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Elana Walker Events

Raleigh , NC
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4926 Windy Hill , Ste A
Raleigh, NC 27609 US (map)

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919-753-8624

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ABOUT US

Congratulations on your engagement! We believe that your wedding day is one of the greatest moments in your life and it should be a true reflection of the love you share for one another.... Read more
Congratulations on your engagement! We believe that your wedding day is one of the greatest moments in your life and it should be a true reflection of the love you share for one another. Adding a dose of your own personality and style, we listen carefully to your vision to help craft the wedding of your dreams while being mindful of the budget you have established. We have developed strong relationships with local and national vendors and discovered tricks of the trade to help you achieve your wedding day expectations. We’d love to speak with you about how our stress-free & award winning service can benefit you. Services starting at $1800.00 Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING PLANNING

What wedding events do you provide services for?
Ceremony, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner
What wedding planning services do you offer?
Budget Analysis, Day-Of Coordination, Event Design, Full Planning, Guest List Creation, Partial Planning, Timelines, To-Do Lists, Vendor Referrals
What types of weddings do you accomodate?
Civil, Destination, Double Weddings, Eco-Friendly, Military, Non-Religious, Religious
How many planners are on your team?
4

REVIEWS

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Private User
Wedding:
9/3/2016
5.0/5.0
Working with Elana Walker Events was absolutely the best decision we have made with our wedding thus far! Elana is very professional, super helpful, and just one of the nicest people you will ever meet. Her personality alone makes you feel like you've known her all your life! She has made us feel more than comfortable since the day we met her and we just love her! She's always just a phone call or email away if we have any questions. We are still in the planning process, but we feel certain that Elana and her team will supersede our expectations for our dream wedding. Elana Walker Events is most definitely the #1 choice in event planning!
Working with Elana Walker Events was absolutely the best decision we have made with our wedding thus far! Elana is very Read more...
Working with Elana Walker Events was absolutely the best decision we have made with our wedding thus far! Elana is very professional, super helpful, and just one of the nicest people you will ever meet. Her personality alone makes you feel like you've known her all your life! She has made us feel more than comfortable since the day we met her and we just love her! She's always just a phone call or email away if we have any questions. We are still in the planning process, but we feel certain that Elana and her team will supersede our expectations for our dream wedding. Elana Walker Events is most definitely the #1 choice in event planning! Read less
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Stefanie
Wedding:
8/13/2016
5.0/5.0
Using Elana Walker Events was honestly one of the best decisions I have ever made. Elana made the entire wedding process enjoyable and decreased my stress considerably. She is a joy to work with and has such a calming, beautiful spirit. She remains professional but is very personable and makes you feel like you are talking to one of your friends. I knew from our first meeting that she was going to be my planner. She is very organized, pays attention to details, and truly cares about making sure the couple has their dream wedding. She handles change well and did a great job keeping everything moving along during our reception. I can't imagine what our wedding would have been like without her. I am one of those brides who can never make up her mind about things and also has trouble being creative. She helped me with the decision making process and offered suggestions to make my wedding more unique when I had trouble. My wedding was more beautiful than my vision because of her and the team of vendors that she recommended!! Thank you so much Elana! Future brides: Elana and her team are the BEST!
Using Elana Walker Events was honestly one of the best decisions I have ever made. Elana made the entire wedding process Read more...
Using Elana Walker Events was honestly one of the best decisions I have ever made. Elana made the entire wedding process enjoyable and decreased my stress considerably. She is a joy to work with and has such a calming, beautiful spirit. She remains professional but is very personable and makes you feel like you are talking to one of your friends. I knew from our first meeting that she was going to be my planner. She is very organized, pays attention to details, and truly cares about making sure the couple has their dream wedding. She handles change well and did a great job keeping everything moving along during our reception. I can't imagine what our wedding would have been like without her. I am one of those brides who can never make up her mind about things and also has trouble being creative. She helped me with the decision making process and offered suggestions to make my wedding more unique when I had trouble. My wedding was more beautiful than my vision because of her and the team of vendors that she recommended!! Thank you so much Elana! Future brides: Elana and her team are the BEST! Read less
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Elana Walker Events responded with the following comments:

