Pop Up Wedding Alberta

Wedding Couple at The Foundry Room with Sevy Parys as the wedding planner
A skillful collaboration of Sevy Fays from L’Atelier Design & Pop Up Weddings YEG and Kimberly from Best Buds Flower Co. at OEX Foundry Room, using leftover Juno Awards flowers in Edmonton, Alberta.

Planning to be part of a Pop Up Wedding in Alberta?

Are you wanting an elopement in the city? It is very possible for everything to be taken care of and still have the 2 hours dedicated to just you, your future spouse and your wedding guests. Pop-up weddings are intimate and personalized — it is perfect for couples who want a more intimate and personalized memorable experience rather than a large traditional wedding. Venues are also often unique! Everything is prepackaged and I am delighted that I have a few couples in 2023 that I am working as their wedding photographer as part of The Pop Up Weddings YEG’s packages.

When I photograph Pop Up Wedding YEG weddings, I get to know the wedding couple and understand what your love story is. This helps me plan and customize prompts that are unique to you!! To book me as your Alberta wedding photographer for a pop up wedding, you can connect with Sevy directly. Any additional hours or artwork can be added a la carte by communicating with me. You can find more of my wedding photography portfolio here.

I have had the pleasure of interviewing Edmonton’s very own Pop Up Wedding Planner, Sevy Fays. Sevy has an innate love for organization and attention to detail, which allows her to thrive in the dynamic environment of wedding planning to create unforgettable experiences.

Edmonton Wedding and Elopement Planner

Female Pop Up Wedding Planner Edmonton
Sevy Fays, owner of L’Atelier Design  and The Pop Up Weddings YEG.

How did you get started in wedding planning, and what drew you to this profession?

Thirteen years ago, I embarked on a journey into the enchanting world of wedding planning, following my interior design diploma. I have always held a deep affection for weddings and the celebration of love. The prospect of bringing to life the visions and dreams of brides and grooms is what drew me to this profession. My innate love for organization and attention to detail allows me to thrive in the dynamic environment of wedding planning, where I get to work with various aspects that contribute to the creation of unforgettable experiences.

I have 2 companies L’Atelier Design and The Pop Up Weddings YEG.
At L’Atelier Design we offer event and wedding design, planning and coordination, The Pop Up Weddings YEG specializes in creating small and intimate weddings.

What services do you offer as a wedding planner, and what is your process for working with clients?

As a wedding planner, I offer a comprehensive range of services to ensure that every aspect of a couple’s special day is taken of, as a wedding planner. With Pop Up Weddings YEG, I offer decor rental for ceremony that couples can set up themselves, to full planning/coordination of the day as well as design aspects and set up & take down. You can visit the Pop Up Weddings YEG website to learn more about the packages offered.

With Pop Up Weddings, I created an innovative concept with “Share Your Day” package. It allows up to three weddings to take place in a single day. All the essential components of a wedding, with the added benefit of a great venue that would otherwise be financially inaccessible to many couples. It is inclusive and a cost-effective solution while you can celebrate your love in style!
How to work with L’Atelier Design or The Pop Up Weddings YEG?

To work with Sevy, you can schedule a meeting to discuss your vision, style and budget. Then, you can decide on the package that best needs your needs or have a Uniquely Yours package created.

Throughout the planning process, Sevy stays in close communication with the couple, providing updates and addressing any concerns or changes.

Finally, on the wedding day, Sevy takes charge of coordinating all the logistics, allowing you and your families to relax and enjoy the special day!

How do you stay up-to-date with the latest wedding trends and vendor options in Alberta, and what resources do you rely on?

I stay current with the latest wedding trends and vendor options by utilizing the following resources:

  • I attend industry conferences and networking events to meet & network with other wedding professionals. This is a great way to learn about new trends and vendor options, and gain valuable insights with the current wedding industry.
  • Following industry publications and blogs to stay informed about the latest trends and news
  • I am also very active on social media platforms, following and engaging with vendors, industry leaders and fellow wedding planners.
  • Collaborating with other wedding professionals.
  • Huge advocate of continuous education! I attend workshops, webinars and online courses to enhance her knowledge and expertise.

Overall, my commitment to staying informed about the latest wedding trends and vendor options in Alberta ensures that I can offer my clients the best and most up-to-date advice and services.

What advice would you give to couples who are just starting the wedding planning process?

