The LFW Team
Our LFW team of coordinators, designers and marketing experts come with years of expertise in creating the perfect day for your biggest moment. Each of our Calgary wedding planners and coordinators are thoughtfully matched to each client based on their style and creative vision. We are passionate about and dedicated to translating your love for each other, into a one of a kind day, punctuated by powerful emotional highlights to last a lifetime. We look forward to taking great care of you by leading you through the crazy world of weddings!
Lynn FletcherCEO / President
Lynn has experience as a wedding planner in Calgary and the Bow Valley for over 15 years and with hundreds of weddings to her credit, Lynn Fletcher is a leader in her field always striving to express love in different ways. She has the experience and creativity to ensure your wedding day perfectly suits you. She has been recognized on teams that have won international awards for Best Wedding in the world three times and takes great pride in never repeating the same wedding style twice. This is YOUR day, planned just for you.
Stephanie SchmitGeneral Manager
Stephanie joined Lynn Fletcher Weddings bringing with her years of experience in the Calgary bridal industry. Her path began focusing on the fashion side of the industry. Internationally trained in bridal fashion, trends, and etiquette, it wasn’t long before Stephanie knew she wanted to apply her knowledge and exposure of the couture bridal industry in a more intimate way.
Inspired by the many New York designer runway shows she attended, she began choreographing fashion shows, including Calgary’s well known Wedding Fair. She soon discovered her true passion was in the planning, creating, designing and executing of stunning and unique weddings.
Stephanie’s confident can-do attitude, ability to multitask, and professionalism is matched by her genuine interest in the bride and groom. She is passionately invested in recognizing what is truly important to the couple, making their vision a reality on the most memorable day of their lives.
Sheryl BouryWedding Producer
Sheryl’s training stems from a very artistic place with all things visual. Armed with her Bachelor of Visual Communications and Design Degree, Sheryl started her path as an art teacher and Children’s book illustrator. Her career then crossed into the corporate world where she worked as a branding and advertising specialist.
Weddings came into her life when she realized she wanted to help others with her unique palette of talents. As a lover of bling, and pink, and all things beautiful, Sheryl quickly immersed herself into researching weddings and where her place could be in the industry. She found herself in Lynn’s Wedding Planning seminar at Mount Royal University and the rest is history.
Spatial planning and a love of art and design led Sheryl to LFW where she claims her place as the design proposal queen. Her keen eye for detail and meticulous planning skills are just two of the qualities that our clients love about her. They know nothing will be missed on their big day because they know she has it all covered … with a huge smile.
Jody McBeathWedding Coordinator
What's not to love about the wedding industry? We get to meet amazing couples every day, we hear all about their love story, we fall in love with them and we get to help them on one of their most important days. We get to work with some of the most hard working people around, everyone coordinating to make this love story come to life. Meeting the couples, planning, designing, and then watching everything come together on the day of is magic.
I married my high school crush and every day is an adventure with our family. I planned our wedding in ten days, after Hurricane Katrina ruined our plan of getting married on a beach. After that I decided to take the Mount Royal Events Management Program and began working with LFW right after that. As Confucius said; "choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life." I've been fortunate to find something that I love, I am in love with love and the rest as they say is history.
Sarah MorrillOperations Manager
Sarah joined the LFW team after moving to Calgary from Portland, Oregon. Upon earning her Bachelor’s degree in Social Science and History she decided it was time for a change - to carry out her dream of joining the professional event world. She has always been a lover of planning, color coding and organizing groups of people, travel and ideas. Between planning her own wedding and participating in the weddings of friends, Sarah confirmed her passion for being a part of the memories and emotional energy each couple’s wedding day brings.
In September 2013 Sarah enrolled at Mount Royal University’s Event Management degree extension program, where she met Lynn as an instructor. She was certified by the Wedding Planner’s Institute of Canada in October that same year.
In her spare time Sarah enjoys running and training for half marathons, participating in winter sports, following the latest nail polish trends, hiking and traveling with her husband.
