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Events By Design Professional Event Planner for Richmond Virginia and Hampton Roads * Events By Design VA * *
Welcome to Events By Design, professional event planner for Hampton Roads and Richmond Virginia (VA) areas.


Telephone: 757.310.7030



Events By Design in Hampton Roads and Richmond Virginia plans and directs events, like yours, that are unique and special. Your event ideas are our focus, including site selection and etiquette advice, ceremony structure and reception design, budget management and even handling difficult family situations. Most importantly, you will be stress-free which will make the entire planning process more enjoyable. We know first-hand this is one of the most important days of your life. We offer professional advice and suggestions but never take over; we work together with you to enhance your own unique vision and turn it into reality. We combine enthusiasm with passion and creativity to create an elegant event for you and your guests to enjoy. We guarantee that the memories from your event will last a lifetime.

Events by Design is a full service wedding, special events, and corporate consulting and coordination services company. I personally put my signature on everything that I do and can ensure that my clients will have peace of mind while experiencing superior service, in addition to saving time and money. Ultimately, my goal is to ensure a memorable, personalized event while exceeding all expectations for my clients.

Shannon Elizabeth Renfro founded Events By Design, a full service wedding and special event planning company in June 2006. It was not until Shannon took on the role of the bride for her own wedding in May 2005 that she got first-hand knowledge of the planning process as well as the long-distance planning process. Following her own wedding and realizing the importance of a wedding coordinator, Shannon was urged to start her own firm and began taking on events and weddings part time, while working full time for a large corporation as a Corporate Meeting Planner. She has successfully planned over 100 weddings, corporate, and special events, and in June 2006 decided to pursue her passion full time.

Her background is in Marketing and Political Science but she wanted to use her creativity and organizational skills to help people plan the absolute best events possible. She is dedicated to every client. You can be confident she is focusing only on your event during that weekend. Shannon has extensive vendor contacts, is sure to get you the most for your money, and will definitely help create an unforgettable and memorable event.

Shannon has been professionally trained and is an active member of the Association of Certified Professional Wedding Consultants (ACPWC). She seeks out every opportunity possible to continue her education and keep current in the field.  She attends conferences in the Wedding and Event Planning Industry all over the country.  She is a graduate of the University of San Diego in San Diego, California with a degree in Business with an emphasis in Marketing and Political Science.  Shannon lives in Yorktown, Virginia, with her husband, new baby, and dog.

Weddings and Special Events are my personal passion as well as my profession. I take my brides vision and wishes very seriously and constantly strive to improve my skills and my company, in addition to focusing exclusively on providing the highest level of customer service possible to my clients and their families.  I am a humble professional with an evident perfectionistic desire to ensure that your day feels flawless and like all of your dreams have come true.

It would be an honor and privilege to speak with you about your special day.  I view each client as a blank canvas with each of your ideas and thoughts as a different color.  I have the brushes to make the painting come to life to create for you the perfect masterpiece that you have envisioned from the time you were a little girl.  It will truly be a dream come true!  I can’t wait to speak with you!

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