About Us


Always Elegant Weddings and Events handles all of the details to make a wedding or event as elegant and stress-free as possible. We take your vision, listen to your ideas, and create a signature experience for you and your guests.


We have enhanced our talents by taking classes and obtaining several certificates in wedding/event planning and floral design at local colleges and vendor events.

Bios and Community Involvement


Shakisha Ross

Shakisha has planned and coordinated weddings and events since 2001, and founded this business with Sharon in 2005. With your ideas and her experience Shakisha will help make your wedding a day full of wonderful memories. Shakisha has two Bachelor of Arts Degrees from Seattle Pacific University in Interior Design and Political Science. Shakisha provides designer details in the use of colors and materials, and intricate details about the design of your ceremony.

  • At her church, teaches an active pre-teen class each Sunday
  • King County feeding program, summer coordinator for the last several summers

Debbie Griffin

Debbie, aka Designs by Elayne, began her love of floral design as a hobby, creating beautiful floral arrangements for family and close friends. This led to seven years working in a local floral shop where her zeal and talents for floral arranging continued to blossom. Each floral creation reflects her passion for flowers as living art.

  • International Association of Administrative Professional, member, former board officer
  • United Way, volunteer, 2006
  • Oasis of Hope Center, Secretary/Board Member, 2005 to present

Contact us to discuss your wedding or event and discover the professional's secrets for making your wedding or event elegant and worry-free.

Beautiful weddings or events don't just happen...they take thoughtful planning and careful organization.
Shakisha Ross
Shakisha Ross
Debbie Griffin
Debbie Griffin
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