“My goal is helping couples create the most perfect version of their day possible with their wedding.  I want to relieve their stress of having that day come to life, and allow their guests to luxuriate in the seamless beauty that can be achieved."

“I am so proud of the overwhelming success of OPULENCE Wedding Design, where past clients have voted this company to be Wedding Wire’s Couples Choice for 6 consecutive years. Three times we have been named as Wedding Industry Expert, a Top 500 Most Popular Wedding Expert and Top 150 Wedding Expert in Canada.  Our design skills have placed us in the tops of international competitions, and our customer service skills have also been recognized and awarded.”

Shawna McLachlan, Creative Director, is proud member of the Canadian Academy of Floral Art, and is a certified Wedding Planner and Destination Wedding Planner with the Wedding Planners Institute of Canada.  Educated in floral design at Humber College, she has spent the last 20+ years immersed in the floral and wedding industry.

Beyond Simcoe Muskoka, Shawna has regularly been a guest designer at the Ritz Carlton Grand Cayman and some of the leading wedding decor companies in the GTA.

"Flowers and weddings are a huge passion in my life, along with my daughter Ava, and my husband, Andy. Gardening and being in the Caribbean sunshine are very close seconds!”.

OPULENCE Wedding Design is the evolution of McLachlan Floral Design, Shawna’s first taste of entrepreneurship.  That lovely little flower shop was a staple in Cookstown for almost 12 years.



Shawna was amazing! I came to her with a budget and a rough theme/colour pallet and she tuned it and then brought it to life! Opulence was responsible for both Floral and Decor at my wedding; from simply and classically decorating the beach-front ceremony to adding some simple touches to cocktail hour and finally setting up the reception - everything turned out beautifully and perfect! It was perfect not having to worry (or have family members worry) about setting up these items!

Jessica Beck · married on 03/09/2016

Opulence Wedding Design is a top notch company that would be the one and only we'd recommend to all of our friends and anyone getting married. Many people have asked us who we had taking care of our decor and flowers and we already have friends meeting with her to plan their wedding for next year!
We are so pleased with the way everything turned out on our wedding day, Opulence Wedding Design truly made it a dream come true!!!

Danielle Varcoe · married on 23/07/2016

Shawna was a delight to work with! From the initial phone consultation right up to the big day she was always in constant contact with us, always listening to our ideas and questions. She had such beautiful and unique ideas to share, making our day extra special. Our flowers, lighting and decor turned out absolutely breath taking. More than we could have asked for. Her work speaks for itself! Our guests are still talking about it!

Jacki McIntosh · married on 11/06/2016

I cannot say enough great things about Shawna from Opulence. From our first consultation, she was completely on board with our theme/vision. She asked all the right questions and offered suggestions where needed. Throughout the process, Shawna was always reachable for any questions, changes, etc. She even offered up her additional services (decor and linen rentals) when we were left high and dry by another rental company. On the day of our wedding, I was truly blown away by the flowers and the decor, as everything exceeded my expectations

Kaitlin Maughan · married on 30/05/2015

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