Happy Wednesday! Your wedding planner is someone who you will be in contact with for months, maybe even years prior to your event. Having a friendly, fun, and trust-worthy working relationship with your planner is important. So today on the blog we wanted you to get to know us a little better!
We first became a team when our mothers brought us into the world, just twelve days apart! However, less than a year later Olivia's immediate family moved to Vancouver, where she spent her adolescent life. Through snail mail and a few cross country visits, Rachel and Olivia kept in contact.
When Olivia moved back to Ontario she and Rachel reconnected. They were both working in the wedding industry and the decision to combine their strengths and abilities was very natural. Together they created Joy Events & Co.
Rachel- aka. Ray
What is your role at Joy Events & Co? I handle the design side of the business, which really covers all the creative stuff! I work with clients develop their ideas and bring them to life, I also handle behind the scenes graphics and media.
What inspires you? I am influenced by art, fashion and trend, I am always mindful of what’s current and what coming up next. I love using vintage and classic looks with a modern edge.
When did you get into the wedding industry? My first job in the wedding industry was at a vintage clothing store that had a line of customizable wedding gowns, I fell in love with helping brides create their dream dress.
How do you take your coffee? Black
What are three 3 Characteristics that you associate yourself with? Bold, Creative and Loving
What are the first 3 things you can think of that bring you JOY? Family/friends, great shoes and sunny days!
What is one piece of advice you would give to couples preparing for their wedding? Don't sweat the small stuff, decisions like the color of your napkins, or your salad dressing or even your wedding dress may seem like a huge deal in the moment, but at the end of the day you guests won't know the difference, no one is going to come up to you on your wedding day and say "I really wish you chose a balsamic vinaigrette instead of a honey Dijon dressing". Keep things in perspective and make choices you love.
Olivia- aka. Liv
What is your role at Joy Events & Co? I am the Wedding Planner at Joy Events & Co., I will assist and guide you through your wedding planning journey. I have a calm, quirky and adventurous spirit and my goal is to ensure that all clients feel relaxed and excited as they look forward to their big day.
What inspires you ? Nature. Each season and the smells, colors and tastes that it brings. I try to eat seasonally, use seasonal flowers, and take advantage of the outdoors whether it's snowing or sunny.
When did you get into the wedding industry? My first real job was at a catering company when I was 15 and I was able to meet with brides and literally cater to their needs. Then I went into bridal-wear, destination wedding planning, corporate wedding & event planning and now Joy Events & Co.
How do you take your coffee? HOT and as frequently as possible
What are 3 Characteristics that you associate yourself with? Romantic, Easy going (Those West-Coast Vibes!), and Patient.
What are the first 3 things you can think of that bring you JOY? Sunshine, Laughter, Podcasts/Books, My loved ones...
One piece of advice for couples preparing for their wedding? Oh my, I have too many... But the main point I wish for couples to remember is to keep everything true to your values as a couple. This is the start of some really happy memories and you should feel wonderful about the choices you made together, and you will.
Thanks for taking the time to get to know us better, we love meeting new clients and learning more about them. Our preliminary meetings are relaxed, casual, and complimentary so if your curious if Joy Events & Co. is right for your please don't hesitate to call and set up a meeting!
We’re excited to meet you and learn what brings you joy, and how can we incorporate that into your most spectacular day ever....
xoLiv & Ray