Wedding Planners + Designers

Lawren + Jason’s Elegant Vineyard Wedding

ALSO FILED UNDER > Wedding Décor, Wedding Planners + Designers, Real Weddings

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

KEYWORDS IN THIS POST > Niagara Winery Wedding, Amanda Cowley Sweet Events, country wedding, Ravine Winery

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.

Vendor Love:
Flowers: Lush Florals Decor: Gala Decor Wedding and Event Design Stationary: Defining Moments Venues: Queen's Landing, Ravine, Stratus Film: Enns Visuals

 

KEYWORDS IN THIS POST > Rustic, Romantic, Wine Country Wedding, Niagara Weddings, winery wedding, Modern, Steven & Chris Show

Find your Wedding Venue

ALSO FILED UNDER > Wedding Planners + Designers, Wedding Venues, Real Weddings

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... 

  1. Book Clubs and Gourmet cooking make you happy

  2. Personalized correspondence is a regular part of your day

  3. You think pink should be a primary color

  4. Pink lip-gloss is must at all times

  5. All things pretty are essential to a good party,

  6. 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)

  1. Horses are your thing

  2. Email is way too formal

  3. Hardy, old and patina makes every house a home

  4. Outdoors is where you want to be

  5. Who has time for lipstick?

  6. 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 

  1. You're practical and want a space that has all the immenities

  2. You don’t ever use “snail mail”

  3. Bold color makes a statement

  4. Bright red lipstick or why bother wearing anything at all

  5. You are in charge at all times

  6. 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!

KEYWORDS IN THIS POST > Rustic, wedding venues in Niagara, Romantic, White Oaks Resort & Spa, Willowbank, Cherry Ave Farms, Modern, Eventful Niagara, Niagara wedding venue, 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 

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

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 Weddings, Niagara Vendors, 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