established in 2014
The only creative director and event producer in my industry specialized in simplistic design for intimate environments in logistically challenging settings.
It's not that you can't plan, pin or aren't super organized, but there is more to weddings than that. It's the silent details, the countless emails, paralysis by analysis, the long hours, not knowing what to prioritize, information overload, and decision fatigue to name a few. In theory, you only get to do this once so we need to get it right the first time.
With over 3,000 events under my belt I've mastered the art of planning (That's my Wedd Well Program, which I'll tell you about later). From corporate events, galas, marathons, press events, and weddings, I realized I enjoyed helping couples brave this uncharted territory. My studies as a pre-law major prepped me for reviewing and negotiating contracts as well as helped me develop a method of research to partner you up with the team that fits you best. I equip you with the most up to date tools so nothing falls through the cracks- emails alone won't cut it these days. While design is a top priority for me, I'm not an over the top designer looking to bedazzle every inch of the table. There is an intentional and understated elegance to my designs.
WHAT I DO
I work with couples that want a wedding that is different from others they've seen but still want it to feel like a wedding. My couples value time, family and quality service. I hand hold you throughout the entire planning process to make sure you're on schedule. I track your budget to make sure we pick the right team. I hop on monthly calls with you so you never feel lost. I provide expert recommendations when you can't seem to get on the same page with your soon-to-be spouse. On the wedding day I create a timeline with you from A to Z so we don't miss a beat. As much as you're tempted to be a worry wart, I'll remind you that I've got it covered. I want you to WEDD WELL!
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Our Core Values
If your gift is serving others, serve them well.
- Romans 12:7
We’re humans and we all make mistakes. In our welcome letter to each new client we make it a point to communicate that perfect doesn’t exist. The reality is that we cannot control weather, traffic, schedules, delays and accidents. Placing an unrealistic expectation of perfection will only disappoint you in the end. Having us by your side ensures that you don't have to face these challenges alone or in most cases, you won't even know what happened.
We're passionate about education. We love to learn so we're constantly investing in growing professionally and personally. We get a kick out of providing you with the latest and greatest tech tools.
When you work with us, your only job on your wedding day is to meet your partner at the end of the aisle to say I do. Throughout our time together we make it a priority to earn your trust because that'll give you the peace of mind that we've got it handled. Thankfully this happens naturally because we’re selective in the people we work with. We're the experts in our field and it's just a matter of time before you catch on. What sets us apart from other planners is that we're specialized in challenging situations, we provide one-of-kind elegantly personalized design and we're experts in creating intimate experiences your guests will cherish forever.
One of my favorite verses from the bible comes from Philippians 2:1 which says,
“Do nothing out of selfishness or out of vainglory; rather, humbly regard others as more important than yourselves, each looking out not for his own interests, but also those of others”
2017 was a hard year for our beautiful nation. If we could just live by these words there would be less hate and less loss of life.
We believe that we ere put on this earth to serve a purpose. We also believe that planning is a form of art that we were intended to master. My purpose is to share that with YOU wholeheartedly and with upmost integrity. We are a NO-referral-fee based business. What this means is that we take no commissions nor "finders fees" for referring our clients to another business. We do this to maintain the focus on the client as opposed to who can give us the most money for sending business their way. If I refer you to a business it's because I believe that they will serve you best and meet your needs.
The number one word I (and the team) hear from past clients and the providers we work with is: kindness. If you peek our reviews you’ll see that we make it a priority to be understanding and helpful to ensure that you’re our priority on your day and that nothing else takes precedent.
CEO + CREATIVE DIRECTOR
I'm from a quaint town in Southern California where I live with my husband and three fur babies. We enjoy the freedom we currently have to get up and go as we please, try new things and seek adventures.
A few of my favorite things:
Family time soothes my soul specifically running around with my nieces and nephews.
I believe I'm saving the planet by not eating meat and chicken.
A large scented candle creates the perfect atmosphere to be at peace.
