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431 LaurieMike HRMintro{reality wedding} For Laurie & Michael's DIY wedding, the only real theme was "love"

Photography: Niki Patel - HRM Photography (review)

Laurie and Michael took a hands-on approach to their gorgeous, energetic, winter wedding in Innisfil and Vaughan Ontario. From mason jars to hand made centrepieces, this couple made creativity, love and their guests enjoyment, their top priorities.


hessenland waterfall 2introHessenland's waterfall is a favourite backdrop to Ontario's best country weddings 

Ideal for any time of the year, Hessenland's surrounding landscape (and beach) offer incredible settings for any wedding, no matter the season. But it's Hessenland's waterfall that tops the list for most popular feature... 


ARP-3630{reality wedding} An Ivey Spencer Love Story: Andrea & Jason

Photography: Alicia Riley Photography (review)

Andrea and Jason's wedding took place at the Ivey Spencer Leadership Centre in London, Ontario, photographed by the fabulous Alicia Riley Photography. The wedding day was gorgeous, with one of the best parts being the countdown to the day itself.  



{favourite things} The Wedding Shoppe's Favourite Things

From the Spring/Summer 2015 issue of The Wedding Ring ONTARIO Magazine

The Wedding Shoppe carries everything from favours, guest books, bachelorette party supplies, novelty gifts, ring pillows, cake toppers and custom napkins to jewellery, decorations, purses and stationery. Here are a few of their favourite things for 2015 weddings ...


MAG-JAN15-FULLMAG-Northmooreintro{expert tip} WHEN TO HIRE A CATERER FOR YOUR WEDDING ( & what to expect when you do!)

From the Spring/Summer 2015 issue of The Wedding Ring ONTARIO Magazine

North Moore Catering is a boutique caterer, located at 196 Dundas Street in London, Ontario, who serves high quality, delicious, customized menus at many special events across Southwestern Ontario each year. This professional catering company has made a name for themselves by concentrating on providing new and exciting delicious food choices for their clients, as well as extraordinary service to go along with it all. Owner, Jess Jazey-Spoelstra explains her boutique approach, "We do not have set wedding menus or packages but instead customize a menu based on your likes, dislikes and budget so each wedding is unique and different. We do not do cookie cutter weddings."

In this featured expert tip, Jess shares what she feels every bride or groom should know about hiring a caterer...



{expert tip} Why Heritage Properties Make Some of the Most Fabulous Wedding Locations

From the Spring/Summer 2015 issue of The Wedding Ring ONTARIO Magazine

When you're planning your dream wedding, location is everything. You likely want space yet privacy, plenty of gardens yet also plenty of parking, outdoor options and indoor ones, history and architecture yet modem amenities ... That's why scouting heritage properties can unveil that ultimate venue option you've been looking for. In this featured article, the team at The Ring spotlights two Heritage London properties; Elsie Perrin Williams Estate and Grosvenor Lodge, two venues that London brides and grooms have fallen in love with ...


MAG-JAN15-FULLMAG-MusicCentralintro{expert tip} Making Sure You Choose the Right DJ for Your Wedding

From the Spring/Summer 2015 issue of The Wedding Ring ONTARIO Magazine

With so many wedding DJ's local to Southwestern Ontario, it can be difficult to wade through the options and find the right fit for your wedding day. From timelines to experience to their music reserve, asking key questions can be the difference between hiring a good DJ and a great DJ. Here are Music Central's tips for choosing the right DJ for your wedding...


MAG-JAN15-FULLMAG-DevineWeddingDesignintro{expert tip} The Right & Wrong way to DIY

From the Spring/Summer 2015 issue of The Wedding Ring ONTARIO Magazine

Wendy Bennewies, Owner of Devine Wedding Design, believes in her heart that every couple deserves the ultimate wedding. 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. In this featured expert tip, Wendy shares the right and very wrong way to DIY!


BW-ML-JLintro{reality Wedding} A London Love Story @ The Gorgeous Best Western Stoneridge Inn | Melissa & Liam

Photography: Jessica Lutz Photography

From the Spring/Summer 2015 issue of The Wedding Ring ONTARIO Magazine

Paediatric Nurse, Melissa & Liam, a Medical Technician in the Canadian Forces fell in love with the BEST WESTERN PLUS Stoneridge Inn & Conference Centre for its beautiful setting and all in one location. The couple said "I do" at the venue's Rose Chapel and celebrated their nuptials with great food, dancing and lots of laughter.



{video} Who is HRM Photography?

This video, 'Who is HRM Photography,' intimately interviews the team at HRM Photography, and several of their clients. Ever wondered what makes a team of three top-named professional photographers tick? Or how they approach their craft and why they do what they do - even as they push 500 weddings to date? Then this video is a must-see :)

Who is HRM Photography Inc.? from AV Artisan on Vimeo.


