Melanie, Lead Wedding Planner
The planning bug got me early but took a little while to develop into something concrete. It all started when I worked in the sales department of a hotel in downtown Vancouver. I assisted with booking event space for meetings and conferences as well as room blocks which then led to planning client events from start to finish. Turns out, I have an eye for detail and organization. Seeing an event come together is a great feeling especially when you know you had a hand in making it happen!
Eight years ago I was asked to help at my first wedding. It started out small, taking care of details on the day of the event, overseeing deliveries, setup and acting as a go-between with vendors, guests and the wedding party. From there I got hooked. With a wedding, all aspects of planning an event are there and to the extreme. Being able to pull together all the various elements of what is sometimes such a grand event can be challenging but I found that I thrive under that pressure and even excel at it. Seeing the happy faces of my clients and their families is the greatest thanks I can receive and I just can't get enough!
I have been fortunate to be a part of many weddings now, experiencing different cultural aspects, wants, needs, ideas and all taking place at such beautiful venues, even including a gorgeous palace in Austria! I look forward to sitting down with you and together I know we can develop something unique and special to set your day apart and create memories that will last a lifetime!
Things I love
Spreadsheets. It might be strange but spreadsheets make me extremely happy! From planning weddings to travel itineraries, colour coded with lots of tabs is the way to go!
Vancouver... I love Vancouver in the summer. Seeing tourists walking around our city makes me happy with their fanny packs, maps, cruise wear and tour stickers.
Walking everywhere. I am fortunate to live close to just about everything and I love being able to walk! I own gumboots and a great rain coat - a must for this city!
Discovering new places, exploring and trying new restaurants. We are fortunate to have so many great options and it's always fun trying something new!
Getting to know you… as cheesy as it sounds, I pride myself on getting to know my couples extremely well. I love having that confidence in knowing I am connecting you with the best vendors to execute your day the way you want it.