Testimonials

As the premier live music agency for weddings in BC, Musical Occasions has had the opportunity to work with several wedding planners over the years and DreamGroup is one of our favourites! 

These gals invented the best colour coded wedding day timeline in the business and have a keen attention to detail!  They produce some of the best local wedding shows in the city and are a leader in their wedding planning field!”       

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My husband and I worked with Brynn Belisle from DreamGroup as our “Day of” Wedding Coordinator. She was that and so much more! I cannot thank or praise her enough. She was very available to me at all times and answered all my questions, pointed me in the right direction for vendors, helped me with details that I had not thought of and handled my last minute panic when problems arose.

 

She was always calm, capable and able to take control of the situation with strength and grace. Brynn was able to take my vision for the set up on the day and make it reality. Several aspects I gave her no direction but from working with me, she was able to style it perfectly! I received so many compliments regarding Brynn from my family and guests on my wedding day. They loved that she kept the day easy and our tight schedule rolling always with a friendly smile.

 

I will be always grateful to Brynn and DreamGroup for helping me make my vision a reality!

 

Sheila & Scott

 

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Kelsey from DreamGroup Productions was an absolute blessing for our wedding! The best money we spent, by far, was in hiring her to help guide us through our big day.

 

We went for the ‘day-of’ coordinating package, but let me tell you, this comes with so much more than just coordination on the day of. From a full pre-wedding interview (where Kelsey will ask you about important things you won’t have even thought of!), through to meetings, contact with vendors, attendance at the rehearsal, and attendance through the whole big day, ‘day-of’ is so much more!

 

Kelsey, through every step of the process, was friendly and very professional. She helped me keep my nerves in check and was there to help manage the last-minute details as they appeared unexpectedly.

 

I could not recommend her services enough – if you’re a bride in need of help coordinating her big day you cannot go wrong with Kelsey and DreamGroup Productions. The cost is an absolute bargain for the service you receive!

 

Diana & Anthony

 

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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

 

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I got married recently and Kelsey Mackay-Smith was my coordinator. From the moment we met in our kick of meeting almost a year ago, she has been an absolute pleasure to work with. Not only was she knowledgeable and professional, she genuinely cares in the day and wants to ensure everything is perfect.

 

She is highly organized, and literally has every detail written down in some form of excel spread-sheet or chart, and had excellent referrals and recommendations. On the day of the wedding, we didn’t need to do anything but show up, everything else was taken care of. She is also a rockstar human, just so nice!  I would recommend her (and dream group) to anyone. We had a lot of fun together this summer (she also helped my best friend on her wedding a few weeks before mine).

 

Thanks for everything!

 

Julia & Adam

 

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My partner and I used Geneve as our wedding planner. Neither of us had a clue about how to orchestrate a wedding and so we wanted to hire the best out there and we did!

 

Geneve was thoughtful, thorough, and came up with amazing ideas and vendors. She was there with us every step of the way and helped us over many a hurdle. She was always timely in her responses to us sometimes well into the night.

 

And on the wedding day, wow, she and her team exceeded every expectation.  It was beautiful, fantastic, and fun. I don’t think I’m exaggerating when I say every single guest said it was the best wedding they had ever been to and we did not want the night to end. There were a few personal hiccups just prior to the wedding day and Geneve handled them with professional ease. It truly was the best day of my life and I could not have come anywhere close to pulling it off without Geneve.

 

Hugs,

Fiona Howarth (now Tsang)
 

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I planned my wedding with Geneve from Dreamgroup. She was in a word amazing! I had just moved to Vancouver, so her insights on venues and vendors was really invaluable to me. I feel like I had access to top vendors that I otherwise wouldn’t have.

 

Geneve was so meticulous in the details of our weddings (we had two separate dates with multiple venues), honestly our guests and both myself and my husband were blown away. Her attention to me throughout the process was fantastic. She would at times literally respond to emails sent late on a Sunday night within minutes.

 

You could not ask for a planner who is more dedicated to making your special day perfect.

 

With Love,

Vanessa & Scott

 

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Hi Geneve,

 

What a spectacular day was Sarah and Riley’s wedding!!!!

 

SPECTACULAR!!!!

 

Today has been a day of reflection and family sharing. Thank you sincerely Geneve for all your efforts, planning and attention to the minutia that made it happen. It could not have been as brilliant without you!! You must be exhausted. I don’t know how you do this!!

 

We’ll chat this week. We are all smiling and happy and thankful!

 

Sleep tight!

xo Jeannie (MOB)

 

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Dear Geneve,

 

Where do I begin?!  Riley and I wanted to say thank you one more time for all of your help with our amazing wedding – it was beyond perfect! The feedback from our guests was that everyone had a fabulous time and were blown away by how beautifully executed everything was. Thank you for all your patience, grace, good judgement and incredible planning.  As soon as we met last October, you put me totally at ease and I knew that no matter what happened you would make sure that the wedding would go smoothly… and it did! There was absolutely nothing left for us to worry about and we were able to thoroughly immerse ourselves in our incredible day.

