Reviews & Research on in Huron
Who does what, for how much, and why a bride would book them for their wedding...

Latest reviews on wedding experts in the Huron County Area

High Gloss Weddings offers a one stop shop for a fabulous, stress-free wedding day
It doesn't take much to see why Rebecca Wilson, owner of High Gloss Weddings has quickly become an in-demand planner in Southwestern Ontario. And over the years that we've known Rebecca, it has been abundantly evident that there are countless reasons why her brides (and The Ring!) love her. From her incredible energy and compassion, to her keen eye for detail and uber creative spirit, we really could go on and on. But for us, it's the way Rebecca goes out of her way to find those special little details to make every wedding perfect that truly sets her apart. As one past bride put it, "I could tell as soon as I met Rebecca that she puts her entire heart into every wedding. Hiring High Gloss Weddings was the best thing I did for my wedding day!" High Gloss Weddings is a true one stop shop, offering everything from coordination to floral design to make-up artistry- Rebecca can truly cover all the bases. Here's more on High Gloss Weddings...
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Spencer's at the Waterfront offers a modern venue with stunning, one of a kind views of Lake Ontario
Spencer's at the Waterfront features the Observatory, which can accommodate up to 130 people for seated receptions or 175 for cocktail receptions. Designed by well-known Toronto architects Baird, Sampson and Neuert (think Nathan Phillips Square and the Spadina Gardens), the Observatory features a nautical inspired theme on Burlington’s waterfront...
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An all in one wedding destination set against natural waterfalls and historic architecture make Ancaster Mill a timeless venue choice for Southwestern Ontario brides
The venue offers everything from an intimate space for up to thirty-two guests to a large space for up to 200 guests, complete with your very own outdoor patio...
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Brides choose Whistle Bear Golf Club for its rustic charm, personalized attention and all in one location
When Whistle Bear first opened its doors in 2001, their team knew there were three things that would set them apart...excellent service, phenomenal outdoor views and freshly prepared food. Their approach worked and today, brides come from all over Ontario (and beyond) to be one of the 100+ couples who get married at Whistle Bear every year...
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Brides choose alterations at Ellen & Company for their impeccable service, years of experience and an incredible eye for detail
When we interviewed past brides about Ellen Shute, owner of Ellen & Company, an alterations house specializing in bridal and formal wear alterations, we couldn't believe the response. From feedback like, "I was so impressed, I now have her alter all of my dresses" to, "Ellen is the ONLY person I trust with my alterations," it was quickly clear that this fashion-loving alterations specialist plays a crucial role in many happy wedding days. For clients, it's Ellen's exceptional attention to detail, years of experience and a deep passion (and great eye) for making sure you look fabulous that keeps them coming back long after the honeymoon...
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Alicia Riley offers a fresh, easy-going personality, fabulous candid photography & prices London and Kitchener brides love
Alicia Riley has all the ingredients needed to be one of Kitchener and London area brides’ favourite local photographers. She’s young, energetic, her past brides rave about her, and she shoots fabulous, creative, candid photos. After calling 2011 her “break out year”, Alicia Riley made the transition from graphic designer to full time photographer official, her booking calendar filling up quickly. Alicia's work has been featured in The Wedding Ring Magazine, her photo booth at the Expo @ Waterloo Inn (January 2012) was a complete smash, and she's proven that she knows what brides want in a wedding photographer. So, from a creative shooting style and competitive prices to coffee table style albums and all things in between, here’s everything you need to know about Alicia Riley…
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Cambridge Mill provides brides with a stunning location and fabulous view of the Grand River
If you’re looking for a unique, romantic location to host your Cambridge wedding, you’re going to want to check out the newly opening venue, Cambridge Mill. This location which is set to open in the spring (April, 2011) is family-run by life-long restaurateurs, the Ciancone family, and has been drafted specifically to be fabulous for weddings and special events. Since they’re already taking bookings for the 2011 wedding season…
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A Universal Limousine offers luxury transportation & service to local brides
When the staff at The Ring visited with A Universal Limousine Service on their expansive grounds located between St. Thomas and Aylmer, we were blown away by what we thought, originally, might have just been another limousine company. We knew that A Universal has been among the 'who's who' in luxury transportation for over a decade, but now we know why. By focusing on providing tons of options, customizable packages, quality service, and excellence in both their vehicles and their chauffeurs, it's no wonder that business managers, brides and prom queens alike, repeatedly choose this company to get them to their destinations in style. A Universal knows their business inside and out and only gets bigger every year, because of it.
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Family owners bring dedication, expertise & quality to the forefront of the tuxedo market
In the past, The Ring has visited and called Collins Formal Wear countless times in an effort to do research for our brides and grooms. Every single time we approach Collins, we are greeted the same way each customer is greeted - warmly and with appreciation. Even with tons of weddings on the go, clients filling their rental locations, and lots on their plates, the three owners of Collins Formal Wear - Lynda, Brad and Curt Collins never fail to provide exceptional service to each of their clients, which likely has something to do with the fact that they believe "shopping for a tux is like shopping for a wedding gown. It's not a decision to be taken lightly." It's for this reason, and for their extensive selection of high quality, exclusive formal wear, that The Ring decided every groom (and his bride) should know what we know about Collins Formal Wear.
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Devine Wedding Design owes popularity to selection, service and incredible prices
Having the wedding you've always dreamed of is something that Wendy Bennewies, Owner of Devine Wedding Design, believes every couple deserves. So, whether you're planning a small, intimate wedding or a large, grand affair, Wendy has made it her mission to turn your wedding dreams into a reality. Devine Wedding Design carries everything from backdrops, ceiling drapery and centrepieces to the smaller details such as envelope containers, linens and chair covers that fit into a long list of colour schemes, styles and themes.
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Burke’s Tent Rentals helps couples create a unique atmosphere that wows guests on their special day
Tom Burke and Helen Whytock, owners of Burke’s Tent Rentals, offer tents and accessories for all types of events but have built a reputation in the wedding industry— and not without good reason. Quality product, superior service and product availability are three things that brides say set Burke's apart in the field.......
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Original designs from Decorating Dreams create elegance & breathtaking romance
Decorating Dreams is about personality and style. Their success revolves around designing countless wedding dreams each year without losing the personal attention that lets you know you're truly taken care of here...
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A beautiful backdrop for your wedding is always nearby at Hessenland Country Inn
Since 1984, Hessenland has managed to bring history, countryside and elegance together with a multitude of ceremony and reception spaces. They offer overnight accommodations, inside and outside reception spaces, two pavilions, two gazebos and a lookout tower, just to start.
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The Waterlot Restaurant & Inn is New Hamburg's wedding oasis by the river
The Waterlot Restaurant & Inn is an outdoor ceremony site, a small reception hall, a bed and breakfast, a honeymoon suite, a caterer, and an absolutely gorgeous option for an outdoor tent wedding. This rustic New Hamburg oasis sits beside a river, has an outdoor gazebo for ceremonies, can easily incorporate a large, lavish outdoor reception, and has mouth watering catering services that can be served inside or out. What The Ring has found is that the price is right, the demand is high, and the options are endless...
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Love wins out over rain for this artistic couple