Thank you Stefanie! You and Aaron were a pleasure to work with and I am so happy you were happy with your wedding day! Wishing you the best and please keep in touch :)
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Christopher
Wedding:
6/25/2016
5.0/5.0
Where do I begin with Elana Walker Events? My wife and I were thoroughly please with the professionalism and friendly manner of Elana. Upon meeting Elana for the first time both my wife and I felt extremely at ease. While my wife explained what she was looking for and gave a proposed budget, Elana was very honest and stated that the expectation and proposed budget my not align, but she’ll do her best to make her dream wedding come to fruition. I then phoned Elana and asked her what did she think would be the ideal budget for my then fiancé’s dream Elana gave me a number and said the number could go up or down a couple thousand, but I told her do not worry about the number I would like her to make the dream a reality and plans were in motion.
I believe when you hire a planner you hire the planner for their knowledge, expertise, contacts and day of event precision which Elana gave us all of these. While my wife found our venue prior to us hiring Elana that the only major detail in which she did not have her hand in. Elana was instrumental in finding us a single photography/videography company, florist, cake designer, stationary, ice sculptor, DJ, string quartet, rehearsal dinner location, high end transportation, caterer along with floor and room design. I know that while Elana could have worked with any vendors or subcontractors which we would have chosen I believe to have a smooth lead up and wedding day allowing your planner to have input on the selection process will allow for the planner to be more at ease and comfortable with the professionalism of each of the vendors.
Elana Walker events was the best choice for our wedding. She was gracious and as professional as expected. Our expectations of her were superseded. While there may be less expensive options, I'll only say sometimes you get what you pay for and your wedding day is not the day to look for a deal. We not only look at Elana as our planner, but a true friend as she’s the best.
Where do I begin with Elana Walker Events? My wife and I were thoroughly please with the professionalism and friendly Read more...
Where do I begin with Elana Walker Events? My wife and I were thoroughly please with the professionalism and friendly manner of Elana. Upon meeting Elana for the first time both my wife and I felt extremely at ease. While my wife explained what she was looking for and gave a proposed budget, Elana was very honest and stated that the expectation and proposed budget my not align, but she’ll do her best to make her dream wedding come to fruition. I then phoned Elana and asked her what did she think would be the ideal budget for my then fiancé’s dream Elana gave me a number and said the number could go up or down a couple thousand, but I told her do not worry about the number I would like her to make the dream a reality and plans were in motion.
I believe when you hire a planner you hire the planner for their knowledge, expertise, contacts and day of event precision which Elana gave us all of these. While my wife found our venue prior to us hiring Elana that the only major detail in which she did not have her hand in. Elana was instrumental in finding us a single photography/videography company, florist, cake designer, stationary, ice sculptor, DJ, string quartet, rehearsal dinner location, high end transportation, caterer along with floor and room design. I know that while Elana could have worked with any vendors or subcontractors which we would have chosen I believe to have a smooth lead up and wedding day allowing your planner to have input on the selection process will allow for the planner to be more at ease and comfortable with the professionalism of each of the vendors.
Elana Walker events was the best choice for our wedding. She was gracious and as professional as expected. Our expectations of her were superseded. While there may be less expensive options, I'll only say sometimes you get what you pay for and your wedding day is not the day to look for a deal. We not only look at Elana as our planner, but a true friend as she’s the best. Read less
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Elana Walker Events responded with the following comments:

Awwww thank you so much Chris! I appreciate your words so much! I enjoyed working with you guys and getting to know you. i am here so let's stay in touch.
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Leah
Wedding:
6/11/2016
5.0/5.0
Where do I begin with the review?

Elana Walker events saved me from a great amount of stress. My wedding was June 11, 2016. I contacted Elana Walker Events in September of 2015. When contacting Elana Walker, I still had no accomplished anything as far as wedding planning. When I first met with Elana, she put my vision together within an hour of us meeting! After booking Elana as our wedding planner, a huge weight had been lifted off my shoulders!
On the day of our wedding, the vision the Elana and I had sought out was sitting right in front of my face! She made my dreams come true and made one of the most memorable days of my life amazing!

