Weddings are about so much more than just choosing a location and a color scheme. This is a once-in-a-lifetime moment that celebrates your journey to this day and the promises you are about to make to one another. It’s about your personality and your style – an “experience” that tells the story of the two of you.

The majority of couples today have limited experience in planning an event of this size or magnitude. We know that many of you have an idea of what you want, but your careers keep you busy and limit the time required to plan a heartfelt and meaningful celebration. You have a budget that you’re working with, and possibly even an idea or two of vendors or venues that might work, but few have the time to check references or even know if the costs you’re looking at are realistic. That’s where we come into the picture! We’ve planned over three hundred weddings over the past fourteen years, honing our craft and expertise. We know the industry and the people in it. Most importantly, whether you want a traditional celebration or not, we know how to plan a bespoke wedding that will make your heart skip a beat!

Each and every couple has different needs in terms of planning a wedding. Our job is to meet with you, listen to what you want and need, and come up with a plan so that the two of you can have the wedding that you both have imagined. Your wedding day itself is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, but it is also about the journey in getting there. With our team, we’ll guide you through the process from start to finish. You’ll be able to thoroughly enjoy both parts of the adventure, with complete peace of mind that we’re there to look after you, make sure that you’re on track and nothing has been forgotten, and that your wedding will be representative of the two of you. We want to celebrate your uniqueness and your quirks, giving you priceless and everlasting memories that will touch your heart forever.

The Creative Weddings Experience – Chris & Jacob at St. Mary’s Cathedral and the Fairmont Palliser (Video by Parfait Productions)

Wedding Planning and Design Services

Full Wedding Planning Coordination

For the majority of today’s couples, planning a wedding is a completely foreign experience. The learning curve is steep and your time is limited. Having an advocate and professional advisor working on your behalf will not only simplify and streamline the experience, but give you the reassurance that you’re making educated and smart decisions, ensuring that the planning process is something you can enjoy versus stress about.

We’ll work along side with you, each and every step of the way. From building you a wedding budget with reaslistic costs and expenses for the area to helping you choose the venue best suited for the two of you, your guests and the type of celebration you have in mind. We’re also going to be instrumental in helping you find the key members of your vendor team, quality and reliable services providers that will be able to bring your wedding vision to life.

From the design side, we can take all of your different ideas to come up with a cohesive vision. We have access to a wide range of rental items from various companies both locally and internationally. this gives you tons of options in terms of linens, decor, chairs, and any other option you can imagine. We also work with a variety of lighting and AV companies to really complete the look and design for your wedding.

Our Full Wedding Coordination is completely customizable to ensure that we meet what you want and need. Some of you may have already linend up your venue while others are starting right from the begining. Therefore, we want to meet with you (either in-person or over the phone) to listen to your ideas and your vision to design a program specifically for you.

Day Of Coordination (AKA Monthly Coordination)

The title of this program is a bit disconcerting. Anyone with real wedding planning experience will tell you that managing a wedding involves a lot more than starting a day or two before your big day. This program is designed for the couple that has taken on most of the wedding planning themselves. You’re already found the venue(s) and the vendors. Now it’s just about figuring out the final details and making sure everything will be looked after and go smoothly on your wedding day. We work with you during the last two to three months before your wedding, assisting and advising you with all of the final preparations. Essentially, we need to us this time to start transferring all of the details in your brain into ours so we know that nothing has been overlooked. This will allow us to look after and manage things on your wedding day, acting as your eyes and ears to ensure that things go smoothly. We’ll be on hand from start to finish so that the two of you can relax and enjoy each and every aspect of your wedding celebration.

We know that many of your are looking for exact pricing. However, without knowing a little more about your wedding, the number of guests, where it will take place, what needs to be set-up before hand and cleaned up at the end of the evening, it can be challenging to give you an exact price. We don’t believe in charging you for services you don’t need. As a result, we want to set up a time with you to either sit down in-person at our studio or arrange a brief phone meeting (especially for our long-distance clients).  From there, we will be able to provide you with an exact quote based specifically on what you need and require.

