Winners of the Wedding in a Box Package

November 18, 2015 / no comments

Last year RSVP Events gave away a full wedding to one lucky couple! Yes we did! We partnered up with a few of our amazing vendors to give one lucky couple a FREE Wedding! Zac and MJ were married on a beautiful September day at Orchard View Weddings and Events Centre!

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And the classic dance!

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And to all the vendors, thank you

Reception Location: OrchardView Weddings and Events 

Photographers:  Mitch Lenet Weddings

Cake & Cupcakes: J S Creations  Cake

Flowers: Beaudry Flowers

DJ & Photobooth: Quality Entertainment

Hair and Make up: The Capelli Club

Planning and Decor styling: RSVP Events

To find out more about how we can assist with your wedding, please do not hesitate to contact us!

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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

Always & Forever Wedding Show

August 21, 2015 / no comments

RSVP Events is excited to announce one of our favourite cake artists Jacqui Stanzel (owner of JS Creations) and Barbara Willoughby  (owner of Personal Pampering Esthetics) will be hosting Smith Falls first ever wedding show happening Saturday October 24, 2015, at The Gallipeau Centre, 361 Queen St, Smith Falls, Ontario.

What Does the Always & Forever Wedding Show Entail?

  • Many exhibitors from all over the capitals region will be attending the Always & Forever Wedding show, including many of Ottawa’s leading wedding professionals from every sector of the industry. From elite photographers to the most luxurious stylists, you can expect to find these top vendors on site offering helpful tips and tricks to get you inspiration for your big day!
  • A fashion show, featuring Smith Falls BRAND NEW bridal store Swiss Miss Bridal, who will be opening their doors for the first time ever this August- and will be taking over the title as being one of the biggest bridal boutiques in the Ottawa Valley! The fashion show will show case the new Swiss Miss bridal collection along with many other exclusive 2016 pieces.
  • Be one of the first 75 guests to arrive and you and your bridesmaids can receive a free gift bag!

Some of the top-tier luxury companies you can expect to see:

Magnolia Catering & Event Creations

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The Dill Flower Studio

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Chelsea Mason Photography


AND many more!

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Additional Information:

  • The Always & Forever Bridal Show will take place at the Gallipeau Centre and will be divided into the two main ballrooms.
  • Free admission for all!
  • When: Saturday, 24 October 2015 from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM (EDT)
  • Where:361 Queen St Smith Falls, ON K7A 3L1 CA

It’s time to save the date and come join the many wonderful wedding professionals who will be on site giving out samples and live demonstrations. Not to mention you have a chance to win some amazing prizes!



New Wedding Ideas & Trends 2015

July 10, 2015 / no comments

Wedding styles seem to be growing with endless possibilities; it is remarkable we are expected to settle on one sole them – and stick with it! The influence of social media such as wedding bloggers and Pinterest open a new door for weddings, presenting all kinds of new ideas we never thought possible. The influence from these outlets have allowed the creation for wedding décor to flourish! We now have access to all kinds of DIY crafts, themes, bouquets, alternatives to alters and the list goes on and on, making it almost impossible to decide on one particular theme.

Whether you decide you want to stick with a traditional style wedding or branch out and try something new, there seems to be endless ideas for every bride and groom. However, if you are someone who isn’t sure and are caught between the two, the new 2015 trends compliment both styles, as it ties a traditional classic wedding with a fresh modern lift.

From foodie buffets to bouquets, here are the latest wedding trends for this 2015:


Floral Chandeliers: Hanging centerpieces



Flowers: Peonies & Eucalyptus

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Bridal Party: One of a Kind & Mismatch



Wedding Invitations: Boho & Vintage Style



Refreshments: Craft Beer, Sangria & Local Labels

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Cakes: Unfrosted or Hand Painted!

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Head Table

Instead of the classical one line head table, we are now seeing tables set up with the bridal party seated on both sides – just like another guest table.


Tasting Stations: Foodie Buffets




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May 27, 2015 / no comments

There are many perks to having a spring or summer wedding; one of them being all the beautiful blossoming flowers this time of year! Seeing as there are so many amazing colours, it is easy to make your own wedding accessories that look gorgeous and will save you big bucks. Therefore, why not DIY this summer and make your own wedding arrangements!

Here is a step by step process and some inspirational photos for colour coordinating:

What You’ll Need:


DIY Bouquet:

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Flower Crown: 


Others great ideas, that are inexpensive: 





We hope you enjoy these easy peasy ideas.

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Silk Flowers

May 30, 2013 / 3 comments

Silk Floral- Wedding Bouquets

Why are so many Brides turning to silk bouquets? Well there are a few easy answers to this question.

Firstly it’s the cost, Silk floral arrangements will cost you 50% less or more than it will to buy fresh flowers from a florist. Its not a secret that the economy has been hurting us for sometime and when it comes to a wedding, finding ways to cut down some costs just about anywhere in the entirety of the wedding is a must.

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Another reason is that they last forever, just like the love for your new husband. Silk floral arrangements or a bouquet is like adding another keepsake element for those in your wedding party and parents. After the wedding is over, each bouquet gets to travel home with its owner and spice up a nice living room or bedroom for an adding décor element. Rarely a Bridesmaid will throw out her silk floral bouquet, instead she keep it as a keepsake or memory of your special day.

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You don’t have to worry about your floral arrangements losing color, petals or looking like they are dying by the end of the night or next day. Silk floral will remain fresh and beautiful until your entire wedding is complete regardless if it lasts over 7 days down south or for the 2nd day during your trash the dress photo shoot. The floral will outlive any extra time added to your special day.

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Another good reason for some is that you don’t have to worry about the color, you can choose any PMS color under the sun you would like. So whether you want, black, silver, grey, mauve, purple, brown, and even Tiffany blue, you don’t have to worry about finding the closest color to your theme colors or substitute another color into your wedding.

And of course, if you are big into DIY weddings, you can even have a girls’ night and everyone can try and make their own!

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RSVP events will help your with all your floral needs

WAIT….I cannot end this blog before discussing some benefits to having fresh floral.

Of course one of the most wonderful things about having fresh floral is the smell. The beautiful smell of fresh floral can add so much beauty and happiness to a room. Another nice thing about fresh floral is that you can buy them just about anywhere. You are not limited to where and how to receive them.

Many Wedding couples are concerned about the appearance of their Silk Floral, but this should not be a worry. Artificial flowers can come in very rugged looking like the ones you would buy at the dollar store but silk flowers is very different and most of the time, no one will even notice the difference.

What do you think? What would you prefer? Call RSVP today for all your silk flower needs! We will have a quote ready for you!

Source: Kate Said yes/ Wedding Flowers/ Silk Flowers