Love to travel to: Malta
Style: Contemporary, Elevated, Effortless
meet sarah valencia
My passion for event planning stemmed from reading fashion magazines and desiring to produce fashion shows as with a great interest to travel the world and plan full fledge itineraries in my early career. Aligned with my love for local, I developed a fond appreciation for Edmonton’s entrepreneurial scene which led me to build a special events career that merged by eye for detail with my unparallel nature at event organization.
I truly believe that your wedding should speak true who you are. From the venues chosen to the way food is served. Let’s not forget your fur child and of course your go to cocktail- I’m all for incorporating what is sentimental and makes your heart skip a beat.
Celebrating our fifth anniversary, our small, yet mighty team is readily passionate to provide our signature planning and design service.
get to know our team
Rhea is the lead coordinator at Our Jonrah Events and oversees all of our coordination couples as with vendor management for our wedding portfolio. Her past experiences managing a venue and as an executive assistant delivers a diversified experience to handle any scenario. Rhea’s favourite part of weddings is actually setting up the fine details. She believes that this can make or break a first impression, plus, it gives her an adrenaline rush as she accomplishes her task list before the guests’ arrival.
You’ll be surprised to hear she moved to Edmonton for love and embraces everything with a fresh perspective. In her free time, she finds joy in getting creative with calligraphy, engraving, and bottle painting. Calle Mexico is her favourite local spot and she highly recommends it if you haven’t tried!
Love to travel to: IcelandStyle: Classy, Chic, Tasteful
Love to travel to: Italy or Greece
Style: Minimal, Comfortable, Chic
Sophie has been with us for three wedding seasons! In assisting wedding days, she enjoys being a part of the bigger picture and executing the couple’s vision. Bringing people together is her favourite part and what better environment than through the joyous occasion of weddings.
Recently graduated, she’s evolved into a coordinator role with us as she enjoys taking the lead and being able to see a couple’s wedding day to fruition. Her experience in working with all ages and background as a violin teacher plays a huge part in her ever patient and understanding approach to working with everyone.
In her leisure she loves to try new restaurants around town and in particular, those mindful of dietary needs given she’s gluten and lactose intolerant- Izakaya Tomo and OEB are her go-tos! She also loves a good workout and enjoys attending fitness classes with friends.
Lucy is our ultra organized setup and takedown queen. Her detail oriented nature thrives behind the scenes and as a night owl, she is most energetic at takedown. Surrounding herself with connection and happiness is important and this is what she finds special about wedding days; there is always ample love and support in the room.
A foodie herself, Lucy loves to eat and will always give any new restaurant a try. Besides a well plated meal, she also finds beauty in capturing photos of bridges and cityscapes. Never missing a beat, Lucy enjoys drumming in her leisure.
Love to travel to: Japan
Style: Simple, Comfy, Effortless
the story behind
It all began when I realized my husband’s name, Jon Jon and my name, Sarah formed “Jonrah” and sounded like a real word- genre. I was smitten with this new found pun and a correlated definition that was defined as
Jonrah quickly became #OurJonrah when we tied the knot and planned our wedding in six short months.
When it came to choosing a name for the business, adding Events to Our Jonrah was a natural extension of the name and provided an overarching reflection to my business; capturing a unique love story of two individuals, but also creating weddings defined like its own artistic category to be recalled and looked back on.