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Michelle Garibay Events

Murrieta , CA

LOCATION

29910 Murrieta Hot Springs Rd., Suite G-139
Murrieta, CA US 92563 (map)

PHONE

808-228-3591

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Michelle Garibay Events provides wedding planning and coordination in Temecula Wine Country, San Diego, Orange County and on the island of O’ahu. With Southern California as our home... Read more
Michelle Garibay Events provides wedding planning and coordination in Temecula Wine Country, San Diego, Orange County and on the island of O’ahu. With Southern California as our home again after 5 years in in paradise, we specialize in O’ahu destination weddings and Temecula winery weddings offering personalized service with a concierge approach for couples with very discerning tastes in decor, private venues and food and beverage. Contact us today to learn more!

Our philosophy is to personalize our service to your needs and vision - a direct reflection of your style and personality. Let us deliver a stylish, organized but enjoyable, fun and memorable event that exceeds your expectations.

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INFO FOR WEDDING PLANNING

What types of weddings do you accommodate?
Destination, Military
What wedding planning services do you offer?
Day-of Coordinator, Full Planning, Partial Planning
How many planners do you work with?
We have 3 senior coordinators on location in Hawaii.
What style of wedding do you specialize in planning?
We specialize in custom oceanfront weddings.
What sizes of weddings have you coordinated in the past?
We coordinate weddings for as little as 10 guests up to 250 or more.
Which venues have you worked at or are familiar with?
Loulu Palm Estate, Lanikuhonua, The Kahala Resort, Moana Surfrider Hotel, Moli'i Gardens, private oceanfront estates and more.

REVIEWS

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Naomi
Wedding:
7/19/2014
5.0/5.0
Let me just preface by saying that my wedding venue (Callaway Vineyards in Temecula) prides itself in offering two venue coordinators as part of their wedding package. So, knowing that, my husband and I initially thought that it would be a waste of money to hire an event designer/wedding coordinator. As the planning progressed, we found that the term "venue coordinator" and "wedding coordinator" tends to be used interchangeably, when it's not the same thing. The Venue Coordinator will help assist you with all things venue-specific, but they're role doesn't include helping you with design thought leadership, ]timeline development, contacting all vendors, etc. Anyway, my point is that I realized TWO months before the wedding that I had to literally do everything myself....that is, until we hired Michelle and Samantha!! I’m so glad that we did!

Michelle worked with us for our event design & I am pleased with how everything turned out. Michelle provides thought leadership in her design recommendations & she will flat out tell you if something would look tacky or out of whack for your theme. So, just know that you are getting professional insights and the results definitely show. In the end, we had so many compliments from our guests as to how tasteful and beautiful our wedding looked! “Magazine-worthy”, as some said. She is also responsive and was great at working with our venue to ensure that details were ironed out.

Samantha was our day-of-coordinator and she was always there for us and our guests when anyone had any questions. She truly made everyone feel taken care of and comfortable. Also, Samantha ensured that I always had the wine I wanted at my table (with everything going on, a lot of brides don’t even get to eat or drink at their own wedding – so I really appreciated how she looked out for me so that I could enjoy my own wedding).

Long story short: I’m a fan and will highly recommend. Enough said!
Let me just preface by saying that my wedding venue (Callaway Vineyards in Temecula) prides itself in offering two venue Read more...
Let me just preface by saying that my wedding venue (Callaway Vineyards in Temecula) prides itself in offering two venue coordinators as part of their wedding package. So, knowing that, my husband and I initially thought that it would be a waste of money to hire an event designer/wedding coordinator. As the planning progressed, we found that the term "venue coordinator" and "wedding coordinator" tends to be used interchangeably, when it's not the same thing. The Venue Coordinator will help assist you with all things venue-specific, but they're role doesn't include helping you with design thought leadership, ]timeline development, contacting all vendors, etc. Anyway, my point is that I realized TWO months before the wedding that I had to literally do everything myself....that is, until we hired Michelle and Samantha!! I’m so glad that we did!

