Events by Elisa - Meet the Team

Elisa Suter, Event Designer and Planner


Hi, I'm Elisa.  I started Events by Elisa in 2010, after spending over a decade planning events and several years managing nonprofit galas. I'd helped a couple of friends get married and realized that this was what I really wanted to do.  So I decided to jump in, feet first.  My very first professional wedding was a backyard affair, planned in three months.  I was hooked.

I love beautiful details, unexpected combinations, and personal touches.  My specialty is creating a wedding or party that is uniquely YOU.  I like to blur the lines between modern and classic, elegant and rustic, with just a touch (or more!) of whimsy thrown in.  I love to tell my clients' stories.  Each one is so special, and none are alike.

Fun Facts:

  • I wanted to grow up to be Wonder Woman or a Disney Princess, but loved playing soccer with the boys!
  • I've always loved classic movies and television from the 1940s and 50s, and vintage shopping is a favorite pastime!
  • I have an English teacher mom, a BA in Communication, a Certificate in Copyediting, and hundreds of books. I'm a word nerd!

Rachael Buffington, Associate Planner


Rachael has been working with me since my second professional wedding in 2011, and brings to the table maturity beyond her years, incredible grace, and an exceptional talent and vision.  Rachael is my detail person, possessing far more patience and persistence than I will ever have!

Fun Facts:

  • I adore performing! I've been singing and dancing on stage since the age of 4 and have been in over 30 productions.
  • My favorite movie is Top Gun - I will never get tired of watching it!
  • I have a crazy love for cows; they're so cute that I just can't help it!

Alyssa Deeb, Associate Planner


Alyssa has been with me since 2012, when she immediately jumped in feet-first during a 14-hour wedding day.  Her quiet demeanor hides a wildly creative spirit, tirelessness, and super strength!  Alyssa is my problem solver; when there's something not quite working, she always has another perspective!

Fun Facts:

  • One of my life goals is to become a Crazy Cat Lady.
  • I am the biggest nerd and love games, especially MMORGs and board games.
  • My ideal day is staying home to watch Lord of the Rings when its raining.
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