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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, www.weddingchaplain.ca, 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.

Whiteface Lodge: Awesome Adirondack Wedding Destination

Whiteface Lodge

By Rev. Alan Viau
Whiteface Lodge hosts about 50 weddings per year, mostly around the fall foliage time. They can accommodate up to about 200 guests for a wedding and have special mini-wedding packages. There is so much to do and see around Lake Placid that any time of year is a great time to have a wedding. I found their wedding package pricing to be very affordable! Continue reading

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The Unavoidable Wet Wedding

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I instruct brides and grooms to always have a rain back up plan. That works out great when you can predict that the weather will not look so good. But what about when it starts raining when you didn’t expect it? Continue reading

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Double Header Wedding at Stanley Park in Perth, Ontario

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I find it really fun to do double header weddings. This is when I perform back-to-back ceremonies at a ceremony location. Last weekend, I married two sets of couples at Stanley Park in Perth, Ontario. Continue reading

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Stick to Your Wedding Decor Theme

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When you have chosen the venue for your wedding, you must ensure that your decor works with the space. As bad as wearing checks with plaid, your theme will be muddled if themes and venue don’t work together well. Couples must consider all aspects of theme decor for a successful wedding. Continue reading

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Doing it Your Way Wedding

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By Rev. Alan Viau | The beauty of planning a wedding outside the constraints of a religious institution is that you can do it your way. Randy and Carole did exactly that. Theirs was unique to just them. Continue reading

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For An Intimate Wedding – Rent a Lodge

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By Rev. Alan Viau. It seems that we are inundated with ideas for large weddings. Small intimate weddings are often not highlighted in the media. For their 10 person wedding, Alex and Stephanie chose to rent a lodge near Wakefield, QC, for their intimate affair. Continue reading

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Jumping the Broom Pagan Wedding

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A pagan wedding may seem like a mystery to some brides and grooms. To help dispel myths I reproduce here Mel and Kai’s wedding which occurred in a park around Ottawa. Continue reading

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Book Review | Wedding Bliss on a Budget

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It is always a struggle for brides and grooms – getting the wedding of their dreams vs the budget they have. Wedding Bliss on a Budget is a must-have slim book that delivers the essentials on how you can achieve both. Continue reading

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