Brittany + Matthew

Bodega Ridge, Galiano Island, BC

June 13th 2020

25/5 stars! Angie is a saint!


If I could honestly give Angie 25/5 stars I would! We ended up in the thick of Covid with a  planned June wedding at Bodega. Angie was both our coordinator and officiant. Through many postponements, reschedules and eventually an elopement. Angie was a constant calm and I don't think we can ever thank her enough for all her help and positivity. I probably have like 500 emails to her haha and she was steady through everything.

Covid aside, she also planned an absolutely beautiful ceremony, helped  us with zoom, decorated my tables, gave us recommendations...the list goes on. She's just a person that exudes warmth, connection and kindness on top of generally being a wedding wizard.

We would recommend Angie 100 times over! Thank you Angie!

Linea + Marco

Galiano Inn, Galiano Island, BC

July 20th 2020

Photo: Jessica Kirkwood

Angie helped us with planning our elopment on galiano island. With her help she made our wedding day everything we hoped it would be - fun and stressfree. Angie arranged a team of vendors for us and took care of everything we needed (flowers, beauty, photography). She did an amazing job and I would recommend her to anyone.

Kasey + Michael

Bodega Ridge, Galiano Island, BC

June 3rd 2020

Photo: Jessica Kirkwood

We can't say enough about the outstanding job Angie did in helping us plan our extremely last minute micro-wedding on Galiano island! After our original wedding plans were derailed due to Covid-19, we reached out to Angie to see if it was possible to organize something last minute (in under 7 days) on the magnificent Galiano island for us and our immediate family.  She went out of her way to coordinate last minute with vendors and help us put us at ease despite our ambitious timeline. Thanks Angie for helping us create such a special day on such short notice!

Kristie + Conrad

Bluffs Park, Galiano Island, BC

August 17th 2020

Photo: Billie Woods

We  are so glad we had Angie's help. She was flexible (helpful in a  pandemic) and thought of the details we hadn't. She had absolutely spectacular suggestion for our ceremony location as well! Highly  recommend.

Geneviève + John

Bodega Ridge, Galiano Island, BC

October 2nd 2020

Photo: Jessica Kirkwood

AWE made our dreams come true. We wanted a small but special wedding and we couldn't have asked for better. Angie is extremely organized, responsive and ensures that all the details you might forget are taken care of. A genuine, kind person - Angie is the friend, wedding planner, officiant you are looking for.


We had our wedding at Bodega and things went so smoothly. Thank you Angie for helping us and knowing that we needed  even when we didn't know what we were doing. All of your suggestions were perfect and made our wedding day that much more special.


Gen & John

Nathalie + Darin

Galiano Inn, Galiano Island, BC

February 15th 2020

Photo: Jessica Kirkwood

We cannot say enough about Angie and the team she created  specifically for us.. My husband and I had no idea how to go about eloping in another province especially on short notice when our original wedding plans had to be cancelled; but Angie made us so comfortable and relaxed and she made sure everything turned out perfectly.. she listened to our million questions, took care of all our concerns and turned all of that into exactly what I was imagining for our perfect that - somehow Angie puzzled it all together even though I didn’t even know how to describe what I wanted. She connected us to Vendors that were above and beyond and to top it off Angie did the most beautiful personalized ceremony as our officiant!!!


I would encourage anybody looking to get married on the dreamy Galliano island to look up Angie .. she took care of everything for us and made it stress free and seamless. I cannot thank the Galiano Inn and Spa, Angie or all the many vendors that made our perfect day a reality .. Thank you !!!

Lauren + Mitchell

Bodega Ridge, Galiano Island, BC

May 19th 2019

Photo: The Apartment Photography

Where to even begin with this incredible person?! We worked with Angie for a year leading up to our big day. She felt like family since day one and I can whole heartedly say she became family by wedding day.

 

Angie executed our 3 day wedding weekend full of seamless and custom events for 140 people! She is calm, communicative, and responsive beyond measure. Working with Angie was a huge enhancement to our wedding year and the planning process. I will gladly provide additional details to any future clients about my experience working with her. Angie - you are a true gem.

 

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for creating the wedding and weekend of our dreams.

