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On WeddingWire since 2016

Last update: June 2024

Karina Lemke Wedding & Event Design is a wedding and events planning service based in Toronto, Ontario. Owner and planner Karina Lemke has been designing weddings for over a decade and is renowned for creating wonderful, memorable celebrations. Karina takes an individualized approach when planning a couple's special day ensuring that each event is infused with creativity and flair.

Services offered

With years of experience in the wedding industry, Karina has planned countless celebrations catering to various event styles and themes. The team of professionals offers exceptional customized services for ceremonies ranging from traditional and civil to destination weddings. Karina Lemke Wedding and Event Design offers a number of packages to satisfy various client budgets and requirements. Services available include:

  • A budget analysis
  • Day-of coordination
  • Event design
  • Full planning
  • Guestlist creation
  • Partial planning
  • Timelines
  • To-do lists
  • Vendor referrals

Frequently asked questions

What wedding events do you provide services for?

Ceremony
Reception
Rehearsal dinner

What wedding planning services do you offer?

Budget analysis
Day-of coordination
Event design
Full planning
Guest list creation
Partial planning
Timelines
To-do lists
Vendor referrals

What types of weddings do you accommodate?

Civil
Cultural
Destination
Double weddings
Eco-friendly
Military
Non-religious
Religious

How many planners are on your team?

2-4

What is the starting price for day-of wedding coordination?

$1,750

What is the starting price for partial wedding planning?

$2,850

What is the starting price for full wedding planning?

$3,500

Do you offer an hourly rate?

Yes

What is the hourly rate?

$125
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Reviews for Karina Lemke Wedding & Event Design

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Stefan
Stefan E. Sent on 06/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding Savant!

We sought out Karina for her partial wedding planning service offering and she was absolutely brilliant. Right from the start we knew we were in excellent hands and that no small detail would go overlooked. Our wedding took place at Graydon Hall manor and Karina new the team and venue like the back of her and. She provided a wealth of knowledge and insight and made the wedding planning process a lot more manageable. She was instrumental in helping us lock down a couple of key vendors on short notice, her communication and organization was second to none, and she was always on top of us to make sure we completed our tasks.

Sincerely, Stefan and Caitlin
Laiya
Laiya C. Sent on 29/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Karina was a life saver!!

Karina was one of the best decisions we made when it came to planning our wedding! She was so attentive and there with us every step of the way. Karina finds the perfect balance of supporting you even if your choices are untraditional, but also gently redirecting when she thinks you're going in a direction you'll regret. We hired her before we had any concept of what chaos covid would cause, and when we finally realized we'd have to reschedule our wedding once (and nearly twice) it was a huge weight off our shoulders having her. What would've been hours spent chasing vendors for new dates and exploring options was whittled down to a total of two emails between us and Karina to find the new date. When we again had to change our plans she was always there and willing to get on the phone to talk through ideas, contact people for options and help keep us from losing our minds.
Even if you don't think you need a planner for everything leading up to the wedding, at minimum you need Karina for the month and day of. She is so knowledgeable about timing and scheduling and kept my optimism from creating an impossibly tight and chaotic schedule. Day of I didn't even bother having my phone on me because I knew Karina had it all covered. She made sure the reception space was breathtaking, from helping me choose candles, to chasing down linens when I decided I wanted them with only two weeks to go, and then actually pulling it all together day of. I wasn't worried for a second because I had complete faith she had us covered. I swear she has supersonic hearing - when I was commenting about a blister on my heel before the ceremony, she materialized an instant later with moleskin in hand and personally bandaged my feet.
Karina knew how important it was to us to get to dancing ASAP, and when a taxi fiasco led to my grandfather being late and set our ceremony back nearly an hour, Karina chased the kitchen staff to move the meal along as quickly as they reasonably could without us even having to ask her to.
All in all, you would be so lucky to have her on your wedding day and we can't recommend her enough!!
Lorena
Lorena C. Sent on 02/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

We couldn't have done with without her!

