(Closed) Vendor Goodness! Who will you BEE using?

posted 11 years ago in Ottawa, Canada
Post # 3
37 posts
  • Wedding: June 2010

There does not seem to be many bess out there form Ottawa Ontario Canada, but I’ll get the ball rolling!!

  • Your wedding date: July 31st 2010
  • Ceremony venue: St.Paul’s Presbyterian Church (Woodroffe Ave)
  • Officiant: Rev J. Archibald
  • Reception venue: The Marriott (Kent St)
  • Coordinator: Marci Veaudry
  • Photographer : Still working on it…but enjoy Miv Photography and Sam and Mary Photography
  • DJ/Band: Midnight Music
  • Florist: Flowers Talk (Wellington St. W)
  • Cake: Mother -in-law πŸ˜‰
  • Dress: Laysieng Couture
  • Shoes:
  • Bridesmaid or Best Man Dress: Laysieng Couture
  • Hair Stylist: The Spa Kanata
  • Invitations: Paper Plains
  • Rings: Various jewellers
  • Other vendors
  • Hope another Ottawa bee appears eventually! πŸ™‚

    Post # 4
    3 posts
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Hi everyone…here is my list for Ottawa East!!

    Wedding date: August 1st 2010

  • Ceremony venue: River Rock Inn – Rockland, On –http://www.riverrockinn.ca/
  • Officiant: Carol Cousineau – All Seasons Weddings –http://www.ottawaweddings.ca/
  • Reception venue: same as ceremony
  • Coordinator: Wendy Leung – Beyond Events – http://www.beyondevents.ca/
  • Photographer : Monique Wiley – http://www.moniquewiley.ca/
  • DJ/Band: Awesome Soundz – Brian Redmond http://www.awesomesoundz.ca/
  • Florist: Michelle Vandenbosch
  • Cake: Mom
  • Dress: Mon Cheri from – Marka Fashion – http://www.markafashion.com
  • Shoes: TBD
  • Bridesmaid or Best Man Dress: Mon Cheri from – Marka Fashion – http://www.markafashion.com
  • Hair Stylist: TBD
  • Invitations: Bridal line from Michaels
  • Rings: Peoples
  • Tuxes – Mondo Uomo – http://www.mondouomo.com/
  • Post # 5
    29 posts
    • Wedding: July 2011


    I’m an Ottawa bride too!

    I’m still very much in the early stages of wedding planning, our wedding date is July 16 2011.

    Ceremony location: Notre Dame Du Rosaire Catholic Church

    Reception: GreyHawk Golf Club (http://en.clublink.ca/golf/golfcourse/overview.cfm?GOLF_COURSE_ID=1500)

    They just build a new club house this year so I’m really excited about that!

    It’s fun to see other local bee followers our there!



    Post # 6
    1854 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    I live in Ottawa, but had a Destination Wedding with no photography, Bridesmaid or Best Man or anything like that.. But I want to say it’s great to have some Ottawa bees out there! Yay Ottawa!

    And here’s what I can share:

    Dress: Sophia Tolli “Anne” bought at Dominique Lévesque Bridal on Carling Avenue – loved their selection and service, although I didn’t use their seamstress because it seemed too expensive

    Seamstress: Valérie Cousineau – she is a teacher at Richard Robinson and freelance worker. She did alterations to my dress, and made my mother’s dress (and other ensembles) from scratch. Very, very talented, nice, and inexpensive for the service offered, pm me if you want her coordinates

    Suit: Moores

    Rings: Engagement ring at Doucet in Galeries de Hull, Wedding set for me at Ben Moss at Carlingwood (we first bought it at Ben Moss at St-Laurent shopping centre, but the service was sooo awful and we had problems with the rings, we returned it and bought the same set at Carlingwood cause I loved the set even if I didn’t like the store). 

    Wedding band for my husband at Wedding Jewellers in Kanata. Very nice rings, the shop owners are fantastic and the prices are amazing because they don’t have rent to pay. It took a long time to get the ring though, and it wasn’t the store’s fault, more the manufacturer… which is unfortunate because the manufacturer is the biggest one in Canada (Malo) – every store uses them, so be in advance for your wedding band.

    Invites: Bridal line from Michaels

    Thank you notes: mix from online order from future shop and some DIY stuff at Michaels

    Travel agency for our Destination Wedding: Marlin Travel in Place d’Orleans. They were very, very efficient; however not always nice with all our guests, but that’s more the lady we dealt with and her personality than the agency. I would go for them again, they made it work and when people in the Dominican didn’t answer fast enough (which can happen sometimes!) she’d get answers quick!

    Good luck ladies!! πŸ™‚

    Post # 7
    1682 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Post # 8
    19 posts
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I am getting married in Halifax, but I got my dress while I was at school in Ottawa. (Ottawa U) and I just had to post because my experience with them was so great!

    I highly reccomend Eternity Bridal on Montreal Rd. to Ottawa brides looking for a gown. The owner, Amanda, is very passionate about what she does and cares that you will have the perfect dress. She actually gave me a big discount on mine, which I really appreciated. 

    The store is small but they have amazing customer service and for me that made the whole experience!!

    Post # 9
    21 posts
    • Wedding: August 2013

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    @LittleBirdDee:  I agree with you that Amanda is amazing at Eternity Bridal.

    However, her sister, Jocelyn (who is also the co owner of the store) is a nightmare!

