I stumbled into wedding planning while in college, and pursued it on the side while I worked a myriad of other jobs. I ended up leaving a pretty sweet one in the music industry to work in weddings full time, starting Filosophi Events in 2010.
There is just no other job that ends with your clients saying “I LOVE YOU” and “THIS IS THE BEST DAY THAT EVER HAPPENED TO ANYONE, ANYWHERE…EVER!!”. It’s all kinds of magic.
Filosophi has grown into one of the biggest firms in our hometown of Vancouver, BC, and we’ve won a gaggle of awards, have work published in all the places you want work published, from Grace Ormonde to Style Me Pretty and all that kind of stuff, but really my biggest achievement is a huge collection of humans that think I did something unforgettable in helping shape a day that perfectly celebrated their own unique brand of love.
I have had the absolute pleasure of working as the event planner on Way Up North since its inception, and can’t believe Cole and Jakob are letting me go off leash and onto the stage at long last – I promise to say lots of useful, hilarious and insightful things… I don’t promise not to pee my pants a little bit.
Photo: Desiree Leilani