Elegante by Michelle J

5 Star Wedding Award
5 Star Wedding Award
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."

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Planning & Events Services

  • Puts in 60 to 250 hours
  • Provides vendor referrals and negotiates contracts
  • Schedules and attends all vendor meetings
  • Creates detailed timelines and floor plans
  • Helps determine and manage your budget
  • Attends site tours and menu tastings
  • Brainstorms style ideas and coordinates design details
  • Coordinates hotel room blocks and transportation
  • Manages the rehearsal
  • Oversees everything on the wedding day
  • Destination Wedding Planning
  • On the day team

Features

Destination Weddings in Italy
UK Wedding Weekends
Luxury Party Planning

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 ag

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 trip

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 delive

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

Reviews

Sam Gunnion
November 22, 2021
Simply the best
Firstly, thank you Michelle for helping us to achieve our dream day. The effort and work you put in throughout to ensure an incredible wedding was sublime from beginning to end. We couldn't recommend Michelle enough to any prospective clients. She truly does go above and beyond and is always there for you. Her guidance and expertise was invaluable throughout and we enjoyed every step of the process with Michelle. But a warning... You will miss having Michelle in your life when the wedding is over. If you are planning a wedding, you need Michelle.
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Thanks so much Sam for your wonderful and very kind words. I will miss you all too xx
Cian
September 25, 2021
Fantastic wedding planner
Michelle and her team did a wonderful job on our wedding at Osea Island. In a challenging venue, with a limited timeline and a lot of moving parts, Michelle was meticulous in every single detail involved. We will (and already have!) recommend her to everyone we know getting married.
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Thank you for your very kind words; I'm so pleased that you and Emily had the wedding of your dreams on Osea Island; it was a pleasure working with you both
Michelle Humphreys
September 20, 2021
Magical Mykonos
Just wanted to say a huge thank you to Michelle J @ Elegante for all her tireless work in the last 3 years in the planning of our daughter Claudia & James’s wedding! We were absolutely thrilled that they were finally able to realise their dream of having their wedding in Mykonos! Michelle has a rare talent of pulling everything together so seamlessly with no fuss & always with a smile on her face, even with the spectre of Covid hanging over us! Everything Michelle did throughout the whole wedding process was measured & carefully thought out, leaving no stone unturned! Always reassuring & encouraging us to keep the dream real, but being brutally honest if necessary! She was an absolute pleasure to work with throughout the 3 years, and we will miss her cheery presence in our lives! We would highly recommend Michelle to anyone planning a wedding in the UK or abroad!
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Thanks Michelle, for your very kind words. We had quite journey and I'm so pleased that Claudia and James' had their dream wedding in Mykonos. I shall miss you all too. xx

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Sam Gunnion
November 22, 2021
Simply the best
Firstly, thank you Michelle for helping us to achieve our dream day. The effort and work you put in throughout to ensure an incredible wedding was sublime from beginning to end. We couldn't recommend Michelle enough to any prospective clients. She truly does go above and beyond and is always there for you. Her guidance and expertise was invaluable throughout and we enjoyed every step of the process with Michelle. But a warning... You will miss having Michelle in your life when the wedding is over. If you are planning a wedding, you need Michelle.
Did you find this review helpful?
Thanks so much Sam for your wonderful and very kind words. I will miss you all too xx
Cian
September 25, 2021
Fantastic wedding planner
Michelle and her team did a wonderful job on our wedding at Osea Island. In a challenging venue, with a limited timeline and a lot of moving parts, Michelle was meticulous in every single detail involved. We will (and already have!) recommend her to everyone we know getting married.
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Thank you for your very kind words; I'm so pleased that you and Emily had the wedding of your dreams on Osea Island; it was a pleasure working with you both
Michelle Humphreys
September 20, 2021
Magical Mykonos
Just wanted to say a huge thank you to Michelle J @ Elegante for all her tireless work in the last 3 years in the planning of our daughter Claudia & James’s wedding! We were absolutely thrilled that they were finally able to realise their dream of having their wedding in Mykonos! Michelle has a rare talent of pulling everything together so seamlessly with no fuss & always with a smile on her face, even with the spectre of Covid hanging over us! Everything Michelle did throughout the whole wedding process was measured & carefully thought out, leaving no stone unturned! Always reassuring & encouraging us to keep the dream real, but being brutally honest if necessary! She was an absolute pleasure to work with throughout the 3 years, and we will miss her cheery presence in our lives! We would highly recommend Michelle to anyone planning a wedding in the UK or abroad!
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Thanks Michelle, for your very kind words. We had quite journey and I'm so pleased that Claudia and James' had their dream wedding in Mykonos. I shall miss you all too. xx
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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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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