 

Also, all of your recommended vendors were truly a pleasure to work with and succeeded in making our day even more perfect. We had such a wonderful time, we wish we could do it all over again!!!! One of the greatest pleasures was getting to know you. You were not just our wedding planner, but an ally, confident and friend. THANK YOU!

 

We couldn’t have done it without you. You really did make our wedding dreams come true!

 

We hope to see you again soon!

Sarah xo

 

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I just wanted to echo what my wife recently wrote in her review of Geneve.

 

I wanted a wedding planner from the start. Not only because my wife and I didn’t have the time necessary to make our day as special as we hoped it would be, but also because I wanted someone who knew what was important and how to best go about getting it. Adding in the fact that we were getting married in Vancouver while living in Winnipeg and it could have made for a potential logistical nightmare.

 

Geneve wasn’t only calm, knowledgeable, friendly and extremely helpful, all things I would expect from a wedding planner, but she really tried to get to know Sarah and I to find out what our perfect wedding would look like. She kept us on track throughout the process and managed all the different personalities from both of our families, all who wanted to give their “helpful” input. I was also extremely impressed by the recommendations she made for vendors, some that were well established but also others that were just starting out, but that she somehow knew would be amazing.

 

On the day of our wedding she managed every single little detail that could possibly be thought of and, for most of the day I didn’t really even notice her or her team; save for a couple of instances when chaos theory threatened to throw a wrench in our plans and she would appear out of nowhere, with her wedding utility belt, to calmly and efficiently make things perfect. She’s like the Batman of weddings!

 

Geneve far exceeded my expectations for what a wedding planner should be and anyone who has the pleasure of working with her in the future will quickly realize what a good decision they’ve made in having her help plan their special day.

 

Riley (The Groom)
 

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Hi Geneve ~

 

Post wedding exhaustion has finally set in!  Almost every great memory that we have talked about has been followed by, “wow, what would we have done without Geneve there to help with that?”. You made our day as perfect as possible and we will be forever grateful!! Thank you again, I am so thankful and happy that you were with us and we will continue to recommend DreamGroup to anyone looking for an event planner!

 

XOXO

Vivian
 

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Hi Geneve

 

Hope you had a great Canada day weekend!!!

 

WOW what a day it was on Saturday! THANK you from the bottom of our hearts for all you and your fabulous team did for Eugene and I.  From speeding back to the house to get my bouquet to getting covered in sparkles to arranging the chicken meals for my moms friends to crawling on your hands and knees just so you wouldn’t walk by the slideshow presentation (my sister told me about that and I was so touched), you work with passion and drive and it’s no wonder your successes are so numerous!

 

Your kindness and warmth only make the overall experience that much more special! You helped to keep me calm amidst the sometime chaotic dramas that were going on…it made me SO happy that you were there to share the day with us! Thank you for your kind text message on Saturday night and apologies for not replying to it sooner Geneve! You put SO much hard work into the day and I will surely tell all that are looking for wedding coordinators about how amazing it was to work with you!!!!

 

Cheers
Julie Choo (Aww my first time using that)
PS-thanks for remembering the forks:)

 

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Hi Geneve,

 

I wanted to thank you for all your work. Even with the rain it was still a perfect day! The flowers were beautiful! And dinner was amazing! I would recommend your company to anyone and everyone! Thank you!  Thanks again for all your hard work! I will send you some photos when I get them!

 

Sincerely,

Karina

 

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Hi Geneve,

 

I wanted to Thank you for all of your hard work over the past few months and especially on Saturday. The wedding was everything I imagined it would be – it took our breath away. I’ve received no less than 40 emails and compliments from people telling me that it was the best and most beautifully intimate wedding they had ever been to. I am thrilled. Thank you.

 

Sincerely,

Danielle Dawson

 

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Dear Sarah,

This day would not have happened without you.

We are SO grateful for your patience, insight and grammatical tutoring!  It means so much that you were with us on our wedding day.  It is obvious to us why you are considered the best of your profession.

 

With Heartfelt Thanks,
Chris & Christel
 

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Geneve & Team,
I just wanted to thank you for everything you have done for us.

 

Simply put, you and your crew were absolutely amazing. There are no other words to describe how outstanding your level of professionalism, service, compassion and care was. It was beyond outstanding and you went beyond the call of duty.

You made our lives so simple and easy that we were really able to enjoy the day. You fulfilled my dreams of giving Annie her dream wedding and you certainly fulfilled Annie’s dream of having that perfect wedding.