I highly recommend using Elana Walker Events! If you are looking for someone who is passionate about what they do, then I suggest her company! Every time meeting her, it was always laughs and smiles! Not only is Elana Walker amazing but her staff as well! They made everything move so much smoother the day of our wedding!

If you are looking to have a stress-less time while planning your wedding, then book Elana Walker Events. You will NOT regret it!
Where do I begin with the review?

Elana Walker events saved me from a great amount of stress. My wedding was June Read more...
Where do I begin with the review?

Elana Walker events saved me from a great amount of stress. My wedding was June 11, 2016. I contacted Elana Walker Events in September of 2015. When contacting Elana Walker, I still had no accomplished anything as far as wedding planning. When I first met with Elana, she put my vision together within an hour of us meeting! After booking Elana as our wedding planner, a huge weight had been lifted off my shoulders!
On the day of our wedding, the vision the Elana and I had sought out was sitting right in front of my face! She made my dreams come true and made one of the most memorable days of my life amazing!

I highly recommend using Elana Walker Events! If you are looking for someone who is passionate about what they do, then I suggest her company! Every time meeting her, it was always laughs and smiles! Not only is Elana Walker amazing but her staff as well! They made everything move so much smoother the day of our wedding!

If you are looking to have a stress-less time while planning your wedding, then book Elana Walker Events. You will NOT regret it! Read less
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Antoine
Wedding:
5/21/2016
5.0/5.0
One thing we are sure about writing this review, is that there isn't enough words to share how well Elana did. She was punctual, accurate, and a bowl of spunk and ideas. We enjoyed every step of the way, and she made life so much easier during this time. We developed a friendship during the 12-14 months that we worked together. We appreciate that, that's what life is about for us developing genuine friendships. You can never know enough good people!! We highly recommend her as your next planner!!
One thing we are sure about writing this review, is that there isn't enough words to share how well Elana did. She was Read more...
One thing we are sure about writing this review, is that there isn't enough words to share how well Elana did. She was punctual, accurate, and a bowl of spunk and ideas. We enjoyed every step of the way, and she made life so much easier during this time. We developed a friendship during the 12-14 months that we worked together. We appreciate that, that's what life is about for us developing genuine friendships. You can never know enough good people!! We highly recommend her as your next planner!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Great Service.. I really recommend this vendor.
Great Service.. I really recommend this vendor.
Great Service.. I really recommend this vendor. Read less
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Melanie
Wedding:
2/27/2016
5.0/5.0
I am a DIY sort of bride so I was apprehensive about hiring a wedding planner. I booked Elana as a day-of-coordinator 14 months prior to my wedding day. Since booking her, she has allowed me to consult her frequently about vendors and helped me review vendor contracts. She is extremely committed to making the months leading up to the wedding as stress free as possible. I couldn't ask for a better wedding planner!
I am a DIY sort of bride so I was apprehensive about hiring a wedding planner. I booked Elana as a day-of-coordinator 14 Read more...
I am a DIY sort of bride so I was apprehensive about hiring a wedding planner. I booked Elana as a day-of-coordinator 14 months prior to my wedding day. Since booking her, she has allowed me to consult her frequently about vendors and helped me review vendor contracts. She is extremely committed to making the months leading up to the wedding as stress free as possible. I couldn't ask for a better wedding planner! Read less
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Elana Walker Events responded with the following comments:

Your such a sweetheart Melanie! Anything I can do to help.
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JMwedding1015
Wedding:
10/10/2015
5.0/5.0
Our wedding this past weekend would have been an absolute disaster without Elana. Elana Walker is the calm in chaos, and working with her and her assistant was such a relief in every way.

When I was interviewing wedding planners in the area earlier this year, there were some planners that weren't as responsive which was a huge turn-off to me. As soon as Elana and I had our first phone conversation, I hired her immediately. Not only was her follow-up swift and personable, she was so accommodating and friendly. I knew that she would be awesome to work with.

