Shannon Berrey


Saturday, June 28, 2014

My dearest friend refers to her as 'Sunbeam'. This daughter of mine can walk into a room and radiate happiness and joy anywhere. Her love of life is remarkable and infectious.

Recently, I have simply been putting one foot in front of the other, getting through has been the goal. I have been forced to come to conclusions that seem completely out of my realm of understanding, feeling isolated, confused and defeated. 
Struggling .... 
and becoming increasingly proficient at simply shuffling through a perpetual fog. 
Luckily, this amazing daughter of mine grabbed me recently and we danced, 
we spun and dipped and tilted with happiness.
And we sang louder than we should. 
She reminded me that when laughter presents itself, embrace it.
When an opportunity for fun arises, participate in it. 
Because the best parts of your life will be these small moments of pure joy, smiling and twirling with someone who truly matters to you. 

Oh, to dance brave and unafraid, more often. 

I am hoping that this weekend you will slow down, tilt your face up, and bask in the beauty of your own Sunbeam!!

A special invite

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Excited to have my artwork included on an invite for a wonderful evening to benefit a great cause!!

Rebecca and Josh got married!

Sunday, June 22, 2014

The nuptials took place early in the warm evening of the last weekend of Spring. Summer Chapel is nestled deep in the woods of Whiteside mountain in Cashiers, NC. This wedding day had been years in the making for Rebecca and Josh, and with a large wedding party and a ton of friends and family that traveled hundreds of miles, we set up overflow seating under a tent right outside the tall, open windows of the original 1917 school house. 

I came to know the bride through her aunt {one of my favorite clients and people!} and loved that she selected  beautiful Cashiers, NC, the village where her family vacationed, as her destination wedding spot. This gorgeous area needs little assistance in preparation for a celebration, but I loved creating lots of personal touches in the way of painted signage and menus, custom painted pillows, twig monograms and moss covered flower girl baskets. 
After the ceremony, a reception followed at Canyon Kitchen in Lonesome Valley. This picturesque southern Appalachian farmstead, with it's sweeping green meadows, thriving gardens and the sounds of cackling hens throughout the granite walled canyons, is simply the perfect rustic spot for a celebration party. It truly is one of my favorite venues for a wedding celebration.

Rebecca and Josh, it was such an honor to help you plan your special weekend. Your love is a true testament to perseverance, dedication, and devotion. 

If you have a wedding or special event coming up, and need a planner who would love to help create your perfect day, Shannon Berrey Design offers event design, creative direction, prop rentals, interior styling, logistical management, vendor curation, photo shoot direction, destination scouting, floral creations, custom painted anything (!) and much, much more! I would love to talk to you!
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Rebecca and Josh: The Welcome Party

Saturday, June 21, 2014

The Welcome Party for last weekends wedding took place at the Landings at Trillium in charming Cashiers, NC. The restaurant sits on Lake Glenville and the mountain views are simply breathtaking. The storms rolled in early {completely normal for this area!} but only lingered briefly. Southern barbeque, rustic porches, thick honeysuckle in the air, and great friends and family -- the perfect combination for the beginning of a fun weekend celebration. 

The brides family!

Tomorrow I'll show you all the pics from the big day!!

Shannon Berrey Bio
I'm an artist, interior designer, wife and mom. Join me here as I share projects, ramblings, and inspirations.
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