Wedding Planners + Designers

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

Outdoor Wedding Movie Night by Amanda Cowley Sweet Events

ALSO FILED UNDER > Swish Loves This!, Wedding Details, Wedding Flowers, Wedding Photography, Wedding Planners + Designers

Nothing says summer quite like the perfect night, an ice cold beer, a good movie and some even better friends! So, when it came time to for this couple to view their wedding film, they invited thirty of their closest friends and family to them for an outdoor movie night!

Taking place on a perfect summer evening in August in the barn of a two hundred year old farm, the night was perfect with a cocktail reception in the peach orchard and a cozy viewing of the couple's wedding film as captured by Nataschia Wielink Photo + Cinema!

Serving locally made craft beer, freshly popped popcorn, classic concession chocolate bar choices and deliciously sticky candy apples, guests enjoyed the prettiest atmosphere of summer harvest flowers.

Designed and planned by Amanda Cowley Sweet Events, this amazing night was created and captured by a super-team of uber talented and creative wedding vendors including vintage rentals by The Warehouse, florals by My Bouquet and linens by Simply Beautiful Decor.

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KEYWORDS IN THIS POST > Simply Beautiful Decor, Outdoor Wedding, Wedding Cinematography, My Bouquet, The Warehouse, Nataschia Wielink Photo + Cinema, Cinematography, Amanda Cowley Sweet Events

‘Fall In Love’ With This Engagement Feature By A Creative Team of Talented Wedding Vendors!

ALSO FILED UNDER > Swish Loves This!, Wedding Engagement, Wedding Flowers, Wedding Photography, Wedding Planners + Designers

Fall in Niagara is a magical time of crisp, cool days, and an explosion of colour along the escarpment and the lakeshore; it's truly a treat to be fully surrounded by it!

A few of our Swish List vendors decided to capture the beauty fall brings, and pulled together a romantic, warm and cozy engagement session for a cute couple who will be tying the knot next summer at Queen's Landing -- one of our lovely Vintage Hotel venues in Niagara On The Lake! Enjoy the session photographed by the talented Nataschia Wielink Photography, and then head on over to the Wedding Chicks feature for the full story and even more lovely images!

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Our talented vendors who pulled this romantic shoot together:
Event Design & Styling: Amanda Cowley Sweet Events
Floral Design: Lush Florals & Events
Vintage Rentals: The Warehouse

KEYWORDS IN THIS POST > Engagement Session, The Warehouse, Nataschia Wielink Photo + Cinema, Lush Florals and Events, Amanda Cowley Sweet Events, Fall Engagement Session, Fall Colour Palette

Winter Weddings in Niagara on the Lake

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What could be finer than a wonderful winter wedding in charming Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario!?!?!?

We love the idea of a winter wedding ... it’d be so romantic, especially in Niagara-on-the-Lake ... especially at the Vintage Hotels!!!

KEYWORDS IN THIS POST > Niagara on the Lake Wedding Venues, Niagara Wedding Venues, Niagara on the Lake Wedding, Winter Wedding, Vintage Hotels, Pillar and Post, Prince of Wales, Queen's Landing