Petite Pearl Events is an award-winning boutique event planning and design company based in Vancouver, BC. We exude passion, knowledge, and dedication, creating flawless and eclectic events of all shapes and sizes.
Editor’s Note: for this Best Wedding Planners in Vancouver Spotlight, we had the pleasure of interviewing Jessica, from Petite Pearl Events.
Where have you been featured?
Wedluxe Magazine, Real Weddings Magazine, Real Weddings Annual Planning Guide, Belle Lumiere Magazine, Style Me Pretty, Ruffled, Brides, OnceWed, Elizabeth Anne Designs, 100 Layer Cake, Carats + Cake
Winner of 2015 Top Wedding Planner in Vancouver by Top Choice Awards, Winner of 2014 Best Wedding Decor by BC Professional Wedding Awards, Finalist of 2013 Best Wedding Planner by BC Professional Wedding Awards, Winner of 2013, 2014 + 2015 Couples’ Choice Awards by WeddingWire
What types of weddings do you specialize in?
Our team’s versatile style allows us to cater to various visions and aesthetics. From simple and elegant or rustic and bohemian to opulent, modern edge or completely themed, we’ve done it and we’re always looking forward to hearing what’s next.
Why do couples love working with you?
We are a boutique company and committed to a limited number of weddings each year. This allows us to maintain our hands-on approach, ensuring extra time is spent personalizing each wedding. We often hear from our couples that they feel like they are the only couple we are working with and we pride ourselves on that. You should never feel like you are going to a factory of weddings.
What do you love most about being a wedding planner?
It’s a constant challenge with a never-ending learning curve; no wedding is ever the same.
How did you get started?
I started in corporate & special events long before I even knew being a “Wedding Planner” was a real thing. I came from a small town where jobs like that didn’t exist as there was no market for it but it was a whole new world when I moved to Vancouver in 2007.
When I realized corporate event planning did not fulfill my creative side, I decided to give wedding planning a shot. I worked part-time for another wedding planning company for 2 years before realizing it is exactly what I was meant to do. I started Petite Pearl Events in 2010 and haven’t looked back since.
What budget range do you cater to?
We work with all budgets.
What typically happens at the beginning of the process when someone contacts you?
First, we determine availability by hearing various details about your wedding. Again, because we are a boutique wedding planning & design company, not only your date but the scale of your wedding depends on whether or not we can/will accommodate it. Following, an in-person consultation allows both parties to learn more about each other. If we think we’re a great fit, then we seal the deal with all that fun stuff like contracts, etc 😉
When my husband and I look back on the planning of our wedding we BOTH are in agreement that the best planning decision we made was hiring Jessica Minnie of Petite Pearl Events to help us with the general planning, decor, and execution of our special day. Jessica is incredibly professional with an infectious energy and fresh approach to bringing your dreams to life. It is important to note that Jessica and her team pulled everything together all while staying within a tight budget and covering every single detail with an eye for perfection. The commitment and hard work Jessica puts toward her business and client relationships is so inspiring that it actually led me to re-evaluate my own job…everyone should be so lucky to be as in love with their career and it truly shows in everything she does. I could not be more thankful to have worked with Petite Pearl and recommend using Jessica and team with my highest praise.
Hiring Petite Pearl Events was like unlocking a door to a whole new world of wedding possibilities that we had no idea were possible! We always knew that Jessica and her team would make our extravagant vision come to life (and did they ever!!!). But what we didn’t realize is how much support, both technical and emotional, Jessica would provide throughout the entire process. She was our comrade in building inspiration and excitement, and our saviour in times of confusion. She was always able to answer our many questions, for months on end. We are still blown away by all the moving parts that she had running so smoothly to make our big day perfect. All in all, a wonderful experience!
Jessica is seriously a miracle worker/saint!!
After interviewing a couple of event planners, we chose Jessica and Petite Pearl Events to plan our destination wedding in Victoria, B.C. Living in Texas, we were worried about the difficulty and stress of planning an event thousands of miles away, but Jessica made our entire process a breeze!
Jessica spent a lot of time talking to us as well as sharing Pinterest and inspiration boards with us to ensure that she truly understood what our priorities were (both budget-wise and in general) and what we were envisioning for our big day. She then took care of finding and screening all of the contractors and vendors, making sure that our vision was being carried out at each turn.
When we arrived a week before our wedding, everything was ready to go – allowing us to spend that time with our friends and family rather than running around taking care of last minute details. When the wedding finally arrived, we could not have been happier with all of her preparations. She handled decor, timing, last-minute crises… EVERYTHING, with professionalism and aplomb. We would not have changed a single thing about our event – it was the wedding of my dreams – and I have Jessica and her team to thank for that.
She designed and arranged our event from A to Z, ensured that everyone was paid properly and on-time, and most importantly, she took care of us and made sure we were comfortable and happy throughout the entire planning process. You could not pick a more thorough, fun to work with, dedicated event planner than Jessica and Petite Pearl!
In summary, Jessica Minnie is the cutest, sweetest, and most fun person to work with EVER 🙂 I am so happy that we were lucky enough to find her. We will forever cherish Jessica for creating the wedding of our dreams and the best day of our lives!