Katrina & Zac
Working with Estelle from Haute Wedding made planning a wedding abroad so easy for us! All our wishes were met for this day and leading up to it & we couldn’t be more thrilled with how everything turned out! It was the most magical and memorable day! This day was everything we hoped for and more, thank you so much for making all of this happen for our wedding day! It was so beautiful!
Sophie & Jasper
Gosh!! Where do I start on thanking you for giving my son Jasper, and my daughter-in-law Sophie, the most amazing wedding in the south of France …
Firstly as a mother-in-law, it was wonderful for me to be so involved with the wedding with Sophie and yourself. The wedding just could not have taken place without you and your team.
I felt you tuned in straight away to what ideas Sophie and I had, and then it went from there.
Your help, your knowledge, your guidance, your timings for wanting decisions confirmed were all just fantastic. We thought it was going to be very hard planning the wedding with us living in the UK and the wedding taking place in the south of France but thanks to you it all ran very smoothly.
Even though we didn’t physically meet you until the tasting weekend which was about one month before the wedding (because it wasn’t needed) you gave us such confidence in you from the start that we didn’t need to worry. We had constant contact by e-mail and phone that was just perfect for the planning. I had a few surprises lined up for Jasper and Sophie (fireworks), and you helped tremendously to pull this off!
I appreciated that you organized the florist to come on the tasting day too to do a mock-up for table flower arrangements which was personally an important element of the wedding for me. We were able to meet many vendors involved in the wedding during the tasting weekend, and in 2 days we finalized everything, and plus had a very stress-free weekend, and were able to thoroughly enjoy ourselves! So many of the guests said it was the best wedding ever, which was for me a great thing to hear over and over again. Jasper and Sophie could not have had a better wedding and they say so often they would love to re-live it again. So huge thanks to you Monica and your team. – Sally
Nadine & Will
“Wouldn’t have been possible without Monica”
We got married in St Jean Cap Ferrat, France this past June with a wedding set over three wonderful days! All of which wouldn’t have been possible without Monica our wedding planner and her team. She was a real delight to work with, from the moment we chose our venue to the day itself 18 months later. There wasn’t a time when a question couldn’t be answered, and her team of vendors was so professional….. make-up, flowers, photos … flawless! Monica’s expertise combined with her personal touches and warm and calming manner made her truly a delight to work with, and we feel like we gained a friend along the way. We can’t recommend her enough to anyone looking to plan their special day. We literally had the best day of our lives on our wedding day and this could not have been possible without Monica and all her hard work. A big thank you again!
Elvire & Carlos
Thank you for our wonderful wedding! Thank you for making our vision a reality and an AMAZING one at that! Our wedding was everything and more! It was just so beautiful to see all the effort we put come to such a magical conclusion! Everyone had a blast and so did we! Estelle, you did such a wonderful job that nothing was missed. Carlos and I would like to personally say thank you for everything! It’s the details that make everything and we really appreciated you being so available! It was a magical day and it couldn’t have gone any better! Thank you for everything!
Sherry & John
Susie & James
Haute Wedding (and Estelle in particular) did a fantastic job for us, and we subsequently recommended them to several friends. Definitely would recommend to everyone thinking of a wedding in the Alps (and beyond)! Thank you!
Laura & David
A huge THANK YOU to Estelle for helping us organize the wedding of our dreams. We reached out to Haute Wedding with a vague idea of a wedding somewhere in the mountains, and Estelle took it from there. She found us the absolutely perfect venue in Megève, organised all the suppliers for us, and kept in touch throughout the months to make sure we were always on track. Most importantly, however, she was always a complete joy to work with. We always felt like she ‘got’ our vision and was able to build on it. We weren’t sure at first if we needed a planner, but based on our experience with Estelle and Haute Wedding I would recommend it to anyone: she was able to really take the stress off of us (especially during those last weeks!), making the process infinitely more enjoyable. The day itself was perfect: Estelle was on hand to make sure all went according to plan, to oversee the suppliers and fine tune all decorations, and we were able to just sit back and watch in awe as our dream became reality. Thanks, Estelle, for all your hard work during this past year!
