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Brocade Events

Aurora, Ontario View map

About

Brocade Events is an award-winning, professional wedding and special event planning company that makes moments happen for busy people who want their event (and planning process) to be a smooth and fun experience from start to finish.

​Led by owner Janis Martinello, the Brocade Events team is an extremely organized and professional bunch, who come loaded with reliable information, sound advice, and creative ways to make any event a night to remember.

Established in 2010, their team has worked with hundreds of reliable vendors and industry professionals, so we can find you the best people, places, and strategies to rock your celebration.

Our clients love us for our humour, professionalism, and just enough whimsy and realism to make their events memorable.

Services offered

They specialize in creating custom planning packages for all occasions, and utilize software solutions to give their couples and clients online access to their planning tools and event information from anywhere in the world.

The services offered include:

  • Budget analysis
  • Event design
  • Full planning
  • Partial planning
  • Timelines
  • To-do lists
  • Vendor referrals

How they work

They specialize in creating custom planning packages for all occasions, so let them get to know a little bit about you so they can build a planning solution that is right for you.

If you are a busy couple with time-consuming professions who are finding the planning process a bit overwhelming or time consuming, they can take that on for you.

If you want your wedding to be magazine-worthy, and an epic experience for your guests, they can connect you with all of the right vendors, and creatives to make it happen!

If you want to create the best experience possible for your guests within your budget, so you can let loose, and enjoy yourself to the max, they've got you!

If you are looking for ways to blend personal tastes, with cultural or religious elements, or are navigating some unique family situations, they can guide you through options to alleviate that stress, and help make your planning experience an enjoyable one.​

Highlights

Wedding Planning Services

Budget analysis, day-of coordination, event design, full planning, partial planning, timelines, to-do lists, vendor referrals

Day-Of Coordination - Starting Price

$1,400

Full Wedding Planning - Starting Price

$5,000

Hourly Rate

$60

More information

What wedding events do you provide services for?

Ceremony
Reception

What types of weddings do you accommodate?

Civil
Cultural
Destination
Eco-friendly
Non-religious
Religious

What is the starting price for partial wedding planning?

$2,500

Do you offer an hourly rate?

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    Philip E. Married on 31/08/2019
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    Thank you Janis!

    My partner and I hired Janis and Brocade Events after much discussion. I was not convinced that we should spend money on a wedding planner, nor seek their advice, as I had heard bad experiences from many family members and friends that had bad experiences (actually - not one had a good experience). We had out wedding in a different city than where we lived, and this issue pushed me over the edge. Janis was so patient and organized throughout the process. She kept everything on time, sent gentle reminders of what to do, was very clear on what she could and could not do for us during the process, and made the magic happen on the day of the event. Our wedding was fantastic - our guests all had a fabulous time and enjoyed themselves so much. My partner and I had such a wonderful time, and look back on the pictures with great happiness. I strongly believe that this event could not have gone as smoothly or as effortlessly had Janis not been there to make sure everything went perfectly. Our wedding was truly a dream. Thank you Janis!

    Brocade Events's reply:

    Thank you so much for the kind words. It was so much fun working with you on this incredible day! I wish you both a lifetime of great adventures together.
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    Alicia T. Married on 25/08/2018
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    Perfection!!!

    We had the pleasure of working with Brocade Events, and Janis. From the very beginning, we knew we chose the right Event Planner to help guide us and fully execute our big day. Janis was nothing short of spectacular. She is very professional, knowledgeable, organized and personable. The whole experience with Janis and her team from start to finish, was impeccable. I would reccomend Brocade Events, over and over again.
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    Linda S. Married on 29/11/2016
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    My planner Mallory made my wedding day truly special. I was extremely impressed with the attention to detail. I can honestly say I couldn't have done it without her. The time and effort she put into this wedding showed because my family, friends and vendors were praising the good work she did. I will always highly recommend her and Brocade Events!
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    Michelle S. Married on 18/10/2019
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    Loved working with Brocade Events!

    Choosing Brocade Events was one of the best decisions we made during our entire wedding planning process. Thank you Janis for all your help, advice, guidance and support over these past few months! Janis was very professional, focused, detail oriented and patient while working with us in the months leading up to our wedding and on the day of. Janis' attention to detail helped to ensure that our wedding vision was executed flawlessly - everything looked more beautiful than we imagined! Janis and her team were very diligent in making sure that every aspect of the big day was looked after and kept us on track and on schedule with all our events. Our wedding day is one that both my husband and I will never forget; thank you Brocade Events for keeping us sane on one of the most important days of our lives. We were both able to relax, be in the moment and enjoy the entire day without having to worry about a thing. Janis was a joy to work with and made the entire wedding planning experience a fun and stress free one. Thank you again Janis for everything - I would highly recommend Brocade Events to anyone who is about to get married!
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    Geoffrey F. Married on 08/10/2016
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    The planning provided by Brocade Events went amazingly well! We worked with the Wedding Day Coordination and Partial Planning services, and worked with Mallory. Her attention to detail and amazing ideas helped us pull off a beautiful wedding that surpassed our every expectation.
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    Cecilia T. Married on 12/03/2016
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    My husband and I got married in March 2016 and we were delighted with the services provided by Janis & Mallory. They are professional, reliable and thanks to them, we were able to have a stress-free wedding day! We just showed up and were able to enjoy our day knowing that we could count on them to ensure the day when as planned.

