owner | lead event planner

Hi! My name is Melissa Shaw - nice to meet you! As an event planner, it’s my goal to provide stress-free, creatively-executed events for my clients. How’d I get into this business? Well, here’s the scoop!


As a kid, I watched my mom host beautiful dinner parties, complete with themed decor, exquisite food and ample hospitality for her guests (something she still does today!). Feeling the warmth of inviting people into our home, bringing them together over food & good times, I became enchanted with creating experiences for people - a sentiment that has followed me from my first restaurant serving job all the way through my current season as an event planning, business owner.

With almost 15 years of hospitality & customer service experience, I’ve developed my own brand of service & expertise. One that includes a laid-back approach, a “yes, let’s find a way” mentality and a desire to collaborate with people to create distinctly personalized events & memories.

Side note! I’m a Pisces with that typical intuitive, artistic, yet slightly obsessive personality. My mind is a constant spinning wheel of ideas & dreams. Things I love include airports, nail polish, cool weather, mini things, all the competition cooking shows, the lake, night driving and stubby-legged, long-eared dogs.



associate event planner

Hello - my name is Abi Rychtik and I’m so glad you’re here! I am driven to help you plan and execute your perfect day.

My work ethic and organizational skills will make the planning process stress-free and enjoyable, while my attention to detail and creative eye will make all the details come together.

While I enjoy working hard, I am laid-back and love to have fun! I look forward to getting to know my clients and I’m always looking for new ways to help them showcase their personality and style.

More things I love include lake days, trying new foods, traveling, dogs and babies (especially together), and autumn.