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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Magazine COVID Edition

The Wedding Ring Magazine | COVID Edition

THE WEDDING RING MAGAZINE: COVID EDITION Welcome to Lockdown 2.0. When we heard that Lockdown was coming we doubled our efforts to get the latest issue of The Wedding Ring Magazine: COVID Edition finished to help entertain and inspire you during your time at home. We’re thrilled to announce that it’s available now! 2020 was a rough year for […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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Tell us your Love Story

LET’S FILL THE WORLD WITH LOVE! Only 80% of 2020 weddings have been postponed to 2021 or beyond. (Can you believe I said “only”??) But that means that 20% of couples have decided to reimagine their dream wedding day. Were you one of them? Did you replan your 2020 wedding to take into account the gathering […]

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Tiffany & Kiana {real wedding story}

Bride + Bride: Tiffany & Kiana Hill Photographer: Kelsey Goodwin Photography (kgoodphoto.com) Wedding Date: June 20, 2020 Guest #: 20 Ceremony & Reception Location: The couple’s backyard in Delta, BC (Ladner) Colour Palette: Forest green, white, gold. Theme: Rustic, elegant, botanical. Tell us your story!: “Tiffany proposed to Kiana. It was a surprise proposal where […]

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Mary & Kevin {postponement story}

Nearlyweds: Mary Aitken & Kevin Ceh Together for: 3 years Tell us your story!: “Kevin and I have been together for a little over 3 years. We fell in love the first time we met. We moved into a house shortly after but like they say “when you know you know.” He proposed to me […]

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Michelle & Michael {engagement story}

Nearlyweds: Michelle Nicol & Michael Wise Together for: 6 Loving Years! The proposal: “Six years ago, Mike and I met on Canada Day at Mel Lastman Square! We knew it was love at first sight and there were definitely fireworks! Since then we have loved being fur-parents to our sweet dogs Willow + Tilly and […]

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Jasmine & Tim {postponement story}

Nearlywed: Jasmine Collins & Tim Gilroy Photographer: Meghan Bond Photography (meghanbondphotography.com) Tell us your story!: “June 20th, 2020, is our wedding day and although we have to push everything over to 2021 thanks to Covid-19, we are still having a “minimony” on the day. June 20th is a very special day for us, and we […]

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Jessica & Andrew {engagement story}

Nearlyweds: Jessica Williamson & Andrew Mitchell Together for: 5 years The proposal: “Andrew and I met on Tinder. I almost didn’t show for our first date, but my mom made me go after me changing out of my clothes 3 times. We hit it off and I cannot thank her enough obviously! We had been […]

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Tracy & Shawn {engagement story}

Photo above: Jess Doukas Photography Nearlyweds: Tracy Johnson & Shawn Hass Together for: 1.5 years The proposal: “Shawn and I knew one another growing up, we lived 3 houses from each other. A bunch of us kids in the neighbourhood would gather in his family’s backyard as he has 3 younger brothers and they were […]

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Courtney & Johnathan {postponement story}

Nearlyweds: Courtney Abrahams & Johnathan Schwemler Photography: Mirror Form Photography (mirrorformphoto.com) Tell us your story!: “John and I met like any traditional millennial couple of 2016, online! Our first date was going to be at a Kitchener Rangers game, except I messed up the dates and it was actually an away game – oops! Tim […]

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Tanya & Kris {engagement story}

Nearlyweds: Tanya McLaughlin & Kris LaBelle Together for: 15 months (known each other through work for 8 years) The proposal: “I met Kris 8 years ago through work, we have the same job at an OHL hockey rink. We both were in long term relationships and had developed a friendship over the years. During the […]

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Reimagining your Dream Wedding

Photo by Hope Harbour Photography What does your dream wedding look like? Close your eyes. Both of you. Picture your wedding day. You’re at the ceremony about to marry. Standing in front of you is your soulmate, your best friend, your partner, your love. What does your wedding look like? Who is there? Is there […]

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How to plan your Wedding during Coronavirus

Congratulations on your engagement! You now face the unique challenge of how to plan your wedding during coronavirus pandemic. If you’re just starting to dive into planning, it’s natural to have a million “what if” questions about the future. While all of the uncertainty, we hope that in light of current events, this won’t take […]

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Weddings during the Coronavirus Pandemic

Photo above: Sourced on Google-Nadav C.J. Photographer via JTA Weddings During the Coronavirus Pandemic A wedding is supposed to be the best day of your life but most couples don’t plan for a viral pandemic to disrupt their plans for this big day. Engaged couples across the country and around the world are being forced […]

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