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

Our Services

Our Story

Re-imagining Event Planning

Marianne McLeish began Heirloom Events and Decor at the beginning of 2016 due to a strong passion to design and create unforgettable experiences. With a background in both the arts and sciences, Marianne can create elaborate wedding and event designs and then execute them with scientific precision.

Marianne is a planner certified by the Wedding Planners Institute of Canada, passionate about customization and unafraid to take on a challenge. Mom, wife, nature lover, and artist, she has travelled the world — from the jungles of South America to the frozen landscapes of Greenland and Antarctica — gaining inspiration from every cultural experience. Her keen eye and evocative approach coupled with her devotion for all things vintage — and an “if I can’t find it, I’ll make it” outlook — give her the tools to design events and create décor that is sure to impress.

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

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    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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