{Expert Tip} How to include your pets in your wedding

EXPERT TIP BY CAST & CREWE PHOTOGRAPHY (castandcrewe.com) I’m sure most pet owners would agree that our pets are more than just furry friends; they are family members. They spend most of their time keeping us calm, making us laugh, and loving us unconditionally (well, sometimes with a little help from food ;).  The team […]

Cast & Crew Photography, Expert Tips, the wedding ring magazine fall/winter 2019

{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 – […]

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{Expert Tip} How to create a memorable cocktail hour

EXPERT TIP BY B.ELEGANT CATERING (belegant.ca) Your cocktail hour is the first impression of your wedding for guests and sets the tone for the rest of the evening. This is a prime opportunity to showcase personalized touches and create your desired atmosphere for your guests while they mix and mingle. Keeping these tips in mind, […]

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{Expert Tip} I DO!’s & PLEASE DON’T!’s: Stationary Edition

AN EXPERT TIP BY RED BICYCLE PAPER CO. (♥) (redbicyclepaperco.com) in Cambridge, ON. Red Bicyle Paper Co. works with design styles ranging from traditional to rustic to fun and flirty. Essentially, if you can think it, she can likely make it happen – at competitive prices. And if you opt for day-of stationery, Heather will […]

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{Design Palette} Great Gatsby at Hatley Castle

BRIDE & GROOM: Monica & Fred WEDDING DATE: September 29th, 2018 VENUE: Hatley Castle (hatleycastle.com) Victoria, BC PHOTOGRAPHY: Hildebrand Photography (hildebrandphoto.com) Seattle, WA THEME: “The Great Gatsby” CAKE: Passion For Cakes (passionforcakes.com) Victoria, BC PLANNING & DÉCOR: Details Planning & Event Design (detailsbc.com) Victoria, BC FLORAL: Brown’s The Florist (brownsflorist.com) Victoria, BC CATERING: Truffles Catering […]

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{Real Wedding Story} A Disney dream wedding | Timaira & Dennis

BRIDE & GROOM: Timaira Magnaye & Dennis Garcia WEDDING DATE: March 2nd, 2019 LOCATION: Disney Dream Cruise Ship PHOTOGRAPHY: Jess Collins Photography (jesscollinsphotos.com) Kitchener, ON “Once we decided on having a Disney Fairy Tale Weddings (DFTW), I did endless amounts of research. I ended up joining a Disney Cruise Weddings group and that’s where I […]

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{Expert Tip} Tips from a destination expert Tips from a destination expert: 7 reasons to plan a destination wedding in the caribbean

“Although a destination wedding often means less stressful planning, there are several things to consider when booking your destination wedding,” says Ashley Fermin of Viva Wyndham Resorts (♥) (vivawyndhamresorts.com). Ashley shares her top seven things a destination wedding and the Carribbean have in common…. Breathtaking Natural Surroundings When you choose a destination with breathtaking natural […]

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{Real Wedding Story} Icelandic adventures | Kiri & Brett

BRIDE & GROOM: Kiri Latuskie & Brett Buchanan WEDDING DATE: April 20th, 2019 CEREMONY: Gamla Laugin (The Secret Lagoon) (secretlagoon.is) Flúðir, Iceland BRUNCH: Icelandair Hotel (icelandairhotels.com) Flúðir, Iceland RECEPTION: Ströndin Pub (strondin.is) Vík, Iceland PHOTOGRAPHY: Karissa Poot Photography (facebook.com/karissapootphotography) Listowel, ON FLORALS: Auður Blómabúð (audurblom.is) Garðatorg, Iceland OFFICIANT: “Our good friend, Ian Robinson” – K […]

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{Design Palette} Rocky Mountain wonderland | Thomas & Madison

BRIDE & GROOM: Thomas & Madison Sawatzky WEDDING DATE: November 4th, 2017 VENUE: Silvertip Golf Course (silvertipresort.com) Canmore, AB “This venue is set in a picturesque mountain town just 20 minutes outside of Banff, Alberta. With the Rocky Mountains as a backdrop, every guest was in awe of their beauty.” – Madison PHOTOGRAPHY: Darcy Preece […]

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{Expert Tip} I DO!’s & PLEASE DON’T!’s: Destination edition

