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Elegant Events Planning and Design

Donielle Warren loves problem solving, building relationships with couples, and making even the most challenging dream a reality. She is the owner of Elegant Events Planning and Design, a Philadelphia based wedding planning company that was started out of a love for helping others.

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Get To Know The Team at Elegant Events Planning and Design

From interning at the company to becoming the owner, Donielle has the knowledge, expertise, and work ethic to help you plan your dream wedding. In addition to being published in countless magazines and winning an abundance of awards, the team at Elegant Events Planning and Design are regularly traveling to gorgeous destinations for their weddings. Besides planning elevated events in Philadelphia, Donielle is also a certified travel agent who can plan your destination wedding. It feels like there is nothing that Donielle can’t do.

How did you get into wedding and event planning? 
How long have you been planning events?

“I worked as an intern for Elegant Events Planning + Design to earn college credits. Eight years ago, I became owner of the same company!”

What types of services do you offer —
full-service planning, part-time planning, month-of coordination?

“As a full service wedding firm, we uniquely offer couples both planning and floral design services. Our planning services include full service planning, wedding coordination and destination wedding planning. All planning services can combined with our in-house floral design services offered by Elegant Events Florist.”

What’s your favorite part about working weddings in Philadelphia?

“The one of a kind venues in and around the city. Museum weddings are some of our favorite, and Philadelphia boasts the most incredible museum venues for unforgettable weddings.”

Are you looking to get into more destination weddings? Where would be your ideal destination?

“We are certified travel agents and destination wedding planners. Some of our favorite destinations for weddings include the Caribbean, Italy and Greece.”

Describe your ideal client.

“Elegant Events Planning + Design enjoys working with all couples and their families! We specialize in planning interfaith, multicultural, interracial, fusion and Indian weddings.”

What would be your biggest piece of advice to couples?
What about advice for planners who are just starting out?

“Get the families onboard. As an experienced wedding team who specializes in planning multicultural, interfaith, interracial and fusion weddings, we have learned that the secret to respectfully navigating any family dynamic begins with getting the families onboard. This is most successful when all persons feel heard, understood and represented.

Work with event professionals who can provide expert guidance on etiquette and traditions while honoring the couple’s distinctive requests. Have foresight of the needs of the families and effectively communicate ensuring everyone feels valued and that ultimately the couple is celebrated with love.”

Finish the sentence – I/We work in weddings because ______

“We believe that weddings should always be elevated experiences, never bland or boring.”

How would you describe your style and/or approach to planning a wedding?

“Our team brings together our in-house team of Philadelphia wedding planners and floral designers to create memorable occasions. We draw inspiration from the couple’s story and favorite experiences, joyfully utilizing our 20 years of award-winning service and expertise to plan celebrations that delight and inspire. Our team enthusiastically transforms dreams into reality, elevating events with innovative ideas.”

Bride and groom share their first kiss at their outdoor wedding ceremony in front of Philadelphia Country Club
Young bride and groom walking hand in hand on their wedding day as their bridal party walks behind them, smiling happily at the newlyweds.

Elegant Events Planning and Design

Finally the day has come when you begin to plan your wedding. You need a wedding planner with experience. Whether your dream day is in Philadelphia, or you are planning a destination wedding, Elegant Events Planning and Design will always deliver a one of a kind, elevated experience for both you and your family to enjoy. First you’d need to get in contact with Donielle and her team by reaching out at

Then, you’d need a photographer to document the important details of your beautiful day. In addition to Donielle always being ready to go to California, Greece, or Italy, I’m an editorial wedding photographer who is also known for having my bags permanently packed, ready for the next trip. No matter where your wedding is, contact me today and let’s chat about getting these special memories documented in the most beautiful and authentic way possible.

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