Borrowed & Blu Events

17 Cherry Hill Rd A1A 1X2 St. John's (Newfoundland and Labrador) Map
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About Borrowed & Blu Events

Located in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Borrowed & Blu Events is a company that specializes in full service wedding and event planning for celebrations in Toronto, Halifax, St. John's and destination weddings by special request. Owner Andrea Hounsell is a event planner and decor specialist who has been drawn to design and aesthetics since she was little. She is a certified planner and is ready to take on your big day's celebration!

Services offered

Andrea offers planning services which include budget analysis, day-of coordination, event design, full planning, partial planning, timelines, to-do lists and vendor referrals. Andrea is the wedding planner that will make sure your event is executed successfully.

Other services

Borrowed & Blu Events also offers planning services for corporate events which include conferences, parties, fundraisers and workshops. This company also offers design services which will convey elegance and your own unique sense of style for your next event.

  • Wedding Planning Services Budget analysis, day-of coordination, event design, full planning, partial planning, timelines, to-do…View more
  • Day-Of Coordination - Starting Price C$ 1,200.00
  • Full Wedding Planning - Starting Price C$ 4,300.00
  • Hourly Rate C$ 50.00
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More information about Borrowed & Blu Events

  • What wedding events do you provide services for?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Rehearsal dinner
  • What types of weddings do you accommodate?
    Civil
    Cultural
    Destination
    Non-religious
    Religious
  • What is the starting price for partial wedding planning?
    C$ 700
  • Do you offer an hourly rate?
    False

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8 Reviews for Borrowed & Blu Events


4.6 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.5
  • Professionalism 4.6
  • Flexibility 4.8
  • Value 4.4
  • Response time 4.8

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  • Trista

    Trista Healey · Married on 27 of July of 2019

    2.0
    • Quality of service:
      1.0
    • Responsiveness:
      3.0
    • Value:
      1.0
    • Flexibility:
      3.0
    • Professionalism:
      2.0

    Terrible Experience

    Hired Borrowed & Blu for my second wedding ceremony/reception.
    From the beginning when she failed to call me on our scheduled phone appointment, then I go on Instagram and she is sprawled out on a lounger chair, I should've known what I was in for.
    The wedding day started with several people coming up to me telling me that my grooms name was spelled completely wrong on the seating chart. Not a spelling error, but a completely different name. She tried to blame this error on me (why would I ever give her a completely different name?!). In addition, several other names were misspelled. She wasn't around to fix the error and had no one working for her around to fix it. She refunded my money for this once she realized she couldn't blame anyone else for the error.
    I also paid $175 plus tax for a flower arrangement to be put on the guest book table that I never laid eyes on and was never put on the guest book table. She said someone else must have moved it before the reception started. Makes absolutely no sense. I would not have paid that amount of money for an arrangement for it to be put elsewhere. I paid her a lot of money to put that on a specific table and she didn't do her job. I still don't know if there was a $175 arrangement at the wedding. She has no proof, but I have proof it was NOT on the table I paid for it to be on. Refused to refund me for this error and again, tried to blame someone else. Unprofessional.
    Also, I paid $57 plus tax for the most pathetic hydrangea centrepieces. I tried not to think about it too much at the wedding, as it would have ruined my day. As a business owner I would've been embarrassed to put those one someones wedding reception tables.
    Would never recommend this vendor.

    Sent on 01/08/2019

    Borrowed & Blu Events's reply:

    Hi Trista,
    Thank you for leaving your feedback for us. It is feedback like yours that we review together as a team to see what changes, if any, we could make to better the services we offer for future clients.
    Firstly, I would like to again profusely apologize for the error on your seating chart. I do take the utmost precaution when reviewing printing orders before sending them to print, but unfortunately sometimes mistakes do happen and this rather large error did slip past me. I take full accountability for that. When we are booked for a decor job, our staff sets up the room, and then returns the next day to pack up. Unfortunately, the only way there would have been someone on site later in the day would have been if you were booked for a full planning package or day of coordination. And even in this case, we would not have been able to replace a printed seating chart on the spot. I was happy to refund the cost of not only the seating chart, but also the board rental, formatting time, and easel rental to account for this error.
    In regard to your floral arrangement, as discussed via email, the floral arrangement was present and accounted for on the card table when our staff left the venue after completing the set up. I do not have a finished photo of that specific table, but I do have a photo of the arrangement on another table we used during set up and I can personally confirm I saw the arrangement on the guest book table myself prior to the staff's departure. I do apologize, but I am not able to provide a refund for an arrangement that did arrive and get set up as planned.
    I was unaware of your unhappiness with the centrepieces until reading your review here. I am very sorry to hear this and would be happy to connect you with the flower shop who designed these if you would like to discuss those concerns. Please let me know if I can do that for you.
    Lastly, I do want to reassure you that if we ever miss or need to reschedule a phone call, it is because of extenuating circumstances and this would not happen lightly. All of our social media is pre-scheduled thru an app called Tailwind and is not shared in real time for privacy and security reasons.
    I really enjoyed working together on the decor for your Newfoundland wedding and had a great time on our calls and in emails throughout that process. I am saddened that you are unhappy with the result that was achieved but do wholeheartedly feel we have done everything we can to remedy the result on our end. If there is anything else I can do please feel free to reach me via phone or email from our website at www.borrowedblu.ca. I wish you and your husband the very best. Thank you for your business.

