Rias Designs

59 Alness St. M3J 2H2 Toronto (Ontario) Map
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About Rias Designs

Rias Designs aims to offer beautiful wedding design services with a fresh, creative approach. The family-owned business, located in North York, acts as a personal stylist for your wedding's decor, floral, and other details. It is also available to help coordinate and organize everything else at your wedding.

Experience

With a love of decor and floral design, creative director Hooria Nekzai and her team of designers operate Rias Designs. Delivery, production, and organization are handled by operations manager Baktage Nekzai, who has a degree in business management and many years of experience working in hospitality and event production. The business has been featured on WedLuxe and Elegant Wedding.

Services offered

Rias Designs offers couples the following services for their wedding:

  • Full Event Decor
  • Furniture Rental
  • Floral Designs
  • Full/ Partial and Day of Planning
  • Lighting Services Accent, chandeliers, uplighting
  • Decor Services Day-of coordination, delivery, drapery, event design, event planning, floral design, setup, venue selection
  • Decor Items Backdrops, candles/holders, signage, trinkets, vases

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95 Reviews for Rias Designs


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  • Nina

    Nina · Married on 08/08/2021

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    A literal Fairy God mother

    The best wedding decision i made was booking Ria. I interviewed maybe 30 planners and thank god i found Ria. Not only was she incredibly professional, knowledgeable, and useful. She made me feel like she devoted her life and soul to me and my wedding. She made sure everything was exactly how i wanted, she argued with vendors on my behalf to get what i wanted, and she is so responsive. She got stuck planning my wedding prior during and post covid and she made an incredibly difficult time so positive. And last but not least, she designed my wedding SOO DAMN GOOD!!! whatever it was that i had in my head she recreated just better. From the moment of booking to the cutting of the cake every single moment was incredible with Ria and her team. If i could recommend just one vendor to a bride it would be Rias Design

    Sent on 12/08/2021
  • Sara

    Sara S. · Married on 17/07/2021

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    Our Wedding Experience, Simply The BEST!

    WOW!WOW!WOW!
    Ria and her team are phenomenal and beyond excellent.

    Her vision is on point and anything she does is with passion and hard work.

    I first was recommended to Rias Designs from my best friend, she did her wedding and I was left in awe! I knew if I ever had the chance, I needed to hire her...

    and I am so so thrilled we did!

    Our wedding was a last minute change up to an outdoor farm wedding. Less than 3 months I booked the venue, updated her with the change and found out about 3 weeks before when we finally made it to stage 2, we knew the wedding was going to happen and Ria wow'ed all of us! Especially with short notice!

    Never in my life did I ever think I was going to throw a wedding anywhere close to this (because pre-Covid, I would have NEVER even looked to having an outdoor event, let alone a farm wedding.)

    I was nervous because I had no idea how it was all going to look or come together.

    Ria asked me all the questions and together she not only totally impressed me and my husband, but also all my guests.

    From the bridal and bridesmaid bouquets, to the STELLAR décor completely threw me away.

    She was honest throughout the entire time and told me everything I needed to do - she recommended other vendors to help (tables, chairs, dance floor) because she trusted them to help bring our vision together.

    I am so so happy I trusted her too and took all her advice from start to end - I also trusted her vision would look way better than I can ever imagine and now I am even more thrilled - blew me away!!

    I know understand why people use the saying "overflowing with happiness" because I was pouring out, especially after seeing the IMPECCABLE set-up. My bridal table I cried for how beautiful it was let alone all my guest tables!!

    She worked with my vendors with such ease, as if we were all family.

    I really feel a connection with Ria and it is so beautiful to work with AMAZING and talented people. It really brings more than just the "vision" come to life...it is apart of the entire experience.

    I cannot thank you enough Ria for all the patience, planning, going with the flow and your time with me really really touches my heart.

    You are so amazing and I will use you in the future and recommend you to EVERYONE!!

    Thank you so much and our wedding would not have been the same without you!! XOXO

    Sent on 20/07/2021
  • Orestes

    Orestes P. · Married on 17/07/2021

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    Stunning Decor

    We had an outdoor wedding and Rias decoration arrangements for the whole place were amazing. Head table was unbelievable. Our place looked so beautiful. The were attentive to details and worked excellent with other vendors. Thank you so much

    Sent on 19/07/2021
  • Jamie

    Jamie P. · Married on 21/06/2021

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    A Transgender Bride’s DREAM became REALITY!!

