2020 Wedding Options, HRM Photography

2020 Wedding Options {COVID-19}

Breaking Down Your 2020 Wedding Options is a guest post by Erin Bouchard, owner of Once Upon a Time Weddings in Strathroy. Photo Above: HRM Photography Brides and grooms who are planning an April, May or June wedding are facing an impossible decision as we approach their weddings. First, I want to say: This sucks. […]

COVID-19, HRM Photography, Music Central Entertainment, Once Upon A Time Weddings, Something New Officiant
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Should I postpone my wedding? {COVID-19}

PHOTO ABOVE: HRM Photography Last night local wedding professionals took to a zoom chat to answer questions from local brides and grooms about their most pressing concerns. In these early days of social distancing, with all events over 10 people being forced to cancel or postpone, engaged couples are wondering “Should I postpone my wedding?” […]

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{Real Wedding Story} Autumn Fairytale | Nicole & Joel

BRIDE & GROOM: Nicole & Joel Biviano WEDDING DATE: October 5th, 2019 CEREMONY: St. Peter’s Cathedral Basilica (cathedral.dol.ca) London, ON RECEPTION: Best Western PLUS Lamplighter Inn (♥) (lamplighterinn.ca) London, ON “Joel and I wouldn’t have had such a perfect day if it weren’t for Claudia, Jessica, and the staff at the Lamplighter Inn. They answered […]

Bella Wedding Rentals, Best Western Plus Lamplighter Inn & Conference Centre, blush, David's Bridal, Grandma's Oven, Kristine Marie Photography, Moores Clothing For Men, Music Central Entertainment, Real Wedding Stories, St. Peter's Cathedral Basilica, The Loft Hair Refinery, The Wedding Ring Magazine Spring/Summer 2020, Time 4 Flowers

{Real Wedding Story} Classic Sparkle at Best Western Stoneridge Inn

BRIDE & GROOM: Darren & Linda Strickland WEDDING DATE: September 21st, 2019 LOCATION: Best Western PLUS Stoneridge Inn & Conference Centre and The Rose Chapel (♥) (stoneridgeinn.com) London, ON “We chose The Rose Chapel because Darren and I have both been married before and we wanted to have the feel of a church. When we […]

Bella Wedding Rentals, Best Western PLUS Stoneridge Inn and Conference Centre, Budget Bridal Veils & Accessories, Collins Formal Wear, Creative GIraffe Co., Creme Couture, Darling Makeup & Hair, Grandma's Oven, Hair by Caitlyn Marriott, KM Imaging, Music Central Entertainment, One12 Photograpy, Picture Perfect Photobooth, Primarily Paper, Sophie's Gown Shoppe, Springhill Flowers, The Wedding Ring Magazine Spring/Summer 2020, To Suit Your Fancy, Twelfth Night Events

{photo recap} Stratford Wedding Expo Winter 2020 at Best Western Plus The Arden Park Hotel

February 8th, 2020 |  Best Western PLUS The Arden Park Hotel, Stratford, Ontario | First of all, thank you SO much to all of the brides, grooms, entourages, parents and exhibitors who participated in and attended The Ring’s Winter Stratford Wedding Expo. Here’s some shots of the many local talented exhibitors who pulled out all the […]

Best Western Plus Arden Park Hotel, Brentwood Livery, Cakes by Julie, Day 2 Knight Events, Devine Wedding Design, Dress to Impress Bridal Boutique, Music Central Entertainment, Party Supply Co. Stratford, Primitiva Beauty, Spirits Intrigued Photography, The Flower Shop & More, Under the Umbrella, Vision in White

{Expert Tip} 2019 First dance song ideas

Photo above by: HRM Photography EXPERT TIP BY: Music Central Entertainment (musiccentral.ca) Best part of me – Ed Sheeran ft. YEEBA Speechless (acoustic) – Dan + Shay Halo – Peter Katz Dance – Tim Baker Acoustic – Billy Raffoul Harvest moon – Poolside The one (acoustic filter sessions) – Kodaline How long will I love you – […]

Expert Tips, Music Central Entertainment, the wedding ring magazine fall/winter 2019

{Real Wedding Story} Unforgettable charm at Boler Mountain | Allan & Ally

BRIDE & GROOM: Allan Hodgins & Ally Quirk WEDDING DATE: November 3rd, 2018 LOCATION: Boler Mountain (bolermountain.com) London, ON “When we went to Boler for the first time, we knew it was the place we wanted to get married – it was perfect! They were very accommodating in making sure our wedding was just the […]

Beauty by Preen, Boler Mountain, Collins Formal Wear, David's Bridal, Garber's Bridal, HRM Photography, Jim Anderson Flowers Limited, Music Central Entertainment, Real Wedding Stories, the wedding ring magazine fall/winter 2019

