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White Orchid Wedding Consulting

Kelowna , BC
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Kelowna, BC CA V1Z 2K3 (map)

PHONE

250-859-4239

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ABOUT US

White Orchid Wedding Consulting is a boutique Kelowna wedding planning company based in the Okanagan. We love what we do, and do what we love! We understand that each couple is unique... Read more
White Orchid Wedding Consulting is a boutique Kelowna wedding planning company based in the Okanagan. We love what we do, and do what we love! We understand that each couple is unique and deserves a beautiful, fresh, and inspired celebration that represents your individuality!

Creating an event that is a reflection of your style, taste and desires is what we do best. We are dedicated to our clients’ best interests because we know how important your wedding day is to you – we’ve been there ourselves! We will deliver a carefully planned and exceptionally executed day that will be your BEST! Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING PLANNING

What types of weddings do you accommodate?
Civil, Destination, Eco-Friendly / Green
What wedding planning services do you offer?
Day-of Coordinator, Full Planning, Partial Planning
How many planners do you work with?
My service includes an additional person to help with set up.
What style of wedding do you specialize in planning?
Unique, Modern celebrations of love shared between 2 people.
What sizes of weddings have you coordinated in the past?
50 - 200

REVIEWS

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Dayna-lynn
Wedding:
8/9/2014
5.0/5.0
One of the things I appreciated about Shawna is she made me feel prepared leading up to our wedding. She was our 'day of coordinator' at a beautiful winery called Bonita's. She made all of our ideas and hopes come true from a few discussions, plans and boxes of decor. She called when she had questions, she was punctual, honest and friendly with us and our families. Her experience in the field was evident and she was truly there to make our experience positive and beautiful. Thank you Shawna! Nothing but praises!
One of the things I appreciated about Shawna is she made me feel prepared leading up to our wedding. She was our 'day of Read more...
One of the things I appreciated about Shawna is she made me feel prepared leading up to our wedding. She was our 'day of coordinator' at a beautiful winery called Bonita's. She made all of our ideas and hopes come true from a few discussions, plans and boxes of decor. She called when she had questions, she was punctual, honest and friendly with us and our families. Her experience in the field was evident and she was truly there to make our experience positive and beautiful. Thank you Shawna! Nothing but praises! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
6/14/2014
5.0/5.0
I had Shawna for my Wedding Day of Coordinator. We met a month before the wedding and created the itinerary for the big day which eased a tremendous amount of stress. She sent the itinerary to my vendors and made sure the day went smoothly. She kept us on schedule and even tracked down the missing buns for our midnight snack that the caterers accidentally took home with them. Shawna was a pleasure to work with and her years of experience showed in her professional demeanour.

I will definitely recommend Shawna to anyone, thank you for making my special day stress free!
I had Shawna for my Wedding Day of Coordinator. We met a month before the wedding and created the itinerary for the big Read more...
I had Shawna for my Wedding Day of Coordinator. We met a month before the wedding and created the itinerary for the big day which eased a tremendous amount of stress. She sent the itinerary to my vendors and made sure the day went smoothly. She kept us on schedule and even tracked down the missing buns for our midnight snack that the caterers accidentally took home with them. Shawna was a pleasure to work with and her years of experience showed in her professional demeanour.

