We hired Enriched Events to be the day-of coordinators for our Banff wedding. I cannot express how thankful I am for them! I was able to relax and enjoy my day. They took care of everything from setup to tear down, keeping track of everything, liaising with the venue, etcetera. I loved the way they decorated the venue. We couldn't have done it without them.
When my friend said that hiring a wedding planner was the best money spent on her wedding, we were a bit hesitant due to the cost and hearing about "horror stories" about wedding planners. However, we now realize that budgeting one for our wedding was indeed worthwhile. Upon reflection, we are so glad that we hired Sonia to help us with our winter wedding at the Banff Springs Hotel. It was an event that was nearly two years in the planning and from our beginning consult to the conclusion of the wedding festivities, Sonia was very professional, engaging, and extremely prompt in responding to all our questions and concerns. Sonia is very detailed orientated (which you would want in a wedding planner, trust me) and pointed out things to us that we did not think of or missed. We wanted our wedding to be a weekend of celebration for us and our guests amongst the backdrop of the spectacular Rocky Mountains and Sonia helped make that happen. Because she was in charge of the whole event from the Welcome Dinner to the tear down at the end of the wedding night, we truly did have a magical and stress-free weekend. We didn't have to rely on friends and family so they also had a stress-free weekend! Thanks Sonia for making our event a successful one!
Phe and Ian, December 7, 2014
Sonia was our decorator and day of coordinator. Not only did she make sure our day ran smoothly, she was there through every step of the planning process and went the extra mile to ensure everything was perfect! Sonia took our vision and turned it into reality. She knows many amazing vendors in the city which helped personalize our wedding day from the perfect invitations right down to rum and coke cake! I would highly recommend Sonia and her team to anybody!
Stephanie and Bryan, November 1, 2014
The BEST decision my husband and I made was hiring Sonia of Enriched Events to help us with the general planning, decor and execution of our special day. We cannot say enough positive things about Sonia! She was an absolute pleasure to work with. Sonia went above and beyond in all aspects of our Wedding Planning and we couldn't have done it without her. I could not be more thankful to have worked with Sonia and would recommend her to anyone in need of event planning/execution.
Shaundra and Craig, October 4, 2014
Working with Sonia was a truly amazing experience!!! Chris and I loved having her there. She made our day flow perfect and look stunning. Everyone was kept in line and her clean was spotless. She had everything packed so nicely for us! Our parents were so pleased with her. They said they would hire her for any event and they appreciated they didn't have anything to do or worry about. Thank you so much Sonia. We are so grateful for you!!
Erin and Chris, August 16, 2014
After winning our "dream wedding" at a Bridal Show and having a horrific experience over the next year and a half dealing with the company sponsor, we were left with the realization that the prize was not going to come to fruition 6 months away from our wedding. We were exhausted and extremely stressed out and even considered moving our wedding date as we felt it was nearly impossible to accomplish everything that needed to be accomplished in 6 months while we were both working out of town. I needed a wedding planner who could work around my schedule and be reliable and trustworthy, but I was very nervous about trusting someone else. Then we met Sonia. From the first meeting with Sonia, I felt immediately comfortable. She was very easy to get along with and seemed very organized and reliable. As the planning process continued, these things proved to be true. I never had to wait very long for Sonia to respond to my emails or texts and she connected us with amazing vendors who were on board with our vision. Sonia and her preferred vendors worked around my inflexible schedule without complaint and Sonia did the leg work with setting up meeting times that worked for me. When I had first met with her, I had an idea of what I wanted, but was having troubles putting my vision to practice, and Sonia took what I wanted and made it even better. I had brought some people to help with set up the day before the wedding and we had to leave for rehearsal far before everything was done. I don't know how she did it, but she got everything, including my 144 flower filled vases, set up just as I had imagined and the venue looked amazing. It was wonderful to be able to sit back and enjoy my day knowing that there was someone in the background making everything run smoothly. I can not sing Sonia's praises enough. My husband and I are very appreciative of her and how she turned our previously disastrous experience around. Every wedding needs a Sonia!
Cassi and Cody, August 9, 2014
Sonia Ulmer and her team at Enriched Events truly made our wedding a one-of-a-kind occasion. We literally had a perfect day, and they took care of every single detail. We didn't worry about a thing on our big day - our room looked amazing when we made our grand entrance - it was honestly picture-perfect. Sonia was always incredibly responsive when I sent her emails in the months leading up to our big day, and she created an amazing candy bar for us that was the highlight for our guests. She also took care of last minute things that came up, like printing off our thank you speech ten minutes before we were supposed to speak because we had misplaced it! She saved the day, and did it all in such a calm and professional manner. We can't recommend Enriched Events enough - they made our wedding a dream come true and every bride and groom should make this investment - you won't regret it!
