Swish Loves This!

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, Horse farm, Ranch, Engagement photos, Country

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


Made with Love

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

It's winter across the entire country and this styled shoot comes to us from Rachel Peters Photography in PEI! I'm diggin' the natural details, the pop of green and who doesn't love their hot cocoa with marshmellow hearts! On top of ALL of that... it's a good day whenever there's a horse involved! 

The inspiration for this shoot and the colour scheme both came from an adorable angora sweater; hand knit by our bride's loving Grandmother for her wedding day. Inside the sweater, she sewed a tag with the words “made with love, by Grandma”.  

Located on the beautiful northern shore of PEI, the Green Gables Heritage site in Cavendish was chosen because it is the setting of Prince Edward Islands greatest love story, Anne of Green Gables. We used the romantic backdrop of lovers lane and the charm of the Green Gables Heritage House as our main location for this shoot. We showcased the talent of islanders by bringing in handmade items, made with love,such as knitted mittens; afghans; cross stitching and quilts; all of which speak to the tradition and simplicity of the Island.

Vendors that made this SWISH worthy:

Rachel Peters Photography 

Kim Roach Design (Wedding Stationary) 

Michelle Cudmore Makeup Artist 

Kiss The Bride ~ Wedding & Event Coordination 

Modern Jane Design  

City View Bakehouse  

Love Charlie - Custom Bridal Headwear

Green Gables Heritage Place  

Coulson's Used Furniture and Antique Shop 

Mittens - Northern Watters  

Wayne Bernard-Horse & Sleigh 

KEYWORDS IN THIS POST > Green, Natural Decor, Sleigh Ride, Winter, Snow, Winter wedding

2015 Pantone Colour of the Year: Marsala!

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

Well they've done it again!

This week, Pantone released their 2015 Colour of the Year, and it's sure to appeal to brides and grooms of all styles, taste and wedding season! We can see this paired with blush pink for Spring, gold for Summer, copper for Fall and a slate blue for Winter, providing an opportunity for couples getting married any time of year to enjoy the lush, richness of Marsala!

"Much like the fortified wine that gives Marsala its name, this tasteful hue embodies the satisfying richness of a fulfilling meal while its grounding red-brown roots emanate a sophisticated, natural earthiness. This hearty, yet stylish tone is universally appealing and translates easily to fashion, beauty, industrial design, home furnishings and interiors." -www.pantone.com

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