“We cannot express how much we appreciate all of your hard work and dedication over the last year. It has been a rough year in many ways but you have consistently been there as a bright spot in our lives.
Planning a wedding is HARD and I don't know how people do it without you (YES, YOU specifically)! We feel like we gained a lifelong friend through this process and that means so much to us! We love you💛! ”
What can I say...we were absolutely BLOWN AWAY by Michelle Norwood and her team! We would never have been able to have our dream wedding without her help. From our initial emails to then finding out our wedding was featured in Vogue, Michelle has been nothing short of exceptional. We are a couple based in London, who were adamant about having our wedding in New Orleans, after visiting once and Michelle made everything seamless and enjoyable!
We didn't have any other contacts in New Orleans, so Michelle was our point of contact between every single vendor. We had specific requirements including wanting Southern BBQ food, daiquiris, and a courtyard wedding. We trusted Michelle and her team with every single detail. She went above and beyond for us. Having never met Michelle before we booked her, we now consider her a friend and would never hesitate to recommend her to anyone. We have told our recently engaged friends to consider using Michelle, as she is International. All our friends said that our wedding was one of their favorite days, and it was certainly OUR favorite day.
My now husband and I, hired Michelle and her team to help us execute our destination wedding in New Orleans. After one phone call with her, I knew she was the planner for us. She was so down to earth while still being strong in her knowledge and abilities to give us our dream wedding. Since we didn’t live in New Orleans, we really had to just trust Michelle to give us our dream because we really couldn’t be there. We gave her a realistic budget and she ran with it. Y’all...when I say she gave us our dream wedding, I mean she gave us our dream wedding. Every little detail was thought of, and none of that was me, it was all Michelle.
She is the most genuine and hardworking person that I have ever met. She’s got your back and she treats you like family. She really listens to you and figures out a way to make your dream a reality. If you’re looking to hire a wedding planner in New Orleans (or really anywhere) I highly recommend Michelle and her team.
“Ah Michelle, how do we love thee? Let me count the ways! Michelle indulged our every wish all while keeping our heads on straight. When my groom decided he wanted to ride in on a horse? Michelle got out there and found him horses. When we told her we needed a regale, multi tier cake with feathers? She found us the perfect cake shop. When we decided we needed Darth Vader and Two Stormtroopers to show up. She found and coordinated Darth and his Stormtroopers. It was a May 4th wedding. When we decided we needed Burlesque dancers? She made sure they showed up and showed out. And when we got shut down for a noise complaint, Michelle got the party rolling again.
But there are so many other things. She is just a wonderful person who genuinely cares. My husband and I were able to focus on each other and not the nonsense. My guests were taken care of from start to finish. She will let you know when it’s time to worry and when everything is going to be fine. I have to say I was sad that after the wedding we wouldn’t be working together any longer. She’s just that good.”
My experience with Michelle was nothing less than incredibly professional and exceeded expectations on all counts. As we all know, a wedding is a personal occasion and the goal for any couple is to find a way to have your fairytale wedding meet the reality of guest list, venue size, catering, flowers, etc. Her team will find a way to make it happen and take all the crazy stress of planning off your plate. Michelle understands the intricacy of the business. She took the time to learn about my bride and I in order to create a final product that fit our personalities.
I am from Philippines and my bride is from Eastern Europe: our request was to find a way to mesh our two worlds… not an easy task. Michelle was able to create the most beautiful modern private residence wedding and it was breathtaking. We were able to get a quick sneak peek of the outdoor tent space before our guests entered and to say I was speechless doesn’t begin to do it justice. The tables were set, the flower centerpieces were perfectly positioned, colors flowed seamlessly and the blue chandelier all the way from China added the final touch! Do yourself a favor and hire Michelle. We had a fabulous experience with Michelle and highly recommend her!