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These are real weddings I have had the privilege to plan. No style shoots, just amazing couples and their happy day captured by incredible photographers.

I also offer planning tips, stories and behind the scenes so make sure you follow me!

My Instagram and Facebook are always up to date. So go ahead and scroll through these beautiful moments and be inspired!

These are real weddings I have had the privilege to plan. No style shoots, just amazing couples and their happy day captured by incredible photographers.

I also offer planning tips, stories and behind the scenes so make sure you follow me!

Going into the weekend like this!⁠
Katherine took advantage of the empty room after her ceremony to kick off her shoes and give her dress a massive twirl. Not too many brides can say they did THIS on their wedding day!⁠
What about you, do you twirl when you have on a twirl-able dress or skirt?
Photo captured by the amazing @derrickrice of @unioneleven
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#bride #bridejoy #weddingdress #weddingdressinspiration #morilee #morileebride #morileesara #style #weddingdress #bride #weddingday #weddinginspo #love #bridetobe #bridal #fashion #weddings #pocketsweddingdress #weddingdresswithpockets #weddinginspo #classicwedsingdress #ontarioweddingvenue #venuetwentytwo #twentytwoweddings #westinottawa #unioneleven #wedecor⁠
#OttawaRealWedding #EricaIrwinWeddings⁠
#ericariwinbrides
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Mini cakes with massive style, I made a reel about this little cake! Go and check it out. Also, have I mentioned recently how my gold cake knife set find on Amazon is maybe my best purchase in a long time? Who knew a cake knife could make me and others so happy?⁠
Comment, what's prettier the cake or my cake knife set. I know, very deep thoughts today!⁠
Photo by @unioneleven⁠
Cake by @dulcecakedesigns⁠
Florals by @wedecor⁠
Planninng by @ericairwinweddings⁠
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#weddingcake #weddingcakes #weddingcakeideas #ottawaweddingcake #cake #ottawacakes #ottawafood #ottawafoodie #loveisnotcancelled #microwedding⁠
#microweddingplanner #microweddingottawa⁠
#intimatewedding #smallweddingottawa⁠
#petitewedding #weddingtipwednesday #weddingtips #weddingtip #weddingadvice #weddingday #ericariwinweddings #ericairwinbrides⁠ #ottawabride #ottawawedding #ottawaweddings #weddingottawa #ottawaweddingplanner #ottawaweddingvendors #weddingplanner #weddingplannertips
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It had pockets. Need I say more.⁠
Anyone else like pockets as much as me on a dress?⁠
Photo by the talented @derrickrice of @unioneleven
Dress is "Sara" by @morileeofficial from @withlovebridal
Venue @fairmontlaurier
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#bride #bridejoy #weddingdress #weddingdressinspiration #morilee #morileebride #morileesara #style #weddingdress #bride #weddingday #weddinginspo #love #bridetobe #bridal #fashion #weddings #pocketsweddingdress #weddingdresswithpockets #weddinginspo #classicwedsingdress #ontarioweddingvenue #venuetwentytwo #twentytwoweddings #westinottawa #unioneleven #wedecor⁠
#OttawaRealWedding #EricaIrwinWeddings⁠
#ericariwinbrides
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I love wedding food. People say to me, don't you get sick of eating rubbery wedding chicken and dry wedding cake?⁠
Um, first, I've had some of the BEST chicken ever at weddings. I feel so badly that chicken has such a bad wedding rap. As for cake, wedding cake is delicious! Gosh if you pay that much for a cake you better hire someone who is going to make you a delicious cake.⁠
Funny how we always remember the exceptionally good or exceptionally bad food we have had!⁠
What's your experience with wedding food? ⁠
Photo by @unioneleven
Tablescape by @wedecor_tm
Venue @fairmontlaurier
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#weddingfood #weddingcake #weddingmenu #weddingfoodideas #weddingmenus⁠
#weddingtips #weddingtip #weddingadvice #weddingday #ericariwinweddings #ericairwinbrides⁠ ⁠
⁠ #engagedottawainsta #engagedottawa #ottawabride #ottawabrides #ottawabridetobe #ottawawedding #ottawaweddings #weddingottawa #ottawaweddingplanner #ottawaweddingvendors #weddingplanner #weddingplannertips #unioneleven #wedecor #chateaulaurierwedding #ottawarealwedding #ottawaweddingmag #thedetails #weddingdaydetails⁠
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Natalie and Jose are getting married today!
