What Does an NYC Wedding Really Cost?!

Time and time again, we receive inquires from prospective brides with extremely unrealistic budgets.

Brides will inquire for MEW’s ‘Full Service Wedding Planning’ with a total wedding budget of $10 – $15,000 . . . on top of the fact that they would like to accommodate 200+ guests, and to really top it off, in one of the greatest cities in the world — New York City!

Trust owner Michelle Elaine, if she had the capabilities to pull fabulous weddings out of a magical hat, then your wish would be granted, but unfortunately, everything costs money, regardless of simplicity or extravagance.

AND, when you want your wedding in New York City, the only option is extravagance!

Please click the image below to view the Michelle Elaine Weddings feature on The Every Last Detail Blog for “What Weddings REALLY Cost!?” . . .

It’s The Couples’ Choice Awards!

Whether it’s the Grammys or the Oscars, there is always something to celebrate!

We’re kicking off our own awards season with The Couple’s Choice!

THANK YOU to each and every one of my clients! YOU make my dreams possible and put all of your trust in me to plan your one very special day. I am filled with joy, and quite usually tears of happiness, after reading the kind words written about me. I feel as if I have my very own cheerleading squad and I’m constantly making touch downs!

It’s an honor and privilege to wake up every morning and LOVE what I do! Thank you again to ALL of my clients, you know exactly who you are and the world of difference that you have each made on my growing business & success!

wedding wire award 2014

Feature on Happily Ever Borrowed

Thank you SO much to Happily Ever Borrowed for featuring me on their blog as a recommended Wedding Planner in New York City!

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Please click the image below to read on & learn more about Michelle Elaine, the founder and owner of Michelle Elaine Weddings!!

 

MEW + MSW

I LOVE Martha Stewart Weddings almost as much as I love my own business!!!

SO honored to be able to have a listing on MarthaStewartWeddings.com !!!

New York Times Fashion + Style!

Had an exciting treat delivered via email tonight! I had NO idea that I was in the New York Times Fashion & Style for the NYC Marathon!  Thanks to a friend, this is what was found & I am SO excited to share it with all of you!!!

My 5:31:21 finish time was too slow for the paper but happy that my marathon fashions made it online! 😉

http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2013/11/04/fashion/MARATHON-STYLE-15.html

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

 

 

New York Weddings Winter Issue 2014

I am writing to share the BIG news on my FIRST ad in New York Weddings!

The magazine came to me early in the mail yesterday & I could not stop jumping around & screaming! It is pretty damn amazing to see how far you’ve come and this ad represents just that!

I thank all of the clients who trusted me to plan their special day and all of the vendors and friends who have recommended me . . . you have ALL helped in making this step happen and I am THRILLED to see what this and the the rest of the future of Michelle Elaine Weddings holds 🙂

The Knot ~ Best of Weddings 2013!

And the winner is . . . Michelle Elaine Weddings!!!

Not a single thing would be possible without my beautiful brides! Thank you for your extremely kind words! {thanks to my handsome grooms too!} – oxo!!!

 

Photo Credit Eric Ryan Anderson Photography

MEW + Kleinfeld Bridal

Hello to my Fab-U-Lous Brides! Michelle Elaine Weddings is now a Featured Vendor on Kleinfeld Bridal! 

This is a VERY exciting addition to our existing & successful account with The Knot . . . feel free to take a look 😀