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Barbara Shorts founded Verve Weddings and Events in 2007 and ever since Barbara, along with the Verve team, have been creating memorable events. There is no event too big for our team to tackle. Upon retaining our services you can count on exceptional personal service.

OUR GOAL IS 100% AVAILABILITY TO YOU FOR EVERY STEP OF THE PLANNING PROCESS, SERVING AND SUPPORTING YOU WITH THE FOLLOWING BELIEFS:

Professionalism

so you can feel and appreciate our excellent service standards and benefit from our impeccable relationships within the wedding industry.

Proactive Planning

so nothing is ever last minute or left to chance on your special day.

Flexibility

so we can adjust and cater to your growing ideas and goals.

Creativity

so you have the best options for a most memorable celebration.

Impeccable Attention To Detail

so nothing gets overlooked or becomes overwhelming.

WE HOPE TO HEAR FROM YOU SOON AND LOOK FORWARD TO HELPING YOU CREATE YOUR VERY OWN VERVE WOW WEDDING! CONTACT US >

About

Barbara Shorts

Barbara fell in love with creating beautiful weddings while working at the Austin Country Club. She discovered how much joy and accomplishment she felt when she helped clients plan their dream day! After 23 years of planning almost every type of event, she started Verve Weddings and Events in 2007. Since then she has worked tirelessly to make sure detail is perfect for her clients. She prides herself on bringing a fresh, modern approach to wedding planning and loves coordinating events of all sizes and styles. Barbara has earned a reputation throughout the Austin and surrounding area as a hands on, detail oriented planner who strives for excellence.

Barbara Shorts

Some of Barbara’s favorite wedding planning quotes:

  • "The best dreams happen when you are awake" - Elizabeth Brown
  • "Planning a wedding is like running a company, you’re the CEO of Love"
  • "There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved"  - George Sand
  • "You know you are in love when you can fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams"

Our Team:

Alicia

Alicia has been involved in the service industry for more than ten years and began working with Verve in 2014. She is very detail oriented and prides herself on her strong organizational and communication skills. She is an asset to the Verve team and promises to make your event enjoyable and stress free.

Nicole

Nicole works with Barbara before and after your event coordinating and communicating with the various vendors and helping with any questions you have along the way. She has a strong eye for design and is extremely organized and customer service focused. She has over 10 years working in various aspects of the wedding industry. Nicole spends her free time caring for her two young children and enjoying time with her family.

Candice

Candice has been with Verve Austin for the past 5 years and has brought an innovative aspect to our team. She has established a sense of planning and design under Barbara’s vision. Candice specializes in managing many aspects of the wedding day, along with tackling a few full service clients each year. Her enthusiastic look on life exuberates into her work with fresh, innovated ideas. Candice’s pride and joy is raising her two children Matthew Mark and Audrey Nicole. In her spare time she attends St. Edwards university to further her Education and is a active member in the The Junior League of Austin.

Elaine

Elaine joined Verve Austin in the fall of 2012. She has an enthusiastic personality and flawless attention to detail. Both of these traits contribute to our customers high levels of satisfaction. She specializes in all aspects of the industry and enjoys making each event unforgettable. Given her profession as a dental assistant, she finds her calming nature very helpful during each event. Elaine enjoys spending time with her family and friends and continues to work on her studies as a Dental Hygienist.

Robyn

Robyn is a tenured event planner and a French-trained chef, so she brings extensive food, wine and service experience to the table.  She studied fashion design and marketing, so with her detailed event timelines, creative event design and excellent skill set of ‘running the show’ she can help take your event and run with it.  Robyn will help create a stress-free, beautiful and memorable experience for the client and their guests.  When not at an event, music festival, or travelling, you’ll find Robyn hiking the Barton Creek Greenbelt or spending time with family and friends.