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Batteries feel recharged, the body feels a little less achy, and the brain feels a lot less foggy. This long weekend came at the perfect time. ⠀
Few days off and we’re right back at it. ⠀
There’s a couple of fun projects on the go, and I can’t wait to share more!
I. Freaking. Made. It. I survived one of the most challenging and jam packed weeks ever. Project managing all of this week’s events simultaneously has been insane. I could not have done it, though, without the army of support. My team was on POINT and helped get us over the finish line. ⠀
If anyone needs me this weekend, I have a date with my bed 😴
And just like that, we are officially through day 3 of 4. Man, what a whirlwind it has been thus far.
@lrsglobal hosted an event in Vancouver on relationships and my soul is still so full from what we were able to create together. We never quite know how the evening is going to turn out, but every time I get sucked in with #allthefeels. Tears, laughter, and everything in between.
Today was Youth Innovation Day at the #BCTECHSUMMIT and it was surreal being surrounded by so many exceptional youth. Seriously y’all, our future is bright with them at the helm. Exciting moment seeing 3 of our @yellcanada student groups pitch in front of the massive audience. Congrats to @nerojewelry for taking home the win!
Now time for a quick power nap and off to prep for the final event of the week. Tomorrow should be FUN so stay tuned! I’m going to try and post some BTS 🤞🏼
And just like that, the first event this week is a WRAP. With the support of a powerhouse team, we did it. Big thanks to @yellcanada @powerplaymindset and @canadianinnovationspace for being the best partners, and for pulling out all the stops to make sure it all came together.
The youth education and innovation space is very lucky to have all of you. And know that you have a lifetime supporter in me! at Vancouver Convention Centre
Today, for #featurefriday, I'm highlighting one of my absolute FAVE Vancouver wedding vendors. ⠀
I've collaborated with Carolina from @staymagicalstudios a number of times now, and each collab is better than the rest! She has this beautiful ability take a concept, run with it, and turn it into something stunning. 📸: @meghanhemstra
BIG week is about to kick off, so overloading the system with caffeine has officially begun.⠀
1️⃣ Friday: Hosting duties commence. ⠀
2️⃣ Saturday: Wedding day!!⠀
3️⃣ Sunday: all things prep. Making lists and checking it twice 😉⠀
4️⃣ Monday: Western Canada Young Entrepreneur Showcase where the best middle and high schoolers pitch their business ideas to a RAD panel of judges. Stay tuned for some BTS as it’s a big celebration of youth innovation. ⠀
5️⃣ Tuesday: @lrsglobal hosts an inspiring evening event on the subject of relationships. We’ve got a sweet lineup, and I can’t wait for attendees to get sucked into the stories we share. 🔗 in bio if you want to attend! Seriously, it’s going to be epic. ⠀
6️⃣ Wednesday: Bring it BCTECH! It’s round two of celebrating youth innovation. ⠀
7️⃣ Thursday: BC Civil Liberties Association biannual gala where we celebrate the incredible work happening around civil liberties and human rights. ⠀
🥂 Here’s to hoping the gas tank holds up. I’m excited for the week to come, but looking at my schedule makes me tired 🙈 Feel free to pass along any spare adrenaline you may have 🤣 I’m gonna need it!! at DALINA
The day has finally come, I'm ready to share the fun news!⠀
A couple of months back I teased something coming up at @pipeshop_venue in the Fall. Well... I'll be producing my first wedding show there on Sunday, October 14th! It's not only the first wedding show to take place on the North Shore, but it'll be one specially geared towards the West Coast adventure couple. Those that want to showcase where we live and ultimately create the BEST experience for their guests. ⠀
Go give @cascadiaweddingshow a follow. It's where we'll be giving you the inside scoop on what to expect! ⠀
Want to be a part of it? Feel free to email hello(at)cascadiaweddingshow(dot)com. Would love to hear from you!
