gratitude

gratitude

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Mai Anh and David

photo: Augie Chang

So I hear that planning a wedding can be incredibly stressful and chaotic, but with Michelle (a.k.a. MB) in our corner, not a drop of sweat graced my forehead. On the days leading up-to our wedding, the most common comment wasn’t “Congratulations”, but rather “You two look sooo relaxed!” For a time-crunched and creatively-challenged couple, MB proved to be a true live saver. We opted for MB’s full wedding planning and event design services and over the course of 13 months we met with MB on numerous occasions to plan our big day. MB put a ton of energy into understanding the dynamics of the relationship between now-wife and I, and ultimately crafted an event to match our unique personalities. MB and her team handled everything from scheduling vendor meetings, contract management, design/theme/decor, day-of time line, etc. It goes without saying that our wedding day went off without a hitch and far surpassed each and every one of our expectations. MB created a truly stylish, modern, and contemporary wedding event that I think about everyday and can’t help but smile.

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Maria and David

photo: Augie Chang

Michelle, I can never begin to tell you how grateful I am for all your hard work. You made Maria and David’s wedding the most amazing night of all our lives. It was more beautiful than I could have ever imagined. Your attention to detail is impeccable and unbelievable. Every where I turned I noticed something new. The butterflies everywhere were incredibly awesome. I loved the tree with all the butterflies and almonds, and the arch; there are no words to describe it. I have never seen anything so beautiful in my life. You are truly a wonderful person. You have an amazing team and we were so fortunate to have you and Francisco be a part of such a special day. You made us all feel like we were the most important people in the world and we cannot thank you enough for that.

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Josey and Christian

photo: Sarah Peet

Michelle, I just wanted to write and say thank you to you and your team for all your hard work in making our wedding day so special and amazing. Nearly everything went perfectly on our wedding day and everyone had a fantastic time! We received numerous compliments that it was one of the most “fitting” ceremonies and most fun wedding guests had ever attended, and we could never have pulled it off without you. The tables and room decorations were shockingly beautiful, I was so surprised and delighted when I saw them and can’t wait for the photos. The flowers, rose petals, lighting and everything else looked better than I even could have hoped for. Thank you so much for everything.

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Christine and Derek

photo: Jennifer Skog

When we first sat down to meet with Michelle we knew she was the one we wanted to work with on our wedding! Right off the bat, she started coming up with fun creative ideas that made us even more excited about our wedding than we already were. Michelle really took the time to understand who we are and what we wanted for our wedding day. We were impressed that she had close working relationships with our vendor wish list and in some cases even good friends with many of our vendors. Throughout the whole planning experience, we came to appreciate the relationships that Michelle has developed in the wedding community. The benefit that comes from a planner who is as trusted as Michelle is immeasurable. However, the best thing about Michelle is that you get a planner and designer giving you sound feedback and advice as any good friend would. When the wedding day came, we were stress free because she had everything covered in a very clear and thorough itinerary. All we had to do was be a guest at our wedding and it was truly the BEST day ever! We had so many compliments on the wedding – from the food to the décor to the entertainment, our guests appreciated all the little details. Some guest even told us that it was the best wedding they have ever attended! All of this is a testament to Michelle, because of her keen design eye and her expertise to help pull it all together, we had a beautiful wedding day and made a great friend in the process.

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Jennifer and Steve

photo: Angie Silvy

Michelle was really the master composer of my wedding. I have a pretty intense job and at one point I told a friend, “I wish I could just show up and everything be beautiful.” Someone recommended Michelle and one year later “poof”, everything magically appeared into a fairy tale wedding! From the flowers to the linens, Michelle helped us pull everything together. She has an eye for design and is one of the most creative people I know. I couldn’t be more grateful for all that Michelle did for us.

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Queenie and Ben

photo: Angie Silvy

Michelle is AWSUM! We were so lucky to have had the privilege of working with Michelle who translated our vision with such style, elegance and professionalism. She was very helpful in listening to what we wanted and helped us to create our special day beyond our expectations. We are still getting comments from friends and family as being the most beautiful and intimate wedding they have ever been to. We sincerely thank you for making our wedding day dream come true! If we have a time machine, we want to go back to our wedding day so we can repeat that perfect day all over again because it was truly BEAUTIFUL!!!

