I approached Michelle from Taylored Elegance to assist in organizing my husband’s 65th Birthday party.
From initial discussions Michelle took on all the arrangements from organising the venue, the food, the disco, the magician, the summer of love photobooth campervan, the invitations and decorating the hall in a 60’s theme.
We had decided on fancy dress using the “flower power, summer of love theme”. Michelle decorated the hall fabulously and dealt with caterers and venue staff to ensure everything was in place and I was only involved when she thought of new ideas to make the evening special for us. She was unflappable when the magician had an accident the day before our party and had to cancel and she organised a replacement and did not tell me until the night of the party so that I did not worry.
On the evening of the party Michelle was on hand to greet the guests and to ensure they all were served canapes and drinks and she encouraged people to use the “Campervan Photo Booth” which was all great fun. Michelle supervised the catering staff and informed our guests when hot food was available.
At the end of the evening Michelle organised taxis to take guests home and even walked some of our more senior party goers to their taxi. Michelle then organised a taxi for us and my husband and I were told to go home and she stayed into the early hours taking down decorations and clearing the hall. The following day she arrived at our house with the gifts that our friends had brought to the party and the remains of the cake.
Many of our friends asked us who that great lady was that always seemed to be there when anything was needed.
I have never had such a stress-free party and would have no hesitation in recommending Michelle as your events planner she is a delight to work with and her enthusiasm knows no bounds.
What can we say?
Michelle was amazing from start to finish. From the first meeting 2 years before until the day after our Wedding, Michelle was on hand for everything that we needed. The meetings and detailed planning before the wedding meant she knew exactly what we wanted and how to make it happen. Her experience and knowledge of doing this for so long gave us a lot of comfort at a time when there was a lot going on!
On the wedding weekend itself Michelle was brilliant. She was happy to roll her sleeves up and get involved with everything that needed doing and on the wedding day she was first up and last to bed. She took care of everything behind the scenes so if there was anything that needed doing, she dealt with it and resolved it without us needing to know about it and worry.
The wedding day and the build up wouldn’t have been the same without Michelle’s detailed, professional and reliable approach – as well as being great fun to work with! We would certainly recommend her to others.
Thank you so much for everything, you truly are a star!
Lots of love Maria and Andrew xxx
I have had the pleasure of working alongside Michelle a number of times over the last few years and she is one of those rare human beings that you cannot help but love. Her work ethic is amazing and not only is she a warm and welcoming person who immediately infuses you with trust, she is also extremely organised and can be demanding when needed.
If you are looking for anyone to plan a Wedding or run an event I would wholeheartedly recommend you have a chat with Michelle.
My fiancé and I knew as soon as we met Michelle that we were in good hands.
We travelled up to Cumbria to view several wedding venues, and Michelle was our first meeting of the day at the Rampsbeck.
We didn’t make it to see the other venues as we both instantly felt Michelle was the right person to make our big day run smoothly; with her genuine warmth, infectious enthusiasm and desire to make our big day special.
After explaining what we wanted, Michelle ran through a few ideas explaining how the day would run and even though our wedding was a small affair, it was Michelle who made the day it into the big success it was, ensuring everything ran like clockwork.
For Michelle nothing was too much trouble giving advice over the phone, providing contact details of local people to do flowers, photography, fireworks and even meeting us half way down the country to accommodate a final meeting, and put less pressure on us travelling to the meeting.
As a couple we felt no pressure at all from the night prior to our wedding, everything was handed over to Michelle, and from that point, everything ran smoothly.
Yes the venue was what we wanted, with spectacular views, and beautiful accommodation, however, the deciding factor for us was Michelle, one of the most genuine, caring, knowledgeable, organised people you will ever meet.
I had never considered a Wedding Planner – I always thought it was a luxury that really rich people had who didn’t have time to plan their own Wedding and weren’t that interested in the planning – but how wrong could I have been!
From the very beginning Michelle took the time to get to know both my husband and I and our families – she perfectly translated everything we wanted and just made it happen. I felt involved in the whole process, the things that were important to me like my favourite florist or my preferred venue was no issue for Michelle, she worked around my constraints and created a day beyond my wildest dreams.
