Hometown: I was born in Tehran and have lived in Canada for the past 23 years.
How long have you been a Vancouverite? 21 years. I love this city!
Occupation: Founder & Principal Planner at CountDown Events and Creative Director of the annual Crème de la Crème Grand Wedding Showcase.
Best advice for couples who are planning a Vancouver wedding: Vancouver is an amazing city for a wedding and believe it or not, many couples travel great distances just to tie the knot here. While we have a fantastic selection of indoor/outdoor venues and artisans in the wedding industry, Vancouver is still a fairly small city, so remember to leave yourself lots of time to plan your special day, or be flexible on the date to ensure you secure your first picks for venue, photographers and so on. My last piece of advice would be to always consider the weather. I often remind my brides that there’s a reason why our city is so green, gorgeous and lush, so if you’re planning an outdoor wedding, always have a Plan B just in case – this is a must!
This Week’s Featured Vancouverite: Soha Lavin