Certified by the Wedding Planners Institute of Canada (WPIC), Velvet Bordeaux Events is a full-service wedding and event planning company based in Pickering, Ontario. They offer several packages that are designed to be affordable, customizable, and suitable for different types of celebrations and events. Velvet Bordeaux Events has an experienced and passionate team to efficiently and beautifully translate the client's vision into a stunning, luxurious, and bespoke event.
Velvet Bordeaux Events offers packages for full planning, partial planning, and day-of coordination. The team can conceptualize, plan, and coordinate the entire event from start to finish. They cater to all types of wedding styles and are able to plan religious and non-religious weddings. The company aims to transform the couple's unique ideas into a memorable, perfectly orchestrated celebration. Other wedding-related services are offered, such as planning for proposals, engagement parties, and wedding showers. Among the additional customizable services are:
The amazing services of Velvet Bordeaux Events are available for planning a variety of events. This includes corporate functions, trunk shows, pop-up shops, holiday parties, and more. The team is enthusiastic about helping clients host gatherings that leave a lasting impression.
30 Reviews for Velvet Bordeaux Events
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Tahira D. · Married on 06/07/2019
Velvet Bordeaux's Ashley was everything we could have asked for and more!!!
Exactly 1 month post-wedding and finally got a chance to sit down and share my experience working with the superwoman, Ashley Farrell, owner and lead planner of Velvet Bordeaux Events. I don't know even know where to begin, so I will start with my first phone call with Ashley. My immediate reaction 2 minutes into the conversation was "Where have you been all my life?!". During and after that first phone call I felt instantly at ease and re-assured about all of our wedding plans and the final details leading up to our big day. During the course of the 6 weeks I worked with Ashley, she was an absolute pleasure and nothing short of amazing! She is incredibly organized, thorough, detail-oriented and thoughtful. She made herself available to us at all hours of the day, even sometimes responding to frantic text messages late into the night. The days leading up to our wedding day, she checked in with us multiple times and on the day of she even came to my getting-ready location just to see how I was doing and to make sure I had everything I needed - what a nice touch! There was a 6-hour gap between our ceremony and reception and they took place at different venues. We also had a number of cultural ceremonies with which Ashley had no prior experience. For the reasons described (long day, multiple venues, cultural ceremonies), I wondered, would she manage okay? What a silly question to ask! Ashley was more than okay, she was a super star!!! Guests and family who interacted with her thought so too with nothing but positive things to say. A few sentiments we heard from our family and guests were as follows: "She was so poised and knew exactly what to do at all times", "She always had a smile on her face", "She has such a great energy about her". I do not have a single negative thing to say about Ashley. She is phenomenal and is great at what she does. Rest assureds she will take care of you very well! A few things that really touched my husband and I: 1) His and her care packages set up in our bridal suite, 2) How present Ashley was and how much care she put into making our day perfect so we didn't have to worry about a single thing; she was always 3 steps ahead of us, and 3) Going the extra mile and staying past midnight when we had an issue with our McDonalds order for our late night and making sure it all got sorted before she left for the night. Ashley, I can't thank you enough for all that you did for Faiz and I. We are so grateful that we had you by our side as we said our I-do's! I would recommend Ashley without any hesitation or reservation to any couple planning their big day. Having a planner and/or coordinator is a huge help and if you're lucky to get someone as talented as Ashley, it is worth every penny!Sent on 04/08/2019
Velvet Bordeaux Events's reply:I don't even know where to start! Working with you and Faiz has to be one of my most cherished weddings - I really got to know the both of you and to be able to be part of something so magical is something that I will always remember! Thank you so much for this glowing review - it means the world to me! I can't wait for your next big event...baby shower perhaps haha! I will admit, I do miss all our texting and phone calls about wedding details..I can't wait to catch up and hear all about married life! Thank you again, Tahira!!! I wish you and Faiz a lifetime of happiness!
Andrew D. · Married on 12/06/2021
Upbeat fun and very personable
We’ve had the privilege of working in this industry for many years and we’ve gotten to know and appreciate good people who do good work, with high standards. Ashley is a shining star in our field! She is a friendly, approachable, professional whose attention to detail is just outstanding. She is organized so your day is seamless and stress free. She is quick to answer any and all questions. You’ll definitely feel that you are in good hands with her on your team! We love working with her and you will too! We give Ashley top marks and we can’t wait to work with her again.Sent on 16/06/2021
Velvet Bordeaux Events's reply:Andrew! Thank you so much for your wonderful words - working with you and your team has been an absolute pleasure. Everything was on time and your driver was an angel!! She was a ray of positivity and it was so refreshing! I can't wait to work with you again at future events!!! 10/10 recommend Just For U!