My husband and I got married on July 15th, 2022 at Elora Mill. Karina was a part of our team from the very beginning (July 2020). She was incredible from start to finish and helped us plan the wedding of our dreams. Everything ran smoothly and was stress-free! She is the type of planner that will get things done efficiently, quickly and professionally. We cannot thank her enough for working with us to execute our wedding vision and keeping things in our price range. I am sad we will no longer be working with Karina! We highly recommend her!
LiaR
Lia R. Sent on 30/05/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Hire Her! Trust Me!

Karina was everything and more that I had hoped to have in a wedding planner. She would often respond to emails within minutes (sometimes at 7:30 in the morning or 11:00 at night!), found creative ways for us to save some money while still having an extraordinary wedding, and was there for the guidance that we so desperately needed. Trust me when I tell you that planning a wedding is an enormous endeavor that can occasionally get quite overwhelming. There were so many things about planning a wedding that I thought I either would know or could find out online, but when vendors started asking certain questions about details closer to the date, I realized how little I actually knew! The most incredible thing about Karina was her ability to practically pick out a vision from my head despite my difficulty with articulating what I wanted (for quite some time, I didn’t even know!) and make it come to fruition. Everyone has been texting and emailing saying that it was a fairy tale wedding, and there’s absolutely no way we could have done it without Karina.
Sarah
Sarah Sent on 09/01/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Thank you Karina!!

We can not emphasize enough how glad we are that we made the decision to work with Karina as our planner, especially navigating the ever changing and always confusing time of trying to plan a COVID wedding. Having Karina on our team brought us peace of mind.

There seemed to be an endless list of decisions, spreadsheets and tasks that we never even imagined until Karina explained and helped us through them. We also know in the background she was doing a lot of work and managing issues that we never even had to worry about.

We were absolutely delighted with every vendor that Karina recommended as well. We very much trusted and relied on her guidance throughout the whole process.

Karina, thank you so much for being a guiding light on this wonderful journey and helping bring our vision to a beautiful reality!
Nicole
Nicole Sent on 10/09/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Karina for the win!

I don't even know where to start - there are not enough words to explain how amazing Karina truly is. Her support, kindness, knowledge, and communication leading up to the day are unmatched. Then came the wedding day and I was blown away! Her attention to detail, work ethic, and organization are what every bride needs on their wedding day. Our day was the smoothest and most perfect day we could have ever imagined. Thank you so much, Karina, for your support and guidance in making our wedding the best day of our lives. You are truly amazing!
Jessica
Jessica L. Sent on 31/01/2021
5 out of 5 rating

She was the best


Karina was the best! We had been planning our wedding for a year and then postponed due to COVID19. At the 1-month mark of our new wedding date, everything was still in flux and the rules changed daily. We had made several back up plans (different guest lists, etc). Prior to COVID19, we did not plan on having a wedding planner, not even a day of coordinator – and we would have been fine. However, when our venue wasn’t reopening 1 month prior I started looking at micro-weddings.
I found Karina online and she was so responsive! She was super helpful and giving us ideas of what we could be doing instead – this was even before we decided to hire her. Basically in a month, she helped us find a new location, new florist, new officiant and asked questions I never would have thought of, come up with seating plans and organize. She was always available to help when a vendor had an issue, give guidance, kept me on track and even ended up showing up the day of!
Our day went wonderfully and a large part of it was the help of Karina. You can tell she loves what she does and really cares. Thank you!
Kathy
Kathy S. Sent on 20/12/2020
5 out of 5 rating

COVID wedding expert!

I reached out to Karina in utter despair, our wedding was two months away and our venue was still closed. We wanted so badly to get married, but didn’t know what to do or where to start. After endless scrolling on Instagram about microweddings, I found Karina and reached out to her. She responded immediately, asked if she could give me a call, and gave us the best advice. She really turned everything around for us, helped us come up with a new plan VERY quickly, and delivered the microwedding of our dreams. If you work with Karina, you’ll be working with not only a very talented planner, but a super kind and compassionate person. She talked me down through all the crazy happening with the pandemic, and always had an answer for everything. She had great ideas, was incredibly detailed and was able to help bring all of our vendors on to our new plan. She truly went above and beyond to make sure that everything was perfect for us. Our wedding day was incredibly memorable and special, and I am so thankful every day that I found Karina that Saturday morning.
Stephanie
Stephanie Sent on 18/10/2020
5 out of 5 rating

My Advise...BOOK HER! She is simply the best!

