Welcome to our new Wedding Boutique!
We'll continue serving as one of Ottawa's top wedding planning companies and help couples with everything from design, planning, coordination and styling their day. Now we'll also be selling wedding decorations, favours, resources and more. We have even partnered with other, much larger companies, and can provide anything from invitations, draping, lighting, linens, decorations, chairs, tables and more. It's truly a one-stop-shop for every wedding need imaginable.
All of our wedding designs have always had a heavy concentration on flowers, and we've officially started offering floral design services on top of our planning services. Our first full season of floral design was last year and it was a tremendous success. Now we have a cold room to store and prepare larger orders in and we can do full-scale events.
We're connecting with creatives across the city to host spectacular workshops in our new store. Not only will we be promoting local entrepreneurs but we'll become a hub for accessible, creative education.
It all started when...
One of my couples mentioned to me in passing, "I wish there was one place to go for everything for my wedding instead of running around to all these different companies." I didn't think much about it at the time because that's my job as a wedding planner: to make that process easier on my couples.
But then another couple mentioned it to me. And another one. And soon, I realized that every single couple that I've EVER worked with has been frustrated about this. Everyone wished there was a one-stop shop for all of their wedding planning needs. And frankly, there's no reason why there shouldn't be. I wanted one too. It's hard enough on me as a planner to hire up to 15 vendors per wedding, manage all the different payment schedules, find all the little decor things we have to purchase, get gifts for the wedding party, figure out delivery and set up times for all of these companies on the wedding day and make sure that everyone does their job. It's a lot of stress on everyone!!
So that's what we are. A one-stop-shop for weddings. The shelves are filled with items that my couples are always desperately trying to find for their big day. We have space to run workshops for the community featuring different industry experts and teaching local entrepreneurs and brides interesting skills. We do mock-ups for clients with linens, rentals, decor and flowers at our disposal so our couples can see and touch exactly what they're getting. And it's a great space for my planning team to work from, of course.
Our new boutique here in Wellington Village is already close to my heart. I used to go to school at Summit up the street, our family home was up on Parkdale Avenue by the hospital. My apartment was down Island Park and now Jordan and I are moving into another one right on Wellington in Hintonburg 5 minutes away. All of my favourite stores and restaurants are here. I'm supporting a community that I cherish and I'm so excited to see where this little boutique takes us.