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Latest reviews on wedding experts in the Kitchener-Waterloo Area

Peachy Keen Studio creates incredible looks that leave brides feeling like the best version of themselves on their wedding day
Courtney Lackner, Owner of Peachy Keen Studio knows that your wedding day is the biggest and most important day of your life to date. That’s why her job isn't just to do your make-up, it's to ensure that you feel confident and look fabulous...
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Frances Morency uses natural light and a candid approach to capture the heart of her brides and their wedding days
When you talk to one of Frances Morency Photography’s past brides, you’ll most often hear something along the lines of “we hardly even knew she was there!” This educated, experienced, much-loved photojournalistic photographer is quickly establishing a signature style and reputation for candid, natural light, emotional images shot from curious angles and delivered with her own artistic editing touch.
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Gary's Lens Photography comes to you with unlimited shooting hours and a list of past brides who love their wedding photos
When we started our research on Gary Scott, Owner and Principal Photographer of Gary's Lens Photography in Elmira, it was his past couples who really confirmed that this was a photographer who needed to be reviewed in The Ring. His past couples love him. Early into our interviews, we heard that Gary is "THE only photographer to consider...”, that he offers “quality and value is unlike any other” and that hiring him was "the best wedding decision I made!"
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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 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 in St.Mary's, 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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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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Elm Hurst Inn & Spa is an ideal all in one location with all inclusive and à la carte options to suit every couple
Nestled on thirty-three acres of countryside with 140 years of history, the Elm Hurst Inn & Spa has been the ultimate wedding location for many couples. With rooms that can accommodate anywhere from four to 230 people, and plenty of options to suit the traditional or modern bride (and everyone in between), this Ingersoll inn appeals to a huge spectrum of couples....
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Urban Bride brings high fashion dyeable shoes, locally designed hair accessories & jewellery to local brides
With over ten years of experience in the wedding industry, first as a photographer, then a recent bride, and now the Owner of her shoe and accessories store, Simona Gagliostro of Urban Bride, seems to know what local brides are looking for and what they expect in service when they go out looking for it. Urban Bride is conveniently located in downtown Kitchener and is your one-stop shop for your bridal shoes (including custom design/colour shoes), accessories, custom flower girl dresses and more. You get the vast selection of shopping online with the comfort of dealing with a friendly and professional person face to face. Setting this shop apart from larger gown franchises, Urban Bride supports local designers by carrying their lines in her busy shop and using local talent (as well as imported, exclusive, and one-of-a-kind designers) to customize items for her brides – whether it’s adding bows and feathers to accessories or creating unique shoe clips. The Ring met with Simona at her cool, cozy storefront and found that she had a ton of great samples for brides to browse through. And what we couldn’t find in stock, there was a catalogue we could order from or a fun way to customize what was on the shelf. Combining her love of fashion and photography, Simona offers items to cover many brides' wedding needs in one destination, from classic to trendy – whatever an urban bride needs. And that's why we knew that Urban Bride was destined to be famous among local brides looking for just that - and we were right. Let us tell you more…
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Officiants find inspiration offering personalized ceremonies at their chapels or your own location
Patricia Fretwell, Owner and Officiant at Feelings From the Heart Wedding Chapel & Officiants, loves to go to work every day, finding inspiration in the couples she marries. Feelings From the Heart is conveniently located in Kitchener City Hall, just underneath the Clerk's Office where you get your marriage license. Pat says the chapel and officiants cater to brides of all ages and financial backgrounds, having performed a few hundred weddings since she began in 2002 and marrying people as young as seventeen and as old as ninety-three.
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Evolution gets to know brides to bring out personality in the wedding look with the latest trends
For Vince Pasqualino, Sabrina Quessy and the whole creative team at Evolution Concepts in Hair & Spa, going beyond just the wedding day look for their brides is something they pride themselves on. Through their (free) bridal consultations they try to learn each bride’s personality and adapt a look to suit them, while keeping up with and understanding the latest looks and trends in all bridal aspects, not just the hair. From simple to extravagant, serious to chic, and sexy to easy going, Evolution combines their education, dedication and ten years of experience to create wedding looks of all styles. With a motto "To deliver superlative guest services in an inspired space that is respectful to both mankind and the environment," it's no wonder that brides already love Evolution.
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DJ company Olympic Sound wins brides with personality, professionalism and skills
From providing music as you walk down the aisle, to serenading guests at dinner, and playing the perfect song for that perfect first dance, a DJ plays a huge part in the wedding day. So when it came time to interview Jasmyn Lancinger, owner and one of a few disc jockeys at Kitchener-based Olympic Sound, it was easy to see why brides were raving over the incredible team of DJs at Olympic Sound.
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From Hollywood Blvd to K-W, Sonia Ryan's on-site make-up and glam style are a hit with local brides
Sonia Ryan, owner of Sonia Ryan & Co., is well-known (and well-loved) by brides and wedding experts alike. Depending on the day, she can be found speaking at women’s conferences, learning trade secrets in Hollywood, hosting make-up workshops in K-W, and training newer make-up artists on the ins and outs of wedding day beauty. Not only that, she recently styled the fabulous cover (concept, fashion and make-up) for The Wedding Ring Magazine's Spring/Summer 2011 issue. Offering everything from image consulting to personalized on-site wedding day make-up for bridal parties, Sonia is taking your look to your location. She’s fun, inspiring, outgoing, talented, and most importantly, tends to be a favourite with brides who want to rock their photos on their wedding days. Let us explain...
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Captured Soul is about fun, romantic memories and never charging a bride to shoot her wedding
From before she was even in high school, Michelle Kauntz has been a photographer at heart. And she's been a wedding photographer even longer than she, herself, realized. Michelle shoots in what her brides call "a natural, easy" style, and she uses her photography talents to serve up wedding memories that couples can love for a lifetime – both locally and abroad. With packages that start and...
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