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Kimberley Dunn

The people behind your event… Name: Kimberley Dunn Company: Kimberley Dunn – Singer & Pianist Website: www.kimberleydunn.com Sum up what you do in 5 words: Luxury Wedding & Event Music The one thing you couldn’t live without on event day: My music gear! Ha. One piece of advice for your... Read More

Custom Events

Looking for a team to join you on your event planning journey? Look no further. The people behind your events… Name: Kameron Payeur & Amie Jackson Company: Custom Events Website: www.customeventsteam.com Sum up what you do in 5 words: Creative planning and venue styling The one thing you couldn`t live... Read More

Ramada Ottawa on the Rideau

The people behind your events… Name: Melanie Tenaschuk Company: Ramada Ottawa on the Rideau Website: www.ramadaottawa.com Sum up what you do in 5 words: Making dreams come to life The one thing you couldn’t live without on event day: my watch One piece of advice for your clients: There are... Read More

Stephanie Beach Photography

Meet this husband and wife team (David and Stephanie) who work hard to capture all the moments of your special day. The people behind your events… Name: Stephanie & Dave Koning Company: Stephanie Beach Photography Website: www.stephaniebeachphotography.com Sum up what you do in 5 words: Capture moments to cherish forever... Read More

Kakes By Judy

Whether you are looking for a simple birthday cake or an elaborate wedding masterpiece, Kakes by Judy brings over 16 years of experience to your event. The people behind your events… Name: Judy McKenna Company: Kakes by Judy Website: www.kakesbyjudy.ca Sum up what you do in 5 words: Create your... Read More

Mill Street Brew Pub

More and more people are looking for non-traditional venues, this is a gem of a location in Ottawa. The people behind your events… Name: Joanna Britton & Christina Babin Company: Mill Street Brew Pub Website: www.millstreetbrewery.com/ottawa-brew-pub/ Sum up what you do in 5 words: Joanna- books and coordinates event space/... Read More

Dynamix Productions

Enjoy a true entertainment experience. Energize the party from the beginning to the end of your event! Check out one of Ottawa-Gatineau’s bilingual DJ and entertainment service providers. The people behind your events….. Name: Stephan Gonthier Company: Dynamix Productions Website: www.dynamixpro.ca, www.dynamixphotobooth.ca, www.diydjottawa.com, www.silentbeatsevents.com Sum up what you do in... Read More

Elephant Print

Every event, big or small, needs some type of printing. From posters, to invitations, custom decals and catalogs, and even things you didn’t know you could print for example large James Bond playing cards, Elephant Print can tackle any job. The people behind your events… Name: Ryan Boland and Naheed... Read More

Infinity Convention Centre

This week we are showcasing one of Ottawa’s newest event venues. Take a read and learn more about this unique location and what it adds to the Ottawa event landscape! The people behind your events….. Name: Sharron Mulvey – Director of Sales Company: Infinity Convention Centre Website: www.infinityconventioncentre.com Sum up... Read More

Chic Wedding Planners

For true love’s planned moments, it’s okay to bring in a professional to help! Let someone help you showcase the exquisite details of your day. Name: Julie Barake Company: Chic Wedding Planners Website: www.ChicWeddingPlanners.com Sum up what you do in 5 words: Creating Beautifully Tailored & Stylish Weddings The one... Read More

With Love Bridal Boutique

Finding the dress of your dreams can seem overwhelming when you start, but when you put on “the dress” there is nothing more magical. Name: Dana Salares Company: With Love Bridal Boutique Website: www.withlovebridalboutique.ca Sum up what you do in 5 words: Find the perfect wedding dress. The one thing... Read More

One Fine Beauty

Some times even natural beauty needs a little help. Thank goodness there are companies that can do this for you. Name: Shannon Ranger Company: One Fine Beauty Website: www.onefinebeauty.com Sum up what you do in 5 words: Professional and Flawless Bridal Makeup Experts The one thing you couldn’t live without... Read More

Centre Shaw Centre

For events big or small there is a great go to location in the heart of downtown. Ottawa is proud to be home of a truly extraordinary meeting destination. Name: Centre Shaw Centre Company: Ottawa Convention Centre Corporation Website: http://shaw-centre.com Sum up what you do in 5 words: Inspired People Creating... Read More

Rebel Petal

Designing and creating amazing pieces doesn’t happen by accident. Learn about this week’s florist who does that on a regular basis. Name: Michelle VandenBosch Company: Rebel Petal Website: www.rebelpetal.com Sum up what you do in 5 words: Designer of Gorgeous Flowers The one thing you couldn’t live without on event... Read More

Pretty Fabulous Parties

No event could happen without people behind the scenes helping to put all the pieces together. Read a little about this week’s industry profile Name: Mary Digout & Barb Couperus Company: Pretty Fabulous Parties Website: www.prettyfabulousparties.ca Sum up what you do in 5 words: We Make Your Event FABULOUS! The... Read More

