Wedding Event Planner & Decorator

Kawano Decor & Design

Client Testimonials

Thank you Sharon and Melissa for all your months of planning, hard work and listening to my ideas. We were amazed when we went to the reception, it was such a beautiful setup. To me, that day was perfect and I would love to relive it again and I wouldn't have changed anything. When we first met I knew you both were perfect. I am so glad I reached out and got in touch with you because I did not gain a coordinator and decorator, but friends. Thank you for going through this once in a lifetime process with us. Thank you for your input and listening to my ideas. We have gained more friends and family and I am so happy that we met the two of you. I would do this all over again with you guys! You are the best planner and decorator a girl could ask for.
 
Trudy & TJ's Wedding - (Riverway Clubhouse) Burnaby, BC 
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Thank you so much for all your hard work and effort to help create a perfect day for us. You were one of the best parts of our wedding and I can't stress enough how beautiful everything turned out. It was amazing! I am still receiving comments from family and friends about how beautiful the decor was! Thank you for being so amazing to work with, and for your patience and kindness. You are both beautiful inside and out and I wish you much success in life. I do hope we keep in touch! With love & gratitude, Monica & Mat
 
Monica & Matt's Wedding - (Pinnacle at The Pier) North Vancouver, BC

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We would like to say thank you for such beautiful decorations at our wedding on Sat! Thank you for the lovely photos! We are so happy we came to you for decorations. Everything looked amazing! Thank you so much!

Linda & Peter's Wedding - (Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel) Vancouver, BC

 
Linda & Peter - 08/22/2015 (Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel) Vancouver, BC

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I just have one word to describe Kawano Decor and Design - AMAZING! They did a fabulous job that went above and beyond my expectations. So easy to work with and goes out of the way to make sure your wedding is perfect.


During my planning stage, they were the third company I saw for decorations and when we met I knew this was the one! I knew that I had the right decorators because of how how meticulous everything was arranged and on display in the showroom. When showing me possible layouts in the showroom, I could see how much care was put into maintaining the items that I knew that it would be done by a perfectionist. The items provided were clean, nicely ironed. Before the reception, one of the groomsmen saw the decorations before I did and he mentioned how nice the room looked. When I went into the room, I was so impressed. Throughout the whole night, I couldn't stop looking at the decorations. I was so happy how everything turned out.

Truly an amazing with the biggest hearts ever, and will go above and beyond to make your night special. I had changed the layout so many times, and had to change my invoice at least 5 times! They were so patient with me throughout the entire time. You truly have a special spot in my heart and I highly recommend Kawano Decor and Design!

During my planning stage, they were the third company I saw for decorations and when we met I knew this was the one! I knew that I had the right decorators because of how meticulous everything was arranged and on display in the showroom. When showing me possible layouts in the showroom, I could see how much care was put into maintaining the items that I knew that it would be done by a perfectionist. The items provided were clean, and nicely ironed. Before the reception, one of the groomsmen saw the decorations before I did and he mentioned how nice the room looked. When I went into the room, I was so impressed. Throughout the whole night, I couldn't stop looking at the decorations. I was so happy how everything turned out.

Truly amazing with the biggest hearts ever, and will go above and beyond to make your night special. I had changed the layout so many times, and had to change my invoice at least 5 times! They were so patient with me throughout the entire time. You truly have a special spot in my heart and I highly recommend Kawano Decor and Design! 

Vanny & Erick's Wedding - (Westwood Plateau Golf & Country Club) Coquitlam, BC

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Thank you Sharon & Melissa. The decor was amazing and I loved it so so so much. You made my wedding day so memorable and everything was just beyond my expectations. Thank you so so so much.


