London Ontario Wedding Planner Testimonials | Twelfth Night Events

TESTIMONIALS

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Over the years, we have had the absolute pleasure of helping many beautiful couples plan their dream wedding! We have spent countless hours, weeks, and months working alongside, and getting to know each and every one of our clients, as we plan their special days! Here are some fabulous “Love Notes” from some of our past brides!


cait-&-matt-frame-and-banner“My partner and I were very busy professionals with little to no vision for our wedding day. Lauren was so flexible with meetings (even Skype or driving to see us) and she was on top of our deadlines for us. Having her as our planner facilitated the wedding of my dreams without me having to meet a single vendor. She provided us with options yet always vetted those options so as not to waste our time. On the day of our wedding day Lauren allowed my family and I to really enjoy our day and spend time with eachother instead of worrying about everything (I’m sure there were blips that I didn’t even know about!) Last but not least, Lauren helped us come in UNDER budget with something more beautiful, more tasteful and more enjoyable then we could have done on our own. She made this a stress free experience which saved strain on our relationship with each other and with our parents. I have heard nothing but amazing comments from my guests, and I’d be lying to say that I did them on my own. Twelfth Night’s reputation is an honest representation of their capabilities and their network of vendors is what you need to make your day yours.”


samia-and-adam-frame-and-banner“If you are unsure if this wedding planning service is for you, you are about to be reassured. We are so happy to write this well deserved and in-depth review for a wedding planning company who deserve nothing but the best words to describe their amazing services! 

Adam and I are so grateful to have the opportunity to hire and work with Lauren De Koster and her amazing and professional team of wedding planners at Twelfth Night Events. It all started when our friends Steven and Natasha had this magical and out of this world wedding that blew up all social media networks. As I marveled at all the details their wedding had, I couldn’t help but think that I want that but how on earth did they do this? How does a busy working couple with huge families on both sides have the time to plan an amazing wedding which reflects their personalities and adventurous visions? Then I found out they hired a Lauren and her team at Twelfth Night Events. Lauren and her team is a god sent! This was the exact phrase our friends described her as and this is 100% accurate. 

We first hired Lauren for our engagement party to handle the candy/baked goods table. Needless to say, Lauren blew it out of the park and it was the BEST focal point of our day. Our pathways soon met again when we met at her office and had a lovely and informative meeting about her role as a wedding planner. We were completely comfortable and confident to hire Lauren to partially plan our wedding day. We chose partial planning as I was the type of bride who enjoyed every aspect of wedding planning and wanted to put in my part. Needless to say, I am a huge control freak and I needed to have full control over my wedding and Lauren was completely fine with that and WORKED WITH ME AS I WORKED FOR MYSELF. We had multiple meetings and what I love about Lauren and her team is that these meeting didn’t always have to be in person but a mixture of phone calls, emails, and text messages. 

I like to describe Lauren as a chameleon as she is able to be firm yet professional with vendors which is needed when some are difficult to deal with, she is also able to be firm yet loving with brides like me who need to be told to take a step back and let her handle it. Lauren KNOWS WHAT SHE IS DOING, she has amazing vendors under her belt, and has a list of vendors bigger then you can imagine. I seemed as though when I needed something unusual like a vintage car or a saxophone and string quartet, she knew the professionals to contact. She is able to book and secure stops and services with vendors for brides. Lauren is detailed and nothing gets passed her, she is also creative and is able to work with decor and create focal points that just make you want to stop and stare and even shed a tear or two. 

Lauren and her team were extremely professional and provided quality customer service that was worth the money. They earn what they get paid to do. They went above and beyond the call of duty planning our wedding and making sure our wedding day was the most perfect, Lauren attended and made notes during every single vendor meeting, and she communicated with vendors so I didn’t have to. I like to think of Lauren as a shield who protects her brides from the messiness that comes with booking vendors and noting the details. I was not stressed nor worried weeks before our wedding because I trusted Lauren and everything was done sooner than later thanks to her. 

Our wedding day was nothing short of spectacular. Nothing went wrong that day. Lauren handled EVERYTHING. She picked up the decor I wanted her to set up and created beautiful displays which reflected my personal flare and passion for antiques and vintage items; she made sure Adam and I were taken care of throughout the evening; she took care of envelopes with vendor payments, she created magical and show stopping tables, and finally she made sure EVERYONE did their job and it was perfect. When Adam and I walked into our venue we were shocked, everything was exactly as planned and more. As a bride who spent almost two years planning and thinking about every detail of my wedding day, Lauren made sure that my visions and dreams came true. 

We highly recommend Lauren De Koster and her Twelfth Night Events team to any couple who wants the PERFECT DAY EVER. This is a company who you can trust like your own family. Lauren is now considered a friend who I plan on keeping in contact with, after all how can you thank the person who planned and created the best day ever for you and your husband! A once in a lifetime day deserves a once in a lifetime company!”


“Twelfth Night Events was everything we hoped for and more! If you aren’t sure if a planner is worth the extra expense, when it comes to Twelfth Night Events, it’s the best money spent!

They answered all our questions, kept us on track, offered advice and suggested vendors who were equally amazing to work with, all while supporting and being open to vendos we already had in mind, even when they hadn’t worked with them before.

They took our vision (which was difficult to put into words) and made it come to life, in a dream come true day! Our day was absolutely flawless all thanks to TNE and it ran so smoothly! Even our guests were commenting on how well organized the day was and the attention to detail, which was all thanks to TNE!

We never worried about anything leading up to the day and especially on the big day because we knew TNE had everything under control. We couldn’t be happier with our decision to have TNE by our side! We can’t stress enough how amazing our day was all thanks to the TNE team. We miss working with them and will for sure keep them in our lives first as friends then as TNE!!”


jenn-and-jake-frame-and-banner“I grew up in London Ontario, but have been living in Australia for over a decade. When Jake and I decided to get married in London, I originally just assumed we would be doing all the planning and hard work from overseas. Something I wasn’t really looking forward to. My personality is truely Gemini. I can range from being hopelessly indecisive to extremely picky. Although Jake is very easy going, he was concerned about costs.

