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Sweetheart Events

Vancouver, British Columbia View map

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You have a love story worth celebrating! That's why we're here! We love personal vows, throwing tradition out the window and customized ceremonies that are a beautiful reflection of who you are as individuals and together.

Sweetheart Events specializes in outdoor weddings with jaw dropping nature backdrops and desitnation wedding planning. Their planning approach is collaborative between the couple and the planner so you can be fully inovolved (even if you're miles away) and savour every moment of this planning experience.

With us on your team, we’ll save you the endless research hours and collaborate with you to execute your special day with a package tailored to you. We’ll provide you with the planning tools to set you up for success: let’s talk realistic budgets, top rated vendor recommendations and a detailed planning checklist that still allows time for date nights. Yep, it’s that easy and fun!

INVESTMENT: MONTH OF COORDINATION, CUSTOM EVENT DESIGN & FULL PLANNING PACKAGES AVAILABLE.

SERVING GREATER VANCOUVER AREA, WHISTLER AND THE OKANAGAN

Please note we do not check WeddingWire regularly so please email us at savethedate (@) sweetheartevents.ca. Thank you!

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

The Sweetheart Events team consists of planners equally passionate about weddings but each with their own creative style and personality to blend well with all couples

Day-Of Coordination - Starting Price

2,250.00

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
Eco-friendly
Military
Non-religious
Religious

Do you offer an hourly rate?

Yes

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    Kelly Married on 16/02/2020
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    Fantastic!

    Stephanie is amazing all around! I don't know how I would have gotten through my wedding planning and day without her. We hired her to be our DOC and she was worth every penny. She planned our wedding timeline down to the minute and coordinated with all our vendors in the weeks leading up to the wedding. On the day of instead of having to worry if everything was being set up correctly and running around setting up place cards we could just relax with our respective bridal parties and get ready while Stephanie got everything ready for us at our venue. She stayed through the whole night making sure everything went smoothly and took down everything after we left. Plus Stephanie has such a warm, bubbly personality you'll want her to be your BFF and still hang out with her even after your wedding is over!

    Sweetheart Events's reply:

    Kelly, thank you so much for your kind words. I loved working with you and Dan :) When you're in Vancouver next, you'll have to let me know so we can catch up. Wishing you a lifetime of happiness
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    Tiffany Married on 13/01/2018
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    Thank you for the gift of Peace

    This review was done about 4 months after our wedding - by the bride! :)

    I'm an event planner. Not a professional one, but I know how I wanted my wedding to be run. I knew that I wanted all my family members to enjoy the day, instead of running around my wedding trying to tie together loose ends for me. So we decided we needed a wedding planner!

    I asked around my friend circle (I mean out of the hundreds of wedding planners on the internet, who would you choose?) and we were referred to Stephanie - Sweeetheart Events.

    I had a couple of other referrals and I jumped on the phone with everyone, but there was something that I was connected to Stephanie about. She was so personable, and extremely proud of her business. We met for coffee at Parallel 49, and Stephanie ended up having a two hour meeting with us - just to get to know us! We ended up talking about our potential budget, and Stephanie was able to let us know exactly how much approximately she was going to cost , and where she would be able to help us with saving some cash (like in florals, rentals, etc). From Stephanie's assertiveness yet attention to the engaged couple, it was a indefinat, immediate, positively YES that we were excited to put our wedding's successful day in Stephanie's hands.

    The process with Stephanie was a blast. From meeting her in her office in Vancouver, to exciting Pinterest emails back and forth, I could not have picked a more stress-free way to have enjoyed the entire wedding process. Stephanie probably ended up going to our venue at least three times - just to make sure everything would be perfect the day of. She met with our DJs, she met with our floral designers (which I didn't even end up meeting, nor picking the flowers - just because I trusted Stephanie so much! Time is $$!)

    The wedding day came and went - in a flash! Of course there were complications and surprises - as all events come with - however Stephanie didn't even share with us ever all the backstage fumbles - simply because she's a PRO!!! To us, and to our guests, the wedding ceremony and reception was 101% seamless. And it was a day we will remember forever. Not just the aesthetics (even though Stephanie did freaking awesome), not just the flow of the events (even though... again Stephanie knocked it out of the park), but all I can remember is... the Peace. The day was full of joy, and laughter, and tears, and peace. I knew there was not a thing to be worried about because Stephanie had not let us down even once during the entire 9 month process. I had built so much trust in her, I knew that not only was she a great event planner, but she's a friend for life!

