5 Ways to Wow your wedding guests

November 20, 2015 / no comments

Do you want your wedding to stand out? Planning a wedding that truly reflects your needs is the key to having a unique wedding! Follow our 5 tips to ensure a great event!

1. First thing on our list is PERSONALIZATION: Make this wedding about you! The overall theme, feel and look of your wedding needs to be a reflection of the two of you. What makes you, YOU! Think of something you unique that reflects the both of you. If you like to travel, why not create a slide show with all the cool and awesome places you have travelled too? Do you like wine? Why not host your wedding at a vineyard? Have your guest sample different wines and cheeses during cocktail hour. Use some wine barrels and corks as part of your wedding décor.

2. Have an ORGANIZED wedding! Having an event planner will definitely help you stay organized and on track for the big day. Most wedding planners have a wedding monthly to-do list, wedding timelines, budgets and will help keep you on top of all your wedding appointments. Read our blog about what to do when feeling overwhelmed!

3. Giving your guests a great EXPERIENCE is the key to keep people talking about your wedding for years to come. How can we achieve this? By setting the right atmosphere, great food, awesome entertainment and by ensuring your wedding is very personal. Here are 9 awesome ways to entertain your guests!

4. You have to hire a professional WEDDING PLANNER! Wedding planners work for you to ensure you have the wedding of your dreams! We are the main contact between your wedding vendors and yourself. You don’t need to worry about all the little things on the day of your wedding! Just enjoy the day! To find out more about what we can do for you, contact us today!

5. We already mentioned this, but please HAVE FUN! Planning a wedding is definitely stressful! After all the planning, the day is now here! Try to enjoy it as much as possible as it does go by really fast. If you hired a professional wedding planner, you should have nothing to worry about!

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Happy Planning

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Wedding Invitations with Paper Divas

November 12, 2015 / no comments

Wedding invitations are known to set the tone for your event! From the save the date cards, wedding invites, reply cards and Thank you cards, make sure that the invitations are well branded and reflect the theme of your overall day! Not sure where to get your invites from? Wedding Paper Divas is the place for you! They have every layout available to suite any personality!

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Once on the website, you have the options to use the pre-set wedding invitation or create a new invitation completely from scratch. The options are endless.  You can be assured that all the orders are reviewed, proofread and retouched by one of their in house wedding invitation specialist.

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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

“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

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 www.myweddinginabox.ca
  2. Book your free wedding consultation with an RSVP event specialist online by emailing Planner@myweddinginabox.ca
  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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Chinenye & Elom – Engagement Shoot

June 17, 2014 / no comments


We have nothing but love for these two. The wedding date is soon approaching, but before that, we leave you with a little something of what to expect from the love birds: Style & Elegance! For more photos, visit Love & Laughter photography

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February 21, 2014 / no comments

Venue coordinator vs. event/wedding coordinator

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How many times have we heard a bride tell us “we do not need an event coordinator, our venue provides one”? Do they really provide one?

A venue coordinator works for the venue whereas the event coordinator works for YOU and has YOUR best interest at heart. A venue coordinator has the venue’s best interest at heart! A few venues might offer these services which is fine, just get more information on what their duties will be.  You need someone to take you to your cake tasting and to take you to the decorator so you can work on your wedding vision or even go pick up all your decor from your house the night before the wedding. A venue coordinator will not do this.

Both the wedding coordinator and your event coordinator are very important in ensuring your wedding day runs according to plan, but they play very different roles.

A venue coordinator will:

– create a floor plan
– create a menu, and attend the tasting
– set out décor items you brought the night before- Must check to see if they will. Some wont!
– ensure a grand entrance into the reception room
-attend a site visit to show you around the venue
-collect your first deposit, and final deposit
-staff your event accordingly
-will also make sure that your food comes out at the time you requested and provide your final bill

Wedding Coordinator will:
– Gather up all the vendors that will make your wedding run as smoothly as possible
-Ensure the vendors chosen work within your budget
-Attend visits with you to all the vendors as required
-Work on your wedding vision
-assemble a master timeline and ensure it is carried out
– reviews contracts, ensure contracts are carried out
– have contracts on hand and previous emails to back up what vendors have said they will do for you
– ensure vendors/VIPs arrive and know what to do
– direct & assist guests at the ceremony and reception
– ensure that your best man has the rings that the marriage certificate is in place
– work with you to set up your rehearsal, direct if necessary
– create a seamless wedding by being the liaison between family/cake/dj/photographer/other vendors
– line up and cue the bridal party & musicians
– attend to any needs of the bride & bridal party
– set out any personal items (guestbook, flowers, escort cards, etc.) at the reception & ceremony and then collect any personal items
-ensure all the vendors have been paid out

They are a great resource of knowledge, a sounding board for decisions, a mediator, a therapist, and a stress reducer to name a few!

A wedding planner is there to help YOU design your big day and ensure that YOUR big day is everything you dreamed and more!

For more information on our wedding planning & coordination services, CONTACT US!

Happy Planning! Contact us for more details.

Della & Divine | Ottawa Wedding Planner
RSVP Events 
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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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Venue: The Capelli Club

Wedding Stylist: 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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