“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
Holden’s interest in events and design started when he was 12 or 13 years old, watching television shows about weddings, wedding planners, and fashion. That interest turned to passion as he earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management from Grand Valley State University. After several years of working for another event company, he chose to take the leap and open Holden Michael Events.
“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.”
Holden believes in living well and dreaming big. When not working, he enjoys music, dining out, and spending a quiet evening with a good book. Holden always starts his 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.”
Holden has planned over 275 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!”