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WPIC’s February Instagram Contest

#WPICigChallenge

#WPICigContest

WPIC will be running a different Instagram contest each week in February to win some amazing prizes each and every week!

Contest 1– February 1-5, 2015
Contest 2– February 8-12, 2016
Contest 3– February 15-19, 2016
Contest 4– February 22-26, 2016

Every Monday at 10:15am on WPIC’s Instagram @WPICinc there will be a prize and contest announced.

STEP ONE: Do you follow us on Instagram? If not, follow us at @WPICInc

STEP TWO: Every Monday in February check out the new challenge.

STEP THREE: Complete the Instagram Challenge and post it on your Instagram account with the hashtag #WPICigContest

STEP FOUR: The winning photo will be posted on WPIC’s Instagram account on the Friday of that week

Contests will run from Monday 10:15am-Friday 10:15am.

Branding Your Business – The Importance of Standing out From the Crowd

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By: Tracey Manailescu (As seen on the Event Source Blog)

We all know the basic fundamentals of having a brand: a great and easy to navigate website, tagline and logo, competitive pricing, valuable services, etc.

You are your business, and your business is you and it’s time to take it a bit further. By being authentic, having a presence on social media, knowing your target market and giving good customer service, you are creating a brand that you should feel great about.

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Be your Authentic Self:

The best way to be authentic with your customers is to be true to your brand. You need to be communicating your brand clearly, consistently and continuously. Believe it or not, it‘s actually not that hard to stand out from the crowd.

We all have our own way of doing things based on situations and experiences that we have had over the course of our lifetime.  The things that we believe in, the way we handle difficult clients, tricky situations, deadlines and customer service; it all comes down to our own individual strengths and weaknesses. Take a good hard look at both of these things, and put your strengths into play. Not so sure about what your strengths and weaknesses are? Ask your past clients, good friends, trusted family members and industry colleagues about what they see as your best attributes, skills and things you need to work on. Keep in mind that you don’t want just anyone to be ripping you apart; this is supposed to be eye-opening and helpful, after all. After they have chewed you up and spit you out, really think about it and listen to what they have to tell you, and make changes as you see fit.

Social Media:

Social media can be an excellent source for branding, and a great tool for marketing your business to the wedding and events industry. Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram, blogging and Google+ are available free to you to share your products, services and personality with existing and potential clients. Use them to show glimpses of what goes on in your business and what you do on a regular basis with the use of photos, things you discuss, your comments, and interact with your followers. Share positive feedback from past clients, show photos of you with your clients, photos of yourself and your team working at a wedding or event, share exciting news about your company, share behind the scenes photos at weddings and events, etc.

*70% of consumers prefer getting to know a company via articles than ads.

Know Your Target Market:

Who are your clients? You need to know who you are talking to with your marketing.  What age are they, what is their average household income?  Where do they live? What are they willing to spend on your service or product? What is their style? Everything you do with your business should be aimed at them. You need to understand your target market and be able to give them what they want and need. When you know and understand this, then you can look at where these potential clients are looking online and off, to find your type of services.

Give Good Customer Service:

This should be your company’s priority. Our businesses are built on personal interactions and client expectations. The best advice I can give on this subject is to put yourself in the position of your clients.  What would make you feel good about working with your company? Are you making your clients feel special, that they are important to you, and that you care and are passionate about your service? Are you listening and finding a solution to their concerns and problems? If you have had complaints in the past, did you own up to the mistakes? Did you learn from them? What can you do to ensure it doesn’t happen again? Be professional, prompt, know your industry and product, under promise and over deliver, understand what your clients want and need from you, listen, and make sure you understand exactly what it is they want from you, and make your clients satisfaction a priority.

**70% of buying experiences are based on how the customer feels they are being treated.

Source:

*Ann Handley http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227379

**Mckinsey http://www.mckinsey.com/insights/organization/the_moment_of_truth_in_customer_service

Event Lighting Trends in 2016

by Audrey Isaac, 100Candles.com

With 2016 right around the corner and Pantone color announced, it’s an exciting time for all event industry professionals as we get into gear to welcome in a new year of trends. When you hear the word ‘trends,’ your head is surely filled with images of mason jars, chalkboards, and many other décor-related pieces. However, lighting is another facet that cycles through ‘what’s hot’ and ‘what’s not.’

