Shawn Rabideau didn’t start out as an event planner.
In fact, he attended the University of Missouri at Columbia with a major in History and a minor in Journalism. However, when Shawn started out in journalism, he was soured by a turn of events and found himself in need of a new career goal.
While searching for a new endeavor for which he had a passion, Shawn became a merchandiser for Pottery Barn. In this role, he discovered that he had an eye for creating table décor and room settings; he had a true flair for design. One day, he was approached by an event planner that noticed Shawn’s talent and offered him a job. Shawn jumped at the chance.
Now, over ten years later, Shawn has worked in all aspects of the event production and design industry. In 2004, an opportunity to go out on his own presented itself and Shawn couldn’t pass it up. He took his creativity and experience and opened Shawn Rabideau Events & Design, a full-service event production, floral design and lifestyle company that produces and designs intimate to large-scale events such as weddings, bar/bat-mitzvahs, product launches and any kind of event or party you can imagine!
Through the past decade, Shawn has been involved with and overseen the production and design of numerous private events for such clients as Kenneth Cole, Paige Davis, Bethenny Frankel, Jennifer Lopez, Star Jones and Barbara Walters. His corporate event and fundraising experience includes Brooklyn Tech Alumni Foundation, Buick, Christopher and Dana Reeves Foundation, Citadel Investment Group, Cornell University, March of Dimes, Nikon Optical, Price Waterhouse Coopers, Readers Digest, Starwood Corporation, Touchstone Pictures, The John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, the American Heart Association, the Official GRAMMY Party in New York City, The Wall Street Journal – Dow Jones, and W Hotels.
Currently Shawn can be seen on Bravo TV’s hit reality series Bethenny Ever After and was featured in Bravo TV's Bethenny Getting Married?. He has appeared on ABC's Good Morning America, the Style Networks Whose Wedding is it Anyway? and TV Land’s Best Night In. Additionally, he has lent his talents to national television shows such as ABC’s The View, The Wayne Brady Show, TBS’s Movie and a Make Over, the Food Network’s It’s a Surprise, The Oprah Winfrey Show and The Today Show.
He is a featured expert and contributor to Celebrations.com a national lifestyle entertaining website and he has contributed to numerous national paper and web publications such as AOL’s PopEater, Bride and Bloom Magazine, DailyCandy.com, Get Married Magazine, Martha Stewart Weddings Magazine, The New York Times, Woman’s World Magazine, SmartBride.com, and many others.