    From the start of the planning process, they helped us make decisions and plan for details we didn't know about. We absolute recommend their services. Thank you Janis and Mallory for all your hard work.

    Cecilia & Jake
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    Jake K. Married on 12/03/2016
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    If you want to really enjoy your wedding and take it in fully, Janis and the Brocade team are for you. We never worried about things happening on time, people being in the right places, Brocade took care of it all. Extremely easy to deal with and fun, great time working with them.
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    Jen N. Married on 30/11/2015
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    Janis was amazing to work with :) she helped keep me organized and had so many awesome suggestions and ideas. Everything was taken care of for us on our day of as well as all the travel was co-ordinated with the travel agent for our destination wedding in Cuba. Janis was so friendly with all our guests and made sure that everyone was taken care of. I would recommend her services to anyone planning a wedding.
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    Nicole T. Married on 25/07/2015
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    Janis and her team were wonderful! I first met with Janis over a year ago and instantly knew she'd be perfect for our wedding. Janis is kind, helpful, organized, and very knowledgable. Janis and her team worked together flawlessly to ensure our wedding day was a success. Thank you!
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    Heather S. Married on 11/07/2015
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    We had Janis and her associates provide event planning for our wedding on July 11th 2015, and only have one word to describe her services-AMAZING!!!!

    Janis was warm and friendly from the first day we met her, providing a ton of information, options and honesty on the process and vendors, but especially when it came to our budget! From that first day we knew she was our wedding planner! She went several hours in every direction tirelessly searching for our ideal venue and vendors, and gave us the guidance we needed in choosing them with her extensive professional background and experience. Janis was prompt and professional throughout the planning process, with constant contact via text, phone, and personal meetings. The weeks leading up to the wedding she was on top of everything-things we didn't even think of or forgot about. Then the days before the wedding we had a few hiccups with vendors, and Janis was on it responding "no problem" and "I've got it" to everything! On the day of the wedding, she arrived super early to make sure everything was set up and ready to go, and every vendor and activity/scheduled event ran on time, was done to our prior requests/liking, and went off without a hitch! All of our guest had an amazing time at what they have called "the best wedding" they have been to, which was super important to us! They even commented on Janis and her colleagues ability to keep things on time and running perfectly smooth, as well as all the vendors Janis helped us pick out for our special day. We are soooo happy and grateful for her services during our wedding experience and could not have done it without her! Meeting Janis was not only crucial to our big day, but we are so honored to have gained a new friend! A million thanks to Brocade Events!

    Brocade Events's reply:

    Thank you :) It was such a pleasure taking this journey with you. The wedding was also the prettiest wedding ever, for the most deserving couple.

Awards

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WeddingWire Wedding Awards 2015 Winner
WeddingWire Wedding Awards 2014 Winner

Meet the team

Janis
Janis
Principal Event Planner

Janis is the owner and Principal Event Planner for Brocade Events. In addition to being certified by The Wedding Planners Institute of Canada in Wedding Planning and Destination Wedding Planning, Janis has a diploma in Business Management from SAIT Polytechnic and has experience as a Manager in the corporate sector.

Janis has also been working with The Wedding Planners Institute of Canada for a few years, with her current role as an instructor for the Toronto area WPIC Certification classes where she contributes to creating a more professional wedding industry. She has had her work featured in Weddingbells and The Wedding Ring magazines, and has been interviewed and featured in articles by The Huffington Post, Toronto Star, and Wedding Trends Magazine.

Janis stays up to date on wedding trends, and continues to expand her knowledge and expertise by attending seminars, conferences, training courses, and networking with wedding and event industry experts, She operates Brocade Events on a full time basis, and not as a hobby business or side project.

She is the Mom to three little (busy) boys, a wine lover, book club member, kick-boxing fitness enthusiast, and has two Cornish Rex cats named Dobby and Kreature (inspired by Harry Potter of course). ​

Getting to know the couples and families she is working with throughout the planning process is the best part of her job, and hearing the words "We could not have done this without you" at the end of the night is what makes so honoured to have been a part of a couple's journey.

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