Courtney · Married on 07/11/2020
Top Notch Service
Ambiance Special Events went above and beyond my expectations. This was a last minute wedding. And when I say last minute, I mean last minute. Ambiance was able to plan my wedding in just 2 weeks time. I had a beautiful location, beautiful flowers, a wonderful photographer and just such great attention to detail. I highly recommend ASE for your special occasion.Sent on 07/14/2020
Brannon · Married on 05/26/2018
Michelle worked with us to bring our vision to life on our wedding day! We hired her team for day-of services and they took the reins like true professionals. There were multiple consultations prior to the event and Michelle was very helpful and accommodating with our DIY approach. Her experience was evident from our first conversation and her attention to detail became clear with the bath salts she gifted us in our first meeting, timing is everything! We would recommend the Ambiance team for your wedding or event without reservation, and we are confident they would give you the best value for your budget!Sent on 07/05/2018
Dana · Married on 04/21/2018
Michelle Whyte and her team at Ambiance Special Events provided professional, knowledgeable and respectful guidance during a a twelve month journey of wedding planning. She answered every question and covered every detail that I requested of her. We were extremely happy with her service and I hope to have the privilege of using her services again for our next event.Sent on 05/02/2018
Cheryl · Married on 11/11/2017
Outstanding! As the mother of the bride, I was the local, in-person contact for the couple who lives on the West Coast. Michelle made sure we thought of everything, even if we decided against certain things. She broke down the decision making to manageable amounts. We had the unusual situation of a morning wedding and an evening reception, with time in between for guests to sightsee or relax. Everything went smoothly! Thanks to Michelle’s attention to detail. The wedding was in November. We are still receiving compliments and people continue to tell us how much fun they had at the reception. We had an unexpected family death about six weeks before the wedding. Michelle stepped up to make sure those decisions that had to be made and vendors contracted with were all lined up for us. In the end, we were able to focus on enjoying the celebration. Michelle is professional, experienced, organized, and poised. She was also cognizant of the courtesies involved in assisting in a church ceremony. We highly recommend Michelle as your wedding coordinator – book with her now!Sent on 01/07/2018
Amanda · Married on 06/03/2017
Michelle from Ambience was absolutely wonderful to work with. She kept things flowing smoothly at the rehearsal, ceremony, and reception. The day turned out to be exactly what we had envisioned, most definitely because Michelle took our opinions/ideas seriously and was able to follow through with vendors when we got busy. Her team was great and we got many compliments from our guests about how professional and kind her group was. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!Sent on 07/02/2017
Jessica · Married on 10/15/2016
My advice would be to book Michelle Whyte from Ambince Special events every time. I used her for my wedding back in October. She made it so that my mom didn't have to help decorate, she set up the ceremony/reeption and made sure the wedding day went accordingly to plan. She even helped to clean up at the end of the night and packed all the gifts in our car once the wedding is over. Michelle was such a life saver and made sure my family wasn't doing hte wedding planning. By having Michelle there so ensured my mom could enjoy the ceremony and reception and I had no stress whatsoever. If your considering a wedding day planner and need the extra hand, Michelle is definitely the lady to choose and will very affordable as well.Sent on 11/16/2016
Ambiance Special Events's reply:Awww Jessica. You do my heart good. So glad you enjoyed your Ambiance experience. Your Day, Your Love, Your Mom...wedding day was an equally beautiful experience for us. Thanks so much for allowing us to play our part and share in your joy. Until the next milestone...xoxoxo
Jennifer · Married on 08/22/2016
