Cinderella Inspired Wedding

August 12, 2015 / no comments


Many young girls have dreamed of having a Cinderella inspired wedding – however, it would be hard to find a better example of a “Glass Slipper Day”, than July 18th, 2015, when Genevieve Simoneau and Patrick Wilson said, “I do.” Photographers, Mike &Ness were there to capture the intimate moments as this couple’s wedding tale unfolded.



Luck was on their side, and the day dawned bright and warm when the women gathered at The Holiday in Inn in Kanata. Hair stylists and make-up artists from the Capelli Club performed their transformational magic. Curling irons were waved, twisting strands of straight hair into curls, while make-up brushes swept colourful touches on to eyes and cheeks. The hotel room was filled with laughter and shared anticipation of all that lay ahead.

Even the bride’s father checked in to see that all was well, while her mother added the crowning touch to Genevieve’s hair; a beautiful band of white rosettes. Once both the flower girl and ring-bearer were pronounced perfect, the focus was on the last minute details to make sure the bride and her maids looked  their absolute best as well.

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Meanwhile, the men were having their own fun getting decked out at the family home. Donned in dark sunglasses, they helped one another adjust collars, smooth wrinkles until it was the moment for a single white rose to be pinned to the groom’s lapel, and time to head inside the church.

At 3 p.m. the wedding party assembled at The Fellowship Christian Church in Barrhaven. In the entrance to the church, streamers of blue and turquoise fabric hung from the church’s ceiling. The ceremony had an old-fashioned flavour, with Genevieve wearing an enchanting strapless full-skirted, white gown and carrying a beautiful bouquet of white roses and blue orchids. Patrick beamed throughout the ceremony and seemed at ease in his dark suit with white shirt and royal blue bow-tie. When the moment came for the couple to exchange their vows, they did so with looks of much tenderness and sincerity.


And then it was time for the wedding day party to be photographed outside under a smiling sun. Mike &Ness went to work capturing the often unnoticed nuances that highlight such a grand occasion. Meanwhile, guests were invited back to the Holiday Inn for canapés and cocktails.


There they were treated to a room decked out in a regal looking blue and white. The bows at the head table, reminiscent of the ones from Cinderella. Around the room, blue and turquoise orchids with white roses punctuated the royal blue table cloths. Even the champagne glasses were adorned with princess coach stems, awaiting the most special toast of the day.


But once the speeches were made and glasses lifted to toast the couple, it was clear that much of the fun was still to come on the lively dance floor. Yet one of the most touching moments of the day was the tender waltz shared by Genevieve and her father.


The couple opted for touches of fantasy such as, romantic place cards in blue script which read, “Enchanted Castle,” “Magic Wand,” and “The Pumpkin.” Floating candles were lit in tall vases of blue orchids and glowed warmly from each table. On the dessert table, white and turquoise frosted cupcakes looked inviting and pretty. And of course there was a treat table with whimsical glass jars of candy sticks and chocolate balls.


















Perhaps the nicest touch of all, and a reminder for all who celebrated with the couple this day, were the storybook themed bookmarks for each of the guests.




It was truly a magical day with all the special touches that helped make it the beginning of a “Happily Ever After” for Genevieve and Patrick.


Ceremony: Barrhaven Fellowship Christian Reformed 3058 Jockvale Road

Reception: Holiday Inn Kanata 

DJ: Quality Entertainment

Photographer: Mike & Ness Photography 

Limo: Infinity Limo

Hair & makeup: The Capelli Club 

Cake & cupcakes: Sue’s Sweet

Decor: RSVP Events

Planners: RSVP’S very own ladies Divine & Marina

Ottawa’s Hidden Gems

July 29, 2015 / no comments

Stonefields: Event Destination

A Stonefields Wedding. Photos by Ottawa Wedding Photographer Andrew Van Beek.

Stonefields is the perfect venue to hold a country chic wedding!…

“Prepare for the ceremony in the great room with your bridal party and in the Badchild Pub with your groomsmen.”

“Tie the knot on the front steps of our stone farmhouse or nestled between our rustic barns with rolling fields as your backdrop.”

“Guide your guests to the courtyard for cocktail hour while you and your wedding party pose for pictures around the farm.”

“Escape the excitement for some quiet time with your beloved in the Hawkins Settler’s Cabin.”

      “Celebrate with a sumptuous meal and dance the night away at your reception in our event barn.”

Sounds like the ideal wedding day doesn’t it!?

While visiting this lovely historical property you will find log cabins and rustic barns, plus acres and acres of rolling farmland and country gardens. Stonefields hosts all kinds of events from weddings to special gatherings in their event barn, making it the perfect outdoor wedding and events destination.

When booking at Stonefields, you will receive exclusive use of their property as they offer a variety of choices for your ceremony location and cocktail hour. Finally, when it comes time for dinner, you and your guest can enjoy a lovely prepared meal made freshly on-site by the Stonefields culinary team. With the fall season quickly arising, it is no doubt the lovely couple Stephanie Brown and Steve Malenfant are fully booked!