Michelle worked with us for our event design & I am pleased with how everything turned out. Michelle provides thought leadership in her design recommendations & she will flat out tell you if something would look tacky or out of whack for your theme. So, just know that you are getting professional insights and the results definitely show. In the end, we had so many compliments from our guests as to how tasteful and beautiful our wedding looked! “Magazine-worthy”, as some said. She is also responsive and was great at working with our venue to ensure that details were ironed out.

Samantha was our day-of-coordinator and she was always there for us and our guests when anyone had any questions. She truly made everyone feel taken care of and comfortable. Also, Samantha ensured that I always had the wine I wanted at my table (with everything going on, a lot of brides don’t even get to eat or drink at their own wedding – so I really appreciated how she looked out for me so that I could enjoy my own wedding).

Long story short: I’m a fan and will highly recommend. Enough said! Read less
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Jackie
Wedding:
8/8/2013
5.0/5.0
Professional. Organized. Dedicated. Knowledgeable. Hard-working.

Those are just a few words that describes our amazing wedding planner, Michelle Garibay.

Michelle is so incredibly organized, I honestly don't know how she does it! Our wedding was everything and more than we could have imagined. Michelle worked hard from the moment we had our initial consultation and was very prompt with communication which is what sealed the deal for us. I spent about a month researching wedding planners and I just wasn't getting timely responses from local wedding planners on Oahu. Being from the east coast, prompt communication was essential for us. Michelle is based out of CA but is very knowledgeable about and has great relationships with the vendors in Hawaii. Every vendor she recommended for our wedding did a remarkable job and I was so glad the night went on without any problems that we were aware of. We were able to enjoy the night without having to worry about anything. That in itself is worth it!

She was very realistic and upfront about what we could do with our budget. We appreciate that she respected our budget and still was able to create our vision

She has a keen eye for details and her ideas came to life and turned out beautifully. We were very impressed with her professionalism and her hard-working mentality. She really knows exactly what she is doing and words cannot express how grateful we are to have had the opportunity to work with her. I would absolutely recommend Michelle and her event planning services. She made the wedding planning process less stressful and actually enjoyable and fun!
Professional. Organized. Dedicated. Knowledgeable. Hard-working.

Those are just a few words that describes our Read more...
Professional. Organized. Dedicated. Knowledgeable. Hard-working.

Those are just a few words that describes our amazing wedding planner, Michelle Garibay.

Michelle is so incredibly organized, I honestly don't know how she does it! Our wedding was everything and more than we could have imagined. Michelle worked hard from the moment we had our initial consultation and was very prompt with communication which is what sealed the deal for us. I spent about a month researching wedding planners and I just wasn't getting timely responses from local wedding planners on Oahu. Being from the east coast, prompt communication was essential for us. Michelle is based out of CA but is very knowledgeable about and has great relationships with the vendors in Hawaii. Every vendor she recommended for our wedding did a remarkable job and I was so glad the night went on without any problems that we were aware of. We were able to enjoy the night without having to worry about anything. That in itself is worth it!

She was very realistic and upfront about what we could do with our budget. We appreciate that she respected our budget and still was able to create our vision

She has a keen eye for details and her ideas came to life and turned out beautifully. We were very impressed with her professionalism and her hard-working mentality. She really knows exactly what she is doing and words cannot express how grateful we are to have had the opportunity to work with her. I would absolutely recommend Michelle and her event planning services. She made the wedding planning process less stressful and actually enjoyable and fun! Read less
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Heidi
Wedding:
4/4/2012
5.0/5.0
Michelle Garibay Events was great!!!! My wedding in Hawaii was perfect, everything I dreamed about! Throughout the planning process, Michelle was great, creative, timely in her email responses, professional etc. I definitley recommend Michelle Garibay Events.
Michelle Garibay Events was great!!!! My wedding in Hawaii was perfect, everything I dreamed about! Throughout the Read more...
Michelle Garibay Events was great!!!! My wedding in Hawaii was perfect, everything I dreamed about! Throughout the planning process, Michelle was great, creative, timely in her email responses, professional etc. I definitley recommend Michelle Garibay Events. Read less
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Shanna
Wedding:
9/7/2011
5.0/5.0
Michelle and her amazing team at Blue Sky Productions were a dream to work with every step of the planning process.

