About Heartwood Weddings
Heartwood Weddings is a boutique wedding & event planning company that focuses on intimate and personal weddings, taking their inspiration from the beautiful Pacific North West and West Coast lifestyle. They serve their couples with a great personalized service that encourages an atmosphere of calm on your wedding day.
The services offered include:
How she works
Emily is a born and raised North Shore girl, which you can tell by her enthusiastic and friendly nature. Her inspiration stems from the beauty of the Pacific Northwest. Vancouver is a beautiful and elegant part of the world, and it has shaped Emily into who she is. Relaxed yet professional, Emily makes it her priority to minimize your stress- it’s your wedding after all! When she’s not planning weddings, Emily is hiking or skiing, playing with her whippet Riley, or planning her next travel adventure.
Day-of coordination, event design, full planning, partial planning, timelines, vendor referrals
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YeoLo, Married on 12/08/2018
A Wonderful Planner for the YeoLo Wedding!
Emily was awesome to work with during the entirety of the YeoLo wedding! She took the necessary time to meet with us, chat with us, and ensure that everything was structured in a timely and orderly manner. On top of that, she took on the challenge of directly working with a Chinese restaurant for our banquet dinner, knowing that the staff spoke little to no English. Despite the language barrier, she was able to keep the necessary parties accountable and ensured that the event went on smoothly, with all of us having so much fun in the process.
Emily showed us that she can tackle challenges head on (whether anticipated or not) and do her best to ensure that the bride and groom don't need to think about logistics on that special day. In the end, a great planner helps to clear away any potential haze for the bride and groom on their wedding day - this allows them to experience that special moment with beautiful clarity and presence of mind =).
And Emily did just that for us. Thank you so much for everything, Emily!
Heartwood Weddings's reply:
Thank you so much for the kind words Joannza & Lawrence! It was such an honour getting to be a part of your big day!
Jade Hallett, Married on 09/06/2018
Kelowna Wedding 2018
Emily was a dream to work with! She helped me make decisions every step of the way and kept me organized. Her communication with all my vendors was awesome and when the day finally came I didnt have to worry about a thing. I would recommend a planner if you want to save yourself the headache of organizing a million moving parts those last few months before the big day. She was always easy to connect with and listened to my vision and even improved on it. 100% genuine, kind and truly cares about making your day special and stress free. Thank you so much !
Rachel C, Married on 05/08/2017
Emily from heartwood was exceptionally dedicated, professional and helpful.
Hiring Emily was far more valuable than we could have ever anticipated. My husband and I were very organized and wanted to keep the wedding simple but despite that there were SO MANY important things we hadn't thought of. Emily's input, insight and help made a big impact on the overall smoothness leading up to the wedding and also our enjoyment on the wedding day. Emily kept the process running smoothly, checked in with venders and kept us all on track. Emily is personable, attentive and a pleasure to work with. We are so glad we made the decision to hire her.
We HIGHLY recommend her services.
Rachel and Brian
Naomi, Married on 30/06/2017
Emily is a well-organized, thoughtful and passionate wedding planner and day-of-coordinator. Initially, I didn't think that I would need a wedding planner but I'm so glad that we decided to go with one!
When we met, I gave her a brief rundown of the vendors I was working with and what I thought the day would include. By our second meeting, she already had a working draft going and soon after, it was built into an Excel sheet, down to 5 minute intervals and colour-coded! Emily has worked in a number of weddings with different cultures and customs, so she was very familiar with how long certain events would take and buffered in extra time where we needed it.
One of the other things that I appreciated was her flexibility. A week before the wedding, my mother decided that she wanted a tea ceremony, which was not part of the plans at all. When I relayed this to Emily, she not only empathized with me but was able to quickly tweak the schedule to accommodate my mother's wishes.
Emily is fantastic with the little details. She gave my husband and I a pair of vow books as a cute keepsake before the wedding. While I was getting ready with my bridesmaids, she stopped by to check in on us with coffee (thank goodness) for the bridal party! She set up all my chairs and decor! I sent her some pictures to reference and somehow, she was able to recreate everything on her own without any need for clarification.
I highly recommend Emily's wedding planning services. All my bridesmaids loved her and found her incredibly easy to work with. She alleviated a lot of the work and stress for me and my husband and allowed us to enjoy our day!
Heartwood Weddings's reply:
Thank you so much Naomi! It was an honour being a part of your Wedding Day, and I'm so happy I could help bring your vision to life. You two were such an amazing couple, it was a thrill to work with you!
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