I met Michelle during the Fort Belvoir Wedding Show but at that point I had decided to plan my own wedding, so I filed her business card with the intention of hiring her for a Day-Of Coordinator. Fast forward two months and I was drowning in wedding planning - when to send invitations, how to choose a photographer, when to order bridesmaids dresses (did you know they should be ordered 5 months in advance at a MINIMUM?? for a bridesmaids dress??) so I decided to call Michelle for a consultation. My husband and I met with her and she transformed my point of view on wedding planners/coordinators. Rather than looking at it like an extra expense, I began to see her value as a way to MAXIMIZE my budget without compromising what I wanted in a wedding. From the very start, Michelle provided estimates on what I would expect to spend on each portion of the wedding - from invitations to centerpieces - and that greatly helped me figure out which I areas I wanted to splurge on and which ones I could go for a more budget-friendly option. Michelle made wedding planning FUN, and matched me with other vendors who matched my personality and style for a seamless wedding day. With her impeccable organization of wedding planning steps, and her extensive list of vendors, I never felt like I was skimping on what I wanted for my wedding. The wedding itself went off flawlessly and I did not have to worry about one single detail during that day.Sent on 02/24/2017
A wedding is a huge investment that takes time and attention-to-detail to pull off the way you imagine it in your dreams - why not hire someone who has planned weddings for over 10 years? Why not hire someone who has planned weddings in all shapes and sizes, knows experts in every area of wedding planning - from officiants to photographers to florists? Planning my wedding with Michelle never felt like I was planning it with someone who was just hired to do a job; it felt like I was planning my wedding with my best friend!
Ambiance Special Events's reply:WOW! This touches my heart in a very personal way. This is exactly why I work the way that I work and how I hope every bride to feel. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience. I am humbled and overjoyed.
User6301143 · 2+ years ago
Ambiance was wonderful. As I'm sure is common in the DC Metro area, my now husband is military and was living very far away (as in 14 hours by airplane) throughout the planning process. My mother lives in Louisiana, and my mother in law lives near me in Virginia. All this distance complicated the process, but Michelle was able to simplify everything. She stayed in close touch with me and my mother, gave us a very personalized planning timeline, and made sure we stuck to that timeline. The day of the wedding Michelle and her crew were there every step of the way. All I had to do was go where she told me to go, which kept the entire day running smoothly and pretty much eliminated all of my stress. I highly recommend Michelle and Ambiance Special Events - your day will be all your own and memorable for all the right reasons!!!Sent on 01/31/2016
Ambiance Special Events's reply:Thank you so much L, for taking the time to write such kinds words. Your traditional Louisiana second line will not soon be forgotten. From one military spouse to another, I wish you and C safe travels and a lifetime of memorable adventures. xoxoxo
Patrice · Married on 10/02/2015
Where to begin!Sent on 03/23/2016
Michelle became family during the 9 months of planning my wedding.
She has the uncanny ability to be flexible yet firm, to give options but never too many and to remember all the ideas you once had (and forgot) and bring them up when appropriate. Being a bride is overwhelming, however I rarely felt the wedding planning process was. Even when I didn’t know what my bridesmaids were wearing I knew that my wedding DJ contract and photo boot contract were going smooth.
I appreciated her responsiveness, even when she couldn’t give me a full answer (because as a bride you will ALWAYS forget that your wedding planner has other weddings than yours) she would let me know my message was received.
Michelle set up weekly calls and monthly in person meetings with AGENDAS!!! (yay)
She was proactive in making sure we had everything we desired, even securing our other vendors. Oh then there’s this thing called a budget … she managed that too.
On the best day ever (your wedding day) Michelle brings a TEAM. And they work and you really get to do what should be doing. Being a BRIDE
I would highly recommend her for your wedding needs!
Mariah · Married on 09/06/2015
What can I say; Michelle and Ambiance were the absolute pivot of our entire wedding. We booked them literally two weeks before our wedding and could not have done it without them. Professional, articulate, fast and efficient, flexible and most importantly Michelle and her team ran with our personalities.Sent on 11/03/2015
Not only do I feel that they saved our wedding from a potential chaotic disaster we wouldn't have seen coming but they never once made us feel like we weren't getting what we wanted. They were observant and molded themselves to each moment that was taking place, making them almost invisible and yet so very present.
