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Choosing JCG Events as our wedding planners was the easiest decision we made throughout our planning process. My husband and I live in New York and we decided to have a destination wedding in Florida. We knew we needed boots on the ground to make everything run smoothly. JCG made it all possible…without this dynamic duo one could feel overwhelmed and lost with the endless choices. Once we hired JCG events, the wedding planning was set in motion. This team goes above and beyond for their clients. They seamlessly keep you on track with organized master lists, coordinating vendors, reviewing contracts, and remembering all the little details. They manage to do this without stressing you out or making you feel pressured. After each phone call or email, I would say to myself, WOW we really got this covered. JCG events is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to the wedding scene and network in their Florida area. We trusted JCG to hire many of our vendors that we were based in Florida. They introduced us to our photographers and we were over the moon with their work as well. Jessica and Michael make such a great team. You want them on your side not only when you are planning your wedding but also when you are at your wedding! The ‘day of coordinating’ is a must and will hopefully allow you to sit back and enjoy your special day. I wish I could grant Jessica and Michael 10 stars instead of 5 stars – they deserve it.
From start to finish, Jessica and Michael of JCG Events brought tremendous value to our destination wedding in Miami. They were professional, courteous, helpful, thoughtful, patient, knowledgeable and overall wonderful to work with. My husband and I are typical New Yorkers i.e. not exactly easy going and we pride ourselves on being extremely meticulous. As a result, we sometimes have unrealistically high expectations of others. Jessica and Michael did not disappoint and we were continuously impressed with how organized and coordinated they were throughout the entire wedding planning cycle. They rarely if ever left a single detail out of the equation. They thought of everything and always seemed to be one step ahead. They kept a great cadence going and we never felt rushed or behind schedule as it related to our 'to do' list. When our wedding week came around, they were warm, welcoming and attentive. Our wedding was simply magical and we owe so much to them. Choose JCG Events - you won't be disappointed!
JCG was wonderful to work with for our recent October wedding! Both Jessica and Michael are incredibly kind and calming. All of the vendors they suggested were stars, and in return every vendor had nothing but high praises for them. If I could do it all over again, I would choose to work with them in a heartbeat. They were prepared, organized and minded all the small details. I am eternally grateful!
Michael and Jessica were absolutely wonderful to work with to plan our wedding! A great husband and wife duo who really balance each other out - Michael with the knack for negotiations, transportation & food and Jessica with the eye for flowers, decor, design - and together made sure that our wedding day was everything we dreamed. The vendors they recommended were fantastic and I completely trusted them to deliver and they certainly did. They were calm and resassuring throughout the entire planning process and really guided us to make the right decisions. As a pretty laid back bride who works in the events business, it was just a pleasure to work with planners who matched my style, nurtured our vision, had great communication, provided value, very responsive and overall just incredibly nice people. I miss speaking with them so often!!! I highly recommend using Jessica & Michael if you're getting married in the Miami area!!
As I look back at all my wedding pictures, I am overwhelmed with gratitude. I've been to several weddings in my life--and I know what they say--nothing goes as planned--but I can honestly say NOTHING went as planned at my wedding--but EVERYTHING was absolutely magical--and it was ALL because of my team of vendors. Michael and Jessica were incredibly professional, efficient, timely, great listeners throughout the entire process. My wedding was an all outdoor wedding, and the day of my wedding there was 9 inches of rain (the most that area has seen)! In addition to that, my hairstylist had a stroke at the venue as the bridal party was walking in to get their hair done. So let's just say it all started off rocky. Jessica's face never seemed alarmed or worried, which put me at such ease. She gave me such peace with her kind, optimistic and warm character, while Michael was out there getting after it (in a suit) while it was pouring down rain because he is an unbelievably resilient and fearless person. I was confident from the beginning that they would take care of me, and they did. My hope was that I would have my wedding outside in the beautiful avocado grove in front of the chapel--and despite the push back from the caterer to put out the chairs due to the rain, they made it happen, and I had my dream ceremony outside in the rain! They throw a great celebration in the perfect conditions--but what is the biggest testament of these two is that they throw an even better celebration in crazy circumstances! I wouldn't have changed a thing about my day, not a thing. My wedding day was such a picture of life--it throws you crazy curve balls and things you never expect--but it is how you and the people around you react that will determine the outcome. There is beauty amongst chaos--and that was what Jessica and Michael and the rest of my team of vendors were able to create for me and my husband.
