Wednesday, 12 December 2012


On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me...a white wedding gown....or maybe ivory. 

The Ancaster Wedding Show's, PARADE OF GOWNS, is a fabulous fashion show full of wedding gown inspiration.  In spirit of Christmas we have selected 12 glorious gowns we think will make you swoon.  Many thanks to The Bridal Boutique, Rainbow Bridal, Atorianna's Fashion Boutique and La Creme for showcasing stunning wedding gowns at the Ancaster Wedding Show.  A warm thank you to Expressions by DSK for their beautiful models.  Studio DVM captured these lovely images so please enjoy this amazing selection of wedding dresses from our past show and hope to see you at the March 22nd 2013 Parade of Gowns at the Ancaster Fairgrounds.


Thank you to Moon's Hairstyling, Krystal V Make Up Artistry, Beauty in Motion and Flawless Make Up Designs for providing hair and make at the Ancaster Wedding Show's Parade of Gowns.

Tickets on Sale now to the Ancaster Wedding Show at NIGHT!  March 22nd 2013 from 4-9pm.  Visit our website 

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Wednesday, 31 October 2012

A Halloween Wedding Candy Buffet!

We thought we would "treat" you to a Halloween themed wedding today.  Here is a look at Synergy Weddings Halloween Candy Buffet.  A delightful display of goodies.

Synergy Weddings
Special Thanks to Oliveira's Decor for the black and white draping.

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

H & Z Diamond Centre proud sponsor of the Ancaster Wedding Show Cupcake Dive

If you are thinking of popping the question to that special person in your life then H & Z Diamond Centre has a wonderful selection of engagement rings, personalized customer service, excellent quality diamonds from Canadian Rocks and guaranteed lowest prices. The store offers everything from custom design, appraisals, repairs and resizing all done on premises.

H & Z Diamond Centre is the proud sponsor of the Ancaster Wedding Show Cupcake Dive providing the winner a pair of wedding bands!  Lucky brides selected at the show have a chance to search for a hidden ring in a mound of cupcakes.  Our August 2012 winner, Monica Briga is presented with the wedding bands from H & Z Diamond Centre owner Hani.

H & Z Diamond Centre presents wedding bands to Monica Briga!
H & Z Diamond Centre carries Gabriel & Co.
H & Z Diamond Centre is an elegant store with exquisite diamond rings, wedding bands, watches, earrings and gifts.  Located in beautiful Ancaster, Ontario, H & Z Diamond Centre offers its clients amazing service and quality diamonds.

Monday, 27 August 2012

Ancaster Wedding Show HIGHLIGHTS!

We enjoyed a fabulous afternoon at the Ancaster Wedding Show August 19th.  This unique wedding event offered brides and grooms the chance to meet amazing exhibitors, take in a fashion show, watch the AWS Cupcake Dive and enjoy our luncheon.  Our next show, The Ancaster Wedding Show at Night will be held March 22nd 2013.  Hope to see you there.

Sue Gallo Designs
Synergy Weddings Grand Cupcake Stand
Cookie Bar by Sue Gallo Designs
Sweet Table Design by Synergy Weddings

AWS Fashion Show

AWS Cupcake Dive
Winner Monica won a pair of wedding bands from H & Z Diamond Centre!

Thursday, 21 June 2012


Ancaster Wedding Show August 19th, 2012
Ancaster Wedding Show Sunday August 19th from 1pm until 6pm at the Ancaster Fairgrounds 630 Trinity Road Jerseyville, ON A Wedding Show like no other!
A luxurious bridal show made to feel like a wedding. All of the elements showcased on one day to make your wedding day exactly what you want.
The Ancaster Wedding Show is a luxury bridal show, featuring sought after products and services for the bride and groom. On the 19th of August in 2012, at the new Ancaster Fairgrounds, our bridal show will elegantly reveal itself one exhibitor at a time. The exhibition is designed to feel like a wedding bringing together wedding specialists from all over Southern Ontario from Toronto to Brantford to Niagara Falls. Meeting in a beautiful environment in Ancaster this event offers more than the typical tradeshow.  
Synergy Weddings Sweet Table
Brides and grooms have the opportunity to experience our show. This time our show is vintage inspired.  Our show is a luxurious elegant atmosphere showcasing ceremony decor, gourmet lunch, AWS Cupcake Dive, the Parade of Gowns, cake artistry, venues, photographers and wedding dresses.
AWS Cupcake Dive  Win $1000 pair of wedding bands from H & Z Diamond Centre
This show will spoil our guests for the afternoon with our AWS signature drink, photobooth, SWAG BAG and fabulous prizes.  Register online for faster entry to the show!  See you there. 

