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Last update: February 2023
Lustre Events by Melissa & Morgan is a wedding planning business located in Toronto, Ontario, that plans weddings all over Ontario, with over 15 years of experience working with amazing couples. Melissa and Morgan are known for their attention to detail, creativity, and radiant and cheerful disposition. They specialize in creating custom-designed weddings and offer full-service planning and design, partial planning, and month-of coordination services. Melissa and Morgan's work has been featured in Martha Stewart Weddings, Carats And Cake, Ruffled, Green Wedding Shoes, Wedding Chicks, 100 Layer Cake, Junebug Weddings, Style Me Pretty and Grey Likes Weddings.
Our philosophy is simple: In the end, years after your wedding is over, when your guests are asked, 'What is the best wedding you've ever attended?' we want your wedding to be the one that immediately comes to mind. Not because of the number of flowers, the grandness of the venue, the extravagance of the catering or what looked good on social media. But because we created a customized formula that was tailored around your guests' experience and communicated your unique personalities and love story to them. We're here to create that unforgettable experience that truly reflects who you are as a couple. We know that every couple and group of attendees is unique, and that's why we take the time to get to know you and your story.
From the decor to the music to the lighting, every element of your wedding is carefully curated to create a cohesive and immersive sensory experience that your guests will never forget. As your trusted partner, we take care of every detail, so you can relax and enjoy every moment of your special day.
With our experience as wedding planners and our eye for detail, we view weddings as a work of art and a theatrical performance, ensuring that every moment flows seamlessly and effortlessly. We believe that your wedding day should be stress-free and magical, and that's why we're committed to bringing your vision to life flawlessly.
As evidenced by over fifty 5-star reviews , we have earned a reputation for excellence and professionalism. We are committed to pioneering new trends for their clients and are passionate about crafting unique experiences for guests that make our clients wedding a once in a lifetime experience.
Let us be your partner in creating a wedding that reflects your unique personality and leaves a lasting impression for a lifetime. We're excited to help you make your wedding dreams a reality!
Wedding Planning Packages offered by Lustre Events
1. Design and Full Planning This is a comprehensive wedding planning service that involves working closely with Melissa and Morgan to create a vision for your wedding day and seeing it through. We will assist with choosing a theme, selecting vendors, creating a budget, and managing all the logistics of the day. This service is ideal for couples who want us to handle all the details and ensure that their vision is brought to life. This package includes our Custom Wedding Design Proposal, that is a 15-20 page document outlining every aspect of your wedding and tailored to your budget. When a couple sees what we envision for their wedding day on paper, it tends to make them even more excited about the potential of their wedding day, and how it could exceed their expectations. When applicable, this includes the following
- Introduction: This section introduces the couple and provides an overview of the wedding day.
- Mood Board: A mood board is a collection of images, colors, textures, and other visual elements that help convey the your desired aesthetic for the wedding. It is meant to give everyone involved in the planning process a clear understanding of your vision.
- Design Concept: This section outlines the overall design concept for the wedding, including the theme, color palette, and style.
- Ceremony: This section details the ceremony setup, including the location, seating, altar, and any decor or floral arrangements.
- Attire: This section includes suggestions for attire of the bride and groom, wedding party and any other VIPs.
- Reception: This section outlines the reception setup, including the floor plan, table arrangements, and any decor or floral arrangements.
- Catering and Bar Services: This section details the food and beverage offerings, including menu options, bar services, and any special dietary requirements.
- Entertainment: This section outlines the entertainment for the wedding day, including music, lighting, and any special performances or activities.
- Stationery and Signage: This section outlines the stationery and signage for the wedding day, including invitations, programs, menus, and any directional or informational signage.
- Rentals: This section details any rental items needed for the wedding, such as chairs, tables, linens, and decor.
Please reach out and set up a complimentary initial meeting to find out if we are a good fit to work together and to see examples of our Custom Wedding Design Proposals we have delivered to past clients.
2. Partial Planning: This service is ideal for couples who have already made some progress with their wedding planning but need additional help to finalize the details. We will work with the couple to fill in any gaps and make sure everything is on track for the big day.
3. Month of Coordination: This service is designed for couples who have completed most of the planning themselves but need someone to step in and manage the logistics in the final month leading up to the wedding. We will ensure that all the vendors are confirmed, timelines are set, and everything is in place for a smooth and stress-free wedding day.
4. Custom Packages: We offer custom packages tailored to meet the specific needs of the couple. These packages may include a combination of services such as wedding weekend planning and rehearsal dinner and post wedding events. Design and planning, partial planning, and month-of coordination, as well as additional services like vendor sourcing, budget management, or wedding day management. Couples can work with Melissa and Morgan to create a customized package that fits their unique needs and budget.
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Made Our Personalized Wedding Dreams Come True!
Initially, all we had was a venue and a date, but they helped us navigate through vendors with their guidance and expertise. When issues arose - which is bound to happen, especially during a pandemic! - they kept calm and reassured us that all would be well. Their experience in all sorts of scenarios pre- and post-pandemic was apparent as they kept a steady eye on our special day. Even when our anxiety levels rose, and obstacles came up - even on the wedding day! - Melissa and Morgan kept calm and ensured we had the most beautiful wedding.
