VALERIE TESORO – Owner + Lead Planner + Sangria Lover + Kate Spade Addict
Growing up, my family’s home was always the “go-to” place for parties and special occasions. As a little girl, I watched my mother slave over the kitchen, meticulously arrange dinnerware, and adorn our home with all sorts of beautiful décor. Then when I grew up, she passed her love (and OCD) for planning onto me.
My training and passion lies in hospitality and customer service. I graduated from the George Brown College Event Planning program with honors and while completing my studies, also attained my WPIC designation as a Canadian Certified Wedding Planner.
One of the major benefits I bring to all of my weddings and events is my all around experience in the events industry. I’ve worked for The Shangri La Hotel Toronto, a 5 star luxury international hotel, byPeterandPauls, a mega hospitality company in Vaughan as a venue manager, on the event team of Bank of Montreal’s training facilities… and others in between! Other than my extensive knowledge and training in event logistics, one of the things I bring to the table that many other planners may not, is my previous experience as a venue manager. Because of this, I understand how weddings operate on the other side of the fence and so this enables me to coordinate a seamless event together with your vendors and venue.
While I’m confident that my skills, combined with my love for breathtaking design and passion for remarkable experiences allow me to provide you with a memorable, stress-free wedding, I firmly believe that planning your wedding shouldn’t feel like a job. I love working with quirky, fun loving couples with a great sense of humor. If you’re into detail rich, personalized weddings (bonus points if you like themes) with a twist of glam, and looking for someone to keep you super organized with a foolproof wedding itinerary – then we’re a match made in heaven!
I hope to be a part of your journey and look forward to making your special day one of the best days of your life.
Now booking for a limited number of 2017 Weddings – Contact us to reserve your date!