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.

 


 
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Alexandra mcnamara

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, modern and minimal

 

 
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LAUREN MEDEIROS

Lead Planner

Anyone who knows me can easily say I’ve always been the hopeless romantic kinda girl.

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.

 
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STEPH RASANEN

Lead Planner and Wedding Coordinator 

When I'm not on the ice at practice, you will find planning up a storm at the Blush & Bowties head quarters and assisting Alex as her right hand gal.

My love of travel, adventure, and different cultures is a constant source of inspiration for me and the weddings I assist on. 

Personal Design Style: Classic and Feminine with a Parisian flare 

 
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JESSE SONODA 

Event Assistant

With an eye for detail and a mushy heart, it’s safe to say that being an event assistant brings a smile to my face and the occasional tear to my eye.

During my free time I enjoy scoping out new restaurants and cafes, and spending time with friends.

Personal Design Style: Ethereal romantic with hints of industrial design – I can’t turn down a good brick wall.

 

 
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MELANIE KERR

Event Assistant

With a love of design and planning the perfect soirée, I've naturally always had an interest in weddings.

When I'm not dreaming about the latest wedding trends, you can find me listening to country music and planning my next adventure. 

Personal Design Style: Natural and warm with a touch of traditional vintage charm. 

 
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watson mcnamara

Office Manager 

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.