About Us

Muskoka Barrie GTA wedding

“My goal is helping couples create the most perfect version of their day possible with their Muskoka Barrie GTA wedding.  I want to relieve the 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 Muskoka Barrie GTA wedding, 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 the second biggest passions in my life, the first being the amazing ball of energy and love that is my daughter, Ava, and my husband, Andy”.

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 McLachlan, CAFA, WPICC

Founder & Artistic Director

I absolutely adore when clients give us the creative freedom to interpret their vision! This takes trusts on the part of the client – trust in themselves to know their desires, trust in their relationship with their vendor, and trust on the part of the designer to know that they understand well enough to execute the vision.