WHO WE ARE

We are an award winning, full-service event planning company located in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia. We provide the inspiration, the experience, and the integrity necessary to make any event perfectly unique.

Since your dreams and desires are particular to you as an individual, we believe that catering to your individuality is the key to an extraordinary wedding.

Getting to know you as a person, and helping to express your distinctive style as creatively and luxuriously as possible, is our most important goal. This philosophy underlies everything we do, from meeting you the first time to preparing you to walk down the aisle.

“I truly understand the high stakes involved in planning and executing a wedding- we take great pride in every celebration we are a part of.”

Alicia Keats

Creative Director and Principal Planner

Although Alicia’s buoyant personality is often the first thing people notice about her, it’s only one of many qualities that she brings to her work as a wedding and event planner. With twelve years of experience as a boutique planner, she delights in the unique opportunities she has been given to create refined, innovative, and highly personal weddings for every one of her clients.

Her diverse background includes many years in management and theatre arts. When she first began her wedding planning career with a local event planning company in 2006, she quickly gained a reputation for passion, creativity, and grace under pressure. Her singular attention to the individuality of her clients produced scores of unforgettable weddings and laid the foundation for her current planning ethos. As soon as the moment arose for her to fully realize this vision, she knew that launching her own boutique planning service was the natural next step.

Under her creative and highly knowledgeable direction, she and her trusted team of associates have produced countless high-profile events—each one tailored to the desires of her discerning clientele—that have cemented her reputation as one of Canada’s premier event planners and one of the best wedding planners in the world according to Vogue Magazine. Her success in the field has been a testament to her imagination, her ingenuity, her integrity and especially her passion.

Alicia emphasizes the importance of connecting with people on a personal level, and she is known for making space in her heart for every one of her couples. She never ceases to be humbled by the trust and loyalty she has earned from each of them.

To learn more about Alicia Keats, read her interview on Style Me Pretty Living.

Aurora Krenus

Wedding Planner

Aurora began her wedding planning career as an assistant wedding day coordinator with a well-respected Vancouver planning company in 2009. Two years later, she joined Alicia Keats Weddings + Events bringing with her a wealth of experience that immediately made her a valued asset to the company.

Aurora’s planning skills were enriched by her work with Upright Décor where her keen eye for design beautified hundreds of weddings and corporate events. Aurora’s clients receive the benefit of her years of design experience as well as her planning expertise. In 2016 Aurora was a finalist for Best Wedding Planning from the BC Wedding Awards and in 2014, Aurora won Best Wedding under $75,000 for British Columbia from the Canadian Wedding Industry Awards. Aurora’s weddings have been published in Wedluxe and Real Weddings Magazine.

Kasia Wardowicz

Wedding Planner + Wedding Day Coordinator

Kasia joined Alicia Keats Weddings + Events in the early spring of 2012. Her attention to detail, grace under pressure quickly made her a valuable part of the team. Kasia works with both Complete Wedding Planning clients and Wedding Day Coordination clients in addition to assisting Alicia Keats from time to time on large scale, logistically challenging events. Kasia is truly gifted at running the most complicated of timelines under pressure with a smile on her face. Her creativity, passion to organize, quick response time and lover of all things weddings enables her to provide her clients with a seamless wedding day experience.


Sarah Waites

Wedding Day Coordinator

Sarah joined the team of Alicia Keats Weddings + Events in the spring of 2013, bringing with her a background in communications and corporate event planning and she immediately became an important and valued asset to the team.

Sarah is incredibility organized with an eye for detail. She is very creative and loves researching new ideas and inspirations for her couples. Sarah believes that it’s the little things that add the magic to a wedding day. She is very attentive to the needs of her couples, graceful under pressure and she prides herself on always ensuring her clients and their guests are happy. Sarah's work has been published in Rock n' Rock Bride.

Claire O’Connor

Administrative Assistant

Claire is the heart beat of Alicia Keats Weddings + Events and is Alicia’s right hand woman providing administrative support. In addition to her years of experience in events and administration, as a former editor she has a keen eye for detail and her proofreading skills are invaluable. Claire loves being able to combine her desire to provide exceptional value, her creativity, and her love of hearing people's stories in her work at Alicia Keats Weddings + Events.