Beauty of the Barn | Taylor & Dan {real wedding story}

BRIDE & GROOM: Taylor Scott & Dan Hurley WEDDING DATE: June 13th, 2020 CEREMONY LOCATION: The Lavender Farm (www.thelavenderfarm.ca) Ayr, ON RECEPTION LOCATION: Private Property PHOTOGRAPHY: Brian Limoyo Photography (♥) (www.brianlimoyoweddings.com) Kitchener, ON “The Lavender Farm provided us with a list of recommended vendors. As we were looking for bartenders, we came across Brian Limoyo […]

Brian Limoyo Photography, COVID-19, Creative Images Hair Studio, Fresh Look Design, Moore's Menswear, Real Wedding Stories, Real Wedding Story, Sophie's Gown Shoppe, The Lavender Farm, Vu Music

Until the Very End | Victoria & Alora {real wedding story}

BRIDE & BRIDE: Victoria Sebben & Alora Keers WEDDING DATE: September 19th, 2020 LOCATION: Alora’s parents’ house, Everett, ON PHOTOGRAPHY: Fedora Media (www.fedoramedia.com) Cambridge, ON COLOUR PALETTE: “We had a Harry Potter-themed reception, with 4 long tables, each representing a Harry Potter house and a head table which had a colour from each house. It […]

Barrie Flower, Bing Bone BBQ, COVID-19, Fedora Media, Helen's Bridal, LGBTQ+, Real Wedding Stories, Real Wedding Story, The Cutting Edge, The Wedding Ring Magazine January 2021: Covid Edition

A Covid Union | Jessica & Monty {Real Wedding Story}

BRIDE & GROOM: Jessica Lee & Monty Mak WEDDING DATE: August 23rd, 2020 LOCATION: Royal Canadian Yacht Club (www.rcyc.ca) Toronto, ON PHOTOGRAPHY: DA Photography (www.daphotostudio.com) Guelph, ON “Monty and I know NOTHING about photography but the one thing that was important to me was having good photos. So I knew that we were going toneed […]

Cake Crown, COVID-19, DA Photography, Karina Lemke Wedding & Event Design, Loulabar, Real Wedding Story, Royal Canadian Yacht Club, St. Clair Flowers, The Village Seamstress, The Wedding Ring Magazine January 2021: Covid Edition, United Entertainment DJ

Jewel Tone Beauty | Bridget & Christopher {Real Wedding Story}

BRIDE & GROOM: Bridget & Christopher Sullivan WEDDING DATE: October 10th, 2020 LOCATION: Best Western PLUS Stoneridge Inn & Conference Centre (♥) (stoneridgeinn.com) & The Rose Chapel (rosechapel.ca), London, ON “We wanted a smaller intimate venue and one that could host both the ceremony and reception. When we toured the Rose Chapel and Stoneridge reception […]

Best Western PLUS Stoneridge Inn and Conference Centre, Hair by Amanda Fleming, Lavender Bridal, McLennan Flowers, Melissa Kerry Photography, Music Central Entertainment, Pristine Olive, Real Wedding Stories, The Wedding Ring Magazine January 2021: Covid Edition, Tulle Tyme

One Love | Omar & Raymond {Real Wedding Story}

GROOM & GROOM: Raymond & Levon “Omar” Darby WEDDING DATE: December 8th, 2018 LOCATION: Royal York United Church (ryru.ca) Etobicoke, ON PHOTOGRAPHY: Rabbat Photography (rabbatphoto.com) Toronto, ON“We chose Danielle to photograph our wedding because we knew her from Royal York United Church, which helped sponsor us. My favourite photos were the ones we took inside […]

LGBTQ+, Rabbat Photography, Real Wedding Stories, Real Wedding Story, Royal York United Church, The Wedding Ring Magazine January 2021: Covid Edition

{Real Wedding Story} Four Leaf Clover | Jessica & Cody

BRIDE & GROOM: Jessica & Cody McMullin WEDDING DATE: September 26th, 2020 LOCATION: Paletta Mansion (palettalakefrontmansion.com), Burlington, ON PHOTOGRAPHY: Judy Nguyen Photography (judynguyenphoto.com) Toronto, ON “She was outgoing, fun; and overall excited to shoot for us. We first did our engagement photos with her that turned out beautifully, and we just knew our wedding photos […]

David's Bridal, Heirlooms Bridal Shoppe Inc., Paletta Mansion, Real Wedding Stories, Real Wedding Story, Something Blue DJs, The Wedding Ring Magazine January 2021: Covid Edition, Tolo Clothier, Westdale Florists

Hunter & Trey {engagement story}

Nearlyweds:  Hunter Markle & Trey Smith-Craig Together for: 4 years Tell us your story!: “2020 has been a year like no other for everyone. The start of our 3rd year together was shadowed by the passing of several family members and our relationship was challenged. In the coming months of social isolation and physical distancing, we […]

