L o v e N o t e s . . .
What our Brides and Grooms are saying about us and our services...
"We hired Danielle of Shaw Events early on in our planning process. She was the first and last wedding planner we met. She came into the first meeting prepared yet wonderfully personable and friendly. Early in the planning process Danielle created a budget for us and worked diligently to make sure we stayed within it while we had the day we dreamed of. Danielle has many connections in the industry and provided us with a selection of vendors that were all very talented and within budget. Each time we met I felt like I was going to hang out with a friend and plan my wedding. Danielle made wedding planning fun and enjoyable!
I was surprised to find out that Danielle was planning multiple weddings while she was planning ours, she made us feel as if we were her first priority. She was consistently available to offer her guidance and expertise. Danielle dealt with the few hiccups we encountered during the planning process in a professional manner and consistently had our best interest in mind.
Danielle has an amazing sense of style. We were planning a vintage inspired wedding. She provided styling tips, but also kept in mind our vision. Danielle has a wonderful way of providing an opinion without making us feel pressured.
Leading up to the wedding Danielle made life so incredibly easy. She made herself available to us, provided advice and pep talks throughout the hectic moments. She also offered help and support from putting together wedding favours, running errands or just listening.
On our wedding day I was able to sit back and enjoy the day; she kept things calm, the whole day was seamless. Everything looked absolutely beautiful and I couldn't imagine our wedding day any more special, and I give immense credit to Danielle. She not only was our wedding planner, but has definitely turned into a great friend!
If you're planning any kind of event, Danielle and Shaw Events will bring their amazing design skills and wonderful personality to the table."
- Amy & Darryl, September 26, 2015
"My husband and I could not have been happier with Danielle and Shaw Events! From the first time we met, we knew that we needed Danielle to help us plan our wedding and she did not disappoint. Both my husband and I were very busy with work leading up to the wedding, but Danielle made the process easy and seamless for us.
From communicating with vendors and our venue, to prompting us on all of the little details we had to take care of, Danielle was professional, friendly, attentive and extremely organized. Our wedding day was absolutely perfect, and literally not a single thing went wrong. If it did, we didn't hear about it - which is exactly what we wanted! Danielle's fees were an incredible value, and 100% worth the investment. We would recommend Shaw Events to anyone and everyone (and already have!)"
- Carly & Logan, July 10, 2015
"We couldn't say enough good things about working with Danielle. She is always professional, very quick at responding, and went above and beyond our expectations of a wedding planner. We used Shaw Events for full planning - Danielle helped us with everything from time management, budgets, decor, vendor recommendations, vendor communication and management, our rehearsal, executing our wedding day, etc. She was a "go to" throughout the process.
When we first started planning our wedding we felt overwhelmed by the myriad of tasks to accomplish. Working with Danielle gave us a lot of ease and helped make our wedding such a wonderful day. Her attention to detail was fantastic and her connections with vendors ensured that we had the right people on our wedding day. On our special day, Danielle was front and centre in coordinating the ceremony and reception. She helped to make the day flow smoothly and without difficulty. We loved working with Danielle and could not recommend her highly enough.
We've already recommended Shaw Events and several of the vendors Danielle recommended to us to many of our friends."
- Theresa & Paul, September 5, 2015
"Planning a wedding alone can be stressful and trying to plan it from seven hours away added that much more stress. Danielle was amazing to work with and took all that stress away. She was always prompt, reassuring and knowledgeable. Any time I had a concern, Danielle was quick to relieve my worries. Shaw Events was incredible and went above and beyond the call of duty. I couldn't have asked for a better wedding planner and to this day I still say to my husband "could you imagine if we didn't have Shaw Events to help us out?" I would recommend a wedding planner to every bride and more so I'd recommend Shaw Events."
