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
The last few days of sunshine has me dreaming about summer! While we wait for summer to officially arrive, please enjoy some photos and memories from Spencer and Erin's wedding last June. A few fun memories:
And now, enjoy some photos of the day!
"Jodi was so wonderful to work with during the whole process. We were unsure at first whether we 'needed' a planner and could NOT have done it without her! I would highly recommend her to any future Brides and Grooms!" -Erin
Caterer: Austin Gourmet
Day-Of Coordinator: Jodi Marie Events
DJ: In the Mix
Hair/Makeup: Salon Cardeiro
Photographer: Amy Teixiera
Rentals (Arbor, Signing Table and Assorted Furniture): Past Pieces
Rentals (Dance Floor, Heaters, Hightop Tables): Confetti Party Rentals
Rentals (Wooden Tables): Woodpecker Tables
Rentals (Tent): Phoenix Tent Rentals
Rentals (Washroom): Full Moon Rentals
Venue: Singletree Winery
Videographer: Michael Holbrook
Pre-warning: this wedding means a lot to me as it involves dear friends of ours. My husband, Nic, and I met Colin in Bible College. Colin and I were in the same music program which my husband transferred into in our second semester. The moment Nic met Colin, they were instant best friends. They bonded over music and were even in a band together. Their friendship has remained strong even as life has shifted over the years. It was so exciting when Colin and Jessica met, as we could instantly tell that they were and are a great fit for each other. I was so honoured when they asked me to coordinate their wedding, and I loved being with them through the whole planning process. A few special moments from their October wedding:
Did you know that Jodi Marie Events offers decor setup and takedown services? Well, we do! I loved having the opportunity to setup and takedown the decor for Jordan and Emily's wedding. Everything was so beautiful (and well organized thanks to Jordan's talented mom)! Please enjoy some photos from this special day:
It's been a year since this couple was married (so basically, about time I shared some photos from their wedding day). Josh and Naomi met while Naomi was doing some traveling, in South Africa (which is where Josh is from). They fell in love and the rest is history! It was so special to be part of their wedding day at the beautiful Hive Events in New Westminster. The whole day felt like a joining of two families and I have many special memories from the wedding:
Now that you have a bit of background on the couple, it is time to enjoy some gorgeous photos from their wedding day. Let me know your thoughts in the comments!
"Jodi Marie Events allowed me to relax and let go on my wedding day! She was incredibly helpful and responsive as I was out of the country for most of the planning period. Jodi also went above and beyond to assist my husband and I for our wedding. She took on all the responsibility on the day and gave us the freedom to enjoy the day without a worry." -Naomi
And just like that, Josh and Kizzie's one year anniversary is upon us (December 30th to be exact)! Their day was lovely with the weather staying mild enough for the wedding party to take some fun outdoor shots. I can't wait to share some photos from their December wedding, but first here are some memories!
It was a gift to be chosen to coordinate Josh and Kizzie's special day. Please enjoy some photos from their wedding!
Cake/Cupcakes: Once Upon A Treat Bakery (the bride's company!)
Day-Of Coordinator: Jodi Marie Events
Decorator: Chair Decor
Florals: Niki Trading
Hairstylist/Makeup: The Love Team
Limo: Luxury Life Limo
Photobooth: Lucky Booth
Photographer: Miranda Harvey Photography
Venue (Ceremony): Sts. Peter & Paul Parish
Venue (Reception): Pinnacle Hotel at the Pier
Videographer: Bernie Hipos Wedding Films
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