I will definitely recommend Shawna to anyone, thank you for making my special day stress free! Read less
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Christy
Wedding:
5/17/2014
5.0/5.0
I honestly didn't think I needed a wedding planner, but the closer our wedding got the more nervous I got that I was forgetting something. So we hired Shawna! She is amazing! Very down to earth, punctual and organized!!
We just needed day of planning but she even helped with the menus and the programs that I was clueless about.
On the actual wedding I didnt have to worry about a thing. She set up our reception in record time and with no instruction (they were in the car with me lol) oops still so sorry Shawna.
She went above and beyond our expectations. All we can say are great things, she truly is a great planner and thinks of everything!!
I honestly didn't think I needed a wedding planner, but the closer our wedding got the more nervous I got that I was Read more...
I honestly didn't think I needed a wedding planner, but the closer our wedding got the more nervous I got that I was forgetting something. So we hired Shawna! She is amazing! Very down to earth, punctual and organized!!
We just needed day of planning but she even helped with the menus and the programs that I was clueless about.
On the actual wedding I didnt have to worry about a thing. She set up our reception in record time and with no instruction (they were in the car with me lol) oops still so sorry Shawna.
She went above and beyond our expectations. All we can say are great things, she truly is a great planner and thinks of everything!! Read less
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Bob
Wedding:
3/1/2014
5.0/5.0
As a professional in the wedding industry, I've worked with Shawna countless times over the years.
I know a lot of wedding planners as I own a wedding DJ company (I won't name it here).

Shawna is one of the most organized people I have ever met. Whenever I see that we have an upcoming event with her I instantly get excited because I know it is going to be smooth and seamless. The best part is, Shawna knows how to keep things fun.

Simply put, she's fantastic and I'd recommend her to my close friends and family anytime.

If you have decided on a planner but don't know who to hire or are on the fence as to whether you need a planner at all, I would highly recommend having a meeting Shawna and White Orchid.
As a professional in the wedding industry, I've worked with Shawna countless times over the years.
I know a lot of Read more...
As a professional in the wedding industry, I've worked with Shawna countless times over the years.
I know a lot of wedding planners as I own a wedding DJ company (I won't name it here).

Shawna is one of the most organized people I have ever met. Whenever I see that we have an upcoming event with her I instantly get excited because I know it is going to be smooth and seamless. The best part is, Shawna knows how to keep things fun.

Simply put, she's fantastic and I'd recommend her to my close friends and family anytime.

