{design palette} Professional decor & DIY savviness come together in this gorgeous rustic wedding 

In this wedding, which was a mix of DIY savvy and Fresh Look Design Event & Wedding Specialist’s savvy, Krista & Dave celebrated their wedding in a gorgeous yet rustic wedding day that we adore. Ainsley Poirer, owner of Fresh Look Design Event & Wedding Specialist, says “It’s great to put a bit/touch of yourself […]

barn and farm weddings, Design Palettes, Fresh Look Design, The Slit Barn

Budgeting That Makes Sense ~ Cambridge | 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 Cambridge Brides

Paperwork you need to know about before you get married in Cambridge, 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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Butterfly Beautiful | Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory

{design palette} Butterfly Beautiful | Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory – Pretty in Pink

From the Fall/Winter 2015 issue of The Wedding Ring ONTARIO Magazine This pretty in pink design palette is all about the beauty beholden to weddings held at the The Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory. Nowhere else can you find a tropical destination wedding location, complete with waterfall, all within a few minutes of Kitchener-Waterloo, Cambridge and Guelph. […]

AWE Events, butterflies, Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory, Design Palettes, Devon C Photography, La Petite Fleur, pink colour, Red Bicycle Paper Co, The Baking Company Cakes by Christie, The Wedding Ring Ontario Magazine Fall/Winter 2015, waterfalls, wedding style shoots
Ku'r Salon & Spa | Bridal Hair Styles, Updo's

{hair gallery} Bridal Hair Styles & Updo’s With Ku’r Salon

If you’re searching for a little bridal ‘hairspiration’ – should you do an ‘up do’? Should you wear long curls? Extensions? Add colour? Or maybe twist in some braids?!! So many choices… Ku’r Salon and Spa shared some of their favourite bridal hair looks to help get your started. The team of stylists and aestheticians at Ku’r […]

Galleries, hair gallery, Ku'r Salon & Spa

Ontario government shreds your marriage license? Um, no.

There is a story of marital nightmares currently circulating through social media channels right now, and it has everyone freaking out that future weddings may not even be legal. According to this latest wedding lore, the Ontario Government is shredding all marriage licenses mailed in by clergy/officiants who don’t put the right amount of prepaid postage-paid […]

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Photo: Latte Productions Photography

Latte’s Top 5 Question’s To Ask Your Potential Wedding Photographer

From photography style to the difference between assistant and second principal photographer, this must-ask list created by the team at Latte Productions (website) can save you a frustration and help you narrow down the field when it comes to choosing the perfect photographer for you. Here are Latte’s top five questions to ask before you […]

Expert Tips, Latte Productions Photography, Latte Productions Wedding Photography

{ expert tip } Top 8 Limousine Must-Haves To Look For

Expert Tip with Kitchener-Waterloo limousine & luxury chauffeured services company, Brentwood Livery, The Limousine People Finding a transportation company that delivers you safely and in style to your wedding locations can be more complicated than you think. And since Brent, of Brentwood Livery, has been in the luxury chauffeured services industry since birth, and so it only […]

Brentwood Livery, Expert Tips, limousines, transportation
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 […]

Ancaster Mill, Anne Edgar Photography, barn and farm weddings, Best Western PLUS Lamplighter Inn and Conference Centre, Bingemans, Brent Foster, Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory, Cambridge Mill, Casa Loma, Cedar Ridge Farm, Chelsea Hotel, Dudek Photography, Dundee Country Club, Elm Hurst Inn & Spa, Elsie Perrin Williams Estate, Fanshawe Pioneer Village, Fantasy Farm, favourite things, fireplaces, FireRock Golf Club, fountains, gazebo, George Brown House, Graydon Hall Manor, Grey Silo Golf Club, Hart House, Harvest Table at Arrowwood Farm, Hessenland Country Inn, historical architecture, HRM Photography, huron county spotlight, Ivey Spencer Leadership Centre, Lake Huron weddings, mecreative, NithRidge Estate Weddings & Events, ontario beach weddings, Ontario's West Coast, outdoor ceremonies, outdoor receptions, patio spaces, Pine Knot Golf & Country Club, rustic weddings, The Slit Barn, Toronto Botanical Garden, vineyards, waterfalls, waterside ceremony spaces, Whistle Bear Golf Club
Downloadable Sample Shots List | Latte Productions Wedding Photography

