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Earlier this past summer, Hot 89.9 put on a contest called Runaway Bride; 2 brides-to-be were dropped off at Parliament Hill in the morning, and they had 7 hours to get as far away as possible (Rules: they could not physically touch a phone, and only had a 10 minute time limit for riding in a car or on a bus, etc.). The prize was a wedding package valued at over $55k, including everything you’d need; a dress, a venue, a planner, a photographer…everything.
Erika was one of two competing brides, and after a whirlwind of a day, Erika busted down the homestretch and came in second. I’m pretty sure most of Ottawa’s hearts broke once they found out that the bride they were rooting for didn’t win. Especially since both Erika and her hubby-to-be were unsure of their job securities, resulting in them having to postpone their wedding. BUT—this is where Ottawa really shows it’s love and support—Laura Kelly, from Laura Kelly Photography, was an avid Erika fan and posted a tweet stating that if Erika was willing, she’d shoot her wedding for free. From there, Shannon Kennedy from Kennedy Event Planning jumped in, who then contacted us at Wishtree, and several other vendors in the industry and put together this incredible wedding!
How could we say no to something so incredible? The Ottawa Wedding Community put on a beautiful wedding for Erika & Eddy. I remember doing up the invites and Erika coming to pick them up. Before even introducing myself, she wrapped me in a giant hug and thanked me profusely. Erika & Eddy’s overwhelming gratitude for our service was enough to keep us going strong with our little company.
From their invites straight through to the stationery, we played off their adorable Peach Theme through soft colours, swirly fonts and just a hint of yellow [best illustrating Erika & Eddy’s infectious personalities].
Following their wedding, Style Me Pretty Canada featured this inspiring event on their website. We are so proud to have played a part in this incredible fairy tale wedding and to show off the SMP badge! Erika & Eddy, we wish you both the best of luck and love and congratulate you on your baby-to-be!