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CARMEN AND MATTHEW'S WEDDING

August, 2010 in Ottawa

"Our wedding was amazing. The Courtyard Restaurant had a fire the month before, but Foundation accommodated us and the Courtyard Staff took care of the food and all the details. Everything went very smoothly, better than we could have ever imagined. Our guests were in awe and extremely impressed. They loved everything right down to the smallest of details. I wanted to personalize the little things to reflect us and what we love most. It truly was a magical day, one of the best days of our lives. Ottawa is a great city. Our guests enjoyed tours of the city, restaurants, shopping and visiting many of the major attractions all within walking distance of the hotel, church and restaurant."

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Ceremony: St. Peter's Lutheran Church
Reception: Foundation Restaurant

Cakes/Candies Vendor:

Paolina Corio

Ottawa, ON, Canada

"The cake was beautiful and delicious. Not a crumb was wasted, I've never seen a wedding cake disappear so quickly!"

Caterer:

Courtyard Restaurant

21 George St
Ottawa, ON, Canada

"The wedding planners were very helpful, the food was exceptional, the service was impecable. If you check out the website, you can also use their group menus instead of the wedding menus which are similar and less expensive."

Decorations Vendor:

Groovy Linens

19 Grenfell Crescent, Unit 11
Ottawa, ON, Canada

"The red table runners we rented really added a punch of colour to the white linens for the dinner tables and kept our theme consistent. Their prices are very reasonable and they were extremely helpful."

Honeymoon Vendor:

Peerless Travel

Ottawa, ON, Canada

"Arie was amazing, we got our cruise and flights for half the price we found online. Find a deal online, send him the details and chances are he'll get you a better price or find you an even better option."

Ceremony:

St. Peter's Lutheran Church - Ceremony - 400 Sparks St, Ottawa, ON, K1R

St. Peter's Lutheran Church

400 Sparks St
Ottawa, ON K1R

"The church is beautiful. Mai-yu is the organist and everyone commented on how beautifully she played. The ceremony wasn't too long, perfect for the little ones in your bridal party."

Reception:

Foundation Restaurant - Reception - Ottawa, ON, Canada

Foundation Restaurant

18B York Street
Ottawa, ON, Canada

"When set up it was stunning. For dinner we had a very intimate setting with lots of candles. For the cocktail reception the tables were removed for dancing and there was seating available in the atrium and bar area. It has a great little raised section that we reserved for the wedding party where you can look down over the dance floor."

Hotel:

Byward Blue Inn - Hotel - 157 Clarence Street, Ottawa, ON, Canada

Byward Blue Inn

157 Clarence Street
Ottawa, ON, Canada

"None of the guests used this venue but the prices are very reasonable and it's also located in the heart of the Byward Market."

Hotel:

Courtyard by Marriott Ottawa - Hotel - 350 Dalhousie Street, Ottawa, ON, K1N 7E9, Canada

Courtyard Marriott Hotel

350 Dalhousie St
Ottawa, ON K1N 7G2

"There were mix-ups with the reservations, they never organized our rehearsal dinner so we had to go elsewhere and the bridal package was never delivered to our room for our wedding night. The rooms were very nice and the location is ideal as it's right in the heart of the Byward Market and close to everything. Given the location, the price was very reasonable."

Restaurant:

Blue Cactus Bar & Grill - Restaurant - 2 Byward Market Square, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Blue Cactus Bar & Grill

2 Byward Market Square
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

"Mexican, tex-mex and great specials. Their blackened fish is excellent. Lively and fun atmosphere in the Byward Market."

Restaurant:

Heart & Crown - Restaurant - 67 Clarence Street, Ottawa, ON, Canada

Heart & Crown

67 Clarence Street
Ottawa, ON, Canada

"Pub style food in a casual atmosphere in the heart of the Byward Market. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. They offer live bands every night."

Entertainment:

Empire Theatres - Empire 7 Cinemas Ottawa - Entertainment - 50 Rideau Street, Ottawa, ON, Canada

Empire Theatres - Empire 7 Cinemas Ottawa

111 Albert Street
Ottawa, ON, Canada

"Movie theatre in downtown Ottawa."

Entertainment:

The Haunted Walk of Ottawa - Entertainment - 73 Clarence St, Ottawa, ON, K1N, CA

Haunted Walk of Ottawa The

73 Clarence Street
Ottawa, ON, Canada

"Now entering our 14th season, The Haunted Walk is Ottawa's most popular walking tour company. Locals and newcomers alike are fascinated by these glimpses into the darker history and haunting of the Nation's Capital. All of our stories are thoroughly researched and will delight even the skeptics in the group! Join us for one or all of our different tours.. The Haunted Walk is a member in good standing with the Ottawa Tourism and Convention Authority."