If you have decided on a planner but don't know who to hire or are on the fence as to whether you need a planner at all, I would highly recommend having a meeting Shawna and White Orchid. Read less
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Paige
Wedding:
9/14/2013
5.0/5.0
Shawna was amazing! Although we were fairly organized having her to remind you of all the little things was great and her wedding day timeline was perfectly detailed. However when it came to our actual day Shawna and her assistant were a saving grace! We had a few little hiccups but you never would have known because she came to the rescue every time. She also had all our decor setup exactly how we had imagined with very little instruction, all in all, I have no idea what the day would have been like without her there.
Shawna was amazing! Although we were fairly organized having her to remind you of all the little things was great and her Read more...
Shawna was amazing! Although we were fairly organized having her to remind you of all the little things was great and her wedding day timeline was perfectly detailed. However when it came to our actual day Shawna and her assistant were a saving grace! We had a few little hiccups but you never would have known because she came to the rescue every time. She also had all our decor setup exactly how we had imagined with very little instruction, all in all, I have no idea what the day would have been like without her there. Read less
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Priscillia
Wedding:
9/7/2013
5.0/5.0
Shawna is amazing! We are so happy we decided to go with a wedding planner for the day of coordinating... It was so nice to enjoy our wedding day and be in the moment, not having to worry about what time the cake is arriving, decorating the reception room or keeping the speeches on track throughout the night. She is an expert that can handle any wedding related set-back in her sleep- and without you ever knowing there was an issue to begin with! This is priceless. E-mails and calls were answered promptly and the vendors Shawna works with are fantastic as well. I really came to value her opinion and advice. A memorable day all around!
Shawna is amazing! We are so happy we decided to go with a wedding planner for the day of coordinating... It was so nice Read more...
Shawna is amazing! We are so happy we decided to go with a wedding planner for the day of coordinating... It was so nice to enjoy our wedding day and be in the moment, not having to worry about what time the cake is arriving, decorating the reception room or keeping the speeches on track throughout the night. She is an expert that can handle any wedding related set-back in her sleep- and without you ever knowing there was an issue to begin with! This is priceless. E-mails and calls were answered promptly and the vendors Shawna works with are fantastic as well. I really came to value her opinion and advice. A memorable day all around! Read less
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Kayla
Wedding:
8/3/2013
5.0/5.0
Shawna was INCREDIBLE ! She was very organized, she kept everything on schedule throughout the entire process, which made it a lot less stressfull when it became "crunch time". She seemed to have quite a good relationship with a large selection of vendors, caterers, Djs, photographers ect. they were all wonderful ! It shows in her work how dedicated and passionate she is about wedding planning, it's what she was meant to do :) Shawna, will do whatever she can to make your requests/visions happen. She was very professinal, friendly, enthusiastic and all in all just a great person to work with. I would recomend Shawna Gray to anybody planning a wedding, I truely believe my wedding would not have been as amazing as it was had Shawna not been a part of it !
Thank you so much Shawna, we coudln't have done it without you !!!!!
Shawna was INCREDIBLE ! She was very organized, she kept everything on schedule throughout the entire process, which made Read more...
Shawna was INCREDIBLE ! She was very organized, she kept everything on schedule throughout the entire process, which made it a lot less stressfull when it became "crunch time". She seemed to have quite a good relationship with a large selection of vendors, caterers, Djs, photographers ect. they were all wonderful ! It shows in her work how dedicated and passionate she is about wedding planning, it's what she was meant to do :) Shawna, will do whatever she can to make your requests/visions happen. She was very professinal, friendly, enthusiastic and all in all just a great person to work with. I would recomend Shawna Gray to anybody planning a wedding, I truely believe my wedding would not have been as amazing as it was had Shawna not been a part of it !
Thank you so much Shawna, we coudln't have done it without you !!!!! Read less
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Kathrine
Wedding:
7/13/2013
5.0/5.0
I don't think my wedding would have been as great as it was without Shawna! She took care of so many things day of, made suggestions for things that I would have never thought of and made sure that everything went smooth! When I first hired her she helped me get everything in order, gave vendor selections and made timelines of when things should be done by etc. Had I not hired her I would have been completely lost!
I appreciate all you did Shawna and am so grateful!
I don't think my wedding would have been as great as it was without Shawna! She took care of so many things day of, made Read more...
I don't think my wedding would have been as great as it was without Shawna! She took care of so many things day of, made suggestions for things that I would have never thought of and made sure that everything went smooth! When I first hired her she helped me get everything in order, gave vendor selections and made timelines of when things should be done by etc. Had I not hired her I would have been completely lost!
I appreciate all you did Shawna and am so grateful! Read less
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Kathrine
Wedding:
7/13/2013
5.0/5.0
I don't think my wedding would have been as great as it was without Shawna! She took care of so many things day of, made suggestions for things that I would have never thought of and made sure that everything went smooth! When I first hired her she helped me get everything in order, gave vendor selections and made timelines of when things should be done by etc. Had I not hired her I would have been completely lost!
I appreciate all you did Shawna and am so grateful!
I don't think my wedding would have been as great as it was without Shawna! She took care of so many things day of, made Read more...
