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Want to find out more about us before making a decision? Here are some interesting facts about our friendly and talented planners:

 

+Carmen’s philosophy has always been, “What’s a little sacrifice, if you can exchange it for the guilty little pleasures in life?” She starts off every morning checking her emails even before getting out of bed. In the mid-afternoon, it is likely you will find her enjoying a grande Caramel Macchiato at Starbucks while working away on her computer, or reading up on recent wedding fashion trends. In the evenings you may see her trying out various culinary delights before meeting clients and vendors. She works hard, so that she can enjoy what she really likes: fancy attire, classy restaurants, and anything that’s exquisitely European. In fact, her artistic nature brought her to the Michaelangelo-designed Villa San Michele for her own wedding in Florence, Italy on May 5th, 2010. Here is a sneak-peek as to how a wedding planner does her own wedding: http://vimeo.com/12126516

Carmen is the lead creative director and planner for Devoted to You Inc. She’s planned weddings, events, and managed multi-million dollar projects for major corporations.

Carmen holds the W.P.I.C.C. certification from the Wedding Planners Institute of Canada, the only professional association in Canada whose accreditations are recognized nationwide as a dependable source for providing wedding planning excellence. She also holds a Project Management Professional (P.M.P.) certification from the Project Management Institute; the world’s leading not-for-profit membership association for project management.

 

 

+Kaitlyn has obtained a vast amount of event coordinating experience since beginning her professional career having helped organize charity events and also plan student travel vacations. Not only that, she has spent time on the front line of promotional events and behind the scenes of major entertainment festivals. She also spent some time living in Los Angeles to work on red carpet events with celebrity clientele.

She loves the event industry because she thoroughly enjoys the process of developing a plan on paper and seeing it come to fruition. She entered into the business of weddings because she enjoys designing events and truly adores the beauty of a wedding and the meaning behind such an event.

“It is just an incredible feeling knowing that I had a hand in such a special occasion,” she says.

Kaitlyn holds the W.P.I.C.C. certification from the Wedding Planners Institute of Canada, the only professional association in Canada whose accreditations are recognized nationwide as a dependable source for providing wedding planning excellence. In addition, through WPIC, she has been provided certified training with Sandals and Beaches Resorts for tropical destination weddings.

As of 2013, Kaitlyn is also a proud member of The Association of Bridal Consultants™ (ABC), an internationally-known organization designed to increase awareness of the wedding business and improve the professionalism of members. She is recognized as a Wedding Consultant™. Her additional training and knowledge as a Wedding Coordinator brings an added spark to the overall experience for our clients.

 

 

GBairos+Gloria began her career with events in the Waterloo Region, working with weddings from initial planning all through to assisting on the special day. Now in Toronto, she has expanded her event planning experience during her time with the Government of Ontario.

She has planned a variety of corporate events including conferences, seminars and special events. Even so, she still enjoys coordinating weddings in particular because of their significance in one’s life. She believes weddings should be a reflection of the couple and appreciates the importance.

Gloria has obtained her Bachelors of Arts and Business from the University of Waterloo, with a major in Peace and Conflict studies and a special interest in Marketing. In addition to her event coordination experience, Gloria has led many marketing initiatives including social media marketing, promotional advertising and blogging.

 

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