Vendor Reviews: Who does what, for how much, & why you'll love them.
If customer service, selection of high quality gowns and intimate setting are important to your decision making process when buying a gown...look no further! When the Ring talked with brides who purchased their gowns at The Bride’s Closet in Nanaimo, we found that they all agreed that owner, Fern Descoteau, and her team of ladies made a big impression with their service and the huge amount of dresses in stock. This was where they found THE dress! How did Fern begin helping brides make that special purchase? Read more
Black Rock Resort is simply a stunning example of architecture set off by nature. The waves crash against the glass lobby reminding everyone who stands there of the forces that lie just beyond our control. And it makes for some once in a lifetime wedding photography! But Black Rock Resort doesn’t sit back on its laurels of spectacular views – they work tirelessly to provide a wedding couple and their guests with top notch service and nary a worry on your wedding day. Read more
When we met Neil Gaudet and Adam Collishaw, of Vivid Photography, we couldn't believe how polar opposite they are – the yin and the yang. It might be part of the reason why brides rave about their photography, describing it simply as "epic". We were blown away when Neil and Adam showed us some of their most physical shots to date (lying on the ground and climbing up trees seems to be the norm!). It was obvious how much they enjoy the new challenges that each couple brings. The results are some truly iconic photography and a lot of delighted brides and grooms.
The gorgeous orchard property, long list of customizable options, eclectic, country chic deco, true hands-on service and budget-friendly options are among some of the reasons we (and so many Merridale brides) have fallen in love with this wedding venue. Read more
When the team at The Ring went on the hunt for a fabulous wedding gift registry, we were quickly lead to the Hudson’s Bay Company Gift Registry. With a name that stands for itself, The Bay Gift Registry is ranked as the first registry that comes to mind among Canadian brides. And luckily for nearlyweds, Vancouver Island has three Bay locations to choose from - two in Victoria and one in Nanaimo - where Registry Consultants are waiting to help you every step of the way. The Bay’s philosophy is simple. They make it their priority to help you build the best registry possible so that you’ll be ready for your new life together.
We met with the team at The Bay to find out more about the registry, their selection, and what some of the hottest options and products are when it comes to today’s brides. Here’s what we found… Read more
Ann-Louise Jewellers is a Canadian-owned family business that opened its first location in 1983, in Vancouver. It now boasts fourteen locations across Western Canada, all of which who pride themselves on lifelong relationships with their clients, usually beginning with the all-important purchase of an engagement ring! At Ann-Louise Jewellers, buying is an emotional experience - whether it marks the start of a life together, a landmark of a long marriage or other special moments that are often celebrated with a bit of class and sparkle. The team at Ann-Louise explains, "We want our clients to be 'emotionally happy' with their purchase!" Read more