Lauren & Ryan
Our wedding day in the French Alps was the perfect alpine dream wedding and surpassed anything we could have envisaged. When Ryan mentioned getting married in the Alps, I wasn’t sure how we would go about or achieve this, Haute Wedding made all of this possible.
Having all of our friends and loved ones in our favourite place for our wedding was beyond magical and also so unique and different.
It would not have been at all possible without Monica, we have made a life long friend in her and can’t thank her enough for making our day so special. From a year of planning, visits to the venue, florist, food tasting, phone calls, whatsapps, emails, our vision became reality and we made a great team. We will be forever grateful for Monica’s help in picking the perfect suppliers – the flowers, the food, saxophone player, singer, and decor were out of this world.
The day was simply the best day of our lives and is a constant reminder of how wonderful life can whilst we are going through such uncertain and worrying times.
Forever grateful and look forward to visiting Chamonix soon, a place forever special to us.
Michael & Neil
My now-husband and I had been working with Monica and her team at Haute Wedding for a little over a year to organize our Big Day on the French Riviera and we couldn’t have wished for a better overall experience! We loved how proactive, organized and professional they all are, and Monica herself is a true magician (also a virtuous maestro) who put it all together. We had initially contacted Sarah Haywood’s team to enquire about their services, we wanted a luxurious, high-end wedding thinking a ‘celebrity planner’ would be up to par with our expectations…they did not compare in any way whatsoever to Haute Wedding.
The combination of warmth and professionalism we received from Monica was genuine and beyond compare. We found out about Haute Wedding on Vogue’s list of Best Wedding Planners (published in May 2018) and this brought us to Monica! All in all, thanks to her expertise and dedication, we have spent the absolute best three days of our lives and every one of our guests felt the same way. So thank you, Monica and the Haute Wedding team, for all you’ve done for us! When can we do it again?!”
Hilary & Patrick
Katherine & Farzan
Monica went above and beyond our expectations. Without her knowledge and experience, we wouldn’t have been able to execute the dream elopement that she brought to life. She helped us curate an ensemble of high-quality vendors.
The cinematic work of our photographer has taken our breath away. The videographers composed a beautiful film vignette that captured the magic of our special day. Our vintage Triumph TR4 gave us the opportunity to chase the final rays of sunlight in the hills of Provence. The string trio created the perfect soundtrack to match the romance of our day. These include just a few highlights from the many elements that Monica planned so meticulously.
Monica managed the cadence of the day in a way that allowed us to be present in the moment. Monica was professional yet personal. Her energy is warm and welcoming. We’re grateful for the connection we’ve made and look forward to sharing life updates for years to come.
Monica’s assistant, Kerry, was an absolute delight to work with as well. Her attentiveness and enthusiasm were greatly appreciated. The two of them make a strong and fun team to work with. Being a part of Haute Wedding has been such a positive experience! We highly recommend this company to anyone looking for a high-quality destination wedding planner.
Claire & Matthew – London
Incredible from start to finish. Claire and I were looking for someone with local knowledge, professional, organized and calm. Monica over-delivered on every single point.
Her attention to details alongside her very strong sense of caring made her the best partner we had to build and deliver our perfect wedding. She has been helping us from the very beginning. She managed to narrow the choices by always making relevant suggestions. She kept a big smile and positive energy throughout. Absolutely outstanding service.
Lexie & Jack
Heidi – Mother of the Bride – Lexie & Jack
Monica is a miracle worker with extraordinary attention to detail. She never lost sight of the big picture and delivered an exquisitely beautiful, pinch-me-this-can’t-be-real wedding weekend that surpassed everyone’s wildest dreams! She assembled a dream team of photographers, videographers, musicians, makeup and hair artists; attended to floral arrangements, catering, scheduling, seating charts, transportation logistics, and financial transactions; brilliantly fielded a last-minute curveball from Mother Nature; and, working tirelessly behind the scenes, added such a warm, caring, personal touch to the whole experience that she seemed like a treasured friend or family member.