- Holly & Charlie, June 30, 2013
"I worked with Danielle for the past year and half since I got engaged and it has truly been the best experience of all. I met with 2 vendors and when I met with Danielle I instantly knew that she was the perfect person for this job. Danielle has exceeded my expectations by always being on top of every little detail of my wedding. She always took detailed notes in our meetings and also made every appointment with me when my husband couldn't make it. She researched every company we used and made sure I was getting the best deal out there. Danielle was such a pleasure to work with I just loved her bubbly personality- She made every appointment and meeting fun! I would definitely recommend Shaw Events for any event planning!! I could only give 5 stars but she deserves 100 for all her hard work and dedication!!! My wedding was an absolute success and every little detail came to life with Danielle's help."
- Jolene & John, May 9, 2015
"My husband and I hired Danielle from Shaw Events to be our "month of" wedding coordinator. From our first meeting, we knew it she was a great fit for us - she is professional, organized, experienced, and down to earth. We found her easy to communicate with, and she understood our vision for our less-than-conventional wedding and supported us throughout to bring it to life.
When we weren't sure how to navigate a certain process related to the wedding, Danielle patiently answered our many questions and gave useful and informed recommendations. In the month leading up to the wedding, she ensured that all of our vendors were aware of their role(s) on the big day and of the wedding timeline (she developed the impressively detailed timeline for us!). She also did a walk-through with us of the wedding venue and accompanied us to our final meeting with the officiant to ensure that both she and we knew exactly how things will proceed.
On the wedding day, Danielle and her assistant took care of all of the many details required to have a successful wedding (e.g., coordinating vendors, set-up, communicating with the venue, making decisions about and resolving some unexpected issues that came up). As a result, my husband and I were able to focus on and enjoy our ceremony and reception and the time with our family and friends. We are extremely satisfied with the services provided by Shaw Events, in particular Danielle, and would recommend her without hesitation to anyone seeking a wedding coordinator in the Hamilton or Niagara region. I would also like to note that we found her fee extremely reasonable; in fact, it seemed like a bargain for the amazing and extensive service we received!"
- I & B, July 25, 2015
"Danielle did an AMAZING job as our wedding planner/decorator. She was so organized and made sure no small detail was missed. Our venue looked even better than I had imagined and it would not have turned out as beautiful if it weren't for Danielle - I even had the manager at our venue tell me she had never seen such a beautiful wedding.
I couldn't imagine not having Danielle's help - on the day of our wedding I had no stress because I knew she had everything under control. From collecting our bridal suite keys to insuring every piece of decor was in the correct spot, Danielle made sure everything was perfect. Super friendly, organized, creative and very easy to get in touch with. We highly recommend Danielle for any event!"
- Carly & Brandon, October 4, 2014
"Shaw Events did an amazing job on our wedding day. Danielle completely understood what kind of vision I wanted and was able to take all my DIY projects as well as incorporate some of her pieces ( she has wonderful pieces for rent) to make my vision happen. My wedding was the spitting image of a rustic vintage natural feel. I would recommend Danielle and her services to anyone planning a special event."
- Danielle & Blair, September 27, 2014
"My now-husband and I hired Danielle for her Month of Coordination service for our wedding in September. Since our first meeting with her, to the rehearsal and then the big day, Danielle has been extremely responsive, resourceful and reliable.
She always replied within hours to our emails, consistently updated us with her progress, and made sure everyone involved was on the same page with all the plans. When the restaurant made a mistake with the seating plan at our reception, she quickly came up with a new plan and effectively minimized the impact. Our wedding day was worry-free because of her! Thanks Danielle!"
- Jes & Jay, September 27, 2015
"Danielle provided her services to assist with day of coordination and execution on-site. Her services were incredibly valuable to us, and she made our wedding day go by so smoothly. She was always very responsive, friendly and professional, and very detail oriented. I would highly recommend soliciting Danielle's services early on in the wedding planning process, as her input on our contracts and previous agreements was very helpful to us. I would have loved to have had her working with us from the very beginning of our planning process."
- Sara & Matt, October 24, 2015
"We chose Danielle of Shaw Events for our month Of Coordination Services and On-Site Styling. Danielle was the perfect fit for us and did an excellent job of making our wedding vision come to life! She was a meticulous planner who was very organized and knowledgeable. Danielle was on top of every aspect of the planning process, and made the experience stress-free and very enjoyable. She knew exactly what we wanted and was able to perfect every aspect of our special day. Danielle also provided stunning décor and vintage furniture which completed the look we were going for. We got many compliments from family and friends who raved about the stunning vintage elements incorporated into our décor.
