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Meet Shannon Dexter of All You Need Is Love Events

Today we’d like to introduce you to Shannon Dexter.

Shannon, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
The path to becoming a wedding planner was one that was written in the stars. I had recently gotten married and for a profession, had been teaching elementary school. I had truly loved my experience and thought, “Hey…wedding planning sounds like fun!” Vikki and I had been friends for many years and I knew she shared a similar passion for weddings as she was also planning her own. I approached her to start a company together and she politely declined! She was working as a producer for a travel show at the time and said she would be happy to assist me on some weddings. A few months later, we did our first wedding together, fell in love with the experience and the company was born. It wasn’t your typical path but one that helped shape us into the company we are today. Fast forward six years and we still love what we do with the same passion as we did our first year!

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
We have definitely been lucky in that both Vikki and I have always felt that the number one reason we do what we do is to help people. I would say that if we faced struggles, it was more of the “learning curve” kind. We had to reinvent who we were as partners and what roles we played in our company a few times to make sure we had the perfect fit. I think we also found what we felt was most important as event planners and that was to create an event that truly highlighted our clients.

Please tell us about All You Need Is Love Events.
All You Need Is Love Events is a full-service event planning company. While we do all kinds of events, we specialize in weddings and making that important day as perfect as you have always imagined it would be. We would like to think we are known for our approach to making sure to infuse our client’s style and personalities into every aspect of their event. We tell them that we want their guests leaving the event saying, “Wow. That was SO Vanessa and Carter!” We tend to work with clients that have ideas of their own but are open to our creativity and expertise, and ultimately want a fun, beautiful, joyful and unique wedding of their own. They are truly wanting a partner through the process and we love to be that trusted friend for them. What sets us apart from other companies is that we take a unique approach to the wedding day. Vikki and I do all our weddings together. For the most part, we handle the full-service clients who are wanting a lot more design and need the attention of two planners. That being said, we have an amazing team that works with us and that have been with us from the beginning. Some of these girls have gone on to start doing their own day-of weddings for us, so it is exciting to see the company grow and evolve. We strive to be readily available at all times through the process so that a client is never left questioning, “What should be happening now?”

If you had to go back in time and start over, would you have done anything differently?
No.

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Image Credit:
Jen Huang Photography; Erich McVey Photography; Christine Chang Photography; Lacie Hansen Photography; Caroline Tran Photography; Wildflower Joy Photography

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