{Real Wedding Stories} Outdoor Hindu celebration | Niki & Timothy

BRIDE & GROOM: Niki Patel & Timothy Godin WEDDING DATE: September 29th, 2018 LOCATION: Fanshawe Pioneer Village (♥) (fanshawepioneervillage.ca) London, ON “As a wedding photographer myself, I’ve always loved the outdoor spaces Fanshawe Pioneer Village has to offer. It is always so beautiful!.” – N PHOTOGRAPHY: Raw Footage Photography (rawfootagephotos.com) London, ON “We planned our […]

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Hessenland brings that cottage-y feeling to life! | Will & Maura

Will and Maura wanted their wedding day to reflect their love of their Bayfield cottage. They wanted their guests to enjoy that cottage-y feeling that they love. Add in Maura’s amazing jeweler talent and you have a day full of personal touches… Bride & Groom: Will & Maura Dolphin Wedding Date: June 15, 2019 Ceremony […]

BHLDN, Brooks Brothers, Dianne Brandon Photography, Hessenland Country Inn, Lulus, Music Central Entertainment, Real Wedding Stories, That little cake place, The Black Tux, The Garden Gate, The Giving Wick

Mobster themed wedding at the Best Western Lamplighter Inn | Karen & Al

Karen and Al had a gangster themed wedding at the Best Western Lamplighter Inn complete with gangster tuxes! They even had all their guests dress up to match the theme! How much fun is that?!… Bride & Groom: Karen & Al Turner Wedding Date: September 15, 2018 Ceremony & Reception Location: Best Western Lamplighter Inn (lamplighterinn.ca) […]

Best Western Plus Lamplighter Inn & Conference Centre, Collins Formal Wear, David's Bridal, Grandma's Oven, Harris Flower Farm, Music Central Entertainment, Real Wedding Stories, Selah Vie Hair and Makeup Aristry, Woodgate Photography
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Woodstock Wedding Expo Exhibitors

Photo above: Serena Swan Photography Woodstock Wedding Expo Exhibitors Who are the Woodstock Wedding Expo Exhibitors?  They are a collection of creative, local, wedding professionals who are committed to making your wedding vision a reality. Many of our exhibitors are award winners. Most are tops in their fields. All are dedicated to you, the engaged […]

Arbonne, Bradshaws, Burning Kiln Winery, Chef a la Foodie, Collins Formal Wear, Craigowan Golf Club, Day 2 Knight Events, Devine Wedding Design, Dorchester Norfolk Limo, Financial Diva, Flag Raiders Paintball, Fokus Photography, Globus Travel, Grand Bend Sanitation, Herbal Magic, John Wood Photography, Kettle Creek Weddings, Linda Grover Officiant, Marriott Townplace Suites & CC Brantford, Media Man DJ Services, Music Central Entertainment, Now & Always, Sew Stylish Wedding Works, Team Dias Ceremonies, The Bitchin' Kitchen, Travelpath, Under the Umbrella

Modern elegance with Asian accents | Annie & Shawn

Two dresses, a tea ceremony and two cultures came together to create a day that Annie and Shawn will never forget. Bringing in aspects of Annie’s culture was important to the two of them and they were able to blend both cultures beautifully. HRM Photography (hrmphotography.com) was able to capture all the love these two […]

Alycat hair and make up artistry, Chick Boss Cake, David's Bridal, Designs In Bloom, Esco, HRM Photography, Lin Zhao, Minuteman Press, Music Central Entertainment, Riverbend Golf Community, To Suit Your Fancy
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Photo Recap Sarnia Wedding Expo Fall 2019

Photo Recap Sarnia Wedding Expo at the Dante Club October 20th, 2019 | Below you’ll find a photo recap Sarnia Wedding Expo edition. The Ring’s first-ever Sarnia Wedding Expo at Dante Club was a great everything wedding day.  Local brides and grooms had a chance to meet and chat with local wedding professionals. Running from eleven to […]

Altered Elegance Alterations, Amanda May Films, Cache Bridal, Caradoc Sands, Creme Couture, Dorchester Norfolk Limo, Goodlife Fitness, LaPier's Flowers & Gifts, Music Central Entertainment, Sarnia Lawncare, Save the Date Events & Decor
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Romantic, natural beauty | Cara & Jason

What do you get when you have a dreamy piece of property and amazing friends and family? An unbelievably dreamy and romantic wedding!! Cara and Jason were able to bring their wedding dreams to life with loads of beautiful DIY and many helping hands from family and friends. With a romantic and natural colour palette, […]

HRM Photography, Moores Clothing For Men, Music Central Entertainment, Real Wedding Story, Sophie's Gown Shoppe, Springhill Flowers, Sticky Pudding Catering Co.

