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Shay Brown Events

Asheville , NC

LOCATION

8 Lorraine Avenue, Nashville, Tennessee
Asheville, NC US 28804 (map)
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ABOUT US

The Southern Wedding Experience

Distinctive . Exquisite . Style

Shay Brown Events is honored to be one of the top wedding planners and designers in the Southeast... Read more
The Southern Wedding Experience

Distinctive . Exquisite . Style

Shay Brown Events is honored to be one of the top wedding planners and designers in the Southeast with over a decade of planning experience. When you join the SBE family, you are served with genuine warmth, comfortable luxury, and exceptional design and organization. Whether you are looking for a classic, vintage, sustainable, modern or simply elegant style for your wedding, Shay Brown Events is devoted to making your wedding & event become a reality with unique design that is customized and distinctive to each client. Our gracious professional team goes above and beyond to provide our client with excellent service; we create occasions that are exquisite for you and your guest to enjoy, with true southern charm.

Serving the Southeast

Local Offices: Asheville NC & Nashville TN

8 Lorraine Avenue, Asheville NC 28804

(828) 299-4513 (o), (828) 299-1941 (f) Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING PLANNING

What types of weddings do you accommodate?
Civil, Destination, Double Weddings, Eco-Friendly / Green, Military
What wedding planning services do you offer?
Day-of Coordinator, Full Planning, Partial Planning
How many planners do you work with?
We have 5 Planners on Staff
What style of wedding do you specialize in planning?
We customize all planning and design packages for each Wedding. Our Passion is High End Elegant, Vintage, Rustic and Modern Weddings.
Do you support or cater to any specific religions?
We work with all Religions and have done many Cultural Weddings...
What sizes of weddings have you coordinated in the past?
We have Worked with Vow Renewals up to a 400 person Wedding.
Which venues have you worked at or are familiar with?
Biltmore Estate, Grove Park Inn, Homewood Estate, Yesterday's Spaces, Houston Station, The Farm, Old Edwards Inn, Trillium, Chattooga Club, Cheekwood, Gaylord Opryland, High Hampton Inn, Lonesome Valley, Bald Head Island Club, Sea Island, Amelia Island Club, Ritz Carlton, Woodlands Mansion and many others

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Liz
Wedding:
7/26/2014
5.0/5.0
We used Shay Brown Events to help plan my wedding in Sky Valley, GA. What started out at as an intimate wedding with 40 people quickly grew… and Shay was a lifesaver throughout the whole process. I had a million ideas and a million different pinterest boards but could not begin to bring everything together. Shay was so helpful at organizing and executing everything, she was available morning, noon and night to help with my indecisiveness. It was such a perfect day and I could not have done it without her. Anyone who is debating on whether or not to hire a planner… do it!
We used Shay Brown Events to help plan my wedding in Sky Valley, GA. What started out at as an intimate wedding with 40 Read more...
We used Shay Brown Events to help plan my wedding in Sky Valley, GA. What started out at as an intimate wedding with 40 people quickly grew… and Shay was a lifesaver throughout the whole process. I had a million ideas and a million different pinterest boards but could not begin to bring everything together. Shay was so helpful at organizing and executing everything, she was available morning, noon and night to help with my indecisiveness. It was such a perfect day and I could not have done it without her. Anyone who is debating on whether or not to hire a planner… do it! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
These ladies are wonderful. They took my vision and ran with it. I could not have been happier
These ladies are wonderful. They took my vision and ran with it. I could not have been happier
These ladies are wonderful. They took my vision and ran with it. I could not have been happier Read less
Services Used: Unique Services
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Kristin
Wedding:
7/12/2014
5.0/5.0
Shay Brown Events staff and planning with my daughter created the dream wedding Kristin always wanted. Carmen H. was an amazing coordinator working closely with us over months and Shay is an excellent business owner who listens to her clients, captures the desired image and DELIVERS! SBE did the venue details at the NC Arboretum in Asheville for the ceremony and On Broadway reception in downtown Asheville. SBE's eye is on details and customer service. SBE also did the flowers and they were beautiful for the bridal party, bride and venues -- stunning flowers.

My daughter lives in Michigan, and I am in NC. We knew we could not handle the plans and execute them on short notice when arriving for the wedding week and hired SBE primarily due to our distant locations. This extraordinary day was made perfect by weather, colors, flowers, decor and so much of the work was carried out by SBE on behalf of us. Carmen and staff oversaw the wedding day with calm and ease, allowing us to thoroughly enjoy each moment. We highly recommend Shay Brown Events whose commitment and work exceeded our expectations, and we will truly miss working with Carmen.
Gail, M.O.B.
Shay Brown Events staff and planning with my daughter created the dream wedding Kristin always wanted. Carmen H. was an Read more...
Shay Brown Events staff and planning with my daughter created the dream wedding Kristin always wanted. Carmen H. was an amazing coordinator working closely with us over months and Shay is an excellent business owner who listens to her clients, captures the desired image and DELIVERS! SBE did the venue details at the NC Arboretum in Asheville for the ceremony and On Broadway reception in downtown Asheville. SBE's eye is on details and customer service. SBE also did the flowers and they were beautiful for the bridal party, bride and venues -- stunning flowers.

My daughter lives in Michigan, and I am in NC. We knew we could not handle the plans and execute them on short notice when arriving for the wedding week and hired SBE primarily due to our distant locations. This extraordinary day was made perfect by weather, colors, flowers, decor and so much of the work was carried out by SBE on behalf of us. Carmen and staff oversaw the wedding day with calm and ease, allowing us to thoroughly enjoy each moment. We highly recommend Shay Brown Events whose commitment and work exceeded our expectations, and we will truly miss working with Carmen.
Gail, M.O.B. Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor
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Gail
Wedding:
7/12/2014
5.0/5.0
Shay Brown Events staff and planning with my daughter created the dream wedding Kristin always wanted. Carmen H. was an amazing coordinator working closely with us over months and Shay is an excellent business owner who listens to her clients, captures the desired image and DELIVERS! SBE did the venue details at the NC Arboretum in Asheville for the ceremony and On Broadway reception in downtown Asheville. SBE's eye is on details and customer service. SBE also did the flowers and they were beautiful for the bridal party, bride and venues -- stunning flowers.

