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The Cambridge Hotel and Conference Centre, with personalized service and an all in one location, lets couples enjoy a stress-free wedding day.
When we met with Brandy from Cambridge Hotel and Conference Centre, we were blown away by her energy and commitment to making sure that each couple enjoys a smooth, fun and hassle-free planning process. At Cambridge Hotel and Conference Centre, you'll have a team of event experts that are there to make your day happen the way you want it to. It’s all about not having to stress over the little details that can sometimes consume your planning process – such as decor set-up the night before the big day or working out a timeline with your florist – and instead, having plenty of time to actually enjoy your planning process! Between the all-in-one location, a venue that works for any style or theme and a team that says they’re dedicated to brides, grooms and fabulous local weddings, Cambridge Hotel and Conference Centre offers a great choice for a stress-free wedding day.
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Ku'r is the cure for all of your wedding day salon and spa needs
The goal of Ku'r Salon and Spa's is to make sure you're feeling and looking fabulous on the morning of your wedding day. This Doon South Drive (Kitchener) spa is a one-stop shop for all of your beauty needs, from head to toe. Owners, Taline and Katrina, and their team of expert stylists and aestheticians work from the inside out, treating brides and their wedding parties to massages, facials, manicures, pedicures, make-up and hair design. Ku’r caters to brides by offering bridal discounts, trials and customized packages that make planning a wedding easier. With senior level stylists, a mission of achieving customer service and satisfaction, and talk of having the "best facial and pedicure in town", it’s obvious that, on the wedding day, it’s all about you and your wedding party. We sat down with Taline and Katrina in their gorgeous salon and spa to find out what brides will love most about Ku’r Salon & Spa. Here’s what you’ll want to know…
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The Knox Presbyterian Church offers an all in one location set in a stunning stone church in the heart of Elora
Built in 1873, Knox Presbyterian Church offers the perfect backdrop to say 'I do' in the heart of historic Elora. Available for both religious and non-denominational wedding ceremonies, the beautiful stone church offers ceremony seating capacity for up to 400 guests, set against the church's stunning workable organ and baby grand piano, playing perfectly into the church's incredible acoustics. For couples looking for an all in one location, the church offers a 'blank canvas' reception space for up to one hundred guests and comes equipped with a full service kitchen. Brides can bring in their own caterer or, hire the local service club to create their wedding day menu. So, in the spirit of this welcoming and accommodating local gem, we met with The Knox Presbyterian Church Board of Managers to find out more about a wedding at Knox Church...
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Bingemans catering packages are all about choice; your venue, your ballroom, your menu, your budget
Bingemans has been in business for over 70 years - the last 50+ years of which has involved catering weddings, galas and other special events - so when it comes to wedding menus, you’d be hard-pressed to find a request or situation that this leading catering and events company hasn’t undertaken in the past. In fact, Bingemans not only caters fantastic events at each of their own six on-site event spaces, but their team of chefs and servers are the exclusive caterers for top named venues across Kitchener-Waterloo - and, if you hire them for such, your own off-site wedding at your own venue, as well. So what is Bingemans’ recipe for getting so many wedding catering bookings each year? The Bingemans events team, including Wedding Specialist Tiffany VanderBurg, says it’s because they put the focus where it should be. “We cater to every bride… On-site or off-site, traditional bride or outside the box, big budget or budget conscious, big wedding or intimate wedding, there’s something for everyone.”
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Brides love White Romance for their incredible gown inventory and fun yet sophisticated shopping experience
From gorgeous gowns for brides to accessories, bridesmaids dresses, tuxes and shoes, White Romance in Listowel aims to bring local brides the type of gown inventory you would likely find in a major metropolis- with a focus on creating a fun, pressure free and memorable experience for every customer who walks through their doors...
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Brides love DJ Charlie Clean Custom Events for their stress free package options, incredible team and DJ services that are completely unique to each wedding day
When Mark Caravaggio launched DJ Charlie Clean ~ Custom Events, he knew he wanted to give his clients a truly unique experience - a DJ service that is meticulously tailored to each bride and grooms' big day. When the team at The Ring interviewed past clients, many didn’t hesitate to put their stamp of approval on this company as well. We got feedback like, "DJ Charlie Clean was the best wedding decision we made" and "... [they are] the ONLY DJ company I recommend to my clients."
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Brides adore Fresh Look Design for their breathtaking decor, 'above and beyond' mantra and infectious personalities
The team at The Ring knew instantly that we wanted to share our love for Ainsley Poirier, owner of Fresh Look Design Interior & Wedding Specialists. We loved her philosophy.... every couple's wedding should be unique to their personal style. And we also loved her commitment to bringing fresh, innovative and creative ideas to every single couple they meet. And we soon found out that couples and vendors alike are just as smitten with this fabulous decorator as we are...
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Spirits Intrigued Photography captures true love stories with a thoughtful, unique and relaxed approach
Spirits Intrigued Photography captures connections between couples, bringing back those incredible feelings of love and happiness from their wedding day...