The biggest value to me was the week leading up to the Wedding and the day of the Wedding – there was absolutely no stress or worry because I knew Michelle had it all in hand – on the day she was the silent angel making sure everything ran without a hitch, but I hardly noticed she was there! She helped me organise two Wedding celebrations at short notice, in a difficult circumstance and never failed to reassure, care and deliver.
Michelle’s fees are completely affordable and not a patch on the value she gave me, my friends and family. If you are feeling overwhelmed or stressed about your Wedding just drop her a line – she’s fab!!!
I know I have already said thank you and you stated that I had to stop saying it – but guess what, this is another one………….xx
Having visited many wedding venues and spoken to many wedding planners, meeting Michelle was a true pleasure.
We came out of our first meeting with her confident that we had just met the lady that was going to help make our wedding day everything we had hoped for.
She is by far one of the loveliest ladies you will ever meet. She’s a constant professional yet your best friend all rolled in to one. No request, need or meltdown is too much for Michelle to handle. She makes the impossible possible and has a solution to whatever curve ball you may throw at her. Her attention to detail and organisational skills are second to none. And her work ethic is truly outstanding.
We can honestly say Michelle made our wedding surpass anything we had originally thought it could. Our friends and family will also testify to that as over a year later, our wedding day is still a hot topic of conversation.
If there’s anything we could ever advise anyone who is getting married it would be to get yourself Michelle. Without her we really don’t know how we would’ve managed.
Thank you for everything Michelle.
Corinne and I would like to express our sincerest thanks to you for helping create a very enjoyable and memorable Wedding for Lisa & Carl – the day surpassed everything we had hoped for our daughters special day, and you were a key element of that.
Your professionalism and attention to detail from our very first meeting with you, through the many emails and contacts for meetings and questions has been second to none. You made us realise that anything could be possible if we wished to include it in the day, and guided us in our thoughts, particularly in the finer details.
I cannot praise you enough Michelle – Bless you for all that you have done for us prior to the day and particularly on the day itself. You really did take a lot of pressure away from us, and I witnessed first-hand how hard you worked to provide a truly memorable and enjoyable experience for us, our daughter and new son-in-law, our families and our invited guests.
I know that on the day itself and probably behind the scenes prior to the day as well, that a lot of preparation will have gone into it, and a whole team of people were required to make the day flow as well as it did, but you were there throughout and gave us an immediate point of contact and security had anything been amiss, which I do not believe anything was.
Thanks a million times over Michelle Taylor.
Jo and I would like to thank you & all of the team at the Rampsbeck Hotel for making our wedding day on the 18th July such a wonderful occasion.
As you know we attended a wedding at the Rampsbeck the year previous and we both enjoyed it so much we put the venue at the top of our list when we were considering where we wanted to get married. The exclusivity of the hotel to us and our guests, the fantastic Lakeland location & the great rooms ultimately made the decision easy for us.
Your effort & attention to detail on the day was very much appreciated & apart from a very light shower, (not something you were in control of unfortunately) the day was perfect.
The food was exceptional & I think your suggestion to visit the hotel prior to the wedding day for a taster menu was a good idea as we have had many compliments from our guests on the quality of both the food & wine. Please pass on our compliments to the chef.
We would also like to thank you for helping with all of the arrangements leading up to our big day & working with our suppliers, hairdresser, flowers, photographer etc & in particular our entertainer who flew in specially from Marbella the day of the wedding & with your assistance, made it on time!
We are looking forward to visiting the Rampsbeck again as a married couple and hope you can join us for a glass of wine.
Once again thank you for all of your hard work which culminated in a day to remember.
Chris and I would like to say a huge thank you to Michelle and all the staff at the Rampsbeck for making our wedding day so special and memorable.
From our first informal meeting with Michelle whilst looking around wedding venues, Michelle was friendly and easy to get on with, offered creative ideas and not an inflexible wedding package. Chris and I knew from that first meeting that the Rampsbeck was where we wanted to get married.
During the wedding planning Michelle was always on hand, quickly picking up on our ideas and offering suggestions and solutions and sorting any issues which she could.
Michelle took all the stress out of the wedding weekend, handing everything over to her the day before our wedding knowing that she knew everything we wanted. This ensured Chris and I could start relaxing and enjoying the evening with family and friends. During our wedding Michelle and all the staff at the Rampsbeck worked together ensuring the day ran smoothly and going above and beyond – even personally making sure our guests got back to their hotels at the end of the night.
