Jodi & Jason {real wedding story}

Covid weddings can be a struggle for many couples, charged with emotions, stress, and regulations, it can almost feel as though the classic experience has been ripped away. Given all of the obstacles for couples getting married during the pandemic, Devine Wedding Design has worked hard to make sure couples can have a positive and […]

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The Long Way to Happily Ever After {expert tip}

EXPERT TIP BY KATELYN FANCY, WPICC WEDDING COORDINATOR AT LITTLE MUSHROOM CATERING (www.littlemushroomcatering.ca) Cambridge, ON | Photo above: Chasing Moments Photography COVID-19 was the centre of attention for the vast majority of 2020 and 2021, which has wedding professionals and engaged couples all trying to figure out a “new normal.” Trying to plan one of […]

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Top 10 Tips for Cakes During a Pandemic {expert tip}

EXPERT TIP BY CORINA LUDWIG, PASSION FOR CAKES (www.passionforcakes.com) Victoria, BC | Photo above: Kim Kalyn Photography This year is certainly like no other. While your celebration will surely be a little different, the best news of all… Love is not canceled! Like many businesses, the wedding cake industry is no exception to the changes […]

COVID-19, Expert Tips, Passion for Cakes, The Wedding Ring Magazine January 2021: Covid Edition

Covid Invitation Etiquette {expert tip}

EXPERT TIP BY LIZ KOTSAMANES DESIGNS (www.lizkotsamanesdesigns.ca) Cambridge, ON | Photo above: Chasing Moments Photography | Styling mats: Emily Paints Events From guest list restrictions to meal service to dancing, COVID-19 continues to dramatically change the wedding landscape. Your wedding stationery can help you manage these restrictions while communicating these changes with your guests beautifully […]

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Woodsy Boho {design palette}

BRIDE & GROOM: Kylee & Mackenzie WEDDING DATE: August 29th, 2020 LOCATION: Drysdale’s Tree Farm (www.drysdales.ca) Egbert, ON PHOTOGRAPHY: Heather Hugo Photography (www.heatherhugophotography.ca) Barrie, ON BRIDE ATTIRE: Willowby (www.watters.com/willowby) GROOM ATTIRE: Marks Work Warehouse (www.marks.com) & Moores Clothing for Men (www.mooresclothing.com) OFFICIANT: Irene McCombs (www.facebook.com/rev.irenemccombs) Wasaga Beach, ON DETAILS: “We just wanted simple, no fuss, […]

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Covid and Your 2021 Wedding {expert tip}

EXPERT TIP BY UNMISTAKABLY YOU (www.unmistakablyyou.com) London, ON | Photos: HRM Photography If you’re like 90% of engaged couples right now, you’re freaking out about what your wedding might, could, and won’t look like. First, take a deep breath, and know that you’re not alone. Second, know that there are lots of options you can […]

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Photo: One2one Photography

Cocktail Weddings Post Covid {expert tip}

EXPERT TIP BY LOOPS N JAMMZ DJ PRODUCTIONS (www.loopsnjamzzdjs.com) Kitchener ON | Photo above: One2One Photography We’re all looking forward to the day weddings return in a post-COVIDworld. We’re anticipating big celebrations for 2021 weddings after thevaccine is rolled out, of course. Will these weddings resemble those ofthe past or will 2021 represent the rebirth […]

COVID-19, Expert Tips, Loops & Jamzz DJ Productions, The Wedding Ring Magazine January 2021: Covid Edition

Simple, Intimate, Perfect | Cait & Mike {real wedding story}

BRIDE & GROOM: Cait & Mike Abramovitz WEDDING DATE: September 11th, 2020 LOCATION: Langdon Hall (www.langdonhall.ca), Cambridge, ON PHOTOGRAPHY: Gary Evans Photography (www.gary-evans.ca) Kitchener, ON “I had already been following Gary on Instagram before we had even started wedding planning. He was always the clear choice for us.” – C GUEST #: 18 COLOUR PALETTE: […]

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Amanda & Gavin {real wedding story}

Bride & Groom: Amanda Owen & Gavin MoynaughPhotographer: Lisa Rivard PhotographyWedding Date: 12-Sep-2020Original Guest #: 40Original Budget: $25,000 What was your original plan?: “Our original plan was to get married at the Riu Ocho Rios in Jamaica. We had planned to marry on the beach at sunset with our closest friends and family present. Our reception […]

