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  • Richelle & Jamie

    ...Let’s face it, our wedding was the best wedding ever thanks to you! Richelle and I cannot say enough good things about your professionalism and skill in handling our wedding. You took the time to research and understand the vision Richelle had. You kept us on track when we could not make up our minds and you knew what was really important to us so that we could stay within our budget yet still have everything we wanted. I think…

    …Let’s face it, our wedding was the best wedding ever thanks to you!

    Richelle and I cannot say enough good things about your professionalism and skill in handling our wedding. You took the time to research and understand the vision Richelle had. You kept us on track when we could not make up our minds and you knew what was really important to us so that we could stay within our budget yet still have everything we wanted.

    I think everyone agrees that no detail was missed. The ceremony was amazing and the reception was a blast. You were the perfect wedding planner for us and we miss you and Emmy Lou already. Keep in touch!

    Written September 17th, 2014

  • Paula & Joe

    From the moment we first spoke to Julianne on our initial consultation phone call, we knew we had hit the jackpot!  We could feel her infectious enthusiasm and expertise all the way from Philadelphia, USA.  We were planning our dream wedding at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel from another country and had full faith in her ability to execute our "French Garden with a Philly Twist" wedding. We decided to select the assisted wedding planning plus design services which included day of…

    From the moment we first spoke to Julianne on our initial consultation phone call, we knew we had hit the jackpot! We could feel her infectious enthusiasm and expertise all the way from Philadelphia, USA. We were planning our dream wedding at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel from another country and had full faith in her ability to execute our “French Garden with a Philly Twist” wedding.

    We decided to select the assisted wedding planning plus design services which included day of coordination- we were able to participate in the planning and give our input but her and her incredible team truly did all the intensive work. This was the best investment of our entire wedding- I don’t think we could even put a price tag on the value of her organization and attention to minute details. My husband was obsessed with Julianne’s detailed and well formatted excel spreadsheets- she was able to keep him highly engaged in the planning. Julianne was also always willing to give her professional (and very classy) opinion if we were ever stumped with a tough decision. I loved that she was so quick to follow and communicate through social media – especially pinterest of which I created a few secret boards just for her and I to share ideas back and forth. I love her style and completely respect and appreciate her dedication and professionalism. I know she limits the number of weddings she takes on in a year but it totally felt like we were the only couple she was working with!!

    We had frequent facetime meetings from a far which motivated us to stay on track – we loved our monthly homework list that was so well organized and planned out- she was prompt with all communication and follow up. Julianne truly took the time and energy to get to know us and our individual style and was able to make our vision come to life (the decor and design inspiration board she created early in our planning stages was almost equally exciting to get as my dress!!). She made it seem so effortless to cater to our creative and fun requests. Nothing was ever too much for her to tackle – and she has such a great reputation in the industry that everyone (especially the event coordinator at the Banff Springs Hotel) was so relieved to know that we were working with Julianne Young Weddings because the day would be smooth, elegant and perfect!

    During the week leading up to our wedding day it felt like Julianne was in our back pocket… we were able to meet up with her (even practiced a few “Wobble” dance moves in her office with her), text her, call her… I was also so amazed on the actual wedding day that anytime I thought of Julianne she magically appeared. Her team works so close and effectively together – they set high standards for each other but also know how to have fun and make sure everyone is following a strict timeline (wait until you see her minute-to-minute detailed production schedule!!). I never paid attention to time the entire day- I truly just showed up and had FUN- there was no organizing, setting up, or stress.

    A huge thanks to Julianne for recommending and connecting us with other amazing vendors: Alan Maudie Photography, Pez Productions, Amborella Floral Studio, Parfait Productions , and Candice & Beth from Bella Bridal Hair and Co. … they all worked so well together and made the entire process and big day the absolute BEST DAY OF OUR LIVES!!!!

  • Kayce & Dearen

    From the Bride: My husband and I booked our ceremony, reception venue, photographer and DJ already. We figured that we could do everything ourselves and enlist the aid of family and friends to help us with all the set up and decorating of the venues. This was our idea up until I had read a blog about Wedding Day Coordinators. I contacted Julianne and she responded right away! After speaking with her for well over an hour on the phone,…

    From the Bride:

    My husband and I booked our ceremony, reception venue, photographer and DJ already. We figured that we could do everything ourselves and enlist the aid of family and friends to help us with all the set up and decorating of the venues. This was our idea up until I had read a blog about Wedding Day Coordinators. I contacted Julianne and she responded right away! After speaking with her for well over an hour on the phone, I immediately knew that she was the right person for us and we hired her. We started the process in May for our July 30th wedding. Her service that she offers isn’t just a ‘Day of Coordination,’ it was a ‘Month of Coordination.’ She set up meetings for us to talk about the plans for our special day and took down all the details that we had planned up to date. The hardest part was that Julianne lived and worked out of Calgary and we were from Red Deer, and our wedding was being held there as well. But this was no obstacle; Julianne made everything so comfortable over the phone. It was like talking to her as if she was there in person. She is very patient and kind and most of all, she was a great listener. At stressful times during the planning process, the best thing was to have someone unbiased listen to your thoughts and feelings. Julianne was that person. She kept me on schedule; she kept me on track with the list of things that I had not yet accomplished and needed to get done. She would give me ideas to make our day a bit more ‘us’ and unique. She kept me organized.