COVID-19, engagement stories

Rebecca & Connor {engagement story}

Nearlyweds:  Rebecca Long & Connor Hayes Engagement Photos: Digital Daydreams Photography Together for: 6.5 years Tell us your story!: “Connor and I went to high school together, but failed to see just how perfect we would fit! I reached out to him on Facebook after I had graduated and he ended up asking me on our first date. […]

engagement stories

Liz & Rob {real wedding story}

Bride & Groom: Liz & Rob BadleyPhotographer: Honey Photography (www.honeyphotos.ca)Wedding Date: 21-Nov-2020Original Guest #: 40Original Budget: 10,000What was your original plan?: “We were to be married in Cayo Santa Maria Cuba with 40 of our close friends and family.”Ceremony & Reception Location: Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory (www.cambridgebutterfly.com)Colour Palette: Marine (navy) Blue and Amethyst Tell us your […]

Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory, COVID-19, David's Bridal, Elegant Cakes, Flowers & Florist, Graces Hair, Honey Photography, Moores Clothing For Men, Real Wedding Stories, Real Wedding Story, Sophie's Gown Shoppe

Maggie & Dan {real wedding story}

Bride & Groom: Maggie Horsburgh & Dan DeruytterWedding Date: 12-Sep-2020Photographer: DA Photography (daphotostudio.com) Wedding Ceremony: Doon ChapelWedding Reception: NithRidge Estate Weddings and Events (eventdepot.ca/nithridge-estate) Original Guest #: 150Original Budget: $15,000What was your original plan?: “We are #RepeatOffenders so our original plan to was to invite all of our friends and simply have a party. We […]

Buds and Blooms, COVID-19, DA Photography, Doon Chapel, Elida C. Hair, Event Depot, Gourmet Chef at Your Table, Inflated Ego Balloon Entertainment, Knot Too Shabby Consignment Wedding Boutique, La Creme, NithRidge Estate Weddings & Events, Pearl Girl Make Up, Rev. Joe Amaral, Stars Men's Shops, Taylor’s Bridal Boutique, Thunderstorm Productions

Kortney & Patrick {real wedding story}

Bride & Groom: Kortney Weichel & Patrick SchmidtPhotographer: Anne Edgar Photography (anneedgarphoto.com)Wedding Date: 08-Aug-2020Original Guest #: 115Original Budget: $50,000What was your original plan?: “Our original plan was to get married inside a church (Church of the Holy Saviour, Waterloo) and have our reception at THEMUSEUM (Downtown Kitchener). We ended up having a small intimate outdoor […]

Church of the Holy Saviour, COVID-19, Creme Couture, David's Bridal, Fresh Look Design, Gadsbys Clothing, Holly Wasser Hair | Bridal | Makeup, Indulge Catering, Jaime McClintock Events, Meghan Barbour Makeup Artist, Red Bicycle Paper Co, Spin Doctors Productions, The Cake Box, THEMUSEUM

Sophie & Ryan {real wedding story}

Bride & Groom: Sophie & Ryan Chubb Photographer: Bride’s best friend, Anne Lecomte (@elann.comete) Wedding Date: 11-Jul-2020 Original Guest #: 200 Original Budget: $30,000 What was your original plan?: “We were supposed to have an international wedding at Madsens Greenhouse (madsens.ca) in Newmarket with 200 guests including 50 people from Belgium.” Ceremony Location: Groom’s parents’ […]

COVID-19, Madsen's Greenhouse Banquet & Chapel, Memories Bridal, Real Wedding Stories, Real Wedding Story

Meghan & Brett {real wedding story}

Bride & Groom: Meghan & Brett Wingfield Wedding Date: July 11, 2020 Photographer: Beatrice Elford Photography (beatriceelford.com) Original Guest #: 140 Original Budget: $25,000 What was your original plan?: “Our original plan was to have the ceremony at my home church in Paris, Ontario (Cedarview Church). The ceremony was to be short and simple, then […]

Beatrice Elford Photography, Cinema 120, COVID-19, Giles Catering, Now & Always, Real Wedding Stories, Real Wedding Story

Sharad & Hasnat {real wedding story}

Bride & Groom: Sharad Protiti & Hasnat Khan Wedding Date: 22-Aug-2020 Photographer: Woodgate Photography (woodgatephotography.com) Original Guest #: 1000 Original Budget: $40,000 What was your original plan?: “Our original plan was to get married in Bangladesh on 1st January, 2021. The whole arrangement would have 3 parts: A turmeric ceremony, a wedding ceremony and a […]

