Monday, June 27, 2011

July Promotion For Our Social Media Friends!!!!

During the month of July our Social Media Friends can get married Monday - Friday 9-4pm for the low price of $299 + HST. That's right! For a limited time offer, you can get married InStyle for less than what City Hall is charging, and without all the imposed restrictions. 

When all you want is something simple. Our offer includes:
·      A private ceremony performed by a Weddings InStyle officiant
·      Pre-Decorated setting
·      Floral Decor & Lit Candles

Gone are the days of thinking that City Hall and Las Vegas are your only options for a quick, uncomplicated exchanging of vows. 

Midweek weddings are becoming more popular with couples who want to save money or avoid having to wait years for their wedding day. Intimate weddings are really hot right now and are the trend for 2011. Brides are going for a more personal and comfortable approach. It’s all about gathering your family & friends and celebrating your marriage InStyle!  “Having a small wedding doesn’t mean having to settle. "Thank you Weddings InStyle for giving us the wedding we never knew we could have! We will be forever grateful to you!” This was a quote from one of our weddings who were booked at City Hall and cancelled upon learning about us.(see website/gratitude section for full quote).

So you see, you don’t need to compromise when it comes to your wedding day. The day of the week you choose to get married on doesn’t dictate whether or not you will live happily ever after … well maybe it does, as a little extra money in anyone’s pocket is reason enough to be happy. 
So now you want to know how do you qualify for this July promotion right? We like to keep things simple, so all you have to do is "Like" us on Facebook - Weddings InStyle or Follow us on Twitter - Weddings InStyle  then call us and see what dates are still available. 613-440-4446

Friday, June 24, 2011

One dress, worn fifteen ways

With Love Bridal Boutique and Chic Weddings are inviting you for a Bridesmaids Night Out! Although, if I might say you don't need to be standing up for anyone in the near future to want one of these AMAZING dresses!   Bubbles and cupcakes and a candy bar will be available for you to enjoy while they show you all the ways you can wear these amazing dresses. Danielle a representative from Twobirds Bridesmaids will also be on hand to demonstrate the versatility of the dress.

Check these dresses OUT! I'm definitely buying one in black! and its not for bridesmaid purposes either. Talk about THE NEW VERSATILE LITTLE BLACK DRESS! It comes in different lengths too, so you can have long and flowy or short & sassy! or if you are up for something a little different you can get it in a two-tone as seen below! Talk about CHIC! 

Where: With Love Bridal Boutique

1501 Stittsville Main St.
When: Tuesday, June 28 · 7:00pm - 10:00pm

These dresses are available for sale now at With Love Bridal. So if you are interested in getting one, I might suggest attending the swanky soiree to learn how to wear all 15 different ways, and if you can't attend for some reason THERE is an app for that! Dana, owner of With Love Bridal just informed me. 

Everyone in attendance also walks away with a bridesmaid swag bag and a chance to win the Ultimate Bridesmaids Survival Kit!

I suggest checking out the Twobirds Bridesmaids site to see the gorgeous colours and styles that are available!

Something VERY InStyle & we LOVE we hope you do too!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Having trouble creating a signature drink for your special event?

There’s nothing better than arriving at a wedding reception and being greeted with a refreshing cocktail. But finding the perfect signature cocktail for your wedding sounds easier than it is. How do you make it original and personal at the same time? We’ve got a solution: Martha Stewart’s new iPad Cocktails App. Use it for weddingsbridal showersengagement parties, even a Friday night!
The App features a roulette-style recipe finder, letting you pick your cocktail by taste and liquor preferences. There are even “how-to” videos and detailed instructions.
Not serving alcohol at your event? The app has Mocktails, too.
Now for the hard part, which one will you make? Recipes for cocktails and tasty bar snacks from the new Martha Stewart Cocktails App for iPad, featuring spectacular photos, how-to videos, and drink-mixing tips. The Classic Cocktails bundle includes recipes for 20 cocktails and 5 bar snacks, with options to buy additional themed packages including regional favorites, cutting-edge drinks, summer coolers, and all kinds of tasty mocktails.

