Client Love

Our brides from all over Ontario choose by Francesca, xo for the experienced planning, design and floral’s for their wedding day. Thank you notes are a wonderful surprise to our team and lets’ us know how much we are appreciated. Over the years we have worked with many incredible clients who continue to refer us to their family and friends. Our flawless execution, style and vibe are what sets us apart and we are grateful for all the love. To us you are not just a client, you are family.

Below are testimonials for by Francesca, xo weddings and events. xo

Natalie and Mitchell

My husband and I were initially quite indecisive on whether we would seek a wedding planner for our big day. We had done an enormous amount of planning on our own and we are both very organized so we did not think we needed to spend additional money.

We met with Francesca to discuss our various plans and she understood the style we were looking for within 10 minutes of speaking to us. She answered so many of our questions and made us so comfortable that we both felt it would be nice to have someone for the day of. We didn’t initially engage Francesca for our floral services, just partial day of help. We went with a local business that had done my mother’s wedding, and so for sentimental reasons we thought we would go with them.

One week before our wedding the local florist called us asking us what we had ordered and had lost our planned designs as there was a change in personnel. We had met with them a few times and so this was concerning for us. Once we went through it again they quoted us $200 over what we had initially signed for. My husband and I were both uneasy and so we called Francesca [again, 7 days before the big day] and asked her opinion and if she could help us.

She dropped EVERYTHING for us. Within one hour we had all of the florals designed for our wedding. Francesca gave us visuals and made sure we knew ahead of time what we were getting. One day later we had confirmation that the flowers were available. Two days later I was seeing sneak peaks of my flowers on her Instagram!!!

She salvaged this situation and now when I look at my beautiful flowers I don’t think about how uneasy I was about our lost vendor but instead I think about how much help we received.

On the day of our wedding it rained all morning but stopped twenty five minutes before the ceremony was set to begin. Francesca and her team were ready to go outside the second it stopped raining to wipe down the chairs and set up for us, we just had to say the word. She made it clear to us that if this was what we wanted, with the venues help or not, she was going to make it happen for us.

Many vendors offered scheduling services or had contacts who said that they would help you with moving the day along, however it was Francesca and her team who really took control of the day and organized everyone and everything. We just had to mention something and it was taken care of. As the bride, I didn’t have to deal with One. Single. Issue. on the day of the wedding – largely because of Francesca and her team.

The whole team was friendly, organized, proactive and decisive. Francesca was genuinely excited to help us that entire day and her excitement really made us feel so special.

The clip notes version of this review
If you are on the fence about booking a planner or floral designer, I cannot recommend Francesca and her team enough. We were on the fence at one time too and I honestly cannot imagine our wedding going as well as it did without this team. Eternally grateful!!



Sandy and Kevin

Wow!! All I can say is wow! Francesca was amazing to work with! Right from our very first meeting when we squealed and oh’d and ah’d over the ideas I had in my head for my wedding right down to the last minute of the day Francesca and Ethan coordinated the day off.

Francesca and her team helped bring my vision to reality! I wanted lots of flowers and my coral colour scheme was perfect! She worked with our other vendors to ensure everything ran smoothly the day of. This wedding was so much fun to plan and brainstorming and bouncing back and forth ideas with Francesca was so much fun. It’s great to work with someone who’s just as excited over the details as you are!

I had complete faith in Francesca, and her assistant, Ethan, that things were going to be perfect. I couldn’t wait to get back to our house to see the final transformation take place – and I wasn’t disappointed. The flowers were beautiful and very high quality – I still had some flowers left over 2 weeks after the wedding! My bouquet was beautiful! The floral crowns she made for our girls were beautiful! She worked with my decor items and made the guest tables look amazing. Our sweetheart table was gorgeous. Our cake and donuts table was set up beyond my expectations. She even made the tent poles look amazing with some extra greenery and flowers! And the arbor where we got married – gorgeous! It was all beautiful!

I would recommend Francesca and her team in a heartbeat! She was an absolute pleasure to work with and a great new friendship was made! You won’t regret working with Francesca! The pictures don’t even do justice to how beautiful the flowers looked in person. I wish I had many more weddings I could plan with Francesca – might have to consider planning other events! lol


Margaret and Eric

Always accessible and a great communicator, Francesca returns emails quite quickly. She is so bright and happy, even more excited than I was for my wedding! Loved my flowers and bouquets! She was even able to negotiate some extra draping for my venue.

Some instances of how awesome she was:
Was readily available for meetings at my venue and coordinated with my event coordinator and photographer.

The morning of, she got to the venue early to set up and noted that my chosen napkin colours clashed with my flowers and other decor. She immediately contacted me and I told her to use her judgement. She took care of it, and the result looked wonderful.


Mary and Bill

I was very pleased with the service we received from Francesca pre-wedding and day of. Her colleague Ethan was there with us throughout the wedding and he was SUPERB! Thank you to you both for keeping me sane and somehow making everything perfect.

by Francesca, xo Weddings and Events also provided us with our flowers. Our bouquets were just gorgeous. Our head table looked spectacular and the arrangements on the guest tables were so beautiful.


