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 strong background in event management and wedding planning, Anouk had managed 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 or creating something beautiful. Anouk is the face behind one of our favourite local rental companies, Structuur, where she creates custom designs + rentals for weddings and events!
Carley came into our world almost five 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 works alongside her Planning, Coordination, + Design clients on bringing their vision to life while creating a stress-free day for them and their guests. Carley works behind the scenes on tons of our creative installations and is always dreaming up new eye catching Instagrammable moments that pop up around our city!
Casey is our own personal energizer bunny. On site at events, you can find her assisting guests and setting up decor, all while thinking two or three steps ahead of what needs to be done next. She’s the gal you want to have next to you at 2:00am when you need that boost of energy. With a strong passion for customer service, she is always willing to go the extra mile for our clients. When she’s not on site, you can find her up a mountain (she LOVES a good hike!) or in some body of water – this year Casey is jumping in the ocean or a lake every month and it’s not surprising she’s convinced a handful of friends to join her mission. She’s just that type of gal, wherever she goes, good people follow!
CassieLead Corporate Planner
EmmaOwner & Lead Planner
Emma Lead Coordinator + Social Coordinator
Two EMMAs are better than one around here! 🎉 Emma Landy aka Landy, loves weddings so much that during Covid Lockdown, she planned an entire fake wedding that went viral on Tik Tok! After graduating from UVIC with a degree in Psychology, Emma decided to put her love of parties and fun to the test and has been exploring life in the event industry ever since. Emma loves connecting with her clients and bonding over their favourite things – weddings (duh!), yoga, cooking, and theme parties! When Emma’s not on site with clients, she’s busy running TGP’s social channels and keeps our incredible collection of wedding albums updated!
Grace is good time loving Brit, with an infectious smile and hardworking spirit. With over 12 years of hospitality experience in some of BC and Europe’s top event spaces, resorts, and restaurants, Grace has a passion for designing unique events for unique experiences. Grace’s love for exceptional experiences is matched only by her love of brunch! Grace’s global experiences have resulted in her ability to meticulously plan, organize, and communicate with all different types of people. As a lover of small towns with big personalities, she is so excited to be a part of Victoria’s story and help couples bring their dreams to reality.
After getting to work alongside The Good Party team at a wedding in 2019, Jules instantly knew she needed to reach out to Emma about the possibility of joining the team. With a degree in Global Tourism Management and a certificate in Event Management, she has over six years of event planning experience and has been able to add a diverse variety of events to her resume over the years. Jules is always willing to go above and beyond to make any event as personalized, special, and magical, as it can be. Consider her your own personal fairy godmother, trading in her magic wand for a party skirt. When she’s not on-site, she can be found adventuring around Vancouver Island.
Kelly is a creative through and through! Being a pastry chef for over 10 years left her not only with an incredible sweet tooth, but with an incredible creativity and an attention to detail that she brings to all of our clients’ wedding days! As an Australian living that island life, she spends her time camping and exploring our beautiful city. Kelly knows all the best restaurants up and down the island! Her top three happen to favourites among the team: The Courtney Room, The Terrace at the Empress for cocktails and appies in the summer, and Wolf in the Fog in Tofino!
KirstenSocial + Marketing Coordinator
Kirsten first came to us through an Internship opportunity through her program at the Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria aimed at assisting small businesses with their COVID Pivot Plan. When we saw her very impressive (and aesthetically pleasing!) resume, we knew it was going to be a great fit. Kirsten spent 2020 with us sprucing up our branding, reworking our marketing materials, creating tons of new digital content, crafting pom- poms, and so much more! Kirsten spent the 2021 season with us working on a variety of projects before heading back to Vancouver after graduation. The joys of the post-Covid world means that Kirsten really is only a Zoom call away and she continues to support us with social media and marketing projects weekly!
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. Previously 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 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. Kody now lives in Vancouver full time, but like Kirsten is literally an iMessage away and is always on board for the next creative undertaking!
MadisonExecutive Assistant & Lead Planner
AKA Madi. You can find Madison’s impact all around our studio and, although it’s only been a year, it’s honestly hard to remember how we all functioned without her! When in our studio space, she’s often surrounded by organizational bins, continuously making our lives more efficient and organized! When she’s on site (she’s got 40 weddings under her belt already!), Madi has an eye for design and a knack for the teeny tiny details! Coming from Vancouver Island University with a degree in Tourism Management and Marketing, Madison’s skill set is extensive and we can’t wait to see her flex her planning + design muscles with both corporate and wedding clients in the seasons ahead! A true island girl, when Madi isn’t working with our team and clients, she loves exploring all the West Coast has to offer!
MarleyCommunications Coordinator & Lead Planner
Marley joined the team in January of 2019! She is Emma’s right-hand woman in the studio and worked on site on over 150 weddings since joining us! With a degree in Creative Writing and a Diploma in Writing for Television & Film, Marley not only delivers in person but also online overseeing 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, our resident studio dog. Marley’s love of pups extends to her home life too with her little gal, Dottie, who often pops by the studio to create the cutest chaos!
Olivia is our country queen, ready to work hard and not afraid to get a little dirty! With a degree in Recreation and Tourism management from Vancouver Island University in addition to an Event Planning Certification, Olivia is ready on all levels to take on the challenges that the event world throws our way. Olivia truly greets every wedding day with a smile and a can-do attitude and is the team member on site at the end of a long day who keeps you laughing AND moving! An Alberta girl at heart, when she’s not on site you can find Olivia camping, hiking, playing volleyball, or watching rugby!
With her BIG LEO ENERGY, saying that Ruby is a joy to have on site is truly an understatement! We honestly feel like Ruby was made for The Good Party and it is shocking to us that we didn’t find her sooner. Joining our team for the 2022 season, we discovered that Ruby is an enthusiastic fan of weddings, love stories, and any and all animals! Born and raised in Shanghai, Ruby specializes in supporting many of our international clients, is experienced in facilitating Tea Ceremonies, and is fluent in Mandrian. She is a big foodie and is known for always making sure her clients and our entire team are well fed and hydrated. With a background in Business Administration and Marketing, she loves a good spreadsheet and has assisted many of our Lead Planners with their own clients. When she’s not on site, she’s snuggling her pup, Ollie, or at a weekly trivia night!
SarahLead Planner + Staffing Lead
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!). 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!