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.


Hey, I'm Jess Stacey! I am the owner and lead planner at Bonafide Events Studio. 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.

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

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

Let's Connect

JACLYN deVRIES

Associate Planner

Jaclyn has a love for design, florals, hard work and fun! She enjoys fine wine and a top notch social gathering. On your wedding day she will provide you with a calming presence but rest assured she is already on top of solving any problem that arises. Jaclyn will ensure your wedding is styled to perfection with her keen eye for detail and impeccable taste.

VICTORIA PATTERSON

Assistant Planner

Victoria has a love for fashion, dance and world travel. She is a talented bilingual professional dancer and is always beaming with positivity! Victoria has no shortage of energy and is dedicated to ensuring no detail is left behind. Victoria is our go to for seamlessly coordinated timelines and will ensure your wedding timeline is executed flawlessly. 

Happy Couples

  • Jessica was so thorough with the planning of our event that it was easy for us to just enjoy our day and not worry about a thing. She was extremely open to our ideas and had the most wonderful suggestions!
    Rob & David