Cayenne Gartside ~ Associate Planner

Cayenne Gartside

Associate Planner

“Cayenne is a delight to work with! She handles her responsibilities with care, shows great attention to detail, and is super calm.  Her ability to make the VIP guests and family feel attended to was so appreciated. She made everyone’s lives so much easier! ”

Cayenne is heading into her 4th season with DreamGroup.  She brings a magnitude of qualities and experiences that enrich our team and allow her to connect with many different types of clients and backgrounds.  Cayenne was raised in Switzerland and Austria and speaks fluent German! She loves spending time in the great outdoors skiing and hiking with her husband, daughter, and dog.  Her love of food and travel give her an exceptional edge when supporting clients who also appreciate world influences and delicious fare.

“My goal is to visit 100 countries in my lifetime.”

The event industry is in Cayenne’s blood!  With both parents having worked in hospitality, Cayenne spent her childhood on many an event setup playing amongst the tables, chairs, linens & flowers!  “It definitely left an impression on me. I loved watching how people worked together to create something so special and beautiful from nothing.”

While completing her studies in Event Management & Wedding Planning at BCIT & Hospitality Management at Vancouver Community College, Cayenne worked for several esteemed international hotel groups.  Her role as a server in banquets for The Four Seasons taught her so much about expectations and what it takes to make an event experience run smoothly.  As did her position as Event Coordinator at Hyatt Regency Vancouver which further solidified her capabilities and passion for weddings & events!

“I LOVE weddings! Without fail, I get teary eyed every time a couple shares their vows with each other. A wedding is such an intimate and personal event; it should reflect the couple and their love. My goal is to help make wedding dreams a reality!  I will focus on all the details so you can soak up every moment and not miss any of it.”

Some of Cayenne’s Favourite Venues: Stanley Park Pavilion, The Pipe Shop, Fairmont Pac Rim, Rosewood Hotel Georgia, Vancouver Convention Centre, & Intimate Spaces and Restaurant Venues with character.

On Her Mind… “The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.” -Audrey Hepburn

A Wedding Highlight with Farawayland Weddings

Words of Thanks…

My wedding was the best day of my life so far and it was all thanks to Cayenne at DreamGroup. I would not bother to write a review if I did not think that Cayenne is an absolute superstar. If you’re lucky enough to work with her, you’ll get someone who is the perfect unicorn combination of warm and calming, while also being completely on top of things and in charge.

She repeatedly went above and beyond for us, always being so proactive so that we did not have to ask for anything. She made us feel completely taken care of with her organization, her great advice, and her leadership. I wish she’d come work with me at Google! Even if you’re doing a small wedding – ours was only 30ish guests – it will be worth it to get a wedding coordinator – there is so much to do!

~ Lillian Yang


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