I’m a Hand-Picked Vendor!

Last month I made an exciting announcement on my Facebook page that still makes me smile, I was selected to be a hand-picked vendor on the The Wedding Chicks!

This feature is for a limited group of professionals that excel in the wedding industry. It’s an honor to showcase next to the lovely Stefanie Miles of Lavender Joy Weddings!

{Shawna Marie}


Featured on Style Me Pretty: Handmade Striped Favor Bag

I heart handmade things in a BIG way, so of course I wanted to incorporate a handmade goodie in my Irish inspiration shoot as a bonus for all the SMP readers!

Well HELMUTWALKER Photography (the coolest gals EVER) stopped by my house to see me in action making these little babies.  Just in case you missed it, the link to the how-to is right here.

*extra bonus*  I got to chatting with the ladies and we’re gonna start a lovely little series of Handmade how-to’s…yessssss.

Well okay okay, I’m not good at keeping crafty secrets. Stop by the HELMUTWALKER blog  for my next Handmade how-to!!!

Featured on the Main Page of Style Me Pretty! Green & Pink

Incorporating family heritage is a wonderful element to add in many celebrations throughout your life. Recently, I had the pleasure of creating a wedding inspiration shoot based on Irish traditions and modern style with the help of some fabulous Dallas vendors…. Bows + Arrows, Katie Cassidy Photography, Period Charm Rentals and The Left Handed Calligrapher  just to name a few.

This past Friday I was SO excited that my inspiration graced the wedding world in the biggest way, on the main page of Style Me Pretty!!! Well we all know that I’m a major fan of Abby and the entire SMP team, this is quite the honor! A special thank you to Abby Blaire and Dawn for the sweetest write-up. Oh and make sure to check out the SMP team on their upcoming segment on the Rachel Ray Show!

Check out the entire feature and all the lovely vendors by clicking on this link.

{Shawna Marie}

Design and Photography Workshop Comes to Dallas

I love detailed design so much. I think about it all the time.  

When Napa photographers Julie & Damion Hamilton found me I was so happy.  They’re this fabulous husband and wife duo with the cutest bio ever!  They’ve worked with celebrity wedding planner Sasha Souza and their images have graced many prominent publications. 

Julie & Damion are having a photography workshop that’s right up my alley, The Detail Experience.  When they said the workshop was making a stop here in Dallas and asked if I would provide a table scape and some styling insight I cheered!

For more information about the workshop, please visit this link.

I helped Julie and Damion scout out a venue in South Dallas, The Trinity River Audubon Nature Center.  I think this will provide the perfect photography and design inspiration for all attendees!

{Shawna Marie}


The Event Styling by Shawna Marie blog has officially launched! Great things have been in the works and I’m looking forward to sharing it all right here.  Stay tuned for more info on weddings, events, inspiration and news!  

kisses from me {Shawna Marie}


                                                                   photo courtesy of Anne Marie Photography