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Sugar Snap Events

Kill Devil Hills, NC View map
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
Rating 5.0 out of 5
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2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner

Meet Laura Sorensen & Shirley Cook of Sugar Snap Events

(1) Name of Business: Sugar Snap Events, LLC

(2) Service Provided: Wedding coordination and wedding florals/décor.

(3) What is your business philosophy? To work hard and thoroughly and to take our client's best interest to heart. Our goal is to make their wedding day as stress free as possible so they can focus on what is most important- their new lives together, their family, and their friends.

(4) What sets you apart? Our ability to recognize both our client's and vendors' needs in order to make each wedding day as seamless as possible. We will only coordinate one wedding per day and we stay until the end of the event. In addition, we offer personalized floral/decor services set in a collaborative environment that allows our clients to achieve the look and feel they desire for their special day- everything from bouquets, boutonnieres and corsages to ceremony arches and arrangements, tablescapes, ceiling installations, print materials and more.

(5) How long and where? Sugar Snap Events has been serving brides since 2003. We are both natives of the Outer Banks and our past experience in event planning, catering/restaurant management, and familiarity with Outer Banks locations and vendors provides our clients with the insight and knowledge they need to have a spectacular wedding day.

(6) Best advice you have? Laura’s advice: “Remember to flex… or you will snap :) It is important to have the wedding of your dreams and we strive to ensure that. But at the end of the day the most important thing is not the color of your linens but the fact that you are married to the one you truly love.” Shirley’s advice: “When planning all of the special touches for your wedding day be true to who you are- with music selections, readings, the overall look/feel of the event. And remember to be present and focus on each and every moment because it all happens so quickly! “

(7) What is your favorite part of the job? Shirley: “Watching the groom's face as he sees his bride for the first time. After that, getting hugs from the family at the end of a successful event. “ Laura: “Listening to the toasts from best friends and family- I always laugh or cry in the BEST way:) After toasting it is the surprised reaction at the end of the night when they realize ‘Wow! We couldn't have done this without you.’ And of course, the hugs!”

(8) What is your favorite place? Laura: “My front porch.” Shirley: “Wilmington, NC”.
(9) What are your favorite hobbies? Shirley: “Hanging out and drinking a glass of wine with my girlfriends, bowling, and going to concerts.” Laura: “ Ditto But NO bowling!! It breaks my nails :) Ha ha.”

(10) What is your favorite meal? Laura: “A pint of Ben & Jerry's in my fave PJ's on the couch at the end of a lonnnggg day.” Shirley: “I'm a carb girl so nothing makes me happier than a big bowl of mac n' cheese or a plate full of crinkle cut french fries. “


Sugar Snap Events- the perfect blend of “sugar” and “snap”.

Congratulations on your engagement and upcoming wedding. What an incredibly exciting time in your life! Whether you are planning a large extravagant affair or an intimate heartfelt gathering, allow Laura and Shirley to bring the perfect blend of “sugar” and “snap” to your big day. Together, they achieve an ideal blend of structure and organization (snap) and friendly professionalism (sugar) that will allow you to relax and focus on each precious moment of this amazing life celebration. From the initial stages of planning to the direction of the ceremony and reception to the final hugs at the end of the night, Shirley and Laura are there every step of the way.

Allow their experience to work for you…..

• Laura and Shirley are long time locals who are familiar with the Outer Banks’ best ceremony/reception locations, vendors, and unique characteristics. Laura will help you save valuable time and energy by providing a tailored vendor suggestion list based on your specific wants and needs. Shirley will help you pull the look of your event together by providing beautiful contemporary florals designs, tablescapes and more.
• Shirley and Laura are members of OBWA (Outer Banks Wedding Association).
• Great organizational skills and timely communication are just two more of Sugar Snap’s valuable assets. Shirley and Laura understand that planning a long distance wedding can be frustrating and strive to return phone calls and emails as quickly as possible so that you can continue planning your big day. They will provide you with structured “to do” lists and reminders to help ease the planning process.
• A seamless wedding day…What is most important to Laura and Shirley is that you get to enjoy your wedding day. Allow Laura to step in and make sure that vendors arrive and setup per your agreements, make sure your guests are taken care of, and take the reins and make sure that you and your wedding party are on time and don’t miss a single special moment. Shirley will execute the florals and decor so that you walk in to your dream wedding and reception.

The bottom line….Laura and Shirley love what they do and want to help you have an unforgettable day. Whether you are in need of coordination services, florals/décor, or both, please give them a call today or visit them online to bring a little “sugar” and “snap” to your wedding day!

Laura Sorensen- Owner/Event Coordinator

Shirley Cook- Owner/Floral Designer

Sugar Snap Events
252-480-9990
www.sugarsnapevents.com

  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

What wedding events do you provide services for?

Ceremony
Reception
Rehearsal Dinner

What wedding planning services do you offer?

Day-of Coordination
Event Design
Partial Planning
Timelines
To-Do Lists
Vendor Referrals

What weddings do you have experience planning?

Civil
Cultural
Destination
Double Weddings
Elopement
Eco-Friendly
Military
Non-Religious
Religious

How many planners are on your team?

1

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    Kellie A. Married on 11/20/2021
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    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!
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    Karen E. Married on 10/28/2021
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    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.
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    Emily N. Married on 06/27/2021
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    Amazing!!!

    Shirley is the BEST!!! She worked with me through so many covid wedding changes, she was flexible and calm, and most of all, she kept me calm as well!! On our actual covid elopement wedding she graciously let me change into my wedding dress at her house/studio, as we had to travel to get to OBX and I had nowhere to change. That right there was WOW! Not many florists would help out the bride that much, and her kindness does not go unnoticed! Onto the arrangements - they were both stunning! I did some bright flowers for my real wedding and went with a cleaner, crisper look for the second wedding the year after. Both times they were stunning arrangements at great prices and I highly recommend Sugar Snap Events to anyone looking into an OBX wedding - you won’t be disappointed!!

Awards

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  • 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.

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P.O. Box 7840 Kill Devil Hills, 27948
2524809990
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