Susan & Stephen

Susan & Stephen

Susan & Stephen

“From my very first meeting with Erica, I knew I would be in good hands.  Our 18-hour wedding day was completed without a single hiccup, which means that all of our memories are full of joy. “

Bride and groom on golf course in Ottawa | Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club | Union Eleven Photographers

The wedding planning process began almost immediately after our engagement over the Christmas holidays. We wanted to be married within the year so the search was on to find and book some key vendors. We finally chose our wedding date based on who and what was available. We had less than 8 months, but being a new bride-to-be, I was eager and excited. It was a good thing too. Steve was living in the USA so I had to take care of most of the planning on my own. However, within a couple of months of breathing and dreaming all things wedding, I began to lose steam. As I looked over my to-do list, I began to feel overwhelmed. That’s when a friend of mine told me about Erica.

From my very first meeting with Erica, I knew I would be in good hands. Even though there were many things still to do, she provided me with the reassurance I needed time and time again. Erica offered much-needed advice and plenty of ideas while leaving final decisions in our hands. She would come well-prepared to our meetings and always help in areas that we were struggling. Her relationships and experience with vendors made us feel comfortable with any negotiations. And she offers all of this along with a friendly, positive attitude. Our friends and family even made a point of telling us how much they enjoyed interacting with her.

We highly recommend Erica because ultimately we are certain that our wedding was a success because of her involvement. Our 18-hour wedding day was completed without a single hiccup, which means that all of our memories are full of joy.

Susan & Stephen

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Allison & Alex

Allison & Alex

Allison & Alex

“My husband and I were able to enjoy every second of our wedding day without any worry of something going wrong because we knew we were in great hands.”

 Couple outdoors winter wedding | The Ivy Lea Club Thousand Islands | AMBphoto

I am the type of person with lots of ideas, but turning those ideas into a reality can be overwhelming on my own.  That’s why I always knew that I wanted a professional wedding planner to help make my dreams come true. When I first met Erica I knew she would be the perfect fit.  In the 11 months of planning Erica was extremely accommodating and flexible, and if I ever had a question I could just email or text her and she would reply with an answer in no time at all.  She also had great recommendations and suggestions for vendors and design options. The real life-saver was her handy spreadsheet that organized all my ideas with timelines and budgets so it was easy to keep track of everything.  Suffice to say, our wedding day was perfect and everything turned out better than we could have imagined. We received so many compliments from our guests on how the day was so wonderfully laid out.  My husband and I were able to enjoy every second of our wedding day without any worry of something going wrong because we knew we were in great hands.  This we owe completely to Erica and her supreme organization and attention to detail.

Thank you for the wonderful memories, Erica!

Allison & Alex Carey

Venue: The Ivy Lea Club
Photo Credits: AMBphoto

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Sarah & Glen

Sarah & Glen

Sarah & Glen

“Erica radiates a warm, confident, and calm energy that was a gift to have on our special day. Always professional, her positive “no-problem” approach made the planning ‘appear’ seamless!”

 Stunning couple on golf course Ottawa | The Rivermead Golf Club | AMBphoto

Erica came highly recommended and thankfully agreed to work together in planning our wedding…in 2 short months! From our first meeting, Erica listened to our vision and then guided with her experience to ensure we had the most magical day – which we did! Not only did Erica come with us to vendors, she kept us on budget, shared amazing contacts and ideas, sent updates and gentle reminders to keep everything on track, all while having fun together. She thought of things we simply could not have anticipated, no matter how many blogs and stories one could read! Her countless hours and time did not go unnoticed, at all hours of the day/night. Always professional, her positive ‘no-problem’ approach made the planning ‘appear’ seamless! With Erica handling all the details it allowed us to enjoy the whole process and our wedding day together. Right down to the day-of schedule, we were able to be with family and friends, knowing all the details were handled! Erica radiates a warm, confident, and calm energy that was a gift to have on our special day.

A year later now, looking back, there is not one thing we would have changed and I attribute that to Erica and her unwavering attention to detail, thank you again!! xo

Sarah & Glen

Venue: Rivermead Golf Club
Photo Credits: AMBphoto

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Rhea & Alisdair

Rhea & Alisdair

Rhea & Alisdair

“Walking in to our wedding and reception venues was surreal. Erica had somehow pulled together a wedding beyond what we had hoped and dreamed about.”

Bride in fur stole Groom in quilt at horse farm | Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Petawawa | Iaroslava Petrenko

My husband and I needed to plan our wedding within two weeks to ensure a very ill parent could be a part of the day. We had the immense fortune of finding Erica Irwin, who bravely took on this challenge and knocked it out of the park. With very minimal direction from us, Erica was able to suss out our style, connect us with her exceptional vendors, and presented us with a phenomenal decor scheme. Erica used her wealth of experience to establish a work plan that we all worked off of to ensure no piece was missed during this flurry of planning. Erica also understood the immense time constraints we were under caring for a sick loved one, and went above and beyond handing many emails and texts herself, and even vendor payments on our behalf. Walking in to our wedding and reception venues was surreal. Erica had somehow pulled together a wedding beyond what we had hoped and dreamed about. We received many compliments on all aspects of our day. Almost one year later, when we reflect back on our day, we cannot think of anything more we would have wanted, and always end our musings with a, “thank goodness for Erica!”

Sincerely,

Rhea and Alisdair

Venue: Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Petawawa
Photo Credits: Iaroslava Petrenko

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Natalie & Claudio

Natalie & Claudio

Natalie & Claudio

“We had many unconventional requests and different requirements to our Persian/Italian Wedding and Erica you were simply amazing, rising to every occasion.  You went above and beyond for me, always being there to help, with anything, at any time.”

Bride and Groom at the Canadian Museum of History Parliament Hill | Sala San Marco | Troy St. Louis Photography

We very much appreciated and benefited from your full wedding planning services.  I was impressed with the detailed to do list, schedule, reminders, all in writing; and updated on a regular basis. You were always available to us, we communicated regularly, keeping each other up to date and on schedule. Regular meetings in person, on the phone, or via email were excellent and made the process of planning stress-free.  Having Erica there to fully coordinate on our wedding day was another great decision for us and our family. With you there for us on our special day, we were all able to enjoy every wonderful moment of our wedding without a worry.  You became part of the family! Everyone, including us, were so impressed by your professionalism and organization skills. We had less than 6 months to plan our perfect wedding and with you as our planner, not only did you make it happen, but also you made our day beyond perfect!

We chose you as our wedding planner, because you understand busy life and yet you can still do more in one day than anyone could in one week.  As business owners we have limited time and knew we would need a Wedding Planner if this wedding was ever going to happen.  I am still in awe that you were able to plan our wonderful wedding in less than 6 month! Your knowledge, expertise, experience and the fact that you are so easy to work with, are why you are the perfect wedding planner.

We had many unconventional requests and different requirements to our Persian/Italian Wedding and Erica you were simply amazing, rising to every occasion.  You went above and beyond for me, always being there to help, with anything, at any time.  Thank you for your dedication to Us.  A million thank you will never express our gratitude and appreciation.

Our wedding day was everything we wanted and more.  We enjoyed every moment and it was absolutely perfect! All Thanks to Erica we had our perfect wedding day.

Natalie and Claudio

Venue: Sala San Marco
Photo Credits: Troy St. Louis

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