Shafonne Myers

Freelance Branding Freelancer & Blog Writer

Location:Youngstown, Ohio, United States
2 Skills
Experience: Owner/Editor
Pretty Pear Bride
Plus Size Bridal Website – only one in the country
? Write blog posts and produce accompanying photos and video
? Manage, assign and edit a team of 5 contributor’s stories
? Maintain site’s platform and track traffic
? Promote site’s brand through Speaking Engagements and social media
o Speaking Engagements
? Fluffy Girl Summit {Missouri April 2012}
? Workshop in Indianapolis {April 2012}
? Backstage Bridal Pro Academy {Los Angeles Sept 2012}
o Social Media
? Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn

? Acquire vendors and sponsorship that complement the site

President and Founder
Making Your Event Special, LLC
Wedding and Event Consulting Firm
? Create, Implement and Coordinate Weddings and Events
? Manage a team of 3 consultants
? Run all marketing campaigns
o Update and sustain Making Your Event
o Promote the company to bring in clientele
? Maintain all relevant social media platforms
o Manage 2 blogs/sites
? Making Your Event Special
? Divas and Weddings
o Manage 1 Twitter Accounts
? Divas and Weddings
? Facilitate and sustain vendor relationships
? Articles written about or referencing the company in:
o Richmond Times Dispatch
o Indy Star
o Urban Views
o Richmond Bride
? Published Articles in
o The Wedding Report
o Wedding Planning Institute’s Newsletter
o Williamsburg Weddings
o Urban Views

Certified Wedding Planning Instructor
The Wedding Planning Institute

Taught at University of Richmond August 2008-2010
? Teaching the ability to Create, Implement and Coordinate Weddings
? Facilitating the management of timelines for Weddings and Events
? Initiating the process of starting a Wedding Planning Business
? Learning the customs and cultures of Ethnic and Destination weddings

Radio Host
Making Your Event Special LIVE
VA’s 1st Wedding and Event Planning Radio Talk Show
? Discuss Wedding and Event Planning Topics
? Interview Guest Speakers
? Facilitate Listener Call-In Questions

Certifications: Certified Wedding and Event Planner
The Wedding Planning Institute 2008

Entrepreneurship Certificate
Mary Baldwin College 2008

Education: Bachelor of Arts: Biology
Mary Baldwin College 1997-2001
Staunton, VA
• Who’s Who’s Among College Students 2000-2001
• President’s Award 2000-2001
• Baldwin Program Board Chairwomen 1999-2001
• Executive Committee member 1999-2001
• Special Events Chairwomen 1998-1999

Douglas Freeman High School 1993-1997
4 year Diploma
Richmond, VA
Skills (2) Rating
Blog Writing