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A Visionary with a Heart of Gold
Widowed but never defeated, Dawn is a force to be reckoned with—a dedicated mother to two amazing boys and a powerhouse in the world of event planning. A graduate of Liberty University with a degree in Business Management, Dawn seamlessly blends her corporate expertise with over a decade of marketing experience to craft beautiful and unique events that leave a lasting impression.
As a devoted mother of two boys, Dawn understands the importance of creating moments that matter. Her resilience, strength, and unwavering commitment to her family inspire not only those closest to her but also shape the ethos of her event planning philosophy.
With over 13 years experience in the corporate industry, Dawn's journey has been marked by marketing prowess and an unyielding desire to plan exceptional events. Growing up as a PK (preacher's kid) provided her with a unique perspective on the intricate parts of a wedding ceremony, laying the foundation for her flourishing career in the events industry.
Dawn's resume boasts an impressive array of events, from military-focused gatherings to Regent University's Commencement. With over 13 years of experience in event planning, including a decade in the wedding industry, Dawn has honed her skills to perfection. Notably, she orchestrated Virginia's largest cupcake festival, The Virginia Cupcake Festival, an annual event drawing in more than 4,000 attendees and benefiting CHKD in 2019.
What started as a fun hobby has blossomed into a thriving business. Dawn's dedication and passion shine through in every event she plans, regardless of size. With a committed team by her side, she ensures that each occasion is executed flawlessly, leaving clients with memories to cherish.
In her downtime, you'll find Dawn soaking up the sun on the beach with her boys or sipping coffee in a local café. A lover of travel, she explores different cultures, immersing herself in the richness of the world around her. Dawn's zest for life and diverse interests make her not just an event planner but a true connoisseur of experiences.
For a touch of magic and meticulous planning, entrust your event to Dawn. Her expertise, combined with a heart that cares deeply, ensures that your special moments are curated with precision and passion.
Your Lead Coordinator Extraordinare
In the world of event coordination, meet the powerhouse behind the scenes—Ashley Murillo. A devoted wife of 15 years and a loving mother to three beautiful daughters, Ashley brings not only professional expertise but a personal touch to every celebration.
Hailing from the charming town of Moyock, North Carolina, Ashley's roots run deep in Southern hospitality. Now calling Norfolk, Virginia, home, she seamlessly blends her small-town charm with the vibrant energy of the city, creating an event planning experience that feels like a warm embrace.
As a mother to three daughters, each with unique tastes and personalities, Ashley has honed the art of planning and arranging events under any circumstance. From small sleepovers to orchestrating her sisters' weddings, Ashley's journey as a mom has cultivated an innate ability to make every moment a cherished memory.
Known for her meticulous attention to detail, Ashley ensures that every element of your special day is not just met but exceeded. Her commitment to creating memories of a lifetime shines through in every nuance, making your wedding an unforgettable experience.
Don't let her petite stature fool you—Ashley is a beast of a worker when it comes to the day of execution. A problem-solving maestro, quick on her feet, she tackles challenges head-on, ensuring a flawless event. Her genuine care, concern, and unstoppable 'hustle' mentality guarantee that your celebration will be nothing short of amazing.
For Ashley, each wedding is not just an event; it's a canvas waiting to be painted with love, joy, and the unique essence of the couple. From the first consultation to the final dance, Ashley Murillo is your dedicated guide, ensuring that your wedding day is as extraordinary as your love story.
Lead Assistant Coordinator
Creating Memorable Moments
Meet Yvonne Johnson, a seasoned Realtor whose love for the South Hampton Roads community is as palpable as her dedication to creating unforgettable events. With a career spanning 32 years in real estate, Yvonne has not only found homes for countless families but has also woven herself into the vibrant tapestry of this coastal region planning parties and events of her own.
Yvonne has been a proud resident of the South Hampton Roads area since 1984, making her not just a Realtor but a true ambassador of the community she adores. Her passion for real estate is not merely transactional; it's a commitment to helping individuals and families find their perfect place to call home.
Yvonne is a loving wife to Scott, a native of the area, and a proud mother to two wonderful children. Conner, at 28, and Scottie, at 24, bring joy and inspiration to her life. Together, as a family, they call the Hickory area of Chesapeake home—a place where memories are made and dreams are nurtured.
Whether you're looking for your dream home or planning an event to celebrate life's milestones, Yvonne Johnson is your go-to person. With a warm heart and a wealth of experience, she is here to turn your visions into reality.
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Queen of volunteering in the Hampton Roads area. Ginny Voltz is an exceptional woman whose passion for community engagement and event organization has made her a driving force in Hampton Roads. With a loving husband and a son who brighten her world, Ginny's dedication to volunteering has been a cornerstone of her life.
Her event coordination and organization is second to none. Whether it's orchestrating fundraisers, community gatherings, or unique local events, Ginny's leadership shines through. Her ability to bring people together, coupled with her innate knack for planning, ensures that every occasion she oversees is a resounding success. Ginny has been involved with coordinating events for years.
Ginny is an invaluable asset to the unique events team. Her commitment, tireless effort, and unwavering support have made her a pillar within the team. Her creativity and attention to detail elevate each event she's involved in, leaving a lasting impact on the community.
Beyond her remarkable organizational skills, Ginny's true strength lies in her leadership. Her ability to motivate and inspire others to contribute to the betterment of their community is nothing short of remarkable. Her warm and approachable nature makes her not just a leader but a friend and mentor to many.
Dedicated to Excellence
Ashton is a shining example of dedication and support within both his academic pursuits and the family business, Unique Events. As the son of Dawn Allen, the owner of Unique Events, Ashton has been immersed in the world of event planning from a young age and has proven to be an invaluable asset to the team.
An honor roll high school student, Ashton's commitment to academic excellence parallels his dedication to supporting Unique Events. His contributions to the family business over the years have been instrumental. He thrives as a helper, eagerly diving into tasks that aid in putting together successful events. Ashton's reliability and willingness to assist in various aspects of event planning make him an indispensable member of the team.
While he's not assisting with events or excelling in his studies, Ashton finds solace and joy in his hobbies. A passionate enthusiast of all things Marvel, he immerses himself in the captivating universe of superheroes and storytelling. Additionally, he cherishes spending his free time helping around the house, demonstrating a strong sense of responsibility and care for his family.
Ashton's multifaceted dedication—be it in academics, supporting Unique Events, or indulging in his interests—showcases his well-rounded nature. His commitment to both his education and family business exemplifies a promising future where his enthusiasm, dedication, and passion will continue to shine brightly in all his endeavors.
Join us in giving a warm welcome to Natasha! This aspiring aerospace engineer has brought her stellar ambition and event planning expertise to our team as a dedicated student intern. Natasha's journey towards the stars in the aerospace field is matched only by her knack for dazzling event planning.
Natasha's arrival feels like the perfect cosmic alignment for us. Despite previous opportunities, none felt quite right until now. Her passion for what she does, coupled with her drive and unique set of talents, made it crystal clear that this was the moment to bring her aboard! And there's more—Natasha is poised to revolutionize our social media presence with her fresh perspectives and boundless creativity.
With Natasha on board, our team is set to reach new heights. Her blend of innovation, passion for engineering, and event planning finesse promises an exciting journey ahead. Our newest star in the making, whose presence is sure to brighten our team's universe.