Bridal Shower with Scentsy

November 12, 2015 / no comments

Bridal Shower with Scentsy

Are you hosting a bridal shower soon for a soon-to-be-bride? Why not host a Scentsy Party? Here are the benefits:

  • There is no cost to you at all to have a Scentsy consultant attend any event
  • The consultant will explain how Scentsy works
  • The Scentsy consultant will run the show. They will need a small table to display all the warmers, scents and products. Each of the lovely ladies attending will get a catalogue to go through.
  • Just provide some mimosas and munchies for the ladies and have fun!

Be inspired! Here are a few of my favourite warmers that you can purchase for the bride:

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Hosting a Scentsy bridal shower is a lovely way to provide a bride with the gift of Scentsy!

Kate Buchanan is my go to person for all my Scentsy orders. If you are thinking about hosting a Scentsy Party, contact Kate to make all the arrangements. She can be found here: or contact her directly here

Happy Planning

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A Romantic and Elegant Ottawa Wedding

November 10, 2015 / no comments

Goldie and Lyle were married on a beautiful hot and sunny Saturday this past August. RSVP Events was honoured to be part of this wonderful celebration. 3Stems Photography captured all the wonderful images that we are about to share with you. Enjoy!LR-1867 LR-1873 LR-1882 LR-1926 LR-1929 LR-1933 LR-1962 LR-1969 LR-1993 LR-2058 LR-2103 LR-2121 LR-2124 LR-2148 LR-2149 LR-2192 LR-2200 LR-2201 LR-2214 LR-2226 LR-2360 LR-2429 LR-2472 LR-2541 LR-2742 LR-2788 LR-2836 LR-2864 LR-2975 LR-3073 LR-3178 LR-3278

Goldie and Lyle wanted their day to be a romantic celebration of love to be shared with very close family and friends.  Their key elements of the wedding were good food and drinks & the wedding décor! These two were absolutely cute and could not be more perfect together. Lyle is a caring gentleman while Goldie is such a loving bride. They were absolutely amazing to work with. They bride wore a tradition outfit, the Sari. It had so much details on it, that she looked AMAZING in it! They were all smiles on their wedding day.

Goldie and Lyle opted to work with our Wedding in a Box package that we customized to ensure it fit the wedding image they had in mind.

We would like to thank all the amazing vendors that made this day possible!

Venue: Century Event Planning

Photographer: 3Stems Photography

Cake: Sweet Songs Cake

Hair and Make up: Bombshell Hair Design

Flowers: Beaudry Flowers

DJ: Quality Entertainment

Wedding planner and décor: RSVP Events

Date: August 22nd, 2015

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Ottawa Wedding Cakes

November 9, 2015 / no comments

Vendor spotlight: J S Creations Emporium

We are excited to feature a local vendor on the blog! J S Creations is one of RSVP’s preferred wedding cake vendors. Today on our blog we feature some of the wonderful work we have seen her create for our clients this year.  Jacqui  is known to only use the freshest ingredients available to ensure her products taste as delicious as they look.


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Ottawa Wedding cakesTo see more of J S Creations work, be sure to follow her on Facebook and Website.


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RSVP Events Presents: Wedding-in-a-Box Winter Edition!

September 10, 2015 / no comments

As seen in Vogue, winter weddings are a new glamorous trend this year, which is why RSVP Events is excited to announce the NEW launch of our “Winter Wedding-in-a-Box” package. Now for a limited time, we our offering all the major elements of planning a stylish chic wedding at half price! Contact us today to find out how RSVP Events can help you plan the most luxurious Winter Wonderland Wedding this coming season!

Book your Winter Wonderland Wedding NOW!

Book your Winter Wonderland Wedding NOW!

