You're in for a treat! Give a warm and fuzzy welcome to our returning guest blogger-the lovely Amanda-wedding designer and event planner extraordinaire! She's going to tell you of a magical evening that happened in the orchard this summer...
I am so excited to share the story of one of the prettiest events I have been a part of with you today -- so much so, I suffered from withdrawals for days ok, weeks afterwards. maybe it was the perfect weather, or our sweetest couple...maybe it was how it came together so naturally, allowing me to enjoy and savour every moment of the planning, designing and especially the styling stages. whatever it was, i am truly thankful to have the memory of it.
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 show mike + michelle their wedding film, they invited thirty of their closest friends and family to join us for an outdoor movie night with a special screening. taking place on a warm, perfect summer evening in august, in the barn of a two hundred year old farm nestled in the heart of niagara, cherry avenue farms provided the perfect backdrop for our outdoor movie night, complete with a cocktail reception among the peach orchard, and a warm and cozy viewing of mike + michelle's wedding film in the big ol' barn.
sparing no details, guests arrived at dusk as the sun set overtop the orchard, casting the loveliest golden light on our intimate-yet-fun little cocktail reception. serving 'barn raiser', a too-perfect-for-words 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 as well as our seating areas and bar, created by our super talented and creative vendors. working around the farms rustic feel, we were able to utilize several elements the farm still uses to this day, including century old fruit picking ladders, wooden crates, baskets, bushels and fruit stands to display sun ripened peaches picked only hours before our guests would arrive and would slurp and snack away on all evening long.
Mike + Michelle were just the couple to celebrate at an outdoor movie night. genuinely madly in love, the joy these two have for not only each other but for their family and friends as they thanked them all for coming that evening, was worth the work and effort that went into this special evening a thousand times over, and i am more than honoured to have been a part of the night -- It will forever hold a very special place in my heart.
Our truly talented vendor friends who made the whole night perfectly possible:
Venue: cherry avenue farms | Floral design: my bouquet | Planner/designer: amanda cowley sweet events | Vintage rentals: The Warehouse | Invitations & paper details: Kim Roach | Movie screen: JML construction best bro ever!! | Fabric drapery: | glassware + beverages: Oast House Brewery | *featured on 100 layer cake