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Elisabeth Shell Events is a wedding planning company located in Exeter, Devon, serving couples throughout the entire South West. The owner, Phoebe Stanaway, is a passionate professional specialising in day-of coordination services. Having organised hundreds of weddings, this planner loves to create harmonious atmospheres that showcase her clients’ relationships.

Services Offered

Phoebe adopts a detailed-oriented and relaxed planning style when it comes to organising your big day. Elisabeth Shell Events’ coordination services commence around 4-6 weeks before your wedding. Your planner will liaison with all suppliers, create running schedules, assist in venue setup, and much more. You can also be provided with an emergency wedding day kit to cover any hiccups should they occur. Phoebe will also act as your toastmaster throughout your celebration, giving announcements and introductions if desired. Whether it’s a quaint back garden ceremony or a lavish city hall reception, this planner can ensure that your wedding runs without a hitch.

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Frequently asked questions

Size of weddings/events you organise:

Fewer than 100 guests
Between 100 and 300 guests
Between 300 and 500 guests
More than 500 guests

Services you offer:

Styling for the couple
Wedding coordinator
Hen/stag parties

What kind of ceremonies do you offer?

Civil partnership

Do you organise non-Christian religion weddings?


What type of weddings are you specialised in?

Modern | Relaxed | Luxe | Stylish | Creative | Quirky

How do you work?

We'll have a free no obligation consultation and work out whether we're the right fit! This is so important as we'll be working together a lot and trust me, you want to work with someone you like!

What are the forms of payment?

BACs, Cheques, Cash
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Reviews for Elisabeth Shell Events

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Kirsty W. Sent on 06/06/2024
5 out of 5 rating

A touch of magic

From the moment Adam and I began the journey of planning our wedding, we knew we wanted it to be a reflection of us. A daunting task, indeed, but then came Phoebe of Elisabeth Shell Events, who transformed our concerns into excitement and our dreams into reality.

Phoebe has been an absolute gem from start to finish. In the whirlwind of decisions, timelines, and the usual pre-wedding chaos, Phoebe was the serene force that kept everything on track. With her at the helm, I found my anxiety easing, allowing me to focus on the joy of the occasion rather than the stress.
Her ability to remain calm under pressure and steer us through tough decisions was nothing short of remarkable. She seemed to always be two steps ahead, ensuring each little detail was executed perfectly. On the day of our wedding, the sign of her exceptional coordination was evident in the seamless flow of events — so smooth, in fact, that the expertise behind it was almost invisible.

Where Phoebe wasn't present, the gaps were noticeable, underscoring just how pivotal her involvement was in making our special day feel complete.

Her styling for our wedding wasn't just beautiful—it was breathtaking. Phoebe's flair for understanding and bringing to life the vision I couldn't quite articulate myself resulted in a setting that left our guests and us in awe. Everything was tailored so perfectly to what we loved, and her endless enthusiasm paired with a realistic approach truly brought out the best in my sometimes over-the-top ideas.

Phoebe was not just a coordinator and stylist; she was the guide who walked us joyfully to the beginning of a new chapter. Fun, easygoing, and tirelessly dedicated, she turned potential wedding planning turmoil into an incredibly enjoyable experience.

For any couple embarking on their wedding journey, I highly recommend Phoebe of Elisabeth Shell Events. Her touch of magic is what made our wedding not just an event, but a fond memory that will be cherished for a lifetime.

Thank you, Phoebe, for making our day truly ours in every way. Your work is not just stunning; it's what every couple dreams their wedding to be.

With the happiest of hearts, thank you x
Mr & Mrs Ferris xx
Kristina V. Sent on 13/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

A perfect day made by Elisabeth Shell Events

Honestly I’m not sure how Phoebe does it, organises the perfect wedding, looks stress free and still has a smile on her face.

Phoebe will take any problem you throw at her and fix it.
She made our day run so smoothly, I would have been a mess without her.
If you’re considering using phoebe’s services stop thinking and do it now! x
Rory F. Sent on 16/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Just the BEST wedding coordinator!

