Weddings

Elisabeth Shell Events

Exeter, Devon

About

Price from £500

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.

Highlights

Wedding size

Smaller than 100 guests, between 100 and 300 guests, between 300 and 500 guests, bigger than 500 guests

Ceremonies

Civil partnership, religious, overseas, open air, symbolic, themed, environmentally Friendly, humanist, other

Frequently Asked Questions

Services you offer:

Venues
Decoration
Styling for bride and groom
Wedding coordinator
Hen/Stag Parties

Do you organise non-Christian religion weddings?

Yes

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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    Nikki B. Married on 24/07/2021
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    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
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    Charlotte C. Married on 07/07/2021
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    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!
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    Hannah C. Married on 24/04/2020
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    Fantastic!

    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!
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    Fairy godmother for weddings!

    We can not recommend Phoebe enough. She was absolutely incredible on our wedding day she looked after everyone so well, kept us calm, let us know the plan of the day, her presence was so calming and friendly she was professional yet personal all at the same time. Phoebe goes above and beyond to help you achieve your wedding style she listens to what you want styling wise and makes your ideas and dreams become a reality down to the smallest details nothing was ever to much effort she was always on the other end of the phone or email ready to help. If your after a fairy godmother for your wedding to help reduce stress & make your day exactly as you planned in your head then you absolutely must have Phoebe be apart of your day.
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    Phil H. Married on 05/06/2021
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    Excellence

    You were the perfect wedding coordinator. You held everything with a light-hearted touch, and an attention to detail that defied your calm demeanour. We loved the inspired decoration you created using the odds and gathered ends we brought with us, effortlessly making the venue look stunning. It is remarkably hard to find anyone in any walk of life who can put together so beautiful a vision in a tight time-frame, having never seen the raw materials (due to a certain virus), and incorporating the little additions sprung upon you with such grace and assurance! You helped create the perfect ambiance throughout the day without ever being intrusive, guiding all the 'players' - bride, groom, best man, celebrant, registrar and venue host with quiet confidence. I mention all this at length as such skill deserves recognition! Thank you for everything.
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    Lacey Married on 02/07/2020
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    Top qulaity bespoke service.

    We had the day of our dreams at Upton Barn and this is all thanks to Phoebe.
    Phoebe is the warm, fun loving women that you need to keep you calm and therefore plan the best day of your life at ease.
    Her calm nature quickly calms you if your starting to stress (and of course we all have bridzilla moments).
    She allows you to take full control of what and how you want the day and advices how to make this happen.
    The day ran perfectly as Phoebe and her teamwhere there to sort everything so all you need to do is turn up and everything is taken care of.
    I seriously can’t recommend Phoebe enough, she is a Top-quality bespoke planner who really does care.
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    Laura Married on 17/08/2019
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    Phoebe helped us to have our perfect day!

    From start to finish Phoebe provided us with an individualised service that was tailored to meet our needs and our style. From the moment we met with her we knew that we could just relax and trust her to make our perfect day come true.
    During the planning stage, Phoebe provided advice and guidance that helped us to think of things we would otherwise have missed. Phoebe answered every question and concern with thought and genuine kindness, and nothing was too much trouble. Phoebe was always prompt to reply to emails and calls and was always happy to hear from us and happy to help. Her unique flair and eye for detail ensured that we were confident in her styling and we totally trusted her to dress our venue on the day itself.
    Due to the typical British weather, Phoebe carefully planned two alternative itineraries for our day, meaning that we could relax and know that both an inside and outside ceremony were catered for. Phoebe really did go above and beyond throughout the planning.
    On the day itself, Phoebe was always attentive and kept everything and everyone on track. She kept the day running smoothly and was on hand with a smile and reassurance of timings when needed. She kept all of our suppliers happy and also made sure that they were organised and in the right place.
    Most of all, Phoebe was always as enthusiastic about our wedding as we were. She showed a real passion for helping us and this really meant that we didn’t have a single worry.
    I would recommend Phoebe to anyone planning a wedding or big event. She really does ensure that you can just relax and enjoy the special moments.
    Thank you Phoebe - we really couldn’t have done it without you.
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    Jade Married on 12/08/2019
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    Incredibly calming and attentive from start to finish

    Having never gone through the wedding planning stage, we felt some of the questions we were asking through the process were probably a little stupid or something we ought to know. Phoebe never made us feel like this and soon enough we felt absolutely calm and open with Phoebe to ask absolutely anything at any point and she’d talk us through everything we needed to know.