    The month leading up to the wedding, I was more stressed than ever. I hadn’t realized how many small details I had left last minute. Again, Julianne was there to reassure me that everything was going to be fine and she kept me calm and had me on the ball on what I still needed to do. She took over all my contracts and if I needed anything from any of my vendors, she was my “go-to” person and made sure to contact my vendors if required. We had some troubles with a particular vendor and Julianne took care of it for us. I remember one day after receiving an email from her, I breathed a sigh of relief. I came home and told my fiancé how grateful I was to have Julianne there for our wedding. She had answered all my thoughts about the planning and calmed me down. She was there for us whenever we needed.

    The morning of the wedding, I remember waking up excited and calm. I had no worries. NO worries. It was such a treat to wake up knowing that everything was taken care of. She picked up the flowers and had them ready for us at the church. She helped the men put on their boutonnieres, and pocket squares. She helped my family put on their corsages. She and her assistant set up the church decor exactly as I wished. All I felt was excitement. Not a worry in the world. I just had to walk down the aisle to marry the man of my dreams, the love of my life.

    When my husband and I first walked into the reception hall, our jaws dropped and I had a few tears. Everything, absolutely everything I had planned and talked to her about was executed perfectly. It was way better than I had ever pictured in my head. It was beautiful, and romantic. Everything we had spent so long preparing was right there in front of us… she turned our plans into reality.

    Everything she had promised she would do, she did. And she did it with absolute perfection.

    The nicest part of having her was the knowledge that everyone in our family and friends got to enjoy that day as it was- fun, full of love and laughter. No one had to stress or worry to make sure that what we had planned was carried out. No one had to stay up late the night before to set up the tables, or to get up early that morning to make sure the bows were tied to the church pews, or to put on the chair covers and tie the sashes at the reception. Julianne took care of all the details. Everyone enjoyed their day without those stresses, especially, my husband and I. We just soaked in the entire day, more in love with each other than ever. It was our day, and it was the best day!

    Julianne was the greatest investment we made. She was always there to lend a hand, she listened and she really cared. She loves what she does and it truly shows. Her patience and kindness radiates and everyone around her sees and feels that. We were so honoured to have her be a part of our special day. We didn’t have a ‘Wedding Coordinator.’ Instead, we gained a friend. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Our day was that much more special because of what you did not only for us, but for our family and friends. Thank you!

    From The Groom:

    From a groom’s perspective if you are like me, you don’t realize how much actually goes into planning that special day. Yet when the day was moving along and especially at the start of the reception, it hit me that a lot of planning and organization went in to this day; a day for my bride and I. I can honestly say I felt a little guilty that I was not more involved or knowing how much actually went in to it. Julianne was not only professional and organized she was a calming presence who, looking back at it was the best investment we could have made. From making sure my pocket square was properly folded to having Tylenol for my headache before the reception. Julianne was that person. I felt comfortable talking to her and trusting in her to make sure everything went smooth. Her personality was so upbeat and her determination during the whole process was outstanding. I could not have imagined everything to have gone so smooth if Julianne was not a part of it. Not only was she the organizer but she became a friend. I can honestly say that moving forward, not only in personal life but also my professional life: if I get the opportunity to work with or hire Julianne again, I know I will because I know the job will be done proficiently and correspondingly.

  • Amanda & Dave

    Our wedding day was many months in the making but the day could not have been more perfect thanks to Julianne.  Throughout the planning she was a great sounding board for the ideas in my head and provided many detailed ways to turn my ideas into reality.  As our big day came closer, Julianne managed all our vendors and organized our wedding party.  She never hesitated to help me in anyway I asked, whether it was last minute floral arrangements…

    Our wedding day was many months in the making but the day could not have been more perfect thanks to Julianne. Throughout the planning she was a great sounding board for the ideas in my head and provided many detailed ways to turn my ideas into reality. As our big day came closer, Julianne managed all our vendors and organized our wedding party. She never hesitated to help me in anyway I asked, whether it was last minute floral arrangements I needed or ensuring our guest’s food requirements were catered to.

