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.
Mandy contacted me via my website in early January 2019, she knew exactly what she wanted [and I loved that]!
Mandy + Karsen chose The Sutton Place in downtown Edmonton to celebrate their special day, with 130 of their friends and families.
I must say The Sutton Place has the friendliest staff I have ever worked with - everyone from Front Desk to Security was incredibly helpful.
These two are genuine people and everyone I spoke too had such warm things to say about each of them; Karsen has an incredible sense of humor and the most impeccable timing, and Mandy is so patient, kind and was relaxed the entire time; this couple was fantastic to work with.
I was hired for the timing of the ceremony, centerpiece and dessert table set-up, along with reception coordination. Mandy + Karsen had some talented help with the seating chart, backdrop [which I am kicking myself for not getting a photo of] and the cupcake stands.