My daughter lives in Michigan, and I am in NC. We knew we could not handle the plans and execute them on short notice when arriving for the wedding week and hired SBE primarily due to our distant locations. This extraordinary day was made perfect by weather, colors, flowers, decor and so much of the work was carried out by SBE on behalf of us. Carmen and staff oversaw the wedding day with calm and ease, allowing us to thoroughly enjoy each moment. We highly recommend Shay Brown Events whose commitment and work exceeded our expectations, and we will truly miss working with Carmen.
Shay Brown Events staff and planning with my daughter created the dream wedding Kristin always wanted. Carmen H. was an Read more...
Shay Brown Events staff and planning with my daughter created the dream wedding Kristin always wanted. Carmen H. was an amazing coordinator working closely with us over months and Shay is an excellent business owner who listens to her clients, captures the desired image and DELIVERS! SBE did the venue details at the NC Arboretum in Asheville for the ceremony and On Broadway reception in downtown Asheville. SBE's eye is on details and customer service. SBE also did the flowers and they were beautiful for the bridal party, bride and venues -- stunning flowers.

My daughter lives in Michigan, and I am in NC. We knew we could not handle the plans and execute them on short notice when arriving for the wedding week and hired SBE primarily due to our distant locations. This extraordinary day was made perfect by weather, colors, flowers, decor and so much of the work was carried out by SBE on behalf of us. Carmen and staff oversaw the wedding day with calm and ease, allowing us to thoroughly enjoy each moment. We highly recommend Shay Brown Events whose commitment and work exceeded our expectations, and we will truly miss working with Carmen. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Kelsey
Wedding:
7/5/2014
5.0/5.0
Shay and her team were absolutely amazing! The first time we met Shay, I knew I wanted and needed to work with her! Shay did the floral for our wedding and Amy Wood was our planner. Both were so prompt at returning phone calls and emails. They were so helpful with all of my questions and were there to help with all of the crazy bride moments. They were so open to my ideas and always found a way to make ideas be a part of our wedding day. Planning with them was so easy and seamless. The day of our wedding went flawlessly!! We were able to follow our timeline almost exactly. Shay and Amy and the rest of their team made our wedding day absolutely perfect! We could not have done it without them.
Shay and her team were absolutely amazing! The first time we met Shay, I knew I wanted and needed to work with her! Shay Read more...
Shay and her team were absolutely amazing! The first time we met Shay, I knew I wanted and needed to work with her! Shay did the floral for our wedding and Amy Wood was our planner. Both were so prompt at returning phone calls and emails. They were so helpful with all of my questions and were there to help with all of the crazy bride moments. They were so open to my ideas and always found a way to make ideas be a part of our wedding day. Planning with them was so easy and seamless. The day of our wedding went flawlessly!! We were able to follow our timeline almost exactly. Shay and Amy and the rest of their team made our wedding day absolutely perfect! We could not have done it without them. Read less
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Lindsay
Wedding:
6/14/2014
5.0/5.0
WOW. Not sure how else to say other than, Shay Brown saved me and my wedding! I didn't have to worry about a thing and even still today, I am hearing from my guests how stunning and breathtaking our wedding was.

Shay is not only incredibly professional, she was always there to listen to me when I need to vet an idea. Shay took over my wedding as the full wedding designer and planner with only 3 months notice and I can't begin to tell you the difference I saw in her abilities over the other vendor I was working with (and the other vendor came highly recommended -- so this should tell you without saying much that her skillset is unparalleled in the industry).

Our wedding was very elaborate in detail; we wanted our guests to have the true southern experience and she accomplished that and then some -- down to the detail of how our servers approached our guests to the way our transportation service arrived and shuttled people around. There was not ONE detail that was missed.

Our guests still refer to our wedding as the "Royal Wedding" and I know that is largely because of the service they received in addition to the stunning design.

Shay started out as my wedding planner, but she will forever exist in my contacts as someone near and dear to my heart. It was a true pleasure to work with her and her team; they truly made my wedding dreams come true.

For pics -- click this link: http://www.bluebendphotography.com/2014/06/lindsay-tylers-wedding-photos-inn-half-mile-farm-highlands-nc/
WOW. Not sure how else to say other than, Shay Brown saved me and my wedding! I didn't have to worry about a thing and Read more...
WOW. Not sure how else to say other than, Shay Brown saved me and my wedding! I didn't have to worry about a thing and even still today, I am hearing from my guests how stunning and breathtaking our wedding was.

Shay is not only incredibly professional, she was always there to listen to me when I need to vet an idea. Shay took over my wedding as the full wedding designer and planner with only 3 months notice and I can't begin to tell you the difference I saw in her abilities over the other vendor I was working with (and the other vendor came highly recommended -- so this should tell you without saying much that her skillset is unparalleled in the industry).

Our wedding was very elaborate in detail; we wanted our guests to have the true southern experience and she accomplished that and then some -- down to the detail of how our servers approached our guests to the way our transportation service arrived and shuttled people around. There was not ONE detail that was missed.

Our guests still refer to our wedding as the "Royal Wedding" and I know that is largely because of the service they received in addition to the stunning design.

Shay started out as my wedding planner, but she will forever exist in my contacts as someone near and dear to my heart. It was a true pleasure to work with her and her team; they truly made my wedding dreams come true.

For pics -- click this link: http://www.bluebendphotography.com/2014/06/lindsay-tylers-wedding-photos-inn-half-mile-farm-highlands-nc/ Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Lindsay
Wedding:
6/14/2014
5.0/5.0
WOW. Not sure how else to say other than, Shay Brown saved me and my wedding! I didn't have to worry about a thing and even still today, I am hearing from my guests how stunning and breathtaking our wedding was.

Shay is not only incredibly professional, she was always there to listen to me when I need to vet an idea. Shay took over my wedding as the full wedding designer and planner with only 3 months notice and I can't begin to tell you the difference I saw in her abilities over the other vendor I was working with (and the other vendor came highly recommended -- so this should tell you without saying much that her skillset is unparalleled in the industry).

Our wedding was very elaborate in detail; we wanted our guests to have the true southern experience and she accomplished that and then some -- down to the detail of how our servers approached our guests to the way our transportation service arrived and shuttled people around. There was not ONE detail that was missed.

