Monica & Mike
Fallbrook, California
Venue: Los Willows Resort
Wedding Services: Day-of Management, DJ Services
, Decor

Shayla Sharpe, you were the best wedding coordinator and quarterback calling the shots that any bride could ask for. Thank you so much for your professionalism and love. The only thing missing was wrapping you up with purple ribbon and a bow because you were the best wedding gift my Beloved gave me! And the music was perfect!! Your husband is an awesome DJ...God bless all you!!

Tiffany and Derrick

Greensboro, NC

Venue: Proximity Hotel

Services: Event Planning, Day-of Management, DJ Services, Ceremony & Reception Audio

"Sharpe Pursuits delivered exceptional service and support in planning our wedding. We greatly appreciated the stress free atmosphere that Shayla continuously exuded throughout the entire wedding process. She made herself accessible to all of our needs no matter what she was doing. Shayla took on the task of making our day unforgettable and the fairy tale that we had always imagined it to be.

We were thankful for her honest advice and budget conscious mentality that kept us from going into debt in planning our wedding. Desmond did a great job for the audio during our wedding ceremony, as well as keeping a fun filled atmosphere during our reception with his disc jockey services. We had the most fun on the dance floor, as we grooved to his great selection of music choices.

We would definitely recommend the talented services of this husband and wife duo to anyone that is looking for excellent customer service and planning skills for their wedding day."

Malvola and Ronald

Colfax, NC
Venue: Magnolia Manor
Wedding Services: DJ Services, Audio/Visual, Day-of Management

Ronald and I just wanted to say thank you for making our day perfect.  You really did a great job with making sure everything went smooth.  My family was impressed and we felt like we were in a fiarty tale book.  Thank you and your staff so much!

Mandy & Matt

Chapel Hill, NC

Venue: Barn at Valhalla

Service: Day-of Management

Shayla and her team took care of everything the day of the wedding. I was a happy bride and a very satisfied customer.

Marvella & Patrick

Tucson, AZ

Venue: Udall Park

Services: Day-of Management and DJ Services

"Sharpe Pursuits Inc. is an outstanding event planning company. My husband and I were thoroughly impressed with the professionalism of Shayla and Desmond. Shayla was there to assist me, the bride, every step of the way. The week prior to the big day, Shayla took care of all the last minute chaos that inevitably occurs leading up to the day of a wedding. On the day of the wedding, the on-site management service provided was spectacular. I could of not asked for a more experienced and caring event planner. Her attention to detail is remarkable and the thoughtfulness that she showed was heartfelt. Desmond, a music genius, prepared a music play list that far exceeded our expectations. The music appealed to guests of all ages and everyone danced the night away. We will always cherish our wedding day, remembering Sharpe Pursuits who made our dream wedding worry free and a magical event."

Jennifer and Charles
Thomasville, NC
Venue: 12 West Main
Wedding Services:

  • DJ Services,
  • Audio/Visual
  • Day-of Management

Oh my goodness I cannot say enough about Sharpe Pursuits Weddings. They made it easy for me to glide through the day with no worries. When myself and the bridal party arrive early for pictures everything for the reception was already set up and ready to go. Shayla and her staff were quick and efficient and worked hard to make the day one I would never forget. Their prices are reasonable and their work is wonderful. They were attentive to our needs throughout the day and made sure that the entire event was organized well planned. I have already received numerous comments about how beautiful and organized everything was but I know I cannot take the credit for that. All of the comments should be directed to Shayla, Ryan, Jennifer, and Marvella for all of the hard work they did. I could not be happier about how the day turned out and I could not have asked for anything more. I would definitely recommend them to any bride-don't try to do things yourself. Let the professionals handle it for you so you can enjoy your day stress free!

April Roberts

Pleasant Garden, NC

Venue: Hodgin Valley Farm

Wedding Services: Event Design & Decor

Shayla & Desmond worked magic at our wedding. I used them for tent decor & they turned our tent into the greatest thing I had ever seen. I wanted a wedding that people would remember & talk about in years to come, and they did just that! I had a "firefighter" themed wedding & I was amazed at the design they came up with! They made something "dirty" become so vintage & elegant.
Their services are well worth every penny!!

Damien & Tina

Christiana, DE

Venue: Hilton Christiana Hotel

Services: Day-of Management, Event Design, Lighting, Wall Drapery, Ceremony and Reception Decor, Ceremony and Reception Audio, DJ/MC services, Moving Lights, LED Uplights

"Shayla, Vera and I again would like to thank you and Des and your staff for a great time that you gave us by helping us with Tina and Damien’s wedding.  It was a very memorable event.  Both rooms looked wonderful and your help made it a very nice time for us, so that we could enjoy ourselves and not have to worry about the details.  We really did appreciate everything you did – in a huge way!!!  Everything was as perfect as could be for us and for Tina and Damien.  Our guests raved about the décor, the attention to detail, the music and the professionalism of your staff.  You guys rock!!!  Love you and wish I could give you a big hug again.  Arrick is a star!!!"  Thank you for your hard work.  Wow!

