We’re Corina & Sydney

And we’re the
Un-Wedding Planners

Multi-passionate, creative rebels, dedicated to helping you have a wedding experience inspired by what really matters

Hello!

Let’s Get Real:

Not everyone is into the big, traditional, fairy tale wedding

What if…

You didn’t have to spend thousands of $$$ on guests you barely know or like?

You could get married anywhere, any time, and didn’t have to follow a list of do’s & don’ts?

You had permission to do whatever you wanted to do on your wedding day?

your wedding stood out from the rest because it was anything but the typical experience?

What Would You Do Differently?

It’s been an incredible journey

(and we’re just getting started!)

But We All Love a Good Story, Right?

We’re about to scoot back in time a decade, so grab some neck support and prepare yourself for a wild ride

(AND DON’T MIND US IF WE SWEAR A LITTLE…)

 

About
a decade ago, Corina had a wedding.
This is her → 

Believe it or not, this unicorn-haired trailblazer wasn’t always quite so outspoken. A big, traditional wedding was what was expected of her, both by her family and by a very pushy media and industry, and so that’s exactly the wedding she had.

A few years later, the unthinkable happened

Corina unexpectedly lost her father and one of her best friends within mere days of each other.

In times of grief, struggle, and despair, the people who supported her were a small portion of the faces who she had worked so hard to please in her time of joy.

She blinked and the expectations she had been held to were suddenly *BULLSHIT*

And when this girl starts questioning something, you bet she’s going to do her research. 

So when Corina started her wedding planning business, Your Personal Fairy Tale in 2015, she focused on planning custom weddings that didn’t conform to anyone’s expectations and instead focused on the true desires of the couple. 

In 2019, a young upstart coming from the world of inclusive summer camps found this message very appealing. Sydney Spidell sent Corina her resume in an email that Corina still gushes about as “the greatest application [she has] ever read in [her] history of hiring”. 

 


Sydney likes words.
This is her→

So Corina invited Sydney to join the team as an event assistant, and be Number One when making wedding day magic happen.

Together this dynamic duo proved they were able to make those details come together as no one else could!


Sydney
likes words.
This is her

So Corina invited Sydney to join the team as an event assistant, and be Number One when making wedding day magic happen.

Together this dynamic duo proved they were able to make those details come together as no one else could!

Then in 2020, the world fell to shit. And by that, we mean that there was a big ol’ pandemic called COVID-19. (Honestly, it’s a bit weird that we have to tell you that. It was kind of big news!)

Already considering directing her business to focus solely on intimate weddings, Corina found the perfect reason to rebrand. Shortening guest limits comes with shortening business names and Your Personal Fairy Tale became YPF Weddings & Co.

While laid off from her job at the gym for… You guessed it! Falling over and destroying her knee while jogging a short distance, Sydney was able to spend more time working with Corina and building ideas for the future of YPF.

Their super-neurodivergent brains came together in an explosion of unicorn feathers and wood chips and Corina decided the pairing was so good, she’d tell Sydney where she kept the secret stash of cookies in the office. 

Together they got into cyclic conversations about responsible business practices, human-centric design, pretty stuff, and injustice. Sydney pointed out that the Instagram handle Corina had been using for years was the strongest conversation starter around. And thus, rebrand number three happened and The Un-Wedding Movement was born.

Here we are today, the Un-Wedding Planners of the Un-Wedding Movement, operated by YPF Weddings & Co. Inc.

We are dedicated to each event so that nothing ever feels like it’s done because “that’s how it’s always been done”.  We are believers and students of experience design and purpose-driven experiences.

Weddings are an investment into the life you and your partner(s) are building together. You wouldn’t invest for your future by paying for stocks in someone else’s name, so why invest your emotions, time, and money into the expectations of someone else?

Instead, we help you discover the purpose behind your wedding, which will guide you through the whole planning process.

When you plan an Un-Wedding, you’re saying fuck the rules, this is who we are and how we love and this is how we are going to celebrate it

We happen to like people who talk like that

Corina’s professionalism and reliability made working with her a pleasure. She provided us with advice, guidance, contacts, and really paid attention to the details.

The wedding planning process for us was relatively stress-free because we knew she had our backs. We didn’t worry about any logistics on the day of because she had it taken care of. Highly recommend!

