I had an awesome time at the Canadian Golf & Country Club's Bridal Fair on Friday night and Saturday afternoon. I was fortunate to meet a lot of couples who are mostly planning for their 2014 weddings (though a few were for this year too). In addition to meeting couples I had the opportunity to meet with other wedding vendors who share the same passion that I do for weddings - each was hand picked by Gail (from the Canadian Golf & Country Club) to participate in the event, I am so grateful to be among such high quality individuals who take weddings seriously.
Kakes by Judy - www.kakesbyjudy.ca
Judy was tempting people with here cupcake samples - and me, always generous with my appetite, would wait a few minutes before sneaking in for a sampling. Naturally, Delicious. I found this article on the history of wedding cakes LINK. Here is Judy with a few of her creations.
Amazing Looks - facbeook page LINK
A great wedding hairstyle (including updos) is a work of art. Antonia (below, centre) is an artist who is mobile for you - she will take care of your hair at your home or hotel - and she has such a friendly and open personality that she is a joy for the Bridal party to have with them as they prepare for the wedding ceremony.
Quality Entertainment - www.qualityentertainment.ca
Have as little or as much entertainment value as you want. Quality Entertainment offers both DJ and Live music as well as lighting, video, game show props and DIY packages.
JoJo CoCo - www.jojococo.ca
If you love candy and especially chocolate then you will love the hand crafted chocolates offered by Joanne Mutter of JoJo CoCo.
Lynne & Keith Langille - www.exceptionalceremonies.com
Lynne (below) and Keith have consistently been two of the most creative wedding officiant teams I've seen in Ottawa. I have always appreciated the attention and caring they bring to wedding guests, family and couples (I will always remember Lynne concealing a bride from her guests as she arrived in a small sports car at Rockliffe Park several years ago)
The Canadian Golf & Country Club - http://canadiangolfclub.com/ottawa-wedding-receptions
The Canadian is close enough to the city of Ottawa to consider it a short drive, but far enough out of the city that you are secluded from the noise of the highway and downtown stuff that goes on. It is a golf course, green and lush from spring through summer, yellows and oranges in the fall and clean fresh snow in winter - but the property is so well laid out that you don't feel overcrowded by homes on the golf course or by golfers walking through your ceremony whether it be inside (upstairs or in the larger ground level reception area) or outdoors at Tory's Garden.
The head table arrangement at the Canadian Golf & Country Club.
Rylee, from the Canadian, was serving delicious food throughout the Bridal Show - everything was wonderful especially the macaroni balls. Rylee and Fauve are a great reflection of the quality of staff that Gail has assembled who are all professional, inviting and friendly.
HBC Gift Registry - http://www2.thebay.com/giftregistry/EN/default.html
The ladies from the Hudson Bay Bridal Registry were on hand showing beautiful place settings and so many other items you could put on your gift registry.
Gem a la folie - www.gemalafolie.com
Natalie from Gem a la folie was showing her jewellery creations - her accessories are all handmade and because of their custom nature can compliment everything from wedding gowns to bridesmaids and Mother of the Bride dresses.
Mieke's Magic Floral Design - www.miekesmagicfloraldesign.com
Anne Marie Ochej, below at her show display, does such amazing custom work that you will be so pleased by her attention to detail. By limiting her team to one wedding per day she is able to offer complete and professionally themed packages for her Brides from bouquets through rentals.
Frank Fenn Photographer - http://frankfenn.zenfolio.com/ottawaweddingphotographypricelistfrankfenn.pdf
Yes, I was there too! I love photographing weddings and have a few openings left in 2013 with a open playing field in 2014! Please check out my prices and check my calendar of availability http://frankfenn.zenfolio.com/calendar.