Denae LaRocqueDirector of Operations
Denae was introduced to the event world through many years of experience in the hospitality industry, her passion to create an unforgettable experience for others and love for design is what led her to LFW. Denae started out at a crew member with LFW in May 2013 and after one busy wedding season she took on the role as Director of Operations and Social Media Manager, always taking special interest in what’s the latest trend in the wonderful world of weddings.
She is currently finishing her Event Management Diploma at Mount Royal University and a student member of the International Special Event Society. Denae always makes time for a trip out to the family cabin where she enjoys wakeboarding and quality time with her loved ones.
How We Work
It all starts with listening. Then with the boundless enthusiasm of true romantics, we get to know each couple, ensuring that their day is a true reflection of who they are. We have an intuitive instinct for seeing and understanding the needs and desires of our brides and grooms, even when they sometimes do not know themselves. It often is difficult to tell who is more excited about the wedding — the LFW team or our clients. We truly are invested in helping you create YOUR vision for day with no stress, lots of fun, and most of all, a team who genuinely cares about making it a unique personalized experience for you.
The entire LFW team plays an active role in the event industry attending international training conferences and wedding shows worldwide to ensure that they stay on top of the latest trends and best ideas in the industry. LFW has memberships with ISES Calgary, the Calgary Bridal Association, and the Association of Bridal Consultants. As the Past-President of the award winning Calgary Chapter of the International Special Events Society (ISES), Lynn takes on a leadership role in her community focusing on raising the bar for her colleagues and bringing valuable education to Calgary from all over the world. As an Advisory Board Member of the Calgary Bridal Association, Lynn is continually involved in developing ways to connect her colleagues together and support the newcomers to the industry by offering them a place to network and learn. Lynn is also an instructor in Mount Royal University’s Event Management Certificate Program delivering The Business of Wedding Planning and Event Logistics courses. As an enthusiastic member of the curriculum development team and a proud recipient of the Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award in 2010, she takes great pride in forging paths for the up and coming professionals of the Event Industry as a whole. National appointments include Canadian President of the Wish Upon a Wedding Foundation and the ISES Calgary Liason for ISES Canada. International board positions include serving on the ISES 2011 Eventworld Décor Committee and the ISES Esprit Award judging panel for the last three years. Her wealth of knowledge is priceless and the LFW clients have an all access pass!
Awards & Recognition
LFW is the recipient of numerous local, national and international awards. Our weddings have been featured on numerous online publications and directories.
Our awards include:
- 2014 Canadian Star Award Nominee: Best Event Décor Over $75,000
- 2014 Canadian Star Award Winner: Best Wedding over $75,000
- 2014 Canadian Star Award Nominee: Best Event Décor $25,000-$75,000
- 2013 ISES Esprit Award Winner: Best Wedding
- 2013 Canadian Star Award: Best Wedding Over $75,000
- 2013 Canadian Star Award: Event Professional of the Year
- 2013 Calgary Wedding Fair Award Winner: Best Table Top by a Planner/Designer
- 2013 Calgary Wedding Fair Award Winner: Best Booth by a Planner/Designer
- 2012 CSE Star Award: Best Wedding Under $75,000
- 2011 ISES Esprit Award Winner: Best Event Décor
- 2011 ISES Esprit Award Winner: Best Wedding
- 2011 ISES Esprit Award Nominee: Best Wedding
- 2011 ISES Esprit Award Nominee: Best Wedding
- 2011 ISES Esprit Award Nominee: Best Event Décor
- 2010 ISES Esprit Award Winner: Best Wedding
- 2010 Mount Royal University: Distinguished Faculty Award
- 2010 The Special Event GALA Award Nominee: Best Floral Design
- 2010 The Special Event GALA Award Winner: Best Event Produced for an Individual
- 2010 Canadian Event Perspective STAR Award Winner: Best Table Centre
LFW has been featured in numerous digital and traditional publications
We have also had our weddings featured on numerous blogs and inspiration sites.