*** Please note that a number of our clients like to pair the Design & Decor Program with our Day of Coordination Program. As a result, we can offer incentive pricing for couples who require both of these options. ***

Design & Decor

Today’s couples don’t want their wedding to be the same as their friends. They are all about the details and want something that has been created especially for them – a bespoke wedding! This is where we start with your ideas, finetune the concept, and source out the best vendors who will be able to help us create a one-of-a-kind, stylish celebration that will bring your wedding vision to life. Classic, modern, vintage, rustic or a combination of the above – we can work with you to come up with a plan that is original and representative of the two of you and your wedding style. This includes finding ways to incorporate details about each of you that reflect aspects of you both and will help tell your story.

To stay fresh and on top of trends and ideas, we attend wedding conferences and workshops so we know what is out there and what types of things are the latest and greatest. This insight allows us to share the information with you and incorporate ideas that will be new to you and your guests. We’re also going to source out all of the required rentals you’ll need, selecting clean and quality items from both local and international suppliers. This gives us access to a wider range of items inicluding everything from linens, chairs, decor, and pretty much any item you can imagine. To finish off the look and feel of your wedding, we have access to lighting and AV companies that can help raise your event to an entirely level, much like icing on the cake.

The best part is that on your wedding day, our team will look after the set-up and teardown of your event so that you, your framily and your friends can focus on what is really important – getting married to the love of your life and simply enjoying each and every aspect of your wedding day!

Every couple we work with has a different budget and different needs. As you can imagine, there are a lot of contributing factors to the prices, such as the number of guests, the size and location of your venue, how long we have to set-up and teardown, and even the amount of decor that you are envisioning. The answers to these questions gives us the information we require in order to give you an accurate quote. The best way to do this is to arrange either a sit down in-person meeting at our studio or arrange a brief phone meeting (especially for our long-distance clients).  This gives us the opportunity to get a better idea of what you’re envisioning and to customize a Design & Decor program to meet your specific needs.

*** Please note that a number of our clients like to pair the Design & Decor Program with our Day of Coordination Program. As a result, we can offer incentive pricing for couples who require both of these options. ***

Hourly Consulting & A La Carte Options

We’ve been doing this long enough to recognize that no two couples are exactly the same in terms of what they want and what they need. With our A La Carte options, we’re happy to modify the above programs to suit your needs, choosing only the elements that are most important to you. We offer the flexibility to customize our services to fit what you need.

We also have other couples that simply need some basic ideas and advice to get them started in the right direction or they want to handpick the options that are best for them. In this case, hourly consulting may be the best way to go. Choose a specific topic and we can share our exertise with you in one or more of our hourly consulting sessions. Sample topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Building A Realistic Wedding Budget For a Calgary Or Banff Wedding
  • Venue Recommendations (Ceremony and/or Reception)
  • Where To Start: Designing A Wedding Planning Timeline
  • Vendor Referrals
  • Building A Wedding Day Itineary That Works

Destination Wedding Planning

How does the idea of getting married on a beach with waves gently lapping at the shore and a golden sunset in the background sound? If it sounds heavenly, then we should talk more.

We are more than just travel agents, but we’re wedding experts. We know what to look for in regards to securing accommodations for you and your guests as well as helping you secure the venue and wedding vendors that you need. We can help narrow down the overwhelming amount of choices you have to make and advise you on your options so you can plan a wedding that matches your personality, your interestes, and your budget. Most importantly, have the peace of mind that you’ve made the right choice and are making the best choice for your wedding.

We can also help you with your group booking options, making it easier for your guests to join you on this incredible experience. Let us help you connect with the destinations that are the best match to what you’re looking for and who will be there for you throughout your wedding planning experience.


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Contact us now at or call us at 1-403-619-0528 to set up a time for an in-person meeting or a brief phone consult. From there, we can learn a little more about what you’re thinking of and then come up with a customized plan to move forward and assist you with all of your wedding planning needs. Fill out the form below to get started now.

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