Liz & Matt

Liz & Matt

Liz & Matt

“What a dream it was to work with Erica. We are truly grateful we found her – she is an amazing planner and person. Hiring her was the best wedding decision we made.”

Bride and Groom Queens Lantern | Canadian Museum of Nature | Blair Gable Photography

What a dream it was to work with Erica. We are truly grateful we found her – she is an amazing planner and person. Hiring her was the best wedding decision we made. She helped us plan our wedding at the Museum of Nature from halfway across the country and we could not have pulled it off without her. We received so many compliments or how well the day was organized, and flowers/decor looked more beautiful than we could have imagined. Throughout the process Erica was communicative, efficient – a true professional. She was our liaison between vendors and made thoughtful suggestions based on our personalities. Her experience in the industry proved to be invaluable. On our wedding day, we were confident knowing everything would run smoothly with Erica in our corner. Her personality and attention to detail are what makes her really excel her work. From being a human bib when you want espresso right before the ceremony, to pinning and taping you into your third dress of the night! Erica, we cannot thank you enough!

Liz & Matt

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The Canadian Museum of Nature. A stunning wedding venue

The Canadian Museum of Nature. A stunning wedding venue

I submitted a wedding for the Ottawa Wedding Awards never thinking I would actually win for wedding of the year! I guess I was a bit daunted by the fact that the wedding submitted would be judged by a panel of industry experts. Wedding planners only need apply.

My clients’ wedding had the winning combination. Fabulous style meets fabulous vendors meets fabulous venue – the stunning Canadian Museum of Nature.

It really is a castle in our downtown. The exterior facade, the stone and marble interior and the stained glass, what is not to love! And oh wait, it’s a fabulous museum with beautiful exhibits to top it off.

The ceremony was held at dusk in the Queen’s Lantern so that the light from the sunset could frame the spectacular windows and stained glass. It was warm, intimate, and perfectly decorated with candles in glass vases of various heights, red roses, mahogany chiavari chairs with arrangements down the aisle.

Red roses large balls alter pieces | Canadian Museum of Nature | Union Eleven Photographers
Red roses and orchid mahogany chiavari ceremony | Canadian Museum of Nature | Union Eleven Photographers

Since this wedding was in mid-October, we couldn’t count on outdoor photos. The Museum of Nature though has amazing light inside and so many great spots for photos.

Silk chiffon gown Reem Acra Kleinfelds red roses bouquet | Canadian Museum of Nature | Union Eleven Photographers

The dinner and dancing took place in the Barrack Salon. Its unique half-moon shaped room, tall windows, and light colors were a wonderful start to this timeless decor. Taking cues from the iconic brand Burberry’s red, black, cream, and hints of gold, the decor was timeless and elegant thanks to the help of Wedecor.

Barrick Salon Burberry inspired red black gold wedding | Canadian Museum of Nature | Union Eleven Photographers
Red velvet baccara rose centerpiece gold mercury candle | Canadian Museum of Nature | Union Eleven Photographers
Natural wood chiavari headtable with red florals | Canadian Museum of Nature | Union Eleven Photographers

The in-house caterer Gourmet Cuisine crafted a fabulous five course meal that was both beautiful and delicious! My clients have impeccable taste and expect perfection. They both felt their wedding was perfect and they wouldn’t change a thing! I loved working with the team at the Canadian Museum of Nature and was honoured to have won this award with them.

All photo credit to Kristin de Castro of Union Eleven Photographers

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