2015 was the year of chandeliers and Edison light bulbs – those gems were lighting up dance floors from coast to coast. So, what exactly is in store for the New Year? Let’s take a look.

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Green Lighting
Going “green” with environmentally conscious décor has been popular for some time, but we’re just now starting to see the eco-friendly push into the lighting aspect. While battery-operated candles are naturally ‘green,’ some couples find it hard to give up the warm glow of a natural wax candle.

Come to their rescue with just the answer – soy and beeswax candles are especially clean, as they come from a renewable source. In fact, beeswax candles even clean the air with negative ions! If your clients are looking to take advantage of green candles, opt for a cotton or wood wick for the cleanest burn.

Above and Beyond
More and more, couples want to dazzle their guests upon entering the event space and what better way than to really amp up the lighting effects? Popular options for bold lighting effects that ‘wow’ include uplighting, patterned gobo washes, and monogram washes. Each of these adds an extra special touch to their big day and will be sure to create the perfect atmosphere for your celebration.

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String Along
LED string lights have always been a popular option due to their affordability, but couples are beginning to become more creative with their bistro lights throughout the event space. Whether indoors or outdoors, string lights aren’t just for running across a tent or grouping of trees. Weave simple string lights through greenery for a glowing effect or, rather than stretching them out, coil up a strand for a dynamic feel at the bar or on the cake table. The possibilities are endless!

Trends are especially useful in the wedding industry, as couples tend to stay up-to-date with what’s ‘in’ and will often want to incorporate the hottest styles. As Pantone unveils its color of the year and numerous style guides start sharing the latest in wedding fashion, it’s especially prudent for wedding professionals to take upcoming trends into account.

Audrey Isaac is the spokesperson for 100Candles.com, an online market that pairs high quality candles with unmatched customer service. From weddings and birthdays to holiday parties and fundraisers 100Candles.com has enjoyed celebrating life’s biggest moments along with their customers since 2002.

Christmas Wonderland Inspirational Shoot

Submitted by WPIC alumni, Amanda Douglas of Amanda Douglas Events

OK, who doesn’t love Christmas? The presence, delicious food, the colours, lights, music, and of course celebrating with family and friends.

We wanted to put together a photo shoot, and tablescape, that captured some of those fun and whimsical elements of Christmas. Most people think of the traditional Christmas being lots of red and gold. We want to change it up a little bit and bring in some more unexpected colours.

Photo: Sunny S-H Photography

Photo: Sunny S-H Photography

The rich sugar plum purple, mixed with deep metallic red, and the neutral of the kraft paper really made the table pop. And of course presents, why not presents on the table? Doing this at a dinner party, and having fun grab gets in the middle of the table, would be a fun surprise for any guest to encounter.

Sunny S-H Photography

Sunny S-H Photography

Sunny S-H Photography

Sunny S-H Photography

Of course, one of the really exciting things about Christmas is decorating the tree, so why not decorate the table with some of your extra ornaments? And there’s always the candy and sweets. So instead of the typical party favour, or place cards and menus you put something sweet at each place setting.

To make this table just a touch more chic we added accents of gold through the cutlery, decorations, and of course some of the stationary.

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Sunny S-H Photography

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Vendors:

Because Christmas is one of our favourite holidays, and it should be just a little over the top, we did a fun Christmas Wonderland photo shoot.

A big thanks to all of the talented vendors that brought it all together:

Photography: Sunny S-H Photography 

Styling/Design: Amanda Douglas Events 

Hair: Hair by Randi

Floral: Oak & Lily 

Dress: Bliss Bridal Boutique 

Jewelry/Fur: Amanda Douglas Events

Location: The Gates on Roblin 

Makeup: 2 Chicks and a Bag of Makeup 

Linens/Chairs: Planned Perfectly 

Real Wedding of John and Trevor

WPIC alumni, Trevor Frankfort of Trevents shares his very own amazing wedding with us.  You do not want to skip past this one…

We have waiting forever it seems, to get our hands on this super sweet, fun and romantic wedding.  Congratulations to you both, and thank you for allowing us to share your special day on our blog!