Having chosen the Rampsbeck Country House Hotel as the venue for our wedding we were introduced to Michelle Taylor. Aligned to Rampsbeck and trading as Taylored Elegance, Michelle’s enterprise is solely directed to ensuring her clients’ wedding wishes are met in every detail. To this end she is not only seriously dedicated to fulfil but, in our experience, highly competent and successful in her ability to deliver.
On meeting Michelle, she immediately puts you at your ease and you are quickly aware it is her sole objective to give you your perfect wedding day. Her rapport with Rampsbeck Hotel is excellent and together they work seamlessly to fulfil your every need.
Her experience in her role shines through and she has an encyclopaedic knowledge of all aspects of wedding planning. She was a joy to work with, helping us develop our own plans whilst ensuring that none of the small, but important, practical details were overlooked.
In short, she is perfect for her role. We believe no-one could have been a better help and guide, at the same time making the whole planning experience such a pleasure.
We have no hesitation in recommending Michelle in her capacity as wedding planner – not only does she meet but she exceeds expectations.
After our first meeting with Michelle it was apparent that she would help us organise a fantastic wedding. She asked us questions that we hadn’t even thought about yet and left no stone unturned. In the months that followed, she was always at the other end of the phone or email to answer any questions we had and gave us excellent guidance.
On the actual wedding weekend there was a slight hitch with the marquee when we turned up on the Thursday night, but by the time we got back from our wedding rehearsal the problem was resolved and we were left to enjoy the evening with our family, it was like it had never happened!
Not only is she super-efficient and helpful but she is a lovely lady, with a great sense of humour, who will fit into your day perfectly, making sure that everyone is happy and everything is running like clockwork. We never worried once on the day about where we should be or when, or whether everything was going as it should because we knew she was on top of it. This meant we were free to enjoy our wedding to the full and just have a wonderful, memorable day with our friends and family.
Thank you Michelle for making our wedding an unforgettable day!
Michelle’s personality and work ethic was a breath of fresh air and made us feel at ease throughout the planning process. On the big day itself Michelle shone – her attention to detail and willingness to go out of her way to ensure our guests were well looked after and comfortable, made the day enjoyable for all and stress free for us!
I want to personally thank Michelle for kindly going out of her way to see that my old Aunt 91 years of age got home safely after she didn’t want to leave the wedding party as early as we had anticipated – having too much fun! Demonstrating how kind and thoughtful Michelle is.
Every bride needs a Michelle!
A huge thank you from myself, Jonathan and my parents for all of your hard work and your role in making our wedding day one we will never forget.
From first speaking with Michelle, you know you are in good, and very knowledgeable, hands. Throughout the whole planning process, Michelle was genuinely interested in, and excited about how we wanted our wedding to be. Michelle 100% delivered on all that was promised (I can’t even start to list the huge number of jobs Michelle took off us on the day before, and on the wedding day itself, to make sure everything was perfect for us).
Michelle was really helpful and pragmatic in helping spot, and find solutions to, any possible hiccups. We felt that Michelle genuinely cared that our day went smoothly, and was just as we wanted it to be – it was great to be able to relax and enjoy the day knowing that she would be making sure everything went to plan – we would have been lost without her!
She is also a very fun, down to earth, easy person to get along with – really enjoyed our meetings!
We can’t thank Michelle enough for making our wedding so special, it was wedding perfection!
She helped us at every stage of planning our wedding & no question or worry was a
problem. I don’t know how we would have managed without her!
Michelle & The Rampsbeck are a match made in heaven! The staff were so helpful & the hotel is beautiful.
Michelle & the staff at The Rampsbeck worked effortlessly making everything coordinate perfectly on our wedding day, you wouldn’t know they were there, it all just magically happens!
So I would say put yourself in Michelle’s very capable hands, she’s a wonderful person who will give you the most wonderful wedding you could wish for!
Michelle is a true professional.
Her commitment, advice and more importantly her friendship throughout meant we could truly have the wedding of our dreams and honestly, it wasn’t stressful at all.
