Testimonials

Check out what couples & industry professionals are saying about White Haven.

LUXURY OKANAGAN WEDDING PLANNING & DESIGN

TESTIMONIALS

Testimonials

Testimonials

Check out what couples & industry professionals are saying about White Haven.

"I hired Cassandra fairly last minute as I became overwhelmed by planning and organizing a wedding in Kelowna while living in Ontario. I did a partial planning and wedding design package with her and I honestly feel like I got more than I expected. Cassandra was extremely helpful and our wedding would not have been what it was without her. She even did all of our table and flower arrangements! I had some odd requests and a very particular vision of what everything would look like. All of my expectations were exceeded when I saw the venue on the day of. I would recommend anyone to use White Haven and work with their team. It was a breeze working with them and we had an amazing day because of it."

JORDYN & DRÉ
LA CASA COTTAGES, WEST KELOWNA

"If you are in the midst of creating your budget I cannot stress to you enough the importance of a professional wedding coordinator. Cassandra was everything and more, going above and beyond in all areas. Not only is she just the sweetest person, she is highly organized and asks all the important questions so that nothing is missed. She brings up the things you maybe have not thought of. She creates a minute by minute timeline and leading up to the wedding was in touch with me almost daily. She contacts all the vendors, reviews our contracts and ensures the contract conditions/obligations are met on both ends. She coordinates the vendors to confirm timing and is there to greet them on the day of. Cassandra was there for our rehearsal and ensured everyone knew what they were doing which was so important as we had a friend marrying us who is not a professional commissioner. That and the commissioner had a flight delay due to the Hurricane on the east coast and missed the rehearsal so she had to adjust and with great patience run the rehearsal with our friend facetiming. The next day she was on site by 9am and stayed until 1am completing all set up and take-down. Not only did she coordinate but she also did our wedding design---she came up with the colour pallet and mood board, and tablescapes which were absolutely stunning and matched my vision exactly. White Haven is professional, creative, organized, and goes above and beyond in creating the perfect day that reflects the bride and groom."

DAWN & PHIL
SUMMERHILL PYRAMID WINERY, KELOWNA

"Cassandra is a lead designer and wedding coordinator in the beautiful Okanagan. I love working with her and creating visions! She is personable and caring. She goes out of her way to make sure things are perfect and everyone is happy! I cannot wait to work with her again."

KATHRYN RAMSEY ESTHETICS
KELOWNA MAKE-UP ARTIST

"Amazing customer service, so professional and truly attentive to every detail. Would definitely recommend Cassandra at White Haven Weddings for your special day! She was able to balance my HUGE chaotic wedding party, kept everyone organized, and made sure we had a 100% stress free, fun, magical day. She went above and beyond for every single detail and step, from table-scape design, selecting bridesmaid dresses, to making sure I looked perfect moments before I walked down the aisle, Cassandra was there for me. I had two venues, and I was worried it would be difficult coordinating décor, setup, and people between the ceremony and reception but Cassandra at White Haven Weddings made sure the transition was flawless. Best day of our lives thanks to White Haven. I cannot wait to work with her again!"

SHANNA & BRIAN
SANCTUARY GARDENS, WEST KELOWNA

"We can't tell you how fantastic it was working with Cassandra on the lead up to our wedding. She was so helpful and responsive! She was full of good ideas and suggestions and really helped us bring the vision of our big day together. On our wedding day, she was indispensable! She made sure everything went as planned and handled all the last minute details. Having her in our corner really put our minds at ease and let us focus on the each other and our guests!"

SARAH & GRAHAM
KELOWNA YACHT CLUB, KELOWNA

"We can't tell you how fantastic it was working with Cassandra on the lead up to our wedding. She was so helpful and responsive! She was full of good ideas and suggestions and really helped us bring the vision of our big day together. On our wedding day, she was indispensable! She made sure everything went as planned and handled all the last minute details. Having her in our corner really put our minds at ease and let us focus on the each other and our guests!"