Kirsty & Alex
Living in Abu Dhabi and getting married in Courchevel 1850 sounds like no easy task, however, Monica and team made the whole process an enjoyable and seamless process. She was always on hand to answer any queries and provided only the best suppliers. Thank you for finding us our dream wedding venue and creating such a memorable & magical wedding. My husband and I had the most incredible few days of our lives thanks to Haute Wedding. Thank you again, Monica, we really appreciate the amount of effort you put into making our wedding the “wedding of the year” & “an unbeatable wedding” ( quoted by our friends, not us!!) Thank you!!
Lorna & John
Thank you, sincerely, for helping us to have the best day possible when we got married! From the first time, we met you in Feb 2016 we were convinced that you are the best we were going to find! Your professionalism, honesty, and experience were clear, alongside your warm and welcoming personality. You were frank about what we should and shouldn’t focus our energy on, which we hugely appreciated – given we had no clue what we’re doing and we hired you exactly for that! You didn’t disappoint. We never felt like we were on our own, or unsure of what to do. Even when things didn’t go to plan, there was always a backup option in place. We had a tough year running into the wedding yet you were able to help us continue to move forward and get excited for the celebrations. We LOVED our wedding. We also loved working with you. Here’s to the start of our non-professional friendship now 🙂 With love & gratitude, Lorna, Johna, Chloé and Bow +1 now 🙂 Thanks Monica!
Paul & Hua Yu
When we initially chose Chamonix as our destination, we (well just Paul really) didn’t think a wedding planner was necessary – Paul speaks French and has family nearby that we could rely on. However, a quick chat with Monica helped us understand the time, level of planning and attention to detail required to make a good wedding work, especially as we live in Shanghai. Combine this with the stress weddings invariably put on family and the cost seemed much more manageable. The planning procedure itself was very smooth. Monica provided amazing choices for restaurants, musicians, photographers etc., and ensured each was booked well in advance. Particularly useful was Monica’s ability to turn our vague and not-especially-helpful ideas into awesome things that actually happened! All we had to do was write the occasional email and hold short fortnightly calls with Monica from our sofa. It meant our families could contribute ideas without actually having to get involved, reducing stress. Monica’s real value came on the week of the wedding. Friends and family were arriving from all over the world and, emotionally, both of us have never experienced anything like it. Monica was there to make sure everything that needed to be done was done, that family and friends knew what their role in the ceremony and the reception was, and that all vendors were on time. If you’re paying so much money for the wedding as a whole, it’s really worth the extra little bit (honestly, it was worth double what we paid) for a planner to make sure you’re having fun with, rather than hassling, your guests on the big day. Thanks Monica!
Jennifer & Tom
Thank you so much, Estelle and Haute Wedding for everything you did for our wedding. We had the most incredible day of our lives and everything was perfect. Your support and local insights were really useful and helped us plan the wedding we wanted. On the day, we both felt so relaxed and could really love every minute of the day as we knew we were in the same hands. Thank you so much for being exceptional – even at 2 am – it meant so much to us and we would recommend Haute Wedding to anyone!
Jennifer & Andre
While my wedding was very intimate, eloping to France from the USA without any guests, The Haute Weddings team treated me and my day as special as any other grand wedding affair. Monica quickly put together a perfect ski ceremony and private dinner with little input from me. somehow she knew just what to assemble to make for a private and special ski nuptial for me and my groom. Coming from the USA, I especially appreciated her choosing the location (beautiful and adventurous just as I wanted) sourcing the flowers, photographer, celebrant, food, champagne and wine, all local from Chamonix. And she surprised us all when she created a pretty “alter” on the spot when we selected our place on the glacier to say our vows and tie the knot. Monica took care of all the logistics, made me feel at ease and comfortable, which I especially needed without a maid of honor!! Charlie the celebrant made the ceremony so personal and so us, you would think he had known us before the big day. Charlie has a special charm and warmth (and snow board skills!!) that created a special connection for me the moment I met him. Overall the Haute Wedding Team is very professional, but also warm and friendly, they took care of the details so I could really enjoy my day with my now husband, and we all had a fun day! Thank you so much Monica! And Charlie! We will never forget our adventurous elopement in Chamonix!