During the planning process, Danielle was always available to answer any questions we had and provide advice and expertise when needed. She was always willing to complete any task we asked of her, and truly went above and beyond to make sure we were happy. Each time we met, Danielle made us feel at ease and comfortable. Her down to earth personality and calm demeanor kept us feeling stress-free and relaxed throughout the process.
On the day of the wedding, Danielle truly took over and made sure that every aspect of the wedding was absolute perfection. She was very organized and made sure that all of our vendors were doing their jobs and meeting our expectations. Danielle even stayed until the very end of the night to ensure that our wedding went off without a hitch from start to finish! I would definitely recommend Danielle to other brides and am confident that they will be just as happy with her services as we were!"
- Rebecca & Lee, September 12, 2015
"I am so glad I had Danielle assist with our wedding. It made the day completely stress free leaving me to just enjoy it without having to worry about the details. Danielle was so organized and professional with a great eye for detail and knowing what I wanted. I would highly recommend her services."
- Claire & Paul, August 1, 2015
"Danielle has been so helpful all along the way! She gave us wonderful advice and was willing to take the extra steps to make sure our wedding day would be exactly what we wanted."
- Ellena & Mike, August 22, 2015
"I am so happy to recommend Shaw Events. We were so happy with the service Danielle provided - she is so talented, professional and has an excellent response time. She truly made our vision come true down to the finest detail. Our wedding day was relaxing and fun because Danielle took care of all the details and took to time to truly bring our decor ideas to life. Would highly recommend!"
- Nevena & Cole, June 27, 2015
"Danielle made it possible to achieve my fairytale wedding!! With her proactive energy, she was quick at finding solutions and so very helpful in all departments of a wedding!! Justin and I couldn't thank her enough for her amazing services! Thank you, we love you Danielle!"
- Ann & Justin, October 2, 2016
"Danielle was amazing and we cannot say enough great things about her! She spent so much time and energy in the planning stages of our wedding. She met for several hours on multiple occasions and was so helpful to run through and think of all the details. She responded to emails and texts very promptly! Planning with her was a joy. On our wedding day, she was on the ball with every thing and helped to make it stress free for all of us. Of all the expenses for our wedding, we felt that she was by far the best value, given the effort she puts into the event! Overall, such a pleasure to work with."
- Rebecca and Daniel, October 1, 2016
"Working with Danielle was the best decision we did for our big day. We had 10 vendors in total and having someone as organized and meticulous as Danielle to take care of all the details ensured that I had that precious peace of mind before our wedding. From the start of the planning process to the very day, Danielle was always full of great ideas on decor, recommendations on day of details and always had tons of positive energy to share. She is worth her weight in gold! I couldn't recommend her highly enough."
- Adele and Daniel, September 30, 2016
"Danielle is such an amazing person and so talented in what she does! She made our wedding day dream come true and went above and beyond to make sure all of us enjoy the day!! Thanks Danielle!!"
- Jee and Paul, September 10, 2016
"Danielle CRUSHED IT! My wife and I hired Danielle to help coordinate our recent wedding and we could not be more pleased. She took charge of all interactions with each vendor 6 weeks prior to our big day and maaaaan what a relief it was.
As our wedding day approached Jess and I realized all of the little things that still needed doing. Considering both of us are pretty organized people we were shocked at the multitude of tasks still left to do. I could not imagine having to complete all of these things AS WELL as staying in touch with each vendor, ensure our payments were sent on time and give each a detailed description for the day of timeline.
Danielle took charge on each of these, helped keep Jess and I on track, and gave us tips and questions to ask to make sure we were completely satisfied with everyone's performance and the overall flow of the day.
We would highly recommend hiring her for you wedding coordinating not just for her proficiency and work ethic, but also because she was such a blast to work with. Her super easy going and down to earth personality helped us stay calm in moments of worry and her tenacious ability to get things done ensured we'd made the right choice."
