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Heart of the Island Intimate Events

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island View map

About

Heart of the Island Intimate Events (soon to be Intimate Island Events) is your nearly One Stop Wedding Shop for all your destination, elopement and local wedding planning needs. If we don't currently offer the service, we can happily recommend some talented wedding professionals who can assist you in that area. We specialize in intimate events from 2-50 people. You may inquire about a higher number, but it is not guaranteed that we will be able to accomodate it. Our home office is in Charlottetown, but we offer services throughout PEI. Owner, Paula Kuse, an Internationally Certified Wedding and Event Planner since 2012, is proud to work with Brides on this beautiful island.

Services offered

At Heart of the Island Intimate Events, our mission is to simplify the entire wedding planning process so couples are blessed not stressed, and they can get back to enjoying their engagement in this exciting time in their lives. For the 2022 wedding season and beyond, I have switched gears to Photography as my main focus. I will still be offering Wedding Planning/Design for an exclusive few clients per year. How this will work is that I will no longer be offering any Wedding Day Management or Decor Set-up Services. This will free me up to handle your wedding day photography instead. This means that I will be with you throughout your wedding planning journey including the wedding day and beyond as your photographer and editor. Anyone can set up decorations, but you want someone who has been there with you through the ups and downs of the entire planning process and has gotten to know you and built a relationship with you, someone who you feel comfortable with, when it comes to posing in front of the camera. That's where I come in!

I offer my clients the choice to combine 2 services, wedding planning/design and photography in one package. Combining the two services is not a requirement, as some couples may have a different photographer they would prefer to use. However, it is highly reccommended to combine the two services. Additionally, we allow our clients the option to fully tailor their planning package, so they can have the services they really need, instead of having to pay for something they don't need. These tailored packages start at the all-inclusive base price and can be adjusted accordingly from there. Some of the services offered include budget analysis, event design, full planning, guest list and RSVP management, partial planning, timelines, to-do lists and vendor referrals, plus much more.

Customizable Packages:

  • Exclusive Elegance Package ~ Wedding Planning & Design
  • Exclusive Elegance + Photography Package ~ Wedding Planning & Design + Photography package of your choice

**Also inquire about our Custom Catering, Buttercream Cakes/Cupcakes and Marriage Officiant.

Please Note: You are not required to use all of the services that we offer in order to book with us. We customize to your needs, so you can pick and choose the specific services you need and only book those.

How she works

After the excitement of the engagement, typically, soon to be brides look at the tasks ahead of them and feel overwhelmed, and they often have no idea where to start. Paula works as a team with the bride every step of the way as her wedding dream unfolds. She works with weddings of all different sizes and budgets. Her home office is based in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, but being certified internationally, she is able to work with Brides in both the US and Canada wide. She is very excited and looking forward to whatever creative ideas you have in store for her and looks forward to sharing in the joy of your special day.

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Highlights

Availability

Wedding Planning Services

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

Number of Planners

1

Day-Of Coordination - Starting Price

$1,800

Full Wedding Planning - Starting Price

$3,500

Hourly Rate

$100

More information

What wedding events do you provide services for?

Ceremony
Reception
Rehearsal dinner

What types of weddings do you accommodate?

Destination
Double weddings
Eco-friendly
Military
Non-religious
Religious

What is the starting price for partial wedding planning?

$2,800

Do you offer an hourly rate?

False
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Any other questions?

Request pricing

Meet the Team

Planner & Designer ~ Paula Kuse
Planner & Designer ~ Paula Kuse
Wedding & Event Planner & Designer, Floral Designer

My name is Paula "Sadie" Kuse. I am in my mid 30s, married to a wonderful man, and we recently relocated to PEI from the West Coast. I have always loved weddings since I was a little girl and had been planning my own since I was about 5 years old. However, the wedding I always dreamed I would have couldn't have been further from the wedding I actually had. My goodness, how my taste has changed over the years. The important thing to remember is, it is ok that your tastes and styles change, as long you are being true to yourself and also taking your future spouse into consideration during the planning and design process as well.

In late 2009 I started taking some online wedding and event planning courses and I have been an Internationally Certified Wedding Planner since 2012. I have planned a few intimate events in the past, However, it is only recently, that I have really begun to pursue a career as a wedding and event planner and designer. My former business name was Sonnet 43 Weddings, but I am excited to have teamed up with my husband, who is a custom catering chef, who I worked as the event coordinator for in BC. Together we can offer you a more well-rounded wedding experience.

I will still be working as the event coordinator for my husband as well as offer services of my own. I offer both Virtual and Traditional Wedding Planning & Design services. As a Virtual Wedding Planning and Design Assistant, I specialize in virtual organization, planning, and design of Destination Weddings, for a fraction of the cost of a traditional wedding planner. I also offer Traditional Wedding Planning and Design Assistance, which would be a more hands on planning experience reflected in the price. Honesty, transparency, and trust are very important to me and are qualities that I offer all of my clients.

After the excitement of the engagement, typically, soon to be brides look at the tasks ahead and feel overwhelmed, and they have no idea where to start. I work as a team with the bride every step of the way as her wedding dream unfolds. I am very excited and looking forward to whatever creative ideas you have in store for me. I hope to have the opportunity to work with you and share in the joy of your special day.

Our Mission is to simplify the entire wedding planning process so couples are #BlessedNotStressed, and they can get back to enjoying their engagement in this exciting time in their lives.

Map

223 St Peters Rd C1A 5R4 Charlottetown (Prince Edward Island)

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