As we finally come up for some air from all of our wedding and post-wedding festivities last month (September 2019), my husband and I are constantly finding ourselves reminiscing about our big day, and reflecting on all of the rockstar vendors who helped bring our "from scratch" wedding to life. The two year process of planning our dream outdoor tented wedding in my husband's hometown in Somerset, MA may not have been the easiest, but hiring Michelle Sullivan of Twist Six Events was by far the easiest decision we made.
Days, weeks, and now one month after our wedding day has come and gone, and my husband and I are in full agreement that Michelle was truly the MVP of our wedding, and our best investment of all of our wedding vendors. Though we only needed Michelle for her day-of services, we received her TLC over the course of our two years of planning. We met in person soon after we were engaged, and reviewed our big picture plans with Michelle. From the start, she was fully aligned with our vision and was quick to share various resources to help with our vendor research (i.e. FAQ templates when meeting with Photographer, Caterer, Florist, etc), take over communication I had started with one of my vendors as she had connected with him previously in networking events (and even helped score some discounts!), and constantly checked in with me over email.
She even saw on social media that I was in NYC on a business trip during the same time she was meeting with another client and visiting family just one month prior to my big day, and proactively reached out to see if I'd be free to meet on a whim. That impromptu and serendipitous meeting over coffee and bagels from Russ and Daughters (yum) ended up being the most productive meeting, not to mention, eased a lot of my pre-wedding jitters as she ran through her checklist and helped me tie some loose ends. Needless to say, I SO appreciated Michelle squeezing me in on her own time. This is just one of MANY examples of how Michelle pours her heart and soul into Twist Six Events, and will make each and every one of her clients feel supported through the planning process, and excited for their big day!
Michelle ticked all of the boxes for my dream planner: flawless work ethic, crystal clear communication, top-notch organization, and superb professionalism. She is very smart with her suggestions, and knows exactly how to offer her opinions while keeping the couple's vision in mind.
Our wedding was the first of its kind to be hosted on town property, and Michelle was up for the challenge from day one. I give her MAJOR kudos for her patience as there were many moving pieces and nuances to our wedding - from helping to navigate through some tenting and lighting logistics, to wrangling in all of the vendors we vetted out throughout New England, Michelle never let me worry about a single thing despite the control freak that I am!
For someone who cannot function without a schedule, Michelle was a dream come true as she produced the most detailed wedding timeline which she distributed to our wedding party during rehearsal dinner. Leading up to the big day, Michelle and I met on site to walk through our vision one more time, and reviewed various lists i.e. Packing list, Signage list, Placement list (of where I wanted certain props/signs to go). She even generated a blueprint to scale to provide to the vendors which ensured a smooth set-up.
On the big day, Michelle drove back and forth checking in with me and dropping off lunch in the bridal suite, and facilitating set-up on site (shout-out to Zach, for being the best right-hand-man EVER)! With wedding planning being top of mind for two years, one of my favorite moments was pulling up to the ceremony/reception site, and seeing what was once a blank canvas, now the most stunning, rustic, garden wedding a girl could ever dream of. The final result was a product of hard work and communication between Michelle and myself, and I had to hold back tears of joy and pride before walking down the aisle to say "I do."
Every signage was in its place, and tables and chairs set up according to the blueprint. I could not, and would not change ONE thing about our wedding day, which is a huge testament to the impeccable job Michelle had done. She continued to impress us throughout the night even after hours, as she helped break down some things and ensured valuables were looked after.
I recently texted with Michelle letting her know I am already looking forward to my next celebration, just so I can have an excuse to hire her and work together again. She was a complete joy, and an absolute dream to work with. You will NOT be disappointed. You know you hired the best in the industry, when you repeatedly hear from your wedding guests, "best wedding ever."
Private Tent, Somerset, MA
Michelle was absolutely amazing from the very first phone call! She kept us organized and on track with all things wedding planning and we truly enjoyed every phone call with her! The rehearsal and day of went absolutely flawless thanks to her! Her organization and attention to detail made for the most beautiful wedding day. I definitely couldn’t have had a more amazing wedding, she truly loves and cares about her clients and making their big day the best ever. If you’re looking for a wedding planner Michelle is your girl!!
Lake Front Wedding, Rangely, ME
Michelle is fantastic! If you are looking for a wedding planner, look no further. From the moment we started chatting I knew that I needed Michelle by my side when wedding planning. Even if you are type A (like me) and think you’ve got it all covered, you still NEED Michelle. She is organized, thoughtful, kind, creative and full of great ideas! She put all my worries at ease, and I genuinely believe we enjoyed our wedding more fully, knowing that she was handling everything behind the scenes. She was the best problem solver, and stayed until the very end of our wedding to make sure everything little detail went according to plan! We had the wedding of our dreams thanks to Michelle and her team. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
Castle by the Sea Wedding, Ipswich, MA
Michelle is the BEST! She made wedding plan easy, fun and most of all stress-free. I planned a unique wedding and she was so helpful with finalizing every detail. We found out about an unexpected move prior to the wedding and Michelle gladly took care of multiple tasks for me so I could focus on other things. My wedding day was perfect and I owe a lot of credit to Michelle for that.
Downtown City Wedding, Boston, MA
Michael and I cannot begin to thank you enough for everything you did to make our wedding day so special! You went above and beyond and exceeded any expectations that we had. You were there for us every step of the way – to answer any questions we had, communicated with our vendors, and updated us on any timeline changes. When you arrived for the rehearsal on Friday, I was in a bit of panic mode (hair not fully straitened, no makeup on – you get the picture). However, a stressed bride was nothing you couldn't handle! After patiently calming me down, you took complete control of the rehearsal ensuring everyone knew their role and that the ceremony went smoothly. On the wedding day, you brought our vision to life! We provided you with a heaping pile of décor and with your excellent eye and attention to detail you made our venue perfect. Throughout the day you handled any challenges with such grace and always a smile. We had the threat of rain, a bus that forgot to pick up guests at the hotel, and a makeup emergency that had us running behind schedule. None of this mattered as you kept everyone calm, cool and collected and pulled us all together for the most spectacular ceremony. My mother pulled me aside and said “Michelle is amazing!” My Dad told me hiring you was one of the best decisions we made and all of my vendors commented on what a sweetheart you were. You made our special day amazing and any bride would be lucky to have you be their wedding planner!