Saaraa attended the University of Calgary, receiving a BSc in Petroleum Geology while also playing on the women’s soccer team where she was out on the pitch training six times a week. After graduating from university in 2012, she landed a full-time job as a geologist at a top performing oil and gas company. It wasn’t long before Saaraa was entrusted to handle large budgets and derive capital intensive projects while also helping plan large scale events within the company.
As she learned more about the steps involved in planning and executing events, the thought of one day starting her own company began to pique her interest. So much, in fact, that she made a bold move and decided to plan her own wedding this past summer!
After her fiance, now husband proposed, Saaraa got to work on planning her multi-day Indian wedding which consisted of five events over the course of one week. Throughout the process, her friends and the family recognized her passion for planning events in addition to her flair for design and urged her to start her own company. She obtained her certification through the Wedding Planners Institute of Canada (WPIC) for both Wedding Planning, Consulting and Coordination as well as Wedding & Event Design which, in addition to her passion and commitment to growing within the industry has positioned her to be a highly knowledgeable professional.
After officially launching Blush & Co. Events in January 2019, Saaraa and her team successfully planned and executed 23 events in their first year and has been recognized as a finalist through the WPIC for best wedding over $50,000, best wedding over $100,000, best social media for a wedding professional and wedding planner of the year!