I loved working with Scott and Stephanie so much! The joy that Stephanie has for life is contagious, and I truly enjoyed each moment spent with her. I believe that Scott and Stephanie are going to do amazing things in this world!
Fun fact: Stephanie is a triplet! Someone made a comment at the rehearsal that her sisters were on their way but "you'll know they're sisters when you see them." I didn't pay much attention to this as my sister and I also look like, despite being four years in age apart. When her sisters arrived I loudly said: "Oh wow, yes, you definitely are sisters!" Those around me laughed and basically said: "well duh, they're triplets!" *insert facepalm emoji*
The wedding was so lovely and I'm so grateful to have played a small role in it!
"We hired Jodi originally for just set up and take down of our decorations, but after we got more into planning we upgraded our package to include day of coordination! I am sooo glad we did- as someone who has never planned an event this large before, you don't realize at the beginning just how much goes into making it run smoothly! Jodi was awesome leading up to our wedding day- she made us a timeline, contacted all our vendors and made sure they knew the timeline, gave my sister (who was our MC) tips on being an MC, and helped me organize picking up and dropping off of the decorations we were renting. She also ran our ceremony rehearsal, which was a huge weight off my mind as by the end everyone felt comfortable with where they were supposed to be and at what time.
On the wedding day, our decorations looked gorgeous!! They were even better than I had hoped- and if there were any problems that came up during the day, I still don't know about them nearly 2 months later! Jodi was awesome during the reception at making sure my husband and I had everything we needed, including food and drinks! At the end of the night, tear down of the decorations happened so fast I didn't even notice until it was nearly done!
We loved having Jodi helping us organize our wedding day, and we highly recommend her to anyone looking for a friendly and organized wedding planner!" -Stephanie
My husband and I have known Tamara since our college days, and it's been great keeping in touch via Facebook over the years. I was thrilled when Tamara reached out regarding booking me for her wedding - it's always an honour when friends and acquaintances choose to hire me!
Her wedding to James was best described as fun. The two of them truly know how to have a good time together, and this was showcased through choreographed dance numbers, singing, jokes, and laughter throughout the entire wedding day. Enjoy the following photos that capture the true essence of their relationship!
This wedding was a special and memorable one to me as it was the first time my (photographer) sister and I worked a wedding together! Kara had hired me for coordination and decor setup and takedown, and then expressed at our first meeting that she was also looking for a photographer. It's important to me that I only recommend companies that I trust and who do reputable work, and thus my sister was an easy one to recommend. Joy has excelled at photography with her business Sheer Joy Photography and truly did an amazing job with Dali and Kara's wedding. Check out the following photos from this beautiful wedding!
Bartender: Straight Up Bar Services
Cake: Cake n' Sweets
Caterer: 5 Star Catering
Decor (Archway and String Lighting): Creative Heart Events
Day-Of Coordinator: Jodi Marie Events
DJ: Music Maestro DJ
Hair/Makeup: Rose Quartz Beauty
Officiant: Rob Buzza
Photographer: Sheer Joy Photography
Rentals (Chiavari Chairs): Vancouver Chiavari Chairs
Venue: Burnaby Lake Rowing Pavilion
And just like that, October has come and gone! My 3-year-old son was SO excited to trick or treat this year. He, without prompting, pretended to go door to door asking for candy for weeks prior to Halloween. It was definitely fun to take him and his baby brother out on Halloween!
Halloween and October always reminds me of Tyler and Sadie's wedding! They were married last October and their wedding featured all things fall and orange and lovely. My team loved setting up and taking down their wedding decor! Check out the pictures (and a kind review) below!
"We used Jodi for set up and take down of our wedding in October. She was super organized and professional throughout the whole process. She was able to take the vision that we had and create it perfectly. It took so much stress off knowing that she was there to make our venue look beautiful and knowing that our friends and family didn't need to pack up anything. Her and her team did everything! It was great! Would definitely recommend her!" -Sadie
It's officially been a year since Francesco and Christina's gorgeous September wedding! It was a truly amazing wedding. The decor and florals were stunning, the outfits for the bride and groom were beautiful, the food was delicious, and the vendor list was incredible! I was in love with the colour pallet chosen and how the decor, outfits, and florals matched perfectly to the venue. I was so grateful to be part of the coordination and organization of the wedding day. Please enjoy the following set of photos that truly tell a story about the wedding day:
Cake: Cakes by Peddie
Catering: Mira's Catering
Day-Of Coordinator: Jodi Marie Events
Decor/Florals: Ruffled Rose
DJ: DJ Trizzak
Hair/Makeup: Jasmine Hoffman
Photographer: The Nickersons
Transportation: City Limos
Venue (Ceremony): Holy Cross
Venue (Reception): Famee Furlane
Videographer: Vancouver Wedding Studios
Summer 2019 is basically behind us and what a fun summer it was! I just spent the day at Rowena's Inn on the River in Harrison Mills this past Saturday (which is a great venue with some top notch staff!). Being there brought back great memories of Matt and Alycia's wedding. The day was bright, the bride was stunning, and it was a wedding that I look back on fondly! Enjoy these following photos from that day.
