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Where else will you find a planning company who knows the nitty gritty about the engineering of critical paths for your  timelines, is hands on with both design construction and day-of logistical eye for details, yet still appreciates the whimsy of an original Storm Trooper costume at a wedding? Armed with trusty Emergency Kit, iPad, stapler gun and bountiful fixes for wedding day surprises, and the latest in smartphone Apps to get the job done – all while rocking out some fabulous Geek chic shoes and bling!

As founding owner, Joyce Tai is the Lead Event Architect & Stylist at Urban Vogue Weddings (formerly Kalista Weddings Inc). Borne out of a passion for creating beautiful memories with an affinity for organization and creative design, Joyce has applied her love of Architecture & Interior Design  and Chemistry by marrying a knack for organization Type-A attention to details, meticulous research and negotiation savvy, passion for modern eclectic style and technology in creating transformational celebrations. With expertise working in the non-profit, oil & gas industry, marketing relm, this Geeky Chick’s 8 years experience in the Oil & Gas industry has propelled a corporate background  into a full service event planning company.  As a firm believer in lifelong education, she continuously welcome the opportunities for growth and development, with active memberships in  Calgary Bridal Association & Community of Wedding Innovators, accreditation with the Wedding Planners Institute of Canada,

Winner of the Rockstar Inspiration of 2013 by COWI and voted Calgary’s Best Wedding Planner for 2012 by the Wedding Industry Experts, UV’s designs and tips have appeared in with  WedLuxeCalgary Bride, Calgary Luxe MagazineUschi & Kay, FLARELearnLoveWeddings In Alberta Magazine.  Found on notable news segments on CBC, Global TV, and MetroNews ranging from sky high proposal planning schemes to pulling off a wedding during the June 2013 Alberta Flood.

At Urban Vogue, we pride ourselves in our friendly, down-to-earth approach in demystifying the gamut of check-lists, budgets, and decision making while formulating sophisticated and fun designs for couples. By taking a genuine interest in our clients, we navigate the planning process together and connect you with the perfect team of reliable vendors in planning all the details of your day. Known to combine a fresh approach in applying creative styling with an affinity for details, each vision is brought to life through flawless organization and an artistic flair. With a lot of love, plenty of laughter and a dash of fun thrown in, you will be wondering what all the fuss is about!

I look forward to sharing the experience with you!

Joyce
      

 

 

 MEET JOYCE

  • I traded in my labcoat and bunsen burner in the chemistry laboratory to pursue my passion for wedding planning (the chemistry of L-O-V-E!)
  • I have a weakness for tech gadgets (especially Apple products) & innovative marketing ideas
  • I am a self-professed foodie who loves to bake, try new dishes on my travel adventures, and obsessed with Food Trucks and Molecular Gastronomy
  • I am an Accessories Hoarder, and love accessorizing with a bit of “sparkle”
  • My personal style is Geeky chic with a touch of glamour
  • I am a dreamer and hopeless romantic who wears my heart on my sleeve
  • My weaknesses = ice cream, bacon, creampuffs, salty ‘n sweet combinations
  • I am an avid animal lover (my furbaby Yorkshire Terrier, Coco) & passionate about community involvement through social awareness programs
  • To unwind, I find therapy in green tea, drawing, scrapbooking, and curling up with a good novel or movie
  • I can’t resist a good vintage find and love mixing eclectic pieces with modern style
  • My favorite TV shows are Breaking Bad, Criminal Minds, Dragon’s Den, Shark Tank, The Big Bang Theory, The Bachelor & Bachelorette series, Amazing Race
  • My favorite quote: “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt within the heart.”  {Helen Keller}

COWI Innovators of the Year Awards panel with Karen Tran, Youngsong Martin, Ciara Glendon, Marley Majcher, Ceci Johnson, Mike Colon, Joyce Tai.

Rockstar Inspiration of the Year Award with Marley Majcher & Ciara Glendon