Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Avante Garde Romance

A beautiful wedding for a beautiful couple. We had the honour of working with lovebirds Melanie and Jamie to plan their January 2010 wedding at the historic Chateau Laurier. Their decor both embraced and contrasted the winter weather in Ottawa. The decor was dark, elegant and romantic which was a beautiful juxtaposition to the stark white winter weather outside that shrouded the city. However, winter-like elements peppered in complimented the season such as delicate white feathers which reminded guests of the soft snow and strands of crystal beads were reminiscent of the city's gleaming icicles.

Working with couples like Melanie and Jamie who are so in love make us excited to be wedding planners who get these 'sneek peeks' into the most intimate moments of couples' lives.

Fleischer Photography all the magic.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Davidson's Diamond Dash 2010 a Success !

We braved the freezing temperatures, the rain, the wind all to be a part of such a fun event held for the first time in Canada this past weekend in our very own city of Ottawa.

Davidson's Diamond Jewelers put up for a grabs a gorgeous (Simon G designed) $15,000 diamond ring. The catch; teams of two had clues texted to them to lead them to sponsors who offered them challenges or clues to move on. Get the clue right, you get to move on and get the points. The couple with the most points won. The announcement was made at an after-party at Heart and Crown with 105.3 Kiss FM as the emcees.

Aside from discovering your own city and bonding with your teammate, the event also raised money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation of Canada.

At our station, couples were placed back to back and they had to design their dream wedding centerpiece with a variety of real flowers. We gave everyone that tried the clue to move on but it was really interesting to see how many couples were on the same page with how they saw their "dream centerpiece". What we really thought was fantastic was that the men took more care arranging the flowers than the women did. In fact, one guy was not impressed with his centrepiece that he removed all the flowers from his vase and began again.

We want to say a big congratulations to the adorable winners: Nathaniel & Zoe... Great work guys!

We hope to be back next year to meet more wonderful couples !

Check out the great photos below courtesy of Valberg Imaging.
Reno Video Production also put together a great video:

Karen gives the secret clue to one of our booth's visitors who successfully completed the centerpiece challenge

Focused on designing the 'dream centerpiece'

Go Go Go !

The contestants needed more than the t-shirts that were issued to stay warm !

Chriss and Karen giving out water on behalf of Marry Me

Dashers Dashing.....

Aimee and Jimmy were one of the great couples we met during the dash

The reason for dashing... The $15,000 Simon G designed Diamond Ring from Davidson's Jewelers

The proud winners Nathaniel & Zoe

Congratulations lovebirds !

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Marry Me is Proud to be Sponsoring Davidson's Diamond Dash

A $15,000 diamond ring has been hidden in downtown Ottawa and 250 engaged couples are on a mission to find it!!

Marry Me was honoured to be hand chosen by Davidson's Jewellers to be a Presenting Sponsor of Davidson's Diamond Dash. Think 'Amazing Race'.....only with a diamond !

We're so excited to meet all the lovely couples competing.

Stay tuned for more details about our role and game location for the race etc.

In the meantime, check out the website for more information

Monday, May 3, 2010

First Dress Sold Through Breast Dress Project

This past Saturday was the grand opening of Breast Dress Project (headquartered at Groovy Linen). Through the generosity of so many women, we were able to put on display over 60 dresses, sizes 2 to 22, white & ivory, classic & modern, new & used... and the best part? All were priced under $500 !

We had a blast meeting all the wonderful brides-to-be, their family and friends and all the vendors that were there on Saturday from 9am to 1pm.

Check out this video from Reno Video Productions about the grand opening:

Thank-you to everyone who came to support the project on Saturday, we wanted to share the first sale of the day with you...The beautiful bride-to-be is Shantal and she is getting married in the Dominican Republic this October. Her stunning dress was donated by Christine. Because of Christine, Shantal has a gorgeous dress to wear for her wedding day. Because of Shantal, The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation will receive a large donation that could save another woman's life. It's women helping women and it's beautiful.

"Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared"
~ Budda

We are always taking more dresses. Please visit our website for more information:

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