About Trade Sensation Events
Here at Trade Sensation Events, we believe catering to your individuality is the key to an extraordinary wedding. Our boutique wedding planning company is the largest event and wedding planners service in Canada and our team and customer base is growing daily. Our event boutique offers the inspiration, experience, and integrity necessary to not only plan but execute exquisite celebrations and elegant, intimate events.
We have experience specializing in a variety of affairs, from elegant and intimate to lavish and grand that will reflect your unique style, vision and sensibilities. Our team of culturally diverse and experienced event and wedding planners in Toronto can individually cater to a variety of cultural styles and traditions to help you plan virtually any style of event.
Our entire process is made to ensure we are attentive to the visions and requirements of our clients from the first moment you walk through our doors for a consultation up until the day of the event and beyond.
When looking for an event or wedding planner, it is important to trust your event with experts who can navigate the balance between allowing you to articulate your particular wishes and vision, while taking care of behind-the-scenes details that can leave you stressed.
At Trade Sensation Events, we have the logistical and experiential expertise to allow you to enjoy the entire planning process and the event itself, leaving the details and hassle with us.
Why book your wedding with us?
- Superb relationship with Vendors and Suppliers in the GTA
- Experience in Event Planning & Visual Draping & Decor
- Cutting edge in Décor and Floral Design trends
- Award-winning in house Floral Designer works closely to complement our Decor and Wedding planning teams to ensure consistentcy with the wedding theme
- 20+ years of experience in Corporate Management & Negotiations
Event Director / CEO / Signature Lead Planner / Blue Diamond Society Event Planner
Carla has been directing one of Canada’s Largest Wedding Planning teams since 2008. With unparalleled energy and a visible passion for all areas of the Event Planning Industry, Carla strives for perfection with every client.
With 15 years of Corporate Management experience, she brings to the table extraordinary negotiation skills, a solutions driven approach to the business and a passion for Event Planning & Customer Service.
Carla has led the successful execution of over 400 unique weddings and she has experience in planning and execution of weddings and events for all cultures.
Lead Bridal Coordinators / Consultants
Executive Assistant & Lead Bridal Consultant
Debbie, born and raised in Toronto joined our Trade Sensation team after being part of the movie industry for over 10 years. She joined us as a Bridal Coordinator specializing in Portuguese and European Weddings, having graduated from the Wedding Planning Mentorship program. She discovered her passion for wedding and event planning while planning her own wedding and her friends weddings.
Lead Bridal Coordinator
Elizabeth joined our team in May 2010 and has been active in the event industry for well over 4 years. WPIC Certified, she brings to us contagious enthusiasm, and a love for planning events. Elizabeth oversee’s our Christian Weddings as well as our Portuguese & Brazilian weddings with a strong emphasis on the Christian and European wedding market. Her mission is to inspire her clients a rewarding process and an beautiful spiritual event. Elizabeth welcomes the challenges and opportunities presented by an ever-changing marketplace and her positive approach to every situation, makes her a joy to work with. Elizabeth is a Lead Bridal Consultant who’s role is to assist Carla in the development of new staff. Elizabeth was inspired and drawn to Wedding Planning, from her love of working with her women’s group, D.E.V.A for Women, that she founded in 2007. Joining Trade Sensation Events came as a natural evolution and her desire for growth in the Event Planning Industry. Elizabeth’s life story, will both inspire you and fill you with hope as you start your wedding planning journey with her.
Lead Bridal Coordinator
Tracy joined the Trade Sensation team as a student in 2012 with a background in marketing and corporate event planning. She found a passion and love for the business when she planned her sister’s wedding back in 2008. Never really taking her eye off of the industry, she planned and coordinated several family members’ weddings as well as her own in 2013.
Tracy’s goal is to eventually become a Wedding Consultant with Trade Sensation. She has completed the Wedding Planning Mentorship program and she has officially joined as a Bridal Coordinator.
Lead Bridal Coordinator
With many successful years in the hospitality and financial industries, Erin brings forth a portfolio that is based on superior professionalism, precise organization, and an extraordinary pride in her work. Specializing in luxury weddings, excellence in the management of your day styled to create your vision, and unparalleled support is what you can expect from Erin, bringing a fresh and bright perspective to planning.Your guests will attend the wedding of a lifetime and your amazing experience will become theirs as well. Whether choosing the perfect décor elements or strategically placing your ceremony chairs, it’s done with heart, dedication, and experience. Your day, the perfect time to feel pampered and applauded.
