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Southern Skies Events

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Southern Skies Events is a wedding and special event planning company operating out of Cary, North Carolina. Owner and lead planner Jen Shaefer and her team of talented event experts go above and beyond to create unforgettable celebrations for their cherished clients. With a keen eye for detail and endless creativity, they work diligently to provide stress-free planning experiences to nearlywed couples.

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The team at Southern Skies Events provides clients with a wide range of services to choose from. The team will work collaboratively with you to ensure that every element of your day is carefully considered and expertly executed. Packages available include varying levels of service, including event management, day-of coordination, full-service planning, and partial planning. Your planner will be on hand every step of the way, from budget analysis and vendor selection to timeline and to-do list creation.

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    Definitely worth booking!

    Laura was our wedding planner and she did a phenomenal job! We were planning a quick wedding (less than 4 months from booking the venue to wedding date) and throughout the whole process Laura kept us on track and was in constant communication whenever she needed something. Day off the wedding she handled everything expertly and even helped hold my dress up to keep it from getting muddy as we walked around outside taking wedding photos (it had POURED earlier in the day). 100% recommend using her!!
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    Laura is the bomb!

    Laura was our wedding coordinator for our wedding at The Oaks at Salem on November 19th, and she was an absolute delight! She helped us stay on schedule with our planning, and provided great insight and ideas that we hadn't even thought of that ended up being used on our day. Our rehearsal went by without a hitch, and Laura was so sweet and welcoming to our whole party, it felt like we had known her for the whole process and not for just the final few months!

    Even when we had delays on our wedding day, you would have never known with how smoothly the day ended up going. Laura even took some behind the scenes footage and made the cutest instagram reel for us and sent us the photos (like the one attached
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Owner, Lead Planner

I'm Jen and I'm the owner of Southern Skies Events. We've been serving couples in the Triangle + beyond since 2018, but I've been in the industry since 2009.

My background is in catering, but I love getting to know what unique moments from their relationship each couple chooses to share with their guests.

When I'm not working on wedding details, you can find me at the gym, enjoying a glass of red wine, or spending time with family + friends.


Becca is a Wolfpack fan and supermom to four. She has a strong events marketing background and she always takes such good care of her couples!

When she's not working on a wedding, you can find her spending time with her family or watching her oldest son play football under the Friday night lights.

Event Expert

Krista knows everything about everything we have to offer and is here to help welcome you to Southern Skies, go through packages and choose what may be best for your big day!

She's planning her own dream affair for October 2021 and can answer all of your questions! When she's not meeting our amazing couples you can find her cheering on the Gators with her fiance, listening to the latest crime podcast or cuddling with her pup, Cali.

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