A rustic country wedding at Hessenland Inn | Alex & Colton

Alex and Colton wanted a rustic country wedding to go with the look and feel at Hessenland Inn (hessenland.com). With the amazing hospitality of the onsite coordinator Liz, they were able to have a beautiful wedding day with their family and friends… Bride & Groom: Alex Nutt & Colton Bell Wedding Date: September 8, 2018 […]

Chick Boss Cake, Creme Couture, David's Bridal, Hashtag Booth, Hessenland Country Inn, Lyric Flowers, Mina Bridal Design, Moores Clothing For Men, Music Central Entertainment, NJS Design Event & Party Rentals, On Stage Dance, Real Wedding Stories, Scott WIlliams Photography, Vistaprint
Photo: HRM Photography | Venue: Delta Armories London

HRM Photography brings classic elegance to London | Debra & Nucu

Debra and Nucu wanted a wedding day that was classic and elegant but also showed their playful personality. With that in mind, they also wanted a huge party! That’s exactly what they got with loads of DIY and help from family and friends that traveled to be with them for the day… Bride & Groom: Debra […]

Amadeus Patisserie, Best for Bride, David's Bridal, Delta London Armouries, HRM Photography, J.A.M Jewels, Moores Clothing For Men, Music Central Entertainment, Real Wedding Stories, Sweet Stems Floral Designs, TAZ Hair Company
Music Central Entertainment | Photo: HRM Photography

{Expert Tip} Song ideas worth dancing to

Photo above: HRM Photography (hrmphotography.com) “One of the most memorable parts of your reception for you and your guests is the party and dance. It’s not always about a particular thing or type of music but the combination of flow, variety and volume.” – Rob, Music Central SOMETHING NEW, SOMETHING BORROWED AND SOMETHING A LITTLE […]

Expert Tips, HRM Photography, Music Central Entertainment, The Wedding Ring Ontario Magazine Fall/Winter 2018
Venue: Best Western Stoneridge Inn | Photo: Have Heart Photography

{Reality Wedding Story} Romance at Stoneridge Inn

BRIDE & GROOM: Kristina Knight & Darrin DePutter WEDDING DATE: May 26th, 2018 LOCATION: Best Western PLUS Stoneridge Inn & Conference Centre  (stoneridgeinn.com), London, ON “We chose this location because of the beauty of the chapel and the convenience of having both the chapel and the reception hall at the same site. Their food is […]

A&B Party Rentals, Best Western PLUS Stoneridge Inn and Conference Centre, David's Bridal, Devorah Beauty, Flower Fountain, Grandma's Oven, Hair by Annie Braun, Have Heart Photography, Moores Clothing For Men, Music Central Entertainment, Once Upon A Time Weddings, Real Wedding Stories, The Wedding Ring Ontario Magazine Fall/Winter 2018
beautiful bride with groom in white tux Sarnia Wedding Expo Photo: HRM Photography | Venue: Windemere Manor

{reality wedding story} Fairytale London wedding

BRIDE & GROOM: Samantha Babbar & Martel Laws WEDDING DATE: August 11th, 2017 CEREMONY LOCATION: St. Peter’s Cathedral Basilica (cathedral.dol.ca) London, ON RECEPTION LOCATION: Windermere Manor (windermeremanor.com) London, ON PHOTOGRAPHY: HRM Photography (♥) (hrmphotography.com), London, ON COLOUR/THEME: Blush pink, ivory, gold and burgundy with a touch of Disney, fairytale princess GUESTS: 100 BUDGET: $30,000 to […]

2CLVR Designs, Chick Boss Cake, David's Bridal, Dorchester Norfolk Limo, Florencia Taylor Makeup, Hextie, HRM Photography, Joseph's Clothiers, Men's USA, Music Central Entertainment, Patzees Weddings & Events, Petrov Bridal, Real Wedding Stories, St. Peter's Cathedral Basilica, The Wedding Ring Ontario Magazine Fall/Winter 2018, Windermere Manor
Venue: Hessenland Country Inn | Photo: Alison Oliver Photography

Nostalgia and country elegance at Hessenland | Kirstie & Kyle

Kirstie and Kyle wanted a wedding day that was stress free and an event where their guests felt at home and comfortable. Hessenland Country Inn (hessenland.com) provided the perfect backdrop for this feeling. What they ended up with was a country style wedding with a touch of elegance and nostalgia… Bride & Groom: Kirstie Ross […]

Alison Oliver Photography, Alycat hair and make up artistry, Budget Bridal Veils and Accessories, Creme Couture, featured, Greg Gallello, Hessenland Country Inn, Moores Clothing For Men, Music Central Entertainment, Raphael Edison Bespoke Shoes, Real Wedding Stories, Stars Men's Shops, Taylor’s Bridal Boutique, That little cake place, Tip Top Tailors, Two Lip Designs, Vistaprint, Zak's Jewellers
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Design Palette | Best Western Plus Lamplighter Inn

