“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” -Maya Angelou
My interest in events and design started when I was 12 or 13 years old, watching television shows about weddings, wedding planners, and fashion. That interest turned to passion as I earned my Bachelor of Arts Degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management from Grand Valley State University. After several years of working for another event company, I chose to take the leap and open Holden Michael Events. I am so fortunate to wake up every morning and do what I love.
I want my clients to feel cared for throughout the entire planning process, knowing they can rely on my team and I to create the perfect wedding day. This is a very special period in a couple’s life, and I feel privileged to work with them and their families during this time. I love getting to know my clients and building relationships that often last long after the wedding day is over.
Personally, I believe in living well and dreaming big. I find inspiration everywhere. When I’m not working, I enjoy music, dining out, and spending a quiet evening with a good book. I always start my day with coffee and have an affinity for Starbucks. Cocktail hour is a sacred time, usually involving a martini. I’m constantly looking for ways to make daily life more enjoyable, whether it be in a lunchtime manicure or a surprise night out with my partner.
I have planned over 175 weddings, ranging from vintage-inspired barn celebrations to glamorous, museum events. It’s the great joy of my life to create world-class, memorable experiences for my clients and their guests. I would be thrilled to do the same for you!