I don't think my wedding would have been as great as it was without Shawna! She took care of so many things day of, made suggestions for things that I would have never thought of and made sure that everything went smooth! When I first hired her she helped me get everything in order, gave vendor selections and made timelines of when things should be done by etc. Had I not hired her I would have been completely lost!
I appreciate all you did Shawna and am so grateful! Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
9/8/2012
5.0/5.0
Working with Shawna was the best wedding planning decision we made! Her expertise and experience with weddings was invaluable throughout our planning process and on the day of our event. She recommended reliable and professional vendors, quickly answered any questions we had, and highlighted items we would have missed. On our wedding day, Shawna was calm, organized, and handled necessary details so that we didn't have to. She took away the stress of co-ordinating timing, guests, and details, so that we could enjoy our special day. Always available if we needed her, she has a talent for being in the right place at the right time. Shawna truly cares about her clients and took the time to get to know us as a couple and understand our wedding dream. She took our wedding vision and made it happen. We are so grateful for her guidance and co-ordination that made our special day absolutely perfect!
Working with Shawna was the best wedding planning decision we made! Her expertise and experience with weddings was Read more...
Working with Shawna was the best wedding planning decision we made! Her expertise and experience with weddings was invaluable throughout our planning process and on the day of our event. She recommended reliable and professional vendors, quickly answered any questions we had, and highlighted items we would have missed. On our wedding day, Shawna was calm, organized, and handled necessary details so that we didn't have to. She took away the stress of co-ordinating timing, guests, and details, so that we could enjoy our special day. Always available if we needed her, she has a talent for being in the right place at the right time. Shawna truly cares about her clients and took the time to get to know us as a couple and understand our wedding dream. She took our wedding vision and made it happen. We are so grateful for her guidance and co-ordination that made our special day absolutely perfect! Read less
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Nicki
Wedding:
8/25/2012
5.0/5.0
Shawna from White Orchid Wedding consultant is amazing at what she does. Shawna is extremely organized, resourceful and has an excellent working relationship with other vendors in order to get things done smoothly and cost effectively.She is truly talented at her job. Our wedding was more beautiful than we ever anticipated! She took our ideas and brought them to life. Shawna met with us very frequently for the entire year leading up to our wedding and made sure we were meeting a structured timeline which made everything go very smoothly. Shawna directed us and our wedding party flawlessly throughout our rehearsal and the entire day of our wedding. We can't thank Shawna enough for a perfect day! I would recommend anybody to firstly get a wedding planner and secondly to use Shawna. You will not be disappointed. Thank you for everything Shawna. It will never be forgotten.
Shawna from White Orchid Wedding consultant is amazing at what she does. Shawna is extremely organized, resourceful and Read more...
Shawna from White Orchid Wedding consultant is amazing at what she does. Shawna is extremely organized, resourceful and has an excellent working relationship with other vendors in order to get things done smoothly and cost effectively.She is truly talented at her job. Our wedding was more beautiful than we ever anticipated! She took our ideas and brought them to life. Shawna met with us very frequently for the entire year leading up to our wedding and made sure we were meeting a structured timeline which made everything go very smoothly. Shawna directed us and our wedding party flawlessly throughout our rehearsal and the entire day of our wedding. We can't thank Shawna enough for a perfect day! I would recommend anybody to firstly get a wedding planner and secondly to use Shawna. You will not be disappointed. Thank you for everything Shawna. It will never be forgotten. Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
6/16/2012
5.0/5.0
From start to finish Shawna with White Orchid Weddings, was not only an amazing wedding planner, she was also a friend. We worked with her for almost a year to plan our wedding and I couldn't have asked for more. I am almost sad that it is over. Haha. Talking to her and working with her was an absolute pleasure. She made me feel at ease about everything and was always there when I needed her to be. She kept in constant contact and never left me guessing or wondering what was next. The day would have never been as amazing as it was without her there. She was always checking up on me to make sure everything was as I hoped and dreamed it would be. I can’t stress enough how great Shawna really is. I wouldn’t hesitate for a second to recommend her services to anyone planning a wedding. Thank you Shawna – from the bottom of my heart.
From start to finish Shawna with White Orchid Weddings, was not only an amazing wedding planner, she was also a friend. We Read more...
From start to finish Shawna with White Orchid Weddings, was not only an amazing wedding planner, she was also a friend. We worked with her for almost a year to plan our wedding and I couldn't have asked for more. I am almost sad that it is over. Haha. Talking to her and working with her was an absolute pleasure. She made me feel at ease about everything and was always there when I needed her to be. She kept in constant contact and never left me guessing or wondering what was next. The day would have never been as amazing as it was without her there. She was always checking up on me to make sure everything was as I hoped and dreamed it would be. I can’t stress enough how great Shawna really is. I wouldn’t hesitate for a second to recommend her services to anyone planning a wedding. Thank you Shawna – from the bottom of my heart. Read less
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Crista
Wedding:
12/3/2011
5.0/5.0
My husband Nathan and I had never put much thought into what our wedding would be like and we were very much not in "the know". Right away I found that Shawna had everything mapped out on what we needed to pick and when it had to be booked. We went over the budget on the first sitting and went from there. She lined up meetings with 4 different venues for us and joined us during the appointments to view them.

