Down to the Last POP!
Shanbri Cade, CEO and Founder of Haute Couture Events (HCE), knows how to make an event POP! From weddings to birthdays, reunions to book launches (smile), Shanbri has an innate ability to take ideas to the next level through her event design and management services. For those of us that are simple, she makes our events more elaborate than we can imagine. For those of you that have over the top tastes, Shanbri can top that!
Our bond grew following a photo shoot in which I modeled for HCE. On the day of the shoot, I was amazed at her meticulousness. Though photoshoots are known for their high stressed nature, Shanbri was pleasant to work with! She leaned into every challenge that surfaced as opportunities to design creative solutions. But this was not a surprise to her. She has known she was purposed to do this for quite some time:
SH: What was your first event?
SC: Well, my first event was a teacher's appreciation party in 4th grade believe it or not! Hahaha! Yes, I've been planning that long. I was just as detailed than as I am now. I even made sure my peers wore wristbands for entry into the classroom for the party after lunch. I vividly remember the colors, menu, and décor too... It's funny looking back on all of that and realizing that I've always had a gift for creating and for bringing people together.
SH: What was your favorite event?
SC: My favorite event was a Cadillac 40th birthday party in 2014. We're still talking about that party 3 years later! Talk about a good time! Those clients are not only my ideal client but have become family.
SH: What inspires you as you plan events?
SC: The fact that God has blessed me and trusts me with such a unique gift to create beautiful things with my hands. That He has declared that I will "Create beautiful things out of dirty things and it will advance me." That's everything to me and I'm humbled by that.
SH: What is next for you?
SC: I am working on a couple of projects. I've partnered with No Expiration Photography as the shoot stylist for their themed children's photo shoot campaign. I am also working on two certifications to expand, enhance, & extend my services to a broader market for both social and corporate events.