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Planning a wedding can be overwhelming – whether you’re planning something simple and sweet or blow-your-guests-away extravagant!  Hiring a wedding planner or designer can be such a blessing – you can still do all your dreaming, but leave the "messy stuff" to the professional!  Jessica is one such super woman – owner of With a Flourish Planning & Design, she provides full-service wedding planning services to Manitoba brides.  Whether you need help with your DIY details, or help selecting vendors, Jessica is there for you, every step of the way!

With a Flourish was at the Wonderful Wedding Show this past January and Jessica asked me to photography her beautiful booth.  Below is just a glimpse at the amazing work she does! :)

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1. Tell me about yourself?

I love coffee, cheesecake, having fresh flowers in my home, and wandering through bookstores.  I love plants but can't keep them alive so my husband takes care of them for me.  When I'm not working you can often find me at the Forks with my 5-year-old or biking around town with my family.

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2. Favorite things (totally in love with...style, trend, etc.)?

Wildflower bouquets, mismatched centerpieces  lace, sparkly shoes, neutral colour palettes, bold colour palettes, milkglass vases, unexpected details, fabulous food and a balance of tradition and personalization.

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3. What sparked your interest in wedding/event planning?

My very first grown-up job was working for a church, and my first task was throwing a block party.  I was hooked! From there I planned non-profit events and then with the encouragement of my boss took a course and started With a Flourish.

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4. Where do you pull inspiration from?

Everywhere!  I especially love looking through fashion and home decor blogs and magazines.

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5. Being a wedding planner sounds like a big job – what services do you provide, exactly?

We offer a range of services - everything from Full Coordination & Design, where we help with assembling a vendor team, keeping on schedule and on budget and designing the wedding, to Day-Of Coordinations where we coordinate the wedding day and make sure everything runs smoothly.  This year we've also started offering partial Day-Of Coordinations to better serve our clients.

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6. What makes you different from other wedding planners?

I think we've got a very personalized approach - we're a small team of planners and take on a limited number of weddings each year, so we're able to provide fantastic service to each couple.  We don't really offer packages - our services are all customized and we try as hard as we can to accommodate every couple.  We genuinely love our jobs and I think that is reflected in our approach!

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7. How far in advance should a bride contact you?

It depends what they're looking for - a Full Coordination usually starts 12-18 months before the wedding, and a Day-Of Coordination can be booked anytime but they tend to book up quickly!  For this year we are still offering a few Day-Of Coordinations or assistance with wedding set-up for Fall dates.

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8. What do you love most about your job?

I love working with people, hearing their stories and working to make their wedding day flawless!  Every day is different, and I love the variety of events I get to work on.  We truly do have the best clients!

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Like her on Facebook Head on over to Jessica's website to view her portfolio and to say hello!

 

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