Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Win a Ritani Diamond Eternity Band at ENGAGE !

As if you needed another reason to be at Engage.... Well, our friends (and Engage participants) Jubilee Jewellers have graciously donated a beautiful Ritani lady's 'Endless Love' eternity band that will be given away to one lucky Engage guest.

The drawing will take place at the end of the evening at Engage. This timelessly elegant ring can grace your finger just by coming to Engage and filling out a ballot.

Engage is a week away, so buy your early bird tickets now, or at least make the arrangements with your girlfriends, fiance or mom for Wednesday February 2 between 4pm and 9pm. Little Italy is a buzz at night (we know because our office is on Preston Street) so pop by Enagage for some free wine, apps and wedding inspiration from Ottawa's top wedding pros. Then talk about your new found matrimonial possibilities with your gang over drinks somewhere on Preston Street. We think that would make an otherwise boring Wednesday evening absolutely electric.

Thanks Jubilee ! Looking forward to seeing everyone at ENGAGE.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Update re: early bird tickets to Engage

Hey excited Engagers ! (yup, I just made up that word, English grammar rules be damned)
We announced that Sunday (yesterday) would be the last day to buy tickets online for ENGAGE and that was simply to ensure that they would be mailed to you well before the event. Well, we realized that some people may be waiting to hear back from their girlfriends or co-workers about switching shifts at work (Engage is on a weeknight), so we are going to leave the Paypal option up on our ENGAGE webpage but anyone that buys it after today (Monday), your name will be recorded on a separate guest list and you will be able to pick up your tickets at the door (like will call).
The early bird ticket option will be removed from our Engage website on Tuesday February 1 in order for us to prepare the final 'early bird' guest list.

We want to make ENGAGE as easy and affordable as possible for everyone to attend because it's an event that is not to be missed for brides to be. By the way, we recently had our wine tasting meeting from our wine sponsor- so delicious. One of my favourite vineyards in Niagara on the Lake actually. It will soon become yours too ;)

Stay tuned for more Engage news as this unique event is fast approaching.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Look who else will benefit from Engage !

We're proud to announce that a portion of our ticket sales from Engage will be donated to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.

As you may already know, this is a charity we are strong supporters of with our involvement in The Breast Dress Project and Something White for Something Right.

It doesn't get any better than this- come to Engage, get some luxurious inspiration for your wedding and help find a cure for breast cancer.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Thanks for Visiting !

Were you amongst the crowds of wide eyed brides-to-be at The Wedding Palace Bridal Show this past weekend? Record numbers were seen on Saturday and we can confirm that!

It was such a pleasure meeting everyone that came by our booth. We hope we get a chance to work with some of you in 2011 to make your wedding day as fabulous as you clearly are !

In case you didn't make it by this weekend, we wanted to give you a peek at our booth. Stacey's inspiration for the royal purple look was drawn from one charger plate she got from a bride she is currently working with. Everything else fell into place from there.
Melanie from M Photography was kind enough to come by our booth and take some great shots !

Friday, January 14, 2011

Look who is now part of ENGAGE !

We're so happy to announce that we have partnered with Metro Ottawa (The world's largest global newspaper) and Hot 89.9 (Ottawa's #1 hit music station) to help us spread the word about the most exciting bridal show to come to Ottawa- ENGAGE.

It's coming up quickly (Wednesday February 2) so don't forget to buy your tickets early since we've crammed all the luxury into one delicious evening.
Buy your tickets on our website now. If you can't buy a ticket in advance- fear not, they will be available at the door as well- for $20.

Keep your eyes and ears peeled for our ads. Thanks a lot to the team at Metro and Hot 89.9- we're so excited to be working with you both :)

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Kellie Pickler's Elegant Wedding Gown

So as you may have known, country cutie Kellie Pickler got married in Antigua on New Year's Day. Despite getting married on a beach against the sunset, she chose to wear an elegant couture wedding gown- and she rocked it! We're so thrilled to hear that not only did she wear a Badgley Mischka dress, but one that is carried in The White Dress !

