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, […]

Fresh Look Design, seating chart ideas, The Flower Studio, Victoria Park Pavilion, vintage

{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 […]

DIY wine, Expert Tips, The Wedding Ring Ontario Magazine Spring/Summer 2015, Vintner's Cellar Waterloo

{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 […]

Decorating Dreams, Design Palettes, Galleries, Grey Silo Golf Club, Hacienda Sarria, Steckle Heritage Farm, Stratford Country Club
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

{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 […]

Bingemans, Design Palettes, Gary Evans Photography, Guelph Arboretum, The Creative Bride, The Wedding Ring Ontario Magazine Spring/Summer 2016, York Road Kitchen & Chocolate Bar

{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 […]

Make-Up Artistry by Heather, Mina Bridal Design, Reaction Photography, Real Wedding Stories, Revival House, Shari Langis, The Wedding Ring Ontario Magazine Spring/Summer 2016
Grey Silo Wedding Story | Ray Erwin Photography

{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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{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 […]

Anne Edgar Photography, Design Palettes, Fresh Look Design, Galleries, ribbon backdrops
Photo: Latte Productions Photography

Top 5 Question’s To Ask Your 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
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 […]

Allegro Productions, Christa O'Connor Photography, David's Bridal, fireplaces, Grey Silo Golf Club, LOVE signs, Real Wedding Stories, rustic weddings, The Baking Company Cakes by Christie, The Floral Factory, Wedding Paper Divas
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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Fresh Look Design

{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 […]

Alma Community Centre, Anne Edgar Photography, barn and farm weddings, favourite things, Fresh Look Design, Steckle Heritage Farm, The Slit Barn, Victoria Park Pavilion, Windy Hills Farm
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
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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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
Boho Chic Design Palette by Fresh Look Design | Photos: erwinloewen.com

{design palette} Boho Chic Beauty by Fresh Look Design

A DESIGN PALETTE by Kitchener-Waterloo based Fresh Look Design: Event & Wedding Specialist (♥) (freshlookdesign.ca) with PHOTOGRAPHY by Erwin Loewen Photography (erwinloewen.com) Bride & Groom: Joy & Hainsley • VENUE: Rustic barn in rural Southwestern Ontario • DESIGN CONCEPT, FLORAL, RENTALS & DECOR: Fresh Look Design: Event & Wedding Specialist (♥) (freshlookdesign.ca)  

Design Palettes, Erwin Loewen Photography, Fresh Look Design, rustic weddings, The Wedding Ring Ontario Magazine Fall/Winter 2016
Decorating Dreams

Decorating Dreams shows how to do rustic wedding decor

When you think of vintage, rustic weddings, you think of wood beams, lace overlays and burlap accents. Lori of New Hamburg’s Decorating Dreams (decoratingdreams.ca) says that rustic chic is trending in right now, particularly in Kitchener-Waterloo, Cambridge and surrounding area weddings. From a gigantic inventory of all things weddings, Lori says that using statement backdrops, […]

Decorating Dreams
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: Grey Silo | Photo: HauserWorks Photography

{Reality Wedding Story} Vintage Romance at Grey Silo | Steven & Melanie

Steven and Melanie wanted to bring vintage to life with a ton of romance at their Grey Silo wedding. From the beautiful purples, grey’s and lace throughout the room to the cake and old luggage chest for cards, they definitely achieved the look they were going for! BRIDE & GROOM: Steven & Melanie Weaver WEDDING DATE: July […]

Anatacia's Floral Design, Ballets, David's Bridal, DJ Charlie Clean, Grey Silo Golf Club, HauserWorks Photography, Hollywood Weddings, Kettle Creek Weddings, Leah Craig Events, Real Wedding Stories, Taylor’s Bridal Boutique, Tip Top Tailors, urban bride boutique, Wedsy.ca
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: Elfreda Dalby Photography | Venue: THEMUSEUM

{Reality Wedding Story} New Year’s Eve Wedding at THEMUSEUM

Jane and Kevin have had a true love story since the day they met 6 years ago. Kevin won Jane over with his wicked sense of humour and the two have been having adventures ever since. When it came to planning the wedding, Jane wanted it reflect their fun, easy-going and laid back personalities. Choosing THEMUSEUM […]

Dutch Mill Flower shop, Elfreda Dalby Photography, Leah Craig Events, Milk Man Media, Moores Clothing For Men, Real Wedding Stories, Scran and Dram, THEMUSEUM
Venue: Steckle Hertitage Farm | Photo: Zac Jolliffe Photgraphy

{Reality Wedding Story} Rene & Marty’s rustic wedding vision comes together at Steckle Heritage Farm in Kitchener

Rene + Marty wanted a gorgeous rustic dream wedding day. And when they saw Steckle Heritage Farm, they knew they’d have it. They told The Ring, “It was the first site we looked at and it was also our last. Steckle Farm was absolutely beautiful, everything from the grounds to the buildings.  We wanted something that […]

Bingemans, Forever I Do Wedding Planning & Coordination, Greenway Blooming Centre, Hair.Makeup by Amanda Zack, Real Wedding Stories, Steckle Heritage Farm, Zac Jolliffe Photography
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: Mississauga Convention Center | Decor: Starlet Weddings and Events | Photo: StudioChris

{realty wedding story} Grand Affair at Mississauga Convention Centre

BRIDE & GROOM: Monali Patel & Trevin Bastiampillai WEDDING DATE: August 19th, 2016 CEREMONY: St. Maria Goretti Parish RECEPTION: Mississauga Convention Centre (mississaugaconvention.com) PHOTOGRAPHY: Chris @ StudioChris (studiochris.ca). “Chris did an amazing job with our pictures, and given that this was our second wedding in two weeks as we’d already gone to India for our Hindu […]

Avani Asian Indian Bistro, Mississauga Convention Centre, Real Wedding Stories, Sophie's Gown Shoppe, Starlet Weddings & Events, Studio Chris, The Wedding Ring ONTARIO Magazine Spring/Summer 2017
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, […]

Belmont Flowers, destination weddings, Elfreda Dalby Photography, Gary Evans Photography, Have Heart Photography, HRM Photography, Julie Nicole Photography, Spirits Intrigued Photography
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 […]

Devine Wedding Design, Sheila Braam Photography, Stratford Country Club
Venue: Whistle Bear Golf Club | Photo: Anne Edgar Photography

{favourite things} Grand Stone Fireplace, Rock Fountains, Open Air Chapel & More

Easily reached from bustling cities, yet nestled within the remote countryside, Whistle Bear Golf Club (whistlebear.ca) is the ultimate venue for a getaway wedding feel (without the pricey airfare). A spectacular natural setting – complete with rolling hills, babbling brooks and a commanding forest – offers the privacy and exclusivity owed to any couple on their […]

Anne Edgar Photography, favourite things, fireplaces, fountains, outdoor ceremonies, rustic weddings, Whistle Bear Golf Club