21 August 2010
Janice + Mike's intimate outdoor Niagara wedding took place at the stately Grand Victorian mansion B&B along the gorgeous winding curves of the Niagara River Parkway.
The Grand Vic, as we like to call her, is a spectacular Victorian mansion featuring Queen Anne Revival influences and is set on an acre and a half of gardens, surrounded by the award winning vineyards of Reif Estate Winery. The outdoor wedding ceremony took place on the property's gardens just a stone's throw from the mansion, where Janice + Mike later hosted their guests to a cozy dinner reception on the wrap-around verandah.
The seclusion and intimacy of this exclusive property feels half a world away from the hustle of the 'traditional' wedding ... it really transforms your perspective on what a great wedding celebration should be!!
Janice's colour palette was plum with a touch of butter yellow, burgundy and ivory. Her bouquet in purple and yellow was absolutely gorgeous ... the giant Lady Slipper orchids were beyond amazing!!!
The bridesmaid's bouquets in yellow looked equally stunning against their dresses ...
Janice + Mike's intimate wedding ceremony in the garden featured classic gold and white chiavari chairs, twin oversized altar florals set on Reif Estate wine barrels and our custom-made wrought iron Shepherd's Hooks gracing the aisle.
We absolutely adored the idea of designing a tablescape on the wrap-around verandah ... what a brilliant idea!! No need for a tent ... you have the completely jaw-dropping charm of Victorian mansion as your protection from the elements. Genius!!!