Monica + Ken

Monica was a very special bride to me in 2013. I had received a very panicked email on September 18th requesting a wedding planner to create her perfect day in NYC for October 18th; just 30 days away. It wasn’t completely unbelievable {I receive many panicked emails!}, the craziest part was that she was writing to me from Indonesia . . . this was a destination wedding that she had attempted to plan on her own.

There is no challenge that I can’t handle & when it comes to making a bride’s day perfect, I will not rest until it’s beyond perfect! We got right to work & everything went off without a hitch! The bride, groom and all of the family {whom had flown in from Indonesia and all over the world} were beyond ecstatic! Another bride successfully served by none other than Michelle Elaine Weddings!!!

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Just a small piece of her kind words to me, I am forever grateful to have had a client like you!!!

{oxox} Michelle E.

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A {destination} New York State of Mind {All Photos Courtesy of Le Image Photography}

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Wedding Planner: Michelle Elaine Weddings

Venue: India House 

Caterer: Masterpiece Caterers

Photographer & Videographer: Le Image Photography

Florist: JR Floral Design

Transportation: Silver Star Limo

Hair & Make Up: Sissi Chan 

 

Kim + Seth

Kim & Seth were two of the most genuine people I have ever had the pleasure of working with. When Kim called in the late Spring seeking assistance for her Fall wedding I knew that we were going to have a blast working together. I honestly feel like I made a long time friend! I am constantly blessed with the most amazing couples and families. Seth had me laughing every time I saw him, it’s no wonder Kim said “Yes!” and “I do!” Kim & Seth are more than meant to be, coming from warm and beautiful families full of love, wishing them endless years of love and laughter which we know they will already have!

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Just a small piece of their kind words to me, I am forever grateful to have had clients like the two of you!!!

{oxox} Michelle E.

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A Cortlandt courtship! {All Photos Courtesy of Alex Z Photography}

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Wedding Planner: Michelle Elaine Weddings

Venue: Monteverde at Oldstone

Caterer: Certé

Photographer: Alex Z Photography

Videographer: Well Spun Weddings

DJ: Blanc Noir Events

Florist & Decor: Nilsson’s Flower Shop

Photobooth: We Love Photobooths

Tenting & Heat Lamps: Cartwright & Daughters

Transportation: MTC Limousine

Hair: Michiko Boorberg

Miranda + Doug

Miranda contacted me from Charlotte, North Carolina. She was the sweetest Southern belle! Her & Doug were planned to be married in Dumbo, Brooklyn in only a few months from the day she was calling.

From creating the centerpieces for their rehearsal dinner to tediously tying ribbons around apples for the hotel guest gift bags, there isn’t anything that I won’t do to make my couples smile!

We thank Brooklyn Bride Blog for featuring us too! Woo Hoo!

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Please click the photo below & you will be directed to the blog feature!

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Also, just a small piece of their kind words to me, I am forever grateful to have had clients like the two of you!!!

{oxox} Michelle E.

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Please enjoy MORE photos below!

{All Photos Courtesy of Erika Layne Photography}

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Wedding Planner: Michelle Elaine Weddings

Ceremony: Power House Arena

Venue: Rebar 

Photographer: Erika Layne Photography

Videographer: Well Spun Weddings

Florist/Ceremony Decor: Michelle Edgemont

Transportation: Silver Star Limo

Band: Silver Arrow Band

Grooms Cake: Corey’s Cakery

Photobooth: We LovePhotobooths

Hotel Accommodations: Starwood Hotels – Sheraton & Aloft

 

 

Christina + Jose

I had such a great time planning the wedding of Christina & Jose; wed this past Summer, August 4th 2013. So many ideas changed, so many venue choices were given a second look, from the decor to the careful vendor selection, planning a wedding is no easy task! However, I was there to guide them every step of the way & made this a FUN process that they will not soon forget!

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Just a small piece of their kind words to me, I am forever grateful to have had clients like the two of you!!!

{oxox} Michelle E.

TESTIMONIAL piece from C&J

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A little bit of insight to our travel theme: Both Christina and Jose traveled many places near and far, from Las Vegas, NV to Venice, Italy and anywhere in between! I was actually asked by some of the waitstaff if their photos on the tables were photoshopped, ha-ha, no they have literally been EVERYWHERE!!!

Even Christina’s mom said “They’ve been so many places I’m not sure they even know them all!”

Their love of travel played a big role in their journeys through life, prior to meeting as well as their union together. This is something that is of true passion to them and they wanted to share this with all of their loved ones.

It’s incredible to see the world and they are doing just that!

Please enjoy their photos from this very special day!

{All Photos Courtesy of Vlad Barry Photography}

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Wedding Planner: Michelle Elaine Weddings

Venue/Catering: Woodbury Country Club

Florist: JR Floral Design

Stationary: Village Invites

Photography: Vlad Barry Photography

Wedding Gown: RK Bridal

Bridesmaids: David’s Bridal

Groomsmen: Men’s Warehouse

Transportation: Sir Oliver Limo

Make Up: Monae Everett

Hair: Bride’s Own Stylist Mike – mystylistmike@gmail.com

Brittany + Michael

The Couple:

I will never, ever forget Brittany & Michael! Absolutely, the most loving couple. This man truly went to the ends of the earth to be with his one and only.

