Love Is Proud: Ottawa’s First LGBTQ+ Wedding Show, March 12, 2016

Ottawa’s first and Ontario’s only wedding show catered specifically to the LGBTQ+ community is happening. Same sex couples planning in the region looking for friendly and inclusive vendors have a forum where they don’t have to ask and point out their relationship status. Come and plan your perfect day, no awkward questions or embarrassing answers necessary.

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Feel safe and loved. Taking place March 12, 2016 at the Ottawa Conference and Event Centre, between 11am and 4pm. This is not just an event for same sex couples, it is for all couples planning their wedding, who want to know they are working with the best wedding professionals in the Ottawa/Gatineau and surrounding areas that share their values of marriage equality.

“The idea that in 2016 same sex couples still have to be concerned with asking if a company will work on their wedding because they are gay is ridiculous to me,” Julia O’Grady, President and Owner of ITM Events says. “Everyone deserves love and if they have found the person they want to spend the rest of their lives with then we want to make sure they have access to the same magical wedding day heterosexual couples do. Which is why we created Love is Proud | LGBTQ+ Wedding Show, we want couples to be able to shop for their wedding day vendors with the same ease everyone else does. “

Tickets are available now for the event via their webpage. A special VIP dining area will be setup to showcase exclusive vendor services and products, like linens, décor, furniture, entertainment, stationery, guest favours, along with a 3 course wedding lunch meal prepared by the Ottawa Conference and Event Centre Food and Beverage Team.

Support the sponsors of this event.

  • Make a weekend of it in the Nation’s Capital by booking accommodations onsite at the Courtyard Marriot or the Hampton Inn by Hilton at exclusive group rates.
  • The Media Sponsor, Proud FM of Toronto and Canada Gay Weddings are adding their support. Tune in to Proud FM for exclusive VIP weekend passes that include entry to show, VIP luncheon, accommodations and travel to and from Toronto on VIA Rail.
  • The Ottawa Conference and Event Centre for supporting our VIP Lunch, and Cellar 82 for providing a unique bar service area.

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