REBECCA ALFRED
TO HAVE AND TO HOLD STATIONARY, KELOWNA

"I debated getting an event coordinator for quite a while as we only had a 40 person wedding, however - hiring White Haven Weddings was a choice I did not regret! Cassandra was so organized, helpful, caring and was a HUGE part of the success of our wedding day! Cassandra is thoughtful in her approach and an absolute dream to work with! If you are on the fence, don’t hesitate - hiring Cassandra will be worth every penny and more!"

ALLYSHA & JAMIE
MANTEO RESORT, KELOWNA

"Her ability to think logistically while at the same time creatively has been a huge asset. She brings a positive energy to the experience and faces challenges head on with a mature sense of emotional intelligence. Any couple who chooses Cassandra to manage their day is fortunate and is in the best of hands. She will work hard with care and attention to detail to make all of the pieces fit together."

KIRSTIN WAKAL
SANCTUARY GARDENS, WEST KELOWNA

"Cassandra is a 'jack of all trades' in the Okanagan Wedding Industry. She is constantly adding to her skillset and looking for new ways to offer her clients more. She is very genuine and down to earth, and VERY knowledgeable in florals and design. After only knowing Cassandra for a few short weeks, it's clear her work intentions are a top priority and her dedication to her clients is inspiring. As a fellow planner in the Wedding Industry I'm happy to have made a strong connection with Cassandra and hope we can continue to collaborate together in the future!"

MICHELLE GOODWIN WEDDINGS
WPIC WEDDING PLANNER, KELOWNA

"Thank you so much for making our wedding day the best day of our lives. We truly do not know how we would have survived without you! Our ceremony and reception space looked unreal thanks to you. You were so organized and so on top of things and in return it made our day run SO smoothly. We cannot thank you enough. We can't wait to catch up next time we are in Kelowna. Lots of love!"

COLLEEN & MARK
HOTEL ELDORADO, KELOWNA

"Cassandra is fantastic, super helpful and knowledgeable! She truly has the magic touch when it comes to designing and planning. Super recommended for sure."

ADRIANA GARCÍA
CANDÈ BRIDAL BOUTIQUE, KELOWNA

"Thank you, thank you, thank you! We want to express to you our sincerest gratitude for all the work you put into making our wedding day stress free! Honestly we don't know what we would've done without you."

JERRI-LYNN & JEFFERY
SHANNON LAKE GOLF COURSE, WEST KELOWNA

"Cassandra is an absolute gem! Not only is she incredibly talented, but she is sweet, accommodating and extremely reliable."

KELSEY ALLMARK
MAKEUP BY KELSEY BRYNN, KELOWNA

"Cassandra is not only professional and organized, but she's also so genuine and kind. She's the girl you want to call to plan your dream wedding!"

NATASHA VANDERBURG
NATASHA VANDERBURG CO.

"Cassandra is a life saver and literally made our special day perfect by ensuring everything went so smooth. She took care of all those little things that you don't expect and she did it with ease. She is such a great person as well that she made the day extra special. I highly recommend her. Would give her more stars if I could."

ALLYSHA & JAMIE
MANTEO RESORT, KELOWNA

We didn’t have to worry about a single thing for our vow renewal because Cassandra took care of everything for us! From designing all the florals to setting up everything at 5am for our sunrise photoshoot, she made everything absolutely perfect. The style and colours were spot on with our inspo. During photos, the table linens kept flying crazy and Cassandra creatively solved the problem by hiding under the table to hold the linens down. She showed unreserved kindness and dedication to us and we are so, so grateful! Highly recommend!

Dori & Kevin

Working with Cassandra and her team was an absolute dream. Not only was she a resource throughout the planning process to identify and ensure we were getting the best vendor team and rentals that reflected our vision she is totally professional and on top of everything. And I mean EVERYTHING. She runs a tight ship but makes the entire process feel completely effortless and light touch. She made our wedding feel like a total breeze. Everything happening exactly as planned without us even noticing. I couldn't recommend Cassandra and White Haven Weddings more. 10/10! I wish all Brides could experience Cassandra bringing to life their special day as I did. I'm feeling very fortunate and lucky to have found her.

