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On WeddingWire since 2015

Last update: February 2024

Based in Montreal, Quebec, An English Rose specializes in wedding planning services throughout Montreal and the surrounding areas. British born Rachel has been working with couples to create their dream wedding since 2007. As a wedding designer Rachel works hand-in-hand with couples, eliminating planning-related stress and providing them with memories to cherish for a lifetime.

Services offered

An English Rose consists of a highly professional and experienced team of planners. The team's relaxed attitude coupled with immaculate organizational skills offers couples peace of mind ahead of their wedding day. The team takes time to get to know each couple, listening to their thoughts and visions so that they can transform their dream into reality. The company offers a wide range of packages and services for couples. Some options available include a wedding coach, a virtual wedding planner, exclusive wedding designs (only 5 per year), wedding day services, and a micro wedding for intimate gatherings.

Frequently asked questions

What wedding events do you provide services for?

Ceremony
Reception
Rehearsal dinner

What wedding planning services do you offer?

Budget analysis
Day-of coordination
Event design
Full planning
Guest list creation
Partial planning
Timelines
To-do lists
Vendor referrals

What types of weddings do you accommodate?

Civil
Cultural
Destination
Double weddings
Eco-friendly
Military
Non-religious
Religious

How many planners are on your team?

3

What is the starting price for day-of wedding coordination?

$2,000

What is the starting price for partial wedding planning?

$2,900

What is the starting price for full wedding planning?

$5,000

Do you offer an hourly rate?

Yes

What is the hourly rate?

$100
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Reviews for An English Rose, Luxury Lifestyle Weddings

4.9 out of 5 rating
WeddingWire Wedding Awards 2015 Winner
4.9 out of 5 rating
64 reviews
99% recommend it
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    4.9 out of 5 rating
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  • Professionalism
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  • Value
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  • Flexibility
    5 out of 5 rating
Karen
Karen R. Sent on 20/12/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Cannot recommend Rachel enough!

Rachel was recommended to my husband and I from a family friend, and I’m so grateful that she was! We reached out with only a few months left until the wedding and thankfully Rachel was available for our wedding date. From the beginning, she was very accommodating and made excellent recommendations and the vendors & services she sourced for us were also top-notch. Rachel is extremely friendly and was able to work with our budget; thanks to her experience as a wedding planner, she had a good working relationship with our MC/DJ which gave us a great deal of peace-of-mind leading up to the wedding, as we trusted that we were in good hands. She even went above and beyond by sourcing a completely unique cake stand for us, for which we’re still so grateful for! And on the day-of when it came time to complete the vision of our wedding…well, out of our cardboard boxes of decor she created magic! Our family and friends raved about our wedding and we could not have done it without Rachel’s great help.
Vanessa
Vanessa Sent on 10/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing experience with An English Rose

We can't say enough about Rachel and An English Rose!
Working with Rachel can be compared to buying the best insurance possible for your wedding day. We were worried about having all of the moving parts (multiple vendors and all of the details) flowing seamlessly on the day.
We had several meetings leading up to the big day, where Rachel kept us on track and offered many helpful suggestions. As the day approached, she took care of all of the liaison between the different vendors including the venue staff.
On the day of our wedding, I don't know how we could have possibly pulled it off without Rachel's presence. She truly understood what we wanted and worked tirelessly behind the scenes to make sure everything went smoothly. From the larger parts such as the wedding rehearsal planning and everyone's role during the ceremony, to the smaller details such as our welcome table set up. Her wedding day emergency kit is so complete that she was even able to fix an unglued eyelash of all things.
She is truly a pleasure to work with and more than LGBTQ friendly.
Choosing to work with Rachel is a no brainer. Her years of experience and professionalism speak for themselves.
Kim
Kim J. Sent on 28/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutley amazing!

Very good with details, taking on any stress you may have about the wedding. They make everything you want to get done happen. They make sure to keep you on track. They will come to you to go over details about your special day and will do so many times. Absolutely wonderful to work with and we would recommend An English Rose to anyone who needs that extra assistance to get the stress load/ worrying off your back
Jennie
Jennie C. Sent on 25/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Best decision we made for our wedding!