    My dress took FOREVER to come in (like, a year, when I was told 5 months). Whatever, stuff happens. ALL I ASKED is that they keep me informed about my dress, but somehow it was me chasing them. Any times I dealt with Amanda, she was extremely apologetic and symapthetic. Jocelyn basically made the entire thing my fault and gave me serious attitude every time I called because i hadn’t heard from them.

    Post # 10
    1113 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    • Your wedding date — Oct. 27 2012
    • Ceremony venue  — Sidedoor Contemporary Kitchen + Bar
    • Officiant – Lynne Langille – Exceptional Ceremonies
    • Reception venue – Sidedoor
    • Caterer – N?A
    • Coordinator – Allison Turner – Live Love Plan  
    • Photographer – Blair Gable Ottawa Wedding Photographer
    • Videographer – None
    • DJ/Band – DJ WIll Hill
    • Florist – Full Bloom Floral Design -Erin Carmichael
    • Cake – It’s a Matter of Cake
    • Dress – Penelope II – McCaffrey Haute Couture
    • Shoes – Lorenzo Mari (Red!!)
    • Bridesmaid or Best Man Dress – Wherever they want them from
    • Hair Stylist – Lori Dyck of Show Pony
    • MUA – Andrea Pacheco, and a team of my friends from MAC Rideau
    • Invitations – I did my own! (other Stationary from INky Designs)
    • Rings – Bob Thompson Jewellers

    Post # 11
    28 posts
    • Wedding: January 2014

    Hi ladies,
    I realize not all of these vendors are exactly Ottawa, but they are all in the Ottawa area (less than 40 minutes away from the airport to give an idea). I just wanted to give other Ottawa brides more options. If I’ve deleted a category it’s because we won’t be having it (ie. videogrpher) and if it’s blank then I don’t know yet. I think I’m doing pretty well for being just under a year out. πŸ™‚

    • Your wedding date: January 4th, 2014
    • Ceremony venue: Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church, Almonte
    • Reception venue: Sixty Four Hundred Celebration Centre, Stittsville
    • Caterer: Sixty Four Hundred Celebration Centre
    • Coordinator: Me and my mom πŸ™‚
    • Photographer: Rob Whelan
    • DJ: Pulse Entertainment, Daniel 
    • Florist: Keepsakes Gifts and Flowers, Almonte
    • Dress: Dominique Levesque (Carling ave location), consultant Jackie (love her!)
    • Bridesmaid or Best Man Dress: Alexia 2906 (ordered on line)
    • Hair Stylist: Mahogany Salon and Spa, Carleton Place
    • Invitations: Vista (online)
    • Rings
    • Shoes
    • Cake

    Congratulations to all the brides to be! πŸ™‚


    Post # 12
    190 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    • Your wedding date — Sept 28th,2013
    • Ceremony venue  — Chateau Cartier Gazeebo
    • Officiant – still looking for one that is BL
    • Reception venue – Chateau Cartier (Rive Gauche and Beau Rivage room)
    • Caterer – N/A
    • Coordinator – Tania Fulwood at Chateau Cartier
    • Photographer – Bryan Jones Photography
    • Videographer – None
    • DJ/Band – The Landry Brothers (my moms cousins)
    • Florist – Costco amd myself
    • Cake – 
    • Dress – Forza Bella Bridal in Newmarket  
    • Shoes – Angela Nuran Shoes ordered online from http://www.steponedanceshoes.com/bridal_dance_shoes
    • Bridesmaid or Best Man Dress – Prettymaids 22490 in Black ordering online shortly 
    • Hair Stylist – Katherine ( works from home but for weddings will come to you )
    • MUA – myself
    • Invitations – save the dates from zazzle, invites a friend is making them as part of her art class
    • Rings – La Maison d’or

    I will update when I have the rest! 

    Post # 13
    27 posts
    • Wedding: October 2013

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    @Honu:  I am sure you have come across this site, but http://www.allseasonsweddings.com has loads of bilingual wedding officiants in the Ottawa area. I have not specifically looked at their Quebec  officiants, but most serving central Ottawa were bilingue!

    Post # 14
    47 posts
    • Wedding: August 2013

    • Your wedding date — August 2, 2013
    • Ceremony venue  — Le Belvedere
    • Officiant – All Seasons Weddings 
    • Reception venue – Le Belvedere
    • Caterer – N/A
    • Coordinator – Jessica at Le Belvedere
    • Photographer – Kathi Robertson Weddings
    • Videographer – family friend
    • DJ/Band – InTouch Media
    • Florist – Full Bloom (hopefully!)
    • Cake – Fabulous Cakes by Jessica
    • Dress – With Love Bridal Boutique  
    • Shoes – 
    • Bridesmaid or Best Man Dress – David’s Bridal 
    • Hair Stylist – 
    • MUA – 
    • Invitations – Save the dates from Vista Print, still deciding on invites
    • Rings – Congers Jewellers 


    Post # 15
    3 posts

    Just a bit of a rant–I’m getting married in May in Ottawa, and ordered custom invitations on a rush basis from the Paper Studio (on Carling).  Called them yesterday to check up on my order (digital proof was due today) and found out they had done nothing yet, and an emergency had just come up so they can no longer guarantee when the invites will be ready!  This unwelcome news was delivered in a rude manner that attempted to shift the blame to me and my fiancé for taking to long to make decisions and for chosing something complicated instead of off-the-shelf.  Bleh, horrible experience!  Definitely do not recommend this vendor. 

    Post # 16
    5 posts
    • Wedding: August 2014

    Can anyone reccomend a good reception venue for the east end of Ottawa? We will be getting married at the Rockland church, somewhere close to Rockland would be nice πŸ™‚

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