- Dave and Jess, September 9, 2016
"Looking back, we can't have imagined our wedding day without the help of Danielle! She was incredibly responsive and helpful throughout the planning process, and no task was too big for her. She offered fantastic advice based on her experience, and really guided us through the whole beast of wedding planning. Hiring her was great value for money and she truly went above and beyond in planning meetings, skype dates (we live overseas), texting and answering emails in a timely manner. Her day-of planning was also crucial to ensure the whole day ran smoothly -- and it did! Thanks to this, we were able to enjoy every moment to the fullest without having to rush or skip things that were important to us. We strongly recommend hiring Danielle, without hesitation."
- Lydia and Erwin, June 24, 2016
"If you are on the fence about whether or not to hire a wedding planner - trust me - you NEED one! Danielle was absolutely fantastic to work with! Throughout the wedding planning process she was super responsive to all of my crazy bridal questions. I'd never been married before (nor do I plan on doing it again) so it was extremely comforting to have an expert to consult with throughout the months of planning. Danielle's vendor referrals were on point every single time; she really listened to what I was looking for and helped to make it happen. At times I referred to the wedding as "ours" meaning myself and Danielle's (sorry hubby) but that's how it felt. She is personally invested in your day and goes the extra mile to make all of your visions become a reality. On the day of the wedding it was so refreshing not to have to worry about a thing. Danielle led the troops to make sure everything went off without a hitch. She also ensured all the decor was exactly on point! Her arrangements of the table settings, dessert table, and receiving table were absolutely breathtaking! It is clear that Danielle is extremely talented and has a great eye for decor. I recommend Danielle to every single one of my friends getting married and I would highly recommend her to you as well. Thank you Danielle for making my wedding day absolutely perfect!"
- Erin and Chris, June 4, 2016
"Danielle was honestly one of the best investments of our big day. Straight off the bat, I loved how organized she was. I immediately trusted her instincts and that she knew what she was doing. When I was looking for a planner for the day of, I wanted someone who shared my vision, who could operate independently, and be able to run the show; and we definitely had that once we hired Danielle. There really isn't a price you can put on "total peace of mind". Her attention to detail for our set up was impeccable. Knowing she was behind the scenes, orchestrating our event allowed my husband and I to sit back and truly enjoy our day. We couldn't have pulled it off the way we did without her."
- Jessica and Francis, September 3, 2016
"Shaw Events is like no other. On my wedding day, I was surrounded with love, beauty and wonderment. Danielle Shaw-Vaccariello of Shaw Events, took the time and care to bring my vision to life. She was a valuable resource and guided us every-step of the way. Danielle was devoted to making our needs top priority and was quick to resolve any issues. Danielle introduced us to quality vendors and communicated all of our "must haves". My now husband, was impressed with Danielle's attention to detail, negotiating and contract skills. She made it very easy for us to plan our wedding within our budget. I was able to relax and enjoy the afternoon of my wedding day; surround myself with my wedding party drinking champagne. I took comfort in knowing Shaw Events was handling all day-of needs. It gave me time to reflect and savor the day. In our opinion, Danielle was a significant part of our wedding and we are forever thankful."
- Heidi and Scott, April 16, 2016
"Danielle was absolutely amazing. She's a very sweet, kind and caring person. Having her part of our big day made us feel so much more relaxed and assured that everything will go as planned - and it did! She is very knowledgeable in her field and always had our best interest in mind when dealing with our other vendors. Always smiling and ready to help with anything you need before/during the big day - you cant go wrong with her!"
- Kathrin and Kevin, August 13, 2016
"Danielle of Shaw Events was always kind, professional, and courteous. She eased any stresses we had and was very quick to respond to emails. Danielle easily saw our vision for how we wanted our day to look and ensured everything did. My husband was initially a bit unsure that we needed an event planner, but trusted me when I chose Shaw Events. On our wedding day when we were waiting to enter our reception, Shaw Events staff were waiting to open the doors (and laughing with us about our song choice!), when my husband turned to me and said "They were the best investment we made for the wedding," and they truly were! We can't recommend Shaw Events enough!"
