Our next Vendor Spotlight is shining on Shamira, owner of Savy Events! Savy Events is a full service planning boutique that focuses on bringing the couple’s personalities to life on their wedding day. Shamira enjoys planning weddings for couples that are unique and love to have fun. Keep reading to learn how the business came to be, and what she loves most about Hampton Roads weddings!
Photo Credit: Danielle Blocker Photography
What led you to planning weddings?
I grew up around weddings and events. I have four relatives in the wedding world and I would tag along with them to events. I enjoyed helping out and I knew it was something that allowed me to express my creativity while helping others celebrate. I began helping with weddings in my church and then started working as an assistant with a wedding designer.
What is the inspiration behind your business?
My inspiration behind SAVY events is my family. Savy is actually the initials of my husband and I as well as our youngins (we have 6 children). My passion to succeed for them allows me to serve my clients beyond their expectations.
Photo Credit: EG Photography
What do you love most about Hampton Roads weddings?
Hampton Roads has grown on me; I love how I’m able to plan a beach wedding for one bride while planning a barn or indoor venue wedding for another.
Describe your ideal couple!
My ideal couple loves trying new things. They are the ones that will push the limits at times.
What is your favorite moment during the wedding and how does it feel to have planned it?
My favorite moment is just after the kiss. To know that I was able to help make their dream wedding come to life and was apart of their special day. I am truly honored when it is all said and done.
Photo Credit: Fresh Look Photography
Share with us why wedding planners are so important!
I believe wedding planner are important because we are the calmness in the eye of any possible storms. We are quick thinkers and we are able to improvise at the drop of a dime.
What is your absolute favorite Hampton Roads venue to work at and why?
I honestly don’t think I have just one favorite. There are so many and I enjoy working with the teams at each venue I’ve worked thus far.
Photo Credit: Still Memories Photography
What do you love to do in your free time?
In my free time I love spending time with my kids and getting lost in their worlds. I also enjoy learning new things so I’m always looking for classes to take or activities to participate in.
What is the best piece of advice you can give to a couple who is searching for a wedding planner?
Find a planner that you mesh well with, after all sometimes you will be with us just as long as you’ve been engaged.