Based in Vancouver Canada and servicing the Vancouver Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley, Whistler and Okanagan, Kailey Michelle Events is a boutique company, curating weddings with the perfect balance of classic elegance and whimsical flair.
Editor’s Note: for this Best Wedding Planners in Vancouver Spotlight, we had the pleasure of interviewing Kailey-Michelle, from Kailey Michelle Events.
Where have you been featured?
WedLuxe, CTV, Real Weddings, CKNM AM980, ShowIt Live, Style Me Pretty, and more…
What types of weddings do you specialize in?
I can best describe my style as the perfect balance of classic elegance and whimsical flair. However, rather than focusing on a certain aesthetic, my goal is to create an environment that reflects the heart of my couples – where experience is number one and each celebration radiates individuality. From honouring family and heritage to sharing what makes each love story special, I’ll transform their story into a day that treasures roots and is thread with meaning. I aim to transcend current trends and present genuine affairs.
It’s not about reinventing the wheel, but rather making it your own; precious and special, for reasons close to your heart.
Why do couples love working with you?
I’ll let my couples speak for themselves…
“An infectiously loving heart and incredible talent!” – Michelle | past Bride
“I tear up just thinking about the love she showed us. Our time was such a positive, incredibly worthwhile and valuable experience. The best money I spent on the whole wedding!” -Janice | Mother of the Bride
“She had so much to deal with but remained calm and with a smiling face the whole day.” – Alicia | past bride
“Professional and efficient, respectful, easy to work with, with seemingly boundless energy. Plus she is loads of fun!” – Carol | Mother of the Bride
What do you love most about being a wedding planner?
To me, wedding planning is an opportunity to bless someone… to make a difference in one of the most significant chapters of a family’s life and to shoulder the stress that many times, steals the focus from the things that matter most: relationships and love.
How did you get started?
From as far back as I can remember, my roots in “all things pretty” run deep and from a very early age, my world revolved around weddings. Working alongside my mother running a boutique wedding venue, we planned and executed intimate garden-style affairs from conception to creation. Later working with some of the industries finest, I’ve been immeasurably blessed to see and experience the many sides of event planning: Coordination, Design, Floral and Styling; valuable expertise that I pass on to my clients.
What budget range do you cater to?
More than a budget range, the KME bride sees value in having someone champion them through the planning process, alleviating the stress, the guessing games and the predominance of to-do’s so they can focus on each other and preparing for a marriage even more beautiful than their wedding day!
What typically happens at the beginning of the process when someone contacts you?
I’m intentional in keeping my business boutique – small is the new big – so that I can fully invest myself, both my talents and my heart, into each client. To me, it’s more than a paycheque or even an excuse to do what I love… I SEE HEARTS AND NOT BOOKINGS. MARRIAGE AND NOT PARTIES. FRIENDS AND NOT PROFITS.
So before deciding whether I am the best planner for them, I take time to learn about people as a couple, discuss their values and what’s important to them both in life and on their wedding day. Because more often than not, I became a trusted friend and the voice of reason when the road becomes rough and the planning overwhelming: a listening ear through family disputes, a reminder to focus on each other and not the show of it all, a helping hand when stress is all-consuming, a wine buddy when they needed a break, a shoulder to cry on if family becomes ill, even a way out in the wake of financial disaster.
I do not take such experiences lightly and it is a gift to be trusted into these moments alongside my clients as not only their planner but as their friend.
Kailey-Michelle was invaluable to the success of our wedding!! I cannot imagine not having her and her team there to make sure every detail was perfect and running smoothly. Having her was one of the best investments we made to guarantee that our night was amazing! Kailey-Michelle did the work leading up to the wedding, contacting vendors and creating a seamless timeline. Everyone was so impressed with their professionalism and attentiveness- even the vendors made note. Our guest and wedding party continue to give praise. I don’t know what I would have done without her. Felt so sad saying good bye, as I felt like I had made a new friend. Everything was above and beyond our expectations and I would highly recommend her to any future bride!
Kailey-Michelle, Thank you so much for doing such an amazing job of organizing and decorating for our wedding! I really appreciate all of your hard work, as well as the girls working with you. I received SOOOO many complements from guests about how our wedding was the most organized and beautifully decorated wedding they had EVER been to! Thank you for making my dream wedding a reality! I will gladly pass on your name to anyone planning an event and feel confident they will be as pleased as I am with your service.
We cannot thank you enough for all you did to help make our wedding day a success. Before the wedding I didn’t think it would be possible, but – thanks to you – I can honestly say I was able to fully relax and enjoy the day without feeling any stress about the details. What bride doesn’t feel stressed on her wedding day? A bride that has you as her right hand! From help with ideas and planning, to early morning set up, to your eye for perfecting decorative details, to keeping things running on schedule – without you, the day could not have gone as smoothly and beautifully as it did. When I walked into the reception hall, I was so excited about how perfectly you had brought my vision into reality. And the ceremony site on the patio was more beautiful than I could have imagined. It was all exactly what I had hoped for: natural, relaxed, and sophisticated.
Throughout the event, I knew you must be everywhere, but I hardly saw you anywhere! I am so thankful for all of the behind-the-scenes work you did. It was a huge weight off my shoulders to know that I could leave everything in your capable hands. And that is a difficult thing for a perfectionist to do! You were consistently professional, assertive, kind, and discreet. Kailey, you truly exceeded my expectations. I would recommend you without reservation to my friends and family. Thank you again.