To London brides, Best Western® PLUS Lamplighter Inn (lamplighterinn.ca) is known as one of this community’s most elegant wedding locales. If you want to truly feel like a princess on your wedding day, this is a very good place to start… Venue: Best Western Lamplighter Inn (lamplighterinn.ca) DJ: Music Central (musiccentral.ca) Florist and Event Designer: […]

Best Western PLUS Lamplighter Inn and Conference Centre, For Goodness Cakes, Invited by Dani, Michelle A. Photography, Moores Clothing For Men, Music Central Entertainment, Sami and Naji Hair, Sophie's Gown Shoppe
Music Central Entertainment | Photo: HRM Photography

{review} Music Central Entertainment

Guaranteeing great dance music is big business for this huge music fan at Music Central You want your reception dance to be both romantic and fun. To get that balance, you need a disc jockey with experience. At a rate of three to six weddings per week, it’s no mystery that Music Central Entertainment knows […]

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Music Central Photo Booths That Take Wedding Fun to the Next Level

Open air photo booths at Music Central Entertainment (♥) (musiccentral.ca) are taking weddings across London & Southwestern Ontario to a whole new level of fun. Here’s why couples are loving this option… 1. PHOTO BOOTHS ARE WAY MORE FUN THAN TRADITIONAL GUESTBOOKS: All wedding photo booth packages come with a memory book in which copies […]

Expert Tips, Music Central Entertainment, The Wedding Ring ONTARIO Magazine Spring/Summer 2018
Venue: Hessenland Country Inn | Photo: David+Kara Wedding Imagery

Jenna & Timothy’s rural Ontario wedding was romantic, elegant and had guests dancing into the night

{Reality Wedding Story} Jenna and Tim wanted their wedding to be elegant and romantic, close to home in rural Ontario, and have the option for guests to stay overnight. They kept it simple, relied entirely on their team of expert vendors, and celebrated their day with friends and family, dancing well into the night. With […]

David + Kara Wedding Imagery, David's Bridal, Ferguson's Apiaries, Hessenland Country Inn, Music Central Entertainment, NVus hair salon, Oliver wicks, Paperstudio, Real Wedding Stories, That little cake place, The Garden Gate
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Q&A: Traditional Parent Dances

An Expert Tip with Rob Aitken, Owner & DJ, Music Central Entertainment. This London, Ontario-based Music Central Entertainment (♥) (musiccentral.ca) answers some of the most common questions that couples have about the traditional parent dances. Photo, above: hrmphotography.com DO I HAVE TO HAVE A FATHER/DAUGHTERMOTHER/SON DANCE? Always remember that it’s your wedding and you should do […]

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Venue: Pondvalley Manor | Photo: NovaMarkina Photography

{reality wedding story} Rustic Chic Plus Gold & Glitter Equals Magic at PondValley Manor

Kelsey And Andrew wanted a rustic chic wedding day. Kelsey admits, “I fell in love with the simpleness of the rustic look.” But she also knew they needed something more. “I also wanted to bring my love for gold and glitter into it…” The couple says their theme really spoke their personalities. Kelsey explains, “Andrew […]

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{Expert Tip} Song Ideas Worth Dancing To: Classic Wedding Songs

Expert Tip by: Music Central (musiccentral.ca) | Photo above: Have Heart Photography For a walk down music memory lane, these classic will do the trick. We love how vintage and romantic they are. And according to Rob Aitken of Music Central Entertainment, these are still among his popular requests. Classic Wedding Songs (Perhaps what your […]

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Have Heart Photography

{Expert Tip} Song Ideas Worth Dancing To | Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue

Expert Tip by: Music Central (musiccentral.ca) | Photo above: Have Heart Photography GOOD TO KNOW: London-based Music Central Entertainment (♥) (musiccentral.ca) has a reputation for quality and a track record for putting on incredible events within the community. They have built a strong relationship with some of the best event professionals, biggest clients & best […]

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Venue: Best Wester Lamplighter Inn | Photo: Nova Markina Photography

{Reality Wedding Story} A Fairytale in Rose Gold at Best Western Lamplighter Inn

Meagan & Kyle planned their fairytale wedding in rose gold. “Once in a while, in the middle of ordinary life, love gives us a fairytale,” they explained. The wedding took place in London at Best Western Lamplighter Inn, was shot by the reknowned NovaMarkina Photography and included some of the most gorgeous decor details in […]

AV Artisan Wedding Films, Best Western PLUS Lamplighter Inn and Conference Centre, Esteem Makeup Artistry, Garber's Bridal, Grandma's Oven, Joseph's Clothiers, Music Central Entertainment, NovaMarkina Photography, Real Wedding Stories, Something Blue Floral Design, Sophie's Gown Shoppe, The Wedding Ring ONTARIO Magazine Spring/Summer 2017, To Suit Your Fancy, Twelfth Night Events