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{ ONTARIO } SPRING/SUMMER 2017 Vol 10 No 2

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this issue... FEATURES

PHOTO, ABOVE: taralillyphotography.com | PHOTO, BELOW: julienicolephotography.com

Ontario Guide to Reviews on Wedding Experts p4-5 Bridal Show Calendar p48-49 Wedding Worthy Venues p50-64 LOVE STORIES P7-27 Bonfires & Beauty p8&9 Fresh Country p10&11 Cozy Country Wednesday Wedding p12&13 A Grand Mississauga Affair p14&15 Fanshawe in the Fall p16&17 Gold, Black & a Touch of Sparkle p18&19 A Classic, Beautiful Day p20&21 A Fairtale in Rose Gold p22&23 A Timeless Classic Love Story p24&25 Romance in Blush p26&27 EXPERT TIPS P29 TO 37 Protect your skin and look gorgeous p30 Private Shopping parties for Brides & Bachelorettes p31

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Wedding Trends for your love story p32 Wedding Design: Before & After p33

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Song Ideas Worth Dancing To p34 Favourite Things at Wedsy.ca p36&37 DESIGN PALETTES P38-49 Enchanted Forest p39 Tiffany & Pearls p40 All That Glitters p41-43 Speakeasy Love p45-47

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ARCADIAN COURT BY OLIVER & BONACINI 416-364-1211 | events@oliverbonacini.com www.oliverbonacinievents.com GTA > REVIEWS

FANSHAWE PIONEER VILLAGE 519-457-1296 | rentals@fanshawepioneervillage.ca www.fanshawepioneervillage.ca LONDON > REVIEWS

THE ARTS & LETTERS CLUB 416-597-9544 Ext 1 | catering@artsandlettersclub.ca www.artsandlettersclub.ca GTA > REVIEWS

GALT COUNTRY CLUB 519-621-7020 | rhoch@galtcountryclub.com www.galtcountryclub.com CAMBRIDGE > REVIEWS

ARROWWOOD FARMS 519-289-0389 | info@arrowwoodfarmontario.com www.arrowwoodfarmontario.com LONDON > REVIEWS

THE GEORGE BROWN HOUSE 416-314-3585 | bookings@heritagetrust.on.ca www.heritagetrust.on.ca GTA > REVIEWS

BEAVERDALE GOLF CLUB 519-658-5951 ext. 22 | bwarry.beaverdale@golfnorth.ca www.golfbeaverdale.ca CAMBRIDGE > REVIEWS

GLEN ABBEY GOLF CLUB 905-844-1800 | smartin@clublink.ca www.glenabbey.clublink.ca OAKVILLE > REVIEWS

BERKELEY FIELD HOUSE 416-361-9666 | info@berkeleyevents.com www.berkeleyfieldhouse.com GTA > REVIEWS

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BEST WESTERN BRANTFORD HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTRE 519-753-8652 ext. 142 | events@bestwesternbrantford.com www.bestwesternbrantford.com BRANTFORD > REVIEWS

GREY SILO GOLF COURSE 519-884-3556 x 224 | kreinhardt.greysilo@golfnorth.ca www.golfgreysilo.ca K-W > REVIEWS

BEST WESTERN PLUS LAMPLIGHTER INN & CONFERENCE CENTRE 519-681-7151 | sales@lamplighterinn.ca www.lamplighterinn.ca LONDON > REVIEWS

GROSVENOR LODGE 519-645-2845 | info@grosvenorlodge.ca www.grosvenorlodge.ca LONDON > REVIEWS

BEST WESTERN PLUS STONERIDGE INN AND CONFERENCE CENTRE 519-652-6022 | natalie@stoneridgeinn.com www.stoneridgeinn.com LONDON > REVIEWS BINGEMANS 519-744-1555 | tvanderburg@bingemans.com www.bingemans.com KW > REVIEWS BOB RUMBALL MANOR 416-449-9651 x 103 | jbursa@bobrumball.org bobrumballmanor.org GTA > REVIEWS CAMBRIDGE BUTTERFLY CONSERVATORY 519-653-1234 x 112 | weddings@cambridgebutterfly.com www.cambridgebutterfly.com CAMBRIDGE > REVIEWS THE CAMBRIDGE HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTRE 519-624-7732 | bduffield@cambridgehotel.ca www.cambridgehotel.ca CAMBRIDGE > REVIEWS CAMBRIDGE MILL 519-624-1828 | info@cambridgemill.ca www.cambridgemill.com CAMBRIDGE > REVIEWS THE CARLU 416-597-1931 | events@oliverbonacini.com www.thecarlu.com GTA > REVIEWS CASA LOMA 416-923-1171 | events@casaloma.ca www.casaloma.ca GTA > REVIEWS CHELSEA HOTEL TORONTO 416-585-4340 | cstor.weddings@chelseatoronto.com www.chelseatoronto.com GTA > REVIEWS CONCORDIA CLUB 519-745-5617 x 101 | ruth.rajna@concordiaclub.ca www.concordiaclub.ca K-W > REVIEWS CONESTOGA GOLF & CONFERENCE CENTRE 519-664-2851 x 227 | ssharkey.conestoga@golfnorth.ca www.golfconestoga.ca K-W > REVIEWS DELTA GUELPH HOTEL AND CONFERENCE CENTRE 519-780-3711 |minosca.dasilva@deltahotels.com www.deltahotels.com GUELPH > REVIEWS DELTA LONDON ARMOURIES 519-679-6111 | kassandra.kilback@deltahotels.com www.deltalondonarmouries.com LONDON > REVIEWS DUNDEE COUNTRY CLUB 519-696-3257 | rarquette.dundee@golfnorth.ca www.golfdundee.ca CAMBRIDGE > REVIEWS ELM HURST INN & SPA 519-485-5321 | erin@elmhurstinn.com www.elmhurstinn.com LONDON > REVIEWS ELSIE PERRIN WILLIAMS ESTATE 519-432-7961 | info@elsieperrinwilliamsestate.ca www.elsieperrinwilliamsestate.ca LONDON > REVIEWS ENOCH TURNER SCHOOLHOUSE 416-314-3585 | bookings@heritagetrust.on.ca www.heritagetrust.on.ca GTA > REVIEWS ESTATES OF SUNNYBROOK 416-487-3841 | mansions@estatesofsunnybrook.com www.estatesofsunnybrook.com GTA > REVIEWS

• Are award winners • Have multiple degrees & accreditations • Are members of selective organizations • Do regular charity work • Are teachers & mentors in their craft • Have appeared in television news & wedding segments ST. GEORGE BANQUET HALL 519-884-0311 | gm@stgeorgehall.com www.stgeorgehall.com K-W > REVIEWS STATION CREEK GOLF CLUB 905-888-1219 | mfreeland@clublink.ca www.stationcreek.clublink.ca NEWMARKET> REVIEWS

HART HOUSE 416-946-7196 | weddings.harthouse@utoronto.ca harthouse.ca GTA > REVIEWS

STRATHROY PORTUGUESE CANADIAN CLUB 519-245-4361 | louisa@pccstrathroy.com www.pccstrathroy.com STRATHROY > REVIEWS

HAUSER HALL 519-747-1138 | info@hauserhall.com www.hauserhall.com K-W > REVIEWS

TANGLE CREEK GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB 705-720-2150 | events@tanglecreekgolf.com www.tanglecreekgolf.com BARRIE> REVIEWS

HESSENLAND COUNTRY INN 519-236-7707 | hessen@hessenland.com www.hessenland.com LONDON > REVIEWS

TEATRO CONVENTION & EVENT CENTRE 905-864-8511 | info@teatrocentre.ca www.alemiliagroup.ca/teatrocentre.ca MILTON > REVIEWS

IDLEWYLD INN & SPA 519-432-5554 | weddings@idlewyldinn.com www.idlewyldinn.com LONDON > REVIEWS

THREE BRIDGES BANQUET HALL 519-501-8678 | info@threebridgesevents.ca KW > REVIEWS

ITALIAN CANADIAN CLUB GUELPH 519-821-1110 | icclub@sentex.ca www.italiancanadianclubguelph.ca GUELPH > REVIEWS

TORONTO BOTANICAL GARDEN 416-397-1349 | rentalsales@torontobotanicalgarden.ca torontobotanicalgarden.ca GTA > REVIEWS

IVEY SPENCER LEADERSHIP CENTRE 519-675-5529 | jclark@ivey.uwo.ca www.iveyspencerleadershipcentre.com LONDON > REVIEWS

TORONTO CENTRE FOR THE ARTS 416-733-9388 | enealon@tocentre.com www.tocentre.com GTA > REVIEWS

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WESTIN HARBOUR CASTLE HOTEL 416-869-1600 | experienceteam@westin.com www.westinharbourcastletoronto.com GTA > REVIEWS

LIBERTY GRAND 416-542-3789 | kelly@libertygrand.com www.libertygrand.com GTA > REVIEWS

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THIS PAGE: Kelly Taylor @ The Bridal Lounge (thebridallounge.ca) from Chantel & Dan’s Reality Wedding Story at Elm Hurst Inn (♥) (elmhurstinn.com)

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PHOTOGRAPHY: Allure Photography (♥) (allure-photography.ca)

ADVICE, ONE COUPLE TO ANOTHER: “On the day of the wedding, the little details do not matter...to you or your guests. The day goes by so fast, and all you care about is those around you.” - M&B

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“We found Shannon from Allure Photography (♥) (allure-photography. ca) at Biagio’s brother’s wedding. We fell in love with her personality and her talent. She is so easy to work with, helping the couple feel completely comfortable. The photos in the church are outstanding. We also can’t help but love the special moments of just the two of us!” - Marissa & Biagio

BRIDE AND GROOM: Marissa & Biagio Viastikopoulos

OUR FAVOURITE THINGS:

WEDDING DATE: July 16th, 2016

• Marissa & Biagio had a bonfire burning

CEREMONY: Panagia Greek Orthodox Church

throughout the night. Guests mingled around

in Hamilton

the fire and both kids & adults were able to

RECEPTION: The family farm in Cambridge PHOTOGRAPHY: Allure Photography,

roast marshmallows.

Hamilton (♥) (allure-photography.ca) “Shannon &

• Tables covered with pies from Rockton Berry

Ally from Allure Photography captured the little

Farm served as dessert.

details beautifully!”

• 200 year old barn wood guest tables,

VISION: Outdoor elegance: “We took the cozy, laid back atmosphere of the farm and then paired it with elegant details - table runners, brass candle

rented from Guelph Tent Rentals, Guelph (guelphtentrentals.com)

sticks and strings of lights - bringing it all to a

• The coffee bar! Espresso, cappuccino,

‘dream wedding’ level.” - M

and flavoured lattes from A Matter of Taste,

WEDDING FAVOURS: Sweet packages of

Kitchener (matteroftaste.ca) were a huge hit

lavender from local lavender farm, Steed & Co Lavender (steedandcompany.com) in Aylmer

with guests.

