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Welcome to Aligned Events! Based in Northampton, Massachusetts, Aligned Events is a full-service wedding planning, management, and design company serving couples in The Berkshires as well as all of New England and New York. Aligned Events was formed to help couples celebrate joyfully and authentically. Rejecting the notion of a one-size-fits-all-approach, Aligned Events crafts custom and beautiful events by getting to know each couple's dreams, quirks, and vision for their wedding day. Services are tailored to reduce stress and promote fun in the planning process. The end result is a blissful wedding day that is unique and full of life-long memories. Aligned Event's guiding principles are based on sustainability, inclusion, philanthropy, and support for local communities.

Experience

Shannon Cruise is the owner and lead planner of Aligned Events. She is a native of New England and has lived all over the region planning bespoke events. Shannon has been planning events and working in the hospitality industry for over fifteen years. Shannon's lengthy experience has gifted her the opportunity to plan and manage events at a variety of unique locations - farms, islands, fields, private homes, beaches, and countless beautiful venues throughout the region. Her commitment to each wedding stems from a deep appreciation for the couples she works with and the joy of seeing couples experience a stress-free wedding that exceeds their dreams and visions.

Services Offered

Aligned Events offers wedding planning, wedding management, and design and styling services.

Planning services are fully customized and are collaborative in nature. Utilizing lengthy experience, pro vendor relationships and detailed planning systems, Shannon and her team keep planning on track, calm, and organized. Wedding Management is a great fit for the couple that wants to plan the majority of their wedding themselves but needs support tying together all their planning and managing the weeks leading up to the wedding. Planning and management services all include comprehensive day-of management to execute the carefully crafted plans and provide support to couples as they embark on a lifelong journey together.

In the era of COVID-19, Aligned Events is also working with couples who have had to adjust their wedding plans and helping them navigate the logistical challenges related to wedding planning during a crisis. By evaluating each couple's priorities and thinking creatively, Shannon and her team are able to provide guidance and paths forward towards hosting a celebration that allows for the joy of a wedding while keeping loved ones safe.

  • Woman-owned

Frequently asked questions

Do you offer an hourly rate?

Yes

What is the hourly rate?

$100

What wedding events do you provide services for?

Ceremony
Reception
Rehearsal Dinner

What wedding planning services do you offer?

Full Planning
Partial Planning

What weddings do you have experience planning?

Civil
Cultural
Eco-Friendly
Non-Religious
Religious

How many planners are on your team?

1
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100% Recommended by couples

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Shannon from Aligned Events is highly recommended for wedding planning and coordination. She is described as a visionary who brings personalization and creativity to create a whimsical and beautiful wedding experience. Shannon's exceptional talent and dedication are evident in her ability to anticipate and resolve challenges, making the day stress-free for couples. Her warm personality, organization, and industry knowledge are praised by reviewers who appreciate her seamless execution and support throughout the planning process. Hiring Shannon is described as the best decision for a unique and memorable wedding.

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Shannon from Aligned Events is highly recommended for wedding planning and coordination. She is described as a visionary who brings personalization and creativity to create a whimsical and beautiful wedding experience. Shannon's exceptional talent and dedication are evident in her ability to anticipate and resolve challenges, making the day stress-free for couples. Her warm personality, organization, and industry knowledge are praised by reviewers who appreciate her seamless execution and support throughout the planning process. Hiring Shannon is described as the best decision for a unique and memorable wedding.

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Micah B. Sent on 11/20/2023
5 out of 5 rating

A 10/10 Experience

Shannon does such a thoughtful and diligent job working with you that it makes planning a wedding so much easier. Beyond that, her overall spirit is so warm that you're excited to have your check-ins with her. Lastly, her understanding of our taste was so spot on that each vendor she recommended working with was just what we were looking for and made our wedding authentic to us.
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Max R. Sent on 09/30/2023
5 out of 5 rating

We couldn't have imagined a better planner

Shannon's ceaseless enthusiasm and top notch professionalism made our wedding planning experience a total blast. She went above and beyond what was asked of her and was a pleasure to work with throughout the entire two year process. Thanks Shannon!
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Madeline C. Sent on 09/17/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Shannon is the best!

Shannon is so fabulous, our day could not have happened without her. We highly recommend her to everyone!
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Team

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Shannon Cruise Ramon
Owner + Lead Planner

Hi! I'm Shannon - the owner of and lead event planner for Aligned Events. I started Aligned Events in 2018 with the goal of planning beautiful weddings and meeting amazing couples while focusing on sustainability + inclusion. We blend the practical with the magical and always allow your vision to shine.

When I'm not working on events, I am working on my 1800s farmhouse that I am restoring with my husband and the company of our three dogs. I am an avid traveler, have way too many houseplants, and adore Japanese cuisine. I'm so excited you're here, and can't wait to meet you!

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