Location: 1985 9th Line Beckwith ON K7C 3P2 (Near Carleton Place)

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 Aquatopia: Water Garden Conservatory


“This four-season paradise provides year-round public access to a tropical oasis.”

The Aquatopia is a greenhouse full of tropical plants, streams and falls making it the perfect venue for a secret garden wedding. While you are here, you will enjoy experiencing not only being surround by beautiful water gardens but also the delicate scents that fill the air. As the sun streams through the glass walls and ceilings, your day will be made complete as it creates a heavenly atmosphere for an enchanting ceremony. This venue truly creates that magical feeling every photographer dreams of captivating – beautiful endless moments.

However, that is not all this lovely water garn conservatory offers. Following the ceremony, you and your guests can enjoy a gourmet meal with exceptional presentation provided by Tulips & Maple, one of Ottawa’s finest, award-winning catering establishments. To end your evening, you and your guests can enjoy a night of dancing under the stars no matter the season!

Location: 2710 March Road, Carp, ON, K0A 1L0

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Le Belvedere: A Venue With a View


Settled on the side of one of Gatineau’s glorious cliffs, you and your guests can enjoy the breathtaking view from the Le Belvedere, as it overlooks the small town of Wakefield, QC. By providing such a space with a spectacular scenery accompanied by its culinary cuisine, this venue has been crowd one of Ottawa’s finest wedding venues.

People from all over the world travel to the Le Belvedere for their special day, as it is one of the most picturesque venues you will ever see. Their facility includes exclusive use of the Le Belvedere for your wedding reception and a gorgeous outdoor terrace; perfect for wedding ceremonies up to 200 people. In addition, the venue offers additional amenities such as their outdoor deck with lounge seating, fire pits and an outdoor bar as well as accommodations.

“Le Belvédère is sure to make any event enjoyable and memorable.”

Location: 40 Des Sentiers, Wakefield, Quebec, JOX 3GO


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RSVP Would be more than happy to help you plan your wedding at any one of these three fabulous venues!





Arboretum Engagement: Claire and Chris

July 20, 2015 / no comments

With impeccable timing, the shoot began in the evening just as the sun was starting to set. The light streaming through the trees of the Arboretum Park made for some captivating photos of the couple.

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 Mike & Ness spent the golden evening hours shooting over the arches of the Arboretum Bridge.

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Of course, being from Canada’s capital, Claire and Chris are both huge hockey enthusiast and share the same love for the Ottawa Senators. That being said, they wanted their engagement photos to reflect their true personalities of being a young fun couple with an enjoyment for the true Canadian sport. Claire & Chris arranged an engagement shoot at an arena in Ottawa, which seems like they had a lot of fun doing!

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 The two recently tied the knot at the RA Center on July 11th, 2015 where both the ceremony and reception took place. We cannot wait to blog about the fabulous time we had and to reveal its darling decor. Stay tuned, as it will be featured on our blog in the next few weeks!


Photographer: Mike & Ness

Location: Arboretum Park 

Planner: RSVP Events


RSVP Events | Ottawa Corporate & Event Plannersc: (613) 219-3552

The Rockcliffe Pavilion Wedding: Alison & Mat

July 16, 2015 / no comments

On a flawless summer day, Alison and her bridesmaids spent their morning getting beautified by The Capelli Club in their hotel room at the Ottawa Marriott. The girls enjoyed a glass of champagne as they danced around their room to uplifting songs as they got ready. With the help from her bridesmaids, Alison put on each piece of jewelry that had been carefully selected for this extraordinary day.







































While Alison was busy getting ready with her girls, Mat was not too far away getting ready with a helpful crew of his own.




















After spending a year planning for a delightful day to celebrate with friends and family, Alison and Mat’s time had finally arrived. The couple chose to do their First Look and pre-ceremony photos at the Museum of Nature, since their ceremony was set to take place outside.

As Alison walked up to Mat for the first time on their wedding day, she took his breath away.




















Surrounded by their friends and family, the couple promised to love each other for the rest of their lives and tied the knot at The Rockcliffe Pavilion.





















After the couple sealed the deal and walked back down the aisle, everyone headed to the reception which was held in the lovely Summit room in the Ottawa Marriott. Within the beautiful revolving room overlooking all of Ottawa, the couple shared their grand entrance and was announced Mr. and Mrs. Jeffers for the first time.



























We had such a lovely time planning Alison & Mat’s wedding. The stunning emerald green paired with a light blush was the perfect combination for a robust, but yet feminine decor. It could have not turned out anymore beautifully. We wish this wonderful couple a future full of health, love and laughter!