    Weddings are special and meaningful to every couple getting married; however, being a trans woman, finding love and getting married is something I thought would never happen to me. This was more than just a wedding; it was showing the people around us that LOVE is LOVE. A message we wanted our guests to leave with. Back in 2019, I hadn’t come out yet (was living in stealth) and was nervous planning a wedding. I didn’t think I needed a wedding planner until I saw Ria’s planning/decor in a wedding my husband (now) and I attended. We remember meeting her on a rainy evening, her energy and smile was contagious. We just connected instantly. We didn’t bother looking elsewhere and decided to trust Ria with the most special day of our lives. What I loved about Ria is that it felt “personal” and not like a business transaction. You can tell she puts heart and soul into what she does and the people she works with.
    Months went by, the pandemic hit, I lost my job and I debated on coming out before our wedding - I was scared. I finally told Ria (after trying a few times but couldn’t get the words out of my mouth). I was nervous if she would be inclusive, often people including wedding vendors REALLY are not inclusive to gay or lesbian couples, let alone someone who is trans. Although Ria did not understand my unique identity or the depths of my struggle, she was not judgemental and understood the importance of this wedding. Ever since then, I feel like she just took it up a notch in trying to make me feel comfortable, seen, and heard in ensuring I and we as a couple felt represented through the details of our wedding. Ria wanted to get to know “me” and about our love. Ria had a good balance of personal and professionalism (which I appreciated), along with responding to emails/messages/questions at a timely manner (literally faster than anybody I know). My vision was quite extravagant, and we appreciated Ria’s ability to problem solve to create a budget/quote that was more realistic but still had that “wow” factor. For example, toning down certain aspects of the wedding in terms of decor when that budget could be used somewhere else. Or reusing materials from one section (ceremony) to another area, in the reception, to make it more cost effective. The theme of our wedding was very “fairy princess running through the woods, fell into a bed of florals with a Spanish twist” and Ria totally captured that. Let me tell you when I had to gasp for air when I first saw the FULL ceremony space. It truly blew my mind, the little details. Our Reception space from the entrance of the hall to the main area - every single detail looked intentional. It truly was the wedding of our dreams. Every single guest told us they have never been to a wedding that was decorated in such way, felt so luxurious, and organized/planned so well. They felt like they were in a forest. It was truly an “experience” - not just a wedding where you sit on the table and don’t know what’s happening. Guests are still talking about our centre pieces, the floral/leaves hanging off our bridal party tables, the massive and dramatic head table. The pictures truly belongs in a magazine. As we look through our pictures and videos, we keep seeing new details that we didn’t notice before. Needless to say, we recommend Ria for her planning and decor services because of her talent and passion for the wedding business. But most importantly, for having a genuine and compassionate heart for being inclusive and kind towards us. Although she maybe doesn’t understand the struggles we go through as a couple, she TRIED to understand, and helped us shine on our big day so we could have the dreamiest and most special day of our lives at our wedding. She made my dream become reality. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Hope this wedding continues to create more inclusivity and change the direction in the way the wedding industry caters towards the LGBTQ+ Community. Love is love.

    Sent on 11/09/2021
  • Lorena

    Lorena N. · Married on 28/09/2019

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    A Fairytale Dream come True!

    I first learned about Rias Designs when I attended a wedding in 2016 and was blown away by her work! Her unforgettable creations stuck with me and when I got engaged in 2018 she was the first person I reached out to for my floral and decor.

    Going through the process of meeting with vendors and selecting a floral and decor team can be overwhelming, but when we met with Ria we knew we were in good hands. She makes herself available, she provides honest feedback and she goes above and beyond your expectations.

    After months of planning with Ria, we were blown away by her personal touches and how she brought our theme to light. She far exceeded all our expectations and our wedding day was truly a dream come true!

    Ria truly took the time to respond my our countless emails, was flexible when booking face to face meetings, and always open to all new ideas or concepts we would throw her way!

    To this day I am still receiving compliments from my guests about her amazing work and would highly recommend Rias Desgins!

    Sent on 14/01/2020

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