Where do I start?! Jessica and Michael were a dream to work with – super professional, honest, thoughtful, and SO nice. They took the time to understand exactly what I wanted and made sure absolutely every detail was perfect. They gave thoughtful recommendations when needed, and executed everything flawlessly without ever being pushy! I am SUPER particular, and had very high expectations - and I can honestly say everything went so far above and beyond what I imagined. All of our guests have been showering us with compliments, and I have heard the words "best wedding I have ever been to" more than once, and from some of the most critical people I know! It basically monsoon-ed during our wedding (all outdoors), and Jessica and Michael made sure the tents were so beautiful that in the end I was glad it rained :) *mind you, I was in tears over the weather just a couple days before.* I truly can't say enough good things about these two! HIGHLY RECOMMEND
My wife and I searched through blog after blog to find the perfect planner. We were not just looking for good customer service or someone who had done hundreds of weddings, rather we were looking for a visionary. Someone who had exemplified class and grandeur in a minimalist way. We saw these very traits in JCG Events' past work and thought it was a no-brainer. Jessica and Michael were amazing the day of. I felt that they went out of their way when it came to every detail and their solutions to what turned out to be a rainy day, truly proved their experience and expertise. There were many tough calls to make that day and they succeeded in solving all of them. I can not imagine how my wedding would have been without them and I am so grateful to have had them overseeing and designing the most important day of our lives!!!
Jessica & Michael, Words cannot express the gratitude of your efforts and professionalism in creating the perfect wedding day/event for Ben and Chloé's wedding in Lake Como, Italy. I am aware of all the MANY details involved in order to create the outcome desired and have everyone's expectations met, including guests, venue staff, family members and travelers, as well as 'rising to the occasion' when hiccups arise, etc. Every detail including, table, flowers, gift bags, last minute changes, etc were done with a smile and confidence. Both of your quick decision-making skills are a true gift. All of your hard work in every detail seemed effortless (although it was not), and that indeed is a true mark of professionalism and skill. You both exemplify that. Thank you for making Chloé and Ben's wedding weekend perfection. NO ONE could have been more perfect in organizing this for my Chloé.
God bless Jessica and Michael. We wouldn't have been able to enjoy the wedding, much less enjoy a relatively stress free wedding, if it weren't for them. They helped us get through all the last minute things - confirm with vendors, put together the details, SET UP THE CENTERPIECES and all the decor. Amazing. At the day of, they helped us run through the schedule, guiding us and making sure we were at the right place at the right time, and that we ate. Best money spent, hands down. Thank you Jessica and Michael, we couldn't have done this without you. <3 Victoria and Steven
Fantastic Wedding Planning Experience!Reviewed on 10/22/2015 EXXJ F
Michael and Jessica were instrumental in creating a once-in-a-lifetime wedding weekend for my wife, myself and all of our guests. Their task was not an easy one: they had to navigate three states, a very particular couple and events spread across multiple days and multiple venues. Throughout the entire planning process, the JCG team was extremely professional and always able to provide guidance and recommendations. Our wedding would not have been possible without their help. Despite planning an out-of-state wedding, my wife and I always felt as if we could reach Michael and Jessica, either over email or the phone. We received prompt responses to all of our questions and inquiries, no matter how large or small. They were also very flexible in adjusting their schedules to accommodate our trips to South Florida to visit venues and to meet vendors. Although we had limited time on-the-ground, JCG efficiently scheduled meetings to make the most of our visits. Due to the location of our wedding, the florist and caterer were not those typically utilized by JCG. However, the lack of a previous working relationship did not stop Michael and Jessica from successfully working with these vendors. Quite to the contrary, they were able to quickly and efficiently build working relationships and to successfully coordinate their activities with those of their existing vendors. Speaking of their existing vendors (photographer, band, bridal valet, videographer, linens, table settings, hair, makeup etc.), we cannot speak highly enough of them; they all exceeded our expectations. In addition to the expected event planning duties, Michael and Jessica negotiated multiple block hotel contracts, organized a golf outing, and even sourced a magician for the cocktail hour. On a personal level, Michael and Jessica were wonderful to work with. They are down-to-earth, extraordinarily patient, and extremely gracious. Planning a wedding can be stressful and more than a bit like work, but Michael and Jessica made the process as stress free as possible and pretty enjoyable. When asked if we would recommend Michael and Jessica to other couples, my wife and I answer with a whole-hearted, YES!