I'll throw you over to Jasmine, owner and blogger extraordinaire of The White Dress to her blog post about Kellie Pickler's gorgeous wedding gown.
Oh, and while you're there, check out Jasmine's blog post for wedding dress trends of 2011 !

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Jen & Richard's Sweet Skype Success

Jen and Richard were such a great couple to work with. They were younger than me but their maturity blew me away. And despite their age, it looked as though they had been dating for their entire lives- so supportive and respectful of each other during the planning process- which makes my job much easier.

The coolest thing about their wedding that I just had to blog about was how one of their most important guests joined them.
Jen's sister was unable to make the trip to Ottawa for the wedding- this was heartbreaking to Jen and Richard and their families since Jen is so close to her sister. So, the family and myself put together a plan to bring a laptop to the wedding and Skype-in her sister. In case you have been living under a rock, Skype is a free software application that lets users make (video) phone calls over the internet. Oprah is a huge fan :)

Unfortunately, the connection didn't work in time for the ceremony at the Chateau Laurier but it was working perfectly immediately following the ceremony. I set up a small round table near the head table and decorated it so it didn't stand out. Setting it up where we did allowed Jen's sister to see/listen to all the speeches, see the guests at their tables and the watch the dance floor for the bridal party's entrance as well as all the guest's dance moves following dinner.

The great thing about Skype is when there are webcams used, both parties can see everything on the other user's end. So Jen's aunts and uncles and family friends were coming up to the laptop to say their "hellos" to her. It gave everyone a chance to connect with her sometime throughout the evening.

The Skype connection was non-stop for over 8 hours. Jen's sister just came and went (in front of her own computer) as she pleased depending on what was happening during the wedding.

There was a fee to this service as we were using The Chateau Laurier's internet. But it was a small price (a flat fee) to pay to make Jen's sister a part of Jen's most important day. If you are looking at doing this for your wedding and have a bit more money to spend, you could look at arranging professional video conferencing systems by AV companies in our city.

Of course, we can't sign off without posting some photos of the rest of Jen and Richard's beautiful day. Thanks again to
Miv Photography for sharing these moments.

All the best Jen and Richard xo

Friday, January 7, 2011

Come and Visit Us Next Weekend !

Marry Me is proud to be a part of the Wedding Palace Bridal Show next weekend: Saturday January 15th and Sunday January 16th. On both days the show gets underway at 11am and runs until 5pm at The Westin Hotel.

We're booth #230 - I know this means nothing to you now, but when you arrive and get your floor plan/map, it'll all make sense ;)

So come and visit us- we love meeting everyone in person-it's so fun to get surprise 'drop ins' from our current brides who are there meeting vendors as well as meeting newly engaged couples.

Looking forward to seeing everyone there and filling your head with the delicious possibilities that could await your wedding !

~Karen & Stacey

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Missed Stacey on the A-Channel ?

Did you hit the 'snooze' button too many times this morning and miss Stacey's appearance on the A-Morning chatting about ENGAGE? Not to worry, thanks to You Tube, we've uploaded the clip here for you:

Monday, January 3, 2011

We're on TV (again)

Our very own Stacey Price will be on the A-Channel Tuesday morning (January 4 2011) around 6:50am talking about Ottawa's first and most exciting boutique bridal show: ENGAGE with the energetic A Morning team.

Also, if you haven't already heard, tickets are on sale for you early birds ($15) on our ENGAGE website. Don't worry if you don't buy them before the show- they will also be available at the door for $20.

Happy New Year !

Bring on 2011 ! For some, this is the first workday of 2011 so start it off right. This power you feel in you now to make changes, don't let that fade by February when most people have completely forgotten about their resolutions.

Here is today's affirmation courtesy of Mastin Kipp from The Daily Love:

I tell empowering stories about my past, present and future.

I welcome challenge with a smile.

From now on, I choose to get better.

Happy New Year- may it be everything you hope for.

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