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Founder of EventFull Weddings


Owner, Lead Planner

I am the owner and lead planner of EventFull Weddings.  I have 30+ years of corporate experience managing deadlines, budgets and negotiating contracts. I combined that with my love of design and entertaining to form EFW.  Born and raised in Tampa I have developed strong relationships with highly talented industry partners. I met my husband on a train while visiting Chicago. We commuted back and forth for years before he moved to Tampa and we married at the Don Cesar in St. Petersburg. Together we love traveling, dining out at all the hot spots and going to the movies. I am obsessed with British period films and series. I love planning weddings but the best part is seeing the happiness and appreciation our clients have once they see it all come together. 


"I have to say you are amazingly detailed. It is extremely helpful"

Carolina Larrea, 

Private Events Manager

Oxford Exchange 



Marketing Manager, Assistant Coordinator

Shelby has experience in both corporate events and wedding planning. She's a wife, mother to a beautiful baby girl and dog mom to Franklin a handsome Boxer. Shelby is an active member of the Junior League of Tampa and spends her spare time at the dog park and decorating her home. Shelby was born and raised in Tampa and married her high school sweet heart at Oxford Exchange. Together they enjoy boating, fishing and entertaining friends. Shelby's eye for design along with her project management skills will make planning your wedding a fun and memorable experience. 

"Karen and Shelby were an absolute must for our daughter's wedding! We did not have to worry about anything on an amazing day. They took care of all the vendors and created a perfect timeline for all involved. They set up the ballroom with all the decorations perfectly. So very pleased and we will definitely hire them when my younger daughter's big day arrives." 

Brooke, Narum

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