THE VINEYARD BRIDE GUIDE // POP UP WEDDINGS

“These weddings are for couples who want to spend less time organizing an event. All the decisions have been made for the couple by local Niagara vendors—flowers, decor, photographer, menu—and all they have to do is go to the party!” - Nataschia Wielink

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Venue: Oast House Brewers | Dessert: Sweet Celebrations  | Officiant: Cathy Davis and Co.

Today in our Vineyard Bride Guide Series, we’re chatting all about Pop Up Weddings with Nataschia of Nataschia Wielink Photography! She has been collaborating with a team of vendors to create this series of Pop Up Weddings over the last few months, and we love what they have created! If you’re planning a wedding, read more to see if this is the type of wedding you might like to have!

In a few short sentences, tell us what a Pop Up Wedding is and what kind of couple might be attracted to this kind of celebration: In our case, a Pop Up Wedding is a small gathering of your closest friends and family that get together to celebrate your love story! The ceremony, pictures and reception all take place within two hours. The Niagara Pop Up is hosted at Oast House Brewers and organized by local vendors so that all the couple has to do is show up!

Pop Up Weddings have gained in popularity over the last few years, why do you think couples are choosing to tie the knot in such an unconventional way? I think these more intimate weddings are being celebrated by couples so they can avoid the planning process. These weddings are for couples who want to spend less time organizing an event. All the decisions have been made for the couple by local Niagara vendors—flowers, decor, photographer, menu—and all they have to do is go to the party!

Do you find that the day moves more quickly to ensure everything fits in? Does this mean that some of the quieter, more unplanned moments of a more 'traditional wedding' day, can be missed or lost? With a smaller guest list you still get to celebrate with those closest to you and you can continue the celebration after leaving the venue at a restaurant or at home! I’ve photographed 6 hour weddings, 12 hour weddings and pop up weddings and the couples are getting al the same highlight photos in their collections—The ceremony, portraits and details are all in the final gallery!

What do you love about photographing Pop Up Weddings and what is your favourite detail or moment that has ever gone into one? I love the variety of the Pop Up Wedding day. The day goes by quickly and I get to shoot multiple love stories! There’s a great vibe between the vendors on the team and I’ve loved the community feeling of it!

Any plans to host more Pop Up Weddings in the future, and if so, how can clients connect with you and your team to get a spot? There are plans for another Pop Up Wedding event in the fall and the best way to stay connected is to follow the team on Instagram- we’ll all be posting about the details real soon! @nataschiawielinkweddings @bloom_and_co @bethducsparkleandtwine @popupweddingniagara @cathydavisofficiants @oasthousebrewers @sweet_celebrations_

Vendor Credits:
Photography: Nataschia Wielink Photography | Planning + Styling + Decor: Sparkle and Twine Events  | Venue: Oast House Brewers | Florist: Bloom & Co. | Dessert: Sweet Celebrations  | Officiant: Cathy Davis and Co. | Music: Nathan Warriner