Julie & Nick

Our Promise

When You Work with Us
We Will Strive to:

Be Inclusive In Every Detail

Lead you through a wedding planning process that’s fun & Approachable

Advocate for you & your wedding vision

Respect and be honest with you every step of the way

Create a wedding experience that is undeniably you

What We Believe

Our Mission

To create a movement that empowers nearlyweds to shrink their guest lists, throw out the wedding rulebook, and instead plan a wedding that focuses only on the things that matter most to them. 

To lead our clients in the planning of a wedding that is purpose-driven & features experiences that will allow them to celebrate and connect with their guests in meaningful, memorable ways.

To empower them to be bold, be daring, and most of all, be true to themselves.

 

 Our Vision

To generate change in the wedding marketplace by creating innovative weddings & exceptional client experiences that shake up the norms and drive future trends.

To be inclusivity warriors that lead the way in revolutionizing the wedding industry by calling for equal representation and celebration of all bodies & relationships in wedding media and publications.

Our Values

Belonging

Love is love. Everyone is welcome. Provide an inclusive, accessible, & safe space for staff, vendors, nearlyweds & their guests alike.

Authenticity

Be real, be transparent & be honest in all interactions. Lead with empathy & vulnerability.

Experience

People matter.
Make every interaction count, even the small ones. They are all relevant. 

Teamwork

Build teams of creative partners & work together towards creating the best outcome for our clients.

Imagination

Take risks.
Explore possibilities, embrace the non-conventional and think outside the box.

Sustainability

Love on our planet. Conserve resources, avoid unnecessary waste & operate paperlessly. Support our community.

Meet the Team

We’re a bunch of caring, creative, crazy people
ready to help you plan the ultimate wedding experience

Corina Waldie

WPICC, DWC, CIP

Founding Partner | Creative Director
___________

Lead Un-Wedding Planner & Designer

Pronouns: She/They

why i love weddings

Weddings more so than any other type of event allow us to connect in meaningful ways and share who we are with those we love the most – helping my clients discover what their weddings can become and then creating that for them is *chef’s kiss*.

my favourite weddings to plan

  • I love planning weddings that are fun, focus on personal details, and are at least a little unorthodox – the more outside the box, the better
  • I love a solid theme and a bold colour palette – I don’t think they are tacky when done right

3 of my favourite things

  • Starbucks, especially PSL season (yes I’m basic and I know it!)
  • Corgis – I love all dogs, but I’m officially Corgi obsessed and can’t wait to adopt one someday
  • Wandering – My passport and suitcase are always on standby

My personal design style

For me, experience is EVERYTHING  – not just for my clients, but for their guests too. From the chosen design elements down to the day-of timeline, I focus on how each detail will build on the next – to create something that’s intentional and impactful.

Hi there! I’m Corina, Founding Partner of YPF Weddings & Co. and Un-Wedding Planner & Designer for the Un-Wedding Movement.

I love to travel, study history, cook & bake (and eat!), play both board & video games, and hang out with my husband Jon.

I describe myself as an unapologetic, neurodivergent unicorn, here to not only plan fabulous experiences but to help my clients plan a wedding that puts the focus on that what truly matters.

Interested in Working with Me?

Hi there! I’m Corina, Founding Partner of YPF Weddings & Co. and Un-Wedding Planner & Designer for the Un-Wedding Movement.

I love to travel, study history, cook & bake (and eat!), play both board & video games, and hang out with my husband Jon.

I describe myself as an unapologetic, neurodivergent unicorn, here to not only plan fabulous experiences but to help my clients plan a wedding that puts the focus on that what truly matters.

I hold certifications in both wedding planning (WPICC) and destination wedding planning (DWC) from The Wedding Planners Institute of Canada, as well as hold LGBTQ+ inclusive certification (CIP) from Equally Wed.  Since becoming a wedding planner in 2015, I’ve had opportunities to plan dozens of weddings and events of all shapes and sizes – from tiny elopements all the way up to festivals for the City of Edmonton, and been featured on several national publications and podcasts.

Interested in Working with Me?