Everyone should be lucky enough to experience a wedding planned by Monica. I cannot recommend her highly enough: there aren’t enough stars to do her justice. Thank you, Monica, for giving all of us a highlight reel of memories to last a lifetime!
Alison & Bobby
Vikki & Blair
My husband and I cannot thank Monica and Charlie enough for all their effort and work which they did for our dream wedding in Chamonix! Everything was perfect! Monica our wedding planning is truly worth her weight in gold. We couldn’t have done it without her! We had a fair idea of what we wanted on our day, but Monica’s interpretations were so much better than what we had expected. The day was flawless!
Monica is a warm, professional, thoughtful and efficient person, she made planning our wedding stress-free and on the wedding day, we did not feel any stress at all! She and Charlie made us feel relaxed during the whole process as we knew if there was an issue they would have it sorted. We can’t thank Monica, Charlie and the Haute team enough for making our dreams come true!
Tim & Tara
We have literally just been talking about how amazing you were! Thank you so much for all of your support over the past few weeks, you have been a hugely calming and reassuring voice and we are so grateful for all of your hard work and incredible organization. Everyone who was working with you commented on how great you had been, so a huge thank you again from us!
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!
Sally – Mother of the Groom – 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
Maria & Lauri
Estelle at Haute Wedding planned our wedding which was held in Chamonix in winter 2018. She immediately understood what we wanted, coordinated and planned everything so well – also accommodating our local traditions. The day was just the way we wanted it – cozy feeling, beautiful venue, excellent food and warmth in the air – and also our guests have many times spoken of it as an unforgettable week and day – a big thank you for that Estelle <3 we can highly recommend her services for anyone in the Alps or beyond
Charlie & Wayne
Anna was not only our wedding planner but more than that, she was ( and is) a complete superstar! From the very first time we sat down together, Anna totally understood what we wanted for our wedding day and worked with us to achieve it. She was a fantastic support throughout the planning process, keeping in touch regularly and providing all the advice and support we needed. On the day, we couldn’t have asked for a calmer, more professional (and smily) person to be in charge! She charmed our guests, kept our suppliers in line and did the most incredible job transforming our venue into something that was beyond my wildest Pinterest board dreams! My husband and I still talk about the moment the light faded and her amazing evening decoration ideas lit up and took our breath away. We had the most wonderful, stress free wedding day and the credit for that really does go to Anna and her amazing skills!
Barry & Aine
We had Anna as our wedding planner for our wedding in June 2018 at the Grand Hotel du Cap Ferrat in the South of France. We cannot recommend Anna highly enough. My husband and I both have busy jobs in Dublin, Ireland and organising a wedding in another country with a four-month turn around time was no mean feat! Anna was integral to the success of the day and most especially making the day super stress free for us both. Anna was gently persistent with us to ensure we were organised. She was also so diligent in getting the perfect suppliers from flowers to music and we could not have been happier with our magic weekend with our families and friends.
Nadine & Will
“Wouldn’t have been possible without Monica”
We got married in Saint 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
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 Wedding 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 Wedding 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 Wedding 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 Wedding 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!
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!!
Eric & Seaman
We would like to say thank you for helping us on our wedding. It is not common for people from Hong Kong to have their big day miles away from their hometown, but Seaman & I still wanted to have a wedding ceremony in South of France. We love this place so much.
At the beginning, we were so frustrated as we hadn’t received positive feedback from another planner because of the language barrier (we cannot speak French). You cannot imagine how happy we were when we received the active response from Haute Wedding.
We felt so lucky to have you & your team communicating with different parties, providing us suggestions on multiple aspects (such as venue, flowers, live band, transportation) & also coordinating on the wedding day. The professional work from your team made our wedding perfect. The whole trip is really one of the most unforgettable moments in our lives. The wedding was so smooth, everyone was so happy.
