We thrive on making the wedding planning experience fun and fabulous. We create personal, unique weddings that reflect your one-of-a-kind love story. We design stunning weddings that leave your guests breathless and overjoyed. We are the shoulders for you to cry and, but more likely we'll be the ones that you'll laugh the hardest with. We are your voice, your supporters, your advocates. We are professionals and have lots of letters after our names to prove it. We are committed, detailed, and relentlessly organized.
We plan and design weddings, yes. But what we really do is create unforgettable experiences. We work in Calgary, Banff, Canmore, Lake Louise... and anywhere that you want us to fly to. We love adventure, and most of all... we love love.
Mary is a well-known leader in the wedding and events industry, and when she's not doing weddings she's often flying all over North America speaking at conferences! With a background in classical music, event planning (she's a Certified Special Event Professional as well as a Certified Wedding Planner), and marketing, she's a woman of many talents! Mary has designed and planned more than 100 weddings, and her client list includes many VIPs and high profile couples. Mary is our resident design-guru and client experience specialist! When she's not designing gorgeous weddings, she loves spending time on the patio with her BFF's, preferably with a vodka soda + lime in hand. If you want to say hello, reach out to her at email@example.com
Janna is awesome. That's what her clients say, ALL. THE. TIME. She's cool as a cucumber, no matter how crazy your cousin Steve gets after a few drinks or how many times she has to remind the DJ not to play the Macarena. Janna has a background in psychology, which comes in handy when planning weddings (who woulda thunk it, right?) She also has amazing style, and is so organized she puts Martha Stewart to shame. Janna's couples adore her because she thinks of everything before they even have a chance to worry about it, and she does it all with a smile on her face. Her fave movie is Empire Records, and she's slightly obsessed with attending concerts and music festivals. She's obsessed with the TV show "This is Us" and her drink of choice is a Spicy Caesar (YUM!). Wanna know more? Shoot her an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Diane is probably the most detail-oriented, caring person you'll ever meet. She is crazy-organized, her clients rave about her communication skills. She is a lover of peach tea, the TV show Scandal, and modern design aesthetic. Her dream is to plan a wedding at an old castle in Ireland (any takers?) - which makes her a natural fit to be our go-to-girl for all-things destination weddings. Not to mention the fact that she has her pilot's license... no joke! She's also a graduate of the Event Management program at MRU, and confesses to having a teensy-weensy crush on Ian Somerhalder. Shhhh... don't tell her we told you that. Want to get in touch with Diane? Send her a message at email@example.com
Laura started out the in the industry in the best way possible - as one of our clients! It was apparent to us pretty quickly that this girl was destined to be on the other side of the clipboard, and we are thrilled to have her on the team. With a keen eye for details and an infectiously positive attitude, our couples can rest easy knowing that she's got everything under control. When she's not being a superstar assistant at weddings, Laura can be found soaking up the great outdoors; she's an avid hiker, skiier, biker, gardener and yoga enthusiast.
Sarah has been assisting us with fabulous weddings for over 5 years now. She's the ultimate professional - always thinking five steps ahead and calm under pressure. She has an amazing eye for details - likely due to her background in art and design. We LOVE working with Sarah because she is always smiling, always willing to help, always ready for the unexpected. Her smile lights up the room, and she is amazing at keeping everyone on schedule and stress-free. She's the queen of solving problems before anyone realizes there IS a problem, and that makes her one of our favourite people, ever! When she's not assisting us with weddings, she loves to travel, hang with her kids, and read.
Mary & Janna met several years ago, when Janna reached out to Mary for some help developing and starting her new Wedding Planning Company. It was business love at first sight! After a year of working together and referring clients to one another, it became clear that this was a match made in wedding planning heaven!
The decision to combine forces was easy, and in 2017 we officially became business partners and celebrated with (maybe a few too many) cocktails! We are both focused on providing an unforgettable experience for all of our clients, and our combined experience in the industry makes is a formidable duo! We've pretty much seen it all, ain't much that can throw us off of our game. Together, we've built a team of world-class wedding planners to bring YOU the best experience possible. Team Smitten is pretty awesome! (I might be biased though...)
Mary has an uncanny way of visualizing the big picture while keeping focused on the details. She loves white space, clean lines, and simplicity. When she designs weddings, her focus is on light and ambiance - creating emotions and moods based on the atmosphere in each room. She believes in designing for all 5 senses, and the results are magazine-worthy.
Janna brings her love of colour to every wedding she designs. Her passion is to deeply explore the love story of each couple, and find ways to translate that into the overall design of each wedding. Her wedding designs are often inspired by the world of fashion but have an earthy, natural feel to them. She believes that there is beauty in being understated, and her designs are unfailingly sophisticated and breathtaking.