I stumbled across Lauren and Twelfth Night Events when scouring the internet for a photographer. I kept seeing photos of various weddings I liked and seeing her company listed as the wedding planner. After a bit more googling I came to realise that hiring a wedding planner was absolutely within our financial reach. Jake and I quickly made an appointment with Lauren and also some of her competitors. Lauren was hands down the top of the event planning game in London. She was extremely professional, organised and just gave us so much confidence in her ability.

She takes pride in what she does and takes her business very seriously. She and her staff have strong relationships with several vendors and were able to make suggestions straight away to work within our budget. We managed to liaise with Lauren and Kassia while we were in Australia over an 18 month period via email and Skype. Lauren and Kassia also kept my family in London in the loop and utilised them for the important stuff like food and cake tasting.

TNE went above and beyond our expectations answering questions and assisting me with every last detail. At first it was a little scary when we arrived days before the wedding, having never seen the venue in real life or met any of our vendors in person, but I quickly remembered there was nothing to stress about at all because TNE would ensure everything met our standards.

The actual wedding day came and it was absolutely the best day of our lives. Lauren and her team had nearly every minute of the day organised and scheduled out. Jake and I only had to worry about turning up. All our vendors turned out to be amazing. Our guests all raved about how fabulous our wedding was, how beautiful the decor, how good the food was, how great the cake was and how much fun the music was. My father who is known to be hard to impress, was absolutely blown away. The best part was how relaxed both Jake and I were on the day and just got to enjoy ourselves. Our photos and videography turned out beautifully and really captured our personalities and the essence of the day.

I feel so grateful that we found Lauren and Twelfth Night Events and would highly recommend their services.”


Steph-+-Jon-frame-and-bannerI do not have enough fantastic things to say about Kassia and Lauren. We worked with them throughout the entire planning process and trusted them with most of the details. Our day was incredibly smooth and stress free for me and the groom thanks to them. Kassia is extremely organized, professional, and fun to work with. She went out of her way to take care of last minute details and running around that I didn’t have time to do. We were very happy with all the vendors they recommended. They also helped us come in under our set budget! I have been recommending them to all of our friends. Thanks Kassia and Lauren!


dakota-and-trent-frame-and-bannerMy experience with planning my wedding was amazing. Twelfth Night Events was truly incredible. They are very organized, paid great attention to detail, and truly understood my dream wedding. They were nothing but helpful in every way during the planning process.

I can’t thank them enough for their hard work and efforts through everything. With the great relationship I built with Lauren and her team, I now think of her as a friend. I would highly reccommend Twelfth Night Events for a wedding or any party! Thank you again!!


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“Lauren DeKoster and her team at Twelfth Night Events are wedding superheros!

Several months after my Husband and I got engaged I looked into TNE and their services. After sitting down with Lauren and hearing all of the work she puts into planning each wedding, I knew I must have her. I booked TNE for the Partial Package because I already had all my vendors booked. As the year progressed things were moving along smoothly until 3 months before our wedding when we went to choose our menu. Our initial venue retracted everything they said they would do for our wedding and all I could do was panic, our wedding would be nothing what we envisioned and is it even possible to make a change this close to the day? I called Lauren and told her the situation, she immediately started (1 month earlier than the contract start date) and within 2 days she had 2 venues priced out and compared several options at each for us to decide what worked best. From there on out Lauren ensured everything was perfect from A to Z. Countless meetings, messages and phone calls between us and with her and our vendors. This helped make sure things got done without consuming all of our time with emails and meetings. 

Her attention to detail and ability to treat your wedding as if it were her own is outstanding. She truly wanted the perfect day for us as much as we did. 

Lauren was our planner for everything leading up to the wedding but unfortunately when we booked her she was already committed to work on site at another wedding for the day. She attended our Rehearsal, arrived at my hotel room in the morning to make sure I was ok and have a little pep talk, worked her wedding and came back at the end of the night. This was the icing on the cake to our experience. She knew we were in good hands with her team members Courtney and Sonia but still made sure to personally touch base with us throughout the day. 

Courtney and Sonia worked with us on the day of. They were both outstanding, checking in on me several times during the day as they set up the hall, having super glue, mints and needle and thread on hand for those little emergencies throughout the day and making sure we followed the itinerary and stayed on track. 

Everyone commented how calm Kyle and I were on the day of. A large part of this is because we had nothing to worry about, our day would be perfect, we had a team making sure of it and we could thoroughly enjoy every minute of the day and focus on the fact that today was our day, we were getting married and becoming Husband and Wife.

Thank you Lauren and TNE for not only becoming a great friend but for making our wedding the fairytale I have dreamt of since I can remember. I would do it over and over again if I could and each time my first call would be Twelfth Night Events!”


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“Lauren and Kassia were the best decision we made for our wedding day and such an enormous help! Prior to our first meeting my now husband was unconvinced that we needed planners and didn’t see the cost-benefit but after meeting Lauren he agreed it was money very well spent. TNE is also well priced which a lot of people don’t realize, having a wedding planner is totally affordable and not just for celebrities! 

Lauren executed our vision perfectly and took care of everything with our input. Our wedding day was worry-free and I could enjoy being a bride, a busy job in of itself. Lauren had great decor suggestions, hooked us up with the best vendors, and was professional but also a friend. I am a perfectionist and prone to anxiety and I had very little stress over my wedding because she handled everything. If an unpleasant situation arose Lauren took care of it and I absolutely loved having someone who was in my corner and so supportive. I am so grateful to TNE and can’t wait to see the next wedding Lauren has planned, my maid of honour’s! Thanks again to Lauren and Kassia for their awesome vision and their support”


lauren-campos-frame-and-banner“When my husband and I got engaged, with the excitement also came the stress of having to plan a wedding. I didn’t know what vision/theme I wanted, or what vendors to contact. I began to stress over the enormity of planning the big day and realized this would be too much for me to plan on top of my already busy schedule. Whether you have a 50 person wedding, or a 300 person wedding this is an enormous event! 

