An Interview with White Orchid Weddings & Events

wife holding her new husband's arm on their wedding day

I had the privilege of being able to interview the talented Shawna Gray, owner of White Orchid Weddings & Events. You’ll love learning more about her and her dedication to planning your dream wedding!

What services do you provide? 

I provide wedding and event planning services. From Day-of Management to Full service wedding planning. To Corporate Events, Celebrations of Life, or Anniversary Parties

Why hire a wedding planner?

You have probably never planned a party for this many guests, cost this much, or had this many moving parts before. It can be overwhelming, stressful, and you’re already busy with work, family, and life. So it can be incredible to put this huge project on top of your busy life.

Hire a professional event planner who has been through this before, and knows the in’s and out’s of the industry, who would be the right fit for your wedding.

What makes your services unique?

My history in the wedding industry is long, and I know a lot of people in the industry. That is a wealth of information that is great to have in your corner. I also have been certified as a project manager which is different from other event planners in the Okanagan. That gives me an edge to the logistics and planning side of things.

Do you offer different packages?

Yes – three levels of involvement. Full Planning, Partial Planning and Day of Management.

Depends on how much you want me to be hands on with your event.

How long have you been planning weddings?

15 years! 

Do you have any favourite venues and caterers?

50th Parallel Winery, The Harvest Golf Club, Summerhill Winery

If you would love to have Shawna be your wedding planner, visit her website, here! The Okanagan is full of talent. If you are looking for a wedding photographer, visit my website to see my work, here. Check out these articles for more help for your wedding planning process:

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