Sunday, February 15, 2009

The Staff at A Southern Affair

Kimberly Hannan, Hannah Dinkelacker, Nichole Love, Shanna Lumpkin, Kerbie Looney

Shanna Lumpkin, Event Planner
owner of A Southern Affair
and Professional Bridal Consultant ™ from the Association of Bridal Consultants

Hannah Dinkelaker, Shanna's Assistant Bridal Consultant
and manager of A Southern Affair's research library

A recent graduate of Mississippi State University, Hannah has worked for A Southern Affair since Summer of 2008. As a newly engaged bride ... she is able to use her experience planning her own wedding to assist brides with their own planning process!

Kerbie Looney, Bridal Gown Sales Consultant

Kerbie is a graduate of Mississippi State with a degree in Fashion Merchandising and textiles. A recent bride, she is able to use her personal knowledge of couture fashion to assist her brides with their wedding gown shopping experience, and the entire wedding party.

Nichole Love, Front Desk Manager
and Assistant for On-Site Events

Nicole has been with A Southern Affair since the beginning of 2008. While working at A Southern Affair, she continues to pursue her education goals at Mississippi College.

Kimberly Hannan, Front Desk Receptionist
and Assistant for On-Site Events

A recent graduate from the University of Mississippi, Kimberly has a degree in Hospitality Management. She enhances the shopping experiences for brides and their wedding party as well as uses her background in event management to enrichment of
Shanna Lumpkin's planning team.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Come and visit The Bridal Library...

@A Southern Affair
Highland Village. 4500 I-55 North. Suite 160.
Jackson . Mississippi . 39211
{brides} To inquire about our research library, contact A Southern Affair @ 601-487-6218
{vendors} to be considered for our research library, e-mail

We look forward to meeting you and seeing you throughout your planning process.

Special Thanks to Allison Muirhead for capturing the images of our research library.

For personal assistance with your wedding planning needs, contact event planner
Shanna Lumpkin personally at 601-953-1340

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Our New Store... Highland Village

Welcome to our new location, Highland Village in Jackson, Mississippi.
We moved January 2nd and are in LOVE! We couldn't have asked for a better fit than our new store and we've settled right in.
Our new address is: Highland Village
4500 I-55 North
Jackson, Mississippi 39211
A special thanks to Allison Muirhead who captured
the beautiful images below of our new location!
Enjoy and stop by and visit soon!

Monday, December 29, 2008

The Multi-tasking Wedding Planner: Clip from WE Network's Wedding Central: The Wedding Planner

Featuring Shanna Lumpkin as The Wedding Planner

Thanks to the WE Network for allowing me to post this clip on my blog!

Ensuring a Stress-Free Wedding: Clip from WE Network's Wedding Central: The Wedding Planner

Featuring Shanna Lumpkin as The Wedding Planner

Thanks to the WE Network for allowing me to post this clip on my blog!

Saturday, December 27, 2008

WE Network - Preview Party

At the beginning of the December, we had a preview party for the WE Network's: Wedding Central: The Wedding Planners! We had the opportunity to celebrate the past year and all of the exciting things that have happened with the company, our clients, and our vendors. Thank you can not properly describe how grateful I am to all of the vendors who help us put together this amazing night of celebration!
VIP Grand Events, Luckett Lodge, Wendy Putt & Fresh Cut, Great Southern Events,
Tommy Couch & CIA Entertainment, Candy's Confections,
Wildflower... truly, I could NOT have thrown such a magical party without
each and every one of you!

Also, my sincere thanks to all of the clients, past, present, and future, who attended! It reminds me exactly why I have chosen this unbelievable (sometimes wild and crazy) profession! It is a gift to be able to work with each of you! Also, to the vendors who attended and shared their support, my gratitude and appreciation. I was so thrilled to be able to share this with all of you! Many blessings to each of you in this Christmas season!

My unbelievable staff!!! You girls ROCK!

from Left to Right (Amber Eatherly, Meredith Akers, Shanna Lumpkin, Nichole Love, Maria Stringer, Hannah Dinkelacker (not pictured, Katie Babuchna, Lauren Johnson, Jessica Bales, Caurie Lundy, Rachel Webb, Amy King & Lindsey King)

My husband's office at GE is so supportive! They all came to see the preview and to celebrate! from Left to Right (Jennifer Higbee, Tim Higbee, Ricky Byrd, Greg King, Brian Lumpkin, Gentry-Claire Lumpkin, Shanna Lumpkin, Mike Yost, Gina Yost)

Gentry Claire & Shanna! Gentry Claire REALLY loved the candy car!
Thanks Jim & Candy's Confections!

JJ & Anne Jernigan & Shanna

Amy & Ben Boteler & Shanna

Saturday, November 22, 2008