We’ve learned that it’s easier to be an excellent host when you are working with people who know the town inside out. With six or more local photographers on the Anastasia Photography and Whistler Wedding Collective roster, there’s not a corner of Sea to Sky country that we haven’t explored, or a vendor we haven’t had the pleasure of meeting.
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Local vendors (especially the photographers and planners) will know all the secret spots hidden among the hills and valleys. That dreamy, private spot on the lake. The intimate opening in the woods. We know the secrets to our town better than any one else. When it comes to hiring local, it doesn’t stop there! The cooks will know each venue like the back of their hand – where the plugs are, the access doors and even the secret bathrooms (glamorous). The florists will know the quickest way yo access water. The planners will know where to take you for a moment alone.
We love working with local vendors that know the area like we do. And who share their secret spots with us.
Not only are we always sharing these secrets with the local vendors… we have buit up a trust and respect overtime to share in our knowledge and experiences. When you compile a team of vendors who have worked together, you are getting a more seamless experience.
If you’re a local vendor booking wedding services for a client, chances are we will know the venue, planner, florist, hair stylist, makeup artist and transportation provider. Plus, we keep all our contacts on speed dial and can troubleshoot collaboratively to make sure your clients feel well taken care of at all times.
Whether it’s purchasing local artisan mugs for your guests, or working with local vendors, it all belongs. Supporting locals helps bring us more connections, experiences and helps our business stay afloat! When planning a wedding in Whistler, we recommend even finding your invitation-maker locally, or your wedding gifts locally! That special touch will add so much beauty into the details about your wedding. And we are ALL about the details.
We’d love to hear from you if you have any questions about the Sea to Sky wedding industry or suggestions for collaborations. Here’s a link to our vendor directory. We built our business by pooling information and resources and we’d love to answer your questions and hear your thoughts!
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