Kim Ing Photography

Finding the right photographer to capture your style is important. Make sure to take time to read this week’s profile and learn about a local artist who can be a par of your special event. Name: Kim Ing Company: KIM ING Photography Website: www.kimingphotography.com Sum up what you do in... Read More

Morris Formalwear

In the immortal words of ZZ top… Clean shirt, new shoes And I don’t know where I am goin’ to. Silk suit, black tie, I don’t need a reason why. They come runnin’ just as fast as they can ‘Cause every girl crazy ’bout a sharp dressed man. This local... Read More

Barkhouse Weddings & Events

When you need someone to pull all the little details together and be calm and cool on your big day, bringing in a professional is a great idea. Read about this week’s profile and how she can help create moments you will treasure for a lifetime. Name: Wendy Williams-Barkhouse Company: Barkhouse Weddings &... Read More

Daisy Designs

Make your first impression something to set the tone for your upcoming event. Who doesn’t love to get real mail?! Read about this week’s industry professional who brings you beautiful designs to life. Name: Tammy d’Entremont Company: Daisy Designs Website: www.daisydesigns.ca Sum up what you do in 5 words: We... Read More

NAV Centre

There are lots of options for a venue, make sure you consider what is truly important to you and your event. Learn more about a local venue in this week’s profile and see what they can offer you for your special event. Name: Katherine MacLean (Katherine.Maclean@navcentre.ca | 613-936-5006) Company: NAV... Read More

Ashley Cottee Photography

Every event has moments that you would miss if they weren’t captured forever by a photograph. Check out this week’s profile to meet local photographers who help your memories last! Name: Ashley & Trevor Robinson Company: Ashley Cottee Photography Website: http://www.ashleycotteephotography.ca Sum up what you do in 5 words: Capturing... Read More

Lynn Lee Canadian Weddings

Some times your vision needs a little bit of help to become reality. Let a professional give you a memorable event. This week read about this consummate professional in our Ottawa event community. Name: Lynn Lee Company: Lynn Lee Canadian Weddings Website: lynnleeweddings.com Sum up what you do in 5... Read More

Quality Entertainment

We all know it’s not a party without music, and Quality Entertainment provides that and so much more! These outgoing event industry professionals can help bring your event to life in ways you haven’t even imagined yet. Name: Brian Henry and Scott Smith Company: Quality Entertainment Website: qualityentertainment.ca Sum up... Read More

Rent Frock Repeat

This unique business is located in the heart of the Byward Market. When you need to dress for your event look no further! From cocktail parties to gala dinners they have something for everyone. Learn more about this business and the people behind the dresses… Name: Lisa Delorme Company: Rent... Read More

Temple’s Sugar Bush

Your event is shaped by the location you choose to host it at. You want a place that reflects your vision for the event. Check out this week’s featured venue and see how they make events come to life! Name: The Team of Wedding Experts at Temple’s Sugar Bush Company: Temple’s... Read More

Toast Special Events

No event can happen without a dedicated team behind the scenes. We are showcasing the incredible talent we have in Ottawa! Name: Elise Schmitz Company: Toast Special Events Website: www.toastevents.ca Sum up what you do in 5 words: Wedding freak-out interventionist aka your trusted Wedding Planner The one thing you... Read More

Marriott Ottawa

Your choice of venue helps to set the tone for your entire event from the moment the guests arrive. Read about today’s industry profile at one of the vibrant downtown venues right here in Ottawa and the person who helps make your event come to life. Name:  Michèle Miller Brown... Read More

Kennedy Event Planning

In this week’s industry profile learn a little bit more about one of the local planners who helps pull all the pieces together for her clients. It’s all in the details. Name: Shannon Kennedy Company: Kennedy Event Planning Website: www.kennedyevents.ca Sum up what you do in 5 words: We plan,... Read More

Dominique Levesque Bridal

There are so many pieces involved in putting together any event puzzle. This week is no exception. Probably the most anticipated part of any wedding is “The Dress”. Here is a little sneak peak about one of the women who can help you find that dream gown. Name: Dominique Levesque... Read More

Fairmont Chateau Laurier

Have you ever been curious about the people behind the events in the city? There are so many moving pieces to make an event successful. Read this week’s industry profile to learn more! Name: Mariam Saleh-Brisson Company: Fairmont Chateau Laurier Website: fairmont.com Sum up what you do in 5 words:... Read More

Opportunity Knocks Events

Have you ever wondered about the people behind your events? There are so many moving pieces and so much dedication required to put together any one event. The Ottawa event industry is so diverse, we wanted to highlight some of the many talented vendors in the region. Name: Kiley Jamieson &... Read More

