About Express Yourself Weddings & Events
Run by Grace Barbosa-Chin, Express Yourself specializes in planning amazing weddings and special occasions to match what you have in mind and your style. Understanding the importance of a professionally arranged and gorgeous personalised event, Express Yourself works on those tiny details to guarantee that your vision is met every step of the planning process. Grace is also proud to offer floral services for weddings & events, making Express Yourself Weddings & Events a one stop shop for all your needs.
Ever since she was a young girl, everyone could count on Grace every time there was a special event nearby. In fact, after years of working in the financial services business, she knew that she had failed to pursue her passion and, once she got engaged in 2015 and after conducting her full wedding planning, she completed her WPIC certification and started focusing on her wedding management career. Shortly thereafter, Grace took classes at both Toronto Flower School & Bloom School to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to add floral services to her list of services offered.
Express Yourself Weddings & Events specializes in all stages of wedding and event planning, as well as full floral services. Services offered include the following:
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Stephanie Sferrazza · Married on 07/10/2018
Amazing Month of Coordinator!
If any couples are in the market for a month of coordinator, I highly recommend Grace. My biggest regret was not hiring her for full coordination! She is simply amazing. We got married in October 2018 at Whistle Bear Golf Club in Cambridge. While the venue and staff are very organized, we felt we needed someone to help us out mostly with decor/placement and some last minute items to keep us sane during the weeks leading up to the wedding. I am so happy we went with Grace. She truly went above and beyond for my husband and I. She was responsive, very easy to deal with, and amazing at staying calm under pressure. Grace helped us enormously when faced with a bit of a challenge between our venue and florist, I can not thank her enough for taking that extra bit of stress out of our lives (only 2 weeks before the wedding!).
Grace and her assistant were there on the day of to handle any last minute stresses (luckily nothing major came up) and they set up our room beautifully.
Grace also does florals and full coordination which I would recommend looking into - you will not be disappointed!!Sent on 29/10/2018
Adriana Bullock · Married on 29/09/2017
Where do I even begin? Grace was a GODSEND to me while planning my September 2017 wedding. I felt like my Fiance and I had things pretty well done up until the last month and a half when I started to get overwhelmed by all the little, final details of the day. I didn't know where to focus my energy and it was becoming harder to keep track of everything I needed to get done (and this is considering I had a very organized and very involved Fiance planning this wedding with me!) We were both starting to feel the pressure of our demanding jobs and the wedding. Enter Grace. She met with us and instantly her calm and gentle nature put us at ease, we knew we were in good hands. She took account of everything we had done and what was left to do and then formulated a plan with us to execute the final details. With a plan in motion and some of the responsibilities taken off my plate, I felt immediate ease, things became a lot more manageable. We worked with her to create the timeline of the day, and she took care of communicating with the venue to ensure everyone was on the same page. Grace handled the communication with all our other vendors, picked up rental items, the flowers and even attended our rehearsal dinner the night before to review the plan and make sure we were feeling good. I should also mention she was always responsive to all of our emails/texts and provided updates on all conversations with vendors/venue in a way that kept us informed, but not overwhelmed. She genuinely wanted to make sure everyone was happy and stress-free. Our wedding day came and I can honestly say it was the best day of our lives. Literally everything went exactly how we wanted, or better. Everything Grace had handled for us was perfect and she was even there until the bitter end to help take down the venue and ensure everything got picked up. I can't imagine that our wedding would have gone as smoothly without Grace, my expectations were completely surpassed by her professionalism and talent. Grace, thank you so much for everything you did for us - you are amazing.Sent on 09/11/2017
Kim Barrera · Married on 17/07/2016
Grace is such a great event planner! Everything was Parisian themed with lots of pink and rose gold. So beautiful! Everything was planned out so perfectly. She thought of every detail from the decor down to the menu. Such great memories :) Thank youuu!!!! ♥Sent on 14/09/2017
Chantel Amato · Married on 08/09/2017
Grace was absolutely amazing. I could not have found a planner more perfect and exceptional. Grace was there for every step of the planning process and was always available when we needed her. She is extremely dedicated to her craft and is super attentive. Our experience with Grace was amazing - our wedding went off without a single issue and it is all thanks to Grace. The night of the wedding I locked myself out of the air bnb my husband and I were to stay at and Grace made sure to get us back in in a timely manner. She went above and beyond for us and we cannot thank her enough. If you are looking for someone who will make your wedding planning a dream, book with Grace. Our day was on a very tight schedule as we had an evening ceremony with a reception followed immediately after. It was also a Friday night in downtown Toronto during TIFF and the travel and timing issues we were worried about became non existent. She thought of everything and ensured that we arrived on time with plenty of time to relax and get ready for our big moment. During our meetings Grace was always to the point and very informative - she was honest and knowledgeable. She works with all of your vendors to create a timeline of your day which is also provided to you. Overall, her personality is a GIRL BOSS - she is loving, happy and compassionate, but gets the job done correctly and doesn't let anyone take advantage of you.Sent on 17/09/2017
Nicole · Married on 22/09/2018
My husband and I are so grateful we found Grace! At first, we thought we wouldn't need a planner but as it got closer to the day we realized there were many things we didn't know how we were going to pull off. When we first met with Grace, she went over all the ways she would ensure our day ran smoothly. Immediately after our meeting my husband said, "we have to hire her!" He was right. Grace helped immensely in the month leading up to our wedding from planning out our timeline for the day and coordinating with all our vendors, she was professional, knowledgeable, patient, and extremely organized! She was always very responsive with all our emails in an extremely timely manner and kept us informed of everything along the way. On the day of our wedding, she made us feel so at ease, she kept us on schedule throughout the night but also reminded us to enjoy every second. Our day was absolutely amazing and a huge part of that is thanks to Grace. Her genuine care and passion to her job showcases in all she does. No matter what, she is there ready to take action! My expectations were completely surpassed, to anyone contemplating, I guarantee you Grace will not disappoint! Thank you, Grace for all you hard work, it is truly appreciated!Sent on 04/12/2018
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