Megan + Jarrett

Bodega Ridge, Galiano Island, BC

May 25th 2019

Photo: Sara Rogers

We had an extremely positive experience working with AAWE to coordinate and plan our wedding. Absolutely worthwhile. Angie was able to keep us on track in our planning process through several meetings in the months before the event. She was always quick to reply to emails and made time available for calls whenever we needed them. She provided us with a great web portal for consolidating our scattered plans and became an essential contributor to our strategizing and documentation. Her tools, experience, preparedness, and kindness really made those weeks before the wedding manageable and tolerable.

 

We felt supported and accommodated throughout the whole process. Angie made sure that our questions were answered and that our plans were well thought through. She worked closely with the venue to ensure our requests (even the strange ones) were honoured. I felt strongly that Angie was intent on helping us realize our vision, whatever it may have been. She was also an essential asset at the event - perfectly coordinating our guests, speakers, vendors, and venue so that we could enjoy the day without worry. I felt as relaxed as I expect any person could hope to be on their wedding day and I really credit that to Angie. We’re very grateful to have had Angie and the AAWE team to help us pull off our wedding. I expect to be recommending them for the rest of my life.

Kathy + Pat

Galiano Inn, Galiano Island, BC

July 13th 2019

Photo: Alex Law

We became engaged on Galiano Island in July of 2018 and immediately decided to celebrate our wedding at the Galiano Inn and Spa one year to the date of our engagement. Given the remote location of the wedding venue, and the complexity of organizing a weekend of activities, our next priority was to locate a wedding planner. The person we kept hearing about was Angie Allen.

 

We met Angie the next day and the process started. We enjoyed Angie’s positive, “can do” demeanour, which created a delightful personal/professional relationship. She has a sixth sense that kept us on even keel through-out the planning process. Angie seamlessly adjusted to our needs and wants. She helped us organize everything from the Friday night welcome pizza party, wedding morning hike to the top of Galiano mountain, pre-ceremony cocktail reception, and all the details for a perfectly orchestrated wedding ceremony, dinner, and dancing that went on to midnight.

 

With so many of our guests coming to the island for the first time, Angie’s assistance in coordination with hotel rooms and houses, ferry schedules and too many other details to list made what could have been a logistical nightmare smooth and lovely. From the custom web site for our guests to obtain info on the wedding activities, to the sherpas who helped get the champagne to the top of the mountain... She was simply fabulous and indispensable.

 

If you’re are having a function of any kind on Galiano Island, Angie is your answer to enjoying a successful and memorable event.

Maia + Chris

Bodega Ridge, Galiano Island, BC

July 20th 2019

Photo: Love Tree Photography

We met Angie for the first time when visiting our wedding venue at Bodega Ridge on Galiano Island. She was welcoming and informative, listening to what was important to us, commenting on what would work well, and offering gentle suggestions on how we could improve our wedding weekend. We quickly concluded that she would be a valuable ally to have advising us, and decided to engage her for AAWE’s Wedding Month Management services.

 

That was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. Angie was always a calming presence, handling our questions and requests with patience and empathy. We had a few phone consultations and plenty of emails back and forth, all of which led to us making informed choices and being well-prepared in the weeks and months leading up to our wedding date.

 

She created a day-of schedule, kept that schedule on track, led our rehearsal, coached our officiant/MC, and kept everything running smoothly with our vendors, music cues, seating arrangements, etc. There are a thousand little things to take care of on the wedding day itself, and we’re so thankful to have had Angie taking the lead on all of that, keeping any logistical stress far away from us and our guests. We were able to relax and have an amazing time because she had earned our trust so fully. One standout moment was when my now-wife (!) and I got back from taking wedding party photos after the ceremony, and Angie met us just outside the venue with a plate of canapés that she had reserved just for the two of us. She anticipated that we wouldn’t have eaten much, and that this was a moment we could catch our breath and have a few bites. I asked her how she was doing and if she was stressed, to which she replied with a smile, “Are you kidding? I love this.”

Kelly + Brendan

Private Residence, Galiano Island, BC

August 10th 2019

Photo: Henry Geovanne Photography

It is hard to put into words how thankful we were to have Angie as the mastermind behind our wedding day, and we cannot thank her enough.

 

When we decided to get married on Galiano, we knew the first thing we needed was to find someone to help support the process, and we are so happy we found Angie. As a local to Galiano, Angie’s connection to the community was key in planning an island wedding, as we knew there were going to be many little details that would need to be considered.