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 Wedding 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 familiarity 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 Wedding 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 Wedding 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!! -S&M Australia
Aylin & Can
After I proposed to my now loving husband, he wanted to take the lead in organizing the wedding. We always knew that we wanted a destination wedding lasting about 2 days with our closest friends. So he started to look for some destinations as well as a wedding planner. He made the best choice finding Anna.
From the moment we met with Anna until the day after the wedding she worked real hard to make everything perfect. Everyone around was warning that things may go during wedding days and we should be ready for and not upset about the things going not as planned.
Apparently, these people have not met Anna. With her marvellous effort throughout the whole process and with great help of Monica during the day of the wedding, everything went perfect – even better than planned. Thanks to Anna and Monica, we had the best weekend of our lives. They don’t just plan weddings, they also manage to make some of our real extraordinary wishes real like; organizing a Zumba class for the day after, making it possible for many not-so–sober people to jump into the pool at 3AM and making sure everyone returned to their rooms safe and sound (rumor says that bride jumped in with the gown 🙂 ) or even producing a paper cut-out of our lovely dog Bambam – who could not be with us that weekend. If you want to have some difference then you definitely need Anna and Monica. Love, Aylin & Can!
Caroline & Dan
As soon as we got engaged we knew that the place we wanted to be married was Chamonix. With us not being local we knew we would need a planner to assist us with our day.
From the offset Monica stood out. She listened to what we wanted from our wedding day and took the time to get to know us both personally so our wedding day represented us and who we are. No detail went unnoticed and nothing was too much trouble.
She completely took the stress out of the day and gave us the chance to enjoy every single moment! Her guidance, support and efficiency was incredible. We can’t thank her enough for making our wedding day so perfect. Thank you Monica!!! We can’t wait to meet up next time we are back in Chamonix – Love Caz & Dan
Anna Marie & Ben
Every so often in life you stumble over a hidden gem and Monica at Haute Wedding definitely wins this award. Chamonix has been our playground for the last seven years and was the obvious location for our wedding celebration. However our work commitments spread across Abu Dhabi, East Timor and Australia and a lack of french created a particular logistical challenge behind this decision. Luckily the power of google search and several emails later Monica was fully onboard to help plan and organise the big day.
A regular stream of emails circumnavigated the world with efficient progress updates as Monica juggled various suppliers and negotiated contracts. Her enthusiasm, impeccable taste and seemingly endless local contacts in the valley eased the plethora of decisions…band, photographer, make up, hair and flower etc. Unforeseen last minutes changes and challenges were dealt with professionalism and solved immediately that allowed us to spend time with family and friends.
The Hotel overlooking the Mer de Glace for our reception venue was a simply magical. The combination of the vintage train, perfectly chilled champagne, stunning views, clear blue skies, jazz band and delicious cuisine was perfect. Monica maintained a discrete and watchful eye over the entire proceedings yet no request or detail was too small for her attention. Ultimately a massive thank you; our amazing wedding that surpassed our dreams could not have happened without you. Looking forward to seeing you in the future to enjoy the great outdoors of Chamonix.
Streisan & Jason
We had a wedding that exceeded every possible expectation in Chamonix. Anna at Haute Wedding was a key part of the organisation and was invaluable with her strong local contacts and local language skills.
Anna’s kindness, good nature and patience as well as her professionalism and attention to detail mean that we will miss being in regular touch with her. A huge thank you from us both. -Jason & Streisan
Jenny & Paddy
Thank you again for the flawless attention to detail that you gave to everything! It all ran so smoothly and even though its always sad when great days are over its a much better feeling reminiscing about a great day then worrying that things wont go to plan. It was so calming having you there on the day and in the lead up pulling everything together for us, we cant thank you enough. All our friends and family complimented how lovely you were to them all and couldn’t praise the whole day enough. IT WAS AMAZING!! I cant believe how it all worked out so well and how much fun we both had. We loved it, I want to do it all again next year!! – Paddy & Jenny March 19, 2012
Claire & Dom
Anna and Monica did a fabulous job organising our wedding in Chamonix . Which otherwise would have been a nightmare to try and do from Australia, what with a busy work schedule.
