Honors and Reviews

30 May Why We Love What We Do!

For almost 17 years I have had the privilege of sharing one of the most special days in a couple’s relationship.  We have successfully executed hundreds of weddings and have memories to last a lifetime.  However, we recently experienced a first.  We received a review from a guest at one of our weddings.  Our commitment to each event has always gone beyond our client.  We strive for each guest and vendor to have an enjoyable experience.  How awesome is it that this guest noticed and took the time to share her thoughts on WeddingWire!


Suzan said…
I was a guest for my best friend’s daughters wedding on May 21st, 2017 and was able to watch how Shawn and her team created such a stress free wedding day for Erica. They took care of all the little and big details, made sure everything was just perfect and set a tone for the entire day that allowed the bride and her family to enjoy the day without feeling rushed or stressed whatsoever. I would highly recommend Shawn Schindler Events to anyone who wants to enjoy their day and be assured that it will be everything they imagined and more!

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11 Nov Shawn Schindler Events Honors Our Veterans



We stop today to give thanks and remember the sacrifice of the men and women who have served and are currently serving in the United States Military.    Personally I know I do not have the words to express my appreciation to my family, friends and clients that have given so much for me and our country by serving in the military.

As just a small token of our appreciation, we are excited to announce on December 14th, we will host the 3rd annual Holiday luncheon for the Raleigh Vet Center at 1705 Prime at 1705 E. Millbrook Drive in Raleigh.

Many of the vendors that have participated in years past have committed to helping again with this event, most of them for the 3rd year!   We want to open this opportunity all of our fellow event professionals to give back to our local vets so that their holiday season can be special.

If you are interested in helping us say thank you to our veterans, you can contact Shawn Schindler at 919-417-0460 or email to let Shawn know how you would like to be a part of “giving back”!

Look for updates in the coming weeks!

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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.


Visit Shawn Schindler Events on Facebook & Ginny Corbett Photography for more pictures from The Trotter wedding!

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08 Jan Showing Our Style in Southern Bride and Groom


With every seasonal change, Shawn Schindler Events loves to showcase one of our favorite events from the prior wedding season, advertising our services and talents as a full feature spread in Southern Bride and Groom.


In Volume 29 for Winter/Spring 2016, Shawn Schindler Events displayed a glamorous and lavish wedding from July 2015. Among the hundreds of pages displaying other Triangle wedding vendors, Shawn Schindler Events showcased our usual advertisement, in conjunction to displaying our full feature 2-page spread at The Stockroom at 230‘s for Angie Cole and David Padilla’s wedding.


In the article, Angie states “Shawn Schindler and her team were amazing… From our initial consultation, through the planning process, and the day of our wedding, Shawn was always one step ahead.” In addition, she added that “There wasn’t a detail that went unnoticed. I owe the beautiful evening to her expertise and love for her career.”


Angie and David emulated true love through every step and detail in the wedding process, which made it easy for the Shawn Schindler Events team to showcase our love for what we do!


Pick up your copy of Southern Bride and Groom and cozy up, away from the January chill and check out Shawn Schindler Events at The Stockroom (pg. 188 to 189) and our great new advertisement right after (pg. 190.) Until you can slip on your wool socks and grab your copy, feel free to take a look through the gallery we included with Angie and David’s pictures from Michael Moss Photography sent to us from Donna at Southern Bride and Groom from the spread!


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25 Jun 2015 ISES Trinity Awards Gala

June 16th marked yet another Greater Triangle Trinity Awards Gala held at The Grand Marquise Ballroom in Garner, North Carolina. Flowing gowns and fitted suites decorated the ISES members and their guests in attendance for recognition of the best events held during this past event season.

Shawn Schindler Events was blessed to take home the 2015 Trinity Award for “Best Social Event” for Nate and Michelle McMillan’s 50th Birthday of Glitter, Glamour and Glitz.

While this award exemplified the outstanding talents of owner and lead consultant, Shawn Schindler, it was truly a team effort made possible by the amazing industry members who contributed.

Shawn Schindler Events worked with some of the top Triangle event industry companies to create an event unseen to anything in our area. The Grand Marquise Ballroom, Fresh Affairs, Rocky Top Hospitality, Shutterbooth, Brian Mullins Photography, Creative Visions, Capital Production Group, Halftone Studios, AFR and Elevate all feverishly worked in conjunction with our wonderful staff exemplifying their talents in formulation for the creation of Glitter, Glamour and Glitz.

In the event industry, you are what your team is. Without the dedicated effort our fellow industry ISES members mentioned, such an award would have been possible.


Congratulations to all who won at the annual Trinity Awards Gala and copious thank you’s to those who helped make our team, once more, award winning!