 

With Angie, no detail was forgotten, and the day went off perfectly. From the moment Angie started working with us, she made her self readily available at any time to talk us through the process. Angie took the time to get to know us as a couple, but also as individuals. She listened to our vision, helped us determine our priorities and never let us lose site of this along the way. We were continuously amazed at her willingness to go above and beyond to do whatever it took to bring our vision to life. She never for a second made us feel as if anything was impossible or out of reach- she always found a way to make things work. If there was a will, Angie would find the way.

 

Angie is a teammate in the truest sense, a professional and is an absolute pleasure to work with. Her incredibly calming personality made for a very stress free, well organized and fun planning process. Her calm energy is infectious and is something we realized was so instrumental in us enjoying our day. We easily entrusted her with every aspect of our wedding and are so happy we did.

 

Perhaps the most special thing about Angie is the way she makes you feel as if your wedding is her biggest priority. Each time we met with her, knowing what a busy and in-demand person she is, she always made us feel that the only wedding she was focused on was ours, and that is an incredibly special feeling. Getting to know Angie while planning our wedding was such a joy for us. She has our utmost respect for pulling off all the magic she did to make our wedding day what it was. It was the best day, and we couldn’t imagine Angie not being apart of it. We cannot recommend Angie enough, and know that you will be so grateful you have her on your team!

Erin + Daryl

Mineral Springs, Salt Spring Island, BC

May 18th 2018

Photo: Billie Woods

Our wedding day wasn't just a smooth success, it was better then we could have ever dreamed--all thanks to Angie and her stellar team at AAWE!

 

We hired AAWE to help us plan our wedding because we were having difficulty contacting and receiving information from Gulf Island wedding vendors in a timely manner. Most were unresponsive or provided only vague replies to our inquiries. We needed a local contact to be our “eyes and ears” in order for us to plan the event remotely from our residence in Vancouver.

 

Angie helped provide us with options for accommodation on Salt Spring Island, wedding venue location, catering, wedding cake baker, florist, photography, hair and makeup stylist, marriage commissioner, rental suggestions and coordination, beverages, and day-of logistics. She and her team even provided insight into obtaining a marriage license, navigation through ferry schedules, and audio-visual support on the day of our wedding.

 

Angie also shared and frequently updated an online portal with us that was customized for our wedding day. We were able to log into the portal at any time and review/update our budget, see our vendor contacts and invoices, and view our detailed event timelines. It was a helpful tool and great way for us to stay informed during each stage of the planning process and keep us on track.

 

There were so many benefits in having AAWE help us plan our wedding in the months and days leading up to our big day. Having Angie provide support for the planning allowed us to spend more time enjoying the process and not feeling overwhelmed or frustrated by it. When our wedding day arrived, the entire AAWE team sure brought their A game with them! They were all so amazing and delightful to work with. It was like having a personal assistant take care of all our needs and make sure everything ran like clockwork. It also freed us up so we could focus on spending more time with our families and getting ourselves ready and prepared to say "I do"!

 

We highly recommend Angie and her incredible team to any couple thinking about getting married on the Gulf Islands! From helping provide options for local bakeries that could cater to our eclectic tastes, to providing additional options for a last-minute switch in hair and makeup stylist, the AAWE team consistently went above and beyond and provided timely support when we needed it most. Nothing was overlooked, even down to the smallest detail. Lastly, we were surprised when AAWE arrived on the wedding day with a video camera and recorded our ceremony and first dance on video—what a treasured and lasting memento!!

Dani + Patrick

Bodega Ridge, Galiano Island, BC

July 21st 2018

Photo: Breeze Photography

We had the pleasure of connecting with Angie when we decided to have our wedding at Bodega Ridge. Originally I felt that a wedding planner wasn’t necessary but after having one conversation with her I knew that I needed her in my life!