They found the perfect venue which was totally us , and the day ran without a hitch , they even got the weather perfect just the right amount of snow and sunshine! Nothing was ever a problem, things would be organized and confirmed within the week.Both girls living in Chamonix is an added bonus as they know the area intimately and have a great working relationship with local businesses.
Thanks particularly to Anna for making the day a hassle free event and for all your creative ideas. I would highly recommend Haute pursuit weddings to anyone considering getting married in Chamonix , it really is a spectacular and special place . Keep up the good work girls . Love Claire and Domenic Cowdell ( Down under !! ) April 20, 2012 Chamonix
Kristell & Dom
Nous avons rencontré Monica 1 an et demi avant le mariage, soit largement à l’avance. Mais habitant Genève, il était important pour nous d’avoir un contact à l’endroit où nous avons voulu nous marier avec des solutions grâce à ses contacts. On a voulu tout organiser nous-mêmes, mais Monica nous a été indispensable à des moments-clés de nos préparatifs. Grâce à elle nous avons pu avoir une cérémonie dans la plus jolie des chapelles avec un merveilleux célébrant, du chauffage, un guitariste pour nous accompagner sur le chemin vers la Cabane, des rendez-vous coiffeur/manucure, un cocktail dinatoire la veille du mariage avec les invités déjà arrivés, un déjeuner le dimanche midi et surtout… n’avoir besoin de s’occuper de rien le jour J et profiter de chaque instant…Magnifique!!
Dawn & Ian
Haute Wedding is a team of professional, knowledgeable women who speak fluent French, and are great positive people to have around at (inevitable!) moments of stress. You can rely on them 110%.
For us, choosing to marry in a foreign country, with no family out here prior to the wedding, without Haute Wedding, our day, for me (the bride!) would NOT have been enjoyable. I am a control person, a designer, naturally a ‘last-minuter’ and I have attention to detail !!!! ahhh!!! They tell you forget *everything*, and just enjoy yourself; this, I DID!!!!
On the day itself, they are there, all day, in the background, just making your amazing day exactly that; any hiccup, any problem, be it venue, food, church, guest, I didn’t know a thing; just occasionally I saw Monica’s smiling face, as always.
With matters we hadn’t even thought about they pulled out the stops and helped us fill the gaps we hadn’t realized were there. I cannot thank Haute Wedding enough; without them, I WOULD NOT HAVE ENJOYED the most important and unique day of my life with my partner Ian.
We used Haute Wedding for pre-wedding advice, liaison with wedding service providers, translation for official stuff, and ‘hand over’ for the week before and on the day. I recommend them without any hesitation to make your day enjoyable and your own, get help, and don’t look elsewhere for who to help you!
Aneta & Phil
The minute we knew we wanted to get married in France we realised we would need someone local to help us plan our dream wedding. Hiring Monica to help us with the planning was the best decision we made. From the outset, she found us the suppliers that were right for us – a beautifully picturesque venue, an experienced and dedicated caterer with a delicious menu, an incredibly creative florist, amongst other things.
More importantly, she saved us time and money (and our sanity) by liaising with suppliers, handling the negotiations and getting us the best deals where possible – attempting to do this ourselves in a foreign country with full time jobs would have been impossible. Our French is pretty basic so her fluency as well as her delightful charm and friendliness made it possible for us to establish great relationships with all those that worked on our wedding, not to mention going above and beyond what was required by them to provide a truly seamless and flawless service on the day itself. On the actual wedding day, we did not worry one single bit and thoroughly enjoyed our moment. After our three day event (which Monica oversaw perfectly) we were sad to say goodbye to Monica as we truly felt we made a friend for life!
