Sunday, February 27, 2011

Fun with Fuchia Factory last Monday

Marry Me Productions was proud to host Fuchia Factory's last 'speed' networking event on Monday February 21 at our office on Preston Street. We met so many fabulous women and look forward to following up with them in the weeks to come. Thank you to everyone that came out and thank you to the tireless organizers of Fuchia Factory who continue to provide a valuable service to busy yet savvy business women in our city.

Anna Epp from Anna Epp Photography was on hand that evening networking and documenting the evening for everyone. Great work Anna !

We're looking forward to the next fantastic Fuchia Factory event.

The lovely Jasmine Craig (owner of The White Dress) and Stacey Price

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

A Winter-Themed Wedding

So, I woke up to -20 this morning for what seems like the 75th day in a row. Winter seems to be wearing on everyone. So I thought, this would be a great opportunity to feature a recent winter wedding we planned with a wonderfully-creative couple: Matt and Janice. This is a great way to see the positives in winter- a beautiful winter-themed wedding.

Matt and Janice were one of the most unique couples we have ever worked with. They wanted themselves represented in every aspect of their wedding- large and small. And I'm happy to say it came together beautifully.

Their wedding took place December 4, 2010 at the National Gallery in the always stunning Great Hall. A perfect choice as their backdrop was our beautiful city covered in sparking ice and soft snow. The December 4 date was significant as it was the day of their first date 10 years ago.... then married in the year 2010. Very nice (and very lucky that December 4 was a Saturday!). Although the National Gallery is a popular choice for many couples, Janice and Matt just had to have it because it was also the location of their first date 10 years ago.
Their stationary at the wedding was art-deco themed which fit in perfectly with their venue and spoke to their passion: as artists.

For the table arrangements, we did a mix of rounds and longs for visual interest and to fall in line with the art-deco undertones. Silver linens and ghost chairs echoed the ice and snow outside.

Janice and Matt are also passionate about food and sustainable farming and worked with their caterers Tulips and Maple to offer their guests food from their family's garden: carrots, leeks and onions to name a few. Their wedding cake made by one of our fav people (and neighbour's on Preston Street), Joe from Pasticceria Gelateria Italiana. He created the cake with buttercream (not fondant) with no colouring or additives. Not only did it still look stunning but it tasted even better.
Flowers Talk provided the gorgeous blooms and one the flowers they chose were amaryllises (a vibrant red for the holidays and a flower that is actually in season in December) which the guests were able to take home and the actual bulb of the flowers were brought home by Matt and Janice to plant in their garden. An annual reminder of their winter wedding when winter is the furthest thing on their mind this summer.

The talented Andrew Geddes was on hand to capture Janice and Matt's unique and thoughtful day. Enjoy some the photos- now that you know the story behind it all.

We wish Janice and Matt years of 'date nights' at the National Gallery. Congratulations to you both xo

Friday, February 18, 2011

Fun with The Fuchsia Factory this Monday Night

Marry Me Productions is happy to be hosting Fuchsia Factory's next Networking soiree this Monday evening (February 21) at our office located at 191 Preston Street.

Its express networking for the fun, fresh and savvy businesswoman.

These soirees only happen every few months and this one is almost sold out so buy your tickets now !

See everyone Monday evening.

A Foodie's 'take' on ENGAGE

We were so excited that the brains behind (Don and Jen) popped into ENGAGE on February 2. If you haven't ever read their blog before, you should. A lot of people use their reviews to plan nights in or out centered around food available in our great city. Their reviews are fair, honest and varied.

I'll redirect you to their blog post about all the (food-related) vendors we had featured at Lago and who could be a part of your wedding day.

Disclaimer: you will get hungry reading this. Have a snack nearby.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day

Are you stuffed from a delicious dinner with your sweetie? no sweetie as of right now? well, maybe you enjoyed some horror movies with your girls tonight for "singles awareness day". Maybe you are reading this blog as I am posting it live minutes before midnight because you just got engaged and are too excited to sleep... Congratulations, we are so happy for you....the best is yet to come !!! The gals at Marry Me plan weddings for a living because we are hopeless romantics and love...well, LOVE ! So Valentine's Day is naturally one of our favourite days.

No matter what you did today, we hope that you had a wonderful day. Think of Valentine's Day as a day to celebrate love....the love that you have for yourself and your ability to share that love with everyone who means something to you.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Inside....ENGAGE !

We're back to blogging ! And what better way to get back to posting than with an insider's look at ENGAGE. You've heard us talk about it- bringing together Ottawa's elite wedding planning experts to engage with the stylish brides-to-be of our city. No more than 2 vendors per category so brides really had a chance to speak with each and every vendor while sipping champagne and nibbling on some delicious apps.

We're happy to say the snow did not slow down our guests and we were so happy to meet everyone that came out. We had such positive feedback from our guests and our amazing vendors that we are happy to announce that we will be hosting ENGAGE again next year.

As for the Jubilee diamond anniversary band that was up for grabs to everyone that came through Lago's front door, the winner has not been selected yet- but stay tuned to this blog where we will announce the winner (the winner will also be contacted directly of course!)

For now, take a look at how we, with our vendors, transformed Lago Bar and Grill into a luxurious world of wedding planning inspiration. Thanks to MIV Photography that took some time before our guests arrived to take these shots.

Thursday, February 10, 2011


Over the last few years we have been fortunate enough to work with some of the best brides in the city and because of these wonderful relationships our brides have chosen to "spread the love" and tell their engaged friends all about Marry Me Productions.  And in our minds, that deserves a party!  
Friday, April 1st from 5pm-7pm we invite all past Marry Me brides to come to our offices for some catching up, champagne and munchies.  Bring your wedding pictures, bring any new family additions (we love hugging babies) even bring your husbands! It is just our way of saying thanks for the kinds words you say about us.  We look forward to seeing you all again!

"A group becomes a team when each member is sure enough of himself and his contributions to praise the skills of others"  ~ Norman Shide

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Shelter From the ENGAGE !

Have you heard about the snow storm tomorrow? Goodness, it's like Ottawa has never received snow before the way the news is reporting it. But keep in mind the 'storm' news is coming from Toronto- and Toronto is getting much more snow than we are.

But nonetheless, we are looking out for our ENGAGE guests. A lot of guests have contacted us today to say they want to come and buy the early bird tickets (for $15) now but may be deterred by the snow tomorrow and may not be able to show up in the end. Or if they do make it to Lago, they would rather buy their tickets today for $15 instead of tomorrow for $20 at the door.

So what we've decided to do is this; if you email me at telling me your full name and how many tickets you need (before midnight tonight), we will honour the $15 early bird rate at the door when you arrive tomorrow- for all your tickets.

Also, for those of you that are downtown already for work tomorrow watching the snow fall, why sit in traffic for hours trying to get home in the snow? Head over to Lago Bar and Grill (5 minutes from downtown), and have some free drinks and apps with a friend and wait out the storm. We'd love to see you !

Also, we will be taking down the early bird pre-payment Paypal link on our website tonight at midnight (this 'midnight deadline' also applies for anyone who wants to email their ticket request to me). We have a lot of setting up to do tomorrow (it's going to look soooo good) so the guest list has to be finalized tonight since we won't really be on our computers tomorrow. So, get your tickets tonight for the most stylish, high-end bridal show Ottawa has ever seen.
See you all tomorrow night !

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