Skip to main content


Thanks so much for reaching out!

Things have changed for Sugar Snap. When it comes to weddings.... Shirley has joined team I Do OBX Weddings and Events. Laura has started her own coordination business called Soiree Event Management.

We have SO enjoyed our clients the past 20 years (yes, 20 years!). It has been an honor to be a part of each and every wedding. We look forward to connecting with you in our new businesses and positions.

All our best coming your way!

Shirley Cook- Owner/Floral Designer

Sugar Snap Events

  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

What wedding events do you provide services for?

Rehearsal Dinner

What wedding planning services do you offer?

Day-of Coordination
Partial Planning

What weddings do you have experience planning?

Double Weddings
illustration question

Any other questions?

Message vendor
5.0 out of 5 rating
119 Reviews
  • Quality of service
    5 out of 5 rating
  • Average response time
    5 out of 5 rating
  • Professionalism
    5 out of 5 rating
  • Value
    5 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    5 out of 5 rating
100% Recommended by couples

42 User photos

119 Reviews See all
Kathryn P. Married on 10/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Must have vendor!

When I say book Shirley now, I mean it!! There are not enough words to describe how amazing working with Shirley is and how purposeful she is with her work! From the very beginning she was responsive and so fun to work with. She has an incredible eye for design and makes any vision come to life. I am a huge floral lover and when I walked around my wedding and saw how Shirley brought every detail from my vision to perfection I was in awe! There is truly no one better!!! (will post photos when I get professional ones back, esp our ceiling installation!)
Kellie A. Married on 11/20/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing experience from start to finish

Shirley was amazing at helping our flowers and decor come alive. Truly the highlight of the wedding. Shirley was very responsive and easy to communicate with. She made our vision come to life. She was very flexible and helped work within our budget. From the beginning she communicated the entire process and the day of the wedding we didn't have to worry about anything. It was nice not to worry about set up or clean up. It was well worth it. She is the absolute best person to deal with decorations and flowers on the outer banks. Look no further than Sugar Snap Events!
Karen E. Married on 10/28/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Exceptional, personal, and so much fun

We chose to hire Shirley from Sugar Snap Events based on the “preferred vendor” list provided by our venue. From the beginning of the planning process through the end of the wedding itself, Shirley has been a consistently calm, responsive, and enthusiastic character. She knows her community inside and out, from the various venues to the various vendors. Her great relationships with all of them shows and was very important to us while our venue went through some changes in management. The venue did an excellent job with the shifts, but we had no doubt that Shirley was there to fix any hiccups that could have come up during that process. She did so much more than just decorating.

In addition to her interpersonal skills and expertise, she created magic out of the spaces we used during our events. She transformed a deck overlooking a beach, a stunning-on-its-own fine dining restaurant, and a somewhat basic building with lovely deck and lawn into uniquely lovely spaces, weaving our personal style into each venue without overwhelming their natural beauty. Her eye for the bigger picture as well as the smallest details made for a visual feast. The mix of sculptural, whimsical, and natural she created was everything we had imagined, but better. We feel so lucky to have hired her.
illustration stars

Are you interested?

Message vendor


WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2013 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2012 Winner

Real Weddings

Mike & Eliza
47 photos · 09/14/2019
Brad & Frances
32 photos · 11/05/2017
Hunter & Lauren
30 photos · 07/25/2016

Professional Network & Endorsements

16 Endorsements
Coastyle Weddings Coastyle Weddings Wedding Planners

We love working with Shirley and her team at Sugar Snap! They are so fun to work with! While being prompt, professional and extremely talented, they also bring an aura of humor and excitement to each wedding. They love what they do, and want each client to be ecstatic over their florals and design. They are quick to respond to emails, have straight forward and easy to read proposals, and are always happy to explain flowers/cost, etc. to help brides navigate what will work best for their particular wedding. We love working with them and know all of our clients will love working with them too!

Ocean Atlantic Event Rentals Ocean Atlantic Event Rentals Wedding Rentals

If you are looking for a talented, down to earth designer Shirley is the one! She is always pleasure to work with.

Rev. Jay Bowman Rev. Jay Bowman Wedding Officiants

It's easy to endorse someone who hits a home run every time they get up to the plate. Shirley and Laura at Sugar Snap Events do just that. I've worked with them for over a decade and enjoyed it very much. They have personalities that compliment each other in giving you a service and product you'll be very happy with.

Preferred Vendors

Sanderling Resort
4.9 out of 5 rating , 201 Reviews
· Hotel Weddings
Roanoke Island Festival Park
4.9 out of 5 rating , 26 Reviews
· Park & Outdoor Weddings
The Pavilion at Pirate's Cove Marina
4.9 out of 5 rating , 92 Reviews
· Banquet Halls
Jennette's Pier
4.9 out of 5 rating , 137 Reviews
· Banquet Halls
Black Pelican Catering
4.9 out of 5 rating , 77 Reviews
· Wedding Caterers
Ocean Atlantic Event Rentals
4.8 out of 5 rating , 157 Reviews
· Wedding Rentals


Other vendors in Outer Banks for your wedding

Wedding Vendors