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Jeanne Sherman · Married on 09/07/2019
Stellar human being
I am a wedding photographer and I worked a wedding with Holden. I was blown away by the care, patience, and organization he had for the wedding and the couple. About 6 weeks before the wedding I heard from him and the communication didn't end there. I also heard from him a week before as well. I appreciated his responsiveness to my emails and minor questions I had.Sent on 09/08/2019
He truly blew me away day of the wedding. The schedule was a bit off track and there wasn't going to be enough time to photograph the couple's portraits if we followed through with the original schedule. I went to Holden with my concern and he was immediately brainstorming ways to mend the schedule so the couple had enough time for some portraits before it was complete darkness outdoors.
If you are planning a wedding you should REALLY really REALLY consider a coordinator.. then you should REALLY REALLY look into Holden. He did so many small jobs that would otherwise have to be handed off to a guest to do; transporting flowers, gathering people for speeches, coordinating with vendors... The list goes on and on.
If you have the pleasure to work with Holden at any event just thank your lucky stars.
Emily Rathburn · Married on 07/13/2019
Month of wedding coordinator
I knew I wanted to hire a day of wedding coordinator for my wedding, so I did some research and found Holden Michael who offers a month of wedding coordinator package. I am so happy I hired him and went with this package. We met about 6 weeks before the wedding to go over final decisions, contracts, and design details. Holden was very well organized and paid close attention to every detail helping keep me on track and on top of everything. Also, he gives you access to his own wedding planning webpage, which I used a lot and it helped me stay organized. He contacted my vendors the week of the wedding to coordinate timing of their arrivals to set up for the wedding, which took a huge stress away from myself and my husband. We had bought many decorations on our own and also rented many as well. He did an amazing job using our items and the rental items to decorate the venue and set it up flawlessly. He kept everyone organized and everything flowed well and worked out perfectly the day of the wedding. I couldn’t have been happier hiring Holden.Sent on 08/07/2019
Cassidy Hurd · Married on 07/06/2019
Incredible and Outstanding Help
Being in California, it wasn’t easy to plan things that far away. As soon as I found Holden, I knew he was going to help in a way no bride, groom, parent, friend, or anyone else could’ve helped; and he did! He was prompt in responses with answers to everything, he was helpful with not only tasks he provides but things he’s not supposed to cover as well, and he was extremely friendly and knowledgeable about all things wedding!Sent on 07/24/2019
The day would not have been as perfect as it was without the help from Holden and I am so thankful for all the hard work he put into our big day.
Amy Spaeth · Married on 06/15/2019
Couldn’t have done it without Holden Michael Events!
We planned a Michigan wedding from Texas and Holden was there every step of the way. He listened to my vision and brought it to life. Exquisite decor and flowers; vendors were amazing; and his team had everything under control. It was everything I wanted the day to be! Stress free and magical.Sent on 07/21/2019
Derrick Bassett · Married on 11/03/2018
Beth from Holden Michael Events was our coordinator. She was amazing. Even though the day threw a few curveballs at us - she took care of it all so my husband and I didn’t have to worry.Sent on 12/28/2018
Teresa Wooden · Married on 10/13/2018
Holden was such a wonderful assistant in helping us to organize our daughter's wedding. We hired him and his staff for "day-of" coordination, but he provided a great deal of insight, advice, and planning in the weeks and months leading up to the wedding. My daughter and I are both artists and craftspeople, and so her wedding was mostly a DIY production. Holden took all that in stride and helped us when we asked for input, while being open and flexible with whatever plans we made on our own. He was supportive and positive, and it was just such a comfort to know that we had his skills and expertise in our corner when/if we should need it. He made sure that everything ran smoothly on the wedding day, helped with the decorations, and kept everything on schedule. It went off without a hitch. I highly recommend his services for anyone planning a wedding.Sent on 11/26/2018
Melanie Critelli · Married on 09/22/2018
Holden and his partner are absolutely incredible. They took care of every detail of our day so we could just enjoy ourselves. I would highly recommend them to anyone.Sent on 11/26/2018
Virginia · Married on 09/08/2018
Holden and his team were professional, organized and very helpful throughout the planning and the wedding day itself.Sent on 09/10/2018
I would highly recommend him.
