One way or another, your heart is tied to the East Coast.
As locals to the area, ours are as well.
And it’s not just the natural beauty of our landscapes or an east coast good time….
It’s the idea of making memories in your favourite place with your favourite people.
After all... Why host an event without joy?!
What shifted from a corporate job to planning weddings soon turned into a full-blown passion.
Passion to fiercely represent couples and their best interests while helping create one of the most important and memorable experiences of their lives.
That passion is at the heart of each wedding we plan and design.
Here are some of the ways we channel that passion...
Simply put, at Elegant Productions, we love big, and celebrate often.
Our owner, Katelyn Hipson, was inspired to create Elegant Productions after planning and participating in corporate and social events throughout her early career.
She knew the logistics and details of the job, and thanks to a degree in Public Relations, she had the communication skills down pat.
But, she felt there was one important thing lacking from these events: Joy.
You and your guests’ experience is the underlying constant throughout our planning and designing approach. Whether you're planning an intimate or weekend-long celebration, our priority is that your guests feel taken care of.
With each decision, we put ourselves in your guests' shoes. Are the floral centerpieces too tall for enjoyable conversation? Can the menu be adjusted for gluten intolerances? Are the driving directions to the ceremony crystal clear?
On the wedding day, we manage everything from vendor setup, timeline, details, and teardown so that you, your family, and guests don't have to lift a finger.
Ultimately, creating an experience well worth everyone's journey.
At the forefront of the design process is you.
We pull the jumbled vision out of your head and help organize it. We discover your style and align you with the right vendors and bring it all together so that when you walk into your wedding, it's exactly what you imagined (if not better.)
Our priority is to design a wedding that is a true reflection of you as a couple in the most personable way.
“You can tell there are unique elements from the couples preferences incorporated into their events. Also, although she has been planning weddings since 2011, their style continues to evolve and is always up to date.”
During your engagement, there will be times when you are busy with wedding decisions. Then there will be days, sometimes even weeks, where there is little on your part to be done. While it might feel like you're neglecting something, we promise, this is completely normal!
Throughout those not-so-busy times, while you're enjoying your engagement, we will be working behind the scenes with your vendors - communicating with them quickly and thoroughly - to make sure your wedding day flows seamlessly.
And when planning feels like it’s moving at high-speed our favourite game to play is inbox zero. We confidently guide you through this time to help you make efficient and informed decisions.
That *spark* isn't just something you should feel with your fiancé(e). It's also something that you should feel when you've found the right wedding vendors. Ourselves included!
That connection is what will make your wedding truly fitting of your relationship, personalities, and lifestyle. Which is why the planners on our team are naturally genuine, relatable, and personable and trained to be organized, communicative, and highly competent.
We're big believers that what you put out into the universe is what you receive back. So it's not only our intention to plan and design your wedding, it’s to plan and design it well.
“Their service was always very professional, they provided great suggestions to us for local vendors (really helpful as we were planning from a distance), and the execution on the day had no issues at all. It was a great help to not have to think about any of the logistics of the space or vendors on the day!”
Beyond her love of creating memorable experiences, sound logistics, and a gravitational pull towards joyful things, it's Katelyn's love of design and celebration that pushed her into wedding planning.
Personally she gravitates towards a minimal and simplistic style and seeks inspiration outside of her borders - Discovering what tomorrow's trends will be in order to elevate her clients' visions.
While design plans and colour concepts certainly get her heart racing, Katelyn is also a numbers fanatic who can confidently balance a budget.
When she's not working, you can find Katelyn enjoying one of Nova Scotia's many awesome restaurants, spending quality time with her family, or at home with her high school sweetheart/husband, Andrew, and their golden retriever, Buddy.
Emily joined the Elegant Productions team in 2014 while working on her degree (also in Public Relations) and she has been with EP ever since! She is the perfect combination of kind, graceful and composed.
Emily ensures no detail goes unnoticed and every last item on her to-do list is checked off at the end of the day. She skillfully executes wedding day timelines and decor concepts with her keen attention to detail. She is someone our couples adore having by their side on the most important day of their life.
Apart from an excellent wedding planner, Emily is one of the most fashionable people you will ever meet. An enthusiast of travel (with a passport to prove it.) When she is not at a wedding, she can be found relaxing at the cottage, or spending time with family and friends.
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“My meeting with the owner, Katelyn, really solidified my decision. The initial meeting really helped me see how much work planning a wedding was and how helpful they could be.
Once I got paired up with Emily, I could feel that the whole EP team was so genuine and thoughtful and that I had made the right decision.”