We have had a whirlwind 2017 wedding season, and to end it, we decided to get together and have a fun photo shoot with each member of our team. One of our favourite wedding photographers, Tom Wang Photography, offered to capture the details for us, and we couldn’t be happier with the result! We are so excited for you to get to know our team, because this group of passionate planners want you to party with pizzazz!
Alisha Chadee, one of Whim’s co-founders and lead planners, has a background in adult education and project management, plus several years of corporate event planning prior to starting up Whim with Michelle. Alisha’s take on wedding planning stems from the belief that if couples are well-educated about the wedding industry and each aspect of the planning process, they’re more likely to make great decisions about their wedding. She cries at every wedding she plans, and her detailed itineraries constantly amaze her vendors. She thinks in floor plans, is a socaholic, and enjoys long walks to the fridge before watching Game of Thrones.
Michelle Brijlal, one of Whim’s co-founders, is a professional graphic designer who excels at event design, wedding stationery and custom signage. She feels strongly about personal branding, and thinks every couple has a unique love story, and she’s itching to tell it through print and pretty paper. Though Michelle’s primary passion is event design, she also loves coordination, and it’s not uncommon to see her chasing errant bridal party members and setting up the receiving table just so on your wedding day. When she isn’t loving all over our couples, you can find her dreaming up new adventure, cottaging or hunting for the best oysters in Toronto.
Ilina Dasgupta, our lead planner, is a creative genius when it comes to wedding planning. She believes that there is a solution to every problem, and loves working hard and playing harder! Her background in corporate finance has polished her customer service skills, and her other background in professional dance makes her a graceful hoot to have around the office! This firecracker is as creative as she is sweet, and works hard to bring all of her clients’ wedding visions to life!
Sylwia Kwak, our lead coordinator, is a bundle of energy on the Whimlet team! Her extensive experience in adult education, project management, and customer service in the wedding industry shines through when you work with her! She loves to sing and dance, so don’t be surprised if you see her tapping her toes along to the beats your DJ is dropping!
We had such a fantastic early morning shoot with Tom, who is honestly so much fun to hang out with – as many of our wedding couples can tell you! He captured to essence of our team – we try to look fly (and more or less succeed) but we mostly like having fun together while we work! We’d also like to send a huge shout out to Straight Laser for our gorgeous new laser cut sign, which you’ll be able to see in person on display at Canada’s Bridal Show this January 2018, since Whim Event Planning & Design will have its own booth for the very first time! We hope you like our shoot as much as we do, as well as getting to know our team of wedding planners!
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!