Shawna McLachlan

Founder & Artistic Director

“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.

"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."









Your Wedding Deserves the Best

You Deserve Opulence



Shawna and her team did a phenomenal job with our flowers and decor for our wedding at Deerhurst resort this summer. We planned our wedding from overseas and she made everything so simple for us…



Shawna did amazingly exceptional work at Bear Estate, Living Water Resort & Spa. My vision came true and I could not ask for better. She knows exactly what you want and need…


Shawna at Opulence was amazing to work with! I sent her pictures of what I wanted and she was able to understand my vision and execute it perfectly! She genuinely cares about her clients…

Read all Reviews at

Latest Blog Posts