What is a Minimony? A minimony is a mini ceremony held with your nearest and dearest or simply just you and yours truly. A minimony is a ceremony can include up to 10 people and was created for those to honor their original wedding date or to move forward for legal purposes. The minimony will involve an officiant, a small group of loved ones, vendors your larger wedding would include: photographer, florist, + baker. What is an Elopement? An elopement is traditionally unplanned, spur-of-the-moment. Over the last few years, they have evolved and become personalized in every way possible. An elopement is with the couple, a witness, photographer [who can double as a second witness], and the officiant. What is a Microwedding? A microwedding is a small wedding of immediate family and super close friends, typically around the 50 guests mark. A microwedding is a cross between an elopement and a traditional wedding. Even though a microwedding can save you money, it will still be the same time investment. Some couples are spending an entire wedding budget ($40k+) and adding expenses such as hotels and transportation, items that normally may not have been affordable in a traditional wedding budget. What is a Sequel Wedding? A sequel wedding is basically has
Dear 2020 couples, I f e e l y o u. I feel you because this is the beading of my wedding dress. This is the dress I was supposed to be celebrating in, this summer. I was supposed to be beginning a new chapter of my life, alongside my new husband, amongst our closest friends and our families. For those of you who don't know, I was also getting married this year. Our wedding reception was set for Friday, June 26, 2020, with 66 very important people at a local downtown restaurant. We never thought we'd be planning our wedding so soon. When Kris popped the question in December 2018, he knew I always envisioned a longer engagement [like 5 years long]. Even though people thought we were crazy, it was what made the most sense, for us. [Plus I swear every planner I've ever spoken to says "I don't want to plan my own wedding" and I was no different. I just didn't have the urge to start planning the second I was engaged. I wanted it to be smooth, I didn't want the pressure and I didn't want to rush throwing something together.] When you're a Wedding Planner, you're constantly
I was contacted by Alicia late-September of 2018 to chat about my Wedding Day Management package for her gorgeous Fall wedding.
My first time meeting Alicia, I could feel the warmth and friendliness she carried with her.
Alicia + Riley married on the Wedding Patio at the beautiful Botanical Gardens with 190 of their friends + family. This couple had a talented young violinist put a classic spin on Final Countdown by Europe, for Riley and the Bridal Party to walk down too, while Alicia walked to Lonely Day by System of a Down. They hosted their reception just outside of Spruce Grove at the Woodbend Community Hall.
Alicia + Riley's story has been one of my favorite love stories; the respect they have for each other is inspiring and the love they are demonstrating for their daughter Piper is what every parent wants.
Alicia was on the ball when it came to decor and the dance floor was packed; I loved their untraditional taste in party music.
My 2019 wedding season came to an end last weekend and I know if you follow me on social media, you’ve read it a million times, but I cannot begin to express how LUCKY I am to have assisted 12+ couples this year. I initially started with 4 couples who booked before March 2019 and by June I wasn’t able to accept any more bookings. In 2018, I had 5 couples, in 2019, I had 14 couples! [I almost tripled my business within one year] and I currently have 5 couples booked for 2020 and I’m definitely still taking on mores couple and looking to fill my summer! So thank you so all my Brides + Grooms who trusted me with their special day. Thank you to my friends, family, and colleges for their support and referrals. I wouldn’t be able to do what I do without ANY of you and I am beyond grateful.
I was originally hired for Venue Management for the piece of mine their investment was being protected! After a few months of chatting + face-to-face meetings, they decided to up their package to Wedding Day Management.
They chose the gorgeous Greenland Garden Center for their ceremony with their reception hosted at The Matrix Hotel in downtown Edmonton. The Matrix has been one of my favorite venues this year; the location is central and the staff was wonderful to work with.
They also had the cutest, custom made sign that read "The Smiths"
Overall, Carmen + Zach knew how to throw a party and their friends + family never left the dance floor.
I was contacted by Jocelyn in early 2019 for a full day of coordination; my initial impression of Jocelyn was she was incredibly gorgeous with her bright red hair, and after getting to know her I realized her personality was just as vibrate, along with her sweet soul.
Jocelyn & Derek had their ceremony as the gorgeous Hasting Lake Gardens with about 120 of their friends and families. Then held the reception at The Mirage Banquet Center.
The love and support these two have surrounding them were inspiring; Jocelyn’s parents are such a positive influence, while Derek’s mom was so kind and a smoke show!
I was hired for Full Day Coordination, which included set-up of chargers plates, place cards, centerpieces, florals, candy bar, minor decor, the backdrop for the head table.