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When it came to the wedding dress, Bethenny wanted something classic that would show off the "bump." She wanted to embrace the bump, and why not? She was pregnant after all, a product of the love she and Jason felt. When I met Carol, Jason's mom, I immediately saw the joy she was feeling. She clearly embraced Bethenny and she was a beaming mother-in-law and grandmother to be. There was love and it showed. Bethenny was at ease in Carol's presence and Carol was obviously the mother and family that Bethenny never had. It was at that moment that I was able to know Bethenny just a bit more. My nerves were settling.
When Bethenny put on the dress, Bethenny, Carol, Amsale and I all knew it was the right one. It was perfect and I finally understood Bethenny's style and taste. This was a clear moment for me and I hoped the experience we shared would make planning the wedding easier for both of us moving forward.
What we covered in the first week we would normally cover in a month or two, and it was clear the wedding planning was taking its toll on Bethenny. It was also clear that I had to step up more than I ever had before. For any critic out there, I challenge you to plan a wedding in four weeks, to get to know your client inside and out in 45 minutes and make absolutely no mistakes. I challenge you to put your name on the chopping block - not many would do it, and it was way too late for me to back out.
I may have been off to a rocky start, but I knew in my heart I was ready for the task at hand. I knew I was going to do a fabulous job and in no way was I going to let the stress win.
Two strikes and a third on the way. Only time would tell if I could regain Bethenny’s trust.
Shawn, I think you are great, I LMAO when you called Cookie Kujo! You have the patience of a saint, Betheny is a hard task master but you have been more than up for the challenge and have handled yourself really well, most people would have had a serious melt down with all that you have in front of you.Some of your facial expressions are hysterical, I think you and Betheny compliment each other perfectly you both have a similiar sense of humor and I sure when all the madness is over you will be great friends.
Shawn you are funny, gracious, and a class act! I would definitely watch a wedding planner show with you at the center!
I agree with lilee and Britishladyj. You handle yourself well under some really difficult circumstances, and you pull it off. I cracked up when you said Cookie, I hate that bi--. I love animals, and I don't think you hate cookie, but she is testing you on screen in front of millions. She'll get use to you. Next time bring Cookie a surprise.
Shawn you are a soldier and i bet Bethenny would agree you already had and idea of who she is very raw and straight to the point and theirs no way you could BS her if you watch the housewifes you knew that going in i think when you tried to agree that you knew about the cotton candy all hell broke loose you lost her trust and it went down hill from there however all is fair and love in war i think thats how they say that however you pulled it off you remained so professional u remained sane and you did all you could to make your client happy the world saw that and i think you may have to start hiring some help because everyone will be calling you now i love you on the show and i can see you having your on wedding spin off kinda like Martha Stewart good luck with all your endeavors im sure this isnt the last we will here of Mr Shawn Rabideau HAVE A FAB~YOU~LOUS REST OF THE DAY
I recently left medical school to follow my passion for planning, coordinating, and producing events. What advice do you have for someone trying to break into the industry?
SHAWN YOU ARE TERRIFIC! YOUR PROFESSIONAL, ORGANIZED, CREATIVE AND YES, BETHENNY MET HER MATCH. WHEN SHE APPEARED TO BE SHORT, NO WAY SHOULD THAT BE A REFLECTION ON YOU. YOU WERE ALWAYS SUPPORTIVE AND KUDOS, WHAT A BEAUTIFUL WEDDING!!!
IN YOUR DEFENSE THE TIME LIMIT WAS NUTS! YOU WERE ALWAYS SHARP, PREPARED, OVERTLY CALM AND ENJOYABLE. I HOPE MANY DOORS HAVE OPENED FOR YOU. YOU DESERVE THE VERY BEST AND IT IS OBVIOUS HOW HARD YOU WORKED. I'M SURE YOUR FUTURE IS SECURED WITH YOUR WELL EARNED COMPETENCE AND EXPOSURE.
ALL THE BEST IN YOUR FUTURE ENDEAVOURS!
Shawn, Just wanted to say that you were phenomenal on the show. Some of the faces and comments you made had me laughing until tears rolled down my face. You have a wonderful personality. The job you did was magnificent and I hope we get to see more of you. A fan, B