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Have a look at what our clients are saying about us. We do not take your trust and investment lightly and feel honored that you have chosen us to design and produce your celebration.
"As I reminisce on my wedding journey, I am overwhelmed with gratitude for Michelle and Ellamae Productions. Their exceptional service far surpassed my expectations. Michelle's warmth, professionalism, and efficiency consistently went above and beyond. I truly cannot recommend Ellamae Productions more. Michelle's expertise and support made our wedding experience truly unforgettable!"
-Marissa Marx, Bride
'My husband and I can confidently say we would not have had our dream wedding if it wasn't for Michelle and Ellamae Productions. Michelle is a hard worker, creative visionary and the most organized professional I've ever seen. She is very warm and approachable, great at managing family dynamics and vendors, and getting the job done.

Our celebration wasn't traditional by any means: we wanted to walk down the aisle to orchestral arrangements of video game music, have our first dance under both tree boughs and chandeliers and even feature an artisanal tea bar. Michelle made it all happen, and then some.

I will never forget being shuttled down to our ceremony location and seeing our reception setup all laid out - everything came together so beautifully, it was like a dream made manifest.

The best thing about working with Michelle is that she deeply and truly loves what she does, and you can feel that joy through every step of the process. Every vendor she recommended to us was the same as her: passionate about their work and in love with weddings as an art form and celebration. She was always available when we had a question, or request.

Anytime we needed anything, Michelle or her team would materialize out of thin air and be there to help us. It was an absolutely spectacular event, truly magical - our friends and family cannot stop talking about it.Weddings are beautiful things, but also horribly stressful at times. In those darker moments we were both so happy we had Michelle in our corner. Michelle really was the MVP of our celebration and we will always be grateful for the experience of working with her.

Make your celebration unforgettable and impeccable and work with Ellamae Productions!'
- Katie Lucas, Bride | Fallbrook, California
"Michelle and her team are absolutely incredible and I would recommend them 1000 times over. We began working with Michelle about a year and a half before our wedding and she immediately understood our vibe and the type of wedding we wanted to have. This not only made the entire wedding planning process seamless from beginning to end, it also resulted in our wedding being truly perfect in every possible way.

I don’t think I can express enough how well Michelle understood the assignment… it was EXACTLY what we wanted. Actually, no, it was far better than what we imagined.Michelle somehow has the requisite type-a personality to be the boss planner that she is while also being extremely chill and so genuinely patient and kind.

She actually listens to what her clients want while also knowing when to pushback and how to offer her own guidance and advice without being domineering. She has impeccable taste, she is extremely organized and responsive, she is really everything I could have ever wanted in a planner.

Hiring Michelle was the single best decision we made when it comes to our wedding (aside from deciding to marry each other to begin with) and we are eternally grateful. We love Michelle!!!!!!! Hire her immediately!!!!"
- Jovanna Axelrad, Bride | Palm Springs, California
"Ellamae Productions exceeded our expectations in every way from start to finish! My daughter's wedding was magical and much of that can be attributed to Michelle and her team of experts who managed everything as promised but even stepped in to do the unusual time after time.

From the minute we hired Ellamae Productions the relationship was warm and friendly. But, just as important; professional and above reproach. Covid threw some of our plans sideways and Michelle always had a keen solution and a plan forward to get us to the wedding day. Her timeliness is beyond compare - I had answers to most questions within 24 hours by text, phone, and/or email.

The harder issues were dealt with promptly too and she was good at keeping me informed of any troubles or delays.The day of the wedding was orchestrated without a hitch and everything was just as my daughter dreamed it would be.

We have worked with other planners and none compare to Ellamae Productions- our dollars were well spent and our wedding was spectacular! I have 2 more daughters and Ellamae Productions will be our go to planner!"
- Amy Rogers, Mother of the Bride | Beverly Hills, California
"Anyone who is looking to find comfort, enjoyment, and a gorgeous outcome during their wedding or event planning process is in the right place. The level of professionalism and deep love that goes into Michelle’s work is awe-striking and so clear. We had nearly every person that attended our wedding follow up with us and say flat out that ours was the best wedding they’d ever been to (which was never my intention, we just wanted a sweet, intimate gathering with our closest few with good food and good music and we got SO much more thanks to Michelle).

