Testimonials

One word: fantastic.
From the very beginning the staff was friendly, helpful and supportive of our ideas. They worked within our budget and were always ready with creative ideas and thoughtful solutions to any issue or question we brought up.
They turned a simple packinghouse into a classy upbeat and fun venue which was exactly what we wanted.
Well worth the investment!

Angela and Kelvin - 2014

Ria and Katherine are just fantastic! They are very talented and I had the most beautiful flowers for our special day. They exude upmost professionalism and are very patient:) ...we really appreciated everything they did for us. Our reception area when we first saw it was by far better what I had imagined...they did a great job and were ahead of schedule.

My husband and I did our photos before our ceremony. The location was quite far from their Kelowna location and far from our ceremony location so we had to pick our flowers up in the AM for the pictures. Ria and Katherine had everything ready and prepared for us right on time for pick up!! We were so pleased.

I would recommend Stage right without any hesitation their services were without a hitch:)

A & S - 2014

Stage right played an integral role in making our wedding day so special. Throughout the year of planning they were always available to hear about our vision and answer any questions or concerns. They executed our decor beautifully and really took the time to get to know us in order to make every detail reflect our personalities. We got so many compliments from our guests and we were so very pleased with their services. We definitely recommend them!

Alicia - 2014

Ria, Katherine, Sarah, and Lizz,

Thank you so much for making our wedding day so memorable and beautiful! We could not have asked for a better crew to help plan and execute our destination wedding. With little input from us, you managed to create our vision for the day. Every last detail was perfect and exceeded our expectations. Thank you for taking the time to build the streamers for the arch during our ceremony, which I know took a great deal of effort and planning. We loved them! Even weeks after our wedding, our guests are still complimenting us on the decor and atmosphere. Again, thank you for helping to make it a perfect day.

Lauren and Jevan - 2014

Katherine and Ria,
We can't thank you enough for helping to make our wedding day at Summerhill Winery so beautiful and memorable. The décor and flowers were beyond our expectations and a perfect reflection of all that we hoped for.
Thank you again for all that you do!

*Doug and Ione used one of our fabulous pre-designed packages.*

Doug and Ione - 2014

Hi ladies,

I just got my photos from Kevin Trowbridge Photography and these ones of the decor just made my day! Look how beautiful you made our reception space!! I just had to share and say thank you once again for these perfect florals, lacy tables, beautiful arrangement of vases, and the lovely white chairs. Great work! Those details really stand out in our photos as light, feminine, romantic and most importantly: incredible! I knew it was amazing the day of, but I can't stop looking at the photos. Thank you, thank you!

*Aliana and Matthew were clients that used our Pre-Designed Package option.*

Aliana and Matthew - 2014

We wanted to send Thanks and to tell you that we really enjoyed working with you on our wedding.
Our tables and centrepieces looked stunning! Many Thanks to you and your team for helping make our Wedding day perfect!

*Deb and Greg were clients that utilized our pre-design option.*

Deb and Greg - 2013

We wanted to let you know that we couldn't have been any happier with what you did for us not only the wedding day but the entire time we were planning. You answered all the questions we had, and there were many! You always listened to what we wanted and helped us make decisions. We were so impressed the first time we met and you guys put together the table example and we left there thinking we couldn't have asked for anything better.
Our day of coordinator was absolutely amazing….I always knew that if we had an issue it would have been taken care of. It was so comforting to have that in the back of my mind, I recommend that to any bride. She was so attentive at the rehearsal and the wedding.
We can't say enough about the decor of the wedding. It was absolutely beautiful, people are still talking about how amazing everything looked. There was so much attention to detail that nothing was left out. The first time we walked in the reception room it took our breath away it was so beautiful. You captured our style so perfectly! All the little extras we used for the ceremony, the fans and parasols were a great addition and if we didn't have your guidance we would have never known to do that, and those are the little things that still keep people talking. We know a huge amount of work went into the preparation but honestly you and your team are so good at what you do you made it look effortless. Thanks for everything.

...I forgot to add how beautiful the bouquets were. The flowers stood out against the girls' dresses and it was just that subtle pop of color I was looking for. My bouquet was so gorgeous and lasted for 2 weeks after the wedding! They were such tough flowers to survive the heat all day. Not to mention the wonderful idea of providing us with a box full of containers with water for the flowers. You honestly think of everything!


Desiree and Rob - 2013

Hi Ria & Kat!