Photographer: Brittany Lee Photography 
Florals: Beaudry Flowers
Bridal Grown: Ivoire by Kitty Chen, Luxe Bridal
Reception Venue: Ottawa Marriott (Summit Room)
DJ: Quality Entertainment
Ceremony Music: Duo D’Amore
Video: Two Rings Video
Limo: Infinity Limo
Hair Stylist: Kensey Young, The Capelli Club
Make up: Cris MacIntosh, The Capelli Club
Officiant: Rev. Brian Ballnger, All Seasons Weddings
Cake: Sweet Song Cake
Stationary: Paper Studio
Planners: Divine and Genevieve, RSVP Events
Decor: Divine and Marina, RSVP Events
Ceremony Chairs: Party Time Rentals
Photo Booth: Capital Photobooth
Photographer: Brittany Lee Photography
Cheers!RSVP Events | Ottawa Corporate & Event Plannersc: (613) 219-3552

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

Monday Moments: Ella Rose Swinimer

July 6, 2015 / no comments



Today, our Monday moment features our very own Ella Rose Swinimer, owner of RSVP Events. Not only does Ella have a passion for planning and organizing social affairs but she is also an amazing photographer and videographer! Ella comes from a background in Media and Communications and has spent her professional time over the last eight years as production coordinator and project manager on a variety of projects, both for commercial and non-profit organizations. Aside from managing RSVP Events, Ella is also the Director of Business Development at Media Expert; a full film production service and started Two Rings Video.

Having quiet the extensive background in filming and production, it is no surprise many of our clients request to book Ella as their wedding or events photographer for the big day! Having expertise in both fields allows Ella to gain a professional perspective as the two complement each other perfectly. For this reason, Ella is able to capture unique footage for each individual client as she understands and coordinates the exact style and angles to use depending on the specific occasion.

Below are some of our beautiful weddings captured by Ella Rose Swinimer. All our brides have been thrilled with the end result, and are pleased to have footage of such a memorable day they can now watch and share time and time again.

To see more videos shot by Ella, please visit: or check out The Two Rings Facebook page!


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Keith & Crystal’s iReception

November 29, 2013 / no comments

Keith & Crystal’s iReception- August 24th, 2013

What happens when you put the love of Fashion, Hair and a Wedding together? You get an iReception! One of our stylist Della, transformed a hair salon- The Capelli Club into a Wedding venue for the owner Crystal. Crystal and Keith had the their reception at a location that means a lot to Crystal. Her hair salon!  Enjoy the photos!

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Photos compliments of: Angled dream photo

Venue: The Capelli Club

Wedding Stylist: RSVP Events

Call us today for all your wedding needs!

Duane & Michelle get Married

September 13, 2013 / no comments

Duane & Michelle get Married 08.24.2013


RSVP had the pleasure of helping Michelle & Duane coordinator their wedding day. We started the day by waking Michelle up with her favourite coffee- medium coffee with 2 milk and her morning bagel- everything bagel with butter. Duane loved his large coffee with 2 milk and 2 sugars! Perfect way to start the beautiful day.

Both Michelle and Duane looked gorgeous on the wedding day. We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day to see these two marry. The weather was beautiful with some sunshine and all, her wedding gown looked as though it was made just for her, the decor that was picked was just her style. Everything about this day worked out really well.

Please take a look at the photos below to see just how perfect these two are for each other! Congratulations Michelle and Duane, thank you for letting us be a part of your special day! And thank you to Black Lamb Photography for sharing the wonderful photos.

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We would like to thank our wonderful partners/vendors that made this day the day it turned out to be. Please visit vendors website for more information about the services they offer ! Happy planning. 

Invitations:  Wedding Paper Divas

Venue & Caterer:  Monterey Hotel

Officiant:   All Seasons Weddings

Wedding Dress:  David’s Bridal

Hair:  Stephanie Lambert – Tesoro Professional Hair & Esthetic

Makeup Artist:  Blush by Jackie

Grooms Outfit:  Moores

Engagement Ring:  Ben Moss Jewellers

Florist:  Flower Essence

Event Planners & Designers/styling:  RSVP Events

Table Numbers & cupcake stand:  Compliments of the Father of the Bride

DJ:  Quality Entertainment

Photography:  Black Lamb Photography

Ann & Derrick Engaged

September 9, 2013 / no comments

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Ann says yes to Derrick! RSVP Events had so much fun planning this engagement party with this beautiful Italian family. Everyone was so involved in the planning process. I think we learnt some Italian while planning this beautiful day. With only less than two weeks left, Ann contacted us to plan the day that was important to her and her family. With little time in hand, RSVP worked hard to put together this gorgeous event that reflected the taste of both Ann & Derrick.  All 70 guests had a blast by the end of the night! Enjoy the photos: 


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Rental of tents, chairs and Plates: Party Time Rental

Event planning & Decor:  RSVP Events 

Photos: RSVP Events (Della)

Contact us today to plan your next big event!

Shannon & Corey Tie the Knot

September 5, 2013 / no comments

SHANNON & COREY TIE THE KNOT- August 17th 2013

I will miss this beautiful couple. We became real good friends and this I will always treasure. I would like to thank Helene (mother of the bride) and Shannon’s lovely bridesmaids for making this such a great day! RSVP had so much fun planning this wedding. Corey and Shannon finally tie the knot. Enjoy the photos.


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Cupcake: Custom cupcake

DJ: Pisarius Entertainment

Flowers: W Flowers (Brides flowers & Wedding arch)

Melissa Lafrance Events (Bridesmaids flowers)

Hair: Bridesmaids

Wedding planning & styling: RSVP Events

Photographer: Love & Laughter photography