Danielle Matar Photography

Danielle Matar Photography

June 26, 2015. Our officiant arrived at our condo early in the morning to marry us in front of our 2 witnesses (2 of our best friends). We were married in our pyjamas sipping coffee in our kitchen. We kept this a secret along with all the information about our actual “ceremony” that was going to happen later that evening. Even our parents didn’t know what we had planned.

Danielle Matar Photography

Danielle Matar Photography

The weather outside was perfect for our beautiful photoshoot in a graffiti filled laneway in Little Italy, Toronto. We were joined by our “groomsmaids” and immediate family for more pics and then proceeded to enjoy a delicious 3 course meal in the private dining room at Bar Italia. We listened to our groomsmaids speeches and shared laughter and tears with our wine and meals.

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Danielle Matar Photography

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Danielle Matar Photography

Danielle Matar Photography

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Danielle Matar Photography

Danielle Matar Photography

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Danielle Matar Photography

Danielle Matar Photography

Even though we were secretly married earlier at home,  after being together for nearly 11 years our guests were expecting to see us tie the knot. The rest of our friends and family arrived after dinner to witness our “ceremony” which we helmed as the #secretweddingproject. What we had in store for them was epic.

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Danielle Matar Photography

Danielle Matar Photography

Danielle Matar Photography

When we got engaged we agreed that we didn’t want our wedding to feel like any other wedding so we came up with the #secretweddingproject

Our guests had no idea that they were about to witness a wedding officiated by Cher, Madonna & Joan Rivers (directly from heaven) all via skype (A Drag Queen of course).  After the #secretweddingproject the bar was open and the hors d’houvres flowed through the crowd. The music began and the dancing didn’t stop until 2am.

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Danielle Matar Photography

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Danielle Matar Photography

Danielle Matar Photography

Danielle Matar Photography

Danielle Matar Photography

Danielle Matar Photography

Our wedding was perfect. Everything went off without a hitch. We had so much fun. We wanted our wedding to be memorable and entertaining. We succeeded.

See the preview video here (Warning: language):

or watch the entire ceremony here (Warning: language):

Vendors:
Wedding Planner: Trevents  www.trevents.ca
Venue: Bar Italia
Flowers: J’adore Floral Boutique
Décor: Oudalova Events & Design
Photography: Danielle Matar Photography 
Cupcakes: Nina’s Cupcakes 
Favours: Demo Soap 
Suits: Topman 
Drag Queen Officiant: Charlie Hides 
Officiant: Alex Rajak of Wedding Heaven 

 

New to the Wedding Industry? 6 Tips to Help When You Lack Experience

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By: Tracey Manailescu

In our WPIC certification classes we find such a diverse group of students.  Some are retired, some are newly married, some are fresh out of university, some are working for venues and resorts, some work for decorators, catering companies, or for other established wedding planners, some are established wedding planners already,  and some have no experience in the wedding industry, whatsoever. This blog is for you!

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Everyone needs to starts off somewhere, right? Below are some tips that should ease your mind and get you headed in the right direction.

Volunteer: The WPIC Alumni Association (which is *free to all graduates of The Wedding Planners Institute of Canada) has a volunteer program in place to help you get more experience.  We recommend that all new grads utilize this program. This is a great chance to find out how other WPIC’ers run their wedding planning companies and work with clients. It is an opportunity to see firsthand how valuable a wedding planner is to a couple.  It is also a great chance to see what you might do differently when working with your own clients after this experience. Hopefully the planner you will be working for will provide useful tips and guidance to you during the process. It is expected that you will fulfill requested duties, and be able to think and act quickly on your own with the information and timelines provided. You must have a signed contract in place between you and the planner. You need to remember that you will be working for someone else, and therefore need to represent that planner’s company, only.  You are not there to promote yourself. We also have paid positions for those who already have experience but would like to know more about a certain culture or want to see how other planners do things.

Show That You are Interested in Learning: You need to let potential clients know that you are interested in learning more. Let them know about industry conferences that you have attended, or are going to attend. Have you attended any industry events around the city? Are you up to date on current wedding trends? Have you taken any courses that will help you in wedding planning such as business administration, book keeping, sketching, project management, floral design, wedding planning or event planning certifications? Are you a part of any industry related associations? Have you read any books that will help you have a better understanding of certain cultures and their requirements/guidelines in regards to customs and rituals for wedding ceremonies/receptions. Sometimes having a desire and passion for something can be far better than experience.