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22 May The Crown Jewel Awards

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The Charlotte, North Carolina Chapter of the International Special Event Society hosted the Crown Jewel Awards on April 26th, 2015 recognizing the creativity of the premier events throughout the Carolinas.
Inside a tent at the Mint Museum, purple lighting and elegant décor greeted ISES industry members into the awards gala. The first award ceremony of the season for Shawn Schindler Events awarded a talented team from the Greater Triangle Chapter with “Best ISES Team Event.” The award recognized the contributions and talents of participating members who participated in the submitted event.
The evening began with a cocktail reception and silent auction of Charlotte based artists’ works. Attendees mingled while enjoy the ambiance, as the reception began to shift into dinner and the awards ceremony. International Special Event Society members within in the Carolina’s took home an array of awards, recognizing their talent.
Upon winning our own award (Best ISES Team Event), music dancing, entertainment and conversation tied up the evening. With one award won so far, the awards’ season at Shawn Schindler Events is just getting started!
Thank you so much to the very special, Greater Triangle ISES team for their attributions to the success of our winning event!  Rocky Top Hospitality, Shutterbooth, Brian Mullins Photography, The Grand Marquise Ballroom, Creative Visions, Capital Production Group, Halftone Studios, Fresh Affairs and Elevate.

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03 Nov Caroline and Jason: Wedding Review and Reflection

One of the best parts of being a wedding planner that may be overlooked is the relationships we form with our clients. The wedding planning process can be lengthy and require many hours spent together. It’s no wonder so many of our clients feel like family in the end! We love reading wedding reviews from our clients; it always feels good to know that we had a hand in making so many wedding days unforgettable. Caroline and Jason recently celebrated their first wedding anniversary and took a moment to reflect on our role in their special day. Here’s what Caroline had to say:

“We have been married for a year & our anniversary incited discussions about the joy of our wedding weekend. We can attribute a lot of this joy to Shawn Schindler Events- with these experts in control, we were able to fully enjoy our wedding & allow them to handle the details! Shawn’s team enables you/your family to be completely immersed in the moment, without worrying about any of the ‘behind the scenes’ execution. This alone made her services worth every penny- the wedding goes by in the blink of an eye & it was so imperative to us that we spend each of those minutes with our guests, not vendors. Shawn had a special gift for transforming the many designs, pictures, & concepts we presented her into a unified, executable vision. Her team assisted with the Rehearsal Dinner as well & guaranteed that all wedding weekend activities, from start to finish, went off without a hitch (or at least unknown to us). We decided to work with Shawn as a Full Service Client & adored planning with her during our engagement. Her recommendations saved us tremendous amounts of time, yet when it came time for a final decision she always encouraged us to go with the selection we were most comfortable with & supported that decision fully (i.e. listening to our style, suggesting a narrowed down list of photographers that best aligned with those preferences, accompanying us to meetings, prompting questions we may not have thought to ask & helping us gain all the info needed to make the best decision). Shawn is very respected amongst wedding vendors; being introduced as her client immediately excited others to work with us. In addition to her experience, she is an incredibly genuine person with a wonderful heart. By teaming up with her you can ensure you will have a positive experience full of laughter & fun! We consider her a friend that we feel blessed to know! We are thankful she came into our lives for such a joyous occasion & credit her with helping our wedding dream come true!”

Reading reviews like that definitely give our job meaning! Look how cute Caroline and Jason were before their ceremony. Choosing to see each other the first time during the ceremony can be very special!

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What makes our job even better is that we not only get to know our couples, but their families as well. We love knowing that Ann, Caroline’s mother, had such a positive experience working with us.

“It’s been said that people come into your life for a reason and sometimes they change it for the better. That was surely the case for us when we were fortunate enough to meet Shawn. She is uniquely gifted with the ability to bring a sense of calm and control to any situation. Her sweet smile put us at ease when we first met as she immediately gave us the feeling that we were talking with an old friend. Her outstanding reputation and numerous accolades proceeded our meeting and she exceeded all of our expectations. Her many years of experience have given her extensive knowledge of vendors in the area which proved to be a big time saver for us. We trusted her experience and had complete confidence in her advice. We worked with Shawn for more than a year and we knew our vision for the wedding day would become reality due to her masterful orchestration. During the process she scheduled and attended meetings with us with all vendors. The day of the wedding she managed the transportation services; functionality of the ceremony ; entertainment during cocktail hour; band for the reception; delivery & set up of tables, chairs, linens, food service & florals; facilitated arrangements for requested personal touches during the ceremony & reception; served as liaison with the reception venue; and along with her fabulous team, managed any issues that presented with 400 guests. We were so thankful for many extra and unexpected things she did for us. As the mother of the bride I was able to approach the year of planning and the weekend of the wedding as a time of making many happy memories with my daughter, knowing that Shawn was taking care of all the details. She is the consummate professional who can be trusted to manage any situation in the best possible way. We appreciated her professionalism, competence, experience, initiative, and sound judgment. However, the most remarkable thing about her is the genuine joy she shares with you for this most cherished occasion.”

It is always nice to be able step away from the planning for a moment and read about the impact Shawn Schindler Events has had on so many couples. Caroline and Jason’s wedding was a day we will never forget!

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To read more wedding reviews, visit our WeddingWire page! And to see more of Caroline and Jason’s beautiful day, check out their video here!


Written by Kirsti Zickefoose

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