When it comes to celebrating life’s biggest moments, we believe the two go hand-in-hand. Our detail-oriented system for handling logistics and our total attention to style and presentation, combined with our dedication and fun-loving approach is what makes us the go to Creative Planning & Production company on Vancouver Island.
Our weddings & celebrations are inspired by the clients we work with and this inspiration carries through to the smallest details of their event. We love to bring creative ideas to life and thrive on working with couples and event hosts who share the same desire to push the boundaries of same-old, same-old and create joyful and uniquely memorable celebrations for their loved ones and guests.
With a background in Social Work and Counselling, I spent over ten years working in human services positions from Oxford, England to Calgary, Alberta and most recently back here, at home, in beautiful Victoria, BC.
Being the first of my friends to get married, I was involved in the behind the scenes planning and creative design for almost a dozen weddings before I realized that my summertime passion project had the potential to become something more. With my loving husband’s support and a whole lot of faith, I made the leap into small business ownership in early 2015 and haven’t looked back! I truly consider it a blessing to have the opportunity to work with so many awesome clients during some of the most exciting times of their lives.
This Creative Planning & Production company is a joyful part of my life and I’m so proud of how far we have come in four short years. We were thrilled to be named Vancouver Island’s Best Wedding Planner for 2016, 2017 and 2018 as well as the Island’s Best Overall Wedding Designer for 2017 and 2018. Most recently we were a Finalist at the BC Wedding Awards and were honoured to be named one of Canada’s Top Wedding Planners by WeddingBells Magazine. I can’t wait to see where this journey takes us next!
Anouk Lead Planner
With a strong background in event management and wedding planning, Anouk had managed with over 70 weddings through her position as an event coordinator at a local resort when she joined our team in January 2018. Anouk takes the lead role with many of our full planning clients as well as works behind the scenes in the studio managing administrative tasks. When Anouk isn’t in the studio, she’s likely on an adventure with her husband, (of almost 10 years!) Jeremy. As her beautiful Instagram account will tell you, her life is filled with endless west coast beaches, worldwide travel, and her orange VW van, Vincent (Van Gogh).
Camille Lead Planner
Camille joined our team in the summer of 2016 as an event assistant and quickly made herself irreplaceable. Having recently completed her diploma in Hospitality Management, Camille is a west-coaster at heart and has a knack for finding the most picture perfect venues for our clients. Whether it’s an Air BnB that ticks all the boxes or a mountainside vista for an elopement, when we are on the hunt for something special, Camille is the studio go to. Her passion for guest experience shines through when she’s on site on wedding day as she’s consistently going above and beyond to ensure all of our clients’ guests are well taken care of. Camille’s love of colourful design paired with her attention to detail makes her the perfect fit for planning clients looking to infuse fun into their celebrations!
Dakota Lead Planner
Simply saying, fashion lover, does not give Dakota’s passion for all things vogue enough credit. With a background in costume design and men’s personal styling, Dakota’s knack for pulling things together, whether it’s an awesome outfit or an inspiring event, is what originally inspired us to recruit her to join our planning team. However, it very quickly became clear that Dakota’s ability to form connections and build trusting relationships with clients and vendors is what truly makes her unique. We are thrilled to have Dakota on board as a fully certified WPIC planner offering both production and planning services for our wedding clients.
Dana Lead Planner
The newest member of our planning team, and the one who’s jet-setting life we can’t help but envy, Dana truly has the whole #weddingplannerlife thing figured out. Dana spends the wet and rainy West Coast fall & winter months in sunny Fort Lauderdale, Florida as an associate planner at Blue Orchid Planning & Design and then heads back our way when the cherry blossoms starting popping for our team’s busy spring and summer season. Even though she’s out of the country for half the year, Dana is only a text or phone call away and is the perfect planner for our out of town clients as her long distance project management skills mean she’s a fantastic communicator.
One of the best things about our shared studio space, is the connections that come from it. Kody is one of those connections. Sharing her time with our friends (and office mates!), The Studio Design, Kody’s education in marketing, social media, and all things design fits in perfectly with our team. We adore her bubbly personality and laughter in the office. We love putting her design skills to the test for everything from save the dates to custom invitations suites and day-of stationery design for our clients.
Stacey Creative Designer
A mother of two under five and wife to Scott, when Stacey isn’t creating seating charts, placecards, and wedding day signage she balances her time between teaching high school Applied Placement art classes and chasing after her two little ones. Stacey plays a huge role in the behind the scenes production of many of our biggest creative projects and is our go to artist for the beautiful design sketches you’ll find in a handful of our client galleries. You can find Stacey’s most recent creative work on her Instagram.
Not only is Emma very creative and talented but her organizational skills are amazing… her imagination is endless!