Friday, February 17, 2017

Leah and Leo Leave a Sweet Review for Erin R!


Photo by Tiffany Wayne

Leah and Leo were married on December 3rd at Franklin Plaza and WPP Lead Planner Erin Rossi planned and coordinated their day.  Leah just posted this beautiful review for Erin - how sweet!


Let me start off by saying that if it wasn't for Erin Rossi at Wedding Planning Plus, our wedding would not have been what it was, which was INCREDIBLE (and even that is an understatement). In the limo on the way to the church, my bridesmaids and mothers asked me how I remained so calm during the planning process, day-of, and minutes away from entering the church for the ceremony and all I could muddle out was "Erin." Having her meant that I had no worries. No worries about signing my name to an abundance of contracts, landing our priority vendors, time and planning management, or even eating before walking down the aisle. My now husband, our parents, wedding party, all guests, and I were able to enjoy every moment of the day without being tugged in multiple directions to coordinate, set up, or tackle any loose ends, such as ordering last minute fresh flower petals for our flower girl, bringing a sewing kit to fix a broken bridesmaid headband, and even finding a wheelchair for my grandma who twisted her ankle just before walking down the aisle. She also can now add "mannequin challenge videographer" to her resume! 
Erin is a wedding planning guru and I have been told countless times since the wedding day how our wedding was the best wedding they have ever attended. Erin deserves most of that recognition and credit! Hands down, best decision! Love her!!! Xox


Thursday, February 9, 2017

Amy and James - September 17, 2016


Amy and James were married on the shores of Lake George on September 17, 2016.  Amy's family owns a cottage at the vacation property at Takundewide in Cleverdale and they chose to host their wedding weekend there.  

I had a blast working with these guys!  Amy and James lived on the west coast so all of the planning was done long distance through conference calls and plenty of emails.  Amy's dad Gary was an active member of the planning team and would chime in from his home in Minnesota.  When Gary was in town we would meet to go over details on property and at vendor appointments.  By the time the wedding came I felt like an honorary member of their family!

Amy has a great sense of style and a keen eye for detail.  She had a very specific idea of what she wanted the property to look like, the type of tent she wanted, and how she wanted the event flow to feel.  Takundewide is beautiful as it has a large open area in the middle of the cabins that opens up to the beach and the waters edge.  We were able to fit a sail cloth tent in the flattest part of the field which left enough room at the beach for the ceremony to take place.  This set up allowed their guests to face the water all event long.

The weekend of Amy and James' wedding was picture perfect as it came to weather and guests were able to swim, play lawn games, and take rides out on a private boat that was rented.  Amy got ready in her family's cottage while James and his family were in a cottage they rented on the other side of the property.  When it was time for their first look they ventured offsite for some scenic photos before coming back for some shots on the docks overlooking the lake.  Guests then gathered for the ceremony and after Amy and James sealed their vows with a kiss it was time for the party to begin!

And what a party it was!  The tent was filled with long farm tables that kept everyone feeling close and cozy, and Amy's DIY centerpieces of loose ferns and clean white candles gave a feel of natural sophistication.  After a few heartfelt toasts (even one where FOB Gary gave me a shout out - I told you I felt like family!) the band started up and the dancing didn't stop until the last song.  And to top off what was an amazing wedding day Amy and James had the rental boat come back at the end of the night to take them on a private moonlight cruise to the Sagamore Resort where they spent their wedding night.

We had some great vendors to work with on this wedding!  Sheena Kim from Unique Lapin was their photographer and she did an unbelievable job with these photos.  I can't wait to get some of these stunners on my website!  Sally Longo from Aunt Sally's Catering provided all the amazing food, bar, and service staff for the wedding day, as well as the rehearsal dinner they had on property the night before.  The Accents were the band at this reception and these guys killed it - seriously so good!  All the tent, tables, chairs, and equipment rentals came from Total Events, hair and makeup was done by my girl Kyle Ann Garcia, bouquets and boutonnieres were made by Crystal Riley at Price Chopper in Queensbury, the private boat rental was from Love Is On Lake George, bus transportation for guests was provided by Upstate Transit, and All Seasons Ensemble provided the live ceremony music.

It's always so fun for me to watch a wedding take shape from the first rough ideas to the finished product on the big day.  Working with Amy, James, and dad Gary was so wonderful and I couldn't be happier for them on how everything turned out.  Thank you all for trusting me and sharing your most important day with me!

xoxo,

Shannon 




































Friday, February 3, 2017

We Are Hiring!



WPP is looking for some talented interns to join our team for the 2017 season!

