Corporate and Special Event Planning

Staying True to Their Love

Staying True to Their Love

I love it when couples stay true to themselves and their love for each other when they plan their wedding. It is so easy to get caught up in the wedding hype and get pressured into things that really don’t matter to them leaving them with a wedding that is more reflective of their family and friends and more often then not, out of their budget.

We were honoured to help this couple pull together the final detail of their wedding, the decor. Moments after one of our monthly newsletters went out I received a message that said simply, “Is that teal?”. The newsletter had featured some gorgeous table decor our designers had created for a linen show and included a stunning teal and burlap table. And…the rest is history as they say.


I met with the bride to be to discuss her vision and what better place to meet then at the venue. We met for a wonderful sushi lunch at Wasabi in downtown Ottawa. The venue is gorgeous and has so much character. Beautiful dark rich colours which I love and feel so at home in. The bride’s vision was simple, teal and simple. So I added to that, classy, and there it was the final vision. 

I loved that the couple chose this restaurant for their wedding. They chose it because this is where they had their first date. And contrary to our recommendation and that of the restaurant owner, they even sat in the booth where they had that date. 

The look we created came together beautifully and I must say that I am so proud of myself because essentially I did it myself (with only a little bit of help from one of our designers). You can say I am more of a logistics girl then creative or crafty. 
I hope you love the look we created as much as the bride and groom did.
Julia O’Grady has big vision, fresh ideas and a proven track record in the events industry. She and her team work hard to exceed client expectations and push ITM Events to achieve greater heights. A driven entrepreneur, Julia also manages the business side of ITM Events including human resources, finances, marketing and writing grant and sales proposals. In taking a high level approach to event management, Julia is able to visualize a project from inception to successful execution. She attracts valuable sponsors by offering meaningful opportunities to engage with participants. Julia uses her keen analytical mind to create incredible events that maximize the available budget. When Julia isn’t planning unforgettable events, she loves travelling the world with her family, staying active, and enjoying fine food and martinis.


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