Attraction:

Byward Market  - Attraction - 55 By Ward Market, Ottawa, ON, CA

ByWard Market

298 DALHOUSIE ST
Ottawa, ON, Canada

"ESTABLISHED by Lt-Col. John By in 1826, the ByWard Market is one of Canada's oldest and largest public markets. The legendary builder of the Rideau Canal, Colonel By himself laid out the street plan of the Market, designating George Street and York Street to be extra wide to accommodate the creation of a public market and gathering place. WITHIN an area roughly four blocks square, you'll find museums, cafés, specialty food shops, boutiques, galleries, restaurants, pubs, hair & aesthetics salons and more! Easily accessible on foot, by transit or by car, the ByWard Market offers a unique experience for all."

Attraction:

Canadian Musem of Civilization - Attraction - 100 Rue Laurier, Gatineau, Q.C., J8X, CA

Canadian Museum of Civilization and the IMAX

100 Laurier Street
Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0M8

"The history of the Canadian Museum of Civilization began in 1856 with the establishment of a museum by the Geological Survey of Canada."

Attraction:

Canadian Museum of Nature - Attraction - 240 McLeod St, Ottawa, ON, Canada

Canadian Museum Of Nature

240 McLeod Street
Ottawa, ON, Canada

"Museum History Did you know that the official name of our museum building is the Victoria Memorial Museum Building? Situated on McLeod Street in Ottawa, it has been the home of the Canadian Museum of Nature (formerly the National Museum of Natural Sciences) since 1912. Over the many years since its construction, the building has become a national monument and landmark."

Attraction:

Canadian War Museum | Musée canadien de la guerre - Attraction - 1 place Vimy Place, Ottawa, ON, Canada

Canadian War Museum | Musée canadien de la guerre

1 place Vimy Place
Ottawa, ON, Canada

"About the Canadian War Museum An entirely new and must-see attraction, this national museum presents Canada's military past and how it shaped the country. Its outstanding exhibitions explain Canada's rich military history from earliest times to the present, featuring the experiences of people on the battlefields and at home."

Attraction:

Casino de Lac Leamy - Attraction - 1 Boulevard Du Casino, Gatineau, QC, J8Y

Casino du Lac-Leamy

1 Blvd du Casino
Gatineau, QC, Canada

"Lake Leamy Casino and man-made beach. Annual site for the International Fireworks competition "Les Grands Feux du Casino". This year the grand finale and judging takes place on August 21st. The beach is perfect with volleyball courts, a picnic/bar-b-q area and play structures."

Attraction:

Currency Museum Bank of Canada/ Musee De La Monnaie Banque Du Canada - Attraction - 245 SPARKS ST, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Currency Museum Bank of Canada/ Musee De La Monnaie Banque Du Canada

245 SPARKS ST
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

"75 Years of Central Banking Born in the worst years of the Great Depression, the Bank of Canada turns 75 in 2010. To mark this milestone, the Currency Museum of the Bank of Canada has inaugurated a new exhibition which looks at the Bank and its history from the perspective of outside observers—journalists, cartoonists, headline writers, economists, politicians, government-appointed commissions, and the public at large."

Attraction:

Parliament Hill - Attraction - 1 Wellington Street, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

House of Parliament

Wellington Street
Ottawa, Ontario

"We want you to make the most of your visit to Parliament Hill! Visiting the buildings and grounds of Parliament Hill is rewarding. As a site of architectural beauty, historical significance and federal decision-making, the Hill belongs not only to those who work here, but to all Canadians."

Attraction:

National Gallery of Canada - Attraction - 380 Sussex Dr, Ottawa, O.N., K1A, CA

National Gallery Of Canada

380 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, ON, Canada

"About NGC The National Gallery of Canada is one of the world's most respected art institutions, renowned for its exceptional collections, revered for its scholarship, and applauded for its unique ability to engage audiences of all ages and all levels of artistic knowledge. Created in 1880, the National Gallery of Canada is among the oldest of Canada's national cultural institutions. Its current status as a federal Crown Corporation dates from 1990, when the Museums Act was proclaimed."

Attraction:

Rideau Centre - Attraction - 50 Rideau St, Ottawa, O.N., CA

Rideau Centre

50 Rideau Street, Suite 300
Ottawa, ON, Canada

"The largest shopping mall in Ottawa."

Reception Venue:

Foundation Restaurant

Ottawa, ON, Canada

"The staff was courteous, the location looked beautiful and the service was impeccable."

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