Wedding Planner based in New Orleans


Destination Wedding Planners & Event Designers based in New Orleans Operating Globally

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Named Best New Orleans Wedding Planner, Michelle Norwood is an industry-leading event designer based in America’s most vibrant city. As a NOLA native, she is admired for her warm demeanor and personal touch which makes her one of the most sought-out New Orleans wedding planners. Her expertise in creating unique, unforgettable experiences have won the hearts of couples everywhere & caught the attention of major publications. 

With over twenty years of building out bespoke intimate affairs, Michelle has been featured in various high-profile media publications such as Vogue, the New York Times, Martha Stewart Weddings, BRIDES and Over The Moon. Her portfolio proves that no dream is too big or too small. While her weddings take her all over the globe, there’s nothing quite like home. So, if you’re looking for a New Orleans destination planner, you’ve landed in the right place.  

However, it is intentional she only takes several couples a year to ensure they receive the best possible service from start to finish. Working with Michelle not only guarantees an idyllic wedding day with event design that’s sophisticated and inviting, but it’s fun! Whether you’re tying the knot in NOLA or planning a destination event elsewhere in the world, Michelle Norwood Events will create an unforgettable experience.  

New Orleans Wedding + Event Planner 

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Awarded World’s Top Wedding Planner by Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and BRIDES, Michelle Norwood services the globe as a luxury destination wedding planner. So, if you’re set on hosting an international celebration and having Michelle design your event, you don’t have to choose! Michelle Norwood Events is based in New Orleans, but we travel to all seven continents. Although we haven’t been to Antarctica yet, it’s in the pipeline.

In other words, no place close to your heart is too far away for us. Our team has traveled across the globe to scout out truly unique locations for our clients. Recent trips include a remote Greek farm in Crete & a 5-star African safari camp in Botswana. So, whether you’re dreaming about a luxurious beachfront villa in Nevis, a charming chateau in the South of France, or an exotic hideaway on a private island, your venue and vendors are in our trusted network. 

Planning a luxury destination wedding should be exciting. And it can be with the right help. We create unforgettable experiences that are completely stress-free. The best destination wedding planners understand that international planning comes with unique logistical challenges, so we have developed a comprehensive process to ensure every detail is covered from start to finish. We take care of the entire journey. You just focus on saying “I do.”  

for clients who love to travel

Destination Wedding Planning

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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.

Event Design

Complete Wedding Planning

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!

International Destination Weddings

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.

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The Top Wedding Planners in the World

Features + Awards

Press Publications and Recognitions

Bridgette & Saul

Planner/ Stylist: Michelle Norwood
Venue: New Orleans Pharmacy Museum
Cake: Sprinkle Liberally
Florist: Leaf and Petal
Stationery: Nicholas Stevenson
Entertainment: Hot 8 Brass Band
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”

Planner/ Stylist: Michelle Norwood 
Photography: Mo Davis 
Venue: Dos Pueblos Orchid Farm 
Brides Fashion: Sahroo

Alessandra + Louis

“The Bride Wore Trousers—And Feathers—for Her Santa Barbara Wedding at Sunset!"

Planner/ Stylist: Michelle Norwood
Location: Preservation Hall and Bar Marilou
Dress & Apparel: Danielle Frankel
Florist: Kim Starr Wise
Makeup: Latto
Photographers: Storm Santos
Wedding Cake: The Cake Artistry
Cinematography: Des Vu Films

Alexandra and Andrew

“Alexandra Daddario Wore Danielle Frankel for Her Laid-Back Wedding in New Orleans"