On a personal note, last year when we were looking for a new Office Manager at WPIC, our focus was not on finding someone who had wedding planning experience.  We were much more interested in finding someone who was willing to learn, who had good organizational skills, was a true people person and who could speak Spanish. We got everything we were looking for, except the part about speaking Spanish with Kaley Campbell, LOL!

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Positive Attitude: This really should go without saying. I am saying it anyways because it is so very darned important!  Sometimes little to no experience in something can be totally dismissed or overlooked, because of a willingness to learn and a positive attitude. Clients might just get a good vibe from you (and you know that when you go with your gut it usually works out). Having a certain calmness in tricky or stressful situations, being able to see the best in people, and always looking on the bright side, along with a go get’em attitude might be just what some clients are looking for. This will come in handy when dealing with difficult family members or friends. Heck, this might just be the thing that wins them over completely!

You Connect With The Couple: Do you get along and just seem to really fit with the couple on a personal level? You are going to work harder, better, faster and more efficiently if you are trying to please someone and keep them happy. Think about it. Sometimes people are willing to take a chance on someone because of the personal connection and sense of understanding or trust that you have established. Make it a personal challenge to yourself to absolutely ROCK this wedding and be everything that they need.

Ask Questions and Get to Know More Experienced Planners: Ask for help from your peers, join Facebook groups, attend industry mixers, utilize the WPIC Alumni Boards by asking questions, searching past articles, and finding the best and newest questionnaires, contracts, check lists and organizational systems. Have a welcome package, detailed list of services and set pricing. Have policies and strategies in place in case of “What If?”

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Talk up Your Strengths:   Stop focusing on your lack of experience, show your confidence and let them know what you are good at. If you keep reminding them that you are lacking experience they will automatically focus on that. Why do you think that you would be a great fit for this couple and their wedding? Are you great at working in a team environment? Can you think quickly on your feet?  Are you good at communicating your thoughts and implementing ideas? Are you a problem solver?

According to Planning Pod these are the “Top 8 Traits of Successful Planners“. The article is actually really good so you should check it out after you finish this one.  (Actually, I am a pretty big fan of their articles as there are lots of useful tips.)

1.Being prepared and planning for contingencies

2. Having passion for what you do

3. Flexibility

4. Staying level headed while under fire

5. Having a vision

6. Attention to detail

7. Ability to listen and understand your clients’ goals

8. Humility

*The WPIC Alumni Association is free to all graduates of our certification course.  It is a privilege and not a right. Membership is contingent on following the WPIC Code of Ethics

Do you have some other helpful and useful suggestions?  Please share them below.

Time for Wedding Pros to Refresh!

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Photo by HazelPhotography.com

by Danielle Andrews Sunkel

It’s November!  For Wedding Professionals this should be one of the most exciting months of the year.  It’s when you get the chance to refresh and reinvent your business!

There is a reason most Wedding Conferences happen in November.  Yes, it is usually the slowest month of the year for weddings, but more importantly, it is the month that the wedding industry renews itself.

Each year we are faced with a new industry, couples get engaged, enter our industry then they marry and leave our industry.  Wedding professionals do not benefit from year-over-year recognition, once a couple is married they are done with us, but it is exciting in that we get the chance to reinvent ourselves and our companies every year, allowing us to stay current and on-trend.

Most engagements take place between November and February, 70% to be exact.  (That is why all the Wedding Shows happen in January and February.)

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November is the time to regroup, rebrand, update, get weducated, and make any changes you want to make to your business, because its a whole new market come December!

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So take this chance my colleagues, update that logo, upgrade your website and make it mobile-compatible, add all those photos of the weddings you worked on this year and remove any outdated photos, put up a fabulous new head shot or working shot of yourself and make sure everything is modern.  Write new copy for your website and any advertising materials.

Zerlene Mekdeci, WPICC at the WPIC Wedding Shoot Extravaganza, Photo by NikkoPhotography.com

Zerlene Mekdeci, WPICC at the WPIC Wedding Shoot Extravaganza, Photo by NikkoPhotography.com

Let us know if the comments what you are doing to renew, rejuvinate and refresh your business!