Love and Laughter – A Perfect Blend

August 31, 2015 / no comments

August 1st,  2015,  was Lauren Palmer and Matthew Smith’s  big day. A wedding day loaded with a lot of heart and a lot of laughter.  An ideal combination for wedding photographer, Karen, of Love and Laughter Photography. Clearly, the focus of the day reflected the personalities of this couple. There was light-hearted fun, with lots of banter and goofing around, with touches of traditional, tender- hearted moments as well. At moments like these in the reception, not even Lauren, with her wide smile, could keep a dry eye as meaningful wishes were spoken.




Their ceremony and reception were held at one of RSVP’s top venues, The Ottawa Marriott, famous for their revolving Summit Restaurant, boasting singular views of the city.

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It made perfect sense, then, that the bride and her bridal party prepare at their Marriott room perched high above the city. The photos speak of the importance of family to this young couple. Not just the bridesmaids sat in the room to join in the preparation, but Lauren’s Mom and two tiny nieces sat with Grandma as well.  They watched as Clarisse Make-Up added her glamorous touches to Lauren’s beaming face and Mandy Hair create the most beautiful and intricate up do for her.  While Lauren’s oldest niece, Willa, was given a flower to pin in her short bob.


Simple, but very cute touches in the ceremony was the little flower girl, Willa Palmer, taking her job of scattering pink and purple rose petals down the aisle, very seriously.  Followed by Lauren’s two nephews, Zachary and Jackson, both shy but determined in their mission, delivering the rings to the bride and groom.


Lauren and Matthew added a more serious and personal touch:  blending their wedding colours of plum and white sand in a clear vase, representative of their hearts and lives now intertwined. Vows were exchanged and officiated by Roger and Sheila.



Lauren’s bright bouquet of complimentary colours was designed by RSVP’s partner, Beaudry Flowers.  The less conventional and vibrant mix of zinnias, roses, lisianthus with wax flowers really complimented the bride’s personality as well as her strapless white gown.

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I am guessing Lauren’s cheeks hurt the next day from all the wide grins and laughter. However, Matthew also had his own fun with “the boys.” For their photo shoot, the handsome groomsmen sported grey suits, purple ties and….umbrellas!  Both open and closed, this prop switched up the standard group shots. Leaping in the air with “brollies,” open their collective expression in reminiscent of “Bert” or Dick Van Dyke, in Mary Poppins.

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The couple’s fun loving antics were again then highlighted later that day.

Lauren, jokingly, brandished the cake knife like a machete and then proceeded to pretend to aim for Matthew’s neck.  Contrary to the staged drama was the elegant cake itself on a chandelier-like cake stand. The one layer white wedding cake provided by J.S. Creations, was decorated with cascading white flowers and a simple purple ribbon at the base.




Wedding Days may have many of the same elements but they are, of course, never the same. Just as Lauren and Matthew, have their unique fit, and so created a day that suited their style, RSVP keeps in mind that your wedding day needs to be as individual as you are.

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Venue: Ceremony –  Ottawa Marriott 

Reception –  Ottawa Marriott Summit Room

DJ: Quality Entertainment 

Photographer: Love and Laughter Photography 

Video: Two Rings Video 

Makeup Artist: Clarisse Cale

Hair: Mandy

Cake: JS Creations 

Wedding Stylists: RSVP Team – Divine and Marina 

Wedding Planners: RSVP Team – Divine and Marina

Help Save the Day – Christmas is Only 120 Away!

August 24, 2015 / no comments

Did you know that its 120 days until Christmas Eve? So…you say? It’s sunny today, a high of 30degrees and only 5 more days until the weekend. Why think of Christmas?!

Well…what if you draw the short straw and get stuck with planning the office staff party this year? It’s not a last minute kind of task either, as calling around to book a venue in November can be too late. And if you do manage to find something, it’s tempting to fall into planning the same old things to save time.

Why not let RSVP help you plan this year a party that is hassle-free but definitely memorable. Choose from one of our 13 fabulous partner venues and with the help of one of our experienced planners, pull off a class act.

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The Brookstreet in Kanata is one of our finest recommendations. This four diamond boutique hotel is known for their fine dining and chic, contemporary decor.