A Fabulous Team in Miami!Reviewed on 10/22/2015 Christina H
Jessica & Michael of JCG events helped my husband and I find the perfect Miami location for our destination wedding. They gave us a great tour of South Beach, showing us wedding locations they thought would be perfect for our wedding. The process working with them while out of state was very easy and we were thrilled with our final decision. I absolutely recommend hiring JCG events to plan your wedding!
Jessica & Michael did the MOST outstanding job on my wedding I could have ever imagined. I used them for the full planning. As a graduate student in north florida who could only come visit occasionally, Jessica handled every detail for me. She had great ideas and knew the best vendors. She would gather quotes for me and present them in groups, attend meetings with me, and make sure everything was perfect, while her husband helped managed the budgets. Months later, everyone is still raving about my wedding and how perfect it was. I could never have pulled together such a large, gorgeous event without them! I would tell anyone if they are even thinking about using JCG events to meet with them, and they will instantly fall in love with them and their creative inspiration immediately. You won't be disappointed.
Outstanding Wedding Planners!Reviewed on 9/13/2015
It was great working with JCG Events for our wedding on Lake Como, Italy. Our wedding would clearly not have been possible without the amazing organization and unique qualities that Jessica and Mike have. Jessica and Mike helped us every step of the planning process, from proposing venues, to arranging flowers (which they picked up from a flower market in Milan), to countless other details. Jessica has a great temperament for wedding planning. She is organized and detail oriented, assertive but not pushy, and exudes a calm and content energy. *This is what you want for your wedding day!* Mike is outgoing and helped implement the most minor details to make our wedding day perfect. We cannot say enough about how great a job Jessica and Mike did helping to plan our wedding.
JCG Events aka "The Bridal Whisperers"Reviewed on 5/27/2015
In general, planning a wedding, let alone planning a destination wedding can be stressful. Fortunately, for us, our experience in working with JCG Events made the wedding planning process streamlined, stress-free, and, fun! If I could come up with 2 words to describe Michael and Jessica Masi, I would say that they are "bridal whisperers". Michael and Jessica successfully orchestrated and captured every aspect of the PERFECT wedding day that my *now* husband and I had envisioned for ourselves- from the flowers, to the napkins, the menus, and more! Considering the fact that ours was a destination wedding, Michael and Jessica were extremely conscientious of the budget, negotiating room blocks and contractual terms that were ALWAYS in our favor. And, their capacity for patience to put up with my bridal neuroses speaks VOLUMES to the consummate professionals that they truly are, scheduling calls, recommending vendors, and coming up with a Plan A, Plan B, and Plan C, when necessary. We can't help but be grateful and indebted to Jessica and Michael for organizing what most of our guests have said was the "best wedding [they'd] ever been to." It is because of Michael and Jessica that my husband and I will look back on our wedding day with such fond memories.
