{reality wedding} The only real theme was “love” for DIY Innisfil/Vaughan Ontario wedding

Laurie and Michael took a hands-on approach to their energetic, winter wedding in Innisfil and Vaughan Ontario. From mason jars to hand made centrepieces, this couple made creativity, love and their guests enjoyment, their top priorities. Photography: Niki Patel – HRM Photography (review) Bride & Groom: Laurie Gregory and Michael Stevanovic Wedding Date: February 14th, 2015 […]

Authentic Arrangements, David's Bridal, Good Vibrations, HRM Photography, Moores Clothing For Men, Paradise Banquet Halls, pink colour, Real Wedding Stories

{reality wedding} Ashley & Daniel’s Elegant and Classic wedding in Toronto, ON

Spontaneous Spring snow storms, months of long distance wedding planning and some gorgeous wedding photos are just a few of our favourite things in Ashley & Daniel’s elegant, classic reality wedding story. From the stunning venue encompassing brick and beam design to the elegant reception décor – gold table runners, gold chivari chairs and lit by […]

HRM Photography, Hudson’s Bay Company, Indochino Custom Menswear, Kingston Road Flower Market, Mobile Makeovers, ModCloth, Real Wedding Stories, Something Blue DJs, Tadashi Shoji, The Wedding Cake Shoppe, Torrie Armstrong Hair, Windsor Bridal, With Love Bridal Boutique

Budgeting That Makes Sense ~ Toronto | 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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Red Tape Made Easy for Toronto Brides

Paperwork you need to know about before you get married in Toronto, 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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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 […]

Ancaster Mill, Anne Edgar Photography, barn and farm weddings, Best Western PLUS Lamplighter Inn and Conference Centre, Bingemans, Brent Foster, Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory, Cambridge Mill, Casa Loma, Cedar Ridge Farm, Chelsea Hotel, Dudek Photography, Dundee Country Club, Elm Hurst Inn & Spa, Elsie Perrin Williams Estate, Fanshawe Pioneer Village, Fantasy Farm, favourite things, fireplaces, FireRock Golf Club, fountains, gazebo, George Brown House, Graydon Hall Manor, Grey Silo Golf Club, Hart House, Harvest Table at Arrowwood Farm, Hessenland Country Inn, historical architecture, HRM Photography, huron county spotlight, Ivey Spencer Leadership Centre, Lake Huron weddings, mecreative, NithRidge Estate Weddings & Events, ontario beach weddings, Ontario's West Coast, outdoor ceremonies, outdoor receptions, patio spaces, Pine Knot Golf & Country Club, rustic weddings, The Slit Barn, Toronto Botanical Garden, vineyards, waterfalls, waterside ceremony spaces, Whistle Bear Golf Club
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8 Critical mistakes most couples make when choosing their wedding entertainment

Expert Tip by David Fraser, DCF Wedding Music (dcfweddingmusic.com) Having performed at over 1500 events (weddings, corporate parties, private concerts and public performances), David has observed hundreds of people managing events. The experience he’s gained through his career as a guitar player and singer can be challenging at times. Below read through his top 8 list of mistakes […]

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Becky & Ben's GTA Wedding ~ Ceremony: La Maquette Restaurant | Reception: {made} by Madrigal | Photo: Brian Limoyo Photography

{reality wedding story} Modern Day Urban Love Story | Becky & Ben

Becky and Ben’s wedding was a unique, fashion forward event which took place at La Maquette Restaurant and {made} by Madrigal in Toronto. Ben, who is from Manhattan, and Becky, who is from Waterloo, met teaching abroad in Nicaragua. Together, they created a modern day love story. Ceremony: La Maquette Restaurant, Toronto (lamaquette.com) Reception Venue: {made} […]

{made} by Madrigal, ASOS, Berkley Events, Brian Limoyo Photography, Chelsea Hotel, DJ Scratchez, La Maquette Restaurant, Michael Hill, Real Wedding Stories, Sophie's Gown Shoppe, The Cake Box, The Last Detail
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{gallery} Sweet Cake Design Ideas

