"Marielle, the owner of Marielle Gourlay Events and her team are top notch! They are professionals through and through! Marielle thinks of all the details so you don't have to worry about a thing. Not only is she an extraordinary visionary and highly creative, she is a wonderful person who will keep you calm during what could be a stressful time. Love this team!
Thanks for everything!"
"I'll never be able to explain how important Marielle was for me on the wedding day and the entire year of planning leading up to it. She was one of the main reasons I came out in one piece. She worked around my crazy schedule, kept me calm when I would get overwhelmed and helped me articulate what I liked and didn't like. I valued her opinion and realized early on she had impeccable taste and an attention to detail that is second to none.
I got to spend the day having fun and enjoying myself. I absolutely love her for that. There are so many things she did that went above and beyond what I thought a wedding planner to be. She skyped me in on an appointment with the decorator so I could see centrepieces and tables when I wasn't able to attend at the last minute. She patiently supported me when I changed the colours of the wedding over and over again and when I couldn't decide on paper for the invitations until the very last minute. And as I sat in the limo right before the ceremony she was the one I trusted to secure my veil and touch up my make up because I knew she cared just as much as I did about my day being perfect. Without her I wouldn't have been able to plan my dream wedding, and what I realize now and remember most, is how much fun she made it for me and how reassuring it was knowing she was in it with me, making it special and perfect. I can't thank her enough and just hope she'll still be planning weddings when my daughters are ready. :)"
- Nicole + Allan
"We worked with Marielle to plan our outdoor August wedding and also had her as a day-of coordinator.
It. was. awesome! Marielle was a lifesaver.
My husband and I loved our wedding. Every single detail was taken care of and we didn't have to worry about anything at all. We had a lot of unique features to our wedding and plenty that could go wrong. Marielle worked tirelessly behind the scene so that everything looked perfect to us. Marielle is patient and professional - two essential qualities for wedding planning and execution. I wouldn't hesitate to hire her again"
- Justine + Eric
"Marielle provided Day-of Coordination as well as Consultation in the months leading up to our wedding. I was so daunted by decorations - having so many ideas and desires, but Marielle created a plan and executed a finished product that was budget-friendly, beautiful and completely captured my vision. At the wedding rehearsal, Marielle made it a point to ask all the helpers and vendors to find HER on the wedding day if any issues or questions arose. That ability to be the point person and solve all problems was something I appreciated and completely trusted. On the day-of, Marielle just seemed to float so gracefully, taking care of everything and interacting so kindly and professionally with everyone. Her presence gave me a priceless sense of calm. I'll never forget seeing her in front of the sanctuary doors as I was getting ready to walk down the aisle. Her smiling face, encouraging words and thoughtful checks of my bouquet and veil were just what I needed in that anxious moment. Most brides in my circle have asked their family members or friends to manage their wedding day, but trust me - it is a stressful job and requires a very specific skill set! Better to let your friends and family enjoy the wedding and let Marielle take care of the rest."
- Fiona + James
"Marielle was amazing! She was always available and answered all of our questions regarding our wedding throughout the planning stage. She provided insight on things we shouldn't and should do for the actual day and our rehearsal. On the day of the wedding, she was great! My wedding was perfect! I know that sounds a bit cliche but honestly if anything didn't go as planned, I didn't know about it. She took care of everything so that we could enjoy our day!
She was amazing and I would recommend her to everyone that needs an event planner!"