Budgeting That Makes Sense ~ Brantford | The Budget Spreadsheet

MAY 2014 | Yes, it’s true. The Wedding Budget Spreadsheet has been updated with the latest price ranges and elements as researched through reviews on wedding vendors by The Team @ The Ring! The Wedding Budget Spreadsheet gives basic price ranges for absolutely everything, from the marriage license to the wedding memories, and includes columns for […]

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Red Tape Made Easy for Brantford Brides

Paperwork you need to know about before you get married in Brantford, Ontario Marriage Licence –DOWNLOAD FORM (PDF Format) The marriage license application process is short and sweet, but you’ll need to know the right details. Your best bet is to visit the registrars office at city hall with your hubby. Download the form to […]

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{expert tip & design palette} Extreme Makeover: Venue Edition

Paris Fairgrounds | Before & After From the Fall/Winter 2015 issue of The Wedding Ring ONTARIO Magazine PARIS FAIRGROUNDS | SPECIAL EVENTS BUILDING & EXHIBITION HALL Location can be everything, when it comes to planning your dream wedding, but in many cases, it’s easier to find a wedding venue location (banquet hall, ballroom, hall, legion, […]

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Rustic Vintage | Now & Always

{design palette} Rustic Vintage | Now and Always

From the Fall/Winter 2015 issue of The Wedding Ring ONTARIO Magazine In this design palette, we feature incredible rustic, vintage décor tablescapes created by Cindy of Now And Always Wedding and Special Event Décor. These palettes are designed within an authentic barn that she transformed into a drop dead gorgeous reception space. The rustic part […]

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{Past Event} Featured Exhibitors at The Ring’s Paris Wedding Expo

GET LOCAL & PLAN FABULOUS WITH WEDDING VENDORS FROM WITHIN YOUR COMMUNITY. The Expo’s exhibitors are local, fabulous wedding vendors who are excited to get involved in your wedding. One big ballroom filled with over 30 exhibitors who have come together to create a show that will inspire, entertain and educate you on all things weddings. Exhibitors have […]

A Flash in Time Photography, Arbonne, Arts & Craft Studio, Best Western Brantford Hotel & Conference Centre, Best Wishes Linens and Decor, Brentwood Livery, bridal show calendar, BYO Breweries, Chefs Delight, Clikk Photo Booth, Collins Formal Wear, D'Hulster Videography & Photography, Dorchester Norfolk Limo, Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton in Brantford, Investors Group, It Works! Nat-Tay Wrappin' Duo, J.H. Young & Sons, John Van Tran Photography, McCormick Florist, Monat Global, Moores Clothing For Men, NeuViewPhotography, Now & Always, Pampered Chef, Paris Fairgrounds, Paris Grand Golf and Country Club, paris wedding expo, Pure Romance by Those Saucy Girls, Sew Stylish Wedding Works, Sharper Image Productions Videography, Something Blue DJs, Tocara, Vintner's Cellar Brantford, Wedsy.ca
Photo: Hessenland Country Inn, Ontario wedding venue on Lake Huron

A few of our favourite things featuring Ontario wedding venues & experts

From beaches to ballrooms and fireplaces to all things fancy, there are hundreds of reasons to love being an Ontario bride or groom. We’ve listed some of our favourite things right here, featuring Ontario wedding venues and Ontario wedding experts. BEACH WEDDING PHOTOS on Ontario’s West Coast… You don’t have to board a flight to find a […]

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Kayla & Nick's Wedding at The Museum with DJ Charlie Clean

Ultimate Wedding Songs Database – Wedding Processional, Reception Entrance & First Dance Songs!

Ultimate Wedding Songs Database – First Dance, Wedding Processional & Reception Entrance Song Ideas From The Beatles and The Piano Guys to Lennon & Maisey, Eric Clapton and Dustin Lynch, this list is filled with some of the best possible song ideas (and their corresponding music videos) of today and all time that you could […]

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Now & Always - Princeton Centennial Hall

{Design Palette} Extreme Makeover: Decor Edition

Cindy, Owner and principal decorator at Now & Always Special Event & Wedding Décor (www.nowandalways.ca), proves once again that any space can undergo an extreme makeover and come out looking fabulous, thanks to the creativity, expertise and fabulous inventory of a professional decorator! Before: Princeton Centennial Hall After: Style #1   After: Style #2   […]

Now & Always, Princeton Centennial Hall, The Wedding Ring Ontario Magazine Fall/Winter 2016
EWYN Studios - Weight loss, nutrition, and get healthy plans in London, Strathroy and beyond!

