Corporate and Special Event Planning

Love Is Proud | LGBTQ+ Wedding Show

Join us in 2017 for our 2nd annual show!

Saturday March 4, 2017 at the Centurion Conference and Event Centre

Featuring: Experts Robert E. Blackmon, Dr. Alan Viau, KP Proulx, and others speaking and answering latest wedding questions and trends on our forum stage.

Show Details

After the success of  Ottawa’s first LGBTQ+ Wedding Show in 2016, we will return on Saturday, March 4, 2017! The show will run from 11:00am – 4:00pm at the Centurion Conference and Event Centre (170 Colonnade Rd. South
Ottawa, ON  K2E 7J5)

LGBTQ+ Couples are telling us that they still need a way for businesses to express that they do support their marriage, and offer products and services to them. We have created this show as a forum for wedding professionals and couples to meet and work together in a safe, inclusive, and comfortable environment to create the day they have always dreamed of! 

Parking is free and we’re easily accessible by Bus Route.

 Email perth@itmevents.ca for more details!

Tickets are NOW on sale!

Online tickets are $5/each and tickets at the door will be $10/each

Proceeds of tickets sales will go to a local not for profit supporting LGBT youth in our communities: Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity.

Price includes general admission between 11am-4pm.

Our first 100 attendees through the door will also receive a complimentary Swag Bag!

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SPECIAL GUEST

Robert E. Blackmon, Author of The Gay Groom’s Guide: To Planning Your Perfect Wedding Without Losing Your Mind.

His snappy style, attention to detail and effervescent personality, make author and life style expect Robert E. Blackmon the “Go To Guy” for planning and living your perfect life.

For more than two decades Robert has designed, DIY’d and organized clients across the globe including such celebrities as Brooke Shields, Bea Arthur and Judy Tenuta. Growing up an only child in Detroit, Michigan his mom “Miss Clara” noticed a creative side in him at an early age. She enrolled him in art classes which clearly contributed to his artistic eye.

Robert designed dresses to help pay for college and quickly garnered a name for himself for his “campy costumes” and wedding gowns. Before online shopping became common place, Robert started an online, high end children’s company catering to grandparents who love to overindulge their grandchildren called “Aunt Bobbie’s Baby”.

These days Robert combines all of his talents into helping others experience their full life’s potential…their way! From finding the perfect wedding dress to learning how to live with a messy roommate, Robert helps you find the solutions to living your perfect life!

He’s an author, designer, husband, father and grandpa who has just about seen and done it all and still embraces each new day and challenge with an enthusiastic smile.

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Vendor Information

Wedding Professionals – don’t miss you chance to show your inclusivity and reach out to the LGBTQ+ and Ally Community!

Limited booths in each vendor category are available.

Register before September 30, 2016 and take advantage of the Early Bird Booth Fee. Tables, Linen  and electricity are available at NO additional cost.  There are multiple booths  options available for all business sizes and budgets, 10ft x 8ft, marketplace and cruiser exhibit.

Are you interested in being a vendor at this one of a kind show? Contact Angie at perth@itmevents.ca

Sponsorship Information

According to a study conducted by The Knot, 95% of same-sex couples think vendors need a way to communicate that they are LGBTQ+ friendly. This is why we are hosting an inclusive wedding show – believe it or not it is still hard for same-sex couples to make initial contact to find out if vendors are inclusive. There is no show like this in Ontario, it is important to us to reach out to and include LGBTQ+ couples and provide them with a forum to know they will be treated with respect and offered superior services on this most special day they are planning.  We anticipate great attendance from all across Ontario, and Quebec, in both attendees and participants.  This is a show for everyone, inclusive heterosexual couples – what better way to show your support then to know you are working with professionals that share your belief of marriage for all.

Show or Media Sponsor

Official Show  Or Media Sponsor – You will receive logo placement and mention on our web page as Official Show Sponsor, along with 10 complimentary tickets to our show, priority in our swag bags available to the first 100 attendees, sponsorship feature as official show sponsor on our facebook page, and a minimum of 3 mentions on all our social media sites leading up to the event date, logo placement on all marketing materials, including mentions in print and radio as applicable.  Logo placement on registration table at entry as well as premium booth space.  And 1 overnight accommodation.

$1500.00

VIP Sponsors

You will receive logo placement and mention on our web page as a sponsor, along with 4 complimentary tickets to our show, priority in our swag bags available to the first 100 attendees, sponsorship feature on our facebook page, and a minimum 1  mention on all our social media sites leading up to the event date, logo placement on all marketing materials. Logo placement on registration table as entry.

$750.00

Silver Sponsors

You will receive logo placement and mention on our web page as a Sponsor, along with 4 complimentary tickets to our show, priority in our swag bags available to the first 100 attendees, sponsorship feature on our facebook page, and a mention on all our social media sites leading up to the event date, logo placement on all marketing materials.

$500.00

In Kind Sponsors

The perfect opportunity for those vendors that can not be onsite with us the day of the show! Priority in our swag bags available to the first 100 attendees, a mention on all our social media sites leading up to the event date.

$150.00