Janice & Martin
Words cannot adequately convey our deep appreciation for all you did for us. Your guidance helped create the magic of a wonderful wedding day for us and took such a load from us in the organization and preparation. Thanks again for your professionalism, attention to detail, but most of all your friendship and support. Love, Janice & Martin South Africa & Germany, living in Switzerland January 8, 2011
Nicolas & Louis
We couldn’t have asked for a better person to help plan our wedding. Monica was always available to answer our questions and very quick to reply to any issue either by email or phone. During the organization stage she present us with a lot of great options, all very closely matching our requirements. In the run up to the wedding she was always at hand to be contacted and showed great local knowledge which came in a treat.
On the wedding day itself she was awesome, she mixed in well with all the friends and family and just seemed like another guest, while clearly staying in control and managing everything hands on. She was always very good at being tough when needed. Thanks so much. – Chamonix, March 24, 2011
Tara & John
I am so happy to have let Haute Wedding plan my day. Our wedding was very unconventional but right from the first email, Monica listened to all my plans and she had great suggestions. After months of emailing back and forth, when we finally met in person the morning before the wedding it felt like sitting down with a good friend for a coffee. The wedding day went smooth and Monica was there every step of the way. She blended right in along with all of our friends, so well that we invited her to join us for dinner a few days later. She was easy and comfortable to talk to. She spoke French and handled all the details of cable car rides and dinner plans. Our wedding day was perfect and we couldn’t have done it without help from Monica and Haute Wedding, I would recommend them to anyone having a wedding in France. Tara & John Squaw Valley, California USA April 11, 2011
Lisa & Patrick
We are so grateful for all your assistance prior to and on the day of our wedding. Your knowledge of Chamonix & professionalism was evident from our first meeting and was carried over to our wedding day. You highlighted things that we had not thought about and helped us to organise all the fine details with such ease. Without your help, the day would not have run so smoothly and the guests would not have had such an amazing experience.
Knowing that you were there to oversee everything, put both Patrick and I at ease. Every Bride should look at having a wedding planner like you, as part of there wedding as the day goes by so quickly and having to worry about details on the day, would make it go even quicker! We consider ourselves blessed to have had the opportunity to work with you and sincerely thank you for making our wedding day dreams come true! Thanks so much, Lisa & Patrick
Lucy & Martin
I’ve been back at my desk for about an hour and a half and I am missing emailing you already! It is very odd not having a fun wedding planning email to read. I’m not sure where I start telling you what an absolutely amazing time we had at the wedding, the whole thing was absolutely perfect, which was mainly down to you. We are so so grateful for all your help with the wedding. You made everything run so perfectly and so smoothly. I’m not sure I can say thank you enough! All the guests at the wedding had a brilliant time, it is going to be an amazing memory for all of us. Love, Lucy
Liz & Melvin
You have been incredibly helpful and supportive of our various visions throughout this process and it doesn’t need to be said that we could never have pulled off this fantastic day without you! We appreciate that we have changed our minds a fair amount, run a few circles, and made some odd requests and you have dealt with it all with a smile and a lot of patience. Overall a really great experience working with you and we would recommend you to anyone thinking of having an alpine or lake wedding. You really have helped make our dream wedding come true and you have been reliable and trustworthy throughout this whole process. We hope that all your couples have the same wonderful day as we had- you should take a lot away knowing how you contribute to making lots of people very happy 🙂 Looking forward to seeing you again in the future!! Liz & Melvin Chamonix – July 8, 2011 London, England
Brea & Zach
We have no idea what to say to thank you enough for the perfect day. We will carry this day with us forever and always remember what a special part of it you were. You made it perfect beyond words. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts….. We had one last request if possible, would we be able to get an old horseshoe from the guy that took us on the horse and carriage ride. We would love an old used one that he doesn’t need anymore. We would just love that to hang above our doorway as “good luck” in our marriage and as a reminder of our most amazing day Thank you again for everything and we can’t thank you enough. Sincerely, The New Mr. and Mrs. S….!!!!!! June 2, 2010