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SHI SHI EVENTS

Shi Shi Events is a boutique wedding planning and design house based in Cleveland, OH. Founded in 2005, they offer wedding design, logistical management, vendor sourcing, location scouting, styling and detail curation, large-scale decor design and construction, lighting and fabric design and installation, consulting and more.

Crafting bespoke wedding experiences through full service planning and design is their specialty. Three core philosophies drive their work; quality over quantity, creation over imitation, and authenticity is beauty. A Shi Shi Events' wedding is marked by inventive timelessness, effortless flow and intentional details.

Shi Shi Events holds the prestigious "Best of Weddings Hall of Fame" honor voted by real couples on The Knot. You've seen their nationally acclaimed work featured on Glamour, Brides, Style Me Pretty, Grace Ormonde, Ruffled, Green Wedding Shoes, POPSUGAR, Lover.ly and more. Their services are available to style-savvy, discerning brides far and wide.

Photo: Lauren Gabrielle

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Gina | Owner + Creative Director

Gina’s love for design runs deep. She grew up among the swatch books and color palettes of her father’s commercial interior design plans and learned from a young age “the devil is in the details”. As Owner + Creative Director, this love of design, understanding of color, and pursuit of the exquisite give rise to both the broad concepts and intricate facets that create her clients’ weddings. Before launching Shi Shi, Gina worked in the experiential marketing and music industries where the planning of VIP parties, product launch campaigns, and concerts were her specialty. Crafting extraordinary event experiences has always been her lifeblood. Her approach to planning is organic and tactile while remaining highly organized and perfection driven. She’s renowned for her exuberant personality, fondness for risk-taking, and divergent thinking and beloved for the trusting environment she creates for planning and straightforward decision making during your process. She knows you want the world for your wedding, she does too.

A FEW OF HER FAVORITE THINGS…

MOVIE: The Family Stone or anything with SJP or Diane Keaton

FOOD: tacos + NY style pizza

SONG SHE'S FEELIN' RIGHT NOW: Nice For What - Drake

WANDERLUST: Maine or the California coast. “A good road trip rocks my socks.”

HOLIDAY: the season between Thanksgiving and Christmas for the anticipation and wonder. “I love the snow, the decorating, all the baking and the coziness of it all.”

Photo: Lauren Gabrielle

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Dara | Lead Events Manager

Dara and Gina are long time event partners in crime from their days in experiential marketing. Dara was an obvious choice for the team for her cool head under pressure and tackle-any-task-with-ease persona. She can run interference with the best of them and keep your wedding day smooth and flawless. Her gracious spirit and relaxed approach create a stress free environment for your wedding day to unfold.

A FEW OF HER FAVORITE THINGS...

MOVIE: American Beauty

FOOD: anything Italian

SONG SHE'S FEELIN' RIGHT NOW: Denial - Beyonce

WANDERLUST: the Caribbean

HOLIDAY: Christmas "I just love everything about Christmas."

Photo: Lauren Gabrielle

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Joe | Director of Special Ops

Joe is our go to guy for all of our clients’ lighting, fabric and décor installations. This former rock star (Immortal/Virgin Records) knows his way around when it comes to the perfect production. His engineering background ensures your project will not only be thoughtfully designed but also built with precision, keeping beauty and safety at its heart. He hangs a mighty fine chandelier and we love it when he talks tech. He’s always up for a challenging project, a new concept, and a cowboy cut rib eye.

A FEW OF HIS FAVORITE THINGS...

MOVIE: Fight Club

FOOD: Bone in rib eye

SONG HE'S FEELIN' RIGHT NOW: Elvis Radio on Sirius XM

WANDERLUST: Miami/South Beach

HOLIDAY: Thanksgiving; it’s turkey and ham all day for our resident carnivore.

Photo: Lauren Gabrielle