who we are
Shari and Carolyn, both long-time Alabama residents, have been friends for years. They enjoy creating genuine connections and especially love working with brides-to-be. In 2016, they decided to establish Southerly Events and Wedding Styling, LLC. As certified floral designers, they specialize in creating breathtaking floral arrangements and "Events Beyond Ordinary".
Shari was born to design – she remembers lying awake at night as an eight-year-old mentally arranging the interior of model homes near her home. Shari is also an award-winning costume designer.
Carolyn is a romantic at heart. As a teenager, she was inspired by her Aunt Elinor, who entertained in her home with attractive presentations. She has served in many volunteer capacities, including the co-direction of the local Miss America Pageant, different PTA positions, and as a humanitarian missionary in East Russia.