Events Designed with Excellence

Stunning, Strategic Event Planning in Maryland that leaves you feeling awed. That’s Planned Elegance. 

let's make your event a masterpiece

We are your strategic partners in event design, planning, and florals for corporate and personal events. We strike the balance between logistics and style, ensuring that your voice is amplified throughout the event.

As an event planner backed by years of experience, I understand the pressure that goes into planning the perfect event. From staying up to date on trends, ensuring you stay on budget, and hoping that your guests will walk away bragging about the event, there’s a lot of thought that goes into the process. 

While it’s normal to be nervous in the beginning, I take the load off so that you can focus on what’s most important - driving results at what you do best. I bring my expertise to the table, delivering an event that you can sit back and enjoy. 

Explore my event planning services more. While we are local to event planning in Maryland, we serve the greater D.C., Maryland, and Virgina areas and are open to travel beyond. 

Walk away with raving reviews. 

Lisa Sellman

A true Maryland native, Lisa has been in the event planning industry for 10+ years. She has planned everything from parties and weddings to corporate meetings and large-scale government events.

Lisa excels at making people feel comfortable and heard. If you see her in a crowded banquet room, she is the kind of person who will come up and talk with you. 

Lisa’s mantra is “Never miss an opportunity to celebrate”. Every event begins with a vision - our team talks with you thoroughly to make sure that your needs are heard and planned for. 

Then, she is a mastermind at carrying out the vision through systems and organized planning. Her years of experience working with large budgets, many stakeholders, and complex events allows her to see opportunities and solutions where others may not. 

Rest assured that you’ve found your partner in executing your vision: reach out and chat with Lisa. 

Meet the CEO


Planning and Design that Elevates Your Vision

When you work with Planned Elegance, you’re gaining a partner in your event planning journey from day one. I don’t believe in gatekeeping and strive to provide resources so that you have a better understanding of the event planning process, before you even sign a contract. 

My number one priority is to ensure that your unique voice, or your company’s voice, is showcased in your event. I approach event planning from an analytical perspective, paying attention to the behind-the-scenes details that most don’t. 


Planned Elegance Experience

"I do not know where to begin,..

- Lavern Garner

we have used her services years back for one of my grandson's birthday party, and she did an awesome job. For my daughter's 35th surprise birthday party her services were awesome, beautiful, and elegant. All of the guests including my daughter were very impressed. Some of the guests said it looked like something out of a magazine. I wish I could post photos. It was so beautiful. We will continue to use her services forever. She will also work with you to fit your budget, which is really important. Once you use her services you will not want to go to anyone else."

What clients have to say

"My experience with Lisa was exceptional..."

first, the consultation meeting was very informative on all details concerning services provided for my event. Ms. Lisa attended our meeting with the venue staff to cover all the details to get the most for our money. She also had resources available to assist us in making our event a success we did not have to struggle to get other vendors that were needed she took care of everything.

We enjoyed the experience tremendously, It was professional, great energy a lot of patience and help beyond measure, awesome ideas, and a perfect host personality! A perfect choice to make! 5 star experience!

- Ola Murphy

I'm here to tell you that it’s possible. The event industry is chock-full of people voicing all the limitations. But over here, I believe in being optimistic. 

While budgets and timelines are a real thing (that we’ll help you nail down!), I’ll examine your vision from a strategic standpoint. My ultimate goal is to guide you in an empowering direction that suits your investment. 

From floral design and floor plans to photo booth rentals and guest favors, my team and I carry out all the details that align with your vision and financial goals. 

You can have the event of your dreams.


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