Saturday, November 24, 2012

Small Business Saturday Sale!

Support Small Businesses Today and Everyday

We want to help you support Small Business Saturday by offering you two amazing deals:

~ Winter Wedding Sale ~

Getting married between January and March of next year?  We love winter weddings and want to help celebrate with you.  Book before December 15th and take 15% off any of our planning and day-of wedding coordination packages.  

Photo by Tracey Buyce Photography

~ Wedding Stationery Sale ~

Did you know we carry a full assortment of wedding invitations, bridal stationery, and personalized gifts and favors?  Place your order before January 1st and we'll take 15% off your total purchase.
CLICK HERE to check out the products we carry.

Discounts only apply to new clients who mention these offers when booking/ordering.  The Winter Wedding Sale offer expires December 15, 2012.  The Wedding Stationery Sale expires January 1, 2013.  Discounts do not apply to NYS tax or shipping.  

Thursday, November 22, 2012

We Give Thanks

From our families to yours, 
we hope you are all blessed with 
a very warm and happy Thanksgiving. 

This is a time to reflect and be glad, 
and we have so very much 
to be thankful for this year.

2012 has been a banner year for us.  This stands as the 
busiest and most successful year 
that Wedding Planning Plus has ever had.  
We would not be here without the support and love 
of our brides and grooms, their families, and our 
favorite vendor friends.  Thank you all for supporting us 
this year and every year - 
we are TRULY thankful for all of you 
who allow us to do what we love to do every day.  

Much love and thanks,
and the team at WPP

Photos above - Bailly Photography and Tracey Buyce Photography
and the

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Alex and Vince Review WPP!

Alex and Vince were married this past weekend at Pat's Barn in Troy, NY.  I just received an email notification from several websites that Alex posted some glowing reviews of my services.  This is such a sweet bride and groom, and in their review had such sweet things to say!!  Thank you Alex and Vince for taking the time to post these for future clients to see.  And again, thank you both for choosing me as your wedding coordinator!!  

To read more online reviews of our work CLICK HERE.

"We hired Shannon from Wedding Planning Plus for day of coordination and I think it’s the best decision we made! She made the last few weeks up to the wedding stress-free. The week of the wedding she took over ALL of the details. Her assistance in coordinating everything with our vendors was invaluable. I think I would have been a crazy person if it wasn’t for her! I would hire her again in an instant! Moreover, her prompt and thoughtful responses to any and every question I sent her way really meant a lot. I can’t stress enough how great it was to work with her."

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

WPP is a Winner of The Knot's Best of Weddings 2013!!

Just announced today, Wedding Planning Plus has earned the distinction of being one of The Knot's Best of Weddings recipients for 2013.  This stems straight from happy brides and grooms so I want to send a big THANK YOU to all of our current and past clients who continue to love and support us and let us keep doing what we love to do.  

The official announcement from The Knot will come in January but there's no way I could wait that long before telling all of you...  ;)

Thanks again!  And happy planning!!

xoxo, Shannon

Monday, November 19, 2012

Sarah and Eddie Review WPP!

Sarah and Eddie just returned from their TWO WEEK honeymoon in HAWAII and what I think was their first night back they went and posted a stunning review of WPP online.  This couple is beyond cool.  Thanks Sarah and Eddie for not only rocking out your wedding day but rocking out this public review/kudos for me!!  Muah!!  :*

To read more reviews of Wedding Planning Plus please CLICK HERE

"I could not be more more impressed with the work that Shannon Whitney and her staff did for my wedding. I hired WPP to complete wedding day coordination, as well as flower consulting, and invitations; however Shannon and her crew went far above these items and truly worked hard to provide me with my perfect wedding day. Shannon was always very responsive to all phone calls and emails. I live out of town, and often work late hours, but Shannon was always available for a late phone call or for weekend meetings for when I was in town. 

My family and I could not get over the detail and the thought that WPP put into everything they did. They provided the wedding party with informational sheets (when to go where, etc) and provided me with a detailed itinerary so that my husband and I would know the flow of the wedding day. I also did not have to worry about following up with any vendors as Shannon took care of all that. 

I felt so much more at ease on the day of the wedding as I knew that Shannon was there to deal with anything that may come up. She is a professional through and through, but she is also very kind, sweet and was a joy to work with. I was so glad that neither I, or my family, had to worry about any logistics on the day of the wedding, and that we could really enjoy the ceremony and the reception. I knew I was in very good hands with WPP. 

My only regret is that I did not hire WPP to plan my wedding in full!! Thank you WPP!!! Love, Sarah & Ed"

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Alexandria and Vincent - Photo Sneak Peek!

