New to the District: Creative Touch Wedding Designs!
December 2, 2016
The Warehouse District is excited to announce that Creative Touch Wedding Designs has relocated to a newly renovated facility at 2334 8th Avenue! Established in 2006 by Samantha and Shane Friesen, Creative Touch is a full-service wedding and event décor company that specializes in event décor rentals, both large and small, as well as installations and teardowns. Creative Touch also offers walk-in services, as well as one-on-one design consultations with prospective clients.
With their recent move to the Warehouse District, their new location features approximately 4,800 sq. ft. of usable space spread across two floors. There is a full showroom that offers patrons a space in which they can visualize and test out products. In addition to their flagship location in Regina, Creative Touch also maintains a 1,700 sq. ft. storefront located at 123 – 2834 Millar Avenue in Saskatoon which opened in January 2016.
Originally hailing from the small town of Kendal, Saskatchewan roughly an hour southeast of Regina, managing partner Samantha Friesen lived there until moving to Saskatoon ten years ago after being accepted into the Arts program at the University of Saskatchewan. Samantha eventually decided to refocus her professional goals and transferred over to the business program at SIAST (now Saskatchewan Polytechnic). Samantha is a certified wedding planner with the Wedding Planner Institute of Canada. She was inspired to start Creative Touch after some of the frustrations she experienced in planning for her own wedding. “When I was shopping around at the time, I couldn’t find what I was looking for,” she says.
Initially a home-based business, Creative Touch opened up their first store at 220 McIntyre Street in 2008. Over a ten-year period the company has forged strong relationships with clients, vendors, and venues all across the city. Creative Touch boasts a large and highly diversified portfolio of clients. In addition to planning thousands of weddings, the company has been contracted to organize decor for corporate and private functions. A list of clients includes major names such as the Canadian Football League and the Canadian Red Cross, as well as locally-based organizations like Hillberg and Berk, and the Regina Symphony Orchestra.
The business is extremely active on social media, having dedicated Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest channels. This should act as no surprise to our readers, given the highly aesthetic nature of their work. “Image-oriented channels such as Instagram and Pinterest play an integral role in our branding efforts and serve to influence and inspire our client’s own choices,” she states.
When I asked Samantha what she thought about the exciting new development happening in the area, she was extremely optimistic. “We’ve had a really positive response from our clients. There’s also a real strong sense of community here,” she adds.
You can check out Creative Touch on the web at www.creativetouchweddingdesigns.com, call their location at 306-949-8152 or visit them at their brand new showroom!
Joshua Kurkjian is the Marketing & Administrative Coordinator for the Regina Warehouse District