10 Expert Tricks to Losing 10 Pounds in 3 Weeks

AN EXPERT TIP by EWYN Studios™ (♥) (ewynstudios.com) EWYN Studios™ (pronounced ‘you win’ and standing for ‘Exactly What You Need’) offers weight loss programs and true one-on-one support by people who know weight loss inside and out. The dedicated teams at each of the 9+ Ontario EWYN Studios™ locations have made careers out of crafting […]

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Photo: Anne Edgar Photography | Design Palette: A Perfect Day

{design palette} Field of Dreams

This design palette by A Perfect Day Wedding and Events (aperfectday.ca) combines the talent and creativity of a collection of Southwestern Ontario wedding vendors. Delicate vintage details are set against the beauty of lavender fields and the rustic charm of a farm setting inspiring this wedding theme that your guests will fall in love with. […]

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Photo: Julie Nicole Photography | Flowers: La Petite Fleur

{Real Wedding Story} Timeless Vintage Chic in St. George Ontario

The design, fashion and photography (by Julie Nicole Photography) in this wedding is to die for ♥♥ This wedding took place in the heart of St. George Ontario. The family hosted the entire thing in the beautiful backyard that was decorated to the nines. From the beginning of the day at La Petite Fleur (www.lapetitefleur.ca) where the girls […]

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{Design Palette} Now & Always brings vintage to life at the Arlington Hotel

Amanda and Michael held there wedding at the Arlington Hotel (www.arlingtonhotel.ca) on August 19, 2016. Now and Always (www.nowandalways.ca) did the décor for the vintage inspired wedding. Café lighting illuminated the room and brought out the soft blush accents, the ivory damask tablecloths and the vintage lace wraps on the ivory chair covers. Whimsy elements came […]

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{Design Palette} Tiffany & Pearls

Now & Always – Special Event Decor, Paris (nowandalways.ca) designed this Brantford Golf and Country Club (brantfordgolfandcountryclub.com) venue space. The look was inspired by Tiffany Blue and pearls, incorporating touches of vintage elements throughout. Every detail was coordinated in colour and theme, from the Tiffany Blue candy and cookies to the floral ball centrepieces and pearl […]

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Cambridge Hotel & Conference Centre | Photo: Gary Evans Photography

The Oh So Gorgeous Renovations at Cambridge Hotel and Conference Centre

Photo above: Cambridge Hotel & Conference Centre | Photo: Gary Evans Photography The Cambridge Hotel and Conference Centre is a venue that works for any style or theme. And with a team that is dedicated to helping brides and grooms create fabulous local weddings, Cambridge Hotel and Conference Centre is a great choice for a stress-free wedding day. […]

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Photo: Spirits Intrigued Photography

{Tips} Top Ten Tips to enjoy any Destination Travel Plan

Photo above: Spirits Intrigued Photography Planning a destination wedding or a honeymoon? We have the perfect tips for you to make your trip even better! Read on and then start packing!! 1. Do not expect to find things as you experience them at home. You left home to find different things. 2. Do not take anything TOO seriously, […]

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PAST: You’re invited to an all-about-weddings weekend across SW Ontario!

Sep 25, 2017 | If you’re planning a wedding, want to meet local exhibitors and design your dream day, the team at The Ring is are hosting Wedding Expos in three cities just for you: Brantford, Stratford and Oakville!! Here’s what you’ll want to know/do… 1. Find the event nearest you and register for free tickets […]

Photo: Sandra Monaco Photography

Reviewing Nitro Music (Brantford)

Nitro Music brings the wow factor to your wedding! From live bands to professional djs, Nitro Music helps Brantford and area brides make sure that their guests dance the night away. You can also add specialty lighting and their Gifyyy Photobooth add that extra bit of fun. Top sellers… DJ services Live bands Gifyyy Photo […]

