Aligned Events LLC is a wedding planning business based in Northampton, Massachusetts, which serves the Pioneer Valley, Berkshires, and beyond. Shannon Cruise, who is the owner and planner, understands that planning a wedding can be stressful and overwhelming. Therefore, leading up to your big day, she will be by your side offering guidance and support. Every couple receives personalized planning services so that they can experience the wedding of their dreams.
Shannon is a Pioneer Valley native but has lived all over New England 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 coordinate 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 them experience the wedding of their dreams.
Couples can receive assistance for all aspects of the wedding, including the rehearsal dinner, ceremony, and reception. Additionally, Shannon can take care of the details like budget analysis, to-do lists, and day-of coordination. If you need more planning and coordinating coverage, she offers full-service planning. Many of the options are customizable so you can get exactly what you are looking for. Other planning options include the following:
Recommended by 100% of couples
Heide Bruegmann · Married on 06/08/2019
Perfect Blend of Calm and Assertive
Shannon is extraordinary. We had a short timeline for our wedding- less than 2 months- and she stepped in to pull it all together to make the days leading up to the wedding (as well as the day itself) easy, well organized and stress free. We had people from all over the country and from overseas in for our wedding. Shannon's job the big day was like herding cats and she ensured everyone felt comfortable and welcomed yet managed to get people into their seats, out of their seats, on line for the buffet, gathered for photos, etc...with grace and elan. She was lovely and warm. Highly recommend her.Sent on 06/16/2019
Megan · Married on 06/01/2019
Exceeded all of our expectations! A pleasure to work with.
My fiancee and I hired Shannon to be our day-of wedding coordinator and to say that she exceeded our expectations is a vast understatement. At a time when my partner and I were starting to feel pretty overwhelmed by the wedding-planning process coming to a head, Shannon helped us pull everything together and brought order to our chaos in a way that was kind, considerate and always respected what we wanted for our wedding day. Her organization was a life-saver, as was her coordination with our many vendors. It was a great weight off of our shoulders to have someone we trusted completely take care of the contact with our vendors in the final weeks. Shannon also has a really wonderful way about her. Through the planning and on the day of the wedding, Shannon was a calming presence and was also very efficient and got everything done in a way that appears effortless but that I know must, in fact, take great effort on her part. It is a true mark of her professionalism, as a wedding planner, that she is able to both get everything done in an efficient way, keep track of absolutely everything and seem calm and collected during all of our interactions, including on the wedding day. My now husband and I couldn’t be happier with our choice to hire Shannon and with Shannon’s incredible work on our wedding. We only wish that we had hired Shannon to be our complete wedding planner, when we first started to plan, rather than our day-of wedding coordinator near the end of the planning process; having Shannon on-board throughout the wedding planning process, would have made it smoother and more enjoyable for us. I would highly recommend Shannon to anyone looking to hire an event coordinator; she was an absolute pleasure to work with!Sent on 05/31/2019