"Our wedding in Telegraph Cove was truly a magical celebration. I can honestly say that Olivia from Lavish Engagements and her assistant Krystina helped contribute to that magic in a significant way. Firstly, in the year leading up to our wedding, I had tons of questions for Olivia. This was largely to do with the fact that we live and were set to get married in a remote location on Northern Vancouver Island. Many of our vendors were in the Comox Valley, a 3 hour drive from where we live in Port Hardy. Since we don't travel down island on a frequent basis, I relied on Olivia's recommendations for numerous vendors that were trustworthy and that fit into our budget. Although I had secured Lavish Engagements for their "Day of Coordination" services, Olivia answered all of my questions in the year leading up to the wedding promptly and thoughtfully. I felt her excitement for our wedding throughout the year.

In the month before our wedding, Olivia helped me greatly with the final preparations as we were in Port Hardy and couldn't be there for all the final meetings with vendors. She went to meet with vendors when we weren't able to.  Olivia was also a huge help when we were down island and we had our mock-table set up with All In One Party Rentals, helping us to put the final touches on what would work for our theme and location. On the day before our wedding, it was such a relief knowing that our cakes and florals were with Olivia and Krystina on that long and windy highway up Northern Vancouver Island. Olivia ran an efficient and easy to follow rehearsal the day before our wedding (while orcas were swimming directly behind us!). My husband and I were very thankful that there was someone professional leading the rehearsal and that everyone knew their places and roles for the next day.

Many guests have commented on how smooth our wedding day was and how every aspect of the day flowed right into the next one seamlessly. I know that Lavish Engagements played a big role in this. I can't stress enough how relaxed I felt on my wedding day knowing Olivia and Krystina were on site setting up and making sure everything was ready to go. I didn't doubt once that things wouldn't be ready and I could truly enjoy the magic that was unfolding on that day. Lavish Engagements helped set up our d├ęcor exactly the way my husband and I envisioned it (and even better than we thought it was going to be!). Olivia even prepared a fun spinning wheel for our guests to use during the reception that matched our wedding colours. During the reception I know that Olivia and Krystina kept a close eye on how the event was unfolding and made adjustments and recommendations where needed. I really appreciated them taking into account what the guests were experiencing. Olivia went above and beyond for us. It was obvious on the dance floor later on that night that our guests had thoroughly enjoyed our north island celebration filled with sunshine, whales, porpoises, and beautiful ocean views. Many guests have told us what a special and unique west coast wedding this was and I thank Lavish Engagements for helping us to have the wedding of our dreams. "

-Kim Hildebrandt (The bride)

Photography by Masika May Photography