My advice to couples who are just starting the wedding planning process is to take it step by step and to prioritize what is most important to them. Here are a few tips:

Establish a budget: Determine how much you can realistically afford to spend and allocate funds accordingly. This will help guide your decision-making process and ensure that you stay on track financially.

Determine your priorities: Sit down with your partner and determine what is most important to you both. This could be the venue, the food, the music, or any other element of the wedding. Prioritizing what matters most to you will help you make informed decisions as you move forward.

Start early: The earlier you begin planning, the more time you will have to explore options, make decisions, and secure vendors. This will also give you more flexibility and options to choose from.

Research vendors: Take the time to research potential vendors and read reviews from other couples. This will help you find reputable vendors who align with your vision and budget.

Consider hiring a wedding planner: A wedding planner can help you navigate the planning process, provide advice and expertise, and take care of all the details, so you can relax and enjoy your special day.

Overall, planning a wedding can be a daunting task, but by breaking it down into manageable steps, prioritizing what is most important, and seeking the advice of professionals, you can create a memorable and stress-free wedding day.

How do you manage timelines and budgets for your clients, and what tools do you use to keep everything organized?

Managing timelines and budgets for my clients is a crucial aspect of my role as a wedding planner. Here are some of the ways I manage timelines and budgets for my clients.

I have developed a comprehensive excel spreadsheet that encompasses various tabs catering to different aspects of the wedding planning process. The tabs include a complete checklist spanning a year, personal information, contact details of vendors along with their discussed details, seating chart and RSVP features, and table setting tools. This approach allows me to stay organized and ensures that I do not miss any important details while planning the wedding.

Can you share some tips for couples who are planning a wedding in a remote or rural area of Alberta?

Planning a wedding in a remote or rural area of Alberta can be a unique and challenging experience. Here are some tips to help couples navigate the process:
  • Research local vendors.
  • Plan for travel: Make sure to factor in travel time and expenses for both you and your guests. Consider providing transportation options for your guests, especially if the wedding venue is located in a remote area.
  • Consider the weather: Depending on the time of year, weather conditions in rural areas can be unpredictable. Make sure to plan for inclement weather and have a backup plan in case of rain or snow.


How do you ensure that your clients’ wedding visions are reflected in the final outcome, and what is your approach to handling differences in opinions or ideas?

it is important to ensure that my clients’ wedding visions are reflected in the final outcome. I do this by taking the time to understand their style and preferences, listening to their ideas, and communicating effectively throughout the planning process.
To handle differences in opinions or ideas, I approach the situation with an open mind and a willingness to find a compromise that satisfies both parties. I encourage my clients to express their concerns and ideas openly, and I offer my professional expertise and advice to help them make informed decisions.
I also believe in being transparent and setting clear expectations from the beginning. This includes outlining the scope of services, budget, and timeline, and ensuring that all parties are on the same page.
Ultimately, my goal is to create a wedding that reflects my clients’ unique style and vision while also being realistic and achievable within their budget and timeline. By working collaboratively and maintaining open communication, I am able to create a successful and memorable wedding that exceeds my clients’ expectations.

How do you handle unexpected situations or emergencies that may arise on the wedding day, and what kind of support do you offer your clients?

I understand that unexpected situations or emergencies can arise on the wedding day, and it is my responsibility to handle them with professionalism and expertise.
To prepare for these scenarios, I always create a detailed timeline and contingency plan well in advance of the wedding day. This includes identifying potential risks and developing solutions to mitigate them. I also ensure that I have all necessary contacts and resources readily available, such as backup vendors, medical professionals, and transportation options.
If an unexpected situation or emergency does arise, I remain calm and composed and work quickly to resolve the issue. I communicate with the appropriate parties and make decisions based on the best interests of my clients and their guests.
My approach is to be proactive and prepared, and to offer my clients the support and guidance they need to navigate any unexpected situations or emergencies that may arise.

What sets you apart from other wedding planners in Alberta, and what do you think are the key qualities that make a great wedding planner?

I believe what sets me apart from others in the industry is my attention to detail, creativity, and ability to connect with my clients on a personal level.
I take a collaborative approach to wedding planning, working closely with my clients to understand their unique vision and preferences, and incorporating those elements into every aspect of the event. I am also able to offer creative and unique ideas that reflect my clients’ personalities and style.
The key qualities that make a great wedding planner include being able to maintain calmness under pressure and being creative to allow for flexibility.
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