Our guests still refer to our wedding as the "Royal Wedding" and I know that is largely because of the service they received in addition to the stunning design.

Shay started out as my wedding planner, but she will forever exist in my contacts as someone near and dear to my heart. It was a true pleasure to work with her and her team; they truly made my wedding dreams come true.

For pics -- click this link: http://www.bluebendphotography.com/2014/06/lindsay-tylers-wedding-photos-inn-half-mile-farm-highlands-nc/
WOW. Not sure how else to say other than, Shay Brown saved me and my wedding! I didn't have to worry about a thing and Read more...
WOW. Not sure how else to say other than, Shay Brown saved me and my wedding! I didn't have to worry about a thing and even still today, I am hearing from my guests how stunning and breathtaking our wedding was.

Shay is not only incredibly professional, she was always there to listen to me when I need to vet an idea. Shay took over my wedding as the full wedding designer and planner with only 3 months notice and I can't begin to tell you the difference I saw in her abilities over the other vendor I was working with (and the other vendor came highly recommended -- so this should tell you without saying much that her skillset is unparalleled in the industry).

Our wedding was very elaborate in detail; we wanted our guests to have the true southern experience and she accomplished that and then some -- down to the detail of how our servers approached our guests to the way our transportation service arrived and shuttled people around. There was not ONE detail that was missed.

Our guests still refer to our wedding as the "Royal Wedding" and I know that is largely because of the service they received in addition to the stunning design.

Shay started out as my wedding planner, but she will forever exist in my contacts as someone near and dear to my heart. It was a true pleasure to work with her and her team; they truly made my wedding dreams come true.

For pics -- click this link: http://www.bluebendphotography.com/2014/06/lindsay-tylers-wedding-photos-inn-half-mile-farm-highlands-nc/ Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Greg
Wedding:
1/9/2014
5.0/5.0
We used Shay Brown Events to help us with the Grand reopening of the New Crowne Plaza Hotel in Greenville SC. This was a very important event that included city , county and community officials, Industry leaders, top corporations and many of Greenville's social elite.

The event was attended by over 300 guests and was covered by local print and TV news casts .

Shay and her team were very professional and helpful in every step of the planning and execution of the event . From the initial meeting where she took the time to understand our vision of what we were trying to create and the budget we were working with through out the entire process Shay was helpful and offered many suggestions and recommendations . Her creativity with floral selection, décor and lighting really set the tone for a first class affair . On the day of the event Shay was on hand to personally supervise the implementation of the party and make any last minutes changes. I would highly recommend Shay and her team to assist you with your wedding or any important social or corporate event that you may be planning .

Greg Greenawalt
General manger
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Greenville SC
We used Shay Brown Events to help us with the Grand reopening of the New Crowne Plaza Hotel in Greenville SC. This was a Read more...
We used Shay Brown Events to help us with the Grand reopening of the New Crowne Plaza Hotel in Greenville SC. This was a very important event that included city , county and community officials, Industry leaders, top corporations and many of Greenville's social elite.

The event was attended by over 300 guests and was covered by local print and TV news casts .

Shay and her team were very professional and helpful in every step of the planning and execution of the event . From the initial meeting where she took the time to understand our vision of what we were trying to create and the budget we were working with through out the entire process Shay was helpful and offered many suggestions and recommendations . Her creativity with floral selection, décor and lighting really set the tone for a first class affair . On the day of the event Shay was on hand to personally supervise the implementation of the party and make any last minutes changes. I would highly recommend Shay and her team to assist you with your wedding or any important social or corporate event that you may be planning .