 John & Lindsey :: August 8, 2009
Goderich, Ontario

Photography by Jakal Photography
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John and Lindsey met in 2004 when they both attended a concert of Chinese music in Montreal. Lindsey's roommate introduced the two, which led to the group getting together for tea. They must have hit it off because after this outing, Lindsey found herself visiting places where she hoped she would bump into John. She got John's phone number through a mutual friend and the two shared an exciting first date. Within four months, John and Lindsey were living together. Full story.


Changing (simplifying, helping, transforming...) the way Huron County brides plan weddings

Though country towns are sometimes considered small, in 2008, there were countless marriage licenses issued in Huron County, which by the way, we discovered in our research is actually pretty huge – consisting of nine Municipalities and over 50 communities! To us, that means that countless couples are going through the same multitude of steps that are involved in researching and planning wedding details, interviewing and hiring wedding vendors.

As you know, it takes a lot of time to pull a wedding together, which is why The Wedding Ring has made it our goal to do all of the research for you, making all of the information available at no charge, and saving you about four months worth of planning footwork and stress.

Hessenland Outdoor Ceremony Photo

Huron County a hot spot for gorgeous outdoor weddings

In our search for the best of the best in Huron County, we talked to some of the wedding vendors we know and trust to find out more about what this vast and beautiful countryside has to offer. Here's what we found...

Val & Josh Reality Wedding Story

Val & Josh: One Perfect Day

June 21 2008 :: Delta London Armouries, London

By the time Joshua Barath proposed to Valerie Vafiades, their relationship had already spanned two continents (North America & Australia) and two and a half adventure-filled years of work,school and play. “We had some of the ups and downs that most long distance relationships do but we made it work... We had an amazing time traveling across the country together.” When Josh proposed during a weekend getaway at the Oakwood Inn, he brought out a treasure box with sand and the ring inside and got down on one knee. “There was a poem about walking on the beach and building a life together... I was on cloud nine. It was fabulous!”


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