She helped, guided and supported us from the beginning to end – always with her main focus being us. She remained patient and supportive when we had decisions to make, offered advice, but ultimately made what we wanted to happen, happen!
She genuinely wanted our day to be special and she takes great pride in what she does. We never had any doubts or concerns with her by our side and felt comfortable at all times, sharing lots of laughter along the way.
We would not hesitate recommend Michelle, in fact, can we do it all again please!?
From the moment we met Michelle, we knew our wedding was in the safest of hands. Michelle is the most amazing wedding planner we could ever have wished for, in fact we soon started to refer to her as our “fairy god mother” as that was how she made us feel. Nothing was too much trouble and for the few “problems” that we had, she had the answer. She helped us plan our wedding to be exactly the way we always hoped it would be.
It was so evident that she absolutely loves her work, to Michelle it was never just a job and she takes an immense amount of pride in making sure that everything is perfect. Not only was she a huge help in the planning, but was superb on our wedding day. She knew exactly what to do when those little emergencies arose, and our day just flowed perfectly. Although you never really saw her as such, she was there, ensuring everything was just perfect. Michelle made our day absolutely perfect, she made sure it was effortless, if we had to mark her out of a million we’d give her two million, she is one in a million.
Anyone who has Michelle planning their wedding is very fortunate, there’s only one fairy godmother and she’s the best.
Finally to Michelle our wedding planner, she was a dream come true. We did not have to worry about anything, all of our needs were met efficiently and effectively with true professionalism. The whole day passed by like a dream which resulted in a truly wonderful wedding day for us all.
Thank you Michelle.
Rampsbeck was our dream wedding venue and the day certainly lived up to the dream.
Michelle was incredibly organised, far more organised than me despite the fact that she was juggling a number of weddings over the summer. She thought of the tiniest details to ensure that everything would be exactly how we wanted it on the day – even visiting us at home a few weeks before the big day to finalise the plans. Organisation on the day was absolutely seamless – we didn’t have to worry about anything. All of the hotel staff were excellent and very thoughtful, an example being that some canapes were set aside for us while we were having our photos taken so that we didn’t miss out.
Rampsbeck has to be one of the best hotels in the Lake District, it is definitely our favourite, and we can’t wait to come back.
We just wanted to say a massive thank you for everything you did to make our day so special. We had a truly amazing day and thanks to your skill, professionalism and hard efforts it all ran perfectly – thank you !
All of our guests commented on the wonderful setting, how welcome they were made to feel and how nothing was too much trouble.
Thank you again for everything.
The shores of Lake Ullswater was the beautiful and picturesque perfect setting for our son and daughter-in-law’s wedding which took place at the relaxing and friendly 18th Century hotel, the Rampsbeck Country House & Hotel, Watermillock. The marquee, with three walls of clear window provided a spectacular panoramic view of the lake and the hotel’s delightful garden.
Living 100 miles away from Watermillock, with our son we arrived at the hotel two days before the wedding, and from this point Michelle looked after us all.
Long before the wedding day Michelle was readily available to help us with our questions that inevitably arose and always she was there for us, very proactive, dealing with them promptly and communicated speedily.
Michelle is very professional and committed. Over the three days she had with us for the wedding, she successfully co-ordinated all our arrangements, was discreetly accessible at all times, attentive, caring and kind, nothing was too much trouble. We enjoyed her friendly good humour and our little chats.
Having Michelle around for the lovely special wedding allowed us to relax, and we had a happy and most memorable time.
Thank you for making 10th May such an amazing day. You were so incredibly helpful with everything and you really helped pull everything together so beautifully. The hotel looked fantastic, and from the Friday night through to Sunday all our guests were looked after so well and we really cant thank you enough!
You had everything under control the whole time and were such a help to us in the lead up and planning stage of the wedding. No question or query was too much. We absolutely loved the Friday night – it was such a fitting celebration before the big day, and the food was incredible – then the actual Wedding Day and Evening were amazing – so much more than we could ever have dream of.
Thank you again for everything – we had the most incredible day and you played such a big part in that!
What can we say, Michelle was a pleasure to work with from day one, words can’t describe how much effort was put into making every detail of our wedding day become a reality.
