Wednesday, December 1, 2010

ENGAGE ! ~ Ottawa's First Boutique Bridal Show ~

Be first. Be inspired. Be there.

Forget the 10x10 booth, forget the 6 foot table and wedding show crowds...Picture’re surrounded by your best girls, sipping champagne and nibbling on mouth watering hors d'oeuvres from the finest caterers while watching the city’s lights dance on the lake below you. Sweet sounds from some of our city’s most talented musicians are filling the room. You’re relaxed, comfortable and inspired; speaking with the artists of Ottawa’s wedding industry who can make your exquisite dream wedding a reality.

Toronto has one, Vancouver has one and we feel our stylish city definitely deserves one. ENGAGE is a Boutique Bridal Event that will set Ottawa abuzz the evening of Wednesday, February 2, 2011 from 4pm-9pm. Tickets will be $20 at the door and each guest will receive a complimentary champagne cocktail and chic swag bag filled with items for the bride that scream “I’m getting married and I’m armed to do it properly”.

ENGAGE will offer brides a limited, elite and carefully selected assembly of exhibitors, in fact this is the first time, Marry Me has stood up and said ‘this is who we work with, these are our friends and this is the team of trendsetters that can take your wedding to the next level’.

We’ve been planning Engage on paper for just under 3 years, so you may have noticed some of the ‘teasers’ on our Marry Me Productions website and our Facebook event page for it. However, with 2011 and 2012 brides starting the wedding planning process, we felt it was time to kick this event into overdrive.

Over the last 6 years, Marry Me Productions has planned over 190 weddings making us industry sought-after experts. Our weddings have been featured on The Life Network’s “Rich Bride, Poor Bride” and in such bridal magazines as Perfect Weddings, Wedding Bells, Bride & Bloom and as part of the glitterati in Wedluxe. Marry Me’s stylish and respected consultants contribute regularly to Ottawa’s A-Channel and are consulted as industry experts by the Ottawa Citizen on a monthly basis. So with all that planning, we now feel we have acquired enough industry knowledge to invite Ottawa’s most talented and respected wedding vendors to meet the city’s brides in an intimate and relaxed environment.

And speaking of our ‘environment’... our venue search was fairly extensive as we wanted to select a place that was central, comfortable and evokes a lounge type-feel. It is important to give both brides and vendors the space and time to really ‘engage’ in ideas and discussions regarding your wedding. That said, we are proud to announce we have partnered with LAGO Bar and Grill in the Dow’s Lake Pavilion for this event- a modern and stylish venue for our city’s stylish and savvy brides!

Reserve your girlfriends or mom now and don’t miss out on Ottawa's first boutique bridal show.

We’re proud to finally announce the best wedding vendors in Ottawa who will be a part of ENGAGE.


The National Gallery of Canada
Dazzling by day, dramatic by night. The National Gallery has everything to make your wedding outstanding. The Great Hall is an architectural jewel of granite and glass. This and other unique spaces such as the Sunken Garden, Water Court Foyer and the Restaurant des Beaux Arts offer a range of spaces to suit your needs.

Chateau Laurier
Reflecting the confidence, dignity and style of Ottawa, Fairmont Château Laurier stands as a testament to this dynamic, thriving city. Start your happily ever after at one of Canada’s most historic hotels.


Miv Photography

One of Ottawa’s most stylish photographers with an office in the equally chic Westboro Village. Miv pours his soul into each of his weddings while keeping things light and fun on the big day.

Photolux Studio
One of Ottawa’s most respected photographers operating in Ottawa for over 2 decades winning countless national and international awards.


Tulips & Maple
Begin a lifetime of happiness with a day planned by Tulips and Maple. Whether your wedding day is an elegant affair at the National Gallery or a small backyard reception under a tent, a creative BBQ planned at your childhood cottage or a cocktails and hors d’oeuvres midnight reception Tulips and Maple has handled it all.

Thyme & Again Catering
Their doors opened in 1991 and they are now seen as one of our city’s most sought-after caterers. Freshness, quality, taste, commitment to service and exceptional customer service are what give Thyme & Again every reason to continue pushing the culinary envelope.


Flowers Talk
Their flowers are tailored to express each client’s vision of their celebration. Stop by their boutique to see their works of art in person.

Bel Fiore
Are floral designers who truly love creating beautiful arrangements of colour, texture and shape.
Each piece is unique and they use only the freshest flowers. Visit their boutique on Elgin in the heart of the market to experience their works of art first hand.

Lifestyle Films:

{ First Kiss Films }
Classic, gorgeous and universally flattering. Award-winning filmmaker Bridget Redmond uses classic Super 8mm & 16mm film to capture your special day and preserve moments you will cherish and share forever.


