Shawon McClure-Fields, Owner of SDS Events is a Charlotte native.
Her history of planning weddings started with her own in 2003. " I had a full time career while planning my wedding and was a student at UNC-Charlotte , I was stress free and had so much fun planning every detail of my wedding for 175 guest while keeping every aspect a secret. I said to myself I should do this on a full time basis consequently the start of something special SDS Events!"
SDS Events is responsible for conceptualizing a variety of upscale events both large and small while specializing in full service wedding planning. We are passionate about providing a cost effective event while paying close attention to the minor details. SDS will help you create a unique event that will leave your guest with a lasting impression that will be remembered throughout your lifetime.
Shawon is a Member of National Association of Wedding Professionals.
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Tiara Shackleford · Married on 05/05/2019
If anyone knows me, you know I’m anal and a perfectionist in the nicest way possible lol. When I decided to get a wedding planner, I already knew I was going to do most of the work and just consult the planner for advice! The sole purpose was for them to execute my plans bc my life was hectic!!! When I tell you, that was NOT the case with SDS events!! After my first conversation with Shawon I knew I had to have her!! When we met in person, it felt like I’d known her forever!! She made my “extra-ness” feel normal lol! After that meeting my mind was at ease, I was relieved, and I didn’t feel like I needed to give her the blueprint to plan my wedding!!! Throughout the entire process I literally didn’t worry about a thing! I trusted her 100% and she never let me down! Her follow through was on point!!!!! If you’ve never met a stress-free bride, now you have!! After talking to other brides I would call Shawon and ask if I was suppose to do something or worry about something bc being stress-free is apparently abnormal and foreign!! She assured me I was good....and I really was!! Fast forward to my wedding day....everything that could’ve happened, happened! However, the entire team FLAWLESSLY executed my day!!! I gotta admit, I got a little nervous for about 2mins but it didn’t last long at all lol! To say the least, make sure you get you a planner that doesn’t crack under pressure, especially if it’s out of their control!!! If it wasn’t for Shawon, I’m not sure how I would’ve made it to the wedding day (probably stressed, in debt, and half crazy); and if it wasn’t for her entire team, ESPECIALLY Tia, I’m not sure how we would’ve made it through our wedding day! Tia not only made sure I was good at all times, but she took care the needs of my girls and my mother as well! When our guests mention how beautiful, well-organized, and amazing our day was they ALWAYS mention how on-point my planner and her team was (an entire month later and yes, guests are still talking about our wedding)!!! My husband and I are truly blessed to have had SDS plan our wedding! When my husband raves about an experience, it speaks volumes!!!! Please make sure you have a full-service planner and if you don’t choose SDS events, you’ll be doing yourself a disservice!Sent on 06/13/2019
Patrice Jackson Grice · Married on 04/27/2019
Simply Amazing‼️Our day wouldn’t have been perfect without SDS Events‼️
Hiring SDS events for my wedding was the best decision we ever made! Even though my husband and I planned the majority of our wedding together we knew we needed someone that would make sure all our planning and wishes flowed the way we imagined. Shawon you were phenomenal, thank you for ensuring my day went just the way we planned! Chasity because of you I worried about nothing, even when I tried you assured me, “I got it”!! Having an awesome team is important and we’re so glad that we decided SDS events!! We highly recommend Shawon and her team to any couple planning their wedding!Sent on 05/31/2019
Neisha · Married on 03/30/2019
Amazing team and amazing service and amazing people!
I mean I am not even sure if I have the words to describe what Shawon and her team did for us. They were a dream come true and I know for sure that our day would not have been as smooth without her!! I am forever grateful that Shawon, Tiara,and Chassiny (spell check) were there on my big day . I will forever recommend them for anyone getting married. They handled every detail, were there to troubleshoot any problems without bothering me, coached my DJ who was new to doing weddings, made us feel like celebrities, gave us ideas when we had not a clue, kept us ON TIME which was so important to me, made sure we had our time during our day, and kept us laughing. It was like having our best friends handle our wedding be the end of it. I mean it was amazing!!! They are an amazing time and handle EVERY detail.Sent on 04/02/2019
SDS Events is a topnotch professional event planning company. Their attention to detail and professionalism are impressive. They keep their clients organized and focused and ensure there are no glitches on the big day. They are committed to timeliness, responsiveness, and organization. Highly recommend!
Shawon does an amazing job with wedding planning. She always brings her brides vision to life in a fun and professional way. She is a pleasuer to work with.
Shawon is amazing, not only with her distinctive designs but with her clients and other wedding professionals. She has a first class business and will exceed your expectations every time. If you are looking for someone to plan your next event - give her a call...you will not be disappointed! We love working with her!