{design palette} Rustic, Vintage & Romantic

From the Fall/Winter 2013 issue of The Wedding Ring ONTARIO Magazine PHOTOGRAPHY: Spirits Intrigued Photography (review) BRIDE & GROOM: Heidi & John Sasso WEDDING DATE: November 10th, 2012 CEREMONY: Waterloo North Mennonite Church RECEPTION LOCATION: Grey Silo Golf Club (review) COLOURS: Dark purple, rust orange, earthy green and browns BUDGET: $25,000 $$ the most on: The venue, […]

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Budgeting That Makes Sense ~ KW| 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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Photo: Fresh Look Design | Victoria Park Pavilion

{design palette} Vintage DIY & Professional Décor create this polished rustic look

Allison & Andrew wanted a DIY wedding, but they also wanted a polished look, so they knew they needed help from a professional. Ainsley, of Fresh Look Design Event & Wedding Specialist, helped this bride and groom to design the rustic look they were looking for while staying true to their DIY plans. Fresh Look Design says, […]

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{reality wedding} Ashley & Michael’s Fairytale Love story at Hacienda Sarria in Kitchener

Photography: HRM PHOTOGRAPHY (REVIEW) Ashley & Michael’s Happily Ever After began when they were just kids. “Meeting your future husband as young kids and having that childhood friendship blossom into a romance is not something you hear of everyday. It is a love that you read about in books and watch in movies! What I […]

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Red Tape Made Easy for K-W Brides

Paperwork you need to know about before you get married in Kitchener-Waterloo, 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} Why Engagement Sessions are Important

The fifteen or so photographers that make up the large Latte Productions team capture about 175 weddings combined each year. It’s a number that very few wedding photography studios in Ontario reach. And one thing that this many weddings have taught Latte owner, Justin, and his team, is that engagement shoots are critical. Here’s why… […]

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{expert tip} What to Look For in a Limousine Service

An expert tip from Brentwood Livery (brentwoodlivery.ca)(review) as published in the Fall/Winter 2015 issue of The Wedding Ring ONTARIO Magazine Brentwood Livery is a family run business that has been in operation since 1990. It is one of the largest limousine companies found here in K-W and (unlike many large companies) is equally as personable. Brent, […]

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{expert tips} Four Keys to a Killer Dance Party with Wedding DJ Co, Olympic Sound

Expert tip by Olympic Sound Owner (website | review), Jasmyn Vickery-Lancinger 1. List what you love and what you don’t: Sit down with your soul mate and write down your favorite songs together – creating the “must-play list.” Then write out what you absolutely do not want played – your “Don’t you dare list”… Jasmyn recommends, “Once […]

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One Sweet Day, Conestoga Golf & Conference Centre | Photo: Gary's Lens Photography

{reality wedding} One Sweet Day | Emily & Colton

From the Fall/Winter 2015 issue of The Wedding Ring ONTARIO Magazine We had the most perfect day. It was perfect from the weather, right down to the last dance. It was a day that captured who we are as a couple and we were able to share that love with our dearest friends and family. […]

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{favourite things} Décor Rentals

From the Fall/Winter 2015 issue of The Wedding Ring ONTARIO Magazine The team at The Ring is always on the hunt for fabulous finds in wedding items, designs, supplies, and trends. In this feature, we show you one of our absolute favourite ways to make huge design statements within a reasonable budget, all thanks to […]

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{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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{expert tip} DIY Wine 101

If you’ve ever considered making your own wine, this article written alongside James Fields of Vintner’s Cellar Waterloo, will tell you everything you could possibly ever need to know about making your own wine… How much to make (the equation), pricing vs savings, what corkage fees are, links to your liquor license application, what size […]

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{gallery} Wedding Reception Decorating Ideas

Wedding Decorating Photo Gallery | The success of Kitchener-Waterloo area wedding decorator, Decorating Dreams (decoratingdreams.ca), revolves around designing countless wedding dreams each year without losing the personal attention that lets you know you’re truly taken care of here. So if you’re looking for some design ideas to get you started, these experts are a very very good […]

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{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 […]

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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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{reality wedding} A Revival House Love Story | Sarah & Connor

Sarah Brown & Connor Scallon chose to host their many out-of-town guests with a full wedding day in one incredible location, Revival House (website). This venue offers cathedral ceilings, stained glass, heritage and ambiance, offering a destination wedding venue for the quintessential Stratford experience. “Our best wedding decision was going with a venue that was as committed […]

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{reality wedding} Woodsy Winter Wedding at Grey Silo Golf Club

Kailey and Chris Everest’s wedding theme was woodsy winter. “The wood beams and stone fireplace of Grey Silo Golf Club created the perfect cozy atmosphere for our wedding. We incorporated pine cones (with a touch of gold sparkle) in our centre pieces, in wreaths around the room, and in my bouquet and the boutonnieres. The bridesmaids […]

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{reality wedding} Cover Couple Plan Unique London Hunt Club Wedding

Nearly every engaged couple across Ontario has seen the stunning image of Melinda Lee & Selam Kaddory (photographed by Spirits Intrigued Photography), because it is the cover of The Wedding Ring Magazine’s Spring Summer 2016 Ontario Edition. But make no mistake, this image isn’t a pair of gorgeous models. This couple is a real Ontario […]

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{gallery} Beautiful Backdrops with Fresh Look Design

Photo above: Anne Edgar Photography A breathtaking wedding area and head table backdrop can become a focal point for your wedding or event reception. We chose some of our favourite backdrops created by Ainsley, of Fresh Look Design Event & Wedding Specialist (FLD) who specialized in creating incredible weddings through detailed design. In addition to a draped […]

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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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Grey Silo Golf Club Wedding | Photo: Christa O' Connor Photography

{reality wedding} Rustic Fall Elegance at Grey Silo Golf Course

Michelle & Nikki Martin’s gorgeous, Fall, K-W wedding theme was rustic elegance. “We have to say it was inspired by the venue [Grey Silo Golf Course] and the season. We took advantage of the vibrant fall colours as the backdrop of the photographs. Grey Silo has a wonderful stone fireplace, cathedral ceiling and wooden beams […]

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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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{gallery} Bouquet Gallery with Kitchener Florist, Belmont Flowers

Photo above: Anne Edgar Photography If you’re looking for beauty and design inspiration when planning a wedding, you can never get enough of beautiful blooms. Whether in the form of large, lush bouquets or beautiful centrepieces, these are surely among our favourite things as we go about planning an event. Thank goodness that Kitchener Florist, Belmont […]

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Rebel Creek Golf Club 3rd Tee Wedding | Photo: John Van Tran Photography

{reality wedding story} A rustic Rebel Creek love story on the 3rd Tee

The overall theme of Tim and Nicole’s wedding was ‘rustic.’ “Rebel Creek, located in the countryside, provided a perfect venue with a rustic feel. We kept décor quite simple and personal, including sap buckets filled with flowers, mason jars decorated with lace, antique-like décor items, a beautiful barn board head table backdrop we were able to […]

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{fav things} Dramatic ceilings, from chandeliers & lanterns to crystal strands & more

Photo above: Décor: Fresh Look Design | Venue: The Slit Barn | Photo: Anne Edgar Photography If you want to make a dramatic design statement that has the power to take your guests’ breath away, all you have to do is look up. From chandeliers hung from barn beams to Asian lanterns that are strung from […]

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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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