Danielle Andrews, BA (WPIC Co-Founder)
Named one of the “Top 20 Most Fascinating Women in Events” by Canadian Special Events Magazine.
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 and international events 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, Poptastic Bride and Bride in Italy.
Danielle has planned weddings, events and conferences in Canada, Colombia, Mexico, The Bahamas, Barbados, Turks & Caicos, Jamaica, 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)
Named one of the “Top 20 Most Fascinating Women in Events” by Canadian Special Events Magazine.
Tracey has been consulting on, planning and coordinating hundreds of weddings and international events professionally, since she was certified in 2000. She has owned the wedding planning firm, Tracey M Events, since 2012.
In her role as Co-founder and Vice President of The Wedding Planners Institute of Canada, you have seen Tracey giving expert wedding advice across several platforms in North America, the Caribbean and Europe. She has been quoted in several wedding and tourism articles around the globe, and her weddings and events are regularly featured in media outlets such as Wedding Chicks, Munaluchi Bride, Elegant Wedding Magazine, Aisle Planner and Today’s Bride.
Tracey has planned weddings, events and conferences in Canada, Colombia, Mexico, The Bahamas, Barbados, Turks & Caicos, the United States, Jamaica, Italy and Ireland.
She is a big believer in giving back and is proud to volunteer and support charities that are close to her heart.
In addition to planning weddings, teaching WPIC courses and planning learning events for WPIC Alumni, Tracey regularly speaks at Wedding and Event Industry conferences.
Monica Caesar, WPICC, DWC
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.
Janis Martinello, WPICC, DWC
Janis owns the successful wedding planning company Brocade Events, which she operates full-time.
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 has worked with WPIC for a few years, with her former role being the WPIC Regional Representative Manager. It was her role to facilitate and manage WPIC’s “Regional Representative Program”, providing educational and professional networking opportunities for our WPIC Alumni.
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.
Paras Mehta, WPICC
Paras Mehta is our Wedding & Event Designer Certification Instructor.
Recognized as one of Canada’s top talents in event design, Paras is the creative force behind Paras Events, creating highly stylized and luxurious social and corporate events internationally for the most discerning of clientele. Paras is known for his calm demeanour, sophisticated design aesthetic, and commitment to each and every client.
In just over a decade, Paras has garnered the acclaim of the Canadian Events Industry. He was awarded his first Canadian Event Industry Star Award at the age of 24 and a year later at age 25, was named ‘Event Designer of the Year’ by the Canadian Wedding Industry – one of the highest achievements in wedding design in Canada. Paras was recognized as the 2016 ‘Wedding Professional of the Year’ for his portfolio of work and contributions to the Canadian Event Industry and more recently, ‘Wedding Designer of the Year’ by the Wedding Planners Institute of Canada for 2017 and 2018. Paras Events is a past winner of the Brampton Outstanding Business Achievement Awards and is currently a ‘Consumer’s Choice
Award’ recipient for 2017 and 2018 and a Canadian Special Events Star Awards recipient for ‘Best Theme Décor’ and ‘Best Wedding Creative’ for 2019.
Paras is a highly sought after designer known for his creativity, attention to detail, and innovative approach to design. His ability to conceptualize space in harmony with his client’s desires has made him the top choice for a host of corporations, organizations, foundations, top-tier hotels and resorts, event planners, and couples.
Paras is committed to design education and the future of the event design profession.
Sue Morris, MA, CMP, WPICC
Sue splits her time between Barbados, and Toronto.
She is an event manager and owner of Essemm Events & Communication Inc.
She is also a part-time instructor at Centennial College in the School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts. She was certified with WPIC in 2009.
She is a certified meeting professional (CMP) and has also completed a Masters of Arts in Creative Events Management from Falmouth University. She is also a self-professed wedding and event trade show fanatic.
Sue has been an instructor with WPIC since 2011.
Cassandra is WPIC’s Office Administrator. The former Executive Assistant to the Director of the Navy League of Canada, Ontario Division, she brings over 7 years of Administrative experience to the table with expertise in scheduling and correspondence. Cassandra’s expertise in data management systems and project coordination make her an invaluable asset.
With a degree in Registered Nursing from the University of Toronto, and a diploma from Seneca College (Law Clerk), Cassandra brings with her a diverse knowledge and education. Her administrative experience includes four years at the Scarborough Court House and at a large law firm where she served as the Lead Administrative Assistant and supervised a staff of 5.
In her spare time she loves travel, dance and read. She also has a passion for Carnivals and Costume design. She takes part in Caribana in Toronto and the Crop Over Festival in Barbados.
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!