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Modern Romeo & Juliet | Tara & Trevor (real wedding story)

BRIDE & GROOM: Tara & Trevor Cragg WEDDING DATE: April 4th, 2020 LOCATION: “Our friend’s balcony where we met!”-T PHOTOGRAPHY: Kelsie Kathleen Photo + Cinema (www.kelsiekathleen.com) Guelph, ON GUEST #: 4 BRIDE ATTIRE: Sash & Bustle Bridal Boutique (www.sashandbustle.com) Toronto, ON GROOM ATTIRE: Outlooks for Men (www.outlooksformen.com) FLORAL: “My friend Lauren and I purchased the […]

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Beauty of the Barn | Taylor & Dan {real wedding story}

BRIDE & GROOM: Taylor Scott & Dan Hurley WEDDING DATE: June 13th, 2020 CEREMONY LOCATION: The Lavender Farm (www.thelavenderfarm.ca) Ayr, ON RECEPTION LOCATION: Private Property PHOTOGRAPHY: Brian Limoyo Photography (♥) (www.brianlimoyoweddings.com) Kitchener, ON “The Lavender Farm provided us with a list of recommended vendors. As we were looking for bartenders, we came across Brian Limoyo […]

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Until the Very End | Victoria & Alora {real wedding story}

BRIDE & BRIDE: Victoria Sebben & Alora Keers WEDDING DATE: September 19th, 2020 LOCATION: Alora’s parents’ house, Everett, ON PHOTOGRAPHY: Fedora Media (www.fedoramedia.com) Cambridge, ON COLOUR PALETTE: “We had a Harry Potter-themed reception, with 4 long tables, each representing a Harry Potter house and a head table which had a colour from each house. It […]

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A Covid Union | Jessica & Monty {Real Wedding Story}

BRIDE & GROOM: Jessica Lee & Monty Mak WEDDING DATE: August 23rd, 2020 LOCATION: Royal Canadian Yacht Club (www.rcyc.ca) Toronto, ON PHOTOGRAPHY: DA Photography (www.daphotostudio.com) Guelph, ON “Monty and I know NOTHING about photography but the one thing that was important to me was having good photos. So I knew that we were going toneed […]

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Wedding Gown Shopping During Covid {Expert Tip}

EXPERT TIP BY TAYLOR’S BRIDAL BOUTIQUE (www.taylorsbridal.com) To stay safe during your dress shopping experience, Taylor’s BridalBoutique has come up with tips to help you feel prepared! 1. Do research on which boutiques you want to visit and the dresses you want to try. Make sure that the boutique you chose is an authorized retailer […]

COVID-19, Expert Tips, Taylor’s Bridal Boutique, The Wedding Ring Magazine January 2021: Covid Edition

The Benefits of a Micro Wedding or Elopement

Guest post by Amy at Unmistakably You | Photo: HRM Photography Let’s not sugar-coat it. Covid SUCKS. The uncertainty, the constant state of flux, the inability to plan more than a few days in advance… these are all things that make wedding planning tough. As the 2021 wedding season approaches, it’s becoming increasingly apparent that […]

COVID-19, Elopements, micro wedding, Unmistakably You

Hunter & Trey {engagement story}

Nearlyweds:  Hunter Markle & Trey Smith-Craig Together for: 4 years Tell us your story!: “2020 has been a year like no other for everyone. The start of our 3rd year together was shadowed by the passing of several family members and our relationship was challenged. In the coming months of social isolation and physical distancing, we […]

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gingerbread cookie tree centrepiece

It’s all about the Gingerbread!

While this year may feel a little different, there are some traditions that will keep our spirits bright, our bellies happy and bring a smile to our faces. This holiday season, PASSION FOR CAKES shares their best gingerbread holiday recipe. Keep the kids busy, make an edible treat and create a gingerbread tree that the […]

COVID-19, Gingerbread, Passion for Cakes
Gingerbread house

Gingerbread House: Home for the Holidays!

