We are a wedding planning and design boutique based in Seattle and Vashon Island specializing in all-inclusive service. Whether your inspirations lead you to a serene beach, tented lawn, rustic farm, historic ballroom or an urban loft, our weddings reflect the lifestyles and personalities of our couples. Let us guide the helm so you can enjoy every delicious moment of your engagement and celebration.
Our approach we have crafted over the years is to take our couples on the journey from where they are currently at in planning when we first sit down together through their wedding weekend.
We fully plan and design each celebration taking into account EVERY DETAIL to ensure our couples are expertly cared for each step of the way.
SAY NO TO COOKIE CUTTER
We love that every couple we work with brings a different dynamic and energy that surrounds their wedding. We believe in a custom approach by getting to know our couples and curating an experience unique to them. We wouldn't want it any other way.
Through consultations, tailored online planning software, in-depth vendor team selection and vision building and we ensure all events surrounding the wedding weekend align with our couples lifestyle, PERSONALITY, comfort level and budget.
ONE ON ONE
a unique partnership
Michelle personally plans and designs each wedding with her couples for a direct relationship. Think of her as your partner, friend, watchful eye, family counselor, trouble shooter, wine tasting date and confidant.
From our kick off planning session over bubbles and bites to walk throughs of your venue and sit downs with your team of vendors Michelle will keep you calm and assured so you DON'T SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF and enjoy every moment of your engagement.
Owner, Michelle Bernard, established Married with Michelle in 2006. Michelle is passionate about providing her clients with truly unique and fresh events by listening to their ideas, creating personalized touches and seamlessly managing all the intricate details. Her event management and communication skills paired with her approachable and calming demeanor has instilled lasting relationships among clients and sought after venues and vendors.
Michelle's professional background in event planning spans the past 15 years and stemmed from diverse positions in public relations, marketing and corporate social responsibility for Microsoft and Expedia. Michelle holds a B.A. in Communications from the University of Washington. Go Huskies!
In 2008 Michelle, along with an incredible group of women, founded Get Hitched Give Hope, a non-profit organization that was Seattle's premiere bridal charitable giving event held annually at the Four Seasons hotel in downtown Seattle for eight years in a row. A wonderful night of festive cheer through silent and live auctions with the tag line, Get Gorgeous Goods for YOUR Wedding While Giving Back.
a candid interview
Want to know what we recommend couples do right after they are engaged? The benefit of having a pro on board? What is our favorite aspect of being a wedding planner? Why Michelle made the move from Seattle to Vashon Island? Check out this interview for all the scoop.
Michelle, I certainly don’t have the words to fully express our appreciation for all of the work you did to pull together the most perfect, beautiful and thoughtful day...but I will try. Not only the day of, week of, month of we felt taken care of and well organized ever since we stepped into your office that first day, a year before our wedding. YOUR ATTENTION TO DETAIL, SENSE OF CREATIVITY, VISION AND ENTHUSIASM ARE UNRIVALED. We always felt calm remembering things were in your exceedingly capable hands. I appreciate how positive you always are. You have a special ability to stay calm and find a way to make anything happen. I couldn’t imagine a better partner in this process. The wedding day was perfect in every way. We are blown away. It reflected our values as a couple and created truly magical moments. We have been basking in all the remnant love that was our wedding day from friends and family ever since.
Formally a Ballard-ite born and raised, Michelle now resides on Vashon Island, a picturesque and peaceful stretch of island just a hop skip and a jump from downtown Seattle. A mini Pacific Northwest destination for you and your guests to explore and enjoy with an abundance of unique venues. Sprawling waterfront estates, chef run working farms, wineries and cider distilleries, immaculate gardens, an historic lighthouse, modern pavilion in the heart of town and much much more. Curating relationships with island vendors also brings an abundance of talent for cuisine and catering, sweets, tenting & rentals, music, transportation, lodging and beyond.
Interested in having your wedding on Vashon Island? Please fill out our contact form.
Please fill out the below form if you are interested in learning more about our services and scheduling an initial consultation. Afterwards we will prepare a custom proposal designed for your wedding. Note that at this time we will be booking further 2020 weddings beginning in January.