There aren't enough words to express our gratitude to Karina! Our wedding day last month was a dream come true and it would not have been possible without her. Karina's guidance and support throughout the entire wedding planning process made planning our dream wedding an enjoyable experience.

Karina is such a great resource. She put our entire wedding together, helped source amazing vendors that lined up with our vision and created the BEST wedding day timeline I have ever seen! She remained open and honest with us the entire time and we quickly grew to really value her input and trust her.

Karina was a pleasure to work with. Her expertise and creative flair is second to none. It's clear that she loves what she does and it just comes so naturally to her.

So if you're still on the fence, reach out to her. You will not regret it! Booking with Karina was one of the best decisions we made.
Eleren
Eleren Sent on 06/07/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Best in the Industry!!

My husband and I are so grateful to find Karina from the very beginning of our wedding planning. We sat down with her and felt comfortable right away. She listened to our ideas and she immediately gave us an amazing path to our dream wedding!! She is honest with her advice and very knowledgeable. The very first venue she recommended is actually the one we chose. We had a month of communication with her and she was very helpful on planning our traditional Jewish wedding. Our heartfelt thanks Karina for all your work. It was a pleasure. Anyone planning to get hitch, you need Karina in your life!
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Awards

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Karina Lemke Wedding & Event Design Real Weddings

Eleren & Aaron
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Michael & Melissa
17 Photos · 11/Aug/2018
Julie & Darren
79 Photos · 07/Jul/2018
Lia & Jamie
77 Photos · 28/Jan/2017
Nadine & Adam
97 Photos · 04/Jun/2016
Kim & Don
63 Photos · 10/Oct/2015

Meet the team

karina  Lemke
karina Lemke
Lead Planner & Designer

Congratulations on your engagement and wedding plans - I am so excited for you!

As a planner and former bride, I realize that after becoming engaged, you have approximately 5 minutes of complete bliss before the landslide of questions fire in your direction like little darts all trying to deflate that beautiful glitter filled wedding balloon.

I have been planning weddings for long enough to know that I have the experience and skill set to ensure that your day runs beautifully and seamlessly. Former couples as well as many of my industry peers will claim that I am a bit of a Zen Master.

The weddings I work on are calm not chaotic... it is my goal to ensure that any external drama is dialed right down... the focus is on the two of you and this amazing day that you have planned.

No two weddings that I do are ever the same - I thrive on taking the things you love and desire & finding a way to ensure that they are present on the big day. Your wedding is reflective of you and all the things that spark your joy.

I am an excellent and experienced planner, but I am also a talented designer. I owned a luxury floral studio for many years. I also had my own floral design show on HGTV.

I bring beauty to all that I touch and am fluent in the language of flowers. Experience within the realm of luxury floral and decor is one of the special skills I bring to the table with each and every client I work with.

I am based in Toronto, I have an amazing husband and mind-blowinly adorable son. I love to travel and am open to destination wedding work.

I work extremely well with Canadian Ex-Pats getting based in the US/UK and Europe. Planning from abroad has it's own set of challenges, but I have worked with many couples not based in Toronto and have found a very simple and successful model to make the process as stress free as it can be.

I am also extemely skilled in the department of short turn around planning windows. Not everyone has the desired 12-18 months of planning... (I had 30 days to plan my wedding and still managed a printed invite, vera wang gown, live band and 4 tier cake ) - it's all possible and can even be quite fun and exciting. So, if you need to get hitched quickly - I'm likley the best fit for the job.

Congratulations again!

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590 markham street M6G2L8 Toronto (Ontario)

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