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Something Blue Weddings & Events

Toronto, Ontario View map
Rating 5.0 out of 5
12 reviews

About

Something Blue - Weddings and Events is a GTA-based company that specializes in wedding planning and coordination within Southern and Central Ontario as well as the Okanagan. The team is not only committed to coordinating and planning great events but to creating lasting memories for you and your families on your special day. With all the details in place plus timely execution, you will be able to enjoy your big day with your guests - stress-free!

Experience

Simona Shafir is the founder and lead coordinator at Something Blue - Weddings and Events, she has been in the industry for over ten years. Simona is certified through The Wedding Planners Institute of Canada and is a passionate individual who will seamlessly execute the most important day of your life.

Services offered

Something Blue - Weddings and Events offers soon-to-be-married couples a Consultation, a Day-Of Coordination package, as well as Full Wedding Planning packages. Among the services they offer, you can find:

  • Budget Analysis and Management
  • Day/ Month-of Coordination
  • Full Wedding Planning
  • Vendor Management
  • Timelines
  • Vendor Referrals

*** WE NOW SERVICE THE OKANAGAN VALLEY, BC AS WELL ***

Highlights

Availability

Wedding Planning Services

Budget analysis, day-of coordination, full planning, guest list creation, partial planning, timelines, to-do lists, vendor referrals

Number of Planners

5

Day-Of Coordination - Starting Price

$1,500

Full Wedding Planning - Starting Price

$5,000

Hourly Rate

$50

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?

$2,500

Do you offer an hourly rate?

Yes

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    Taylor H. Married on 07/08/2021
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    Incredibly thankful for this amazing day-of coordinator!

    Simona was such a dram to work with! She executed our day flawlessly and with such grace. Her style and ability to bring our vision to life is like none other. She did a fantastic job at tackling some unforeseen circumstances, professionally and diligently while keeping a big smile on her face. She kept the day running so smoothly and never skipped a beat. Simona took all my worries and fears away by being there every step of the way, and planning everything down to the last teeny tiny detail! Truly such a magical day, and we could not be more thankful to have Simona.
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    Deborah D. Married on 03/09/2020
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    SIMONA IS THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Simona is the best wedding planner! After trying and failing to plan my own wedding three times (each time attempt was cancelled due to money issues, family issues, and pandemic issues), I finally hired a wedding planner. I'm soooooooo happy that we found Simona! She is friendly, efficient, knowledgeable, and just generally awesome. From day 1, Simona was on top of everything, asking us specific and relevant questions, pointing out what we needed to do ASAP and what could wait, asking us about details that I hadn't even thought of, communicating with all the vendors, and staying on top of everyone - vendors, bride, groom, wedding party - to ensure that the wedding went smoothly and happily. Everyone told me how awesome Simona was, including my hair and make-up artist, DJ, and mother - none of whom are easy to impress. Simona was with us every step of the way. When I had a disagreement with the DJ two days before the wedding, she found us someone new. When I texted Simona on the morning of the wedding to say I was panicking about my hair low lights, the potential for rain in the forecast, and my lack of sleep, Simona wrote back right away to say that my hair artist would emphasize my highlights, Simona would get me an espresso, and she got another tent delivered within the hour. Even as I write this, my sister is commenting that my wedding would have completely fallen apart without Simona. I recommend her 1000%

    Something Blue Weddings & Events's reply:

    Thank you SO-SO much for this lovely review and the very kind words!!! It truly was a pleasure working with you two towards and during your special day! I hope you were able to enjoy yourself with your closest family and friends (and Abbey) and share all the special moments with them. Your families were both so sweet, helpful and easy to work with as well.

    I hope, that despite the 3 planning attempts and the rain, your special day was everything you dreamed of and more!

    Wishing you both a lifetime of happiness and health (with no more pandemics). Thank you again for having myself and the Something Blue team as part of your big day!
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    Heather G. Married on 08/11/2019
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    Absolutely amazing!

    I do not know what we would have done without Simona & her team!! During our meetings prior to the wedding, she ensured that EVERYTHING had been thought of - things I would never think about that were so important, down to the littlest detail. Her team put together our decor at the venue & ensured the entire day ran smoothly and it was an absolute dream. Everything went perfect because of her & I couldn't be more grateful!! Thank you!!!
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    Roman Married on 21/07/2018
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    You need a day of coordinator

    Simona was very easy to work with. She made sure that as much as possible was taken care of and out of our hands the day of the wedding. It was nice to have someone calm around, among all the stress. Would recommend her to anyone having a wedding.
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    Natasha V. Married on 05/03/2022
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    Perfect wedding execution!