I hold certifications in both wedding planning (WPICC) and destination wedding planning (DWC) from The Wedding Planners Institute of Canada, as well as hold LGBTQ+ inclusive certification (CIP) from Equally Wed.  Since becoming a wedding planner in 2015, I’ve had opportunities to plan dozens of weddings and events of all shapes and sizes – from tiny elopements all the way up to festivals for the City of Edmonton, and been featured on several national publications and podcasts.

why i love weddings

A wedding is a celebration of a promise and a choice. We make choices hundreds of times each day, but this choice is to allow another human to share a life beside us. One big enough that we ask those we love to witness the promises made. What could be a better reason to celebrate?

my favourite weddings to plan

  • Bring me the lovers who are grounded in themselves and their relationship
  • Those that feature some kind of unusual concept or an element of surprise
  • The more immersive the experience, the better

3 of my favourite things

  • Museums and galleries and exhibitions and cultural events- on literally any subject!
  • Paddling silently through early morning lake mist, listening for the loon call
  • Strolls through a city at night – when things are quiet and a bit eerie

My personal design style

Rich colour and texture, wild and natural elements, classic lines and touches. No person is one thing, nor does design have to be. I love a little bit of comfortable chaos – finding ways to shake the ground below you while ensuring you never lose your balance. 

Sydney Spidell

WPICC

Partner | People & Operations Officer
___________

Lead Un-Wedding
Co-Ordinator

Pronouns: She/Her

Sydney Spidell

WPICC

Partner | People & Operations Officer
___________

Lead Un-Wedding
Co-Ordinator

Pronouns: She/Her

why i love weddings

A wedding is a celebration of a promise and a choice. We make choices hundreds of times each day, but this choice is to allow another human to share a life beside us. One big enough that we ask those we love to witness the promises made. What could be a better reason to celebrate?

my favourite weddings to plan

  • Bring me the lovers who are grounded in themselves and their relationship
  • Those that feature some kind of unusual concept or an element of surprise
  • The more immersive the experience, the better

3 of my favourite things

  • Museums and galleries and exhibitions and cultural events- on literally any subject!
  • Paddling silently through early morning lake mist, listening for the loon call
  • Strolls through a city at night – when things are quiet and a bit eerie

My personal design style

Rich colour and texture, wild and natural elements, classic lines and touches. No person is one thing, nor does design have to be. I love a little bit of comfortable chaos – finding ways to shake the ground below you while ensuring you never lose your balance. 

Interested in Working with Me?

Hello, I’m Sydney. I would describe myself as half snooty-gentry-type-in-designer-clothes-perusing-art-at-a-prestigious-wood-panelled-art-museum and half bridge troll in the woods. Half freak, half geek. I’m into pretty much everything and am happiest when having conversations with people about their passions.

When not obsessing over progressive, collaborative business practices or how to create complete immersion in an event, I like to hide in my cave (a.k.a. basement apartment) with books, art, music, and my cat Berlioz.

Hello, I’m Sydney. I would describe myself as half snooty-gentry-type-in-designer-clothes-perusing-art-at-a-prestigious-wood-panelled-art-museum and half bridge troll in the woods. Half freak, half geek. I’m into pretty much everything and am happiest when having conversations with people about their passions.

When not obsessing over progressive, collaborative business practices or how to create complete immersion in an event, I like to hide in my cave (a.k.a. basement apartment) with books, art, music, and my cat Berlioz.

After a decade working in the summer camp world – reinforced with stints in education, tourism, retail, food service, disability advocacy, community organizing, and film & television – I realized I loved creating joyful experiences and setting the stage for some pretty epic memory building. I was certified as a wedding planner by the Wedding Planner’s Institute of Canada in 2016. I finally found Corina as my mentor in 2019 and, in 2021, became a partner in YPF. She’s the Picard to my Riker, and there’s no looking back.

I’m anti-racism, anti-ableism, pro-land-back, pro-weed, pro-gay, pro-choice, pro-trans, pro-fat, and pro-hoe. In the words of Bob Dylan, “Either be groovy or leave, man.”

Interested in Working with Me?

After a decade working in the summer camp world – reinforced with stints in education, tourism, retail, food service, disability advocacy, community organizing, and film & television – I realized I loved creating joyful experiences and setting the stage for some pretty epic memory building. I was certified as a wedding planner by the Wedding Planner’s Institute of Canada in 2016. I finally found Corina as my mentor in 2019 and, in 2021, became a partner in YPF. She’s the Picard to my Riker, and there’s no looking back.

I’m anti-racism, anti-ableism, pro-land-back, pro-weed, pro-gay, pro-choice, pro-trans, pro-fat, and pro-hoe. In the words of Bob Dylan, “Either be groovy or leave, man.”

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