Black Swan Events - Événements Cygne Noir
corporate event planner, event planner
Your Wish is my Command - To the Limits of your Imagination
The Black Swan Theory is summarized by the triplet: rarity, impact, and retrospective predictability.
Drawn to the beauty of nature, enchanted by distinctive places, and captivated by novelties; I am inherently a dreamer.
Since graduating in the Creative Arts, Languages, and Literature program at John Abbott College, I have worked in a variety of fields. Over the past 15 years, I have worked in restaurant & hospitality, travel, financial, logistic, and audio industries with a focus in administrative roles. Within these positions, I have refined an assortment of personal qualities specific to successful event planners.
I am detail oriented, pride myself in organization and time management, am adaptable and imaginative, and distinguish myself by comfortably catering to a variety of people with particular preferences and tastes.
I have two charming daughters, aged 11 and 8, who have been a harmonious source of inspiration. They have appointed me as their exclusive planner and creative director for a growing list of thematic private events.
They have had their backyard transformed into a Candy Land board-game which was complete with a child friendly, game centered obstacle course and a cotton candy, sweet station smorgasbord. We have invited our neighbors and friends to join us for a courtyard carnival which included activity booths, mini-putt, face-painting, and an incredible magician. Recently, my youngest had a unicorn themed party. This event was complete with unicorn horn headband station, pin-the-tail-on-the-unicorn, an edible rainbow necklace station, and a magical unicorn picnic.
Their list of unforgettable, enchanted events is ever growing.
I love to bring magic into their lives.
In the corporate world, I am accustomed to coordinating meetings, planning events, and managing projects. I am familiar with diverse corporate functions; including executive retreats and incentive programming, appreciation events, organizational milestones, team-building events, and board meetings.
Event planning and coordination is something that I realized was a part of my life for many years. This is what inspired me to make it my own business. I decided to use my passion and proficiency to become a professional event planner; formally introducing you to Black Swan Events - Événements Cygne Noir.
I have worked with private clients planning occasions for brides to be, expectant mothers, and celebratory events. For businesses, my experience extends to a vast collection of affairs, where I am confident in both delivery and execution.
I am currently enrolled at the QC Event School and expect to receive my certification in the coming months with the professional designation of an International Event Planning Professional™ (IEPP)™.
I look forward to creating occasions that reflect your personal vision and style, and to customizing your events to the limits of your imagination.
- event consultation
- checklist development
- vendor & venue recommendation
- financial planning
- conception and event planning
- meeting planning
- location scouting
- service bid and contract management
- day of event coordination
- post-event follow-up
- guest management
"I had the pleasure of attending a 20 person bachelorette in Mont-Tremblant that Samantha organized. She did an incredible job making sure everyone’s needs were met, and also kept the weekend within our budget. The weekend included planned activities, dinner reservations, catering for a night in, and took into account transportation to and from our country house. Every detail was accounted for. Sam was also super friendly, patient, respectful and really a joy to work with. I would highly recommend her to plan your event!"
"Samantha planned and executed a baby shower I attended and you can tell how much love she puts into every project she takes on. Her attention to detail and seemingly natural intuition about what guests want/how to please them is truly impressive. She created a warm, welcoming atmosphere that made for an extremely enjoyable event! Looking forward to the next one. Thank you!"
"Samantha planned a weekend event in Tremblant, QC., with the utmost attention to every detail from start to finish. She organized everything from the accommodation, decorations, catering, private activities and outings, restaurant reservations and got us group rates etc. She ensured everybody's needs and preferences were met. The entire group had an excellent time and I'd trust Samantha to plan any event in the future!"