MEET CHATARA O'SHEA
WEDDING PLANNER &
MARYLAND & DC
ACCEPTS 10-15 EVENTS
PREFERS UNIQUE IDEAS OUT OF TH BOX
ELLE & CO:
Chatara, or "Shea" as we call her, got her start with a Fashion Design degree from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles, California. When she stumbled across Elle’s Instagram during a period of career transition and realized she had found an imaginative kindred spirit, she submitted her resume and was over the moon when she nabbed an EED internship in 2014.
Her extensive experience in customer service and visual merchandising, helped her to develop a knack for symmetry and juxtaposition for decorum. The teeniest detail at each wedding venue does not go unnoticed or unperfected. Chatara also values a genuine interaction with every wedding party and treats them like her own family. So, when the internship was over, Chatara had asked if she could still work with EED, but Elle had no plans of letting her leave…ever.
In 2016, Shea began planning small and social events with Elle & Co., as well as training with Elle to 'one day' become a Wedding Planner at the company. In 2018 she had her first solo wedding and has since become a sought after planner for weddings and events, as well as a breath of fresh air in this cookie-cutter design industry. Couples flock to her eye for detail and her desire to have every design aesthetically perfect makes her an incredible event designer for events big and small. Chatara’s meticulous style, artistic talent, and eye for design has led her to her irreplaceable, creative-guru status with Elle & Co.
Shea works with all wedding packages from Week of Coordination to Full Planning & Design, as well as social and corporate events of all sizes.
"I wanted an event that had every detail thought of, every need of the guests taken care of, that was beyond beautiful & incredibly unique decor. Most of all I wanted guests to not wait to be able to come to our next event. This is the definition of Elle & Co and Shea. She was a dream to work with and can't wait until the next time!
Elle & Co Designed Debutante Ball
Mary T. L.
"Talented. All I can say is Chatara is a creative genius. I find myself looking for events to have just to work with her... and do so on a regular basis."
Elle & Co. Bride, Baby shower, First birthday client, Second birthday client...
Chatara was absolutely amazing from the moment we met her. Her recommendations always perfectly fit our tastes...I felt like I was constantly responding "perfect!" to any suggestion she had. She is one of the most organized people I've ever met in my life & was always available and on top of every little detail.
Elle & Co Wedding Couple
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