On the run up to the wedding Michelle was always at the other end of the phone for anything, even the smallest of things, she even said to contact her should we need anything while she was half way round the world on a cruise! You can see how much passion Michelle has for her work and turning your dreams into reality really is her mission. Michelle goes above and beyond the call of duty ensuring everything is covered.
We are so glad that Michelle was a part of our special day, and can’t thank her enough for everything, she is a true asset and we would recommend her to anyone. We didn’t just gain a wedding planner in Michelle, we gained a friend.
Many thanks to all the staff at Rampsbeck for all their help in making our daughter’s wedding such a wonderful day.
The hotel worked seamlessly with the marquee and catering company and we very much appreciated all the help from Michelle, the hotel’s wedding planner, who couldn’t have been more helpful in ensuring that any problems were quickly resolved as well as being a reassuring presence at all times in the background.
We got married in May this year at the Rampsbeck Country House Hotel – everything about the hotel was perfect – the décor, the beautiful grounds- lovingly cared for throughout the year, but we could not have done it without Michelle, who is proving to be a great asset to Rampsbeck. Not only is she a lovely lady with so much energy and enthusiasm for her work, but also has the ability to allay fears, anxieties and goes to the enth degree to ensure that your ideas are transformed into reality.
Her professionalism is evident as is her willingness to help and ensure that everything goes to plan, going out of her way to keep us informed at every stage and keeping me on track with what to do next!
I would truly recommend Rampsbeck to anyone that wishes to have an intimate, top class wedding or family function in a beautiful hotel in a stunning location with a fantastic team who will do their utmost to ensure that everything is how it should be- for a perfect day.
Michelle only came on board with our wedding six weeks before the big day, and how grateful we are that she was the one who took control of every little detail to ensure our wedding was the most amazing day of our lives.
Michelle travelled a long way to meet us in person and really got to grips with what we wanted, nothing was too much trouble for her and she really made us feel confident that every single aspect of the day was in hand. What could have been a very stressful time was made so much more relaxed by Michelle’s outstanding organisation, attention to detail and her calm approach.
On the wedding day itself, having Michelle there was so reassuring. We asked for a lot of detail to be put into our wedding and wanted our guests to experience the ‘Wow’ factor when entering the restaurant for the Wedding Breakfast and, without exception, every guest literally did say ‘Wow!’.
Michelle worked tirelessly to ensure everything was just how we wanted and every single guest commented on how spectacular the venue looked. Without Michelle this just would not have been possible. We will never forget how special our day was and how much work Michelle put into making it everything we wanted and more.
If you want someone you can trust to ensure your day is everything you want, Michelle is your woman! We thank you Michelle for being there when we needed you most.
Immediately we felt that the Rampsbeck Country House Hotel far exceeded all other venues we had visited, nothing was a problem for them, anything we wanted they would try to provide. With the help and guidance of the hotel’s amazing professional wedding planner, Michelle, our daughter’s dreams of a Christmas winter wonderland wedding came true.
The hotel’s ethos was never a case of ‘this is what we offer and this is what we do, take it or leave it’, it was always ‘we will try to do everything we can to make your wedding the special experience you want it to be’ – and they absolutely did. We live in Northumberland but the distance was never a problem in terms of arrangements and planning as either Michelle or members of the hotel staff were always just a phone call away to help. Many of our guests stayed at the Rampsbeck the night before the wedding and we had a fabulous pre-wedding meal and celebration evening.
Our daughter and son-in-law were married on 21st December in the beautiful church of St. Michael at Barton. It was a cold and wet day, but when we returned from the church, as the light was fading, the hotel was ablaze with warmth and fairy lights and log fires and we enjoyed warm winter pimms and a fabulous hot food buffet – in the evening we had a candlelit wedding breakfast.
We have to say an enormous ‘thank you’ for making our entire wedding weekend absolutely perfect. For Jamie and Suzanne it was the most wonderful day of their lives – in their words ‘it was magic’.
Taylored Elegance made June 8th 2013 the best day of our lives !
From the start Michelle understood our needs/wants and helped to create our perfect wedding. Michelle’s friendly, personable character makes her a pleasure to work with and nothing is too much for her to arrange or get stuck into herself. She organised the caterers, band, teepees, decoration …… the list goes on. We found that having someone on hand to take away all the worries made our day flow perfectly, in fact it flowed so perfectly it was over in a flash !!