Cake Design Gallery Sweet tables, chalkboard style cakes, gold trimmed vintage style cakes, cakes in the shape of R2-D2 or the Stanley Cup… accents ranging from statement florals and strings of pearls to antique cake stands, designing your cake display can be sweet! This gallery is filled with cake design ideas we love, thanks to our friends […]

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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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{trends} Best for Bride’s Wedding Fashion Forecast for 2017

If you’re shopping for your wedding dress, you’re going to fall in love with 2017’s hottest wedding fashions! From necklines to colour, the bridal fashion team from Best for Bride (bestforbride.com) – located in Toronto, Etobicoke, Barrie and Hamilton – brings you this list of the top trends in bridal fashion for soon-to-be brides. Good to know Best […]

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Outdoor Tent Wedding at Miller Lash House

A Whimsical Outdoor Wedding Day at Miller Lash House

Aimee Michelle Gilbert & Nicholas James Kenney | July 11, 2015 | Aimee had dreamed about a white tent wedding since she was a little girl. When she and Nicholas saw the Miller Lash House (♥) (millerlashhouse.ca), they knew it would be their venue. Aimee explains, “Miller Lash House is an old estate home and […]

Becker's Bridal & Formal, Coquette Studios, Dawna Boot Makeup, Enville, Event Rental Group, Kate Spade, Kensington Market, Miller Lash House, outdoor ceremony, outdoor receptions, outdoor wedding, Pearl Bridal House, Real Wedding Stories, Ten•2•Ten Photography, tent weddings, Tom's Place
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
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{Reality Engagement Story} A Surprise Holiday Proposal Caught on Camera

This beautiful proposal story was weeks in the making. Vincent called Lindsay at HRM Photography (www.hrmphotography.com) before he planned to pop the question to his girlfriend of seven years. Vincent and Angela were in Toronto visiting family for the holidays when the proposal took place. Vincent took Angelina out for dinner at one of their favourite dining […]

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{Venue Feature} The Ontario Heritage Centre: A Match Made in Heritage

Tucked away in the heart of Toronto’s financial district, the Ontario Heritage Centre (www.heritagetrust.on.ca) is a gateway into another era. As you stroll along Adelaide street, this four-storey building catches your eye with its striking Beaux-Arts exterior, complete with arched windows, garlands and decorative columns. Step inside, and you’re instantly transported into early 20th century sophistication. […]

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{Reality Wedding Story} Cozy Country Wednesday Wedding at Gambrel Barn

Country Heritage Park’s Gambrel Barn (countryheritagepark.com) in Milton, ON was the location for Jake & Corynn’s wedding day. Corynn says,“Jake and I are very down to earth people with country roots. It’s where we feel most at home. We always wanted a barn wedding, and this place is on the escarpment with 80+ acres of […]

B.O.S.S DJ, barn and farm weddings, Country Heritage Park’s Gambrel Barn, David's Bridal, From the 12th Line, From the Potting Shed, Latte Productions Photography, Lelo Artistry, Mid-Knight Catering, Real Wedding Stories, rustic weddings, Taylor’s Bridal Boutique, The Wedding Ring ONTARIO Magazine Spring/Summer 2017, Tip Top Tailors
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{Expert Tip} Top Wedding Dress Shopping Tips from Best for Bride

Wedding dress shopping is as tedious as it is thrilling! But don’t be discouraged. You can improve your chances at finding “The Dress” quickly, when you plan well for your shopping trip.  The bridal experts at Best for Bride (www.bestforbride.com) suggest the following tips for brides who will soon begin their wedding dress search. Start […]

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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, […]

Belmont Flowers, destination weddings, Elfreda Dalby Photography, Gary Evans Photography, Have Heart Photography, HRM Photography, Julie Nicole Photography, Spirits Intrigued Photography
Photo: Julie Broadbent Photography | Venue: The Gladstone Hotel

{Reality Wedding Story} Boho meets Rustic | Laura & Christopher

From the UK to Toronto! Laura and Christopher had an unforgettable wedding that incorporated lots of love that was evident in all of the DIY projects that they took on. With the Toronto skyline as their backdrop they had an amazing wedding day… Bride &  Groom: Laura Dawson and Christopher Emms Wedding Date: September 10th, […]