I work in the events industry and was skeptical about getting a wedding planner for my own wedding. I decided to work with Rachel based on a recommendation from a family member since I wanted to enjoy the experience as much as I could without the additional stress that comes with the planning and execution. This was the absolute best decision we made for our entire wedding. Rachel has a way to make you feel heard, taken care of and relaxed. She was always available and answered our questions promptly. We were faced with postponing our wedding 3 times due to COVID-19 and what could've been a very stressful situation ended up going smoothly thanks to her support. During the planning, we had trouble with our venue, especially the venue coordinator, and without Rachel, I would not have felt confident about the execution of our wedding. The day of our wedding, I did not once worry about my vision coming to life or something going wrong because I knew Rachel would get it done just right. And she did! Thanks to her, we had the most memorable wedding day and so did our guests. I would not hesitate once to recommend Rachel to anyone wishing for a stress-free planning experience and a beautiful wedding.
Aaron
Aaron E. Sent on 19/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

A Wedding Planner for Everyone!

My name is Aaron and I was the groom in a beautiful summer wedding in 2022 planned by An English Rose. The ceremony was at St. George Anglican Church and the celebration was held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Montreal, Quebec. In a little over a year, Rachel, from An English Rose, helped us plan a wedding that guests have continually said was the best they have ever been to. Rachel has keen analysis into where to put more of your budget into, while saving in other areas of the celebration, depending on what is important to you. By your wedding date, Rachel does not only plan your celebration, but becomes a part of your celebration. Regardless of your budget, you can expect an elegant, classy, and fun wedding thrown by An English Rose that everyone will remember. For optimal success, I would advise that you are responsive to their emails and ask for their professional opinion. The one unique thing I can say about An English Rose is they help you wrap your personal touches into the style of a great wedding everyone can get into. After all, your family and friends are there to celebrate your love. To conclude, I would high recommend An English Rose to plan your next wedding! My email is aarontylererdman@gmail.com if you have any questions about my recommendation. Cheers!
Carly
Carly Sent on 13/11/2021
5 out of 5 rating

An A+ Planner!

Hiring Rachel to coordinate our wedding was arguably the easiest decision we made throughout all of our planning. I work as an event planner and know how important it is to have someone take care of all the little details leading up to the wedding and, particularly, on the day of. Having worked with Rachel in the past, she was the obvious choice as we knew that she met all of our needs and so much more. She is detail-oriented, professional, communicative, and proactive. Dealing with our venue was not an easy task and Rachel handled it expertly helping to relieve much of our stress and allowing us to enjoy our day. We could never thank her enough!
Caroline
Caroline Sent on 11/11/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Wonderful experience!

Working with Rachel made the entire wedding process more enjoyable. Every step along the way she guided us, ensuring every detail was well organized and well executed. Having her coordinate our wedding day alleviated all the stress, allowing us to fully enjoy the day with our guests and each other. Her exceptional organization and preparedness is an incredible comfort on the day and allows for a seamless timeline. We were so grateful to work with Rachel, we would unquestionably refer her to our friends and family. Planning a wedding can be daunting but with Rachel by your side the wedding of your dreams truly is possible. Thank you for making it all possible An English Rose.
Alicia
Alicia K. Sent on 15/10/2021
4.8 out of 5 rating

Wonderful, organized, easy to work with - highly recommend!!!

Rachel worked with us in planning a wedding through COVID - which meant major rescheduling issues. She was extremely flexible & supportive through that time. She helped us navigate the provincial "rules" which were extremely confusing - we honestly would've had a MUCH more stressful time without her. She took on so much work for us, was extremely organized, interfaced with all of our vendors the week before the wedding - and when it came down to our wedding day, she did a FLAWLESS job, I literally had 0% stress and I cannot recommend her services enough. Thank you Rachel!!!
Matthew
Matthew L. Sent on 11/02/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing experience, definitely recommend

I can only say great things about working with Rachel. Just hearing her voice on the phone calmed my wife down in times of high stress!

She was great at providing guidance and recommendations when needed! She kept me timely and had everything under control.

On the day of my wedding, my wife and I literally did not lift a finger! She made it seem effortless. With such a large venue (the World Trade Center) my wife was worried about being a control freak, but with Rachel there, she was able to enjoy my day and just show up - everything went according to plan! We had an amazing party and our guests are still talking about our wedding day!

Rachel was also fantastic with communication with my vendors as well as bridal party members. She is very down to earth and makes everyone feel comfortable! Rachel is sweet, she’s got great connections and is very organized! I would recommend her for all your matrimonial needs!
Laura
Laura T. Sent on 25/01/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Look no further, Rachel is the best!

Rachel,

Thank you so much for ensuring that our wedding day went smoothly. We are so happy we decided to work with you as you certainly did not disappoint!!

We really appreciate all of your hard work and the effort you put into our special day. Our guests keep talking about our wedding to this day and we know that it wouldn't have been as flawless without you.

