The backstory

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!

 

Giving back

In 2008 Michelle, along with an incredible group of women, founded Get Hitched Give Hope, a non-profit organization that is Seattle's premiere bridal charitable giving event held annually in the Fall at the Four Seasons hotel in downtown Seattle. 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 her recent interview for all the scoop.

 

photo //  Jenna Bechtholt