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Last update: November 2023


Welcome to the home of bespoke event design and wedding planning, bringing your vision to life. We understand the stress and difficulty that planning a wedding can bring and are here to make your lives easier and your special day one for the books.

We offer unique wedding deisgn & planning packages to suite your needs and vision.

The Design Co. Ottawa is a boutique wedding and event planning company based out of Ottawa, Ontario.

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What wedding events do you provide services for?

Rehearsal dinner

What wedding planning services do you offer?

Budget analysis
Event design
Full planning
Guest list creation
Partial planning
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What types of weddings do you accommodate?

Double weddings

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Reviews for The Design Co. Ottawa

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Karlie M. Sent on 28/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Exactly what you need

The Design Co Ottawa made our wedding happen. We had a tight timeline to decorate our ceremony space, and Sarah & Mel dominated the challenge. There was never any stress, and both of them were so resourceful, honest, and professional. The last thing i wanted to think about on my wedding day was if everything looked perfect, and that is exactly what the Design Co did for me! the peace of mind aspect to their services was worth every penny. I genuinely cannot praise them enough! 10/10 will always recommend them.
Deanne R. Sent on 06/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

dream come true

Our wedding day was by the far the most special day of our lives. Sarah and Melissa literally made our dreams come true. From start to finish I could not have asked for a more dedicated visionary working to make everything happen. It was truly a magical day. The details to the design and the execution of how everything turned out was beyond expectations. We planned a non traditional wedding, and every idea we brought forward was met with an action plan and excitement. They truly thought about everything and my mind was at ease through the entire planning process and day because I knew I was in great hands. Thank you Sarah, Melissa and Design Co. for everything.
Jessica U. Sent on 01/03/2023
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A 10/10 experience with Sarah and Melissa!

It has been a pleasure getting to know Sarah and Melissa as the face of The Design Co. They have a truly incredible system, full of organization and colorful ideas! The two are very easy to get ahold of, and are open to all of my ideas. I cannot say enough good things about them! They are a MUST for your next high-end event. 
Julie M. Sent on 24/02/2023
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Excellent experience with the design co!

Sarah and Melissa were wonderful to work with. Extremely professional and had great communication. They are creative and have the eye for design! Would highly recommend them!
Becca M. Sent on 24/02/2023
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Dream team to work with

Such a creative & compassionate team. They make planning seem effortless and bring with them a unique flair to their design.
Jack Sent on 24/02/2023
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A lovely team of women who care about your event as much as you do

We have used The Design Co. for numerous of our corporate events and are always amazed with their creativity and vision. Melissa and Sarah were able to listen to our needs and work within our budget to create events our team still talks about today!
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Meet the team

Melissa Thomson
Melissa Thomson
Owner, florist, design expert

I am an all-around lover of keeping things organized; a creative person who loves trying new things and expressing myself through design, clothing, and makeup.

I am dedicated to providing the absolute highest quality of service and experience to my clients and their families.

My passions include- getting outdoors to explore, spending quality time with my friends & family, and attempting to figure out the answer to all of life’s problems (through intricate puzzles and escape rooms of course).

Sarah Kelly
Sarah Kelly
Owner, Wedding Planner, Event Design

I absolutely live and breathe personal connection and event curation. I feel the best way to share life experiences and truly make a difference in someone’s life takes place in your first interaction with someone else.

My happiness Is found through business building, creative expression and exploring the unknown. I am passionate about your experience from beginning to end feeling unique and memorable.

My event expertise is in curating atmosphere, food & beverage, and guest experience. I am a lover of sharing wine with friends, dancing, and audiobooks (admittedly…reality television as well)


430 Hazeldean Road Unit 6 K2L 1T9 Ottawa (Ontario)

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