Melanie Shifflett

Melanie Shifflett is the lead Wedding Planner and Coordinator for the Charlottesville 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 in wedding and event planning, management, and coordination through the Refine for Wedding Planners company using their Planning Process Course. She is a organized breath of fresh air for her couples, managing their their needs, putting their dreams into action, and is a calm, put together force not just on a wedding day, but in the months of planning and coordination before.

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.

"Planning a wedding is about much more than just a day. It's a lifetime of dreaming, planning, and all the days that follow."

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