Photo Credits: Famous William


Isabelle & Jean had a church wedding followed by an intimate luncheon with family and close friends on the grounds of the Cumberland Heritage Village Museum. Bytown Catering took care of the food and The Cake Shop on Wellington designed the cake. There were some sweet personal touches as well. These Nova Scotians brought Trinity Gold Lemonade all the way from Halifax for their guests to enjoy on what was a hot, sunny day and Isabelle made the cupcakes the guests devoured with many fabulous toppings to choose from at the cupcake buffet. The CHVM is such a unique venue. Perfect for this lovely afternoon wedding. Nat of Nat Bertrand Photography shot the wedding. Here are a few of her images. Enjoy!


Photo Credits: Jeff Sampson


Jill & Adam were married at Fairmont Le Chateau Montebello in Montebello, Quebec. A fabulous venue for a fabulous couple.

While the entire day was amazing for Jill & Adam who made the trip to Montebello from their ocean front home in Nova Scotia, the ceremony was extra special.  Jill's father Charles Hackland officiated the ceremony. How touching to have your father marry you! It was absolutely beautiful and filled with love.  A shout out to Flowers Talk who did all the wedding party flowers as well as the ceremony and reception decor.

LCM weddings hold a special place in my heart as this is where I got married back in 2008.  Derrick Rice of Union Eleven who photographed Jill & Adam's wedding day was my photographer as well so working with him at LCM was a real treat. Viva and Derrick have teamed up on a few LCM weddings now and it's always a blast.  Offering an artistic, documentary style of shooting, he believes in letting life unfold in front of the camera and doing whatever is necessary to keep up with the moment.  Enjoy some of his images below of Jill & Adam's wedding day!


Amanda & Adam's wedding was featured on Ottawa Wedding Magazine! Check it out!


Amanda & Adam's wedding was a blast! The day started for Amanda as most wedding days do for the bride, with hair and makeup.  Elio Haddad and Seema Haider made her beautiful, although Amanda really didn't need any help. The ceremony, cocktails and reception all took place at Senhor Santo Cristo Church. AWE Events did a great job dressing up the hall with floral centerpieces and decor.  Julie from Sugar & Spice Custom Cakes created the beautiful cake and Lolacher's Catering not only served up a delicious meal, the late night seafood buffet was unbelievable! A shout out to Wishtree for the invitations and Luxe Bridal Boutique. Amanda was a Luxe Bridal bride. 

Kathy from Fleischer Photography captured the day on film.  Fleischer photography has been celebrating life since 1978. Since 2005 Kathy has become lead photographer and owner, continuing in the footsteps of her mother Monika. Fleischer photography is built on the foundation of quality and client focus. Today, Kathy sees life through the lens as a mother and as a wife. Capturing authentic moments created by the most important part of life.  Love.

Images to come...


With all this talk of engagements and anticipation for upcoming weddings, we thought this was the perfect time to take a stroll down memory lane and feature a few of our couples whose weddings and details of the day we haven't yet had the chance to post. Enjoy!

Erin & Jed were married at The Courtyard Restaurant. Alan Viau of All Seasons Wedding Ceremonies officiated the intimate ceremony with the stone wall in the McArthur room acting as their backdrop.  Cocktails and a dinner reception with fabulous food followed. 

Erin and her bridal party started their day at The Westin getting hair and makeup done by Lisa Cava and Sarah Walsh. The gorgeous wedding party flowers, centerpieces and arrangements were created by Flowers Talk. The table runners and chair covers from Mastermind Events helped tie their wedding colours, a bright yellow and steel grey, together.  While PM Event Services rocked the house, guests devoured the late night poutine and cupcakes from The Cupcake Lounge.

Blair Gable captured some great shots of Erin & Jed on their wedding day.  We can't get enough of his photojournalistic style.  And we're not the only ones who love him.  Weddingbells named him one of thirty most inspiring photographers of 2014.  This is what they had to say, "Few photographers can light a photo as artfully as Blair Gable. This award-winning photographer actually spends most of his time shooting political news coverage, professional sports and environmental portraiture for some of the nation's largest media outlets. He's photographed presidents, prime ministers and even royalty. If you're lucky enough to book him for your big day expect some truly incredible results."


Most people in the wedding industry love this time of year, and Viva is no exception.  With Christmas, New Years Eve, and Valentine's Day being the most popular times to pop the question, there are more couples announcing their engagement between December and February than any other months of the year. And if you love weddings like we do, you have to love a good engagement story. Requests have been pouring in from newly engaged couples looking for a little help with the planning and day of their wedding and while we're always excited to hear the details they're dreaming up for their big day, hearing the details of their engagement is just as exciting.  Congratulations to all you newly engaged couples out there!  Have a good engagement story you'd like to share?  We're listening!


Photo Credits: Acqua Photo


This isn't the first time we've blogged about Wedding Republic and I'm sure it won't be the last. This online gift registry lets guests see what their contribution is going towards and is a fun and convenient way to give a gift that is meaningful for them and useful for you.

Taken from the WR website:

"Planning your wedding is really about designing your future. At Wedding Republic we believe that a wedding registry can help you build the life that you really want. Your wedding registry isn't just a gift list; it's symbolic of what's important to you as a couple. It's a message to your guests. A reflection of your personalities. A love story. Wedding Republic gives you the power to create a wedding registry that tells your story. It can include exactly what you need to design your life together. An online board to show friends and family what you really want."

From Ottawa Senator hockey tickets to a kayak rental they enjoyed on their honeymoon in Iceland, check out how using WR allowed Chrystine & Dan to register for unique gifts that helped map out their future together.