    From start to finish we built a brilliant relationship with Phoebe and nothing was ever too big or small. She understood the vision we wanted to create for our big day and I felt I really could trust her to do an amazing job with setting things up for us (in fact she outdid our expectations and that’s coming from someone who is usually incredibly particular over things being just so!).

    Phoebes attention to detail blew us away on the day and I have to say everything went absolutely seamlessly. Phoebe was everything you’d want in a wedding planner making the process effortless. Calming, clear, attentive, passionate, professional, friendly and knowledgable were all assets Phoebe incorporated throughout the planning stages through to the big day and we couldn’t have done it without her.

    I can not recommend Phoebe and her serves more to anyone going through the wedding planning process - she really is fantastic!!
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    Gabrielle Married on 03/08/2019
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    A superb wedding planner who made our wedding day perfect!

    We had the most incredible wedding at Upton Barn, Cullompton and it was with special thanks to Phoebe, our wedding manager. She was absolutely fantastic throughout. In the months preceding our wedding, she was there and happy to respond to any queries that we had and she was equally helpful in the face-to-face meetings. Phoebe's positivity and enthusiasm are infectious and we were both thrilled to have her as our wedding manager. On the day itself, thanks to her and her team, we didn't have to worry about a thing. Absolutely everything was taken care of and arranged how we had discussed allowing us to enjoy our day. Thank you so much to Phoebe and her team for hosting our wedding. We wish we could re-live it all over again and would highly recommend her to anyone planning a wedding or special celebration.
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    Philippa Married on 11/05/2019
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    Excellent from start to finish!

    Phoebe was absolutely amazing from start to finish. She was with us every step of the way through planning our wedding. Nothing was too much trouble. Our day flowed seamlessly and we wouldn’t have had such a fantastic wedding without her help. We would highly recommend her to everyone!
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    Dawn Married on 12/10/2018
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    Phoebe is a MUST!

    We met phoebe at our wedding venue for our first planning meeting and right from the offset she put us at ease with how organised and laid back she was, nothing was too much hassle for her and no question too silly!
    Phoebe was one of the reasons our whole wedding journey was so easy. The months leading up to the wedding she was always in contact or contactable, the day before she helped with decorations and on the day she was there to guide us through from start to finish.
    Having Phoebe was like having another best friend to look after you and make sure your special day is exactly that-Special. I would highly recommend her to anybody and everybody as she is a MUST! Thank you Phoebe xx
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    Definitely reccommend

    We met Phoebe for our planning meeting and having not been to a great number of weddings... We were a bit vague in what we wanted for our day. Although we were fairly relaxed anyway, Phoebe made suggestions, but listened to what we wanted, methodically asking questions to plan our day. Her enthusiasm and attention to detail made our day perfect and relaxed just as we wanted it to be. I was also "one of those bride's" where any thoughts or questions I had that popped into my head I just emailed her. But she replied quickly as nothing was too much trouble.

    Our big day ran smoothly without any problems. If there were.. We had no idea! She took care of everything. Phoebe is passionate, enthusiastic and totally approachable and we felt totally at ease that our special day would be just as we imagined.
    We would definitely recommend Phoebe to plan your day! Let's do it all over again! :D
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    A bespoke and wonderful wedding planner!

    Phoebe was such an amazing events manager for our wedding. She made us feel at ease from the moment we met her. What I particularly loved was her flexibility and how she worked with and enhanced our ideas. I came away from our first meeting (and all the rest) feeling super excited. On the wedding day it was so reassuring to see her there as I arrived and the day was amazing! When you are planning and spending so much on one day having Phoebe by your side makes the whole process seem so much easier. I genuinely didn't feel stressed at any point in my wedding planning (honest!). Could not recommend Phoebe more highly!
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    The perfect support for planning our perfect day!

    Phoebe was the perfect support we needed, when planing our wedding over 3 hours away from home. She took away all the stress of planning a long distance wedding; by recommending incredible suppliers, offering flexible planning meetings and putting our minds at ease throughout the journey. Phoebe took the time to understand our vision and used her great eye for detail to implement all the elements of our day, exactly how we imagined. The warm reception we received from her on our big day and her genuine excitement, was truly appreciated. Phoebe went the extra mile to ensue we had the most perfect day - no job was too big or too small for her and she did it all with a smile on her face. She was always there when we needed her, but in a discrete and professional manner. Thank you for helping us create the wedding day of our dreams Phoebe!

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