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!



Fall 2015 Wedding Trends: From Vintage Classic to Cool

August 14, 2015 / no comments

Fall has always been a fun time to play with a colour palette. Like the leaves floating down from the trees, there are so many hues of red, green, yellow and purple to choose from.

But what stands out this year is the trend towards soft antique shades such as dusky rose and sage green, coupled by the punchier ones of navy or teal.



Let’s take a look at what some of the brides with a theme in mind will be wearing:

A Rustic/Vintage look might mean you can go with a sage green and white combo. Bouquets will add the accents to this muted palate.



RSVP Bouquet suggestion:

 White hydrangea, Ranunculus, Roses and Eucalyptus


Asters in burgundy and pink,  Cala lilies with similar coloured roses and green


For a Vintage with an added sense of fun are jewel-toned gowns. Each maid gets to shine in her own 1920s or 30s original gown. Hair bands, boas or fascinators complete this look, while the bride glows in her own retro white lace.







 Bouquet suggestions:

Large White and Pink Peonies, Roses, Russian Lavender with Ivy pieces, Ferns and ribbon pieces.



A Classy look for fall is the pairing of midnight blue or blackberry with white. Not only is this a classic look, but it is easy to work with and the contrast between bride and wedding party is dramatic.





RSVP Bouquet suggestions:

White hydrangea as the base, add Sonia roses, a dusky pink or a more sassy red. Again eucalyptus ties this together nicely.



A wedding in Teal and Gold is as eye-catching as an autumn afternoon. The rich tones of both of these colours lend themselves well to satin and silk fabrics. Decor-wise: Small lamps and candles hung from branches or in the trees cast a warm glow with this kind of palette

RSVP Bouquet suggestions:

Asters, Calendula, Sunflowers, Zinnia, Cala Lilies and Sumac leaves. 



From Rustic/Vintage to Classic – to Playful, Romantic or Chic, the trends of 2015 are as individual as you are.

 Have fun creating your ideal wedding!

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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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The “Shabby Chic” Wedding

June 1, 2015 / no comments

This year, more than ever, weddings have been following a new style known as “Shabby Chic”. The fun theme incorporates a distressed décor while still keeping the glamour of a fairytale wedding. The “Shabby” part of the wedding often includes aged items, such as old glasses and dish wear, wore out furniture and miss matched items. However, in order to tie in the “Chic,” feminine and romantic pieces such as flowers and crystals are then added to complete this trendy look.

How did it start?

Many brides may think their wedding is following a new generational trend; however, this popular décor style got its name back in the 1980’s in Great Britain when it was mentioned for the first time in “The World of Interiors” magazine.

It is said that this style of décor was born in Britain, as they are known for their love for historical pieces. In light of this, many of the old homes in Britain were owned by the upper class and were furnished with vintage furniture. It was for this reason, distressed furniture received the image of being stylish and started the trend all together. Now, we see it everywhere from home interiors, to restaurants to now weddings! People are even purposely buying new pieces and making them look old, in order to achieve the trendy “shabby chic” look.



Here is some “Shabby Chic” inspiration for your wedding…










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2015 Trends- Bridesmaids Dressess

May 15, 2015 / no comments

We are totally loving the printed bridesmaid dress look! They are not only for the bridesmaids, but any bride can wear this look as well. They are different options available out there from watercolours (Which we are sooooo in love with) to sequin and even polkadots! Just have fun with it,  especially if you are looking to be different. Take a look at some of our favourite options below.

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Source: Photo by Love Katie + Sarah via Ruffled / Photo by Josh Gruetzmacher via Style Me Pretty / Photo by Apryl Ann via Green Wedding Shoes / Photo by Heather Hester via Snippet and Ink / Photo by Anna Rose Photography via Ruffled / Photo by Amy Majors Photography via Grey Likes Weddings / Photo by Jarvie Studios / Photo by Virgil Bunao via Southern Weddings

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Wedding Shoes

March 11, 2014 / no comments

Wearing heels on your wedding day: Yes or No

Heels are known to instantly add glamour, style and elegance to your look, and not forgetting that they make you feel sexy. Your wedding dress is just as important as the shoes on your feet. You want to look good, but be comfortable.

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Are you a heel kind of girl? Do you wear it out for your girls night out events, at the office or even just to hang out? If not, its best to start practicing. Walk around the office in them, around the house or whenever the opportunity presents itself. Keep in mind wearing heels constantly can result in bad posture, blisters and worse case scenario, a terrible injury should you fall and hurt yourself. By practicing, you lower the risks of these issues occurring as well as avoid embarrassing tumbles down the aisle.

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Remember, your wedding day is going to be a long day. Secretly carry a pair of chic flats with you should your feet start to hurt for any reason.  You can even chose to alternate between the two, wear flats during dinner and change into your heels for your first dance. Just make sure they look suitable and they match the style of your wedding dress.

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Don’t forget that pedicure!

Photos are compliments of Pinterest :)

I hope this helps.

Happy Planning! Contact us for more details.

Della & Divine | Ottawa Wedding Planner
RSVP Events

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Modern and rustic Wedding

August 30, 2013 / one comment

Modern and Rustic Wedding

RSVP was thrilled to style this wedding. It was a mix of modern and rustic look for this wedding. Our team had so much fun styling it. Enjoy the photos! 

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Your Dream Wedding Dress

July 15, 2013 / no comments

How far would you go to find your dream dress?

Every bride wants THE DRESS, but where do you draw the line? How far over budget are you willing to go, and how far will you travel to get it? If the dress of your dreams was been offered at 50% off 8 hours away, is it worth the travel or do you settle for something similar closer to home?

Contrary to what we see on TV shows, like TLC’s “I Found the Gown”, the potential costs of obtaining the dresses may mean there is no deal to be had. The show is based on a discount bridal boutique (VOWS Bridal Outlet) in Watertown, Massachusetts. The designer gowns they have in stock are anywhere up to 80% off the retail price. Some brides travel across the country or even from outside the country to find the dress their heart is set on. For brides living in the area, what an amazing place! Even people a couple of hours away, who can make it a day trip, do it!

For the rest of us the question is, once you add up the costs of gas, flights or bus tickets, on the road meals and snacks, parking, and potentially a hotel room, how much are you really saving? Do the math, stick to your maximum budget, and try not to go looking with only one dress in mind. Try some dresses that are outside your usual style – and listen to the consultants! They know what they’re talking about! On the other hand, if budget isn’t a problem, travelling can be part of your bridal party adventure, one last single girls’ weekend…

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Written By Sarah – Wedding specialist