At Michelle Norwood Events, we believe that planning should be a truly enjoyable experience. It should be fun, transparent, and celebratory because when you approach it that way, the event itself becomes a true reflection of you, your story and the city you’re marrying in... 

It starts with you: your story, your family and friends, and your vision for the day. Together, we’ll design, plan and execute an event that allows the natural beauty of your space to shine through that’s thoughtful (not fussy), unique (not contrived), timeless (but personal). And the overall result? An unforgettable and elegant event that is so you. 

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our philosophy

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As a NOLA native, engulfed by the poly-cultural magic of this city, I believe what makes us different and unique is also what makes us beautiful. The rich diversity, magic and beauty of the city inspire me and instilled an insatiable curiosity to discover and create beauty.

I have a real passion for my clients. We connect on a personal level and their stories and backgrounds inspire me to design and execute events that are unique, personal and always thoughtful.

I founded Michelle Norwood Events on that passion for discovery and those ideals. That’s why we call it bespoke planning: Your event is uniquely yours and I look forward to crafting it together with you.

principal designer + Planner, nola native

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L'Chaim (cheers to life!),

with love

from new orleans

Favorite New Orleans Traditions:
Snowballs in the Summertime, Super Sunday, King Cake and Hurricane Parties

Favorite New Orleans Venues:
New Orleans Pharmacy Museum, Brennan’s Restaurant and Marigny Opera House 

Favorite Details:
Intimate tablescapes, Lots of candlelight, Custom stationery, Jewelry that pops, A great brass band


favorite details

Intimate tablescapes 
Lots of candlelight
Jewelry that pops
A great brass band


latest feature

Vogue Weddings
“As guests marched into the Pharmacy Museum for the reception, the Hot 8 Brass band was standing by the fountain at the end of the courtyard playing modern New Orleans brass music. “It brilliantly juxtaposed with the traditional music during the parade,” Bridgette says. “I actually burst into tears when I saw how everything had come together.” 

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An eye for uniquely personalized design: From intimate spaces and elegant tablescapes that invoke conversation to innovative room layouts and thoughtful materials, we carefully bring it all together in a way that is thought-provoking, and effortlessly romantic.

Stress-free planning: Our event producers manage the logistics as well as all of your creative partners. As a result, the months leading up to your event are enjoyable and you can relax and enjoy the celebration amongst your guests.

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Tailored to you: Full-service clients begin with an immersive location scouting trip and meeting to discuss all of your wedding ideas and a complete creative event vision. We’ll uncover a thoughtful design tailored to you, your personalities and the city and venue you’ve chosen.

Elevated Destination Experiences: As the weekend unfolds, we’re there to meticulously direct, edit and lead the entire design team. We also personally style every decorative element to ensure every detail comes to life pursuant to the vision.

Additional Features and Awards

Press Publications and Recognitions

Known for her tenacious spirit and warm personality, Michelle Norwood is a sought-after destination wedding planner based in New Orleans. Her bespoke planning and design approach is to start with her clients–to uncover their unique stories and backgrounds and let their stories inspire the celebration. When she’s not planning and designing signature spaces, she’s trying out new natural beauty regimens (her clients swear by) and traveling the world.

FOunder and CEO

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THe team

In order to provide an extraordinary experience, Michelle works with 6-8 full planning & design clients each year. 

As Event Producer, Shelby Little is our logistics and day-of timeline queen. Shelby runs the day at all of our events to ensure that everything goes according to plan and no detail is left undone. In the days and months leading up to our events, Shelby is taking care of travel-related hotel room blocks, permits and schedules. She’s also a talented designer–handling digital floor plans, custom graphics, and illustrations. 

Event Producer

Meet Shelby Little

From walking the second line to covering behind-the-scenes at our events, Brie Robinson is our go-to Event Assistant and Social Media Specialist. She’s there on the day-of making sure all of the details unfold as planned. When she’s not capturing the day or assisting on our events, she’s making sure our social media account is on point and up-to-date.  

Social Media Specialist & Event Assistant

Meet Brie RObinson

The Michelle Norwood Events team is here to support with event management, communications and more. Meet the team.

Cary Mitchell (Michelle’s amazing son), is our in-house technical team member. From websites to presentations and analytics and everything in between, Cary is our go-to person for anything related to the technical world. During wedding weekends and on the day-of Cary is one of our go-to event assistants. Don’t expect to see much of him though: he’s literally our runner, grabbing everything from frozen daiquiris from New Orleans Original to Cafe du Monde beignets. 

Technical Specialist & Event Assistant

Meet Cary Mitchell