WPIC at Wedding MBA in Las Vegas 2015

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By: Tracey Manailescu

We have been speaking at Wedding MBA for the past seven years, but this year the producers asked us to do something pretty darned groovy.  A special “Wedding Planner” track was added to the conference on Monday, September 14th, 2015.  This made an additional day of learning (whoot whoot) and we were asked to speak at it, as well as moderate and MC the afternoon session.

We were in the company of some talented and passionate wedding planners; Alison Howard of Alison Howard Events, Linnyette Richardson Hall of Premiere Event Management and Deborah Moody of ACPWC gave some wonderful tips and advice, as well as about 400 attendees were in the room to feed the wedding euphoria.

In fact, Danielle and I were asked to speak at two seminars this year; “Ooh La La: European Wedding Trend Forecast” where we discussed the wedding market’s trend forecast, mixing and matching with a hands on color lab, and selfie stations done right.

Our second seminar was titled “Eclectic Elegance: The 2016 Wedding Planner Forecast” in which we discussed  the new twist on tasting stations and small sips, what’s hot and what’s not, and themes and colors for 2016.

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The awesome Colleen Ashton of Aloha Hawaiian Flowers and Gifts , WPICC presented us with lei’s Fed Ex’ed for our presentation all of the way from Hawaii as part of our seminar where we discussed the guest experience.  A lucky winner was selected to receive a lei which was sent directly to her home.

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There were over 2200 wedding professionals of all backgrounds and countries in attendance.  There were over 90 seminars to choose from.

Photo captured by: cakerental.com

Photo captured by: cakerental.com

Wedding MBA would not be complete without mentioning the amazing parties that are sponsored by WeddingWire and The Knot each year. It really is something that attendees look forward to after the seminars.  We can relax, unwind and network while being spoiled at some really great venues in Las Vegas.

Such a great time at the WeddingWire party at Ling Ling at Hakkasan! Loving our photos from #openairphotobooth

Such a great time at the WeddingWire party at Ling Ling at Hakkasan! Love our photos from Open Air Photobooth

Here is a great promo video produced by Godfather Films for Wedding MBA 2015 so you can get a better feel of the overall event.

http://vimeo.com/122482092

Next year’s dates have already been selected.  Mark your calendars for Wedding MBA 2016 on October 3-5, 2016.

WPIC at Wedding MBA in Las Vegas 2015

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Photo:
www.avenue-photo.com

By: Tracey Manailescu

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We have been speaking at Wedding MBA for the past seven years, but this year the producers asked us to do something pretty darned groovy.  A special “Wedding Planner” track was added to the conference on Monday, September 14th, 2015.  This made an additional day of learning (whoot whoot) and we were asked to speak at it, as well as moderate and MC the afternoon session.

We were in the company of some pretty darned talented and passionate wedding planners; Alison Howard of Alison Howard Events, Linnyette Richardson Hall of Premiere Event Management and Deborah Moody of ACPWC gave some wonderful tips and advice, as well as about 400 attendees were in the room to feed the wedding euphoria.

Real Wedding- Rachelle and Lane’s Farm Wedding

Ashlie Metcalf

Ashlie Metcalf, WPICC of Harmony Wedding & Event Coordination shares her experience with us of planning the very special wedding of:

Lane Kruger & Rachelle Lawlor. Wedding date: July 26th, 2015

 

“I had the honor of standing in my best friend Lane’s wedding this past July. Not only was I asked to stand on HIS side but he and his fiancé also asked me to MC and help plan their wedding.

The planning started from Australia, where they were traveling for a year and living in a van. They rarely had Internet and the time change made it difficult for us talk on the phone. Lane and Rachelle had to book everything “blindly” as they could not view the venue in person or meet the vendors, so I acted as their eyes and ears. They ended up booking the beautiful Earth to Table Farm, a venue near Hamilton, ON.

Everything happened so quickly when they returned to Ontario. There were parties to be had, vendors to be paid, appointments, fittings, cake tastings, etc. Through it all Lane and Rachelle remained calm with a “roll with it” kind of attitude.