COVID-19, Real Wedding Stories, Real Wedding Story, Woodgate Photography

Amelia & Nick {real wedding story}

Bride & Groom: Amelia & Nick Sarantakos Wedding Date: Sept 26, 2020 Photographer: Jorge Polio Photography (jorgepoliophotography.com) Original Guest #: 115 Original Budget:$29,000 What was your original plan?: “Our original plan was more or less the same as what we went ahead with, but on a larger scale and with the ability to have a […]

Collins Clothiers, COVID-19, Garden Gate and Florals, Hessenland Inn, Jorge Polio Photography, Music Central Entertainment, NJS Design Event & Party Rentals, Real Wedding Stories, Real Wedding Story, Sophie's Gown Shoppe, Taylor’s Bridal Boutique, Teased Bridal, Top Knots and Gloss, Yunco Weddings

Erica & Frank {real wedding story}

Bride & Groom: Erica Boccia & Frank Daigle Photographer: Purple Tree Wedding Photography (purpletree.ca) Videographer: Twan Productions (facebook.com/twanproduction) Wedding Date: 21-Mar-2020 Original Guest #: 80 What was your original plan?: “Ceremony and reception at the Village Loft at Bayview Village. We are both the first children from either family to get married so it was […]

Anthony Passero Salon, COVID-19, Hudson’s Bay Company, Hurst Bakery, Kleinfeld Bridal Boutique Canada, Oliver & Bonacini, Purple Tree Wedding Photography, Real Wedding Stories, Real Wedding Story, The Polka Dot Paper Shop, Twan Productions, Village Loft

Marko & Marly {real wedding story}

Bride & Groom: Marko Laban & Marly Faltas Photographer: Creative Photos GTA (creativephotos.ca) Wedding Date: September 7th Original Guest #: 250 Original Budget: $40,000 What was your original plan?: “We originally scheduled our wedding on May 31st, 2020. We planned it over two years ago and originally were planning to have 250 people at the […]

4MenUnited, COVID-19, Creative Photos, Decor By Silvia Elegant Event Design, Irresistible Cakes, Nana Couture Bridal Boutique, Real Wedding Stories, Real Wedding Story, Robert Hair Salon, Swan Wedding & Event Decor, The Church of The Virgin Mary and Saint Athanasius, The Venetian

Steph & Tara {real wedding story}

Bride & Bride: Steph Walter & Tara Piper Photographer: Lyn Schmidt Photography (www.lsphotography.biz) Wedding Date: June 23, 2018 Guest #: 75 Ceremony & Reception Location: Imperio Banquet Hall (www.imperiobanquethall.com) Officiant: Something New Officiant (somethingnewofficiant.ca) Colour Palette: Pastel rainbow Tell us your story!: “I began a new journey in life, one that started with recovery. I never knew what that choice would bring […]

Imperio Banquet Hall, LGBTQ+, Lyn Schmidt Photography, Something New Officiant

Alex & Tyler {real wedding story}

Bride & Groom: Alex Antle & Tyler Bennett Photographer: Hatt Photography (hattphotography.com) Wedding Date: September 5, 2020 Guest #: 5 Ceremony Location: Gros Morne Mountain (www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/nl/grosmorne/activ/experiences/randonnee-hiking/mgm-gmm) Colour Palette: “The theme of our wedding centered around love for the land and culture. We spent our entire wedding day hiking to the top of Gros Morne Mountain, […]

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Tiffany & Kiana {real wedding story}

Bride + Bride: Tiffany & Kiana Hill Photographer: Kelsey Goodwin Photography (kgoodphoto.com) Wedding Date: June 20, 2020 Guest #: 20 Ceremony & Reception Location: The couple’s backyard in Delta, BC (Ladner) Colour Palette: Forest green, white, gold. Theme: Rustic, elegant, botanical. Tell us your story!: “Tiffany proposed to Kiana. It was a surprise proposal where […]

Cascadia Quartet, COVID-19, destination weddings, Il Posto, Jacob Soriano (YAKOBE), Kelsey Goodwin Photography, KGood Photography, LGBTQ+, Lisa’s Bridal, Muse Salon, The Wild Bunch Flower & Foliage

Brooke & Mitchell {real wedding story}

Bride & Groom: Brooke Bettencourt & Mitchell Forster Photographer: Maddie Young Photography (@maddieyoung321) Wedding Date: September 22, 2019 Guest #: 131 Ceremony Location: Victoria Park, Kitchener, ON Reception Location: Victoria Park Pavilion, Kitchener, ON Colour Palette: Sunflowers, burgundy and charcoal grey Tell us your story!: “The first time I saw Mitchell’s beautiful, deep, blue eyes was when I […]

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Sarah & Kevin {real wedding story}

