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Sugar Snap Events

Kill Devil Hills , NC
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P.O. Box 7840
Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948 US (map)

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252-480-9990

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ABOUT US

Meet Laura Sorensen & Shirley Cook of Sugar Snap Events

(1) Name of Business: Sugar Snap Events, LLC

(2) Service Provided: Wedding coordination and wedding... Read more
Meet Laura Sorensen & Shirley Cook of Sugar Snap Events

(1) Name of Business: Sugar Snap Events, LLC

(2) Service Provided: Wedding coordination and wedding florals/décor.

(3) What is your business philosophy? To work hard and thoroughly and to take our client's best interest to heart. Our goal is to make their wedding day as stress free as possible so they can focus on what is most important- their new lives together, their family, and their friends.

(4) What sets you apart? Our ability to recognize both our client's and vendors' needs in order to make each wedding day as seamless as possible. We will only coordinate one wedding per day and we stay until the end of the event. In addition, we offer personalized floral/decor services set in a collaborative environment that allows our clients to achieve the look and feel they desire for their special day- everything from bouquets, boutonnieres and corsages to ceremony arches and arrangements, tablescapes, ceiling installations, print materials and more.

(5) How long and where? Sugar Snap Events has been serving brides since 2003. We are both natives of the Outer Banks and our past experience in event planning, catering/restaurant management, and familiarity with Outer Banks locations and vendors provides our clients with the insight and knowledge they need to have a spectacular wedding day.

(6) Best advice you have? Laura’s advice: “Remember to flex… or you will snap :) It is important to have the wedding of your dreams and we strive to ensure that. But at the end of the day the most important thing is not the color of your linens but the fact that you are married to the one you truly love.” Shirley’s advice: “When planning all of the special touches for your wedding day be true to who you are- with music selections, readings, the overall look/feel of the event. And remember to be present and focus on each and every moment because it all happens so quickly! “

(7) What is your favorite part of the job? Shirley: “Watching the groom's face as he sees his bride for the first time. After that, getting hugs from the family at the end of a successful event. “ Laura: “Listening to the toasts from best friends and family- I always laugh or cry in the BEST way:) After toasting it is the surprised reaction at the end of the night when they realize ‘Wow! We couldn't have done this without you.’ And of course, the hugs!”

(8) What is your favorite place? Laura: “My front porch.” Shirley: “Wilmington, NC”.
(9) What are your favorite hobbies? Shirley: “Hanging out and drinking a glass of wine with my girlfriends, bowling, and going to concerts.” Laura: “ Ditto But NO bowling!! It breaks my nails :) Ha ha.”

(10) What is your favorite meal? Laura: “A pint of Ben & Jerry's in my fave PJ's on the couch at the end of a lonnnggg day.” Shirley: “I'm a carb girl so nothing makes me happier than a big bowl of mac n' cheese or a plate full of crinkle cut french fries. “


Sugar Snap Events- the perfect blend of “sugar” and “snap”.

Congratulations on your engagement and upcoming wedding. What an incredibly exciting time in your life! Whether you are planning a large extravagant affair or an intimate heartfelt gathering, allow Laura and Shirley to bring the perfect blend of “sugar” and “snap” to your big day. Together, they achieve an ideal blend of structure and organization (snap) and friendly professionalism (sugar) that will allow you to relax and focus on each precious moment of this amazing life celebration. From the initial stages of planning to the direction of the ceremony and reception to the final hugs at the end of the night, Shirley and Laura are there every step of the way.

Allow their experience to work for you…..

• Laura and Shirley are long time locals who are familiar with the Outer Banks’ best ceremony/reception locations, vendors, and unique characteristics. Laura will help you save valuable time and energy by providing a tailored vendor suggestion list based on your specific wants and needs. Shirley will help you pull the look of your event together by providing beautiful contemporary florals designs, tablescapes and more.
• Shirley and Laura are members of OBWA (Outer Banks Wedding Association).
• Great organizational skills and timely communication are just two more of Sugar Snap’s valuable assets. Shirley and Laura understand that planning a long distance wedding can be frustrating and strive to return phone calls and emails as quickly as possible so that you can continue planning your big day. They will provide you with structured “to do” lists and reminders to help ease the planning process.
• A seamless wedding day…What is most important to Laura and Shirley is that you get to enjoy your wedding day. Allow Laura to step in and make sure that vendors arrive and setup per your agreements, make sure your guests are taken care of, and take the reins and make sure that you and your wedding party are on time and don’t miss a single special moment. Shirley will execute the florals and decor so that you walk in to your dream wedding and reception.

