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Shawanna McDonald

event planner , wedding planner

Shawanna McDonald

Brooklyn, NY

You give me a budget, I'll give you a party!

Praise The Lord!
My name is Shawanna E. McDonald and I'm the proud owner of Special Event Coordination & Catering by, Sublime. We are full service event and party planners catering all of your party needs. The first thing we tell our clients is,
"We make what you feel in your heart come to life".
No event is too big or small!

Wedding Planning & Consulting ...
My love of weddings began at a very young age. From movies to actual events I was hooked! The Bride (the gown), flowers, decorations, the limos … Everything was just so beautiful! I was so wrapped up in the “prettiness” and romance of the moment that it wasn’t until I got married in 2002 that I realized all of the and preparation that goes into planning such a fabulous wedding! October 4, 2002 … I started planning our wedding shortly after September 11th. No detail was left undone .. I was proud! UNTIL … the months, weeks and days leading to the wedding, I didn’t feel special. Once our wedding day arrived, I was literally exhausted! I actually hyperventilated down the aisle (I’ll show you the tape) LOL. Though people still approach my husband Kirk and I about how wonderful our wedding was, we really didn’t enjoy it – We were tired and worn out. It was then that I realized that I would never want another Bride and Groom to go through that .. they should be able to enjoy their special day with their family and friends .. And so my journey began.

Event Coordination ...
Some people think you only need a planner for a wedding - not so. All events require some level of preparation. Please take a look at our services to find out more about our event coordination.


Full Service Event Planning
Floral Arrangements
Wait Staff

Rehearsal Dinners
Pastoral Anniversaries
Spiritual Retreats
Birthday Parties
Surprise Parties
Retirement Parties
Girls or Boys Night Out
Baby Showers
Bridal Showers
Stag Parties
Bachelorette parties


I have had the pleasure of having Mrs. Shawanna McDonald Coordinate two major events for me. On May 21st, 2005, Mrs. McDonald assisted me with my wedding which was beautiful. When I needed her services again for an 80th birthday party for my grandmother on September 5th, 2007, Mrs. McDonald took care of every detail. She even helped me find an outfit for my grandmother to wear for her 80th birthday bash. It has been two years since the party and the guests who attended are still talking about how fabulous the party was. If you need someone with a sweet demeanor who can handle a guest list for a small party or an enormous guest list for a banquet or a wedding Shawanna McDonald can get the job done.

Jewe'l Hardy-Powell

I am so delighted to write this "Wedding & Event Testimonial" letter on behalf of Mrs. McDonald for her outstanding services rendered on August 8, 2009. Mrs. McDonald is an extraordinary thinker, professional and impeccable wedding coordinator. The below are just a few highlights of her wonderful services: Coordinated a 250-300 person Church and Outdoor Wedding Reception without any flaws. Very proactive, attentive, and knowledgeable and worked tirelessly to ensure that every detail was confirmed. Very detail oriented and an excellent organizer (Provided us with a wedding template and a budget breakdown, etc.) Thought "Out of the Box" and gave wonderful ideas to improve this event Hard-worker, efficient, helpful, pleasant, treated everyone with respect/kindness and was very compassionate to our needs Worked with various vendors to ensure that they were aligned with every detail Creative and Decorative Skills: Designed entire wedding party floral arrangements, bouquets, boutonnieres and giveaways Provided spiritual advice to my husband, I and the entire wedding party NEVER COMPLAINED Finally, there are not enough words to express how we truly appreciate Mrs. McDonald and her family. We highly recommend her professional services to anyone.

Mr. and Mrs. Norris Bertrand