Greg Greenawalt
General manger
Crowne Plaza Hotel
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Services Used: Band, Catering, Flowers, Invitations, Lighting & Decor, Unique Services
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Anne
Wedding:
8/17/2013
5.0/5.0
Shay Brown provided wedding planning services for our daughter's wedding. Our specific wedding planner, Amy Wood was EXCEPTIONAL. She was organized, took care of details ranging from very small to very large. Her organizational skills, extremely friendly demeanor and willingness to handle any task was outstanding. We dealt with rain just prior to our wedding and during the reception, and she handled it beautiful ly--- making sure our guests were comfortable and quickly transitioned to our reception, and everything went smoothly. At the end of the day, when we were all tired Amy made sure that all items including gifts, favors, guest book, flowers, bar items, EVERYTHING was ready to be removed from the venue or prepared for vendor pickup. Amy allowed us to enjoy our daughter's wedding while our guests wanted for nothing....her interface with our vendors was superb!
Shay Brown provided wedding planning services for our daughter's wedding. Our specific wedding planner, Amy Wood was Read more...
Shay Brown provided wedding planning services for our daughter's wedding. Our specific wedding planner, Amy Wood was EXCEPTIONAL. She was organized, took care of details ranging from very small to very large. Her organizational skills, extremely friendly demeanor and willingness to handle any task was outstanding. We dealt with rain just prior to our wedding and during the reception, and she handled it beautiful ly--- making sure our guests were comfortable and quickly transitioned to our reception, and everything went smoothly. At the end of the day, when we were all tired Amy made sure that all items including gifts, favors, guest book, flowers, bar items, EVERYTHING was ready to be removed from the venue or prepared for vendor pickup. Amy allowed us to enjoy our daughter's wedding while our guests wanted for nothing....her interface with our vendors was superb! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Erin
Wedding:
8/17/2013
5.0/5.0
Our experience with Shay Brown Events was amazing. Amy Wood was our planner and she thought of everything. She was always available to answer questions, gave us frequent updates on what needed to be decided or accomplished, and was completely invaluable on the day of the event. Other planners I had spoken with seemed to be very concerned with limitations on phone calls, emails back and forth, and what our expectations were since we planned to do a lot of the work with the vendors ourselves. Even though we went with a “limited” package from Shay Brown Events, we were blown away by their helpfulness. Amy thought of everything possible ahead of time so that the actual event went off perfectly. Although it rained throughout the event (which was outdoors and moved under a tent), it went smoothly because of all the work Amy put in ahead of time and the night of. I seriously don’t know how we would have done it without her. It was easily the best money spent on the whole event because the week of the wedding, I didn’t have to worry about anything! I would highly recommend using Shay Brown Events for your wedding! You definitely won’t regret it!
Our experience with Shay Brown Events was amazing. Amy Wood was our planner and she thought of everything. She was always Read more...
Our experience with Shay Brown Events was amazing. Amy Wood was our planner and she thought of everything. She was always available to answer questions, gave us frequent updates on what needed to be decided or accomplished, and was completely invaluable on the day of the event. Other planners I had spoken with seemed to be very concerned with limitations on phone calls, emails back and forth, and what our expectations were since we planned to do a lot of the work with the vendors ourselves. Even though we went with a “limited” package from Shay Brown Events, we were blown away by their helpfulness. Amy thought of everything possible ahead of time so that the actual event went off perfectly. Although it rained throughout the event (which was outdoors and moved under a tent), it went smoothly because of all the work Amy put in ahead of time and the night of. I seriously don’t know how we would have done it without her. It was easily the best money spent on the whole event because the week of the wedding, I didn’t have to worry about anything! I would highly recommend using Shay Brown Events for your wedding! You definitely won’t regret it! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Tammy
Wedding:
8/10/2013
5.0/5.0
Amy Wood and Shay Brown Events did an amazing job on my daughters wedding. We worked closely with this team for over a year and could not have been happier with them. Always professional and very personable. My daughters wedding was an outdoor ceremony, It rained the day of the wedding and Amy and the Shay Brown team did everything perfect to make it a fairytale wedding for her when it had to be moved indoors. We love the Shay Brown team and will definitely be using them for our next daughter.
Amy Wood and Shay Brown Events did an amazing job on my daughters wedding. We worked closely with this team for over a Read more...
Amy Wood and Shay Brown Events did an amazing job on my daughters wedding. We worked closely with this team for over a year and could not have been happier with them. Always professional and very personable. My daughters wedding was an outdoor ceremony, It rained the day of the wedding and Amy and the Shay Brown team did everything perfect to make it a fairytale wedding for her when it had to be moved indoors. We love the Shay Brown team and will definitely be using them for our next daughter. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I don't think our wedding would have been half as fabulous as it was without Amy, Shay, and the rest of the staff. The entire process was made so easy and stree-free for my entire family. We could not have done it without the help of Shay Brown Events.
I don't think our wedding would have been half as fabulous as it was without Amy, Shay, and the rest of the staff. The Read more...
I don't think our wedding would have been half as fabulous as it was without Amy, Shay, and the rest of the staff. The entire process was made so easy and stree-free for my entire family. We could not have done it without the help of Shay Brown Events. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
6/29/2013
5.0/5.0
Shay and her team were great! I have been told that I had the most fun wedding anyone had ever been to!
Shay and her team were great! I have been told that I had the most fun wedding anyone had ever been to!
Shay and her team were great! I have been told that I had the most fun wedding anyone had ever been to! Read less
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Emily
Wedding:
6/14/2013
5.0/5.0
SBE helped us plan our daughter's wedding in NC from out of state. They gave us great advice about choices of vendors, and attention to every detail. All events went flawlessly and beautifully. Wedding party, family and friends had a wonderful time. Many commented that the wedding was the most fun of any they had attended. Shay Brown Events staff were great people to work with!
SBE helped us plan our daughter's wedding in NC from out of state. They gave us great advice about choices of vendors, and Read more...
SBE helped us plan our daughter's wedding in NC from out of state. They gave us great advice about choices of vendors, and attention to every detail. All events went flawlessly and beautifully. Wedding party, family and friends had a wonderful time. Many commented that the wedding was the most fun of any they had attended. Shay Brown Events staff were great people to work with! Read less
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rena
Wedding:
5/18/2013
5.0/5.0
We could not have asked for anything more. Shay was able to provide exactly what we wanted. The wedding completely matched my daughter's personality. Not only was it absolutely beautiful, but the most fun we had had in years! Months later and people are still talking about how much fun they had. Thank you Shay and Amy for making it possible!!!
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We could not have asked for anything more. Shay was able to provide exactly what we wanted. The wedding completely matched my daughter's personality. Not only was it absolutely beautiful, but the most fun we had had in years! Months later and people are still talking about how much fun they had. Thank you Shay and Amy for making it possible!!! Read less
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Mary
Wedding:
5/18/2013
5.0/5.0
This was our third daughter to be married and the first time we had worked with Chelsye and her staff but this is the first wedding that we felt we could relax and enjoy the day. From the first time we met Chelsye until the wedding day we knew we had found someone who could professionally and with great ease handle anything we needed. The last few days several unexpected problems arose and I was able to pass them off to Chelsye and her staff and continue on with my plans. Everyone that met the staff of Intrigue had nothing but positive comments and if I had another wedding to plan Chelsye is the only one I would work with.
This was our third daughter to be married and the first time we had worked with Chelsye and her staff but this is the Read more...
This was our third daughter to be married and the first time we had worked with Chelsye and her staff but this is the first wedding that we felt we could relax and enjoy the day. From the first time we met Chelsye until the wedding day we knew we had found someone who could professionally and with great ease handle anything we needed. The last few days several unexpected problems arose and I was able to pass them off to Chelsye and her staff and continue on with my plans. Everyone that met the staff of Intrigue had nothing but positive comments and if I had another wedding to plan Chelsye is the only one I would work with. Read less
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Rebecca
Wedding:
4/19/2013
5.0/5.0
I love Shay Brown Events!!! Shay put together the design and florals for my wedding last week and I could not be more thrilled with her work! Since we were planning from a distance, Shay and I spoke via phone and email quite a few times over the 6 months leading up to our wedding. It was clear during each conversation that she completely understood the vision and ideas that my (new) husband and I were looking for. On our wedding day everything was seamless. The decor was breathtaking, the bouquets were gorgeous, the reception venue was everything I hoped it would be and more! Shay was a pleasure to work with and I look forward to another opportunity to work with her in the future :)
I love Shay Brown Events!!! Shay put together the design and florals for my wedding last week and I could not be more Read more...
I love Shay Brown Events!!! Shay put together the design and florals for my wedding last week and I could not be more thrilled with her work! Since we were planning from a distance, Shay and I spoke via phone and email quite a few times over the 6 months leading up to our wedding. It was clear during each conversation that she completely understood the vision and ideas that my (new) husband and I were looking for. On our wedding day everything was seamless. The decor was breathtaking, the bouquets were gorgeous, the reception venue was everything I hoped it would be and more! Shay was a pleasure to work with and I look forward to another opportunity to work with her in the future :) Read less
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Shay Brown Events responded with the following comments:

