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Our Roots

 
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Shannon Whitney Anson

Founder - Principal Planner

Hi, I'm Shannon!  Upstate New York has been my home for (almost) my entire life. I’m so grateful to live in such a beautiful part of the country. I grew up right outside Lake George and currently live near Albany with my husband and our two rescue pups. I have run 12 marathons (and counting), love East Coast IPA's, and my iPod is stocked full of music from my favorite band (Phish!).  

I started planning weddings in 2007 and during the last 10+ years I have seen more and more couples looking to break the cookie cutter mold and plan a completely unique celebration for their family and friends. That’s why I love getting to know my couples and building them a special event that is expertly crafted and authentically them.

It’s one of the most important days of your life, shouldn’t it feel authentically yours? 

I really look forward to working together, so let's get this party started!

 

Team WPP

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Aissa Terry - Associate Planner

Aissa brings a passion for weddings and a never ending level of energy to her events.  Carrying a background in special event catering Aissa is a master at orchestrating events with lots of moving parts.

Aissa is a supermom, has tried sky diving, and planned a destination wedding in the Caribbean for herself and her hubby.

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Erin McKee - Associate Planner

Erin is a sweet soul whose caring approach puts everyone around her at ease.  She has a positive personality that lights up a room and is obsessed with making her couples' dreams come true.

Erin's favorite color is yellow, she loves camping and hanging out with her boyfriend, and she is a proud aunt to 3 nephews and 3 nieces.

 
 

 

Kate Laferriere - Associate Planner

Kate is a details master who puts a keen focus on the logistics of her events to make sure that her couples realize their vision on their wedding day.

Kate loves the lake in the summer and the ski trails in the winter, she has a growing book collection, and she is a self-proclaimed coffee and tea addict.

 
 

 

Tommie Burch - Associate Planner

Tommie has a light about her and warms the hearts of all the couples she works with.  She also has advanced experience with special events rentals and design planning & implementation.

Tommie is a mermaid enthusiast, is fluent in Sign Language, and is obsessed with all things music.

 
 

 

Erin Pruess - Associate Planner

Erin is a wedding coordination guru.  She has a keen eye for managing what's happening behind the scenes to make sure everything looks perfect for her couples and their guests.  

Erin loves traveling, watching TV crime shows, and was a bridesmaid in the first ever wedding she attended.

 
 

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Let us be your guide to a multi-day celebration no one will ever forget.