ABOUT MELISSA BURTON:
OWNER + PRINCIPAL EVENT PLANNER
My name is Melissa Burton and I was born and raised in the nearby coastal town of Southport, NC. I spent time traveling to New Zealand after high school, which gave me the opportunity to meet and work with all different types of people in a whole new surrounding. I jumped into a new life and culture, which taught me to adapt quickly and adjust to each situation. As a business owner, I use these skills every day. After college graduation from Appalachian State University, I moved to the familiar and lovely Wilmington, which led me to my perfect job!
I've always been the party planner among my friends and family. With every homecoming reunion, spring break trip, family vacations, and more, I was planning something. So it was only natural that I became an event planner for a living!
I was the Event Manager at The RiverRoom in downtown Wilmington, NC from September 2011-May 2015. It was there that I quickly realized my passion for coordinating and designing weddings and events. I knew this was something I wanted to do forever so I started Knot Too Shabby Events in 2014. Watching the planning and work all come together during a beautiful event is the most gratifying feeling for me. Seeing the glowing smiles on an overjoyed bride and groom is priceless. When hosting a surprise birthday party for a blushing lady, I experience the same precious memories. Moments like these are why I love my job and what I do.
To schedule a consultation or inquire about any of my event planning services, call 910.540.0553 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photos: Erin L Taylor Photography