Rebecca, it was truly a pleasure to work with you and I just can't wait to see the images from the day!!! We wish you all the best and please let us know if we can help you with anything in the future! Thank you so much for you kind words, we appreciated the opportunity to work with you.
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Allison
Wedding:
12/28/2012
5.0/5.0
Amy was the best and deserves most of the credit for our wonderful wedding. We purchased the all-encompassing package, so Amy handled almost all of the day-to-day emails and logistics of our day. If we had not had an experienced wedding planner, there would have been many details that would have been forgotten. She has worked with most of the other vendors in the Asheville area and was able to help us narrow down our choices. In the end, however, we got to make the important decisions. I'm sure the amount of work she did behind the scenes was astounding. We did not live in Asheville and were quite unfamiliar with the area so it was great to work with someone that knew what she was doing. Our "destination wedding" exceeded our expectations. Our guests had a wonderful time and had nothing but great things to say about our wedding. We got married at a very busy and hectic time in our lives and I was able to stress a lot less by leaving most planning details in Amy's hands. The little details did not go unnoticed. From ensuring that we got to enjoy our appetizers (during family pictures) to keeping a drink in my hand during the reception to packaging everything up at the end of the night, everything was taken care of meticulously. I highly recommend Amy, Meredith, and the rest of the Shay Brown team.
Amy was the best and deserves most of the credit for our wonderful wedding. We purchased the all-encompassing package, so Read more...
Amy was the best and deserves most of the credit for our wonderful wedding. We purchased the all-encompassing package, so Amy handled almost all of the day-to-day emails and logistics of our day. If we had not had an experienced wedding planner, there would have been many details that would have been forgotten. She has worked with most of the other vendors in the Asheville area and was able to help us narrow down our choices. In the end, however, we got to make the important decisions. I'm sure the amount of work she did behind the scenes was astounding. We did not live in Asheville and were quite unfamiliar with the area so it was great to work with someone that knew what she was doing. Our "destination wedding" exceeded our expectations. Our guests had a wonderful time and had nothing but great things to say about our wedding. We got married at a very busy and hectic time in our lives and I was able to stress a lot less by leaving most planning details in Amy's hands. The little details did not go unnoticed. From ensuring that we got to enjoy our appetizers (during family pictures) to keeping a drink in my hand during the reception to packaging everything up at the end of the night, everything was taken care of meticulously. I highly recommend Amy, Meredith, and the rest of the Shay Brown team. Read less
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MLyn
Wedding:
11/9/2012
5.0/5.0
This was my one and only daughter's wedding. After an unsuccessful planner interview with another company in Asheville, I chose SBE after a very professional and thorough phone interview. I was extremely pleased with their perception of when to leave us alone and when to help us navigate the complexities of a wedding and reception. Meredith was the epitome of professionalism and knew precisely how to interact with my daughter to make her feel comfortable and anxiety free about the details of her special day. SBE went above and beyond the contracted services to enable us to experience the most wonderful wedding ever. I can't praise their services enough and would recommend them to anyone who is looking for a professional company that delivers professional results. Thank you, SBE!
M'Lyn Spinks, Atlanta, GA
This was my one and only daughter's wedding. After an unsuccessful planner interview with another company in Asheville, I Read more...
This was my one and only daughter's wedding. After an unsuccessful planner interview with another company in Asheville, I chose SBE after a very professional and thorough phone interview. I was extremely pleased with their perception of when to leave us alone and when to help us navigate the complexities of a wedding and reception. Meredith was the epitome of professionalism and knew precisely how to interact with my daughter to make her feel comfortable and anxiety free about the details of her special day. SBE went above and beyond the contracted services to enable us to experience the most wonderful wedding ever. I can't praise their services enough and would recommend them to anyone who is looking for a professional company that delivers professional results. Thank you, SBE!
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Anna
Wedding:
9/1/2012
5.0/5.0
Amy Wood at Shay Brown Events is an amazing woman. She was the sweetest, most organized and professional person I think I have ever met! I came to her with a midsummer nights dream theme, and with her help it evloved into the dreamiest day ever. She really understood the feel we wanted and I never felt like she was just giving cookie cutter wedding suggestions, I felt like they were unique suggestions for the wedding we wanted. I was worried about trying to plan a wedding from out of state, but after our first meeting I didn't stress any more. She pulled together the most amazing vendors and thought of all the little details that I never would have. Looking back I would not have changed a single thing, and I can't imagine if I hadn't had Amy there for the whole process. We still get comments from family and friends on how amazing the was and how it went off without a hitch! Thanks again Shay Brown Event and Amy Wood for a wedding day that was above and beyond what we had dreamed of!
Amy Wood at Shay Brown Events is an amazing woman. She was the sweetest, most organized and professional person I think I Read more...
Amy Wood at Shay Brown Events is an amazing woman. She was the sweetest, most organized and professional person I think I have ever met! I came to her with a midsummer nights dream theme, and with her help it evloved into the dreamiest day ever. She really understood the feel we wanted and I never felt like she was just giving cookie cutter wedding suggestions, I felt like they were unique suggestions for the wedding we wanted. I was worried about trying to plan a wedding from out of state, but after our first meeting I didn't stress any more. She pulled together the most amazing vendors and thought of all the little details that I never would have. Looking back I would not have changed a single thing, and I can't imagine if I hadn't had Amy there for the whole process. We still get comments from family and friends on how amazing the was and how it went off without a hitch! Thanks again Shay Brown Event and Amy Wood for a wedding day that was above and beyond what we had dreamed of! Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
5/5/2012
5.0/5.0
Shay Brown Events was amazing to work with! Shay was really able to take our vision and make it a reality. From the incredible band, to the beautiful décor – Shay took care of making sure every detail was taken care of and that all of our vendors were coordinated. Our guests could not stop talking about what a fantastic time they had and how much thought and detail went into the entire weekend. Shay was always calm, positive and responsive. She really took the time to work with us so that by the time the wedding rolled around, we trusted Shay entirely. The weekend was relaxing, calm and a ton of fun! We cannot thank SBE enough for making our wedding and the entire experience leading up to it so amazing!
Shay Brown Events was amazing to work with! Shay was really able to take our vision and make it a reality. From the Read more...
Shay Brown Events was amazing to work with! Shay was really able to take our vision and make it a reality. From the incredible band, to the beautiful décor – Shay took care of making sure every detail was taken care of and that all of our vendors were coordinated. Our guests could not stop talking about what a fantastic time they had and how much thought and detail went into the entire weekend. Shay was always calm, positive and responsive. She really took the time to work with us so that by the time the wedding rolled around, we trusted Shay entirely. The weekend was relaxing, calm and a ton of fun! We cannot thank SBE enough for making our wedding and the entire experience leading up to it so amazing! Read less