Lara · Married on 07/28/2018
Holden guided us through our wedding design, decor, planning, and day of coordination. This was the best decision we made, and I truly do not know how we would have pulled it off without him! He is incredibly patient, knowlegable, organized, and honest. Holden answered every single question that we had, and following his advice resulted in a gorgeous event that was incredibly smooth, well-timed...honestly just completely perfect. so many small details that would have been totally overlooked by us made a huge difference at the end of the day. What Holden has to offer is worth every penny of the investment. We will be recommending him and his team to every engaged couple we know and will always remember him as a main component in our special day!!!Sent on 07/29/2018
Lana · Married on 10/21/2017
Holden EXCEEDED our expectations on all levels! He came up with an incredible design, was SO fun to work with, SUPER responsive, handled all the vendors, tracked our budget, gave great advice... He developed everything and was flexible when we wanted our own ideas included as well.. I could go on and on about how valuable Holden was to us... We could not have asked for a more enjoyable and stress-free experience! The best to work with!!Sent on 12/12/2017
Holden Michael Events's reply:Thank you so much Lana! We loved working with and designing your wedding! So happy you embraced the glitz and glam....especially those black lacquered candelabras and the massive calla lilies!
Sandra · Married on 10/13/2017
My daughter (the bride) and I live a few hours drive from the venue site and we did not know any vendors there. Holden was instrumental in helping us choose everything from the caterer to the florist. He brought my daughter's vision of a rustic, romantic, and elegant wedding to life. We worked remotely with him with a couple face to face meetings. He was always available to us. We couldn't have done the wedding without him.Sent on 10/19/2017
Holden Michael Events's reply:Thank you so much, Sandy! I loved working with you and Nicole, and am so glad you loved everything!
Sandy · Married on 10/13/2017
Holden was amazing. My daughter's vision was brought to life and her wedding was perfect. Not a detail missed. We couldn't have done it without him!Sent on 12/12/2017
Holden Michael Events's reply:Thank you, Sandy! I'm so glad you and Nicole loved everything.....I thought it was pretty close to perfect!
Jasmine · Married on 09/16/2017
Holden exceeded my expectations and,ace my dream wedding come true. Truly a gifted individual with a talent to create a vision into reality. His staff is equally as amazing. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for making my day so special.Sent on 09/26/2017
More photos to come!
Holden Michael Events's reply:Thank you, Jasmine!! Derrick and I loved working with you and bringing your vision to life!
Megan · Married on 09/16/2017
Holden was absolutely amazing. We hired him for day-of coordination but received so much more than just day-of help. He helped us come up with a budget, provided awesome vendor recommendations, and answered our never ending list of questions. I felt like I could reach out to Holden with anything and he was always quick with a helpful response.Sent on 10/09/2017
On the actual day of the wedding, Holden and his team were incredible. My husband and I didn't have to lift a finger or worry about a single thing. Everything went so smoothly (and if anything went wrong - I didn't know about it!) and the day turned out absolutely perfect. Holden also provided some linens for us which were gorgeous.
I completely recommend using Holden Michael Events for your wedding! Holden was worth every penny and so much more. He's also a lovely person that we genuinely enjoyed spending time with! Thank you, Holden!!!
Holden Michael Events's reply:I loved working with you and Dan! Thank you so much for letting us be a part of your special day!! -Holden
Chelsea · Married on 09/10/2017
Hiring Holden as our day of coordinator for our wedding this past weekend was the best decision we could have made and money well spent. Now that I look back on it, I don't know how we would have managed without him! Holden went above and beyond our expectations from our initial email contact to the time he left the reception. He simultaneously relieved some of my workload while also letting me remain in complete control of everything. His responsiveness and attentiveness made me feel like we were his only clients and it's apparent that he loves what he does. In the extremely capable hands of his team our decorations, timeline and vision for the day were carried out flawlessly. His gentle nature and confident, calm demeanor made me feel at ease throughout the wedding and reception. And on a personal note, he is simply a fantastic human being. If you're thinking about hiring him, do it. Yesterday.Sent on 10/03/2017
Holden Michael Events's reply:It was our privilege to work with you and Lexi! Everything you planned was so thoughtful and personal-we loved it! -Holden
Anna · Married on 07/29/2017
Holden was awesome!! He did my mom's wedding a few years before and I was so excited that I was able to work with him. He is EXTREMELY organized, which is helpful for me as I not only live in Texas but have a crazy work schedule. He was ALWAYS kind, very genuine and cared about my frustrations with vendors or situations as they came up! He really went the extra mile! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!Sent on 10/03/2017
Holden Michael Events's reply:Thank you so much for your kind words, Anna!! We loved being in Traverse City and celebrating with you! -Holden
Pam · Married on 07/08/2017
We couldn't have pulled this off without Holden!Sent on 07/18/2017
Holden and his team truly are a 5 star accommodating wedding service. From the start, Holden was kind enough to give us multiple ideas and vendors to contact about our wedding. Because we were having our wedding at a location outside of where we live, it was so important to have someone we trusted to connect us to vendors they trusted.
Our wedding was perfect! It really was. There wasn't a single flaw, or bump that we had to get over. It was completely smooth sailing and that was a testament to Holden coordinating all of it, having worked with our venue and vendors previously. It was great.
