Twelfth Night Events is a Luxury Wedding & Event Planning company serving London, Ontario + Toronto, Ontario. Curating luxurious and sophisticated weddings and social gatherings for our fabulous clientele, is our specialty. We have been creating unforgettable events for our social and corporate clients, and our professional approach to planning, along with our creative and distinctive style, has set us apart in our industry.
Learn a little more about our fabulous Event Planners:
LAUREN DE KOSTER | CREATIVE DIRECTOR
As Creative Director and Owner for Twelfth Night Events, Lauren has been planning weddings & events for more than a decade. Originally from the Greater Toronto Area, Lauren began her career working for major restaurant chains and five-star hotels, where her passion for event planning lit on fire. She received her certification as an International Wedding Planning Professional in 2010.
Lauren is meticulous with the details. Her passion for details will be apparent from your very first meeting. Her only goal is to create an unforgettable planning experience and she believes your wedding is as important to her, as it is to you. Lauren isn’t afraid to voice her opinion, and she has a lot of them! She is exceptionally creative, witty, she loves a good sense of humour, and believes that wedding planning should be fun. Bonding with her couples, and maintaining a lasting friendship are high on her list of importance, all while maintaining a high level of professionalism at every opportunity. Lauren believes that every client should have a 5-star experience when planning their wedding.
Get to know Lauren on a personal level: When Lauren isn’t working, she can most often be found at home spending quality time with her family. She loves the Real Houswives of everywhere + anything on Bravo, playing dress up with her daughter, Olivia, and enjoys a good glass of Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc.
SONIA PERHAR | LEAD PLANNER
Sonia joined our team, after planning her own 600-guest 2-day Indian wedding. Sonia is an outgoing, vibrant personality, who is an exceptionally talented and energetic Planner. She takes great pride in ensuring her clients have the most amazing wedding planning experience possible, all while keeping in fun and stress-free.
After more than a decade working within the hotel & food and beverage sectors in Toronto, Sonia made the transition into event planning with great ease. She received her certification as a Wedding Planning Professional in 2010. Her extensive experience and bubbly personality has been an incredible asset to team and our clients!
Get to know Sonia on a personal level: When Sonia isn’t working with Twelfth Night Events, you will find her teaching Yoga. She loves spending time with her husband and friends, sampling the culinary experiences the city of Toronto has to offer.
SHANDI SZELA | EVENT COORDINATOR
Shandi joined our team in November 2017, as a seasonal event assistant. After having worked with Shandi, as a Venue Coordinator at one of our favourite venues, we swiftly snagged her for our team. Shandi has won the hearts of our clients since joining our team, and was promoted to Event Coordinator in the summer of 2018.
Shandi has worked in Hospitality for 9 years (and counting), and has held many positions; from Banquet Server, to Bartender, to Food & Beverage Manager, and will be taking the Lead on weddings & events for our team in 2019. A graduate of both Fanshawe College and University of Western Ontario, Shandi has focused her education on becoming an expert in the Hospitality industry.
Get to know Shandi on a personal level: Shandi is a HUGE T-Swift fan. She has been to every concert on her tours and even had the chance to meet her in 2007. Shandi is married to her high school sweetheart, Tyler, who she married in June 2018. She loves her fur baby Rocco, and all dogs for that matter, and will always stop to pet a friendly dog.