: Morris Chapel Shoes: Badgley Mischka Musicians: Elegance Harp & Flute DJ: Elite Entertainment Floral Designer: Flowers by Gerry Dress Designer: Sue Wong Dress Store: Glamour Closet Dress Designer: Peter Langner Cake Designer: Something Sweet Bakery 

KEYWORDS IN THIS POST > Vintage Weddings, Purple, Vintage, Roses, Niagara Wedding Inspiration, Gatsby Wedding, Winery Weddings

Jennie + Bastian with Hearts in their Eyes

ALSO FILED UNDER > Swish Loves This!, Wedding Décor, Wedding Planners + Designers

Their love story is enough to make you you weak in the knees. And when they speak of the quaint town where they met, climbed up a church steeple and first kissed in the moonlight... you wonder if this charming story was written for the screen. After living a few months apart from each other, Bastian in France and Jennie in Canada, he surprised her with a visit. On the day of their one year anniversary of meeting each other, he proposed. She said yes...they married... and they continue to live out their love story.

Celebrating their one year anniversary, Jennie and Bastian dressed in their wedding clothes and we created a memorable date for them. Choosing a location that not only looked but felt like Strausberg was going to be the key to making this shoot the swoony success it was. We knew the Hornbeam Pathway on the grounds of the Niagara Falls School of Horticulture would provide the perfect backdrop for this special couple -- perfectly lined trees, a formal parterre garden and a converted stone farm home housing the residences of the school made the choice a no-brainer.

Nataschia Wielink was able to photograph the whole scene as if plucked from Jennie and Bastian's very first date -- a lovely reminder the couple will cherish for a lifetime. Although it was frosty cold that evening, the florals from Fleurish Design Studio brought with them a warmth that was reminiscent of Jennie and Bastian's earlier days.

Each and every paper detail infused the session with romance and personality was created by Defining Moments Stationary. Amanda Cowley felt that styling with classic French details would help embrace Jennie & Bastian's story as a couple, and with the addition of cafe string lighting and bistro set, a picnic basket for two bursting with fresh cheeses, a crusty baguette and a bottle of local Niagara wine, the couple sat together and shared an evening under the stars with hearts in their eyes.

Wishing Jennie and Bastian many many years of love and happiness! 

Designer/Planner: Amanda Cowley Sweet Events Florist: Fleurish Design Studio Photographer: Nataschia Wielink Photo + Cinema Hair and Makeup: Allure Stationary: Defining Moments 

KEYWORDS IN THIS POST > Allure Hair and Makeup, Fleurish, Creative, Parisian, Picnic, Defining Moments Stationary, Niagara Falls Botanical Gardens, Styled Session

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

Ashely + 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