About Us

At Courtney Elizabeth Events, we strive to make each of our events truly unique and unforgettable, with a planning process that is as enjoyable and memorable as the affair itself.

Our concierge-style service provides our clients with a highly elevated and refined approach to event planning.

We ensure personalization, attentiveness, and exclusivity by only taking on a select number of clients every year.

Clients can trust that they will experience an exceptional level of service and a seamless planning process that will have their guests enjoying a visually stunning and remarkable event that has been flawlessly executed with impeccable attention to detail.

Owner & Lead Planner

Courtney Leeder

Courtney has loved everything about weddings and events since she was young…

from collecting old wedding magazines that her 2nd-grade teacher no longer needed to planning trips, dinner parties, and her entire high school prom, Courtney always seems to find any excuse to bring friends together for a party.

With her outstanding organizational skills, acute attention to detail, and client-first attitude, she has established a reputation for crafting refined and highly personalized events. Courtney has built solid relationships with creative partners around the world that enable her to make sure that every event is always spectacular.

Our couples rave that Courtney is thoughtful, professional, calm, and works tirelessly to ensure the success of her events. Her charming and humorous demeanour mixed with her dedication, extensive knowledge, and experience, help her to bring any vision to life.

Lead Coordinator

Alicia Maiuri

A lawyer by trade, Alicia’s love for logistics, details, and problem solving helps her execute whatever comes her way on an event day. Her kind and genuine nature bring comfort and assurance to any situation, and she maintains an unparalleled level of calm to expertly navigate our event days with efficiency, ease, and professionalism. When she’s not planning, you’ll likely find her relaxing at home with her husband, son, and Pomeranian puppy Pascale.

Lead Coordinator

Julie Darveau

Julie is our fully trilingual (English, French, and Spanish) event coordinator with a remarkable personality and a constant smile on her face. She has been planning significant events since 2013, anything from international conferences for the Prime Minister to weddings of all shapes and sizes! Julie’s energy, ability to organize and problem solve, and over-prepared planning skills make her an excellent addition to our team. When she isn’t wrapped up in weddings, she works full time planning government events and spends time baking, binge-watching Netflix, or planning her next trip abroad.

Event Assistant

Brittany Russell

Brittany is a graphic designer by day, and as such, she has a keen sense of style that helps the team bring together all of the minute elements to create a lavish event. Her humour and infectious personality always make a wedding day extra enjoyable. Her incredible design skills, expertise in logistics, and day of execution have helped us to pull off some of our most extravagant and intricate weddings. She is the master of challenging situations, and her client relation skills are what make her an asset to each wedding she helps execute! When she isn’t at a wedding, she’s at home cuddling her French Bulldog Baron or enjoying a glass of wine with her friends.

Event Assistant

Katie Ayoub

Katie can take any event to the next level, enjoys thinking outside of the box to problem solve, and is always bringing new and fresh ideas to the table. She has a keen eye for style and design, has a can-do attitude, and is amazing at helping to pull all of the small details of a wedding together. Her favourite part of being on our team is that she gets to help create a seamless day that our couples, their friends, and family will remember for the rest of their lives. When she isn’t at a wedding, she is either being a super-mom to her daughter, at a spin class, or counting down the days until her next trip!


  • Courtney is beyond talented, professional and truly made our dreams come true!

    Shannon and Tyler

  • The entire experience was so stress-free. It really was the perfect day that represented exactly who we are as a couple.

    Kaitlyn and Eric

  • Hiring Courtney as our planner was the best purchase of our entire wedding.

    Kara and Andrew

  • Courtney helped us to design and create a vision that truly represented us as a couple.

    Caitlin and Matthew

  • Her passion for weddings and attention to detail make her worth far more than the rates she charges.

    Patricia and Michael