BEST Wedding Under $25,000 of 2018 Award

BEST Wedding Under $25,000

Every year since becoming a Certified Wedding Planner by The Wedding Planners Institute of Canada, I look forward to going to the annual Kick-off Gala Party.  It’s a chance for wedding planners to network and celebrate together. This year at the Awards Ceremony, I was recognized with the Best Wedding under $25,000 for 2018.  I can’t tell you how excited, honored and grateful I am for this opportunity.

 Photo Credit: Avenue Photo


Let me tell you about The Best Wedding Under $25,000 of 2018

Bride and Groom:  Rachel and Scott

Date: December 30, 2018

Theme and design: Holiday Pop-up Wedding, Winter Wedding with a Royal Blue and Cranberry Red colour theme.

Have you ever heard of Pop-up Weddings?  There are short and sweet luxury weddings, at a fraction of the cost, made easy and simple. The couple shows up dressed with their marriage license and ready to say “I DO”, everything else is done for them!


They had a compact plan to fit all the essential wedding aspects within 2 hours, yet not feel rushed: first look between father and bride, legal ceremony. champagne toast, cake cutting, first dance, mini reception, and family photos.

This wedding has all the elements of the perfect wedding: a love story, happy tears, excitement, spontaneous, a celebration, laughter, and fabulous food.


Rachel (the bride) is a wedding photographer with Love the Moment Photography, and we belonged to a networking group that met once a week. Since last summer, Rachel shared some of her wedding plans and ideas with me. Then last November her fiance reached out to me to inquire about a Holiday Wedding Pop-up event that I was planning, without Rachel’s knowledge. It was a spontaneous decision! A pop-up winter wedding was never a consideration for their BIG day. After being together for 8 years, engaged for 2 years, they became Husband and Wife in 1 month with 30 of their closest family and friends.

Congratulations Rachel and Scott!!! I wish you both all the best.


   Photo Credit:  Brooklin Photography


Video Trailer by Eddie Cristobal Videography:

Vendors Involved:
Wedding Planner: Alfresco Wedding Planner
Venue: Millbrook Cathedral
Caterer: Hawley Crescent Culinary
Florist: Dream Bloom
Wedding Officiant: Lori Hayes
Photographer: Brooklin Photography
Party Rentals: Perfect Party Rentals
Videography: Eddie Cristobal Videography

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