The bottom line….Laura and Shirley love what they do and want to help you have an unforgettable day. Whether you are in need of coordination services, florals/décor, or both, please give them a call today or visit them online to bring a little “sugar” and “snap” to your wedding day!

Laura Sorensen- Owner/Event Coordinator

Shirley Cook- Owner/Floral Designer

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INFO FOR WEDDING PLANNING

What wedding events do you provide services for?
Ceremony, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner
What wedding planning services do you offer?
Day-Of Coordination, Event Design, Partial Planning, Timelines, To-Do Lists, Vendor Referrals
What types of weddings do you accomodate?
Civil, Cultural, Destination, Double Weddings, Eco-Friendly, Military, Non-Religious, Religious
How many planners are on your team?
1

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Rachel
Wedding:
7/15/2016
4.9/5.0
Shirley is seriously a dream to work with! She's so sweet and accommodating. And it was really fun chatting with her on the phone in our initial convo, bouncing ideas off each other, and she even logged in and looked at my Pinterest! Flowers were an area that I didn't know much about, so I mainly just pinned bouquets that I liked and she helped me figure out how to achieve the look I wanted. And she will definitely work with you on pricing, she can help you pick different flowers to fit your budget but still achieve your vision.
She provided my bouquet, 8 bridesmaids bouquets, 1 groom boutonniere, 12 boutonnieres for groomsmen/ushers/my dad and grandpa, 2 mothers' wrist corsages, 3 grandmothers' pin on corsages, extra flowers for my hair, as well as a driftwood arch for my ceremony, ceiling installation of fabric and twinkle lights, and twinkle lights draped on the pier outside my reception space.
The flowers were all gorgeous and held up in the 100 degree unseasonably warm heat that day, and I was blown away by the ceiling at my reception venue and how pretty the arch looked for our ceremony. You will not be disappointed by Shirley, and like I said she can accommodate just about any budget in my opinion. She has tons of rental options for decor and there's definitely something for everyone!
Shirley is seriously a dream to work with! She's so sweet and accommodating. And it was really fun chatting with her on Read more...
Shirley is seriously a dream to work with! She's so sweet and accommodating. And it was really fun chatting with her on the phone in our initial convo, bouncing ideas off each other, and she even logged in and looked at my Pinterest! Flowers were an area that I didn't know much about, so I mainly just pinned bouquets that I liked and she helped me figure out how to achieve the look I wanted. And she will definitely work with you on pricing, she can help you pick different flowers to fit your budget but still achieve your vision.
She provided my bouquet, 8 bridesmaids bouquets, 1 groom boutonniere, 12 boutonnieres for groomsmen/ushers/my dad and grandpa, 2 mothers' wrist corsages, 3 grandmothers' pin on corsages, extra flowers for my hair, as well as a driftwood arch for my ceremony, ceiling installation of fabric and twinkle lights, and twinkle lights draped on the pier outside my reception space.
The flowers were all gorgeous and held up in the 100 degree unseasonably warm heat that day, and I was blown away by the ceiling at my reception venue and how pretty the arch looked for our ceremony. You will not be disappointed by Shirley, and like I said she can accommodate just about any budget in my opinion. She has tons of rental options for decor and there's definitely something for everyone! Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Lighting & Decor
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radeyah
Wedding:
6/25/2016
5.0/5.0
Shirley was beyond outstanding! My friends Lorna and David were married in June at the Outer Banks and she provided nothing short of exceptional floral design and services. Originally, Lorna and I intended to DIY the flowers. It seemed easy enough but the more we started considering the logistics, the more complicated and expensive it was becoming. During one of our many trips to OBX to prepare for the wedding, we had a meeting with Shirley at Sugar Snap Events. We loved her right from the beginning. Not only was she prepared (she had already studied Lorna's Pinterest board), she understood the vision, had great suggestions, and was super warm and friendly. Lorna and David only went slightly over budget but the pay-off was incredible! Lorna and David had GORGEOUS flowers and decor! Shirley provided the beachy accents that Lorna had wanted to incorporate in addition to silver mercury glass votive holders. The decor featured beautiful textures and colors that all seemed to fit together. Lorna and David also opted to have fairy lights wrapped around the columns at the Sea Ranch that Shirley also provided. The look was beyond beautiful and everything that my friends had hoped for. I'm so grateful that we sought a vendor to handle the flowers rather than trying to take on the task. Shirley's work made the look of the wedding come together so perfectly. Thank you, Sugar Snap Events!
Shirley was beyond outstanding! My friends Lorna and David were married in June at the Outer Banks and she provided Read more...
Shirley was beyond outstanding! My friends Lorna and David were married in June at the Outer Banks and she provided nothing short of exceptional floral design and services. Originally, Lorna and I intended to DIY the flowers. It seemed easy enough but the more we started considering the logistics, the more complicated and expensive it was becoming. During one of our many trips to OBX to prepare for the wedding, we had a meeting with Shirley at Sugar Snap Events. We loved her right from the beginning. Not only was she prepared (she had already studied Lorna's Pinterest board), she understood the vision, had great suggestions, and was super warm and friendly. Lorna and David only went slightly over budget but the pay-off was incredible! Lorna and David had GORGEOUS flowers and decor! Shirley provided the beachy accents that Lorna had wanted to incorporate in addition to silver mercury glass votive holders. The decor featured beautiful textures and colors that all seemed to fit together. Lorna and David also opted to have fairy lights wrapped around the columns at the Sea Ranch that Shirley also provided. The look was beyond beautiful and everything that my friends had hoped for. I'm so grateful that we sought a vendor to handle the flowers rather than trying to take on the task. Shirley's work made the look of the wedding come together so perfectly. Thank you, Sugar Snap Events! Read less
