{Real Weddings} Amanda & Matt's Elegant Vineyard Wedding


Happy Wedding Wednesday!  We have a beautiful vineyard wedding to share with you today, featuring Serena Swan Photography for the first time to the blog.  This wedding has a gorgeous color palette that I am just loving, which looks to be aubergine and chartreuse.  

I reached out to the bride, Amanda, to find out a little more about her and Matt's love story.  Here is what she had to share:

The Meeting
Matt and I met at Nipissing University in North Bay through mutual friends. He is four years older than myself and was in his last year of university when we first met, because of this the majority of our early relationship was long distance!

The Proposal
Matt lived in St. Catharines at the time and made the LONG trip to North Bay to surprise me, he appeared casually appeared at my apartment and left a present on my bed. I had no idea there was a gift for me and wandered to my bedroom to grab something...Matt joined me and as I unwrapped the present I discovered it was a scrapbook of major moments/ memories from our relationship..(at this point I still had no idea he was proposing, my birthday was a few weeks away and I thought it was an early birthday present), until the last few pages that read "Our First Home" (Matt had just bought a house in St. Catharines and I wasn't living with him yet) and lastly, a page with the words "Will you marry me?" across it and as I looked up from the scrapbook, Matt was on one knee!


Behold Amanda & Matt's vineyard wedding, captured by Serena Swan Photography:














    


Amanda also shared a bit about the details that went into the big day:


The Dress
Originally I set out with my mom, nana, and Matt's mom to search for a dress...after looking at endless dresses online and in magazines I knew that I wanted a fairly slim fitting dress and I loved the look of lace...the ladies and I went to a few stores and tried on dresses, but nothing really caught my eye. A month or so later, Matt and I took a trip to the U.S. shopping and we came across a David's Bridal...I left Matt in the car and I went in to peek at some dresses, I told the dress consultant what I was looking for and she said they had one left in clearance that seemed to fit the description...I thought why not and asked to try it on...the dress fit almost perfectly, and with an expensive phone call home to my mom and some picture messages, I purchased the dress!! It was a Monique Luo for David's Bridal dress.

The Bridesmaids and their dresses
Cousins, childhood friend, and college friends.  Dresses were purchased from Divine Designs in St. Catharines and were by Impression Bridal.

Favorite Moments
We will never forget how hot it was that day! Too many moments to mention :)  

Flowers
Lush Florals Melanie Ripa was awesome! I told her the colours and textures I liked and she worked her magic!  Bridal bouquet of purple stock, carnations, lime cymbidium orchids, lime spider mums, green trick dianthus and rolled aspidistra leaves. 

Vendors
Photography-  Serena Swan Photography
Floral Designer- Lush Florals and Events, Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada
Hotel- Casablanca Winery Inn, Grimsby, Ontario, Canada
Pictures- Puddicombe Estate Farms and Winery
Candy Favours- Pop and Lolly's
Bridesmaid Dresses- Divine Designs, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada



Such an elegant and classy wedding for Amanda & Matt.  Amanda's dress is gorgeous! I love the bridesmaid dresses and the choice of flowers for the bouquets.  I'm so glad Amanda shared what flowers went into her bouquet, I was at a loss at guessing! 

The simple creative touches that Serena Swan made when taking a few of the images, like the rings on pear stems and on the piano keys make such an impact.  


Thanks to Amanda for sharing a bit about your wedding day!  
Many thanks to Serena Swan Photography for submitting Amanda & Matt's stunning vineyard wedding.  


Vendors:
Photographer: Serena Swan Photography, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Floral Designer- Lush Florals and Events, Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada
Hotel- Casablanca Winery Inn, Grimsby, Ontario, Canada
Pictures- Puddicombe Estate Farms and Winery
Candy Favours- Pop and Lolly's
Bridesmaid Dresses- Divine Designs, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Grand Olympia Hospitality and Convention Centre, Stoney Creek, Ontario, Canada