Danielle Andrews (WPIC Co-Founder)
Danielle has been a certified wedding consultant, coordinator and planner since 2000. She has owned and operated The Wedding Planners, and coordinated hundreds of weddings since that time.
You have seen Danielle giving expert wedding advice on countless television shows such as Canada AM, Breakfast Television, Good Morning Canada, to name just a few. She has written articles for Today’s Bride and has been quoted in most wedding magazines and major newspapers in Canada, the United States and across the Caribbean. Weddings and events she has worked on are regularly featured in media outlets around the world such as Style Me Pretty, Elegant Wedding, The Frosted Petticoat, The Wedding Opera, Poptastic Bride and Bride in Italy.
Danielle has planned weddings, events and conferences in Canada, the United States, Mexico, Cuba, a Caribbean cruise, The Bahamas, Barbados, Dominican Republic, St. Lucia, Turks & Caicos, Jamaica, a European cruise, Italy, and Ireland.
In addition to planning weddings, teaching WPIC courses and planning events for WPIC Alumni, Danielle regularly speaks at Wedding and Event Industry conferences.
Tracey Manailescu (WPIC Co-Founder)
Tracey has been consulting on, planning and coordinating hundreds of weddings professionally, since she was certified in 2000. She owns the wedding planning firm, Tracey M Events.
You have seen Tracey giving expert wedding advice on television, in most wedding magazines and major newspapers in Canada, the United States and across the Caribbean. She has written articles for Today’s Bride and her weddings and events are regularly featured in media outlets around the world such as Elegant Wedding, EventSource.ca, The Wedding Opera, Wedding Obsession, Poptastic Bride and Partecipando.
Tracey has planned weddings, events and conferences in Canada, the United States, Mexico, Cuba, a Caribbean cruise, The Bahamas, Barbados, Dominican Republic, St. Lucia, Turks & Caicos, Jamaica, a European cruise, Italy, Ireland, and Romania.
In addition to planning weddings, teaching WPIC courses and planning events for WPIC Alumni, Tracey regularly speaks at Wedding and Event Industry conferences.
Monica Caesar, WPICC
Monica Caesar is an award winning, full-time destination wedding planner and the owner of Aisle Plan Your Day based in Edmonton, Canada. Touted as one of Canada’s leading destination wedding experts and known for her creative and innovative ideas, Monica’s “zest- for- life” paired with her extensive experience and travels are ultimately the foundation that has built Aisle Plan Your Day into the seasoned wedding and event planning company that it is today.
Her energetic personality engages her clients as she creates one-of-a-kind weddings that are unique and distinctive in design. Aisle Plan Your Day has been a premier source for weddings since 2006, producing and executing flawless celebrations in locales spanning across Canada, to Mexico and all throughout the Caribbean. Monica’s high regard for detail and professionalism make Aisle Plan Your Day Canada’s premier Destination wedding & event planning company.
Monica has been an Instructor for the Wedding Planners Institute of Canada since 2009, and trains & certifies wedding planners across Canada and throughout the Caribbean & Mexico in local and destination wedding planning.
Monica has positioned herself as a sought after destination wedding expert, industry speaker and trainer. Monica travels the world sharing her experiences & expertise and her work has been featured in numerous international publications. Her extensive travel attending industry conferences, reviewing hotel properties, private wedding venues and wedding packages allows her to stay up to date with the latest industry trends and build an extensive network of top industry professionals worldwide.
Daniela Caputo, WPICC
For nearly three decades, Daniela Caputo and her company Montreal Event Planner has been the go-to authority, because of her wealth of experience and expertise.
She has developed a reputation for professionalism in various aspects of planning, from client services and project management to marketing, event execution, negotiations and sourcing, putting her at the forefront of event planning in Montreal and beyond.
Daniela is regularly featured and interviewed in industry publications such as The Event Planner magazine. Given her expertise and reputable success, Daniela was invited to teach various courses on event planning at as well as speak for a number of school boards.
Daniela is our newest instructor, she joined the WPIC team of Instructors in 2014.
Sue Morris, WPICC
Sue is our Barbados-resident WPIC Instructor. She owns and manages, Essemm Events Communication Inc. and Soulmates Barbados. She is a seasoned corporate and social events practitioner who specialises in event production, marketing, training and business development.With over 10 years of experience she has planned a varied range of multi-cultural, Caribbean and destination weddings in Barbados. She currently sits as the Chair of the Romance Product Club (Destination Weddings & Honeymoons) for the Barbados Hotel & Tourism Association and was awarded the President’s Award for Best Product Club Initiative in 2012.
Sue has been an instructor with WPIC since 2012.
Melissa Nowakowski, WPICC
Melissa has owned and operated her event planning company Et Lofte Events, which is known for unique, out-of-the-box weddings and events, since 2004.
Her work has been featured in Biz Bash Magazine, WedLuxe Magazine, Style me Pretty, The Ring Bearer and on the Food Network’s “I Do Let’s Eat”. She has been a member of WedLuxe Glitterati, Grace Ormande’s Platinum List and The Ring Bearer’s Blue Diamond Society.
Melissa also has a strong background in marketing and PR having worked with many high profile individuals including Ted Rogers, Kat Von D, Victoria Rowell and more.
Melissa has been an Instructor with WPIC since 2008!
Kaley is WPIC’s Office Manager. She brings with her a degree in Marketing and great experience in Administrative support.
Kaley is a new transport from Prince Edward Island and brings her island warmth and charm to the WPIC offices.
Game for anything, we often put Kaley in a wedding dress and have her model for us.
Kaley got her WPIC Certification in 2015, in Jamaica!
Janis Martinello, WPIC, DWC
Janis is our WPIC Regional Representative Manager. Her role is to facilitate and manage WPIC’s “Regional Representative Program”, providing educational and professional networking opportunities for our WPIC Alumni.
In addition to being certified by WPIC in Wedding Planning and Destination Wedding Planning, Janis has a diploma in Business Management from SAIT Polytechnic and has experience as a Manager in the corporate sector.
Janis owns the successful wedding planning company Brocade Events, which she operates full-time. She has had her work featured in Weddingbells and The Wedding Ring magazines, and has been interviewed and featured in articles by The Huffington Post, Toronto Star, and Wedding Trends Magazine.
Cristalyne Seegobin Gulati-WPICC, DWC, TICO
Part of our Administration staff, Cristalyne is truly what you would call a Jill-of-all-trades! She comes from a Fashion Design background and has worked with various local and international designers participating in runway shows and charity events with her collections.
She is also involved in several family owned businesses including Automotive, Indian Bridal Clothing and Real Estate as their Operations and Marketing Manager. It’s no surprise that she has multiple skills and connections in many different industries!
Her favorite business however is weddings! She started her own Wedding Planning company, Cristalyne Celebrations, in late 2014 and offers clients a more “couture” style planning process where she designs the whole wedding based on the couples themselves. She focuses primarily on Destination and Fusion Weddings and offers custom décor services where nothing is ever duplicated. She hasn’t forgotten her Fashion roots however and can still help South Asian Brides design their very own one-of-a-kind Wedding Outfit for their special day!