Phoebe was an absolute STAR! Pre-wedding and on the day, Phoebe was fantastic. We were very lucky to be recommended her by a friend. Immediately upon bringing Phoebe on board, she shared her list of recommended suppliers. A gold mine of fantastic people who all contributed to our special day. Phoebe ran through the details with us in fine detail, completely on the ball, which gave us great comfort that everything was in good hands. Anyone would be very lucky to have Phoebe as their wedding coordinator! Could not recommend her more.
Sarah H. Sent on 20/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Passionate and dedicated! The perfect wedding coordinator

It was a privilege to have Phoebe coordinate our wedding day at Pynes House in May 2033. She is an exceptional wedding planner/coordinator and her passion and enthusiasm shines though in everything she does. She is also a lovely, warm hearted person and it was a pleasure to get to know her.

She was so helpful (and very patient!) in dealing with all of our questions in the lead up to the day, and alleviated all of our stresses and worries on the wedding day itself. The day was just a fairytale, everyone had the most amazing time and everything ran like clockwork. We didn’t have to worry about a thing, and all the little details and timings were taken care of.

Thank you Phoebe for everything you did to make our wedding day so special, every little detail was noted and greatly appreciated xx
Peter M. Sent on 12/02/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Mr and Mrs Morton

Phoebe made our special day absolutely stress free. Everything ran so smoothly, from planning, menus through to the big day. On the day, she was there preparing everything in plenty of time, and the whole day went very well. Phoebe was a delight to work with, nothing was a problem.
Emerlee Sent on 21/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Best Wedding Coordinator!

A heartfelt thank you to Phoebe for coordinating our day. Every single aspect was run faultlessly and Phoebe is so lovely to work with. We have no hesitation in recommending Phoebe for any wedding or event. Unflappable, experienced and a real people person! Thank you so much 😊
Alliy Sent on 08/06/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Best day of my life

Phoebe was so brilliant from start yo finish for our day. We knew from the very start we wanted a very simple and easy day and Phoebe heard this and helped all the way through, no pressure was put on us at any time. Phoebe also has a lovely calm approach and really knew her stuff, wouldn't of been the same amazing day if she wasn't involved. Could not recommend higher.
Paul C. Sent on 18/04/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Exceptional wedding co-ordinator - Phoebe Stanaway

Phoebe is an exceptional wedding co-ordinator. Her kind, efficient and sensitive organization of our wedding day was faultless. She worked tirelessly to make sure everything went smoothly and according to plan. Every single aspect of the wedding day was seamlessly managed. We would have no hesitation in recommending her to anyone wanting to plan a wedding.
Charlotte C. Sent on 13/10/2021
5 out of 5 rating

An absolute dream!

Phoebe was an absolute dream and ensured our wedding day ran so smoothly. Whatever we needed she was there, making sure that all the little details were taken care of, leaving us to fully immerse ourselves in our day. You can tell the care and passion Phoebe has for making sure your wedding day is absolutely as you wish and she takes any little stresses away! As we both said at the end of the evening 'every wedding needs a Phoebe'. Thank you so much!
Nikki B. Sent on 01/08/2021
5 out of 5 rating

WOW Amazing

WOW, words can’t describe how amazing, creative and helpful Phoebe was. From the very first zoom call to our big day Phoebe had everything covered, she was always on hand if we had any questions or needed help.
She took all the stress and worry away from us and used her experience and creativity to make our day perfect. We wanted Phoebe to show off her artistic and creative skills with the few ideas we gave her during our meeting and she certainly did not disappoint. From the flowers, wedding favours, table set up and decorations it was clear Phoebe really had gone above and beyond to make our day so special. Phoebe thought of the smallest details which added that extra wow factor to every part of our day from the ceremony, to the meal and the after party.
Phoebe created the most magical and romantic wedding table which everyone commented on, it was a vision we had not seen before at other weddings and was just perfect for our day. On the day Phoebe was there to help with every little detail, she was so relaxed and put everyone at ease and certainly knows how to run weddings and events.
We would highly recommend Phoebe as a wedding planner, she really does get to know a couple and with her experience and vision can bring anything you could imagine to life. Phoebe was beyond brilliant, very professional, thoughtful, fun and energetic and it is clear she loves her work and excels beyond all expectations.
Michael and Nikki Brosnan
Hannah C. Sent on 06/06/2021
5 out of 5 rating


