My Story

Hello! I'm Jessica Faria Stacey and I am the Owner and Planner behind Bonafide Events Studio. 

Stratford Ontario Event Planner

I started Bonafide Events in 2013 as a way to carry on our family tradition of celebrating all life’s moments. From business success to love stories, all of the events in our life matter, all of them have a purpose and all of them deserve to be shared.

I never thought I would become an Entrepreneur but a series of life experiences and career decisions lead me to this point. I graduated from Brock University in 2010 with a B.A. in Sociology. I went on to study Event Planning at Mohawk College and graduated with a diploma in Event Management: Meetings and Conventions in 2011.

In 2012, I became a Certified Wedding Coordinator with the Wedding Planners Institute of Canada. I take event planning pretty seriously and although I make the planning process super fun for my clients you can rest assured knowing that you are hiring a knowledgeable professional.

Aside from the technicalities, if we are going to be working together you need to know that I easily get excited about lists, timelines and floor plans. I love to spend time with my big fat Guyanese, Trinidadian, European, Canadian Family, dancing, drinking tea and trying new foods. In my spare time, you'll find me sewing, antique hunting with my husband Scott, travelling or working on our home together.

Stratford Ontario Event PlannerI love that events can be used as an outlet to share our experiences and bring us together. In my opinion, that is what this life is all about! Bonafide Events Studio is truly an extension of my family, who I am and who I will always be. I would love to meet you, hear about your story and celebrate your special moment with a custom created event.


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  • Jessica Stacey was an amazing asset to our special day! She went above her call of duty to make sure that everything was executed as planned. When others ran into issues, Jessica did not hesitate to lend a hand. My guests were all impressed with the work Jessica put into our day. Kareem and I were blessed and thankful to have her!
    -Nerissa Lawrence-Henry, Bride

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