Shawna is a decisive person and was vocal about what her opinions were which helped me make decisions easily. If I was slacking on any tasks, she was there with me making sure everything got picked out and organized. The day before the reception, she was at the hall with us arranging flowers and setting up the room. She has a calm way of directing and organizing jobs and she had everything taken care of.

The day of the reception I can't explain how wonderful it is to not have a single worry about what was going on at the hall. I had full trust in everything Shawna did and I knew it was going to be perfect! She is an absolute gem and I would not have changed a thing!

I can not imagine a bride not having a wedding planner. I have helped with a couple of weddings since my own without a planner and to see everyone close to the bride trying to organize cake, food, music, decorations etc and not stress out the bride the day before is agonizing! The most amazing gift you could give to yourself as a Bride, Mother or Bridesmaid is to at very least have a day of wedding planner so that everyone's mind can on what is truly important, enjoying the day!. It all goes by so quickly and each person involved should savor every moment. Having a Shawna there allows you to do just that!
My husband Nathan and I had never put much thought into what our wedding would be like and we were very much not in "the Read more...
My husband Nathan and I had never put much thought into what our wedding would be like and we were very much not in "the know". Right away I found that Shawna had everything mapped out on what we needed to pick and when it had to be booked. We went over the budget on the first sitting and went from there. She lined up meetings with 4 different venues for us and joined us during the appointments to view them.

Shawna is a decisive person and was vocal about what her opinions were which helped me make decisions easily. If I was slacking on any tasks, she was there with me making sure everything got picked out and organized. The day before the reception, she was at the hall with us arranging flowers and setting up the room. She has a calm way of directing and organizing jobs and she had everything taken care of.

The day of the reception I can't explain how wonderful it is to not have a single worry about what was going on at the hall. I had full trust in everything Shawna did and I knew it was going to be perfect! She is an absolute gem and I would not have changed a thing!

