Wedding Planners + Designers
Taryn and Grant - Gold and Glitter
ALSO FILED UNDER > Wedding Décor, Wedding Photography, Wedding Planners + Designers, Real Weddings
A gold and glittery celebration on the blog today! This one was sent in by Eva Derrick Photography and check out the other Niagara vendors that pulled together to make Taryn and Grant's wedding so fabulous!
From the bride: 'I'd say the inspiration for our wedding day came from my love for gold, sparkles, glitter and anything a little bit different! I knew I wanted a room filled with all of those things. I wanted it to feel romantic and beautiful and for our guests! The red double decker bus was such a fun, unique way to celebrate getting married in Niagara Falls that we couldn't resist using it as our transportation - and our guests got a kick out of it!
The chapel was small, quaint and so beautiful on its own, I didn't want to take away from its natural charm, but of course I couldn't resist pulling our gold theme through with the 'love' balloons and some beautiful florals - which i think pulled it all together and tied in the gold, romance and fun we were looking for!
Our reception vibe was full of friends, family, love and all the gold glitter I could cram into one room! The details were my favourite part of our reception, from the 40' gold foil table number balloons to our gold sequin tables linens to our gold glitter donuts as guest favours - it's what brought my vision together of romance, sparkle, fun and love all in one room!'
Vendor love: Venue: The Hilton Ceremony Location: Queenston Chapel Planner: Amanda Cowley Sweet Events Photographer: Eva Derrick Photography Flowers: Bloom & Company Ofiiciant: Two Hearts Weddings Linen and Chair Rentals: Gala Decor Table Linens: Gotcha Covered Stationary: Defining Moments Donut Favours: Sweet Celebrations Cake and Sweets: Ashley DJ: Kelly Jones Transportation: Double Deck Tours Hair: Natural Solutions Make Up: MAC-Amanda Lepkyj
Lawren + Jason’s Elegant Vineyard Wedding
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All of niagara's essense right here wrapped up in this sweet and elegant celebration-wine and an amazing menu set up in a beautiful tent overlooking acres of vineyards...
From the Designer Amanda Cowley Sweet Events: It's almost guaranteed that anytime a bride tells me they're getting married at Ravine Vineyard I am automatically on board. I've confessed my love for this sweet little gem in the heart of St. David's on several occasions, however it never ceases to amaze me just how much I love this venue every time I visit. Lawren and Jason's plan was to have their ceremony in the early evening among the vineyards, a cocktail reception of 'his & her' favourites along with a pickle bar and delicious passed appetizers (honestly...the food is to die for), and their reception following in the darling tent also located on the property.
Vendor Love: Photography: Gemini Photography Venue: Ravine Vineyard Styling: Amanda Cowley Sweet Events Planning & Coordination: Let's Party Consultants Floral Design: Lush Florals Decor: Simply Beautiful Decor Stationery: Defining Moments Vintage Rentals: The Warehouse Hair: Nina Farrauto Makeup: Grace Lee Beauty
3 venues 3 looks
ALSO FILED UNDER > Swish Loves This!, Wedding Décor, Wedding Planners + Designers, Wedding Venues
Niagara is so versatile and whether you want rustic and romantic or sleek and modern, there's a venue and a design for you. Last spring, Swish lister, Amanda Cowley Sweet Events debuted on the Steven and Chris Show with a tour of 3 different venues with 3 different designs for your wedding. If you missed this little rendez-vous around Niagara's Wine country take a few minutes and check out the behind the scenes footage captured by Enns Visuals.
Flowers: Lush Florals Decor: Gala Decor Wedding and Event Design Stationary: Defining Moments Venues: Queen's Landing, Ravine, Stratus Film: Enns Visuals
Find your Wedding Venue
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Finding the right venue for your big day can be nothing short of overwhelming! If you're looking for some inspiration, my friend Laura Beck of Eventful Niagara will help you find the perfect venue for your to entertain your guests.
Not sure what you’re looking for? Have a look, you may be able to relate!
If you're the romantic type...
Book Clubs and Gourmet cooking make you happy
Personalized correspondence is a regular part of your day
You think pink should be a primary color
Pink lip-gloss is must at all times
All things pretty are essential to a good party,
You aim to please, especially your partner
I'd love to take you for a walk through of Willowbank... a beautiful historic venue that can host intimate, indoor dinners or larger, tented wedding celebrations.
You're the couple that loves rustic decor or your'e looking to escape the busy-ness of the city for your wedding: (Cherry Avenue)
Horses are your thing
Email is way too formal
Hardy, old and patina makes every house a home
Outdoors is where you want to be
Who has time for lipstick?
Easy does it is your motto
Imagine your wedding set up with harvest tables at one of Vineland oldest orchards-Cherry Avenue Farms! Again, this space offers a small barn for the cocktail party or smaller wedding but also has a permanent concrete floor to fit a wedding tent!
You're the modern couple with an appreciation for sleek design and comforts
You're practical and want a space that has all the immenities
You don’t ever use “snail mail”
Bold color makes a statement
Bright red lipstick or why bother wearing anything at all
You are in charge at all times
You're drawn to Niagara for it's vineyards and the wine
Laura will help find you the perfect location for your event and will also connect you with the best special events professionals the Niagara Region has to offer! Whether you’re looking for a Five Star full service resort, a contemporary outdoor space or something low key and rustic, Eventful Niagara is available to help you book your venue!
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
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