Almost immediately my best friend, a makeup artist with much experience in the wedding industry, told me I needed to hire Lauren and the Twelfth Night Events team. She explained to me that her brides who had Lauren were the least stressed, the happiest, and of course had the most beautiful weddings. As I had always had a love affair for beautiful weddings and an obsession with luxury wedding magazines, I began to research Twelfth Night Events and fell in love with what I saw! I realized immediately that Lauren was the one for us to help make our wedding dreams come true! I contacted Lauren immediately and we met. I was so impressed with how quick to respond Lauren was to my original email, on a holiday nonetheless. 

Throughout our engagement Lauren’s professionalism and attention to detail never wavered, as she came along for meetings with vendors and helped us negotiate pricing, make adjustments to contracts and many more things I’m sure I have no idea about that happened behind the scenes. She suggested vendors that could provide the service and results that we wanted, and didn’t waste our time with vendors that could not. Helping us create our perfect day was not the easiest thing, as my husband and I had very conflicting visions of what we wanted our wedding to look like! I wanted modern and my husband wanted romantic, and somehow Lauren worked with our vendors and produced exactly what we both envisioned. Lauren handled every email and correspondence from every vendor; most brides have overflowing inboxes and phones ringing off the hook. Not me! Many times through the engagement people would try to sympathize with me, without me even saying anything! As if its an unwritten law that brides have it bad, saying “oh, don’t worry, your wedding will be here soon and the stress will be gone!” I would immediately correct them and say “Oh no, I have a wedding planner. We are good! I don’t want my engagement to be done! I love being a bride!!”. Explaining this was due to Lauren, was a huge understatement. I had zero stress, zero anxiety, nothing to worry about – other than of course the normal excitement of my big day approaching. 

What I loved most about Lauren during our planning process was that little things that my husband or I mentioned to her that even WE forgot about, Lauren remembered. She genuinely cared about my husband and I, and it reflected in the every aspect of her work. When our big day finally arrived, we both simply got to be bride and groom, relax and take every moment in. There are so many things that happen the day before and the day of your wedding that brides have no idea about, or realize until the last minute, and Lauren handled them all. From paying vendors, to ensuring everything is set up according to contract and plan, dealing with any mishaps or changes to plan, and of course ensuring everything runs on schedule. As a strong A-type personality this was incredibly important to me, and Lauren blew my mind when it came to being even more A-type and organized than I was. From the first look, to walking down the aisle, to dinner service our entire day was absolutely perfect. 

I will never forget shortly before walking down the aisle, feeling incredibly anxious for my “big moment”, and seeing Lauren walking towards me. Immediately seeing Lauren eased all anxiety and stress, and I was able to only focus on my love for my husband, and of course looking fierce on my walk down the aisle! This right here is worth everything, and is the very reason why every bride needs TNE. 

Our wedding day was the most beautiful day of my life, and you can see it in our photos. I tell all newly engaged brides the best advice I can give you is to hire TNE immediately. Enjoy your time as a bride and let them do the work. It was so hard for me to write this review because I wanted to make sure it was ENOUGH, that it matched the amazing gift Lauren gave to us in being our wedding planner. Thank you Lauren and TNE for not only being our wedding planner, but in helping our dreams come true on our wedding day. xoxo”


ashley-elsie-mckendrick-frame-and-banner“Where do we begin? Neither of us knew how to plan a wedding. Because of you, our wedding was better than either of us could have dreamed. We’ve never been as happy as we were on that day. You whipped us into shape and made sure that we got to fully enjoy our whole wedding weekend. 

We wanted our families  to be able to enjoy the day and not worry about anything: Mission Accomplished! I want to thank you for being there for me when I got to the ceremony. You helped ground me and made me feel safe. I never knew I would need help know how and when to walk – so, thank you! 

We can’t say enough great things about our experience with you. We miss planning our wedding with you. Thank you Lauren, from the bottom of our hearts!”


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“Lauren and Kassia from Twelfth Night Events were wonderful to work with from beginning to end. They were there at every stage with sound advice and calming words when we needed it.

Their attention to detail and professionalism was amazing. They coordinated with all our vendors on the day so that we didn’t have to worry about a thing.

Our big day was everything we had hoped for and more and we could not have pulled off the wedding of our dreams with out them.”


ashley-smith-frame-and-banner“I wasn’t initially planning to have a day-of coordinator. We got married at a golf club with an on-site manager and so I didn’t think it was necessary. After hearing from many other couples that it was the “best decision they made”, I decided to take the plunge and booked TNE after being referred by a girlfriend. 

From the very beginning, I knew it was the right choice. We worked closely with Courtney and Lauren leading up to our big day. I can’t say enough about how professional, responsive, organized & kind these ladies are! They thought about SO many little (but important!) things that I hadn’t… and I’m a very organized person! They alleviated so much stress in the last month or two of the wedding and having the peace of mind that our day would be in their hands, was HUGE and absolutely priceless.

On the wedding day itself, Courtney and her assistant made sure our day was absolutely perfect. If anything went wrong, I certainly did not know about it. It was absolutely flawless… and I have them to thank for that! From being the point person for our parents/bridal party/vendors if they had any questions to setting up decor to ensuring the night ran smoothly, they did it all. 

I recommend TNE with 1000000% certainty and confidence. You will not regret it! It is hands down the best decision we made in our planning process and the BEST VALUE you will get! Trust me, invest in these ladies and you will thank yourself afterwards!”


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When we first got engaged, the first person that I booked was my makeup artist, Katie Foster(Taz Hair Co. London). One of the first things she said to me was to look into the Twelfth Night Events team because of all the brides that she works with, those were the ones that were the least stressed out. This was by far the BEST advice I was given. 

As we started to book our venue, and look at other vendors, I didn’t think that I needed a wedding planner and that I could handle it all myself. WRONG. With both of us working full time jobs, it became increasingly difficult for us to find the time for the finishing touches and all of the details that truly make a wedding. Then came Lauren to save the day (literally). 

We worked with Lauren for the last couple of months leading up to our wedding. Typically, the last few months are the most stressful, with invitations, RSVPs, finalizing details and making sure you haven’t forgotten a single item on your ‘checklist’ (in this case, timeline) BUT I couldn’t be stressed out even if I tried. I sent Lauren countless texts and emails with the title ‘RED ALERT’ and I was immediately reassured with the response “I’ve got this” and she did, every single time. She worked with us on our timeline, and made sure that it was executed right down to the minute. I have never been to a wedding that has run on time, but ours did and I’m sure everyone that works with Lauren is pleased to say the same.