Wedding Planner/Coordinator Intern(s) - Learn about the wedding industry hands-on by working as an assistant to WPP planners at real weddings and special events.  This role requires attendance at events that typically take place Fridays through Sundays between the months of May and November (the season could be split for the right candidates).  Get a unique opportunity to see everything that happens behind the scenes to pull off spectacular weddings and events!

Social Media/Communications Intern - Spread your marketing/PR wings by helping WPP strengthen our brand online.  The right candidate will be well versed in online marketing and have strong working knowledge of branding on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.  This position is mostly worked from home so self motivation and self management is also key.  This is a great chance to put real job experience on a resume to help propel a newly forged career path!

These positions are unpaid.  College credit can be earned/arranged through participating schools.  Please contact us for more information.

To apply please email a resume and cover letter to Shannon at 
shannon@weddingplanningplus.net.

Resumes will only be accepted until February 17th!

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Katie and Kevin - October 15, 2016



Katie and Kevin were married on October 15, 2016 on a seriously gorgeous day in Rock City Falls, NY at The Mansion Inn. 
To start off - Katie and Kevin have THE CUTEST love story. They both attended Hartwick College together where they became “acquaintances” and exchanged polite small talk for a few years. Once they graduated, Katie was going down to North Carolina to visit her sister and found out that she was living near Camp Lejeune. Katie recalled seeing that her acquaintance Kevin was in the Marine Corps and stationed at this very base, so she reached out to meet up when she was visiting and the rest is history! A move from New York to North Carolina, a few job changes and two dog adoptions later, Katie and Kevin now live in North Carolina together with their fur babies.
These guys had not only one WPP planner but two!  Shannon worked with Katie and Kevin starting back in the summer of 2015 to plan out the details of their event.  I picked up earlier this fall to put all of those details together so that everything would be smooth and easy for them on their big day.  On the day of their wedding Katie and Kevin were both just so ready to see each other and finally get married. Katie and her beautiful, lovely and bubbly girl friends were in the front room of The Mansion Inn listening to their favorite tunes and sipping on nerve calming mimosas in the sunshine. Kevin and his men were off-site picking up grub and killing some time pre-ceremony returning with quite a few stories to tell about their entertaining errands.
The time finally came for Katie to step into her absolutely beautiful lace dress that fit her like a glove, and for Kevin to put on his dapper grey suit for their first look on the porch of the Inn. This moment was one of my favorites of the day- man let me tell you, these two really love each other! As their guests started to arrive they headed to the pond on The Mansion’s property where the ceremony was to be held. The resident swans even made a beautiful appearance and welcomed guests! Katie and Kevin’s ceremony was special for many reasons, but one of them was that it was officiated by one of Kevin’s fraternity brothers, Father Paul Messner. The ceremony was beautiful and that much more meaningful for Katie and Kevin because their officiant knew both of them, their stories and all of their friends personally.
After an amazing ceremony by the pond, guests travelled to the rose garden for cocktail hour filled with delicious food, drinks and personal touches. Everyone flowed through the gardens looking at the little tiny jars filled with local honey to take home, grabbing blankets marked “To have and to hold, in case you get cold” and admiring the beautiful remembrance table Katie and Kevin included in their layout. Another thing you need to know about Katie and Kevin, and all of their guests, is not only were they ready to get the celebration started but there is no doubt that they all know how to party! Almost immediately, speeches got everyone laughing and the two Best Men even had a surprise ‘icing’ for Kevin as payback for when he asked his friends to officially be groomsmen. The whole reception was held under the tent with perfect lighting, an incredible meal and a rockin’ set list that kept everyone dancing straight through the night.
All of the above would not have been possible without the amazing group of people I worked with for Katie and Kevin’s wedding. A special thank you goes out to; Annie from The Mansion Inn for all of her hard work and help, Gina from Gina Tarbell Makeup and Jenn from Timeless Updos for getting on scene early to help Katie and her girls get ready, Lisa from Price Chopper East Greenbush for creating the bridesmaid's bouquets, the beautiful centerpieces and the Memory Table brooch bouquet (made with antique brooches that have been in their families for years), Posie Peddler who made Katie's all baby's breath bouquet, and of course DJ Michael M. Boslet for keeping the party going all night. I had the absolute pleasure of working with Chelsea from Chelsea Ahl Photography for the day, watching her capture every bit of the day perfectly, as you can see in the photos below.
Katie and Kevin are two of the most kind and caring people I have ever met. They both have a great sense of humor and their friendship is something that I will forever be grateful for. I knew from the beginning when Katie said, “We have rescue puppies” and we started comparing pictures of our labs, that this was going to be a beautiful, black lab loving partnership. Working with these two and their hilarious family and friends was beyond wonderful and I am so happy that I was given the opportunity to be a special part of this day. Cheers to many more years of beer flights, lab love and karaoke you two!
xoxo,
Kate