EXPERT TIP BY DESTINATION DREAM VACATIONS (♥) (destinationdreamvacations.ca) in Cambridge, ON please do… … have some ideas as to what you are thinking of for your destination wedding. A list of locations you would like to go, how many people may come, are there children coming and of course budget for both the wedding and […]

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Wedding Worthy Venues & Ontario Reception Halls – Fall/Winter 2019 Edition

Wedding Worthy Venues (reception halls, banquet spaces, golf courses) is a special feature of The Wedding Ring Magazine that’s designed to give you an at-a-glance look at some of the amazing wedding locations found in South Western Ontario Best Western Arden Park Hotel Milton Banquet & Conference Centre Best Western Brantford Hotel Oakview Terrace Reception Centre Best […]

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{Real Wedding Story} Jamaica one love | Velvet & Ariston

BRIDE & GROOM: Velvet & Ariston Corlette WEDDING DATE: November 26th, 2018 LOCATION: The Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa – Montego Bay, Jamaica “We researched a few hotels that we liked the look of and had positive feedback from ‘destination wedding’ groups. Then once we had our list we simply chose the one that […]

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{Design Palette} British Columbia ‘art in the garden’

DESIGN & CONCEPT: Colleen O’Farrell FLORAL: Foxgloves Flowers (foxglovesflowers.com) & Bella Guyon VENUE: The Horticultural Centre of The Pacific (hcp.ca) PHOTOGRAPHY: Chelsea Warren Photography (chelseawarrenphotography.com) RENTALS: Trend Decor (trenddecorevents.com) & Victoria Party Rentals (victoriapartyrentals.ca) CAKE & COOKIES: Schur to Please (schurtoplease.com) GROOM ATTIRE: Outlooks for Men (outlooksformen.com) BRIDE ATTIRE: The White Peony (thewhitepeony.com) HAIR: Adorn […]

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{Real Wedding Story} Ontario’s west coast wedding destination | Krysten & Tony

BRIDE & GROOM: Krysten & Tony Shmyruk WEDDING DATE: July 28th, 2018 LOCATION: Hessenland Inn (♥) (hessenland.com) St. Joseph ON “The grounds of Hessenland Inn are amazing! I loved the idea of an outdoor wedding and there were many areas to choose from; I fell in love with the feeling of a shaded ceremony under […]

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{Real Wedding Story} Love at the beach | Janine & Hannah

BRIDE & BRIDE: Janine Anderson & Hannah Milley WEDDING DATE: June 1st, 2019 CEREMONY LOCATION: Kincardine Rock Garden (kincardine.ca) Kincardine, ON RECEPTION LOCATION: Kincardine Beach Pavilion (kincardinepavilion.com) Kincardine, ON  “These locations were very special and important to us. We fell in love walking on the beach in Kincardine, where Hannah grew up, and so it […]

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{Real Wedding Story} Burgundy & Blush | Kourtney & Kolton

BRIDE & GROOM: Kourtney & Kolton Lynch WEDDING DATE: September 28th, 2018 LOCATION: Croatian Sports and Community Centre of Hamilton (hamiltoncroatia.com) Hamilton, ON PHOTOGRAPHY: DA Photography (daphotostudio.com) Guelph, ON “We found Dragi at a bridal show. After looking at his work from previous weddings and photoshoots, we reached out. This was the best decision we […]

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{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 […]

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{Real Wedding Story} Out of this galaxy | Courtney & Adam

BRIDE & GROOM: Courtney Bagley & Adam Janisse WEDDING DATE: May 25th, 2019 LOCATION: Best Western Lamplighter Inn (♥) (lamplighterinn.ca) London, ON “We chose this location because my father and I have been dj-ing together for almost 10 years. We have been the dj’d many events at the Lamplighter Inn. Every time I walk into […]

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{Real Wedding Story} An intimate winery wedding | Alyssa & Micheal

BRIDE & GROOM: Alyssa Hughes & Michael Ives WEDDING DATE: June 8th, 2019 LOCATION: Peninsula Ridge Estates Winery (peninsularidge.com) Beamsville, ON “Mike grew up down the road from Peninsula Ridge Estates Winery. Prior to visiting the venue, we had looked at several other options in the area but nothing seemed quite right. It wasn’t until […]

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{Real Wedding Story} Rustic elegance at Hernder Estate | Carmen & Brittany

