Ottawa wedding shows you should attend!

Ottawa wedding shows you should attend!

We love wedding shows! We go to a few every year as exhibitors where we get to meet so many excited couples planning their wedding celebration. In our previous blogs, we've talked about great reasons why you should attend wedding shows and we provided you with tips on how to make the most out of it! In this blog, we will give you a rundown of 5 wedding shows in Ottawa that you should definitely check out! One has already passed, but several more are on the way. When Michael and I were planning our wedding, attending these wedding shows really helped us narrow down our vendors so in this blog I'll give you a quick preview of each one, based on the size, number of vendors, location, and overall general vibe so that you can decide which one is right for you!

5 tips to choosing your wedding cake!

5 tips to choosing your wedding cake!

Many of us think of wedding cake as a stable element of any wedding, alongside things like your white dress or your floral bouquet. But just because it is considered a tradition to have a wedding cake, it does not mean that you are bound to it! In today's blog, we go over five things to consider when deciding on 1) whether cake and 2) what kind of wedding cake to get! We will try to help you answer those crucial questions like: how big should it be, how much should it cost, what flavours to have?

How many hours of photography coverage do you actually need?

How many hours of photography coverage do you actually need?

One of the things my husband and I struggled with when we were planning our wedding last year was trying to determine how many hours of photography coverage we actually need! Our wedding had a tea ceremony, had numerous locations, and had a medium size guest list that might require some wrangling for family photos. Trying to pin down whether we wanted 8 hours or 10 hours, or more was a bit of struggle at first. This is a common issue that many couples planning their wedding face. Well, worry no more! In this article, we will go over with you a typical wedding day and help you determine how much photography coverage you might need as you plan your big day!

Where in Ottawa: War Museum | A Blog Series on Ottawa Best Locations for Wedding and Engagement Session

Where in Ottawa: War Museum | A Blog Series on Ottawa Best Locations for Wedding and Engagement Session

When couples think of a location for their engagement session in Ottawa, the Canada War Museum is not always the most obvious choice. Afterall, it is tough to imagine getting photos taken - which are meant to show off your love and commitment - in a backdrop of war. But the Museum offers many fantastic photo opportunities, primarily because of its unique architecture, which includes straight and symmetrical lines and a green roof spanning 10,684 square metres (the largest of its kind in North America). It also houses warplanes, which can definitely add a cool factor to your wedding reception. 

How to find the right wedding videographer for you!

How to find the right wedding videographer for you!

Wedding videography and videographers in general have come a long way since your aunt or uncle's shaky handheld camcorder or the 6-hour one angle, stationary camera setup in the corner. The wedding film industry has evolved so much that wedding videos now look like epic movie trailers, with captivating story lines, beautiful characters (you, of course!), and amazing music to set the tone.