Owner and Wedding Director of Blissful Weddings & Co., Jennifer Eaves, and her team have helped London and Southwestern Ontario couples bring their fairytale weddings to life for the past three plus years. Jennifer’s services, from full planning to day-of consulting, include everything that London brides might need to plan a dream wedding.
With a head over heels passion for ‘all things wedding’, a rolodex filled with personally selected wedding contacts, and a detailed approach that her past brides say goes above and beyond anything they could have hoped for, Blissful Weddings & Co. has quickly built a reputation for planning and executing some of London’s best weddings. Let us explain…
A Passion for Detail and Design
Many entrepreneurs have a moment when they visualize their future. For inventors, it’s called ‘A flash of genius’ and for everyone else, it’s essentially an epiphany. For Jennifer Eaves, that moment took place in a bridal gown salon, when she tried on her wedding dress for the first time. It was more than just the dress. It was the combination of the details, style and importance of each step of the wedding planning that led to that point. Jennifer knew she would have a career in the wedding industry. She explains, “It’s the colour palettes, the flowers, the gowns, the cakes… I knew I wanted to help other brides to feel as blissful as I did on my wedding day, so I decided to turn my passion into my career.”
Today, Blissful Weddings & Co. plans over twenty-five weddings each year, which when you consider the thousands of countless details that go into each event, is an impressive agenda. But she doesn’t do it alone. Jennifer, and her Associate Coordinator, Megan are both certified wedding planners with WPIC, and have planned weddings that have been featured in magazines and blogs across Canada. In fact, during their relatively short time in the industry, Blissful Weddings & Co. has won awards such as ‘London’s Best New Wedding Planner in 2013.’
The Ring asked Jennifer what keeps her inspired after nearly 100 weddings. Jennifer answered easily, “My complete obsession with weddings… with new trends and creative new concepts. Every wedding and every couple is unique and keeping my clients happy and excited to walk down the aisle is what inspires me!”
September 2013 bride, Victoria Laker says the Blissful Weddings & Co. team played an integral part of her fairytale wedding day. She told The Ring, “I met with a couple other planners as well, before I chose Jennifer… they were not like Jennifer. From the beginning I felt that she was on the same page as I was in wanting my wedding to be perfect. She was a great fit and from our first conversation I could tell she was ready to go above and beyond for us! I LOVED that I could email/text/call Jennifer no matter what time and she was there to do what needed to be done. I kept adding things to our wedding and it was never an issue for Jennifer to tackle my ideas and make them a reality.”
Rob Aitken, owner of the well-known and highly reputable DJ company, Music Central, has worked with Blissful Weddings & Co. on several weddings. Says Rob, “Jennifer always seems to go over and above and serves many roles through the entire process. She is organized yet easy to get along with and work with… something I certainly can’t say about all event planners. I consider Jennifer a friend and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her and her team.”
For past April 2013 bride, Dayna Peebles, hiring Blissful Weddings & Co. was about being able to enjoy her wedding day and leaving the details to Jennifer and her team. She explains, “My wedding was everything I had hoped for. Having Jennifer run things the day of helped me to relax and enjoy my wedding. I knew she was taking care of everything behind the scenes. I loved not having to worry about whether or not the DJ showed up on time or if the flowers arrived in the right shade… I could just spend the hours before hand getting ready and being excited!”
Trending at Blissful Weddings & Co.
Blissful Weddings & Co. tends to attract high end, local couples and welcomes all cultures, religions, themes and styles. Jennifer describes the couples that choose her as being a lot like her. “Most of our couples love weddings as much as we do! They are very much involved in the planning process. A lot of our couples put the majority of their budget into their caterer as well as their florist and decorator. We accommodate any wedding style, theme or request.”
The Blissful team always stays on top of current trends and says that this season is all about high-end vintage weddings. They are also coordinating several ‘woodland’ themed and ‘Southern Belle’ style weddings. “Some hot commodities are chandeliers and ceiling décor, elegant hors d’oeuvres, mood lighting and I’m excited to say that live music is back in a big way!”
Packages & Pricing
Since everything with Blissful Weddings & Co. is uber personalized, they work with each couple to customize either of their wedding packages, based on personal style, wedding day vision and budget. To give you an idea, custom packages start at $800.
The Complete Package is Blissful Weddings & Co. most popular option and includes full wedding planning services such as ongoing consultations, wedding design, vendor referrals and management and complete coordination of the wedding rehearsal and wedding day!
Dayna Peebles told The Ring, “I felt that Blissful Weddings & Co. prices were more than fair. I booked Jennifer for her ‘day of’ services, but she went above and beyond that role. She helped me dream up new ideas while I was in the planning stage and gave me recommendations on other vendors. I would absolutely recommend Blissful Weddings & Co.!”
Walking you through it
To book an appointment with Blissful Weddings & Co., give them a call at (226) 668-4816) or send them an email. From here, you’ll meet with Jennifer or Megan, “to begin planning your fairytale wedding!”
Past bride, Victoria Laker, remembers the first time she met with Jennifer to discuss her wedding plans, “Jennifer immediately made me feel comfortable and I could tell she was genuinely excited about planning my wedding. She had lots of great ideas right away and was very accommodating about when and where we met.”
After your initial consultation, you’ll jump right into the planning process. The team at Blissful Weddings & Co. with take care of everything from creating a customized wedding checklist, managing budget allocation and assisting with vendor referrals and bookings.
Next, you’ll focus on the overall design of your wedding day. Jennifer explains, “We design two personalized wedding palettes to assist our couples with their theme and style. We are around-the-clock support for our clients and can stay on top of the planning with monthly and/or weekly meetings.”
As your wedding day approaches, Blissful Weddings & Co. will create a flawless wedding day timeline that is sent out to all of your wedding vendors (and involved parties) so everyone is on the same page prior to the big day.
Victoria Laker says her wedding day wouldn’t have been the same without Blissful Weddings & Co., “Jennifer is one of a kind! My wedding would not have been perfect without her! Jennifer had an impressive spreadsheet on budgets… coming from an accounting background I appreciated it. We worked on this from the beginning…I always added things as I went along, but Jennifer always amended it so that I knew what we were spending.”
Your Blissful wedding day
On the day of, Blissful Weddings & Co. is on-site with the bride, from early morning prep, right up to the first dance. Says Jennifer, “Megan or myself leads the coordination and are always there to support the bride. We oversee everything and are the ‘go-to’ contact person on the wedding day. We always come prepared with a certified and experienced assistant, who assists with the set up and is the groom’s support for the day.”
Blissful Weddings & Co. tasks include everything from organizing the table décor and seating arrangements, to supervising inventory deliveries, time management and communication between vendors.
After your wedding, the Blissful Weddings & Co. team loves to keep in touch! They’ll send you a gallery of photos they took at your wedding and, (with your permission) they’ll often send weddings to magazines and blogs to share with other couples planning their big day.
Niki Patel of HRM Photography has worked with Blissful Weddings & Co. on several weddings. Says Niki, “Jennifer’s communication before, during and after the event is a tremendous help for a successful event. I love that she takes the time to get to know her clients and brings their dreams to reality. She is personable, professional and creative, whether you’ve booked her for the whole planning process or day of co-ordination!”
Details, details, details
• The average bride spends $800+ on their custom wedding package from Blissful Weddings & Co..
• Any additional fees are included in your contract. Payment plans are also available.
• A $300 deposit holds your wedding date.
• Blissful Weddings & Co. books up very quickly! Book as soon as possible to ensure that your date is available.