BRIDE & GROOM: Carmen & Brittany WEDDING DATE: June 29th, 2019 LOCATION: Hernder Estate Wines (hernder.com) St. Catharines, ON  “Hernder Estate Wines is a breathtaking location. It has such a warm, cozy feel to it that it feels like home ~ it was an added bonus that we met there!” – B PHOTOGRAPHY: Chelsea Green […]

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{Real Wedding Story} Two cultures, one wedding | Pier & Amar

BRIDE & GROOM: Pier Glaude & Amar Madhvani WEDDING DATE: August 4th, 2018 LOCATION: Stonewall Estates (stonewallestates.ca) St. Catherines, ON PHOTOGRAPHY: Scarlet Lens Photography (scarletlensphotography.com) Brantford, ON # GUESTS: 190 BRIDE ATTIRE: Helen’s Bridal (helensbridalbarrie.com) Barrie ON S BRIDESMAID ATTIRE: Wedding Way by Adrianna Papell (adriannapapell.com) GROOM ATTIRE: Gotstyle (gotstyle.com) Toronto, ON GROOM INDIAN ATTIRE: […]

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{Real Wedding Story} Country escape at Nottawasaga | Jessica & Chrissy

BRIDE & BRIDE: Jessica Bennett & Chrissy Sled WEDDING DATE: September 14th, 2018 LOCATION: Nottawasaga Resort (nottawasagaresort.com) Alliston, ON “We chose Nottawasaga Resort for the beautiful wedding garden, which has gorgeous flowers, a rustic water wheel, and a pond with a fountain.” – J&C PHOTOGRAPHY: Steingard Studios (steingardstudios.com) Alliston, ON “Phil was recommended to us […]

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{Real Wedding Story} White and whimsical in Stratford | Nicola & Kyle

BRIDE & GROOM: Nicola Schaerer & Kyle Wilhelm WEDDING DATE: September 14th, 2018 LOCATION: Stratford Country Club (♥) (stratfordcountryclub.ca) Stratford, ON “The Stratford Country Club exceeded our expectations! Right from our first appointment with Jessie to our food tasting and final set up the night before with Isabelle, it was a smooth and enjoyable planning […]

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{Real Wedding Story} Vintage modern | Meg & Brandon

BRIDE & GROOM: Meg Pottruff & Brandon Thornton WEDDING DATE: May 25th, 2019 LOCATION: Dundas Valley Golf and Curling Club (dundasvalleygolf.com) Dundas, ON “We immediately fell in love with the 180° view of the Niagara Escarpment, Dundas Peak and their beautiful golf course. The Dundas Peak has always been a favourite hiking place of ours, […]

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{Real Wedding Story} Simple yet elegant in Woodstock | Leslie & Kyle

BRIDE & GROOM: Leslie & Kyle Difazio WEDDING DATE: September 22nd, 2018 LOCATION: Craigowan Golf Course (♥) (craigowan.com) Woodstock, ON “From the moment we toured the venue and met with Deb, the Director of Hospitality at the course, we knew it was the perfect fit! We wanted an all-in-one location for both our ceremony and […]

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{Real Wedding Story} A beautiful love story in the books | Jeff & Duncan

GROOM & GROOM: Jeff & Duncan MacKenzie LOCATION: Victoria Park Pavilion, Kitchener, ON PHOTOGRAPHY: Jess Collins Photography (jesscollinsphotos.com) Kitchener, ON “Mostly we loved how personable Jess was. We went to The Ring’s KW Wedding Expo and most of the photographers were very professional but reserved. Jess was outgoing from the start, struck up a conversation, […]

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{Real Wedding Story} Sweet surprises | Nicole & Dario

BRIDE & GROOM: Nicole & Dario Komsic WEDDING DATE: July 28th, 2018 CEREMONY LOCATION: Holy Cross Catholic Church RECEPTION LOCATION: Marquis Gardens Banquet & Convention Centre (♥) (marquisgardens.com) Hamilton, ON “I’ve worked there since I was 15. So not only was the space like a second home to me, I knew I trusted them to […]

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{Real Wedding Story} Romantic vision | Betsy & Andrew

BRIDE & GROOM: Betsy Jonuzi & Andrew Coutts WEDDING DATE: June 30th, 2018 CEREMONY LOCATION: Sunningdale Golf & Country Club (sunningdalegolf.com) London, ON RECEPTION LOCATION: Four Points by Sheraton London (♥) (marriott.com/yxufp) London, ON “We had heard great things about the Four Points. They have amazing food, and were able to accommodate the number of […]

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