I grew up in a small town where everyone knows everyone, and most likely their entire family too. The town is known for it's OHL hockey team, The Owen Sound Attack, the Bruce Trail and the crystal clear water of Georgian Bay. It’s a hidden gem to shut off and refuel with waterfalls, beaches and lush forest areas all around.
My journey in the event industry began 9 years ago. In 2010, I moved to Sydney, Australia to pursue my dreams of becoming an event planner. On my very first day in Sydney, I met a French Canadian on the beach and married him 5 years later. He is a passionate entrepreneur and owns a cafe in the Distillery District, Arvo Coffee, inspired by our 4 years spent in the land down unda. The second love of my life is a furry feline that loves a good cuddle and to constantly walk across my computer keyboard, Oscar. He is seriously the best.
I knew right away that I wanted to work in the wedding industry but, I needed to define the why. There are hundreds of amazing wedding planners, what could I possibly bring to the industry? When we moved back to Canada, the “why” became clear and ATJ was born. I launched ATJ as a creative expression of an inward desire to bring back what a wedding is truly about, a celebration of love. My goal is to bring back the heartbeat of the celebration without the unnecessary frills. The approach to design revolves around the concept that planning a wedding is like hosting all your favourite people in your dining room. It’s intimate, exciting, involves good wine and an electric atmosphere.
Now, let’s bring that living room vibe into an external space and make it come alive.
When I’m not planning events, I love to explore new galleries, cafes, travel and freelance as a floral designer. I am a creative at heart and love all things in the vast realm of the creative industry. Someone once told me, “we were created to be creative” and that has resounded with me ever since I can remember.
I am truly grateful for the amazing clients that have allowed us to be apart of their celebration. 2019 is our biggest year yet and I am SO excited to work with the most amazing humans .