All-Inclusive Weddings at Mastronardi Estate Winery

When planning a wedding, juggling countless suppliers is a pain staking task that many engaged couples do not enjoy or have the time for . Mastronardi Estate Winery aims to solve this issue by providing not only a gorgeous, unforgettable wedding venue but a full-service wedding experience catered to your taste with astute attention to every detail.

Voted as one of Ontario’s Top 10 Winery Wedding Venue, Mastronardi Estate Winery, nestled in the heart of Essex County is home to a 100-acre vineyard producing 13 varieties of Vinifera. The venue is ready to host up to 500 guests at their all-season event centre, Vino Vista, coming together to offer the largest indoor and outdoor wedding event space in Windsor/Essex County.

Their all-inclusive wedding packages also includes an onsite ceremony with a panoramic view of the vineyard, full onsite decorating services, onsite floral services, customizable menu selection complimented by a private pre-event tasting, full bar & wait staff service, pre-installed professional sound/lighting systems and thorough wedding day coordination.

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Outfitting your Groomsmen with Freeds

As wedding restrictions are clarified for Phase 3 in the very near future, last minute wedding planning is going to kick into full speed. If you are in need of getting the men in your wedding party outfitted quickly, Freeds of Windsor is a perfect choice. One of the many great services that Freeds provides is their “Suit Package” which which offers a tailored custom suit for you and your wedding party for as low as $199 each and fits perfectly into many couples wedding budget

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Relaxation Tips for Planning Your Wedding

Your wedding day is supposed to be the happiest day of your life, but that doesn’t mean it won’t come with some stress. Lets face it, just the wedding planning process along during the pandemic has been a journey it itself. Finding ways to relax with such an important life moment on the way can be difficult for anyone.

We talked to Lisa Best who gave us an ideal variety of helpful and healthful ideas to help you breathe through the process of planning your wedding day. There is no doubt that having a wedding booked in 2020 and most likely postponed has been a year that engaged couples have encountered more stress then they ever anticipated. Lisa Best is a premier wedding planner and owner of Beautiful Weddings by Me. Married 19 years herself and owning her wedding planning business for 20, she has seen it all and given us some great insight to pass along to you, in order to help ease your mind and ensure you include some self-care in your wedding planning journey.

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Wedding Menus & Dietary Restrictions Tips from St. Clair College Centre for the Arts

Whether your Wedding Guest’s request no shellfish, no nuts, gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, vegetarian or pescatarian food service at your wedding reception, expect to have to fulfill many special food dietary requests. Keeping up with your guests’ food allergies or dietary restrictions can be a struggle for any planner these days and organizing food service to meet all these needs can get overwhelming, very quickly.

With help from St. Clair College Centre for the Arts and their experience serving countless guests we have created a helpful guide to walk you through what to expect so that you are ready to handle any dietary roadblocks you may encounter. We tapped into St Clair College for the Arts, Manager of Catering, Sales and Business Development, Rosita Blackman-Smith who offered a wealth of information on this subject to help couples prepare for the special dietary needs of their guests.

St Clair College for the Arts, Manager of Catering, Sales and Business Development, Rosita Blackman-Smith
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New Year…New You with Revival Weight Loss

Looking your best on your wedding day does not have to be a stressful endeavor. Revival Weight Loss can help put you get on track to feeling the best version of “you” on your wedding day. I spoke with Kait owner of Revival Weight Loss on our topic of weight loss and the special services that her business provides.

Kait has been in the weight loss and wellness industry for over four years. She was inspired to get into this industry through her own love of playing sports when she was younger. Also having understood how difficult weight loss can be by witnessing the struggles of some of her family members, she felt a calling to work in fitness field. Over the last year Kait decided to invest in her own business and is now the owner of Revival Weight Loss and has some wonderful words of wisdom to share.

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Buying your Wedding Dress -New Challenges & New Solutions!

Sarah Taylor, the owner of It’s Your Day Bridal Boutique has had to pivot and pivot and pivot some more in 2020. The struggles that bride-to-be’s have been faced with, when looking to purchase their wedding gown has been challenging to say the least. Sarah provided us with some insight on the process of buying a wedding gown during closures and shopping restrictions. Soon to be engaged women are definitely in good hands!

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Introducing Williams Food Equipment

This year’s Wedding Extravaganza ’21 – Very Special Experience Title Sponsor

Wedding Shows Windsor is so excited to partner with Williams Food Equipment as our Title sponsor for this year’s Wedding Extravaganza ’21-Very Special Experience.  We want see you live at our show this year but we have a week of wedding planning fun ready to roll  From Friday January 8th through Saturday January 16th we will be handing out Wedding Planning Gift bags valued at over $500 and filled with FREE gifts, gift cards, wedding planning discounts and wedding planning magazines including our Very Special Experience directory.   Registered couples will be automatically entered to win one of our Experience prizes we will be giving away during the week, will be registered into our new Loyalty Program and will be able to attend our virtual Wedding Planning workshops all week long.  And now here is a little bit about our Title Sponsor-Williams Food Equipment!

Every consumer is being bombarded with incentives to buy on Amazon and engaged couples are no different.  As an engaged couple you have the power  to buck this trend and buy local and there is no better time then now to do just that.   

Williams Food Equipment established their Gift Registry for engaged couples to give the kind of personal service couples were missing. The attention to detail and customer service you will receive from the Williams staff team, is apparent the minute you walk through their doors on Ambassador Drive in Winsor Ontario.    Williams  is a 3rd generation family owned business who have made Windsor their home for over 50 years.   

With their worldwide web presence and Williams wide range of restaurant quality cooking supplies you can registry for gifts to fill your kitchen cupboards and “serve it up” like a chef.  

Williams Food Equipment as given us their top 10 “must have” kitchen items  that every engaged couple should have on their gift registry.   Williams Food Equipment will be giving away one of  these very hot items as our Very Special Experience Grand Prize too: the KitchenAid Artisan Mixer!!  Make sure to register to win at http://weddingshows.com and shop online with Williams Food Equipment at http://williamsfoodequipment.com 

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Kick Off Your Decision Making with Our Wedding Planning “Tip” Guide

Your wedding day is a large investment of time, money, spirit, and effort. The last thing you want is for mistakes and unforeseen circumstances to pop up on the day of the ceremony.  Today we look at how preplanning can help make your day go more smoothly, as well as help you stay on budget as you coordinate the details of your wedding day.

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Wedding Details Kicked Up a Notch

With guest number restrictions in place the distribution of wedding budgets have changed greatly in the last 6 months. Many couples have decided to take the extra money saved from having to wine and dine a fewer number of guests and add some fun additions to creative wedding planning details as well as offering a more upscale culinary experience.

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