We can't recommend Holden enough. We only booked him for Day of Coordination services, but if you are looking for full on planning & design, there's no doubt in my mind that Holden will make it perfect. When we asked him for ideas, he made sure to ask about our vision and what we wanted to make sure everything tied into that concept.
You won't be happier and more thankful than working with Holden and his team for your wedding!
Emily · Married on 06/04/2017
BEST PLANNING DECISION EVER. We hired Holden as our wedding day-of coordinator - we planned everything ourselves, but then realized there were a lot of little things we had no one in charge of. Because Holden offers several service packages, it was perfect that we could choose just the day-of coordinator services - though his help really extends beyond that one day! Holden is very professional, exceptionally organized, kind and easy to talk to, and very skilled at what he does. He and assistant Christine seemed to think of every little thing, meeting with us to go over the day's plan and logistics, everything from how the cloth napkins should be folded and where to reserve parent seating to setting up decorations, confirming all of our vendors, orchestrating our sparkler send-off, and so much more. If there was anything that didn't go as planned, I never knew about it! It was a relief to know someone was in charge of things so that my groom and I, and our parents, etc. could relax and just have fun. Our day was perfect and wonderful and having Holden a part of it was truly a pleasure.Sent on 06/27/2017
Noor · Married on 05/27/2017
We live in Vegas and were worried about organizing our wedding in South Haven, Michigan. Hiring Holden was one of the best decisions. He gave us exactly what we wanted and more. Would highly recommend him to anyone looking for help to put an event together.Sent on 06/01/2017
Erin · Married on 05/20/2017
I had a wonderful experience with Holden and his team! Throughout the entire process, Holden was very professional and on top on everything. Half of our wedding vendors came from his recommendations (all of which were great)! I didnt have to worry about much of anything on the day of and felt confident that Holden would handle any issue that came up - and he did! Thanks you HME!Sent on 06/22/2017
Veronica · Married on 10/15/2016
Holden was wonderful to work with from start to finish. He was professional, responsive, flexible and above-all an excellent wedding planner. His years of service in the industry is apparent in the positive relationships he has with numerous local vendors. Holden went above and beyond the call of duty to negotiate on our behalf and address any issues in a timely and professional manner. From the very beginning Holden shared with us his industry knowledge and suggestions while at the same time allowing us to expand on our own ideas, turning them into something concrete. He was also not afraid to say when he thought something might not work or look right and took the time to explain why. He stuck within our budget, actually coming in lower than we anticipated while still giving us all the glitz and glam of the perfect wedding. He was flexible in working around our schedule and meeting with us as many times as we saw fit. On the day of our wedding he was present and could easily be found while at the same time blending into the background, unnoticed. Holden is truly magical and worth every penny, plus some. He made the wedding planning process seamless and stress-free. If you are on the fence, look no further, Holden is your guy. Trust me, you won't regret it!Sent on 01/09/2017
Molly · Married on 09/03/2016
I had the pleasure of working with Holden this past weekend at Millcreek Barn. As a Chicago caterer, I was unfamiliar with the area, and venue logistics. Holden was so detailed, organized and professional - and showed me and my team the ropes, which led to a smooth and flawless event.Sent on 09/07/2016
His enthusiasm and calm demeanor made working together a dream. Throughout the planning, he was on top of timelines, equipment/linen orders and floor plans. There was never a delay in response. His team handled all the tables, chairs, linens, florals and chargers, and no detail was overlooked! The look-board he sent during the planning truly came to life on the wedding day.
I would recommend Holden Alee to any future bride and/or groom!
Debra · Married on 07/16/2016
Holden was inquisitive, insightful and provided superb guidance every step of the way in planning our wedding.Sent on 08/23/2016
Every detail was accounted for. Every scenario planned for. By the time our day arrived, it was smooth and relaxing. (just like we envisioned it to be!) A real joy. I would highly recommend Holden for all of your wedding and/or event planning needs.
Julie · Married on 05/28/2016
Holden is an outstanding people person. He really does an awesome job at listening to what we wanted for my daughters wedding. He helped coordinate not only the all aspects that we wanted for those special touches at the reception, but the roses that were delivered were not the quality he felt we would wanted. He immediately made phone calls and followed up with vendors to make everything just right. The flowers the table settings the colors that we went with all came together and everything Holden did made our day spectacular. He is so amazing at wedding planning there is no one else I would go with. I cant thank him enough for all the detail things he did to make my daughters wedding day such a special one. I would with out a doubt recommend Holden to be our wedding planner. I hope you do too. Thank you Holden You totally ROCK the WEDDING PLANNING HOUSE !! :) Julie BSent on 09/12/2016
Sarah · Married on 11/16/2013
It was such a pleasure working with Holden! He is extremely professional, and helped make the process fun! I would highly recommend him to anyone planning a wedding!Sent on 10/05/2017