LIVE MUSIC: Eric Bolton, of E-Bolt Music, Cambridge (eboltmusic.com), serenaded everyone throughout cocktails and dinner. “He was an absolute perfect addition to our wedding.” - M HAIR: Halo Hair Studio, Cambridge (halohair.ca) GROOMSMEN & GROOM’S ATTIRE: Garrison Bespoke, Toronto (garrisonbespoke.com) BRIDESMAIDS ATTIRE & ACCESSORIES: Pearl Bridal House, Port Credit (pearlbridalhouse.com) BRIDE’S DRESS & ACCESSORIES: Sash & Bustle Boutique, Toronto (sashandbustle.com) FAVOURITE MEMORY: “I loved taking photos of just Biagio and I. Was perhaps the most romantic two hours we have ever had together. We felt like no one was watching.” - Marissa GET LOCAL. PLAN FABULOUS! • 9


fresh country This gorgeous country wedding took place in St. Clements, Ontario, at the home that Melissa’s grandparents built from scratch, that her mother now owns, and that Melissa spent time at throughout her childhood.

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reality weddings

PLANNING & DESIGN: Ainsley @ Fresh Look

PHOTOGRAPHY: Jaime Coyle Photography,

Design Event & Wedding Specialist (FLD),

Kitchener (jaimecoyle.com) Melissa remembers

Kitchener (♥) (freshlookdesign.ca)

finding Jaime online. “I looked at quite a few

THEME & DESIGN: Ainsley @ FLD named it

photographers but kept coming back to her website.

‘fresh country’: “It was rustic but we held back on

Her style is very candid...and it was exactly what

the hay bails and burlap. We wanted it to be more

we were looking for. Not only is she an extremely

earthy, fresh and very relaxed. Ainsley did all the

talented photographer, but she is such an amazing

décor. She did all of our table settings...table linen,

person.” - M

tables, espresso garden chairs, gold charger plates,

DIY PROJECTS: “We took on too many DIY

old door with accessories, 24” LOVE marquee

projects to mention,” says Melissa who did a lot of

sign, cruiser tables with linen, ceremony flowers,

the small décor items – the “memory tree”, mason

accessories for signing table (guest book and also at

jar lights in the trees, seating charts, signs... “Jeremy

the ceremony), candle holders, garland... FLD were

and his father, Al, took on the largest projects.

instrumental in bringing our vision to life.” - M&J

Everything wooden (milled or barn board) that you

FLORALS: Ainsley @ FLD. Melissa admits she has

saw was made by them. Al has a wood mill and he

no idea what types of flowers Ainsley used. “We just

and Jeremy spent 1000+ hours crafting everything;

told her our vision and she completely nailed it.” - M

the two barn board bars, the huge backdrop, the

cake table, drink stand, podium, and the easles. The compliments on the DIY items they made are still coming to this day. We have even had some order requests come in for the drink stand and the barn wood benches!” - M CATERING: “The day wouldn’t have been the same without Little Mushroom Catering, Cambridge (littlemushroomcatering.ca) by our side. Steph & Beth were truly instrumental in making the day a success...The food was phenomenal...” - M BIGGEST CHALLENGE: “Being crafty people, we wanted to take on a lot of DIY and it got to a point where we just had to bite the bullet, open the wallet and pay someone else to do it. It’s not worth your sanity!” - M&J BEST ADVICE, ONE BRIDE TO ANOTHER: “For an outdoor wedding, you might worry about the rain, but on the day of, the rain really doesn’t phase you!” - M GET LOCAL. PLAN FABULOUS! • 11


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 heritage sites (old Ford service station, old barns and old tractors, a little white chapel etc.). It was the perfect laid back, yet beautiful setting for us.” - C

P H O T O G R A P H Y : Latte Productions Wedding Photography, Kitchener

(♥)

(latteproductions.ca)

“We were referred to Latte from a number of couples; my cousin, and two sets of our friends who got married in the months prior to our wedding. They were so reasonably priced and their work was so beautiful, it was a no-brainer for us. Jenn and Justin were incredible to work with. They were so fun and made everything seem substantially less awkward than some of the poses were. They were so wonderful that they even made sure to get nearly every photo I wanted from a Pinterest board. They made my dream photos a reality. My favourite part of the photos was probably just how fun they were. The laughter in our photos are real because they became a part of the day, not just a vendor.” - C & J

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BRIDE & GROOM: Jake & Corynn Shoemaker WEDDING DATE: Wednesday, October 5th, 2016 “It was the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. Jake and I knew that this was a long shot for people to get the time off work, but let me tell you, only 10 people declined...people were so happy to have a reason to take a mid-week break or tie it into an extra-long weekend.” - C THEME: Rustic, elegant, country: “Everything took place in this gorgeous pine barn. It kept everything very central and much easier for both our guests and us. It was still a formal wedding...[but also] really laid back and easy going.” - C FLORAL DESIGN: From the Potting Shed (fromthepottingshed.com) in Cambridge, ON. DÉCOR: Jake and his Mother did almost all of the decorating! Corynn says, “We used a slew of items from around my grandma’s farm and...from the dollar store (fall leaf garlands, tall vases for our bouquets etc.) Signs were from a great little shop called From the 12th Line (www.fromthe12thline. ca)... She does amazing work and she made almost every barn board sign at our wedding to add a rustic feel.” - C

DIY PROJECTS: The Seating plan (old four-pane windows with guest list transferred onto the glass), the wooden slabs for the centerpieces were cut, sanded and varnished by Jake, the table runners were partially borrowed and partially made by the bride and groom, and arbour décor was done by Jake’s Mother. FAVOURS: “We bought some Mennonite maple syrup, filled small jars, covered with a burlap top and a small tag that said ‘Love is Sweet – Jake & Corynn Shoemaker – October 5th, 2016’” - J&C GROOMSMEN & GROOM’S ATTIRE: Tip Top Tailors, Cambridge (tiptoptailors.ca) BRIDESMAIDS ATTIRE & ACCESSORIES: David’s Bridal, Cambridge (davidsbridal.ca) BRIDE’S ATTIRE: Essense of Australia gown from Taylor’s Bridal Boutique, Elmira (taylorsbridal.com) “They had to specifically order the dress for me. It’s a fit and flare with beautiful lace straps that sit off the shoulders. It’s simple and elegant and was everything country and chic. I wore a flower crown, playing up my love for nature and country.”- C

DJ: Brent @ B.O.S.S DJ, New Hamburg (bossdj.ca) HAIR & MAKE-UP: My hair and make-up artist is dear to me now. Lélo Artistry, Toronto (leloartistry. com). “She. Is. Incredible!” - C CATERING: Mid-Knight Catering, New Hamburg (midknightcatering.ca) BEST MEMORY: “I remember all the laughter and the dancing with my husband and being called Mrs. Shoemaker. I don’t know if it’s necessarily a memory, but more of a feeling. The feeling of being surrounded by everyone we love and knowing that our love was the reason that everyone was together. That was pretty special.” - C ADVICE, ONE COUPLE TO ANOTHER: “Planning a wedding is hard: stressful, exciting and terrifying. No one tells you that it’s okay to feel crazy and actually means it. Just don’t get lost in the crazy. Don’t get caught up in the drama. If you have to make a hard decision now, to improve your wedding day, do it...And breathe. When you feel overwhelmed, just breathe. Let yourself cry, but then get on with it...Don’t forget that your friends have other things going on in their lives, so remember to ask about their life too!” - C & J GET LOCAL. PLAN FABULOUS! • 13


PHOTOGRAPHY: Chris @ StudioChris, Kitchener (♥) (studiochris.ca)

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BEST MEMORY: We

had

a

“THE WHOLE THING! blast

at

our

weddings!

We had been dating for nine years, so it was definitely time we got married!” - M&T

BRIDE & GROOM: Monali Patel & Trevin

to make sure our guests were well taken care of and ate

served a small piece of that and two Lindors in each of

Bastiampillai

as much as they wanted to, so needless to say, there was

our boxes.” - M

WEDDING DATE: August 19th, 2016

a lot of food followed by a late night poutine and crêpe

STATIONERY: Starlet Weddings and Events,

CEREMONY: St. Maria Goretti Parish RECEPTION LOCATION: Mississauga Convention Center (mississaugaconvention.com) # GUESTS: 350

and waffle station!” - M PHOTOGRAPHY: Chris @ StudioChris (♥) (studiochris.ca). “Chris did an amazing job with our

Kitchener (starletweddingsandevents.com) GROOMSMEN & GROOM’S ATTIRE: MBA Suits, North York BRIDE’S DRESS & ACCESSORIES: Sophie’s Gown

COLOUR PALETTE: Blush, pinks, corals & gold

pictures, and given that this was our second wedding

WEDDING DÉCOR & FLORAL DESIGN: Monali’s

in two weeks as we’d already gone to India for our

BIGGEST CHALLANGE: “Summers are usually my

company, Starlet Weddings and Events, Kitchener

Hindu ceremony, it was a challenge to make us look

busiest season, therefore between work, and planning

(starletweddingsandevents.com). Monali explains,

less tired!...Apart from our church ceremony earlier

my India wedding from half way around the world,

“Because I’m in the industry, it made no sense for me

in the day, we had another blessing ceremony at the

there was very little time or energy left for planning

to hire someone else.” Starlet took care of the décor, flowers, linens, charger plates, and chairs. Monali has always loved a colour palette of blush, pinks, corals and gold: “These colours are truly beautiful together and have always been a look I’ve loved.” - M

venue before our reception for all the guests who could not make it in the morning. Our guests loved being a part of that! We had a photo session after the blessing ceremony with ourselves and our guests, so we could

Shoppe, Kitchener (sophiesgownshoppe.com)

our Canadian wedding! Time management was key for us!” - M ADVICE, ONE COUPLE TO ANOTHER: “Plan ahead, hire the right people so you don’t have to do the work and thinking the whole time... Most importantly,

CATERING: Avani Asian Indian Bistro, Mississauga

have some personal memories with all of them.” -M&T

(avani.ca) “Our dinner was a sit down, family style

WEDDING FAVOURS: “With Trevin’s SriLankan

only one who knows, so just let it go and enjoy the

service with an open bar. It was very important for us

background, they make a dish called ‘Rich Cake’ so we

day!” - M&T •

things will go wrong here and there, but you’ll be the

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FANSHAWE IN THE FALL BRIDE & GROOM: Ange (DeVincenzo) & Owen Somerville WEDDING DATE: October 8th, 2016 CEREMONY & RECEPTION LOCATIONS: Fanshawe Pioneer Village, London (♥) (fanshawepioneervillage.ca). “This venue is beautiful. We opted to have our ceremony at the gazebo, rented a beautiful clear tent lit up with mini-lights, from Big Top Tents, London (bigtoptents.com) for our meal, and had a wild dance party in the onsite barn!! It was perfect! My husband and I wanted an outdoor fall wedding. I researched outdoor wedding locations in and around London and found out that the Pioneer Village did weddings. The photos online were absolutely beautiful. We made an appointment to go onsite and have a look. We immediately fell in love, and booked it.” - A&O 16 • The Wedding Ring Magazine { ONTARIO } www.theweddingring.ca

