MEET THE TEAM
A wedding, no matter how big or small, represents a personal investment into creating an unforgettable experience for yourselves and for the most important people in your lives. We recognize the importance of creating a trusted and open relationship - we've invested the same care into building our team.
Get to know us.
SHANA DEROCHÉ | she/her
Owner + Creative Director, WPICC, DWC
Ever since I can remember, creating events has been my passion, but it did take me some time to dedicate my life to them. I guess my journey started with not quite loving my first career path. Business marketing for me was a head-down, get in and get out path that led me to various marketing administrative job(s) across the GTA. Pepper in various client service and hospitality jobs and you've got a girl who's not really passionate about anything but finding her purpose.
In 2013 I took a large leap of faith and decided to quit a secure, full-time job and go back to school for Special Event Management. Pretty immediately I knew I was where I was meant to be. Fast forward a year and a half, countless event experiences, a cap-and-gown later, and I'm working full time at a prestigious historic Toronto venue, as well as a well-known Toronto-based wedding planning company.
Over the course of the next three years, I soaked in everything I could about the industry through other professionals, developed my own style, found my place, and in 2017, Dream Weaver Events was born. I absolutely LOVE what I do - which is how I've been able to bring something special to the planning process for my clients. I take my passion for creating, my business-professional experience, and my true love of building relationships in to each and every event I design and execute. When all is said and done and you're walking into your event for the first time, I promise you will experience every element of detail we discovered together during the process.
When I'm not planning or designing, I'm spending precious time with my family and friends, probably making them sit down to a curated table setting for an otherwise normal dinner. I'm a big baseball fan, my favourite colour is purple, and I'm obsessed with hot air balloons.
I'd love to get to know you better over tea (or coffee, though tea is more my thing), and hear all about your big day.
Senior Lead Coordinator
Sophie has worked in the event industry as a Lead Planner, Operations Director and Administration Manager for five years, both within the wedding and social event space, as well as the corporate event field. Sophie’s event experience started in George Brown College’s Event Management Program which she graduated from with honours. Sophie specializes in calming everyone down and organizing beyond reason. She’s a big list maker (probably because of the organization obsession) but when she’s not doing that, she’s hanging out with her retriever Leonard (her other obsession). Sophie is also an avid reader, eater, and horseback rider.
Senior Lead Coordinator, WPICC
Dianne is a creative soul with a passion for the arts. She graduated from Humber College for Fashion Arts and pursued a corporate career supporting leadership/corporate events and development for various industry leaders. In 2016 she took her began her pursuit of a career in events by interning at a wedding & events company, where she gained client management, floral + decor, and production experience. In 2016 Dianne became WPIC certified. She combines her edgy business mindset and artful soul to help authenticity flow and create memorable events.
When not planning events, she is hanging out with her family and friends, painting + sketching, or catching up on basketball highlights.
Kim Fu Skubic
Team photos captured by Manning Avenue