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
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.
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!
MarleyCommunications Coordinator & Lead Planner
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 100 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 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, our resident studio dog.
From bride-to-be to Lead Planner, Sara has hit almost every role on our team over the last 5 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, Whiskey.
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!