Our amazing team keeps growing, as more and more fabulous couples across the GTA choose the Whimlets as their wedding planning crew! We couldn’t be happier with that, and with our fantastic team! We figured it’s about time we did in depth blog posts on each of our fab team members. First up is Ilina!
In her own words… (more or less..):
“Now, this is a story all about how
My life got flipped, turned, upside down.
And I’d like to take a minute, just sit right there
I’ll tell you how I became a Whimlet just this past year…”
*fade to black*
So there’s two things I love to do and that’s rhyme and make lists and now that I’ve gotten the first one out of the way (with a little help from Will Smith…) here’s a list of things about me and how I joined Whim.
1. Who am I?
My name is Ilina, I’m WPIC certified and the newest member of Whim. Aside from rhyming and making lists in my free time, I’ve grown up dancing (bharatnatyam) and being creative which is why I love the endless possibilities for creativity in weddings.
2. What made me want to be a planner?
Even though a part of me is very creative, I went to school for Marketing and worked in the Banking industry for almost 8 years. My love of lists, staying organized and already working in coordination roles made becoming a professional event planner a perfect fit.
3. Where did I meet Whim?
I was fortunate enough to have hired Whim for my wedding day coordination back in 2015. When I decided to make the career change from Banking to weddings, I reached out to Whim and the rest is history!
4. When did I know this was the industry for me?
After always being the one to plan special birthday parties, cottage trips and even fun date nights while growing up, it was after planning my wedding that I was exposed to how fun, vibrant and creative this industry can be. I helped plan some other events for friends and family and then finally decided I should do what I love and make a career out of it!
5. Why do I love weddings and planning events?
As I’ve said, being creative is something that is inherent to me, but there’s something about checking things off a “to-do list” that gives me satisfaction like no other. Weddings and events probably have some of the biggest “to-do lists” and the satisfaction of seeing someone’s big day come together is truly magical!
Thanks for the awesome blog post, Ilina! If she seems familiar to you, it’s because we had the pleasure of coordinating her wedding back in 2015, and we’ve featured her wedding in our gallery because of how creative and beautiful it was! It’s still a big favourite of ours, because Ilina truly had her guest experience close to her heart and it showed in every aspect of her beautiful wedding. Check out the full gallery here!
Whim Event Planning and Design is a team of Toronto wedding planners and day of coordinators specializing in modern romantic weddings for fun, sweet couples. Get in touch with us today to start planning your dream day!