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Our Portfolio

See the stories and beautifully captured weddings of our past couples. Their testimonials of working with us speak for themselves and highlight our core values.

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Safina & Joel

Envisioning a moody, old hollywood style fall wedding; Safina and Joel hired a kickass team to bring the many moving aspects of their day together. We planned extensive logistics for floor plans, timelines and gameplans to ensure each team of vendors was in the right place at the right time to get everything in place. Orchestrating a flip into the reception space during cocktail hour the reception was complete with black and white movies, table lamps, and a cinnamon bun cutting cake. Their guests were wowed by the transformative atmosphere.

"We could not recommend Julia enough! She was a calming force. Julia is incredibly on top of things, her demeanour is very professional and she really helped keep my anxiety in check. She held everything together, and asked all the right questions to help us nail down the wedding of our dreams. She really went above and beyond for us. There were things I didn’t even realize she would help us with, and she handled them without us needing to think about it. The wedding day ran very smoothly, and we know that was all thanks to Julia and her team. She is incredibly kind, and very easy to work with. Julia will make your life and wedding planning infinitely easier."

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Photo: Kayla Bowie

Dallas & Andrew

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Laid back couple, Dallas and Andrew, wanted a weekend in wine country with their guests to enjoy quality time and celebrate their love away from their bustling lives in Vancouver. A villa in the vines a short walk from their venue held the space for a welcome dinner and day after pool party in addition to their summerhill winery wedding.

"I keep telling everyone that the best investment of my wedding was hiring Julia as my co-ordinator. Julia was extremely professional all while making me feel like she is my friend. I was confident she would get everything done, all while having our best interests at heart. The set up was beautifully done, and I didn't even notice the tear down! Julia helped me deal with vendors and kept me calm when "the sky was falling" for a hot minute. Our meetings were detailed and she knew exactly what to ask us and helped us create a vision of our day. Julia is an absolute delight and I would 10000% recommend her to any person planning their special day."

Photo: Iannone photo

Ashley & CJ

Dallas, TX

Planning a large wedding, including a wedding party of 27, while being a travel nurse is no easy feat. Ashley and CJ brought us on to manage the event and all the 'to do's' leading up to the day so they could relax knowing it was expertly handled. We created design mockups and logistics plans for decor so they could easily visualize the look and feel of the day, allowing their decor vendors to see exactly what rentals were planned. Opting for a morning of rehearsal, between mimosas and poker games we whisked the parties to the chapel for a run through of the ceremony. Ashley and CJ wanted to dance their asses off, and we got them to the dancefloor calm, fed, and happy.

"Day By Drachenberg did such a phenomenal job stepping in and taking over the rest of my wedding planning, providing me with so much peace of mind during my big day! The only part that I hated about my wedding day was having to say Goodbye to these lovely Ladies! As we all know, it’s important to anticipate things not going as planned and when that happened for us, issues were handled quickly and quietly and I’m certain there are things that were fixed or corrected that I’ll never know about! I can’t sing high enough praises about Julia and her assistant Meegan. My family loved them as well, I’d do my wedding day all over again in a heartbeat! They helped to make our special day a perfect one in our eyes and memories to last a lifetime!"

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Photo: Timeless Texas

Kat & Shane

Photo: Matt Taylor

Spanning three venues, Kat and Shane's wedding had countless details and people to organize. They were able to drive into Kelowna for the weekend and enjoy focusing on time with their guests while we handled the execution. While they attended cocktail hour at BNA and were screaming ABBA lyrics on the dancefloor; our team handled all of the scheduling and decor gameplans to ensure everything was set up to bring their vision to life and they could party till the end as we packed up their decor.

"Julia's team was an integral asset to our wedding. Julia was super responsive and ensured everything ran smoothly for our ceremony and reception. Problem solving on the fly was a huge help! Many of the issues that came up throughout the day, we weren't even aware of until after she had dealt with it and sorted it out. From silencing protestors to grabbing limes and cups when we ran out - these are the behind the scenes things that made the day feel seamless.

