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Viva La Wedding

Stittsville, Ontario View map

About

Sought after professional wedding planner Joan-Anne Cantley's strength in organization, obsessive eye for detail and portfolio of flawlessly executed weddings has garnered her outstanding reputation but it's Joan-Anne's sincere enthusiasm, highlest level of commitment and ability to exceed her clients' expectations that really sets her apart.

Services offered

Viva la wedding’s Wedding Day Management service covers everything you'd want someone else to worry about leading up to and on your wedding day so you don't have to.

Some of the services offered include the following:

  • Initial consultation
  • Vendor referrals
  • Advice and guidance
  • Meeting to review progress since initial consultation and discuss wedding day in detail
  • Checklist of outstanding tasks
  • Review vendor contracts
  • Ongoing consultation via phone and email throughout the planning process
  • Create wedding day timeline
  • Meeting to finalize wedding day details
  • Distribute timeline to vendors and confirm contract details
  • Supervise rehearsal and lead if no on-site church coordinator present
  • Crisis management
  • Post wedding follow up

Highlights

Wedding Planning Services

Day-of coordination, timelines, to-do lists, vendor referrals

More information

What wedding events do you provide services for?

Ceremony
Reception
Rehearsal dinner

What types of weddings do you accommodate?

Civil
Cultural
Destination
Double weddings
Eco-friendly
Military
Non-religious
Religious

Do you offer an hourly rate?

False

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    Zoe M. Married on 20/08/2016
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    Jo was the best investment made for our wedding day. The service we received made all the difference for our wedding day , she was able to organize all details that she needed to and was happy to help in other areas as well. My husband and I both agree that the money we spent for Jo as our wedding planner was well worth it. Joan-Anne was a pleasure to work with and I highly recommend her to anyone in the Ottawa area seeking a wedding planner, you won't regret it!
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    Brianna C. Married on 14/04/2012
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    Joan-Anne (Viva la Wedding) was absolutely fantastic. Even though we'd only hired her as a day-of-planner she was on call for advice and questions months before the wedding. We tried to personalize our wedding as much as possible which meant there were lots of little details that had to be kept track of and taken care of on the wedding day and she handled it all with ease. As far as I know, nothing went wrong with our wedding because I never heard a single peep of any of it, Jo took care of it all!

    If you want to actually enjoy your wedding day with your family and friends, and if she is free, I would highly recommend hiring Joan-Anne.
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    Michelle U. Married on 02/09/2011
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    Joan-Anne was great, she helped us out so much. We really could not have had the day we had without her.
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    Lauren M. Married on 30/07/2011
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    Joan-Anne was absolutely wonderful! My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our wedding day because we had NOTHING to worry about. Jo took care of everything - dealing with vendors, ensuring the room was set up exactly how we had envisioned it, making sure we were sticking to timelines, etc. Many of our vendors could not believe how organized Jo was and loved the timelines and spreadsheets she sent to them prior to the wedding. I would recommend Jo to any future bride!
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    Emily G. Married on 05/06/2011
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    Working with Viva la Wedding was fantastic. While planning, it was so helpful to have someone in our "corner" who could make recommendations about vendors in our area, who wasn't trying to sell us something, just trying to help us have a great day. Our rehearsal was fantastic; Joan-Anne really made sure that everyone involved (and we had a BIG wedding party) understood what needed to be done on the wedding day, and they (and we!) were thrilled with how it went. And then on the wedding day, Joan-Anne exceeded expectations yet again. I didn't need to worry about anything, because I knew it was under control. We put a lot of work into our wedding, and it was SO GOOD to have everything go the way we planned, without having to do any trouble shooting/double checking on the day of! Plus, when we were planning our ceremony & reception, Joan-Anne made some awesome suggestions that really helped make it a memorable day, and make everything run smoothly. We would hire Viva la Wedding again in a heartbeat.
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    Christine M. Married on 25/09/2010
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    Jo, I can't thank you enough for all you did to ensure that Eric and I had the perfect wedding day. From our initial meeting over a year ago right up until the wee hours on the day of our wedding, you were absolutely amazing! Not only did you meet our expectations but you went above and beyond for us. My wedding day was all I dreamed of and more because of you. You were professional, organized, detail oriented, kind, caring, full of great referrals and suggestions, and always there to offer support when we needed it. It was obvious to everyone that you genuinely love what you do, and you're so good at it! Eric and I will always hold a special place in our hearts for you.
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    Heather H. Married on 10/07/2010
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    We cannot say enough good things about Jo. She was easy to work with, professional, accessible, and has a great eye for the details. Because of her we were able to enjoy our wedding day along with our friends and family.
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    Jessica S. Married on 26/06/2010
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    Joan-Anne was definitely one of the most significant people part of our special day! Her eagerness to help, flexibility, initiative, professionalism, attentiveness to detail and support all made our day a perfect one. I can't imagine it without her having been there. Thanks Jo! It was such a pleasure and so much fun sharing our wedding day with you.
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    Veronique Married on 30/01/2010
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    Joan-Anne is the best right-hand woman to have by your side on your wedding day! From the first time we met I knew we would click! She understood my vision and ran with it! Whenever I had questions she was there to help. I would/ will be recommending her to everyone I know. I've also gotten great feedback from a few of my guests about Joan-Anne's awesome work!
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    Smith K. Married on 10/10/2009
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    I can't say enough good things about Joan-Anne and Viva la wedding. From day one I knew we were in good hands. She embraced my vision, directed me to the best vendors and made our dream wedding a reality. The day was just perfect! We couldn't have done it without her!

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Wedding Awards 2011 Winner

Meet the Team

Joan-Anne Cantley
Joan-Anne Cantley
Owner

I started Viva la wedding in 2006 and am so proud of the success we've had. I've always been very organized and detail oriented so wedding planning seemed to be the perfect career to put my skills to work.

Some of my favourite things…

My favourite part of wedding planning is figuring out the logistics of the timeline and creating the perfect flow. I love all the pretty details that come with a wedding but sorting out the nitty gritty details to make sure the day runs smoothly is definitely my strength.

My favourite part of the wedding day is the organized chaos of the set up. I love seeing a space come together and transform into the couple's vision.

My favourite wedding tradition is the father daughter dance. I lost my dad when I was quite young so seeing a bride dance with her dad gets me every time.

My favourite color is black. Classic, elegant and bold!

Five things I can't live without are family, friends, my agenda/planner (paper form, I’m old school), fresh flowers and a nice glass of red.

The best advice I have for newly engaged couples is to remember that while planning a wedding is more stressful than anyone ever anticipates, it's just one day out of a lifetime that you will spend together. Try to enjoy every step of the process, especially the wedding day itself as it goes by way too fast!

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