DESIGN PALETTE: A rustic chic wedding inspired by the venue and Fall/Thanksgiving time of year, incorporating orange, brown, red and cream colours. FLOWERS: McLennan Flowers, Lambeth (mclennanflowers.com). “I chose orange spray roses and red berries. The owner of McLennan Flowers is a family member and wonderful person.” - A DÉCOR: “My decorator is a very close friend. Her name is Sarah Rankin, and her company is SJR Design. She is an interior designer/consultant. Most décor was handmade by Sarah. We used a lot of wood, twine, mason jars and wine bottles, pumpkins, hay, corn stalks, Edison lights, I could go on and on .. it was incredible!!” - A FAVOURITE DÉCOR ELEMENTS: “My favourite décor elements were our centrepieces, completely handmade, and the rustic vineyard chairs, rented from A&B Party Rental, London (a-bpartyrental. com). Our entire wedding was a DIY project!” Ange

told her decorator that she wanted a rustic chic fall themed wedding, with lots of wood and we went from there. “She would send me numerous ideas based on what I told her I wanted, and I would tell her which I liked. She would then source the items required and make the decorations, sending me pictures every step of the way to ensure my approval.” - A PLANNING CHALLENGES: “We live in Toronto and I am from London. We decided to get married in London, which means that I employed trusted family and friends to represent us in London in our absence. We made the decision to hire as many family and friends as possible; our London ‘Project Manager’ was my brother-in-law, our decorator my very close friend, our photographer is a friend who already did our Maternity and Newborn photo shoots, the DJ was my cousin, and a couple of live


songs were sung by friends, including our MCs (one of which is Taz from The Taz Show on FM96, who has been one of my close friends since high school)... It was truly a family affair!!” - A FAVOURS: Delicious home made raspberry jam preserves! GROOM’S & GROOMSMEN ATTIRE: The groom wore a navy tux with an ivory shirt, long orange tie, vest and pocket square with a green and ivory lapel pin, brown shoes and striped socks. The groomsmen wore navy blue tuxes with ivory shirts, long ties, orange accents, brown shoes and striped socks. Fathers wore classic black tuxes with ivory shirts and striped socks. WEDDING DRESS: The bride’s look was 1940’s Hollywood Glamour inspired. Her gown was an ivory coloured, French lace and French silk, fit-toflare Paloma Blanca 2016-17 design. She wore a birdcage veil with a side-swept up-do. Jewelry was delicate. Shoes were neutral coloured, brushed satin and rhinestone, kitten heel slingbacks. Bridesmaids wore ivory and pale grey lace and chiffon dresses with delicate jewelry. The lace on

top was reminiscent of the bride’s gown. Their

Melissa Taylor @ All Seasons Weddings, London

shoes were neutral coloured, iridescent, faux

(allseasonsweddings.com) and it was about love,

snakeskin.

family, and relationships. It was perfect, and very

HAIR AND MAKE-UP: “Our hair and

emotional for us both, as we have already created a

make-up were done by Florencia Taylor

family together.” - A

(florenciataylormakeup.com) who won Canada’s

ADVICE, ONE COUPLE TO ANOTHER:

#1 makeup artist for 2016, and has now been

“Allow your vision to take hold, and find people

nominated again for 2017. Florencia brought

that you love and trust to help you bring it to life.

hair stylist, Carrie-Lynn of Entrenous, London

Don’t do anything to please anyone but yourselves

(salonentrenous.com) with her.”

on that one particular day. Weddings can become

CATERING: The Steel Grill, London (steelgrill.com)

somewhat political and if you allow yourselves to

PHOTOGRAPHY: Allie @ Bananatree

get caught up, it may not be what you hoped. We

Photography, Barrie (bananatreephotography.com).

stayed true to us, and our wedding was more than

“She is incredible. Having her there for our day was

either of us could have ever dreamed it to be.

like having a best friend there taking our photos.

Since our wedding, people have privately let

She felt everything that we felt on our day and

us know that our wedding day was bursting

captured it all perfectly. She is truly talented and

with beauty, love, and emotion. Our guests felt

loves what she does.”- A&O

everything that we felt, and that we wanted them to

FAVOURITE MEMORY: “Our best memory was

feel. Our venue, music, personal touches, décor and

the fifteen minute ceremony, which we were able to

love for everyone there is what made this possible.

design ourselves. It was officiated by

It was truly the best day of our lives!!!” -A&O GET LOCAL. PLAN FABULOUS! • 17


GOLD, BLACK & A TOUCH OF SPARKLE BRIDE & GROOM: Chelsey Orphan & James Wheeler WEDDING DATE: October 22nd, 2016 LOCATION: Revival House, Stratford (♥) (revival.house)

“We fell in love with this venue the first time we walked through their door. They offered everything in one location. We loved their cathedral ceilings, stained glass windows, organ bar and amazing food! The staff were so friendly from the first moment we met and did everything they could to accommodate us. Alysha, the wedding coordinator, really was the final check on our list. Her charming personality and attention to detail let us know from day one that she was on our side and was as excited about the wedding as we were!” - C&J COLOUR PALETTE: Gold, black, white & sparkle! THEME: “We wanted a day full of class and elegance...think ‘Hollywood Glam’ or ‘Great Gatsby’. I personally love twinkly lights and sparkles so we made sure to add elements throughout the venue. We added sequined table runners, light up trees, 18 • The Wedding Ring Magazine { ONTARIO } www.theweddingring.ca

strings of lights, candles and marquee letters. Everything was gold and sparkly and glowing!” - C PHOTOGRAPHY: Behind The Scenes Photography, London (medium.com/shooting-behind-the-scenes) FLOWERS: Online American company, Eco Flower (ecoflower.com) and Lyric Flowers, St. Mary’s (lyricflowers.ca) Chelsey is not a huge flower fan, so she knew she didn’t want to spend loads of money on florals. She explains, “I spent a lot of time researching online and came across Eco Flowers. They are an online store from the United States that sells wooden flowers made from recycled and sustainable materials or sola wood. You have to see them to understand! Pretty much every wedding decision we made was based on ‘What would be less stressful?’ so flowers that won’t wilt, break or need to be delivered last minute was an easy choice! I also loved that it was unique and most of all that everyone could keep their flowers forever... We wanted to class up the flowers even more so we contacted a highly recommended flower shop in St. Mary’s, Lyric Flowers, to add some

finishing touches. They created all our boutineers and corsages from loose wood flowers and added leaves and wraps to the bouquets. They finished them off perfectly and really made them something incredible and unique.” - C DÉCOR: “Between us, my mom (our wedding planner) and Alysha, we handled everything on our own. Revival House is so gorgeous that I felt it only needed a little bit of decorating. We just brought in a couple finishing touches!” - C DIY PROJECTS: Chelsey is a graphic designer and was able to create all the printed elements such as table numbers and signs herself. She says, “We also did the invitation packages, table cloths, seating chart and info board. I personally found that the most stressful part of the wedding was the DIY projects. They ended up being more trouble than anything else and cost way more time and money than anticipated. I love how they turned out but for me personally, I learned to do anything DIY early and keep it to a minimum!” - C


FAVOURITE THINGS “We found an adorable idea for table number centerpieces. We put a photo of the bride and groom at each age that corresponded with the table number. Guests loved it! We loved having a sweetheart table for just us. It gave us time to eat and also enjoy each other’s company. We could see all of our guests enjoying the night and felt like we were with them all.” - C&J CAKE: Kandy’s Cakes, Stratford (bit.ly/ KandysCakes) Delicious carrot cake. WEDDING FAVOURS: Rheo Thompson Mint Smoothies (‘Mint to Be’) “Everyone loves Rheo Thompson mint smoothies and they are just around the corner from Revival House so it gave it a local feel.” - C GROOMSMEN & GROOM’S ATTIRE: Bud Gowan Formal Wear, London (budgowan.com) BRIDESMAIDS ATTIRE: Dress: Dress 911, London (dress911.com) Belt: Le Chateau Jewelry: Claire’s Shoes: Payless BRIDE’S ATTIRE: Dress: David’s Bridal, London (davidsbridal.ca)

Alterations: Francy’s Design & Alteration, London (bit.ly/FrancysDesignAlterations) Jewelry: Family and Friends Shoes: Ardene’s Gold Sparkly Oxfords Hair Piece: Claire’s “I bought a dress from David’s Bridal that I liked, but knew with some tweaking it could become my one-of-a-kind dress. I took it to Francy’s Design & Alteration and worked with her to come up with something amazing! She was the kindest lady and worked so hard to make sure that I had my perfect dress! Her expertise showed when she gave suggestions that turned a nice dress into something better than my wildest dreams! I ditched the high heels before the ceremony and wore some gold sparkly oxfords from Ardenes! Best decision! I didn’t even worry about my feet once the whole day!” - C MUSICIANS: Ceremony: The couple’s friend, Evan Reception: Kraig from 9House Entertainment (9house.net) HAIR: Lauren from Tangled Salon & Spa, Milton (facebook.com/stylingbylauren/) MAKE-UP: The couple’s friend, Lisa OFFICIANT: Ron Burdock

CATERING: Revival House “Revival House delivered an incredible meal that everyone was raving about! They make everything in house and create with fresh and local ingredients.” - C&J BIGGEST CHALLENGE: “People have lots of opinions around a wedding! I didn’t realize how much until we announced our engagement and already people were telling me what I should and shouldn’t do. My friend gave me the best advice... to sit down right at the beginning with your fiance and decide what on your wedding day is the most important to you and then let everything else go.” -C BEST MEMORIES: “The look of love and pride on my fiance’s face when he first saw me. Doing a first look before the ceremony. Being surrounded by the people we love and who love us!” - C ADVICE, ONE BRIDE TO ANOTHER: “Plan early. Things may go wrong and you will feel a lot better when you have time to account for it. When something as shipped broken or a DIY went awry, we had enough time to get everything resolved. Watch for sales, you can save a ton and no one will even know! Have Fun. Cliche but don’t stress about all the details.The things you spent the most time worrying about, people might not even notice.”- C&J GET LOCAL. PLAN FABULOUS! • 19


BRIDE & GROOM: Chantal Galbraith & Dan Krasnicki WEDDING DATE: August 6th, 2016 LOCATION: Elm Hurst Inn & Spa, Ingersoll (♥) (elmhurstinn.com). “Such a beautiful venue! Everything from the food to the service was amazing... Having our wedding at Elm Hurst allowed for the ceremony, cocktail hour, photos and reception to be held in one location. Lucky for me I was then hired as the wedding coordinator at the Elm Hurst Inn and got to see first- hand why we had had such an amazing experience. When we got engaged it was an easy decision to have our wedding here as we knew every detail would be taken care of for us.” - C

