Planning a wedding can be a joyful yet stressful time. There is often a decision to make, or challenge to resolve, at every turn of that journey to the altar.
Simply Unique Events in Shawnee is a one-stop source for brides and grooms that will help take the stress out of planning one of the most important days of their lives. Dean Fishburn and his wife, Cindy, have owned and operated the business since 2011. Dean meets with 10 to 20 couples each week while Cindy works 80 percent of her time at the accounting firm the couple owns.
Located at 13010 Shawnee Mission Parkway in Shawnee, Simply Unique Events features the space for indoor or outdoor weddings and receptions. The contemporary facility accommodates up to 200 guests with additional space for dancing.
Dean and Cindy take great pride in the service they provide. “There aren’t many owner operators that have a vested interest in a person’s wedding or event,” said Dean. “We cover all details during our planning. We help couples exceed expectations and needs they may not even realize they have.”
No detail is left out of the process as Dean provides a comprehensive seven-page packet for planning the wedding related
details. He typically meets with the couple at least six to nine months before the big event. “Whether a couple is local or out of state, we are personally involved from the moment they walk in the door to begin planning their special day,” said Dean. “Many times a bride may not realize all the details that are part of a wedding or reception.”
To avoid any surprises, Dean works closely with the couple to review a line item budget. And what is probably one of the most reassuring aspects of hosting a special day at Simply Unique Events is that Dean and his wife are always onsite and manage the details. “We help choreograph the day to ensure it is a success.” By planning with the couple, weddings and receptions are “Simply Unique” and everything is the way the bride and groom wants. Dean provides the couple with a list of responsibilities for their reception that includes relaxing, having fun and making memories.
As a one stop source for brides, Simply Unique Events offers in-house catering with its own chef and kitchen. Personalized attention to the details and unique decorations make the dreams of any bride come true. The tables feature decorations selected from an extensive collection of options owned by the business. China, crystal and linen table wear add to the ambiance of the occasion. An experienced DJ is available to help ensure important parts of the day are not overlooked.
Dean and Cindy have worked with preferred vendors for years. “We are happy to provide referrals for wedding cakes, florists, photographers, limo services, wedding ceremony officiates and more,” said Dean.
In addition to wedding receptions and special parties, corporate events and business meetings are also held at the facility. It’s an ideal setting for offsite business meetings, training sessions, continuing education, private staff meetings, corporate events and more. With an average of 40 weddings a year, Dean works seven days a week and finds the business extremely rewarding. The attention to detail, focusing on people and touching their hearts is what Dean knows sets his business apart from other venues.