who we are
Your wedding will undoubtedly be one of the biggest parties you and your partner will ever throw, with a guest list that includes the most important people in your lives. The engagement phase is one of excitement and bliss, but excitement can easily turn to stress with the realization that a wedding now needs to be planned. This is where we step in and what Blush + Bowties is all about.
We are there from beginning to end, from inception to execution, and present at all the in-betweens. We provide focus for your vision and experience and skills to make it happen. If you know exactly what you want, then we can help you find the right resources to achieve your dreams; if you are lost for inspiration, we will inspire. We are experts in the industry who will open the door to fab venues and introduce you to reputable and talented wedding artisans. We are who you need us to be.
Owner, Creative Director + Lead Planner
Some might describe me as a little quirky, definitely creative, and always up for a good laugh.
I’ve always loved planning pretty parties; as a child, I would set the dinner table ‘just so,’ adding my special touch with a bouquet of fresh lilac from our garden and handwritten place cards for each family member. So heck yes I became a wedding planner!! I seriously love being a wedding planner. On a constant quest for anything unique and personalized, I bring an unwavering attention to detail, organizational expertise, and a flair for innovation to the weddings I plan. With a background in the arts, wedding design brings an immense creative fulfillment to my life.
Personal Design Style: Organic and minimal.
When I am not planning up a storm, you will find me trying new restaurants around the city, spending time with family, and travelling to far off lands.
With a keen eye for detail and love of organization, I strive to bring each couple’s unique personality into their wedding design and to make their day a truly one-of-a-kind reflection of who they are.
Personal Design Style: Timeless and clean with bold statement pieces.
Anyone who knows me can easily say I’ve always been the hopeless romantic kinda girl - and being a wedding planner has made most of those dreams come true.
Growing up, attending weddings was one of my favourite parts of being in a large, loud, Portuguese family. I have a vibrant personality and adventurous spirit which naturally makes me the life of the party!
Personal Design Style: Romantic and contemporary with a boho twist.
Born and raised in Trinidad, I can be described as fairly laid back and easy going.
If I'm not working hard ensuring that all details on the couples special day are being executed perfectly you can find me on a beach, lake or camping some where in the bush.
Personal Design Style: Elegant simplicity with a pop of drama.
Besides reporting directly to our Office Manager Watson, I’m the man behind keeping the admin side of Blush + Bowties organized.
My interests include collecting comic books, action figures, retro video games, writing for my sketch comedy troupe Ape Island and web series "Games on the Rocks"!
Personal Design Style: Geek chic meets whiskey sour
watson rupert mcnamara
Watson is an irreplaceable member of the Blush + Bowties team! His previous experience with Kraft Services has made him quite adept at looking for cheese, asking for cheese and waiting for cheese to happen. Watson always motivates those around him to strive for their best, even when things get "RUFF"!!
Personal Design Style: French Country meets Snausages.