Wedding Professional Speaker Panel

We have assembled the best professionals in the city to gather on stage together at 1:10pm to answer your most important questions!  What do you want to know, come and ask!  Can’t make it to the show, we will live stream and you can ask your question via social media 🙂

Alan Viau is one of the most sought after wedding officiants in the Ottawa area. He has been performing weddings 12 years. At 1100 weddings and counting, you’d think he has seen it all…but he assures me that brides and grooms are still finding new ways to bring out their personalities. Alan is an active editor and writer with his being one of the top 10 wedding blogs in Canada and listed as one of the top 105 in the worlds. In addition he is a yoga fitness and wellness coach, editor and writer for He is a regular contributor to Arianna Huffington’s new journal and also to,,

Amanda Powell Owner and Event Stylist for The Gathering Event Company -we are a Mother-Daughter duo who specialize in event decor, coordination, styling and floral design.  We have a deep love for all things pretty, and unique! I have a degree of architecture, and that definitely drives my love for designing spaces. My mother Grace is the lead floral designer of the company, with over 20 years of experience. I grew up being her apprentice and I fell in love with styling events at a very young age. We are so excited to be celebrating our five year anniversary as a company.

Elenora Luberto is the professional photographer behind J E M M A N | photography.  Elenora is known for making people consistently look and feel fabulous in front of the camera, despite their varied claims of not being able to “take a good picture” or not being “photogenic”.   You need to see her if you’d like to take some of your best photos ever – even if you’re not getting married.  😉

Author, designer, and lifestyle expert, Robert E. Blackmon, penned the everything you need and nothing you don’t handbook to make sure your dream wedding goes off without a hitch in his best-selling book, The Gay Groom’s Guide: To Planning Your Perfect Wedding Without Losing Your Mind.   He’s two-parts Martha Stewart, one part Carson Kressley and a dash of B. Smith for style, so when it comes to wedding trends, Robert’s the go-to guy!



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