Thank you sooooo much for making our day so unbelievably spectacular! Ria, the flowers and decor were everything we wanted and more - everyone was commenting on how it was the most beautiful wedding they'd ever been too. Kat, I do not know what we would've done without you! You made the day for us for sure :) thanks so so much!

All the best!!


Brit and Max - 2013

Ria and Katherine,

I know I've thanked you, but had to take the time to write out just how much we appreciated the way you supported us through our wedding. Everyone raved at how it was the prettiest wedding they'd attended. You nailed my vision of country elegance. Brody and I both knew we could not have even come close had we done this on our own. You are truly amazing. Wishing you a wealth of continued success.

Lanette and Brody - 2013

Hi Ria,

Just wanted to send you a quick note before we leave for our honeymoon to say thank you for all of your hard work to make our wedding absolutely beautiful!! Everything was gorgeous and we got many compliments from our guests! The flowers look beautiful in the photos. You guys really did an amazing job! All the best for the rest of the year!

Sarita and Mike - 2013

Hello Stage Right Rentals!! On behalf of our family, I just wanted to thank you for contributing to the beauty of our daughter, Jade's wedding on August 16th at Summerhill. A very special thank you for leaving the ceiling drape in the dining area!! Your thoughtfulness was sincerely appreciated.

I have a new found appreciation for those who plan and decorate wedding celebrations - what a lot of work it was!! If you ever need some sort of reference, we would be pleased to provide one for you.


*Donna utilized our Custom Draping service for Summerhill Winery.*

Donna Dittaro - 2013

Ladies of Stage Right!!

I just want to thank you again from the bottom of my heart!!! You did such a fantastic job making my dream day a reality! You took everything I asked for and made it perfectly!! You made planning a destination wedding a breeze!! I could not have imagined my day being any better... And that is all because of you!! I couldn't have asked for better ladies to work with!! So again!! Thank you!!!!!!


Katrina & Paul - 2013

Thank you for everything Ria!!!! The room was beautiful!! Exactly how I had it pictured in my mind!!!

It was elegant and pretty without being over done, you were able to hit the nail on the head as to what I wanted with one conversation over the phone and I cannot thank you enough!

*Brandee utilized our pre-design option combining it with our custom draping package for Summerhill Pyramid Winery.*

Brandee - 2013

To the ladies of Stage Right,

When Justin and I first set out on the wedding planning journey, we knew from the get-go that we wanted a wedding planner and day-of coordinator.

The trick was finding that perfect someone... someone whose ideas for decor and flowers aligned with our own taste but who brought new and inspiring ideas to the table.

Someone who understood our desire for a true and honest day that was about a marriage, and not about ending up as a wedding blog post.

Someone who approached our day with respect and a really great sense of humour!

And someone who appreciated us as a couple and wanted to make this one special day REALLY special for us.

Needless to say, the ladies at Stage Right Etc. checked every box and then some! When Ria and Katherine came in to our lives it was like a weight was lifted from our shoulders.

They worked collaboratively with us in the initial decor and floral design meetings, and helped us map out our day down the smallest detail. And the best part? When the big day finally arrived, neither of us thought about a single one of those little details because we knew we had Katherine on hand to take care of everything! Her outgoing attitude and calm demeanor helped the day flow even smoother than expected, and we truly couldn't have done it without her! Even when we were running late to the reception, she greeted us with a big smile and help us stay relaxed.

And when it comes to the decor - our guests are still raving about the vibrant bouquets and beautiful venue decorations. From the table runners to the lighting, everything was picture-perfect!

All of this to simply say: Could we have had a wedding without Stage Right? Sure...but why the heck would we?!

All our love,
Taylor and Justin

Taylor and Justin - 2013

Stage Right Family,

Thank you for all your beautiful efforts into our wedding day. You created a magical space for us to be with our friends and family - who still rave about the decor. I especially loved the simple flowers and the statement they made. My bouquet was gorgeous and my roseries looked lovely. Thanks for putting us in contact witht he rest of our awesome wedding dream team . You have an amazing gift of making wedding dreams come true. Enjoy the 2013 wedding season.

Kerry and Lance - 2012

Hi Ladies,

I just wanted to thank you for making my day the most beautiful day ever!!!!!!!! The flowers were perfect, and the draping was exactly what I imagined. I honestly had trust in you that it was going to be beautiful but everything exceeded my expectations! My family and friends, everyone kept telling me it was the most beautiful wedding they had ever been too, thanks to you ladies, and I agree. Thank you so much!!! Now I can't wait to see pictures because I do admit I didn't get a chance to take in all the little details, the day went by way too fast!

