Verve Austin is a Full-Service Event Planning & Design Firm

With over 30 years in various aspects of the Event and Hospitality industry, Verve Austin Events has become one of the premier event companies in Texas. Hosting events anywhere from 50 – 1000+ guests.

Our services do not limit you to just planning, we are also a design firm. A planner who is also a designer will have a unique ability to fill the role of both professionals. The major benefit is you will be able to work with one professional who will truly know your likes, dislikes, and greatest wishes for your event by heart. We are pros at sourcing the best details, designing, and styling each element to perfection. If you’re interested in our services CONTACT US HERE.

Event Planner

These professionals are focused on your wedding day’s logistics.

From timelines to family relationships, event planners know every detail about your wedding. However, they may not have designed the visual display.

Your planner will orchestrate your wedding rehearsal the night before and will be on hand from the moment vendors begin setting up until the final vendor breaks down at the end of your reception on your wedding day.

You have the option of working with your planner for a varied amount of time (think: entire engagement or just the month leading up to your wedding day).


Barbara Shorts


Barbara fell in love with creating beautiful weddings while working at Westwood Country Club. She discovered how much joy and accomplishment she felt when she helped clients plan their dream day! After 23 years of planning almost every type of event, she started Verve Weddings and Events in 2007. Since then she has worked tirelessly to make sure details are perfect for her clients. She prides herself on bringing a fresh, modern approach to wedding planning and loves coordinating events of all sizes and styles. Barbara has earned a reputation throughout the Austin and surrounding area as a hands on, detail oriented planner who strives for excellence.

Our Team


Candice Mendoza

Lead Event Planner

Kathryn Enoch Welch

Kathryn Enoch Welch

Event Planner & Wedding Party Liaison


Matthew Barker

Project Manager

Katie Mendoza

Project Manager

Pati Valadez

Project Manager


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