Black Licorice Weddings is a wedding planning company like no other. We love travel, adventure, excitement, living life and sharing it with friends and family. There is no better way to apply all these loves than in planning amazing non-traditional weddings. As you've seen from our Services page we offer POP-UP Weddings, Adventure Weddings, Packaged Weddings and Packaged Stags. All of these styles are unique, fun and thrilling but none of them added that competitive edge that gives an extra hit of adrenaline to really get the heart pumping. To this I say, "ADVENTURE GROUP WEDDINGS!!" Like the team we are, Designer Weddings in Victoria and Black Licorice Weddings in Calgary will both be hosting an Adventure Group Wedding in Fall 2018. SIGN UP NOW!
While networking with other vendors one of the first questions they ask me is, "What are Packaged Weddings?" That is a very good question with lots of answers. Firstly they are what I believe to be my own brain child, what I envision for the future of quick and painlessly planned weddings. Secondly I hope they are what the engaged couples see as a ray of hope in the overwhelming world of event coordination and vendor shopping. Thirdly they are adventure and fun wrapped up in a neat little package for those who's brains are either too fried or too busy to think of on their own.
What Black Licorice Weddings envisions for packaged weddings as they grow and evolve as a service is a wedding that is as easy to pick and pay for as buying a bouquet of flowers online. It is a basic easy process of three steps.
Black Licorice Weddings is an extension of the well known Designer Weddings Inc. in Victoria, BC. The Victoria partners, Linda Payne and Melissa Barrie are an established mother daughter team who work well together and compliment each other as a duo. How does a new member to the team walk into such a tight knit bond and help carry their dream forward? For me, Kristy Kivia, it has been rather easy and seamless because of the simple fact that I am also Linda Payne's daughter. No need to stumble as I find my niche in their partnership as we already know the strengths I bring to this team.
I have been working with these two ladies my entire life. As a young teenager until the day I moved out on my own adventure I was the in house executive assistant for my mom, taking messages and passing along information and details needed in order to make her day go easier. Melissa and I have traveled together through many countries and every story we have we look back on with laughter and smiles. There are not too many people who can spend every waking moment together and still enjoy each others company but somehow this family does just that.
It is this love for life and the need to bring out the best in each other that makes the Designer Weddings group of companies unique and wonderful to work with. The relationship we have allows for us to work together to create the perfect memorable moments for your wedding and it's celebrations. I can not wait to let loose the great adventurous and wonderfully whimsical ideas I have waiting to become your wedding.