Kayi & Nathan - 09/12/15 (Terminal City Club)) Vancouver, BC 

Kayi & Nathan's Wedding - (Terminal City Club)) Vancouver, BC

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Thank you soooo much! We loved every single details of it. Thanks for making our dream wedding reception come true. It's how we imagined it to be. Love you!<3

Sofia & Nico - 11/13/15 (Vancouver Golf Club) Coquitlam, BC

Let me just say that Kawano Decor & Design made my wedding be what I imagined it to be. It was AWESOME! It would have been great if it was outside like we wanted it to be but everyone knows that the weather in Vancouver always likes to change, so we had to move our ceremony inside but it was still beautiful. All my guests loved the decorations and said that it was so elegant and modern. Also what made my day extra special because I wanted certain chair covers but when we had tried to get them they weren't available, but in the end they came through and surprised me and got me the chair covers I wanted!! Goes above and beyond. If you are looking for a decorator or wedding planner, you won't be disappointed!

Blessy & Benson's Wedding - (Vancouver Convention Centre) Vancouver, BC

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Thanks a million to Sharon Kawano & Melissa Ortanez, for making my dream wedding come to reality. Set up & decor were dazzling down to the smallest details... for all the effort you have put in it from beginning to end, for giving us your time & celebrating with us. Having you there made the party more fun! You have blessed us, thank you we are ever so grateful to you!!

Joei & Joseph's Wedding - (Eaglequest Golf Club) Surrey, BC 

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Thank you so much for decorating our wedding reception.  The decor was absolutely gorgeous!  We loved every detail of it!  Thank you for being soooo awesome to work with; both of us enjoyed every minute we spent with you!!!! <3<3
 
Jenn & Ryan's Wedding -  (Westwood Plateau Golf & Country Club) Coquitlam, BC

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The decor looked amazing, the crystal backdrop was so pretty!  Everything turned out perfectly and just as how I envisioned.  You have been a pleasure to work with, I already given your name to a few brides. Thanks again for everything :)
 
Michele & Jon's Wedding - (Pinnacle at The Pier) North Vancouver, BC

Monica - 07/05/14 (Pinnacle at The Pier) North Vancouver, BC

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We both truly enjoyed working with Melissa and Sharon throughout the whole time preparing for our wedding. The professionalism and commitment truly added so much value to us and most importantly has lessen the stress levels from our minds during the wedding planning process. Our experience was top notch on a level that no one in this industry can match. We were able to express ourselves so openly  with Melissa, sharing so much to the point that Andrea and I didn’t want the meetings and planning to end. If we were asked if we would do it again, we both definitely will do it again and again with Melissa running the fort and to re-live this such outstanding experience over and over again.  Hiring her as our Planner was one of the best decisions we ever made in our lives. She was very accommodating, personable and most of all she made everything clearer. Working with Melissa and Sharon created such a wonderful relationship and now we didn’t just hire a Planner we have gained new friends and most importantly, family.

Andrea & Lloyd 's Wedding - (Quilchena Golf  & Country Club) Richmond, BC

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Thank you soooo much! We loved every single details of it. Thanks for making our dream wedding reception come true. It's how we imagined it to be. Love you!<3

Sofia & Nico's Wedding - (Vancouver Golf Club) Coquitlam, BC
 
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Such a jem and an absolute dream to work with! From the moment we met we knew we made the right choice. You talked us through our options for the wedding and helped us turn our vision into a reality. Your passion for what you do is evident and your services are unbeatable.

Shayla & Kristen's Wedding - (Furry Creek Golf Club) Furry Creek, BC
 
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Kawano Decor & Design's positive attitude, inherent creativity, and remarkable ability to find a deal is a huge asset to planners under pressure. From beginning to end, they took all of my budget restrictions into account when formulating unique and creative ideas to go along with my vision for our 600 person conference. Made time to meet up with me on a number of occasions, and made me feel comfortable throughout the planning process. I felt assured that I could come with any new ideas or changes I wanted to make, and in knowing that I could rely on them to make the whole thing come together.  In the end, even my expectations for the event had been surpassed.  I would highly recommend their services to anyone looking for help planning an event, big or small, and look forward to opportunities to work with them again in the future.
 
