Budgeting That Makes Sense ~ Guelph | 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 Guelph Brides

Paperwork you need to know about before you get married in Guelph, 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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{design palette} Sweet Décor | The Cake Engineer

From the Fall/Winter 2015 issue of The Wedding Ring ONTARIO Magazine Through her creative wedding cakes and cupcakes, Mary Faustino, owner of The Cake Engineer (www.thecakeengineer), plays a big role in the design and them of many wedding receptions each year. She says that multiple factors determine whether the cake will help the reception pop […]

Design Palettes, The Cake Engineer, The Wedding Ring Ontario Magazine Fall/Winter 2015

{design palette} Romantic Blush | Cutten Fields, The Creative Bride

From the Fall/Winter 2015 issue of The Wedding Ring ONTARIO Magazine It doesn’t get more gorgeous than this soft, romantic, blush design palette created by The Creative Bride (thecreativebride.ca) (review) for a wedding at Cutten Fields (cuttenfields.com) (review) in Guelph. Chivari chairs in gold with soft blush pink sashes, table top pieces in silver, flower […]

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{design palette} A Bingemans Wedding Day | From Guelph to K-W & Bridge to Ballroom

BINGEMANS, November 2015 | From Guelph to Kitchener-Waterloo and bridge to ballroom, the wedding of Paul Benko & Jocelyn Wessels (PB&J!) was a wonderful day filled with laughter and tears! BRIDE & GROOM: Jocelyn Wessels & Paul Benko WEDDING DATE: November 14, 2015 CEREMONY: Dublin Street United Church in Guelph RECEPTION: Bingemans (bingemans.com) DÉCOR & FLORAL DESIGN: The Creative Bride (creativebride.ca) PHOTOGRAPHY: Gary […]

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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 […]

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{ 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 […]

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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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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: Elfreda Dalby Photography | Venue: Hauser Hall, Heidelberg, ON

{reality wedding story} Hauser Hall | Lenny and David

Lenny & David wanted a simple, elegant theme for their Heidelberg Ontario wedding day. Taking place at the historic Hauser Hall, “We accomplished this by keeping things minimal. I always envisioned lots of candles and flowers to create that romantic elegant feeling for our day… It was more of a reflection of us rather than choosing an inspiration or […]

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8 Critical mistakes most couples make when choosing their wedding entertainment

Expert Tip by David Fraser, DCF Wedding Music (dcfweddingmusic.com) Having performed at over 1500 events (weddings, corporate parties, private concerts and public performances), David has observed hundreds of people managing events. The experience he’s gained through his career as a guitar player and singer can be challenging at times. Below read through his top 8 list of mistakes […]

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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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{Design Palette} Enchanted Forest

Curve Hair Studio (curvehairstudio.com) styled the bride and her bridemaids. They explain, “Wedding styles are becoming more organic and romantic in the sense that brides want to see more textures, soft natural tones, and lots of personal touches and DIY for their special day. Jacqueline was no different; she had her wedding at her family home […]

Curve Hair Studio, Design Palettes, Flower Expressions, Moores Clothing For Men, Tara Lilly Photography, Taylor’s Bridal Boutique, The Wedding Ring ONTARIO Magazine Spring/Summer 2017
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{Reality Wedding Story} Cozy Country Wednesday Wedding at Gambrel Barn

Country Heritage Park’s Gambrel Barn (countryheritagepark.com) in Milton, ON was the location for Jake & Corynn’s wedding day. Corynn says,“Jake and I are very down to earth people with country roots. It’s where we feel most at home. We always wanted a barn wedding, and this place is on the escarpment with 80+ acres of […]

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{Design Palette} All That Glitters

Birch and pine. Gold candelabras and wood slab chargers. Gold glitter wedding cakes and navy blue suits. Gold rimmed china and vintage style fashion accessories. Stylish stationery and exquisite hair and makeup design… PHOTOGRAPHY: Julie Nicole Photography (julienicolephotography.com) GOWN & ACCESSORIES: La Crème (lacremedecor.com) SET DESIGN: One for the Wall (facebook.com/oneforthewall) FLORAL DESIGN & DÉCOR: La […]

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Photo: Gary Evans Photography | Venue: Whistle Bear Golf Club

{Reality Wedding Story} Cozy Romance with Candlelight, Fireplaces and Rustic Touches

Deanna and Sean looked at several locations but when they visited Whistle Bear Golf Club, they were blown away. The feel of the location is exactly what they were going for; cozy fire places, wood fixtures, and beautiful big windows for perfect lighting. Everything they needed for a cozy, romantic wedding day… Bride & Groom: Deanna & […]

Ballett's Bridal, Copeland Productions, Gary Evans Photography, La Patisserie, La Petite Fleur, Moores Clothing For Men, Real Wedding Stories, Sophie's Gown Shoppe, Whistle Bear Golf Club
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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Venue: Stratford Country Club | Decor: Devine Wedding Design

{Design Palette} Garden Themed Weddings by Devine Wedding Design

This gorgeous photo shoot was designed by Devine Wedding Design (devineweddingdesign.ca) and captured by Sheila Braam Photography (sheilabraam.com) at the Stratford Country Club (stratfordcountryclub.ca) Devine Wedding Design’s unique creation was inspired by the garden-themed weddings which are taking the wedding scene by storm. They describe how incorporating greenery can transform any room into an eye-catching wonderland, especially […]

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{Expert Tip} Brentwood Livery tells us how you can arrive in style to your wedding

Photo above: Gary Evans Photography We wanted to know why having a limo on your wedding day was so important and what the advantages are, so we went straight to our friends at Brentwood Livery (brentwoodlivery.ca) to get there expert opinion! Planning a wedding can seem overwhelming at times. There are a multitude of details to […]

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Photo: Brian Limoyo Photography | Venue: Whistle Bear Golf Club

{Reality Wedding Story} Romantic Boho at Whistle Bear | Jennifer & Brandon

Jennifer and Brandon took on all the details for their romantic boho chic wedding! From the invitations to individual handwritten notes for each guest, you can see the love and work they poured into their special day! Every detail was thought out and it represented everything they wanted their wedding day to be. Bride & […]

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{Trends} Something Blue Wedding DJ’s Shares Top Hits for Garter Toss

Looking for ideas for songs to play during your Garter Toss? Something Blue Wedding DJ’s (somethingblueweddingdjs.com) shares their top hit songs for Garter Tosses, as requested by so many of this year’s brides and grooms… Fav Garter Toss Songs! The Stripper by David Rose Legs by ZZ Top You Sexy Thing by Hot Chocolate Too […]

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{Reality Wedding Story} Simple Rustic Elegance | Kristin & Kyle

Kristin and Kyle love adventure and the outdoors and they really wanted to bring all of those elements that they love into their wedding day! With classic rustic touches and beautiful green views they were able to bring their dream vision to life… Bride and Groom: Kristin Doering & Kyle Huff Wedding Date: July 16, […]

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{Trends} Something Blue Wedding DJ’s Shares Top Hits for Bouquet Toss

Looking for ideas for songs to play during your Bouquet Toss? Something Blue Wedding DJ’s (somethingblueweddingdjs.com) shares their top hit songs for Bouquet Tosses, as requested by so many of this year’s brides and grooms… Fav Bouqet Toss Songs! Single Ladies by Beyonce   Man I Feel Like A Woman by Shania Twain Girls Night Out […]

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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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