Creativity. Organization. When it comes to celebrating life’s biggest moments, we believe the two go hand-in-hand.

Our detail-oriented system for handling logistics and our total attention to style and presentation, combined with our dedication and fun-loving approach is what makes us the go to Creative Planning & Production company on Vancouver Island.

Our weddings & celebrations are inspired by the clients we work with and this inspiration carries through to the smallest details of their event. We love to bring creative ideas to life and thrive on working with couples and event hosts who share the same desire to push the boundaries of same-old, same-old and create joyful and uniquely memorable celebrations for their loved ones and guests.

Not only is Emma very creative and talented but her organizational skills are amazing… her imagination is endless!


Emma is going to be the most organized and efficient planner you’ll ever work with. She’s extremely creative and will be able to bring your ideas to life.

Lesley & Michael

Owner, Lead Producer + Creative Director

In a nutshell…
Hot weather junkie.
Pilot’s wife.
Crafter at heart.

With a background in Social Work and Counselling, I spent over ten years working in human services positions from Oxford, England to Calgary, Alberta and most recently back here, at home, in beautiful Victoria, BC.

Being the first of my friends to get married, I was involved in the behind the scenes planning and creative design for almost a dozen weddings before I realized that my summertime passion project had the potential to become something more. With my loving husband’s support and a whole lot of faith, I made the leap into small business ownership in early 2015 and haven’t looked back! I truly consider it a blessing to have the opportunity to work with so many awesome clients during some of the most exciting times of their lives.

This Creative Planning & Production company is a joyful part of my life and I’m so proud of how far we have come in three short years. We were thrilled to be named Vancouver Island’s Best Wedding Planner for 2016 and 2017 as well as the Island’s Best Overall Designer and Coordination team for 2017. I can’t wait to see where this journey takes us next!

Anouk Fitzner
Lead Planner

In a nutshell…
Wife to Jeremy.
Logistics aficionado.
VW van mother.

“Yeeeessssssssss!” was our reaction when we heard Anouk was considering our not so suitable approaches to join our team as a Lead Planner. With a strong background in event management and wedding planning, Anouk has been involved with over 70 weddings to date! We are beyond thrilled to have Anouk working with a select group of clients on planning, coordination, and design packages. When Anouk isn’t managing weddings in her day job as an event coordinator at a local resort or creative planning with her summer clients, she’s likely on an adventure with her husband, (of almost 10 years!) Jeremy. As her beautiful Instagram account will tell you, her life is filled with endless west coast beaches, worldwide travel, and her orange VW van, Vincent (Van Gogh).

Dakota Bateman
Lead Planner

In a nutshell…
Puppy mama to Hank.
Fashion lover.
Coffee enthusiast.

Simply saying, fashion lover, does not give Dakota’s passion for all things vogue enough credit. With a background in costume design and men’s personal styling, Dakota’s knack for pulling things together, whether it’s an awesome outfit or an inspiring event, is what originally inspired us to recruit her to join our planning team. However, it very quickly became clear that Dakota’s ability to form connections and build trusting relationships with clients and vendors is what truly makes her unique. We are thrilled to have Dakota on board offering both production and planning services for wedding and corporate clients.

Sara Stevenson
Studio Coordinator + Event Producer

In a nutshell…
Google Drive geek.
Reluctant crafter.
Our very own, bride-to-be.

A multitasker at heart, Sara splits her time between a number of passions including Irish dance instruction, book-keeping (she’s a math whiz too), elementary education, and the pursuit of a degree in Child & Youth Care. Sara was recruited to join the team in early 2017 when Emma met with Sara and her fiance for a wedding consult. It quickly became clear that Sara would be a great asset to the team, and, especially, to our Google Drive. In the off-season, you will typically find Sara in the studio; however, during wedding season, she’s on site running everything from the rehearsal to the day-of timeline.

Stacey Jacobson
Creative Designer

In a nutshell…
Flower Whisperer.
Handlettering master.

A mother of two under five and wife to Scott, when Stacey isn’t creating seating charts, placecards, and wedding day signage she balances her time between teaching high school Applied Placement art classes and chasing after her two little ones. Stacey plays a huge role in the behind the scenes production of many of our biggest creative projects and is our go to artist for the beautiful design sketches you’ll find in a handful of our client galleries. You can find Stacey’s most recent creative work on her Instagram.

Kody Dishlevoy
Social Media & Graphic Design

In a nutshell…
Co-op Student.
Ribbon enthusiast.

One of the best things about our shared studio space, is the connections that come from it. Kody is one of those connections. Sharing her time with our friends (and office mates!), The Studio Design, Kody’s education in marketing, social media, and all things design fits in perfectly with our team. We adore her bubbly personality and laughter in the office. We can’t wait to have her on site with us this coming season and are eager to put her design skills to work for everything from save the dates to custom wedding websites for our clients.

Camille Johns
Event Producer

In a nutshell…
West Coast lover.
Note-taking queen.
Venue-hunting extraordinaire.

Camille joined our team in the summer of 2016 as an event assistant and quickly made herself irreplaceable. Currently completing her diploma in hospitality management, Camille is a west-coaster at heart and has a knack for finding the most picture perfect venues for our clients. Whether it’s an Air BnB that ticks all the boxes or a mountainside vista for an elopement, when we are on the hunt for something special, Camille is the studio go to. Her passion for guest experience shines through when she’s on site on wedding day as she’s consistently going above and beyond to ensure all of our clients’ guests are well taken care of. Camille typically takes the lead on our month-of coordination packages and as of spring 2018 is taking on her own planning clients.