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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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Alicia Riley offers a fresh, easy-going personality, fabulous candid photography & prices London and Kitchener brides love
Alicia's work is often featured in The Wedding Ring Magazine, her photo booth at the Expo @ Waterloo Inn was a complete smash, and she's proven that she knows what brides want in a wedding photographer. So, from a natural and timeless shooting style and competitive prices to an 'above and beyond' mantra that includes an exceptional experience from start to finish, it's obvious that Alicia is a much-loved choice for Southwestern Ontario brides (and beyond!). Here’s everything you need to know about Alicia Riley Photography…
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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 Cambridge Mill. This location, which is family-run by life-long restaurateurs, the Ciancone family, has been drafted specifically to be fabulous for weddings and special events. Staff at The Ring sat down with the Ciancone family to find out what brides would most want to know – what does Cambridge Mill offer, how many people can it accommodate, and how soon can they book their weddings there?!
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Latte Productions offers 2 Photographers, 12 hours, an eShoot and more, all at a surprisingly affordable price
Latte Productions Photography, is a company based out of Kitchener-Waterloo but serving the surrounding area. Since opening their doors to wedding bookings six years ago, they now book approximately 160 to 180 full day and night weddings per year.
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Urban Bride’s Kitchener shop offers high fashion dyeable shoes, “shoelery” and locally designed accessories for hair, shoes & your dress
With over ten years’ experience in the wedding industry, first as a photographer, then a 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 – having moved from her Cambridge location to her Fall 2013 downtown Kitchener shop - and is your one-stop shop for your bridal shoes (including custom design/colour shoes), accessories, 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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Erika Snyder's on-site make-up is for brides who want to look incredible & feel like themselves
Erika Snyder, a Make-up Artist based out of Elmira, was first recommended to us by several community wedding vendors who’d seen her work or had brides who swore by her services. But it was when we really got the chance to put Erika to the test (making over The Wedding Ring Magazine’s Spring/Summer 2010 and Fall/Winter 2010 cover brides!) that we knew this girl was destined to be famous.
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Nestled on the river, NithRidge’s amphitheatre, gardens and tent allow for outdoor dream weddings
Nithridge Estate, owned by Terry and Marlene Schmidt, was already naturally beautiful on its own. But when you add in its renaissance ambiance, an amphitheatre for outdoor ceremonies, beautifully landscaped gardens and a horse drawn carriage, we knew that if this location wasn’t already booked solid, it would be shortly.Just twenty....
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Elegance and simplicity meet exquisite cuisine and traditional décor at the Holiday Inn Kitchener-Waterloo
You’ve probably seen The Holiday Inn Kitchener-Waterloo Hotel & Conference Centre numerous times, as it’s been a fixture in Kitchener since the 1960s, and perhaps you’ve even set foot inside or spent the night. But what you may not be aware of are the magnificent ballrooms within and the option for an on-site ceremony. They can even host your engagement party, rehearsal dinners, bridal and baby showers. Priding themselves on their high-end cuisine, elegant banquet rooms, flexibility, and willingness to meet your every need, the staff at Holiday Inn K-W say they are all about the overall experience to make it stress free and one of a kind. From a fully decorated hall to endless catering options, and overnight accommodations for your guests – the Inn does it all in one location, customized to your needs.
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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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Ellis Chapel offers a gorgeous backdrop and elegant space for ceremonies
Ellis Pioneer Chapel is a gorgeous, historic chapel, perfect for both religious and non-denominational wedding ceremonies, located in the countryside just outside of Guelph. This incredible space (which is easily accessible from Highway 401) will have you wondering how you didn't know about it before. It seats up to 125 people, has big, bright windows, wide plank floors and an on-site organ that plays into the chapel's incredible acoustics. The simple architecture of the building's interior can also act as a blank canvas for couples who want to add their own style to their day. The outdoors offer a great backdrop for wedding day photos.
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Hauser Hall combines atmosphere of romance with old-world architecture and modern décor on your wedding day
From the moment that we walked through the door at Hauser Hall five years ago, we knew local brides would love it. Originally a church built in the 1800s, Hauser Hall is an incredibly romantic ceremony and reception location nestled in the countryside of Heidelberg, near St. Jacobs. Fully restored by the Hauser family (you'll likely recognize the name from Hauser Stores), this location incorporates old-world architecture, modern décor and an element of high-style romance that you thought you could only dream of for your wedding day.
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Concordia Club famous for Oktoberfest, and an old favourite for weddings
Everyone knows that the Concordia Club throws one of the biggest and most famous Oktoberfest parties every year. But what you may not know is that they can also host an elegant wedding reception, from small and intimate, to large and lavish. In fact, the word 'Concordia' is Latin for harmony, friendship and unity.
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After 50+ years, Bingemans still well known for wedding spaces that suit nearly every wedding size, style & budget
Bingemans has got to be one of the most recognized names in Kitchener-Waterloo's wedding and events industry. Bingemans easily and repeatedly makes it onto the list of reception halls for most local brides and is on an exclusive and preferred catering list at many other wedding locations throughout the region.
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From brides & experts...

"Cambridge Mill was the perfect place to have our wedding! The venue itself is stunning, and all o..."
Savannah Young 's review on Cambridge Mill provides brides with a stunning location and fabulous view of the Grand River
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Melissa's review on DJ company Olympic Sound wins brides with personality, professionalism and skills
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