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ADVICE, ONE BRIDE TO ANOTHER: “The key to planning a wedding is staying organized and hiring excellent vendors to execute your vision.” THEME: All white, classic yet elegant. “We had our ceremony outside and wanted the natural beauty of the property to be showcased. We wanted something timeless and elegant.” FLORALS: “I have always loved working with Russell Rossini from Rossini Floral, London (rossinifloral.com).” - C DÉCOR: Jackie Phillips @ To Suit your Fancy, London (♥)(tosuityourfancy.com) “I had seen first hand her ceiling and backdrop work and after meeting with her and describing our vision she made me feel confident that our vision could be attained.” - C DIY PROJECTS: “My husband works in graphic design and was really involved in designing the invitations, seating plan and favours for the wedding. We went with all black invitations to contrast the all white wedding which was something not traditional. He also designed custom “Chantal & Dan” chocolate bars for our guests to take with them. The seating plan was a large mirror that we purchased and we had all of the guests

names printed in order of table.” - C MUSIC: Encore Music London (encoremusiclondon. com). “They wrote some custom songs that were important to us.” - C&D VIDEO GUESTBOOK: “We also had an area we called “Speakers Corner” where our guests could leave personalized video messages to us...Being able to watch back this video is both touching and hilarious!!” - C&D GROOMSMEN & GROOM’S ATTIRE: Light grey suits by Vera Wang, found at Moores Clothing for Men, London (mooresclothing.com). BRIDESMAIDS ATTIRE & ACCESSORIES: Weddington Way (weddingtonway.com). BRIDE’S DRESS & ACCESSORIES: Ferré Sposa, Toronto (ferresposa.com) DJ: L.O.V.E. Wedding & Music DJ Services, London (loveweddingmusicservices.com) HAIR & MAKE-UP: Fayez Beauty Spa, London (fayezspa.com). “My stylist-Adam Tamba did a fabulous job, and did exactly what I had hoped for and more. I had my foundation airbrushed and it

stayed on all day in the heat- it was amazing!” - C PHOTOGRAPHY: “Kelly Taylor from The Bridal Lounge, London (thebridallounge.ca) is a personal friend of mine and has done photos for us before. She is really talented, and I liked her adventurous ideas. Some of my favourite shots are from a large bridge under an overpass. Kelly had us climb up on ladders to get the perfect shot and it was so worth it! She was organized and kept the family and group photos on schedule. Dan and I chose to do a “First Look” so we were able to get most of our pictures done before the ceremony - this way we could mingle with our guests at cocktail hour. My favourite part of the day was the first look, and Kelly captured it beautifully. She had a good mix of candid shots along with stylized shoots that make our pictures truly fabulous.” - C BIGGEST CHALLENGES: “I began to realize that I wanted to truly enjoy the day and wanted to be able to turn off the wedding coordinator within and place my trust in The Elm Hurst and the other vendors to ensure this would go smoothly.” - C GET LOCAL. PLAN FABULOUS! • 21


“I promised myself for weeks leading up to the big day that I would consciously take in every minute of this day. I didn’t want to look back and think, it was a blur and I don’t remember anything. Every detail, every conversation and every emotion are engrained in my memory. It truly was the BEST day of our lives.” - M&K

BRIDE & GROOM: Meagan Sheeler & Kyle Moniz

that Best Western was able to accommodate our

our ‘Welcome to our Wedding’ sign.” - M

WEDDING DATE: June 25th, 2016

wedding size, budget and requests. “They exceeded

STATIONERY: Meagan’s Aunt hand made the

all of our expectations.” - M

stationery, spending over a year cutting and pasting

PHOTOGRAPHY: Nova Markina Photography, London (♥) (novamarkina.com) “I have followed Nova’s work for years and was able to work with her for my brother’s wedding. She was my first choice and the first vendor I booked.” - M CEREMONY: The Chapel at Windermere on the

COLOUR PALETTE: Rose Gold (blush pink, gold, ivory) WEDDING THEME: Fairytale: “Once in a while, in the middle of ordinary life, love gives us a fairytale.” - M&K FLOWERS: Peonies, hydrangeas, roses,

Mount, Christ the King University Parish. “The

ranunculas, light pinks, ivories and dusty green,

parish belongs to King’s University – I attended

all from Something Blue Floral Design, London

King’s and studied Catholic Studies for Teachers.

(somethingbluefloraldesign.com)

The priest of the parish taught me during my undergraduate studies.” - M RECEPTION: Best Western PLUS Lamplighter Inn, London (♥) (lamplighterinn.ca). We originally signed with another venue but they ended up being

DÉCOR: Jackie Phillips @ To Suit Your Fancy London (♥) (tosuityourfancy.com). “She did our tablescapes, backdrop, our cake table and supplied a gold Cinderella carriage for our card box. She did a fantastic job!” - M&K

150 invitations: “...and just as she was about to deliver them to us, we switched the venue! God bless her!” - M&K CAKE: Grandma’s Oven, Aylmer (grandmasoven. ca) “Incredible to work with and the cake was delicious!” - M&K FAVOURS: Personalized matchboxes: “The Perfect Match” GROOMSMEN & GROOM’S ATTIRE: Joseph’s Clothiers, London (josephsclothiers.com) BRIDESMAIDS ATTIRE & ACCESSORIES: Sophie’s Gown Shoppe, London (sophiesgownshoppe.com)

DIY PROJECTS: “Kyle is a graphic designer so he

BRIDE’S DRESS & ACCESSORIES: Garbers

double booked. So, just three months before our

made the menus, programs, and the morning after

Bridal, London (garbersbridal.com): David Tutera

large wedding, our Wedding Planner found

breakfast invitations. One of my Bridesmaids made

for Mon Cheri

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DJ: Rob Aitken @ Music Central Entertainment,

She personalized the menu to meet both sides of

FAVOURITE MEMORIES: Meagan says the

London (♥) (musiccentral.ca) “Rob was fantastic!

the wedding. All our guests could not stop talking

wedding day was a breeze. She felt relaxed and excited.

He did my brothers wedding and kept the dance

about the quality and quantity of our food and

She remembers how fun it was getting ready with the

floor busy all night at a very small quaint wedding.

drinks!” - M

girls and how emotional it was to see her Dad for the

He did the same for our big wedding and gave us

WEDDING PLANNER: Lauren DeKoster

first time. “But, the best memory was when we pulling

such personalized service.” - M

@ Twelfth Night Events, St. Thomas

up to the church in the limo. As we reached the top

HAIR: Hair by Lindsey Boyd, London “She did 9

(twelfthnightevents.com) “Best decision in our

of the hill I spotted Kyle being escorted back inside...

updos in the morning and all the girls said this was

wedding planning was hiring Lauren.”

My stomach got butterflies, I teared up and thought

the best updo they’ve had had!” - M

VIDEOGRAPHER: Greg Idasz @ AV Artisan

‘Wow, he looks amazing and I’m about to marry him!’

MAKE-UP: Catherine Krahn @ Esteem Makeup

Wedding Films, Toronto (avartisan.wordpress.com)

Everything else from then on was complete bliss and

Artistry, London (esteemartistry.com)

BIGGEST CHALLENGE: “Aside from the venue

happiness!” - M ADVICE, ONE COUPLE TO ANOTHER:

CATERING: Best Western PLUS Lamplighter Inn,

change in the last 3 months, it was our guest list. With

London (♥) (lamplighterinn.ca) “Jessica Grundy

Kyle being Portuguese we knew it would be big but

“Stay true to your relationship. The wedding day is

at Lamplighter Inn was a life saver – she helped us

we did not want to look back on our day and have

about you as a couple, joining in marriage. It isn’t about

solve our problem when our first venue changed

strangers in our pictures and memories. We were very

anyone else. Work as a team through the rough parts.

everything on us and we were panicking that our

strict with our guest list, which caused conflict from

Don’t worry about what people will think or say. Yes,

wedding would be a disaster. She matched the price

time to time but in the end we could not have had a

there will be bumps along the road but on the day of

and worked closely with us to make our wedding

better group of friends and family present to celebrate

you will look around and gleam with joy and smile

everything we dreamed of and more.

our marriage.” - M

from ear to ear from start to finish.” - Meagan & Kyle GET LOCAL. PLAN FABULOUS! • 23


CEREMONY & RECEPTION LOCATION: Rebel Creek Golf Course (♼) (golfrebelcreek.ca) in Petersburg, Ontario, just minutes from Kitchener. From the waterside patio ceremony, cocktail hour and photos on the green to a gorgeous reception with food to die for and a dance floor that was filled all night, Rebel Creek Golf Course made it possible for Nicole & Scott to have the timeless, classic wedding day they were dreaming of.


BRIDE & GROOM: Nicole Vander Meulen & Scott Campbell WEDDING DATE: August 6th, 2016 COLOUR PALETTE: Aqua blue, white & grey. THEME: Simple, classy, romantic, timeless. FLORAL DESIGN: Elaine @ From the Potting Shed, Cambridge (fromthepottingshed.com). “We came up with the arrangements together.” - N&S DÉCOR: Ainsley @ Fresh Look Design Event & Wedding Specialist, Kitchener (♥) (freshlookdesign. ca). “We had Ainsley’s help with the backdrop, table numbers, runners, chalk boards and marquee letters.” - N FAVOURITE DÉCOR ELEMENT: “The LOVE marquee letters was a major statement piece that we loved, and our backdrop which helped put the whole theme together.” - N DIY FAVOURS: “Scott designed our save the dates and invitations but other than that we were able to find amazing inexpensive resources/people to work with instead of having to take on DIY projects.” -N NOTEWORTHY ELEMENTS: “We decided to have a few indoor games (a ping pong table and

basketball arcade game) to keep people out of their seats and interacting with other guests...In the end, the games did get played, but the dance floor was much busier than expected thanks to the DJ!” -N&S

“Rebel Creek was such a beautiful venue and the hospitality manager, Danielle pulled off a great first impression and was amazing to work with.” CATERING: Rebel Creek Golf Course(♥) (golfrebelcreek.ca) CAKE & CUPCAKES: Lisa Shinkfield WEDDING FAVOURS: Macaroons from Fancy That Cake, Fergus (fancythatcake.ca) GROOMSMEN AND GROOM’S ATTIRE: Collins Formal Wear, Kitchener (collinsformalwear.com) BRIDESMAIDS ATTIRE: Sew Stylish Wedding Works, Ingersoll (♥) (sewstylishweddingworks.com) BRIDE’S ATTIRE: Sophie’s Gown Shoppe, Kitchener (sophiesgownshoppe.com) DJ: Daniel from Goldline Entertainment, Toronto (www.goldlinedj.com) HAIR: Tish @ Pimps and Pinups, Arthur (pimpsandpinups.com)

PHOTOGRAPHY: LoveSprouts Photography, Kitchener (lovesproutsphotography.com) “We loved working with them, having a duo was awesome because both photographers had different styles so we were able to experience more variety in our photos including posed photos and candid photos. They were also fun to work with and made us feel more comfortable in front of the camera. Our favourite part of our photos was that they were able to capture everyone’s emotions in the photos without being staged. They were also able to pull us aside from the reception to capture beautiful photos of us by the sunset.” -N&S BIGGEST CHALLENGE: “If it was important, we did the best we could to find alternatives or search for the best deals. Overall, we got creative and did a great job staying within our budget. Our advice is to shop around and also ask for recommendations through friends and other people who have had weddings.” - N BEST MEMORY: “The moment we are celebrating with our friends and family and out on the dance floor together having a party celebrating love!”-N&S GET LOCAL. PLAN FABULOUS! • 25


BRIDE & GROOM: Katherine Salcedo

PHOTOGRAPHY: Photography by Daisy

DJ: DJ Miami (facebook.com/djmiami)

& Johny Leuthavone

(facebook.com/photographybydaisyrolfe) “She was

HAIR & MAKE-UP: Michelle from Platinum Salon

WEDDING DATE: November 19th, 2016

very professional, organized and made sure we had

CEREMONY & RECEPTION LOCATIONS: The Rose Chapel & Best Western PLUS Stoneridge Inn, London (♥) (stoneridgeinn.com)

“Since November weather is hard to predict, we were looking for a location with all the amenities in one place, so our guests did not have to drive from the ceremony to the

fun and enjoyed the moment while taking photos!” - K&J DÉCOR: “We chose to go with the décor package

CATERING: “Stoneridge Inn provided catering. All our guests raved that the food was amazing!” -K&J BIGGEST CHALLENGE: “Working full time plus planning a wedding was a big challenge. I set aside

offered by Stoneridge Inn. Maggie from Tulle Tyme

two days of the week to spend on wedding planning

(tulletyme.ca) did an amazing job. She decorated

after work.” - K

the venue as we envisioned, Romantic and Elegant.