Your Photography Must-Have Shot List (downloadable)

DOWNLOADABLE SAMPLE SHOTS LIST | There’s likely thousands of photos that could be shot throughout your wedding day. But which ones are truly important to you? This is a question you will be going over with your chosen photographer (hopefully!). The pro photographers at Kitchener-Waterloo-based Latte Productions Photography are nice enough to share one of […]

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Photo: Julie Nicole Photography

{design palette} 50’s vintage pieces & 2016 pantone colours inspire beautiful design palette

This 50’s inspired design palette was put together by Julie Nicole Photography, La Petite Fleur and a team of local wedding experts who know how history and colour can work together to inspire beautiful events. This shoot was based on 2016 Pantone colors and the creativity of seven local Ontario wedding vendors…  Photography: Julie Nicole Photography (julienicolephotography.com) Florals […]

AWE Events, Design Palettes, Julie Nicole Photography, Kate Nadon, La Petite Fleur, Monigram Coffee Roasters, Studio J Salon, The Baking Company Cakes by Christie, Uptown Designs, vintage
Dundee Golf Club

{proposal story} One groom sets the bar for proposals at Dundee Country Club

It is a night that Brent and Victoria will never forget. And, it is one proposal that goes down in the history books as probably the most romantic proposal to take place ever at Dundee Country Club… Brent worked with the team at Dundee Country Club (read their review – prices, capacity, decor, menu options, […]

Dundee Country Club, proposal stories, Real Wedding Stories
Fashion Museum - Tying the Knot: 200 Years of Wedding Attire | Photo: Fashion Museum

Fashion History Museum: 200 Years of Wedding Attire

June 4, 2015 | The Wedding Ring had the pleasure of visiting the Summer launch of The Fashion History Museum‘s “Tying the Knot: 200 years of Wedding Attire” exhibit, complete with cake from The Baking Company and flowers courtesy of From the Potting Shed. This exhibition of 34 wedding garments ranges from a dress worn in […]

From the Potting Shed, Galleries, The Baking Company Cakes by Christie, The Fashion History Museum
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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Ashley & Mark's Beaverdale Golf Club Wedding | Photo: Katelyn Debus Photography

{reality wedding story} ‘Plan B’ Spring Wedding Proves Gorgeous at Beaverdale Golf Club | Ashley & Mark

Ashley & Mark’s Spring wedding was planned around a vision of warm, sunny spring weather. So when they were faced with cold rain and high winds, this couple turned ‘Plan B’ into their dream day – with a little help from their venue, Beaverdale Golf Club… BRIDE & GROOM: Ashley Mitton & Mark Stromenberg WEDDING DATE: […]

Beaverdale Golf Club, Costco, David's Bridal, Essence Salon + Spa, Kate Spade, Katelyn Debus Photography, Megmichelle, Moores Clothing For Men, Paperless Post, Real Wedding Stories, The Floral Factory, Vista Print
The Slit Barn | Fresh Look Design | Ashley Nicole Photography

{Design Palette} English Garden Inspired Wedding at the Slit Barn

Gracie & Gerrit’s beautiful shabby chic English garden-inspired wedding is something you must see! The Slit Barn is located on the RARE charitable reserve in Cambridge, Ontario and it provides the perfect setting for a wedding. The lush green grass and wildflowers are straight out of a secret garden! From the stone barn, to the flowers […]

