Wedding Chaplain | Dr. Alan Viau

Ottawa Wedding Scene and Heard

Ottawa Wedding Magazine is thrilled to welcome one of Ottawa's most experienced wedding officiants as our celebrity blogger. Dr. Alan Viau has performed over 600 weddings in the National Capital Region. Alan posts regular articles on his blog,, sharing real wedding stories and advice. He's published "From The Heart! Wedding Ceremonies That Work", a book full of tips for couples who want to have an on-location wedding ceremony.

Alan works with the area's top wedding people. In Ottawa Wedding Magazine, he profiles Ottawa's vendors and venues. Alan also covers local wedding events and trends. His posts help brides and grooms make choices that will make their wedding day a cherished event.

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Champagne Sweets

Valerie is a Montreal based blogger of Champagne Sweets, a Canadian Wedding blog for Canadian Couples planning their wedding.

You can follow Valerie at

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Jennifer McAndrew

Jennifer McAndrew is currently the Event Director and co-founder of Mastermind Event Rentals based in Ottawa's west end. Jen and her husband Scott started Mastermind in their home in 2007 and have continued to expand their inventory and product offering since then. Jennifer brings with her over 15 years of experience in the non-profit/large scale fundraiser industry having worked with a variety of groups both in Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto and Halifax. Since 2007, she has helped brides and grooms make their visions become reality. In her spare time she volunteers with Ronald McDonald House, MPI Ottawa, Algonquin College (Event Management), and many other local organizations. She completed her MBA in marketing in 2008 and is the mom to two great kids ages 6 and 4.

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Anastasia Marie

Wedding Planner & Public Relations Expert | Anastasia Marie Machan, B.A., M.A.
CEO + Creative Director, Anastasia Marie Wedding and Lifestyle PR

Ottawa Wedding Magazine is delighted to welcome Ottawa’s very own Anastasia of Anastasia Marie Wedding and Lifestyle PR as our wedding planning expert contributor! Anastasia’s glamorous aesthetic and passion for the wedding and lifestyle industries has led her to a rewarding career as an event planner and public relations expert. A creative thinker with a genuine interest in helping others, Anastasia provides individuals with unique, curated wedding and event experiences that speak to their individual couple style. In addition to working with couples, Anastasia also partners with both wedding and lifestyle vendors in order to help them achieve their business goals through expert marketing, trade show, business strategy and graphic design services. Anastasia believes that every couple deserves to have the perfect wedding day. Her blog, found at provides expert wedding advice while exploring the beauty of love.

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Bunches Bob

A fifty year floral industry veteran, Bob started in the floral business in Cornwall, Ontario back in the late 1950s. Bob has hosted and taken part in numerous floral demonstrations for various groups. Some of his greatest claims to fame was when the Toronto Star commissioned him to create a Thanksgiving bouquet for their annual Thanksgiving Day special section, and when he had the honour of creating a floral arrangement for Elizabeth Taylor’s birthday while she was filming in Toronto. A man of many talents, Bob has been heavily involved in community theatre, film and commercial acting, singing, dancing, directing and choreographing, and his favourite hobby, painting in watercolours and acrylics. Bob has helped hundreds of brides in recent years as a wedding flower consultant for BunchesDirect, and has become a hit on Youtube, with multiple videos garnering over 100,000 views.

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Genevieve Pelletier

Genevieve is an Ottawa based writer with a love for her city. After becoming engaged she fell in love with weddings. While some brides stressed over the journey, she loved every flower, dress, and cake. With a quirky writing style, she combines her love for writing and weddings into a fun and light hearted blog.

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