What a whirlwind this wedding has been. They called me originally with a 50 guest wedding for June in Ottawa with a ceremony at Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica and a reception at @venuetwentytwo. With the very slow reopening plan for Ontario we had to do a major pivot. Since the couple is from Quebec, we were able to move the wedding across the border. We didn't have enough time though for them to get a Quebec marriage license so they got "officially" married yesterday at Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica and today they are doing an outdoor ceremony and reception for 25 guests at the beautiful @lebelvedere⁠
Drop your favourite drink emoji below to cheers the newlyweds!!⁠
Photo by @brophotomariagesweddings
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Real talk! When I first started planning I used to always duck from the photographers thinking that I didn't need to be in any photos. I remember at one wedding (before IG!) A photographer said to me "You will want photos of you either for your website or just to look at and remember that time in wedding planning." I so appreciate this advice so even though I don't LOVE having my photo taken and I am sometimes a bit disheveled from working damn hard at my clients wedding, I am not shy anymore to say "hey do you mind getting some behind the scenes of me today?"⁠
This photo was about 2 minutes before everyone was going to arrive for the ceremony, thanks for sneaking this in @derrickrice of @unioneleven
Florals by @wedecor_tm⁠
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#behindthescenes #camerashy #headshot #workphoto #actionshot #weddingtips #weddingtip #weddingadvice #weddingday #ericariwinweddings #ericairwinbrides⁠ ⁠
⁠ #engagedottawainsta #engagedottawa #ottawabride #ottawabrides #ottawabridetobe #ottawawedding #ottawaweddings #ottawaweddingplanner #ottawaweddingvendors #weddingplanner #lifeofaweddingplanner #weddingplannerlife #weddingplannertips #unioneleven #wedecor #OttawaRealWedding #venuetwentytwo #twentytwoweddings #westinottawa
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Flames! Let's talk about candles. Did you know we never get to do candles like these? They always need a glass sleeve, a flame has to be inside a a holder a container at all venues. I have to say it actually hurts my heart when a venue says they don't ALLOW REAL CANDLES! That should actually be against the laws of weddings. Battery candles are not the same though they have come a long way and of course there are ways to make them work.⁠
What about you, are you a candle snob like me?⁠
Photo by @unioneleven
Venue @fairmontlaurier
Decor and florals @wedecor_tm⁠
Planning @ericairwinweddings
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⁠#candles #tablescape #tablescapestyling #candlelitwedding #weddingtipwednesday #weddingtips #weddingtip #weddingadvice #weddingday #ericariwinweddings #ericairwinbrides⁠ #engagedottawainsta #engagedottawa #ottawabride #ottawabrides #ottawawedding #ottawaweddings #weddingottawa #ottawaweddingplanner #ottawaweddingvendors #weddingplanner #weddingplannertips #loveisnotcancelled #microwedding #microweddingplanner #microweddingottawa⁠ #intimatewedding #smallweddingottawa⁠ #petitewedding #covidwedding
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With so many couples having mixed wedding parties it is no longer the norm to have an equal amount of people standing for each of you. You can have an unequal amount and I promise we will make it look amazing and seem so natural. What did you have at your wedding or what are you planning on having?⁠
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#weddingtipwednesday #weddingtips #weddingtip #weddingadvice #weddingday #ericariwinweddings #ericairwinbrides #engagedottawainsta #engagedottawa #ottawabride #ottawabrides #ottawabridetobe #ottawawedding #ottawaweddings #weddingottawa #ottawaweddingplanner #ottawaweddingvendors #weddingplanner #lifeofaweddingplanner #weddingplannerlife #weddingplannertips #weddingplanneremergencykit⁠
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Funny story about mother's day at our house this weekend.⁠
It was my son Spencer's birthday so the kids decided we should delay it by a week because they said it's too much when Spencer's birthday falls on the same weekend/ day as Mother's Day. That's fine I will take it! It's like this pandemic makes us want to spread out joy or that we have become so "un-busy" we can't handle too much busy.⁠
What's your take on it?⁠
Photo by @kellymargaretphotography
Bouquet by @wedecor_TM⁠
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#happymothersday #mothersday #pandemicjoy #joy #bride #weddingplanner #weddingplanning #ottawawedding #EricaIrwinWeddings⁠
#ericariwinbrides #venuetwentytwo #twentytwoweddings #westinottawa ⁠
#loveisnotcancelled #microwedding #microweddingplanner #microweddingottawa⁠
