We are delighted to have today’s Spotlight on the talented Stacey Foley of JoyFoley Weddings. Recently she has made the move from Edmonton down to Calgary. We are excited for all the new opportunities for Stacey in the Calgary area, and are excited that we will be able to continue working with her to create spectacular events. Below are a few words from Stacey about this new transition for JoyFoley Wedding.
“JoyFoley Weddings is thrilled to be starting a new adventure with a relocation to Calgary. We will be shifting our focus and specializing in Rocky Mountain Weddings. We are looking forward to combining our two loves, weddings and the mountains, while continuing to bring our creativity and expertise to help our clients wedding day visions come to life. We are happy to now be servicing Edmonton, Red Deer, Calgary, Banff, Canmore, Lake Louise and Cochrane. With clients all over Central Alberta we are looking forward to a very busy summer ahead!” – Stacey Foley of JoyFoley Weddings
1. What drew you to the field of wedding/event planning?
Party planning is something I feel has always been in my blood. For as long as I can remember I always dreamt of being able to create magic and beauty through events for a living but truly never imagined it would come true. The luck of fate and the right place at the right time brought wedding planning in to my path and I have never looked back!
2. What is the most challenging part of wedding/event planning?
There are different areas of the planning process that can be challenging however I find one of the more challenging parts to be ensuring we portray the clients visions perfectly. There are so many different styles and themes that can be used to describe a design that often times it comes down to breaking it down and creating piece by piece based on what our clients want as opposed to what Pinterest suggests. We take great care in ensuring that we create exactly what our CLIENTS want as this is their special day and often times their life long visions.
3. What is the most rewarding part of your job?
Knowing at the end of the day we brought our clients wedding dreams to life. The planning process is often times a year long plus process and our clients very quickly become our friends which makes the end result and happiness that much more rewarding.
4. What is your favourite piece of décor
Right now I am LOVING black glass. This year I am finding myself drawn to more classic pieces, designs and colour palettes and a classic black and white wedding with a pop of colour is my favourite. Add black glass in to the mix and my heart swoons.
5. What is the most valuable piece of décor at a wedding/event?
I am not certain it is considered a piece of décor however one of the most important elements to me, and one that is very often forgotten, is the head table. It’s very easy to design your reception and put many hours of planning in to your guest tables however don’t forget that your head table is also a huge part of the design and one that receives a lot of attention. Your photographer, friends and family will be capturing you and your spouse sitting at it and you want to ensure its just as stunning as the rest of the reception.
6. What is your favourite line of linen?
I love a variety of styles, colours and finishes however I am absolutely in love with the Latte Lamour Satin linen. This linen is very universal and as I’ve come to learn it can be paired up beautifully with a variety of colours and works well to create a warm and inviting atmosphere.
7. What is your favourite moment at a wedding?
I absolutely love that last moment spent with the bride before she walks down the aisle. To see her excitement, to feel her nerves and to know inside she can’t wait to see her future husband standing there waiting for her is a moment so full of emotion and love that I feel truly blessed to experience it with her.
8. What would you like to see more of at weddings/events?
The one thing I would love to see more of at weddings is couples who throw caution to the wind and create their day based on their personal style, the important things in life that brought them together and not what is trendy at that moment. Trends change so often that when you start the designing process a year or more in advance by the time your wedding day comes around there’s something else that’s new and fresh but when you design based on yourselves and your love it will never go out of style.
9. What trends do you think are here to stay?
I don’t believe trends are ever here to stay which is why I love to see something more classic at weddings. Earth tones, black and white, woods and romantic florals are something I feel will never go out of style. There is something timeless about a black tuxedo, a stunning floral bouquet, a perfectly fitted wedding gown and candlelight.
Below are a few photos of Stacey Foley’s work!