Vendor Spotlight | Belles and Whistles

We would like to introduce two of our extremely talented planners for the 2017 Richmond tour: Jennings Whiteway and Shannon Ontell of Belles and Whistles. These ladies will be teaming up at the historic Hofheimer Building and we can't wait to see all the classy elements they incorporate into this trendy, urban venue!

Jennings Whiteway

Jennings Whiteway

Shannon Ontell

Shannon Ontell

Belles & Whistles is an event planning company specializing in weddings, events and other social occasions in Virginia and beyond. 

At Belles & Whistles, customer service remains at the forefront of our business.   Grounded by over 10 years of experience, we pride ourselves in building strong relationships with clients & industry professionals.  

Committed to professionalism and fun, our team goes the extra mile every time.   We promise to deliver a can-do attitude and the highest caliber service, reaching above and beyond expectations to serve you and your guests.

From Ballrooms, to rooftops, to barns and Plantations, we've designed and orchestrated a variety of unique weddings and events. Whether you are looking to plan a social event for 25, birthday bash or wedding for 400, we are vested in providing the creativity, meticulous organization, and attention to detail required to produce your  unforgettable occasion from start to finish.  Lean on us for the guidance and support you need to make your dreams come to life!

Meet the Belles' Team:

Jennings Whiteway, President

Jennings discovered her talent for planning and executing events at George Mason University but was captivated even before that, as she experienced firsthand the many complex components of a planned vision transformed into the reality of an unforgettable occasion.  After graduating with a degree in Organizational Management with a focus in Special Events and Leadership, she went on to work events in the corporate and non-profit sectors for 10 years gaining significant knowledge and valuable experience in the field of event planning.

In 2013, she combined her skills of event planning, creativity, and organization to form her personal venture, “Belles and Whistles.”

Jennings draws her creative energy from the vast culture, charm and beauty in and around Richmond.  Her attention to detail and positive attitude are at the heart of each event.   Whatever the occasion may be, Jennings carefully listens to each client’s personal vision for the event, and doesn't miss a beat in working alongside them to create the reality of a beautiful, joyful, and memorable experience.

Shannon Ontell, Event Manager

Shannon grew up in Richmond and graduated from James Madison University.  Her passion for event planning comes from her love for bringing people together.  Years of organizing various social events and celebrations for friends, her church, and family ultimately led her to find a place in the event industry.   With a keen sense of style and commitment to understanding that of each client, she finds joy in directing and executing their event vision seamlessly.  As a master of logistics and organization, no detail goes untouched under Shannon’s watch.  

Visit Belles and Whistles to see all the things these ladies can do for you on your big day!