From the day I decided to get help with my décor, I knew that I would be using Shalana Waterman Designs. Her elegant, modern, unique style fit exactly into my vision for my wedding.
The entire process from initial contact to after the wedding was seamless and clear. Being one who likes to manage every detail, Shalana and her team gave me the confidence to let go and leave it all in their capable hands. Shalana, on the design aspect, and Lenese on the Coordination/Planning aspect, paid very close attention to the details we wanted and offered suggestions where necessary without being over powering in any way.
In the last few weeks leading up to the wedding, Lenese took over the process of calling vendors, finalising agreements and so much more that we hadn’t even thought of. She kept my husband and I on track with all the things we needed to do/sign or choose, even reminding us of deadlines to sign contracts for example. With our crazy lives (we both have multiple careers), we cannot imagine how we would have survived those final weeks without the SWD Team!
On the day of the wedding itself, we were able to relax and FULLY enjoy the process and the day! We can truly say we enjoyed our day. Lenese took the lead and ensured that no calls came to either of us to disrupt the day. Any problems that arose she efficiently managed them so that my husband and I had the perfect day. During my makeup and hair appointments on the morning of, I was singing and dancing with my bridesmaids. On arrival at the wedding I literally just had to walk down the aisle. Speaking of aisle, let’s talk about the décor! Now we expected good, but we got more than great! There were pleasant surprises beyond details we had discussed! The ceremony and the reception were equally stunning, and believe me when I say that stunning is an understatement!. To this day, we’re still getting compliments on “how beautiful our wedding décor was”. We really felt like a King & Queen for the day, the way every couple is supposed to! We cannot thank their team enough for being so supportive, so organised and so excellent at what they do!
- The Hartes: Rhea & Marlon (Dec 2017)
Working with ShalanaWatermanDesigns was a dream come true, a touch of class, a glipse of heaven. She was always willing to honour our every request no matter how big or small even when changes were made on the wedding day. She delivered the product she promised she would and even more. And the best part is she always did it with a smile. Her team mates were just as willing an enthusiastic as she was. Choosing ShalanaWatermanDesigns for your wedding is one of the best decisions you will ever make. TRUST ME, you wont regret it !!!!
- Dwight & Cherish (Dec 2017)
As a person with a strong will to do everything by myself, in preparation for our wedding, the inital plan was to do it all on our own up to the day and hire a day of coordinator. But life had a different direction that led our our paths to cross seeing that we were at our wits end and NEEDED help.
After just one meeting, not even solidifying whether we were for sure going with them for our wedding, Shalana and Lenese pulled their resources and basically started working immediately. They found us a possible alternative venue and even scheduled a walk through. They did so within our first meeting with them (*clap*).
Shalana and Lenese are the dynamic duo that made it all possible. Our major challenge throughout the process was clearly identifying each or their roles as well as stating the level of involvement we required from them. Being entrepreneurs, our schedules were hectic and we required all we could from them both. However after clarifying all we needed from them, it was pretty much smooth sailing.
Being the planner of the team, Lenese was out front and visible in her continuous action and skills at getting the job done. However, throughout the process, with Shalana's role as designer, her presence was expectedly more suble, with her initially being in the shadows but the WOW factor of her work was revealed on August 26th 2017, our dream wedding day.
The team at ShalanaWatermanDesigns definitely exceeded our expectations, going above and beyond, from customized monogrammed table napkins and throw cushions for our lounge area. She even outfitted our wait staff with customised monogrammed "#LewisLoveStory" aprons.
It was THE event of 2017.
Thank you Shalana and Lenese and by extention your team. Excellent job! Our guests are still raving about it. We would be happy to recommend you to anyone looking for the best plan to their special day.
The Lewis' (Shev and Lee)
- Shervin and Lee-Anne (Aug 2017)
To say that the team at Shalana Waterman Designs went above and beyond on our wedding day is to put it simply. Without a doubt, using their services was the best decision we made for our wedding day. We wanted a wedding planning company that genuinely cared about our wedding as if it was theirs, especially since 75% of our guests were going to be travelling to Barbados. Aaron and I could not be happier with their professionalism and attention to detail and all aspects of the wedding industry. Shalana and Lenese are true gems, their expertise bar none, their creativity will wow you and their genuine friendliness will put you at ease. We were most grateful for the feedback they offered us on any ideas we had to ensure it fit perfectly with our overall theme. They were never afraid to suggest alternatives or tweaks to take things up an extra notch while keeping us within budget. Our decor and seamless wedding coordination is all thanks to them. Cheers
- Aaron & Mahlet (May 2016)
Thank you Shalana WatermanDesigns for all your hard work. I am truly grateful that you were in control of all the decor and design needs for our wedding. Your service was excellent and I am truly at a loss for words with the absolute beauty of our ceremony and reception spaces. I can truly say your decor blew our minds!!! My wife and I will definitely be recommending your services to everyone we know. Thank you
- Eleazar Williams (Sept 2016)
Thank you so much Shalana Waterman Designs! You did an amazing job! It was a pleasure working with you. Shalana took our vision and elaborated on it making it a pleasant surprise. We trusted her and were not disappointed. In our time leading up to the wedding, she not only assisted us with our decor and design needs but provided and guided us with anything she could have to make that day special for us. It was indeed appreciated. I would definitely recommend her to any couple requiring a personalized service with breathtaking decor as that was our experience. Big Hugs Shalana! What an amazing person you are! Your energy and artistic decorative and designing skills will definitely take you far. We are indeed blessed to have met you.
- Tamisha Williams (Sept 2016)
Thank you Shalana Waterman Designs. You did an awesome job. We appreciate everything you did! Your very glamorous styling and warm personality made everything come together.
- Adam & Stacia (June 2016)
Many thanks to Shalana Waterman Designs for transforming our venue with stunning and exceptional decor! Shalana and her team created an exceptional ambiance that impressed our guests and truly surpassed our expectations. Throughout the planning process we valued her creativity, diligence, passion and strong commitment to delivering the very best in wedding decor services. We are so grateful to Shalana Waterman Designs and highly recommend her services. Best wishes for continued success!!
- Jonathan and Janaika (May 2015)
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!! You were amazing! The venue looked amazing!! Everything was perfect! My dad called this morning still raving about the weekend and he especially said that the person who did the decor did a fantastic job....we were very lucky to have you on our team. If ever I have a wedding in Barbados again, you will be highly recommended for event design and decor. I'm definitely looking forward to working with you again!!! Cant wait to see pictures.
- Aurelia Edwards (New Jersey Based Event Coordinator)