19 Sep Kristen & Mike

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Kristen & Mike

June 18th, 2016

Bennett Place & Bay 7

Durham, North Carolina

Kristen and Mike were married at the historic battleground, Bennett Place in Durham, North Carolina on a beautiful Saturday evening. This venue created a very peaceful and intimate setting for family and friends to witness the celebration of the couple’s love for one another. The reception at Bay 7, carried on the rustic tone of the wedding with high-end signature food and drinks, scotch tasting, and a night full of dancing under string lights. Shawn Schindler Events with the help of prodigious vendors were able to facilitate every last detail to ensure this event ran smoothly and joyously. This wedding brought together a loving couple that both share a carefree and wanderlust personality. With each table number at the reception, came a different country in which the couple has traveled to together. May their everlasting love bring them many more adventures together!

Vendors:

Shawn Schindler Events

Bay 7

Sugarland

Band: The Outliers

Vox DJ Company

Expressions of Love Florist

CE Rental

The Make Up Team

Neil Boyd Photography

Academy

Ecostyle

White Horse

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16 Jun Nikki & Josh

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Nikki and Josh

May 21st, 2016

The Manor at Carriage Farm

Raleigh, North Carolina

Nikki and Josh’s classic southern wedding took place at the rustic, yet elegant Manor at Carriage Farm on what turned out to be a beautiful Saturday afternoon after many calls of rain. Nikki majestically made her grand entrance into the ceremony side saddling her horse, Seven, with a diamond-studded saddle and mane adorned with flowers while her beloved Josh, family, and friends gazed upon her beauty. This bride’s bouquet was sentimentally crafted to contain a memorial rose made of her father’s cowboy boot. Shawn Schindler Events worked closely with local renowned vendors to exude an intimate southern comfort-themed wedding. Nikki and Josh’s wedding was a dream come true.

Lead consultant, Shawn Schindler, states, “It thrills me that after 15 years of helping bride’s celebrate their special day, that we can still experience new and special moments.”

Vendors:

Shawn Schindler Events

The Manor at Carriage Farm

Rocky Top

Ashley Cakes

Ultra Mix Events

Expressions of Love

Kate Pope

CE Rental

Makeup by Lauren Hux

 

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03 Jun Suzanne & John

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Suzanne and John

April 16th, 2016

The Gingerbread Meeting House

Shelby, North Carolina

Suzanne and John say their “I Do’s” at the soft and romantic Gingerbread Meeting House, sharing laughs, faith, and lasting memories with family and friends. Shawn Schindler Events brought together this loving couple in an elegant and intimate atmosphere, bringing the couple’s vision to life. Weddings are special, but family weddings are extra special, and that is what made this wedding so unforgettable and sentimental.

All weddings are special to us, but we have known Suzanne for many, many years.  It was an honor to be a part of her special day…the day she married her prince charming!

 

Vendors:

Shawn Schindler Events

The Gingerbread Meeting House

SPIN

Expressions of Love Florist

Hair by Julia Tanner

Photography by MPA Weddings

CE Rental

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13 Apr Modern-Day Wedding Etiquette

This recent article from The Knot highlights how expectations for wedding etiquette have changed and how you can adapt. We think this article is a great guide for both brides/grooms and wedding guests. Here are some points we wanted to highlight:

 

“Send out traditional paper invites for the main event”

Traditional paper invitations are timeless and appropriate for the occasion. An email simply does not speak the same level of importance as a physical paper invitation. Don’t get us wrong, we agree with Simone Hill that emails are perfectly fine for celebrations leading up to and after the wedding, but not for the actual wedding.

 

“Leave the phone in your purse or pocket”

Practically everyone has a smartphone nowadays, and anywhere you go you can see someone on their phone. But is a wedding really the most appropriate place to do this?Trust us, we love our smartphones just as much as anyone else, but during the wedding day, we want our main focus to be on the bride and groom.

 

“Follow the directions for the RSVP”

This is so important, we cannot stress enough how crucial it is to reply to the RSVP. When we as wedding planners are trying to coordinate all of the RSVP’s coming into our inbox, it can become very confusing, especially when the bride and groom are receiving texts and then try to transfer that information to us. So please, make it easier on the bride and groom and follow RSVP etiquette!

 

Do you agree or disagree with the points in this article? Tell us what you think in the comments below!