"Jodi was the perfect coordinator in so many ways! Prompt, organized, sweet & talented! Her replies were quick & super helpful! Our wedding day wouldn't have been as wonderful without her help! Look no further, she is worth hiring, you will be happy you did. Thank you Jodi for being there when I needed you, for making our venue come to life and for being so sweet & calm just as a coordinator should be!" -Alycia
Summer is here (and going by way too quickly), weddings are in full swing, and life is busy, but that's not stopping me from sharing some photos from past weddings I've done! This wedding was a beautiful mix of pale pink decor, Jewish traditions, and the celebration of two loving people! The day was lovely (despite being crashed by a dinosaur during the father/daughter dance ;). I hope you enjoy the following photos as much as I do!
It's been nearly a year since Garett and Sidsel were married! I figured now is a great time to feature their wedding, especially since I had the opportunity to see them this past week when I coordinated their friend's wedding.
Garett and Sidsel's wedding was beautiful! The weather was warm and clear. The bride and groom were relaxed and calm leading up to and on their wedding day. And the speeches were fantastic and engaging, featuring choreographed dances, songs, homemade signs, games and more! I felt like I was among family and friends at the wedding! I'm excited to share some images from the day with you! Scroll to the bottom to see the vendors I worked with as well as a kind review from Sidsel.
"We didn't know Jodi prior to hiring her as our day of coordinator, but our first impression of her was a very organized, calm, and experienced professional, and her rates were extremely reasonable. Our wedding was July 14, 2018. Hiring Jodi was the best thing we could have done for our wedding and family. Before the wedding day we met to discuss details, and she was always available over email (with very quick replies) to answer any questions we had. She gave excellent advice and was willing to accommodate any changes we made to our plan. On the wedding day, she was so organized and exceeded our expectations so much that everyone felt stress-free and worry-free about all aspects of the day. Her and her team even thought of ways to use the decor we provided to add to our existing plan, to fill in any empty spaces and add a little more beauty to other spaces. It looked amazing. Her staff were absolutely lovely and excellent at working their magic without bringing attention to themselves. Several guests commented on our amazing day-of coordinator, and two of our friends getting married in 2019 hired her for their own wedding!
I cannot recommend Jodi Marie Events highly enough. Hiring her services as a day of coordinator/wedding planner will be the best decision you make for your event.
Here are some of the services Jodi provided us with:
-Vendor recommendations, contacting vendors week-of, and making a detailed timeline for the day
-Full set-up/take-down of ceremony and reception, and transfer of decor from ceremony to reception
-Organizing groups for family photos
-Cuing bridesmaids and bride when to walk down the aisle at the ceremony
-Letting tables know when to head to the buffet
-Putting out our late night snack items
-Ensuring the timeline was being followed
-So much more!"
This wedding, friends, it pulls at my heartstrings. I did this wedding just two weeks after finding out I was pregnant with our rainbow baby, Jasper. I wasn't feeling so hot on the day of the wedding but am so glad I was able to push through because this wedding was so special to me.
I met Amy a couple years ago when she helped install our oldest son, Wesley's, "big boy" carseat in my car (she's a certified carseat tech). We connected over the fact that her second daughter was born on Wesley's due date, making the two of them only four days apart. When asked what I did, I mentioned that I was a wedding planner to which Amy responded that she was actually looking for a Day-Of Coordinator. Shortly after this, we met to talk about her wedding and to finalize booking me as part of their wedding team!
The memories that I have from Justin and Amy's wedding are ones that will never leave me. A few that stand out:
This wedding took place awhile back and was one of my favourites that I've done so far! Why did it take me so long to share these photos? Because I loved them all so much and had a hard time paring them down to create the blog post (oops, fail). But here we are, I'm finally sharing them! Enjoy!
"Hiring Jodi to do our day of coordination was the smartest thing we did! She did an amazing job!
At anytime during the planning I had any questions she was there to answer them right away. She took over he planning a month before the wedding and confirmed all of my vendors and made a very detailed and helpful timeline of the wedding day. She was also at the rehearsal and set up and took down our entire reception. She dealt with anything and everything that had to do with making the day run smoothly and did a wonderful job.
I highly recommend hiring her she was a life saver! I had many compliments from our guest about how smooth the day went and how great Jodi was!" -Paisley
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