Your Name: Sarah & Kevin Rampelt Wedding Date: September 14, 2019 Guest #: 110 Ceremony & Reception Location: Grey Silo Golf Club (golfnorth.ca/greysilo) Photographer: Stephanie Canada Photography (stephaniecanada.com) Colour Palette: “Our theme was rustic elegance, and our colours were navy, burgundy, and blush with accents of rose gold. We used plenty of florals and greenery along […]

Bricks and Blondes Hair Studio, Grey Silo Golf Club, Loops & Jamzz DJ Productions, Love Daze Designs, Moores Clothing For Men, Real Wedding Stories, Refined Sugar Cakes & Sweets, Servers with a Smile, Stephanie Canada Photography, Taylor’s Bridal Boutique, wedding stories

Rebecca & Michael {real wedding story}

Bride & Groom: Rebecca & Michael Drier  Photographer: Kelly Taylor – The Bridal Lounge Photography (thebridallounge.ca) Wedding Date: July 6, 2019 Guest #: 84 Ceremony & Reception Location: Chicopee Ski & Summer Resort (weddings.discoverchicopee.com) Colour Palette: Blush, Mint, Gold & Rose Gold with antique/wooden accents. “I wanted simple but pretty utilizing some of my family farm and […]

Batora Flora, Boho Beauty Co., Haus of Desserts, Kelly Taylor - The Bridal Lounge Photography, Moores Clothing For Men, Real Wedding Stories, Taylor’s Bridal Boutique, Team Gee Designs & Wedding Planning, Thatch & Fringe, TKO Music DJ Service, wedding stories

Dawnelle & Michael {real wedding story}

Bride & Groom: Dawnelle & Michael Siemon Photographer: Michael Steingard Photography (michaelsteingard.com) Wedding Date: August 17, 2019 Guest #: 220 Ceremony & Reception Location: Private Farm in North Perth Colour Palette: “Gold and ballet pink with lots of greenery! I definitely wanted a summer fresh feeling! We had these gorgeous golden Chiavari chairs that set […]

586 Event Group, David's Bridal, Deb's Hair Design, Jen Pike Makeup, Listowel Greenhouses, Michael Steingard Photography, Moores Clothing For Men, Real Wedding Stories, Taylor’s Bridal Boutique, wedding stories

Alyisha & Kyle {real wedding story}

Bride & Groom: Alyisha & Kyle Delarge Photographer: Photography by Shelly (photographybyshelly.com) Wedding Date: May 15, 2019 Guest #: 25 Ceremony Location: The Wedding Company of Niagara, Calvary Chapel (weddingcompanyniagara.com) Reception Location: The Keg Steakhouse + Bar – Niagara Falls Courtyard Colour Palette: “White and royal blue accents on everything. My flower bouquet was royal […]

Calvary Chapel, Electric Dreams Video, Helen's Bridal, Niagara Falls Courtyard, Photography by Shelly, Real Wedding Stories, The Wedding Company of Niagara, wedding stories

Clare & Tony {real wedding story}

Bride & Groom: Clare & Tony Stevens Photographer: JD Photography (jdphoto.ca) Wedding Date: Oct 26, 2019 Guest #: 250 Ceremony Location: St. Matthews Lutheran Church (stmattskw.com) Reception Location: The Walper Hotel (walper.com) Colour Palette: “Gold and Emerald green with white accents. The hotel that our reception was at had a beautiful gold staircase that inspired […]

Bonsai Creative, David's Bridal, Gadsbys Clothing, JD Photography, Real Wedding Stories, Walper Hotel, wedding stories

Perfectly put together | Andrea & Justin

With dusty purples, light pinks and touches of grey and rose gold, Andrea and Justin had a breathtaking wedding day that was perfectly put together… Married couple: Andrea Hicks and Justin Erratt Wedding Date: August 24th, 2019 Ceremony & Reception Location: Caradoc Sands (caradocsands.ca) “We loved the indoor reception space that could accommodate our large […]

Caradoc Sands, David's Bridal, Grow & Bloom Co., Jamie Bladwin, Kelly Taylor - The Bridal Lounge Photography, MIA Bijoux, Moores Clothing For Men, Music Central Entertainment, Petrov Bridal, Poags Jewellers, Project Carve, Stranos Bakery, Studio 99, Team Dias Ceremonies, Top Knots and Gloss

This is ‘us’ | Hayleigh & Simon

Hayleigh and Simon wanted a wedding day that felt like ‘them’. With a collection of their favourite things from the food to the drinks they were able to take their guests inside their world together… Married couple: Hayleigh & Simon Culliton Wedding Date: September 28, 2019 Ceremony & Reception Location: Revival House (revival.house) in Stratford. […]

Birdy Grey, Bonsai Creative, Cakes by Julie, Channers Men's Apparel, Chocolate Barr's, David + Kara Wedding Imagery, From the Potting Shed, Joseph's Clothiers, Made with Love Bridal, Petite Salon, Real Wedding Stories, Revival House