Latte in hand all day.
Cheese, Wine, Coffee and MilkTea are simple ways to my heart.
Exploring new places and going on new adventures is my recipe to the sweet life.
Sausalito + the Amalfi Coast are my two fave places on this planet.
The ocean waves move my heart.
If my husband would let me eat seafood everyday, I would.
Delicate and smooth chocolates are my guilty pleasure.
I turn to the bible for personal + business decisions
motto: "WHEN IN DOUBT GO WITH WHITE"
I am very fortunate to have found my passion in a business where I get to serve others. Helping you manage the stresses of your wedding journey is my calling. I genuinely enjoy getting to know your different styles and visions to design + produce an authentic celebration reflecting who you are as a new family.
Private estate weddings and coastal venues are my absolute fave- they present challenges but the intimacy and flexibility they lend make the perfect setting for the best celebration of your life,
A military wife, a recent momma to a sweet boy and a graduate in Social Service, Desiree is the end-all-be-all production assistant on wedding days. Her attention to detail, professional demeanor and savvy problem solving skills make here an invaluable asset to Michelle Isabel & Co. Whether it's adjusting cake flowers or fluffing dresses, Desiree is at EVERY wedding with a beautiful smile and a can-do attitude.
ASSOCIATE PLANNER + COORDINATOR
Chante's compassion and empathy makes her invaluable to Michelle Isabel & Co. Her selfless personality and pursuit to be mindful and intentional in all decisions make her the perfect partner to be along side you on your wedding day. Her biggest qualities on the wedding day is her humility and kindness because no task is too large and is handled with upmost grace.
ASSOCIATE PLANNER + COORDINATOR
Katlin has a heart of gold and a bubbly personality. Her commitment to each and every one of our clients is what makes her special. She is a team player and strives to work in harmony with each and every vendor at each wedding. She's been wedding planning since 2015 and with her experience and excellent client service, she's been an invaluable addition to our team.
Disneyland is her guilty pleasure. Whenever she has a day off, that's where she likes to spend it. Whether it's through people-watching, the rides, or just grabbing lunch, it's her favorite place to spend her time. Her favorite colors are Bubble Gum Pink and Tiffany Blue. One of her favorite books is The Secret. She loves anything Nicholas Sparks,...She says, "Honestly, the sappier, the better. I love a good love story!"
A Brighter Future for India's Daughters
It took me a while to figure out which charity to donate to because there are so many good ones and there is so much need. Before I even started Michelle Isabel & Co, I knew that I wanted Michelle Isabel & Co to give because at the core of this business lies a serving heart. In 2018, I found the right place. As of January 1, 2018 Michelle Isabel & Co has partnered with Malala Fund. If you've read through the core values you know that I highly value education so it was only fitting to contribute to a cause that values the same. Every client of Michelle Isabel & Co helps fund women's education in India. The greatest warrior this world could ask for is a woman with education and together we can create warriors. Today there are 130 MILLION girls without education but we can change that one contribution at a time.
What is Malala Fund…
In northern India, when families struggle to make ends meet, educating their daughters becomes a luxury.
That’s why Malala Fund is investing in education advocates like Rehana Rehman, who promotes girls’ education in rural Indian villages and persuades parents that school will give their daughters a brighter future.
Malala Fund supporters are helping Rehana — and 23 other activists that make up the Gulmakai Network — further their work in regions where girls face the greatest barriers to education.
For years, Rehana has helped girls like Razia, whose family took her out of school after grade 8. Razia was determined to continue her education — and Rehana helped to convince her parents.
It wasn’t easy. Sometimes the family didn’t have enough food and Razia had to help her mother with work to earn money. Their home has no electricity, so Razia did her homework by candlelight. But today Razia is still in school and dreams of becoming a teacher.
More than 130 million girls out of school around the world don’t have people like Rehana to look out for them. With your support, we can help Rehana and the rest of the Gulmakai Network reach more girls.