“Shelly and her staff could not be more amazing. Shelly was a truly a pro from start to finish. She is organized, pays attention to detail, and has the experience to make your big day all that you dreamed it would be! I hired Shelly for planning, setup, and takedown and she didn't disappoint in any aspect. She was so good, in fact, that I actually had several vendors and guests ask for her contact info at the wedding. Several people remarked to me that they have never seen someone so organized without being stressed or more importantly, without stressing out the bride and groom. Shelly also has centerpiece and miscellaneous rentals available- which is a great idea if you are trying to have a green wedding (no waste) and very convenient.
Shelly seriously MADE our event- from start to finish none of it would have been possible without her! You will not be disappointed if you hire Shelly- she is hands down the best and I have no hesitation about recommending her to anyone!”
- Leslie Burwell and John McDowell, Moxie Bride and Groom
"Moxie Events and Shelly Kane are AMAZING! I actually never planned to hire a wedding planner for my wedding. But once I met with Shelly I kept adding more of her services! I originally hired her to just do day-of coordination but once I got to know her and see the amazing work that she does I decided to add on the planning package as well. Working with Shelly took so much weight off my shoulders. I was able to relax knowing that Shelly had everything under control. Having that peace of mind on my wedding day was PRICELESS! Seriously, I have NO regrets hiring Shelly and it was worth EVERY penny. I highly recommend Moxie events to EVERY bride, even if the Bride is not planning on hiring a wedding planner. Look into Moxie Events anyways, as I said the services that they provide are priceless and will make the whole wedding planning process much more enjoyable."
- Kelsey Felt, Moxie Bride
"After interviewing every wedding/event planner listed online, in the yellow pages, and those referred by other vendors, I discovered Moxie Events online and at the Oregon Bridal Show. We clicked at our first meeting, and I knew she could help us execute our "vision" for the wedding of our dreams. Shelly starts by asking lots of questions and listening very, very well. She keeps a portfolio of her own past events, as well as ideas from other events, magazines, etc. Shelly made sure that I was on track with negotiating contracts with other vendors, and gave me lots of support and suggestions in that process. We had several on-site meetings well in advance of our event in order to identify any set-up issues--our ceremony and reception were at two different venues, and set-up at the reception site was an extreme challenge for all involved.
We initially hired Shelly for day-of coordination only (due to budget and my belief that I could "do it all")...however, as our event became more complicated and my confidence in Shelly increased, we kept giving her more responsibilities and the value was well worth it. I only wish I had hired her for clean-up, too! The value in having Shelly coordinate your event is that she brings ideas and experience to the table. I have no idea what pitfalls are out there; she "slings the lingo" with all of the other vendors, she knows what an 8-top is, what size linen is required to fit that 8-top, and how many 8-tops can fit into an X by Y reception area; and she'll listen to and empathize with your emotional rants and raves, and then provide a thoughtful, professional SOLUTION (ranting doesn't solve problems, after all).
In looking at photos from our wedding, and in recalling our own experiences, my husband and I completely agree that hiring Moxie to coordinate our event was one of the best decisions we could have made. I cannot recommend Shelly and her staff highly enough--they made our dreams into a reality, with moxie!"
- Leah Callahan, Moxie Bride
"What can I say about Shelly Kane except that so many people remarked to me that our wedding was one of the most fun and well organized they've ever been too! I owe that in a large part to Shelly and her staff at Moxie Events.
Before the wedding Shelly spent time going over every possible detail with my husband and I - so many things we didn't even realize we were forgetting! It was such a relief to have confidence on our wedding day that we had everything covered, because I am NOT a details person and get really stressed out even having a dinner party. And when I say things were covered, I mean down to the tablecloth clips Shelly suggested we get the day before because she saw the weather called for some wind. I've never seen someone so able to keep a large number of details straight!
We were so glad to have Shelly and her Moxie staff there on the wedding day as well. Not only were we able to relax, but so was our wedding party and family. Her staff really kept everything going smoothly and Shelly was able to handle the few hiccups that did happen (such as my miscalculation of the time the photographers were scheduled to leave) without me (the bride) even knowing until later! She did check in with my husband, to make sure we approved of her solution. I was so grateful.
Almost as important as her mastery of logistical details is her attitude and approach to her craft. She was honest with us, but never made us feel that any idea was silly. And we had some fairly "out of the box" ideas. She helped us brainstorm on how to make things work and suggested fabulous ideas that she had collected from her past experiences.
Hiring Moxie Events was a big expense for us. Would we do it again? In a heartbeat. They helped us find other vendors that could work in our budget - and had established discounts for "Moxie" clients. Plus, I really can't say enough about the impact Shelly and her staff had on making our wedding day low stress and FUN! Thank you Moxie!!!!"
- Olivia Hardin, Moxie Bride
"I could not have made it through the wedding planning process without Shelly Kane. She was recommended to me by Passion Flower (my florist) and hiring Shelly was the best decision ever. Since I knew the planning would create tension between my daughter (the bride) and myself, I purchased Shelly's complete package. She helped with everything but the reception clean up (and I should have hired her crew for that as well). She worked well with all my other vendors especially with Parties-to-Go who supplied tables, tents, dinnerware, linens, etc... As the wedding and reception took place in my home and garden and with my daughter living out of state the majority of work fell on my husband & I. Shelley worked with me on site, she asked great questions, made sure items didn't fall through the cracks, made good suggestions. She kept me apprised of everything and was so easy to work with. But most importantly she made everything come together beautifully. She removed so much stress from me. I do not know how I would have made it through the actual wedding day without her. And she was FUN!"
- Becky Stevens Holmes, Mother of a Moxie Bride
"I could not be happier with my experience working with Shelly from Moxie Events. Not only was her work fast, reliable, and comprehensive, but she was also very pleasant to work with. She was very good at understanding what we were going for and helping us execute that vision, as well as flexible when we made changes along the way. Initially, I was really overwhelmed by the prospect of planning such an important event, and she really allowed us to relax and enjoy the process, which I am very grateful for. If you are looking for someone to help you along the complicated path of planning a wedding - always assuring that you have all the options without pressuring you to choose any specific one - I suggest you meet with her."
- Aly Bryson, Moxie Bride