Lead Bridal Co-ordinator In Training
It is a great honour to welcome Justin Bueno to our Trade Sensation Wedding Planning Team as a Lead Bridal Co-ordinator in Training starting March 2015. Justin comes to Trade Sensation with 7 years of experience in the Wedding Planning industry and his charm charisma and amazing sense of urgency, truly set him apart. You can read for yourself in all our amazing client testimonials, where he get’s honourable mention at every wedding he assists. He’s classed as “unforgettable” Justin has been with the Trade Sensation Wedding Planning Team for over a year and specializes in Filipino weddings, however has assisted at weddings of diverse cultures, to the tune of over 50 weddings now. Based on feedback we have received from past clients he has said to “enhance wedding experience” “one of a kind”, “a genuine soul, who is passionate about what he does”. Justin is a graduate of Centennial College with a degree in Creative Advertising, he also attended Athabasca University for Marketing and Public Relations and most recently a post grad at George Brown for Event Planning. He is currently enrolled at Centennial College for the Hospitality Management Program.On his time off, Justin’s passion is the art of Dance and is currently taking dance lessons, so if you want to jump start your Dance Floor on your wedding night, Justin would be glad to get the party started :)
Bridal Coordinators (Assistants)
Leona Chiu joined the Trade Sensation team in October 2011, training through the Wedding Planning Mentorship Program and then became Bridal Coordinator specializing in Asian weddings in December 2012. She has a Post Graduate Certificate in Sport and Event Management from George Brown College, and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Arts & Business, majoring in Sociology and specializing in Cultural Management (non-profit arts administration and events). She was born in Hong Kong but grew up in Canada, speaking fluent English, Cantonese, and has a good understanding of Mandarin. Hence she is familiar with the culture and traditions in Asian weddings. Leona brings creativity, attention to detail and a dedicated and friendly personality. Her love and background in event planning will definitely show in working as part of the team to make your wedding unique and memorable.
Elina joined our team in November 2011, as a Bridal Coordinator and our In-house Graphic Designer, having completed the Wedding Planning Mentorship Program. Elina was born in Caucasus, but lived in Moscow, Russia for the latter part of her life; consequently she specializes in Eastern European weddings, focusing on Russian weddings but with a taste of Dagestani and Azerbaijani flare. Elina is extremely enthusiastic, approachable and friendly – a kind individual that is committed to everything she does. She believes in going the extra mile and has shown to be fiercely loyal. She is culturally driven, and simply put – a firework of emotions. She has a keen eye for detail and a striking talent for colour, decor styling and design.Elina is of the Muslim religion, hence she will also be working on any Muslim weddings. She has a deep appreciation for South Asian weddings as they are rich and vibrant in both culture and traditions, so she will also be assisting our South Asian Bridal Consultant Neha, on those as well.She graduated from Business Marketing at Seneca College in 2012. We are beyond excited to have her on our team as she is a huge asset to both the Wedding Planning Team, as well as elevating our Advertising & Marketing Campaigns.
Heather Bowser began working with Trade Sensation Events as an intern in January of 2013. From the moment she set foot in the studio, she knew this was the place for her. Trade Sensation is a wonderfully creative space full of extraordinarily kind and passionate people. She learned a tremendous amount from everyone at the studio and in May 2013 Heather was officially hired as a Bridal Co-ordinator for the company. Heather could not be more thrilled to be a part of the team! Heather’s love for weddings traces back to an early age. Having the chance to help create something beautiful for a couple’s wedding day is an extraordinary gift and Heather could not be more passionate about it. Having earned a university degree in Theatre Production, Heather brings a combination of innovative spirit, creativity and event planning expertise. Her intense attention to detail and hopeless-romantic heart make her the ideal personality to help make your wedding dreams come true!
Jenna Imbrogno is one of our newest additions this May 2015 to the Trade Sensation Wedding Planning team. A graduate of our WP Mentorship Program, she specializes in Italian weddings. Having been raised in a Sicilian and Calabrese household, she takes pride in her Italian culture. She has a vast amount of knowledge in Italian traditions and the Roman Catholic religion.
Jenna came to us with extensive corporate event experience. She strives for perfection in both her planning and customization of each wedding and event. Being from an art/design background, her passion is creating individual client customized designs. With her outgoing personality, and friendly demeanor Jenna demonstrates passion, determination, and willingness to help and go above and beyond with each and every client she takes on.
We are excited to have Jenna on our team.
