Michelle Norwood is a New Orleans-based wedding & destination event planner available for travel worldwide. Named a Harper’s Bazaar “Top Wedding Planner in the World” she has been featured in Vogue, the New York Times, Martha Stewart Weddings, BRIDES, Over the Moon, and many more.
A NOLA native, Michelle is known for her warm, gregarious personality and personal touch. Only serving 6-8 couples per year, her all-inclusive travel and event planning services are designed to ensure a thorough, attentive, professional experience from start to finish. Plus, planning with Michelle is a lot of fun!
Principal designer + planner
Michelle Norwood Events is a world-renowned destination event & wedding planning company based in New Orleans. A diverse, eclectic and worldly clientele seek out Michelle Norwood for her travel industry expertise and unique eye for design. From intimate affairs in bespoke, remote locales to boisterous, stylish celebrations in NOLA, Michelle and her team create experiences that feed the soul.
The best events delight the senses. Think inviting room layouts, lush floral tablescapes and cocktails as flavorful as the story behind them. Michelle Norwood is known for designing events that are personal to her clients, always including small touches of their culture and style. She collaborates with top-tier industry partners and the wedding venue to create a look that’s cohesive, tasteful and anything but ordinary.
Michelle Norwood’s travel expertise combined with her creative, warm personality make it a joy to plan your destination wedding together - whether in NOLA or in other top places in the world to get married. Travel, event, and hotel logistics are handled from start to finish, as well as contingency planning and on-site event management. Destination weddings are Michelle Norwood’s specialty!
Michelle Norwood Events acts as your guide, concierge, designer and implementer as you plan the many parts of your celebration. We handle the details so you can savor this unique time in your lives. Whether planning your wedding in New Orleans or beyond, we ensure the best use of your time—and promise to make it fun along the way.
These names are those in the wedding industry who can take on the most creative of challenges and elevate any expectation, whether you're planning for a chic celebration at home, a luxe affair in New York City, an outdoor event in Napa Valley, a wedding weekend spent in Italy, or a multicultural wedding weekend in Thailand, Bali, Kuwait, India, or beyond. Trust us: This short list is who we would call (and who we have tapped) when planning our own celebrations.
“When we were dancing in the rain towards the end of the night, I remember closing my eyes and just feeling pure elation,” Saul adds. “My favorite person, in my favorite place to the soundtrack of some of my favorite music—surrounded by so much love. I wanted to dance forever.”
Do you ever wonder who plans the types of weddings that you continuously find yourself stalking on Instagram? Well, you’re in luck since we’ve compiled a list of some our very favorite wedding planners. These men and women go above and beyond the call of duty to put together absolutely gorgeous ceremonies and receptions. Our own master list, of the eighteen best wedding planners working throughout the U.S.
Bridgette and Saul International Destination Wedding
Featured: Vogue Weddings
Margaret & Reese Industrial Warehouse Wedding
Featured: Martha Stewart Weddings
Lisa Frank Inspired Editorial in New Orleans
Featured: Wedding Chicks
Venue: New Orleans Pharmacy Museum
Food: Little Bushel Catering Co.
Cake: Sprinkle Liberally
Florist: Leaf and Petal
Stationery: Nicholas Stevenson
Entertainment: Hot 8 Brass Band
Planner/ Stylist: Michelle Norwood
Decor: LoveGood Rentals
Celebrant: Endy Mckay
Second Hand Wedding Dress: Johanna Ortiz
Bridal Boutique: Still White
Bridal Shoes: Joseph Azagury | Vans
Hair & Makeup: Faces of Virtue
Groom's Suit: Saul wore his Dad’s wedding suit as a special heirloom.
“There Was Dancing in the Street—and the Rain”
Venue and Rentals: Lovegood Rentals
Event Planning: Michelle Norwood Events
Catering: Little Bushel Catering Company
Flowers and Design: Leaf + Petal NOLA
Cake: Bittersweet Confections
Bride's Gown: LNA
Bride's Shoes: Gucci
Hair and Makeup: Gabriella Jimcoily
Lighting: House of Modern Vintage NOLA
Location: Felicity Church
Dress & Apparel: Lirika Matoshi
Event Planner: Michelle Norwood Events
Florist: Leaf and Petal NOLA
Food Styling & Tabletop: Little Bushel Catering Co.
Makeup: Melissa Vaccaro
Model: Riki Shaw
Photographers: Mo Davis Photography
Rentals, Backdrop, & Design: Lovegood Wedding & Event Rentals