#intimatewedding #smallweddingottawa⁠
#petitewedding #outdoorwedding⁠
#smallweddingottawa #covidwedding⁠
#coronabride #intimateweddingphotography
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May the fourth be with you! These two Star Wars lovers just HAD to incorporate it into their day, comment if you see how they did that!⁠
Photo by @blairgableweddings
Cake by @dulcecakedesign⁠
Venue @museumofnature⁠
Planning by @ericairwinweddings⁠
Cake florals by @wedecor_tm⁠
Donuts by @suzyq.doughnuts⁠
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#maythe4thbewithyou #maytheforcebewithyou #starwarswedding #starwarsweddingcake #iloveyouiknow #bestmovielineever #hansolo #princessleia #starwars #theempirestrikesback #ottawawedding #museumofnature #museumofnaturewedding #ottawaweddingplanner #weddingplanner #ottawaweddingvendor #blairgable #vietnamesebride #bride #groom #weddingcake #weddingcakecutting #weddingcake #weddingdonuts #caketopper
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Awkward dancers listen up! If the idea of dancing in front of all your guests has you shy, let me introduce you to the fade. Your DJ can simply fade the song you and your partner and/or you and your parent are dancing to at a certain time in the song or when they get a signal from you.⁠
Don't worry, your DJ has your back!⁠
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#weddingdance #weddingdancefloor #weddingmusic #weddingdanceparty #weddingdj #weddingdjtips #danceparty #weddingtipwednesday #weddingtips #weddingtip #weddingadvice #weddingday #ericariwinweddings #ericairwinbrides⁠ ⁠
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Wise wedding advice that is obvious once you know.⁠
Only order one invitation per household, not per person.⁠
Mind blown or obvious?⁠
Photo @annephoto⁠
Invitations by @wishtree_invites⁠
Tap for other vendors⁠
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#weddingstyle #weddinginspiration #customdesign #stationer #weddingstationery #ottawawedding #impressyourguests #ottawaweddinginvites #ottawaweddingstationery #ottawaweddinginspo #winterwedding #wedding #weddingstationary #weddingprogram #weddingpapergoods #weddingdetailshot #ottawawedding #ottawaweddings #weddingottawa#ottawabrideandgroom #ottawaweddingdecor #ottawaweddingplanner #ottawaweddingvendors #ottawaweddingdesigner #canadianwedding #EricaIrwinWeddings⁠
#ericariwinbrides #fairmontmontebellowedding #fairmontmontebello #annemariebouchardphotography⁠
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Want to dance the night away? You need flats and these @badgleymischka are beauties! If you want your guests to be just as comfortable, my personal favs are from @rescueflats use my promo code to get 40% off a box! DM me.⁠
What are your flats of choice? Mine are my white converse on the daily!
Photo @aliandbatoulphotography
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#weddingshoes #brideshoes #dancingshoes #dancethenightaway #badgleymischka #BadgleyMischkaBride #BadgleyBride #badgleyMischkaShoes #instashoes #bridalshoes #weddingshoes #weddinginspo #shoeinspo #weddingtips #weddingtip #weddingadvice #weddingplannertips #weddingday #ericariwinweddings #ericairwinbrides⁠ #engagedottawainsta #engagedottawa #ottawabride #ottawabrides #ottawabridetobe #ottawawedding #ottawaweddings #weddingottawa #ottawaweddingplanner #weddingplanner ⁠
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One of my favourite photos is you two and your reception room behind you! This is one I champion when we do the room reveal before your guests enter. You get to walk around and just take it all in for a minute and with a photo, you will remember it always!⁠
Photo by @melanierebanephoto
Venue @venuetwentytwo @thewestinottawa
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#roomreveal #receptionroom #weddingreception #weddingphotographyideas #weddingphotography #weddingtips #weddingtip #weddingadvice #weddingday #ericariwinweddings #ericairwinbrides⁠ ⁠
⁠ #engagedottawainsta #engagedottawa #ottawabride #ottawabrides #ottawabridetobe #ottawawedding #ottawaweddings #weddingottawa #canadianwedding #ontarioweddingvenue #quebecweddingvenue ⁠
#ottawaweddingvenue #weddingvenueottawa #ottawaweddingplanner #ottawaweddingvendors #weddingplanner #lifeofaweddingplanner #weddingplannerlife #weddingplannertips ⁠
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My wedding kit is my survival box on a wedding day.⁠
Its FULL of stuff that I have found over the last 13 years has come in handy on a wedding day. I edit it every season and if I notice I am running out of stuff or have an idea for something to add I put a sticky note inside my kit to remind me. ⁠
BUT 2 things I always use and always have on hand are bobby pins and bandaids. Those 2 things are a must-have on your wedding day. I mean I could name 30 more but naming just 2 today. Always be prepared.⁠
Do you have something that is your "must-have" on hand?⁠