While this year may feel a little different, there are some traditions that will keep our spirits bright, our bellies happy, and bring a smile to our faces. This holiday season, PASSION FOR CAKES shares their best gingerbread holiday house recipe. Keep the kids busy, make decorations for your tree, and create a gingerbread house […]

COVID-19, Gingerbread, Passion for Cakes

Liz & Rob {real wedding story}

Bride & Groom: Liz & Rob BadleyPhotographer: Honey Photography (www.honeyphotos.ca)Wedding Date: 21-Nov-2020Original Guest #: 40Original Budget: 10,000What was your original plan?: “We were to be married in Cayo Santa Maria Cuba with 40 of our close friends and family.”Ceremony & Reception Location: Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory (www.cambridgebutterfly.com)Colour Palette: Marine (navy) Blue and Amethyst Tell us your […]

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Favourite Ways To Celebrate A Honeymoon Staycation

Favourite Ways To Celebrate A Honeymoon Staycation is a guest post by Jennifer Grappa Photo above, source: Canva The concept of a honeymoon ‘staycation’ may seem new to many travelers this year, but as far back as 2017, around 53% of Canadians surveyed said they would be staying in their country for their vacations, and […]

COVID-19, honeymoon, staycation

Maggie & Dan {real wedding story}

Bride & Groom: Maggie Horsburgh & Dan DeruytterWedding Date: 12-Sep-2020Photographer: DA Photography (daphotostudio.com) Wedding Ceremony: Doon ChapelWedding Reception: NithRidge Estate Weddings and Events (eventdepot.ca/nithridge-estate) Original Guest #: 150Original Budget: $15,000What was your original plan?: “We are #RepeatOffenders so our original plan to was to invite all of our friends and simply have a party. We […]

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Kortney & Patrick {real wedding story}

Bride & Groom: Kortney Weichel & Patrick SchmidtPhotographer: Anne Edgar Photography (anneedgarphoto.com)Wedding Date: 08-Aug-2020Original Guest #: 115Original Budget: $50,000What was your original plan?: “Our original plan was to get married inside a church (Church of the Holy Saviour, Waterloo) and have our reception at THEMUSEUM (Downtown Kitchener). We ended up having a small intimate outdoor […]

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Sophie & Ryan {real wedding story}

Bride & Groom: Sophie & Ryan Chubb Photographer: Bride’s best friend, Anne Lecomte (@elann.comete) Wedding Date: 11-Jul-2020 Original Guest #: 200 Original Budget: $30,000 What was your original plan?: “We were supposed to have an international wedding at Madsens Greenhouse (madsens.ca) in Newmarket with 200 guests including 50 people from Belgium.” Ceremony Location: Groom’s parents’ […]

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Meghan & Brett {real wedding story}

Bride & Groom: Meghan & Brett Wingfield Wedding Date: July 11, 2020 Photographer: Beatrice Elford Photography (beatriceelford.com) Original Guest #: 140 Original Budget: $25,000 What was your original plan?: “Our original plan was to have the ceremony at my home church in Paris, Ontario (Cedarview Church). The ceremony was to be short and simple, then […]

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Sharad & Hasnat {real wedding story}

Bride & Groom: Sharad Protiti & Hasnat Khan Wedding Date: 22-Aug-2020 Photographer: Woodgate Photography (woodgatephotography.com) Original Guest #: 1000 Original Budget: $40,000 What was your original plan?: “Our original plan was to get married in Bangladesh on 1st January, 2021. The whole arrangement would have 3 parts: A turmeric ceremony, a wedding ceremony and a […]

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Amelia & Nick {real wedding story}

Bride & Groom: Amelia & Nick Sarantakos Wedding Date: Sept 26, 2020 Photographer: Jorge Polio Photography (jorgepoliophotography.com) Original Guest #: 115 Original Budget:$29,000 What was your original plan?: “Our original plan was more or less the same as what we went ahead with, but on a larger scale and with the ability to have a […]

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Erica & Frank {real wedding story}

Bride & Groom: Erica Boccia & Frank Daigle Photographer: Purple Tree Wedding Photography (purpletree.ca) Videographer: Twan Productions (facebook.com/twanproduction) Wedding Date: 21-Mar-2020 Original Guest #: 80 What was your original plan?: “Ceremony and reception at the Village Loft at Bayview Village. We are both the first children from either family to get married so it was […]

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Marko & Marly {real wedding story}

Bride & Groom: Marko Laban & Marly Faltas Photographer: Creative Photos GTA (creativephotos.ca) Wedding Date: September 7th Original Guest #: 250 Original Budget: $40,000 What was your original plan?: “We originally scheduled our wedding on May 31st, 2020. We planned it over two years ago and originally were planning to have 250 people at the […]

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