    Sincerely,

    Andrea Hounsell
    Owner
    Borrowed & Blu
    The wedding of Trista Healey and Borrowed & Blu Events 6
    The wedding of Trista Healey and Borrowed & Blu Events 7
  • Anais

    Anais O'neill · Married on 10 of August of 2018

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Amazing Day of Coordinator!

    I would highly recommend Andrea as a Day of Coordinator. She was so helpful and really insured that I had a stress free day. She made sure everything was running on time, which was very important to me, and made sure that everyone knew they could go to her for help if needed.

    Sent on 07/12/2018

    Borrowed & Blu Events's reply:

    Anais! Thank you so much for your kind review. It was so much fun working with you and both sweet families on the day of. And that reception meal! Beyond amazing. Thanks for entrusting Borrowed & Blu with your big day!
  • Nicole

    Nicole Dawe · Married on 12 of August of 2016

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    The best decision you'll make!

    Planning a wedding, especially from another province, can be very stressful. Andrea and her team made the whole experience a dream. I was setup to know what decisions needed to be made when and supported through each of those decisions to have a great day and still stay within our budget. The end product was a day I wish I could go back and relive over again. Andrea and her team were a huge part of ensuring that is the case. Their attention to detail brought my dream wedding to life. They were a joy to deal with leading up to and on the day of. Hiring Borrowed and Blu for planning and our decor was the best decision I made (next to saying yes to the groom :))

    Sent on 04/08/2019

    Borrowed & Blu Events's reply:

    Nicole, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. It's the loveliest "tip" our clients can give us. Planning the wedding with you in Calgary and us in Newfoundland was so smooth and this is in part due to your very organized spreadsheets! haha I had a great time helping you create and bring your vision to life and we're so grateful to have clients like you who trust in our expertise and advice along the way. I'm sure Andrew will be glad to hear he was #1 haha Thank you for your business and take care!
    The wedding of Nicole Dawe and Borrowed & Blu Events 8
    The wedding of Nicole Dawe and Borrowed & Blu Events 9
  • Michelle

    Michelle Byrne · Married on 23 of July of 2015

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    The best decision!!

    We used Andrea and her team from Borrowed & Blu to help plan our wedding in BC, while living in AB! Andrea was amazing to work with - always kind and calm, super organized, and always available to help! They did a great job of listening to our dream for the wedding, offering helpful suggestions and executing the perfect day! We had the wedding of our dreams with absolutely no stress and the best memories to last a lifetime. Definitely the best decision we made!

    Sent on 10/08/2019
  • Joanne

    Joanne Alyward · Married on 03 of August of 2013

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    The BEST Wedding Experience!!!

    We had an absolutely amazing experience with Borrowed & Blu for our wedding day! They turned our vision into so much more than we could have ever imagined! The weight it took off our shoulders for the planning and day off coordination was priceless! The level of commitment and reliability from the entire team was very impressive, from early morning phone calls with Andrea organizing seating arrangenents to midnight McDonald's runs the night of the wedding, they were always there to go above and beyond whenever we needed them. There was no detail left untouched and we are eternally grateful for all the hard work the team did to help make the most amazing day that much more special and memorable. Andrea and her team are the BEST!!!

    Sent on 03/08/2019

    Borrowed & Blu Events's reply:

    Sweet Jo! Thank you for your kind words. I had the best time planning with you and celebrating with the whole Dawe/Alyward/Pittman crew. Walking into the hall with that McDonalds run made me feel like a Spice Girl getting swarmed at the airport. haha Fun day and great memories! Hope you and Chris and the kids are well. xo
    The wedding of Joanne Alyward and Borrowed & Blu Events 10

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