Phoebe was incredible! She got to know us really well in the meetings before the wedding and she took care of absolutely everything on the day. We didn't need to worry about a thing because she had it all covered. She worked hard behind the scenes to make sure everything happened on time and the day ran smoothly. She helped organise flowers on the day, took some photos, filled hot water bottles for sitting outside in the cold and was generally an absolute star! We can't thank her enough and would highly recommend her!
Fiona A. Sent on 10/07/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Winter Wedding at Pynes House

Phoebe was such an asset in the planning and execution of our wedding. Her approach is detail orientated and she works incredibly hard to ensure that everything runs smoothly on the day. Her calm demeanour really sets the tone for the event. She ensured that my husband and I were able to steal away pockets of time together on the day and didn't have to look at a clock once. I would have no hesitation in recommending her to anyone look for a polished and stress free wedding.
Joanna P. Sent on 04/05/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Book Phoebe Now!

We booked Phoebe initially for on the day wedding co-ordinaton but also booked some extra ad hoc planning hours.
Booking Phoebe was the best wedding decision we made. Initially my finace didn't think it was necessary to have a planner as our wedding was fairly small. But after he met Phoebe we both knew she would be great.
Having Phoebe on the day made such a difference because I knew she had thought of everything and nothing important would be missed. We could just turn up to our wedding day and have the best time and know that anything logistical would be sorted.
Having Phoebe there felt more like having another friend than a co-ordinator.
We would 100% recommend booking Phoebe
Jodie S. Sent on 19/02/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Five stars is nowhere near enough!

We were looked after by the sensational Phoebe of Elisabeth Shell Events who coordinated our wedding day, at Pynes House, in November 2023.

Working in the wedding industry myself, I’ve worked alongside Phoebe at many, many weddings so I already knew that she is the best-of-the-best, but experiencing Phoebe’s extraordinary talents first-hand, as a bride, was one of the biggest honours of my wedding day.

Phoebe had complete control of our wedding day, yet everything felt entirely organic; everything she does is with mesmerizing subtly and efficiency. Phoebe was present every time I felt on the cusp of nervousness, and gently guided any members of our bridal party who needed a little extra direction.

Honestly, I can't stress enough how bloody brilliant Phoebe is! I've concluded that she must be telepathic or practise mind-control or something because it's almost as if she embodied my every thought, need and want and had it sorted before I'd even fully processed it myself.

Phoebe is ESSENTIAL to a stress-free, fun and slick wedding day, so do yourself a favour, and book her NOW!
Tabitha B. Sent on 09/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The best of the best!

I'm not sure where to start, other than to insist that you immediately book Phoebe to work on your wedding.
Planning a complex logistical DIY wedding, we knew we needed a Wedding Coordinator to support bringing our vision to life and ensure that we could both have an enjoyable day without worries. Phoebe far outdid our expectations.
She arrived the day before and was the most calming presence, I instantly trusted her to bring everything to life and ensure that I had the most perfect day. She listened to, and solutioned, my concerns, took time to learn the venue, and helped with the finishing touches.
The wedding day itself ran seamlessly, it was beautiful and fun - and that is due to a lot of care, emotional intelligence and effort that came from Phoebe on the day. She really understood what me and my husband cared about and completely delivered on creating the most incredible day.
Every single person who came into contact with her loved her, and my bridesmaids and I regularly talk about missing her!!!
Phoebe also introduced us to Dan who did an incredible job of running our bar. Thanks Dan!
I confidently know that our day would not have ran as well without Phoebe there, and that I would not have enjoyed myself as much as I did. Thank you so much, Phoebe!
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