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Lorna
Wedding:
6/25/2016
5.0/5.0
I had Sugar Snap Events do my flowers for my June 2016 wedding. We met with Shirley a year before the wedding and when we met she already had looked through our Pinterest board for the flower ideas we had. She had wonderful ideas and knew what look we were going for. My wedding flowers were BEAUTIFUL!! Sugar Snaps is a great vendor! You definitely can't go wrong going with them!!
I had Sugar Snap Events do my flowers for my June 2016 wedding. We met with Shirley a year before the wedding and when we Read more...
I had Sugar Snap Events do my flowers for my June 2016 wedding. We met with Shirley a year before the wedding and when we met she already had looked through our Pinterest board for the flower ideas we had. She had wonderful ideas and knew what look we were going for. My wedding flowers were BEAUTIFUL!! Sugar Snaps is a great vendor! You definitely can't go wrong going with them!! Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Lighting & Decor
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Shirley created beautiful flower arrangements, bouquets, boutonnieres, etc. for our wedding! Everyone kept telling me how gorgeous my bouquet was and how beautiful the ceremony and reception flowers were! I can never thank her enough for taking the time to make our ceremony location look beautiful after a last minute change of plans. It really was stunning!
Shirley created beautiful flower arrangements, bouquets, boutonnieres, etc. for our wedding! Everyone kept telling me how Read more...
Shirley created beautiful flower arrangements, bouquets, boutonnieres, etc. for our wedding! Everyone kept telling me how gorgeous my bouquet was and how beautiful the ceremony and reception flowers were! I can never thank her enough for taking the time to make our ceremony location look beautiful after a last minute change of plans. It really was stunning! Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
6/2/2016
5.0/5.0
Our flowers were gorgeous & when it rained on our wedding day, Shirley worked quickly with our wedding planner to change our decor a bit to fit our back-up space. We had paid for a deiftwood arch on the beach, which would not have fit indoors, and she designed a backdrop with flowers for us on the fly. Our table decor & all of our flowers were gorgeous & just what we'd hoped for.
Our flowers were gorgeous & when it rained on our wedding day, Shirley worked quickly with our wedding planner to change Read more...
Our flowers were gorgeous & when it rained on our wedding day, Shirley worked quickly with our wedding planner to change our decor a bit to fit our back-up space. We had paid for a deiftwood arch on the beach, which would not have fit indoors, and she designed a backdrop with flowers for us on the fly. Our table decor & all of our flowers were gorgeous & just what we'd hoped for. Read less
Services Used: Flowers
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Shirley was incredibly helpful when we were planning the design of our wedding. She helped us make really difficult decisions in a fun way. The final product was fantastic and we're so thrilled to have worked with her. Thank you!
Shirley was incredibly helpful when we were planning the design of our wedding. She helped us make really difficult Read more...
Shirley was incredibly helpful when we were planning the design of our wedding. She helped us make really difficult decisions in a fun way. The final product was fantastic and we're so thrilled to have worked with her. Thank you! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Ashley
Wedding:
5/6/2016
5.0/5.0
I met Shirley at the Expo and knew right off that bat that I had to work with her. She is funny and cool and has some of the best ideas. She clearly loves what she does. Leading up to the wedding she was amazing to work with and helped me create the exact bouquets and decor I was envisioning. We went back and forth with ideas and she always had great input - some stuff I didn't even think of, which was great and very helpful! Fast forward to the wedding day - she went above and beyond. She had added little touches that we hadn't even discussed. Everything look so amazingly beautiful. The lanterns on the ceiling - she added some other colors to soften it up and it was gorgeous. Little floral arrangements on the chairs for the sweetheart table. And let's talk about my bouquet! I was almost in tears when I had to finally throw it out because the flowers we dying. That's how amazing it was! I absolutely loved working with Shirley and wish I could do it all over just to work with her again. Haha! She's that great!!
I met Shirley at the Expo and knew right off that bat that I had to work with her. She is funny and cool and has some of Read more...
I met Shirley at the Expo and knew right off that bat that I had to work with her. She is funny and cool and has some of the best ideas. She clearly loves what she does. Leading up to the wedding she was amazing to work with and helped me create the exact bouquets and decor I was envisioning. We went back and forth with ideas and she always had great input - some stuff I didn't even think of, which was great and very helpful! Fast forward to the wedding day - she went above and beyond. She had added little touches that we hadn't even discussed. Everything look so amazingly beautiful. The lanterns on the ceiling - she added some other colors to soften it up and it was gorgeous. Little floral arrangements on the chairs for the sweetheart table. And let's talk about my bouquet! I was almost in tears when I had to finally throw it out because the flowers we dying. That's how amazing it was! I absolutely loved working with Shirley and wish I could do it all over just to work with her again. Haha! She's that great!! Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Lighting & Decor
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Robin
Wedding:
10/18/2015
5.0/5.0
I am SO happy we went with Sugar Snap Events for our flowers and decor. Shirley did an amazing job, and was totally prepared to help me figure out what I had in mind from the start.