Hiring Lauren enabled me to just simply be a bride. We enjoyed every second of our wedding because we weren’t worrying about what could go wrong, and what didn’t turn out the way we had hoped. All of my relatives and friends, commented on how calm I was the days leading up to the wedding and especially the day of, and that’s how a wedding should be. It is one of the most important days of your life, enjoy it, take it all in and don’t stress …aka HIRE LAUREN.

Lauren has also become my friend. She genuinely cared for me and my husband and was always looking out for us. She dealt with the vendors, she found us other vendors who were a better fit and she was an absolute pleasure to deal with.

Every bride that I talk to now that asks for my wedding advice, the first words out of my mouth are to contact Lauren and her team, because it will be THE SINGLE BEST decision that you make.”


bethany-frame-and-banner “Hiring Lauren De Koster with Twelfth Night Events was the single greatest decision that we made in our entire wedding planning process. Neither me or my fiancé had ever been to a wedding in our adult lives, and we had not a single clue where to start. We thought we could handle wedding planning, and were interested in a day-of wedding co-ordinator, but with my fiancé working full time, and me being a full-time student with 2 part-time jobs, there was no way that we could have planned as beautiful a wedding without Lauren.

We booked a venue, and found a caterer at a wedding show, who recommended Lauren to us. We met with Lauren and she immediately reassured us that having a wedding planner was affordable, simple, and most importantly; essential. We booked Lauren for full wedding planning, 18 months in advance of our wedding because we wanted to have the best person on our side.

I ended up changing my mind on venues, and Lauren was able to negotiate with the venue so we received our entire deposit back and were able to book the venue we actually wanted! She had such creative ideas, and always seemed to ask the right questions when vetting vendors for the wedding. She provided us with reliable recommendations for photographers and DJ’s, cakes, decorators. You name it, she knows them and she knows who is the best in the city. 

There were countless e-mails and text messages sent between Lauren and I, and she always answered promptly and gave me truthful, honest advice. Our wedding day went seamlessly, and everyone commented on how it was so nice to have a wedding actually start on time, and stay on schedule, and EVERYONE commented on how stress-free I was throughout the whole wedding planning process. I would get asked all the time “How’s wedding planning coming?” and I would simply reply “who knows – ask Lauren, she’s got it under control

If you are almost, or newly engaged, we 100% recommend hiring the team at Twelfth Night Events, and can assure you that you will not regret it. Mr. & Mrs. Weedmark”


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“Our wedding day was everything we could have ever asked for, and more. We breezed through the day without a single glitch and we can say that without a doubt, it was because of Lauren and her amazing team. We were able to truly take in each moment and enjoy the day because both my husband and I knew we had hired the best of the best.

When we got engaged, I was all over the wedding planning process. Binders, folders, and a file for everything! I was extremely organized and thorough with each aspect of the planning process. I truly thought I could pull it off all by myself. When we met with Lauren for the first time, I realized that there was so much more to it. She carried herself with such a high level of professionalism and class and we knew right there that we had to book her. This proved to be the best decision in our entire wedding planning process.

Initially, we expected that we would have someone we could ask questions throughout the final weeks of the wedding and someone there to coordinate the day. To say that we got so much more is beyond an understatement. Lauren communicated with vendors so that we didn’t have to, she dealt with issues so that we didn’t even know about them, and she allowed us to enjoy the process with the knowledge that we had the most organized and efficient professional in our corner. We hired her as a wedding planner, but what we really got was a friend who wanted to make our wedding day the best day of our lives. She exceeded this goal in every way.

To anyone getting married, my strongest recommendation is that you meet with Lauren before anything else. You will begin your wedding planning process feeling at ease and peace. No words will do justice for the part that Twelfth Night Events played in our wedding day. Our only regret is that we didn’t contact Lauren sooner!

Lauren, we are so thankful to have been able to work with you. We appreciate everything you did to make our wedding the most memorable day for us. I will continue to sing your praises; your accomplishments are truly unmatched. Thank you, xo”


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“Looking back to our wedding day we remember only the joy and love that completely surrounded us. There was not a single feeling of stress or anxiety because we knew that Lauren and her amazing team at Twelfth Night Events had everything under control.

We hired Lauren as a partial coordinator after realizing that as the wedding date approached the stress levels were increasing. Having the wedding at my parents’ place was a major component of the stress and I felt that it was important for everyone to be able to enjoy the day of the wedding. Researching wedding coordinators quickly led me to Lauren and it did not take long during our initial meeting for my stress to disappear. After sitting and speaking with Lauren for only a few minutes I knew I had found the person who could ensure our wedding was stress-free and wonderful.

Hiring Lauren was like a sigh of relief as I knew that I would be able to spend the wedding being a bride; I could enjoy my own wedding without worrying about how things would turn out. It is difficult to explain how wonderful it felt to know that all of my planning and preparations would actually turn out how I imagined.

It was not long after signing the contract that Lauren showed her expertise by suggesting a few vendors that I had been searching for. It took Lauren only few seconds to suggest these wonderful vendors that did such an amazing job at the wedding, while I had been searching in vain for months on end. This was just one of many instances in which I would turn to my then-fiancé and say how hiring Lauren was already worth the investment, and that we had not even got to the wedding day yet!

Twelfth Night Events was easily the best investment we made for the wedding and yet I am struggling with writing this testimonial. I am struggling because I cannot put into words my complete gratitude for Lauren and her amazing team. There was a sense of calm that took over when Lauren was on the job and I cannot thank her enough. I wish every bride could have the same experience that I did and it is wholeheartedly that I recommend Lauren and Twelfth Night Events.”


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“Don and I first met Lauren when we were trying to decide between a destination or local wedding. We wanted a quick engagement (4-6 months) but we had high expectations for our special day and we wanted to host an event that was a real treat for our guests. As two busy professionals, we didn’t think we had the time or energy to pull off a local wedding in such a short time frame. During our first meeting, Lauren gained a thorough understanding of what we envisioned for our wedding. At the end of the meeting Lauren eloquently summarized what Don and I were looking for and accepted our challenge to find a local venue that would be perfect for our wedding day. Within a week, Lauren had scheduled a tour of potential wedding venues that met our criteria. Lauren found a venue that was perfect for us and the planning for a local wedding began! 

