How did your business come to be?
Well, it’s a long, wonderful story – after over 20 successful years in the corporate sector, I transitioned into the career that I’ve always envisioned for myself. Family and friends encouraged and supported me, as they knew this is what I was meant to do. Coming from a corporate setting, I bring a unique blend of professional skills to the event planning industry, including strong organizational abilities and the capability to collaborate across cross-functional teams, meet tight deadlines, and build deep and trusted client and vendor relationships.
What services do you offer?
I offer a full range of services from planning, design, and coordination. One size doesn’t fit all, so it all starts with a conversation. My initial meeting (complimentary) takes us through a defined process designed to uncover a general vision for your wedding, and start to put a plan in place to make your dreams come true. Warning: we typically we share quite a few laughs while we get a lot accomplished. Hey, this is life’s fun stuff – let’s enjoy it!!! When you hire Michael Marcoux Events, you get Michael Marcoux. I am personally there from engagement to the brunch the morning after your wedding.
Let’s talk industry trends! What do you see being prominent this season?
A classic wedding will never go out of style. Weddings are one of the only events in a lifetime where it not only represents the couple, but also the newly combined family. The most successful weddings are those that keep a foot in the traditions of the past while showcasing the dreams of the future, a single thread from their grandparents, the parents, and of course, most importantly the couple.
Combining bold colors.
I am very excited to see a great infusion of color in wedding palettes. It used to be customary to pick a color or two to base your wedding decor and wardrobe around. Today, couples are pushing those limits with bold color schemes that are memorable and create greater interest and depth. Come on, go bold!
Statement wedding cakes.
After several years of wedding cakes being off trend, they are back, and bigger and bolder than ever. Think darker icing, elaborate details, and tall!
Powerful wedding dresses.
As the world is recognizing that women are the stronger sex (sorry to my fellow males, but the truth is the truth), designers are offering more powerful wedding dresses. Everything is coming down the runway – the classics, new shapes, materials, and unique silhouettes. Simple, elaborate, every shade of every color, pants, capes, long, short… you name it. Ladies half the fun is finding your dress – the other half is walking down the aisle and showing off your personal style.
Local and environmentally conscious.
There are now so many options for couples to showcase their support to be eco-friendly. From the stationery to the flowers, the menu to your wedding registry, it’s a statement couples want to make – and they are.
What is one piece of advice you always give to brides?
Enjoy yourself! The wedding will be over before you know it, and you don’t want to miss this once in a lifetime experience stressing over the details. Hire vendors that you truly connect with because at some point, you need to turn the reins over to them to bring your dream to life.