Elegante by Michelle J

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12 Lyndhurst Avenue, London NW7 2AB, United Kingdom

About

Elegante by Michelle J is a luxury wedding planning service, specialising in both overseas destination weddings and UK wedding weekends.

Elegante by Michelle J is a luxury wedding planning service, specialising in both overseas destination weddings and UK wedding weekends.

Founder and Lead Planner, Michelle Jacobs, offers meticulous attention to detail coupled with creative flair and delivers a service that, in her words, is "a hug, not a handshake".  Based in London, Michelle works with couples who are based both in the UK and elsewhere around the world. 

Elegante by Michelle J

With her lengthy experience and valued industry connections, Michelle is passionate about designing and delivering the wedding dream.  Her mission is to create the most magical of memories for her couples, their families and their guests and to ensure that the entire wedding planning journey is both enjoyable and stress free.

As a destination wedding planning specialist, Michelle is increasingly being asked to assist with UK weddings which have a destination element. "Destination wedding planning requires skills that might not be utilised for a wedding close to home. So, in addition to planning, designing and co-ordinating the wedding itself I will also assist with finding a suitable venue for a UK wedding weekend, planning all of the logistics around travel and accommodation, and planning all of the other wedding weekend hospitality. If you bring all of your guests together over the course of a weekend, you will have the opportunity to spend quality time with each and every one of them. Guests at a UK destination wedding generally become connected and bonded in such a way that the atmosphere is incredibly special and unique to your day."

Most Elegante by Michelle J clients opt for Michelle's full wedding planning, design and co-ordination service and as such she takes only a small number of weddings each year to ensure that she is able to devote the required time and attention to each of her couples.

Elegante by Michelle J

Once her schedule for the current year has been mapped out, she then releases a number of opportunities for couples to book the Elegante by Michelle J team for either their "On the Day PLUS" service or a more bespoke partial planning service.  In keeping with the ethos of the full service, both on the day and partial planning incorporate the Elegante warm, caring approach and a dedication to ensuring that each wedding day is designed and delivered to the highest of standards.

Michelle is proud to have seen her weddings featured in publications such as You & Your Wedding,  and has been a regional finalist at The Wedding Industry Awards, plus she has been a guest speaker at wedding industry events such as Wed-x Italia.

Elegante by Michelle J

"My clients want the best for their wedding experience and for their guests. They are discerning and want the highest level of excellence and service. They also want to make sure that everyone has an amazing time! If this sounds like you, I invite you to contact me in order to book an initial consultation. I look forward to meeting you and helping to make your dream wedding a reality."

Features

Destination Weddings in Italy
UK Wedding Weekends
Luxury Party Planning

Additional information

How do you charge for your service? My fee for full wedding planning ,design and co-ordination is based on a percentage of your wedding spend,  with the wedding budget being agreed at the very start of the process.  The percentage quoted will vary between 12.5% and 15% and depends on the total spend, the location and the anticipated logical complexity of your wedding day. If you book one of our other services, this will be agreed in advance at a fixed fee and will be quoted at the time of our initial consultation.
How many planning trips would you recommend for an overseas destination wedding? Typically, for a UK based couple marrying in Europe we would expect 2-3 planning trips; the first for the venue search and then subject trips for the more detailed planning.  That said, I have planned weddings in Europe for couples who live further afield who have left all of the planning to me and have not travelled to their wedding destination until the wedding week.
Do we have to use your suppliers I will always introduce to you suppliers who I feel are the best ones for your wedding and who I know will be as dedicated as I am to delivering your vision and will do so with passion and professionalism.  But,  should you prefer to work with a supplier who you have found independently that's equally fine also,  so long as you are aware that I am of course unable to vouch for the calibre of their service.
How many team members will you have working at our wedding On an "average" wedding, there will be a team of 3 – 4 Elegante by Michelle J wedding co-ordinators, who will be assigned to look after you and your guests, to liaise with and manage your suppliers, to co-ordinate the set up and then subsequently to manage the smooth running of your wedding according to all that we have discussed and agreed during the planning process.