~ Vera and Rusty (Dave) Kutny (Parents of the Groom)

Brittane and Chad
Greensboro, NC

Venue: Embassy Suites Hotel
Wedding Services:
  • Event Planning
  • DJ Services

Guests are still talking!!!!!
I had pre-wedding day event planning as well as the DJ-Audio package from Sharpe Pursuits. I cannot say how much they have helped me in my journey to have a perfect day. First of all I met Desmond at a Bridal show then aft
er I met Shayla, we clicked instantly. She not only helped me find my dress but my cake person and my photographer. Without Shayla I would have been in a dress that I did not love. She turned my dress fitting day from the worst day ever to the best day ever. Not only did I get all of my bridesmaids dresses as well as my dress and both my grandmother and mothers dresses from the same lady that Shayla led me to. So if you are in need of a planner I would really stress you not only start early but book Sharpe Pursuits.She attended all important times with me and even booked them. Such as my dress fitting my engagements session, my bridal session, my cake tastings, etc. The reception was a blast thanks to Desmond. Not only do they give you a list of songs you want to hear but they also let you pick the genre as well as special songs for your day. I was busy with moving so I did not have time to put together every song that I wanted to hear so I stuck with a general statement and he followed it perfectly. I keep hearing from my guests how he kept the party going and how organized it was by him introducing everyone before we came in ( and getting everyone's name right). Not only did he introduce everything he made sure I was comfortable with the song if he took a request. Lastly I could not have had my wedding day go without any problems without the help of Sharpe Pursuits!

Jimmy & Cassie

Liberty, NC

Services: Day-of Management,  DJ/Audio

"Thank you so much for the beautiful ceremony that you provided for our wedding. It far exceeded our expectations! We greatly appreciate all of the effort and time you put into our ceremony to make it so special."

Shakima & Charles

Greensboro, NC

Venue: Proximity Hotel

Services: Full Service Event Planning, Day-of Management, Décor Design, Reception DJ/Audio Services, Ceremony Audio

"Words can not express how grateful we are for your constant guidance, support and words of encouragement throughout the wedding planning process. Initially I did not think I needed a wedding planner, I figured I could save money and do it all on my own. With the encouragement of my husband, I met with Shayla and after the first 10 minutes I knew I needed her by my side to ensure that the process went smoothly and did not cause me a great deal of stress. Every vendor you recommended from the florist, hair stylist, to the photographer and DJ exceeded my expectations. I took comfort in knowing that Shayla was working behind the scenes meeting with vendors, selecting music, and tending to all the details. Shayla and Desmond are an amazing team and their professionalism, creativity, and passion is demonstrated thru their work. September 6, 2008 was a day filled with many special memories and we are glad that both of you played a special part it in. My husband will agree, hiring a wedding planner like Shayla was a great investment and the best gift you can give to a future bride."

Rodney & Shetema

Greensboro, NC
Venue: Embassy Suites Hotel Greensboro

Services: Partial Planning and Event Lighting

"Shayla, I would like to thank you for everything. From the time you stepped in to assist me, you were great. The day of the wedding felt so good to me because I was stress-free and that's what a great wedding coordinator is all about. I give you kudos for everything! You made Rodney and my day wonderful!"


Justin & Adrienne

Greensboro, NC

Services: DJ/MC services and Reception audio

"We just wanted to take a moment to thank you so much for being a part of our wedding. We appreciate your professionalism and continued correspondence during the planning process, and your excellence service day-of. The music at our recpetion was phenomenal!!! We couldn't have asked for a better party. Thank you for being so gracious and accommodating to our guests, and for making everybody's feet sore the day after! We look forward to recommending you to all of our friends, and perhaps working together again in the future."

Amy & Andrew
Greensboro, NC
Venue: Revolution Mills
Services: Day-of Management, Event Decor

Sharpe Pursuits, Inc. is a wonderful company to work with! I used them for Day-of Coordinator and all of my decor. While my bridesmaids and I were getting our hair and make-up done, Shayla was directing all of my vendors, and transforming an empty room into my dream wedding. Shayla assured me I had nothing to worry about, and she was right! She took care of everything on the day of my wedding, and the entire day was flawless. I am so glad that I chose Sharpe Pursuits, Inc. for my wedding day needs. I have absolutely no regrets, and you won't either if you use Sharpe Pursuits, Inc.

Susie and Joe

Greensboro, NC

Venue: Kress Terrace

Services: On-Site Management, DJ Services, Ceremony & Reception Audio

"Our decision to go with SP3 for our wedding day music and on-site coordination services was one of the best decisions we made! Desmond, Shayla, and the rest of the crew exceeded ALL of our expectations. They are the kindest, most caring and trustworthy people (and we met A LOT of vendors in the wedding planning process!) who are not out for themselves - Their goal is to make your event the best! Our wedding went so wonderfully thanks to all of their help. Knowing that all the little details and problems were in the hands of Shayla and Desmond was a huge weight off of our shoulders, and we were actually able to relax weeks before the wedding all the way up to the big day. Desmond played every special song we requested, and knew exactly what songs and genres would make us happy. The music definitely made the party!