When Shirley brought in my bouquet the day of the wedding, I cried because of how absolutely 100% perfect it was and seeing the most beautiful bouquet of ever seen with stargazer lilies, blue statice and starfish, it was that moment that the whole day became real, it was really in motion.

Shirley is very talented at what she does, and she really knows her stuff. She worked with us to make decisions and changes to stay within our budget, and had excellent suggestions and recommendations. She was easy to contact via email, and I was confident from day one that met her at the OBXWA expo in January that she would be perfect for us. It pays to go with your instinct, I would recommend Sugar Snap Events to anybody.
I am SO happy we went with Sugar Snap Events for our flowers and decor. Shirley did an amazing job, and was totally Read more...
I am SO happy we went with Sugar Snap Events for our flowers and decor. Shirley did an amazing job, and was totally prepared to help me figure out what I had in mind from the start.

When Shirley brought in my bouquet the day of the wedding, I cried because of how absolutely 100% perfect it was and seeing the most beautiful bouquet of ever seen with stargazer lilies, blue statice and starfish, it was that moment that the whole day became real, it was really in motion.

Shirley is very talented at what she does, and she really knows her stuff. She worked with us to make decisions and changes to stay within our budget, and had excellent suggestions and recommendations. She was easy to contact via email, and I was confident from day one that met her at the OBXWA expo in January that she would be perfect for us. It pays to go with your instinct, I would recommend Sugar Snap Events to anybody. Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Lighting & Decor, Rehearsal Dinner
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Very pleased with prices and value of products!! Such a breeze to work with!
Very pleased with prices and value of products!! Such a breeze to work with!
Very pleased with prices and value of products!! Such a breeze to work with! Read less
Services Used: Flowers
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Samantha
Wedding:
9/26/2015
5.0/5.0
Shirley was absolutely amazing to work with. She provided flowers for my wedding party and I, centerpiece and décor flowers, and set up a lot of the wedding decor. The flowers and decor she provided were absolutely beautiful!!! She really helped me make my vision come alive and was super creative and helping me figure out what that vision was. She was absolutely amazing to work with and was super personable, creative, and responsive. She was super helpful during the planning process and always promptly replied to my emails (and I sent A LOT). My wedding wouldn’t have been as perfect without Shirley. It was perfect!!! Thanks again Shirley!!!
Shirley was absolutely amazing to work with. She provided flowers for my wedding party and I, centerpiece and décor Read more...
Shirley was absolutely amazing to work with. She provided flowers for my wedding party and I, centerpiece and décor flowers, and set up a lot of the wedding decor. The flowers and decor she provided were absolutely beautiful!!! She really helped me make my vision come alive and was super creative and helping me figure out what that vision was. She was absolutely amazing to work with and was super personable, creative, and responsive. She was super helpful during the planning process and always promptly replied to my emails (and I sent A LOT). My wedding wouldn’t have been as perfect without Shirley. It was perfect!!! Thanks again Shirley!!! Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Wedding Planning

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