One piece of advice we got from different married couples was, be prepared and okay with the fact that there are things on your wedding day that will not go as planned. And it's true, maybe the hairdresser shows up 2 hours late, or your mother burns her dress (just two actual examples). Whatever it is, something is bound to happen. Our saving grace was Chanel and Sublime Celebrations. They not only made sure everything was managed and taken care of but when those inevitable unplanned WTF moments happened, Chanel leaped into action like a superhero and saved the day. She even had solutions for things we didn't know happened until the next day. We were able to truly enjoy our wedding day and take it all in because we knew from start to finish Chanel had our back. Which I guess is what you want, someone who'll take care of the things you want and the things you didn't even know you needed.

- Ewa & Mike Reid

A million thank yous!

Chanel absolutely helped to save my sanity and our wedding and I can't thank her enough. From the beginning, she was very responsive and professional and helped to organize our ideas and execute our vision perfectly! She seamlessly put out so many fires (from our helicopter company cancelling due to wild fires or our officiant being hospitalized the morning of) in the background. She informed us when she had solutions, which I absolutely appreciated! She was so calm and under control so all I had to do was relax and get hitched! My husband and I eloped (we are from the states), so it was just us. I still felt like Chanel and the other vendors went above and beyond to make our day feel so incredibly special! From the little things, like making sure all my stuff that I completely forgot about got back to our guest room or timing our ceremony and dinner music perfectly, to the big things, like bringing multiple chair options up a mountain for us to choose from, Chanel was so helpful. I'd get married to my husband all over again if Chanel and team were behind me! Thank you!!

Purple Glamour Wedding

Anita and Aaron

I had this amazing wedding all planned in my head; Chanel and Karen helped me to have a beautiful and amazing wedding, it was everything I ever dreamed of and MORE. They were both so great to work with and I was excited to talk to them every day. Thank you so much for my dream come true! My girlfriend told me no matter what you will have regrets on your wedding day and that I would wish I did some things differently. Well, I wouldn't change a thing about our day, Chanel and Karen made it perfect. Thank you so much! Lots of love, Anita and Aaron

~Photo by the talented Karen Milstein McKinnon

Best Man Speech


BEST DECISION I EVER MADE!!!! we recently got married on Aug 5 at Milner Gardens and reception at Tigh-na-mara. Chanel was amazing with the before hand prep, scheduling, emailing, calls and making sure Rebekah was prepared for day of coordinating with Robyn! Oh my goodness it was a dream wedding! I could not have imagined not having Rebekah part of it. She was at our rehearsal, meeting with venue coordinator and extremely helpful the whole day. And Robyn was amazing too! What a team!

I HIGHLY recommend to any bride. And HUGELY recommend getting a coordinator. You need one. Trust me!!!! BEST money we spent! Thank you Sublime Celebrations for making our wedding flawless! - Kristen McBride Loree



Farm wedding

Christina and Chad

Thank you so much for being you and being amazing - Your professionalism, kindness and unbeileveable eye made everything come together. We could not be more thankful. I will be telling all my friends about you!
With love and thanks


Saied Ezzati

Chanel is simply great at what she does.
My experience with Sublime Celebrations, Chanel, and her staff was from the perspective of a member of the wedding party, who also MC’d the wedding. In the 3 days that I witnessed the last steps of preparation and execution of my dear friends’ wedding ceremony and reception, Chanel and her staff were highly professional, very pleasant, organized, accommodating, communicative, and flexible. They were pleasant throughout and not only paid attention to every detail, request, and last minute adjustment, but they also brought a positive energy with them. Chanel was very good at sharing her experience to help stay on plan.
During my many years of personal and professional experience in various fields, be it hospitality, technology, media, or services, I have never seen the high degree of quality, professionalism, care, and sincerity, that Chanel is able to achieve, in one place."



Power Couple - Emotional Wedding


Nicci and Matt

We hired Chanel immediately upon the realization that we just are not good at wedding planning. We chose to hire Sublime to provide their services from Start to Finish (full package), and we must say, the company name is appropriately chosen, as we have received absolutely sublime service so far, and feel like we are in the best hands available. Without Chanel, we most likely would have canceled everything already and stayed common-law!  She is thorough, highly organized and always has a positive demeanor! 

We are simply over the moon to have found Chanel & Sublime Celebrations, and highly recommend her if you want a joyful & perfect experience! She is a lifesaver!!! 

Thank you, Chanel, for your never wavering patience, humor and most of all, for being there for us all the time with advice, guidance and a "we can do this" attitude! 

Nicci and Matt, Parksville, B.C

Spring Wedding

Robyn and Mike

Chanel is amazing. Hands down the most wonderful, professional and amazing person!!
My wedding day was smooth sailing thanks to this incredible lady.
Thank you Chanel!! I can't express my gratitude enough.

Robyn and Mike, Comox B.C

Young Love Beach Wedding Wedding Party

Shelby and Chip 

I can't even begin to thank Sublime Celebrations enough for all their help with my wedding. I didn't know it beforehand but I seriously don't know what I would have done without them.

Karen understood my vision completely and helped it become a reality. My wedding day was absolutely perfect.

~Shelby and Chip, Comox, B.C


Carolyn Touhey

Amazing Wedding Property

Working with Chanel was amazing.  I got to see how detail oriented and emotionally invested she is in her relationship with the bride and groom for whom she coordinated nearly every detail of their wedding at Two Eagles Lodge. 

She was a pleasure to work with, easy going but very thorough, and made the bride and groom's day a restful one rather than a hectic DIY-type event that so many couples do.  She is worth the extra investment to relieve a couple of the research and trial-and-error approach ,decorating, and clean-up associated with event planning. 

I can't wait to coordinate another event with Chanel!" 

 Carolyn Touhey, owner, Two Eagles Lodge (Union Bay, BC)

Wedding Photographer








Emma Allen

Chanel and her team at Sublime Celebrations are a total delight to work with. I'm a photographer and graphic designer based in Canada and anytime I've worked with Chanel the process has been stress-free, heartfelt, and the outcome has always been beautiful. Highly recommend!


Lucky Couple


Madison and Brandon


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