Cristina & Patrick
April 28th, 2018
Eglinton Grand, Toronto
Photo Credit: Avenue Photo
Having Designed Dream on board to help us plan and coordinate our wedding was the BEST decision we made! If you’re hesitating at all – don’t 🙂 We highly recommend Fidan and her team to help you with your wedding planning / coordinating needs. Wedding planning can be overwhelming and stressful at times but knowing you have the right people involved who know the industry, have the expertise, and can connect you with other amazing people who are passionate about their craft – really helped put us at ease.
I found Fidan by fate, while looking on social media for wedding inspiration (and noting her highly recommended reviews/ratings) though undecided on whether or not we would be getting the help/if it was needed. I quickly realized how much I loved the way her previous weddings looked and knew that at the very least, we would draw inspiration from such beautiful weddings she was behind. We eventually decided we would feel better having an expert guide us through the planning process and were between 2 wedding planners -in my heart, having Fidan was the dream. After meeting with both planning reps, I had the support of my groom (YAY!) who actually preferred Fidan for her honesty, expertise, and genuinely kind personality. She had built a trust with us from that first meeting that would take us through our planning journey.
We worked primarily with Fidan who was always very organized and super punctual for all our meetings & lent us her opinion which we relied on heavily, especially when looking at vendors & deciding what would be right for us and our budget. Fidan liaises with the best friendors who she trusts and has established relationships with, to help her and her team execute all the details of the big day. Our end resulting team was incredible – there was a sense that all our vendors genuinely cared to pitch in their part into delivering a relatively smooth, beautiful day and night – which it sure was!
We were connected with Carly (one of Fidan’s Lead Coordinators) within the few months leading up to the wedding and like Fidan, she was also very sweet and helped keep us on track: from our gorgeous inspiration board, other vintage decor details, coordinating our cake, to being there with our flowers/photos the day of. Together, they worked behind the scenes to help ensure that the vision, including our La La Land movie inspired dream, came to life. Everything we planned for the day happened as scheduled, without a hitch. Even despite our fashionably late arrivals to our church ceremony 🙂 -everything went back on track. And without a doubt, all the attention to the details I admired from Fidan’s previous work were carefully attended to. We knew after discussing the vision with Fidan/Alina (Flowers Time) that our reception was going to be beautiful, but during our room reveal, we could not believe just how stunning the room looked (see Designed Dream on Instagram for a video of our reaction!).
We’re a month into our marriage and the fact that our friends/family are still talking about how amazing our wedding was is a true testament to all the hard work in collaboration with the Designed Dream team that made it possible. Many guests commented that it was the BEST wedding they have ever been to: how beautiful the decor/ambiance was, delicious food, entertainment, how it felt extremely organized – an amazing overall experience.
We can’t even begin to find the words to accurately thank Fidan, Carly, and the Designed Dream team enough for their time and efforts, in ensuring our day was successful and special. They are really passionate about their work and we felt really went above & beyond our expectations. It was such a nice experience meeting you and having an incredible journey and day to look back on. We miss you! 🙂