Working with clients is an extremely intimate thing for me as a wedding planner. I’d love to tell you that I get excited with every inquiry that hits my inbox, but the truth is I don’t. Theres a certain element of whimsy, romance and a focus on relationships and love, that comes through when I know I’ve found my [client] match…
I’m intentional in keeping my business boutique – small is the new big – so that I can fully invest myself, both my talents and my heart, into each client. To me it’s more than a paycheque or even an excuse to do what I love.
I see hearts and not bookings. Marriage and not parties. Friends and not profits.
To me, Wedding Planning is an opportunity to bless someone, make a difference in one of the most significant chapters of a family’s life and shoulder the stress that many times steals the focus from the things that matter most – relationships and love.
This is the heartbeat of Kailey Michelle Events and to honour that, I’m selective in how I invest my time professionally.
As I said before, I didn’t intent to take on anymore clients when God intervened and prompted me work with Sheryl and Mark, despite my being 8 months pregnant come wedding day. It was a challenge, but the moments shared with these two were so dear to me and it was truly one of the greatest working experiences I’ve had to date. I’m overwhelmed with their family’s love, graciousness, sincerity and pure joy that was shared and extended to both myself and Amy.
We became so much more than their wedding planners, but their friends and by wedding day, family.
Reminiscent of your favourite family dinner but better, these beautiful hearts celebrated and feasted with 5 of their dearests, in the most elegant of settings. One page out of their forever story, their wedding day overflowed with laughter, love and the things that matter most.
In the morning, Sheryl’s dad shared photos from his wedding day to her mom, who tragically passed away a few years back. But she is never forgotten and always remembered; there in spirit and in the hearts of those who loved her dearly.
We transformed one ordinary hall into a cozy haven of their favourite things – the ocean, rustic barn wood, antiques, games night, candlelight and their adorable labradoodle Eddy – inviting guests into a “home away from home.” The result was pure magic, as genuine as the love and friendship shared between them.
“She just got it! She made our experience fun, magical and memorable.”
We spent a lot of time looking for the perfect “small vintage” intimate wedding venue. While browsing through different sites, I came across Kailey-Michelle’s work and thought “that looks like my dream wedding”, so her style definitely drew us to her initially.
But we knew she was perfect when we met her – she was so friendly and enthusiastic, and when we tried to describe the feel we wanted for our wedding – she instantly just got it.
We also loved that she never wavered in reminding you that your wedding is about you, but that the real goal is a loving-lasting marriage- and that stays at the heart of her work.
Kailey-Michelle, thank you so much for making our dream wedding come to life! We are so appreciative of your hard work in planning everything and putting together the pieces; also for your reminders that what matters most is a marriage more beautiful than our wedding day. We believe you meet people for a reason. You are truly a beautiful and inspiring person and we are so thankful our paths crossed!
Thank you for caring so much about us and about making our day special. It is you who made our wedding experience fun, magical and memorable! For that we will be forever grateful.
-Sheryl McCabe | Bride [January 17, 2015]
This wedding was a beautiful display of collaboration and passion. I’m grateful to the many hearts who helped transform this ordinary day into the tale of two hearts:
- Wedding Planner and Designer | Kailey Michelle Events
- Photographer | Matt Kennedy
- Decor Rentals and Design | Delovely Creative
- Decor Rentals | Spruce Vintage Rentals
- Venue | Beecher Place
- Catering | Two Peas in a Pod
- Officiant | Doug Cameron
- Hair and Makeup | Tori Blush Co.
- Limosine | Vintage Limo