"...Michelle's process is very thorough and detailed. Her background and experience is next to none. She is very keen and attentive. She has a very calm demeanor with a bright and bubbly personality to match. She cares deeply about her work and her clients and it shows in everything she does. She will always go above and beyond..." +
"...What really made the designs special was that Michelle took the time to get to know us as a couple, from the music we like, to our personalities... this helped her put touches on the decor that felt so authentic to us..."+
"...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. .."+
"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
"Michelle was with us from day one of planning our large wedding and she was there through our process of reorienting in the wake of COVID to hosting a small, intimate wedding with just our families. I cannot emphasize enough what it meant to us to have her event planning expertise throughout the entire process.
She was thorough in each of our meetings to ensure our vendors were communicating with us properly, and she made sure each detail was tended to. Her attention to detail was accompanied by such kindness and a clear concern for our wellbeing as a couple as we navigated these unprecedented times. She also took great initiative in connecting with our officiant, bartender, and others to see that everyone felt comfortable and was on the same page.
At our small wedding, from the rehearsal to cleanup, Michelle went the extra mile in taking care of music, managing food staff, communicating COVID safety protocols, and making sure everything was in the right place at the right time. Our families were blown away by her dedication and expertise.
Oh, and the designs! She was a close confidant in selecting our place settings and she even did our floral arrangements. What really made the designs special was that Michelle took the time to get to know us as a couple, from the music we like, to our personalities... this helped her put touches on the decor that felt so authentic to us.
The best part of all of this, is we anticipate partnering with Michelle again next year when we are (hopefully) post-COVID and able to have a large party with family and friends who were not able to travel out this year. We couldn't imagine collaborating with a better team than Ellamae Productions. Please do yourself a favor and request their services the next time you have an event! We know we will.
- kierra blair
"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
"Michelle was an absolute pleasure to work with. She was incredibly reliable and organized leading up to and during the duration of our event.
Despite so many moving parts to an event with few hands on deck, Michelle remained calm, positive, and dependable throughout the entire day and evening. I'm so looking forward to working with Michelle on future events!"
- MARISSA PEDEN, Director of Strategic Partnerships at Dressember
"[Ellamae Productions] was the day of coordinator for our wedding and [their] insight and expertise elevated our wedding day to heights my wife and I couldn't have imagined.
A few things about Ellamae Productions you need to know. Michelle's process is very thorough and detailed. Her background and experience is next to none. She is very keen and attentive. She has a very calm demeanor with a bright and bubbly personality to match. She cares deeply about her work and her clients and it shows in everything she does. She will always go above and beyond. She is very easy to work with and easy to trust. She is also very well connected in the event planning space and can tap into her vast network of suppliers and vendors at a moments notice."
- NJOROGE NYOIKE
"Michelle’s ability to follow through on tasks in a timely way and guide us on what we needed to do to complete a task helped us manage the event well.
She continually updated detailed planning documents, and made sure that we felt confident that everything was well in hand. She was in contact with all internal team members and vendors to make sure that work was being completed correctly and on time.
One skill that I greatly value in an event producer is someone who conveys a quiet sense of confidence in her ability to complete a project. Michelle does that on so many levels and as someone running an organization, it is extremely reassuring to know that a task will be handled. She is someone who can be counted on to deliver in a very calm, self-assured way. Michelle's extensive experience in the area of event planning gives us a strong feeling that we are in good hands.
Her very personable demeanor and overall presence makes her a pleasure to work with her. Her warmth and care about everything she does is a strength I value."
- Barbara Goldberg, Founder of Wells Bring Hope
"We had our wedding a month ago and it went better than we could have imagined! The day before and day of the wedding I was able to relax and enjoy the big day all because of Michelle.
She was so on top of it, and it was even a destination wedding. She was always two steps ahead and knew every question to ask each vendor. She has amazing prioritizing and organizational skills! I can’t begin to say how thankful my mom and I were for her.
She even put up with my last minute changes. At the beginning of the wedding, I decided to change where we were going to walk down from (because the caterer had parked in the wrong area and was blocking the original walkway) and Michelle calmly told me not to worry and told us where we should all line up instead, and proceeded to let the photographer etc. know that the plans had changed. It went perfectly! I didn’t even have a chance to get stressed!
Even during the months before the wedding, Michelle made herself available if I had any questions or concerns and offered advice from her event planning experience, which was beyond helpful to me! She went through my list and reminded me of things I missed. She put the time and effort in to get to know me, my style and preferences. I assume this is why at every step she seemed to know what I would want before I would even say it! I could go on and on, but to sum it up, Michelle made me feel completely confident to hand over the day to her so that I could be fully present for the biggest day of my life!"
- Molly Smith
"Michelle and her team were a pleasure to work with. We threw a lot of unique challenges her way, combining traditional wedding ceremony elements with very untraditional reception activities and catering.
She gracefully navigated the preferences of all involved parties and took on every change we threw at her without blinking. She was focused, organized, and above all, positive. As a bride, I always looked forward to seeing her and working with her and left every meeting or call feeling more confident and excited about our wedding day."
- Blair Figari
"Michelle is a very talented producer. Her extensive knowledge in several aspects of a production is unique and extremely valuable.
Michelle's poise and positive demeanor from start to finish helps make the entire process more enjoyable and there is no doubt she puts her heart into her work!"
- Jessica M.