- Albriana Shante
Hey, I'm Albriana Shante Youyoute, but my friends call me "Bree." I am the owner and lead designer of Albriana Shante Events based out of Tampa, fl. My motto is, "the event is in the details." As a Florida native and my love for travel, I have been exposed to various international cultures. Visiting many counties allows me to incorporate the experience of their cultural, food, and architectural details into each of our designs. At Albriana Shante Events, our goal is to create an original design that will leave your guest in awe. We incorporate your venue's architectural design to create the ideal ambiance in your event.
My passion for event planning began in high school when creating centerpieces for my late great-grandmothers 89th birthday party. It continued in college, where I planned events at the University of South Florida. As a member of the University Lecture Experience, I had the honor to meet the late great Maya Angelou. When I told her my name, she replied, "you have a beautiful name." Of course, I told everyone. Listening to her speak that evening created such a significant impact on my life and is why today her famous quote, "people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel" to heart.
Alongside my Masters's degree in Business Management, I offer white-glove treatment, honesty, and integrity. When I am not planning events, I love spending time with my highly supportive Husband, Beautiful Daughter, traveling, and interior design. I value service and love. A portion of our annual sales is donated to bring relief to the women and children in Haiti.
Our perspective is simple; it's the couple. From beginning to end, we deep dive to get to our clients' very core to create an elevated and personalized wedding experience.
We begin with determining your guest count. The guest count and budget are reflective of the guest's experience. Once the foundation is confirmed, we move into an in-depth design process that allows us to see what aspects of your life you value most. We ask questions based on your daily habits, shopping patterns, likes, and dislikes.
Once we have a firm foundation, we select the all-star vendor team. Each vendor is selected based on budget and aesthetics.
Once our team is confirmed, the design is next. We create an entirely custom elevated and refined design presentation from your invitations to your grand exit. Each guest's touchpoint is considered.
The final phase of the wedding experience is considered the execution. We finalize guest count, the ceremony, cocktail, and reception room layouts. We confirm all specialty signage and entertainment. After the final walkthrough, we prepare for rehearsal and, finally, the best day ever.
"From the moment we hired Albriana we knew she would go above and beyond to ensure our day was as smooth as possible. From vendor recommendations to easing my nerves about our timeline, she made me feel like I had a fairy godmother the whole way through! She has a gift for making you feel at ease and like everything will be okay and that's truly all you could ask for in a wedding planner. When we walked into our reception and saw everything set up to PERFECTION, I felt an instant wave of happiness knowing we made the right choice in hiring Albriana. Albriana truly executed my vision and then some, and most of all, she made me feel like she had my back the entire night. We couldn't have done it without her!"
My husband and I will forever be grateful for Albriana's help in planning our Wedding. We are super busy in our careers, and planning a wedding on such short notice, during Co-vid is something that was not on our agenda. She kept in mind our needs, and our desires to keep everything elegant & tasteful! I look back at the pictures and it could not have been a more perfect day! Thank you Bree for your hard work and making sure our special day was executed flawlessly!
Mr. and Mrs. Simplice