While Ottawa’s centrally located Marriott Inn offers a selection of spaces to party well into the night. Celebrating the festive season at The Summit, a revolving venue space, offers “unparalleled views of the city,” plus a night to remember. Whether you book the Victoria Ballroom which accommodates up to 600 guests, or one of the 22 event rooms; classy or casual – they have you covered.

These are just two examples of what RSVP can offer you this 2015 Christmas Season. Our other partnered venues are listed below:


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Novotel Hotel

Fish Market Group of Restaurants

Funhaven banquet hall

Holiday Inn Kanata

Marconi Centre

Ottawa Marriott

Orchard View

RA Center

Empire Grill

St. Elias

Tudor Hall

Carleton Golf & Yacht Club

Luxury Venues:

Century Event Planning

Marriott Down Town

Orchard View

Museum of History & War Museum

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So remember to BOOK NOW before the snow flies and you hear, “Did anyone think to book the Christmas party?!”



“Don’t Forget the Little Things…Like the Ring!”

August 19, 2015 / no comments

Driving by the Ottawa RA Centre on the morning of July 11, 2015, few people would know that inside the hall was being decked out in deep purple, grey and green decor. RSVP wedding planners were hard at work preparing for the bride, Claire Sutherland, and groom, Chris Riopelle and 132 of their guests who would arrive later that day.

The RA centre is a partnered venue of RSVP and really looked stunning that day with the couple’s choice of jewel tones with grey accents.

The chandelier lit room lent an elegance to the ceremony, as did the fitted white chair covers and a beautiful backdrop, provided by Pearl Decor.

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Before Claire and her bridal party donned their wedding attire, they made their way to Noir Salon where their make-up and hair were done. Final preparations for the eventful day were made at the RA Centre.

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Meanwhile, Chris and his Groomsmen got in their wedding gear at home. Mike and Ness Wedding Photographers caught many poignant moments, but what was especially personal was this cute reminder left for Chris on the kitchen chalkboard, “Don’t Forget the Ring!” (heart) Claire.

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Many of the black and white stills taken that day highlight the details which gave this wedding a retro/classic feel. They caught the shine of the men’s polished shoes and the sparkle of bride’s pumps. Shots of family and friends embracing emphasise the closeness of the families as well as the celebratory atmosphere.

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Both bride and groom looked Hollywood worthy. Claire’s wedding gown bodice was embellished with tiny sequins and embroidery, which her hair band with tiny leaves and stones complimented nicely.  This bride chose an eye-catching bouquet from RSVP’s florist partner, Beaudry Flowers, comprised of deep purple and pink roses, hydrangea and status.

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Chris managed to look both classic and charming. He wore a grey suit complete with dark grey vest, white bowtie on white shirt and a pink rose boutonniere.

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Despite the elegant attire, the bridal party really seemed to enjoy their Infinity limo ride to the photo shoot after vows were exchanged... sipping champagne, it was a time to relax, share laughs and enjoy!

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While the wedding party and parents of the bride and groom were off to shoot more wedding moments, guests enjoyed cocktails from 3-6 p.m. at the RA Centre, mingled while music played subtly in the background. Dinner followed at 6 p.m. and was served to the beautifully decorated tables with purple cloths and cylinder vases filled with green apples and white hydrangeas.

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Quality Entertainment made sure that the guests of all ages as well as the wedding party had reason to kick up their heels on the dance floor. It was a lively gathering of families and friends with Chris and Claire visiting the tables happy to have the opportunity to hug, shake hands and generally share a story or two with the extended family. Another great photo opportunity for Mike & Ness to grab more informal wedding shots.

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Finally, before the evening wound up, it was time for the cake cutting. The couple selected a three-tiered white cake from J.S. Creations accented with purple flowers and decorative leaf -like piping in green. A candy buffet was the couple’s way of sending home guests with treats as well as fond memories of the Claire and Chris’ most special day.