Kristin & Jeff

We cannot say enough good things about our experience working with White Haven Weddings & Events! Cass and her team truly went above and beyond to make our wedding absolutely perfect and uniquely personalized to us. From the initial design and planning meeting, she made us feel at ease and that she truly understood and believed in the vision we had for our version of a dream wedding. This was proven true on our wedding day when everything was beyond even our wildest expectations.

The entire WH team did an incredible job on our wedding day from styling the most perfect décor, to arranging the most stunning florals, and ensuring everything ran smoothly and on schedule. We are so, so, so grateful for WH! If you are even remotely thinking about booking with this team, do it. Cass and her team will make wedding planning an absolute DREAM!!!

Leah & Brennan

Cassandra was an absolute dream to work with! We hired Cassandra as our Day-Of-Coordinator, and she went above and beyond. Words can not describe how helpful Cassandra was in making sure our day flowed as effortlessly as possible. She is organized, knowledgeable, and overall just a joy to work with. Having her there to take care of last minute details, vendors, timelines, and moral support the day of allowed us to have the most relaxed wedding day that we dreamt of. Can not recommend Cassandra and White Haven Weddings enough!

Riley & Alex

We had the incredible of working with Cassandra on our design and integration of our florals. Flowers were so very important to me. They were crucial to the vibe that I was looking for. Ethereal, elegance. Lots without being too much. White Haven liaised seamlessly with our wedding planner and delivered more than we could have asked for. Not only did they set the exact mood we were looking for, they were healthy, fresh, and beautiful. We could not have been happier. Thank you so very much Cassandra for your beautiful work on our magical day. We cannot thank you enough.

Taylor & Rob

Cassandra and her team are nothing short of amazing. She was such a bright light on our wedding day and truly put our minds completely at ease. Nobody wants to think that something could go wrong, but unfortunately we had a few mishaps with some of our vendors. Cassandra tactfully dealt with everything in an extremely professional manner, so much so that we were barely aware there had been any hiccups at all. Beyond that, her services did not end at the wedding and she fought tirelessly on our behalf so that we would walk away with the experience and wedding we had planned for. She is endlessly talented, charismatic and a professional in every sense of the word. Our wedding would not have been the magical day it was without her and I would recommend her and her team to absolutely everyone.

Alysha & Evan

It is a true gift to work with Cassandra and White Haven when it comes to planning your wedding! We requested full planning as well as floral design and could not recommend her more for both! She is extremely organized, communicative, executed the perfect design vision and connected us with the best vendors that made our wedding day more special than we could have imagined. She is just an all around wonderful person to work with and made the planning process feel effortless although you know so much work was being done in the background. My husband and I do not live in the Okanagan, and her expertise in the area made us feel comfortable and confident with all of our selections. We are forever grateful for her leaving us with the best memories and experience from our wedding!

Danielle & Stephane

Cassandra was our day of coordinator for our wedding and she was absolutely the best!!

From first meeting with Cassandra over zoom, my husband and I knew she was a perfect fit for helping us with our wedding. We knew we were in good hands not only is she the most organized person but she is also the sweetest!

Cassandra was a huge part of making our wedding run so smoothly and go exactly as we had envisioned it.

We highly recommend hiring Cassandra for your wedding you will not regret it. Having Cassandra there will allow you to soak up even more of your special day and allow you to not worry about a thing!

Kelsey & Lucas

Cassandra was awesome right from the start. She really took the time to understand who we were and what are vibe was and she absolutely nailed capturing that in the design proposal. She was on top of our wedding early, sending us invoices and possible ideas, and she even had to pivot our wedding to the year after because of COVID. She was really responsive, listened to our ideas about what we wanted out of the wedding, and was overall just amazing to deal with. On the day of, everything was really smooth and on time and our venue looked spectacular thanks to her. I would highly recommend her to anyone in need of a wedding planner or a florist!

Toni & Nicholas

If you’re in search of a fairy-tale wedding experience meticulously crafted to perfection, look no further than Cassandra McColman and her team at White Haven Weddings. Based on our personal experience, they are an embodiment of professionalism, creativity, and heartfelt care, delivering on promises and exceeding expectations.

From our initial meeting, it was evident that Cassandra was invested in transforming our dream wedding into reality. Her remarkable attention to detail ensured that not a single element of our special day was left to chance. Every arrangement was flawlessly executed, timed impeccably and never exceeded our set budget.