When we first thought of hiring a wedding planner we debated for a long time if it was really worth the cost. I am happy to say that her fee was well worth it and more!

Michelle's responsiveness was top notch and she made me feel as though I was her only client, as my constant emails had replies waiting for me within minutes.

I was also a bit hesitant at first when I found out that Michelle wasn't going to be the day of the wedding planner (she was so great I couldn’t imagine anyone else being there) but she put me in the best hands ever when she set us up with Alicia for our wedding day coordinator.

Alicia was so sweet and made the wedding day flow so smoothly. All of my wedding party raved about her professionalism and her warm and friendly demeanour.

Both Michelle and Alicia were extremely flexible as well, I had 3 unexpected guests surprise us for our wedding day and Michelle and Alicia were so helpful they had it all arranged without my knowledge.

I would recommend Michelle and her company to anyone who is looking for a wedding planner with the best vendor contacts Hawaii has to offer, responds immediately to even your silliest questions, offers great advice, and makes your wedding day flaw free and the greatest day of your life.

You will not regret your decision hiring this company!

Many Mahalo Michelle & Alicia

Love The Johnston's
September 7th/2011
Michelle and her amazing team at Blue Sky Productions were a dream to work with every step of the planning process.
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Michelle and her amazing team at Blue Sky Productions were a dream to work with every step of the planning process.

When we first thought of hiring a wedding planner we debated for a long time if it was really worth the cost. I am happy to say that her fee was well worth it and more!

Michelle's responsiveness was top notch and she made me feel as though I was her only client, as my constant emails had replies waiting for me within minutes.

I was also a bit hesitant at first when I found out that Michelle wasn't going to be the day of the wedding planner (she was so great I couldn’t imagine anyone else being there) but she put me in the best hands ever when she set us up with Alicia for our wedding day coordinator.

Alicia was so sweet and made the wedding day flow so smoothly. All of my wedding party raved about her professionalism and her warm and friendly demeanour.

Both Michelle and Alicia were extremely flexible as well, I had 3 unexpected guests surprise us for our wedding day and Michelle and Alicia were so helpful they had it all arranged without my knowledge.

I would recommend Michelle and her company to anyone who is looking for a wedding planner with the best vendor contacts Hawaii has to offer, responds immediately to even your silliest questions, offers great advice, and makes your wedding day flaw free and the greatest day of your life.

You will not regret your decision hiring this company!

Many Mahalo Michelle & Alicia

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Kristal
Wedding:
3/21/2011
5.0/5.0
To say that my husband and I were satisfied with the service that Blue Sky Productions provided us for our North Shore Hawaii wedding would be a tremendous understatement. We were absolutely blown away by how amazingly attentive our coordinator, Alicia, was and how smoothly our entire wedding day ran as a result. I feel like its so cliché for a bride to describe her wedding as perfect, but I can't help but feel that way; the way everything came together truly took my breath away.

In the months leading up to the wedding Michelle Garibay took us through the potentially stressful planning process in a way that made it fun and enjoyable. Doing all of the planning from our home in Canada seemed way too daunting a task to undertake ourselves and once we staring working with Michelle, all the anxiety and stress gave way to excitement and anticipation. All of the vendors that Michelle recommended were amazing and went above and beyond any expectations that we had. The catering was absolutely delicious and the servers and bartender were exceptional! I kept hearing over and over from all the guests how good the service was.

Another comment that I kept hearing was how incredible the ukulele player was! That was just one of many elements that we didn't consider until we saw starting working with Michelle and Blue Sky Productions and it was one of our favourite parts.

I could go on and on about all the times I was so impressed and thankful throughout the day and night, but then this review would be a novel! So I'll finish by saying that I wish Alicia and Michelle could spend every day with me, organizing my life and making me feel good the way that they did leading up to and during our wedding. One moment during dinner, I looked over and saw Alicia entertaining our friend's baby so that the parent could enjoy their dinner and I heard numerous stories all night long about how she was making everyone's evening enjoyable and stress-free. Words cannot fully express how grateful we are that she was there and how wonderfully she handled the whole event. There was not one moment of the entire day or evening where I was stressed or even concerned about the logistics, vendors, timeline or anything! And that is solely because of Alicia, Michelle and the entire Blue Sky Productions team.