Kyrene F. · Married on 12/06/2021
Hire her now!
I am a very Type A personality, so finding a coordinator that I could trust enough to hand over the reigns was very important to me. I met up with numerous planners that I just did not feel right about. Then I had my initial consultation with Ashley and I instantly hired her. Her positive energy is just so contagious that I just felt at ease. From our first conversation I just knew she would be able to execute my vision just as I had planned it.Sent on 15/06/2021
I hired her for Day-Of Coordination but she did more than just a day of work. I hired her a year before the wedding and from the first day she was there for us. Ashley is just so positive and accommodating and makes sure that you are happy. She made sure everything ran smoothly. My husband and I and our wedding party and entire family got to relax and enjoy the day knowing that Ashley was there.
I cannot express the extent to which Ashley has helped us. If you are looking for a wedding planning or someone to provide wedding day management please look no further and hire Ashley!
Velvet Bordeaux Events's reply:Kyrene! It was such a pleasure being your rock on your special day and the months leading up to it. I absolutely loved getting to know you, your now husband, and your families. Although splitting your day into two was not the original plan, I am low key excited because I get to spend another day with all of you!! You are the most creative and organized bride I have ever met and I am so happy to be the one that made sure your day was perfect! I can't wait to do it again next year!!
Eunice M. · Married on 06/11/2020
HIRE HER! You will want her to plan your wedding!
My husband and I (with heavy hearts) have decided to cancel our wedding due to Covid and expecting a baby so we didn’t really get to execute the dream wedding that we wanted. However, I would be happy to hire Ashley again once we decided to do the big wedding!Sent on 23/07/2020
She’s fun, caring, considerate, honest, creative (the list goes on). She’s prompt to your emails, texts, and calls and would love to help you with anything. Tell her your vision and she’ll gladly execute it!
I also think that her price is very reasonable, especially for those brides who are on a tight budget!
Velvet Bordeaux Events's reply:Eunice!! You are too sweet!!
Fiona · Married on 05/09/2020
Best Planner Ever!
Where do I start! Ashley was amazing from start to finish of the entire planning process. We hired her 7 weeks before our wedding date when we just spontaneously decided we were ready to get married, being a pregnant bride you would have think I would have been so stressed planning a wedding but she made this entire process stress free and she was always on top of things and was able to find all great vendors for me and plan a micro backyard wedding in just the span of 7 weeks. We were very impressed by her and would recommend her over and over again. A planner like her is very hard to find!Sent on 18/11/2020
Velvet Bordeaux Events's reply:Fiona! You are honestly the sweetest - you and your amazing family made planning this wedding a wonderful experience! Although we were dealing with a lot of uncertainty in the world, one thing was for certain and that is you being the most beautiful bride and Quacy being the COOLEST groom!!! And of course Matthew being the best ring boy in the world haha. I am so happy our paths crossed and that I was able to create your dream wedding in the intimacy of your own backyard with your closet friends and family. I am so excited to watch your family grow and can't wait to welcome baby Madison into the world!
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Owner & Principal Planner
My name is Ashley, Theatre and Fashion Management Major, retired Disney Princess from PPBS, Certified by the Wedding Planners Institute of Canada, Certified Floral Designer from Canada's Institute of Floral Design and Owner & Principal Planner of Velvet Bordeaux Events. *phew!*
My love for the Wedding and Event Industry started in 2010 when I ran Little Cakes, a small baked good company serving cakes, cupcakes and fun, little treats for all kinds of events. Cakes eventually turned into planning parties for children while attending as the entertainment which, then opened doors to a slew of other events. Before I knew it, the costume was off and I was behind the scenes the entire time...and LOVING it!
I am and always have been a dreamer, so to be able to connect with other people and their dreams comes naturally to me. I love learning about what makes people smile and making that thought a reality. I love to laugh and enjoy making people laugh, I am personable, enthusiastic, and the only Hype Girl you will ever need!
Do you have a birthday coming up? Office party? Maybe you just got engaged! Let's chat, tell me all about it and lets make your dreams, real life!
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