Considering how many “hats” I wore on the wedding day, it was very relaxed. My morning started with hair and make up at the Brides house, then off to the hotel to get my daughter, the flower girl ready, and then off to another hotel for photos with the Groom before setting off to the ceremony venue to make sure everything was perfect for the arrival of the Bride.

The ceremony was simple and sweet, I had a proud Mommy moment when I saw my daughter debuting as the flower girl. O.k, I’ll be honest, I was a blubbering fool. The environment was like a family reunion. Games, cocktails and passed hors d’oeuvres entertained the guests while the wedding party had their photos taken.

The reception was home to food fresh from the farm, harvest tables, succulent centerpieces and homemade preserves from Labrador City (The Brides hometown). There was a 3 tiered, 3 flavored cake {I didn’t get a chance to sample) as well as a poutine station for the late night and the grooms one and only request- a 5 tier chocolate fountain with all of the fixings.

After the speeches were over it was time to enjoy the open bar, dancing and photo booth. The emotions poured on when the Father Daughter dance and Mother Son dances happened. I don’t know what it is, but when I see the look on the face of a parent dancing with their newlywed child it just evokes raw emotion and I am not ashamed to say I cry during these dances at almost every wedding!

The end of the night was bittersweet as this would be the last time I’d get to see the newlyweds before I moved to British Columbia. I moved from Ontario to BC 3 days after Lane and Rachelle said “I do.”

It was challenging at times to juggle planning my best friend’s wedding while he and his fiancé were travelling on the other side of the world, and I was in the middle of moving my family to the other side of the country, but we got it done, and if I had to do it all again, I would.”

~Ashlie Metcalf, Harmony Wedding & Event Coordination “Planning your Life’s Events in Perfect Harmony”

Kind words from the Groom:

“Myself and my wife were trying to plan our wedding in Ontario, Canada, while we were on the other side of the world. Ashlie’s services were invaluable as she helped us source our venue and screen the vendors, all of whom were fantastic. When we returned to Canada she helped us create and stick to a timeline, ensuring things were not missed or delayed. The event itself was flawless if there were any hiccups we as the couple never heard about them which is a testament to how well Ashile did her job. We would not hesitate to recommend Ashlie’s services to anyone planning an event or wedding.”

Kind words from the Mother of the Groom:

Dear Ashlie,

Your help with Lane and Rachelle’s recent wedding, at ‘Earth to Table Farm’ near Hamilton, was invaluable.  We couldn’t have done it without you!  Your calm presence, attention to detail and persistence with following up even the smallest concerns made the day go so smoothly.  Because my son and his fiancé were out of the country when they got engaged, it was up to you to do the groundwork for them.  Thanks so very much for all you did, from checking out the possible venues and caterers and DJ’s to investigating hotel availability for out of town guests during a very busy ‘PanAm’ games weekend.  Keeping the bride and groom on track was a big challenge for you too, I’m sure, as they were busy with their return to Canada after a year away, moving, etc.  You made everything easier for them and I know they were confident that you had things under control and they didn’t need to worry about anything.  You worked well with them, however, and made sure they were involved in all the decisions.  You gave them immense peace of mind -your excellent taste was not only to our benefit but really meshed with everything the couple wanted and needed.  Everything went so well on the wedding day and I know it was because of your conscientious overview and foresight – making sure you had everyone in the right places at the right time, making sure the minister, DJ, photographers, etc. were confirmed well ahead of time and that they got their payments… Lane and Rachelle could concentrate on getting themselves ready in a relaxed and enjoyable fashion and really cherish their wedding day.  And so could their moms !!

Thanks so much, again, Ashlie – I would highly recommend you as a wedding planner to anyone who asks.

Yours gratefully,

~Lori Harms

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Photography: Lushana Bale Photography | Venue and Catering: Earth to Table Farm |  Wedding Coordination:  Harmony Wedding and Events  |  Flowers:  I Fiori  |  Wedding Gown: Mark Zunino for Kleinfeld Canada  |  Bridesmaid Dresses: Karma Koma  |  Tuxes: Michael Kors from Colin’s formalwear  |  Cake:  Picture Perfect Cakes  |  DJ: Schwartzentruber Music  |  Photobooth: E-Photobooth  |  Videographer: Chloe Belle Creative  |  Hair and Makeup: Makeup Jedi