Charlottesville, Virginia
Wedding Planning & Coordination

Melanie Shifflett is the lead Wedding Planner and Coordinator for the Richmond Region. She is an Associate Planner with Happy to Be Events. She began in the events and hospitality industry as a manager and bartender, and transitioned over to Happy to Be to provide a better experience for her clients. She brings with her a world of experience from being the manager at an upscale steak restaurant in downtown Fredericksburg. She trained through the Refine for Wedding Planners company using their Planning Process Course. She manages clients, their needs, and is a calm, put together force on a wedding day.

She lives with her boyfriend, Colin, and cat, Ellie, in Downtown Fredericksburg. When Melanie isn’t coordinating beautiful days and crafting creative details, she’s relaxing with a glass of wine and planning her next great road trip, or trying out a new carb-free recipe with Colin.


Our streamline process and our wide array of tools & connections make planning a breeze, and, most importantly, letting you enjoy the season of engagement without wedding planning stress.

"PLANNING A WEDDING IS ABOUT MUCH MORE THAN JUST A DAY.
IT’S A LIFETIME OF DREAMING, PLANNING, & ALL THE DAYS THAT FOLLOW."

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