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bradybrady
Wedding:
10/28/2011
5.0/5.0
I found Shay Brown Events through Style Me Pretty and she is not only incredibly gifted at wedding planning but she became my friend and confidant through the planning process. We picked Bald Head Island for our destination wedding weekend. The fact that it's an island crated a series of obvious tactical issues but Shay didn't flinch. She exuded a calm confidence that I wouldn't have survived that process without. Shay Brown turned my blush, romantic and intimate wedding vision into a reality.
From the first time I talked to her until the last little hug before I walked down the isle, she was essential and irreplaceable. She made me feel relaxed and confident which as a bride in the midst of wedding planning seemed nearly unattainable. She is very creative and understands exactly how to translate the vision of your wedding into a picturesque beautiful reality. Just by sending her a few pictures of what inspired me she knew precisely how to accomplish it. The table linens, the chair covers, the candle holders, the custom made columns for the arrangements down the isle, the flowers, the petals, the centerpieces, the timelines, the schedules and the overall exacting attention to detail were all done flawlessly. When I finally saw all the elements that we had created and designed come together at the Bald Island Club it literally took my breath away. It mirrored my imagination and as I think back to that evening I am overjoyed that I had Shay and her experienced team. She was extraordinary in her ability to make me feel relaxed and unstressed while taking care of all the little details and taking on any issue I needed help with.
My dress is a blush color and has a romantic soft feel that we wanted to be reflected throughout all the elements. The flowers were done by Shay's recommended vendor Bobby and Mark Designs and I couldn't have been happier. They were stunningly beautiful, incorporating blush pinks, shades of white and a deep blue that really made the pink pop. They worked tirelessly to create exactly what I wanted.
Shay and her assistant Amy were a dream to work with and they paid attention to every detail. They were always there smiling and reassuring me throughout the whole weekend. They rose to every challenge and when hosting an event every night for a destination wedding weekend, there are always unforeseen issues.
I was able to completely trust them to help me create my dream wedding, and couldn't have done it without Shay Brown Events. Having a talented, creative, personable and endearing team of people helping me allowed me to ultimately enjoy my wedding and to really be in the moment and not overwhelmed with all the logistics that come with a wedding.
For that reason alone, to look back on your wedding and feel like you savored the moments that can never be recreated I can not recommend a better partner and planner than Shay Brown.
I found Shay Brown Events through Style Me Pretty and she is not only incredibly gifted at wedding planning but she became Read more...
I found Shay Brown Events through Style Me Pretty and she is not only incredibly gifted at wedding planning but she became my friend and confidant through the planning process. We picked Bald Head Island for our destination wedding weekend. The fact that it's an island crated a series of obvious tactical issues but Shay didn't flinch. She exuded a calm confidence that I wouldn't have survived that process without. Shay Brown turned my blush, romantic and intimate wedding vision into a reality.
From the first time I talked to her until the last little hug before I walked down the isle, she was essential and irreplaceable. She made me feel relaxed and confident which as a bride in the midst of wedding planning seemed nearly unattainable. She is very creative and understands exactly how to translate the vision of your wedding into a picturesque beautiful reality. Just by sending her a few pictures of what inspired me she knew precisely how to accomplish it. The table linens, the chair covers, the candle holders, the custom made columns for the arrangements down the isle, the flowers, the petals, the centerpieces, the timelines, the schedules and the overall exacting attention to detail were all done flawlessly. When I finally saw all the elements that we had created and designed come together at the Bald Island Club it literally took my breath away. It mirrored my imagination and as I think back to that evening I am overjoyed that I had Shay and her experienced team. She was extraordinary in her ability to make me feel relaxed and unstressed while taking care of all the little details and taking on any issue I needed help with.
My dress is a blush color and has a romantic soft feel that we wanted to be reflected throughout all the elements. The flowers were done by Shay's recommended vendor Bobby and Mark Designs and I couldn't have been happier. They were stunningly beautiful, incorporating blush pinks, shades of white and a deep blue that really made the pink pop. They worked tirelessly to create exactly what I wanted.
Shay and her assistant Amy were a dream to work with and they paid attention to every detail. They were always there smiling and reassuring me throughout the whole weekend. They rose to every challenge and when hosting an event every night for a destination wedding weekend, there are always unforeseen issues.
I was able to completely trust them to help me create my dream wedding, and couldn't have done it without Shay Brown Events. Having a talented, creative, personable and endearing team of people helping me allowed me to ultimately enjoy my wedding and to really be in the moment and not overwhelmed with all the logistics that come with a wedding.
For that reason alone, to look back on your wedding and feel like you savored the moments that can never be recreated I can not recommend a better partner and planner than Shay Brown. Read less
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Tristan
Wedding:
10/2/2010
5.0/5.0
Shay and her staff were absolutely wonderful to work with, they were very friendly and helpful. Shay and her assistant made my wedding party, family and myself feel very comfortable the whole wekend. Shay is familiar with a lot of vendors in the Asheville area and made planning my wedding a breeze! Highly recomended.
Shay and her staff were absolutely wonderful to work with, they were very friendly and helpful. Shay and her assistant Read more...
Shay and her staff were absolutely wonderful to work with, they were very friendly and helpful. Shay and her assistant made my wedding party, family and myself feel very comfortable the whole wekend. Shay is familiar with a lot of vendors in the Asheville area and made planning my wedding a breeze! Highly recomended. Read less
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jsmith
Wedding:
6/11/2009
5.0/5.0
The Best In The Business!!! I don't think I could have planned and organized a wedding without your help. I loved having all the little details taken care of. Our families adored you. Our wedding could not have been better.
Jennifer & Mark Smith
Homewood Estate
The Best In The Business!!! I don't think I could have planned and organized a wedding without your help. I loved having Read more...
The Best In The Business!!! I don't think I could have planned and organized a wedding without your help. I loved having all the little details taken care of. Our families adored you. Our wedding could not have been better.
Jennifer & Mark Smith
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gardnerj
Wedding:
6/6/2009
5.0/5.0
What more can I say about my daughters wedding...without Shay this wedding would have been nothing! Shay is such a thoughtful and thorough wedding planner, she thought of everything beyond our thoughts! Shay you are truly blessed for you are so gifted in what you do...need I say more! This wedding is what everyone talks about and we could not have done that without you! We are truly blessed to have you make this magical moment happen for Lauren & Joe!