Thank you again,

You ladies are the Best! I am so Happy. :-) I wish we could do it again...

Lacey & Blake Comeau - 2011

I hope you don't take my radio silence as in any way representative about how we feel everything went with the wedding. We were absolutely floored with it all, amazed at how beautiful it turned out and so ecstatic with all the details— the flowers, the glassware, the vintage details, the dogwoods! And we were so happy to have a chance to see you that day— even though we only met in person a few days prior to the wedding, both you and Danielle were such an essential and special part of the day— it would have seemed wrong NOT to see you that day!

We've had nothing but compliments from everyone, including the guests that attended the wedding, and those that have seen the photos online at Jon and Jenny's blog.

I have to say, I am infinitely grateful that I didn't have to spend time on the decorating and design details because it's just been an incredibly busy year for us here without adding that on top. But what is fantastic is that you were able to capture the exact spirit of what I would have tried to put together myself, and then took it to an entirely new level of amazingness that was far beyond what I could have imagined. And the fact that you made it all so relaxed and easy for us was just a wonderful bonus. I can only imagine how much work was involved, so thanks again for being so kind and relaxed about it all.

Alyson & Jeffrey - 2011

Good Day Ladies,

We wanted to send immediate thanks for such an AMAZINGLY BEAUTIFUL WEDDING DAY! It truly was a dream come true! Everything from the florals, to the table runners, to the finest stationary detail!! I just loved it all! :) So Fantastic.

Everything was just perfect. We can't tell you how thankful we both are to have had such a wonderful wedding experience. Thank you.

Stage Right etc had switched the couples hotel room to a honeymoon suite
while they were enjoying their reception… here's the response:

OKAY... one last thing. This room was the most romantic thing i've every seen! I cried! seriously...cried.

Melissa & Derek

Thank you so much Ria and Danielle! We had an absolutely AMAZING time!

...Thank you so much for the beach toys! All of the kids (and this includes Tom and his friends) were having a great time digging in the sand!...

The limo service was fantastic, and the car was absolutely exquisite! Everything went SOO smoothly on the day (at least from our perspective!), and we kept getting comments on how beautifully organized it was.

Everything went by as such a (beautiful) blur, but a few things that stood out for me as especially gorgeous: the wedding sign and set-up at the garden, the photo wall (ooohmigoodness, you made so many family members happy to see it!), the FLOWERS!!!, and the stationery, and especially the picnic in the shade at the winery! I'm probably missing many things that I want to comment on, because I didn't see a single thing all day that wasn't perfect!

Thank you so much for an absolutely gorgeous wedding!

Jenn & Tom

Hi Ladies!

I'm so embarrassed that it's taken me this long to send you a message but I think I can honestly say that I was crazy busy a month before the wedding and it hasn't really slowed down much!

So I'm not even sure where to start....

This may sound really weird but one of the most vivid memories I have of our day was when I walked in to the Sunset Veranda at Summerhill and saw the room first, and then all our bouquets-you both really nailed it! I was honestly in shock and the girls were in awe-they were absolutely stunning and everything I wanted and didn't even know it! I would not have changed one thing about what you both did, it was breathtaking. Loved the different centerpiece collections, the table linens, the stationary, everything!!!! You both are awesome at what you do, and have this magical way of creating more than what someone can ever articulate in words. Even Trevor was in awe and he's a guy-they don't usually comment on stuff like flowers or decor but he thought the whole wedding was amazing, and that you made it look beyond elegant-exactly what I asked for. We are attending 2 wedding this summer and he has even made the comment that it will be extremely hard for them to top our day!

Not sure if you remember the centerpiece on the "Cabo San Lucas" table but it was one of my favorites-so much so that I'm getting a large wall print of it from our photographers. It was a smaller arrangement of colorful dainty flowers in a tall vintage pitcher-like vase surrounded by a few crystal votives and another small vase that had a cluster of pink peonies. Can you tell me what kind of flowers (in the tall arrangement) those were by chance? Almost looked like anenomes or small poppies?

I thought you might feel good to know that I have had endless compliments on the flowers and decor-our guests thought the room was beautiful. I think a lot of people appreciated the simple elegance-nothing too loud, very peaceful, calm, and serene feeling. I think we made a good choice keeping the white and adding the shimmer, but bringing in the colors with the flowers, stationary, and favors-so beautiful, it give me a good feeling inside when I remember how it looked.

