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After planning and designing her own wedding in 2008 and creating unforgettable life memories, Fidan started helping family and friends plan their weddings, as well as other events. With her love for beautiful weddings and passion for creativity, this very romantic by nature person was able to design weddings not only remembered by the bride and groom, but also by their guests.

With two Master’s degrees and extensive experience in Marketing and Event Management, Fidan successfully launched Designed Dream Wedding & Event Planning in 2010, with the firm belief that she could also help and support other people to make their dreams come true.

Pulling experience together from all over the world; having spent significant parts of her life in Europe, Asia, and North America, Fidan is able to include many intercultural aspects into her designs. This gives her an advantage in understanding and working with various cultures, all while ensuring the most cherished traditions don’t get lost in modern wedding design, but underline it.

Fidan Ismayilova

Founder, WPICC Certified Wedding Planner &
Destination Wedding Specialist

Mandy Li

Lead Coordinator

Mandy joined the Designed Dream in 2018 January. She is a creative and stylish person who is full of enthusiasm for her event planning career. Her experience in-flight service and hospitality will come in handy when coordinating a wedding. Through this experience, she has also gained the ability to maintain an outstanding and professional performance under pressure. Mandy enjoyed designing and planning events and weddings from a young age, and she helped coordinate some events as a part-time job during her time in school. In November 2019, Mandy became a certified wedding planner with the Wedding Planner Institute of Canada. Mandy is pursuing a Destination Wedding Coordinator & Specialist Certificate.
Born and raised in China, Mandy speaks Cantonese and Mandarin fluently. Her background gives her an advantage in integrating Chinese traditional culture and Western elements.
Mandy believes patience, mutual understanding and a positive attitude are important in this line of work.

Milena Zilitinkevitz joined design dream in 2016 with experience in hospitality and retail she knows how to communicate with people and understands how to make their desires a reality. Milena fell in love with event planning a couple of years ago when her best friend got married and Milena was the one who helped with all of the planning of the wedding and the events around it.

After that Milena decided to pursue her new love and make it a career and got certified by QC Event Planning School. She is an organized, keen to detail, friendly and romantic person who loves weddings and making a couple’s day the most special and perfect day ever. Milena was born in Ukraine she speaks four languages: English, Hebrew, Russian, Spanish. Her motto is: “It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.”– Paulo Coelho

Milena Zilitinkevitz

Certified Lead Planner & Coordinator

Carly Chen

WPICC Certified Wedding Planner
Destination Wedding Specialist

Carly Chen joined the Designed Dream Team in 2015 and today she is our Lead Planner and Coordinator. She is an outgoing, passionate and extremely organized person. During her university and post-university years, she planned a few events that helped her gain and develop her organizational skills and expand her insight into event planning. After having assisted in planning and coordinating weddings of her friends’ she became fully determined to make wedding and event planning her life-long career. Carly is currently pursuing a Destination Wedding Coordinator&Specialist Certificate.

Born and raised in China, Carly has a strong understanding of Chinese culture and traditions and is fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese.

Jessica Lintlop

Lead Coordinator

Jessica works in investments but joined the Designed Dream team in 2017 to pursue her true passion of event planning. She first began planning events for friend’s showers and birthdays and realized she enjoyed creating memorable milestones. She’s creative and thorough and appreciates all the small details coming together. She’s a people person who can translate your visions into realities and believes events like these are the unforgettable highlights of life.
Born and raised in Toronto, she is familiar with local venues, vendors and attractions. Jessica looks forward to collaborating with you for your special day and making your dreams come true, so you can simply enjoy.

Cindy recently joined Designed Dream in April 2019 after an exciting 4-month internship through George Brown College. After finishing the Special Events Management Program, she is extremely excited to start her career with us as an Assistant Coordinator! After 2 years of nursing, she realized her true passion in life was to become an event planner. Naturally, she made a change in her career path, and it was easily one of the best decisions she’s ever made.

From previous experience with planning multiple social life cycle events and providing 7+ years of customer service, Cindy has everything she needs to help us put on the most magical and unforgettable experiences. Her assertiveness, attention to detail, organizational skills, and outgoing-friendly personality allows her to effortlessly put you at ease for you and your loved one to enjoy your special day.

Cindy is also fluent in both English and Cantonese and has spent her entire life living in Toronto making her quite familiar with the best places to cater to your needs. She is thrilled to be a part of your big day and will want to go above and beyond to make your dream wedding come true.

Cindy Li

Assistant Coordinator

Liza Chernokova


Liza recently joined Designed Dreams in 2021 as an Assistant Coordinator. After 15 years in project management, event planning, customer service and commercial production, Liza decided to make her dream come true and step into wedding planning. Liza has a comprehensive background that includes management and customer service skills needed to set a budget and ensure all parties are on track, always with a positive attitude and smile. Event planning and project coordination have always been Liza’s passions. Liza speaks English, Russian and Hebrew.   

Liz joined the Designed Dream team in 2019 to pursue her dream of becoming a wedding and event planner. She is an outgoing, organized, and detail-oriented person. After planning and coordinating many events and conferences during university, she found her passion and decided to step into the wedding planning industry. Her previous experience of event planning and studying at the University of Toronto has helped her improve her organizational, fast-learning and communication skills. 

Born and raised in China, she is fluent in English and Mandarin and is familiar with Chinese culture and traditions. Liz believes that the key to planning and coordinating a memorable wedding is having a great relationship with the clients, and always being creative and hardworking. 

Liz Li

Assistant Coordinator

Amy Zhao

Assistant Coordinator

Like many brides, Amy experienced the “post-wedding blues” after planning and having her own wedding in 2019. She still felt the same excitement whenever a wedding post popped up on social media or when the topic of weddings was brought up in a conversation. That’s when she knew she had a strong passion for weddings, and went on to become a Certified Wedding Coordinator with the Wedding Planners Institute of Canada. Amy continued to feed her passion through assisting friends and family plan and coordinate their big days and sharing her ideas and wedding advice with other brides-to-be on various platforms. 

Amy was born and raised in Toronto and loves this multicultural home city. She is heavily influenced by her Chinese heritage and can speak fluent English, Cantonese and Mandarin. In 2021, Amy had the opportunity to join the Designed Dream team. As a highly organized individual with over 8 years of experience in client services, she is ready and committed to helping more couples achieve their dream wedding!

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