Barbara Ann Studios

Have you ever wondered about the people behind your events? There are so many moving pieces and so much dedication required to put together any one event. The Ottawa event industry is so diverse, we wanted to highlight some of the many talented vendors in the region. Company: Barbara Ann Studios... Read More

Canadian Museum of Nature

Have you ever wondered about the people behind your events? There are so many moving pieces and so much dedication required to put together any one event. The Ottawa event industry is so diverse, we wanted to highlight some of the many talented vendors in the region. Name: Diane Mongrain Company:... Read More

Sarah J Cupcakes

Have you ever wondered about the people behind your events? There are so many moving pieces and so much dedication required to put together any one event. The Ottawa event industry is so diverse, we wanted to highlight some of the many talented vendors in the region. Website: www.sarahjscupcakes.com Sum up what... Read More

Trillium Floral Designs

Have you ever wondered about the people behind your events? There are so many moving pieces and so much dedication required to put together any one event. The Ottawa event industry is so diverse, we wanted to highlight some of the many talented vendors in the region. The people behind your... Read More

Diefenbunker: Canada’s Cold War Museum

Have you ever wondered about the people behind your events? There are so many moving pieces and so much dedication required to put together any one event. The Ottawa event industry is so diverse, we wanted to highlight some of the many talented vendors in the region. Name: Katie Balmer Company:... Read More

ITM Events

Have you ever wondered about the people behind your events? There are so many moving pieces and so much dedication required to put together any one event. The Ottawa event industry is so diverse, we wanted to highlight some of the many talented vendors in the region. Name: Julia O’Grady Company:... Read More

elizabeth & jane photography

Have you ever wondered about the people behind your events? There are so many moving pieces and so much dedication required to put together any one event. The Ottawa event industry is so diverse, we wanted to highlight some of the many talented vendors in the region. Name: Liz Bradley Company:... Read More

Aquatopia

Have you ever wondered about the people behind your events? There are so many moving pieces and so much dedication required to put together any one event. The Ottawa event industry is so diverse, we wanted to highlight some of the many talented vendors in the region. Name: Catherine Neville Company:... Read More

Steph the Grilling Gourmet®

Have you ever wondered about the people behind your events? There are so many moving pieces and so much dedication required to put together any one event. The Ottawa event industry is so diverse, we wanted to highlight some of the many talented vendors in the region. Name:  Steph Legari  Chef... Read More

Dr. Alan Viau

Have you ever wondered about the people behind your events? There are so many moving pieces and so much dedication required to put together any one event. The Ottawa event industry is so diverse, we wanted to highlight some of the many talented vendors in the region. Name: Alan Viau Company:... Read More

Brookstreet Hotel

Have you ever wondered about the people behind your events? There are so many moving pieces and so much dedication required to put together any one event. The Ottawa event industry is so diverse, we wanted to highlight some of the many talented vendors in the region. Name: Sherry-Lyn Coulas Company:... Read More

East Coast Limos

Have you ever wondered about the people behind your events? There are so many moving pieces and so much dedication required to put together any one event. The Ottawa event industry is so diverse, we wanted to highlight some of the many talented vendors in the region. Name: Keith Rogers Company:... Read More

Topknot Hairstyling

Have you ever wondered about the people behind your events? There are so many moving pieces and so much dedication required to put together any one event. The Ottawa event industry is so diverse, we wanted to highlight some of the many talented vendors in the region. Name: Kirsty Macdonald Company:... Read More

Le Belvedere

Have you ever wondered about the people behind your events? There are so many moving pieces and so much dedication required to put together any one event. The Ottawa event industry is so diverse, we wanted to highlight some of the many talented vendors in the region. Name: Jessica Davey Company:... Read More

Accidental Entrepreneurs

*I wrote this months ago and never published it. Rereading it makes me really proud of what Scott & I have accomplished. It is a hard road some days but until you look back you have no idea how far you have come. Keep supporting local and the underdog! Seven... Read More

DIY Dilemmas

Thank goodness for safety pins. In the past few weeks I have run through my fair share of these nifty little things. I keep find them in my washer, my jean pockets and in my car. No matter how much product we have it never seems to be enough. Each... Read More

What goes up….

Where did the month of May go? I am sure that most of us in the event/wedding world are now caught up in a crazy whirlwind of ongoing events, changing customer orders and just the day to day chaos that will be our “normal” lives for the next few months.... Read More

And so it begins

Here we go one more time. How did it get to be this time of year AGAIN!? It’s wedding season. I’ve been trying so hard to think of something to write my mind has gone blank. It has been a whirlwind since the end of April. We are excited for... Read More

I choose the path less traveled

Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don’t turn up at all. Sam Ewing Thanks to my mom and dad, I was brought up with an incredible work ethic and understanding that hard work was the only way... Read More