Although it was never spoken out loud, I know that our decision to hire a wedding planner for our wedding came across as a bit extravagant to some members of our family....I can tell you now, that I bet we won't go to another wedding in our family that doesn't have a wedding planner!!! And if any of them happen to be in California or Hawaii, you can bet we’ll be calling Blue Sky Productions!

Sincerely,

The Most Thankful Bride & Groom
Kristal & Geordie Macleod
To say that my husband and I were satisfied with the service that Blue Sky Productions provided us for our North Shore Read more...
To say that my husband and I were satisfied with the service that Blue Sky Productions provided us for our North Shore Hawaii wedding would be a tremendous understatement. We were absolutely blown away by how amazingly attentive our coordinator, Alicia, was and how smoothly our entire wedding day ran as a result. I feel like its so cliché for a bride to describe her wedding as perfect, but I can't help but feel that way; the way everything came together truly took my breath away.

In the months leading up to the wedding Michelle Garibay took us through the potentially stressful planning process in a way that made it fun and enjoyable. Doing all of the planning from our home in Canada seemed way too daunting a task to undertake ourselves and once we staring working with Michelle, all the anxiety and stress gave way to excitement and anticipation. All of the vendors that Michelle recommended were amazing and went above and beyond any expectations that we had. The catering was absolutely delicious and the servers and bartender were exceptional! I kept hearing over and over from all the guests how good the service was.

Another comment that I kept hearing was how incredible the ukulele player was! That was just one of many elements that we didn't consider until we saw starting working with Michelle and Blue Sky Productions and it was one of our favourite parts.

I could go on and on about all the times I was so impressed and thankful throughout the day and night, but then this review would be a novel! So I'll finish by saying that I wish Alicia and Michelle could spend every day with me, organizing my life and making me feel good the way that they did leading up to and during our wedding. One moment during dinner, I looked over and saw Alicia entertaining our friend's baby so that the parent could enjoy their dinner and I heard numerous stories all night long about how she was making everyone's evening enjoyable and stress-free. Words cannot fully express how grateful we are that she was there and how wonderfully she handled the whole event. There was not one moment of the entire day or evening where I was stressed or even concerned about the logistics, vendors, timeline or anything! And that is solely because of Alicia, Michelle and the entire Blue Sky Productions team.

Although it was never spoken out loud, I know that our decision to hire a wedding planner for our wedding came across as a bit extravagant to some members of our family....I can tell you now, that I bet we won't go to another wedding in our family that doesn't have a wedding planner!!! And if any of them happen to be in California or Hawaii, you can bet we’ll be calling Blue Sky Productions!

Sincerely,

The Most Thankful Bride & Groom
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Albert
Wedding:
12/11/2010
4.9/5.0
We got married this past December 11th, and Blue Sky Productions was our planner/coordinator/consultant.

Let me start by saying that if you’re looking for a wedding coordinator who is a pushover, you’re looking in the wrong place, because Michelle Garibay is not that. And I think that’s important in her line of work because her conviction in standing behind what she recommends demonstrates how much she believes in what she’s telling you. Anybody can make recommendations; Michelle stands by what she recommends! That’s not to say that Michelle is “pushy,” because she isn’t. She always defers to the client on the final decision. But when she makes recommendations, it’s usually for a good reason, and that reason is determined by her many years and many weddings of experience! That level of experience and expertise is what you get with Blue Sky Productions!

So if you’re looking for a coordinator who demonstrates the utmost professionalism, is willing to stick her neck out there and tell you how it is, and is also willing to stick her neck out there and tell the vendors how it is ON YOUR BEHALF, then you’ve come to the right place. Michelle has an impeccable reputation in the “wedding” community, and it is very well deserved. She ONLY works with quality vendors; she has a vast network of contacts; she works within the constraints of your budget; she is very responsive; she pays close attention to detail; and she has an amazing ability to visualize ideas and bring concepts into reality.