Canadian Association of Pharmacy Students and Interns (CAPSI) Event - (Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre) Vancouver, BC


Andrea - 01/11/14   (Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre) Vancouver, BC
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Simply put, Kawano Decor is wonderful! Sharon has an exquisite taste in decor and design. And from our first meeting we knew that our wedding would be amazingly beautiful with Melissa at the helm. Indeed, that's exactly what it was.  Sharon has a knack for detail with a profound desire to do her best, and Melissa puts her heart and soul into it and goes that extra mile to ensure that the bride and groom are fully satisfied. We would recommend Kawano Decor for any event at any occasion!

Hasina - 06/20/14 (Pinnacle at The Pier) North Vancouver, BC
 
Simply put, Kawano Decor is wonderful! Sharon has an exquisite taste in decor and design. And from our first meeting we knew that our wedding would be amazingly beautiful with Melissa at the helm. Indeed, that's exactly what it was.  Sharon has a knack for detail with a profound desire to do her best, and Melissa puts her heart and soul into it and goes that extra mile to ensure that the bride and groom are fully satisfied. We would recommend Kawano Decor for any event at any occasion!
 
Hasina & Behzad's Wedding - (Pinnacle at The PierNorth Vancouver, BC
 

Simply put, Kawano Decor is wonderful! Sharon has an exquisite taste in decor and design. And from our first meeting we knew that our wedding would be amazingly beautiful with Melissa at the helm. Indeed, that's exactly what it was.  Sharon has a knack for detail with a profound desire to do her best, and Melissa puts her heart and soul into it and goes that extra mile to ensure that the bride and groom are fully satisfied. We would recommend Kawano Decor for any event at any occasion!

Hasina - 06/20/14 (Pinnacle at The Pier) North Vancouver, BC
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You made our wedding extra special. You went over and above our expectations, the last minute requests/details, the constant changes, you were so patient! I highly recommend your services! Our church and wedding reception wouldn't be the same without you!
 
Anna & Ian's Wedding - (Fort Langley Golf Club) Fort Langley, BC
 
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Just wanted to say thanks again for all your amazing hard work. Everything looked better than we could have ever imagined. It was a pleasure working with you. All of our guests were so impressed with everything, and Margaret at the church couldn't believe how good you made the auditorium look!  I will definitely be recommending you to all of my friends with upcoming weddings. 
 
Larissa & Rich's Wedding - (River Rock Casino Resort) Richmond, BC
 
Larissa - 05/11/13   (River Rock Casino Resort) Richmond, BC 
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Anna - 11/16/13   (Fort Langley Golf Club) Fort Langley, BC
Thank you so much for all of your help throughout the our wedding process! You are so kind and helpful! I will definitely recommend you to my friends and family!
 
Alexandria & Shane's Wedding (Furry Creek Golf & Country Club) Squamish, BC
 
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Thank you so much for making the venue look amazing!! It was more than I can ever ask for. You made everything that I envisioned to be possible.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart. It wouldn't be an impressive venue without your magical touches. If I know any other people that will be getting married I will definitely send them your way, thanks!
 
Mandy & Tommy's Wedding - (Swaneset Bay Resort & Country Club) Pitt Meadows, BC
 
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Words can't begin to describe my appreciation for making our wedding reception look so gorgeous, it was like a total fairy tale. The linens made it so special & was so worth having you come setup.  I couldn't of managed without you.  Everyone was raving about how gorgeous the reception was!  Yesterday was absolutely perfect. You need to do more weddings on the island it was simply breathtaking :-) Thanks xoxo 
 

Words can't begin to describe my appreciation for making our wedding reception look so gorgeous, it was like a total fairy tale. The linens made it so special & was so worth having you come setup.  I couldn't of managed without you.  Everyone was raving about how gorgeous the reception was!  Yesterday was absolutely perfect. You need to do more weddings on the island it was simply breathtaking :-) Thanks xoxo

