About

About

About
State & Co

State & Co. is a Thunder Bay based full-service wedding planning company, offering everything from day-of coordination to full event implementation . State & Co. encourages our clients to take a unique and personal approach to their wedding, creating beautifully memorable environments and moments that embrace your personalities, quirks and connection as a couple.

Leave the wedding planning stress behind you. Our aim is to guide you effortlessly from concept to bouquet toss while providing expert advice every step of the way.


The Planner

Georgia Kaustinen is the Owner & Lead Planner of State & Co. Born and raised in Thunder Bay, Georgia began as an event decorator for Helium Highs and worked for the locally renowned company for nearly 10 years. Her love for event planning and décor led her to Toronto where she graduated from the Special Events Planning program at George Brown College and apprenticed under famed planner Melissa Andre, of Melissa Andre Events, Inc. She made the decision to follow her entrepreneurial spirit and pursue her love for wedding planning with State & Co. She began her career in 2013 and has since successfully consulted on, conceptualized, and/or coordinated over 100 weddings in both Toronto and Thunder Bay.

From a traditional ceremony, to an elaborately themed celebration, Georgia and her team are thrilled to make your vision come to life.


Kind Words
"Georgia is professional, friendly and, above all, committed to ensuring your day will run smoothly! We hired her as a day-of coordinator but she was so much more than that. She was involved in the planning process from day one. She was very organized—when we saw her thorough Excel spreadsheets we knew our day was in good hands! There was no question too big or small for her to handle. When it came to the wedding day, we didn't worry about a thing. Georgia took care of it all—even last-minute changes moments before the wedding like moving furniture for better flow and managing a change to our cocktail reception plan. She also fixed my dress with her on-site emergency kit! Our day was perfect and Georgia takes much of the credit for that. She truly went above and beyond our expectations and we can't recommend her enough".

Kristina & Kendal, September 6, 2015

Thunder Bay Weddings
2017-08-27T14:18:59+00:00

Kristina & Kendal, September 6, 2015

"Georgia is professional, friendly and, above all, committed to ensuring your day will run smoothly! We hired her as a day-of coordinator but she was so much more than that. She was involved in the planning process from day one. She was very organized—when we saw her thorough Excel spreadsheets we knew our day was in good hands! There was no question too big or small for her to handle. When it came to the wedding day, we didn't worry about a thing. Georgia took care of it all—even last-minute changes moments before the wedding like moving furniture for better flow and managing a change to our cocktail reception plan. She also fixed my dress with her on-site emergency kit! Our day was perfect and Georgia takes much of the credit for that. She truly went above and beyond our expectations and we can't recommend her enough".
"We are so incredibly thankful for all the help Georgia was leading up to and on our wedding day! Georgia kept me on track throughout the wedding planning process through her professional, helpful and organized manner. She saved us many headaches and stresses by being calm, cool and collected throughout the entire process. On our wedding day it was so nice to not have to worry about anything or put that pressure on any family members or friends. We were able to enjoy our wedding day and take in every moment and a huge part of that is because of Georgia."

Dayna & Jeremy, September 24, 2016.

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2017-08-27T14:10:05+00:00

Dayna & Jeremy, September 24, 2016.

"We are so incredibly thankful for all the help Georgia was leading up to and on our wedding day! Georgia kept me on track throughout the wedding planning process through her professional, helpful and organized manner. She saved us many headaches and stresses by being calm, cool and collected throughout the entire process. On our wedding day it was so nice to not have to worry about anything or put that pressure on any family members or friends. We were able to enjoy our wedding day and take in every moment and a huge part of that is because of Georgia."
“We can't say enough good things about Georgia! She truly is the reason our big day was so perfect! She's so organized, creative, and honest. Her heart is so big, she has the best advice, and offers so much guidance. She really is the best and has so much patience. We would highly recommend Georgia as your wedding planner - it'll be the best decision you make throughout the wedding process!”.

Meg & Dan, December 31, 2016

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2017-08-27T14:34:53+00:00

Meg & Dan, December 31, 2016

“We can't say enough good things about Georgia! She truly is the reason our big day was so perfect! She's so organized, creative, and honest. Her heart is so big, she has the best advice, and offers so much guidance. She really is the best and has so much patience. We would highly recommend Georgia as your wedding planner - it'll be the best decision you make throughout the wedding process!”.
"Hiring Georgia was hands down the best decision I made for my wedding. Georgia is extremely organized and highly professional, and she made our day stress-free by flawlessly executing our wedding. One of my favourite qualities about Georgia is that she put her creativity and organizational skills toward implementing our vision, it never was about her tastes, but always about ours. I highly recommend her for both wedding planning and day-of-coordination."

