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About

For Iris Li of Blue Lavender Events, designing and planning weddings is her true calling. Located in Toronto, Ontario, Iris loves to tell your unique story, by styling your event to your personality. Attention to detail, meticulousness, and impeccable execution sets her apart. She wants to make your experience as personable as possible.

Experience

Iris is a WPIC certified planner. She received her degree in Media, Information & Technoculture (MIT) from the University of Western Ontario. She then completed her post-graduation education in Marketing Management at Sheridan College. She then started her internship with a popular sports brand. Iris' work has been featured in publications like the Wedding Co., Style Me Pretty, Green Wedding Shoes, Elegant Wedding Magazine, and more.

Services offered

Iris specializes in different types of weddings. These include civil, non-religious, cultural, and religious. She also offers a full service planning and coordination package, which includes the following:

  • Unlimited phone and email communication prior to your wedding day
  • Budget creation and management
  • Venue search and scouting
  • Hiring and management of wedding vendors
  • Complete wedding design including a design proposal
  • Management and direction of all design vendors
  • Payment schedules and reminders
  • Personalized wedding calendar
  • Extensive timeline creation

Partial planning and coordination is provided by Iris for couples who need assistance on resources, floor plan, guest list management, or any other aspect of the wedding. This package includes 12 hours of planning service. Month-of coordination package is also provided by Iris, which includes a complimentary consultation. In order to ensure seamless execution of your final event, Iris is present on-site to oversee your rehearsal, ceremony, and reception.

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    Sean A. Married on 22/05/2021
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    Above and beyond- nothing less

    It's impossible to overstate just how important Iris was for our wedding day. We can't say it enough- we wouldn't have been able to organize a wedding a fraction as beautiful as she did on our own. We feel like her design and plans matched our ideal day perfectly, and made the whole process of managing vendors just so easy. Aside from monthly meetings, there was very little for us to follow up on or stress about. Iris saved us from a countless number of hours researching, calling, emailing, and following up- which made the day itself so much more beautiful. She remained flexible, incredibly open to feedback and input, and through the past 1.5+ years of planning, helped us navigate all of the challenges that were put in front of us.

    We know that there was an immense amount of work done in the background that we weren't even aware of. Because of Iris, we were able to put together what we feel was a world-class group of vendors! Though our ceremony was small, we felt like we were surrounded by great friends in our vendors. We couldn't have asked for a more thoughtful and experienced planner, and as SO happy that we chose Blue Lavender Events' full planning package. We would recommend Iris and her team to -anyone- in a heartbeat.
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    Dana B. Married on 02/12/2017
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    We hired Iris Li of Blue Lavender events for her month of coordination services – but let me tell you it’s way more than just a month that she assists you with. We had two in-person meetings (including one site visit) with her before our big day to go over logistics and anything else that was needed. Through it all, she was professional, knowledgeable and most of all helpful leading up to the big day. We knew we wanted the weeks leading up to our wedding and the day of to be stress-free – and we have Iris to thank for helping us with every single detail! Things we didn’t even think of for our day, Iris knew what was needed and got them done. She created a detailed and comprehensive timeline for both of us, the bridal party and both sets of parents. She was always on top of things – emailing us a few days before to remind us of upcoming vendor payments, a packing list of items we shouldn’t forget etc. On the day, Iris and her team were INCREDIBLE! We had guests comment on how smoothly the evening went. BLE went above and beyond to check-in with us throughout various points of the day – even to bring crazy glue when something broke, chapstick for my husband and helping guests get to where they needed to be. We can’t thank Iris and the BLE team enough for everything and making our wedding run as smoothly as it did!
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    Victoria Z. Married on 10/09/2016
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    If you want to ensure that your wedding day is perfect AND have all of the stress leading up to the wedding day relieved, Iris is your girl. We chose the Month-of Coordination and it was the best decision and the most valuable service we could have purchased for our wedding day. Since the first point of contact Iris was not only consistent, but responsive to every question, concern, and last minute detail change. It was a huge relief to have someone there to follow up with vendors and plan the tedious logistics of the day - two weeks before the wedding we had a detailed itinerary for each vendor, our family and bridal party- everything was accounted for down to the minute! Our wedding went off without a hitch. It was actually the most perfect day and we are still in awe just thinking about it! I would not have been able to be so care free if Iris and the Blue Lavender Events Team weren't there behind the scenes handling every issue that could have possibly arisen. Iris is a genuine person, an incredible event planner and executer, and we are beyond thrilled that she was a part of what was the best day of our lives.
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    Adrian Married on 16/07/2016
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    We hired Iris for her "Month of" service and let me tell you what a brilliant choice that was! If anyone had thought planning a wedding was easy then sadly, you were mistaken. Managing deadlines and logistics could be a nightmare especially during the last few weeks leading up to the wedding.
    Our experience with Iris could be summed up with nothing but praises. She had been extremely organized since our first consultation. Every little detail was documented and our wedding schedule was meticulously mapped out. As indecisive as my wife and I were, Iris was always able to find a way to accommodate for our last minute changes.
    On the day of the wedding, Iris and her team were simply superb. They guided us through our entire schedule which alleviated much of our stress. One thing we would like to mention, and to many this may seem minute, was how low-key and professional they presented themselves on the day of our wedding. Her and her team were neatly dressed in black which allowed them to move around the venue without causing any attention. We never noticed their presence but whenever we needed assistance, they always made themselves available at the perfect time. All we were left to do that night was to focus on enjoying our wedding day.
    Iris, thank you very much for all your help. You and your team were an absolute pleasure to work with.
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    Christie Married on 18/08/2018
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    Crème de la crème!

