Steph + Suzett

About Us

Suzett and Steph curated an expo that represents what they stand for – ambitious, creative and service minded vendors. Building relationships is a huge part of the Our Local Wedding Expo brand and ensuring we know the people we align with. We want to provide you with vendors who suit your needs and that you can depend on! We believe Manitoba has the best wedding industry businesses and our goal is to provide them with an opportunity to meet engaged couples! The OLWE brand is enriched with the tiny details and hopes to touch on a variety of vendor categories that you may not think of as part of the wedding planning process! Providing couples with resources that can assist in the forever changing industry is a key part to how we plan to evolve the expo into more than just an event.

Our Local Wedding Expo Co-Founder

Meet Steph

Steph is the founder of WedLocal and has several years of experience specializing in customer relations. She has worked in retail and corporate environments. She has always taken great pride in her work and dedicated herself to becoming the best in her positions. Over the years, she discovered that she has a passion for teaching and training; she gets satisfaction out of a job well done while instilling her passion in others.

One thing that has always been the driving force in her life is working in an industry that inspires her and keeps her motivated. Not that many years ago, Steph was pretty much a “professional bridesmaid” think 27 Dresses but not quite to that extent. It was then that she discovered how much she loves the wedding industry.

What started out as her natural willingness to help others, in this case, her bride-to-be friends, her outgoing personality propelled her into communicating with vendors on their behalf, establishing relationships within the bridal community. From there, a lightbulb went off, and she realized that she could put her skills to good use, and WedLocal was born. She has taken her relationships with vendors and curated an intimate yet exciting wedding expo with purpose.

Her heart is her number one driver and when you come to her events whether it’s online or in-person you can feel it!

Five things Steph loves:
  • Online shopping.
  • Baking goodies AND eating nachos.
  • Growing her hobby of taking photos of people and places.
  • Socializing with friends and family.
  • Basketball – playing, coaching and watching – GO RAPTORS!!!

  • Fun fact: She never wears matching socks.

Our Local Wedding Expo Co-Founder

Meet Suzett

Passion for organization and preparation inspired Suzett to join the wedding industry over six years ago. This passion fostered the launch of her own business, Champion Productions. She is the owner & operator of this family run business, specializing in Event Management, along with Design and Decor. Suzett has a natural inclination towards designing and organizing events, with her high level of attention to detail and ability to coordinate on multiple levels simultaneously, and seamlessly behind the scenes.

Aside from being a Certified Wedding Planner she has an extensive educational background, including multiple Bachelor Degrees. She has a background in culture and religion that helps her relate with persons from a variety of backgrounds.

She is personable, client-focused, and driven and she is passionate about what she does. Champion Productions is built on a high level of customer service, and years of experience, while maintaining that family is first when building a strong foundation for her business.

Fun facts about Suzett:
  • Cannot leave the house without: Her phone.

  • Favourite brand of makeup: Clinique.
  • Favourite flower: Roses.
  • Favourite clothing store: Armani Exchange.

  • Favourite perfume: Dolce & Gabbanna Light Blue.
  • Favourite colours: Shades of Pink and Purple .
  • HEELS or FLATS? Flats.

  • Do you make good grades? Yes.

  • Do you eat fries with a fork? No.

  • Do you drink coffee? No.

  • What are you afraid of? Bugs.

  • Do you get mad easily? No.