    Thank you Stephanie - and the Sweetheart Team - for giving us such a special gift. I highly recommend all future brides to get a wedding planner. You do not want your mother-in-law worrying about forgetting the veil at the hotel 30 minutes away, nor the videos not working in the middle of the reception.

    Much love and hugs to you Steph!

    Jeff & Tiffany Abaquin
    Married January 13, 2018
  • Rebecca
    Rebecca H. Married on 03/09/2017
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    From the beginning, My husband and I knew what we wanted in regards to the direction of our wedding, however we knew we may need to hire an event planner to help us execute that dream wedding. This is when we met with Sweetheart Events and knew that they would be a perfect fit. After meeting with Shawna we saw how detailed oriented, creative, responsive and invested she was in making our perfect day come true. We also quickly realized that even though we had created a great vision for our wedding, we hadn't thought about how WE and our families wanted to FEEL on our wedding day. We wanted to embrace, enjoy, love, and relax on our wedding day! (or try to at least :) ) Sweetheart Events took care of all our coordination on the day of our wedding and was readily available to help when we needed a little bit of guidance or help along the way. Every little detail was taken care of, and as my husband stated after the wedding -- they were the BEST decisions we made in regards to the wedding, and still tells every fellow groom to be that hiring Sweetheart Events is a MUST when planing a wedding :)
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    Tiana O. Married on 26/08/2017
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    I hired Beth as a day of coordinator for my destination wedding in Squamish and I am so happy that I did! Before the wedding, she took the time to email back and forth with me for any wedding question that I had, set up a time to pick up our decor a few days before, and created a timeline with our vendors for the day of. She handled everything the day of the ceremony and worked through all of the speed bumps, all while keeping me calm and smiling. I loved working with her! I highly recommend her and Sweetheart Events to any bride looking for a great wedding coordinator.
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    Ashley M. Married on 20/07/2017
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    Shawna at Sweetheart Events went above and beyond to give us an amazing experience from start to finish! We were planning our wedding from New Zealand, and she was always a phone call away and never left us guessing. Her communication and professionalism was superb and her ability to understand what couples need to plan a wedding gave us have so much confidence, especially when we were planning our wedding from a distance. Shawna is an excellent listener and wonderful person to work with, she made us feel so relaxed and sure our day was going to be perfect, and it was! We would highly recommend Shawna and Sweetheart Events to organise your special day!
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    Emma L. Married on 20/05/2017
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    Stephanie was SO kind, so genuine, and worked so hard to make sure my wedding day was perfect. Truly a full-service planner. She goes above and beyond to make sure you have the best wedding day possible!
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    Amy Y. Married on 08/04/2017
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    My planner Shawna went above and beyond to make sure everything went smoothly on my special day! Even more kudos since this was a destination wedding and I am based in California. We communicated through Skype to work out all the details and expectations for the wedding planning. She knew my style and vision from those helpful Pinterest boards! And I really loved the calligraphy service they offered...for me it was well worth it because I enjoy that dainty detail. :)

    I would definitely recommend the SHE Team! You won't be disappointed or as stressed.
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    Kristine H. Married on 08/09/2019
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    Thank you Beth!

    Beth was incredible from start to finish! Besides wedding planning, she’s also done some incredible work in calligraphy and with Celsia flowers (where she still works & teaches), so that was a huge plus. Beth was easy to communicate with at all times, and was always overflowing with positivity and creative solutions to tricky problems - like the time when we had to plan an ENTIRE wedding from scratch 3 weeks before the wedding date due to our original venue closing indefinitely!! Despite this chaos, Beth really worked to ensure my now-husband and I were calm and enjoying the process, and we really appreciated that thoughtfulness.