Words can't begin to describe my appreciation for making our wedding reception look so gorgeous, it was like a total fairy tale. The linens made it so special & was so worth having you come setup.  I couldn't of managed without you.  Everyone was raving about how gorgeous the reception was!  Yesterday was absolutely perfect. You need to do more weddings on the island it was simply breathtaking :-) Thanks xoxo
Mindy & Troy's Wedding -  (Tigh Na Mara Seaside Spa Resort) Parksville, BC
 

Words can't begin to describe my appreciation for making our wedding reception look so gorgeous, it was like a total fairy tale. The linens made it so special & was so worth having you come setup.  I couldn't of managed without you.  Everyone was raving about how gorgeous the reception was!  Yesterday was absolutely perfect. You need to do more weddings on the island it was simply breathtaking :-) Thanks xoxo

Words can't begin to describe my appreciation for making our wedding reception look so gorgeous, it was like a total fairy tale. The linens made it so special & was so worth having you come setup.  I couldn't of managed without you.  Everyone was raving about how gorgeous the reception was!  Yesterday was absolutely perfect. You need to do more weddings on the island it was simply breathtaking :-) Thanks xo
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Thank you so much for all your hard work yesterday. The photos are awesome! Everyone loved the decor but even better all the volunteers were talking about how delightful you and your team are. Thank you for all of your hard work and for helping us create a special event for our graduates.  We really enjoyed working with you. The room looked beautiful, with all of your contributions. We hope all goes well for your business and we hope to connect with you again next year.

We hope all goes well for your business and we hope to connect with you again next year.


West Point Grey Academy (WPGA) Grad Banquet - (Vancouver Convention Centre) Vancouver, BC 

West Point Grey Academy (WPGA) Grad Banquet - (Vancouver Convention Centre) Vancouver, BC 

 
Working with Melissa and her team crated such a wonderful relationship and now we didn’t just hire a Planner we have gained a friend and most importantly, family.

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We really appreciate all your efforts, you really made our day and we have received numerous compliments about our setting since yesterday. We can't thank you enough and we want to express our appreciation. You have no idea how we love the decorations. Dickson and I insist we give you a hug!! LOL! Thanks again, you are #1 and I will recommend you to all our friends.
 
May & Dickson's Wedding - (Westwood Plateau Golf & Country Club) Coquitlam, BC

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Thank you SO much for the beautiful decor. You did a great job on the anniversary party we were all very pleased and would definitely hire you again for any future events and parties. Our clients loved it!

Dr. Ebrahim's Anniversary Event - (Hollyburn Country Club) West Vancouver, BC 

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Just wanted to say thanks again for all your help with the linens and decor for our wedding last month, they totally made the space look so much nicer! Really appreciate the extras you included as well :) Hope you are doing well, we will make sure any of our friends getting married in the future know about you . Thanks again!

Kimberly & Mark's Wedding - (Stanley Park Pavillion) Vancouver, BC

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I just wanted to say thank you so much for everything. Everything looked absolutely beautiful and I was blown away. Those sequin linens were to die for. Thanks again!

Jessica & Matt's Wedding - (Northview Golf & Country Club) Surrey, BC

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Thanks so much for everything. I truly appreciate all that you did and actually feel like I met a true friend along the way.  The director of the hotel came up to me and said that this is the best looking reception they have ever seen!!  Thanks for making that happen!

Traci & David's Wedding - (Lake Okanagan Resort) Kelowna, BC


Traci - 09/21/13   (Okanagan Lake Resort) Kelowna, BC  

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Thank you for the 'fabulous' artistic, decorative design skills you brought to our wedding! Absolutely everyone who attended commented on how beautiful our wedding was. Our Ceremony at The Chateau Cargill was decorated to perfection!  Our Reception was absolutely stunning!  All the stress leading up to our special day was relieved the moment I arrived to see yourself and staff with your beautiful smiles amidst the intricate preparation of both venues.  Wishing your company much success!  You were such a pleasure to have on our special day!  On behalf of myself and my husband... thank you<3

Terri & Shaun's Wedding - (The Chateau Cargill) White Rock, BC

  

  

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