HELLO FROM JAZ

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.

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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 .

 

JAZ xx

Chantelle & Jacob's Romantic Estate Wedding

Oh my heart, this wedding is one that I will forever cherish. 
It's not everyday that you meet people like Chantelle and Jacob. Loving, compassionate, kind and all kinds of wonderful. When I met with them to begin planning their wedding, I knew it was going to be an extra special occasion. Why? Because they desired to celebrate their love first and foremost and the details would follow. 

They chose to have an intimate wedding of 110 guests on a family property in Chatsworth, ON. A beautiful fall wedding would highlight the natural beauty of the property as the tress would be changing colour and the sun would set beautifully across the harvested grounds. 

Every detail was thoughtfully planned to be unique and memorable to C&J.  Intentional simplicity was key into designing their day. The reception featured the BEST grand entrances, heartwarming speeches, a surprise gift for Jaxson, a musical performance by the father of the bride, dancing and fireworks. The atmosphere was electric. 

 My favourite part of all their personal touches was the ceremony. They had their closest friend of 15 + years marry them. It was full of humour and raw emotion as C&J declared their personal vows to each other and their son, Jaxson. There wasn’t a dry eye in site..including mine! 

Jaz xx

PS. Scroll down to the bottom to view the amazing team of vendors their wedding video! 

Wedding Planning + Design: All That Jaz Weddings + Events
Photography: Abby White Photography
Videography: Sage & Sea Co
Florals: Carrie Lynn Floral & Event Styling
Gown: Sixpence Bridal Studio
Suits: Tip Top Tailors
Makeup: Nicole Gardiner Aesthetics
Rentals: Tara Tent & Party Rentals

A Surprise Proposal

I love a good surprise, don't you?! My dear friend Lydia asked if I would like to be involved in a very unique event, a surprise proposal! Naturally, I was over the moon to design and be apart of this special moment. The idea was to plan a mock shoot at the place where Shane and Sarah had originally met, the beautiful pine forrest in Guelph, ON.  Sarah and Shane agreed to be our models and the plan was set in motion! As you will see from the photos, Sarah was completely surprised and said "YES" to marrying the love of her life.
Congrats Sarah & Shane!

-Jasmine xx

Photography: Painted White Photography
Calligraphy: Scarlet & Alabaster
Arch: Blooms & Flora
Hanging Installation, table, and table top decor: Painted White Studio
Chairs: Glamourous Affairs Inc
Ring: Wisdom's Jewellers
Make Up Justine Seah
Gown: Sixpence Bridal Studio
Cake:  Vinka Pirslin

Wedding Workshop April 10, 2017

On April 10th I had the pleasure of hosting another wedding workshop in the beautiful and quaint coffee shop, Arvo Coffee, located in the Distillery District. A few of my favourite vendors joined me on a panel discussing wedding trends, flowers, photography, venue selection, hair and makeup, stationery, and tips on how to stay sane throughout the planning stages.  Each bride walked away with a swag bag full of goodies and gifts from the event sponsors. 
Stay tuned for fall workshop dates!

-Jaz xx

Distillery Events
Streetcar Design Co
Scarlet & Alabaster
Rachel Jones B Pretty
Threads & Blooms

Photos by Streetcar Design Co

Boho Bride

I had the pleasure of collaborating with fellow creatives up by my hometown in Grey Bruce, ON.
It is always an adventure shooting up north, mainly because of the abundance of hidden spots.
You really have to be a local to find them! Luckily, our talented photographer Alli Ladd, knows the area like the back of her hand. She guided us through bushes, hidden trails and beaches for the ultimate shoot locations to breathe our design to life.

Jasmine x

Vendor Love:
Styling: All That Jaz Weddings
Photography: Sage & Sea Co(www.sageandseaco.com)
Hair: Elyse Salon (www.elysesalon.ca)
Make Up: Nicole Gardiner (www.nicolegardinermakeup.com)
Florals & Assistant Styling: Rouse Events & Design (www.rousedesignstudio.com)
Invitations: Kreative by Krista (www.kreativebykrista.com)