    Simona and Vanessa completely exceeded my expectations on my wedding day! From the planning to the execution, they were extremely attentive and on top of everything, making the day run so smoothly and without any worry. They delivered on things I never even thought of, always making sure me and my husband were hydrated, in good spirit, ready for the next thing on the timeline, helping fix my dress, holding my train, anything you can think of, they were there always! Things that you don't anticipate needing a hand with, they are there at every given moment. They truly helped us feel at ease and most importantly, enjoy our wedding day to the fullest. There was constant communication and both ladies were extremely reliable and proactive! I cannot thank you enough for the amazing experience. Thank you Simona and Vanessa for all your hard work!
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    Jessie M. Married on 18/09/2020
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    Over and above...Beyond our expectations!

    It is difficult to put a value on the work and stress that Simona saved us from start to finish. Simona's experience, guidance, knowledge and calm demeanor was invaluable to our wedding planning. Nothing was impossible; everything was doable.
    With Simona's help, we were able to put together a flawless event in 2 months on a scale that would take most people 6-8 months. The attention to detail ensured perfection; nothing was forgotten. Simona was on top of every task and detail, and given the extreme timeline with a lot of moving parts, this was impressive. Certainly “top of class” and all with a smile.
    Many of our guests described our evening as “magical”. A million thanks to Simona and her team!!

    Something Blue Weddings & Events's reply:

    Jessie, thank you SO much for the sweet words, it was such a pleasure working with you and Mark for the last few months. In these dark times of the pandemic, speaking with you every day and planning your special day was something I looked forward to. Hearing that I was able to create your dream come to life and you were able to enjoy the day with your most loved ones - warms my heart so much! Thank you for choosing and trusting me with your big day!
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    Hailey R. Married on 16/09/2020
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    Absolutely amazing

    Simona and Cynthia!!

    How can I thank you both enough?! You guys were absolute rock stars.

    From the moment I reached out to Simona she was incredible. So so helpful and reassuring. Simona came in and made my life so much easier and less stressful the month before my wedding. By far the best investment for our big day! I couldn't imagine doing everything she did by myself!

    She made me feel calm and collected the day of my wedding. Set up was exactly how I pictured it, our day was flawless. Cynthia took over around dinner and didn't skip a beat.

    They're both like wedding ninjas lol. I will never be able to Thank you both enough for everything you did.
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    Lauren C. Married on 16/08/2020
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    Great experience!

    Simona was such an excellent choice. She helped us consider all the details ahead of the big day and coordinate a timeline for all the vendors to refer to. Her ability to listen, advise, coach and gently whisper “you’re up in 5 minutes okay?” led to a wedding day that unfolded perfectly. Simona is fun, super organized, proactive and prepared. She’s seen it all and is ready to step in wherever she’s needed. The entire wedding party voted her the best ever!
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    Colleen Married on 24/08/2019
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    Simona is incredible!

    Simona is incredible and made every issue of the day solved without worry!
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    Jenny Married on 02/10/2021
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    Beautiful wedding decor set-up

    We hired Simona to help with our wedding set-up at the 11th hour, and she was very accommodating! Not only did she execute our vision perfectly, she provided helpful suggestions in the lead-up to the wedding, fixed all the groomsmen's boutonnières, and checked that our best man had his "props" at the ready for his speech. It was great working with Simona, I would highly recommend Something Blue Events for day-of-coordination or decor set-up!

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Meet the Team

Simona Shafir
Simona Shafir
Owner and Lead Coordinator

Simona has graduated from the Business Administration program with a Marketing and Accounting Major.

Simona has over twelve years of experience in the hospitality industry. She has worked in all aspects of the food and beverage sector to understand these components of any event. She started her career at the Hilton Suites and moved on to work as an Event and Community Relations Coordinator for a major restaurant chain in Canada. She’s also worked with a Kosher Catering company and Event Venues. She was certified by WPIC in 2014 as a certified wedding coordinator and has been exploring her passion for wedding and event planning ever since.

Words Simona lives by: “Passion is the Greatest Motivation”

Cynthia  Rivera
Cynthia Rivera
Lead Coordinator/ Coordinator Assistant

Cynthia is a certified Project Manager (PMP) with over 8 years of event planning experience in the corporate, non-profit, and social space. She was certified by the Weddings Planners Institute of Canada in the Spring of 2019 and has been living and breathing weddings since 2017.

Cynthia strives to provide a stress-free and enjoyable experience for all her events and is ready to do all it takes to ensure that happens!

In addition to her passion for love stories, Cynthia is quite passionate about rescue animals and all things food!

Vanessa  Serodio
Vanessa Serodio
Lead Coordinator/ Coordinator Assistant

Vanessa is an early year's Educator turned event planner. With many years working with children and families and planning activities and theme projects for children, this is where her love of planning came to be. Vanessa took the WPIC course in 2019 and is now is a corporate planner and assisting with weddings on the side.

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