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Reviewing First Stop Wedding Décor Rentals, Brantford’s wedding rental company

First Stop Wedding Décor Rentals is a complete décor rental company offering everything you will need to make your day beautiful First Stop Wedding Décor Rentals carries everything from chair covers to table linens and card boxes to seating charts. Regardless of your theme, colours or design style, First Stop Wedding Décor Rentals can probably help. Just […]

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Photo: Destination Dream Vacations

Reviewing Destination Dream Vacations, Honeymoon and Weddingmoon Specialist

Destination Dream Vacations helps make your honeymoon or weddingmoon dreams come true Destination Dream Vacations is a full-service travel agency specializing in destination weddings and honeymoons. From destination weddings for 100 guests to intimate beachside receptions, Destination Dream Vacations knows that your honeymoon or weddingmoon is not just another vacation. Top destinations… Grand Bahia Principe […]

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Hosting the perfect cocktail hour - Expert Tip by Frozen Trolly featured in the Fall/Winter 2016 Wedding Ring Magazine| Photo: Heather Dietz Photography

Reviewing The Fro.Zen Trolley, Self-Serve Soft-Serve Food Cart

Indulge in your sweet tooth with soft-serve from The Fro.Zen Trolley that caters to all food sensitivities Photo, above: Heather Dietz Photography The Fro.Zen Trolley is a Mobile Sundae Bar offering premium soft-serve Greek Organic Frozen Yogurt, Gelato ice cream, and delicious vegan options. A few of our favourite things… The Fro.Zen Trolley is the only caterer […]

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Reviewing Century Pines Golf Club, Brantford/Hamilton area wedding venue

Century Pines Golf Club offers beautiful views inside & out for your Brantford/Hamilton area wedding Photos: Kaneff Golf | Located 20 minutes outside Brantford, Century Pines Golf Club (managed by Kaneff Golf) offers you everything you need when you’re choosing your wedding location. From your onsite ceremony to the reception, with affordable all-inclusive pricing, brides don’t mind […]

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Reviewing She’s So Beautiful, Paris’s new & used bridal gowns shop

She’s So Beautiful, in Paris Ontario, helps brides from Brantford to Woodstock and beyond find the dress of their dreams that won’t break the bank   She’s So Beautiful Consignment & Bridal Boutique was born to help brides find their dream wedding dresses at prices they can feel good about. Brides will love that they can […]

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Venue: Walper Hotel | Photo: Jessica Imrie Photography

Reviewing Red Bicycle Paper Co., Custom Stationery Designer

Red Bicycle Paper Co.’s hand made, custom designed, gorgeous wedding stationery designs take your wedding theme to the next level Photo, above: Venue: Walper Hotel | Photo: Jessica Imrie Photography  Red Bicycle Paper Co. offers design, print and assembly of wedding invitations and stationery, custom designed wedding stationery, budget friendly packages and numerous print options. […]

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Décor: Now & Always | Photo: Serena Swan Photography

{Design Palette} Vintage chandeliers, blush linens & happily ever after

A DESIGN PALETTE | CATHCART, ONTARIO DÉCOR DESIGN BY NOW & ALWAYS SPECIAL EVENT DECOR (nowandalways.ca) Featured in the Spring/Summer 2018 issue of The Wedding Ring ONTARIO Magazine BRIDE & GROOM: Heather Harris & Eric Heyen LOCATION: Mother of the Bride’s home in Cathcart, ON FLORALS: From the Potting Shed in Cambridge, ON (fromthepottingshed.com) PHOTOGRAPHY: […]

Design Palettes, From the Potting Shed, Now & Always, Serena Swan Photography, The Wedding Ring ONTARIO Magazine Spring/Summer 2018
Venue: Cambridge Hotel & Conference Centre | Photo: Gary Evans Photography

{expert tip} Quality catering is key

BY B-ELEGANT CATERING & EVENT PLANNING (belegant.ca) Photos: Gary Evans Photography When it comes to weddings and special events, B-Elegant Catering (Cambridge, ON) knows that an excellent menu and service can be the key to success. “Creating memorable experiences through food is our passion. Creating unforgettable celebrations down to every last detail is our promise. […]

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