BEST MEMORY: “The best memory I have is when

With a beautiful backdrop, head and bridal

reception. Stoneridge Inn had everything

table with blush satin swags and a canopy with

we were looking for including a beautiful

chandelier.” - K&J

church across the street from the venue. Also,

(platinumsalonldn.com), London

I was walking down the aisle and saw Johny waiting for me to start the story of our future together as husband and wife. Also seeing all of our Friends and Family that travelled from different countries

STATIONERY: Etsy Canada

hotel rooms available for out of city guests,

all together in one room celebrating our marriage

WEDDING FAVOURS: “We decided to go with a

was amazing.” - K

restaurant to host our rehearsal dinner. They

photo booth from YK Photbooth (facebook.com/

ADVICE, ONE BRIDE TO ANOTHER: “My

ykphotobooth). All our guests loved it and went

advice is to start the planning early, the more

also offer all-inclusive wedding package, which we loved. “ -K&J THEME: “The overall colour scheme of our

home with pictures of a fun night.” K&J GROOMSMEN AND GROOM’S ATTIRE: Collins

you procrastinate the planning the more you will scramble closer to the big day. Have a checklist of what you need to do each week, also use it to keep

wedding was blush. We chose this colour as it is

Formal Wear (collinsformalwear.com), London

elegant and romantic.” -K&J

BRIDE’S DRESS AND ACCESSORIES: Garber’s

big day so have fun and enjoy every second of it,

# GUESTS: 100

Bridal (garbersbridal.com), London

because it goes so fast!” - K

control of your budget. Most important it is your

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The following eight pages of features are filled with wedding planning tips and tricks, written and contributed by the experts who know best how to create the ultimate wedding event. GET LOCAL. PLAN FABULOUS! Photo, this page... DÉCOR: Devine Wedding Design (♥) (devineweddingdesign.ca) PHOTO: Heather Dietz Photography (heatherdietz.com)

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PROTECT YOUR SKIN

AN EXPERT TIP BY BEECHWOOD COSMETIC

&

LASER

(♥)

(beechwoodcosmetic.com) in Waterloo. The Beechwood team prides themselves on helping you achieve a brighter, younger and healthier appearance using safe and effective state-of-the-art non-surgical procedures.

SLEEP ON YOUR BACK

stronger dose can be prescribed by your healthcare

Sleep position affects wrinkles, on your face,

provider. Tip: Start with a lower % of retinoid and

neck and chest. Sleep wrinkles are due to the

slowly build tolerance - this minimizes excessive

compression of the skin by sleeping on your side or face. Over time these wrinkles will age areas faster. PROTECT THE THINNEST SKIN ON YOUR BODY Wear your sunglasses all year round, even when it’s cloudy. Aside from preventing numerous UV related eye diseases, the sun prematurely ages your eyes. The skin located under the eyes and around

redness and flaking. PAY ATTENTION TO YOUR FACIAL EXPRESSIONS The way you express can, over time, permanently etch your skin. Botox treatments are a fantastic treatment that minimizes the look of wrinkles. APPLY SUNSCREEN BEFORE DRIVING

the the eyelids is 0.5 mm thick and is the thinnest

The “driver’s side” of your face ages faster because

skin in the body.

of the sun’s damaging effect. It will wrinkle sooner

REDUCE PUFFY EYES

than the less exposed side. Apply sunscreen and

Extra fluid in the body gets redistributed during

consider window tinting. Intense Pulse Light can

sleep getting trapped in your face. In the morning

help reduce sun damage, which can even out skin

EXFOLIATE, HYDRATE & PROTECT Chemical

tone.

peels, microdermabrasion, scrubs, and lasers

PREVENT ACNE & SCARRING

exfoliate the skin’s outermost surface. Hydration of

Adults can get acne too! Thankfully, today, there

newly exposed skin needs to be hydrated with good

are more advanced prescription acne creams

moisture barrier, and protected with SPF.

& gels that work extremely well at minimizing

Note: This should be done on a regular basis for

acne breakouts. If you suffer from Acne Scarring,

optimal results.

we look puffy, by evening the fluid is trapped around your ankles. Tip: Gently vibrate under your eyes, and the fluid will displace. Taking an non-sedating antihistamine can help too. You can also help minimize dark circles with dermal fillers and lasers. USE A RETINOID TOPICAL VITAMIN A

sublative laser treatments and PRP (platelet rich

BEST MEDICINE: THE ‘KISS. METHOD’

This boosts collagen to reduce fine lines and speed

plasma) have been proven to significantly reduce

The best perscription for healthy glowing skin is to

cell turnover to even out discoloration and smooth

scarring.. Preventing scarring is better than trying

Keep It Simple. All that is required is a cleanser,

skin. Over-the-counter retinoid is retinol. A

to correct it.

sunscreen, moisturizer and a retinol. •

DERIVATIVE

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Bridal Party Shopping Event Sizes 28-46 A-K cup, XS to 4X

AN EXPERT TIP BY ENVIE INTIMATES (♥) (envieintimates.com) Are you a Bride or do you know someone who soon will be? The team at ENVIE INTIMATES pulls out all the stops for brides and bridal parties. ENVIE INTIMATES offers private shopping events for bachelorettes, bridal parties, birthdays or just a special girls’ night out!

push-up, strapless, racerback, demi or the right

come to us unsure of what they need, and it’s our

kind of padding, ENVIE has something that will

job to find that perfect piece to match the silhouette

fit perfectly. They also offer shapewear, garter belts,

of their dress,” says ENVIE’s Public Relations

corsets, bustiers, cinchers, body stockings, teddies,

representative, Crystal. “All brides are welcome

babydolls, panties, stockings, accessories and more. Each private shopping event attendee receives a goodie bag and plenty of good advice. “Brides often

at Envie; every shape, age and style!” And, if a minimum of $300 pre tax is reached collectively, the Bride or guest of honour receives a $75 credit to be used towards her evening’s purchases. “Our bra fittings are what women come in to see

Get one-on-one attention from ENVIE’s fitting specialists to find the perfect under-dress garments, lingerie, bras, robes, gifts and more for your special day! Because ENVIE carries bras in size 28-46 band, A to K cup and lingerie in size XS to 4x, they can find the perfect fit for everyone on your special day. Whether you’re searching for a specific bra like a

us for,” says Crystal, adding, “...but once you see the difference a proper fit makes to your posture, look and overall confidence, you’ll want a lingerie and swimwear fitting too!” Private parties are offered at both ENVIE INTIMATES locations, found in Kitchener (4336 King St. E.) and Waterloo (350-3 The Boardwalk).• GET LOCAL. PLAN FABULOUS! • 31


GOOD TO KNOW: The Fro.Zen Trolley first opened for business in June 2014 at the St. Jacobs Farmers’ Market. In June 2015, they launched the Events Trolley, specifically designed to cater to wedding and events. With locally sourced Greek Organic Frozen Yogurt, Premium Italian Gelato Ice Cream, and a wide variety of Dairy Free Frozen Yogurts and real fruit Sorbets, the Fro.Zen Trolley has quality choices for everyone. For wedding upgrades, Owner, Gina, recommends waffle cones and/or gluten free cones, premium flavours including Beer, Coffee with Baileys and Spiked Hot Chocolate. “Customized cups with printed logos and names

IMAGES, this page: heatherdietz.com

can also be arranged to make your wedding day truly unique.”

AN EXPERT TIP BY The Fro.Zen Trolley (♥)

SELF-SERVE FOOD STATIONS &

(thefrozentrolley.ca)

CUSTOMIZATION • Allow guests to customize their dining

The team at The Fro.Zen Trolley see a lot of unique and creative approaches to wedding days. Here’s some of their current favourite wedding trends...

ADD PERSONAL TOUCHES TO YOUR CEREMONY • Write your own vows! Incorporate your life as

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experience at your wedding OFFER HEALTHY & SUSTAINABLE CHOICES • Let your wedding reflect your values. Use only locally sourced ingredients and reusable utensils, or opt for the healthier food choices from your caterer. CAKE ALTERNATIVES • Look outside of the traditional wedding

a couple into your celebration of love.

customs - including the cake cutting!

• Have your loved ones be a part of your

• Couples are opting for desserts that

ceremony: either as readers, singers, or even as

demonstrate their own preferences, as well as

officiates.

cater to guests with intolerances. •


This before and after look at the Mitchell Community Centre is proof that a high quality decorator like Devine Wedding Design (DWD) (♥) (devineweddingdesign.ca) is the key to transforming any blank slate type of venue space into your dream wedding location. DWD explains, “Amanda had a vision...she trusted us enough to give us the creative freedom to fulfill her vision with just a little direction. With a colour palette of navy, champagne and sangria (a dark, slightly purplish red) we knew we were going to love the outcome.”

For a warm, inviting feeling and to add depth to

Champagne coloured linens with a touch of

the room, DWD used custom draping in cream

sparkle laid across tables beneath lace runners,

with rustic ladders draped in green, flowers and

centrepieces of flowers in wooden boxes (also

candles over the harvest tables. Draped fabric walls

now designed by Devine Wedding Design) were

in white hide the two-tone paint around the outside

placed on each table, and DWD’s fresh floral

of the room (which is a common dilemma in most

bouquets and ceremony flowers were designed

Community Centres). Purple up-lighting finishes

in creams, white and sangria. The final look had

off the space while staying within the bride’s budget.

that rustic flare that the bride was dreaming of.

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GOOD TO KNOW:

L O N D O N - B A S E D 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

brides

and grooms in the business! You

can

find

Music

Central

Entertainment at their storefront location on Dundas Street in London, at many of the Ring’s Wedding Expos in the area, and online. They are reviewed and featured

in

TheWeddingRing.

ca, both online and in print.

