About

Philosophy

Our philosophy at Diamond Affairs Weddings & Special Events is simple. We build relationships with our Brides, Grooms and their families to create an extraordinary wedding weekend. Whether you desire a formal affair in the most luxurious hotel in the city or an intimate gathering in a tent on a private estate our belief is that everything is possible. We work closely with you to custom design the elements that make your dreams a reality. Each planning experience is rich in meaningful detail to achieve perfection on your wedding day.

The services are designed to reduce the amount of time needed to research and make decisions on all the important aspects of your celebration. All you have to do is arrive…

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The Planning Process

From local activities for out of town guests with a welcome party, to the rehearsal dinner and the wedding itself and finally the farewell brunch, your celebration can be more than just one day; it can be a full weekend of events! Diamond Affairs is known for planning the “weekend wedding”. We enjoy creating an overall custom experience for your guests to feel appreciated while ensuring you are taken care of from start to finish. Our team is focused on orchestrating a flawless event for you and making sure each detail has been achieved.

Only a limited number of Partial Planning Services are accepted each year, due to our high demand for full service local and destination weddings. Partial Planning Events and Weddings are booked no earlier than four months prior to the event day.

  • Assistance locating event site with customized property search based on location chosen for the celebration
  • Coordination and oversight of the execution of your event by acting as a liaison between the bride and vendors
  • Personalized design sessions to assist with creating the event concept, paper products and special details of the wedding
  • Expert planning in menu and wine pairing selection
  • Management of estimated wedding expenditure and creation of a detailed budget
  • Preparation and design of ceremony and reception diagrams and tablescapes
  • Arrangement and coordination of guest lodging arrangements and welcome amenity baskets
  • Selection and arrangement of guest transportation requirements
  • Coordination of timelines for ceremony, reception and other events
  • Production of timelines and design layouts for vendors
  • Logistical management of vendor load-in, production and load-out
  • Onsite day-of-management from setup through tear down, Diamond Affairs is on location and has ownership of event execution
  • Supervision of guest travel on the day of the event as well as ceremony and reception setup
  • Organization and orchestration of all timing and details throughout process

Please contact our office for custom planning and design fees.

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Team

Mary Wright Shah

Owner

Considered one of the top wedding planners in the country and founder of Diamond Affairs Weddings & Special Events, Mary Wright Shah is dedicated to providing the highest level of service, detailed perfection and flawless execution of her events. With over 20 years experience in hospitality, consulting, planning, designing and producing luxury weddings and social events in Texas and around the country, she is one of the most respected and sought-after wedding planners in the South. Mary and the Diamond Affairs team have the ability to go well beyond the traditional roll of a wedding planner and offer an extensive knowledge and access to world-class locations, venues and vendor relationships.

Mary is known for her heightened attention to detail to texture and interiors. By layering the details, she creates a one-of-a kind experience for her brides and their guests. With her leadership even the most complex wedding is able to unfold with style and perfection. Her wonderful relationships with the best creative partners in the country allow clients to put together the perfect team of professionals to create the event of their dreams and exceed all expectations.

A devoted wife and mother of three boys, Mary loves style, inspiring food and wine, traveling and especially great interior design. She continues to invest in her ability to innovate and enjoys coming up with new trendsetting ideas with her current and future weddings and events.

If you would like to contact Mary, email

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