I have so much respect for you both and all you did for us in regards to our big day. Thanks for everything, and I can't wait to check the website from time to time to see what you come up with in the future! Good luck and all the best!

Kirsten Elms (Olinyk)

The wedding was GORGEOUS! The tent looked absolutely amazing, it was perfect! Thank you so much for all the hard work you put in to it!!!

Tessa

I just wanted to send you a quick note to say THANK YOU!! You truly helped to make our wedding day the most perfect day. The decor was beautiful and I LOVED the flowers that you put together. Not only did you make things beautiful but you also helped to keep me sane. :) I can't wait to see the pictures of the room from our photographer!

Amber Kleinfelder

Dear Ria and Danielle,
I want to thank you both for the wonderful work you did for Lauren and Jesse's wedding. The bouquets were absolutely gorgeous and the decorating was over the top. The atmosphere in that room was magical. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I hope we meet again.

Sincerely, Chris Daniels

Hi Stage Right!
I just wanted to send you all a quick Thank you! Thank you guys so much for all your hard work. The day was amazing and it wouldn't have been possible without all you ladies and all your hard work. The decor was perfect. It was all beautiful. We have nothing but amazing things to say about your company. You guys were the ones that made our day completely stress free! I'm sad it's all over.
Thank you all very much!

Anna Meston

I wanted to thank you for doing a beyond amazing job with the decorations at Summerhill. It was a picture perfect wedding. I wouldn't change a thing! The centerpieces were amazing! You and Danielle took my vision and went beyond what I could of ever imagined. Every guest was blown away by the centerpieces and the colors and everything. So I want to thank you and Danielle... you made my wedding beautiful! Thank you!

Danielle Schisler

Hi Ria,
You, Danielle and the rest of your team did an awesome job! Everything looked really beautiful and the atmosphere was exactly what we wanted. Everyone loved the pictures on the tables, and we got a lot of compliments on the colors. Sandi was great and she stayed as long as we needed her to. Lots and lots of compliments and buzz about the whole setup :) Once again, thanks for everything from both of us.

Angela & Pat

Hi Ria & Danielle!
Happy New Year! Hope all is well with you both. We are finally back in the swing of normal life. It feels great. I want to express how thrilled we were with everything... Working with the two of you was the highlight of my wedding planning. You were always a pleasure to talk to and left me feeling inspired after every visit. I am still blown away by how beautiful everything was! I know you went well over and above what we asked of you and agreed on. Thank you!
Take care and I hope our paths cross again sometime!

Jenny & Jeff

Ria and Danielle,
I have to say I’m a little sad. You two were so great to work with and it was nice to enjoy the whole process...I had a blast. And for the decor ...wow! It was exactly what I dreamed of x 10! Every single guest said it was the most amazing wedding they’ve ever been to.... Glen and Cathi said the same thing and they see a lot of weddings! Thank you so much!

Ruth and Leigh, Thanks so much for coordinating the shuttles and Ruth for being the day-of coordinator... you guys did such a terrific job! Running around all day finding family members you never seen before, changing the location of the ceremony... I could go on and on! Thank you so much!

You all took so much stress off me and of course our mothers who usually end up doing all the last minute things! Especially doing everything in the rain! Who would have thought rain in Kelowna but it was great! Everything was perfect!

Anyways not sure how I can thank all of you enough... but I will think of something! You all make up one hell of a dream team! Thanks!

Love, Stacy & Amanda Melnychuk

Ria and Danielle,

All I can say is that you are amazing!!!!!!!! I have never seen something so beautiful in my entire life! The orchids were a wonderful surprise, they were so perfect and I heard many, many comments about them throughout the night! I had so much fun and everyone was commenting on how much they liked the layout and that it wasn't a sit down dinner. I also heard the staff commenting that it was the most beautiful they had ever seen that room! I actually had a moment to sit on the ottomans and just take everything in which was so nice, everything looked so amazing! ...
Thanks again you guys, I don't know what else to say but........WOW!

Kelly & Ryan

Hello ladies!
I just want to give you a big thank you for all your hard work yesterday and leading up to our wedding. My flowers were beautiful- I hadn't imagined they would be so stunning! The decorations were great too, everybody was raving about how great everything looked. I really appreciate all your help and how professional you both were.

Many many thanks, Meghan

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