Jessical and Michael of JCG Events are ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!Reviewed on 1/09/2015 Christine D
What an amazing duo... Jessica and Michael of JCG Events! I had my ceremony at St Augustine Church and wedding reception at the Fairchild Tropical Botanical Gardens. From the beginning to the very end, from the sunrise to the sunset and into the wee hours of the night, it was a flawless execution of the first day of the rest of our lives. From hair and make-up, playing dress-up in the Villa Valentino, sipping Perrier Jouet, pinning boutonnieres and carrying bouquets, and photos through-out... I couldn't ask for a more memorable morning in a more rustic place. Vendors and venues - all taken care of. The limo was exactly on time. The ceremony was flawless, beautiful, and most importantly - organized and on time. The limo drove us through the scenic roads of Coral Gables to a back entrance into the Fairchild Gardens.... while the main guests entered through the South Gate and greeted and treated with a Ginger Beer Bourbon cocktail and tram ride through the gardens filled with Chihuly glass-blown art décor as the sun set over the horizon. We got a sneak preview of the wedding reception and we were in awe and speechless at how beautifully the tables and chairs were arranged, driftwood and succulents, champagne colored linens with Tuscan chairs displayed under café lights and soon to be a night sky filled with bright stars. Mirror coasters displayed the table numbers. A royal table with elegant place cards. An ornate framed glass with the anticipated dinner menu. String lights arranged like a star-burst. A one-tier cake & butterfly toppers, stationed on a mint green cake display. No details were missed, I could go on and on! Michael and Jessica were always just 10 feet away... directing us, guiding us through each step of the wedding, not wanting us to miss any details, leading us to the grand finale... like a well orchestrated play. We could not thank them enough for a more perfect, beautiful, elegant, rustic, eclectic, and whimsical wedding day! 5 stars! They transformed our thoughts, feelings, and ideas into a day beyond what we could ever imagine! Even with our super busy schedules, they were always available for us. They are prompt, supportive, creative, innovative, talented, and resourceful! You cannot go wrong with Jessica and Michael of JCG Events! They are amazing!
Fantastic Planners!Reviewed on 12/23/2014
My fiancé and I worked with Jessica and Michael at JCG Events for month-of planning for our recent Vizcaya wedding. As NYers, we realized that having an extra set of hands to coordinate all of our local vendors was very much needed, and we couldn’t have done it without Jessica and Michael! The Masis were so lovely to work with, and were extremely responsive, organized and creative. They had fantastic suggestions for our wedding and handled everything from producing our detailed timeline, coordinating all of our local vendors, orchestrating our rehearsal to post wedding wrap-up. No request was too small or big, and the day would have been much more stressful without them! Working with Jessica and Michael was truly one of the best choices we made!!
Amazing expert planners!!Reviewed on 11/12/2014
I owe the success of my wedding event to these 2 wonderful planners! They are the true definition of professional wedding experts. Our South Beach wedding was a destination event as we live in LA. I can't imagine how things would have gone with out them. They are incredibly organized and truly talented at their job. And, I should add, very good at remaining unbelievably calm if the bride happens to have a minor meltdown. We are so lucky to have found them, and I would highly recommend this team to anyone looking to have a seamless incredible wedding!! They go above and beyond and I can't thank them enough for everything they did.
Miami Wedding Coordinators Extraordinaire!Reviewed on 2/18/2014 Deanndria S
I really cannot give enough praise to JCG Events for helping to make our wedding such a beautiful day. Jessica is such a calm, reassuring, organized, responsive and attentive coordinator, which helped make the planning experience so much easier. Regardless of your budget, seemingly strange ideas, or odd wedding day fears, she never makes you feel like you are crazy or asking too much. Having Michael on board (whether for coordinating your event 100% or as an assistant), is the extra icing on the cake (ha!) because he often provides another perspective which is helpful. My Mom and I were very much a tag team the whole wedding process, and Jessica was very respectful of this, and worked with us both equally (My Mom, by the way, adores Jessica, which is an extra bonus!). The personal touches make a world of difference, and the team made me feel special. The JCG crew even stopped by my job when my invitations were printed, because they were just as excited as I was to see them. LOVE THAT! As far as the day of the event, I honestly had ZERO worries, didn't even look at the super-detailed, down to the minute itinerary (sorry Jess!), because I knew I was in good hands. My wedding day was stress free. Planning a personal event is so important, and coordination is not something to skimp on, especially for a wedding! Whether you are planning a wedding, sweet sixteen, quince, bar/bat mitzvah, baby shower, divorce party, or whatever, I can say with confidence that JCG Events will take care of you.
