Sensational Soirees is just that – Sensational!

We sat down with Shalyce Tyson, the head planner and owner of Sensational Soirees, to learn more about her team and the business. We are very excited to see what Sensational Soirees comes up with for our upcoming Vendor Social on September 28th at Roofers Union in Adams Morgan! We can’t wait! One thing that we’ve heard over and over again from wedding planners is that location is a very important aspect that needs to be thought out at a great extent before deciding on that perfect venue. For example, a venue similar to that of Brookwood Camp may meet the needs of the couple who are getting married. The job of the wedding planner is to make sure that they plan the perfect wedding for the special couple so that they can remember it for a lifetime. Now, lets turn our attention to Shalyce Tyson has to say!

Shalyce, Owner of Sensational Soirees

When did you start your business?

My love for planning and design really took off in 2007 when my hubby popped the question and we began to plan for our big day. At the time I was also working for a special events venue, so I fell more and more in love with every aspect of event planning – from menu selection to decor set-up to day-of event management; it was all right up my alley. After my wedding, rather than going full throttle as a “post-bride wedding/event planner”, I felt it necessary to continue my research and training before launching my own business. I decided to delve into party planning for family and friends. I came to find that this was exactly what I was meant to pursue; luckily, fellow planners, family and friends echoed my sentiments. I established Sensational Soirees in 2012 to serve as a valued source that helps others celebrate life’s special moments and events in a sensational way!
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How did you come up with your business name?

From the start, I knew I wanted soirees to be a part of the company name. There was something special and distinctive about the word soiree that I just loved and felt would add a unique touch. I knew exactly the type of weddings and soirees I envisioned being synonymous with my brand, but putting that description into the company name was initially challenging. Then, a light bulb went off and I began searching for synonyms of the word great. When sensational popped up in my search, I knew that was it. Thus, Sensational Soirees was born. Our goal is to make each wedding and soiree we plan and design simply sensational!
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What sets Sensational Soirees apart?

Sensational Soirees is a boutique event planning, design, and invitations company. As the owner as well as lead planner and designer, I pride myself on working hands-on with each client and really getting to know them to better understand and meet their needs. It is because of this commitment to be 100% engaged in every client’s experience, that I have chosen to maintain a small team that assists with day-of event execution and invitations and event stationery. I wanted all of our clients to feel that personal touch; part of Sensational Soirees‘ success has been connecting with our clients beyond planning. Together with our capable team and top-notch vendors, we are able to manage both small and large events and provide sensational services to our clients.
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What is your favorite part of the planning process?

My favorite part about what I do is turning my clientsdreams into a reality. It is the most rewarding feeling after an event, when a client expresses how happy they were with their event or even say they miss me. From witnessing ‘I do’s‘, to the blowing out of birthday candles, to opening of baby shower presents, I get to be apart of the most special occasions. My clients become like family, so providing my expertise and enthusiasm to execute their vision and make the process fun and efficient is everything to me.
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Do you have any favorite moments from 2015 that you’d like to share with us?

One of my favorite memories was this summer one of our June sensational weddings. I had been working with the couple for a little over a year and developed such an amazing relationship with the bride. We just clicked and working with her was such a treat. On their wedding day, I was helping the bride into her gown and I just beamed with happiness that her big day was finally here. I was so honored that she took the time in that moment, on her day, to present me with the sweetest card to say thank you for helping her and her fiance “tie the knot” and a special gift to match her sentiment. Looking back on that moment – and all of our events – makes me smile; these moments are a reminder of why I started the company and why I love what I do.
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What are your favorite types of events?

I truly love all types of events, which is why I wanted the company to provide services for both weddings and socials. By working with various event types, it keeps me sharp and the creative juices flowing. As a wife and mom, weddings and children’s soirees have an extra special place in my heart.
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Is there anything else you’d like to add?

We are excited for the 2016 wedding season, and still have a couple slots available. For a complimentary consultation, please contact us at info@sensationalsoirees.com. Additionally, we offer party decor and favors on Etsy and invitations. To stay in the loop of all things sensational and for event inspiration, subscribe to our blog.

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