Their specialty is also making sure wedding dreams come true, and they delivered on that! In the beginning, it was hard for us to picture what our wedding would be like. After filling out their detailed questionnaire, Melissa and Morgan put together a design plan for us that immediately blew us away. They had figured out our perfect wedding before we even knew it ourselves! They created a colourful, garden wedding that reflected our personalities, complete with a DeLorean cocktail hour surprise for all our guests (BTFF is the bride's favourite movie!)!
They pride themselves for making memorable experiences for the bride, groom and all wedding guests. It's now been 3 weeks and we are still getting compliments from everyone about how wonderful and memorable our wedding was! We owe it all to Melissa and Morgan at Lustre Events! We'd highly recommend them to anyone!
The number of questions you end up having and details that go into a wedding our endless. I don't know where we'd be or how our wedding could have been pulled off without Lustre Events. It was absolutely flawless, despite severe weather thunderstorms, thanks to this dream team. Thank you Melissa & Morgan!!!
Honestly run, don’t walk! You NEED to hire Lustre Events!!
They also coordinated the day of wedding absolutely perfectly, and managed all the vendors so we were able to be fully present on our day.
We still get rave reviews from our guests about how welcoming, supportive and accommodating Morgan and Melissa were.
Needless to say, hiring morgan and Melissa was by far the best decision and hands down the best wedding related expense.
After our big day, we were both heart broken to have had to say goodbye but we are so grateful for the memories of the prefect wedding day they helped us create!
They made my dreams come true!
Our design and vision were perfectly executed by M + M. It was like they downloaded everything I wanted/envisioned from my brain to theirs. They knew what decisions to make, and what I wanted, without needing very much input from my end, which worked perfectly for me :)
They were so warm and professional to work with. Personally, I don't know how they put up with having to work with me, because I could be a little particular at times to say the least.
The month of, week of and day of were all especially flawlessly executed by them. It was perfect, because when it came down to "crunch" time, everyone was asking me if I needed help with anything etc., I had nothing to do, and that was perfect. It gave me time to host our guests in from out of town, and let me enjoy the lead up to the wedding.
Thank you SO much, from Fili and I. We can't thank you enough for our beautiful wedding, and all of your amazing work! xoxo M
Fairygod Parents for Wedding Planning
The planning process was just amazing. Although responses may be a bit slow it is because they will try to get everything sorted out with the vendors before they get back to you. So do not fret. They handled all communication with vendors, which lifted the stress from our busy schedule. Never once did I felt the pressure to pick some design ideas that they proposed. I absolutely love our final meeting where we go over the rundown of the day of the wedding. They took into our request to change some items or events.
I’ve been to several weddings where the morning of the wedding is usually chaos and stressful. However, on the morning of my wedding, I was so relaxed because I knew M+M had handled everything so well. I was able to enjoy the process of getting ready with my girls while munching on scones and sandwiches.
Our wedding was truly a dream come true from the décor to layout. I had family and friends come up to me after the wedding praising the work of art that M+M has done. Not to mention, they raved on how sweet M+M were.
To anyone planning their wedding, this duo is the fairy godparents to wedding planning and you will not regret having them by your side.
The very best husband-and-wife planning team: warm, experienced, capable
We chose the partial package, but if you want a truly stress-free and hands-off planning experience (and if your budget allows for it), I'd recommend the full package. Melissa and Morgan have excellent taste and are very intuitive about understanding what you want, even when you aren't sure yourself –– we threw a haphazard Pinterest board and several long and progressively more panicked emails at them, yet they somehow knew when to let our preference prevail, and when to tell us to go with the orange bistro napkins instead. When presented with non-traditional ideas or plans to DIY, they were not only receptive but enthusiastic.
I was very budget-conscious in the planning, and we decided early on that decor was one of our lowest priorities. (I no doubt tested their patience several times with all my 'inspired' ideas to cut costs.) Still, Melissa and Morgan had the experience, creativity, and aesthetic knowhow to construct a beautiful, cohesive theme even given those limits. And don't just take my (admittedly biased) word for it: one staff person who worked at the venue, which hosts a lot of weddings, said that ours was the nicest they had ever seen the place look.
In terms of vendors, we ended up choosing Melissa and Morgan's recommendations in almost every single case. They were upfront about each (e.g. 'this person is a great team player, but will take a long time to get back to you'). When we weren't sure about their recommendation, they obliged without hesitation when we asked for price quotes from alternative vendors (and in this instance, we ended up going with the original vendor they'd recommended anyway). One bonus of using planners with good vendor relationships is that when anything unexpected occurs, they're more likely to be flexible: for e.g., I ordered a flower crown that ended up looking comically big on my head, but because Melissa and Morgan were on such friendly terms with our florist, she was very kind about re-making it on the day.
