When planning your wedding or special occasion, ensuring you have a company or person who is reliable, professional and creative is crucial for the success of your event. Victoria from Little City Events is that person! Little City Events is a Fredericton-based wedding consulting company that offers event planning, décor services as well as floral design. Victoria is a magic-making machine. She puts her heart and soul into creating truly unique events that represent her clients in a gorgeous way. She will be with you every step of the way, paying attention to the finest details and making sure to minimize the stress of your big day, big or small.
MORE ABOUT VICTORIA
Tell us about your company and how you got started.
Little City Events is a one stop shop for anything wedding or event related. We are able to plan any event start to finish and we cover all aspects of décor including specialty lighting and floral design. Originally about 10 years ago I worked in a flower shop where I was taught a lot about flowers and the business side. Six years ago I did my first wedding for a friend of mine. I did all the planning beginning to end from the color scheme to music selection and anything and everything in between. I fell in love with everything wedding related and shortly after Little City Events was born.
What makes your work unique? Why should couples hire you?
I think this job requires a lot of creativity. Anyone with basic organizational skills can plan an event or wedding but it takes someone creative to incorporate things to make one event different from the next. Additionally it takes a lot of time to stay on top of what is going on in the industry. I subscribe to multiple wedding magazines and newsletters online so I’m on top of the ever-changing landscape of wedding and event trends. It’s fun for me and if I didn’t do it as a job I would do it as a hobby. I think that love for it shows in my work.
What is your ideal client like?
I don’t think there is necessarily an ideal client in my mind. One of the best parts of this job is working with different personalities with different visions and tastes. Of course working with a client who is flexible and trusting is always a plus.
What is your approach to wedding planning and design?
I would say my approach is being both open minded and flexible. If a client comes to me with an “out there” concept I try to get into their head space and focus their vision. I like to think any vision is possible, even in our little province of New Brunswick.
What is the creative process like? How do you work with couples to bring their vision to life?
First I like to sit down with the couple and get a real feel for who they are, their tastes and their overall vision. Sometimes you sit down and the clients will have pictures and a really solid idea of what they’re looking for. Other times they will have no direction whatsoever. After the initial meeting when I have a better direction and some idea of budget I put together a folder of pictures, color schemes and design ideas. We meet and email as many times as needed to discuss likes and dislikes until the client is happy with everything.
What trends are you seeing among Maritime weddings lately?
The last few years the majority of the weddings have been overwhelmingly rustic with a lot of pastels for color. It now seems to be moving towards more rustic elegance. We’re seeing a move from burlap and mason jars to candelabras, candlesticks, specialty chairs, specialty lighting, etc. Last year we did a barn wedding and completely transformed the space. We used candelabras and candlesticks for the majority of the centerpieces, hydrangeas ran the length of the barn walls, we brought in lounge furniture and hung huge floral displays from the ceiling. It was a perfect example of where maritime wedding are hopefully heading.
What is your favorite thing about weddings in The Maritimes?
Probably the ease with which they seem to flow. Maybe that’s just because of Maritimers in general but at the end of the day everyone just wants to let loose and have a good time. I have yet to be involved with a stuffy Maritime wedding.
Which wedding venues in The Maritimes do you love and why?
My favorite venues so far have definitely been private residences. You have the ability to completely change the space and make it your own. But if I had to choose one that we’ve worked with recently it would be Clinton Hills in PEI. The options for the outdoor spaces for the ceremony are absolutely gorgeous and the barn itself was absolutely beautiful. Overall a perfect location for a Maritime wedding.
Best piece of advice you can give Brides and Grooms?
Don’t sweat the small details! Plan, plan, plan leading up to the big day but then just put it out of your mind and enjoy yourselves. When I planned my wedding, and being a wedding planner, I needed every detail to be absolutely perfect. But then when the day arrives you are so overwhelmed and excited you hardly even notice all the time you took with those tiny details. Your guests don’t know what you had planned and wont have any idea if there are things missing. And please never attempt to do your own flowers unless you have experience! It is a huge undertaking. Even myself with the 11 years experience I have working with flowers and 6 years I have been exclusively been doing wedding flowers still hired a florist for my own wedding.
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