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Canada’s most gorgeous weddings are right here in Southwestern Ontario

Story by TheWeddingRing.ca with reviewed experts in The Ring The cities, villages, lakes and countryside of Southwestern Ontario are home to some of Canada’s most gorgeous events – especially weddings. Even with the growing popularity of destination weddings, for many couples, a home grown wedding is the only way to truly celebrate the beginning of a […]

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Hessenland’s waterfall is a favourite backdrop to Ontario’s best country weddings 

Whether it’s early spring, mid-summer or fall, Hessenland’s surrounding landscape (and beach) offer incredible settings for any wedding, no matter the season. But it’s Hessenland’s waterfall that tops the list for most popular feature. The Hessenland waterfall offers a peacefull, picturesque backdrop for your wedding ceremony or your wedding party photos! More on Hessenland Country […]

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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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Halloween Themed Wedding | Photos: Life is Beautiful Photography | Planning: Day 2 Knight Events

Day 2 Knight’s Halloween Themed Wedding to Die For!

There is the right way to do a Halloween themed wedding and the wrong way. In the case of Jilaine & Dave’s ‘Hallowedding‘ (yes, this is a thing), it was oh so right. A truly gorgeous, ghoulish delight, which took place at Hessenland Country Inn, THIS is how to execute a theme flawlessly – thanks to a […]

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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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Photo: Captured Soul Photography | Venue: Hessenland Country Inn, Ontario's West Coast

{design palette} Destination Ontario West Coast at Hessenland Country Inn

Hessenland Country Inn | Jennifer & Nigel planned a destination wedding on Ontario’s West Coast, handling every detail by email from their home in New Zealand! The result was the perfect day, shared with family and friends. BRIDE & GROOM: Jennifer & Nigel Sampson CEREMONY & RECEPTION LOCATIONS: Hessenland Country Inn (hessenland.com) DESIGN PALETTE: Colours […]

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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 […]

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Venue: Revival House | Photo: Dana Ruby-Martin Photography

{Reality Wedding Story} Modern Elegance at Revival House

Every detail of Carrie and Cory’s wedding was lovingly planned and flawlessly carried out. Their theme’s details began with their unique, beautiful venue, Revival House. They explained, “Revival House offers stained glass windows, cathedral ceilings, gorgeous chandelier…Their food is phenomenal – it is art on a plate and tastes fantastic! We loved that we could […]

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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 […]

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{Design Palette} Couple ties the knot in one of Ontario’s most sought after venues

DESIGN PALETTE | This Stratford Revival House (www.revivalhouse.com) wedding is unique, chic reverant. Bride and groom, Corinne and Hao, celebrated their love story in style, surrounded by friends and family, in one of Ontario’s most sought-after venues. Photographer, Brian Limoyo Photography (brianlimoyoweddings.com) captured the day in this fine-art-meets-photojournalism style. The guys get formal… Beauty & details… A […]

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{Trends} Wedding Design Before & After: From empty hall to gorgeous venue with Devine Wedding Design)

This before and after look at the Mitchell Community Centre is proof that a high quality decorator like Devine Wedding Design (DWD) (devineweddingdesign.ca) is the key to transforming any blank slate type of venue space into your dream wedding location. DWD explains, “Amanda had a vision… she trusted us enough to give us fill creative […]

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Venue: Revival House | Photo: Behind the Sceens Photography

{Reality Wedding Story} Gold, Black & a Touch of Sparkle at Revival House

BRIDE & GROOM: Chelsey Orphan & James Wheeler WEDDING DATE: October 22nd, 2016 LOCATION: Revival House, Stratford (revival.house) “We fell in love with this venue the first time we walked through their door. They offered everything in one location. We loved their cathedral ceilings, stained glass windows, organ bar and amazing food! The staff were […]

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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 […]

Devine Wedding Design, Sheila Braam Photography, Stratford Country Club

{Reality Wedding Story} Couple chooses Revival House for traditional yet modern wedding because it already has everything

Stephanie and Brock wanted a traditional wedding but with a modern twist. Stratford’s Revival House (revival.house) offered the perfect location. With it’s archways and beautiful stained glass they were able to have the wedding they wanted with both modern and traditional elements and that needed little to no decorating. Bride & Groom: Brock Shute and Stephanie Pratt […]

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PAST: You’re invited to an all-about-weddings weekend across SW Ontario!

