One of my industry peeps and I have a joke that if there is a last minute wedding to plan, call me. I have this affinity for weddings that need to be planned in a hurry. Two weeks is my current record, so when someone says “I want to get married in four months, is that too soon?”, I’m thinking “No problem! This is going to be fun!”

When I met a client just 4 months before her April 2016 wedding I was totally up for it. From the beginning I loved Miranda. She was so full of life and just “spunky”. Not a word I use often but it truly describes this girl. We met in the strangest of ways, through Kijiji. Well actually we met through one of my all time favourite brides Becky who was selling a black and white vintage umbrella on Kijiji.  Miranda happened to be the buyer. The two ladies got talking weddings and Becky said to her “you’d be crazy to not hire Erica as your wedding planner!”

Miranda and I met soon afterward in January 2016 when she told me they were getting married at the National Gallery of Canada. I didn’t hear from her after this so I assumed she had found another planner. Then in February they had changed their venue to a backyard wedding and then over the next months went back to the Gallery. I was “officially” hired 2 weeks before their wedding. Miranda is a true decision maker though so she just plowed through it all and everything fell into place perfectly.

Miranda and Charles were married on Saturday April 30th 2016 surrounded by all their family and friends, and now with a baby on the way, they are truly a happy growing family. Check out this video of their amazing day.

Venue: National Gallery of Canada
Decor and florals & printing: Wedecor
Photography: Union Eleven Photographers (David Johnson and Brittany Fleming)
Videography: Viking Film Corp
Catering: Whalesbone Catering
Bridesmaids gowns: Rent Frock Repeat
Officiant: Alan Viau
DJ: Quality Entertainment
Cakes: Edible Sins
Hair and Makeup: Recherché Concept Coiffure

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