Brittany, living in New York {originally from Florida}, met a man named Michael from Canada. It was almost instant that their love developed and only grew stronger each time they’d meet. There was no shock when he proposed less than a year later!

This bride was glowing from start to finish, I wouldn’t doubt her smiling in her sleep, she had finally found her prince and he, his princess!

The Wedding:

It was the most gorgeous day in Central Park for the ceremony and then guests traveled to the reception the only  way you can in New York City, by yellow taxi!

The wedding decor was very simple, they wanted nothing over the top, but still beautiful & elegant.

With guests traveling from near and certainly far, there were postcards to act as the guestbook, then dropped in a vintage suitcase for Brittany & Michael to take along with them as they embark on their journey through life together.

This intimate Manhattan wedding was the perfect backdrop to their most perfect day.

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Just a small piece of their kind words to me, I am forever grateful to have had clients like the two of you!!!

{oxox} Michelle E.

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Please enjoy some photos of their Central Park Fairytale!

{All Photos Courtesy of Heartfelt Foto}
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Wedding Planner: Michelle Elaine Weddings

Venue: 3 West Club

Catering: 3 West Club

Photographer: Heartfelt Foto

Florist: JR Floral Designs

Wedding Gown: Alfred Angelo

Hair: Pabon Hair

Make Up: Julie Rose Loketi

String Trio: Ten Strings

Officiant: Glad Tidings

Ceremony: Central Park

Alison + Chip

During the peak of holiday season 2012, I was contacted by a couple’s family, living in Virginia, having planned their wedding in New York City, on top of the fact that Sandy had hit recently and though they were told that their wedding will be fine, they were nervous, anxious, & uneasy as anyone can imagine!

No transportation booked for any of the 150+ guests, nor the bride, groom, bridal party or family . . .and walking into The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers just three weeks before their wedding date, looking more like a construction zone rather than a gorgeous wedding space, my work was cut out for me!

Now, this is the reason why clients book with me, I was not stressed for one second, I just immediately got to work! Bob over at The Lighthouse confidently told me that the venue will be MORE than up to par for their wedding day and I put my full trust in him!

I worked very, very closely with all of the current vendors, added in vendors that were needed and wrapped everything up in a short period of time.

The Wedding Day = Off with out a hitch & the most perfect day anyone could ask for, the smiles from my bride & groom are EXACTLY why this is my career, my life and my passion!

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Just a small piece of their kind words to me, I am forever grateful to have had clients like the two of you!!!

{oxox} Michelle E.

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New York City at its best! Enjoy!

{All Photos Courtesy of Brett Matthews Photography}
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Wedding Planner: Michelle Elaine Weddings

Ceremony: Church of St. Francis Xavier

Venue: The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers

Catering: Abigail Kirsch

Photographer: Brett Matthews Photography

Florist: Superior Florists

Band: Hank Lane

Limo Transportation: Silver Star Limo

Shuttle Bus Transportation: Go Buses

Hotel Accommodations:  The New York Palace Hotel

Photobooth: NYC Photobooth Inc.

Jennifer + Damian

Jennifer & Damian have quite a unique story.

If any two people are more meant to be, it’s Jennifer & Damian.

They met on a China Town bus . . . & in an attempt to keep this long love story short . . . after some talking, they had realized that they actually knew each other! Both attended & graduated from Harvard {in different years}, both had shared a similar circle of friends, and both were now sitting side by side on the same bus, heading to a similar destination . . . & that’s not nearly half, let alone a quarter of it!

Though conversation between the two came so freely and easily, they parted ways for a short time, to only then reconcile, buy a house together in Brooklyn, get engaged, and now married!

I had an incredible time planning with them! Learning their love story and making sure that it was fully incorporated into this magical day was such a great feeling of success 🙂

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Just a small piece of their kind words to me, I am forever grateful to have had clients like the two of you!!!

{oxox} Michelle E.

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Classic, Beautiful, Timeless . . . Enjoy!

{All Photos Courtesy of Ciro Photography}
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Wedding Planner: Michelle Elaine Weddings

Ceremony: The Riverside Church

Venue: Prince George Ballroom

Florist: JR Floral Design

Photographer: Ciro Photography

Transportation: Go Buses

DJ: Scratch Weddings

Hotel Accomodations: The W Hotel

Lana + Christopher

Lana & Christopher may not have been high school sweethearts but they were certainly after high school sweethearts, dating for almost ten years starting from the tale end of those bitter sweet teenage years!

Both Lana & Christopher had very unique and funky personalities and it was important to them for their wedding to display just that. I had the most amazing time getting to know them both & being sure that myself  as well as my team seamlessly executed all of their extremely crafty & creative parts into the most perfect day!

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Just a small piece of their kind words to me, I am forever grateful to have had clients like the two of you!!!

{oxox} Michelle E.

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Unique, Colorful, Funky & Fun!

{All Photos Courtesy of Lighthouse Photography}

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Wedding Planner: Michelle Elaine Weddings

Venue: The Chateau at Coindre Hall in Huntington

Caterer: Lessings

DJ: TGIF Entertainment Inc.

Florist: Towers Flowers

Photography: Lighthouse Photography

Wedding Cake: Black Forrest Bakery

Hotel Accommodations: Hampton Inn 

Transportation: Sir Oliver Limousine