Ashley Nicole Photography, Fresh Look Design, Indulge Catering, Langdon Hall Hotel & Spa, Stacey Kay Music, The Slit Barn, Tiny Cakes, Travis Blum
Sam & Josh Wedding-Dundee Golf Club-Jen Linfield Photography

{reality wedding story} White-Washed Antiques & Baby’s-breath at Dundee Country Club

Samantha Bender and Josh Breitkopf wanted an antique, romantic garden theme, without being rustic (think lace, but absolutely no burlap!). So with a peach, white and gold colour palette and a Spring wedding date, the couple designed their day. “We used a lot of white-washed antiques (bird cage, old mirror), a ton of candles, and […]

Decorating Dreams, Dundee Country Club, Jen Linfield Photograph, Real Wedding Stories, Scribes' Nook Inc., Taylor’s Bridal Boutique, The Cake Box
Galt Country Club

{Expert Tip} 5 Advantages To Hosting Your Wedding At A Private Country Club

EXPERT TIP BY Galt Country Club (galtcountryclub.com) Planning the happiest day of your life can be stressful, however finding the right ceremony and reception site doesn’t have to be difficult. Here are five of the many fantastic advantages to host your special day at a private golf and country club.. Advantages 1. YOU’RE THE ONLY […]

Elisha K Photography, Expert Tips, Galt Country Club, The Wedding Ring Ontario Magazine Fall/Winter 2016
Photo: Latte Productions

{Expert Tip} Couples Choose Latte 1000+ Times

Award-winning LATTE PRODUCTIONS WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY (♥) (latteproductions.ca) is in their tenth year of business, the last seven of which were operated under a unique business model that has helped set them apart in their industry. As a result, Latte has photographed over 1,000 weddings and are now averaging 180 weddings per year. They attribute their […]

Latte Productions Photography, The Wedding Ring Ontario Magazine Fall/Winter 2016
Venue: Concordia Club | Photo: Zsuzsi Pal Photography

{reality wedding story} Love & Luxe at Concordia Club

This luxe wedding took place at Concordia Club (concordiaclub.ca) in Kitchener, Ontario. With vaulted, rustic ceilings, a large dance floor filled with loved ones, and floor to ceiling gorgeous décor, it’s easy to see why Erika & Mike’s favourite wedding memories were of their reception. “We would’ve had a hard time finding another venue that could […]

Calico Cat Productions, Carly Jo's Beauty Shop, Caruso Fine Tailoring, Charmed Flowers and Gifts, Concordia Club, Creme Couture, Decadently Yours, Dessy Group, Esta Chocolates, Hair Blend Studios, Real Wedding Stories, The Wedding Ring Ontario Magazine Fall/Winter 2016, Zsuzsi Pal Photography
Photo: Julie Nicole Photography

{design palette} Vintage Riverside Love

The details of this design palette were meticulously planned right down to the vintage emerald ring and the perfect fabrics for the table. Photographer, Julie Nicole told The Ring, “It is amazing what can be created when you join some of the industry’s best talent. Any bride would feel as if she had died and […]

AWE Events, Cambridge Mill, Crumb & Berry, Julie Nicole Photography, La Creme, La Petite Fleur, Liz Kennedy Make Up Artist, Uptown Designs, vintage, Warehouse 84, wedding style shoots
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
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. […]

A Perfect Day Wedding and Events, Anne Edgar Photography, E.V.O. Kitchen, Guelph Tent and Event Rentals, High Gloss Weddings, Little Details, Minos Hair Design, The Baking Company Cakes by Christie, The Wedding Ring Ontario Magazine Fall/Winter 2016, Warehouse 84, wedding style shoots
Curve Hair Salon | Photo: portraitsbykendra.ca

Saying I Do to Curls

Curve Hair Studio (curvehairstudio.com) (♥) specializes in helping their clients embrace their hair’s natural texture, especially when it comes to gorgeous wedding day styles. On this specific day, the Curve team got to work with three fabulous wedding parties, styling both hair and make-up for each participant. Images: Portraits by Kendra (portraitsbykendra.ca) Bob length curly style […]

