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. 
 


  • About 10 weeks before our big day, I started having meltdowns every night so I contacted Jessica and asked if I could start using her services sooner than anticipated. Within a day she had taken so much off of my plate and covered so many things I hadn't even thought of for my 200 guest wedding. Fast forward to 10 days before our big day and my Photographer goes completely MIA, within 24 hours Jessica had already found us an AMAZING photographer and even negotiated a last-minute contract for us. Jessica is always available to text or call and that made me feel significantly less stressed.
    Kelsie & Ricky


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).


 

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Happy Couples

  • I cannot emphasize enough just how amazing Jessica is! Our original date in May was postponed due to COVID and my fiancé and I weren't sure how we wanted to proceed. Only five weeks prior to the new wedding date I got in contact with Jess. From the very beginning, she was absolutely wonderful to work with. On a short timeline, she was able to coordinate every vendor and somehow put together the most perfect and absolutely stunning backyard wedding. I can honestly say our wedding wouldn't have happened without her. She took all of our input into consideration (even when I was vague and admittedly not overly helpful) and somehow planned a day that was so perfectly us. She exceeded our expectations in every way!
    Kaila & Stew