Having a wedding planner saved us tons of time, money and stress! I didn’t spend hours on-line researching or interviewing photographers, decorators, florists or officiants. Lauren provided us with a list of reputable professionals within our budget that were available on our wedding day and she was able to negotiate vendor pricing that quickly paid for her services. There are many aspects to planning a wedding that I was unaware of until I started working with Lauren. I am afraid to think about how I would have managed all of the moving parts in wedding planning and how it would have all come together had I not worked with Lauren. When you work with Lauren it is like having a bridesmaid who not only cares about you but knows the wedding industry inside and out and knows how to navigate it efficiently! Imagine how much easier it is planning a wedding when you are working with a team that has the experience of planning hundreds of weddings before. It was reassuring to have a professional guiding us through the planning process to ensure no detail was forgotten or overlooked. 

On the day of our wedding my mom and bridesmaids kept commenting on how relaxed I was. This was because I didn’t have to worry about anything! I had complete confidence that the day would run smoothly as the Twelfth Night Event team would take care of every little detail. It was such a great feeling to know that neither I, the groom nor any of our family or wedding party could potentially have to manage anything unanticipated. 

Our wedding day was magical. Many guests commented that both the groom and I were glowing and they could feel the love between the two of us. This is because we weren’t distracted by any detail of the wedding. The groom and I were able to enjoy every precious moment of our wedding and the important people that surrounded us. 

I would highly recommend Lauren and the Twelfth Night Events team to any friend of mine planning a wedding. The team took such good care of us throughout the entire planning process and ensured that everything came together seamlessly. It was evident that Lauren cared as much about all of the little details as I did! Guests that attended our wedding have commented that our attention to detail was evident in all of our special touches. Lauren is a true professional but through the wedding planning process she became a friend.”


Julie-Johnkans-frame-and-banner“As someone with an often busy work schedule and who is easily overwhelmed with making decisions, the thought of planning a wedding was daunting. I knew in order to maintain my sanity I had to work with vendors that were organized, paid attention to detail, and would communicate regularly. I quickly realized that in order to work with the best, I needed someone with connections and knowledge of the industry. I heard about Lauren and her team at TNE through our venue and decided to get in touch. Lauren demonstrated professionalism and expertise of the industry and I felt confident that with her help I might actually enjoy the planning process! 

Boy was I glad I made that decision! Lauren recommended essentially every vendor we worked with and each proved to hold the same professional standards as Lauren while also staying within our budget. In the end I found the planning process exciting and fun since Lauren made it simple by handling the contracts, negotiating with vendors, and ensuring that our requests were met. 

TNE’s expertise was truly invaluable on the day of the wedding. I couldn’t imagine a wedding without someone for day-of coordination, even for the most organized Bride. Lauren and her team executed the schedule, decor, vendors, etc. to a T and maintained a professional presence. Everyone commented on how calm I looked and it was all because I was confident knowing everything was in the hands of TNE. 

I’d recommend Lauren and TNE to anyone that wants to work with the best in the industry, have fun with the planning process, and enjoy a stress-free wedding!”


rachel-frame-and-banner“Without a doubt, hiring Lauren and the TNE team was the smartest investment we made during the wedding planning process. We were on the fence about whether or not we even needed a planner throughout the initial stages of planning, but as the big day approached, we began to realize that we wouldn’t be able to handle everything ourselves during those final weeks before the wedding. We met with Lauren and were instantly blown away by her organization, professionalism, and attention to detail. She put forward such a sense of calmness and competence when discussing our day, and l felt so much more relaxed throughout the remainder of the planning process knowing that she was there to manage and oversee things for us! She was always readily available by e-mail or phone, and each meeting was truly like hanging out with a friend who wants to hear all your wedding details!

I honestly don’t know what I would have done without Lauren in the weeks leading up to the wedding, and especially on the wedding day itself! Our outdoor wedding was hit with a pretty bad windstorm that demolished the inside of our reception tent shortly before our ceremony, but Lauren and her team calmly and efficiently dealt with the damage and put everything back in order beautifully. I wasn’t even aware what had happened until my husband told me later that evening, and our guests had no idea as well! Everyone remarked how smoothly our ceremony and reception flowed, and how happy and relaxed we were on our day – something we fully attribute to the hard work and efforts of TNE. It was an absolute pleasure working with Lauren and her team! Our only regret is not hiring them sooner”


I wanted to thank you and Sonia so much for everything that you did to make our day just perfect. You both went above and beyond to ensure that everything was set-up as per our vision and put out all of the little fires that arose throughout the day efficiently and professionally and without me knowing (which was the best part)!

Thank you for putting up with all of my DIY requests and for executing everything just the way that I had dreamed of, I know how much work it must have been to set-up everything and I just want you to know how much I truly appreciated your hard work. We absolutely loved the marquee lights, they were just a wonderful addition to the dance floor and the candy bar was a huge hit, we’re still eating our way through it! Thank you for going above and beyond to ensure that our day was wonderful, we are confident that hiring you was one of the best decisions that we made during our wedding planning process.You have truly found your calling in life, you are just wonderful at what you do and I can say that I learned a tremendous amount from working with both you and Sonia. Brad and I really can’t thank you enough!


 

My husband and I had the most perfect wedding and we owe it all to Lauren at Twelfth Night Events! TNE is the reason I was the stress-free bride I never imagined I could be, the reason I was able to enjoy our 7 month engagement and most definitely the reason why we were actually able to indulge in the best day of our lives! 

I’m a very organized individual who loves planning events and is slightly obsessed with weddings, so many people asked why I needed a wedding planner. These qualities are the very reason I knew that I needed a professional wedding planner that I could trust to handle all the details with as much care and attention as I would have liked to do myself. She was extremely organized so I didn’t have to be, she kept track of details, so I didn’t have to, read fine lines, went above & beyond, so that I didn’t have to. It was such a treat to sit back and soak up every ounce of our own wedding without worrying about timing, problem solving, set up and the simple (yet important) details that Lauren took care of. 