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Ceremony & Reception Location: RA Centre, 2451 Riverside Drive, Ottawa, ON

DJ: Quality Entertainment

Photographers: Mike&Ness Photography

Limo: Infinity Limo

Hair & Makeup: Noir Salon

Cake & Cupcakes: JS Creations

Backdrop: Pearl Decor

Flowers: Beaudry Flowers

RSVP Planners: Main Planner: Genevieve & Lucia

Jocelyn & Jonathan’s Wedding

July 8, 2015 / no comments

We love to play games, and at this wedding we were lucky Jocelyn chose one of our favourites! As our bride Jocelyn got ready for her big day, she and her bridesmaids were able to calm their nerves while playing the humorist game of  Cards Against Humanity. While the ladies enjoyed their card game, the lovely Capelli Club was on site, working one-by-one to ensure each women felt radiant with confidence and beauty and ready to walk the aisle.




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The wedding took place in the Summit; a lovely revolving room at the top of Ottawa’s Marriott Hotel located downtown. Ashley Notley captured the wedding of Jocelyn & Jonathan, a venue which was full of soft whites and purples with a hint of feathers to execute their vision.  We describe the couples wedding as formal-meets-fun, with an exceptional dose of class!











We had a marvelous time at the Jocelyn & Jonathan’s wedding and were pleased to have be selected to plan such a wonderful wedding full of charm and warmth. We wish the couple all the best and a life full a happiness, as this is what they truly deserve!


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Jocelyn & Jonathan’s Wedding Location: Ottawa Marriott, Summit Room May 16th, 2015 Photographer: Ashley Notley Photography Hair & Makeup: The Capelli Club Wedding Planner: RSVP Events Décor: RSVP Events

Why Everyone Is Booking A “Gold” Wedding This Year!

May 21, 2015 / no comments

RSVP Events is excited to announce that our latest addition to Wedding in a Box has been a hit! Our new gold package offers more essentials to make it even easier on the bride and groom.

Why is it worth it!?

Wedding in a box Gold goes beyond the other packages by providing clients with the most exclusive wedding services in Ottawa. The gold package is RSVP Events premium option as it offers our clients a choice of our five finest venue options. In addition, guests will receive an exclusive list of top rated photographers, as well as so much more.

We recommend the gold package to any couple looking to have a larger wedding as it is tailored for wedding parties of 100 +.

Compared to our regular package, the gold also includes:

  • More Bouquets & Boutonnieres (your pick of flowers)
  • 10 floral centerpieces for guest table(2 for head table)
  • Hair and Make-up for four bridesmaids
  • DJ service and equipment for 7 hours
  • A wedding videographer from the ceremony up until the bouquet toss
  • Offers more decor essentials such as premium linens for your specialty table (head table, cake table, gift table) easel, table numbers and more. Making it our most luxurious package yet!

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How does “Wedding in a box Gold” work?

This package is designed to be simple – simply follow these steps:

  1. Explore the expertise of fabulous vendors & their offerings involved in this package at
  2. Book your free wedding consultation with an RSVP event specialist online by emailing
  3. Confirm with your planner that your date is available with your chosen venue; choose your Photographer, Pastry Artist, Décor, Flowers and more.
  4. Relax & Enjoy the wedding planning process

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Wedding App made easy

April 21, 2015 / no comments

Our number one app for the wedding season this year is “Appy Couple“! Are you thinking of having a website for your wedding to keep your guests informed? Appy Couple is the perfect app for any couple. It’s an app and website all in one and it is easy to use.

This app is great for informing your guests about wedding details such as your gift registry. You can also gather all your RSVPs in one place; you get notifications sent to your iPhone as soon as someone RSVPs. Cool? You can also make your playlist and share all your fun stories about the wedding party.

You can customize it all to fit your style. Some of our favourite looks below:

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Share your wedding details, organize your guest list and share photos all in one App. Creating the website on Appy couple is extremely simple. It can be accessed on the go on your phone and tablets and definitely on a computer.

Go ahead and give it a try today! Leave a comment below to tell us how you liked it.

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