I wish I had another daughter so that we could use your expertise again!!!

Julie Gardner - Mother of Bride
What more can I say about my daughters wedding...without Shay this wedding would have been nothing! Shay is such a Read more...
What more can I say about my daughters wedding...without Shay this wedding would have been nothing! Shay is such a thoughtful and thorough wedding planner, she thought of everything beyond our thoughts! Shay you are truly blessed for you are so gifted in what you do...need I say more! This wedding is what everyone talks about and we could not have done that without you! We are truly blessed to have you make this magical moment happen for Lauren & Joe!

I wish I had another daughter so that we could use your expertise again!!!

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Catherine
Wedding:
5/30/2009
5.0/5.0
I do not have enough words or time to express how amazing Shay and her staff at Shay Brown Events are! My husband and I live in Philadelphia and decided to marry in Asheville, NC. We found Shay online and on our first trip to Asheville met with her to begin the planning process. Shay radiates warmth and sincerity, which immediately made us feel comfortable. Neither my husband or myself had specifics we could give to Shay as to what we wanted our wedding to look or feel like but that didn't stand in her way of making our wedding day the best day of our lives! Shay was very in tune to us and our personality,our needs, and our budget. We would not have been able to pull off the wedding weekend we did if it weren't for SBE. Shay made the planning process incredibly easy, especially since we were planning from 600 miles away. She and her entire staff were always available to answer questions and help with all aspects of the planning process. We were in Asheville a total of 3 times before the wedding and able to plan everything in those visits! I was quite intimidated by horror stories I've heard from friends during their wedding planning but working with SBE was a dream; it could not have been easier. Our wedding came off without flaw! Love Shay Brown!!
I do not have enough words or time to express how amazing Shay and her staff at Shay Brown Events are! My husband and I Read more...
I do not have enough words or time to express how amazing Shay and her staff at Shay Brown Events are! My husband and I live in Philadelphia and decided to marry in Asheville, NC. We found Shay online and on our first trip to Asheville met with her to begin the planning process. Shay radiates warmth and sincerity, which immediately made us feel comfortable. Neither my husband or myself had specifics we could give to Shay as to what we wanted our wedding to look or feel like but that didn't stand in her way of making our wedding day the best day of our lives! Shay was very in tune to us and our personality,our needs, and our budget. We would not have been able to pull off the wedding weekend we did if it weren't for SBE. Shay made the planning process incredibly easy, especially since we were planning from 600 miles away. She and her entire staff were always available to answer questions and help with all aspects of the planning process. We were in Asheville a total of 3 times before the wedding and able to plan everything in those visits! I was quite intimidated by horror stories I've heard from friends during their wedding planning but working with SBE was a dream; it could not have been easier. Our wedding came off without flaw! Love Shay Brown!! Read less
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amason
Wedding:
5/3/2009
5.0/5.0
"Shay Brown Events is absolutely amazing! Shay helped and out-of-state bride plan the wedding of her dreams. Shay was extremely helpful in finding trustworthy vendors. She was always available and responded quickly to any e-mails that I sent with questions or concerns. She made the wedding and the reception looks flawless. I would recommend her without hesitation to anyone who needs a wedding/event planner! Shay Brown is not only a fantastic wedding/event planner, but is also an absolutely fabulous person!"
Amy Mason, Denver CO
"Shay Brown Events is absolutely amazing! Shay helped and out-of-state bride plan the wedding of her dreams. Shay was Read more...
"Shay Brown Events is absolutely amazing! Shay helped and out-of-state bride plan the wedding of her dreams. Shay was extremely helpful in finding trustworthy vendors. She was always available and responded quickly to any e-mails that I sent with questions or concerns. She made the wedding and the reception looks flawless. I would recommend her without hesitation to anyone who needs a wedding/event planner! Shay Brown is not only a fantastic wedding/event planner, but is also an absolutely fabulous person!"
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.9/5.0
It was great working with Shay Brown Event. We were really satisfy with everything. Especially Amy, she is always on top of things.
It was great working with Shay Brown Event. We were really satisfy with everything. Especially Amy, she is always on top Read more...
It was great working with Shay Brown Event. We were really satisfy with everything. Especially Amy, she is always on top of things. Read less
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Leslie
Wedding:
9/29/2012
4.9/5.0
Shay Brown Events did a wonderful job with our wedding. We worked closely with Amy, who was very on top of things and uber-organized. They helped steer us through a pretty hectic last minute change (our officiant cancelled less than a week before the wedding!) with grace and level-headedness. Shay did a wonderful job helping us come up with a design scheme for the venue based on pictures we had shown her and our wedding and reception were utterly lovely. Though (understandably) a little hard to get a hold of initially, Amy and Shay were always available closer to the day (3 months out) and kept in contact with us throughout the whole process. We were very impressed with the job they did and they were neither too clinical nor at all disorganized. The day went extremely smoothly thanks to their hard work and we were very happy to have hired them!
Shay Brown Events did a wonderful job with our wedding. We worked closely with Amy, who was very on top of things and Read more...
Shay Brown Events did a wonderful job with our wedding. We worked closely with Amy, who was very on top of things and uber-organized. They helped steer us through a pretty hectic last minute change (our officiant cancelled less than a week before the wedding!) with grace and level-headedness. Shay did a wonderful job helping us come up with a design scheme for the venue based on pictures we had shown her and our wedding and reception were utterly lovely. Though (understandably) a little hard to get a hold of initially, Amy and Shay were always available closer to the day (3 months out) and kept in contact with us throughout the whole process. We were very impressed with the job they did and they were neither too clinical nor at all disorganized. The day went extremely smoothly thanks to their hard work and we were very happy to have hired them! Read less
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Nina
Wedding:
10/27/2012
4.8/5.0
Shay Brown is a very talented event designer and a fantastic person to work with. We were in a special situation that Shay is in Asheville, we are in New York, and our event was in Virginia. With the logistics and my personal crazy schedule, all of our coordination was done remotely and Shay even took the liberty to do the walk through of our venue without us.