Kim and Ken, October 8, 2013
Our wedding was August 17, 2013 at Spruce Meadows in Calgary. I cannot recommend Sonia highly enough. Our initial meeting with her was in Vancouver (where we live; she was on vacation) and we were impressed from the moment we met her. She is very personable and professional and takes the time to get to know you as a couple. We came into the planning process having very little idea of exactly what we wanted in terms of decor, etc. Sonia was able to steer us in the right direction and planned everything beautifully. Her recommendations for the vendors, cake, florist, wedding commissioner, DJ, limos , were all great. When it began raining right before our ceremony, and everything needed to be moved inside, Sonia organized this incredibly quickly and efficiently. The whole day and evening went off without a hitch. We received endless compliments on how well organized everything was and how beautiful the reception hall looked. Sonia becomes your friend during the planning process and we honestly could not have done it without her. I don't think it gets any better; I would absolutely recommend Sonia and Enriched Events for your wedding!
Jillian and Jordan, August 17, 2013
Sonia! We wanted to reach out and let you know how integral you were to the success of our special day. It was the most incredible wedding and we will NEVER forget how you supported us through the entire planning process. Ever since I was a little girl I dreamed of finding my prince charming and I’ve have been visualizing the PERFECT wedding day ever since. Thanks to you and your team, this all came true for me on New Years Eve. From the first day we met you at our initial consult – we knew it was meant to be! What sold us, was when you said that you would make sure that we were “guests at our own wedding”. To go through the entire day without one worry or concern about details, was a top priority for us and we’re blessed to say that our day was seamless and magical because of you. Everything from decor to timing and flow was handled so professionally, and we are STILL hearing rave reviews about how beautiful both of our venues were. Even when those crazy butterflies came along as we waited to walk down the aisle you were right by our sides to keep us calm and in the moment. Thank you for going over and above our expectations with every detail and for being so available to chat when the stress was wearing on us while preparing for the day. We’re so happy to have met you and worked so closely with you during this milestone of our lives. Your talents are un-paralleled and we wanted to say Merci Beaucoup to the moon and back for all of your help!
Bryan & Christie Anne, December 31st 2011
Enriched Events provided full wedding planning and coordination services for our wedding in October, 2011 in Banff and I still cannot stop raving about how much Sonia helped with our big day. She took the time to get to know us and when she presented her design and concepts to us, we loved everything. Our wedding had both traditional and unique elements and she did everything she could to accommodate our ideas and suggestions while making terrific contributions of her own. One of the things that I respect the most about Sonia is her ability to bring in creative solutions to obstacles or challenges. We trusted all of the vendors that Sonia recommended and had great results. We relied on her efficiency and organization so much that Andrew said the following at the rehearsal, “Tara and I are getting married tomorrow. That’s Sonia, she’s the boss.” It brought a chuckle, but was absolutely true. Now that our wedding is over, Andrew and I often say that if we had close friends or family members still to get married, we would pay for Sonia to help the couple as our gift to them.
Tara & Andrew, October 1, 2011
My husband and I had the pleasure of working with Enriched Events for our August 2011 wedding. Sonia and her team are amazing, having her be part of my wedding was easily one of the best decisions we made. Sonia’s ideas were creative and thoughtful, not only was she extremely helpful to a bride who barely knew where to start but was also pivotal in helping us plan and execute our special day! She made the entire experience a breeze and I can honestly say that having her and her team there the ‘day of’ made it carefree and even more wonderful. Not having to worry about so many of the details gave me the time and peace of mind to truly and fully enjoy my day. It was literally the best day ever, we could not have asked for anything more perfect. I think the thing we appreciated most about Sonia was her genuine investment in our wedding, every time we spoke we felt that she was just as excited as we were and we could trust her completely! She is a true professional who sincerely cares about her clients.
Tara & Justin, August 20, 2011
Hi Sonia, I just wanted to send a quick thank you to let you know how much we appreciated all of your help! We didn’t have to worry about a thing and you were so calm and professional throughout the whole night and everything was set-up perfectly. We will definitely be recommending you to friends of ours that are planning a wedding.
Priscilla & Tim, June 18, 2011
I want to thank you Sonia for all the effort and details you put in to make Leanne & Tom’s wedding beautiful and (I heard a comment from the bridesmaids that they were so happy to have you there to keep them on task). Well, I can tell you we all were happy you were there to do that and so much more… like making a boutonniere on demand, and trying to help Brad fix his broken shoe! It all made for those little stories that we will remember about that day. I will always have your name nearby when I hear about someone’s impending wedding… it will be something I will pass on gratefully.
Jayne (Mother of the Bride), July 9, 2011
Hi Sonia, I just wanted to write you a quick email to thank you so much for all the wedding coordination you did for us! Everything about our wedding ran so smoothly right from the rehearsal through the end of the night and we have had so many compliments on how beautiful the venue looked and how much fun the wedding was… We absolutely couldn’t have done it without you! I greatly appreciated all the vendor recommendations over the months of planning, and I especially am thankful for all the work you put into making the Winter Club look stunning! Thank you for doing the tear down afterwards for us, too! You were an absolute dream to work with and I felt so relaxed the entire day knowing that you were in charge. I truly have to thank you for allowing me to enjoy every moment of my wedding without worrying about whether things were being taken care of. It was such a wonderful day!! I can’t stress enough how wonderful it was to have you there, so thank you, thank you!!