Thank you Ambiance, for your service, professionalism and most importantly giving up your holiday weekend last minute to make our wedding unforgettable.
Ambiance Special Events's reply:Mariah, we loved working with you and your family. Bubbles & Bubbly? We couldn't say No! Anyone sure enough to host a ceremony mimosa bar...is authentically Ambiance. Thank you for trusting me with your first step to Forever. Hugs & champagne kisses darling.
Claudia · Married on 06/27/2015
Excellent service all around! I will work with Ambiance from now on throughout our special events.Sent on 07/11/2015
Ambiance Special Events's reply:Claudia, so very kind of you to take the time to review us. It really means a lot. It was wonderful working with you and Mr. You all are such a loving and fun couple. Looking forward to hearing about your next milestone as a family. Until then...take care. ~M. Whyte
Denise · Married on 05/10/2015
Michelle was fabulous! Was able to provide the guidance and knowledge I needed at the last minute. Extremely knowledgeable, professional, very friendly and encouraging.Sent on 08/25/2015
Ambiance Special Events's reply:Thank you so much Denise for reviewing our services. We are so glad you were pleased. You could have chosen anyone to help you with your daughter's wedding plans and choosing Ambiance...well we really consider it a compliment. Wishing your family all the best. ~M. Whyte
Cindy · Married on 10/18/2014
Hiring Michelle Whyte and her team for day of coordination was the best money I've spent in a long time. My daughter's wedding was the first for me to plan and she helped in so many ways - from touching base with all our vendors to sneaking up and handing me a tissue when I needed it. I didn't worry about anything at the church or reception --- if there were any problems, I did not hear about it. I recommend Michelle highly for wedding coordination. She is so professional and knowledgeable of all things wedding. You won't regret it!Sent on 10/27/2014
Ambiance Special Events's reply:Your kindness means so much. Thank you. What's not to love about an age old rivalry with a wedding twist? It was one for the books! Loved celebrating with you and your family. Go Army, Beat Navy! ~M.Whyte
Jacquelyn · Married on 04/12/2014
There is not enough space here for me to say how much I LOVED Michelle and her team. She was on point and in touch with everything that I needed from her. I booked her to do my day of coordinating. She was amazing. I meet with her to go over details and I was immediately at ease with her expertise. The day of she handled everything! I found out later that something hadn't gone quite to plan but she handled it all. I would recommend her in a heartbeat. Her services were one of the best decisions I made for the wedding.Sent on 09/30/2014
Ambiance Special Events's reply:Thank you, thank you, thank you for these kind words. But the pleasure was truly all mine. Thanks for allowing my team to be apart of your special celebration. It will not soon be forgotten. Best Wishes in Forever After. ~M. Whyte
Kristi · Married on 03/19/2011
See facebook message for full feedback!Sent on 05/15/2013
Quiley · Married on 02/11/2011
Ambiance Special Events did an outstanding job planning our wedding. Start to finish, they were professional and attentive to all of our needs. I would definitely recommend Ambiance Special Events to anyone looking for a wedding planner.Sent on 04/18/2013
Rochelle · Married on 09/02/2006
Bride-to-Be, please believe me. In retrospect, you may regret the color scheme or bridesmaid's dresses. You may regret the hairdo. But investing in Ambiance Special Events services will be a decision that you will be glad you made. Michelle Whyte and her team made my wedding POP. She was able to execute my vision perfectly, and she helped me to foresee things that I would have never imagined. Since my wedding, I've used her for 2 additional special events, and I refer her to everyone I meet. If you are pondering whether to select Ambiance as your event planner or whether you need an event planner at all, the answer is YES!Sent on 04/19/2013
Colin · Married on 11/11/2017
Professional and fun to work with. You know they've done a top-notch job when you can't really think of anything that was out of place. I absolutely recommend Michelle & her team.Sent on 12/06/2017