Groovy Linen
Ottawa’s finest linen rental company has one of the largest linen selection in the city making them able to meet all your linen and chair cover needs for your wedding day.


Party Time Rentals
Party Time Rentals is the Ottawa/Gatineau area’s premier party rental company. They offer the largest selection of chairs, tables, linens, dinnerware, flatware, glassware, hollowware, silver accessories and serving items, tents, staging, dance floors, décor items and much more. Consultants on site are always happy to assist you around their showroom.

Mikaza Home

Mikaza Home is Ottawa's best place for modern furniture and modern classic reproductions. Perfect for adding funky lounge furniture such as tables, bars, sofas, chairs and rugs to your wedding or cocktail reception.

Make Up:

Ottawa Makeup Artists

Experience, expertise and exceptional service have made these Ottawa Makeup Artists the city's most sought-after beauty professionals. These artists are the city’s source for fresh and flawless in-home or on-location beauty applications.

Spa Angels

There is a reason these girls are called “angels”. They come to your house or your event and pamper you with manicures, pedicures, facials, waxing and even lash and brow tints. One of Ottawa’s best kept secrets.

Cakes & Sweets:

The Flour Shoppe
The Flour Shoppe brings style to the dessert table one cupcake at a time. Baked fresh daily, their cupcakes combine quality ingredients with picture perfect design so that each creation tastes as good as it looks. Fun or formal, sweet or spicy- The Flour Shoppe has everything you are looking for.

The Girl with the Most Cake
A speciality cake shop that designs very glamorous cakes for those who choose the unique and extraordinary, the ravishing and the whimsical. Each cake is a one of-a-kind creation, where the quality of ingredients and taste match its beauty. We’re very excited about their presence at ENGAGE since these ladies never do wedding shows.

The Candy Store

Ottawa just got a little sweeter when The Candy Store came to town. Ranked the #1 candy store in Ottawa, this European-inspired boutique carries everything your wedding would need from gumballs and liquorice to chocolates and retro candies.


Sway Orchestra
Sway is comprised of experienced and versatile musicians that will entertain your wedding guests with a wide variety of musical styles spanning all eras. Their high standard of musical expertise creates the ultimate party atmosphere.

Quality Entertainment

Quality Entertainment is the juggernaut of DJ services in Ottawa. With a staff of over 40 DJ’s and 20 years of experience, Quality has the means to deliver an unforgettable night of music, games, AV experiences and much more for your wedding.



PaperStudio highlights both traditional and contemporary designs in invitations, cards and accessories. They carry a fabulous selection of domestic or imported papers, envelopes, containers for favours, rolls of ribbon and gifts for your wedding.


The White Dress

A brand new chic bridal boutique that boasts designer labels exclusively available at The White Dress for the luxurious, contemporary and couture bride. For the first time in Ottawa come see Vera Wang, Monique LHuillier, Badgley Mischka, Priscilla of Boston and Melissa Sweet.


Jubilee Jewellers

Since 1952, Jubilee Fine Jewellers has built its reputation on family values, exceptional service, and fine quality products. As Ottawa's premier jeweller with four designer boutiques, they are also the exclusive jeweller to the Ottawa Senators Hockey Club and offer world class jewellery brands to Ottawa brides.


Wedding Republic
If you are tired of traditional and want a registry that fits your lifestyle than Wedding Republic is the company for you! Nothing is off limits with a WR registry! You can register for anything. Guests can see what you really want and you get the cash value of each gift. Too exciting to explain- you must visit their booth !


Wayne Thompson: Core Plus Fitness

Formerly Guh-da-tah and founder of the Yummy Mummy Bootcamp, Core Plus Fitness Personal Training owner and instructor Wayne Thompson offers high-energy, fun and effective workouts. Wayne has developed a bridal bootcamp especially for ENGAGE. He’ll get you in the best shape of your life- for the rest of your life.


Marry Me Productions

Marry Me Productions provides an unparalleled approach to wedding planning. Over the past 5 years we have become the wedding planning and design company of choice for savvy, stylish clients in the know as well as high profile clients and Ottawa celebrities.

Lynne & Keith Exceptional Ceremonies

As Ottawa’s only full-time ceremony and marriage celebrants, they have invested thousands of hours in researching and developing a range of approaches which inject life, energy and originality into every ceremony they perform. They are widely regarded as Ottawa’s most innovative wedding officiants.


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This is going to be an amazing event and no question some of the best vendors Ottawa has to offer...Ottawa will emerge as a wedding hotbed of talent and shows such as this will be a part of elevating and showcasing Ottawa's wedding industry talent. Bravo!

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