Virginia and Gordon Scharf | Dallas Wedding Coordinator

When Dianne, the mother of the bride, introduced me to her daughter for the first time, Virginia (who I had never met) gave me a huge hug and said, “Yes I know Shelbi! We are going to be great friends!” That is Virginia in a nutshell…everyone she meets becomes her instant friend.

I had the pleasure of helping coordinate both the rehearsal dinner and the wedding. I can’t tell you that I have ever attended a rehearsal dinner with better speeches, mostly driven from the relationships Gordon and Virginia have with their friends and family. Not to mention that for her wedding day “guest book”, Virginia wrote a personalized note to every single guest that attended her wedding. It doesn’t get sweeter than that.

Gordon and Virginia met (and currently live) in China. As a result, much of their wedding was inspired by Asian traditions. Their cake was a replica of a typical Chinese house and to cut it they opted for a samurai sword over the typical cake knife and server. To top it all off, at the end of the night Dianne surprised her daughter and new son-in-law with a performance by a traditional lion dance troupe! Be sure to check out the videoby Candlelight Films at the end of the post!


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Event Coordination: Events by Shelbi Rene
Photographer: Sarah Kate
Florist: Rusty Glenn Designs
Band: Cuvee
Cakes: Frosted Art
Performance: Jiu Long Lion Dance Troupe
Lighting: Absolute Entertainment
Transportation: Ridecentric
Venue: Union Station

Ashley’s Lingerie Shower

You would think throwing a lingerie shower for you brother’s fiancé would be awkward but when your future sister-in-law has the body of a Victoria’s Secret model and a laid back attitude, it’s actually quite fun! We went with a gold, black and hot pink theme for Ashley’s shower complete with a homemade waffle bar and make your own mimosas. Ashley is actually gluten-free but Bisquick makes a delicious gluten-free waffle mix so she was able to join in on the waffle bar with everyone else! We interviewed my brother, asking him various questions about his and Ashley’s relationship, and then let Ashley try to guess his answers. I don’t know what it is about interviewing grooms-to-be but it never disappoints. Also, I must give props to my cousin, Kendra, for making the cutest little bra and panty cookies that you ever did see!

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Jake and Allie Roseberry| Austin Wedding Coordinator

Jake and Allie’s wedding was one that was particularly special to me as they are some of mine and my husband’s best friends! The day started with a chance of rain and hopes of an outdoor ceremony. It rained on us on the way to the venue and thunder surrounded us throughout the ceremony. However, not a drop of rain fell until the (indoor) reception began and when it rained, it poured! By that time, all guests were warm and sheltered in the rustic style barn dancing the night away. The day could not have turned out more perfect and you know what they say about rain on your wedding day…

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A special thanks to the following vendors….
Coordination: Events by Shelbi Rene
Ceremony/Reception: Texas Old Town
Photography: Everest Road Photography
Videography: HMH Productions
Catering: Novotus, Austin’s Elite
Cake: Cakes by Jerry
Florist: Luanna Cole Design
Hair/Make-Up: Stephanie Goldsmith

Dawson and Page Clark | Dallas Wedding | Dallas Wedding Coordinator

Dawson and Page married on a beautiful spring day that could not have gone more perfectly. The ceremony progressed without a hitch (well maybe just one) and was followed by a magazine worthy reception, which is fitting considering the mother of the bride, Margaret Stafford, is a publisher of one of Dallas’ most prominent magazines. Page traded her lace capelet and veil for a single orchid so that she could join her guests comfortably as they danced the night away amidst a stunning view of downtown Dallas.  The night ended too soon with a sparkler exit and a taco truck to greet guests with a midnight snack as they waited for their cars. Dawson and Page truly thought of everything to ensure their guests had a night to remember!

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A special thanks to the following vendors…

Ceremony: Church of the Incarnation

Coordination: Events by Shelbi Rene

Reception: The Room on Main

Catering: CN Catering

Linens: Seat by Design

Florist: Junior at Garden Gate

Transportation: VIP Limousines and Sedan Services

Band: Cuvee, Absolute Entertainment

Photographer: George Fiala Photography

Videographer: Beyond

Lighting: LeForce Entertainment

Rentals: Todd Events

Hair: Sam Figueroa

Make-Up: Kate Conkey

Bri’s Broadway Bound Bat Mitzvah | Dallas Bat Mitzvah Coordinator

When I met with Bri’s parents to help plan her Bat Mitzvah, I was ecstatic to meet a family with a knack for coordination. Throughout the process, it was evident the love and pride they felt for their daughter and it certainly showed on the night of her ceremony and reception.

Bri’s Bat Mitzvah theme was “Broadway Bound” and with that came decadent Broadway-themed centerpieces with Playbills as tables numbers and VIP pass escort cards for guests to wear. The night began with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres while guests awaited the arrival of the guest-of-honor, who had no idea what to expect upon arrival. Unbeknownst to Bri, her parents had planned for her to be the celebrity of the night, so when she arrived she was shocked as she was greeted with a red carpet, adoring fans and paparazzi flashes. Afterward guests were ushered into the theater where Bri and her parents were announced on stage in true celebrity fashion. The guests watched a video prepared by Bri’s father and the candle lighting ceremony began immediately after, with Bri’s closest family and friends joining her on stage to light each of her 13 candles. Guests enjoyed dinner, dancing and a photo booth for the rest of the night and to top it all off: an ice cream sundae buffet! It was truly a memorable event captured by the talented Tod Margolis.

I was not a part of the coordination for her ceremony earlier that day but wanted to include the pictures to show you what a wonderful family with whom I had the pleasure of working.

A special thank you to the following vendors that helped make this event a success…

Event Design/ Coordination: Events by Shelbi Rene
Venue: Lewisville Grand Theater
Photography: Margolis Photography
DJ: Mark Tresnicky
Catering: G Texas Catering
Photo Booth: Allure Event Rentals