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23 Mar Leslie & Bryan

Leslie & Bryan
November 14th, 2015
St. Francis of Assisi and The Garden on Millbrook
Raleigh, North Carolina

Leslie and Bryan’s wedding took place on a crisp, sunny Fall day at St. Francis of Assisi in North Raleigh. This charming couple welcomed family and friends to an elegant ceremony and reception. The live band kept the couple and their guests moving all night among the love and joy. Every detail was thought out and personalized by the sweet couple. Shawn Schindler Events worked personally with Leslie and her family to make her day truly special and one that she and Bryan will never forget. Being the second Bales Bride of Shawn Schindler Events, we took great pleasure in being able to grow our relationship with the newlyweds and their family.

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10 Mar Anna & Danny

Anna & Danny
November 22nd, 2015
The Pavilions At The Angus Barn
Raleigh, North Carolina

On a crisp Saturday in November, Anna and Danny said “I Do” with a fairy-tale wedding at The Pavilions At The Angus Barn. A stunning mixture of delicate pinks and entrancing greens, embodied the idyllic dreams of the loving couple. Shawn Schindler Events utilized the talents of participating vendors to bring to life the pastoral visions of such a nature-loving couple.  The Pavilions was beautifully transformed into a forest of antiqued detailing and bucolic surroundings for Anna, Danny and their beloved family and friends. Bringing the outdoors, indoors and two people made for each other together is all in a Shawn Schindler Events day’s work!

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25 Feb Pinterest Problems and DIY Drama: The Reason a Professional Makes A Difference

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When Pinterest began in 2010, brides to be took to the internet in a fury to pin their wedding desires and DIY dreams in hopes of a hands-on wedding process full of customized decor and a personalized touch.

While the idea of a bride creating their own decor, substituting the professionals for a more “Pinspirational” approach seems cost-efficient and simplistic, the outcomes are not nearly as “Pinspiring” as hoped.

With the website, She Finds elaborating on the 10 Reasons Not to Plan Your Wedding On Pinterest, the Pinterest goggles (#10) come off in this blog post and reality is openly displayed. For those of you reading, this isn’t our way of telling you the DIY details you’ve added to your wedding plans are bad, actually quite opposite. Its important to know more about when and where to apply the “Pinteresting” idea’s you have for your wedding!

Here are some professional inputs (or reasons) as to why Pinterest Problems and DIY Drama occurs and why an event specialist makes the difference:

  • You wouldn’t hire a plumber to fix something you need an electrician for.
    It is the same with wedding planning. Those of us in events are professionals that have experience, knowledge and connections in the event industry which you, your “best friend that planned her sisters wedding” or anyone else may not have. A team is essential to any line of work and that goes true to your wedded ideals. A florist is a florist because they know flowers, a caterer is a caterer because they know what it takes to cater an event, not a work luncheon of drop-off delivery and ditch.
    While Pinterest seems like a good place to get DIY floral arrangements and “I could do this cheaper than…” thoughts, it ends in disarray. You pay for a fantastic photographer, why would you have the design of your event (which they capture on film) displaying anything other than the perfection you witnessed on Pinterest, which more than likely is not an actual image of what it REALLY would look like.

 

  • How much do you REALLY know about planning a wedding?
    Do you know the standard industry catering fee? Do you know the proper order of processional? Do you know how many chiavari chairs fit at a 60 inch round table, with or without charger plates? Didn’t think so… That is why you hire a professional! All of us in the event industry know what it takes to make an event happen and it is with that knowledge that we pass on to you (the bride) that makes not only your life easier, but more cost-efficient than you think.
    The 20 dollar store votives you (may have) purchased for your centerpiece floating candles fueled your “Pinning” process plans. However, now you find the task of delegation for a friend or family member to clean, fill (equally) and properly put in a floating candle during the reception set-up time, which is during your ceremony, for 15 or more tables. Now, wouldn’t a couple extra dollars have saved you and anyone you’ve delegated, the time, stress and effort of simply putting out candle votives, which doesn’t even include any other flowers or decor? Not to mention, a wedding professional does pick-up and drop-off which means someone else doesn’t have to bring everything and take it with them when they leave. Again, these are the small things that a wedding professional can help you with!