Amazing planners in all aspects!Reviewed on 2/01/2014 Julia Y
Jessica and Michael were incredible in helping plan our wedding and truly helped make our big day above and beyond what we initially imagined! My husband and I both have very busy schedules and Jessica and Michael were extremely accommodating in being able to meet with us after hours and often on short notice. They were always accessible and responsive via phone, email, and in person. They were so thoughtful, detail-oriented, and involved in all steps of planning - taking our initial bare bone vision and developing it into an amazing day from beginning to end, while still keeping each detail feel like "us" and exactly in line with what we wanted the overall feel to be like. They had great suggestions and contacts for all of the design details and vendors, and everything that they were involved in (from flowers/linens to cigar rollers/gelato cart) added such a special touch that all came together beautifully. We wanted so many different elements to our wedding (modern, non-traditional, yet still both elegant with a party vibe) that many planners would have found difficult to work with, but Jessica and Michael totally ran with it and really made it a perfect blend of everything. Thanks to their hard work, our actual wedding day was super stress-free - even when it rained that morning and we had to move the ceremony site to a different location, we knew they had it covered! We were able to have fun and really enjoy the entire experience because Jessica and Michael's hard work and organization. We can't recommend them enough and they are such a pleasure to work with...the best decision we made in our planning process was going with JCG Events!
Stunning WeddingReviewed on 1/17/2014
Obviously I am bias but I truly believe Michael and Jessica managed to create THE dream wedding. Their attention to detail was exceptional and I would highly recommend them both. They understood our tastes and concept from the start and created all what we had envisioned. We can't thank them enough for making our day so wonderful.
Absolute superstarsReviewed on 11/25/2013 Lianne G
I cannot give enough praise to Jessica and JCG Events. Jessica is absolutely phenomenal at her job and made planning our wedding in South Beach an absolute dream and, what's more, a lot of fun too!! She is all over every single detail and pulled together the day of our dreams. At some points, I think she understood what we wanted even more than we did! We were planning our wedding from the UK, which Jessica was completely unfazed by and via hundreds of emails and countless Skype calls she took such good care of us from beginning to end. Jessica is attentive and 100% responsive. She always gets back to you in such a short time and follows up on all the queries you have with a diligence that is unbelievable. She is always open to ideas and never blinks, even at the crazy ones (like arranging for a plane to fly by straight after the ceremony!!). She tailored all of her recommendations for vendors perfectly and every single one she suggested we were absolutely delighted with. Jessica went the extra mile to ensure we had the best day ever, running random errands for us and we cannot thank her enough. She is also patient, incredibly calm, kind and one of the nicest people we have ever met. An absolute joy to have around during such a special time for us. I should also mention Jessica's wonderful husband, Michael, who was also an absolute star. He and Jessica are an A class team and work together so well. They are also great fun! Jessica and Michael together created to most wonderful calm day for us - they were a joy to have around. To be honest on the day of the wedding we didn't worry about anything as we knew they had everything under control!! Out of all the decisions we made for our wedding, getting Jessica and Michael on board was hands down the best decision we made. If you are thinking of hiring a planner for your wedding, stop thinking and get in touch with Jessica and Michael today. You will not regret it!!
