SHAWN MARIE CARNALL

Owner and Chief Event Officer

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I am so lucky to love what I do!  I have a passion for taking care of people and keeping track of details.  Fortunately for me, I found a career that allows me to do both.  I have planned and coordinated weddings of all shapes and sizes, organized conferences for 80-18,000 people and managed banquets for 200-1,000 guests.  A former sales manager for Hilton Hotels and an association and corporate meeting planner, I decided to follow my heart and channel my organizational energies to weddings and in 1999, I created An Exceptional Event.

I am happily married to my Australian husband, James, and we have three wonderful boys.  I have a degree in English and Dance from Goucher College, a graduate certificate in Event Management from The George Washington University and have held the prestigious CMP designation (Certified Meeting Professional).  I am a graduate of the Association of Bridal Consultants professional development program and a member of Hunt Country Celebrations. ​

 

I have planned many events at amazing venues throughout DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia - and have a special place in my heart for where I live, beautiful Loudoun County, Virginia. 

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It is my greatest joy to help make exceptional events happen -

I look forward to taking care of you at yours!