    Our photographer commented that he had never worked with a Wedding Planner so organized and on top of everything. Our wedding day was a refection of my husband and me and perfect down to the last detail.

    Thank you Julianne!

    Amanda and Dave

  • Brooke & Chris

    From the first meeting that we had with Julianne, our wedding planning stress was dramatically relieved. Julianne was able to seamlessly pull together all of small details we wanted to include in our ceremony and reception. She was able to pull everything together in under 6 weeks! Julianne did a fantastic job with managing our various vendors and also with the set up and pack up of our ceremony and reception venues. This enabled us, our friends and families to…

    From the first meeting that we had with Julianne, our wedding planning stress was dramatically relieved. Julianne was able to seamlessly pull together all of small details we wanted to include in our ceremony and reception. She was able to pull everything together in under 6 weeks!

    Julianne did a fantastic job with managing our various vendors and also with the set up and pack up of our ceremony and reception venues. This enabled us, our friends and families to enjoy our wedding, rather than it being a nightmare of stress. Julianne is passionate about planning weddings and takes pride in making sure every little detail is acknowledged. We are not sure what we would have done without her, there is nothing we would have changed, the day was perfect and Julianne helped to make sure of that.

    Even when it came to flowers Julianne helped us pick our unique bouquets and table decor. When we walked into the reception we couldn’t believe how beautiful everything was. She captured our theme and created the ambiance of warmth and romance.

    She went above and beyond all expectations and we encourage all couples to hire Julianne for their wedding…it was one of the best decisions we made in the planning process! We are a little sad it is over as we won’t be able to work with her anymore.

    Thank you Julianne for helping us create a memory we will never forget.

    Brooke and Chris

    February 12th, 2012

  • Brad & Lesley

    Still four months after our wedding, people continuously rave about how magnificent it was. Words like “Amazing”, “Wonderful” and “Perfect” are those that are most often mentioned when thinking about a day we will never forget. These words can also be used to explain how we feel about Julianne Young Weddings and the way they handled our most special day. Julianne and her staff made our wedding not only one that would last the wedding day and evening but one…

    Still four months after our wedding, people continuously rave about how magnificent it was. Words like “Amazing”, “Wonderful” and “Perfect” are those that are most often mentioned when thinking about a day we will never forget. These words can also be used to explain how we feel about Julianne Young Weddings and the way they handled our most special day. Julianne and her staff made our wedding not only one that would last the wedding day and evening but one that will live on as one of the most perfect events ever hosted within the Banff Springs’ Majestic St. Stephens Hall. Every detail was planned and executed perfectly. Julianne was able to make an event full of intricate details and found a way to make it run seamlessly. Our wedding was the most amazingly wonderful day and was made perfect by being able to enjoy it with friends, family and my beautiful wife; not running around organizing. Best money spent during the wedding process by far.

    Why choose a wedding planner?

    A: Because you need one !!!

    Did I want want to use a Wedding Planner?

    A: No. My wife, like every women out there wanted the wedding of her dreams. To accomplish this it was very evident that in order to have this it was going to cost me. As the “Wedding CFO”, I set a budget (which, trust me changes. Not for the better gentlemen. Ha ha). Of all the items on her list the ONE that I felt was the most unnecessary was the Wedding Planner. Boy was I WRONG !!! It was the best money I ever spent. (And that is coming from a cheap Ukrainian!)

    Why did we choose Julianne Young Weddings?

    A: When it became obvious that we needed help to bring this dream wedding to reality we started searching for the best. Through the internet and magazines we began to search for the areas top wedding planners and came across Julianne’s name. After looking at her work and talking to her we soon realized we had come across the next great wedding planner. Seeing an opportunity to work with her as she built out her business was exciting for us and we are sure glad we took the chance as she did not disappoint.

    Why was the experience so positive?

    A: Everyone looks to have the perfect wedding and yet having been to various other weddings, we felt there often seemed something amiss. The food too cold, the music not right, the reception not organized etc. With Julianne, from the start to finish, our day could not have gone more perfectly. The only thing we needed to worry about was showing up and cherishing our friends, family and each other.

    Style:

    Julianne was able to understand our goals and design a wedding style that fit the exact type of event we were looking for. She made it royal, pretty, fun and majestic using a sense of style that was completely in line with who we as a couple are and how we wanted our day to feel.

    Planning:

    Julianne walked us step by step through the planning of our wedding. From our meetings Julianne was able to highlight every item that needed to be addressed before the big day.