Elana is so responsive and hyper-responsible, and being the type A person that I am, it was so refreshing to get email/text responses so quickly. She seriously remembers EVERYTHING, and thinks of all the possible scenarios that I had never even thought to think of. I remember how stressed out I was a few months before the wedding...until I had my in-depth planning session with Elana. She covered absolutely everything, planning the wedding down to the minute, and I was in a much better state closer to the wedding day.

The wedding weekend went so smoothly with Elana's help, and though we had some tough situations with weather conditions, she was able to help us make the best of everything. Not only did she do a great job directing/herding everyone from family members to vendors, she went above and beyond my expectations with everything she did for us from set-up to clean-up. I could not be more grateful!

I sincerely and whole-heartedly recommend Elana Walker to any bride. She works so unbelievably hard, and you will not regret working with her!
Our wedding this past weekend would have been an absolute disaster without Elana. Elana Walker is the calm in chaos, and Read more...
Our wedding this past weekend would have been an absolute disaster without Elana. Elana Walker is the calm in chaos, and working with her and her assistant was such a relief in every way.

When I was interviewing wedding planners in the area earlier this year, there were some planners that weren't as responsive which was a huge turn-off to me. As soon as Elana and I had our first phone conversation, I hired her immediately. Not only was her follow-up swift and personable, she was so accommodating and friendly. I knew that she would be awesome to work with.

Elana is so responsive and hyper-responsible, and being the type A person that I am, it was so refreshing to get email/text responses so quickly. She seriously remembers EVERYTHING, and thinks of all the possible scenarios that I had never even thought to think of. I remember how stressed out I was a few months before the wedding...until I had my in-depth planning session with Elana. She covered absolutely everything, planning the wedding down to the minute, and I was in a much better state closer to the wedding day.

The wedding weekend went so smoothly with Elana's help, and though we had some tough situations with weather conditions, she was able to help us make the best of everything. Not only did she do a great job directing/herding everyone from family members to vendors, she went above and beyond my expectations with everything she did for us from set-up to clean-up. I could not be more grateful!

I sincerely and whole-heartedly recommend Elana Walker to any bride. She works so unbelievably hard, and you will not regret working with her! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Maya
Wedding:
9/11/2015
5.0/5.0
If you are looking for someone you can trust to help bring the vision and dream of one of the biggest days of your life to reality, look no further than Elana Walker at Elana Walker Events. I’m not one of those brides who had her special day planned out since elementary school, but when I got engaged to my college sweetheart I knew what I liked, what I thought was beautiful, and how I SAW my day playing out. Elana took my vision and created a SIGNATURE event based on how we saw our day playing out.

We could have been any denomination or socioeconomic status and she still would have pulled it off because Elana makes it about “the couple,” and what this day is supposed to be for them, and no one else. She is PASSIONATE about what she does. Elana put special attention into getting to know and understand us as a couple, including how we operate as people to create MORE than what we imagined. For example, I am not one to be given many options because I have a difficult time making decisions. Since Elana took that extra step to understand who I was as a bride, when I stressfully would ask, “Well, what do you think I should go with?” She directly, calmly, honestly, and 100% accurately was able to answer.

Her connections with vendors allowed for our changing budget to meet different options that worked for us. And our wedding day was phenomenal. Elana’s strengths as a planner do not just lie in putting it all together, but execution!

Perhaps the best part about Elana is her attitude. Wedding planning can be met with great stress. Elana remains positive, excited, ON TASK, and encouraging throughout the ENTIRE process. There were times where I totally forgot she was planning other weddings because she was so committed to ours. I don’t know what we would have done without Elana who has become so much more than a wedding planner, but a friend.
If you are looking for someone you can trust to help bring the vision and dream of one of the biggest days of your life to Read more...
If you are looking for someone you can trust to help bring the vision and dream of one of the biggest days of your life to reality, look no further than Elana Walker at Elana Walker Events. I’m not one of those brides who had her special day planned out since elementary school, but when I got engaged to my college sweetheart I knew what I liked, what I thought was beautiful, and how I SAW my day playing out. Elana took my vision and created a SIGNATURE event based on how we saw our day playing out.