    My husband and I feel very lucky to have had Blue Lavender Events for Full Planning. We cannot express the full scale of our gratitude. Our dream was to have the wedding ceremony and tented reception take place on my parents' backyard. Iris delivered a custom and unforgettable celebration. It was above and beyond anything we could dream of!

    The day was complicated logistically because we had a larger guest count and we needed to import and export everything a traditional wedding venue would have. This includes three tents, tables, a kitchen, washrooms, electricity, security, backup rain plan, sound system and garbage disposal. We had four separate spaces that needed to be set up (ceremony, cocktails, dinner tent and entertainment tent). Set-up started three days before the wedding and teardown finished two days after. Iris and her amazing assistant Valary led all vendor site visits. She prepared customized floorplans, schedules, timelines, spreadsheets for electricity requirements, and other organisational activities for all vendors. She also had a comprehensive wedding folder for us, was always mindful of our budget, and spotted unnecessary costs. She went through all our vendor contracts before we signed to make sure our best interests were looked after. Iris also facilitated and sourced our more custom requests, such as a ramen bar and fresh mini-doughnut stand.

    We did not hire a full-scale decorator because we found Iris understood our vision the best. She very graciously and naturally absorbed the role of our decorator in addition to being our wedding planner! She put together a gorgeous design plan for our wedding and sourced all the components we loved. She has great taste and we had a lot of fun planning while we were being shielded from the tedious logistical issues.

    Most of all, Iris and Valary were always pleasant, responded quickly to emails, and had great relationships with the vendors. In a number of emails I was CCed on, the vendors thanked Iris and Valary for being such a pleasure to work with. Valary has a wonderful "can-do" attitude and is very thoughtful. Iris is so genuine, sharp and looked out for us, our guests and the vendors. On the wedding day Iris left her Blue Lavender Events mark and made sure every detail was lovingly styled. Everything was so beautiful I could not believe my eyes!

    The wedding itself was perfect and guests commented on how smooth and magical the day was. Someone said she felt like she was in a movie, another in a Korean drama, and another felt like an extra on a movie set because everything was so surreal. Iris made sure that our guests' journey from beginning to end was curated. Her team was very lovely as well. I had made a few elements for the wedding and they set everything up perfectly. They also made sure that the bridal party was hydrated, fed, relaxed and updated on where we were on the timeline. I am very touched by Iris and Valary's generosity and dedication to making sure our wedding was a beautiful day. Iris has such a big heart and everyone around her can't help but feel her excitement and love for what she does. She gave us the best day of our life!
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    Josie W. Married on 07/07/2018
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    July Wedding 2018

    Valary was unbelievable! She made our vision come to life. The entire process leading up to the day was flawless. Valary spend time understanding what we wanted and helped us to get it. She was phenomenal!
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    Anna Married on 02/06/2018
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    Say "Yes" to BLE

    When my husband and I were planning for our wedding we got really overwhelmed. We didn't know where to begin, so we decided to hire BLE! Iris created a rustic theme for our wedding and found the perfect venue for us. She recommended reputable vendors for us to choose from and attended all the vendor meetings with us.