 

  • The “It’ll Be So Original!” thought process.
    Unless Katherine Hiegle makes your wedding dress 28 of her “27 Dresses” we can guarantee that no one else knows of the wedding trends more than an event professional. We know all our clients (and our industry friends’ clients) linens, decor and wedding idea’s far more than you or anyone else may. While Pinterest seems like a hub of originality, the current number of users exceeds any number of original idea’s you could implement in your special day.
    Your wedding is meant to be your day and thus, serve it as a guide not a design book that looks like every other big day posted on someones board. Last thing you want at your next holiday party is all of your newlywed friends commenting on how “I did the same thing when WE got married!” on all your wedding pictures displayed around your house.

Now, these are just three small notes we have made in regards to our professional experiences in the Pinterest Problems and DIY Drama’s but there are obviously more we could share. However, this blog isn’t meant to be a sass-filled elaboration on whats wrong with brides who DIY their Pinsperations, actually, its meant to explain how to be smart with your Pinned plans and Michael’s coupons when it comes to your special day.

We at Shawn Schindler Events know you deserve a wonderful, memorable and unique wedding to serve as the perfect reflection of you. Let us help you do just that!

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25 Feb Courtney & Jeff

Courtney & Jeff
October 17th, 2015
The Manor at Carriage Farm
Raleigh, North Carolina

Among the Southern, equestrian, pastoral land Courtney and Jeff exchanged vows with their family and friends.
The rural countryside set the perfect background for a reception filled with country music, sweet tea and love. Shawn Schindler Events brought to life the Southern visions of Courtney and Jeff with the help of our staff and Triangle special event vendors.

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25 Feb Amanda & Jeff

Amanda & Jeff
October 10th, 2015
Basilica Shrine of Saint Mary and The Upper Room 1871
Wilmington, North Carolina

Rain filled the skies over Coastal Wilmington on Saturday October 10th, 2015 for the celebration of marriage between Amanda and Jeff. The historic streets flooded with water, family and friends gathered to witness the intimate celebration of love. Featuring a theme of pink and navy with nautical elements, the candlelit reception welcomed guests away from the stormy skies at The Upper Room 1871, following the ceremony at the Basilica Shrine of Saint Mary.  Shawn Schindler Events brought to life the delicate dreams of Amanda and Jeff with a team of vendors from Wilmington and beyond. This Fall wedding was one showered with love, under an umbrella of happiness for the romantic couple, Amanda and Jeff.

Vendors:
Shawn Schindler Events
The Upper Room 1871
The Basilica Shrine of Saint Mary
KMI Photography
Verzaal’s Florist
A Thyme Savor Catering
One Belle Bakery
Active DJ Entertainment
Perfect Day Images
Harbour Club Day Spa
ETC Rentals

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08 Jan A True Southern Bride and Groom

As many of you may know, Shawn Schindler Events has recently introduced our new full feature spread in Southern Bride and Groom which featured Angie Cole and David Padilla’s glamorous urban wedding at The Stockroom at 230.

 

While you’re flipping through the pages highlighting the Shawn Schindler Events team, make sure to pay attention to our advertisement following the feature on page 190 in Volume 29, Winter/Spring 2016. Colorful floral’s from Expressions of Love and smiling faces dressed in delicate pastels, fill the page for Macky and Daniel Trotter’s wedding at the The Pavilions at the Angus Barn.

 

The love-filled ceremony took place at Saint Mary’s Chapel at Saint Mary’s School in Raleigh, in a chapel dawned with the couples’ initials on red doors. As guests filled the pews, excitement filled the couple which stayed evident through every picture captured by Ginny Corbett Photography.

 

We featured Macky and Daniel Trotter as our main advertisement page wedding for the simple elegance, timeless design and spectacular experience we at Shawn Schindler Events shared with the newlyweds and their families alike. Every moment in the planning process was filled with laughter, kindness and overwhelming joy, making each task within our services to them something to remember.

 

The couple held strong to their country roots with their extravagant reception intertwining a classic Southern rustic atmosphere with a vibrant palette of pinks and greens. It was obvious to us that we had to feature Macky and Daniel within our advertisement to display not only our skills within our career, but to provide readers with our love for the unique twist on classic Southern wedding design. Bringing to life the Trotter’s vision for their ethereal Carolina wedding was not only a gratifying experience but one we at Shawn Schindler Events knew we had to share for all to see.

 

Macky and Daniel were our very own, True Southern Bride and Groom.


 

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