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Karina Lemke Wedding & Event Design

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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

Highlights

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

2-4

Day-Of Coordination - Starting Price

$650

Full Wedding Planning - Starting Price

$4,000

Hourly Rate

$100

More information

What wedding events do you provide services for?

Ceremony
Reception
Rehearsal dinner

What types of weddings do you accommodate?

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

What is the starting price for partial wedding planning?

$2,900

Do you offer an hourly rate?

Yes
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    Lorena C. Married on 15/07/2022
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    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!

    Karina Lemke Wedding & Event Design's reply:

    I am sad we will not officially be working together as well but I have a feeling our paths will cross. Thank you for being wonderful! It was a pleasure and I loved, loved, loved all of your amazing dog and cat details. From one fur-baby lover to another - your wedding was puuuurrrfect! Thank you for the lovely review - it is so very appreciated and please share pictures when you have them. xx
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    Lia R. Married on 28/05/2022
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    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.
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    Sarah Married on 11/12/2021
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    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!
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    Nicole Married on 04/09/2021
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    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!
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    Kathy S. Married on 03/10/2020
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    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.
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    Stephanie Married on 19/09/2020
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    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.
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    Jessica L. Married on 31/05/2020
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    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!

    Karina Lemke Wedding & Event Design's reply:

    Thank you so much Jessica - I know that it was not the wedding you had planned and the guest count was smaller, but the location was AMAZING!!!

    You looked Sooooooooo Gorgeous and the day was the most glorious summer's day,

    Thank you for the very kind words, my heart just broke for all those that had to postpone or cancel their original plans. Helping those who asked for help to navigate a new plan forward was my absolute pleasure.

    Wishing you a lifetime of happiness and Congratulations!
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    Samantha Married on 07/12/2019
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    Working with Karina was a dream!

    I got married at the Gladstone in December and hired Karina as my day of coordinator and let me tell you, it was one of the best decisions I could have made! She was professional, made me laugh, and truly made everything go off without a hitch. I pride myself on being organized and thorough, but Karina was always there to offer helpful advice, suggestions and reminders of things I hadn't yet thought of all while being respectful of our decisions and vision. She went above and beyond in every way imaginable and we loved working with her. There is a reason she's known in this city as the best. You will not regret working with her!

    Karina Lemke Wedding & Event Design's reply:

    awe..... thank you Samantha. I am so thrilled you took the time to write this lovely review, I really appreciate it. I hope you are still basking in the glow of your fabulous wedding. Best Wedding Speeches EVER!!!
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    Eleren Married on 22/09/2019
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    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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    Amy P. Married on 31/08/2019
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    Would have been lost without her!

    Karina is a seasoned pro. From the amazing vendor recommendations, to keeping the day of flowing and stress-free - she is worth her weight in gold!

    Karina Lemke Wedding & Event Design's reply:

    Hi Amy and Braden - I am so happy that you chose me - you were beyond amazing and I am thrilled that I was able to help bring your vision to life and ensure it all rolled out perfectly. AND THAT WEATHER?? It couldn't have been better! Love you both and can't wait to see those wedding photos. Thank you for such a glowing review. Happy Honeymooning!

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Karina Lemke Wedding & Event Design Real Weddings

  • Eleren & Aaron
    14 Photos · 22/Sep/2019
  • 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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