I can not imagine a bride not having a wedding planner. I have helped with a couple of weddings since my own without a planner and to see everyone close to the bride trying to organize cake, food, music, decorations etc and not stress out the bride the day before is agonizing! The most amazing gift you could give to yourself as a Bride, Mother or Bridesmaid is to at very least have a day of wedding planner so that everyone's mind can on what is truly important, enjoying the day!. It all goes by so quickly and each person involved should savor every moment. Having a Shawna there allows you to do just that! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Shawna was the best!
From the moment we met, I knew I could trust her with all of our plans.
Shawna was the best!
From the moment we met, I knew I could trust her with all of our plans.
Shawna was the best!
From the moment we met, I knew I could trust her with all of our plans. Read less
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Jeanine
Wedding:
10/5/2013
4.9/5.0
We hired Shawna Gray of White Orchid her full wedding planning package. I would 100% recommend her to friends and family. Our wedding day was PERFECT. Apparently a few things went wrong throughout the day of, and I literally had no idea, nor did I Feel any stress from Shawna, for example, we received the wrong linens in our order, and Shawna sourced the correct ones and had them on the tables before anyone even noticed. Shawna is eager, resourceful and truly loves her job, and it really shows in her passion with decor and attention to detail. She is fantastic at sourcing out vendors, and has so many people she works with regularly, that the options she provides are endless. Shawna was the last person up the night before the wedding, making sure everything was perfect, and the first person up in the morning. She is compassionate and kind, and was there for me every step of the way throughout my wedding planning, even if it was to only give me a hug. My wedding day was perfect because Shawna was there, directing people, styling the entire event, giving instruction to our vendors, and even plating my supper for me so I didn't spill any food on my dress! If I could give Shawna 50 stars instead of 5 I would! Thank you White Orchid, you made my wedding day perfect.
We hired Shawna Gray of White Orchid her full wedding planning package. I would 100% recommend her to friends and family. Read more...
We hired Shawna Gray of White Orchid her full wedding planning package. I would 100% recommend her to friends and family. Our wedding day was PERFECT. Apparently a few things went wrong throughout the day of, and I literally had no idea, nor did I Feel any stress from Shawna, for example, we received the wrong linens in our order, and Shawna sourced the correct ones and had them on the tables before anyone even noticed. Shawna is eager, resourceful and truly loves her job, and it really shows in her passion with decor and attention to detail. She is fantastic at sourcing out vendors, and has so many people she works with regularly, that the options she provides are endless. Shawna was the last person up the night before the wedding, making sure everything was perfect, and the first person up in the morning. She is compassionate and kind, and was there for me every step of the way throughout my wedding planning, even if it was to only give me a hug. My wedding day was perfect because Shawna was there, directing people, styling the entire event, giving instruction to our vendors, and even plating my supper for me so I didn't spill any food on my dress! If I could give Shawna 50 stars instead of 5 I would! Thank you White Orchid, you made my wedding day perfect. Read less
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Chris and Annette
Wedding:
8/17/2013
4.8/5.0
Shawna was exceptional and created a day that exceeded our very lofty expectations. She lined up very high quality vendors to deliver on our collective vision. Our wedding day was absolutely flawless and executed with military like precision. Shawna was flexible and efficient, and dealt with numerous last minute changes with grace. She was great at finding alternative options when initial ideas weren't quite what we had envisioned. Her forward thinking and attention to detail led to a extremely memorable day.

We would highly recommend Shawna to anyone looking for event planning services.
Shawna was exceptional and created a day that exceeded our very lofty expectations. She lined up very high quality vendors Read more...
Shawna was exceptional and created a day that exceeded our very lofty expectations. She lined up very high quality vendors to deliver on our collective vision. Our wedding day was absolutely flawless and executed with military like precision. Shawna was flexible and efficient, and dealt with numerous last minute changes with grace. She was great at finding alternative options when initial ideas weren't quite what we had envisioned. Her forward thinking and attention to detail led to a extremely memorable day.

We would highly recommend Shawna to anyone looking for event planning services. Read less
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Chantel
Wedding:
8/10/2013
4.8/5.0
Shawna did the day of planning for our wedding and she was the best money we spent on our wedding. She set up all the decor exactly how we wanted and kept the night flowing so that we didn't have to worry about anything. Many of our guests even commented how great of a job she did!
Shawna did the day of planning for our wedding and she was the best money we spent on our wedding. She set up all the Read more...
Shawna did the day of planning for our wedding and she was the best money we spent on our wedding. She set up all the decor exactly how we wanted and kept the night flowing so that we didn't have to worry about anything. Many of our guests even commented how great of a job she did! Read less
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Jackie
Wedding:
9/5/2014
4.6/5.0
Thank-you Shawna for making our wedding day stress free and absolutely stunning! You were amazing to work with and did such a wonderful job. Even the take down was organized in the original boxes!!! Top Notch.

Chris & Jackie Gayford
Thank-you Shawna for making our wedding day stress free and absolutely stunning! You were amazing to work with and did Read more...
Thank-you Shawna for making our wedding day stress free and absolutely stunning! You were amazing to work with and did such a wonderful job. Even the take down was organized in the original boxes!!! Top Notch.

