About Calgary Wedding Planning Co.
To provide the highest level of professional service and guidance in the design, coordination and execution of your wedding celebration and to provide ease to the bride and groom in creating a memorable wedding that they always have desired. Our mission is to assure that all of your wedding dreams come true.
Owner and Executive Wedding Planner
Amanda Brown was born and raised in Calgary, AB where she grew up with an everlasting artistic passion. Expressing her love for art in creative ways, she trained as a competitive dancer throughout her life until she graduated as a determined honor student. She spent every spare moment from her schooling practicing and training her body through her love of dance. Amanda always knew that she wanted to be a wedding and event planner so she decided to pursue her two passions by merging them with a job travelling and working abroad for Carnival Cruise Lines. It was the perfect opportunity as she worked as a professional dancer as well as part of the entertainment staff, planning and hosting events for thousands of guests and crew each week.
Amanda spent a year and a half specifically studying Wedding and Event Planning through the Sheffield School in New York City. “I wanted to learn from the absolute best there is, so I found an amazing program in New York City, the Wedding Capital of the World.” She graduated with the top marks in her school and was recognized by the school as a role model for other students who were going through the same program. Amanda Brown has assisted and planned over one hundred and fifty weddings in Calgary and the Rocky Mountains. In August 2010 she opened her own company in Calgary where she is determined to provide brides with their perfect dream wedding without breaking their budget. Amanda is recognized for her excellent customer service and for her dedication to go the extra mile. She loves the creative and artistic side of wedding planning as well as working with wonderful people throughout the journey of their big day. She has an excellent relationship with vendors in the Calgary and Rocky Mountain area as her easy going and friendly personality is positive to work with. Her ability to stay calm in stressful situations leaves her clients and colleagues gratified and happy to work with her again!
In her free time Amanda now works as a dance teacher and choreographer in Canmore, AB. She loves to dance, sing, cook, hike and spend time with her friends, family and pets in Calgary.
Erika Gulutzan-Tobolski was born and raised in Saskatchewan when, along with her family, she made the move to Calgary, Alberta. Being a highly organized born planner she started work in the Oil and Gas industry where she obtained positions within project administration. Even though she enjoyed her administrative roles she kept being drawn to the creative side of wedding planning and design. The ability to visualize and to see the big picture made event planning second nature to her. After successfully planning the weddings of numerous friends and family members Erika decided it was time to make the switch and pursue her dream career professionally as an Event Planner.
While completing the Event Management Certificate at Mount Royal University she was able to learn from the industries best as she worked on hundreds of events including large tradeshows, gala events, community festivals, corporate functions, Christmas parties, exhibit openings, private gatherings and most importantly – weddings! Wedding and event planning is her passion. Erika manages everything from the lovely couple, beautiful flowers, personalized stationary, gorgeous linens and the many other details to create a wedding that is unique to each of her clients. Her relaxed demeanor, excellent communication skills, superb customer service, education and experience all contribute to a planning process that is simple and most importantly stress free.
Erika describes herself as a perfectionist with a great eye and attention to detail that is like no other. Her positive attitude contributes to a fantastic relationship with her vendors making it a pleasure to work with her. You can often find Erika perusing the internet for the latest in wedding trends, creating a new Pinterest board, and reviewing all the real wedding posts on many of her favorite blogs. She loves finding new and interesting ways to personalize her weddings to ensure it is a special day for her couples. When she isn`t wrapped up in all things weddings she spends time crafting, looking for her next DIY project or is with her husband and pooch most likely in the mountains, especially if there is snow on the ground!
Chantel has always enjoyed making every persons day special. Weddings are the perfect example of someone’s’ special day. She has grown to love weddings more and more. Being in guest services for over five years she has learned that each experience is unique and every person deserves to have that special moment.
This is Chantel’s third year with Calgary Wedding Planning Compay and has planned and assisted over fifty weddings. Clients love her calming personality and attention to detail.
Chantel was enrolled in Hospitality Management at SAIT where she learned all aspects of the industry and has learnt how to fine tune her event planning skills. Wedding planning has always been something Chantel wanted to experience and help to make each persons wedding special. With the skills she has learned in school and through her guest services experience she is able to create a unique wedding planning experience; through hard work and great communication each event can go off stress free. In her spare time Chantel loves spending time with friends and family, enjoying the summer sun, hot yoga and loves having a good meal.