SP3 is a package deal – they’re a great group of people and they love what they do. You will not find many other companies who will treat you the way SP3 treats their clients. Thank you for everything Shayla, Desmond, and all of the rest – our wedding would not have been the same without you guys there!"

Jackie & Anthony

Greensboro, NC

Venue: Kress Terrace

Services: Day-of Management, Ceremony and Reception Audio, DJ Services

"We were impressed by the level of professionalism and service of excellence rendered by Sharpe Pursuits in preparation for our wedding. Their attention to detail and awesome management of each aspect of our wedding and reception afforded us the ability to concentrate on ourselves and just enjoy our wedding as each element unfolded. Our wedding attendants and guests were impressed and are still talking about how timely and efficient everything was. Thank you for going beyond the call of duty and making our wedding a beautiful, relaxed and joyful experience and a day for all of us to remember.

We recommend without question or hesitation Sharpe Pursuits to anyone in need of the various services they offer."

Lecretia & Jason

Greensboro, NC

Venue: Bryan Park Clubhouse

Services: Partial Planning and DJ services

"Jason and I along with our family would like to thank SP3 for a job well done!!  My wedding day was FLAWLESS.  From the time that we actually started planning the wedding to even days after my wedding day, SP3 was right there every step of the way.  I literally had a stress free wedding day and it was all thanks to Shayla, Desmond and the rest of the SP3 crew!!  I remember my mother stating that she was just waiting on something to happen, and to her surprise, everything went smooth just like Shayla promised it would be.  It’s now a month after my wedding day, and I am still getting compliments on how well organized and well planned everything was.  My co-worker stated that she had never been to a wedding where everything was just perfect, until she had come to mine.  I did not have to lift a finger the day of my wedding, even down to the gifts that were neatly stacked in my car at the end of the reception.  As far as the music goes, Desmond rocked it out!!  We had a great time and the music was wonderful!!  My husband rarely dances, but that night, he couldn’t sit down.  Shayla and her staff were very professional and very caring at the same time, and our decision to hire them proved to be one that we never, ever regretted.  Thank you so much for being there and for making every moment of our wedding day stress free.  We were really proud to have such friendly people assist us in our big day.  Your company did a wonderful job and we appreciated everything and are very grateful as well.  You guys are the best!!!"

Sheena & Harold

Greensboro, NC

Venue: O'Henry Hotel

Services: Full Service Event Planning & Day-of Management, Lighting

"We cannot express in words our satisfaction with the services provided by Shayla and her staff. Because of the detailed planning and intimate involvement of Shayla and her staff with every detail leading up to our wedding, our special day was beautiful, enjoyable, and about as stress free as you would want it to be. Before hiring Shayla, our hesitation with using a wedding planner was our belief that our vision of our wedding day would be lost and that our involvement in decision making would be limited. Well Shayla not only made our vision of our wedding day come true, but she enhanced it and was able to offer insight and ideas through her experience that we would not have thought of ourselves. In addition, because we were planning a wedding in a city outside of the one where we both resided, she helped eliminate some of the travel back and forth leading up to our wedding day because she was able to take care of a lot of our loose ends. Throughout the entire planning process, Shayla and her staff provided us with a truly professional experience that catered to our desires and budget. We recommend Shayla and her staff to any couple looking to make their wedding planning less stressful and wedding day magical."

Educational Institutions

UNC Greensboro Entrepreneurship Cross-Disciplinary Program
Location: Greensboro, NC
Services: Audio

SP3 did a great job handling our event with our Silicon Valley entrepreneur, Steve Goveia in February 2013! He worked with the speaker to get his files transferred efficiently, practiced ahead of time with the speaker, set up the sound for music and effects, and made sure our presentation on the Entrepreneurship Cross-Disciplinary Program before the speaker started came off effectively. I would hire them again in a heartbeat-no surprises or foul ups!

Dr. Dianne Welsh
Hayes Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship
Founding Director, Entrepreneurship Cross-Disciplinary Program
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Forsyth Country Day School
Location: Lewisville, NC
Services: Audio

SP3  has gone beyond my expectations in meeting the needs of our musical programs.  No matter how small or big of an event, Desmond and his team have always known just what equipment would be needed.  Our school is a far drive for SP3, but never once have they made me feel it was in imposition.  I would recommend their knowledge, professionalism and talent to all.

- Beth Frack, Lower School Music Director


Liposcience Incorporated
Location: Raleigh, NC, Amelia Island, FL, Phoenix, AZ
Services: Corporate Meeting Production (Audio, Video, Lighting)

I have worked with Desmond and Sharpe Pursuits for many years now as founder and co-manager of Sleeping Booty. Their consistent and professional service prompted me to to seek their support for national sales and training meetings through my full time employer, LipoScience Inc. Sharpe Pursuits delivered competitive pricing and excellent service on the corporate front as well. There are many qualities I love about Des and his team but one of the most impressive is their ability to trouble shoot and problem solve at critical moments. I strongly recommend Sharpe Pursuits for both sound reinforcement and corporate production.

- Colby Warren -

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