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our roots

Who I Am - 

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

What I Do - 

I started planning weddings in 2007 as the owner of Wedding Planning Plus, 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 multi-day event for their family and friends.  

In this venture with Destination Upstate I am focusing my planning expertise on couples who are looking for a complete destination management experience, placing emphasis on the parts of their wedding that are authentic to them, while building a week or weekend wedding experience their guests will never forget.  

Are you ready to start your adventure?


  Photo by Kevin DeMassio

Photo by Kevin DeMassio

Bridget and Chris

'Hiring Shannon was the best wedding planning decision we made! Because we live in Washington, DC, but got married in Lake George, we relied on Shannon for local knowledge as well as her general wedding expertise. From helping us find vendors  to a seamless wedding day, Shannon kept us organized, focused, and calm.  We felt completely comfortable - and grateful! - turning everything over to Shannon and relying on her to make sure our big day ran smoothly.  At one of our final planning meetings, my now-husband said “I don’t know how anyone does this without a planner!”'