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Weddings and Events

Heirloom Events designs, plans and coordinates creative and artistic weddings and events in Ottawa, Perth, and the surrounding area.

We believe that each wedding should be customized to fit with your own vision and style. We strive to provide weddings and events that are unlike any you've seen before: that surprise, evoke, and will be cherished and remembered for years to come — not unlike an heirloom.

Working with Heirloom on your event is a personal, flexible experience that is catered precisely to your needs, time, and budget. Our biggest reward? Your reaction on the day of: there really is nothing better.

Our Services


Wedding Planning

Offering Full Planning, Partial Planning, Design and Coordination services.

Wedding and event design

We study your likes and dislikes and create a design that speaks to you

Event planning

From corporate events to anniversary celebrations, we will plan and execute memorable happenings.

Decor and prop rental

We individually rent our carefully selected décor for photoshoots or other purposes.

For a description of our wedding planning packages go to Services.

Our Story

Discovering a Passion


I'm Marianne, founder and lead designer at Heirloom Events and Decor. I began my journey at the beginning of 2016 following a strong urge to create and design unforgettable experiences. I have been fortunate to have had a wonderful group of clients thus far whom have allowed me to grow and thanks to them I am 100% addicted to this business! I love every aspect of planning, designing and coordinating each wedding. I get gitty when I see the bride in her dress for the first time and cry during at least one of the speeches. Having a small part in making a couple's dream wedding day come true warms my heart and it has truly become a passion of mine.

When I'm not planning weddings, my husband and I are raising our two kids (age 1 and 4) and enjoying our busy life. We love to travel, spend time on the lake at our cottage, go hiking, and spend time with family and friends!

A few fun facts about me:

1) I have been to over 30 countries including Greeland, Chile, Antarctica, Peru, Phillipines, and Borneo.

2) I spent years taking art lessons as a child and even had one of paintings featured in a local art gallery!

3) I LOVE canoe tripping and back country camping. My husband and I even took our 8 month old son and 3 year old daughter canoe-in camping last year!

How it Works

A Process that Feels Just Right


The First Date

It all starts with a conversation. While we treat you to a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, we'll chat about your ideas and vision, and pick your brain so we can set ourselves in the right direction. The purpose of this first meeting is to get to know each other. If you think we are a good match, we can tie the knot! We will move forward and prepare a plan for your very own event.

The Proposal

We are ready to provide you with our initial design and plan. During our second date, we will chat about the details: ideas, items, strategy. Is everything working? Is anything not? Through a candid conversation welll revise the plan to perfection, to ensure your event matches your every expectation, and you can rest easy knowing the rollout is in good hands.

The Planning

We offer full, month-of, or day-of event design, planning and coordination—whatever best suits your needs. As the client, you can be as involved or disconnected as you like: whether you'd like all details met without much input, or you have a clear vision of what you are looking for and want all design elements and planning decisions approved by you first. We can cater our services to your particular needs.

The Big Day

The day is here and we are ready to shine. Heirloom will arrive on location ahead of time—having scouted it during the planning stage—and will set up early to avoid any hiccups. You can relax on the big day and take it all in while we take care of the nitty gritty and ensure that everything runs smoothly.

See What Others Have to Say

Testimonials from happy clients

  • One of the first things we did after getting engaged was hire the best wedding coordinator I’ve ever seen or heard of, Marianne from Heirloom Events. She understood our vision from day one, helped us make every key decision, and put together venue and ceremony décor that was so far above and beyond what we expected. Her creativity, positive energy and expertise were honestly such a blessing to have throughout the destination wedding planning process. When we walked into our wedding venue we were blown away by the beauty of the set-up she had created. Working with Marianne made wedding planning fun, and I always felt like we could trust her 100%, which really helped alleviate a lot of our wedding stress. Marianne for president. All day every day. This girl is amazing.

    Gabrielle & Dave

    November 25, 2017


  • We consider ourselves busy people, so when we got engaged, getting a wedding planner was definitely on our mind. Our vision was to have someone to help us with odds and ends, maybe have some connections with vendors, and someone to help us on the big day. Marianne blew our expectations out of the water. From our first meeting with her, we knew she was the one we wanted to work with. Her passion for making sure our day was special was apparent from the start, and she while she was incredibly humble, we were blown away by how organized, intelligent, and creative she seemed to be. Working with Marianne was nothing but a pleasure. She frequently checked in on us to make sure things were going smoothly, while not hounding us about things that we couldn’t get to. She supported us when we came to her with ideas (sometimes bad ones) and guided us on making the best choices for our budget, our vision, and our venue. Most importantly, she was always there when we felt overwhelmed - whether it was the seating chart, or the menu design, or even just a rough day of trying on clothing. Without Marianne, our day would not have gone nearly as smoothly as it did, and she managed to do it all while staying in the shadows. We couldn’t be happier to have worked with Marianne, and our recommendations extend far beyond 5 stars.

    Lisa & Sami

    September 16, 2017

    Le Belvedere

  • Marianne is beyond amazing! I am SO glad we hired her to help on our special day. She made me feel at ease, and I trusted her completely to do what I could not (very hard for someone who is used to doing everything themselves)! I would recommend her in a heartbeat to anyone looking for a wedding/events planner!

    KC & Brian

    September 8th, 2017

    Metcalfe Agricultural Grounds

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Carefully chosen pieces to decorate your next event

Heirloom also offers a unique selection of décor and prop rentals for planners, photographers, and other décor aficionados.

We find one of a kind feature pieces with a strong focus on vintage, rustic chic, bohemian and nautical design, snatch them up, and give our clients priority if they wish to use them at their events. This is just some of our selection. See something you’re interested in? Get in touch.

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