Wedding planning will inevitably come with last-minute roadblocks, so having planners who are calm and capable in the face of stress is important. Our wedding was on Toronto Island so we'd hired a ferry to transport our guests; with less than a week to go, the boat captain abruptly stopped answering all calls and emails. This is how far Melissa and Morgan went to help us: they physically WENT TO THE BOAT DOCK TO LOOK FOR THE CAPTAIN and ask for his whereabouts. No matter how thoroughly you interview your planners or think you can anticipate your needs, there will be an unexpected problem to solve. 'Locating a missing boat captain' was one of those problems. Being able to hand that off to people we trusted, especially with days to go before the wedding, was an enormous weight off our backs.
One last (and often overlooked!) reason to hire capable planners is to free yourself to have fun on your actual wedding day. There is no possible way I could've enjoyed myself the way I did if I'd had to sort out those last minute logistical, technical, and interpersonal snafus. When the DJ messed up our mics and recessional music, Melissa had called the DJ company to register a complaint before I even had a chance to get upset –– I didn't have to think about it because she did so for me. When one of our drunk guests became obnoxious and difficult, Melissa and Morgan dealt with them (and even had the magnanimity to never mention it to us). They handled everything with not just professionalism, but kindness too.
One word about their style: it's very warm, non-confrontational, and prioritises thoroughness over speed. This was great for me, because I work in a similar way. If you're someone who needs a pushy or business-like planner, someone to whip you into shape and tell you 'no' very explicitly, then their style may not be the right fit for you. But if you're looking for something more personal, then you couldn't do better than these two. They come with my highest recommendation.
A flower garden dream wedding
Wedding Dream Team!!!!
M+M have a ton of experience and are very well connected. One of the best aspects of working with them was that they really know the industry and have so many connections to amazing vendors. Whenever we needed something, they listened to what we wanted and then gave us a list of great options! For example, we wanted a small venue for an intimate dinner in the evening - they gave us a list of 10 options, all of which they were familiar with and had detailed information about, having worked at those locations before. This “inside info” really helped us in deciding what was right for us. We needed a florist - they connected us with the most gifted person, who not only made spectacular floral decor, but at a very reasonable price. Having worked with this florist before, M+M were able to make sure that what she did for us fit in with the overall vision of the wedding and what we wanted. And WOW! People are still talking about our flowers. :)
Their working style really suited us. They got to know us, and listened to us to understand what we wanted for our special day. They truly cared about making sure our wedding reflected our unique style and who we were. The customization was awesome! This is not a cookie cutter service – they go the extra mile to make sure your wedding is about you and what you want it to be. They were terrific at incorporating elements of our two cultures in a way that was respectful and meaningful to us. There were so many amazing details that truly elevated our event and made it unique and special.
M+M came up with so many fantastic details to make our day special - things we would have never come up with on our own that, looking back, made our day memorable. They were never "pushy" or overbearing. In every interaction, I got the sense they truly wanted to help us achieve what *we* wanted for our wedding. It was the perfect combination of providing amazing and creative advice and suggestions, while always making sure we were comfortable and happy with how things were going. And they did everything within our set budget.
The pictures below of our dinner venue really highlight their skills. Guys, this was a TOTALLY EMPTY ROOM - like, 4 walls and nothing else - before M+M transformed it into a magical Indo-Canadian wedding wonderland!
Not only are they tremendously creative, they are practical and professional. They ticked all the boxes - got back to us promptly, were responsive to our requests, were extremely well organized, always professional and polite. They understand how an event should “flow”, and how your guests will experience your day. The pace and organization of the entire day was magic for us and for all of our family and friends.
The day of the wedding went off without a hitch! They made sure every detail was perfect, and that everything went exactly according to plan. We could actually enjoy our wedding day as they took all the stress out of it!
You cannot go wrong with M+M!!!
If you want a beautiful and effortless wedding day, go with the M&M team! They won't let you down.
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Meet the team
Meet Melissa Pullin! A seasoned wedding planner with over 15 years of experience in bringing couples' dreams to life. With her warm and outgoing personality, Melissa is a natural at connecting with clients and creating truly personalized events that reflect their unique style and love story.
As an expert in her field, Melissa's innovative and creative style strikes the perfect balance between left-brain logic and right-brain imagination, ensuring that every detail, from the largest feature to the smallest accent, is carefully considered. She respects the people she works for and with immensely loves giving big hugs to clients and staff at the end of every event.
When she's not hard at work planning events, Melissa can be found indulging in her love for cooking, glamping, and traveling, reading a great novel or enjoying downtime with her husband and daughter, Marigold. And of course, a good margarita is always a welcome addition to the mix!
Meet Morgan Lukan! He began his career in sound and lighting design before joining forces with Melissa in 2007 to create their own event-planning business together. Morgan's passion for weddings and events stems from his dedication to creating unforgettable experiences for each and every guest, with flawless execution of behind-the-scenes logistics and bold ideas that get couples excited about their wedding.
His fun and energetic personality puts people at ease, allowing them to relax and enjoy their special day. Morgan is a proud Canadian and his love for family is evident in all that he does. He enjoys exploring new cultures, recipe hunting, playing music, hiking, Inspirational literature, and staying up to date on social justice issues.
Working side-by-side with his wife, Melissa, is a true joy for Morgan as they make couples' dreams come true.