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Brenda
Wedding:
8/23/2014
4.5/5.0
Shawna was a dream to work with. Before I hired her I had visions of stress in my life as we live between Edmonton and Kelowna. Terry and I lead a very busy life and I couldn't have planned this perfect day without her. Shawna worked with me to plan the most beautiful wedding a bride and groom could ask for. Her expertise and contacts in the industry pulled off the day without a hitch...I couldn't have found one thing I didn't like or to complain about even if I tried. Shawna was always there for me to discuss even the smallest concern I had. She was always available by phone, email and meeting in person whenever I flew into Kelowna on last minute notice. I would recommend Shawna with a 5 star rating. She worked long, hard hours to setup and takedown all the items on the day of our wedding. I can honestly say that on the day of my wedding I was the most relaxed bride I've ever seen. This says a lot since I also used to be an Event Planner. Thanks Shawna you were a pleasure to meet and work with.
Shawna was a dream to work with. Before I hired her I had visions of stress in my life as we live between Edmonton and Read more...
Shawna was a dream to work with. Before I hired her I had visions of stress in my life as we live between Edmonton and Kelowna. Terry and I lead a very busy life and I couldn't have planned this perfect day without her. Shawna worked with me to plan the most beautiful wedding a bride and groom could ask for. Her expertise and contacts in the industry pulled off the day without a hitch...I couldn't have found one thing I didn't like or to complain about even if I tried. Shawna was always there for me to discuss even the smallest concern I had. She was always available by phone, email and meeting in person whenever I flew into Kelowna on last minute notice. I would recommend Shawna with a 5 star rating. She worked long, hard hours to setup and takedown all the items on the day of our wedding. I can honestly say that on the day of my wedding I was the most relaxed bride I've ever seen. This says a lot since I also used to be an Event Planner. Thanks Shawna you were a pleasure to meet and work with. Read less
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Lindsay
Wedding:
6/23/2012
1.7/5.0
Shawna did show up to meetings on time and was able to work with my schedule which I appreciated. She also ensured that the tent walls went up/came down in conjunction with the weather changes, which was great. The tables were quickly set during the flip, and this was also appreciated.

Overall however, I was disappointed in the service I received. For the price I paid, I was hoping for an eager support person who would be prompt with correspondence leading up the event. The contract included 8 hours of consulting. I requested some help with searching out a shuttle service. It took about a month for Shawna to get back to me, having forgotten about this task.

I felt it was somewhat unprofessional to speak negatively about another vendor I was working with. When it came to the wedding day, the wedding programs were not given out to guests. I had instructed Shawna about the programs the day before, and I was very disappointed to find out they didn't make it out.

Again, my expectation for a $900 fee was to be working with a keen team player who was there to work hard and help me out. I do not feel I received this service.
Shawna did show up to meetings on time and was able to work with my schedule which I appreciated. She also ensured that Read more...
Shawna did show up to meetings on time and was able to work with my schedule which I appreciated. She also ensured that the tent walls went up/came down in conjunction with the weather changes, which was great. The tables were quickly set during the flip, and this was also appreciated.

Overall however, I was disappointed in the service I received. For the price I paid, I was hoping for an eager support person who would be prompt with correspondence leading up the event. The contract included 8 hours of consulting. I requested some help with searching out a shuttle service. It took about a month for Shawna to get back to me, having forgotten about this task.

I felt it was somewhat unprofessional to speak negatively about another vendor I was working with. When it came to the wedding day, the wedding programs were not given out to guests. I had instructed Shawna about the programs the day before, and I was very disappointed to find out they didn't make it out.

Again, my expectation for a $900 fee was to be working with a keen team player who was there to work hard and help me out. I do not feel I received this service. Read less
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White Orchid Wedding Consulting responded with the following comments:

Our main commitment is to provide the most excellent day of your life. We are deeply shocked to hear this review, and we have taken your comments very seriously. We strive to offer the best service we can for this very important day, so that you are entirely satisfied with your wedding. We will take these comments, and improve our services.
Thank you.

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