Hollie & Mat
Dear Monica, We simply can’t thank you enough for helping us plan the wedding of our dreams. Right from the word go you really got to know us; listening to our likes and dislikes, who we are as people and how we wanted our wedding to be, sometimes I think you even knew what we wanted before we did! But it was that care and attention that meant every little detail of our day was so very personal and relevant to us as a couple. Despite some challenges along the way, you were the ultimate professional, and your positivity was quite simply second to none. Always smiling, your enthusiasm was infectious; you brought endless ideas and suggestions to the table meaning that we had less to worry about knowing all the planning behind the scenes was in your capable hands. When the big day arrived, we could only watch in awe as you ran the whole day from start to finish, making it look so easy. Everything from coordinating buses and 4x4s in the rain, to suggestions for photo opportunities, hand-writing our chalkboard signs and who could forget the impromptu accordion performance from the man who happened to live next door, without you that wouldn’t have happened and was honestly one of the highlights of the day that we’ll never forget. Genuinely, all Mat and I had to do was turn up and enjoy our special day because you had it all under control and for
Kimberley & Tommy
We don’t even know where to start to say thank you to Estelle and the team at Haute Weddings for being our amazing wedding coordinators. We absolutely could not have done it without you all- right from the very beginning you were amazing with suggestions, ideas and practical support. You worked so hard on our behalf coordinating with the hotel and church and our wonderful choir! It was a weight off our shoulders on the day knowing that Estelle would be there to organise and sort and smile! Our reception room looked beautiful- Estelle has beautiful taste and her professionalism is to be commended. Our celebrations lasted a whole week in Chamonix and the team at Haute Weddings were instrumental in helping us plan our activities and the transport to do them. Haute Transfers were friendly, professional and always on time! Thank you SO much- you helped make our dream come true!
Melissa & Will
Well, what a wedding! And it was pretty much down to you (with a little help from us :)). Thank you SO much for all your help with the planning, we would not have been able to do it with you, and we are not joking!! It would have been impossible! There were some dramas involved and you helped us get through it all to create the most spectacular day up the mountain for us. You even re-directed a snow plow during the ceremony!! We will never forget the beautiful wedding day you created for us!
Olga & Darren
There is a very good reason why people need wedding planners and, as much as Darren and I thought we were top planners, there is no way we could have done everything without Estelle’s help. There were a lot of things we didn’t even think about or were done much better, more reliably and efficiently by the Haute Weddings team than we could have ever done. Having Estelle looking after us meant we were able to concentrate on more enjoyable parts of the preparation and enjoy the big day knowing that we are in good hands! Thank you so much to Estelle and the Haute Wedding team!
Katy & Romain
Dear Estelle, Thank YOU SO MUCH… For all your help on our wedding and brunch!! We had an amazing weekend and your help in the run-up to and on the weekend really let us (especially Katy :)) relax an enjoy the moment. Everything was perfect!!
Eric & Seaman
We would like to say thank you for helping us on our wedding. I believe it is not common for Hong Kong people to have their big day miles away from their hometown, but Seaman and I still want to have a wedding ceremony in South of France as we love this place so much.
Susanna & Christian
We just wanted to thank you for all that you did to bring our wedding weekend to life in Chamonix. Our wedding felt truly magical and was far better than we could have ever imagined which is a testament to all of your hard work during the run up and your organizational skills on the day! Friends and family have been raving about the beautiful location, delicious food, fantastic atmosphere and seamless flow which allowed us to just relax and enjoy being a part of it all too. You enthusiastically embraced our random mix of American and Spanish requests, from finding suitable rehearsal dinner/welcome drinks venues to providing churros and chocolate after midnight – we simply could not have made it all happen without you! Your professionalism, support and local knowledge were indispensable in making it an unforgettable weekend for all – many, many thanks!!
