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 their fall wedding full of dark, moody decor and accents; 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 for the ceremony, and orchestrated a flip into the reception space during cocktail hour. Complete with black and white movies, table lamps, and a cinnamon bun cutting cake, their dreams for the day came true and their guests were wowed by the 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.
Photo: Kayla Bowie
Dallas & Andrew
Laid back couple Dallas and Andrew wanted to spend lots of time with their guests and didn't have to worry about the changing timeline during 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
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 visual the look and feel of the day, allowing their design vendors to see exactly what rentals and the quantities needed were planned. They opted 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!"
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 enjoy the day with their guests by attending their cocktail hour at BNA and having a party complete with 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 DIY venue.
"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."
A scottish wedding hosted in the Okanagan vineyards overlooking the lake was the perfect destination wedding for Erin and her fiance. We handled all the logistics, contract revisions and legalities, and DIY decor set up (including hand written notes by the couple for each guest complete with a wax seal!). They could enjoy the day and hosting their wedding party and family onsite 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!"
Photo: Island Moments Photography
Photo: Mackenzie jane
Josephine & Parker
Laid back wine connoisseurs Jo and Parker wanted to bring their friends and family to the relaxed vineyards of the Okanagan to enjoy excellent food and wine in a wedding all their own. Choosing paired back decor, a bouquet only for the bride, 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 their backyard wedding from out of town involved a lot of DIY work and coordination. Rachel and Cam hired our kick ass 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. They got to relish in the great food and drinks and not have to answer a million questions day of. 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."
Photo: Matt & Morgan
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 handed off the logistics of timelines, floor plans and and potential day of disasters to us allowing them to be present in each others company and their wedding day.
"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."
Chantelle & Jeremy
Planning a large wedding in a short time frame for Chantelle and Jeremy's June wedding was a tall task we knocked out of the park. Selecting a team of experienced vendors to bring their wishes to life and creating a design plan to visualize their dream meant they could sign each other love ballads in the rain and dance under the stars while we took care of all the logistics throughout the day.
"It was so nice to have someone give us tools along the way including: assigning when to get things done, giving us feedback and ideas, having someone be the main contact person and give advice and enthusiasm along the way. Julia was quick at responding to our messages throughout the planning process and she answered every question, reminding us of things along the way without putting pressure on us. She was thorough and helpful in all of our meetings, and she helped if we had differing thoughts on things by offering an outsider point of view.
We really found the value in our investment as the wedding drew nearer! Julia became the point person for our various vendors and volunteers. She took care of coordinating everything with everyone and it was SO nice to be able to direct people to her and know they would be well taken care of. I absolutely adored having her take care of everything on wedding day. She ensured set up and the day ran smoothly, she was competent and calm and she would check in to see that everything was going as we wanted along the way."
Photo: Mariah Park
Photo: Mariah Park
Michaela & Geoff
"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."