197 FallBridalShoot HRMintro{design palette} A Twilight-Inspired Wedding

Photography: HRM Photography (review)

This Twilight-inspired wedding design palette is the result of the creative collaboration of seven London and Southwestern Ontario wedding experts! From lucious reds and golds to romantic lace, this design palette will have couples falling in love, whether they are Twilight fans or not!


Hessenland offers brides and grooms a piece of Ontario's West Coast

With a multitude of ceremony and reception spaces, overnight accommodations, inside and outside options, two pavilions, two gazebos and a lookout tower, there were already more than enough reasons to love Hessenland for a Huron County wedding! But, what many couples don't realize until they step foot on the property, is that Hessenland also offers their own private piece of one of the prettiest beaches on Lake Huron!

The beach stairs, deck, and the beach itself...


Latest reviews on wedding experts in the London area

The It Works! Wrappin’ Duo help brides wrap their way to looking gorgeous on their wedding day
Regardless of how confident a woman is, every bride wants to look and feel absolutely stunning in her wedding dress as she walks down the aisle. The months leading up to the wedding are often a time focused on positive lifestyle choices like healthy eating, drinking plenty of water, getting lots of sleep and following a skin care regime. Well now, some brides have discovered It Works! and they’re using the all-natural, skin care products including the Ultimate Body Applicator to help them achieve their wedding day goal of looking amazing on their big day. Staff at The Ring sat down with Natalie Andrews and Taylon Leduc, Wrappin’ Duo of It Works! to find out everything a bride needs to know about the all-natural products and that crazy wrap thing that everyone is talking about.
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The Harvest Table at Arrowwood Farm offers rustic indoor & outdoor wedding spaces in the Melbourne Ontario countryside
The Harvest Table at Arrowwood Farm is what so many Southwestern Ontario brides and grooms are looking for – a gorgeous, rustic barn-style wedding venue including a big outdoor countryside wedding space where ceremonies or tent receptions can be held (including tent options). And that means that this venue space is going to book very, very quickly. Located in Melbourne, Ontario, The Harvest Table is just 40 kilometers west of London Ontario (about a 30 minute drive), situated on 95 acres of one of the most beautiful country settings in Ontario. It is surrounded by beautiful woods, highbush blueberries, scenic gardens. The Harvest Table is an event space that many Southwestern Ontario couples are going to be falling in love with at first sight. Staff at The Ring sat down with Kathy Moddle, owner of the Harvest Table, to find out everything you need to know to plan a Harvest Table wedding…
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Award winning Blissful Bookings makes its mark by bringing your fairy tale wedding to life
Owner and Wedding Director of Blissful Bookings, Jennifer Eaves, and her team have helped London and Southwestern Ontario couples bring their fairytale weddings to life for the past three plus years. Jennifer's services, from full planning to day-of consulting, include everything that London brides might need to plan a dream wedding...
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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 clear that there are countless reasons why her brides (and The Ring!) love her - from her incredible energy, compassion and keen eye for detail to her obviously creative spirit. Rebecca sets herself apart by going out of her way to find those special little details to make every wedding perfect. 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!" And since High Gloss Weddings covers all your bases by offering a true one stop shop - with everything from wedding coordination and décor to floral design and make-up artistry - we have a lot more to tell you about this much-loved Ontario wedding planner…
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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 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 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 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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London Wedding Minister has 25 years of experience, flexibility & affordable ceremonies
Over the past twenty-five years of being a wedding Officiant, Peter Jones, London Wedding Minister, has been a part of hundreds of weddings – and still he says he never tires of announcing the newlyweds. He also makes it his goal to craft a ceremony that will be unique and memorable for each couple – whether it's non-denominational, rooted in religious traditions or somewhere in between. Ceremony structures are open and flexible and with Peter's experience, he's bound to have some great ideas up his sleeve.
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Guaranteeing great dance music is big business for this huge music fan
You want your reception dance to be both romantic and fun. To get that balance, you need a disc jockey with experience. At a rate of three to six weddings per week, it's no mystery that Music Central Entertainment knows how to DJ a wedding with the professionalism and confidence brides look for. Owner, Rob Aitken, personally DJs events for his company fifty out of fifty-two weeks a year, which allows him to keep in tune with what services couples are looking for. Music Central is also fully-staffed with an additional five DJs - all trained, equipped and ready to provide music that'll keep your guests dancing all night long!
read more has a selection of favours, gifts and décor online and at their Ingersoll location
Wedding favours come in all shapes and sizes but when you're the bride, you want to say thank you to your guests with items that will be appreciated, remembered and that ring true to the style of your day. From tree seedlings to personalized golf balls to funky little purse hooks, offers a selection of items and ideas for wedding and shower favours, bridal party gifts, invitations and themed bridal collections.
