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Wedding Specialists Q&A | Spotlight: Vanessa

Vanessa joined One King West’s team of dedicated Wedding Specialists in early 2018. Having built her career in the hospitality industry, she has become an expert at anticipating her couple’s needs and executing their every dream to ensure a memorable and seamless day. She becomes fast friends with each couple as her warm personality and honest demeanor sets the tone of these special relationships which continue to grow throughout the planning process.


Quick Q&A:


What drew you to the wedding industry?

I love seeing how couples will customize their weddings and put their own personal spin on things – I have seen a lot of really interesting favours, decorations and traditions.


What do you find most rewarding about your role as a Wedding Specialist?

Since a typical engagement is now anywhere between 6 months – 2 years I love to see the couple grow during this process. I’m very lucky to be a big part of this special time in my couples lives and I think including me in that is a privilege. I get very close with the majority of my couples and have a laugh along the way! Most of the time it doesn’t feel like work.


What are some details of the planning that brides and grooms often overlook?

Their meals on the day of their wedding. With emotions and nerves running high it’s so important to make time to eat proper meals.


From your first meeting with the engaged couple to the day-after the wedding, what’s your favourite moment and why?

When they see our main ballroom – The Grand Banking Hall in person for the first time! This space is beautiful to anyone who sees it.


What attracts couples to One King West?

Marble, chandeliers, tall ceilings, natural light, history, location, the convenience of a hotel, I hope dedicated Wedding Specialists!


Lightning Round…


Celebrity wedding you’d want to attend: Justin and Hailey or Ariana and Pete?

Neither, Caitriona Balfe & Tony McGill

Television’s Caitriona Balfe (Outlander) and her fiancé Tony McGill. Photo from Getty Images.

Kate or Meghan?


Jeans or dress?


‘The Wedding Planner’ or ‘Bridesmaids’?

The Wedding Planner

Brad or George?

Both but more Brad

Paris or London?


Prosecco or wine?

Both. I’ll say wine because Prosecco is a form of sparkling wine haha!

The 1 thing you’d bring with you to a deserted island?

My dog

Vanessa’s Sweetie, Duke!

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