About

We know there is no one size fits all when it comes to wedding planning. At Rad Occasions, we make it our mission to help couples create signature celebrations that feel like an authentic reflection of themselves. From the first meeting to the exchange of vows, and beyond, our team is committed to helping bring your special story to life in an event that will be fondly remembered by you two, your family and your friends.

Radhika Graham (She/Her)

Founder, Creative Director, and Lead Planner

Hello, my name is Radhika (Rad for short). I began working in the wedding industry almost a decade ago. After working just a handful of weddings, I knew this was the business for me. In 2015, I founded my own company and it’s been an amazing journey ever since. In just five short years, my passion for making memorable wedding events has evolved into a full-service company that I now run with my team of five, including my husband, Rob. As a certified planner and a lifelong romantic, I pride myself on going the extra mile for the couples I work with – whether it’s folding 500+ paper cranes before a ceremony or running Olympic sprints in heels to save bouquets from stormy weather. It’s all part of being a Rad wedding planner.

Favourite Things: wedding cake, wine (the good stuff), beautifully written vows, curling up with my husband after we’ve wrapped another great event

Radhika Graham with RAD Occasions

The Team

Nikkita (She/Her)

Lead Planner

Nikkita joined the team in the summer of 2017 while casually serving Rad on a patio and explaining that it was her dream to become a wedding planner. Nikkita loved her first year as an assistant: putting the finishing touches on tables, setting up the ceremony, & hearing the beautiful vows. Nikkita is certified with the Wedding Planners Institute of Canada and is excited to be taking the lead on month of coordination packages.

Favourite Things: exploring the outdoors, The Notebook, creating cocktails, and all things pretty

Celestina Marin

Celestina (She/Her)

Lead Planner

Celestina has been around the world and back. Starting her career at a top wedding venue in Northern Ireland, she then made her way to Victoria. Here she started out as an assistant after reaching out to Rad and has now made the jump to a coordinator. She is WPIC certified and is excited to share her love of weddings with all her couples. Some of her favourite wedding day elements are flowers and lighting. When she’s not coordinating weddings she can be found running her online business and planning her own wedding!

Favourite Things: travelling, trying to keep her plants alive, board games and anything chocolate

Amanda

Amanda S. (She/Her)

Event Day Assistant

Amanda is a former Rad Occasions bride and had so much fun planning her own wedding that after it was all done, she contacted Rad for any opportunities there might be to join the team. She started in 2017 as an assistant and is now a certified lead planner. When Amanda isn’t coordinating a wedding day she is busy at school shaping the minds of elementary students.

Favourite Things: walks with her husband (Greg) along Dallas Road, travelling, scary books, and popcorn

Amanda Lunny

Amanda L. (She/Her)

Event Day Assistant

Amanda has worked in the service industry for many years and spent a season doing décor set up and take down for weddings. She thoroughly enjoyed her experience and upon returning to Victoria joined Rad Occasions in 2019. A social and out-going individual with an eye for detail, Amanda is excited to aid in making the couple’s vision a reality. When free from wedding assisting, Amanda works full time for a software company and is working towards her project management designation.

Favourite Things: Soccer, nature walks, craft beer, and reading.

Rob (He/Him)

Event Day Assistant

Rob joined the team in 2017 and is affectionately known as ‘The Muscle’ as he can often be found lugging many of the heavier items on wedding days. He grew up on Denman Island with his parents, brother, and their family dog, Woof. He and Rad were married in 2019 in a wedding that literally took everyone by surprise.

Favourite Things: soccer, good whiskey, and dancing

Team photos by Hattie Root Photography.