At Shay Brown Events our passion is planning and design. We produce local, destination weddings and social events throughout the South East. Our clients experience Wedding Planning that is unique and exclusive to all of our full-service experience packages. We create Weddings and Events that are original and unique making sure to focus on exquisite attention to detail. We are proud to have one of the most experienced wedding planning teams in the Southeast with 19 years of experience. Our design is the fundamental approach to creating your wedding and event. Our emphasis with each wedding and event is getting to know you as an individual so that we can capture the essence of your vision. We work with our clients because they believe in what we do and trust our vision for their special day! You become family to the Shay Brown Events Team. It is an honor to be trusted with your special day and every moment and detail will be captured for you. We love what we do and this is our full-time job – working for you and creating memories that last a lifetime.
Shay Brown Events has been in the Wedding Planning Industry for 19 years and while we serve the Southeast and Destination Clients. We are situated in the beautiful mountains of Asheville North Carolina. For us, this is centrally located and enables us to reach everyone in the Southeast with ease. We work in Nashville TN, Savannah GA, Greenville SC, Charlotte NC, Bald Head Island NC just to name a few areas we frequent. Basically, if you can dream it, we can create it! We look forward to hearing from you.
Creative Visionary ~ Wedding Planner
There’s only one way to say this. (The polite, Southern way. Obviously.) I can design my BE-hind off ya’ll! It’s true. Give me your boring dining halls, convention centers, your elegant (but sterile) ballrooms, music halls, warehouses, and your lackluster backyards. I’ll transform every one of them into a magical space that feels exactly how you wanted but Better, even that what you imagined.
Great design is two-fold. You must be able to see the grand vision of empty space, while simultaneously zooming way in, to the tiniest detail. Then there are the flowers. My OTHER favorite thing to do! I’ve designed cozy, intimate ceremonies and elaborate, 800-guest blowouts. I’ve styled magazine shoots, hotel openings, and coordinated more weddings than I can count, ya’ll. I have been at this for 18 years...
When I design something, it becomes intensely personal to me. From the moment, we have our first meeting to the finished product. When I take on a project, I pour every bit of my love, talent, and commitment into it and the result shows in your finished product. Am I intense? Yes. Do I settle for anything less than perfection? Nope. Would YOU settle for anything less when it comes to your wedding? Didn’t think so. Therefore, I do what I love… you become family and it is a partnership for both our team and you as a client. This is why I ask so many questions… ha
We currently have the blessing to manage the following venues: The Asheville Masonic Temple, Franny's Farm, The Horse Shoe Farm, and the Asheville Art Museum. We would love to share these amazing and very special venues with you and give you a tour.
Who am I when I am not designing rooms and planning events? Well here is a little about my life, when I am not planning yours ~ you will find me here… with my #furbabies, Eastwood, Noble, Max, Onyx, and Addy. My lil’ niece Beatrice and the newest addition Oscar. My Family, they are the most important part of my life. Then there is Wine. Brunch. Travel – wish list Greece in 2019. Rivers & Oceans. Gourmet Chef Tours it is true I am one of those foodie types...
Here is a little about me and I look forward to hearing more about you!
The Horse Shoe Farm Manager & Wedding Planner
Hi everyone! I’m Annalise Patete and I’m so thrilled to be a part of the SBE Team! I grew up here in Asheville, so I get to spend my summers at home in the mountains. Currently, I study business administration and minor in studio art at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I’m interested in marketing especially because it combines both the creative and analytic sides of the business to help solve problems.
My parents are both artists, so creating beautiful things was a huge part of my childhood. I particularly love working behind the scenes to ensure that everything works seamlessly. In high school, I was the stage manager for our school musicals, a role similar to wedding planning in some ways; then throughout my summers in college, I’ve had the opportunity to plan four weddings on my own. I still have a lot to learn, and I’m excited to work alongside these ladies to plan your perfect day!
Asheville Masonic Temple Manager & Wedding Planner
Hi y’all! My name is Taylor Lankford and I am the Office Manager of the Asheville Masonic Temple and a Wedding Associate for Shay Brown Events. I am originally from Greensboro, NC but graduated from Western Carolina University with a degree in Hospitality and Tourism in May of 2016 and decided I couldn’t leave these beautiful mountains.
I have always loved planning and organizing things even at a very young age. I would plan tea parties to school dances to even my own wedding (when I was 5). In figuring out what I wanted to pursue in college, I reached back to the childhood memories and things I excelled at and it led me into event management.