Through sharing mood boards, emails, and conversation, she really did everything to achieve our vision for the event. She is very resourceful and comes up with tiny details that make a big difference. Also, as someone who did not choose to have a gaggle of bridesmaids, it was really wonderful to have an event planner so genuine by my side every step of the way, from handcrafting my bouquet to escorting me to my hair and make up test. And she does all of this for a very reasonable fee. Her associates are wonderful as well, and in addition to all the numerous logistics, made sure the groom and i were enjoying ourselves with our favorite cocktail in hand at all times.

I would not hesitate to recommend Shay for an event--she has taste, is lovely, and is running a great business. That said, I do want to mention our issues with responsiveness and budget updates so you are prepared. For the few weeks leading up to the event, email responses were very few and I had the habit of adding things, without being told what I was asking for was costing. While it wasn't a massive overage at the end, I was surprised by how much I had added. This is a common bride's mistake and not necessarily Shay's fault, but just remember when hiring a planner to make sure you keep in touch with them regularly and stay on top of the budget if this is something of concern to you. The team also had a habit of saying they would be sending updates, design images, etc, but I would never get the emails. Shay explained this is something they are working on, and I think also just a repercussion of planning an event remotely.
Shay Brown is a very talented event designer and a fantastic person to work with. We were in a special situation that Shay Read more...
Shay Brown is a very talented event designer and a fantastic person to work with. We were in a special situation that Shay is in Asheville, we are in New York, and our event was in Virginia. With the logistics and my personal crazy schedule, all of our coordination was done remotely and Shay even took the liberty to do the walk through of our venue without us.

Through sharing mood boards, emails, and conversation, she really did everything to achieve our vision for the event. She is very resourceful and comes up with tiny details that make a big difference. Also, as someone who did not choose to have a gaggle of bridesmaids, it was really wonderful to have an event planner so genuine by my side every step of the way, from handcrafting my bouquet to escorting me to my hair and make up test. And she does all of this for a very reasonable fee. Her associates are wonderful as well, and in addition to all the numerous logistics, made sure the groom and i were enjoying ourselves with our favorite cocktail in hand at all times.

I would not hesitate to recommend Shay for an event--she has taste, is lovely, and is running a great business. That said, I do want to mention our issues with responsiveness and budget updates so you are prepared. For the few weeks leading up to the event, email responses were very few and I had the habit of adding things, without being told what I was asking for was costing. While it wasn't a massive overage at the end, I was surprised by how much I had added. This is a common bride's mistake and not necessarily Shay's fault, but just remember when hiring a planner to make sure you keep in touch with them regularly and stay on top of the budget if this is something of concern to you. The team also had a habit of saying they would be sending updates, design images, etc, but I would never get the emails. Shay explained this is something they are working on, and I think also just a repercussion of planning an event remotely. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
3.8/5.0
I worked with Shay Brown Events to coordinate our wedding in western North Carolina and was very pleased with how our wedding came together. In addition to planning a wedding, my husband I were also planning a move out-of-state to start graduate school and I needed help. The staff at Shay Brown Events assisted in coordinating all vendors and troubleshooting last minute glitches and I couldn't have been happier with their service.
I worked with Shay Brown Events to coordinate our wedding in western North Carolina and was very pleased with how our Read more...
I worked with Shay Brown Events to coordinate our wedding in western North Carolina and was very pleased with how our wedding came together. In addition to planning a wedding, my husband I were also planning a move out-of-state to start graduate school and I needed help. The staff at Shay Brown Events assisted in coordinating all vendors and troubleshooting last minute glitches and I couldn't have been happier with their service. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
2.6/5.0
The day of our wedding, we had to switch from an outside gazebo wedding to under a tent. A lot of the details (e.g., saving the front rows for family) and double-checks were not done (e.g., making sure the mic worked for the priest). Shay and crew often said that the ceremony was not their job b/c we had told them the priest would handle the ceremony but she should have been able to help with the setup (e.g., chairs) and should have let the bride's family know that the groom was on the way.

In addition, the reception was not organized well either. Some of our place/escort cards were missing b/c they did not double check the box. We had non-alcoholic sparkling apple cider for half of our guests who did not drink and these were never served. Ultimately, things went fine but some of the details that I was hoping would have been taken care of by Shay and her crew were just not done well. Amy was great in helping us organize and I really wish she had been there to execute everything as we had planned.
The day of our wedding, we had to switch from an outside gazebo wedding to under a tent. A lot of the details (e.g., Read more...
The day of our wedding, we had to switch from an outside gazebo wedding to under a tent. A lot of the details (e.g., saving the front rows for family) and double-checks were not done (e.g., making sure the mic worked for the priest). Shay and crew often said that the ceremony was not their job b/c we had told them the priest would handle the ceremony but she should have been able to help with the setup (e.g., chairs) and should have let the bride's family know that the groom was on the way.

In addition, the reception was not organized well either. Some of our place/escort cards were missing b/c they did not double check the box. We had non-alcoholic sparkling apple cider for half of our guests who did not drink and these were never served. Ultimately, things went fine but some of the details that I was hoping would have been taken care of by Shay and her crew were just not done well. Amy was great in helping us organize and I really wish she had been there to execute everything as we had planned. Read less
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Shay Brown Events responded with the following comments:

I do understand the frustration of this bride; in regards to the ceremony logistics; however, it is very important when hiring a planner to let the planner do her job and not bring in others to execute the details of planning giving the person hired the opportunity to do their job. We require a rehearsal and because the priest was handling the ceremony completely we were taken out of the knowledge of what exactly was needed from us. When asked if we needed to assist or help with items we were told no and that they would handle everything as if we were in the way. So we did exactly what we were hired to do to the best of our ability. I do understand you comment but not letting us be in control of the event places us at a disadvantage. Advise for brides, please let the professionals do their job!

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