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About Us

The Shaping Memories Dream Team

Shaping Memories Co-owners, Braeja & Trina officially combined forces in 2022 creating a beautiful partnership. 

Together we are your organizing dream team with an eye for beauty and detail in all our events. 

Lists are our lives and we love it!

Our passion is to make you smile when you think of your special day and us!

We are excited to be with you as your start this adventure.

Read more about us individually below.


Dream Weddings
Come To Life

Welcome to Shaping Memories Event Planning!

My name is Braeja. I am a Certified Event and Wedding Planner on beautiful Vancouver Island. I first found my love for wedding planning ten years ago when I helped plan my sister-in-law's wedding. I instantly knew event & wedding planning was the path for me, as it combined my love for both creating and organizing!

Before launching Shaping Memories, I worked as a Wedding Planner and a Bridal Consultant with Bliss Gowns & Events. I decided to start Shaping Memories so I could help bring my lovely couples dream weddings come to life, from start to finish! When I'm not busy planning weddings or events, you can find me spending time with my beautiful toddler, my not-so-little puppy, and my amazing husband! One of my other passions is doing theatre at Schmooze Productions - either stage managing, acting, dancing or singing! 

Braeja Short

Founder / Co-Owner
Certified Professional Event & Wedding Planner
Decor Specialist

Turning a Vision into a Reality

Hello and Welcome to Shaping Memories!


My name is Trina. I am a Wedding and Event Planner based out of Ladysmith BC, located on breathtaking Vancouver Island. I have been coordinating weddings and events for five years. In 2018 I took the steps to become certified and graduated from VIU with my Event Management Certificate a year later.


I worked as a Bridal Consultant with Bliss Gowns & Events helping brides find their dream gowns, and that’s where it happened, I fell in love with weddings! My love for people, organization, creativity and turning a vision into a reality are just some of the reasons event planning and decor is what I was born to do. Helping people achieve their happiness is one of my many passions. There is something magical about being able to create a couple’s perfect vision for their day!


In my free time you will find me with my three beautiful children and my amazingly supportive husband. On rainy days we will be cuddled up watching movies, playing board games, or hot wheels (kids, am I right?!). But there is nothing like going on a road trip, hiking a new trail or checking out a new restaurant.

Trina Costello

Partner / Co-Owner
Certified Professional Event & Wedding Planner
Decor Specialist

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