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Shining Moments Event Planning is a full-service wedding planning company based in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey. Lead planner, Zupenda, is a planner by nature and adores bringing to life the unique wedding vision of each couple she works with. Zupenda holds a certificate in Wedding and Event Planning from Temple University and interned with Trilogy Event Design before striking out on her own to help couples achieve their ideal wedding celebration. Shining Moments Event Planning offer their services through New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and destination weddings.

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Shining Moments Event Planning specializes in planning and wedding management (also known as day-of coordination) services. This company prides itself on bringing each couple鈥檚 dream day to life through its skills and attention to detail. This team of talented planners aims to make your wedding planning experience as stress-free as possible so you can enjoy every moment of your special day. Additional services offered by Shining Moments Event Planning include:

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Erika V. Married on 10/15/2021
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Zupenda is Stupendous!!!!!!

So where do I begin. I was not in the market for a wedding planner, as Mother of the Bride I am not easy to please and I thought I could put this wedding together on my own without the added expense. So, turning this wedding over to a perfect stranger was a difficult decision, but one that was necessary for my own sanity. With the bride working nights as a nurse, my son in law getting deployed to the Middle East, COVID restrictions and the unexpected closing of our hotel and rehearsal dinner venue the need for a professional planner was essential. After reviewing the many planners on WeddingWire, we decided on Shining Moments Event Planning. My initial meeting with Zupenda, I gave her a long list of our needs and wants, and she never batted an eye. That鈥檚 when I realized she was going to bring a level of uniqueness and professionalism to our event. Within 24 hours of our initial conversation, Zupenda and her team took over. Yes, Zupenda has a team! A group of five extraordinary ladies who worked this wedding as if it was their own. A special thank you to Carolyn, Eni, Alexandra, Tamika and Nicole. We had a coordinator assigned to the bride, a coordinator assigned to the groom and the rest of the team was assigned to the venue bringing our plans to life. The team was successful in managing the bride and groom鈥檚 quirky personalities, handled the difficult challenge of wrangling in the bridal party, appeased the Father of the Bride who constantly reminded everyone how much this wedding was costing him and the demand for it to start on time. And let鈥檚 not forget my desire to make sure this day was perfect. Every element of the wedding was carried out to perfection. As much as I laughed at the FOB鈥檚 need to start on time, Zupenda made sure he got what he paid for. The doors to the ceremony closed at 5:55PM and at 6PM the bridal party entered the ceremony and the rest of the evening flowed flawlessly. If there was an issue or a problem, we never knew about it because the team handled it all. Zupenda Davis-Shining was hired to provide a service to my daughter's wedding which she and her team knocked out of the park. In this process Zupenda has become a lifetime family member. You know you had a kick*** wedding when the guests call to thank you for inviting them. No wedding should be planned without consulting Zupenda Davis-Shine of Shining Moments Event Planning.

Abby S. Married on 09/15/2023
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Amazing Experience

It goes without saying that Zupenda was one of the best decisions we made as we planned our wedding. Thank you for stepping up and supporting us and organizing and managing our vendors... We really appreciate you. And even Monique was an amazing addition. She kept us on track and on time and ensured we were doing all the right things at the right time.

We thank you so much and we will definitely be referring you for future opportunities!
Alexus B. Married on 06/23/2023
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We love Zuepnda!

We picked Zupenda pretty early on in our wedding planning process as we knew we needed someone to help us with the planning process. She was such a pleasure to work with and helped make our day go seamless. She was with us every step of the way and I don鈥檛 know how we could have done it without her!
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Zupenda  Davis-Shine
Zupenda Davis-Shine
Owner/Certified Wedding & Event Planner

Zupenda is a Certified Wedding & Event Planner who has experience planning and executing weddings and events in New Jersey, Delaware, Philadelphia, Maryland, Florida and Las Vegas. She works with same-sex couples and enjoys planning both intimate and large weddings.

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