Alex and Vince were married this Saturday - yes yesterday! - at Pat's Barn in Troy, NY.  They had a super sweet wedding of 100 total guests where most of the invited were close family and friends.  The weather was outstanding for this time of year and the day went as smooth as silk - everything this couple planned for and deserved.  Their photographers Matt and Leah Bailly of Bailly Photography released this sneak peek image from their big day.  Check out that light - butter!

Thank you to Alex and Vince for choosing me as their wedding coordinator and allowing me to be a part of their big day!  Stay tuned for a full wedding recap to be posted soon!!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Wedding Planners in Action! Shanna and Scott - 6.30.12

Me with the bride and groom and floral designer David Michael Schmidt

There is a whole lot that we wedding planners do on a wedding day to make sure all of the details are done right and done on time and to the liking of the bride and groom.  With a wedding as detailed as Shanna and Scott's I brought two assistants with me - Ginny and Erin M - in order to ensure we had enough resources to make this wedding rock.  We spend most of a wedding day trying to stay out of the lens of the cameras as to not disturb great photos but sometimes we end of getting right in the middle of it all.  Photographer Bryan Yager from Beltrami Studios caught us in a few of his shots so here is a little behind the scenes access to what we were up to that day.

PS - We normally don't get in on the conga line but the spirit was high in that tent and we just couldn't help ourselves.  :)

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Shanna and Scott - June 30, 2012

Shanna and Scott were married at The Sagamore Resort on June 30, 2012.  At first this couple came to me looking for day-of wedding coordination services but as their wedding date drew closer they decided to add on planning, as well.  I had a blast working with them - Shanna has a crazy good eye for style and Scott is kind enough to allow her to run after her dreams.  One of the things Shanna was really in to was beautiful fabrics and accents, as seen in the lovely ceremony and reception spaces.  With the ceremony being held right on the edge of the lake the summer breezes blew the linens on the chuppah table and the accent swags on the back of the ceremony chairs and gave the most elegant dreamy feel.  The bridal party held the four poles of the chuppah to give a personal connecting to the altar area and a beautiful backdrop for their photos.  Even their dog Stella got to enjoy in the fun with a front row seat for their 'I Do's'.

After the ceremony guests were whisked over to the terrace area for cocktails and later into the tent for the wedding reception.  Framed mirrors displaying hand painted calligraphy acted as the seating boards, and the numbers on each of the guest tables were written in the same calligraphy on vintage hand held mirrors.  The guest tables were dressed in custom linens while the head table was done in a Renaissance style with French chairs around and lush rows of soft pink flowers down the middle.  The couple added specialty items such as beaded chandeliers, a monogrammed dance floor, a custom retro style bar, and a delicious dessert display for their guests to enjoy.  And at the end of the night a screen came down and their videographers showed a same-day edit which recapped their entire wedding day.  It was truly a magical event.

A wedding of this scope took a large team of vendors to put together.  I give a big thank you and shout out to floral and event designer David Michael Schmidt from Renaissance Floral Design for the linens, flowers and all of the accent design pieces.  Assisting David on this was the team at Clifton Park Rental and Total Events, as well as event designer Angela Proffitt who came up from Nashville to assist with the set up of the tent and ceremony space.  Dawn Bennett and Jerid McKinney were my contacts from Sagamore and did a great job backing up all of the crazy idea and style elements that were brought in.  The New York Players rocked the dance floor all night, and stylists Amy Elizabeth Smith (makeup) and Andrea Reed (hair) made all of the girls look extra pretty.  Reverend Joy Burke performed the ceremony and string players from Penguin Music provided the ceremony music.  

A special thank you goes out to photographer Bryan Yager of Beltrami Studios in Burlington, VT for taking these amazing photos.  There was a lot going on at this wedding and Brian and his assistant managed to capture it all.  Also a thank you to the Tennessee boys at Full Frame who did all of the video recording and who showed the same-day edit to guests at the end of the reception.  I know I posted their video a while back but it's so good you just have to see it again:

This was a super fun wedding and I had a blast working with Shanna and Scott on all of their details.  Hope you enjoy these pics as much as I do!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Sarah and Eddie - Video Sneak Peek!

Sarah and Eddie had their photo sneak peek posted yesterday, and now today we are posting their video sneak peek!  Thanks to Moak Films for editing this and getting it out for all of us to enjoy this soon after the couple's big day.  

CLICK HERE to watch Sarah and Eddie's wedding video sneak peek.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Sarah and Eddie - Photo Sneak Peek!

Sarah and Eddie were married yesterday with their ceremony at St. Mary's Church in Albany and reception at River Stone Manor.  This was such an amazing wedding with a super cool bride and groom, great vendors, and this amazingly gorgeous wedding dress!  Even though the reception ended just 12 hours ago the talented husband and wife team at Bailly Photography cranked out this stunning sneak peek image that I am so excited to share.  Can't wait to post their entire wedding recap - soon!