We’re so excited to announce that we’re expanding! We’ve recently added a new North Georgia Mountains Senior Associate Planner AND we’re also hiring in the Atlanta area for a lead wedding coordinator and coordinator apprentice (more on that soon).  Shelby is an incredibly dynamic personality that we’re thrilled to add to our team!   We’ve included her bio below so that you can get just a glimpse inside her mind. We can’t wait to start sharing her beautiful work!

From the desk of Shelby Connor, North Georgia Mountains Senior Associate Wedding Planner, North Georgia and Blue Ridge Mountains Wedding Planner:

Hey you! It’s so good to have you here.

I’m the ITE Events wedding planner in the Blue Ridge Mountains and the North Georgia wedding planner for our team. To tell you a little bit about me…

My favorite quote is by Mary Oliver and it whimsically reads, “Keep some room in your heart for the unimaginable.” I love the idea of keeping some space to allow for the really spectacular to happen.
I’m a farm girl at heart (and in real life) and love how the Georgia mountain air makes me feel right at home. I graduated summa cum laude from a small school in Bristol, VA where I studied Business Administration with a concentration in Management and minored in English. I also played on the Women’s Volleyball Team and served as the captain my senior year.

Let me take you back to one of my favorite wedding memories:

I was doing a wedding at the Stanley House in Marietta, an old civil war home turned B&B, and, due to rain, we had to move the ceremony inside–with the bride scheduled to make her grand entrance down the main staircase.

The violinist started playing and the whole bridal party made it down the aisle without a hitch…but when it came time for the bride, the look of panic in her escort’s eyes told me something wasn’t right. So I went dashing out the back entrance and up the outdoor stairs in the rain(as not to be seen), only to find the bride had gone back into her suite to put on some lipgloss! I quickly got her into place, dashed back through my secret passageway, and got her to her groom in time to say “I do!”

Whew! Remembering that story still makes me winded. We’d love to be a part of your big day, too. Contact us to tell us what you’re dreaming up for your Blue Ridge Mountains or North Georgia wedding.

With Southern warmth,

Shelby Connor

Romantic. Eclectic. Adaptable. Methodical. Attentive.