Elegant Surprises Weddings Planning, LLC.

Rave Reviews

After the success of "Lauren's 40th Pink Carpet Extravaganza" in October 2012, I am so proud to be a Memphian!!! I've always known that Memphis produced intelligent and professional African Americans, but seeing members of "The Cartel" in action was rewarding and comforting. I made one call to Dynisha Clark and my party planning from DC stopped because she jumped in and put her skills to use. I loved that she was able to guide me to the best of the best in party planning of the M-town!!! The most talented Make-up Artist in Memphis, Tasha Anders . My make-up was "FIERCE!!!" We had some delicious libations, especially my special drink, "The Pink Boss" thanks to Brian Bailey!! Special Kudos to my photographer, April Tolbert. It was a stress-free experience, and I Highly recommend "The Cartel" for any party planning!!

Lauren Young 


My wedding was November 24, 2012 and I have been racking my brain to come up with the words that would even begin to describe my wedding coordinator Dynisha Clark of The Cartel/Elegant Surprises Weddings & Party Planning.. Dynisha was more than a coordinator and decorator, she was a friend, a counselor, an advisor, and a shoulder to cry on. Dynisha helped me through EVERY aspect of me wedding with great and cost friendly suggestions. Dynisha really went above and beyond for me and I really appreciate her so much for that. She is a perfectionist and very organized. She stayed on top of me with the wedding checklists to make sure that we were staying on track and on budget. Even when I was lazy she was always patient with me. In her eyes it was all about the bride and she made sure that my day was perfect. Me and Dynisha had many meetings planning my wedding, but the vision that I thought I had in my head for my wedding was nothing compared to what Dynisha created on that day for me. My decorations were beautiful and perfect. My guests are still raving about the chair covers and decorations. Dynisha is a professional and very good at what she does. The vendors that Dynisha recommended to me were just as professional as she was. Dynisha Clark has my highest recommendation and I wish you the very best in everything that you pursue. Thank you for everything.

Tawanna Moore


Dynisha Clark owner of Elegant Surprises I want to thank you for the most beautiful and best baby shower that I have ever attended. I was absolutely blown away by the gorgeous decorations, the games, the setup and the awesome prizes. I can't wait for God to allow you to walk in your full purpose on a full-time basis. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!

Yvonne Clark Adams 


The Best Baby Shower Ever. I have never experienced a baby shower to this capacity. I was overwhelmed when I entered the venue. I was excitedly blown away by the beautiful candy station decorated in baby blue, blue, and brown. The arrangements and variety of candy was exceptional. The entrance to the room where the guests entered was breath taking. I was so amazed. It was so fancy and elegant. My thoughts were, "This can not be for a baby shower." Mrs. Clark definitely took her time and demonstrated her expertise through creativity, uniqueness, and royalty. Family, friends, and co-workers were equally impressed and blown away. They stated they had never been to a shower like that one before. From the arrangements, to the engaging activities, and just being a grand host to fit my taste and quality.....The name "Elegant Surprises" definitely represents this owner's vision for her business by far.  

 Dale and Tishsha Hopson


  First, I want to say, Thank you for all that you did for my Bridal Shower. No words can express how I felt when I walked into that sun room.



Dynisha, you made my shower "the platinum shower of the year" much love to you.



Our experience with Dynisha and Elegant Surprises was absolutely wonderful! All of our request were taken care of with the highest amount of professionalism and she even went the extra mile to ensure every detail was perfect. Dynisha was able to offer amazing suggestions and economical options for our ceremony and reception, she also did a fantastic job with our decor. During a time that is usually very stressful and hurried for most couples, you can be confident that Elegant Surprises will make your dreams come true! I would recommend Elegant Surprises to any bride and groom who wants to be carefree, calm, and focused--to enjoy all of the special moments and beauty of their wedding day.

Kevin and Temple Donahue


Getting married was a monumental moment for my bride and I. During the time of our engagement I was in Nashville working while my wife to be was in Memphis going to school. This made the wedding planner we chose a very pivotal and important decision. When we decided to go with Dynisha Clark and Elegant Surprises it was a dream come true. Having Dynisha was like having your own personal assistant but at a very reasonable cost. She made sure our day was special and went off without a hitch. I recommend her with the highest remarks.

Carl and Jazmin Reed