top of page

click the image to read the article

SMEP appears on web pages of Philadelphia Wedding Magazine


click the image to read the article

Zupenda shines on the web pages of Certified Timeline Genius


Where do I start? Zupenda Davis-Shine was an absolute gem. We hired her as our Day of Wedding Coordinator for our destination wedding and she rocked. As a same gender couple, there are many small obstacles to overcome. Z was confident, affirming and supportive throughout. Most importantly to me, her attention to detail and organization were top notch. She held me accountable and made sure nothing was forgotten. She always made sure I was ok and anything I was worried about she assisted with. Brides, you need her on your Team, it will make a stressful experience so much better TRUST ME. I have even hired her for my personal event services after the amazing job she did to get us married. 

– Aneesah Ward, Philadelphia, PA


Zupenda did an absolutely phenomenal job coordinating my mother’s 75th birthday celebration at the Aria Hotel in Las Vegas. Her creativity, responsiveness, and attention to detail are unmatched. There would have been no way that I would have been able to plan and execute this type of gathering abroad without her assistance. From the frequent video conference meetings, traditional telephone calls, emails, and digital timelines, Zupenda is on top of her game. Without hesitation, I wholeheartedly recommend Shining Moments Event Planning for any special occasion. Well done Z!


- Kim Jasper, Freeport, Bahamas

A perfect storm of awesomeness!! The event uniquely planned with the guest of honor in mind. The design of space, decor and people flow was fantastic (solo & together!). Location and caterer choices were fabulous. No detail was left to chance and every need for party guests was anticipated. A resounding standing ovation for SHINING MOMENTS!!!
Susan- Attendee for Ran'D Shine's 50 Birthday celebration.
Working with Zupenda Davis-Shine and Shining Moments Event Planning was one of the best decisions I made in planning my wedding. Hiring a day-of-coordinator was on my wish list of items I wanted to have, but wasn't sure there was room in the budget for. I'm so glad that we were able to find room in our budget to add her services. She was extremely professional and knowledgeable; she knew to ask questions I hadn't even thought about. Many of my other vendors commented saying it was extremely easy to work with her. She was very responsive to correspondence, both with me and my other vendors. Zupenda also put me in touch with other vendors to complete our day. On the day of, I had no stress and all I had to worry about was marrying my husband. It was truly a pleasure working with Zupenda and Shining Moments Event Planning and I will definitely use their services in the future.
- Yaeisha Fletcher

From the first introduction, I was impressed with her professionalism. As an event planner, she was organized and detailed with her follow up down to the traffic conditions to expect when delivering.

I personally design custom cakes and this was my first time working with Zupenda and her team. The execution was flawless. I look forward to all future endeavors when she is involved because I know I can count on her commitment to excellence. I absolutely recommend her services!


- Aleatra Dimitrijevski, Cake Wich Craft, Washington, DC

I had the pleasure of working with Shining Moments Event Planning when they came down to Fl. I was the photographer for this destination wedding.


I was simply amazed at all the details that were designed for this wedding. SMEP had everything running so smoothly and beautifully. I highly recommend Shining Moments Event Planning for your next event.


- Kendra Bryson-Johnson, Jacksonville, FL

Hands down the absolute BEST event planner I've ever had to experience of working with. If you're having an event, book with Shining Moments Event Planning immediately!


- DJ. OJ Gabe, Jacksonville, FL


Zupenda was amazing during the planning of a surprise birthday from my mom. She was responsive and PATIENTLY kept me on task (especially given all the moving pieces that kept interfering with planning). She took things off my plate to ease the burden, which she didn’t have to do but I most certainly appreciated!
The day went incredibly smoothly...I didn’t have to think or worry about a thing because she had everything under control! Might I add her acting skills are great as she made a believable decoy, convincing my mom she was indeed there for an award ceremony and not a surprise party! I cannot thank her enough for helping to make the event a success. Thanks, Shining Moments!
– Nanlesta Andrews, Beltsville, MD
bottom of page