 

Not only did she make the entire planning process a relaxing and enjoyable experience but I also felt connected to her on a friendship level, that’s just the type of person she is. She assisted with arranging vendors and utilizing her discounts through them, helped and facilitated all decisions based on food, she organized the seating and tables, she made the timeline for the day and made sure everything flowed smoothly, she managed payments and instalments when due, she helped with guest management and accommodations, and probably even more things I didn’t know about. It was worth every penny and I would recommend everyone to have a wedding planner and if you can get Angie to have her ☺

 

Sooo many people asked me if I was stressed before the wedding but I felt so confident in Angie’s organization that I got to enjoy the process of wedding planner rather than be a nervous wreck about it! One thing that stood out for me was a situation with a guest of ours who needed to catch the last ferry to Vancouver, Angie arranged to have her driven to the terminal. By the end of our wedding she felt like more of a guest than a wedding planner.

Morgan + Ted

Bodega Ridge, Galiano Island, BC

July 28th 2018

Photo: Lindsay Elliott Photography

Angie basically led the planning for our wedding. Without her, I'd likely have had pizza and pop out for guests. With her help and planning, we had a beautiful and perfectly organized wedding and my now-husband and I were able to enjoy the day focusing on us without attending to any issues or things that may have arisen (if anything did, I certainly did not know about it!).

 

Angie went above and beyond what I've seen from other planners and coordinators. And she really got our vibe and went with it. She's organized, timely, flexible, responsive, thoughtful, and most importantly, incredibly kind hearted. I'd recommend Angie's services to any couple considering a planner (or not considering a planner) not least because she kept her focus on ensuring we could get the most out of a very special day.

Erin + Mike

Stone Hearst, Salt Spring Island, BC

August 4th 2018

Photo: Billie Woods

My husband and decided to get married on Salt Spring Island as it holds a special place in our hearts. Having no idea where to even begin I started looking for a Wedding Planner and located Angie Allen Weddings & Events.

 

After one phone call I knew Angie was going to be amazing. We only had a few months and a limited budget to put together a wedding and Angie assured me it was possible. Every step of the way she was there, always my calm in the storm. She helped us find a beautiful venue that we would all love. She kept me sane and managed some very stressful moments with venders and ensured that everything was set up to run smoothly. I had access to an online tool that showed me exactly what I needed to during the process which was a huge help as I am completely clueless when it comes to planning. We had a few last minute changes that didn't even faze her.

 

On the wedding day Angie and her team created a beautiful setting and made the day one that our guests loved and one we will never forget. I highly recommend Angie to anyone planning a Wedding, her knowledge of the industry and ability to ensure every vender was on cue with what we envisioned was tremendously helpful. We couldn’t have done this without her and we will always be thankful for the help she provided.

Ali + Kris

Private Residence, Galiano Island, BC

August 18th 2018

Photo: Jarusha Brown

Angie… Where do I even begin to thank you. From our very first meeting you were attentive, patient, excited and organized. I couldn’t have imagined a better experience. You were the only wedding trade that I chose without the mutual consultation, so thank you for making me look so good!

 

After a conversation on the phone with Angie I felt so comfortable leaving her in charge of organizing our special day, as those that know me can attest, I hate giving up control and I like plan. Angie gave us the flexibility to do the things we wanted to do and was there to take it to the finish line. The number of things that you never even think of and all the little details is where Angie proved her worth 10x times over, and not only would handle them, but would exceed our expectations on what we ever could’ve imagined possible with the budget that we outlined for her.

 

We chose to have a wedding on our own property, which was 5 acres of bare land on Galiano, when most people thought we were crazy, Angie was driven and so excited to turn our dream into reality, without someone staying on top of the details our day wouldn’t have been half of what it was. From the seat planning software, to the custom wedding checklist, to the portal for communications, budgets, invoicing and photos it made the process clear and allowed us to focus on the big picture without getting bogged down by all the details.

 

Now to the day of the wedding, Angie and her team took care of everything to allow my Wife and I to enjoy the days leading up the wedding and not get caught up in the wedding craziness. Angie and her team were at the wedding all day however, had an amazing ability to not be seen. I have summed our experience up with Angie into one main thing that let me relax and enjoy this process not all get to enjoy. Whenever we met our chatted it was always referred to by Angie as “our” wedding, and I truly felt Angie was going to walk down the aisle with us as a tri-pod. To not have the feeling of well its your wedding, you choose was so refreshing, and we couldn’t have had a better experience.

 

Angie, from the bottom of Ali & My heart, thank you for the incredible love, effort, and energy you brought to our special day. 

