Express Yourself Weddings & Events specializes in planning amazing weddings & events, that caters to your signature expression and style. We understand the importance of a properly and gorgeous customized wedding & event, that is seamlessly executed. We appreciate the small details and work to ensure that your vision is met every step of the way.  We look forward to planning & celebrating with you, during this exciting time in your life.


Grace Barbosa-Chin, BA, WPICC

Owner | Lead Planner & Designer


Grace has planned events since she was a young child. Every time there were events in her household or among her group of friends, you could count on the fact that Grace was in charge of the overseeing of the planning and execution of those events. After years of working within the financial services industry, Grace realized that she had failed to pursue her passion. After getting engaged in late 2015 and conducting her full wedding planning, Grace decided it was time to finally pursue the career that fell into her lap so many years ago. She finally was certified with The Wedding Planners Institute of Canada embarked on her Wedding Planning and Coordination career.

In her spare time, you can find Grace spending quality time with her husband, coming up with home decor projects, creating culinary experiments and making hand poured, soy based candles. She is the proud owner of a luxury candle line called La Luxe Lucerna (

Fun Facts About the Owner:

  • She loves planning beautiful events that bring people together.
  • If she could eat one thing for the rest of her life it would be dessert- Waffles with Ice  Cream and Chocolate drizzle in particular.
  • She has a diverse education including a background in French Studies, Literature, Human Resources and Marketing.
  • She has worked in both the Financial Services Industry, as well as in Marketing.
  • She has a serious obsession with Dancing with the Stars & the gone too soon show Pitch.
  • She believes that it is never to late to follow your passion.