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A Wedding Under The Niagara Sun

Photographer Karri North describes this amazing couple and their sun drenched wedding.

“When the summer gives us this brilliance, this unrelenting heatwave, brightness and blast, the only answer is to surrender. But these two, Barbara, better known as Basia, and her dear partner in crime, Carr—they know this.

They saw the cards dealt and they one-upped every hand at the table. Barb & Carr have that very special superpower that allows them to let go, to put aside all the hang-ups and expectations and just be in the moment—even when the moment is weird. I mean, how often are we just hanging with our pals, in suits, on vintage couches, outside,in the middle of the countryside? How easy is it to feel normal in 37 degree weather, under layers of wool and cotton, satin and god knows what else, having just rode an antique un-air-conditioned Rolls, windblown and dusted by an unpaved country road—then asked to smile pretty for the camera? This was one of those spectacular days that makes me feel like we’ve all lost our minds completely and utterly.

I love days like this.

The Ravine Vineyard, true to style, ran things like clockwork, brightened all the corners and put an extra finish on every detail. The tent was immaculate, the tables laden with brass, garlands and pink blooms. Signage everywhere, from the head tables’ script to clever remarks at the bar to the massive seating plan all laid out on an easel.

Antique couches and armchairs, a bureau, a side table and even an old turntable were arranged throughout the property, giving the whole scene a theatrical vibe. We brought the furniture even deeper into the vineyard just for a little extra drama; and oh how I love those scenes of the bridal party strolling between the vines. All that sun haze and glow.”

Photography: Knorthphotography
Dress: Alvina Valenta from Dina Alonzi
Groom & groomsmen tuxedos: Freeman Formalwear
Bridesmaids: J.Crew
Florist and planner: Weddings Tied with Lace
Vintage decor: Warehouse 84
Chairs, linens & chandeliers: Simply Beautiful Decor
Venue & catering: Ravine Vineyard
Signage: Rifle Paper Co.
Wedding program: Kathryn Selbert (Etsy)
White frames & seating chart: Charming Endeavours (Etsy)
Welcome wood sign: Wiloaks (Etsy)
Videographer: Captivate Photo+Cinema
DJ: Liquid Entertainment
Makeup & Hair: Honor Beauty
Transportation: Community Transport Group
Wedding rings: Susan Malcolm Collection
Getting ready location: Prince of Wales
Ceremony: Cathedral of Saint Catherine of Alexandria

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