Reviews

Ashley Nicole Movsesyan
April 27, 2020
Exceeds Expectations
We were more than happy with Michelle, her team and services planning our destination wedding, welcome cocktail and rehearsal dinner in Sicily last fall. She’s truly great at what she does! An excellent communicator and she thinks of everything! Our first wedding planner was horrible. So please trust me when I say Michelle was a breath of fresh air. She is extremely organized and really brought our dreams to life. We felt very little anxiety or stress during the planning process or during our events because we trusted that she had everything under control. Oh Michelle, thank you so much for making all our wedding dreams come true. You’re truly a real life angel. Your patience, professionalism, kindness, collaboration, organization and expertise superseded mine and Leo’s expectations. Thank you
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Thank you Ashley for your lovely words; it was such a pleasure working with you and Leo x
Stephanie Fox
April 14, 2020
Incredible wedding planner!
We absolutely loved working with Michelle and her Elegante team! She listened to everything we wanted and made it more beautiful than we could have imagined. Michelle and her team worked so hard and made the day (and the lead up) totally stress free for us. Lots of our friends said it was the best wedding they'd ever been to, and we can't thank Michelle enough for that.
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Thank you Stephanie for your lovely words; it was an absolute pleasure working with you and Dan, and your families
Chloe – bride
February 27, 2020
FROM OUR FIRST MEETING IT WAS CLEAR SHE UNDERSTOOD EXACTLY WHAT OUR DREAM WEDDING WAS
“We recently used Elegante by Michelle J to plan our dream wedding in Florence and we couldn’t recommend her services enough. Every single aspect was meticulously organised with so much attention to detail. We wouldn’t have known where to have started with planning a wedding abroad so when we were referred to Michelle by a friend we were very interested in meeting her. From the first meeting it was clear that she understood exactly what our dream wedding was and that she had all the various suppliers to make it happen. Working with Michelle was an absolute joy, we were able to enjoy the build up to the wedding without any stress, confident in the knowledge that she was completely on top of everything. The wedding day was a complete success with all of Michelle’s planning and hard work paying off. Thank you again Michelle.”
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Location

12 Lyndhurst Avenue, London NW7 2AB, United Kingdom
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LAKE COMO, Italian Lakes, Italy
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Ashley Nicole Movsesyan
April 27, 2020
Exceeds Expectations
We were more than happy with Michelle, her team and services planning our destination wedding, welcome cocktail and rehearsal dinner in Sicily last fall. She’s truly great at what she does! An excellent communicator and she thinks of everything! Our first wedding planner was horrible. So please trust me when I say Michelle was a breath of fresh air. She is extremely organized and really brought our dreams to life. We felt very little anxiety or stress during the planning process or during our events because we trusted that she had everything under control. Oh Michelle, thank you so much for making all our wedding dreams come true. You’re truly a real life angel. Your patience, professionalism, kindness, collaboration, organization and expertise superseded mine and Leo’s expectations. Thank you
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Thank you Ashley for your lovely words; it was such a pleasure working with you and Leo x
Stephanie Fox
April 14, 2020
Incredible wedding planner!
We absolutely loved working with Michelle and her Elegante team! She listened to everything we wanted and made it more beautiful than we could have imagined. Michelle and her team worked so hard and made the day (and the lead up) totally stress free for us. Lots of our friends said it was the best wedding they'd ever been to, and we can't thank Michelle enough for that.
Did you find this review helpful?
Thank you Stephanie for your lovely words; it was an absolute pleasure working with you and Dan, and your families
Chloe – bride
February 27, 2020
FROM OUR FIRST MEETING IT WAS CLEAR SHE UNDERSTOOD EXACTLY WHAT OUR DREAM WEDDING WAS
“We recently used Elegante by Michelle J to plan our dream wedding in Florence and we couldn’t recommend her services enough. Every single aspect was meticulously organised with so much attention to detail. We wouldn’t have known where to have started with planning a wedding abroad so when we were referred to Michelle by a friend we were very interested in meeting her. From the first meeting it was clear that she understood exactly what our dream wedding was and that she had all the various suppliers to make it happen. Working with Michelle was an absolute joy, we were able to enjoy the build up to the wedding without any stress, confident in the knowledge that she was completely on top of everything. The wedding day was a complete success with all of Michelle’s planning and hard work paying off. Thank you again Michelle.”
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Emma, Pete, the Selmon and the Fine families
February 27, 2020
Michelle, THANK YOU SO MUCH
Thank you so much for everything you have done for our wedding? You being part of this journey with us has really allowed us to have the wedding of our dreams – giving us the confidence to go for our perfect venue and bold colours; having the wedding we really wanted rather than a compromise. Thank you for your professionalism, organisation and incredible patience – it’s really let us enjoy the experience and not get overwhelmed.”
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