    When her associate Valary took over, the transition was seamless. Valary executed Iris's unique vision for our wedding and did a great job coordinating all the wedding details. The BLE team made the wedding flow smoothly and we can't thank them enough for making our special day so memorable!!

    Communication was open throughout the whole process. They responded quickly to emails. Both Iris and Valary are very detail oriented and organized. We definitely recommend BLE!
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    Jennifer L. Married on 18/11/2017
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    As a gay couple, it was important for us to find the right planner. Iris made sure every interaction was full of the joy and excitement you should feel while planning your wedding while being free from assumptions or traditional recommendations. We immediately felt comfortable working with her and trusted her from day one. She helped make our vision a reality and our day was perfection.

    Iris helped us pick our venue which was a HUGE help. Her style consultation ensured we discussed what we wanted our day to be and helped us stay on track with our decisions. Her friendly reminders are necessary and you will need them!

    Based on the package we had, her services kicked in a few weeks out from our wedding. She took all of our vendor info and details and ran with it. Her staff are friendly and talented and helped us make some key decor decisions.

    On the day of, she had itineraries for all parties. This was integral to a smooth & stress-free day. Iris is cool under pressure, a kind and caring individual but yet firm and gets things done. She is solution-oriented and saved our sanity!

    Wedding planners can be an expensive part of your budget. For us, we knew we needed one as we are very busy. Blue Lavender Events provides top-notch quality and care, an impeccable creative vision and a premium level of service that makes for a flawless and stress-free experience. We would highly recommend working with BLE! Thanks for everything, Iris! We loved working with you- you're a gem. - Jen & Becca
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    Lily K. Married on 30/09/2017
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    The best wedding advice I've received and experienced firsthand myself is to hire a coordinator. Since I had visions for my wedding already, I wanted to have it all tie together at the end with month of coordination to take it off my hands. Having Blue Lavender team with me for the last month was seriously the best decision. Iris was very responsive and and took charge of all the details I had planned flawlessly from the first meeting onto the wedding day. They executed my vision better than I could have dreamed and really have a great eye, no matter the style of bride you are! Then there's the best part of letting them handle the best day ever as we enjoyed the day with each other and our guests to the fullest! I didn't have to worry about a single thing and it really was the best day ever thanks to Blue Lavender team!
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    Laura N. Married on 19/08/2017
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    Dear Iris!!!

    Justin and I had the most magical wedding day we could have ever dreamed of!

    Thank you so much for everything you did to make our day completely stress free and a huge success!

    You were such a key person for us throughout the lead up to the wedding. Since meeting you, you inspired us so much. You helped us see wedding planning as an opportunity to be creative & personalize things. Anytime our families worried & stressed over things, we always reassured them we could check with our planner Iris as she would know and that put us all at ease. Your organized and meticulous approach and your genuinely positive nature, made the whole wedding planning process manageable and also fun!

    You really helped us with our vision/decor/florals/details. The whole decor piece seemed overwhelming. We didn't know where to start. You encouraged us to work on collecting photos of things we liked, asked us questions to figure out our style, and connected us with such wonderful & talented vendors.

    In the weeks before the wedding you relieved us of so much stress knowing you were aware of every single detail, creating the most comprehensive timeline, & always being 2 steps ahead with everything. And then on our big day you & your team were just incredible. Setting all our decor & details so beautifully, bringing us water/drinks throughout the day, having the day flow so seamlessly, and genuinely caring about us & our guests.

    You had a wonderful impact on us as we begin our marriage together. We just can't thank you enough!

    Sincerely,
    Laura & Justin

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