Welcome to our new
It all started when one of my couples mentioned to me in passing:
"I wish there was one place to go for my wedding instead of running around to all these different companies."
I realized that this was a common problem. With an average wedding, couples book 8-12 different wedding vendors which means managing 8-12 different payment schedules. They have to hire a decorator to rent decor and end up purchasing decorations from 4-5 different stores. Then they need to find gifts for the wedding party which generally involves 3-4 shopping trips. They need to coordinate the delivery, set up and tear down times for all of these different vendor times, coordinate invoices, and returns, or have family and friends manage all of them on the wedding day. It's very stressful, time consuming and exhausting.
Introducing Ottawa's first and only one-stop shop for weddings. Couples can get all of their planning, decor, floral and stationery needs filled here. We have partnerships with three of the largest decorating companies in the city for rentals. The shelves are filled with retail items like cake toppers, gifts for bridesmaids and groomsmen, planners, jewelry and more. 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 up the street, our family home was up on Parkdale Avenue by the hospital. I started this company in my apartment off Island Park Drive. And now I live in Hintonburg 5 minutes away from the shop. All of my favourite stores and restaurants are here. I'm supporting a community that I cherish and I'm so excited to be here.
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.