“Planning our wedding in Seattle while living in London, in under 10 months, was always
going to be a big task. We knew hiring the right coordinator was essential to making it all
happen! We feel unbelievably lucky to have found Melissa and Bright Side Events. During
the process, Melissa was always super quick to respond to any inquiry and her knowledge
and experience was invaluable. On the day she commanded a perfectly run ship with the
most amazing sense of calm and the biggest smile. Our wedding was a dream come true,
and it quite honestly would not have been possible without her! Thank you, Melissa, for
being an essential part of our perfect day :)”
- Laura, Bride

“After volunteering with Melissa for Get Hitched Give Hope over the past year or so, I
finally got the chance to work with her on a wedding this past month. She was absolutely
spectacular! I'm a wedding photographer, so coordination and clarity are key in making
sure that the day runs as smoothly as possible. From the very first timeline email months
ago to the very last hug at the end of the wedding night, Melissa was a joy to work with.
When you work with Melissa you get someone who cares not only about making sure your
mutual client gets the wedding of their dreams, but who also does everything she can to
help you (and all the other wedding vendors) make that dream a reality. She is equal parts
professional, personable, and fun. I cannot recommend her enough!!”
- Amy, Photographer

“I'm convinced Melissa is the best in the wedding coordinating business! She was a joy to
work with, and she designed and coordinated a wedding more fun and beautiful than we
could have ever imagined. Countless friends, family members, and vendors who interacted
with her raved to us about how kind, organized, and effective she was. Throughout the
process of planning our wedding she provided the perfect amount of support, helping us
figure out our vision, providing excellent recommendations, communicating with vendors,
gently reminding us to stay on top of our to-do lists, and so much more. She made sure
that all of the day-of logistics were handled so that our family, my husband, and I could
relax and truly enjoy our special day. We couldn't be happier with the end result!”
- Michaela, Bride

“Everyone advised us that of all the expenses planning a wedding comes with, a day-of
coordinator was one that we would never regret. Everyone was right. We hired Melissa
as our day-of coordinator for our wedding this past September and it was one of the best
decisions we made!
Melissa was super friendly and it was comfortable talking with her from Day 1. She took
the time to get to know us as a couple, ask details about our lives, and wanted to know
what we envisioned for our wedding.
Melissa was so thorough, easy to get a hold of (you know, when you have a question at
2am and need to send an email?), and I had every confidence that she had every detail
covered. She was there for our rehearsal, took our DIY projects to and from the wedding,
and coordinated with all of vendors while making sure to keep us in the loop. She even
sent out a timeline for the big day to the wedding party as well as everyone involved.
When the big day came, I was able to step back, enjoy our day, and be really present in the
moment knowing that Melissa had it under control. If anything went wrong on the day of, I
had no idea because Melissa had everything taken care of.
Throughout the process, Melissa kept our minds at ease and seemed genuinely interested
in helping us coordinate a perfect day. A couple of weeks later, we were pleasantly
surprised when we found a wedding card she had written in our box.
Melissa is amazing! I've recommended her to all of my friends getting married this coming
year and wouldn't hesitate to hire her again for another big event (do I see a vow renewal
in my future??)!”
- Rona, Bride

“I cannot recommend Bright Side Events enough!!! Melissa was the day-of coordinator for
our wedding at Woodland Park Zoo last month and I don't know what we would have done
without her. Melissa keeps things easy for the bride, groom, and families! She moved
seemingly effortlessly through the wedding planning, the rehearsal, and the wedding day.
We met with her a few times before the wedding and I emailed back and forth with her
many times - she has a very calming and reliable manner that helped me stay relaxed
through the entire process. Melissa is extraordinarily organized, she juggled many
requests with vendors/family members/friends efficiently and effectively, and she does all
of it with a genuine smile! She is a joy to work with and if I could give her more than 5 stars
I would! Not only did my husband and I enjoy working with her, but we received
outstanding feedback from multiple vendors and guests on Melissa's ability to keep things
simple, easy, and on track. I will be recommending her services to all newly engaged
- Brooke, Bride

“I worked with Melissa in the fall of 2016 to coordinate my company's holiday party. She
did a stellar job so when I got engaged shortly thereafter I hired her to coordinate my
wedding and she was nothing short of awesome throughout the entire process. Our
wedding day was perfect. Melissa thought of everything and didn't skip a beat. I felt like
she had the entire day completely under control, managed and organized. My husband
and I didn't need to worry about a thing. We also really enjoyed the planning process with
Melissa. She was super responsive, fun to interact with and I could always count on her for
an honest opinion when I wasn't sure what my expectations should be form certain
vendors. Melissa has a unique perspective considering she not only plans and coordinates
weddings but as Axis' coordinator she's also on the other side of wedding planning as a
vendor. The best thing about Melissa was her demeanor and attitude throughout the
process. Melissa is so calm and pleasant and easy to be around. Multiple people at our
wedding and members of our wedding party also commented on her demeanor and how
at ease she made everyone feel (while still getting everything done :)). Melissa is the best!”
- Leslie, Bride

“My husband and I were extremely happy with the service Melissa provided. We live in
Kansas and our daughter lives in Seattle and wanted to do a Seattle wedding. We were
worried about how much we would be able to help her from such a long distance. Our
daughter was also busy with work and school and somewhat new to the area. When we
met Melissa during our tour of Axis we were instantly impressed with her and excited to
learn that she was a wedding planner. We even changed the wedding date to a weekend
that she was available. She made the whole process seem easy for us and made it
manageable for our daughter. Melissa was so much help recommending vendors and
coordinating with them. We are so grateful to her. The wedding was beautiful and very
fun! We didn't have to worry about anything and the whole event ran so smoothly. We
have had so many people compliment us about the wedding and we owe it all to her!! We
are glad our daughter is married now but rather sad that we won't get to talk to Melissa as
- Joyce, Mother of the Bride

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