Introducing the FKE team!

For anyone out there that has had anything to do with the planning of a wedding, you know that it takes more than just 1 person to pull everything together!  At French Kiss Events, I am so incredibly fortunate to work with some fantastic ladies, that are total rock stars with whatever task I give them, are amazing support to both our couples and me, and are just fun all around!  I thought it was about time that I properly introduced Laura & Marika to everyone, and so after an absolutely fantastic summer, I approached my sweet friend, Kim Kalyn Photography, to see if she would be up for taking some FKE team shots.  And because she is one of the sweetest people I know, she instantly agreed!!  Thank you Kim for such a wonderful morning (even with the rain!), and for these beautiful images. Make sure to check them all out, and even read up on a the ladies of FKE.



Name: Barb Raymond
Owner, Lead Planner & Event Designer
Hometown: Victoria, BC
Coffee or Tea: Can I say both?  Coffee in the morning, tea in the afternoon.
Your “must have” wedding detail: Floor length linens.  They can instantly make any space feel high end.  Oh, and menu cards!
Colour palette of choice: ANYTHING with gold in it!!!
Flower love: White Anemone.
Favourite wedding moment: First seeing the newlyweds as they finish their walk down the aisle! Pure joy!!

IMG_2312IMG_2390Name: Laura Henry
On-site Assistant
Hometown: Toronto, ON
Coffee or Tea: Definitely coffee!
Your “must have” wedding detail: Candles, Candles and more Candles! The only lighting needed, and turns any venue into a romantic, elegant evening.
Colour palette of choice: Shades of green
Flower love: White Lily
Favourite wedding moment: The moment between the Bride and her Father before they walk down the aisle. Whether it be a few words, a hug or just a teary eyed glance, it is by far my favourite secret moment to witness.

IMG_2361IMG_2401Name: Marika Beise
Junior Planner 
Hometown: Calgary, AB
Coffee or Tea: Tea all the way- London fog to be exact
Your “must have” wedding detail: Anything stationary, and mini pies!
Colour palette of choice: Gold, Mint, and Creme
Flower love: Any sort of succulent
Favourite wedding moment: The moment just before the groom see’s his bride for the first time


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  1. Thank you so much for the sweet words Barb !! I LOVE you ladies 🙂 🙂 🙂

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