 

I cannot thank you enough for coming through for us. You were absolutely amazing in handling everything and I hope we didn’t make your lives too hard! We wanted to make sure our vendors were taken care of so our guests would be taken care of – and we have had nothing but great and positive feedback from everyone. You guys did a marvellous job.

 

Geneve, it was a pleasure and an honour to have worked with you and your team.  If you would like us to give you a glowing recommendation, please have your potential clients call me directly.

 

Sincerely,
Jeremy & Annie
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Using DreamGroup to plan our wedding was the best decision we could have made.

 

Their team provided outstanding guidance on all aspects of our wedding. We were put in touch with the best suppliers, every detail was handled with consideration, always in the budget range, with no redirection of our vision. The day itself was completely worry free.

Geneve worked tirelessly, discretely in the background — to keep everything running on time and flowing smoothly so all we had to do was enjoy the day and our guests.  Countless hours were saved in the planning and this was critical to us. It was the most beautiful day captured by invisible photographers.

 

DreamGroup is the best!

 

Sincerely,

Nancy Van Laeken & Kip Woodward
 

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Dear Geneve,

Thank you for everything you have done for us.  We are so grateful for you coming along and being there for us when we needed you most.  I’m really going to miss our emails and my constant changing of mind and needing your expert opinion.  I totally get why everyone says you guys are the best and I now see what an awesome wedding planner can do for us!

 

The last 3 months leading up to my wedding has been the best 3 months.  I knew I could trust and count on you to make all the right decisions on our behalf and be there for me whenever I needed someone to tell me I’m not making the best decision and also when I was making a smart decision.  Thanks for saving us and being there for us and planning the best wedding ever.  We both felt like we didn’t have a worry in the world on our day and enjoyed every second of it.

 

Everything was absolutely beautiful and was better than we expected.  I felt calm and taken care of all day.  We just couldn’t believe it was over so soon!  I knew that if there was anything that would come up… you’d be there to fix it.  It was honestly the BEST day of our lives and we thank you for making it so!  Your hard work and dedication truly made the day a huge success.  We both felt such a bond with you!

 

Not only did we find THE BEST (and most organized) wedding planner, we found a friend along the way.  We wish you the very best!  Hope we can keep in touch.  We’ll be sure to send you photos of our honeymoon in Greece!

Heart
Bonnie & Alex
 

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” Dreams do come true… ”

 

Aug 7th was the most incredible day of our lives. I’ve always dreamed of having a ” Fairytale Wedding ”

 

It was an honour to have such an amazing team.

 

Sarah Shore from Dreamgroup Productions, is so unbelievably talented and because of her, our dream wedding became reality. Not only is she a professional wedding planner, but along the way she became a true friend. She is so gifted, and without a doubt, she will be our planner indefinitely. There are no words to thank her enough for all the time and effort she put into our very special day. Her Ideas we’re so above and beyond what I imagined. When I described my designs to her, she put them to life. The energy and motivation Sarah has most definitely reflects on each of her clients.

 

I can now fully understand why this company is called Dreamgroup Productions … A Production of Dreams was witnessed this very day.

 

Love,
Kate Shull
 

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Sarah

I just wanted to follow up with you now that we are back from our honeymoon.  I want to say thank you very much for your role in making our wedding weekend so excellent.  We are really impressed with you and your team.  Please pass on my comments to your two team members as well.

 

Thanks again.  I will be sure to refer you and your company to anyone I know who is getting married in the future.

 

All the Best,
Andrew Johns
 

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Geneve
Tom and I can’t thank you enough for making our wedding beyond our dreams.  You are so gifted, have incredible energy and you are simply a delight.  Thank you for making it all happen!!!

 

Love,
Sarah & Tom Boddez
 

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Geneve,

Now that I am back ‘on the Island’ and have had time to recover and reflect on the absolutely perfect night that you helped create with your support and vision I must sent you a big thank you.  I myself have never planned anything bigger than a dinner party for ten and at my wedding I had three people at the “Births, Deaths and Marriages” office so when Sarah decided on a wedding for 100 I absolutely encouraged her to hire you.

 

Whenever Sarah or I felt overwhelmed you were the touchstone we went to either by e-mail or in our heads to calm us down. I never doubted that whatever happened “on the day” it would all work out in the end and you were a huge part of helping us feel that way.   Many people who attended have told both Sarah and I that it was “the best wedding they have ever been to” and they said it with such sincerity I believe they meant it. The night was the perfect balance between the seriousness of the occasion and fun and humour — all the things that you need not only in an event but also in a marriage (especially the humour part!!).  Without a good sense of humour I don’t know how a marriage can survive.

 

Anyway Geneve, I could go on and on, but thank you for making Sarah and Tom’s night so special. I think that nothing I could say could top the look on your face when Tom came up at the end of the night and gave you a big hug. That said it all.