    Sourcing:

    We were very specific on what we wanted the wedding to look like. Julianne was able to source and secure every item needed to make the wedding look the way it did and ensured that it was not only purchased or rented but that it was at the location and set up exactly how we wanted it. Every vendor she forwarded was ideal to what we were looking for.

    Day of Operations:

    Julianne and her staff were day of wizards, her sense of style and final product absolutely blew us away. They were organized and scheduled, making it feel like it was effortless to be put together; which we know was not the truth. Her coordination and relationships with the Banff Springs staff allowed for a the venue to display a wedding that was the talk of the town.

    Of all the beautiful things that surrounded the day; from music, centrepieces, flowers to meals, speeches and photo booth; none would have been as special if we had not had the full day to experience it stress free. Julianne Young Weddings has become the next great name in Southern Wedding Planning and Design. We feel that we were very lucky to have worked with her as it is our feeling that she may have her wedding planning dance card full for years to come. Julianne made our dream day a dream. And we could not have been happier.

    Thank you so much Julianne

  • Kelsea & Scott

    We discovered Julianne Young through internet searches for Calgary wedding planners. We met with 2 other planners before meeting Julianne. We selected Julianne for the following reasons: She displayed an incredibly bright, friendly, and enthusiastic attitude She had ideas even in our meet and greet consult meeting Her overall package was an excellent value compared to the other planners. The other planners were more expensive, did not display the same enthusiasm (one put our meeting off twice),and were not as approachable or…

    We discovered Julianne Young through internet searches for Calgary wedding planners. We met with 2 other planners before meeting Julianne.

    We selected Julianne for the following reasons:

    1. She displayed an incredibly bright, friendly, and enthusiastic attitude
    2. She had ideas even in our meet and greet consult meeting
    3. Her overall package was an excellent value compared to the other planners. The other planners were more expensive, did not display the same enthusiasm (one put our meeting off twice),and were not as approachable or friendly.

    Right from the get-go we were thankful to have her in our preliminary planning. She helped us craft a budget that we would not have been informed enough to create. She helped us spend money where it would have the greatest effect (e.g. Lighting!!!) and to spend it on the most fantastic suppliers.

    She helped us to create our theme and feel for the day, and the end product was dazzling and beyond our expectations, all while fitting into the budget.

    Julianne also assisted us outside of her contract scope, just of her own time to ensure that we had everything we needed for a family barbeque we had the day before the wedding.

    Overall, we would without hesitation recommend Julianne to anyone and everyone to help plan a wedding. We were blown away by the experience and look of our day; it was everything we wanted and more.

    It was 100% stress free as she did all the legwork and organizing, while always keeping us up to date and aware of the planning progress. She gave us options for everything and always responded to our changes or ideas and came up with solutions that fit those ideas.

    I would not have so thoroughly enjoyed our wedding experience without Julianne’s help.

    Kelsea & Scott Milne,

    Written October 8th, 2013

  • Tegan & Dave

    Julianne was such a pleasure to work with. We felt completely safe placing all of the many, many tasks of our big day in her hands. On the day of the wedding we were able to really just stand back and enjoy our day to the fullest knowing that Julianne had everything under control! It was definitely money well spent, because you cannot put a price on stress relief leading up to the big day! There were many times in the month…
    Julianne was such a pleasure to work with. We felt completely safe placing all of the many, many tasks of our big day in her hands. On the day of the wedding we were able to really just stand back and enjoy our day to the fullest knowing that Julianne had everything under control! It was definitely money well spent, because you cannot put a price on stress relief leading up to the big day! There were many times in the month before our wedding that my husband and I said, Thank goodness we have Julianne on our team! She was always a joy to be with and helped us through some tough decisions so that our wedding was really about what we wanted!
    Thanks Julianne!!
    Tegan and Dave
    Written October 31st, 2013
  • Julia & Bryan

    Julianne was more help than we could’ve ever imagined!  She was on top of our every detail and had invaluable input!  Our bridal party and family were amazed at how smoothly everything went and how professional and organized Julianne and her team were!  Having Julianne there ensured that we could fully enjoy and take in our big day!  The peace of mind in knowing everything was taken care of was priceless!  Working with Julianne made me feel like I was working with my best…

    Julianne was more help than we could’ve ever imagined! She was on top of our every detail and had invaluable input! Our bridal party and family were amazed at how smoothly everything went and how professional and organized Julianne and her team were! Having Julianne there ensured that we could fully enjoy and take in our big day! The peace of mind in knowing everything was taken care of was priceless!

    Working with Julianne made me feel like I was working with my best friend who just happened to be a planner! I would highly recommend Julianne to anyone shopping for a planner; her sincerity and thoughtfulness really make her a cut above the rest! She cared just as much about our wedding as we did!

    Julia & Bryan

    April 28th, 2012