- Lindsay and Brandon, October 28, 2016
"We cannot say enough about Danielle and her team at Shaw Events. From the moment we first connected we knew that she was going to take care of us on our big day. Danielle was attentive and supportive and was constantly giving us great ideas! We could not have gotten through our day without her, she truly did an amazing job. Our friends and family even noticed how amazing she was! We will be singing her praises to everyone we know! If you need a planner, Danielle is your girl!"
-Jeanne and Chris, April 1, 2017
"Danielle is an absolute dream to work with! She is very professional, has lots of experience and is one of the sweetest people you will ever meet! Having Danielle coordinate our wedding was the best decision we made during the planning process. Six weeks before our wedding Danielle took over the communication with our vendors and created a very detailed itinerary. This was such a relief as we got to enjoy the weeks leading up to our wedding without the stress of all of the logistics. On our wedding day I could not have imagined a better person to be there than Danielle. She was there for us whenever we needed her and at the same time coordinating all of our vendors and troubleshooting any issues. Our wedding would not have been what it was without Danielle and we will be forever grateful to her!"
- Aurora and Charlie, April 2017
"Danielle is a fantastic wedding planner! From the first moment I met her, I felt totally comfortable with her and knew I was in good hands. Working together for almost a year, I was always able to bounce ideas off her, and she had great advice and recommendations along the way. Not knowing the Niagara area particularly well, Danielle was there to lead me through preferred vendors, as well as helping me navigate the whole wedding vendor experience. Danielle has a keen eye for design and all things lovely, so her help with this aspect was so appreciated. She has no lack of amazing ideas! She was also invaluable leading up to the day, organizing all the vendors and fielding what seems like hundreds of questions from me about the day of. She was a champ on a very rainy wedding day, and was particularly helpful when organizing a hefty amount of family photographs. The day went off without a hitch thanks to her. Most of all, Danielle's calm, cool, collected and positive attitude always made me feel more at ease throughout the whole process, which is invaluable in and of itself. I will so miss working with her!"
- Rachel and Nathan, May 2017
"Danielle was the BEST wedding planner we could have hoped for. We lived in a different province than our wedding site, so were unable to even look at the venue or meet the vendors in person, but Danielle took care of everything. She set us up with a team of talented and affordable vendors and co-designed the ideal wedding for us. She also ran the day itself like clockwork. It was a breeze for us, and we felt totally safe knowing that if we needed to do, say, or know something - we'd see her coming towards us. Danielle is an extraordinary wedding planner and has our strongest recommendation."
- Sulin and Nithum, June 2017
"Worth every penny! We hired Danielle about 6 weeks from our wedding day (ie. very late in the game!) but wish we had hired her earlier. She had initially booked that weekend off for herself, but took us on anyway, thank god! I admit, I was a bit resistant to hiring a planner because I consider myself an extremely organized person. I had hired all my vendors and made plans and a design over a year in advance! I was convinced I could do it myself! When that two month mark hits, you really realize how beneficial it would be to not have to worry about the details, and to enjoy and relax and fully immerse yourself in what is supposed to be the best day of your life! That is exactly what Danielle gave us. She immediately took all of our details and created a perfect itinerary for the day. She had people on the ground to deal with the vendors and keep us on schedule. We literally didn't have to worry about a thing! Leading up to the wedding, she was extremely helpful as well. We did walk throughs of our venue, and she helped us sort out every little detail. She responded to every text and email immediately with solutions to last min problems. She was even kind enough to lend us table numbers and a card box, along with adding sprigs of rosemary to each table setting. I mean, she goes above and beyond. As a bride who would have never hired a planner, my number one advice (after dealing with the dream that is Danielle and Shaw Events) is HIRE A PLANNER- and please hire her! She is the best you are going to get."
- Jess and Andrew, June 2017
"Danielle is AMAZING. We were very thankful for Danielle, as she kept me completely sane throughout the planning process and was always on top of things. We planned our wedding from out of province, and the entire process was basically stress-free with her assistance. Danielle was able to reccomend great vendors to work with for our wedding, and helped make my decor dreams come true. She is an extremely hard working and dedicated individual. She makes you feel like you are her priority while she is no doubt planning many other events. She kept us on track with our budget and helped us have our dream wedding. Thank you Danielle!"
