NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE // ALEKS + RYAN
We love when we see a group of talented vendors come together and create a beautiful setting for their couple at one of Niagara's most prestigious wineries! After you watch the sweet film of their wedding day, take a minute to check out the photos as well!
'The first words Aleks used to describe her vision for her wedding at Stratus vineyard, were bright, colourful and modern. I was immediately hooked! While I do love a timeless palette of whites, greens and soft shades, I love being challenged with an event design. It was so much fun to flex my creative muscle and merge my love of classic timeless elements with Aleks’ passion for fun and colour. The ceremony took place beside the rows of vines and the ceremony altar was anchored by two large, lush, potted arrangements of greens, blooms and tropical leaves. The Press Alley at Stratus was the perfect industrial base to easily dress up with dark linens and chairs and lots of bright candles and flowers. Ashley Elaine Florals created a spread of bright blooms, grouped in vases by single variety to run the length of the table, also accented by large monstera leaves to add height to the tablescape and play with the height of the ceiling. We added tall taper candles to add a romantic element to the design. We strung 280 feet of edison bulb cafe lights draped with greenery to bring the ceiling down and add a dramatic effect while maintaining soft lighting for dinner. After dinner, guests moved into the retail space that was converted to a dance floor area with a huge 30 foot bar. 586 Event Group kept the dancing going all night and guests were practically dancing out the door at the end of the evening. It was important that we found just the right photographer to capture these details exactly as they appeared in real life and Julia Park and her team captured the day beautifully, bringing their talent to the table with both photography and cinematography.' -Laura Olsen, Planner