Are you still deciding between the manor or the estate for your wedding venue and also possibly considering having a destination wedding?
Welcome to Honour and Blessing Events, a Vancouver based event planning company, where we work together with couples to create a remarkable event - where guests think "That's what I want for my wedding."
"Two are better than one...for if they fall, one will lift up his companion."
It will be beautiful, enveloped by flowers with their fresh delicate fragrance, and your favourite people will travel from different parts of the world to come and celebrate your special day.
You want to make sure all your guests are having an exceptional experience at your wedding and enjoying the day just as much as you. You hope they will leave your wedding with their hearts warmed and breaths taken away by being at one of the most special weddings they have ever attended.
All these ideas fill your heart and mind, but there are also other important priorities in your life. Your work, your pursuits, your love and support for your friends and family. Even when you have those precious fragments of extra time, you are planning your next trip, finishing a hobby project, or just relaxing with a massage or your favourite tv show.
You know you need extra support and help. Someone who will work along with you to execute the details of your special day.
You’re elated for your wedding that is coming up
...and you have a sense of how your wedding will look and feel like.
If all this sounds like what you’re dreaming of,
then you’re at the right place.
Hello! We are Joanna and Sarah, and as your wedding planners, we look forward to creating a memorable and exceptional event for you and your guests.
We’re sisters, often mistaken as twins, and since we were young, we were involved with weddings and events throughout our lives in one way or another.
From musical productions to fashion shows to corporate events, we have always been fascinated with what happens behind the scenes. We are mesmerized by the intricate planning and execution that is needed to ensure that the production or event goes smoothly. While there are numerous kinds of events, weddings hold a special place in our hearts.
What is it like to work with us?
As planners, we work closely with each couple, sometimes in full speed mode for 3-4 months and others at a leisurely pace of 12-18 months. To our couples, we are more than just planners. We are your detail expert, etiquette connoisseur, and confidant on this journey leading to your special day.
When you work with us, we view the process as a collective team. We understand how much trust you give us as we take part in your special day. This gift of trust is something we take great care in preserving because we understand that it is a one time gift and trust is essential to our roles as your event or wedding planners.
Couples who decide to work with us typically spend a minimum of $75k for their overall wedding budget to ensure a wonderful experience for their guests.
We have had the honour and the blessing to work with different talents in the industry and to have our work featured in
these noteworthy publications.
The week of your wedding, we spend about 60 hours finalizing all details, updating vendors and being onsite to make sure everything is executed as planned.
On the day of your wedding, we are working with your wedding party to make sure they know what they need to do. At the same time, we are partnering and working with your wedding vendors to make sure your day runs smoothly. We also ensure that details are taken care of throughout the day.
From our bride:
"On our wedding day, we had about 15 or so vendors and these ladies made it look like a breeze. My husband and I were able to enjoy our day to the fullest while Joanna and Sarah were on their feet working so hard for us from morning until night. " - Sarah and Sean
As one of our brides once described us - we are “magical fairies” on the day of the wedding.
Principal Planner, Co-Founder
Principal Planner, Co-Founder
“What makes Sarah and Joanna unique compared to other wedding planners is the dynamic between the two of them. Very rarely will you see two sisters, both with the same passion for wedding planning, commitment to top quality service, that are constantly on the same wave length” - David & Clare
Favourite season: Winter
Favourite pastime: Learning and playing music
Favourite wedding moment: When the music begins
Most romantic city: Vienna
Dreamy Pairing: Lychee & Rosewater
If you could teleport back to a year in your life: The year I went to Edinburgh for my studies. I met some of my closest friends and had the time of my life going to concerts and visiting museums.
An activity that you would love to try but am afraid to: Paragliding! I have always wanted to try but am afraid whether it will be safe and the risks of physical injuries.
Favourite Season: Summer
Favourite pastime: Making desserts to share with family and friends
Favourite wedding moment: When everyone celebrates as the couple exits
Most romantic city: Venice
Dreamy Pairing: Sunset & Soft Jazz
If you could teleport back to a year in your life: The last year of my studies in New York. I want to go back and spend a little more time with my friends, explore a few more places, and perhaps try some more restaurants.
An activity that you would love to try but am afraid to: Doing a radio program! I think it’s always so interesting to hear what songs the radio DJ chooses and hearing them share their stories. But I’m scared I just don’t have enough things to say and it will end up being awkward.