A Paradigm Shift Event

When you envision your wedding day, think of the wonder of two people becoming one. Like a diamond, every couple has a unique style, which should be reflected in every facet of the wedding. Let us help you shine through.

Wedding Planning

A Paradigm Shift Event, LLC is a full service, event and wedding planning company, primarily serving the Baltimore, MD and the Triangle area of North Carolina. We service weddings (and other events) throughout the greater Baltimore and Raleigh-Durham area.

Jocelyn Warren, the Event Designer and Owner of A Paradigm Shift Event, LLC is a certified professional wedding planner that has been part of the event planning industry for more than two decades. However, her company A Paradigm Shift Event, LLC specializes in wedding planning and life milestone celebrations.

Our favorite events are elegant but fun!

About Me

Jocelyn DeVance Warren, MSW, PHD

Owner/Event Designer

Hello! I’m Jocelyn, and I am delighted that you are considering A Paradigm Shift Event for your wedding or other special event! I am a Certified Wedding Planner who is creative and innovative. I am an experienced organizer, troubleshooter, and problem solver. I have more than 25 years of project management and event planning experience but in 2013, I started my wedding and event planning business. For years, as part of my varied professional career I planned conferences, meetings, workshops, and other nonprofit events. It was something I did as part of my other positions and it was really easy for me to do. But I was not thrilled about it.

What excited me was planning life event celebrations! Weddings, graduation parties, birthday parties... now those things excite me. I LOVE celebrations and especially weddings. As a social work educator, I encourage others to celebrate life's milestones. That is what brought me to wedding and event planning. My goal is to make sure that life events are celebrated, recognized, and enjoyed!

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Less Than Symbol

I have a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, a Master's degree in Social Work, and a PhD in Urban Affairs and Public Policy, but I returned to school to be trained in wedding planning and bridal consultation to pursue my passion. I am a Certified Wedding Planner, registered with the State of North Carolina, and insured with NV Ruccio & Associates. I will bring the excellence of a trained, professional planner to your wedding or special event. I work with my team of event planning professionals to make your wedding or special event a stress-free, fun, and memorable celebration.

Please contact me soon, and let’s start planning an event that exceeds your expectations and shifts your paradigm!

Our Services

We take care of all the details

Need a little extra guidance?

We will bring your plans to life

Sooo.... picture this... Your friends and family walk into the room and they say "Wow!" as they look around the room in wonder. All of their senses are engaged. They smell the stunning flowers from the centerpieces. The gorgeous fabric and flowers provide exactly the backdrop to your sweetheart table that is adorned with specialty linens, beautiful dinnerware, and crystal glassware. It literally sparkles. The music is exactly the right tempo to draw them in... They begin to have their paradigm shifting moment and it's at YOUR wedding!

At A Paradigm Shift Event, we specialize in creating a wedding vision with our couples that will exceed the expectations of everyone in attendance. We are committed to providing you with creative ideas that will make your wedding unique, personalized, and fit for you! It is important that your wedding is distinctive and unique. We will sit down with you to get an understanding of your vision and provide you with suggestions and our expert advice, so that all the ideas you have in your head about what you want from your wedding will come to fruition!

Our packages begin at $700 for consultation and increase depending on the level of service you desire. We will not be the lowest price planner you encounter--nor are we the highest. However, we are an amazing value. We know we are not for everyone and that's fine. We are a boutique company so we do not have a wedding every weekend. Therefore, we try to take the couples that we know are the right fit for us (and will get my corny sense of humor)! We always say there are two vendors you must click with immediately when you meet them -- your photographer and your planner. We will spend lots of time together before and during your wedding. So, when we take a couple, we make this process easy, fun, and worth every penny you spend. We make sure that your wedding is well planned and well executed... and if you want it published, we can work on making that happen too!

The Epitome

Full service wedding planning and design

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A Paradigm Shift Event specializes in event and wedding design. THE EPITOME allows us to plan your wedding day around your dreams. We create a one of a kind custom event. We taking an empty slate and transform it into a well thought out masterpiece that will have your guest saying “WOW.” Whether special room décor, an activity during the reception, or a sweet and appreciated touch, this is what creates A Paradigm Shift Event. If you have a vision and are not sure where to begin, why not let A Paradigm Shift Event designers do the work for you? With our ability to listen to our client’s wants and needs and attention to detail, A Paradigm Shift Event will bring your wedding vision to life. If you would like THE EPITOME, once you contract with A Paradigm Shift Event, you will be our exclusive wedding month couple-- meaning we will focus completely on your wedding day!

Starting at $7995.00

Unlimited phone calls and emails and meetings | Venue Selection-Site tour assessment | Design direction—color palette, theme development | Customized budget and spending plan | Vendor recommendations, negotiations, and contract review | Guidance on etiquette and wedding protocol | Management of the guest list and RSVP's | Detailed timeline for your wedding day vendors and bridal party | Coordination of events at the reception (dining, first dance, toast, cake cutting and etc.) | Assist in gathering gifts, personal items, décor and etc after the even | And much, much, more!

This package includes:

The Evolution

The Evolution

Event Consultation

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Event Consultation

You want to do the wedding planning, but need a little guidance. We will discuss what you envision for your wedding celebrations. After careful consideration, we will recommend the vendors who fit your needs, from site locations for your ceremony and reception to favor suppliers. We are happy to review your wedding budget and plans (or help you get started) to make sure you have thought of everything and addressed all the details. We will make suggestions on timelines, theme, vendors, and etiquette. This package is perfect for the person that wants the guidance of a wedding planner to "look over your shoulder." We will meet with and go over any questions you may have. This package can be added to The Event and provides an addition 10 - 12 hours of planning services.

Starting at $995.00

The Event

Month of Coordination / Logistics Manag

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Month Of Coordination / Logistics Management

THE EVENT is designed to make sure that your wedding day is seamless. We take care of all of the details so that you can be a guest at your own wedding. At A Paradigm Shift Event, we are experienced in trouble shooting, anticipating needs, and providing you with professional services designed specifically for the DIY couple planning their own celebration. We take your vision and pair it with our expertise to ensure your wedding day is flawless. On your wedding day, A Paradigm Shift staff will direct all aspects of your celebration, allowing you to relax and truly enjoy your special day. Our unique system allows us to efficiently acquaint ourselves with the specifics of your celebration, assist you in making necessary adjustments, and help navigate challenges you may be facing.

Starting at $2195.00

This package includes:

Ongoing and unlimited contact with via phone and email | Coordination of your rehearsal, ceremony, and reception | Preparation of a personalized and very detailed wedding day itinerary | Confirmation of all vendors | Essential wedding day emergency kit | Assisting with distribution and pinning of all corsages, boutonnieres, wedding flowers and flower baskets | Ensuring proper placement of seating cards, wedding favors, programs, menu cards, etc. | Greeting your guests and directing them to ceremony area, cocktail hour and reception | Lining up and cueing wedding party for processional | Ensuring you and your bridal party are prepared for post-ceremony formal pictures | Distribution of final payments and gratuities to all vendors | Clean up of the reception and all personal items (centerpieces, cake server, toasting glasses, gifts, etc.) | And much, much, more!


Let’s Work Together

We are happy to meet via telephone or Zoom or other online medium. We are flexible and cannot wait to talk about your wedding planning details. If you want to contact me immediately, give me a call at 919.701.9556!