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Based in Albany, New York, Elevated Events by SM is an acclaimed planning business that orchestrates weddings in the Tri-State area. Shelby McNeil, the owner and lead planner, takes pleasure in creating outstanding events that reflect her clients’ personalities. She is known for her creative approach, drawing inspiration from her clients’ visions. Aiming to design a celebration that pays homage to your love story, this stellar planner will endeavor to make your big day truly magical.

Services Offered

Having arranged many marital occasions, Elevated Events by SM is well-versed in making dream weddings come true. Shelby offers a pair of eye-catching packages designed to suit a range of preferences. Wedding Management is perfect for couples who have organized most details but require a dash of professional expertise. Those who want to leave everything in the capable hands of Shelby will like the Full-Service bundle. This option boasts all manner of services, such as event design, timeline, and to-do list creation, as well as vendor referrals and day-of coordination.

  • Woman-owned

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Kathryn H. Married on 09/23/2023
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Loved working with Elevated Events!

We hired Shelby for month-of wedding coordination services to help ensure our wedding day was seamless and carefree – and she did just that! She made us feel at ease the months leading up to the wedding, and especially the day of. She helped with day of timelines, coordination with vendors, and ensuring everything was running smoothly from us getting ready through the end of our reception. We are so happy we chose to work with Shelby and highly recommend!
Dana Married on 09/23/2023
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Shelby was INCREDIBLE! Her deep understanding of our wedding vision from the beginning was so clear to us. From the vendors she matched us with, to the final design details - we were obsessed with everything. She was always available to listen and provide honest advice during the planning process. The wedding went to unbelievably smoothly - if anything went wrong we still have no idea. Shelby and her team were superstars. My husband and I didn’t have to lift a finger, we just got to enjoy and celebrate with our guests. THANK YOU SHELBY!!!
Abby L. Married on 09/16/2023
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Absolute perfection!

Working with Shelby for our wedding day was an absolute pleasure. Out of all of the vendors we hired for our big day, Elevated Events was by far the best money we spent! Throughout the entire planning and execution process, Shelby was thorough, punctual, communicative and extremely helpful. She and her team proved to be extremely competent and experienced event professionals, and knew exactly what needed to be done to ease a stressed out brides worries. Due to their excellent planning and coordination skills, everything on our wedding day went off without a hitch, and my now husband and I were able to relax and enjoy the day knowing that the logistics were in more than capable hands!
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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2023 Winner
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Shelby McNeil
Shelby McNeil
Owner & Lead Planner

Hi! I’m Shelby, your go-to planner for all things Insta-worthy. Working with clients to help them bring their unique visions to life through beautifully curated tablescapes, floral and decor is truly what makes my heart skip a beat. I specialize in jaw dropping design and celebrations that give you that feeling. With years of industry experience and a passion for design, I will help you define and refine your dream wedding vision to make it exactly how you've always imagined. I can't wait to hear from you and to work with you on your big day!


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