Beautiful design by my fave designer @staymagicalstudios at Pipe Shop
Amidst the crazy, I can't help but reminisce about the epic day we had shooting at @royalroadsu @hatleycastleweddings. If you've never been, it's well worth the trek. The castle is utterly breathtaking and the grounds are stocked full of inspiration.⠀
📸 @meghanhemstra at Hatley Castle
It can be easy to get down on ourselves sometimes. And as an entrepreneur, sometimes I feel that more so. It can be so easy to get focused on the granular, the day-to-day, on what it takes for us to "survive" this crazy life.⠀
But are you taking time to do long(er) term planning? If you lifted your head up, what would you see?
Into the forest I go...⠀
The air feels a little crisper and the body feels more alive. Living on the North Shore, this is my happy place. The best way to feel rejuvenated and inspired. at Lynn Headwaters Park
Our @lrsglobal event happening in Vancouver on May 15 is officially LIVE and i’m so excited!⠀
We’ll be diving into the topic of relationships and how various ones impact different areas of our lives. We‘ll have a couple of RAD speakers, sweet musicians, and an amazing community of people.
If you’re around that evening, come join us at the beautiful new Gastown location of @kitandace!
🔗 in bio at Kit and Ace
I thought I would share a photo from one of my favourite spots @loonlakelodge. It's meant to be a venue for corporate retreats and team building, and man, this spot is a slice of heaven. Going out onto the dock, drinking my morning coffee, and resting in the peace for a few minutes: does it get any better?
In celebration of Earth Day, I thought I would take a moment to chat about our philosophy. With any event that we do, we always try to keep sustainability and local top of mind. Where can we reduce the amount of waste? Where can we eliminate the need for plastic? When can we multipurpose items? And when can we partner with amazing local green companies? These are just some of the questions that we ask as we pull our events together - whatever the scale. at Loon Lake Lodge & Retreat
On event days, or shoot days like this one, I'm in full execution mode. Happily in my own little world styling and pulling all the pieces together.⠀
@meghanhemstra being sneaky with the camera on this one. at The Loft at Earls
I've always been a firm believer in pushing beyond my comfort zone. When you push further than you thought you could, that's where you surprise yourself. That's where the magic happens. ⠀
So friends, what are you doing today or this week to grow and challenge yourself?⠀
Me? Stay tuned! Because in the next few days I'll be launching my next big thing and I cannot WAIT!
Today's workspace featuring coffee and wedding magazines. Yup, I am a BIG fan of this life.⠀
But it's not a full day of perusing pretty things. It's my monthly (hopefully more often) date with @chiaseventsandweddings. Today, we're spending some time discussing our goals for Q2. I'm committing to blogging more, and sharing insider tips and tricks. ⠀
What about you friends? Is there something that you're focusing on? I would love to hear about it 👇🏼!
As much as possible, I try to organize my weeks into blocks. ⠀
I find that if I can limit client meetings to 2 days a week, I can give myself 2 days of heads-down project work. Then that leaves me with a 5th flex day to fill with what I need.⠀
As an event planner who's schedule is allll over the place, most days it feels like playing Tetris with my days. But I find that when I stick close to those intentions, I'm significantly more productive.⠀
What about you friends? Any productivity hacks you can share?
It's been a while since I've done a Friday introduction, so I thought I would introduce myself to the newbies around here!⠀
Hi, I'm Natasha! I'm an event and wedding planner based in beautiful Vancouver, and I freaking love what I do. ⠀
I take on a select number of charity clients, and help them elevate their fundraising events. How? I'm unique because, not only do I manage the event logistics, but I also lend a hand in the fundraising! Rallying a community in support of a cause is my JAM. ⠀
For the summer months, I switch gears and help the PNW-loving couple plan their wedding. Give me greenery, candles, and twinkle lights and I can make magic happen.⠀
Your turn now! Tell me a little something about you in the comments 👇🏼⠀
We are so excited to be back hosting another event at @vanconventions in May. We have partnered with a couple of RAD youth organizations to host a Dragon's Den pitch and marketplace style event. It's going to be AWESOME. Stay tuned over the next couple of months as we share some of what goes into the planning process. at Vancouver Convention Centre
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