PHOTO: haveheartphotography.ca

SOMETHING NEW, SOMETHING BORROWED, SOMETHING BLUE

CLASSIC WEDDING SONGS (PERHAPS WHAT YOUR PARENTS DANCED TO)

What A Wonderful World – The Avett Brothers Make You Feel My Love – Ortopilot Heaven – Boyce Avenue ft. Megan Nicole Mismatched Eyes (Boat Song) – Whitehorse I’m So Glad – Royal Wood Take My Hand – Emily Hackett ft. Will Anderson Can’t Help Falling In Love – Hearts & Colors Forever Like That – Ben Rector Nothing Can Change This Love -Sam Cooke A Life That’s Good – Lennon & Maisy From The Ground Up – Dan + Shay The Luckiest – Ben Folds Love You ‘Til The End – The Pogues You (The Wedding Song) – Jason Cassidy Lost Together – Blue Rodeo

Moonlight Serenade – Glenn Miller Can’t Help Falling In Love – Elvis Presley We’ve Only Just Begun – The Carpenters Just The Two Of Us – Bill Withers & Grover Washington Jr. Colour My World – Chicago I Love You – Climax Blues Band Time In A Bottle – Jim Croce At Last – Etta James Ribbon In the Sky – Stevie Wonder Precious And Few – Climax You And I – Eddie Rabbitt & Crystal Gayle Dream Come True – Frozen Ghost Amazed – Lonestar Everything I Do (I Do For You) – Bryan Adams Could I Have This Dance – Anne Murray

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FEATURING SOME OF OUR FAVOURITE FINDS AT WEDSY.CA

POWERED WITH ♥ BY THEWEDDINGRING.CA

WEDSY.CA is an online wedding shop filled with lovely items for lovely Canadian weddings. From shabby chic and rediculously retro to just plain gorgeous, Wedsy.ca offers wedding favours, supplies, décor, gifts and more. This online shop is run by the girls at TheWeddingRing.ca and filled entirely with things we love. Everything is online and most is customizable. SHOP. LOVE. BUY. CUSTOMIZE. PLAN. INSPIRE. WED. PHOTOGRAPHY, this page & next: Julie Nicole Photography (♥) julienicolephotography.com

CAKE CUTTING & SERVING SET With embossed lace detailing $66 per set | GOLD ANNIE STRIPE TOTE BAG $39 + $5 to Personalize with Letter | MECHANICAL POCKET WATCH $61 Engraved | MR & MRS Gold Glitter Garland $7 | GLASS FLUTES WITH SILVER STEMS & RING OF CRYSTALS $46 + $12 to Engrave | SILVER COMPACT MIRROR $23 Comes in 3 metal finishes (Rose Gold, Silver and Gold) and 3 insert colours. Can be engraved on back for $5. | WHITE WOODEN HANGER $11 | WHITE FLORAL RING PILLOW $50 | FLOWER GIRL BASKET $34 | KIMONO, modeled by Cass Sorokopas, $60 Comes in 7 Colours/Patterns 36 • The Wedding Ring Magazine { ONTARIO } www.theweddingring.ca


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The following nine pages of design palettes are the

result

industry

of

experts

collaborations and

designer

between Ontario

wedding brides.

THis page & next: PHOTO: Tara Lilly Photography (taralillyphotography.com), Guelph HAIR DESIGN: Curve Hair Studio (♼), Kitchener (curvehairstudio.com)

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Curve Hair Studio (♥) (curvehairstudio.com) styled the bride and her bridemaids. They explain, “Wedding styles are becoming more organic and romantic in the sense that brides want to see more textures, soft natural tones, and lots of personal touches and DIY for their special day. Jacqueline was no different; she had her wedding at her family home surrounded by forest and beautifully manicured gardens. She wanted her style of rustic elegance to translate through her hair and make up to create an effortless and enchanted look. Natural textures are a main focus for each of the ladies, making formal updos into a romantic touchable style. Twists and braids are a great addition for texture, movement, and personality within each style, especially when there are few or no hair accessories. Jacqueline’s hair piece and the flower girl’s floral crown were created by the bride and help to tie in the textures from the bouquets to the overall bridal feel. Similar to wedding updo trends, make up styles have shifted from a lot of glitz and glam to more soft, charming, natural styles with muted tones. A lot of what the girls requested was the smokey eye effects using matte greys, browns and blush with winks of gold and pink shimmers. The focus of the make up is to draw the eye to theirs using bold lashes and winged liners. Soft pinks and nudes on the lips to maintain a glowing fresh look without pulling your attention away from the enchanting eyes. The rustic elegance trend celebrates natural beauty using textures, colour, and details to enhance instead of obscure.”

BRIDE & GROOM: Jacqueline Bell & Jordan Schwantz WEDDING DATE: July 9th, 2016 LOCATION: Bell Family property in West Grey PHOTOGRAPHY: Tara Lilly Photography (taralillyphotography.com), Guelph COLOUR PALETTE: Blush and Ivory DESIGN PALETTE: Dreamy woodland, enchanted forest FLORAL DESIGN: Flower Expressions, Owen Sound (floristowensound.com) HAIR & MAKE UP: Curve Hair Studio, Kitchener (♥) (curvehairstudio.com) Jacqueline says, “My experience with Curve was great. Shandra was my hair stylist and she was always so attentive! She made sure that she did everything to make my vision a reality... Shandra really listened to what I was looking for and always made sure we were on the same page, making sure that I was happy with what she was doing!” GROOM & GROOMSMEN ATTIRE: Moores Clothing for Men (mooresclothing.com) BRIDE ATTIRE: Taylor’s Bridal Boutique, Elmira (taylorsbridal.com) ADVICE, ONE BRIDE TO ANOTHER: “Try not to stress about the little things. No one will notice except for you if something doesn’t turn out exactly as planned. It was pouring rain up until an hour before our outdoor ceremony. We couldn’t put out as many decorations as we had planned for, but no one knew any different and the rain made the gardens so much more green and beautiful. In hindsight we wouldn’t have wanted it any other way.” - J • GET LOCAL. PLAN FABULOUS! • 39


Now & Always ~ Special Event Décor, Paris (♥) (nowandalways.ca)

designed this

Brantford Golf and Country Club (brantfordgolfandcountryclub.com) venue space. The look was inpired by Tiffany blue and pearls, incorporating touches of vintage elements throughout. Every detail was coordinated in colour and theme, from the Tiffany blue candy and cookies to the floral ball centrepieces and pearl & rhinestone napkin rings.

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design palettes

PHOTOGRAPHY, pages 39, 40, 41: Julie Nicole Photography (♥) (julienicolephotography.com)

GET LOCAL. PLAN FABULOUS! • 41


PHOTOGRAPHY: Julie Nicole Photography (♥) (julienicolephotography.com) GOWN & ACCESSORIES: La Crème (lacremedecor.com) SET DESIGN: One for the Wall (facebook.com/oneforthewall) FLORAL DESIGN & DÉCOR: La Petite Fleur (♥) (petitefleur.ca) EVENT PLANNING: Lindsay Plank Events (facebook.com/lindsayplankevents) MAKEUP & HAIR STYLING: B Pretty Rachel Jones Makeup Artistry (facebook.com/BPrettytoday) BRIDE & GROOM: Nicole & Tim Guenther

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Birch and pine. Gold candelabras and wood slab chargers. Gold glitter wedding cakes and navy blue suits. Gold rimmed

china

and

vintage

style

fashion

accessories.

Stylish stationery and exquisite hair and makeup design.

LINENS: AWE Events (aweevents.ca) CAKE: Cocabella Cake Studio (facebook.com/cocabellacakes/) STATIONARY: Uptown Designs (uptowndesigns.ca) FLATWEAR: Home Sense (homesense.ca)

GET LOCAL. PLAN FABULOUS! • 43


THAT PERFECT MOMENT. THAT SPECIAL DAY.

A beautiful beginning. ALL AT ONE UNIQUE LOCATION.

Contact one of our wedding specialists to make your dreams a reality. lamplighterinn.ca/wedding 591 Wellington Rd. S., London, ON t: 519.681.7151 tf: 1.888.232.6747 lamplighterinn.ca


This 1920’s industrial DESIGN PALETTE is the result of a collaboration leaders

in

of

SW

Ontario’s

photography,

bridal

fashion, floral design, hair and make-up, décor, vintage rentals, gourmet food, calligraphy, and a gorgeous 7200 square foot probition era venue in Cambridge, Ontario.

PHOTOGRAPHY, pages 45, 46, 47: Anne & Carla @ Anne Edgar Photography anneedgarphoto.com GET LOCAL. PLAN FABULOUS! • 45


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PHOTOGRAPHY:

GOWN & ACCESSORIES:

Anne & Carla

Sixpence Bridal Studio

Anne Edgar Photography

sixpencebridal.ca

anneedgarphoto.com VENUE & CATERING: EVO Kitchen evokitchen.com SHOOT COORDINATION: A Perfect Day Weddings

HAIR & MAKE-UP: UBU Hair + Body ubuhair.com CALLIGRAPHY: Corsivo Calligraphy

aperfectday.ca

corsivocalligraphy.com

FLORAL DESIGN & STYLING:

WEDDING CAKE:

La Petite Fleur

The Bake Shop on Main

petitefleur.ca

thebakeshoponmain.com

GET LOCAL. PLAN FABULOUS! • 47


Full list of bridal shows (updated year round!) can be found on The Wedding Ring theweddingring.ca/bridal-show-calendar ♥

CANADA’S WINTER BRIDAL SHOW

THE RING’S OAKVILLE

January 6th-8th, 2017

WINTER WEDDING EXPO ♥

at Metro Toronto Convention Centre

January 21st, 2017

255 Front Street West in Toronto

Local brides unite! @ Glen Abbey Golf

canadasbridalshow.com THE RING’S KW WINTER WEDDING EXPO ♥ January 7th and 8th, 2017 Local brides unite! @ RIM Park 2001 University Avenue East in Waterloo theweddingring.ca/weddingexpo HAMILTON-HALTON SPRING WEDDING SHOW January 7th and 8th, 2017 at Hamilton Convention Centre

Club 1333 Dorval Drive in Oakville theweddingring.ca/weddingexpo THE RING’S GUELPH WINTER WEDDING EXPO ♥ January 22nd, 2017 Local brides Unite! @ Delta Guelph Hotel & Conference Centre 50 Stone Road West in Guelph theweddingring.ca/weddingexpo

1 Summers Lane in Hamilton

STRATFORD COUNTRY CLUB

topweddingshows.com

BOUTIQUE BRIDAL SHOW January 21st, 2017

THE RING’S ORANGEVILLE

at the Stratford Country Club

WINTER WEDDING EXPO ♥

53 Romeo Street North in Stratford

January 14th, 2017

stratfordcountryclub.com

Local brides Unite! @ Horizons Event Centre 633421 Hwy 10 in Orangeville theweddingring.ca/weddingexpo 7TH ANNUAL CANADA SOUTHERN RAILWAY STATION BRIDAL EXPO January 14th, 2017 at CASO Train Station 750 Talbot Street in St. Thomas facebook.com/CASOstation CONCORDIA CLUB WEDDING OPEN HOUSE

THE RING’S BRANTFORD WINTER WEDDING EXPO ♥ January 28th, 2017 Local brides Unite! @ The Best Western Brant Park Inn 19 Holiday Inn Drive in Brantford theweddingring.ca/weddingexpo THE RING’S BARRIE WINTER WEDDING EXPO ♥ January 28th, 2017

January 15th, 2017

Local brides unite! @ Tangle Creek Golf &

at the Concordia Club

Cuntry Club

429 Ottawa Street South in Kitchener

4730 Sideroad #25 in Thorton

concordiaclub.ca

theweddingring.ca/weddingexpo

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THE BURLINGTON/OAKVILLE BRIDAL SHOW January 28th and 29th, 2017 at the Burlington Convention Centre, 1120 Burloak Drive in Burlington haltonbridalshow.com THE RING’S LONDON WINTER WEDDING EXPO ♥ February 12th, 2017 Local brides Unite! @ The Best Western Lamplighter Inn 591 Wellington Road in London theweddingring.ca/weddingexpo THE RING’S PARIS WINTER WEDDING EXPO ♥ February 25th, 2017 Local brides unite! @ The Paris Fairgrounds 139 Silver Street in Paris theweddingring.ca/weddingexpo THE RING’S STRATHROY WEDDING EXPO ♥ February 25th, 2017 Local brides unite! @ Strathroy Portuguese Canadian Club 375 York Street in Strathroy theweddingring.ca/weddingexpo THE SCHWABEN CLUB WEDDING SHOWCASE February 26th, 2017 at The Schwaben Club 1668 King Street East in Kitchener kitchenerschwabenclub.com FERGUS WEDDING SHOWCASE March 5th, 2017 at the Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex 550 Belsyde Avenue East in Fergus ralphbasset.com