With all of that said, Michelle has also assembled a great team around her. Although Michelle did all of our planning and consultation beforehand, our day-of coordinator was Blue Sky Production’s Senior Coordinator, Jessica. Quite plainly speaking, Jessica was outstanding! That’s a credit to Michelle and her ability to mentor along and retain such quality talent on her team. That’s also a credit to the effort that both Michelle and Jessica put forth in the months and weeks leading up to the wedding! Jessica took charge of the entire day from beginning to end! If Jessica is your coordinator, you are in great hands! I really foresee Jessica as one of the young, up-and-coming talents, and I foresee her making a big splash in this community and this industry for years to come! She’s that good! And again – that’s a credit to Blue Sky Productions, as a whole, which from our experience with both Michelle and Jessica, is comprised only of TOP NOTCH TALENT!

As stated in a previous review, I encourage you to interview your potential wedding planners/coordinators to make sure that 1) they’re qualified, and 2) they’re a fit for your specific needs and workstyles. We did interview around, which ultimately led us to Blue Sky Productions. Needless to say, that was our last of those interviews. After meeting with Michelle and Jessica, we were convinced that there was no need to look further, and we couldn’t be happier with the decision!

We would recommend Blue Sky Productions to any potential bride and groom, with the utmost confidence in their ability to exceed expectations!
We got married this past December 11th, and Blue Sky Productions was our planner/coordinator/consultant.

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We got married this past December 11th, and Blue Sky Productions was our planner/coordinator/consultant.

Let me start by saying that if you’re looking for a wedding coordinator who is a pushover, you’re looking in the wrong place, because Michelle Garibay is not that. And I think that’s important in her line of work because her conviction in standing behind what she recommends demonstrates how much she believes in what she’s telling you. Anybody can make recommendations; Michelle stands by what she recommends! That’s not to say that Michelle is “pushy,” because she isn’t. She always defers to the client on the final decision. But when she makes recommendations, it’s usually for a good reason, and that reason is determined by her many years and many weddings of experience! That level of experience and expertise is what you get with Blue Sky Productions!

So if you’re looking for a coordinator who demonstrates the utmost professionalism, is willing to stick her neck out there and tell you how it is, and is also willing to stick her neck out there and tell the vendors how it is ON YOUR BEHALF, then you’ve come to the right place. Michelle has an impeccable reputation in the “wedding” community, and it is very well deserved. She ONLY works with quality vendors; she has a vast network of contacts; she works within the constraints of your budget; she is very responsive; she pays close attention to detail; and she has an amazing ability to visualize ideas and bring concepts into reality.

With all of that said, Michelle has also assembled a great team around her. Although Michelle did all of our planning and consultation beforehand, our day-of coordinator was Blue Sky Production’s Senior Coordinator, Jessica. Quite plainly speaking, Jessica was outstanding! That’s a credit to Michelle and her ability to mentor along and retain such quality talent on her team. That’s also a credit to the effort that both Michelle and Jessica put forth in the months and weeks leading up to the wedding! Jessica took charge of the entire day from beginning to end! If Jessica is your coordinator, you are in great hands! I really foresee Jessica as one of the young, up-and-coming talents, and I foresee her making a big splash in this community and this industry for years to come! She’s that good! And again – that’s a credit to Blue Sky Productions, as a whole, which from our experience with both Michelle and Jessica, is comprised only of TOP NOTCH TALENT!

As stated in a previous review, I encourage you to interview your potential wedding planners/coordinators to make sure that 1) they’re qualified, and 2) they’re a fit for your specific needs and workstyles. We did interview around, which ultimately led us to Blue Sky Productions. Needless to say, that was our last of those interviews. After meeting with Michelle and Jessica, we were convinced that there was no need to look further, and we couldn’t be happier with the decision!

We would recommend Blue Sky Productions to any potential bride and groom, with the utmost confidence in their ability to exceed expectations! Read less
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