Planning your dream wedding shouldn’t be a nightmare.

If you’re recently engaged and taking on the task of planning your own wedding, you might be getting familiar with that overwhelmed and emotionally exhausted feeling. Let’s start by saying, we hear ya and you’re not alone.

This is where THE SHIMMER GUIDE comes in.

A professional digital wedding planner. Everything you need to plan your wedding like a pro. Each edition includes video guides, hands-on tools, worksheets and professional tips. We believe this online service is going to be a godsend for so many people.

Wedding planning doesn’t need to be stressful. Yes, there will inevitably be some nerves, anxiousness and emotions along the way. But the overwhelming mountain of to do’s with no clear idea where or how to begin doesn’t need to be the reality. There’s a step-by-step formula to wedding planning that the pros know and use everyday. In THE SHIMMER GUIDE, we package together the professional guidance and tools that we provide to real brides and grooms everyday in our wedding planning services. It’s not meant to be a secret, which is why we’ve developed this digital service to share with you.


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Paige Petriw
Creator and Editor-in-Chief

As the Owner and Director of Spotlight Events, a successful event planning firm in Vancouver, BC, Paige has been helping couples eliminate stress on their journey to the aisle for nearly 10 years. She has planned weddings of all shapes and sizes; from 30 guests to 400 guests; working with budgets from $20,000 to $100,000+. Her values lie in family, celebration and social connection. She believes weddings are about so much more than logistics and pretty details, however without a clear game plan, she’s seen how these aspects quickly take over the main focus leaving what really matters in the distant background. Through creating THE SHIMMER GUIDE, her hope is to make the services of a professional wedding planner more accessible to all couples. The resounding statement she hears after consulting with a bride and groom is “I feel so much better now!” She wants to bring this feeling of relief and organization to as many people as possible with THE SHIMMER GUIDE.

Paige studied Communications at Simon Fraser University and is a Certified Wedding Coordinator by the Wedding Planner’s Institute of Canada. She is also a winner of the Tri-Cities Young Professionals 2018 Top to Watch Awards, a 2018 Finalist for Young Professional of the Year at the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards, and a nominee for this award in 2016 and 2017. Additionally she was awarded Top 3 in British Columbia for Best Wedding Event Planner at the 2014 Professional BC Wedding Awards, and her company has received the WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award, placing it in the top 5% of wedding planners across Canada.

Paige is a wife, mother and dog mom to a Golden Retriever. She’s passionate about family, and has a love for design, photography and business.