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 BourySr. Wedding Producer
Sheryl’s training stems from a very artistic place with all things visual. Armed with her Bachelor of Design degree, Sheryl started her path as an illustrator, before her career crossed into the corporate world.
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 McBeathClient Services Manager
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.
Tara CroweWedding Coordinator & Director of Marketing
For Tara, an interest in event planning began before she even graduated high school. Upon completion of her Bachelor of Applied Communications – Public Relations degree from Mount Royal University she began working in the corporate event industry right away.
Tara has years of experience in planning corporate team builders, Christmas parties, graduations, and Fundraiser galas, and planned and produced over 30 weddings during her tenure at Winsport Canada. Her love of weddings truly developed when she was a bridesmaid two years in a row and found herself meeting the LFW team when they produced her sister’s wedding.
With her cheerful, easy going attitude Tara has the ability to connect with couples, while both understanding their vision and then bringing it to life. These qualities combined with pure dedication and passion for all things wedding makes Tara a perfect addition to the LFW Family.
Faith KutcherOperations Manager
Faith developed an interest in events after planning her own wedding. Upon deciding on a career change from the Oil & Gas industry where she worked as a Land Administrator, she went back to school in 2014 and enrolled in the Event Management program at Mount Royal University. Faith met Lynn through the Event Management Logistics course she teaches, and immediately set her sights on becoming a part of the LFW team.
With three young children, Faith has an amazing set of organizational skills, and combined with her outgoing attitude, she proves to be a valuable asset to the LFW team. As the Operations Manager, Faith is the “get it done gal” and the glue that makes all of our events stick together.
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. General Manager, Stephanie Schmit, is the 2014-2015 VP of Programs and Education for the ISES Calgary chapter. Senior Wedding Producer, Sheryl Boury is the current award recipient of the Canadian Special Events Star Award for Best Wedding over $75K. As a Past-President of the award winning Calgary Chapter of the International Special Events Society (ISES) and the 2013 recipient of Canadian Event Producer of the Year by Canadian Special Events, Lynn Fletcher, CSEP 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 and director of Publications for Calgary Bridal Guide and Luxe by Calgary Bride magazines, 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. International board positions include serving on the International Special Events Society (ISES) CSEP Certification Committee, ISES 2011 Eventworld Décor Committee and an ISES Esprit Award judging panel. The LFW team’s wealth of knowledge is priceless and the their 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:
- 2015 The Wedding Fair: Best Booth – Grand Champion
- 2015 The Special Event Gala Award Winner: Best Wedding over $1000 per guest
- 2015 The Special Event Gala Award Winner: Best Floral Design
- 2015 The Special Event Gala Award Nominee: Best Décor over $250,000
- 2015 The Special Event Gala Award Nominee: Best Achievement in Logistics
- 2014 Calgary Bridal Expo: Booth Awards: Best Use of Colour
- 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.