event planner, wedding planner
By producing heart-stopping events, passion is executed, expectations are met and memories are made.
My name is Kara Wilkinson and I am currently located in the beautiful city of Vancouver, BC. For as long as I can remember I have loved planning and organizing events. I thrive over finding the best suitable vendors, designing breathtaking spaces and guaranteeing guests an awe-inspiring event they will never forget. I am a very outgoing, fun person with a good heart. I am very organized, detail oriented and extremely motivated. Anytime an event is given for me to plan, I will put my all and everything into it to give that client the event they dreamed of plus a little bit more!
Originally from a small town on Vancouver Island, after graduating High School and packing my big girl things I moved to Vancouver to gain knowledge before pursuing my event planning career. To start off my education, I enrolled in a very full filled 2 years at the British Columbia Institute of Technology completing a Marketing Management Tourism program. Being involved in a 4 year program crammed into 2 years, I quickly learned how to manage my time and how to get things done to the perfection only a perfectionist can be satisfied with.
Over the years I have known the love I have for event planning, I have had the opportunity to attend and be involved with many successful events. Several events where I have been completely involved have taken place over the past two years while I attended school. I had the amazing opportunity to assist with two of the largest events the Vancouver Aquarium holds each year, as well have acted as the 'on-site wedding planner' for multiple weddings. In my second year at school, I completed an 18 day internship at the Vancouver Lawn Tennis and Badminton Club where I individually organized their first ever Events Expo for a guest list of 200. The knowledge I have gained during my past event experiences have helped me to learn how the world of event planning works, from understanding client needs, organizing suppliers, maintaining day of duties, and overall producing a stunning successful event.
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Whether it's a birthday, anniversary, baby shower, fundraising gala or wedding, you can trust that your event will be in the hands of a true professional.
Full Service Event & Wedding Planning
* Services offered in Vancouver, Burnaby, Abbotsford, Richmond and across Vancouver Island.
"We had an opportunity to work with Kara on our “Events Expo” in May 2012. I can’t say enough about the excellent work ethic that Kara demonstrated on this first time event for the Club. She played a massive role in assisting us with sponsorship and was instrumental in the planning stages. Her attention to detail and design initiatives are excellent. It was an absolute pleasure to work with such a professional that takes pride in her work.”
George Walker, Vancouver Lawn Tennis & Badminton Club
"Kara it is a pleasure to work with you! You are a true grace under fire, staying calm, collected and professional at events. Thank you for taking any task, giving it your all and coming up with a fabulous outcome! I appreciate the assistance and leadership you have offered and look forward to working with you again in the future. And THANK YOU for always having a smile on your face!"
Allyson Pele, Vancouver Aquarium
"As a bride, I couldn't have asked for a more flawless wedding day. I completely trusted Kara to coordinate all day-of details, execute plans and manage the flow of events on our wedding day - and she did not disappoint. Exhibiting confidence, excellent problem-solving skills and an unparalleled work ethic, Kara was an exceptional event manager."