Wedding at Grey Silo Golf Club | Photo: Spirits Intrigued Photography

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

Janelle & Tyler not only personalized countless details of their wedding decor and took on many DIY projects in the process, but they did it all from across the country. This Alberta couple tied the knot in a gorgeous, Kitchener-Waterloo area Grey Silo winter wedding that gave them memories to cherish for a lifetime. It doesn’t […]

barn and farm weddings, Charmed Flowers and Gifts, Grey Silo Golf Club, Real Wedding Stories, Robin Oakes, rustic weddings, Spirits Intrigued Photography, Wedding Dream
Hacienda Sarria Flashmob Dance

Surprise Bridesmaids ‘Flash-Dance’ at Hacienda Sarria

Past Ring brides, Brianne Semple and Laura Darnell, along with other bridesmaids Heidi Harris, Kristin Krokoszynski and Sarah James, performed a surprise bridesmaid flashdance for bride Ashley K’s wedding guests on April 16th, 2016 at Hacienda Sarria (haciendasarria.com). Surprise Bridesmaids FlashDance from Ashley K. on Vimeo. Video: Hungry Boy Productions (hungryboyproductions.com) | Music: Thunderstorm Productions […]

Hacienda Sarria, Hungry Boy Productions, Taylor Jackson Photography, Thunderstorm Productions
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
Fresh Look Design

{favourite things} Using vignettes to dress up your wedding space

Want to take your wedding design to a whole new level? Display small(ish) vignettes throughout your wedding spaces to really play up your wedding theme. So what are vignettes? Vignettes were originally used in home décor and now play a big part in the decorating of gorgeous weddings and venues. Vignettes are essentially a collection of creative, […]

Design Palettes, favourite things, Fresh Look Design, Galleries
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

{reality wedding story} Rebel Creek | Carly & Reighanna

BRIDES: Carly & Reighanna WEDDING DATE: April 1st 2016 CEREMONY & RECEPTION LOCATION: Rebel Creek Golf Club (golfrebelcreek.ca) PHOTOGRAPHY: Emptage Photography (emptagephotos.com) FLORALS: Cameron’s Flower Shop (cameronsflowers.com) ENTERTAINMENT: Ladies On The EDGE CAKE: Custom Cakes by Jaimi Jacklin (facebook.com/jaimiscustomcakes) DJ: Something Blue Wedding DJ (somethingblueweddingdjs.com) BRIDES ATTIRE: David’s Bridal (davidsbridal.ca) BRIDESMAID ATTIRE: David’s Bridal (davidsbridal.ca) BRIDESMEN ATTIRE: Moores […]

Cameron's Flower Shop, Custom Cakes by Jaimi Jacklin, David's Bridal, Emptage Photography, Ladies On The EDGE, Moores Clothing For Men, Real Wedding Stories, Rebel Creek Golf Club, Something Blue DJs
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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Julie & Kevin's Rebel Creek Wedding | Photo: Stan Switalski

{reality wedding story} A Classic Love Story in Black & White | Rebel Creek Golf Club

Julie and Kevin’s overall theme of their Rebel Creek Golf Club wedding was the classic, elegant look. “The decorator we used (Decorating Dreams) had great items that really helped (ie, long black feathers in a tall vase with some sparkly stones for the centrepieces)… Using the outfits worn by my bridesmaids helped – long black […]

586 Event Group, David's Bridal, Decorating Dreams, Kettle Creek Weddings, Moores Clothing For Men, Real Wedding Stories, Rebel Creek Golf Club, Salon on Water, Sophie's Gown Shoppe, Stan Switalski Photography, The Flowersmith
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
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
Venue: Elm Hurst Inn | Hair & Makeup: Selah Vie Luxury Hair & Makeup Artistry

{design palette} Winter Wonder at Elm Hurst

Designing a wedding encompasses countless details; venue style, tablescapes, stationary, floral design, formal wear selection, shoes & accessories, cake design, menu, photography, planning, bridal makeup and hair styling and much more… This Winter Wedding Design Palette took place at Elm Hurst Inn (elmhurstinn.com) with the help of a long list of sought-after local wedding vendors […]

Bonafide Events Studio, Bud Gowan Formal Wear, Design Palettes, Elle Couture, Elm Hurst Inn & Spa, Fancy That Cake, Found Decor Company, Harris Flower Farm, Hatt Photography, Quaint Paper Co., Selah Vie Weddings and Events, The Wedding Ring Ontario Magazine Fall/Winter 2016, wedding style shoots
Erika Snyder Makeup I Calla Studio Photography-CallaStudio

3 secrets for a flawless face on your wedding day, with makeup expert, Erika Snyder

Wedding makeup expert, Erika Snyder (erikasnydermakeup.com), offers on-site makeup for brides across the Kitchener-Waterloo, Cambridge areas and beyond. She has done makeup for magazine shoots, style shoots and, of course, beautiful wedding days. For Erika, it’s about helping brides look incredible & feel like themselves on their wedding day. If anyone knows how to make sure […]

Calla Studios, Erika Snyder Makeup Artist, Herakovic Photography, Lyn Ismael: Evocative Imagery of Love Stories, wedding makeup
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
Photo: StudioChris | Location: Elora

{Expert Tip} The Ultimate E-shoot Locations

From waterfalls and lakeshores to castles and conservation areas… AN EXPERT TIP BY StudioChris (♥) (studiochris.ca) At StudioChris, we are often asked for fabulous engagement shoot location ideas. This is one of our favourite parts of the photography planning process. Often, couples choose to venture outside of the Kitchener-Waterloo area for a fresh backdrop that differs […]

Casa Loma, Studio Chris, 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 […]

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Photo: Michel Borduas Photography |Venue: Revival House

{reality wedding story} The Gatsby era comes to life at Revival House

Kristen and Eric planned a Gatsby style wedding, set amidst a gorgeous venue in downtown Stratford, Ontario – Revival House. Kristen explains, “I used a black and metallic colour scheme with vintage glassware and art deco touches. My dress, along with hair piece and jewellery also had a 20’s feel.” They set the date for October […]

art deco weddings, Ballett's Bridal, Costco, gatsby weddings, Michel Borduas Photography, Moores Clothing For Men, Real Wedding Stories, Revival House, Zehrs
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
Rebel Creek Golf Club

{Reality Wedding Story} Candle Light and Romance Bring This Rebel Creek Wedding To Life

Can you say swoon worthy!?! This wedding screams romantic! Tons of candle light made the perfect backdrop for this evening ceremony. With loads of DIY, Shannon and Mike made their wedding day very personal and all about the love. BRIDE & GROOM: Shannon Poulton-Pauser & Mike Pauser WEDDING DATE: October 15th, 2016 CEREMONY & RECEPTION […]

David's Bridal, Hudson’s Bay Company, La Creme, MAC Cosmetics, Real Wedding Stories, Rebel Creek Golf Club, zazzle
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