Michelle’s natural organisational skills helped keep all suppliers in check, and her people management skills came in very useful when trying to keep everyone involved happy – she kept both parents calm and managed to strike the right balance between our wants and our parents.
We were promised right from the start that Taylored Elegance would take the stresses and strains out of organising our wedding and this allowed us to enjoy one of the most important days of our life. Thank you Michelle and the Taylored Elegance team for making our day so wonderful and being part of our lasting memories.
In answer to your question when we first met Michelle ………..“Yes you were worth every penny, and more, for the excellent service and support you provided for the 9 months leading up to and including our Wedding Day”
We wanted to express our thanks for your tireless work in making our Son and Daughter-in-laws day such a huge success.
You ran the whole operation with professional expertise which had a mixture of tact, attention to detail, humour and with a steely (when necessary) determination to get things done.
Mia and Ben felt fully involved in all decisions prior to the day which was arrived at by you getting to know their likes and offering a range of suggestions for each aspect of the wedding from your seemingly endless list of contacts.
We have had so many compliments about the day we could not list them all, but many commented on how well the day flowed, the best food, the best band, superb service and wonderful weather. The teepees looked stunning as they were, but with the effort you put into dressing them, with many of your own items loaned at no extra cost, it took them to another level.
As the Reception was being held at our home, we greatly appreciated your organisational skills on the day, which took all the pressure from us, enabling us to enjoy the day to the full. It was like being a guest at your own party!
Thank you again for the massive effort you put in to making their day truly special.
Michelle is a fantastic organiser, with a great eye for detail, fabulous networking skills and the ability to listen to a person’s needs and meet them perfectly.
Her touch makes a good event- a stunning event!
I have been a business associate of Michelle for many years and have found her to be extremely efficient with an eye for detail and in organising the many corporate events I have attended she is tenacious in her determination to get absolutely everything right.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Michelle to anyone looking for an Events Designer/Co-ordinator.
Well where do you start with Michelle…!!!!
Both of us had very busy full-time jobs, and trying to fit in planning a wedding, albeit small, felt like a huge mountain to climb, and although I’m quite an organised person and a bit of a control freak, I knew I needed some help.
We contacted Michelle and explained the wedding we were planning, she took it all on board making suggestions as we discussed what we did and did not want. She kept in touch regularly keeping us up to date with all the plans and she was always available if we suddenly had a panic.
Her energy and enthusiasm were infectious and the persuasive suggestions she made, actually made our day complete, although we did have to pull her in when she wanted to have white doves following us down the aisle…!!!
We look back on the day now with fond memories and say a huge thank you to Michelle for being creative and attentive in making our day so very special.
Having Michelle on board to help us with our wedding was the best decision we ever made. It simply wouldn’t have happened without her – or certainly wouldn’t have been such an enjoyable experience along the way.
As we no longer live in the area and work long hours, we couldn’t always be around to finalise some of the decisions or meet and talk with suppliers, so Michelle took a lot of the hard work out of it for us by liaising with everyone. She has a huge range of contacts and is full of suggestions you may not have thought of. While we got bogged down with wedding dresses, suits and flowers, Michelle made sure all the other important things we’d put to the bottom of the list got sorted out. No job was too big, she has endless good ideas and boundless enthusiasm at times when yours is waning.
Michelle will make it her personal mission to ensure your big day is the best day of your life.
My daughter married in June 2012 we had planned every detail to precision.
Our wedding venue was in a town several miles away and as the wedding date grew closer the original wedding organiser of the venue had left and replaced with someone who did not instil me with confidence. With this is mind and after chatting with Michelle I decided to employ her to coordinate the day as the stress and worry were beginning to build.
Prior to the day Michelle was thoroughly organised, constantly put my mind at ease and reassured me that everything we wanted in place would be.
This proved to be one of the best decisions I made as everything on the day was perfect, in fact, it wasn’t until the following day that I found out that there had been some problems which Michelle had dealt with in a polite, discreet and professional manner and which I am extremely grateful.
I had every confidence in Michelle; she has excellent organisational, communication and people skills. She constantly listened to my needs, and reassured me. I would Highly recommend her outstanding service to ensure you have peace of mind and can enjoy your day.
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