Katie & Co. Occasions is a boutique wedding planning business based in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia. Owner & Principal Planner, Katie Ley, has spent many years organizing celebrations of wedded bliss. As such, she boasts the necessary experience to execute diverse visions and coax them to life in creative and unforgettable ways.
Katie spent years in the hospitality industry, so it is no surprise that she ultimately specialized in doing justice to couples’ wedding ideas. To date, she has overseen hundreds of weddings and special occasions, so has garnered ample experience. Harnessing her expertise and know-how, she offers a range of packages to suit numerous requests. A full-planning bundle allows Katie & Co. Occasions to work alongside the couple of honour to take care of the nitty-gritty details. This involves liaising with vendors, creating timelines, finalizing venue arrangements, and more. Essentially, this option eliminates much of the stress and hassle in making wedding dreams come true. Another offering is called the Wedding Takeover which allows Katie to get involved six weeks out from the big day. It includes onsite, day-of coordination and other features so that everything runs smoothly. What’s more, this company also offers customized planning packages to meet the needs and wishes of their clients. Other features include:
5 Reviews for Katie & Co. Occasions
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Pat and Shelley Julian · Married on 24/10/2020
Amazing, friendly professional wedding planning service
We were recommended by several sources to speak to Katie Ley to help with our “day of” wedding tasks! We met Katie and instantly knew that she was our gal! Polished, professional and oh so lovely! We were married in October, 2020 after a postponement from June due to restrictions. It was quite a ride through the ups and downs, date changes, number of guests changing, along with all the other details involved with a wedding! But Katie rode the waves with us calmly, patiently and supportive. Instead of being our day of person, she was our year of person! There was nothing too much for her....she offered her assistance in so many ways but mostly for me as a sounding board...Someone to bounce ideas off of and give an honest opinion! She has been in the business for many years and is an expert in her field. Ask anyone in the business and you will hear “Katie...yes she’s awesome”! And she is trust me if you need an event planner call her! You won’t be disappointed! Because.....she is nothing short of awesome! With sincere gratitude.....Shelley and Pat JulianSent on 01/12/2020
Lise · Married on 01/08/2020
Amazing Planner, Kind, Organized, Worth It!
Katie was an absolute dream to have plan our wedding. From the time we met her to the time of our wedding, it was seamless. She is kind, nice, thoughtful, super prepared and easy to get along with. Everything with our wedding seemed to be going great until Covid-19 hit and everything went up in the air. Katie was always positive and there to help and listen when we didn’t know what to do with our wedding. When we decided to continue with our wedding (cutting our guest list from 230 to 9 people and changing our venue), Katie supported us through that decision and was there to help us continue with our plans.
Leading up to the wedding, Katie provided input into vendors and took charge of dealing with all of the vendors, scheduling, and easing any of our concerns. Katie dealt with all of the last-minute details (picking up flowers and taking them to the cake maker, printing out our vows on beautiful paper etc.), and was always there if we texted her asking for help, which allowed us to enjoy the weeks and days leading up to the wedding.
On the wedding day, Katie arrived early with a smile on her face ready to help and organize (and she brought pastries for everyone too). Katie helped with everything! She helped hang flowers garlands, set up seating, pinned table cloths so they wouldn’t fly off, she brought her own weight for a table we were using outdoors (it was windy) and more. She always seemed to be one step ahead. My mom hasn’t stopped telling people about how much she helped and how she always seemed to know exactly what needed to be done before anyone else did. Katie came super prepared with garden shears, scissors, glue to put the vows in cards I had made, and even hand lotion that I only asked for 30 minutes before the ceremony started because my hands were swollen from the heat and we were worried about getting my ring on. Who knows what else she brought with her but I’m assuming she had it because she was so well prepared.
Katie stayed until the end of the night and helped tidy up and send my husband and I off. My mom couldn't believe when she went upstairs after everyone left and the carpet we used for the ceremony was put back exactly where it came from...I can't remember if anyone actually told her where it came from but she was figured it out!
We cannot thank Katie enough for everything she did for us and the service she provided. She is one of a kind and we would refer her to anyone looking for a kind, smart, very well prepared, hard worker like Katie to plan their wedding or event. We promise you that you will not be disappointed with your decision.
Sent on 19/10/2020
Katie & Co. Occasions's reply:Thank you so much, Lise! It was truly a pleasure working with you. Although your wedding was very different than originally conceptualized due to the pandemic, it was such a beautiful, intimate celebration that I felt honoured to be a part of.
Midori F · Married on 18/01/2020
Thorough, Professional and Calming
We were extremely happy with the services of Katie & Co.! Katie exceeded all our expectations for an experienced wedding/event planner. From the first time we met, Katie helped guide our planning process by providing templates and checklists for us to complete.Sent on 25/01/2020
Katie's project management approach to 'day of' planning was very reassuring and enabled our wedding day to go without a hitch. Katie's services greatly reduced the stress of our wedding day and allowed us to focus on enjoying the day as it unfolded.
She was a pleasure to work with and we cannot recommend her services highly enough!!
Cece Lia · Married on 08/01/2020
Absolutely amazing to enjoy a perfect intimate wedding!
Katie did a fantastic job helping us with our special day. Thanks to Katie, we both managed to remain calm and relaxed with the knowledge that we were in safe hands. We trusted her for all her recommendations of makeup artist, photographer, caterer etc. She was on site since the early morning of our big day, making sure everything was on track behind the scene. Everyone commented the décor by DEBUT was spectacular, food and free flow of cocktails and wines were awesome. Our celebrant also appreciated the meticulous timelines she made. We’d definitely recommend such a professional wedding planner to couples who want a magical wedding!Sent on 20/01/2020
Emily Zamora · Married on 05/04/2019
Awesome Wedding Planner!
Thank you Katie for being so instrumental in making our wedding go off without a hitch. The planning process was so easy. Katie was well prepared, filled us in all the details we had overlooked and provided us very realistic and accurate quotes on food, drinks and decor. Most importantly, Katie was very good at listening and totally respected our vision and budget. It was a pleasure working with Katie, I would definitely recommend her service.Sent on 20/06/2020
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Owner & Principal Planner
My career in the event and hospitality industry started in 2008 as a Concierge at the prestigious Vancouver Club. Four years later I made the move to Catering Sales and never looked back. I discovered my passion for weddings and events, and loved being able to create, design, and execute a vision. Since 2012, I've helped plan and execute over 300 weddings and produced the Vancouver Club's Wedding Show - Fiat Luxe.
It’s important for me to get to know my clients on a personal level, as I want your wedding to reflect your style and personalities. Your love story is unique, and I'm here to help your wedding tell it.
Planning a wedding isn’t just about the logistics - it's important to be creative and have fun along the way. I will work with you to ensure you enjoy the process and are left with a memorable experience.
In my spare time you’ll find me walking my dog, cooking (with glass of wine in hand), gardening, or front row in a spin class. Thanks for visiting, and I can’t wait to work with you to create something special!