Ingrid & Michael
When we first decided to have our wedding in the South of France, our goal was to have an intimate destination event, where the destination did most of the work. What we didn’t realize was that even if the destination was doing most of the work, that still left a lot of work for us to do! Fortunately, Monica came to the rescue. There are a million details to consider even after you choose all of your venues, vendors, and your schedule and even though we are a pretty organized couple, Monica helped us stay on top of everything leading up to the wedding that kept us totally at ease. Her organizational skills are top notch, and this was so helpful when planning a wedding abroad. More importantly, Monica and her colleague Estelle made the entire wedding weekend run beyond smoothly. From the rehearsal ceremony to the rehearsal dinner to the ceremony to the reception, Monica managed every detail so we could just enjoy spending time with our family and friends. We spent the entire weekend relaxed and happy! We have received numerous thank you notes from guests for how well-executed the wedding was and we will sing Monica’s praises to anyone who will listen!
Phil & Kate
When planning our wedding the first thing that Katie and I agreed on was that we didn’t want to get married in the UK. After hours of trawling the Internet we kept coming back to the Haute Wedding website and we were really drawn in by some of the ideas in the inspiration section. After a few emails and calls with Estelle we decided to do a classic Chamonix wedding. Having only been to Chamonix once before, a long time ago, we relied on Estelle for everything! She gave us lots of options for every part of the wedding including recommending 3 reception venues and setting up a tasting at each during our planning visit. Chamonix was a great choice due to the short traveling distance from Geneva airport, the range of hotels available in the centre and the outstanding choices of restaurants to choose from. Our wedding would not have been possible without Estelle; from sorting the basic things like transport and the chapel to all the inspirational touches like hot chocolate outside the chapel and nannies for the kids! Thank you so much for making our day so special and so easy!
Martine & Tom
Thank you so much for all the support. Your effort and ideas made our wedding perfect. You have been very flexible, professional, friendly and supportive. Without you the wedding would have been much more stressful; you took away all the tension during the day. And of course, you saved us, by getting the cake, we forgot to pick up… Thanks a lot and we wish you all the best!
Carla & Mike
Being the excellent potential husband I was, I decided the best idea was to let my future wife organise the wedding. As it transpired, that was too much for one person to do; it’s not simple trying to do so in Britain, it was going to be near enough impossible doing it several hundred miles remotely. Haute Wedding already knew all the people we would have been trying to contact in the area such as the venues, florist, baker, hairdressers etc and the amount of time and money they saved us in negotiating deals with these companies and locations easily paid for the fees to Haute Wedding. Having someone there on the day was invaluable too, having time to pick up on all the small things that make it perfect that would be really hard to do on your own. We both had an incredible day thanks to Monica and the Haute Wedding team and can’t recommend them enough!
Amanda & Duncan
As I am writing this both Duncan and I are suffering from post wedding day depression in the best possible way. If we could relive every moment, we would do so in a heartbeat. Thank you for helping us create the best day of our lives! You were so amazing in ensuring that everything ran smoothly and as a result, we were totally stress free. Every little thing was thought of and instead of feeling contrived, our guests felt that it was all genuine and special. Thank you so much for pointing us in the right direction with our suppliers. All of your recommendations were spot on from the band to Charlie and Sue. We will always appreciate all that you have done for us and look forward to welcoming you for dinner soon!!
Carla & Alistair
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Emily & Matt
A week on and we are still on a post-wedding come down but the memories of our Wedding Day (weekend) immediately lift our spirits back up! It’s such a cliché but we really did have the best day of our lives and although we planned every detail with you it was still better than we ever imagined it could be. We had lots of comments in the lead up to our big day from people saying how calm we both were, In truth, we were so relaxed about the whole thing because we were working with you which made us feel that everything was in control. From now on my advice to any future Bride and Groom will be to get wedding planning support, it definitely stopped us from ripping out our own hair or each other!! We knew we wanted to get Married in the Alps but as a couple based in London had no idea where to start to find a ceremony venue, reception venue, flowers, celebrant, transport and you were able to provide us with all of these. The contacts you provided us with proved to be 5*. Not only did you provide us with lots of options to help us pick and choose the setting for our wedding and other decisions early in the planning stages having you there on the day, but all day was also invaluable. A destination wedding for a couple who don’t speak the language or know the area had the potential to be a logistical nightmare but for us, this was not the case. We said how we would like things to look and run and you made this happen for us. You helped us create our perfect wedding and for that, we’ll be forever grateful!