Sep 25, 2017 | If you’re planning a wedding, want to meet local exhibitors and design your dream day, the team at The Ring is are hosting Wedding Expos in three cities just for you: Brantford, Stratford and Oakville!! Here’s what you’ll want to know/do… 1. Find the event nearest you and register for free tickets […]

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{Reality Wedding Story} Une Histoire D’amour Romantique

From Paris’s Parc Monceau & Lapérouse Restaurant to Stratford’s Revival House, Ontario Wedding Coordinator ties the knot with the love of her life in the wedding of their dreams. Featured in the Fall/Winter 2017 issue of The Wedding Ring ONTARIO Magazine The details… BRIDE & GROOM: Alysha Ford + Tyler Devocht WEDDING DATE: April 26th, […]

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Venue: Stratford Country Club | Photo: Sheila Braam Photography

{Design Palette} Bling, Blue & Blush

Many couples are drawn to the softening beauty of blush palettes for their wedding designs. Blush and pastel colours are stunning on their own, but when mixed with dramatic navy blues, they create an even greater visual impact. The design becomes more textured and complete. In this palette, Devine Wedding Design uses luxe, modern, white […]

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Venue: Stratford Country Club | Photo: Megan Jeanine Photo

{reality wedding story} Springtime in Stratford

BRIDE & GROOM: Taylor & Aaron Keunen WEDDING DATE: May 13th, 2017 CEREMONY LOCATION: The Drayton Reformed Church, Drayton ON RECEPTION LOCATION: Stratford Country Club (♥) (stratfordcountryclub.ca), Stratford, ON “I found the Stratford Country Club on The Wedding Ring website and thought it was absolutely stunning. The natural light, exposed wooden beams & modern features […]

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Sitting Pretty: Chair rental options with Devine Wedding Design

When it comes to chair rentals, there is a plethora of options which could leave you feeling overwhelmed. Devine Wedding Design (devineweddingdesign.ca) is here to tell us what it’s all about! “The first step when deciding on a chair is to consider your overall vision and the ambiance you want to create. We’ve compiled a […]

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Venue: Hessenland | Photo: A Simple Photograph

{review} Hessenland Inn & Schatz Winery

Hessenland Inn & Schatz Winery is the ultimate Ontario West Coast wedding destination offering gazebos, overnight accommodations, waterfalls, lake access and gorgeous in- & outdoor wedding spaces Since 1984, Hessenland Inn & Schatz Winery (www.hessenland.com) has managed to bring heritage, idyllic landscape and refined elegance together with a multitude of ceremony and reception spaces. This […]

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Photo: Have Heart Photography

{expert tip} Marriage License: How much does it cost and where can I get one?

Photo above: Have Heart Photography Marriage License: How much does it cost and where can I get one? Without a marriage license, a wedding is just a really fun party! So if you’re planning a wedding in Ontario you’ll need a marriage license. And while all marriage licenses are created equal, they do vary in […]

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Florals & Décor: Devine Wedding Design | Photo: HRM Photography

{review} Devine Wedding Design

Devine Wedding Design owes popularity to selection, service and incredible prices Having the wedding you’ve always dreamed of is something that Wendy Bennewies, owner of Devine Wedding Design, believes every couple deserves. From backdrops, ceiling drapery and centrepieces to smaller design details such as envelope containers, linens and chair covers that fit into a long […]

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greenery and pops of blush would compliment the wood and gold accents of the venue nicely

A special, elegant Revival House wedding for Lidia and Seaver

Lidia and Seaver wanted a wedding that felt elegant and special. With the unique space that Revival house offers paired with greenery and pops of blush you get that special elegant feeling. Add in a fun wedding party and you have a night to remember!… Bride & Groom: Lidia Imbrogno and Seaver Bulbrook Wedding Date: August […]

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{review} Brentwood Livery, The Limousine People

Brentwood specializes in unforgettable chauffeured service with genuine care towards couples There are no shortage of people who have excellent things to say about the family-run luxury transportation company, Brentwood Livery. In fact, countless brides and other experts in the Kitchener-Waterloo, Cambridge and Guelph areas refer to Brentwood for any formal function deserving of a […]

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Our Favourite Royal Inspired items at Wedsy.ca!

With the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle just around the corner, it got us thinking about our favourite fairy tale inspired items at Wedsy.ca (wedsy.ca)…. MORE ABOUT WESDY.CA | Wedsy.ca (wedsy.ca) is a fresh online wedding shop run by the girls at The Ring (more details in their review in The Ring, here). […]

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Wedsy.ca has some FUN items for your bachelorette party!

Celebrate your bachelorette party in style with some of these Wedsy.ca (wedsy.ca) items that are begging for a party!… MORE ABOUT WESDY.CA | Wedsy.ca (wedsy.ca)is a fresh online wedding shop run by the girls at The Ring (more details in their review in The Ring, here). To find out more, email Wedsy.ca directly using the […]

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The Financial Diva

The Financial Diva tells us what the most important call is when wedding planning

THE MOST IMPORTANT CALL – PLANNING TOGETHER “Your wedding will be one of the most memorable days of your life, but then what? Will it be ‘happily ever after’ or just a great wedding? Will it be debt, crash and burn, or a debt-free, dream life that finds you more in love than ever on […]

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Super Cute Flower Girl Items at Wedsy.ca!

How cute would your little ladies look with these Flower Girl items?!?! There are so many different ways that you can make your flower girl feel special and included in your big day. Check out these super cute items that are available at Wedsy.ca (wedsy.ca)…   MORE ABOUT WESDY.CA| Wedsy.ca (wedsy.ca)is a fresh online wedding […]

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