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#weddingtipwednesday #weddingtips #weddingtip #weddingadvice #weddingday #ericariwinweddings #ericairwinbrides⁠ #engagedottawainsta #engagedottawa #ottawabride #ottawabrides #ottawabridetobe #ottawawedding #ottawaweddings #weddingottawa #ottawaweddingplanner #ottawaweddingvendors #weddingplanner #lifeofaweddingplanner #weddingplannerlife #weddingplannertips #weddingplanneremergencykit
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Can you really be THIS happy on your wedding day?⁠
Yup. Thea smiles all the time, she has the best smile and its a big smile, not fake at all 100% joyful. On her wedding day it was even bigger! All the vendors on her wedding kept saying how much we loved her smile. ⁠
I kept wondering if her cheeks hurt at the end of the day, like when you have a great night out with friends and you have to hold on to your cheeks at the end of the night because they literally hurt. Does that happen to you or is it because I have such big cheeks??⁠
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#keepsmiling #biggestsmile #smile #happybride #bride #redhead #redheadbride #auburnhair #ottawabride #weddingdayready #happybridesaretheprettiest #happyweddingday #ottawawedding #weddingottawa #ottawaweddingplanner #ottawaweddingvendors #ottawaweddingdesigner #canadianwedding #weddingplanner #luxurywedding⁠
#weddingtips #weddingtip #weddingadvice #weddingday #ericariwinweddings #ericairwinbrides⁠ #weddingottawa #OttawaRealWedding⁠#weddingbellsmag #choosingyourvenue
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Let's talk about inside jokes.⁠
Do you have something that when you say to your friends or your siblings you instantly burst out laughing?⁠ Brings back something really funny that only you two (or 3 or more) would get?⁠
Tag someone below with your inside joke to make them laugh on this FRIDAY!! You will see a couple of mine pop up below too.⁠
Photo by @blairgableweddings
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#insidejoke #bestfriends #laughuntilyoupee #laughuntilyoucry⁠ #bridesquad #squad #squadgoals #bridesquadgoals #bridesmaidhair #bridesmaids #bridesmaiddresses #bridesmaidbouquet #bridesmaidmakeup #bridesmaidoutfit #bridesmaiddressinspiration #bridesmaidstyle #ottawaweddings #weddingottawa #ottawaweddingplanner #ottawaweddingvendors #ottawaweddingdesigner #canadianwedding #weddingplanner #luxurywedding ⁠
#ericariwinweddings #ericairwinbrides⁠ #weddingottawa #loveisnotcancelled #intimatewedding #smallwedding⁠
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STEP ASIDE! This is a huge pet peeve of mine.⁠
Some officiants already know to do this but many stand right there during the "kiss" in a ceremony and are awkwardly the backdrop to that amazing photo and moment!⁠
This is why I repeat it so many times with officiants, in a nice way of course, but if they then stand there during the kiss my head could explode 🤯 LOL!!⁠
Here is the trick, the kiss happens after you have signed the paperwork so the officiant should stay put, off to the side and only the couple should return to the middle. The officiant presents the couple and tells them to kiss, they kiss, everyone claps. BOOM DONE! Down the aisle they go.⁠
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20 years ago today I became a Mom to the sweetest little girl ever. I remember when I found out I was expecting a girl I was so excited. Having two sisters I felt like I knew what to DO with a girl. I remember writing in my journal at the time "dance lessons and pink outfits and arts and crafts". Little did I know that this little girl yes she took dance lessons and is now a bonafide artist but she would also be the kid picking up snakes and catching the biggest toads knee deep in mud. I have learned so much from her and she has taught me to be a better Mom. She gives the best advice and a compliment from her is like a gold star because she doesn't hand them out easily. Happy birthday Ainsley! I know your 19th year kind of sucked with the C word and all but here is hoping and praying this next year makes up for it. xo⁠
Photo by @blairgableweddings
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#happybirthday #daughter #covidbirthday⁠ #20yearsold #20yearsago #weddingplanner #family #familywedding
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Bye bye winter, we are SO ready for spring!⁠
Tell me your fav thing about spring guys!⁠ I will start ... drinks of patios in the sun!⁠
Photo by @annephoto⁠
Venue @lebelvedere⁠
Sign and florals by @wedecor_tm
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#summerwedding #springwedding #bringonspring #byebyewinter #hellospring #weddingblanket #weddingsigns ⁠
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#EricaIrwinWeddings #ericariwinbrides #lebelvedereweddings
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