Olivia Lam joined Trade Sensation as a student in June 2015. Through the Wedding Planning Mentorship Program, she quickly became a part of the team as a Bridal Coordinator. Olivia found a passion for the wedding industry when she assisted with her sister’s wedding in 2011. Graduating from York University in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Sociology, she is WPIC certified and also fluent in Cantonese. Specializing in Chinese weddings, Olivia brings her creativity, enthusiasm and positive personality to Trade Sensation. Her favorite part of wedding planning is the bride and groom’s first dance. Olivia’s passion for wedding planning shows as she is committed to everything she does, making sure your special day is unforgettable.
South Asian Bridal Coordinator
Manshi began working with Trade Sensation as an intern in August 2014 and was offered a position in December 2014. She developed an interest in Event Planning while in college. Her passion led her to acquiring a Master’s degree in Event Planning. She has coordinated many private and non-profit events including weddings, award shows and fundraisers. She found her niche in Wedding Planning and now specializes in Hindu, Sikh and Punjabi Weddings with Trade Sensation as a Bridal Coordinator. She is also a “Computer Geek” and a talented Web and Graphic Designer.Manshi is a perfectionist, even with the smallest details. Her calm, friendly and helpful demeanor and her dedication to her work will ensure that your wedding is executed the way you like and that you and your guests find your day unique and unforgettable.
Administrative Assistant/Bridal Coordinator
Anvy Luu started off as a Wedding Planning student in Trade Sensation’s Mentorship Program of late 2015 and was later hired as Bridal Coordinator and Decor Team Leader. Beside her enthusiasm with assisting in bringing forth a Bride’s intricate vision to life, she takes great pride in following through with a high list of tasks and demands meticulously and graciously, as required for meeting very critical deadlines on time. Her passion in invitations design for kids themed birthday parties and crafting for baby showers previously, has allowed her to seek tremendous attention to detail for any Wedding set ups that she has been assigned to execute. Anvy is very conscientious of feelings and expressions of others, so it has been made her prime ambition to strive for achieving complete satisfaction, aiming to exceed their expectations with extreme fulfillment. She is currently growing with rapid knowledge and skills from the Wedding Planning program and gaining hands on experience in both departments, as she continues to work closely with the Décor team.
Destination Wedding Coordinators
Destination Wedding Coordinator
Event Design Director
Creative Director/Floral Designer
Innovative, creative and artistic, Natalia has worked on over 700 weddings and special events in the past 8 years in the Floral Industry. Natalia takes great pride in what she does, and her work ethic and end result are true testaments of just that. Her attention to detail and creative flare is what attracts clients to her, not to mention her colourful personality! Natalia has been a Floral Designer with Trade Sensation Events for 3 years now, and has brought so much positive change in both innovation and design. Natalia is also the Floral Instructor for our very successful Floral Mentorship Program at the Trade Sensation Wedding Academy. Most recently Natalia was promoted to Creative Director with Trade Sensation Events Décor division this January 2016, and we look forward to her taking our Décor and Design department to the next level. In Natalia’s words; “I absolutely LOVE special events! I love being a part of someone’s big day. Whether it’s a wedding, private function or corporate event, seeing the look on my client’s faces is worth all of the blood, sweat and tears it took to get to that very moment. There is nothing better, or more fulfilling than a client saying ‘This is better than what I had envisioned!’. The 3 magic words that any designer longs to hear from their clients are ‘I trust you’. That is what I have worked so hard for to hear, and will continue to do so in the future, and for many, MANY years to come!”
Décor Team Leaders
Decor Team Leader
Anvy Luu started off as a Wedding Planning student for the Trade Sensation’s in the Mentorship Program of late 2015. She then immediately grew vastly interested in the Décor department of Trade Sensation Events, where she began assisting in some very extravagant Wedding Décor set ups within the company. Behind her enthusiasm with assisting in bringing forth a Bride’s intricate vision to life while taking part in a few client consultations, she takes great pride in following through with a high list of tasks and demands meticulously and graciously, as required for meeting very critical deadlines on time. Her passion in invitations design for kids themed birthday parties and crafting for baby showers previously, has allowed her to seek tremendous attention to detail for any Wedding set ups that she has been assigned to execute. Anvy is very conscientious of feelings and expressions of others, so it has been made her prime ambition to strive for achieving complete satisfaction, aiming to exceed their expectations with extreme fulfillment. She is currently growing with rapid knowledge and skills from the Wedding Planning program and gaining hands on experience in both departments, as she continues to work closely with the Décor team.
Decor Team Leader
Maryam is a graduate of the Decor Styling Mentorship Program and then proceeded to join the Trade Sensation Decor Team. She specializes in Sofreh Design and in Persian weddings and is passionate about each wedding that she partakes in.