Welcome to EVL Events

Founded by Samantha Nelson, EVL Events plans and executes weddings and other events across the greater western New York area. With her outgoing personality and attention to detail, Sam, a Master Certified Wedding planner, has established herself as one of the area's premier event planners. Strong relationships allow EVL Events to choose from a myriad of established and unique vendors, giving our clients options that will help make their day perfect.

Winner of multiple awards throughout New York State and the United States, EVL Events turns visions of a perfect day into an unforgettable reality. 

EVL Events is all-inclusive, we have pledged to offer services to anyone and everyone regardless of their sexual preference, gender identity, or any other lifestyle choice they make.

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Meet Sam

Hi! I'm Sam Nelson! I am a master certified wedding planner and I founded EVL Events. My passion for wedding planning started when we planned our 80's themed wedding!

I am originally from Olean, NY but have been so lucky to call Ellicottville home. I love spending time with my adorable son and husband, and together we love to travel! Fun Fact- Our goal when we retire is to cruise around the world! However, we have a little while until we get there!

Wedding planning is my passion! Planning is what I do best, and I am a big believer in doing what you love! I've always considered myself on the nerdy side because I enjoy doing research, I love to learn new things, oh and office supplies... man, do I love shopping for those!

What I love most about my role as a planner/coordinator is the people I work with, whether it's the amazing vendors that I've created relationships with or the couples and their families! I am a huge sap, so I definitely cry at all weddings! I love LOVE, and I am so lucky to be a part of so much of it!

When you hire EVL Events, you don't just get a vendor; you get a team of people that care about your event/wedding and make sure everything goes perfectly while you remain stress-free!

We LOVE Love!

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Where does my passion for weddings and events come from?

My passion comes from my own wedding. Of course, that's what you feel like everyone says, but it's true! I had the best time planning our 80s themed wedding. I also love love and want to help give couples a day they will look back on and remember how much fun they had!

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Why do clients choose to work with EV L Events?

Clients choose to hire us because we focus on every detail of their day. We build a great bond & trust, and they feel comfortable working with us from the beginning. They are confident we will make sure they get to enjoy their day and make sure everything is what they dreamed.

Who is the ideal client?

YOU! We love clients who aren't afraid to let their guard down and get a little personal. The more we can get to know you, the better we can personalize the event to you. We love clients that have excellent communication throughout the planning process and don't mind thinking outside the box a bit.

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What elements make EV L Events Different?

I am super laid back and very outgoing at the same time. I have been told I am extremely approachable and exude a confidence about me and what I do. I provide a relaxed environment and peace of mind to every client I work with. I come from a sales background, so I have great negotiation skills and am extremely organized.

When should a client contact us?

You can reach out to us, before you even say yes, up until one month before the big day! The only request we have is that you are ready to start the process and communicate with us during the process.

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"My daughter's wedding day was everything she asked for and more and Sam and her team were a huge part in making that happen. Sam is an excellent wedding planner. From our very first contact through the end of the wedding day, and all the time in between, Sam was professional, knowledgable, responsive, caring, kind and very reassuring.”

-Fran R.