Emma & Uli
Uli & I wanted to say once again how hugely grateful we are for everything you did to save our wedding day! It turned out to be everything we could have imagined despite all the drama and we enjoyed ourselves so so much. You were of course amazing from start to finish and we couldn’ thank you enough for the very important role that you played. We are now very happily married and will never forget our very special wedding planner. Thanks a million again!!!
Shaun & Maria
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Laura & Benoit
We could not have done this day without you. I wanted to thank you so much for all of you help, support, ideas and enthusiasm throughout the process. The day would not have been half of as successful without you – and with you taking the lead on everything, Benoit and I were really able to relax and enjoy our friends and family. I was not stressed at all!! (a rarity) And Benoit was able to do everything that he wanted to with our family and friends, including Char A Voile and a bike ride the morning of the wedding. My parents wanted me to extend a special Thank You as they thought that the wedding was absolutely spectacular!
Kathleen & Guillaume
Our wedding was in the beautiful and quaint city, Chamonix. Our wedding requirements were complex and the date was only 9 months out. In addition, I have high expectations of planners because I am a planner myself. I’m a Program Manager at a big consulting firm in the US. After interviewing a considerable amount of companies I decided to work with Haute Wedding. Working with them was really easy! They are professional, organized, transparent, and prompt. They listened carefully to what we asked for and delivered on their promises. As a result, all the planning went smoothly, and the day of the wedding was a dream come true! I would highly recommend Haute Wedding to anyone! They made sure that Guillaume and I were able to focus on enjoying our day.
Anya & Matt
We’ve always known we wanted to hold our wedding in Chamonix. Since our first trip there; not even a year into our relationship, we fell in love with the skiing, apres-ski and everything in between. The French Alps are the crossroads of warm alpine heartiness, breathtaking mountain vistas, and sophisticated French style – where better to have a wedding. Unfortunately, the benefit of knowing exactly where you want to celebrate your big day comes with the challenges of planning it. Add to it living a thousand miles away and a mastery of the French language that only a skier can appreciate, and you realize you need some help. Monica and Haute Weddings did a magnificent job; being there from the beginning to help us explore our many options, to the very end; making sure all of our guests made it home safely. Our wedding was not a simple one – guests coming from all over the world (as far as Hong Kong and New York), events planned over several days, and a wedding ceremony that was held in 2 venues (one of them outside in the middle of January). Everything was executed perfectly and professionally. We happily spent the entire evening celebrating with our family and friends, knowing that all was intrusted, expert hands.
Sarah & Mike
As Australians recently engaged and newly living abroad, we were challenged by how to make the most of the unique snow and travel opportunities in our year away as well as wanting to share our dream day with family and friends near and far. A destination wedding in the stunning winter setting of the French Alps was a perfect fit. As a bride to be away from the familarity and supports of home, planning a wedding in a foreign country contending with language barriers and travel logistics for 40 Australians largely unfamiliar with a European winter was a bit overwhelming to say the least! I needn’t have worried as Monica and Haute Weddings have the destination wedding business covered. Their extensive range of venues and vendors as well as invaluable local knowledge ensured we were given a selection of excellent quality packages/suppliers to suit a range of budgets from the flowers, music, photographer, guest transport, pre and post wedding dining, catering and activity options, nothing was too much trouble. I was quite particular about the styling, stationary, decorations and DIY touches I wanted for the day and did a lot of this myself, but I have no doubt as Haute Weddings continue to evolve their business model this service will continue to be developed and integrated for brides wanting a no fuss approach. We also did a lot of research and visited Chamonix twice in the lead up, which, while not essential, ensured a good familiarity with the mountain and the sort of transport, accommodation and dining options available which helped to ensure seamless travel logistics for our guests arriving from the other side of the world. Monica was always available online and in person throughout the 6 months lead up to the big day and was more than happy to to meet with us, provide guidance, style advice, enthusiasm and reassurance when I needed it! Her biggest asset was the ability to pull everything together on the day, as a consistent, bubbly yet calming presence to ensure we, as well as our guests, were where we needed to be and when(!) and were left to simply enjoy the magical setting around us. I couldn’t have asked for a more fabulous location than the local chapel and five star luxury hamlet hotel and am so grateful to Haute Wedding for making our winter wonderland wedding dream come true!!.