27 December 2014
Wedding Planner: Avant Garde Weddings & Events | Venue: Waterkloof Estate | Decor & Flowers: To-Netts | Stationary: Soapberry Design Studio | Photographers: Love of Light Photography by Lize & Carien | Videographers Kovacevic Bosch | DJ: More 2 Explore | Entertainment: Blackroots Marimbas | Marriage Officer: Reverend Robert Kruger | Hair & Make-up: Charyke Coetzee | Wedding Dress: Maggie Sottero | Groom's Suit: Moi Styling
This is possibly the most organised person I have ever met and she played an integral part in putting together the wedding of our dreams (it’s a tremendous feeling to walk into your wedding venue on the day and have it look exactly like the initial mood board Michelle helps put together – we were lucky enough to have experienced this and are very grateful to Michelle).
Michelle is extremely professional and always punctual. Her organisational skills, excellent communication skills, as well as her experience and relationships with brilliant service providers allowed us to have everything we envisioned. She has endless patience and very importantly she listens to what you need and what your dreams are for the big day. She offers much needed
pragmatic guidance to help you make your dreams a reality and stay within your budget, which she helps monitor and keep on track. She has brilliant, creative and innovative ideas and contributions to make – from conceptualising a theme or décor design to helping you achieve your desires while saving on costs (so don’t be afraid to trust Michelle’s instincts/ideas! She knows what works well and she knows what she is doing! J). She is a perfectionist, never settling for anything subpar, and is never happy with anything until all parties involved are. To add to all of that Michelle is a really great person! She has a great sense of humour and is always bubbly and excited about the project even when things get stressful – it’s great working with people like this!
As the bridal couple it was such a wonderful experience having her assist us - especially in the few weeks building up to the big day and even more so on the day itself. She allowed us to feel like guests at our own wedding. Everything we had wished for materialised on the day, without us or our family and friends having to worry about a single thing because Michelle had already thought of it and had it covered! I don’t know where we would have started without her - she really added value to the whole experience and made it an incredibly memorable one for all the RIGHT reasons! Michelle definitely makes your big day her top priority and works tirelessly to ensure your day is a success (I think she must have worked a 16 – 18 hour day on our wedding day and was there from set up until all the guests left, she was also there for the break down the next day – she is highly motivated and extremely dedicated). I would recommend her services to anyone wanting to organise and event and/or wedding. It was truly a very worthwhile investment and we are so glad we had her on our team!
(smack in the middle of wedding season when planning can be quite a challenge! Choose your planner wisely if getting married during this time – we’re very grateful we did!
Cindy and Chris