Danielle and Todd

I am so pleased with the services I received from Francesca and staff. The floral arrangements were absolutely gorgeous. The day of coordination was Amazing.

Having Francesca and staff there on the day of my wedding was absolutely amazing as I didn’t have to deal with anything because they were there !!


Mandy and Connor

With so many options out there for florists it’s sometimes difficult to make a decision and not second guess yourself, especially when the florist is putting together your arrangements for your wedding. We hired Francesca through word of mouth. From the moment we contacted her for a quote we were sold. She was incredibly personable, attentive, professional.

Those are just a few word to describe her- her floral arrangements were breathtaking and one of the major topics of conversation at our wedding. They were so amazing we had the other professionals hired at the wedding asking for her info.

Thank you…M & G

Alicia & Keith

We hired Francesca for our Day of Coordination in order to alleviate some of the stresses and worries on the day of our Wedding.

We were quite happy with the services performed, and even received lots of great feedback from our Wedding Party about Francesca and her staff.

Thank you! A & K

Caitlin and Jon

I could not have been happier with the services that Francesca and her team provided. Not only did she go above and beyond in her decor services (her florals are dynamite! ) but she also hustled to make sure that everything ran as smoothly as possible throughout the day…. Even when the bride and groom snuck away for some photos and forgot to tell her ?

I would highly recommend Francesca and her brilliant team for turning our space into something magical and our day into everything we dreamed of.

Thank you! C & J

Jenlyn and Brett

Francesca is so charismatic and just ropes you in. Because of her, I was able to enjoy the process of getting ready for my wedding, knowing that everything else was in good hands.

Her passion for design and floral’s is unmistakably clear, as we received countless compliments on how beautiful everything truly was. When hiring Francesca, you are not just a client, you are her family! xo

J & B

Susie & Chase

When you finally realize that you cannot do it all on your wedding day and you decide to hire a planner to help you finish what you started. Francesca and her TEAM hustle like I have never seen before. Now I know why they say it’s worth it! From our theme to our colours and flowers, Francesca made everything on our wish list happen. You are truly incredible and we both thank you so much for making our wedding a dream come true. 

xoxoxoxo S & C

Maddy and Josh

What a beautiful wedding it was to celebrate our union. We hired Francesca and her team to plan, design and coordinate our wedding. We had a recent loss being my mother and it was hard to imagine planning the wedding without her. Francesca made it easy and stress free.

Our day was filled with memories and moments to celebrate my mum with details that she put together for me to feel her presence. The sunflowers represented my mum being with us and what gorgeous floral’s and details by Francesca, xo put together and designed.

Thank you. M & J


Areen & Perry

“Where do I start? I met Francesca with less than 3 weeks before our wedding date. We were faced with many difficult times in our lives, and were not able to focus on our wedding. My wedding fairy God mother aka Francesca took everything over, and made our wedding a dream come true.

Francesca is a beautiful person inside and out, and has become like family to us. She loves what she does, goes above and beyond for her bride and groom. I truly feel blessed to have met her, and anyone who truly cares for wedding, would be so lucky to have her work with them.

Francesca thank you for everything you did, and thank you for becoming a friend. Meeting you was a blessing.❤ Thank you for EVERYTHING. You are the best, and I would recommend you to absolutely everyone!!!

xoxo A & P

Jane and Jessica

We are so blessed to have found Francesca and her team. Our wedding was incredible, surrounded by people we love and cherish.

It was intimate and personal and reflected to the two of us. From planning our intimate wedding to surrounding our reception with gorgeous flowers, they did not miss a beat. Our guests couldn’t stop talking about the entire night. We were able to relax and really soak in the atmosphere and vibe and focus on us.

Thank you J & J

Jenlyn and Brett

Fran is so charismatic and just ropes you in. Because of her, I was able to enjoy the process of getting ready for my wedding, knowing that everything else was in good hands.

Her passion for design and florals is unmistakably clear, as we received countless compliments on how beautiful everything truly was. When hiring Fran, you are not just a client, you are her family! xo

Thank you J & B

Chantel and Daryl

We are so grateful for Francesca and her team! They did a beautiful job at making our vision for our wedding come to life. The floral’s and design was exactly what we hoped for! Francesca was understanding and flexible. On the day of our wedding her and her team not only transformed our venue into something beautiful, but also assisted with day of coordination. We appreciate you, Francesca! Much love, C & D xoxo
If we ever get married again (ha ha), you’re our lady (and your team too)!

Thank you…C & D

Mariola and Greg

WOW! Francesca helped with making our day the most perfect day ever!! All the floral’s were amazing and the garland was breathtaking!! The greenery bouquets turned out so perfect! They went so well with my vision!

Greg and I are so happy with how everything turned out! Thank you so much Francesca for bringing the wedding of my dreams to life.

Thank you…M & G

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by Francesca, xo

by Francesca, xo Weddings and Events' Boutique specializes in designing beautiful weddings, floral's planning and coordination. We also work with clients to design one of a kind memorable events.

Located in Durham Region with a satellite office in Toronto, we will travel for all our clients who wish to work with us and our team. To us you are not just a client, you are family...xo

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