Here's what some of our amazing past clients have to say about working with Inspired Elegance Events:
"Sheila, thanks again for everything this weekend and this past month. You really went above and beyond on all fronts. This weekend has been a whirlwind but I couldn't be happier. I didn't imagine it would be this special or mean this much. Thank you for being part of our special day and making everything go so smoothly."
Jenny and Blake, January 2018
"Stephane and I just wanted to send you a little note of appreciation for everything that you've done for us. We truly had the most amazing and special day and a big part of that was because of you. You were always so professional, organized, kind and so much fun to work with. I never had to worry or stress about anything because you were always on top of everything. With our hectic schedules you made the process of planning a wedding so enjoyable, and what I really appreciated was that you ensured our voices were heard and that our visions could come to life. You really understand weddings and the wedding industry but what makes you so special is that you truly are a kind and beautiful person; we saw that the moment we met you. We couldn't have been happier and more thankful for everything you did (and everything you did behind the scenes). Our day was perfect. Thank you so much!"
Jocelyn and Stephane, December 2017
"Sheila, thank you so much for everything you did for Marlo and I. We don't think it would have went as well as it did without you. Thank you for taking as much of the stress out of the whole day from both of us. You were very welcoming during our initial meeting and we never regretted making you our coordinator! You were super organized and calm throughout the whole process which helped us a lot. You always had answers to any questions we had and always had a smile on your face. All our friends and family also mentioned how nice you were to them. We were very happy with your services and we think any couple would be lucky to have you as their coordinator!"
Avegail and Marlo, October 2017
"Sheila was an absolute pleasure to work with. As soon as we met, it became evident that she had the experience and poise to execute all of our wedding plans perfectly. In the month leading up to our wedding, Sheila was a calm and steady force, taking care of all the little hiccups while keeping us in the loop with enough details so we knew things were going great! Sheila was always cheerful and lighthearted while proactively taking the lead in many aspects, especially the rehearsal and wedding days. Thank you for all that you have done for us!"
Allison and Kevin, July 2017
"Sheila was the coordinator we selected for our son’s wedding at the Fort Garry Hotel. She was invaluable in planning almost every part of the wedding from the space, menu (food, drinks, hors d’oeuvres, late night snack), décor (flowers, chairs and linens) and ceremony protocol. Sheila was there for the rehearsal and for the wedding, ensuring everything went exactly as planned. She took the stress out of our event and allowed us to enjoy a very special evening with our son and his bride. I fully recommend her services.”
Robert and Ana, Parents of the Groom, August 2016
“Sheila provided Month-Of Coordination for our wedding in February 2015. She was recommended by a work contact and they were so impressed with her that we contacted her as well. She went above and beyond in the planning and execution of our special day (even going so far as obtaining a new shirt after the groom managed to spill wine on his before the toasts). If there were any issues we never heard about them, as she was able to coordinate with everyone involved in the day (bridal party, caterer, family and the baker) and it went off without a hitch. She's a lifesaver and kept us calm so we were able to enjoy every minute.”
Dean & Courtenay, February 2015
“Sheila did an amazing job helping me plan my husband’s 30th birthday – James Bond style. She was very resourceful and had wonderful recommendations when it came to vendors. She was a pleasure to work with.”
Elena, June 2015
“When Mike and I decided to be married in Winnipeg, I have to admit I was terrified. I had only been to Manitoba a couple of times, knew very little of the area, and we had no idea what type of experience we wanted to have for ourselves and our guests. Neither of us grew up fantasizing of a dream wedding. So, we had a blank canvas to paint. We met Sheila over the telephone, and as I recall, we talked on the phone for about an hour. We had so many questions and I think she took pity on us. Her services were the beginning of the best customer service experience I've ever had in my life.
Our biggest concerns were finding quality vendors, establishing a style that represented both of our personalities, and coordinating the appropriate timing of events so the day was a seamless experience. Of course there were budget and other concerns too, but that worked out with a little juggling here and there.
Since we didn't have dream weddings to describe, Sheila encouraged us to look through local magazines and look for pictures on the internet to find things we liked such as flowers, tuxedos, cakes, etc. We couldn't work in-person with each other, so she created a Pinterest board for us to share ideas with each other. For Mike and me, this became our virtual inspiration board. This was genius on her part. We confirmed color schemes, styles, flowers...really almost everything via the inspiration board. The wedding day was about Mike and me. Once she knew the things we liked, she was able to find the best vendors in Winnipeg to offer us exactly what we wanted within our budget.
Organization, organization, and more organization. That's what the rest of this testimonial is about. Sheila is a busy, professional woman and a mother of two girls, yet she always made time for us. Mike and I live in Arizona, so we had time zone challenges and work schedules to coordinate in order to communicate effectively with Sheila. Messages and emails were always addressed quickly and professionally. When the wedding day finally arrived, Sheila was 100% present and accountable for every aspect of the day. She had outlined every detail on a spreadsheet and timeline. All of the (fabulous) vendors had been confirmed and were ready to go. No wedding day goes 100% perfectly, but Mike and I were so confident in all the preparation and organization that Sheila coordinated, we trusted that the day would be as close to perfect as humanly possible — and it was!
We can't possibly summarize all of the wonderful small details that Sheila took care of for us to make our wedding so special. She found a hairstylist to come to the hotel and style hair for my mother and sister. She coordinated travel for 100 mini bottles of maple syrup from a farm in Ontario to Winnipeg via a Greyhound bus because it would save us $2.50 per bottle. She stood up for us when a photographer declined photographing our wedding because we are gay and found a replacement photographer in the blink of an eye. She coordinated a meeting via Skype with the florist so we could mock up a sample of the table arrangements. She stayed calm, kept us calm, and walked us through every detail of the planning process. Her creativity and energy seem endless. She shared ideas with us, but always let us make our own decisions so that the day represented us. I was wrong earlier when I said a wedding day couldn't go 100% perfectly. Mine did and Mike and I have Sheila to thank for it.”
John and Mike, September 2014
“I’m not sure what we would have done without Sheila. We hired her on her month of coordination package. She kept in contact with all my vendors and made sure everything was still on track. She also had great contacts, which helped me find a printer for my table chart, table numbers and drink menu. She completely took control of our rehearsal and had the ceremony organized. She made sure that myself and my now husband did not have to worry about anything if not going as planned. My day was easy breezy with zero stress and I can say Sheila had a lot to do with that! I would recommend her to every bride who wants a stress free day.”
Natalie & Matthew, October 2014