Curve Hair Studio, Galleries, hair gallery, Portraits by Kendra
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 […]

Ballets, Celine's Hair and Makeup, Forever21, Julie Nicole Photography, La Petite Fleur, Moores Clothing For Men, Real Wedding Stories, Uptown Designs, vintage
Photo: David + Kara Photography | Venue: Concordia Club

{Reality Wedding Story} Classy & Regal at Concordia Club | Cody & Andrea

Andrea and Cody wanted a classic church wedding with a bit family tradition. Since Cody’s parents were also married at Concordia Club, it seemed fitting that they would follow in their footsteps. BRIDE & GROOM: Cody and Andrea Buchenauer WEDDING DATE: August 15, 2015 CEREMONY & RECEPTION LOCATIONS: St. Matthews Lutheran Church and Concordia Club (www.concordiaclub.ca) […]

Collins Formal Wear, Concordia Club, Dan + Kara Wedding Imagery, David's Bridal, Design Me A Cupcake, Floral Express, Love You Salon & Spa, Moores Clothing For Men, Party City, Real Wedding Stories, Something Blue DJs, Taylor’s Bridal Boutique
Venue: Whistle Bear Golf Club | Photo: Gary Evans Photography

{reality wedding story} Romance at Whistle Bear Golf Club | Jessica & Andrew

Jessica Ferguson has worked within the wedding industry for years, and so when it came time to plan her own wedding to Andrew Cooper, we knew it was going to be incredible. Jess and Andrew’s Kate Spade inspired wedding was gorgeous, full of love and incorporated some of the industry’s favourite wedding experts at one […]

Complete Weddings + Events, David's Bridal, Frost Dessert Shoppe, Gary Evans Photography, Minted, Moores Clothing For Men, Olde Tyme Kettle Kitchen, Real Wedding Stories, The Creative Bride, Whistle Bear Golf Club
Photo: Anne Edgar Photography | Venue: EVO Kitchen

{Cover Story} Speakeasy Love at E.V.O Kitchen, Cambridge

This 1920’s industrial DESIGN PALETTE is the result of a collaboration of SW Ontario’s leaders in photography, bridal fashion, floral design, hair and make-up, décor, vintage rentals, gourmet food, calligraphy, and a gorgeous 7200 square foot prohibition era venue in Cambridge, Ontario. PHOTOGRAPHY: Anne & Carla – Anne Edgar Photography (anneedgarphoto.com) VENUE & CATERING: EVO […]

A Perfect Day Wedding and Events, Anne Edgar Photography, Corsivo Calligraphy, Design Palettes, EVO Kitchen, John Anthony Jewellers, La Petite Fleur, Sixpence Bridal, The Bake Shop on Main, The Creative Bride, The Warehouse, The Wedding Ring ONTARIO Magazine Spring/Summer 2017, UBU Hair, wedding style shoots
Venue: Rebel Creek Golf | Photo: Love Sprouts Photography

{Reality Wedding Story} A Timeless Classic Love Story at Rebel Creek

BRIDE & GROOM: Nicole Vander Meulen & Scott Campbell WEDDING DATE: August 6th, 2016 CEREMONY & RECEPTION LOCATION: Rebel Creek Golf Club (golfrebelcreek.ca) in Petersburg, Ontario, just minutes from Kitchener. From the waterside patio ceremony, cocktail hour and photos on the green to a gorgeous reception with food to die for and a dance floor that was […]

Collins Formal Wear, Fancy That Cake, Fresh Look Design, From the Potting Shed, Goldline Entertainment, LoveSprouts Photography, Pimps and Pinups, Real Wedding Stories, Rebel Creek Golf Club, Sew Stylish Wedding Works, Sophie's Gown Shoppe, The Wedding Ring ONTARIO Magazine Spring/Summer 2017