Erin & Yorgo, June 16, 2018

Thunder Bay Weddings
2018-12-16T14:43:26+00:00

Erin & Yorgo, June 16, 2018

"Hiring Georgia was hands down the best decision I made for my wedding. Georgia is extremely organized and highly professional, and she made our day stress-free by flawlessly executing our wedding. One of my favourite qualities about Georgia is that she put her creativity and organizational skills toward implementing our vision, it never was about her tastes, but always about ours. I highly recommend her for both wedding planning and day-of-coordination."
"We can't begin to thank Georgia for all her help coordinating our wedding day. Georgia was great at keeping us organized leading up to the wedding  and provided great direction and a sense of calmness on our wedding day. Our biggest worry was setting up our own decor and the overall flow of the day. Georgia completely took over these tasks, which allowed us to enjoy the moment with each other and our families. We highly recommend her services!"

Jenna & Matt, September 22, 2018

Thunder Bay Weddings
2018-12-16T19:36:39+00:00

Jenna & Matt, September 22, 2018

"We can't begin to thank Georgia for all her help coordinating our wedding day. Georgia was great at keeping us organized leading up to the wedding  and provided great direction and a sense of calmness on our wedding day. Our biggest worry was setting up our own decor and the overall flow of the day. Georgia completely took over these tasks, which allowed us to enjoy the moment with each other and our families. We highly recommend her services!"
"This summer I had the pleasure of having Georgia from State & Co. as my wedding planner. Hiring her was my single best decision I made in regards to my wedding, mainly because I struggle with decisions and Georgia made the rest simple! She provided a structured guideline to the day, thought of details I hadn’t, reminded me of things that slipped my mind, calmed me when I was stressed, was decisive when I couldn’t be, and took absolute charge of the day in all the best ways! I thought my wedding went off without a hitch....and if there was a hitch Georgia handled it before I ever knew. What more could you ask for on your special day?"

Kate-Lynne & Daniel, September 1, 2018
Thunder Bay Weddings
2018-12-16T19:37:39+00:00
Kate-Lynne & Daniel, September 1, 2018
"This summer I had the pleasure of having Georgia from State & Co. as my wedding planner. Hiring her was my single best decision I made in regards to my wedding, mainly because I struggle with decisions and Georgia made the rest simple! She provided a structured guideline to the day, thought of details I hadn’t, reminded me of things that slipped my mind, calmed me when I was stressed, was decisive when I couldn’t be, and took absolute charge of the day in all the best ways! I thought my wedding went off without a hitch....and if there was a hitch Georgia handled it before I ever knew. What more could you ask for on your special day?"
"To say that Georgia is a master in her industry is an understatement. We cannot speak highly enough when it comes to her professionalism, knowledge, and creativity. Our family and friends still haven't stopped talking about how beautiful our wedding was, and we attribute so much of that to Georgia's meticulous attention to detail. Georgia helped us stick to a realistic timeline leading up to the day of the wedding, and on the day, she made sure that everything ran according to plan so we could enjoy, and truly experience, every moment. I really don't think we could have done it without her. We would recommend Georgia to any soon-to-be-married couple looking for a stress-free wedding planning experience."

Alison & Luke, October 20, 2018

Thunder Bay Weddings
2018-12-16T19:38:32+00:00

Alison & Luke, October 20, 2018

"To say that Georgia is a master in her industry is an understatement. We cannot speak highly enough when it comes to her professionalism, knowledge, and creativity. Our family and friends still haven't stopped talking about how beautiful our wedding was, and we attribute so much of that to Georgia's meticulous attention to detail. Georgia helped us stick to a realistic timeline leading up to the day of the wedding, and on the day, she made sure that everything ran according to plan so we could enjoy, and truly experience, every moment. I really don't think we could have done it without her. We would recommend Georgia to any soon-to-be-married couple looking for a stress-free wedding planning experience."
"We are so very grateful for everything Georgia did to make our day special. She was professional, organized, thoughtful, versatile and creative, from engagement to wedding. She is so kind and easy to talk to she made the whole wedding planning process fun and worry free. On the day of, she made sure we didn’t have to lift a finger and everything was perfect! Thank you Georgia for the amazing job you did planning our special day."

Paula & Andrew, August 11, 2018

Thunder Bay Weddings
2018-12-16T19:39:18+00:00

Paula & Andrew, August 11, 2018

"We are so very grateful for everything Georgia did to make our day special. She was professional, organized, thoughtful, versatile and creative, from engagement to wedding. She is so kind and easy to talk to she made the whole wedding planning process fun and worry free. On the day of, she made sure we didn’t have to lift a finger and everything was perfect! Thank you Georgia for the amazing job you did planning our special day."