Rebecca Koziak (née Fisher-Swarbrooke) is the owner and principal coordinator and designer of High Culture, a company that provides accomplished event planning services for any variety and size of wedding or other occasion — personal or corporate. In addition to having a flourishing primary business as an event planner and designer, Rebecca has innovatively enhanced her services and her brand to include styling and writing — other areas in which she is passionate.
Rebecca has been immersed in the hospitality industry from young. Some of her fondest memories from her childhood are of the weekends she spent in her mother’s kitchen — smelling the aromas of freshly baked wedding cakes — or being her father’s shadow at the conference centre and hotel where he remains the Food and Beverage Director — the venue where she would later begin her career in the hospitality industry.
With a background in various areas of the hospitality industry, Rebecca’s dedication to becoming educated in the field of wedding and event planning has proven her interest in this area. While in the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme, Rebecca completed a six month project based on weddings and in 2007, she pursued a formal education in wedding and event planning where she obtained a wedding planning certificate — immediately following, Rebecca launched her career and completed her first wedding commission, on Vancouver Island, in 2008.
Rebecca holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and Comparative Literature from the University of Alberta (2012) and in 2010 launched her career as a freelance writer. With extensive experience in the hospitality industry, this new endeavor would ensure that Rebecca would obtain vast experience in the publishing industry. In 2010, Rebecca was contracted to work closely with Blush Magazine, an Alberta based wedding and lifestyle magazine, as the creative director of the exclusive fashion shoot for the Spring | Summer 2011 issue. Following her creative direction for the shoot, Rebecca was offered the position of Executive Assistant to the Editor-in-Chief and Creative Director of Blush — a position that she graciously accepted and maintained for four years. With a background in English and proficient writing skills, Rebecca’s work has been displayed throughout Blush both visually and textually. Her experience with Blush has brought her many honours, inclusive of working in New York City alongside acclaimed celebrity event designer, Preston Bailey — for the Fall | Winter 2012 issue of Blush — as well as a personal invitation to his first “Behind-the-Scenes with Preston Bailey & Friends” special event at his New York based studio in 2014.
In 2012, Rebecca obtained the privilege of becoming an internationally published writer, with her first of many editorials in RAGMAG — Lebanon’s leading social, educational, and entertainment magazine. And, in the latter half of 2012, Rebecca, the stylist, was contracted to style a photo shoot for Edmonton’s Georgie Magazine for “Four Legs Good,” a human interest feature on Latvian paper-mâché artist Yevgeniya Kilupe.
Through High Culture, Rebecca has confidently established an incomparable brand dedicated to continued professionalism and remarkable attention to detail in all facets of the business. Whether commissioned as a planner or designer, an author, or a stylist, Rebecca prides herself in maintaining an open line of communication with all of her clients while preserving a well-balanced level of service.