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Barbara Shorts

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Founder Verve Event Planning LLC Austin, Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio, TX

What inspired you to launch your own business?

I started my career in Country Clubs as Director of Events and fell in love with working with the bride and vendors. Eventually, I had friends and members who wanted me to plan events outside of the club to help assist with their day and realized I loved the challenge of creating Tent styled events and different venus. Seeing a bride's vision come to life is such a special moment for me.


What keeps you passionate about weddings?

When a bride, mom or dad looks at me and says, it was everything we wanted. That is the perfect moment!


Please share a recent testimonial from a happy client!

“I cannot say enough good things about Barbara and her team! Kathryn and Candice did a wonderful job of caring about every little detail and making me feel so heard and cared for in the process. Barbara has so many positive and established relationships within the wedding industry in Austin, that she knows exactly who to call and who to connect with to make your wedding perfect. Everyone we worked with speaks so highly of her planning skills and effective communication! She gets the job done, and done right. The day of the wedding came and everything went so smooth, and flawless! I still have no idea if there was chaos behind the scenes because they made everything look easy and handled it all so professionally! As a wedding vendor myself, I have also witnessed them working from the other side of the curtain and there are no inconsistencies. This team is professional, great at communicating, and determined to put their client's wishes first. They will go to every effort to make your wedding day a dream! Can't wait to work with them again!” Jennie Pitts Tucker - Bride, and Vendor