creativity. organization.

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.

Emma
Owner/Lead Planner

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 somewhere! As her beautiful Instagram account will tell you, her life is filled with endless west coast beaches and worldwide travel.

Camille
Lead Planner

Camille joined our team in the summer of 2016 as an event assistant and quickly made herself irreplaceable. Over the past 3 years, she completed her diploma in Hospitality Management and has worked as the Lead Planner on over a dozen weddings. 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. Clients who work with Dakota rave that she is fun, vibrant, energetic, and fantastic listener and we couldn’t agree more!

Carley
Lead Planner

Carley came into our world two and a half years ago with a bang at one of our favourite weddings of all time! Carley’s cousin was tying the knot that day and she was PUMPED to pull Emma aside and let her know that she would be absolutely psyched to join the team. With her love of events, degree in Businesses Administration with a combined concentration in International business & Marketing (quite the mouthful!), and incredibly fun personality, we couldn’t say no and Carley has been with us ever since. Carley’s current focus is working alongside our Coordination + Design couples on bringing their vision to life while creating a stress-free day for them and their guests. Similar to Anouk, Carley’s other love is travel and her post-vacation must-do posts on her travel blog “Scratch the World” have us all dreaming of our next adventure!

Sarah
Lead Planner

Sarah joined the party in early 2019, coming to us with an impressive event related resume. From organizing her first fundraiser at age 14 to completing a certification in event planning in 2017, Sarah has immersed herself in the events world over the past ten years and has experience in everything from youth programming and corporate fundraisers to wedding planning and floral design (did we mention she also owns a local focused floral company, Blooms & Co.!). A west coast girl at heart, Sarah grew up in Metchosin, which happens to be home to one of her favourite venues, Bilston Creek Farm, and dreams of having the opportunity to plan an epic bohemian inspired tented wedding celebration somewhere close to home!

Sara
Lead Planner

From bride-to-be to Lead Planner, Sara has hit almost every role on our team over the last 3 years. Emma met with Sara and, her now husband, Dustin over some Froyo and it was clear from the start that she was meant to be more than a bride – she joined the team within the month as an event assistant. Since then, Sara has also worked as our Studio Manager and Logistics Coordinator. Sara is now a Lead Planner and effortlessly manages the many organizational and logistical challenges our team and her clients throw her way.  Although she means business, Sara lives and breathes the “anything for the couple” motto and this past summer even made a guest appearance as Pikachu for a Pokemon loving duo! When she’s not on-site, Sara can be found in the dance studio where she teaches Irish dancing or at home completing a never-ending list of renovation projects with Dustin and their dog, Savvy. 

Kody
Designer

One of the best things about our previous shared studio space, was the friendships and connections that come from it. Kody is one of those connections. A full time member of the talented team behind our brand and website, The Studio Design, Kody’s education in marketing, social media, and all things pretty fits in perfectly with our team. We adore her bubbly personality and laughter and seriously love putting her design skills to the test for everything from save the dates to custom invitations suites and day-of stationery and signage for our full planning clients.

Marley
Communication Coordinator

Marley joined the team in January of 2019 and it’s hard to remember life before her! She is Emma’s right-hand woman in the studio and worked on site on over 20 weddings this season alone! With a degree in Creative Writing and a Diploma in Writing for Television & Film, Marley not only delivers in person but also online via our social media platforms and blog. Marley takes care of everyone around her and is a fan favourite with all our clients as she’s always making sure they are well taken care of (Prosecco anyone?). When asked about her favourite part of the job, Marley says it’s making sure there’s consistently a good balance of sweet and salty treats on the snack cart. Just kidding, we didn’t ask her that… but if we had, we are pretty sure it’s a close tie between the snack cart and getting to share an office with Duck and Goose, our resident studio dogs.

Morgan

Coordinator

Casey

Coordinator

Ashley

Crafter

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