We started the wedding planning process unsure of whether we needed a wedding planner. Ultimately, I’m extremely grateful that we not only ended up hiring one, but also because we ended up with Shing Weddings. With their extensive experience, Lisa and her team (Nancy, Alex, Jon, Amari, Sarah, Emily, Hannah) helped us organize our Dream Wedding for over 100 guests in two separate venues–the afternoon ceremony at Hycroft Manor, and the evening cocktail & dinner reception at the Rosewood Hotel Georgia. Shing Weddings is not the cheapest among planners, but as the adage goes, you get what you pay for. During the planning process, Lisa was professional, reassuring and responsive. She is culturally aware, as well as emotionally sensitive, particularly when it comes to our complicated family dynamics. Approaching the actual wedding day in December, we were faced with heavy snow which caused travel chaos both in and out of Vancouver (75% of our guests were from out of town), as well as within Vancouver between the two venues. Thankfully, Lisa and her team calmly and seamlessly navigated the challenges–they made it look so easy (which I’m sure was not!)! Ultimately, the result was a beautiful snowy winter wedding that was flawlessly executed and where our guests have said it was the most fun & beautiful wedding they had ever attended! Thank you Lisa and the Team for all the heart and love you have put into this most important of milestones in our lives!! We’re very grateful!