Meet the Experts

Ms. Victoria Hitchock & Christina Nicoll

Created in 2008 by Victoria Hitchock & Christina Nicoll (WPIC certified), Live, Love, Laugh Event Planning & Consulting is a full service event planning, consulting, decor and rentals company based in Fredericton, NB and servicing New Brunswick and Atlantic Canada. With a passion for planning and a creative knack that will exceed your expectations, Live, Love, Laugh will help make your special event one that you will always remember. Whether it be a wedding, anniversary party, corporate event or anything in between, Live, Love, Laugh will work with you on as much or as little as you need.
With several years of planning experience, Victoria and Christina can help take your vision and bring it to life. If you are looking for a few ideas to get things started, coordination on the day of your event, or full coordination from start to finish, Live, Love, Laugh will work with you to find the solution that ensures a successful event while maximizing your budget.
Live, Love, Laugh also has several decor packages and rental items that add that special touch to your special day.

Ms. Sue Abell

Sue Abell, creator of Tread Powerfully®, is a fitness instructor and personal trainer with an honours degree in English and fitness certification from Can-Fit-Pro. In 2008, she created a new indoor/outdoor fitness concept entitled Tread Powerfully®. Sue’s mantra: “INtense and OUT in an hour,” tells participants that during one of her classes, they will use a variety of deliberate and controlled movements that will engage every muscle group, increase heart rates, and still be adaptable for all fitness levels and ages. To learn more, visit

Dr. Anatoli Freiman

Dr. Anatoli Freiman completed dermatology training at McGill University and University of Toronto and obtained further specialized education at Harvard and New York University.  He is a Fellow of the Canadian and American Boards of Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery and is a member of various dermatology societies and journal editorial teams.  Dr. Freiman is a lecturer at medical conferences, a media spokesperson, and is an author of over 200 presentations, publications, book and book chapters in dermatology. 

Dr. Freiman combines expertise in medical, pediatric, surgical, laser and cosmetic dermatology.  He teaches dermatology at the University of Toronto and is a consultant dermatologist on staff at the Women’s College Hospital & the York Central Hospital in Toronto.  Dr Freiman runs vibrant dermatology practices in downtown Toronto & in Richmond Hill. To learn more, visit

Dr. Frances Jang

Dr. Jang is a dermatologist certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and has been in full-time practice for over twenty years.  As a respected educator and spokesperson, media and medical professionals worldwide have sought her expert advice on various realms of cosmetic dermatology.  Through private consultations, Dr. Jang prescribes customized treatment programs to match your expectations, lifestyle and budget.  Her practice is focused on anti-aging procedures, wrinkle reduction, sun damage and rosacea treatment, and scar correction.  Dr. Jang is consistently one of Canada’s most frequent users of Botox and dermal fillers, and is renowned for her artful techniques in facial sculpting.  Her consistent, natural results have created an avid following of clients in Vancouver and throughout the lower mainland. To learn more visit

Ms. Vivian Konney

Since 2005, Vivian Konney's tireless energy for the creative process and organization that goes into decorating every event is what has been most esteemed by her brides. With her team of helpers (including her 2 sisters!), Vivian’s Decor & Designs has done hundreds of weddings and even then, they will decorate your wedding with great care, energy and simply fabulous style.

Once you meet Vivian herself, you’ll know that you’re in good hands. Her enthusiastic and down-to-earth manner will put you at ease right from the start. And in your wedding planning process, Vivian will be one of the few vendors who will genuinely make you smile and happy with your choice of decorator. Visit or join her facebook page.

Dr. Kandis Lock

Dr. Kandis Lock, ND is a graduate of the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. She is passionate about helping her patients achieve wellness. She looks to form a partnership with each patient and make sure they take an active role in their own health. She educates each patient on healthy living and healthy choices and discusses the importance of finding root cause of disease. The goal is always to figure out the cause of symptoms vs. suppression of symptoms.

Dr. Kandis is able to help patients with many conditions including allergies and asthma, digestive upset (IBD, IBS), anxiety and depression, chronic diseases and cancer care, and more. She uses nutrition, lifestyle counseling, acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine, herbal remedies and homeopathics to help each patient achieve a balanced life.

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Mrs. Marisa MacDonald

Marisa has been in the beauty industry for over 19yrs. She has owned her own salon, Cerene Hair Design for over 7yrs. She has focused her energy educating herself and she truly enjoys all levels of hairstyling, from Foils to cuts, Updo’s to blowdrys. She enjoys meeting new people and making them feel good. She hopes to be able to teach in the beauty industry one day.   

Ms. Tracey Manailescu

Tracey Manailescu is the Co-Founder and Vice President of The Wedding Planners Institute of Canada Inc. She is also a Producer of The Wedding Professionals International Conference.  She has been a certified Wedding Coordinator for over 10 years. Considered one of the foremost wedding experts in Canada, she has been quoted in every major newspaper across Canada, and has appeared on several television programs.

Ms. Lisa Ng

Lisa Ng is a Toronto-based wedding DJ and lifestyle blogger.  Her company, hello DJ! takes a hip, fun and young approach to music and reception entertainment. You can learn more about her non-cheesy, Macaraena-free style at or follow the life of a female DJ on her blog, The Hip & Urban Girl's Guide at

Ms. Robin Painter

Robin Painter has over 20 years’ experience in the travel and tourism industry. Her passion for travel began at a young age, while working in the family’s small oceanfront inn. Checking in and getting to know guests from all over the world sparked her interest and from there her passion for learning about other places and cultures blossomed. 
Over the years Robin has pursued many different careers, but the industry continued to haunt her, which prompted a recent return to being a full time agent. Her outstanding customer service skills promises a seamless, personal and worry-free transaction every time. 
“I want the travel experiences for my clients to be as pleasurable and enlightening as mine have been. I adore working with clients who approach travel with a sense of excitement and adventure, no matter the destination. Always curious, I enjoy research and spending the time to make every client’s trip a memorable one!”

Ms. Emily Sparrow

Emily Sparrow is a certified personal trainer and fitness instructor in the greater Toronto area.  Emily has worked with clients of all fitness levels and has been a contributing fitness expert in many publications such as the Globe & Mail, Today’s Parent, Frugal Bride and  Emily is the Owner of SkyHigh Fitness, and in-home and condo personal training company exclusively for women.  To learn more about Emily visit her website at

The staff

The staff is dedicated to bringing you the latest information, advice and tips to help you plan your perfect wedding. From cathedral ceremonies to weddings on the beach, the staff has everything you need to turn your dream wedding into a reality!

Ms. Nicole Viau

My husband Stephane and I met at Oakville’s Sheridan College where we studied varying Fine Arts discipline. We fell in love, moved in together and married in September of 2007. After designing our own wedding invitations we ended up creating stationery for a number of different events. Jolie Papeterie Boutique was founded in the Spring of 2010. We now live in Burlington with our two beautiful children

Ms. Alexis Williams

Alexis Williams, B.A.Sc., M.A.N., RD, is a registered dietitian and certified personal trainer. She counsels all types of people, including athletes, on how to eat for better performance and to improve their overall health. Alexis uses practical eating and strategies to guide her clients toward achieving their goals. She believes that nutrition and activity go hand-in-hand to shaping a healthy lifestyle. Visit for more information.