Bridal Hair Collective, David's Bridal, Ditsy Chic, Gladstone hotel, Julie Broadbent Photography, Mobile Makeovers, Not On The High Street, Real Wedding Stories, Suit Direct, The Harrogate Wedding Lounge, The Rose Pros, The Wedding Cake Shoppe, Topman
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{Design Palette} Bride and Groom get Royal Treatment at their Medieval Times Wedding

Carlee and Tyler’s wedding made history of its own thanks to a fun and unique location: Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament in Toronto! The couple surely received the royal treatment while dining on medieval themed food and witnessing the horses do trick and jousters do… well… jousting! Something tells us they were crowned King and […]

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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} Gatsby, Glitter & Glass

Courtney Thack and Dean Thorpe’s theme for their wedding theme was ‘Glitter and ‘Glass’. Courtney explains, “It was a play on Great Gatsby without being so specific. The inspiration came because I wanted to have an elegant affair, something like a glamorous cocktail party where people could feel regal.” The couple tied the knot in […]

Allure Photography, Freeman's Formalwear, Opening Night Flowers, Real Wedding Stories, The UDDER WAY Artisan Cheese Company, The Wedding Ring Ontario Magazine Fall/Winter 2017
Decor: Joie De Vivre | Photo: Take One Photography

Roses, orchids & expert decor made this outdoor garden wedding a dream come true

Jessica and Neil envisioned a lovely outdoor garden wedding, filled with their family and friends. They achieved this vision with a pastel colour palette and the help of the incredible team of decorators at Joie De Vivre Events and Decor (www.jdveventdecor.com). Jessica says, “Our décor team made sure to fulfill all our wishes, lots of flowers and […]

Beautimark Pro, Canadian Cancer Society, Credit Valley Golf and Country Club, Dee Dee Jays, Erinoakkids, Joie de Vivre Events & Decor, La Casa Dolce, Moores Clothing For Men, Polkadot Paper Shop, Real Wedding Stories, Saratina Bridal Boutique, Stella & Dot, Take One Photography, The Dessy Group

Exhibitors at The Ring’s Milton Wedding Expo, Mar 2018 @ Milton Banquet & Conference Centre

GET LOCAL & PLAN FABULOUS WITH WEDDING VENDORS FROM WITHIN YOUR COMMUNITY. The Expo’s exhibitors are local, fabulous wedding vendors who are excited to get involved in your wedding. One great venue filled with exhibitors who have come together to create a show that will inspire, entertain and educate you on all things weddings.  

Angie's Bridal Boutique, Arbonne, BluBooth, Cake Lovers Unite, Cater me Please, Celine Laser Clinic, Chefs Delight, DCF Wedding Music, Doug Wolters Photography, Enduring Promises, Financial Diva, Flashpoint Photobooth, It Works!, Joie de Vivre Events & Decor, Judy Nguyen Photography, Linden Fashion Jewellery Boutique, Luxiar Wedding Photography, Mary Kay, Maximum Music DJ Service, Milton Banquet & Conference Centre, Moores Clothing For Men, Oakville & Milton Humane Society, Periwinkle Plaid Events & Decor, PhotoInk Photography, Plan it with Confidence, Quantum Sound Entertainment, Senegence, The Healthy Family Chiropractic, Wildhorse Collection

{review} HRM Photography

Energy, excitement and fabulous love stories are contagious at award-winning wedding photography studio, HRM Photography When Heather, Niki or Lindsay walk into a wedding, it’s with pure excitement for their clients’ love story, a contagious energy that gets everyone smiling, and a commitment to capturing the sought-after “goosebump” moments that will most certainly happen throughout […]

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{review} Mango Studios

High fashion & contemporary photojournalism make Mango Studios a leader in Toronto weddings Far before we met Mango Studios in person, we knew Mango Studios. The photography house (and gallery) is a leader in the Toronto wedding photography community, a well-earned designation having turned high fashion and contemporary photojournalism into an option for any Toronto […]

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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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