JCG is simply the BEST!Reviewed on 8/02/2013
I initially met with Jessica in the spring of 2012 to discuss the possibility of working with JCG Events on our upcoming wedding. After the first couple of minutes of that initial consultation, I knew that she was exactly who I wanted to work with to create the wedding that my fiance and I envisioned. A couple months after our first meeting, my husband & I completely changed directions and decided that instead of having our wedding at home in Miami we wanted a destination wedding in Italy. Completely unfazed, Jessica immediately went into full planning mode to design the Tuscan wedding of our dreams! Planning a destination wedding in another country (especially with the language barrier) would appear to be a difficult task, however Jessica is so professional & organized that she made it seem easy! She worked tirelessly on planning not only our wedding day, but also on organizing various activities to keep our guests entertained over the course of the weekend. She would even wake up in the wee hours of the night to do Skype conference calls with vendors based in Italy - now that's dedication! We worked with JCG Events for roughly 8 months vetting nearly every opportunity for catering, settings, plates, invitations, flowers, and way more, trust me. Never once was Jessica annoyed by my intense desire for the perfect wedding. She made some amazing suggestions and was able to find many small touches which just made the day so spectacular. Planning our wedding weekend was definitely a labor of love, and in the end everything came together so much better than I could have ever hoped for! Jessica took my crazy idea of getting married in Italy, and turned it into the most magical weekend of our lives. Every single element was planned with such attention to detail that her services by far exceeded every expectation that I had. As funny as this may sound, Jessica is probably the nicest person I have ever had the pleasure of working with! She has this innate ability to make you feel so at ease, and always has such a happy & positive attitude. She is always so calm and collective, I am just shocked at her ability to remain cool when its crunch time. Her husband Michael is a joy to work with as well. Collectively they make an amazing team with such poise and balance. I cannot say enough about how phenomenal my wedding was, which is a direct reflection on the hard work and dedication Jessica and Michael put into this. I would recommend anyone I know and even don't know for that matter to engage JCG on their journey down the aisle.
STUNNING destination weddingReviewed on 4/16/2013 Victoria H
We would like to say a huge 'Thank you' to Jessica! She was amazing at planning our wedding and we couldn't have been happier with the final result. She was very diligent and accommodating with lots of creativity. We were particularly impressed with how she handled our long distance wedding - we live in London but our wedding was in Miami. She has a great know how of the Miami wedding scene and we were impressed with all the vendors she suggested. The quality of her work showed on our big day and that of her professionalism and responsiveness was demonstrated throughout the planning process. She's a fantastic person to work with and we recommend her to anyone local or foreign.
The Big DayReviewed on 4/01/2013 Lauren F
JCG Events and Jessica were truly a pleasure to work with. The time and care that Jessica took to help us refine our wedding vision and bring it to life was exceptional. Jessica helped us pick our vendors, went on site visits with us, accompanied us during our tasting, conducted our rehearsal on the day before the wedding, and went to extraordinary lengths to ensure that we felt like we were planning the wedding from Miami even though we were doing everything from Chicago. Everything on our wedding day was executed flawlessly, no doubt because of Jessica, her creativity, and industry expertise. Plus she is one of the nicest, most pleasant people you will ever meet. The entire wedding planning experience, from choosing the florist, the photographer and the DJ was super smooth because Jessica organized and oversaw everything. Jessica used Skype, Pinterest, email, and conference calls to make sure that we (my husband and I) and all the vendors were always on the same page. The fact that we were working with Jessica all the way from Chicago never mattered and we never once doubted that our wedding vision would come to life. Jessica is insanely responsive too– she always responded to emails and phone calls super fast! And if Jessica knew ahead of time that she would be busy for an extended period of time – like working at a client’s wedding – she would inform you well in advance so you would never panic wondering where she was or when she would respond to you. And on the BIG DAY, she completely takes over. You don't have to worry about a thing. She advises you on when vendors are arriving, where they will be, who they will be asking for, where YOU have to be and when, etc. She even ran some errands for us (we needed some special balloons blown up and could not get to a Party City). I also wanted a very specific bouquet on my wedding day and the vendor who was supposed to be creating it bailed rather close to the BIG DAY. Leave it to Jessica to find a solution and get that special bouquet made for me! Yay! I could go on and on about all of the amazing services that JCG Events provides. To sum up the experience from the perspective of some wedding attendees - Many of our guests commented to us the very next day that they have never seen a wedding with such attention to detail. Thank you for making our wedding weekend the best weekend of our lives, Jessica and Michael. You guys are the best!
JCG Events is truly amazing.Reviewed on 1/13/2013 Elizabeth J
My husband and I are so thankful for Jessica's amazing work on our wedding. Jessica offered support and creative ideas throughout our planning process, oversaw logistics, and ultimately ensured that our wedding day was flawless. We encountered a number of planning challenges, and at every turn, Jessica was there to offer calm, sage advice. Her relationships with vendors and attention to detail were truly invaluable in finding solutions to these challenges, too. Jessica added so much to our big day, and I'd recommend her services to any bride looking to host an amazing event.