We could have been any denomination or socioeconomic status and she still would have pulled it off because Elana makes it about “the couple,” and what this day is supposed to be for them, and no one else. She is PASSIONATE about what she does. Elana put special attention into getting to know and understand us as a couple, including how we operate as people to create MORE than what we imagined. For example, I am not one to be given many options because I have a difficult time making decisions. Since Elana took that extra step to understand who I was as a bride, when I stressfully would ask, “Well, what do you think I should go with?” She directly, calmly, honestly, and 100% accurately was able to answer.

Her connections with vendors allowed for our changing budget to meet different options that worked for us. And our wedding day was phenomenal. Elana’s strengths as a planner do not just lie in putting it all together, but execution!

Perhaps the best part about Elana is her attitude. Wedding planning can be met with great stress. Elana remains positive, excited, ON TASK, and encouraging throughout the ENTIRE process. There were times where I totally forgot she was planning other weddings because she was so committed to ours. I don’t know what we would have done without Elana who has become so much more than a wedding planner, but a friend. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Deanna
Wedding:
9/6/2015
5.0/5.0
We are so glad we made the decision to contact Elana Walker Events for day of coordination services! I admired her work (via Instagram) for months but didn't think her services would be in our budget. Her events seemed far too nice and elaborate for our simple plans. However, I soon found myself stressed out and in need of help so I reached out anyway. The laughs exchanged at my initial consultation plus the professionalism exhibited by Elana and Brandi let me know we had to have them for our special day. If you're in a similar position, don't hesitate like I did - contact this fantastic company!

Our wedding was magical and it was not by chance, it was due to the hard work of Brandi, Abigail and Elana. Brandi served as our coordinator and she handled every detail from pre-planning to clean up without breaking a sweat. She made sure things ran smoothly and kept me calm when it looked like some of our plans would be derailed by the weather, and I can't thank her enough - what I will remember most about working with her that day is how she put me at ease just by being her calm, caring self. She ensured we felt taken care of, the guests were having a good time and the vendors knew what to do (including giving directions to one who got lost). Every time I went to reach for something or do anything, Abigail was there letting me know it was already done. Elana was available throughout the process to answer questions, guide our site visit with some of our vendors, and lend a hand on the big day. She even provided security when I needed it (lol) - these ladies do it all! The only regret I have is that we did not contact them sooner. If I had it to do all over, I would have hired them for full coordination. Trust me - they are worth it and so is your sanity! Highly recommend them for any shindig you're planning. We hope to work with them again in the future.
We are so glad we made the decision to contact Elana Walker Events for day of coordination services! I admired her work Read more...
We are so glad we made the decision to contact Elana Walker Events for day of coordination services! I admired her work (via Instagram) for months but didn't think her services would be in our budget. Her events seemed far too nice and elaborate for our simple plans. However, I soon found myself stressed out and in need of help so I reached out anyway. The laughs exchanged at my initial consultation plus the professionalism exhibited by Elana and Brandi let me know we had to have them for our special day. If you're in a similar position, don't hesitate like I did - contact this fantastic company!

Our wedding was magical and it was not by chance, it was due to the hard work of Brandi, Abigail and Elana. Brandi served as our coordinator and she handled every detail from pre-planning to clean up without breaking a sweat. She made sure things ran smoothly and kept me calm when it looked like some of our plans would be derailed by the weather, and I can't thank her enough - what I will remember most about working with her that day is how she put me at ease just by being her calm, caring self. She ensured we felt taken care of, the guests were having a good time and the vendors knew what to do (including giving directions to one who got lost). Every time I went to reach for something or do anything, Abigail was there letting me know it was already done. Elana was available throughout the process to answer questions, guide our site visit with some of our vendors, and lend a hand on the big day. She even provided security when I needed it (lol) - these ladies do it all! The only regret I have is that we did not contact them sooner. If I had it to do all over, I would have hired them for full coordination. Trust me - they are worth it and so is your sanity! Highly recommend them for any shindig you're planning. We hope to work with them again in the future. Read less
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