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What is it like to work with Weddings Down the Shore Events?
What style of communication can we expect? What's the vibe? How does this work?
First, know that I absolutely love what I do. I love it hard....Love who I do it for, who I do it with...All of it. Love!
I believe that wedding planning and event design is a collaboration on all levels. First, we talk through the broad strokes of who you are and what you want from your experience. What do you want the event to look like, to feel like? We start with sweeping gestures; seasonality, the time of day, possible locations. Next, we apply a sensory approach as we begin to explore colors, textures, sounds and smells that you want featured. Slowly, these elements come together to create an immersive experience that can only be described as utterly you.
The environment we create together is the most important thing. We live in a visual society. What your space looks like matters. The things people will see and hear, touch and taste matter! This is where we will start, and where we will spend the bulk of our time. While we will seek inspiration from wedding blogs, magazines, Pinterest, and Instagram, your wedding must be your own! And for that reason, some of our designs will be EXCLUSIVE or described, and not seen in real life. Scared? Don't be! This is where we do our best work, and it's in these moments that you allow yourself to be delighted and surprised.
Our partners will bring together the absolute finest linens, chairs, and florals. We set the mood with lighting. All of the parts come together and establish the whole, working in unison so that walking into your room is like coming home, but to a world that has bent to your will.
Everything is unlimited; phone calls, emails, text messages, and in person meetings. Some of our clients are very tech-social, and like to share via Instagram Direct Messages. Others prefer in person meetings over coffee or lunch. Whatever works for you is what we will do. We will have phone calls. We will have meetings. We will text, trade, and hopefully play. This is supposed to be fun, people. Let's have a good time!
But let's also respect the work we are doing together. Communication is constant and comprehensive. Any inquiries and questions will be responded to within 24 hours. Proposals and contracts will be reviewed and sent to you clean, with utter transparency. I am here for you, always.
The world is shrinking, and the very best people are at your fingertips online. Over the years, I have had the opportunity to develop relationships with the most insanely talented creatives. There is one common thread that we all share; we are obsessed with what we do!
Together, we work as a team. And that team is always changing based on the style and needs of the client we serve. As I learn more about you, I will place you with the vendors best suited to exceed your expectations. Trust that each person who joins our team is a master of their craft.
Our creative partners are our lifeline; the back bone upon which we build our events. Together we share ideas, support one another, and work in a way that allows us to stretch, grow, and create. We will place you with the right people at the right time, in order to create a just right outcome.
Have a relationship with someone we've yet to work with? We will welcome them with open arms. You trust them, and we trust you! Therefore, we welcome them to the planning family and are thrilled to have them on our team.
The weddings you see and love here range in price, with the pricing being impacted by the location, the number of guests, menu selections, and your specific taste and style. With such a broad base, where do we begin? Some of our clients like to create the event, and we price it based on the dream. Others come to me with a budget, and we design to that level, always including special little touches that set the day apart from the rest.
I believe that you make your best decisions when you have all of the information. Let's have a direct conversation about your investment. I'll assess what you need, develop and overall budget, and provide you with a custom quote. And remember, we're just talking, but this is where it begins...
A wedding is a celebration of a commitment that already exists.
With so many wedding planners and event designers available, you've found your way to me...
That's because you want to feel something you've never felt before. It's because your wedding is about more than just the stuff...it's about your soul.
By enticing the five senses and infusing that experience with your personal style, flawless service, and a deep attention to detail your event becomes more than just another evening out...It becomes a memory, benchmarking this moment in time.
There is more to a wedding than food, a view, or anything tangible...There is a soul. I want to make a connection with every person in the room. My job is to take your idea and transform it into an environment unlike anything you have ever seen. After all, we aren't just planning your wedding. We are creating memories. It is the promise of those memories that move me each day, inspiring me to do more with each and every event I plan.
Milestones like these are precious and come but once in a lifetime. The opportunity to cultivate them is an honor and a privilege. It is with pleasure that I dedicate my life to these moments and to you!
Wishing you a life full of laughter, luxury & above all else....Love.
Michael and his whole team from Weddings Down the Shore was truly the best investment I possibly could have made to make my wedding day a success. We selected his "partial package" and utilized his services in the last 3 months before my wedding. During this time, I was in my last semester of my Nurse Practitioner grad school program, and my final fell 3 days prior to my wedding. I knew I needed some extra help with the last minute details because I would be so busy with studying, but I truly never expected Michael to be the colossal saving grace that he was! Both my mom and I spoke to him nearly every day in the two months leading up to the wedding. He thought of so many planning details that would have never crossed my mind, that ended up being so essential on the day-of. He was such a presence of CALM and met every question I asked with refreshing honesty. On the day of the wedding, he effortlessly guided us through the events of the day with absolutely no hiccups (that he let me know of, anyway!) By the end of the process, we consider him a friend to both myself, Jeremy and our whole families. He took so much stress out of the process, and made my day a truly magical one. Don't hesitate to hire Michael - you will be SO glad you did!!!
Christine & Jeremy
It is very important to me that every couple has the most memorable and magical night of their life! Just like the commitment to ideas, I make the same commitment to you. I promise to be there from the beginning 'til the end, bring in new ideas and inspiration, and to make sure every detail is perfected to the best of my ability. I earned my Culinary Arts and Marketing Degree from TCNJ. I was fortunate enough to gain years of event experience working for Macy's in NYC. Having working on major events like the Thanksgiving Day Parade and the Flower Show. I also spent five years as Wedding Social Event Manager at Golden Inn/Icona in Avalon NJ. I am now fortunate along with myself to have a team of certified event planners to help me create "Your Dream Day Imagined.
FACTS ABOUT ME
I love palm trees & always have fresh flowers around the house
I love having dinner parties with good company and good wine.
I try to be creative and honest in every aspect of my life.
I adore all animals...especially my dog Coco
I LOVE the magic of Disney and the Florida Sunshine
Family is the Greatest Gift