Founder & Principal Consultant
Hello! I’m Raelyn McNeil, owner and event planner for Beyond Decor By Rae.
I’m a suburban gal from a small suburban town west of Philadelphia, PA. I currently reside in Maryland with my loving husband and the mom to the best son ever. I served in the social services field for over 15 years.
So you may want to know how I got here. After a little soul searching, undecided whether I should go back to school, I signed up for a wedding mentoring class that assisted in the process of launching my Event Planning Business. I’m a natural born planner. I have a quick brain therefore, I love a challenge, am solution focused and I’m great with details.
I’ve planned kid’s parties, anniversaries and weddings for pure pleasure. After careful thought, it only made sense to start my own business, especially because of my eye for creativity, drive for perfection and ambition to thrive in whatever I set my mind to.
I believe my experience as a professional in the social services field may have helped prepare me for this dream of mine. As I work with each of my clients, my approach is person centered to meet their desires and needs. My eye for style, client centered approach and attention to detail is my gift to share with you and it is beyond décor!
I’m the baby of 6 siblings.
Words that describe me:
Tenacious, ambitious, loyal, and determined
I’m a vegetarian aiming to be Vegan! If curry ain’t in it, it ain’t right. I never liked liver and now can say I don’t like meat!
(BS)Bachelors in Science in Criminal Justice from West Chester University.
God first then my family! I continue to perfect putting him first in all that I do. As some know, only what we do for Christ will last and in all thine ways acknowledge him and he will direct thy path.
Favorite Scripture: Hebrews 11:1
I don’t buckle under pressure. My philosophy is that there’s always a solutions to each matter.
I dress to the cause. Most days are spent in comfy clothes until I have an appointment or networking event to attend. I must say, I do clean up well!