    Also, wedding planning (read: spending) can get out of hand really quick - and Beth is very practical in terms of what’s actually necessary to plan a fun & beautiful wedding that does not compromise the ‘wow’ factor in any way to achieve your vision for the day. All in all, she’s your girl if you want your day to be beyond perfect. Thank you Beth!
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    Jennifer A. Married on 10/08/2019
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    Shawna is the best - we highly recommend!

    Having Shawna from Sweetheart Events be part of our wedding was everything we could have hoped for and more! We always knew that we wanted to be very hands on during the wedding planning process and the Sweetheart Events “True to You” package allowed us to do just that. For the year leading up to our wedding Shawna helped us keep our design and decor ideas on track, and most importantly, gave us all the tools to prepare a realistic budget that we could stick to, while ensuring that our overall wedding day vision was fulfilled. She gave us so many tips and suggestions along the way that made our lives much easier during the planning process. Shawna was there for us to do all of the day-of set up and coordination at the venue, including ensuring we were sticking to our timeline. Walking into the venue for the ceremony was the first time either us of saw our vision finally come to life, and it was more beautiful than we even planned for it to be. Shawna made sure the whole day went off without a hitch (and yes, we realize that something almost always goes wrong on a wedding day but if anything did we still have no idea about it) - that is how awesome she is. We will never forget lining up for the ceremony and her giving us so much energy and a little pep-talk for each of us before we walked down the aisle. It is so special to have someone who cares so much about your happiness and who has been so involved in your day stand by your side moments before your final journey on the way to say “I do”. Shawna is one of the kindest people you will ever meet and she is genuinely excited for all her couples. She is always gushing about how much she loves her job and her clients. If you are in search of an event planner that will made your day truly remarkable and your planning process enjoyable and run seamlessly - Shawna and the entire SHE team are your girls!
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    Kalia G. Married on 04/06/2016
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    When we first looked into hiring a day-of coordinator, our one goal was to take all stress away from ourselves for our big day. We found Stephanie at Sweetheart Events and immediately knew that she would be the best fit. She took the time to get to know us, she was easy to deal with and knew exactly what we needed from her. When we had any questions we knew we could get in touch with her immediately. When it came to the last month before the wedding day, she took charge and we did not have to worry about contacting vendors or dealing with the venue. She also created an impeccable timeline which definitely put us at ease. Stephanie and her team kept the entire day on schedule and everything ran so perfectly. Prior to booking with Stephanie we were unsure if we really needed to spend money on a wedding planner, but looking back we could not be happier with our decision. Stephanie and her team are amazing and I would definitely recommend booking with her so you can enjoy your special day as much as we did!

    Sweetheart Events's reply:

    Sending lots of love your way, Kalia! Thank you so much for this review and for sharing your wedding day with me. I am so happy I got to share this celebration with you and provide you with a stress free wedding experience. Wishing you and Ben a lifetime of happiness!

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Wedding Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Wedding Awards 2015 Winner

Sweetheart Events Real Weddings

  • Kelly & Dan
    46 Photos · 16/Feb/2020
  • Caroline & Spencer
    25 Photos · 09/Aug/2018
  • Carmela & Micheal
    142 Photos · 19/May/2018

Meet the Team

Stephanie
Stephanie
Owner, Planner & Officiant

I’m a bubbly, organization-obsessed Wedding Planner and Marriage Officiant. I believe in strong relationships and building that foundation during the planning process. I enjoy helping time-strapped couples plan, simplify and personalize their once-in-a-lifetime moment, so it turns out to be everything they ever hoped it would be (and then some). I truly believe in a marriage more beautiful than your wedding and am happy to be the newest Vancouver Officiant.

Shawna
Shawna
Lead Planner

I am obsessed with timelines and checklists and can’t get enough of the personalized details that go into crafting your wedding. You can count on me to be your wedding planning bestie! The friend who never tires of hearing all the wedding talk, will offer advice, support and steer you in the right direction. I love to celebrate alongside my couples as we check each item off the list and creating a one of a kind occasion that leaves your guests wowed by the details you incorporated.

Beth
Beth
Lead Planner

Floral obsessed planner that loves creating those moments in life that take your breath away. While I enjoy sourcing your vendor team, my skills come to life when executing your vision and the overall asethics of the day that reflect you as a couple. This is one of the most imortant days of your life and I can't wait to be a part of it!

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