twelfth night events

est. 2012

fine art weddings + events

curating luxurious celebrations

about us

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. 

We believe in love at first sight, at knowing you've found the one your heart desires, in celebrating that once-in-a-lifetime love. We are hopeless romantics who feel that your love is worthy of a once-in-a-lifetime celebration!

Our approach to planning is simple: plan an unforgettable event for our clients and ensure the process fun, light, and meticulously planned. With a combined 25 years of hospitality experience, we understand how successful events are planned - and our experience, knowledge, and industry connections will ensure our clients receive the very best that we have to offer. 


A once-in-a-lifetime EXPERIENCE

we believe in curating a luxurious celebration of your love!

what to expect

Shandi Szela
Principal Planner + Director

After having worked with Shandi, as a Venue Coordinator at one of our favourite venues for many years, we swiftly snagged her for our own team when the opportunity arose. 

Since joining Twelfth Night Events in 2017, Shandi has won the hearts of our clients and truly embodies the high standards and exceptional service we aim to offer. 

As a veteran of the Hospitality industry for more than 10 years, Shandi has held many positions; from Banquet Server, to Bartender, to Food & Beverage Manager, to Event Coordinator, and since 2017, Event Director for our team. Her devotion to the industry and extensive knowledge have become an incredibly valuable asset to our clients.

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 and they recently expanded their family, welcoming Brooks, their son, during lockdown. She loves her fur baby Rocco, and all dogs for that matter, and will always stop to pet a friendly dog. 

Lauren De Koster
Creative Director + Owner

As Creative Director and Owner for Twelfth Night Events, Lauren has been planning weddings & events for more than a decade under the brand. 

Originally from the GTA, Lauren began her career working for major restaurant chains and five-star hotels, where her passion for event planning sparked. She received her certification as an International Wedding Planning Professional in 2010 and has been actively planning weddings ever since.

Lauren is meticulous with the details and her passion will be apparent from your very first meeting. Her only goal is to create an unforgettable planning experience, and she believes your event 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, loves a dry sense of humour, and believes that event planning should be fun. Bonding with her clients 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  time with her family. She loves the Real Housewives of everywhere + anything on Bravo, playing dress up with her daughter, Olivia, and a chilled glass of Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc. 

Vanessa Hennessy
Graphic Design + Coordinator

With Graphic Design being at the forefront of Vanessa's skillset, she joined our team in 2021 as our in-house graphic designer and coordinator. Her years of experience working with major brands in the health and fitness sectors have built a strong foundation for design. 

After meticulously planning her own wedding, with Twelfth Night Events helping along the way, her passion for events and beautiful design possibilities was ignited and she quickly joined our team to help bring thoughtful design to our clients.

Vanessa's love for all things weddings allows her to hold 2 positions with our team: graphic designer and event coordinator. Her organization skills and driven work ethic make her an exceptional force for our team. 

Get to know Vanessa on a personal level: Newly married, Vanessa enjoys spending her free time with her Husband, Tyler. Vanessa is an avid crafter and loves to design stationery for weddings, often assisting our clients with their wedding invitations. 



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