Friend Feature: Dasee Floral Boutique

I am so excited to be back after the completion of my 30-Day-Social-Media-Free-Challenge!  I have been curating an exciting line-up of blog features for the month of April.  Stay tuned!

Today, I want to introduce the very talented Cory Christopher, Creative Director for Dasee Floral Boutique and Cory Christopher-Art, Living, Design headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.  Cory and I connected on Twitter and I was instantly amazed with his design aesthetic.

Cory takes inspiration from nature to create beautiful works of art and breathtaking floral installations.  His unique approach to floral design allows him to stand out amongst the industry as an innovator.

Cory Christopher-Art, Design, Living also provides interior design, garden design, and holiday decorating services, making his firm a full service design house.

Below is a preview of his beautiful floral design portfolio.  Visit his websites and  Enjoy!

Friend Feature: Distinct Occasions

I have known Crystal for almost six years now.  She is one of the first friends I made in this industry and she has been by my side ever since.  Crystal and I have worked on many beautiful events together, some of which represent my first ’big breaks’ in the industry.  We have seen each other grow personally and professionally and I will be forever grateful for the friendship I have with her.

Crystal is the ‘Planner of Once-In-A-Lifetime Awesomeness’ and founder of Distinct Occasions.  The foundation of her business is built upon ‘True Love’.  She has a cute, quirky, and eclectic style that stands out amongst the industry.  She is not afraid to be herself and ensures her brand represents this.

Please take a moment to visit Crystal’s beautiful website at for a preview of her services and portfolio of events.

Friend Feature: Corina V Photography

Today, I would like to welcome my good friend Corina Van Sluytman to our ‘Designers Guild’.  Corina is a part of my curated support network of friends.  We share a camaraderie that is based on trust, support, and loyalty -qualities she implements into her business as evident through her wonderful rapport with all her clients.

Her photography can be found in many industry leading media including The Knot, Style Me Pretty, and WeddingBells.  Corina’s beautiful photography will also be in the pages of my book available this Fall.

Please visit Corina’s website at to fully experience the beauty of her work and commitment to each and every client.

Friend Feature: Laura K Design

As one of Canada’s foremost brand designers, Laura K Beauparlant leads as the creative force behind Laura K Brand Design and Laura K Invitations.  As the brand designer for PARAS Events (which she masterfully developed in six short weeks!), I was very impressed with her design ability, exceptional client service, glowing personality, and true commitment to my project.  She responded to all my requests immediately, met all projected timelines, and delivered an exceptionally high quality product.

In addition to brand design, Laura creates beautiful custom wedding stationery and recently launched a customizable wedding invitation collection for couples looking for brilliantly designed stationery suites at varied price points.

I am so proud to call Laura a friend!  Please enjoy her beautiful work below and visit her website


Designers Guild: Fiorire

I am honoured to introduce the inaugural member of my ’2013 Designers Guild’ -Rosalba Fasan-Buffat. As one of Vancouver’s finest floral artisans, Rosalba is at the creative helm of award-winning, Fiorire Custom Florals.  The guild is by invitation only and features wedding professionals that have mastered their craft, are renowned for their portfolio of work, hold high standards for quality, customer service, and business ethics, and have a proven track record of success with their client base.

I had the absolute pleasure of meeting Rosalba while attending the Special Event in Tampa last year. As a fellow Canadian event professional, we immediately found common ground.  It was instantly apparent to me that Rosalba was not only a talented designer, but truly passionate about the industry.

Over the year, I have had the pleasure of getting to know Rosalba and her breadth of work. She loves her family, loves to cook, and is active in her local community. Rosalba has a simple design philosophy: to create design solutions that embrace classicism, innovation, and customization. She puts her clients first.

It is with great enthusiasm, that I welcome Rosalba and Fiorire Custom Florals to my ’2013 Designers Guild’. Please take a moment to visit her website

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