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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 (or are needing a number of gorgeous life sized wedding design palettes created overnight for The Ring’s WEDDING EXPO, such as was the case for us in Fall of 2014), Wendy makes 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 design details such as envelope containers, linens and chair covers that fit into a long list of colour schemes, styles and themes, with décor rentals being big business at her shop. Wendy knows that creating a day that measures up to the vision you've had in your mind since you said "I will!" isn't always easy. That's why her company doesn't just rent décor, they supply the expertise and staff required to pull it all together, helping with everything from choosing the right pieces to complete set-up and tear-down. This leaves the bride and groom to relax and enjoy their day. We sat down with this professional Mitchell Ontario decorator (who serves Southwestern Ontario) to find out how and why (aside from incredible prices, popularity and experience) she's won the hearts of so many brides...
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Ingersoll gown shop staffed with expertise, wide selection and clientele from as far away as Toronto
We sat down with Pauline Chambers and Susan Keburis, Owners of Sew Stylish Wedding Works, surrounded by an incredible selection of gowns of all styles and sizes. Minutes into our interview, we understood why brides from as far away as Toronto are drawn to these two warm and knowledgeable women. Sew Stylish is found minutes away from London in the heart of Ingersoll, and is known for offering something more than just another retail gown shop.
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Inspiration, attention and quality meet at Jim Anderson Flowers on Dundas to deliver full service for brides
Jim Anderson Flowers has been making its mark on London with flowers for as long as many of their brides have been dreaming of their wedding. With 30 plus years of expertise, the staff of floral experts at this Dundas Street flower shop create designs customized specifically for each client that walks through their doors. The experts here have the ability to look at a magazine and create your dream bouquet within your realistic budget while offering the safety of a long-standing reputation for excellence.
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From a historical chapel to unique reception spaces, Fanshawe Pioneer Village has both indoor and outdoor options
At Fanshawe Pioneer Village, you can step into your future with a step back in time. Heritage, nature, and photo opportunities all come together here, accommodating weddings that range from romantic nineteenth-century themes to contemporary weddings under a big white tent. How you use this locale is completely up to you, thanks to the help of on-site Rental Coordinator, Chris Lee. "From simple country to historic re-enactment to elegant outdoor receptions under a beautiful tent, Fanshawe Pioneer Village has it all."
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Charming London for over 150 years, Grosvenor Lodge is a wedding locale with historic flavour
After you pull into the drive and past the stone entranceway that marks its address, you can see that Grosvenor Lodge has all the things that any bride could appreciate on her wedding day.
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Century-old mansion, Elsie Perrin Williams Estate, is a perfect location for indoor and outdoor weddings
When you choose Elsie Perrin Williams Estate for your wedding day setting, you're indulging in the luxury of having a century-old mansion to yourself for the entire day. Well known to Londoners, this beautiful estate on the northwest side of the city, is both beautiful and timeless.
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From contemporary style to custom fireworks, FireRock is a favourite
What bride doesn't deserve to have a wedding locale that will arrange fireworks for her first dance, or who will allow her to transform the entire facility overnight into a jazz club - complete with dueling pianos? FireRock Golf Club is focused on weddings, and always has been. Their experienced banquet management and staff make it easy to plan your wedding here, and their overall grounds and style will have your photographer falling in love with the countless photo opps. Let us explain...
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From cocktails and French service to ceremonies in The Rose Chapel, the newly updated Stoneridge offers it all
London’s Best Western PLUS Stoneridge Inn & Conference Centre is the perfect location for your wedding if you are looking for a venue that will have your guests raving for months afterwards. In addition to a convenient location, Best Western PLUS Stoneridge Inn offers it all, a century-old non-denominational ceremony venue, beautifully appointed reception spaces, and accommodations for you and your guests to stay when the celebration is over.
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Energy, excitement and fabulous love stories are contagious at award-winning wedding photography studio, HRM Photography
When Heather, Niki or Lindsay walk into a wedding, it's with pure excitement for their clients' love story, a contagious energy that gets everyone smiling, and a commitment to capturing the sought-after "goosebump" moments that will most certainly happen throughout your wedding day. These three fabulous professional photographers, who make up HRM Photography, believe every bride and groom deserve to feel like a celebrity on their wedding day. That's why Heather, Niki and Lindsay have approached each of the 500+ weddings they've photographed in London, Toronto and beyond, with a combination of shooting styles, including a candid, unobtrusive style (paparazzi baby!) and fashion magazine feel (gorgeous poses). As a result, HRM Photography has earned numerous awards, thousands of raving fans and more than a few brides who shed tears of happiness at the first sight of their photos. So, with a reputation that precedes them and the fact that staff at The Ring already knew that HRM was fabulous (we've used their services for multiple fashion shoots and events), here is everything else you need to know about hiring HRM Photography for your wedding...
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Announcement: London Expo Grand Prize Winner

Congratulations to our Grand Prize Winner:

Carolyn Daugulis

They have won a $1000 Online Shopping Spree!!


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