CHIC. PROFESSIONAL. HONEST.
Well, hey there!
I’m Michelle Proctor-Somers, Owner & Principal of this chic boutique event planning & management firm in the Washington DC metro area. I’m the petite, creative and motivating momentum behind Elle Somers Designs & Events. A PMI certified IT Project Manager by day, turned stylish wedding planner and event manager by night. You may be wondering what it means to be a PMI certified IT Project Manager. Well, that just means that I have multiple years of experience leading & directing projects and I am tech savvy. Both of which will be beneficial to you on this journey. There are so many moving parts that have to align to create those gorgeous events you see on social media. You’ll want to feel confident that you’re leaving these things in competent hands. With my firm, you get all of that, with dashes of chic-ness & stylishness. What more could you ask for?
For me, my path into event planning actually began many moons ago, when I would plan recruiting events for my then employer, in a former career. Fast forward to 2017, I get engaged myself and I start planning & designing my own wedding. I was involved in every little detail up until that final moment when I had to take off my ‘Creative Director’ tiara so I could just relax and BE the bride!
For my husband & I, our wedding day was what special memories are made of. We had the best time celebrating with loved ones. So, once I came down from the high of being a new Mrs., I knew that I wanted to help others see their visions come to life, not just for weddings, but all celebrations and special events. I totally relate to being vested in the end results of these special occasions. We become #friends and I become invested in you & your success. This is why I do what I do.
When I’m not working, I spend time with family & close friends, especially my Mr., my niece & four nephews, who keep my heart on full. Otherwise, my husband and I are slowly but surely ticking off our travel bucket list. There’s so much to see in this world & we want to see it!