 

Janet
(Mother of the Bride)

 

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Dear Geneve,

We realize that August was some time ago and clearly this note is long overdue, but we honestly still think about our wedding every day and can’t thank you (and your team) enough for everything that you did to make it truly the best day of our lives.  We’ve been pouring over the photos and can’t get over how beautiful and perfect everything was — from the flowers to the canapés, the stunning ballroom and the fabulous party downstairs afterwards — everything was incredible and exceeded even our wildest expectations.

 

Your enthusiasm and dedication throughout the planning process was invaluable, as was your tireless work on the big day.  Your efforts allowed us and our families to relax and enjoy every moment and for that we are forever grateful.  We wish that we could go back and do it all over again as everything was fabulous and so much fun!  It was a pleasure working with you – thank you so much for everything.

 

Best,
Caitlin & David
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Geneve,

We were so fortunate to have been able to work with you for our wedding. Simply put, you are amazing!

 

I’ve said it before, but there were just so many times when you surprised and delighted me by thinking of extra thoughtful ideas and going the extra mile on so many occasions. You knew what to spend money on and you also advised me when it probably wasn’t worth it.  And then explained why!  Thank you for sharing your experience and knowledge.  You were always so prompt in responding to emails and phone calls.

 

You are so passionate about what you do and it makes it a pleasure to work with you.  When we first met, it was your freshness and enthusiasm that made me want to work with you and it’s a testimony to how positive a person you are that after a year and an half of working together your can-do attitude never waned.  You were always a ray of sunshine, always upbeat, positive and professional.  So many people commented on how relaxed and how much fun the bride was having and that was due largely to you.  I felt that we had anticipated everything we could have and if anything came up I trusted you completely and knew things would be fine in your very capable hands.  We would not have enjoyed our wedding as much without your being there to oversee everything and it wouldn’t have been the gorgeous and magical day that it was without your advice and experience to guide us through the decisions.

 

You became my friend and a confidant and I want to thank you for your advice as it came from a place of concern and consideration and I will always be very grateful to you for that. My wedding day could have been very different had you not been so honest with me.  I am going to miss you, but wish you good health, much happiness and success!

 

With Love,
Shauna (Mrs. Zingg)
 

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Geneve and Team,

Many thanks again for all your hard work and for coaching us throughout the whole planning process.  It was difficult to let it go and have someone help out… or so I thought!  Despite having to relinquish control in some areas (gladly) I still felt we were involved as much as we wanted to be and that you knew exactly when to chip in with useful advice and direction.

 

Thank you!
Sharon & Casey
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To my favourite wedding planner Sarah,

It’s almost been a week since the wedding and we still can’t stop smiling!  It was without a doubt the most wonderful day of our lives and so much of that had to do with the fact that we were able to relax and just enjoy the entire day knowing that you were taking care of everything behind the scenes.

 

I think back to when we first met almost a year and a half ago and were talking about what look and feel we were envisioning, and what actually came to life on the wedding day was even more personalized and beautiful than I had ever hoped for!  We have received so many comments from our family and friends about how well coordinated everything was, how beautiful the flowers and décor were, and how much fun everyone had!

 

Thank you for being there with us every step of the way and for helping to put together the wedding of our dreams!  I’m going to miss all of our emails and updates, but sincerely hope we can stay in touch!

 

Take care and thanks again!

 

With all our love,
Candace & Nick,
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Hi Geneve,
I just wanted to thank you for all the perfection and beauty that you helped to create for our wedding on June 5th.

 

You helped me plan and organize before the wedding and I knew that working with you would be easy and synergestic and it was. The day of the wedding everything was handled to perfection! You are amazing at what you do—a true professional. Beyond that …….I like you so much as a person I don’t want to lose touch with you.

 

I think the service was beautiful. When I saw the room that we created at the RVYC it exceeded my vision……….it was enchanting, everything looked perfectly placed and the energy in the room was so blessed, like a little piece of heaven for the evening. It felt magical and it was……I can’t even articulate the perfection that occurred the whole evening.

 

Thank you for your heart and your soul that you poured into the entire day……..as if it was your wedding. You are an angel.  Adam and I deeply appreciate you and your team for everything, known and not known that you did.

 

With Love & Appreciation,
Alison & Adam
 

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Dear Geneve,

 

Cassiana and I wanted to send you this email to thank you and your team for producing such an amazing event!!!

 

We were so thrilled with everything and your attention to detail was superb.

 

We will highly recommend DreamGroup to all of our friends and colleagues who may be fortunate enough to get married or plan a special event in the future.

 

Sincerely,
Howard Blank
 

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Hi Geneve,
Thanks for all of your hard work and guidance through this process.  We couldn’t have done it without you.  The wedding was wonderful, and the fact that it all went off without the slightest hitch and with the grooms being cool, calm, and collected, is a major tribute to you and your team. Job well done!

 

Best of luck and please keep in touch.

Frank & Brad