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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Destination Wedding Ottawa

May 16, 2014 / no comments

Destination Wedding- Ottawa is a great place

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If you’re thinking of having a destination wedding, why not get married in Ottawa,  Canada’s nation capital?  With its beautiful heritage buildings, landmarks and friendly people why not turn the whole experience into a great holiday gateway for all your guests? RSVP Events has partnered with countless venues for you to choose from to ensure your wedding day is a memorable event.

Destination weddings can be overwhelming at times, especially if you have no idea how to get started with the planning. The distance, the time difference and other factors can make it difficult to plan a wedding from afar. Don’t get us wrong, it can also be a very exciting thing, a spontaneous move and a truly romantic experience if you know exactly what you want. Your guests will have the time of their lives with the different events offered around the city. Join us in the summer around July and enjoy a true Canada day celebration downtown with fireworks or have a winter wonderland wedding and take advantage of the moment to skate on the Rideau Canal. Anything goes here. Let the team at RSVP help you plan a wedding of your dreams by adding a true Canadian feel to it.

With our all-inclusive wedding package, “My Wedding in a Box”, you can rest assured that you will be well taken care of. This package is designed to offer all the major elements of planning a high-end wedding at an affordable price with no hassle giving you more time to enjoy your visit in Ottawa and to also entertain your out of town guests.

Whether you are looking at having a rustic wedding in one of our partnered venues, Orchardview wedding & conference centre or prefer to have an amazing evening with the view of the City, Ottawa Marriott offers a 360 degree view of the capital. Whatever way you wish to go “My Wedding in a Box” will make this possible.

The package includes venue and food for your guests, wedding photography for your wedding day,wedding limo for the bridal party, wedding cake, wedding decoration, hair and make up for the bride, wedding DJ, floral and a fully certified wedding planner to take care of all the details.

This is truly a one stop shop approach to all your major wedding needs. We would be happy to set up an in person appointment should you be in town or a Skype session if your are planning from afar.

Your one stop shop approach to all your major wedding needs at a fraction the price without relinquishing the beauty and quality of your dream wedding. 

Contact our Event Specialists today


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November 27, 2013 / no comments


“Knock, Knock, Knock”

That was the first sound I heard this cold snowy winter morning as I awoke, and to my pleasure there was a parcel sitting at the door waiting for me. Is it Christmas already? I thought to myself. I mean, I will never say no to a gift, regardless. As I looked on the box and read the item had arrived from a company called Simply Bridal. Now I was curious. I opened the box and pulled out the most beautiful vintage, lace, wedding veil with a sweet note that said, “share this with one of your clients and tell us what you think.” The veil was full of life with two layers and a small hidden comb to fasten in tight to the hair. Not too short and not too long. The longest layer just hit my waist and the 2nd layer flowed beautifully above.

On the edge of this veil was handcrafted scalloped lace with beautifully situated and dispersed pearls. This was such a romantic look, great for classic, chic or even vintage! I began to think of what client I could share this with. I quickly noticed the bride could have short or long hair and still have it look gorgeous with her dress. In order to really capture the beauty I had my employee model it and took some photos to share with you.

Now its time to take a look at the photos, if you like what you see and your planning your wedding, go to to find out how this veil could be yours.

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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

Wedding Day Coordinator, Why do I need one?

April 29, 2013 / no comments

Wedding Day Coordinator, Why do I need one?

Wedding Coordinator

Wedding season has begun. We know you are running around, trying to get last minute tasks done. You planned everything right up to now, that’s fantastic! You are very creative and have always dreamed of planning your own wedding.  And you want all your plans to come together as envisioned, on your actual wedding day. Your guests are usually unaware of everything going on behind the scenes to make sure everything is running as smoothly as planned.

Who is that person doing the running around? Who is giving direction to all the vendors making sure the right song is been played at the right time, that dinner is ready to go out for  6:30pm, or making sure the microphone is working for the Father of the Groom’s speech? You need someone to manage the day, making sure the caterer, the DJ, the decorators and photographers are all in place. Wait, where is the wedding cake?

So do I need a certified Wedding Coordinator?

You are now thinking a friend or reliable family member can coordinator your wedding. Why not? You are saving money right? That family member or friend was invited by you to enjoy the wedding day. Not to work. You don’t want them leaving at the end of the evening, feeling like they just worked a 12 hour shift, missing out on your first kiss, the cake cutting, group photos and much more. Sure they will say yes to help you. What friend would say no?

My venue has a coordinator?

Unless you have paid your venue coordinator extra to make sure they are coordinating your wedding day, they are most likely not going to do this. We mentioned earlier, this is a 12 hour or more job, (since we have to meet you up to a month before to ensure all contracts are revised and in place). The venue coordinator is there to ensure the venue is delivering what they promised. Which is the food and beverage, the setup of the venue (based on the floor plan you provide) and in most cases scheduling staff. They are not there to call the cake person, or the DJ to make sure they are coming to set up on time. Before assuming that the venue coordinator will coordinate your wedding plans, make sure you ask them before signing the contract. The venue coordinator and a wedding planner work together to ensure your wedding runs smoothly!

Does the wedding coordinator need to be professional or certified?

A professional and certified wedding planner is a trained person that has the background in wedding planning. They have either gone to school for this or have years of experience. They are well trained to take action in various situations that may occur, should anything happen. This makes them trustworthy to plan the one big day of your life. They are a neutral person at the wedding and do not need to worry about hurting anyone’s feelings if something does go wrong.

RSVP Events is certified through the Wedding Planners Institute of Canada and ABC.

Are you still asking whether you should hire a wedding planner?  

The answer is yes! If you can’t hire a wedding planner for the full planning, at least get someone professional for the wedding day Coordination. This will give you peace of mind and you will look cool!  You hired a wedding planner after all.

Contact us today for more information about our services.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Source: Society Bride