Melissa here, proud owner and lead planner of Melissa Alison Events. Originally from Perth, Western Australia, I moved to Vancouver Island in 2009, before meeting my better half and making Calgary my home in 2015.
I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Event and Arts Management from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts and have worked in the event industry since 2004. I have a multitude of experience in managing events, including the Red Bull Air Race, local music festivals and city events, the City of Victoria Canada Day celebrations, think-tank collaboration conferences, and a local children's festival in Victoria.
My close friends describe me as ambitious and organized, as well as bubbly and outgoing. I love meeting new people, and working within the weddings and events industry has allowed me to meet and collaborate with the most wonderful couples and vendors.
Happily married to my best friend, and a new mom to our beautiful son Morrison, I spend most of my free time visiting Calgary’s local breweries in search of my next favourite Stout, nerding out over Star Wars, travelling the world, or looking for the next dog to foster.
Favourite Food: Cheese/Italian Food…and lately, chicken wings in the air fryer
Favourite Animal: Sloth
Favourite Hobby: Is paperwork a hobby? Is it weird that I love tax time and filling out questionnaires?…probably.
Favourite Drink: Guinness or Gin, or Ruby Red grapefruit juice if we’re talking non-alcoholic drink
Favourite Restaurant/Pub: Bridgette Bar, or Pagliacci’s on Vancouver Island
Favourite Season: Winter
Number of siblings: I’m an only child!
Favourite TV Show: Seinfeld
Biggest Fear: I am terrified of heights and flying, but I love travelling too much to let that stop me.
Favourite Dessert: Pavlova or Cheesecake
Favourite Music: Love a bit of T-Swift, and classic rock – Zeppelin, Rolling Stones, E.L.O