You’ve both been picturing this day since you met, when your eyes met across a room and you felt that heart-skipping spark of something exciting. Something oh-so right. And many Starbucks dates, morning cuddle-fests, trips to the farmer’s market and giggly cooking escapades later, it’s finally happening. You’re not just going to be a couple anymore; you’re going to be a married couple. You can see the most important day of your life unfolding now…a beautiful backdrop with personalized details, being surrounded by the family and friends that matter most to you, distinctly-you decor, sweet moments for togetherness, and maybe even a swirl of surprise. There’s just one itty bitty problem: How do you go from “Yes” to “I Do” with your sanity intact—and without overlooking the finer but just-as-important details? This just happens to be where we can lend an ever-capable helping hand.

HI! I’M STEPHANIE. Owner & Principal Planner A bubbly, organization-obsessed Vancouver-based Wedding and Proposal Planner who’s crazy about David’s Tea, Voluspa candles and all-things-pretty. I love laugh-out-loud comedies and taking weekend getaways with my besties. And I live for helping time-strapped couples plan, simplify and personalize their once-in-a-lifetime moment, so it turns out to be everything they ever hoped it would be (and then some). I am the happy owner of Sweetheart Events and the first one to congratulate you on this exciting journey you are about to begin.

“WHEN WE TOLD STEPHANIE ABOUT OUR FIRST DATE AT A LOCAL MEXICAN RESTAURANT, SHE CAME UP WITH THE GREAT IDEA OF HAVING A MIDNIGHT TACO BUFFET. OUR GUESTS ARE STILL RAVING ABOUT HOW UNIQUE AND DELICIOUS THE LATE-NIGHT SNACK AT OUR WEDDING WAS!” – ALLISON & TONY

MY CREDENTIALS: I’m a Certified Wedding Planner with The Wedding Planner’s Institute of Canada and a Certified Event Planner with BCIT who’s been featured in places like Style Me Pretty, Green Wedding Shoes, Real Weddings Magazine, Vancouver Bride and How He Asked. On top of that, before starting Sweetheart Events, I worked with two well-respected local event planning companies and shadowed numerous industry professionals for 5+ years and have been planning proposals for three years. Want to create a love-stamped occasion that’s unforgettably special, authentically you and flawlessly executed? Then I’d be honoured to be a part of  your big day!

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shawna
HI! I’M SHAWNA. Associate Planner A lover of details and all things pretty. I am obsessed with timelines and checklists and I can’t get enough of the personalized details that go into crafting your wedding. I am truly blessed to do what I do and be surrounded by joy every day. As Sweetheart Event’s Associate Planner, I enjoy guiding my couples through the planning process to create a one of a kind celebration that leaves your guests wowed by the details you incorporated. This is one of the most important days in your life and you can trust that it is in good hands.

Since obtaining certification with the Wedding Planners Institute of Canada and Event Management through BCIT I have had the opportunity to assist my couples with planning their happily ever after for several years now and I cannot wait to celebrate your day with you!

“FROM PLANNING TO IMPLEMENTATION TO EXECUTION WE COULD NOT HAVE ASKED FOR ANYTHING MORE. SHAWNA AND HER TEAM WERE ORGANIZED, PROMPT, GOOD COMMUNICATORS AND DID IT ALL WITH A POSITIVE “CAN DO” ATTITUDE….OUR SPECIAL DAY WAS SMOOTH AND STRESS FREE.” – NATALIE & NASH

On the side you will find me keeping up with trends working for a local decor company and a top golf and country club as a wedding coordinator. My favourite things are: exploring trails with my Pug, Ella, Finding inspiration and new ideas on Pinterest and spending time with loved ones in my hometown on the Sunshine Coast.

caitlyn
HI! I’M CAITLYN. Wedding Day Coordinator I would love to be a part of your special day and I want to allow your experience of wedding planning be what it should be- stress free! This is one of the biggest days of your life (if not the biggest) and there is nothing more that I would love to do then to make it as you’ve always dreamed of. Leave the logistics and final details to me! I will bring your vision to life with your team of vendors and let you sit back while I execute behind the scenes. I cannot wait to celebrate with you and your sweetheart!

“Thank you, Caitlyn!  Roger and I definitely do happy dances and high fives every time we think about our wedding day.”- Mary & Roger

My favorite thing about weddings is getting to see how much love surrounds us. It’s the moments that take your breath away and that make you laugh uncontrollably while making you cry at the same time. Those are the moments that make me love what I do! With that being said, it is my goal to create a stress-free environment that allows that kind of crazy and unconditional love to be the focus on your big day. Since the age of 10, it was love. An “I do”, a kiss and a very questionable junior brides maid dress later (sorry Aunt Ainsley), I had found my destiny. It wasn’t until the beginning of my schooling at Capilano University and at BCIT that I was able to put my dream into motion. After receiving my diploma in both Art and Entertainment Management and Event Marketing I spent time volunteering for local event companies and took a position of Day of Wedding Coordinator at a local golf and country club. A few fun facts about me: I love dogs. Especially pugs. I am terrified of whales. I have never liked coffee. Chai tea please! Let’s do tea soon!

beth
HI! I’M BETH. Proposal Planner & Calligrapher I love everything about creating those moments in life that just take your breath away.

Yes, you have been dreaming of your wedding day for as long as you can remember – but you’ve also been thinking of when and where you will be asked ( or be asking) that simple question that will change both of your lives. With that one word answer, together you begin an exciting journey towards saying “I do”. This is a exciting phase of your relationship and I am so excited to be a part of it! As your Proposal Planner, I can not wait to help you create that story, the one that you will be telling, and re-telling, your friends, family and anyone who will listen for years to come. It should be memorable, it should be beautiful, and it should be true to you and your relationship together.

Since obtaining my diploma in Event Management from The Art Institutes of Vancouver, I have been fortunate to have worked in both corporate events and as a Wedding Coordinator. I am so thankful and honoured to be a part of your special day!

My ideal afternoon would be spent in a cute new cafe, drinking a triple soy americano-misto, laughing with friends and eating way too many desserts! I am also a designer and modern-calligrapher and am never without a pen and paper. I am so excited to be able to share this passion of mine with the team! I am a girl who can not walk past a shoe sale, spends way too much time on Instagram, loves trying out new recipes, and who is always exploring this amazing city that I call my home!

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