- Alison and Stephen, August 2017
"Hiring Danielle was the best decision we made when planning our wedding. She is a true expert and really thinks about your wedding both from a logistics standpoint, but also from the guests perspective to ensure that you have an amazing event. Detail oriented, she remembers everything, and has a great ability to calm any bride. Was always available whenever needed and really made the entire process and day so easy and fun. Thank you Danielle!"
- Sarah and Dave, October 2017
"I could not have planned my wedding without Danielle. She was open-minded and patient with our non-traditional values and low budget. She was still able to execute everything flawlessly. Our wedding exceeded all expectations thanks to her. She helped me keep my cool, helped organize every nitty gritty detail that I would never have thought of, and made our whole event magical. She is so professional and prompt, easy to work with, flexible, has a keen eye for detail and incredibly capable with logistics. We were able to ENJOY our wedding day because we knew she had everything under control - we felt this confidence throughout the entire wedding planning process. I'm so thankful that I met her because I truly could not imagine my wedding turning out even remotely close without her. Words cannot articulate how grateful I am to have had her work so hard on our behalf. She's worth every penny and then some! The value she provides is simply priceless. I would recommend her services to my family & friends - I would also dissuade them from trying to plan a wedding without her."
- Dani and Kris, September 2017
"Danielle is a wedding genius. From our first call with her to the conclusion of the wedding Danielle provided calm, professional and helpful input and presence. Our wedding had a lot of moving parts and Danielle was able to pull it all off flawlessly. All of our guests provided incredible feedback and a lot of that had to do with the organization of the wedding. If Danielle ever decides to move into life planning we would hire in an instant :)"
- Kyla and Alex, September 2017
"Danielle was THE best investment we made in our wedding planning process! We were planning our wedding in Niagara-on-the-lake from New Jersey, so we knew we needed someone to ensure we didn't miss any details & wanted someone there day of to make sure our day ran smoothly without having that responsibility land on our shoulders or a family member's shoulders. We ended up encountering many problems with our venue (4 different coordinators-the last switch coming just a week before our big day) and having Danielle was a literal life & sanity saver! She made sure that venue had all of our details & created the day of our dreams. We cannot recommend her enough-trust us, she is the best investment you can make to ensure your wedding day is stress free & enjoyable! She also did an AMAZING job styling all of our decor that we brought in to create the look I had in my mind! She has a great eye & style & makes your wedding look absolutely perfect! Thank you, Danielle!"
- Melissa and Gil, September 2017
"The moment I met Danielle I knew she was the person that was going to make our day perfect (and I had met with three planners prior). Not only is Danielle extremely talented when it comes to design, decor suggestions, flow of the evening, managing guests etc.,she has this very calming, positive, reassuring way about her that put my mind at ease the moment I met her. Although I hired Danielle for month-of-coordination, she always made herself available to any of my emails with random questions throughout the planning process.
On the day of our wedding, Danielle and team were incredible. I left Danielle with all of the materials she needed to make my vision come to life, and I was absolutely blown away on the day when I saw the final product. I never dreamed that someone could be so invested in your big day as much as you are. If you don't have a wedding planner for your wedding day, don't waste one more minute wondering who is going to pull everything together for you so you can enjoy your day, reach out to Shaw Events, you will not be disappointed. Thank you, so much Danielle - you truly are an amazing planner and person!"
- Bailey-Anne and Jake, August 2017
"I couldn’t have done everything without Danielle’s help. She was on the ball emailing me with vendor recommendations and payments. Completing two thesis projects for my bachelors degree and getting prepared for 37 guests from Ireland was overwhelming on its own. Danielle made sure that nothing was forgotten and that any concern I had was resolved. My husband and I were especially impressed with how well she took all of my many pieces of mix matched decor and turned them into something so special and beyond our dreams. If you are looking for a very hard working dream maker, than Danielle is the wedding planner for you!"
- Danielle and Stephen, July 2017
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