THE ORIGINAL BRIDAL SWAP

ANCASTER WEDDING SHOW

GOLFNORTH WEDDING EXPO

LONDON

AT NIGHT

April 2nd, 2017

March 25th, 2017

March 31st, 2017 at the Ancaster Fairgrounds Complex 630 Trinity Road in Jerseyville ancasterweddingshow.com

at the Rebel Creek Golf Club

THE RING’S CAMBRIDGE

TORONTO BRIDAL SHOW

SPRING WEDDING EXPO ♥ April 1st, 2017 Local brides Unite! @ The Cambridge Hotel & Conference Centre 700 Hespeler Road in Cambridge theweddingring.ca/weddingexpo

April 7th-9th, 2017

at the German Canadian Club 1 Cove Road, London london.bridalswap.com THE RING’S STRATFORD SPRING WEDDING EXPO ♥ March 26th, 2017 Local brides unite! @ Stratford Rotary Complex 353 McCarthy Road in Stratford theweddingring.ca/weddingexpo KINCARDINE WEDDING SHOW March 26th, 2017 at the Davidson Centre, 601 Durham Street in Kincardine kincardineweddingshow.ca

THE RING’S NEWMARKET-KING CITY SPRING WEDDING EXPO ♥ April 2nd, 2017 Local brides Unite! @ The Kingbridge Conference Centre 12750 Jane Street in King City theweddingring.ca/weddingexpo

1517 Snyder’s Road in Petersburg golfnorthweddingexpo.com

at the Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place 100 Princes’ Boulevard in Toronto torontosbridalshow.com ANCASTER WEDDING SHOW August 20th, 2017 at the Ancaster Fairgrounds 630 Trinity Road in Jerseyville www.ancasterweddingshow.com MORE: theweddingring.ca/bridal-show-calendar

GET LOCAL. PLAN FABULOUS! • 49


WEDDING WORTHY VENUES is a 15 page feature filled with photos, facts, and favourite things on some of SW Ontario’s most sought-after wedding venues. From historic estates and outdoor tent receptions to ballrooms that any couple would die for, Wedding Worthy Venues is an advertising feature designed to give you an at-a-glance look at the styles, spaces, indoor and outdoor options, catering choices and guest capacities at selected wedding venues. Want more? Find everything from colour schemes to wedding menus, and package pricing by checking out reception hall reviews at TheWeddingRing.ca ♥

VENUE: Tannery Event Centre, Kitchener (bingemans.com/weddings) PHOTO: davidandkara.com

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THREE BRIDGES EVENT CENTRE IN ST. JACOBS 519-744-1231 Ext. 2266 info@threebridgesevents.ca www.threebridgesevents.ca

PHOTOS, this page: lynismael.com (except where otherwise noted)

INDOOR RECEPTIONS IN A GRAND SPACE WITH GORGEOUS WALL-TO-WALL ♥

‘HAPPY

WINDOWS

MEMORIES’

PLAQUES

CEREMONY

GAZEBO

MARKING

WEDDINGS

THAT HAVE TAKEN PLACE AT THE BRIDGE ♥ POND-SIDE CEREMONY LOCATION ♥ A HISTORY OF LOVE STORIES.

PHOTO: sipimage.com

LO CATED

just minutes from downtown

ST. JACOBS, ON THE

PICTURESQUE CONESTOGO

R I V E R

PHOTO: sipimage.com

THREE EVENT offers

BRIDGES CENTRE

beautiful

space

and

indoor

professionally

landscaped grounds, making it the perfect setting for your wedding or special event. The Three Bridges Event Centre is

dedicated

your you

event

to is

expected

ensuring everything

and

more!

INDOOR WEDDINGS FOR UP

TO

250

OUTDOOR OPTIONS

GUESTS

CEREMONY ♥

OUTDOOR

TENT WEDDINGS ♥ FULL BAR SERVICE & CATERING

GET LOCAL. PLAN FABULOUS! • 51


DELTA GUELPH HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTRE IN GUELPH

PHOTO: John Bilodeau Photography

519-780-3711 minosca.dasilva@deltahotels.com www.deltaguelph.com

John Bilodeau Photography

TAKE YOUR FIRST STEP DOWN THE AISLE HERE A four star property centrally located at the heart of a 50km radius to Mississauga, Hamilton

and

Kitchener–Waterloo

and

within 45 minutes of two major airports. 20-600 Gary Evans Photography

SERVICE ♥

GUESTS ♥

LUXURY

ON-SITE

FULL

BAR

CATERING

ACCOMMODATIONS

Features 14000 sq. ft. of indoor event space, 5000 sq. ft. of outdoor event space perfect for a bridal John Bilodeau Photography

reception with dinner and dancing. All-inclusive packages with full bar either buffet or plated services and a varied wine list. Marriott Certified Wedding Planner to coordinate your celebration. Gary Evans Photography

John Bilodeau Photography 52 • The Wedding Ring Magazine { ONTARIO }

shower, rehearsal dinner, wedding ceremony and


STRATFORD COUNTRY CLUB IN STRATFORD 519-271-4212 jjacob@stratfordcountryclub.ca www.stratfordcountryclub.ca

PHOTO: heatherdietz.com

brilliant-images.com

COUNTRY CLUB

offers a new location for outdoor ceremonies or the option of hosting the ceremony inside. The exquisite dining room has modern décor with gorgeous chandeliers and an outstanding view of the golf course. ♥ SPACE FOR UP TO 220

brendacoghlin.com

GUESTS ♥ AVAILABLE ALL YEAR ROUND ♥ FULL BAR SERVICE

ON-SITE

CATERING

DELICIOUS BY

STRATFORD COUNTRY CLUB

brendacoghlin.com

STRATFORD

brendacoghlin.com

BACKDROP

for any style of wedding.

davidiam.com.com

A BEAUTIFUL


CONCORDIA CLUB IN KITCHENER 519-745-5617 mail@concordiaclub.ca www.concordiaclub.ca

davidandkara.com

PHOTO: zsuzsipalphotography.com

for

throwing

one of the biggest and most famous Oktoberfest parties

annually,

davidandkara.com

Known

zsuzsipalphotography.com

CONCORDIA CLUB is also the place to host an zsuzsipalphotography.com

ELEGANT WEDDING RECEPTION, from small and intimate large

and

lavish.

lynismael.com

♥ UP TO 450 GUESTS ♥ FULL

BAR

ON-SITE

SERVICE

&

CATERING

zsuzsipalphotography.com

to


THE TANNERY IN KITCHENER 519-744-1231 Ext. 2266 sales@bingemans.com www.bingemans.com/weddings

THE TANNERY has been revitalized from a turn-of-the-century mill to a

C O N T E M P O R A RY

davidandkara.com

TREND SETTING VENUE WITH EXPOSED BRICK, WOODEN BEAMS & SOARING CEILINGS.

This venue is rustic, urban and chic and can compliment any scheme, décor and flowers. Let your photos be the backdrop for your event with state of the art digital media walls. 100-170

GUESTS

FULL

davidandkara.com

davidandkara.com

brianlimoyoweddings.com

PHOTO: sethpartridge.com

BAR

SERVICE ♥ ON-SITE CATERING ♥ CEREMONY & RECEPTION OPTIONS sethpartridge.com

brianlimoyoweddings.com


ST. GEGORE BANQUET HALL IN WATERLOO 519-722-5003 gm@stgeorgehall.com www.stgeorgehall.com

PHOTO: davidandkara.com

FROM 20 TO 800 GUESTS CASH BAR, HOST BAR TO

BRING

WINE LICENSE)

IN

YOUR

(REQUIRES ♥

OPTION OWN LIQUOR

USE ST. GEORGE’S

PROFESSIONAL CATERING TEAM OR davidandkara.com

BRING IN YOUR OWN PROFESSIONAL, LICENSED CATERER.

INDOOR

GAZEBO CEREMONIES

CEREMONIES ♥

OUTDOOR

TENT WEDDINGS ♥ 2 MASTER EUROPEAN CHEFS TO CREATE YOUR DREAM MENU davidandkara.com sipimage.com

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♥ A VENUE THAT CATERS TO YOU ♥

davidandkara.com

OUTDOOR


IDLEWYLD INN

& SPA OFFERS AN

ALL-IN-ONE H I S T O R I C

STYLISH

VENUE

for your ceremony, photos, reception, and accommodations. The Idlewyld mansion blends

beautiful

architectural

detail

with modern elegance and outstanding service

to

create

an

unforgettable

backdrop for your dream wedding. UP TO 50 GUESTS | FULL BAR SERVICE | ON-SITE CATERING | DEDICATED WEDDING LANDMARK YOUR

COORDINATOR LOCATION

CEREMONY,

| FOR

PHOTOS,

RECEPTION & ACCOMMODATIONS | PREFERRED RATES FOR OFF-SEASON

THE IDLEWYLD INN & SPA

CELEBRATIONS | USE OF IDLEWYLD’S ROLLS

ROYCE

PHANTOM

ALL PHOTOS, this page: hrmphotography.com

IN LONDON 519-432-5554 weddings@idlewyldinn.com www.idlewyldinn.com

INDOOR ♥

AND

OUTDOOR

CEREMONIES

LOCATED IN DOWNTOWN LONDON‘S

HISTORICAL

NEIGHBOURHOOD

PHOTOS, bottom row: alleycatphotography.ca GET LOCAL. PLAN FABULOUS! • 57


GALT COUNTRY CLUB IN CAMBRIDGE 519-621-7020 chughes@galtcountryclub.com www.galtcountryclub.com

PHOTO: elishakphotography.com

elishakphotography.com

elishakphotography.com

elishakphotography.com

INSPIRED

BY TRADITION SINCE

1

8

Home

to

7 many

2

gorgeous

THE OLDEST PRIVATE GOLF COURSE IN WATERLOO REGION And, with a newly renovated ballroom, every wedding couple at

&

picture

Galt Country Club has the experience of a seasoned team of event

perfect venue for indoor or

professionals at their disposal. Galt Country Club is a country club

outdoor weddings. Located

that offers exclusive use wedding ceremony & reception sites that

in Ingersoll (15 min east of

ensure that you are the focus of your wedding day and no one else.

Spa

offers

a

elishakphotography.com

weddings, Elm Hurst Inn

London), the Inn features both

elegant

ballroom

and rustic style reception

manicured

grounds,

all

inclusive packages and an 58 • The Wedding Ring Magazine { ONTARIO } www.theweddingring.ca on-site

wedding coordinators.

elishakphotography.com

ceremony options, beautifully

elishakphotography.com

spaces, indoor and outdoor


BEAUTIFUL FREE FLYING BUTTERFLIES create a romantic, intimate and unique wedding venue. The enchanting

indoor

gardens

provide a lush, tropical setting complete

with

cascading

waterfalls, creating a unique setting

for

your

ceremony,

reception and photos all year round, rain or shine. Offering fully customized menus and personalized

consultation.

