Our Company Values


My Team operates with a high level of integrity, professionalism, and ethical responsibility. We are honest and reliable advocates to help you plan your special day.


Your needs, wishes, and wedding dreams are our highest priorities. We're dedicated to providing top-quality services to help bring your wedding day vision to life.


We strive for excellence to ensure your wedding day is one of the most beautiful, relaxed, and well-planned events you, your family and friends have ever attended!

About the Owner

I started working in the local wedding industry in 2009 when I officiated my first wedding ceremony. I later started my company in 2012 as a wedding officiant, and over time expanded my services to include planning, rentals, and décor. I now hold the title of Master Certified Wedding Planner through The Certified Wedding Planner Society, Certified Timeline Genius, and I've received the WeddingWire Couples Choice Award for 11 years in a row.

Your needs, wishes, and wedding dreams are my highest priorities. My approach to your big day is one where I listen very carefully to your vision while always being on time, helping you stay organized, and keeping track of every detail.

I have spent years in this industry, which means I will be able to help you navigate through all of the decisions you and your fiancé will have to make. In my time as a planner, I have made hundreds of contacts with local wedding vendors in order to offer my clients access to some of the most experienced and well-respected professionals in the industry. I look forward to helping you turn your wedding vision into a reality.

~ Jillian Shaw, Owner & Lead Planner
Ceremonies by the Sea | A Lovely Engagement

Why Choose A Lovely Engagement?

Choosing the right planner can make a significant difference in achieving your goals and staying organized. Here are some reasons why you should consider choosing me as your planner:

Firstly, I am highly organized and detail-oriented. I have a proven track record of managing complex projects and tasks effectively. I can help you break down your goals into manageable steps and develop a plan to accomplish them.

Secondly, I am flexible and adaptable. I understand that everyone has different needs and preferences, and I can tailor my approach to meet your specific requirements. I can customize a system that works best for you.

Thirdly, I am dedicated and reliable. I take pride in my work and strive to provide the highest quality service to my clients. I am committed to helping you achieve your goals and will work closely with you to ensure that you stay on track and make progress towards your objectives.

Overall, if you're looking for a planner who is organized, flexible, and reliable, then I believe that I am a great choice. With my help, you can achieve your goals and stay on top of your tasks and responsibilities.

Credentials & Honors

Master Certified Wedding & Event PLanner

I am a Master Certified Wedding Planner!

I am honored to be a Master Certified Wedding Planner though the Certified Wedding Planner Society, because it means that I have taken it upon myself to further my knowledge in my field and that with continuous education and learning, I will have the resources that will allow me to best serve my clients. By being an honest, responsible, and reliable advocate, my clients can trust I have their best interests at heart, which allows me to do my job more effectively and efficiently.

Certified Timeline Genius

I am a Certified Timeline Genius!

Timeline Genius is a premium paid software subscription which operates as a powerful event management tool to help wedding planners create customizable, dynamic, and extremely detailed wedding day itineraries to share with our clients and their vendor teams. The built-in features such as collaboration and scheduled text reminders help keep you and your wedding party on time and on task throughout your special day, as well as keep vendors in the loop for a smooth and successful day!

I've won the WeddingWire Couples Choice Award!

WeddingWire is a top-ranking source for couples looking to build their perfect team of wedding professionals. Each year WeddingWire issues the Couples Choice Awards to the top 5% of wedding pros based solely on the testimonials of couples like you! A Lovely Engagement has been a proud recipient of this award for the past 11 years in a row! WeddingWire also has convenient tools for you such as checklists, vendor manager, guest list tracker, seating chart creator, and you can even host your wedding website.

Couples' Choice Award Winner 11 Years in a Row!

Awards & Credentials