But what truly set Cassandra apart were those magical moments she created that left us in awe. To highlight one, she managed to secure a bespoke gelato cart for our wedding day, followed by an exquisite coffee cart. Both these unique elements not only impressed our guests but also added a distinct, personal touch that we will remember fondly for years to come.

Throughout the planning process, Cassandra proved to be more than a planner, she was a listener. She valued our opinions, welcomed our ideas, and addressed our concerns with sincere care and respect. Her empathy was clearly evident, making us feel truly heard and respected.

In terms of challenges, while there were the expected logistical hurdles, Cassandra navigated them with grace and efficiency, never allowing stress to trickle down to us. Her resourcefulness was notable in the way she sourced top-notch vendors while ensuring the best prices, demonstrating her dedication to deliver superior quality without overstepping the budget.

In conclusion, if you’re planning a wedding in Kelowna, BC, or anywhere else, entrust your special day to Cassandra McColman and her remarkable team at White Haven Weddings. They will undoubtedly provide you with a splendid, hassle-free experience that encapsulates your dreams and stays within your budget. You won’t regret your decision!

Paige & Josh

Thinking about contacting White Haven Weddings & Events for your big day? - Do it! Cassandra is amazing! We only booked her for the day of the wedding package and she went well above and beyond making sure that everything was aligned, ran smoothly, and that we didn't have to worry about a thing - which gave us time to focus on our guests and each other. We couldn't be more please with her professionalism, organizational skills, enthusiasm, and friendliness. Its evident that she truly enjoys what she does.
An added bonus was that she also provides flowers which really helped complete the vison that we wanted.
Our guests still comment on how much fun they had at our wedding and also how great Cassandra was.
Want your big day or event to be stress free? - don't hesitate to book White Haven Weddings & Events.

Valerie & Simon

Where do I even begin... I am a wedding photographer and showing up on site to see Cassandra quietly creating her magic with grace, patience and attention to detail is both a relief from potential stressors and giddy excitement at how amazing the day will be. With White Haven, I am absolutely confident the day will go smoothly, and not to mention, BEAUTIFULLY. Cassandra seems to float behind the scenes and the incredible details magically appear--which isn't to detract from just how much work she does--she simply manages to make it feel seamless and magical. If you want someone who will attend to every detail and remove any inkling of concern from your day--Cassandra is that person. Hire her immediately.

Bobbi Barbarich Photography

Thank you to Cassandra and White Haven Wedding & Events. From day one that me and my husband had our zoom meeting with her we knew that our wedding day would be seamless. She was so organized and her relationships with other vendors and venues in the area was so helpful.

She was so professional in every way and made our wedding day everything we expected and more. Our friends and family didnt have to do anything on day of the wedding as she had everything taken care of. We Thank You from the bottom of our hearts Cassandra. So happy you came into our lives and now we have a new person we can call a friend.

Ashley & Andrew

I hired Cassandra fairly last minute as I became overwhelmed by planning and organizing a wedding in Kelowna while living in Ontario. I did a partial planning and wedding design package with her and I honestly feel like I got more than I expected. Cassandra was extremely helpful and our wedding would not have been what it was without her. She even did all of our table and flower arrangements! I had some odd requests and a very particular vision of what everything would look like. All of my expectations were exceeded when I saw the venue on the day of. I would recommend anyone to use White Haven and work with their team. It was a breeze working with them and we had an amazing day because of it.

Jordyn & Dré

Her ability to think logistically while at the same time creatively has been a huge asset. She brings a positive energy to the experience and faces challenges head on with a mature sense of emotional intelligence. Any couple who chooses Cassandra to manage their day is fortunate and is in the best of hands. She will work hard with care and attention to detail to make all of the pieces fit together.

KirstinWakal,  Sanctuary Gardens

White haven is the most incredible company to be a part of your wedding day! Cassandra and her team are the most creative, intelligent, and kind people to surround yourself with. I can’t say enough good words. My wedding was absolutely perfect and it’s all thanks to White Haven!

Montana & Dane

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