I am Shannon Downey (slightly Irish yes).
I am a New England girl. I grew up in a small little country lake town in Massachusetts. Then I went to college in New Hampshire & became a big girl living on my own.
Once I got engaged I continued my journey to Connecticut where I now live with my husband & our two miniature versions of ourselves (our 9 year old son & 6 year old daughter).
When I was younger I was always an "artist." Artists can get a bad rap for being kind of weird....different...."unique," quarky. I'm not going to cut any corners, I will tell you straight out of the gates that I can be a weirdo. My husband calls the strange things I say "Shannon-isms." But if you like someone with a personality, that can laugh at themself, that can make light of a situation; I'm your girl!
Whatever you do don't mistake my artistry for unprofessionalism. I will work with you to figure out the little details that make you unique. Every wedding or event deserves to be different & have it's own artistic touches.
I have a bachelor’s degree in advertising but after being a stay at home mom for multiple years I was longing to do something creative full time that I loved & to find my “calling” in life.
This is me on my wedding day, setting up in curlers, this is not what you should do, this is what I love to do, so let me do all of it for you (without the curlers)! ;)
My kids “call” me Mama.
My husband calls me Nay. I've been called Flacca, Little Foot, Nahnie, Auntie & Shan.
I call myself an event stylist. Some people refer to what I do as decorating but it doesn’t sound as fancy.
I design, I create, I organize, I plan & I have a wicked good time doing it. At the end of all that hard (but FUN) work, the grand finale is a thing of beauty. ....now me setting it all up on the other hand, is not so beautiful.
If you had time to watch you may think the whole process I undergo looks a little bit...weird.
BUT I am an artist. And after all "weird" is what makes us who we are.
True Love (a client review)
Shannon is AMAZING! We originally thought we could plan and execute all the details of our wedding ourselves...and then we thought otherwise, and thank goodness we did! We were connected with Shannon through our photographer and we could not be more happy that we got in touch. From the very first email Shannon was just as fired up and excited about our wedding as we were and she was an absolute pleasure to work with. Whether I was sending last night emails when I couldn't sleep or frantic texts while I was at the florist, Shannon ALWAYS responded and knew exactly what to do. Her vision for our wedding day was beyond anything we could have planned. She listened to what we had in mind and executed it perfectly. Our wedding day ran so smoothly and we could relax knowing Shannon was on site setting up all of our decorations and we arrived to the most beautifully styled venue. She helped with programs, chalkboard signs, 'hashtag' frames, free style floral arrangements, chair set-up, centerpiece set-up, and styled our whole welcome table! At the end of the night, we all took off and Shannon came back to pack up. I wish I could have another wedding just to work with Shannon again! We can't say enough about our experience working her and would recommend her work to anyone who wants to have the most beautiful and creative wedding. She'll make your Pinterest boards come to life! Your wedding BFF! :) -Caitlin 9.23.17