Testimonials

“There are no words for what Shayla did for my wedding! {SHE} was priceless and my wedding could not have been the picture perfect event it turned out to be without her! {SHE} was always so prompt responding to emails, phone calls, and texts. {SHE} not only organized the entire event flawlessly, {SHE} also contributed unique and amazing ideas that gave my wedding extra special touches. Shayla was worth every penny and if you are considering using a wedding coordinator, you have to use Shayla! Shayla was born to do this work! A million thanks to her and her team!!”

The Costello’s

“From the start to AFTER the finish, Shayla Hawkins Events was always one step ahead and made planning my wedding a BLAST. I was planning from out of state and only made two weekend trips while planning my wedding (not even needed, the vendors Alexis selected were perfect for our style and incredibly talented). I was a little clueless about everything that goes into a wedding and I looked forward to Alexis occasional updates to keep my on my timeline. It's hard to review everything {SHE} did because it was literally EVERYTHING. {SHE} has amazing vendor connections but no pressure if you want more options or to pick your own. {SHE} hand addressed save-the-dates and invites, collaborating with the stationary designer the entire way. Rehearsal dinner organization, weekend schedule help, transportation arrangement for both days, out-of-town bags (construction, delivery), meeting with vendors to give feedback, construction to final touches of the space, vendor payment and tips...”

“Alexis and the team at {SHE} will give you the wedding of your dreams. They will take care of every detail so that you can focus only on what matters to you. Hiring this team was the best and only decision I had to make to throw a wedding my family and friends will be talking about forever.”

The Coyle’s

“Shayla was the first vendor we chose. I met with many wedding planners and it wasn't till I met with Shayla that I was sold on hiring a planner. {SHE} immediately got our vision. {SHE} worked with us to find the best vendors that fit our budget and our overall wedding look. Rather than wasting time meeting with vendors that wouldn't work or were out of budget, Shayla took the time to get to know us and only recommended people that would be a good fit. The day of our wedding was flawless. I was so calm knowing that Shayla and Alexis would be there the whole day. I was able to spend my morning/day with my family and friends getting ready. By the time of the ceremony and reception, I was in awe of the look and feel that Shayla put together for our wedding. {SHE} was the best thing we spent money on because {SHE} provided us peace of mind during our entire planning process and wedding.”

The Carpenter’s

“Alexis from {SHE} was fantastic. I don't know how I ever would have done it without her. Not only did {SHE} keep me on budget during the whole planning process, {SHE} was able to add her professional input on how to handle certain situations. Although we had her on a tight budget, we were able to put on a beautiful wedding without having to cut any corners. The days prior to the wedding when the bride and her family are normally running around like crazy decorating and running errands, I was able to focus on myself and my wedding party while Alexis did it all. Her expertise left me at ease because I knew everything was taken care of and would like beautiful. My hairdresser said I was the most calm bride he's ever dealt with and I owe that all to Alexis and {SHE}. {SHE} was able to take my vision and make it above and beyond what I would have thought possible. {SHE} was well worth the investment as I know I would have spent at least that in budget overages and mistakes.”

The Paulovich’s

{SHE} for wedding planning services is the BEST decision we could have ever made. Our day was absolutely perfect & beautiful in every way. We had a fall wedding outdoors at Succop Conservancy in Butler PA. {SHE} went above & beyond from conception through completion & with the highest taste & style. Key evaluation factors that give this firm our highest recommendation: Quality, Technical Excellence, Timeliness, Business Relations, Customer Satisfaction. Plus {SHE} clearly demonstrated an exceptional performance level in pulling this event together overall. We & our guests remember our wedding day as "classy & beautiful". If only we could do it again! We can only hope to hire {SHE} for all of our future major life milestone events (showers, anniversaries, birthdays, etc.) {SHE} and specifically Shayla was a true professional & even became a dear friend throughout the entire experience. {SHE} was by our side throughout, kept our planning on point, is resourceful, & most experienced & knowledgeable. A trustworthy reliable planning professional.”

The Pryor’s

“We hired Alexis to be our planner for the decorative/design elements of the wedding. Originally, I thought it would be great to have her help me set up on the day of. Then, {SHE} did so much more. {SHE} scheduled meetings with vendors, including the florist, who {SHE} suggested and who I would never have thought to use on my own, and who was simply amazing and incredibly affordable. {SHE} constantly emailed back and forth with me, sending me pictures of things {SHE} had come across, offering suggestions, and reminding me to do things. I am a bit of a control freak, and I did not believe I could be a calm bride on my wedding day, but I completely trusted Alexis and her team, and rightfully so. Everything that they did was perfect, even better than I had imagined it. {SHE} truly went above and beyond what was expected of her. Also, Alexis was just a pleasure to work with. {SHE} was friendly, fun, and made me feel totally comfortable the minute I met her. I highly recommend Alexis and {SHE}!!”

