About South Carolina Wedding Planner Shawn Mohammed
Shawn Mohammed’s story began 13 years ago, when he took on the role of wedding planner and coordinator for his brother’s wedding. On top of the challenge itself, he had to work remotely in New York City (where he was living at the time), while his brother was living in Trinidad.
Despite the thousands of miles separating him from his brother and soon-to-be sister-in-law, he was able to successfully coordinate and plan every last detail of their big day. Shawn left a lasting impression on not only the bride and groom, but also on the hundreds of guests who attended the wedding.
Word spread quickly about the phenomenal event, leading to rave reviews from not only friends and family, but also the local Trinidadian talk show “Community Dateline.” Shawn’s career as a wedding planner and event coordinator was officially born.
Shawn has a unique background that has shaped him into the wedding planner he is today. Born and raised on the island nation of Trinidad, he came to the United States to continue his education. While living in New York City, he worked for major luxury retailers including Bergdorf Goodman, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdale’s and Ralph Lauren. During his time at Bergdorf Goodman, Shawn’s exceptional customer service led to an impressive celebrity clientele. Shawn had the opportunity to service Donna Summer, Patti LaBelle, Carolina Herrera, André Leon Talley and the Princess of Thailand. In addition to his time at Bergdorf Goodman, he worked for Ralph Lauren’s Black Label and Purple Label. He often frequented the runway shows for the fashion house and had the honor to speak with Mr. Ralph Lauren.
Now residing in South Carolina, he has taken his prior luxury fashion retail experience and tailored it toward his career as a wedding planner. Shawn currently operates his own wedding planning business, Platinum Label Weddings, in Columbia, South Carolina. He attributes much of his success to his attention to detail, allowing him to plan one-of-a-kind weddings. Shawn ensures that the client always comes first, so listening is key for planning their special day. He believes every client deserves the height of customer service and professionalism. Shawn continually creates a planning experience that caters to every aspect of the wedding process, giving the bride a day she and her guests will always remember. Shawn promises to plan the special day from beginning to end, as the bride and groom promise to love each other forever.