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

A Moment with Carol Rame Weddings and Special Events

Carol Rame Weddings

Carol loves working with her couples and helping them see their vision come to life.  In the end they have all worked so hard and it is rewarding for Carol to see the final result of all this work, and the couple enjoying the day with their closest family and friends.  This above image is simply a work of art with layer after layer creating pure elegance!
Crystal Tablescape

A Moment with Carol Rame:
Carol suggests that you find a Planner who “gets” your vision and who you absolutely feel comfortable with. You are trusting the Planner you have hired with your most important day. Go with your gut. Ask for testimonials, and to see their portfolio etc. Don’t just go on budget alone- the wedding business is the same as any other business-you get what you pay for.

Carol also advises a newly engaged couple to enjoy in this process-it can be fun, and doesn’t have to be stressful and it goes by so quickly! Lastly, never forget the reasons you decided to get married in the first place. Too many couples can get caught up in the “planning” of the wedding and forget that they are actually entering into a marriage.

Cake Table Design

When should couples who require your service look at booking you? (Ie 3, 6, 12 months before)
Ideally it is what the couple feels comfortable with. If they are looking for full planning and design, I would suggest right away. If they need some help with only a few aspects. I would suggest about 3-6 months prior. For Month and Day-of services, I would suggest at least a month prior.

Head Table creation by Carol Rame Weddings and Special Events
I help couples through many different aspects of planning and design.
Theme Development: Choosing colours, textures, flowers, stationary and decor. Finding a theme that is personal to both of you, and make it what you want.

Budget: Through my resources, I can help you in your final vendor decisions and find you vendors that match your price range, and keep you on track. I can also save you from making costly mistakes like hiring the wrong vendor, or not knowing the correct questions to ask before signing the dotted line. Some of my clients even receive special referral discounts from vendors because they book through me.
Problem-solving: Your bridesmaids live miles away, your groom works late nights, your Mother in Law is always making comments, your DJ cancels, your make up trial turned out wrong-believe me, it’s not what you bargained for. You trust me to help you and I will, creative thinking and having back up plans, I’m there to help, and to listen.

Specifically, Carol Rame Weddings is designed for couples who want elegance and fun! To get in touch with Carol Rame please visit her website

Thursday, 17 May 2012

To wear or not to Sue Gallo Designs

To wear or not to wear….some times that is the question.

Although, it is not required by etiquette, it is customary for the parents of the bride and groom to receive flowers to wear. For the dad’s the choice is easy; a boutonniere. For mom’s it can be a bit more difficult. Do you go with a corsage? If so, do you go with a pin on or a wrist corsage? Or what about a mini bouquet or posy for them to carry. There are so many options, and many conjure up horrible visions of prom corsages gone bad, tacky and out dated pieces that just aren’t pretty! Those days are gone, thank goodness.

Many mom’s forget that their clutch is a fabulous place to carry a beautiful corsage or lushous blossom. Fabulous idea for those mom’s that would rather not fling petals across the room as she tears up the dance floor.

Consider a small posy for her to carry. For those mom’s that would prefer not to attach something to their stunning gowns and are not comfortable with something dangling from their wrist. A mini posy is a beautiful accent to carry as she walks down the aisle. A simple and elegant twist on the corsage.

There are so many different and unique options available to freshen up the corsage idea. There are bold and fresh ideas with florals today. Consider using unique elements such as succulents, big and bold chrysanthemums, and using wax flower, or sweet peas in place of the traditional baby’s breath. Wristlets have come a long way as well, beautiful beaded and pearl bands add a more customized look to a corsage. 

Whether or not you choose to compliment your mom’s fabulous gown or not, I think that it is important to give mom’s the choice of what they’d like to wear or hold throughout the day. Perhaps your mom is uber-traditional and wants to wear a big bold and gorgeous garden rose blossom, and your mom in law would perfer to carry a small posy rather than wear a corsage. Eitherway, there are definate options out there for all those stylish women out there!
Happy planning,

Tuesday, 15 May 2012
AWS Cupcake Dive
Win Wedding Bands from H & Z Diamond Centre Ancaster

Enter at the Ancaster Wedding Show for a chance to win!