Jessie Kumagai ~ associate planner

“You can tell that Jessie is an experienced Planner.  She knows so much and made the planning process so easy for us!”

Jessie is an accomplished event planner who has been helping couples plan their special day since 2003. Her dedication, professionalism, creative imagination, attention to detail, and enthusiasm make her a valuable asset and has earned her a reputation for unparalleled excellence in planning. She knows how to create a productive and positive planning experience for her couples while maintaining a fun and relaxed atmosphere.

With a business degree in Finance and Marketing, Jessie’s first experience with event planning began with her involvement in planning large-scale fundraising events for a non-profit organization. With a passion for beautiful love stories, little details, and all things pretty, Jessie soon discovered that planning weddings was the perfect blend of her skills and passions.

“For me, the most rewarding part of being a wedding planner is having the opportunity and pleasure to work so closely with my couples and their families during such a happy time in their lives. I love the close relationship that develops with my clients, giving them a sense of comfort, trust and confidence in me. Every couple has their own unique taste and sense of style, and I love that I get to help them bring their creative visions to life for their wedding. It gives me great satisfaction to see all the little details come together on the big day, the joy and love in the couple’s eyes, and the smiles on their guests’ faces.”

When Jessie’s not busy planning fabulous events around the city, you can find her running around with her two young and energetic boys, taking her dog (a fluffy white Bichon named Tofu) for a walk, or trying to spend a few precious moments with her husband amidst their busy lives. She also enjoys traveling, reading, Pilates and trying out new recipes!

“I love to embrace life’s daily adventures and special celebrations, and I am thrilled that being a wedding planner allows me to help others embrace their celebration of love.”

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A Selection of Jessie’s Events:

Jessie’s Favorite Things (Pins from her Pinterest Board)

Each of us as coordinators & planners are drawn to different types of inspiration and the things that we find beautiful.  These are just a few of Jessie’s pins from her Pinterest Board…see all of her inspiration here.


Words of Thanks from Jessie’s clients…

My husband and I live overseas and we needed someone we could trust with our wedding.  We found that with Jessie – she was patient, professional and just really nice overall!  Thank you for being above and beyond and being there during our planning and wedding day.

~ Eed & Taylor


A warm hola Jessie,

Both José and I are finally enjoying a slow morning, savouring our cup of coffee on the hotel balcony in Las Ramblas. We were just talking about our wedding day, already reminiscing and wishing it all back. José mentioned to me that he felt like you blended in. When I asked what he meant by that, he said that he could sense your presence in how everything went incredibly smoothly, but he didn’t feel like there was a stranger or an employee at our wedding. You blended in with our family and guests, and I couldn’t agree with him more.

We appreciate every part you’ve had during our special day – from managing all our vendors weeks before the day, and to moving the welcome sign and seating chart around the venue to make sure it aligned with the scheduled activities (I watched you and Alexa hustling).

You were truly a pillar in how our day flowed like a stream, but the romance and the intimacy never escaped.

You’ll always be in our stories when we reminisce about our wedding – we’ll always cherish that.

~ Shima & José


To the best wedding planner ever…

We cannot thank you enough for everything that you’ve done for us.  We are so lucky to have found a planner as amazing as you! Your hard work and dedication is much appreciated. It was a pleasure working with you.  Thank you for your great ideas and making the planning process so easy for us!  You’re the best!

Love, Julie & Darwin

July 7, 2017


Our experience with Dreamgroup was fantastic! We worked with Jessie Kumagai who was so on top of everything throughout the entire process. Jessie constantly stayed on top of us to ensure everything was getting done on time, as well as stayed on top of all of our vendors. No matter how many meetings we had, Jessie was always in attendance and continued to follow up until things were done.

We were out of town for two weeks before our wedding in Vancouver, because we also had a destination wedding, and during those two weeks Jessie took care of everything so we could enjoy our wedding week away from home. On the day of our wedding everything went perfectly. Jessie and the entire Dreamgroup team made us feel comfortable and calm throughout the whole process.

Thank you for everything Jessie and Dreamgroup!


Thank you so much for everything!!! We had an unforgettable day and our friends and family had an amazing time.  So many of our guests have said that our wedding is going down in history as the best wedding that they have EVER been to.  We will definitely keep in touch, and thank you again.  We could not have pulled it off without you!



Jessie is the most amazing wedding planner! She helped us planned our wedding from start to finish and made the whole planning process a breeze for us. She made our day and every day leading up to our wedding as stress free as possible. She’s so diligent and organized, thinking of anything and everything you may have overlooked or forgotten. She went above and beyond all expectations and we are so thankful. She truly loves what she does and it shows through the exceptional quality of her work.

Our wedding day went perfectly as planned and was absolutely beautiful! I got the wedding of my dreams and all of the details were perfect. She brought all of my ideas to life and took it even one step further by adding her expertise and finishing touches. My mother was so happy with everything and I received countless compliments from all my guests. I would highly recommend Jessie to anyone, and she will help you create an event that you only dreamed of having!



Jessie did a fantastic day-of wedding coordination job for our wedding! She goes far beyond “day-of coordination” and was crucial in helping us with our vendor recommendations, tips and keeping me on the ball before the wedding. She’s friendly, knowledgeable, detail-oriented and always readily available to answer all (and I had many) of my questions. Our wedding ran super smoothly and I was honestly able to sit back and fully enjoy my stress-free wedding day! Our wedding was a big success and we feel super grateful that we had Jessie’s help. It would not have been the same without her. Jessie is fantastic and we would highly recommend her! 🙂