When we were first meeting to consult with Michelle about possibly planning our wedding, my husband said that he was hoping for a knife throwing area post-ceremony and without missing a beat she says with a big smile, “Oh yeah, I love that! We can for sure do that!” and that was it, the rest was history, we wanted her to plan our wedding.

Time and again, she would take any worries we had off our shoulders, she was honest, cool and collected, she cracked us up constantly, and she was never stressful to talk to during what can feel like a very overwhelming process. She’s got stellar taste, but she is incredibly receptive to the specific tastes of her couple. She connected us with vendors that were fantastic and fiercely advocated for us in the most professional manner, it was just awesome. And the icing on the cake? She does her work through an environmentally conscious lens.

I cannot say enough great things about Michelle and her team, she just knocked it out of the park again and again. We miss working with her all the time and are so so grateful for all that she did for us to make our special day that much more special. We would do it over again in a heart beat without changing a thing. Thanks Michelle!"
- Eden Crosby, Bride | Paso Robles, California
"As I reminisce about my wedding journey, I am overwhelmed with gratitude for Michelle and Ellamae Productions. Their exceptional service far surpassed my expectations. Michelle's warmth, professionalism, and efficiency consistently went above and beyond.

Throughout the planning process and on the big day, I felt at ease knowing we were in the most capable hands. Michelle not only understood my vision but also preemptively tackled any challenges. Navigating a wedding amidst the uncertainties of Covid could have been daunting, yet Michelle's calm demeanor made all the difference. I found peace knowing she had everything under control. Despite being someone who tends to have high expectations and likes to plan meticulously, I was pleasantly surprised to discover that Michelle was always steps ahead.

Michelle guided us through venue selection, design, guest coordination, and vendor management with ease, ensuring our wedding felt uniquely tailored to us. If you're considering hiring assistance for your special day, I truly cannot recommend Ellamae Productions more. Michelle's expertise and support made our wedding experience truly unforgettable!"
- Marissa Marx, Bride | Santa Monica, California
"Words cannot express how thankful my husband and I were for Michelle during our wedding planning process. Her friendliness and likability is equal to her absolute and unwavering professionalism. There is no way we could have planned a COVID-19 compliant micro-wedding in less than two months without her and her creative solutions to all the hurdles we encountered.

Only a few days before the wedding, our outdoor wedding forecast went from sunny to downpour rain! Thankfully, Michelle worked quickly and diligently with her network of event vendors (all of which were absolutely incredible) to make sure we and all our guests were dry for our special day.

Knowing Michelle was on top of everything allowed me and my husband to really enjoy the day together and with our guests. She's a ten out of ten! Would highly recommend to everyone getting married!"
- Quincey Jamgotchian, Bride | Topanga Canyon, California
"Simply put, we wouldn't have had a wedding without Ellamae Productions. A destination wedding in Scotland is an ambitious feat... but from the start Michelle was outstanding.

It's not just her attention to detail, considerate creativity and wealth of experience... but also her level of commitment is second to none. When our initial wedding plans were derailed by the Coronavirus pandemic, Michelle went above and beyond to help us create a new, more intimate experience. She handled all the headaches with vendors and helped us evaluate the options available, always helping us to see the hope and beauty in the situation. We ended up having the most magical wedding we could have imagined - thanks to Michelle and Ellamae Productions. We cannot recommend them highly enough."
- Anna Lisa Rixon, Bride | Glasgow, Scotland
"You cannot go wrong when hiring Ellamae Productions. Michelle is a fantastic producer with outstanding professionalism, organization, collaboration, and most importantly a personable approach. My wife and I felt very at peace knowing she was running the show. It made the final month of wedding planning a breeze when it could have been a hair pulling nightmare of to-dos.

She was always very responsive and courteous making sure everything was checked and scheduling routine meetings (one of which lasted several hours) in order to ensure no stone was unturned. Words cannot fully describe how much she helped make our day special and full of joy after nearly 2 years of issues (COVID).

If you want to have an amazing experience and not have to worry about all of the little details that go into wedding planning I would HIGHLY recommend hiring Ellamae Productions as they will not steer you wrong. Thanks to Michelle and Christina for being apart of our special day and for all of the hard work you put in! It meant the world to us!"
- Jacob Wells, Groom | Pasadena, California

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FRESH FACES 2021: Michelle Ellamae


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