 

She was organized, detail oriented, and professional. We had multiple meetings before the wedding and were still in communication with her after the day as she helped us tie up loose ends. She went above and beyond and allowed us to fully experience our wedding day without any stress."

Erin 

A scottish wedding hosted in the Okanagan vineyards overlooking the lake was the perfect destination wedding for Erin and her fiance. A busy couple, whose schedule revolves around shift work, we managed meetings in between work sets and late nights to handle all the logistics, contract revisions and legalities ahead of time for them. Managing the set up and flow of the day, they go to enjoy the wedding day and hosting their wedding party and family at the onsite villa for the weekend without worries about the logistics.

 

"The only regret we have is not hiring Julia sooner! We are forever grateful for how flawlessly she executed our wedding and all of the planning pieces she supported us with. Julia's calm energy during what could have been a chaotic day was that long-time friend energy I needed. Her communication and organizational skills are impressive! She is authentic and attentive to her couple’s needs and aren’t afraid to advocate when required. Julia can read and review a contract with the best of them which proved to be beneficial to us unexpectedly. She captured some of our key moments without our knowledge and we will forever cherish these videos. If you are looking for a wedding planner you should look no further than Julia and her team!"

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Photo: Island Moments Photography

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Photo: Mackenzie jane

Josephine & Parker

Wine connoisseurs Jo and Parker wanted to escape their hectic corporate lives for a weekend and bring their friends and family to the relaxed vineyards of the Okanagan to enjoy excellent food and wine in a wedding all their own. A wine tasting tour the day before allowed them to sink into the mood of the event. Choosing paired back decor, and foregoing a rehearsal; their vision for the day included an upscale dinner party that turned into a scene on the dancefloor. We handled all of the vendors and floorplans, creating a detailed timeline that gave them the time to just relax and lose themselves in the vines and wines between endless kisses. Their guests partied to the last song and even onto the shuttles to end a fabulous night.

"Julia is a delight to work with! Her detail oriented, no non-sense approach to planning allowed us to be so relaxed and enjoy our big day. She’s always just a text away and goes above and beyond. We loved working with her for her organization and expertise during planning."

Rachel & Cam

Hosting a lakeside wedding from out of town involved a lot of work and coordination. Rachel and Cam hired our team to coordinate everything for the weekend, allowing them and their families to enjoy the day without worrying about the logistics of hosting. We took care of moving furniture, keeping the self-serve bar in check, and packing up everything so they didn't have to in the morning. We ensured the logistics of set up and the timeline for the day went smoothly so they could dance in the sand.

 

"Our experience working with Julia was absolutely incredible. She went above and beyond and I felt zero stress on my wedding day. She exceeded my expectations and made everything seamless. Julia was kind and professional yet personable."

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Photo: Matt & Morgan

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Brittany & John

Bringing their friends and family over the rockies to join them in the oasis that is kelowna's lakeside life, Brittany and John wanted a week of sun in the sand. A lakeside villa steps from their venue allowed for an easy rehearsal and wedding day experience. Handing off the logistics, timelines, floor plans and and potential day of disasters to us, allowed them to be present and immersed in their wedding with their loved ones.

"Julia was always one step ahead of me, she sincerely cares about her job and her people, she made me feel relaxed and stress free!"

Photo: Cassiliegh Photography

Alyssa & Shelby

These Highschool sweethearts moved out to kelowna a couple years ago and welcomed their friends and family from Alberta to the city for their wedding. Their rooftop ceremony transitioned into a packed dance floor at a historical venue with a candlelit ambiance. We handled all the DIY set up so they could enjoy the morning and be stress free love birds all day long.

"Julia is very detailed oriented and organized. She communicates well with her clients and their vendors making it very easy for you to focus and enjoy your day."

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Michaela & Geoff

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"Julia is a master of her craft and has such an amazing set of skills. We would not have been able to do our wedding without her. Her calm demeanor and beautiful personality made our day go 100% perfect. On top of Julia being a master at what she does, she is also very very sweet and kind. Julia made us feel at ease and ensured us we did not have to worry about anything, which we didn't. Worth every penny."
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