nicole sihlis

OWNER +
PRINCIPAL PLANNER

Created Lovely began in 2010 but it really feels like it started long before that. It’s been a long awaited extension of my heart to own a company that allows me to express my love for timeless romance and beautiful spaces. I’m a minimalist by nature… unless we’re talking about flowers or coffee mugs! I love the ocean, perhaps because I grew up in Saskatchewan without one, or maybe it’s those beautiful pastel sunsets over the water. I love coffee, not because of how it tastes but because of the places and people I get to enjoy it with. I love character homes and shops that find that balance of modern and classically beautiful. And I believe there’s no greater gift you can give people than your time- a balance I strive to create with my business and personal life. And when I’m not working (well… even when I am) you can find me with my husband, Royce Sihlis, who just happens to be one talented wedding & outdoor lifestyle photographer. We didn’t meet in the industry, though fate would have it that an aspiring wedding planner and photographer would meet at a university coffee house night and go on to push each other to pursue their wildest dreams. Together, we’re creating a lovely life that our baby boy, Nixon, can look up to.

MY FAVOURITE
PART OF A

wedding day

The moment the bride and groom see their reception for the first time.  The magic of that moment is so special.  I think we spend so much time imagining what our wedding day will look and feel like, and that’s the moment where it sinks in that this day is truly theirs to enjoy.

MY CREATED

lovely life

INLCUDES

Morning coffee with my husband while our baby plays, Thursday date days, road trips to the ocean, and creating moments that look as good as they feel every day.

kate lohr

WEDDING
ASSISTANT

Hi! I’m Kate- an event planner with a love for all things romantic, caffeinated, and remarkable. I’m a WPIC Certified Wedding Planner and spend most of the year planning weddings with a fantastic team of creatives. Originally from BC’s West Coast, I’ve traded in my rain boots for a wine glass as I now call the Okanagan Valley my home. With a fierce passion for people, a soft spot for love that gives you butterflies, and a knack for details and planning, I’ve found where I’m meant to be. When I’m not working, I’m most likely blogging, catching up on my latest Netflix addiction, and exploring the beautiful Okanagan.

MY FAVOURITE
PART OF A

wedding day

The ceremony. I’m the one at the back of the ceremony failing at all attempts to hold back ugly tears. What can I say, I’m a sucker for those wedding vows!

MY CREATED

lovely life

INLCUDES

Following my heart and listening to what it needs most. I believe when we fuel ourselves with love, that it spreads to the people around us. 

hailey lind-petersen

WEDDING
ASSISTANT

Weddings are a moment in time when everything stands still, a moment when the world stops just for you, a moment full of joy and harmony. I feel honoured to be a part of these breathtaking moments that imprint on us for the rest of our lives. I began my journey with Created Lovely in the summer of 2016. It’s been remarkable working in an environment full of creative minds. I grew up with an appreciation and love for style, decorating, organization, food, nature and animals. I feel grateful that my career encompasses so many of my passions in life. I’m an old soul with a love for classic romance movies, retro music and hand written letters. When I’m not working I spend my days with my wonderful husband and dog. There’s no place like home.

MY FAVOURITE
PART OF A

wedding day

When the bride and her father share that precious moment when no one else is around before they walk down the aisle together.

MY CREATED

lovely life

INLCUDES

Being a part of the Created Lovely team, spending time with loved ones, movie nights and long walks lakeside with hot cocoa in hand.

DECOR
ASSISTANTS

Each summer Created Lovely Events hires creative, detail-oriented, and hardworking staff to assist on wedding day décor set-up and teardown. With their help, every beautiful design comes to life.

To apply for a set-up & teardown assistant position please contact info@createdlovely.ca

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