The Fisher-Fiske’s

{SHE} was absolutely amazing! I could not have pulled this off in any way myself! Every single last detail was taken care of. We felt like we couldn't have asked for a better wedding planner. Shayla made this a joy to plan and kept everything on track. There are not enough words to express my gratitude and thanks for what a wonderful job that was done. There is not a single thing that could have been done differently. I gave her my idea of a dream wedding and {SHE} made it happen!”

The McCready’s

“If I had to do my wedding all over again I would not have changed one thing and that is all thanks to Shayla Hawkins. Every single thing about my wedding was perfect. My husband and I are still getting compliments from our guests about how it was the most beautiful wedding they had ever been to. Whenever I needed her, all I had to do was pick up the phone and {SHE} was there with her support and her ideas as to how {SHE} could get whatever it is that we needed done. The night before the wedding I asked Shayla what I needed to do the next day and {SHE} said, “just be fabulous!” On my wedding day I was fabulous! Shayla handled everything. The only thing I had to do was sit back and took in all of the beautiful moments that were created that day. Shayla Hawkins Events is AMAZING. Hands down, the best! I highly recommend her for whatever event you are planning.”

The Mehaffey’s

“I started the whole wedding planning process with the brilliant idea that I would do most of the planning on my own to save money. However, trying to plan a wedding outside of Pittsburgh while living in Alabama was harder than I expected. Luckily I found Alexis at {SHE} and made the best (and easiest) decision of the entire wedding planning process - to hire her! Alexis worked with me from the very beginning; from creating a package that was within my budget to bringing all of my scattered ideas to fruition. Alexis went above and beyond my expectations and created the perfect wedding while staying under budget :D Being so far away, I left everything in Alexis' hands and {SHE} definitely did not disappoint. I was also fortunate to have the {SHE} team help with the day of planning. My day was absolutely perfect thanks to Alexis and the ladies at Shayla Hawkins Events.”

The Porta’s

“Shayla Hawkins at {SHE} listens to your vision, understands what you want to achieve, and then exceeds it. {SHE} is reliable, organized, professional, courteous, and most of all FUN! Many times Shayla brought ideas and suggestions to the table that I wish I had thought of! {SHE} is that good! Shayla and her crew made sure my special day was flawless! They attended to not only my needs, but those of my family and friends as well. They made sure my wedding went off without a hitch! In fact, our guests are still raving about it months later! ESSENCE magazine even featured our wedding on their Bridal Bliss website!! This just proves the type of events {SHE} puts together...elegant, classic, unforgettable soiree's. It was an absolute privilege and pleasure to work with Shayla. Any bride would be lucky to have her!”

The Mundy’s

“Alexis of {SHE} was amazing! {SHE} assisted me with the final touches of my wedding the month before and provided services the day of our wedding to ensure that everything went off without a hitch. Alexis provided me with great vendors for my hair, programs and graphic art (signage, menu board, etc.). Alexis was fantastic the day of the rehearsal and the wedding. There were a handful of times that I asked her to do something last minute and without a thought {SHE} got it done. Also, our wedding was at a non-traditional venue where we had to bring everything together (tables, linens, food, drink, etc.) and Alexis coordinated all of the vendors and made sure that everything was set to perfection for my reception. Finally, Alexis is a true pleasure to work with, {SHE}'s upbeat, positive and comes to the table with a lot of great ideas... I will definitely consider {SHE} and Alexis for my next big event!”

The Waller’s

“Shayla was absolutely amazing! I gave her my idea for a centerpiece that I loved and {SHE} turned it into an amazing fall wedding. I can't believe how smoothly the whole process and wedding day went. It really was perfect. We can't thank her enough!”

The Farka’s

“Shayla was an amazing planner for our wedding and truly made our dream day a reality. Our wedding was the best day of our lives and went perfectly, thanks to Shayla and her {SHE} team. We look forward to using Shayla for future gender reveal parties, baby showers, birthdays, and other special events!”

The Garraux’s

“Working with Alexis {SHE} was truly a blessing. We both had busy, stressful jobs. We also had bought a new house and were finishing renovations! Alexis made everything so easy. We showed her ideas of what we were looking to accomplish along with our budget and {SHE} handled EVERYTHING! Our day was picture perfect with exactly what we had wanted! Plus, we made a great friend! Thank you for everything, we seriously would not have been able to handle the planning without you!”

The Manilla’s