There are several things to consider when brainstorming a specialty cocktail for your big day. Here is a checklist that we use, which I hope will ease your minds –
The theme of your day – Whether it’s black & white affair, a beach party’ or ‘70’s retro-disco’, align your specialty libation with what your day will hold forth. 
Color – If this is a large part of your theme, consider it for your cocktails: Purple, pink, yellow, green, silver – all colors can be recreated in the liquid form.
What liquor do I use? – Ask yourselves what your favorite spirits are, and decide from there.  The possibilities are endless.  A trend nowadays is back towards classic cocktails, so if you’re lovers of Gin, Rum, and Rye or Bourbon, think about using those as your base spirits.
Garnish – Maybe it’s your favorite fruit or flower (make sure it’s edible!), or just simply maraschino cherries. Always keep in mind what flavor your garnish will add to your cocktail.  A garnish serves dual purposes – to look pretty and to add flavor to a drink.  Remember – we taste with our eyes first.
Save $$$ – By offering one or two specialty cocktails, you can limit your guests’ drinking habits.  Even better, offer only your specialty cocktails during cocktail hour, and beer and wine during dinner.
What those pregnant guests or ones who don’t drink? – Always have non-alcoholic versions of your alcoholic cocktails readily available for your guests.  It usually just entails eliminating the alcoholic portion of the drink, and adding in a bit more of the mixers.
Cheers & Happy Mixing!!

Read more about Martha's App visit Martha Stewart Cocktails App for iPad 

Forty Under 40 recipients honoured at gala

New beginnings” may have been a theme of Thursday night’s Forty Under 40 awards gala but, for many recipients, remembering the lessons of the past are the keys to continued success.

This year’s event, held at the Hilton Lac-Leamy, was the 15th anniversary of OBJ’s Forty Under 40 awards, which have evolved from a newspaper feature to one of the premiere events of the year for Ottawa’s business community.

Along with tales of searching for financing and finding work-life balance, the evening featured personal stories of overcoming hurdles, which were part of Amanda's story of how she got started back in 2007.

Many guests tweeted congratulatory wishes, as well as observations on some of the finer-dressed attendees, which were displayed on a large projection screen at the front of the room. By the end of the night, #OBJ40 was a trending topic in Ottawa on Twitter. 

Thursday night’s recipients were selected based on their business achievements, expertise and community involvement. 

The event also raised $8,986 for the Royal Ottawa Foundation for Mental Health. 
To read the full article follow this link 

We would like to personally congratulate all this years recipients. 
A full list of their names can be found here.

Some fun shots from the evening.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Review us!

Wedding Season is officially upon us and we think REAL testimonials & reviews are the best way for other aspiring couples to learn about Weddings InStyle. 

We are so confident about the level of service we offer and the stress we melt away, but  perhaps we are a little bias, so this is where you come in. 

We are asking for your help, by asking you to share your thoughts, experience and story for other couples to read.  Whether you recently celebrated your own wedding or a friend’s, are a vendor or perhaps have worked with us, please take a moment and let us know what you thought of our services:

Rating Your Experience With Weddings InStyle

Quality Of ServiceOn your biggest day, the quality of service from your vendors makes all the difference! Your vendor's ability to pay attention to details and follow through on their contract goes a long way in making your day one to remember. 
ResponsivenessIt is absolutely important to have a responsive vendor. Unresponsive vendors can lead to unnecessary stress during the overall wedding planning process. 
ProfessionalismYour wedding is a lifetime milestone that will forever be remembered. It is important to have a professional wedding vendor who will fulfill their duties while treating you respectfully. 
Value for CostWeddings are a once-in-a-lifetime occasion so it is natural to push the budget. However, there is still a distinction between value and cost. 
FlexibilityNo wedding ever executes flawlessly from start to finish. Vendors that can work with you and adjust to your schedule can dramatically reduce the strain of the planning process. 

Follow this link to review us: Click here to Review Us - Wedding Wire

Thanking you in advance for your time & your review!