When you'd rather binge-watch Netflix than review the catering contract.
My team of designers, planners, coordinators, florists and my production crew work with you every step of the way to build your perfect wedding. We're based in Ottawa, Canada and available worldwide.
The news is barely out and you’ve already been asked who’s getting invited, how far the venue is, what colour the bridesmaids dresses will be, and what the vegan option are (you don’t even have a date yet). If that wasn’t enough, now you have to deal with a global pandemic, locked borders, masks and sanitization stations, social distancing, and competition for vendors from postponed 2020 weddings.
You feel like you’re running out of time already but you don’t know where to start. Google is overwhelming with options, your Pinterest boards are all over the place, and eloping to Mexico is starting to sound really good, but you can’t even do that because of CoVid…
Why are you looking for a wedding planner?
You are super organized and ready to do the work, but you don't know vendor prices, timelines or what you're missing. You just need advice and a push in the right direction.
You're a great planner, but you have absolutely no idea how to decorate a wedding. You have an idea of what you want, but you need someone to pull it all together.
You're super organized and have planned the perfect wedding, but you don't trust your Aunt to coordinate the day. You want a professional to take control on the day.
You have no time to plan a wedding. You want someone to plan the whole thing for you. You can make the executive decisions, but trust the professional to handle the rest.
A few years ago, I realized that traditional wedding planning packages didn't make sense. They offered Full Planning (one year out), Partial Planning (6 months out), or Coordination (one month out). It's based on time though, not the needs of couples. I scrapped that model and built one that serves our clients better. We offer any level of help in whatever area you need it most.
You're in the right place.
Your style influences every decision you make when planning your wedding. There are so many styles on Pinterest that can be a bit overwhelming, but it doesn't need to be.
Pinterest giving you anxiety? Our designer team will perfectly curate a wedding tailored to your style and budget so you don’t have to spend any more time on Pinterest. We will curate the look and feel of your wedding within 5 meetings. With our design guide, a custom 3D rendering of your venue, and a detailed list of all the decor required, we’re essentially giving you the blueprints to your wedding. Call us Wedding Architects.
We don't do full-service planning like every other planner. We've found that most couples only want guidance, expertise, referrals and someone to bounce ideas off, and they're willing to do the legwork once they have it. We will customize your budget, checklist, timeline and floor plan, then give you access to our fully-loaded planning software. We’ll chat every month, give you recommendations and referrals for venues and vendors, review contracts, talk through issues with you and give you all the expert advice in the world. It's like having your best friend speed-dial, and she happens to be an expert planner.
Don’t make your bridesmaids work on the wedding day. The month of the wedding is extremely challenging for most couples, but with bi-monthly check-in calls, a perfect timeline and full access to our planning software, planning on your own will be a breeze. 30 days before your wedding, we send the timeline and final confirmations to your vendors and VIPs, lead your Rehearsal and run the wedding day itself. If you have decor that needs to be set up/torn down, we’ll take care of that too!
Garden-style, loose, dreamy florals are our forté. Our team of in-house florists create everything from bouquets and centrepieces to full-scale installations. We're known for loose, romantic arrangements featuring lush greenery, local flowers, unique textures and amazing colour theory. Prices vary based on final designs, availability, size of the wedding, requirements and locations.
Sometimes, all you need is to have one conversation with an expert to help get you on the right path. Maybe you want to bounce designs off us or you're stuck with your floor plan and need help. Maybe you need suggestions for venues to visit or vendors to book. Maybe you've already done the planning but need help figuring out the timeline. You can pick our brains on any topic you like.
From tents, furniture, draping, lighting, linens, card boxes, vases and more, we draw from all our rental company partnerships to compile the best order at the best price. Once we get the list of decor you need, we add it to our invoice. It means that an entire city of decor is at your fingertips, no price shopping or site visits required. *Must be booked with a core service* We also do all of our own in-house stationery for invitations, menus, signage, place cards and more.
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My worksheet will tell you exactly how to calculate the timing for the wedding day, from how to schedule hair and makeup, to transportation schedules, photography timing and everything in between. My own team uses this foolproof worksheet for every event we do.
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burlap + mason jars...
old school hip hop
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garter toss - so weird
Our 2018 team - amazing ladies!
Grab a cocktail and join me for a free 45 minute video meeting where we'll chat about your wedding and see if we're the right fit.