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Melissa and Mark

photo: Dekker Photography

So Mark and I just got married in June and it could not have happened without the brilliance that is Michelle at MB Wedding Design & Events. My recommendation would be to hire her as your “FULL” wedding planner which means she maintains your budget. We didn’t do that and I am wishing now as we are swimming in debt (sort of kidding). We did the partial planning package, so Michelle helped us with final vendor selections, time line, confirmation and details to all vendors before the wedding and running the show that day… and boy did she ever! Michelle made planning a wedding fun. There were very few moments in the year we had to plan that I was ever stressed or not having fun. She recommended the best vendors for photography, videography, florist & cake. She always had the best suggestions and her creativity was endless. Obviously having never planned a wedding before, Michelle was there to help me with etiquette on what not to do and she just pulled everything together. Michelle ensured that the day was just flawless. Everything was on time, perfect and no stress! She made sure we were in the right place at the right time and enjoying every moment. I would highly recommend Michelle to alleviate the stress of planning a wedding and just know you can put complete faith in her to make sure your day is just perfect.

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Amanda and Frank

photo: Michael Corsentino

Michelle and her staff are a resource I am grateful to have found by referral. We were fortunate she was available and thank her for the superior service, quality and care she put into making our day an event to remember while maintaining our budget. Professionally, Michelle and her team are top rate and ensure every detail is covered. She is creative and has spectacular vision while managing deadlines, vendors and plans. Even when the day was done, Michelle continued to ensure all details were closed (i.e. tracking down that lost champagne glass used for the toast). Personally, Michelle worked with us as we planned this wedding amidst dealing with the loss of family members and personal trial. She committed to working with us through these unforeseen life events and always kept our best interest in mind. She is someone I have referred and will continue to do business with again. The only mistake I made was not using all of her recommended vendors as I had booked some prior to meeting her. Big mistake! The vendors she has selected to work with meet the same high standards she promises and delivers. My husband and I completely endorse MB Wedding Design and Events and look forward to working with Michelle and her team again soon.

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Riquelen and Okem

photo: Gene Higa

Michelle is THE BEST! She helped us plan our wedding in San Francisco while we were living in Southern CA. She took on the challenge of combining aspects of our Nigerian and Filipino cultures and worked magic with our ideas. She took on the pressures and the stress of our wedding plans so that we didn’t have to. There is no price tag for the peace of mind that she gave us before and during our wedding. We enjoyed every moment of our wedding and didn’t stress off of ANYTHING! She turned our deions, ideas and dreams into reality. She introduced us to excellent vendors and expertly handled our contracts. She even scheduled and drove us to our vendor meetings when we were in the Bay Area. She was very responsive and steered us clear of potential problems and pitfalls. During the wedding, she diplomatically smoothed over difficult moments. We had a jam packed program full of cultural traditions and performances and yet, she and our DJ still kept us on schedule! To this day, we are still receiving compliments from our family and friends about how unique, fun and seamless our wedding was. We are still in awe of her amazing work…. Michelle’s creativity, passion, dedication, organizational skills and professionalism shined from the first day we met her. She is definitely the one you want as your point person if you want to enjoy your big day and the whole process leading up to it. Michelle truly cared about us and our special day. We highly, highly, highly recommend her.

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Denelle and Aaron

photo: Luna Photo

It’s been a whirlwind year and I finally get the chance to sit down and express why my family and I highly recommend MB Wedding Design and Events. Originally I was looking for a destination wedding planner, which is how I found Michelle. I have no regrets hiring MB to design and plan our wedding. My family and I credit her with how successful it went and to this day, we still receive many compliments about how beautiful and how much fun it was. Michelle had been our rock throughout the whole wedding planning process and provided great advice on ways to stay within budget without losing the vision we wanted for our wedding day. She let us know when what we wanted would make us go over budget but provided great alternative solutions.
My fiancé couldn’t attend every meeting since he lived in Orange County but MB made sure to include him in the major design and budget meetings so that his opinion was heard. Michelle was helpful in working with our parents as each had their own ideas on how the wedding should run. She attended almost every vendor meeting with us and even came with me to my hair and makeup trial that was even 2 hours away. She led the negotiations with our venue to lower their rental fee when their original figure was beyond our budget. What is really great about Michelle is that not only does she put so much of heart into each of her weddings but she is just a great person overall. She makes an effort to not only get to know you as a person but also our families. Our actual wedding day was wonderful! At the end of day MB and her husband/assistant Francisco looked exhausted from all the running around that they did, so I have nothing but a big THANK YOU to both of them!