ABOUT


We're about honouring your vision and elevating your guests' experience.

You want your wedding to be a celebration of you that reflects your values and lifestyle without being overdone.

You cherish love, laughter & quality time and you want to ensure that your guests have an amazing time at your wedding.

Well, that's what we want for you too!

We plan personal and stress-free weddings with a calm, organized, and reassuring presence so you can actually enjoy your wedding day along with your people.

I am the owner of Bonafide Events Studio and you can easily remember me as the Stratford, Ontario wedding planner with two first names!

My style is earthy, natural, and organic yet refined. I’m easy going but thorough.

When we work together, my goal is to supply you with a customized experience providing you with knowledgeable advice and creative ideas. 

Starting out as a hairstylist has taught me a lot about people. It’s no wonder I went on to take Sociology at Brock University. It was there that I discovered my passion for planning.

I earned my event management certification through Mohawk College and I am also a certified wedding coordinator with the Wedding Planners Institute of Canada.

I'm all about sharing moments and spending quality time with my friends and family.

When I'm not planning weddings you will find me outdoors, soaking up the sun with my extremely funny & kind-hearted partner Scott and our playful pup Ollie. 
 


  • Jessica was great with accommodating her services to match our needs and so wonderful with completing all of the fine details that made our day so special. She continued to offer advice and support leading up to our wedding day and fell nothing short of wonderful when it came to the day of.
    Hailey & Nick


I was born and raised in Waterloo but now live in the beautiful city of Stratford, Ontario. After years of working in administrative positions, I decided to follow my heart and jump into the world of event planning. I am now a certified wedding coordinator with the Wedding Planners Institute of Canada.

I love organizing all of the small details that make an event a success. I’m obsessively organized, detail-oriented, have high energy, and I pour my heart into everything I do!

I would love to be part of your special day, and allow you to fully enjoy every moment as you make lasting memories.

In my spare time, I give back to my community by volunteering with a local charity to run a walkathon and a progressive raffle lottery.

My involvement in these activities wouldn’t be possible without the support of my husband Andrei and my beautiful daughter Isabella (Izzy).


 

Happy Couples

  • I cannot say enough wonderful things about Bonafide Events Studio! When I started the wedding planning process I wanted to find a coordinator but thought of it as a "want" rather than a "need". But I was SO SO WRONG! About half-way through planning, I was feeling very overwhelmed and stumbled across Bonafide Events Studio on Facebook. Jessica Stacey is warm, professional, knowledgeable, and brought such a calming process to my crazy life.
    Kendra & Dale