Throughout the planning, Lauren was always easily accessible via phone, email or text! Without fail, all my questions would be answered in no time! Although I knew she had dozens of other weddings to plan, she always made me feel like ours was the only one on her mind. I don’t know how she can juggle her time and attention so well; it truly is a special talent! 

On our Big Day, we were blown away! Lauren has an amazing eye for décor! She used my personal touches to transform our wedding venue into a beautiful, elegant space – inside and out! Everything went off without a hitch and we felt like we were really able to attend our own party! The whole day was orchestrated so seamlessly, I don’t know how anyone does it without the help of a professional wedding planner like Lauren. Thank you Lauren for allowing us to be present for every moment of our day, that is a unique gift and we are forever grateful for the memories you allowed us to create! 


Being a busy bride, with both my husband and I working demanding full time jobs, we had to utilize extra help (other than our family) to plan our wedding. We realized the need for a wedding planner instantly – someone to help us meet our wants/needs and stay on budget. We found Lauren and the TNE team online, organized an initial meeting and we instantly clicked. 

 Twelfth Night Event Planning did an awesome job. Lauren was very resourceful and had lists of vendors ready to handle every aspect of the wedding – from linens, to cakes, and photo booth rentals. Twelfth Night was not only able to recommend, but also obtain estimates and arrange appointments when necessary. Lauren was also often able to obtain discounted prices from vendors, due to her strong network with a variety of companies – helping us stay on budget. In general, Lauren was very professional and easy to work with. She was easy to get in touch with and prompt to respond to my every inquiry or issue. Often she was able to solve problems before I even knew they existed – which made the entire process much more enjoyable and stress free. Lauren listened to my desires and pulled off an elaborate event almost effortlessly, but more importantly within budget! So glad we used Twelfth Night Events, and would recommend them to any bride-to-be! Thanks again Lauren for making the wedding planning, and our special day, an effortlessly perfect outcome. 


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Thank you for everything! What an amazing day. It seriously went perfectly, Krystian and I still can’t believe how smoothly everything went. We had an awesome time, and it seems like our family and friends did as well. Sonia and Bailey-Anne were fantastic! My mom and I were saying, you don’t realize how much you need a wedding coordinator until the day is actually there – we counted on them so many times and they came through every time. My whole family and wedding party loved them too, because they were so sweet and helpful for everyone! Thank you also for all of your help ahead of time, it was seriously such a relief to be able to email an expert about everything, since I had no idea how to do this! If I was to go back and do anything differently, it would be that I would have hired you guys from the very beginning as planners


Lauren was such an awesome person to have helped us plan our wedding. After trying and having no luck on our own we researched and asked Lauren to help plan our beach wedding. And what a great success it was. With all of her experience, she knew what would work and how things usually fall through. Lauren was extremely professional and detail orientated. She saved a lot of headaches ( and bridezilla) from trying to talk to vendors and such because she knows the proper people and professional vendors to work with. 

Every aspect of our wedding planning was smooth sailing thanks to the help of Lauren. For the day of I could have not asked for anything more. It was perfect with no hiccups, even if there was I’m sure I wouldn’t have noticed.

 


daniella-frame-and-bannerAt first we hired Lauren as a day-of-wedding planner encase it rained (our wedding was all outdoors in our yard). We didn’t realize when we hired Lauren that her services would be the best money we would spend on our wedding. She went beyond what was expected of her. Lauren has this way about her that made Des and I feel like we were the only wedding she was working on this year – like we were the most important day to her. She was 100% committed to us from day 1. 

Here are just a few examples of how Lauren made our wedding dreams come true: 

She made it a point to come to my house to talk about concerns with a certain vendor that we had hired. Knowing that this would be a stressful situation, she comforted me and came up with solutions for us. 

She responds to all e-mails defiantly by days end (usually within an hour of your email). 

We had SO many compliments on how organized and smooth our wedding was. Our wedding day was a seamless transition between what Des and I envisioned/prepared to what Lauren and her staff produced. 

Lauren had many faces/jobs at our wedding: driver/deliverer, decorator, problem solver, body guard, traffic director, bartender (always making sure the bridal party was well hydrated), time keeper, tidy-upper, advisor/counsellor, and overseer. 

After Lauren left our wedding, she went to the hotel we were going to stay at that night and scattered rose pedals on the floor and bed. A note on the nightstand said, “Enjoy your new life as Mr. and Mrs.” 

We absolutely recommend Lauren and her staff to anyone getting married! Des and I were able to be guests at our own wedding because we didn’t have to worry about anything – we literally were allowed to live in the moment and soak in all the love from each other, our family and our friends. She was our J.Lo from The Wedding Planner (she even had the head sets!)


Lauren and Twelfth Night Events (TNE) were an unexpected gift. As a couple, we did not have the time to plan a wedding. We also were clueless as to what that entailed. We did a thorough search and after several email exchanges between different planners, we chose TNE. The reason – professionalism, knowledgeability, responsiveness, and a reasonable price.

At our first meeting with Lauren we stated that we needed a planner who would do the majority of the work. This was no problem – she had already prepared a timeline for us to see what and when things would be happening. She was also very clear that this was our wedding and our wants and needs would be her first priority. She does not do more than one wedding a day, and only one large wedding a weekend. She was able to draw out of us the essentials needed to create our dream wedding. Lauren has many connections within Southwestern Ontario and we were able to find highly skilled vendors at very reasonable (and sometimes discounted) prices!

We only worked with Lauren, so we developed a great relationship with her. We were very concerned about the budget, so Lauren would review where we stood at each meeting we had with her in person, and in the end we were right on target with a much more elaborate wedding than we would have been able to afford without TNE. Lauren made herself available to help with any issue that arose, even those not directly related to the wedding planning (such as a wedding dress purchase gone bad).

On the day of, things ran like clockwork – guests approached us and stated that they had never been to a wedding as organized and on-time as ours. Overall, you will not be disappointed with TNE. They are reliable, responsible, readily available, personable, and have a wealth of knowledge that will save you money and more importantly, allow you to continue to live your life as the wedding of your dreams is being prepared.