Sara + Cory

Bodega Ridge, Galiano Island, BC

September 15th 2018

Photo: Kaoverii Silva

We chose Angie to help plan our wedding, because she came highly recommended by multiple people she had worked with at Bodega Ridge, as well as several couples who had hired her to plan their weddings.

 

We had high expectations for her, based on these recommendations, and she managed to surpass all of them throughout the wedding planning process. She had excellent advice and recommendations for how to make our wedding personal and extra special. She was quick to respond to all of our questions and requests and she kept us on track with our planning timeline.

 

By the time the wedding came along, we had complete trust that Angie would do an excellent job at executing our wedding. She was invaluable during our wedding weekend by serving as a point of contact for all of our vendors, coaching our MC and officiant, facilitating our rehearsal and rehearsal dinner, maintaining our timeline, providing onsite direction and providing behind the scenes orchestration of the schedule.

 

Most importantly, she is one of the LOVELIEST, most thoughtful individuals and this shines through in all of her interactions. She went above and beyond in making everyone at our wedding feel special and well taken care of throughout the weekend. We are so grateful for everything Angie did to help us create and pull-off the best weekend of our lives! Thank you Angie – we love you!!

Lara + Markus

Carters Landing, Toronto, ON

August 12th 2017

Photo: Emm Photos

Angie Allen helped us plan our wedding from Day 1. She helped create the invitations. We provided her with a picture from our engagement in the beautiful country of Bhutan. Angie took the photo and matched the unique colours of the Himalayan region to the borders of the invite. It was a small but incredible attention to detail - and this is what separates AAWE from others.

 

Angie helped with taking the pressure away. She took everything in her hands and we trusted her. She gave us the feeling that we were always going in the right direction. Angie is a creative problem-solver and she helped bring our vision of an intimate and elegant wedding to light. Even though we collaborated from abroad, she managed the entire event and kept us abreast of updates in a timely manner. She's beyond efficient and so warm. It's like planning your wedding with a best friend. Our Wedding Day was a dream. It went by in a whirlwind but Angie helped us stay in the moment and on track.

 

She provided a very detailed timeline and as a result, the event ran smoothly. Collaborating was fun, easy and we got things done. Angie provided us with everything we needed - from the online invitations, to access to her online customer portal: a database that helped us keep guest responses and other lists such as seating arrangements in order.

 

Something that stood out about Angie is her ability to manage the entire event. She provides supports to everyone from the bride and groom to the guests to the venue staff. She knows exactly what and where and when things should be taking place and makes it happen. We'll aways remember fondly our special day! With eternal love & gratitude to Angie and the AAWE team

Jaime + Andrew

Bodega Ridge, Galiano Island, BC

August 14th 2017

Photo: Luxe Photography

The moment I met Angie I knew she was the most perfect match for us. I described her to everyone that would listen, as the most calm, wonderful woman I had ever met. She was absolutely my life saver during wedding planning. She listened to my frustrations, my ideas, my vision and my fears. Everything leading up to to our wedding day was able to happen because of her support. She executed my vision just as I had planned, she made everything on the day happen as it should have, she was my life saver.

 

Her organization was top notch, her calm demeanour was absolutely perfect, and her bubbly personality was the perfect addition to our day. I could go on and on about how wonderful Angie is, and I am so thankful I was able to talk my husband into letting me hire her. I couldn't have imagined my day without her and I am so thankful for the relationship that we created and one that I hope will last a life time. Thank you Angie from the bottom of my heart, for helping me create my most perfect day.

Rachel + Jason

Bodega Ridge, Galiano Island, BC

August 26th 2017

Photo: Britney Gill

From start to finish Angie was an absolute dream to work with! She kept us on track with our planning, handled vendors with professionalism and managed guest communication with poise. We felt very confident in Angie's capability throughout our experience working with her but she truly shone on wedding weekend.

 

She took care of everything, which ultimately allowed us to really enjoy the whole event. I think that her previous experience as an officiant gives her a special perspective and contributes to her understanding of everything involved in a wedding. Most important of all is that Angie is an absolutely lovely person and she clearly has a lot of passion for what she does. She is incredibly thorough and organized, and not once did we doubt her abilities to help us create our dream wedding experience. We would highly recommend Angie and her services.

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