CAMBRIDGE BUTTERFLY CONSERVATORY IN CAMBRIDGE

PHOTO: Dudek Photography

519-653-1234 X112

CONSERVATORY CEREMONY AMONG THE

BUTTERFLIES ♥

GUESTS ♥

SIT-DOWN

GUESTS

FOR

BUTTERFLY DINING ON-SITE

160

RELEASE FOR

100

weddings@cambridgebutterfly.com www.cambridgebutterfly.com

CATERING Devon C Photography

Devon C Photography

Devon C Photography

Devon C Photography

Trina Koster Photography

Devon C Photography

GET LOCAL. PLAN FABULOUS! • 59


HOLIDAY INN KITCHENER-WATERLOO HOTEL AND CONFERENCE CENTRE 519-894-8513 hivi.yasin@sunraygroup.ca

PHOTO: garyevansphotography.ca

www.hikitchener.com

DRAMATIC, GORGEOUS INDOOR CEREMONY & RECEPTION SPACES, OVERNIGHT GUEST ACCOMODATIONS, EXPERT CATERING & EVENT PLANNING STAFF

A

VARIETY

OF

ELEGANT

V E N U E S P A C E S

as

well

as

professional

onsite

Wedding

Planners,

award

winning

Executive

Chef

Malcolm

Henry

offering customized menus, onsite

décor

inclusive every

options,

packages budget,

for

discounted

guest accommodations and complimentary Class

Guestroom

Business with

garyevansphotography.ca

sparkling wine and chocolate strawberries on your wedding night,

and

much

more...

10 TO 300 GUESTS ♥ ON-SITE CATERING ♥ FULL BAR SERVICE

PHOTO: preciouslittlemomentsphotography.weebly.com PHOTO: preciouslittlemomentsphotography.weebly.com


PARIS AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY (PARIS FAIRGROUNDS) 519-442-2823 www.parisfair.com pat@parisfairgrounds.com

THE

PARIS

AGRICULTURAL

(PARIS FAIRGROUNDS)

SOCIETY

is home of the Ring’s Paris

Wedding Expo. It offers two large, versatile banquet halls and a smaller community room offering plenty of parking and are very proud

to

host

EXHIBITION

a

HALL

number

of

community

ACCOMODATES

UP

events.

TO

500

GUESTS | SPECIAL EVENTS BUILDING ACCOMODATES UP TO 400 GUESTS | COMMUNITY ROOM ACCOMODATES UP TO 80 GUESTS | FULL BAR SERVICE | ON-SITE CATERING ♥

GET LOCAL. PLAN FABULOUS! • 61


REVIVAL HOUSE IN STRATFORD 519-273-3424

weddings@revival.house www.revival.house

PHOTO: reactionphotography.ca

Eldon Gammon

STRATFORD’S

PREMIER WEDDING SITE Elegance, heritage, and warmth await you. After all, it was a church. This beautiful venue is complemented by exquisite menus and drink lists. One perfect site for both ceremonies and receptions. Your memories will be better than a fairytale--they’ll be made of your story. FROM 55 TO 140 GUESTS | FULL BAR |

ON-SITE

CATERING

ONLY

ON-SITE WEDDING CO-ORDINATOR ♥ ON-SITE SOMMELIER ♥ OUTSIDE

brianlimoyoweddings.com

reactionphotography.ca

SERVICE

GARDEN TERRACE ♥ CEREMONY + RECEPTION OPTIONS ♥ ICONIC

jenniferseestudios.com

Eldon Gammon

HERITAGE BUILDING ♥ IN-HOUSE DJ

PHOTO: Dana Martin Photography


Photo courtesy of www. hauserworks.com

Photo courtesy of Kingsbridge Centre

Photo courtesy of www.davidandkara.com

IN WATERLOO kreinhardt.greysilo@golfnorth.ca www.golfgreysilo.ca

IN KING CITY emilia.staples@kingbridgecentre.com www.kingbridgecentre.com

IN KITCHENER sales@bingemans.com www.bingemans.com

GREY SILO GOLF COURSE

Grey Silo Golf Course offers a sense of rustic sophistication for a unique and memorable setting for your wedding event. The classic post and beam interior, floor to ceiling fieldstone gas fireplace make the perfect backdrop for your on-site ceremony. This natural setting will deliver an experience that you and your guests will not soon forget. 519-884-3556 x 153 | INSIDE AND OUTSIDE CEREMONY & RECEPTION OPTIONS | UP TO 130 GUESTS | ON-SITE CATERING | FULL BAR SERVICE

Photo courtesy of Strom’s Farm

STROM’S FARM

IN GUELPH sales@bingemans.com www.bingemans.com

Surrounded by nature and set against the beautiful backdrop of the Wellington countryside, Strom’s Farm will provide your guests with an experience like no other! This stunning venue is situated on an 80 acre farm that is a unique setting with a gorgeous rural backdrop for your wedding. 519-744-1231 Ext. 2266 | UP TO 120 GUESTS | MULTIPLE CEREMONY & RECEPTION OPTIONS AVAILABLE | ON-SITE CATERING | FULL BAR SERVICE

KINGBRIDGE CENTRE

The Kingbridge Centre is a unique venue conveniently located just off the 400 and surrounded by 114 acres of beautiful forests and rolling hills, serving as an ideal backdrop to your wedding. Celebrate your milestone event in one of our completely customize-able function spaces, floor to ceiling windows and delectable food created by our culinary team, you and your guests will enjoy every bite!

BINGEMANS

Bingemans has the flexibility, experience, and space options to suit any bride. With six banquet rooms on the Bingemans property including the Ballroom and Marshall Hall, there’s no shortage of possibilities. Bingemans is perfect for all sizes and styles of weddings. Bingemans grounds are a beautiful back drop for pictures to capture your special day.

905-833-6523 | 50 TO 250 GUESTS | ON-SITE CATERING | FULL BAR SERVICE

519-744-1231 Ext. 2266 | 6 CEREMONY & RECEPTION OPTIONS | 50-1600 GUESTS | ONSITE CATERING | FULL BAR SERVICE

Photo courtesy of www. katelyndebusphotography.com

Photo courtesy of www.davidraposo.com

BEAVERDALE GOLF CLUB IN CAMBRIDGE

bwarry.beaverdale@golfnorth.ca www.golfbeaverdale.ca Located conveniently eight Kilometres north of the 401, Beaverdale Golf Club a GolfNorth property provides the region with exceptional banquet facilities with high ceilings and wood details to give your wedding a cozy and relaxing feel. 519-658-5951 Ext. 101 | INSIDE AND OUTSIDE CEREMONY & RECEPTION OPTIONS | 50-170 GUESTS | ON-SITE CATERING | FULL BAR SERVICE

ELSIE PERRIN WILLIAMS ESTATE IN LONDON info@elsieperrinwilliamsestate.com www.elsieperrinwillamsestate.com

Elsie Perrin Williams Estate, managed by Heritage London, allows the bride and groom to indulge in the unique luxury of having a gorgeous century-old mansion to themselves for their entire wedding day. With a reputation for upscale weddings - indoors and out - this venue books quickly! A beautiful new garden gazebo has been built to enhance the property and offers a very special romantic setting for your service 519-432-6620 OR 519-432-7961 | INDOOR WEDDINGS FOR 80 TO 120 GUESTS | OUTDOOR TENT WEDDINGS FOR 100-150 GUESTS GET LOCAL. PLAN FABULOUS! • 63


Photo courtesy of Steckle Heritage Farm

Photo courtesy of detrixdesigns@gmail.com

STECKLE HERITAGE FARM

GROSVENOR LODGE

IN KITCHENER

IN LONDON

sales@bingemans.com

info@grosvenorlodge.com

www.stecklehomestead.ca

www.grosvenorlodge.com

Steckle Heritage Farm is one of Waterloo Region’s

A park setting in the heart of London, Grosvenor

most unique event facilities. Steckle Farm is a

Lodge, is a 160 year old estate home and a favorite

designated heritage property in the City of Kitchener

venue for intimate weddings. The Heritage gardens

dating to 1833. This beautiful property has the

and beautiful wrap-around veranda are perfect for

original farm infrastructure, the feeling of old fashion

outdoor ceremonies and photos.

country and a perfect mix of modern amenities.

Photo courtesy of www.decoratingdreams.ca

CONESTOGA GOLF & CONFERENCE CENTRE

IN WATERLOO ssharkey.conestoga@golfnorth.ca www.golfconestoga.ca

Conestoga Golf & Conference Centre is nestled alongside the Grand River on 250 acres, featuring some of the most picturesque scenery in the area. With the option of indoor or outdoor services, a spacious two level patio overlooking the Grand River, we tailor your special day to ensure your wedding dreams come true

519-744-1231 Ext. 2266 | 150 TO 165 GUESTS | ON-

DOWN) TO 100 GUESTS | OUTDOOR TENT

SITE CATERING | FULL BAR SERVICE

RECEPTIONS UP TO 120 GUEST

1-888-833-8787 | INSIDE AND OUTSIDE CEREMONY & RECEPTION OPTIONS | 50 TO 450 GUESTS | ON-SITE CATERING | FULL BAR SERVICE

Photo courtesy of Tangle Creek Golf & Country Club

Photo courtesy of www.decoratingdreams.ca

Photo courtesy of Dundee Country Club

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TANGLE CREEK GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB

IN BARRIE events@tanglecreekgolf.com www.tanglecreekgolf.com

Located ten kilometers from the heart of Barrie, Tangle Creek Golf & Country Club provides the region with exceptional banquet facilities and is a perfect location for weddings and other events in one of our four separate entertainment locations offering seating for up-to 300 guests. Our modern club house with expansive patio terrace overlooking the golf course and limitless menu options are certain to be the perfect setting to entertain you and your guests. 705-720-2150 | UP TO 300 GUESTS | ONSITE EXECUTIVE CHEF AND EVENT COORDINATOR | FULL BAR SERVICE 64 • The Wedding Ring Magazine { ONTARIO } www.theweddingring.ca

WATERLOO REGION MUSEUM IN KITCHENER sales@bingemans.com www.waterlooregionmuseum.com Experience the unique ambiance of the Grand Foyer with its soaring walls of Ontario Limestone, repurposed 19th-century barn timbers and dramatic skylights. Choose from the Willow Green Gazebo or the Freeport Church for your ceremony. 519-744-1231 Ext. 2266 | UP TO 150 GUESTS | ONSITE CATERING | FULL BAR SERVICEONLY

DUNDEE COUNTRY CLUB

IN CAMBRIDGE rarquette.dundee@golfnorth.ca www.golfdundee.ca

Just a few minutes West of Kitchener, Dundee Country Club is a Golf North property that has been home to countless K-W and Cambridge area couples’ weddings for over thirty years. With your own hands on wedding coordinator, flexible catering and bar options starting , cocktail hours by the fireplace, outdoor or indoor ceremony options, photos by the pond, beautiful banquet rooms and an attitude that’s all about you. 519-696-3257 | INDOOR WEDDINGS FOR 10 TO 160 GUESTS| OUTDOOR CEREMONY OPTIONS | FULL BAR SERVICE | ON-SITE CATERING


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The Wedding Ring Magazine ONTARIO Spring/Summer 2017