Lauren was a life saver for our wedding planning process! After dealing with an unprofessional vendor we knew we had to get a wedding planner. After some interviewing we knew we had to hire Twelfth Night Events. Lauren set us up with the most amazing, professional and reliable vendors and she was there for every meeting to help guide us through the unknown waters that was wedding planning. She was a mediator, decorator, advice giver, idea haver! She helped us figure out our theme and coordinate our big day while sticking to our budget which was very important to us. Lauren was always available to meet even if it was just to make us feel less stressed out. We actually enjoyed our engagement stress free because of her help! 

The day of was where Lauren and her assistants presence was really felt not just by us but by our guests and wedding party. Everything went seamlessly and on time and I’m pretty sure she even made the rain hold off!! She was checking in with updates, making sure everyone was where they should be and when, coordinating with our venue and vendors all while we relaxed and got ready. She makes it look so easy but we know all the hard work that went into everything for our wedding and couldn’t be more grateful to have her around. Everyone at our wedding was astonished at how professional, organized and friendly she was. 

My only suggestion to any newly engaged couple now is to get a wedding planner, it’s worth every penny! We hope to keep in contact with Lauren as she was an integral part of our new lives together and can’t wait to have her plan more parties for us… maybe even a baby shower in the future ;)!! It is with our deepest sincerity that we thank Lauren and her team wholeheartedly for everything she has done for us! 


Hiring Lauren De Koster and her colleagues at Twelfth Night Events was the best decision I made during the wedding planning process. I’m a busy woman with a demanding job and sought Twelfth Night’s extremely affordable coordinating services in the months before my wedding, when I realized I wouldn’t have the time (or knowledge) necessary to execute my unique wedding.

When I first met Lauren, I was struck by her professionalism, knowledge, creativity and attention to detail. Lauren and Twelfth Night Events continued to impress me every step of the way during the planning and preparation process and their wedding day coordination was invaluable. Teaming up with Twelfth Night meant I could focus on the exciting and fun parts of planning a wedding instead of stressing about the details. I had so many friends and family members tell me what a happy and calm bride I was and I owe that to Lauren De Koster and her wonderful team at Twelfth NIght Events. They were my guardian angels!


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When it came time to plan our wedding, I was thrilled. However, working with a tight timeline of only 6 months, I quickly became overwhelmed with the endless meetings, research, and decisions. Planning the wedding wasn’t fun any more – it was work! Not to mention, nearly impossible given the hours that I work. 

I hired Lauren from Twelfth Night Events for our December 7th wedding, despite scepticism from both my family and my now husbands family. If you asked anyone of them now, they would highly recommend hiring Lauren!! Lauren did all of the negotiations with vendors (saving us a ton of money), helped us to stick to our budget and our timeline. I was able to be involved as little or as much as I wanted, and our wedding turned out perfectly – a reflection of both myself and my husband, who we are, and where we came from. She handled all of the little details, and made sure everything was exactly the way I wanted. 

The day of the wedding ran absolutely perfectly – stress free for our family, wedding party, and ourselves. Lauren managed to handle each little “crisis” without me even knowing – the day was fantastic, because I knew I didn’t have to worry about a thing! Lauren handled all of the last minute running around while we were able to enjoy the company of our family and friends. 

The only thing I would change if I were to do it over again, would be to hire Lauren the day after we got engaged! Twelfth Night Events made our day absolutely perfect!


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Lauren at Twelfth Night Events provided full wedding planning services for our big day at the London Convention Centre. After getting in contact with Lauren a couple weeks after our engagement, Lauren proved to us that 8 months was more than enough time to plan the perfect wedding that we have been dreaming of. She helped make our wedding the most gorgeous event we have ever seen or attended. Her exquisite taste and design sense completely transformed a corporate and dull space into a beautiful, and romantically – elegant affair. 

Lauren is very professional, experienced, and enthusiastic, and she is completely plugged into the wedding scene. Not only did she make our wedding a truly perfect experience with our 400+ guest list, we also felt completely taken care of from start to finish. As for the BIG DAY, Lauren took care of it all! Her commitment to the success of our event, allowed us to be truly present for the wedding experience and we were able to concentrate on our guests and having fun. It’s been over two weeks now since our wedding day, and guests are still talking about how elegant, and well put together our wedding was. We were a bit apprehensive at first to get a wedding planner because of the additional cost. Now, in retrospect, it was probably the best decision we made. Beyond the reduced stress and workload, Lauren saved us enough money through her discounts and negotiating skills to more than offset her cost. In the end, we essentially got the benefits of an awesome planner without hurting our budget! 

We would absolutely recommend Lauren to anyone who is looking for a wedding planner and coordinator, and we are positive that you will be completely satisfied with her services. She is an absolute pleasure to work with and we have no doubt that Lauren and Twelfth Night Events will continue to shine in this industry. Thank you Lauren for all of your hard work!



courtney-frame-and-bannerMy husband and I were married on July 27, 2013 and it was truly the best day of our life. Our “fun and games” themed wedding was exactly what we had always dreamt of and it truly felt like a dream. Every detail was better than I could have imagined and what made our wedding day so spectacular was the effort put forth by Lauren De Koster and her team from Twelfth Night Events. I am not exaggerating when I say that including Lauren was the best decision we made when planning our wedding.

We met Lauren at the London Bridal Show in September and instantly knew that we wanted her on our side. From that point forward, Lauren made us feel like friends and put our needs above anything else. Lauren helped my husband and I determine what we truly wanted from our ceremony, she helped us compromise our ideas, and she found the best vendors to help make our day possible. Lauren kept us organized, grounded, and most of all, excited as we planned our wedding. Lauren was there for us morning, noon, and night, and I knew that I could trust her guidance on any subject.

 On the day of the wedding Lauren honestly did everything in her power to ensure it was the most magical day we could ever experience. Lauren consistently put us first and tirelessly attended to our needs. When the time came for her to show us the ballroom, my breath was taken away by the level of detail she had put into every corner. The final result was better than I could have ever imagined and I knew my wedding dreams came true because of the work she did to make it all possible.

