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“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.” Read more on Vogue Weddings […]

Features, Weddings

A Weekday Destination Wedding in New Orleans at The Pharmacy Museum in the Iconic French Quarters

Just married interracial couple second lining in the French Quarters

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“If Lisa Frank had a pastel rainbow-bright wedding, this would be it! Bright and oh so colorful this gorgeous day came together with color-blocked florals, bright furniture, and the prettiest rainbow tulle dress that we could totally twirl around all day in.” Read more on Wedding Chicks VendorsLocation: Felicity ChurchDress & Apparel: Lirika MatoshiEvent Planner: […]

Events, Features

Feature: Rainbow Pastels on Wedding Chicks

Michelle Norwood Events - Wedding Planner - Pastel Rainbow Wedding Design - Featured on Wedding Chicks

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The week leading up to your wedding day is undoubtedly the most exciting week — pretty much EVER. But, with all the excitement and expectations also comes a generous helping of stress. Final payments, walk-throughs, headcounts, and (gasp!) even last minute cancellations — these last little details are often the most important, AND the most […]

Advice

How to Manage Pre-Wedding Stress

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If you’ve ever seen The Wedding Planner or Bridal Wars, it’s fairly likely you imagine that you have some idea of what a wedding planner/coordinator does for their clients. But chances are, you, like many other couples out there, are a bit fuzzy on the other smaller details. What services should you expect to receive […]

Advice

7 Things to Expect from a Planner

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Recently engaged and have no idea where to begin? Don’t fret – We have your just engaged top five things to-do to get your planning off to a great start! With just a few easy tasks, you can cross a few very important things off of your list right now! Nail down your wedding budget […]

Advice

Your Just-Engaged To Do List

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While the guys put a lot of thought into getting the lady’s engagement ring, ladies we need step our game up! On a recent trip to NYC I stopped in to Tiffany’s with one of my wonderful brides to chose a ring for her betrothed. Looking at all the options it suddenly occurred to me […]

Advice

Don’t Leave Your Future Husband Hanging

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What is the difference between a wedding planner and a wedding coordinator? Alright peeps, let’s talk about the differences between wedding planners and wedding coordinators. The simple answer: a wedding planner plans your wedding, while a wedding coordinator, coordinators your wedding. Ha! Easy enough, right? Not always! Let me break this down a bit for […]

Advice

Wedding Planner vs. Wedding Coordinator

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Feeling Tip-sy? The Who, What, Why and how much of wedding gratuity. Being born and raised in New Orleans, I always thought I knew what to tip nearly anyone. We are, after all, the tourism capital. It wasn’t until I became a wedding planner, however, that I realized I had absolutely no idea what (or […]

Advice

Feeling Tip-sy?

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You want your wedding to be an unforgettable affair for all of your guests, but in the mad dash to RSVP, some of your attendees may attempt to include a few persona non grata. Oh no… Even if you see children in your future, an adults-only wedding is no place for little ones. So what’s […]

Advice

Do I Have to Invite Kids to My Wedding?

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Born and raised in New Orleans, I love this big little city, #NOLA. I’m a proud mother of an amazing son, who is just like his mother – a lover of tacos, a traveler, a creative heart, and true lover of love! I live a quiet and connected lifestyle, where I enjoy spending time with […]

Features

About Michelle

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