Winner: WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards® 2016
"You will be hard pressed to find someone as wonderful as Melissa McNeeley to help plan your wedding. Working with her is pure delight- enthusiasm and creativity abound. You also immediately know you are in the hands of an expert in logistics. But most importantly is the genuine care and time she took in getting to know us as a couple, our aesthetic, and what kind of wedding we wanted to have. As a result, she connected us with vendors who she knew would be great for us. It paid off hugely the day of our wedding when some tough calls had to be made due to weather. We had complete faith in her as we handed her the reigns and were able to just be present at our wedding. She was amazing. She may have even made the rain stop. We had an incredible day and Melissa facilitated that.”
Corey Stoll and Nadia Bowers
"Melissa McNeeley supervised our wedding, handling everything from flowers, seating and place cards, staff, privacy, décor and many other aspects too numerous to mention. My wife and I were relieved of so many concerns that we were able to concentrate fully on saying “I do”. We were very thrilled with Melissa’s work, and even now we look back and think, “How did all this get done?” Everything was tastefully chosen and discreetly handled.”
Steve Martin and Anne Stringfield
"We could not imagine executing events without Melissa,her sense of humor, attention to detail, and staff who were consumate professionals but truly felt like further friends and family."
Courtney and Lowell Pettit
"Melissa has handled several parties for me and, as her friend, I have had the pleasure of attending many events she's planned for others; and whether they were large gatherings or more intimate affairs they all had in common a feeling that someone was in control of the proceedings. She makes parties really easy to enjoy, whether you're the host or the attendee and the amazing part is how organically she manages to do this - I can't tell if it's the way she organizes the space, be it a home or a warehouse, or the unique eye she has for decorations that are at once original but kind of homey, in a really comfortable way… I guess it's all of those things and more. Whatever it is, I am very grateful to her."
"I own an entertainment public relations firm and arrange many events throughout the year. I've learned whenever we work with Melissa the event 'pops' and stands out from the rest, no small feat since we move in a world where people attend one or more events a night. Simply put, Melissa makes her clients look brilliant. If you know what you want, she will work with you to achieve it adding touches you'd never think of. If you don't know what you want, she'll use her creativity and unique style to plan something you will love."
Shannon Goss, Partner
"Melissa McNeeley planned a baby naming party for 125 people and their children at the Scandanavia House to celebrate the arrival of our twins. She incorporated my husband's Jewish heritage and my Scandanavian heritage beautifully, centering the menu around smoked fish and decorating with blue accents. Children and grownups alike had the right things to eat and the space was arranged perfectly to accomodate everyone.
"I was terribly nervous about the party since I had two babies to care for. Melissa handled everything beautifully. I didn't worry about a single detail. The party was a great success and Melissa presided over the event wearing a terrific vintage dress. The servers were charming and even helped us pack up a mountain of presents and our two babies at the end of the party. I've recommended Melissa to my friends, and she so impressed my mother-in-law that she's helping with her wedding in just one month.
Kirsten Axelsen Carmel
"We hired Melissa as our Day of Coordinator for our June wedding. She is amazing! We couldn't have been happier with how she managed everything leading up to our wedding and she was an absolute blessing on our wedding day. From orchestrating our wedding ceremony, to making sure our wedding favors were properly placed Melissa completely understood our vision and carried it out perfectly. She managed to handle all of our vendors and keep us on our wedding schedule all the while making us feel like we were working with a great friend. She made it possible for us to relax and enjoy our wedding day the way we wanted to.