Again, hiring Lauren from Twelfth Night Events was the best decision we made while planning our wedding. If you are looking for someone professional, personable, approachable, organized, creative, innovative, and who puts passion into everything they do, then Lauren from Twelfth Night Events will also be the best decision you make while planning your wedding. Lauren, I cannot say enough how much we appreciate everything you did to make this an unforgettable experience for us. We look back at our wedding with very fond memories, especially the time we spent with you planning it. Thank you.

Jayne Gray – Mother of the Bride – July 2013

I cannot say enough about you and your services, your attention to detail, your professionalism, your enthusiasm, and of course your passion. It all showed through at every opportunity. Your services are still being discussed by our guests. I have had a few inquiries and I’ll be referring you and recommending you as often as I can!


Tosha Lobsinger from Tosha Lobsinger Photography  – July 2013

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I have been fortunate enough to work with Lauren at Twelfth Night Events twice now. She deserves a major shout out! I have learned from her clients themselves that Lauren truly cares about her brides and grooms, and is there for them throughout the whole wedding process. From my own experience with her on the big day, she is extremely organized and helpful in ensuring that everything runs smoothly. To all of my brides and grooms who are feeling the stress of wedding planning, I promise you that Lauren would help you to save both money and headaches


meighen-frame-and-bannerHiring Lauren was the single best decision we made with the whole wedding planning experience. Within the first 5 minutes of our very first meeting, Lauren knew exactly what I wanted. Her expertise and professionalism exceeded our expectations. Not only did her knowledge and experience help with decision making, her contacts saved us time and money, which essentially more than paid for her services.

Lauren made not only the entire wedding planning, but also the day off, such a relaxing experience for myself. My mother and I put all our trust in Lauren and she more than delivered. From her recommendation on the cater, to her ideas with decor, to the day of itinerary Lauren made our day absolutely perfect. We could not have had a better day or experience without her. THANK YOU! xo

Char Scott – Mother of the Bride – June 2013

Thank you for all your guidance and support making our daughters wedding day a memorable one. My daughters dream came true of having an outdoor service and dancing under the stars. Our heartfelt gratitude for all your help.


amanda-frame-and-bannerLauren at Twelfth Night Events was the best decision that my husband and I have made to date, besides getting married of course. She was incredibly professional, friendly, knowledgeable and overall an incredible joy to work with. 

I was very worried and stressed out about the whole wedding planning process. Once I met with Lauren my fears and anxiety was calmed as she helped us through the initial process of researching and selecting appropriate vendors based on our style and budget. Lauren helped my husband and I paint and execute the perfect picture of what we had in mind for our wedding.

Her industry knowledge and contacts not only made our decisions easier but actually saved us money which essentially paid for her services. Any bride and groom who are looking to have an enjoyable wedding planning process should consider using the services of Twelfth Night Events.

I feel that I gained a great friend with Lauren throughout the process and actually miss speaking with her on a weekly, sometimes daily basis!


jessie-frame-and-bannerTHANK YOU for everything that you did for us on our wedding day and for the last, almost year, that you’ve been working with us. We couldn’t have had more of a perfect day, and that would never have happened without you. It was such a relaxing day for me because I knew you would have everything under control and the reception andchurch looking stunning.

We were both so impressed with your professionalism and the way you handled the staff and our guests. We had more than one person compliment us on how well organized everything was and how professional all the staff was as well. I’ve been recommending you since the beginning and will continue to sing your praises.

You truly impressed us with everything and I can honestly say it would not have been the beautiful and perfect wedding that it was without you. We really can’t thank you enough for everything


julie-frame-and-bannerLauren from Twelfth Night Events is a wonderful person to work with. She is professional, organized, and very well connected in the wedding community. Her experience in event planning is very broad – she has so many insider tips and tricks that saved me loads of money! She was passionate about ensuring that my day went perfectly- this included averting a huge floral crisis where she spent hours calling vendor after vendor to replace my missing bouquets, corsages and boutonnieres- all within 24 hours of my wedding day! She pulled it off; a true miracle worker. Not only is she incredibly professional, she is also a genuinely warm and friendly person who understands how to provide impeccable customer service. I cannot say enough great things about Lauren. She worked tirelessly to make my wedding day the best day of my life – I adore her, and can’t thank her enough. Highly, highly, HIGHLY recommend this business!


jennie-frame-and-bannerI don’t know where to start with this email. The biggest thing I want you to know is that you are definitely in the right industry! From the moment my mom and I met you we were impressed. You carry yourself very well – you were professional, organized and all over easy to get along with. 

We would have paid double the normal rate had we known how good at your job you are!!! I honestly can’t thank you enough and I will be pimping you to everyone I know! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!! You were the best part of the entire planning process!!!


sara-frame-and-bannerI’m sure you get this all the time, but you were far and away the best money we spent on the entire wedding (and that even includes my dress, and you know how much I loved that dress!) So many of our friends and family commented on how fantastic you are, and what a wonderful job you did of making sure everything went off smoothly. I felt so confident in you, and was able to really enjoy the day. Not once did I worry that you wouldn’t get things done, I knew you would.

You were fantastic leading up to the wedding as well – you thought of so many details that hadn’t even occured to me, and really helped me to put together a cohesive vision of the day. When we arrived at the venue we were all blown away by how well put-together everything was, all the way down to the small details, like how you set out all our shoes, and jewellery for us. You did a great job of putting together the centrepieces, and ceremony space, as well. There is no way we both would have enjoyed the day as much as we did, without you, and I want to thank you so much for everything you did.

Ashley  Wallace – 2012

I admit it, I was one of those brides who thought they didn’t need to spend money on a wedding planner and I could do it all myself! I was so wrong! From the moment we met you, you made it clear to us that you were genuinely connected to our wedding and we realized immediately how much we needed you! Lauren, you are an amazing wedding planner and my wedding would not have been as amazing, if you hadn’t been there to help! You were worth every penny and can’t even imagine how much money I would have spent without your experience and connections! Our wedding day was the best day of my life! I enjoyed every minute of it and was completely stress free … because of you!! I can not thank you enough for helping me make the day as perfect as it was! I am forever grateful to you and so is my family!! We all got to enjoy the day and not worry about a thing! I will be recommending you to every person I know that gets married…EVER!


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