Surprise Wedding – Kayla + Mike

December 24, 2019


It was a Monday evening back in February, we sat in Starbucks for a consultation for their upcoming wedding. After a long meeting and hearing everything they wanted I asked each of them to close their eyes and allow me to walk them through a fun concept.

Picture this.

You share the news you’re choosing to elope in 2020 but you’ve decided to celebrate your engagement with your loved ones in a memorable way beforehand.

Your guests are invited to an evening at Sky Hangar, where you got engaged, to bring all the feels back. As they walk in, music is playing, candles lit and you’re welcoming them letting go of any suspicions they might have. Moments after everyone has arrived, you share the news you’re getting married! SURPRISE!

They opened their eyes and said PERFECT!

And together, we created something spectacular!

The Execution

On the morning of the engagement party, Kayla and Mike shared the morning together while my team set up at Sky Hangar and picked up final decor items.

Guests arrived at Sky Hangar to music, games, snacks and simple yet elegant decor for a surprise wedding desguised as an engagement party. The bar was fully stocked and the tacos were on route. As we watched everyone arrive, we could hardly contain our excitement for what was in store for them.

Then it got really good…Kayla and Mike asked their friends to join them separately so they could share their little secret. The reactions were WORTH THE WAIT! Her girls helped her get into her dress while Mike had a celebratory drink with his guys before walking down the aisle.

While the couple got ready for the ceremony, the emcee (the only one in on the secret) took the stage and shared that while Kayla and Mike were considering a destination wedding for 2020, nothing beat Sky Hangar in Pitt Meadows (where they got engaged)…and saying I DO on their anniversary was the perfect date. The guests roared with surprise. The SHE team quickly set up a ceremony and guests were invited to find a seat. The moment Kayla walked down the aisle with her favourite people and watching Mike’s reaction, I almost broke down. Look at his reaction!

Kayla and Mike, thank you for choosing me to not only plan the biggest surprise of your life but to also pronounce you husband and wife. Also, HUGE thank you to Brianna and Brenden who introduced me and recommended me to this fun couple xo

“Stephanie and team at Sweetheart Events helped me plan the most incredible “engagement party” turned surprise wedding! My now husband and I went into a consultation meeting with her to discuss planning a wedding, and through our conversation we landed on the surprise idea. I left the meeting with more excitement than I could handle.

I always knew I wanted full service planning because I had zero vision of what I wanted my day to look like, I needed all the help I could get. Even though I didn’t know what I wanted going into this process, Stephanie kept us fully informed with the most amazing shared documents on Google Drive that had every vendor, viewable invoice, timelines, checklists, etc.

Her experience helped us make the best decisions possible, catered to exactly what we wanted. Most importantly, the surprise went off without a hitch and I enjoyed the night fully without worrying about my guests experience. I would absolutely recommend Stephanie and Sweetheart Events to all my friends and family.”

Planning/Design/Officiating: Sweetheart Events | Photography: Jessica Mariah Photography | Venue: Sky Hangar | Catering: La Taqueria | Decor Rentals: Bespoke Decor | DJ: Van DJ Co. | Bartender: First Staffing Services | Bridal Bouquet: Our Little Flower Company

  1. Milo Nelson says:

    Such a great surprise wedding plan. Will be followed by many, for sure. Really love it.

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