With passion, creativity and a love for what we do, the team at Bonafide Events will meticulously plan and manage your wedding on your terms as we supply inventive ideas, exclusive access to our network of suppliers and knowledgeable advice.
Editor’s Note: for this Best Wedding Planners in London Spotlight, we had the pleasure of interviewing Jessica, from Bonafide Events Studio.
What types of weddings do you specialize in?
I specialize in innovative and intimate weddings and come up with ideas that haven’t been done before and are unique to the couple I’m working with.
Why do couples love working with you?
Couples love to work with us because we keep in constant communication with them, we educate them through the planning process and we come up with innovative ways to save money without sacrificing what the couple wants and we have a whole lot of fun doing it!
What do you love most about being a wedding planner?
I love the moment when the bride and groom see each other for the first time whether they are doing a first look or not. Just the happiness on their faces and the faces of their guests makes me fall in love with weddings every time I plan or attend one.
How did you get started?
I got started about three and a half years ago, after university, I took event management at Mohawk College and went on to do my wedding planning and coordination certification through the Wedding Planners Institute of Canada. I started in weddings because I am also a hairstylist and my hair clients just started becoming my wedding clients so it became a perfect fit for me.
What budget range do you cater to?
We tend to work with all budgets – it’s all about the guest experience and the little details that come through and this can be achieved with any budget.
What typically happens at the beginning of the process when someone contacts you?
When someone contacts us, we respond via email and set up a phone chat with the couple to learn a little bit more about their wedding and if we would be a good planning fit for each other – you are not always going to connect with everyone who contacts you and that’s ok! After that, we set up a complimentary initial consultation to discuss the couple’s vision in more detail and which planning option suits them best. From there, we work with them every step of the way to create a wedding style and guest experience that is unique to the couple.
We would recommend Jessica to anyone needing a wedding planner!! Jessica was so thorough with the planning of our event that it was easy for us to just enjoy our day and not worry about a thing. She was so kind to us and never once made us feel uncomfortable with anything!
Being a Gay couple we worried that she may not understand or get our vision of what our wedding should be but clearly we were wrong to worry as she was extremely open to our ideas and had the most wonderful suggestions!!
Jessica went that extra mile for us and is truly a gifted wedding planner and an extremely decent human being! We will be hiring Jessica to plan our first anniversary party and cannot wait to see what she comes up with to amaze us and our guests again!! Thank you so much for all your hard work!
–Rob and David
Our wedding wouldn’t have been what it was without Jessica! Because of her I got to actually enjoy the day without worrying what needs to be done next or where everyone needs to be. She was on top of everything from the day I met her, even when I changed my mind a hundred times! I will definitely look to her for any future events that I am involved in. Thanks again Jessica! You made our wedding PERFECT!
–Daryl and Dayna
Jessica was an amazing asset to our special day! She went above her call of duty to make sure that everything was executed as planned. When others ran into issues, Jessica did not hesitate to lend a hand. She even stayed longer than planned to make sure that everything was okay. My guests were all impressed with the work Jessica put into our day. Kareem and I were blessed and thankful to have her!
–Nerissa and Kareem