Laura & Sarantos
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Awards

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WeddingWire Wedding Awards 2016 Winner
WeddingWire Wedding Awards 2015 Winner

An English Rose, Luxury Lifestyle Weddings Real Weddings

Ellie & Alexandre
107 Photos · 26/Nov/2016
Erica & Alyssa
27 Photos · 05/Sep/2015
Martine & Chris
11 Photos · 25/May/2013

Meet the team

Rachel Cripps-Gervais
Rachel Cripps-Gervais
Company Owner & Wedding Planner

Never one to sit still I have been planning and organizing since the day I could walk and talk! It was no wonder I started my career in the buzz and excitement of hotel's working at London’s finest ‘Park Lane Hotel’ on Piccadilly. I soon progressed and by the time I was 21 I was already heading up banqueting divisions in London & South Africa!

I moved into a corporate career after having my daughter, working in Human Resources and heading up departments of 100+ staff in addition to managing external vendors which has given me great management and negotiation skills, which comes in very handy when working with wedding vendors.

It was important for me to be a professionally qualified Wedding Planner and I achieved ‘highest honors’ in gaining my diploma in Bridal Consulting, as well as holding the title of ‘Professional Bridal Consultant’ with the Association of Bridal Consultants (ABC). In addition I am certified with the Wedding Planners Institute of Canada, and in January of 2011 along with 3 other great Montreal Wedding Planners we founded the Association of Montreal Professional Wedding Designers – creating a platform and raising the profile of ‘professional’ Montreal wedding planners.

So some things you may not know about me… I'm British (the accent gives it away lol), I was born close to Windsor Castle on the outskirts of London and moved to Montreal in 2003, I'm also related to ‘Sir Stafford Cripps’ who was the UK Chancellor of the Exchequer to Sir Winston Churchill… I absolutely adore's Reuben’s Smoked Meat Poutine, I love to sing – but sadly can’t and one day I would love to take a course in becoming a ‘Sommelier’.

Christian Gervais
Christian Gervais
Second Wedding Planner

A native of Québec, I have had a very successful career throughout Europe, Asia, Africa and North America where I've lead very large corporate departments on a global scale at senior Management level, overseeing very large strategic projects and budgets. This is great because my background gives me an amazing level of expertise to manage events and to surpass client`s expectations in planning the biggest event of their lives!

Having lived in so many places for 20 years especially in Hyderabad India, Casablanca Morocco and London UK it has allowed me to develop a keen eye for design, colour and style. Being an avid photographer, travelling the world has opened new creative horizons and allows me to see things differently.

It was also important to me to increase my knowledge in the Wedding Industry, therefore I also became a `Certified` Wedding Planner through the Wedding Planners Institute of Canada and licensed to perform civil marriages across the province of Quebec. My knowledge of the wedding industry coupled with my project management skills and vendor relationships makes me a very calming support resource that exceeds our client’s expectations.

Things you don’t know about me… I am a Watercolour artists and loves to paint whenever I can, in addition to increasing my woodworking skills. Rachel & I built a Log Home in the Eastern Township called “Coombe Lodge” named after the very special “Coombe Abbey” in England where Rachel and I were married. I also love ‘spicy’ food and am continuously searching for a restaurant who can satisfy my palette!

Carly Gunther
Carly Gunther
Wedding Day Manager

Ever since I was little, I have always been one to jump at the opportunity of planning events; whether it was movie nights, birthday parties, conferences, or fundraisers – I had a love for events of all varieties! As I grew older, my passion for event planning and design grew even more and eventually lead me to fall in love with all thing’s weddings! A perfectionist at heart, I strive to achieve seamlessness and beauty in everything I do.

I graduated from Dawson College’s Community Recreation and Leadership Training program in Spring 2012 and graduated in Human Relations at Concordia University in 2016. Since then, I have been working in Corporate Event Planning in Montreal. This knowledge as well as being a Certified Wedding Planning with the Wedding Planning Institute of Canada has been invaluable to me and has allowed me to attain the proper skills to contribute to the wedding industry.

My favourite aspect of wedding planning is knowing how much work has gone on behind the scenes and being able to see how it all comes together on the big day.

Things you don’t know about me…… I love to spend my free time being inspired by new trends and styles such as baking, swimming, attending concerts, trying new restaurants, and seeing beauty in everything around me! I too am planning my wedding, sadly postponed twice by covid, however I believe that everyone should live their very own fairy tale with a happily ever after and this being said, my favourite wedding moment is when the couple are first announced as being married!

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Vaudreuil-Dorion J7V 8P5 Montreal (Quebec)

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