About this Vendor

Dream it, We'll plan it!

We are here to assist you in every step of the way... We can help and direct the design of the most extravagant event or just maintain chic simplicity. All our packages are custom tailored to fit your needs and budget. From day of coordination to full service planning; catering and decor.

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Price Range

$$$ – Moderate

Wedding Activities

Engagement Party, Getting Engaged, After Party, Bridal Luncheon, Bridal Shower, Day After Brunch, Rehearsal Dinner, Welcome Party, Rehearsals + Parties, Ceremony, Cocktail Hour, Reception, Rehearsal, Wedding

Wedding Categories

Destination Wedding Packages, Destination Wedding Planning, Destination Weddings, A la Carte Wedding Planning, Budgeting, Day-Of Coordination, Full Service Wedding Planning, RSVP Tracking, Se Habla Español, Wedding Website, Planning

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Best wedding planner in south florida

Reviewed on 5/12/2014 Maisha V

There are just so many words I can sit here and write about how wonderful Nathalia and her team is, but no words will compare to the amount of support and unconditional effort this team has. On my wedding day, she made sure that everything was organized, she went above and... Read More beyond, making sure nothing was lost, keeping in touch with every vendor, making sure that everything ran smoothly. I couldn't have asked for more. She did more than what I could ever want and this is why my wedding was beautiful and smooth. There were no glitches. Nathalia is a very professional, educated, and responsible person, who I would trust with any type of planning. This woman even helped me with my 30lb. princess gown with a 5 meter train the whole time.. I am so blessed to have hired and met her. I would recommend this company to any bride who wants a truly smooth wedding, with organization, and a lot of patience from this team. I can't believe how wonderful everything turned out...Thank you Nathalie!! You are your team were a blessing in my wedding and in our start to our new life :D God bless you and may you be very successful in all your future endeavors. Love you!!

2014-09-23T10:00:22 Response from the vendor

Thank you so much for the great review! I LOVED your wedding video, it was such a great wedding!


Solea made our vision reality!

Reviewed on 4/19/2014 Michael T

Planning our wedding seemed a daunting task. Nathalie made the entire process seem easy. She is experienced and makes the wedding planning process manageable and doable! We wanted to be involved as much as possible and Nathalie catered to our needs. She took care of loose ends... Read More and put in place all of our dreams we envisioned. Her staff is top notch and handled every hiccup with ease without us even knowing there was an issue! My wife and I owe the success of our wedding to Nathalie and her amazing vision. Large or small, Nathalie is at the top of her game and can handle any size wedding! I wouldn't change anything about our final result! We are huge fans and would definitely recommend Solea to anyone planning their magical day!


Wedding Planner Extraordinaire!

Reviewed on 3/31/2014 Dana S

I don't even know how to explain how this was the best wedding decision I had made. Early on my husband and I agreed that we would do a month of wedding planner. No matter how organized I am, I wanted that month before to be calm and relaxing and pretty much everything had been... Read More squared away way before then anyway. We did all outside vendors, since our venue was outdoors and this allowed us to surround ourselves with great vendors who saw our vision for that day. No one saw it better then Nathalie. She was my guardian angel for the past year (I meant what wedding planner pretty much emails you a check list of things she has completed as she is being driven to the hospital to give birth). From moment one she was more then a wedding planner,but a great friend. Her emails and phone calls were constant and I was immediately put at ease. Loretta was there the day of the wedding along with an assistant and honestly the day could not have run smoother. Loretta just has an amazing way much like Nathalie of putting all my fears aside and making me feel that I had nothing to worry about, and I didn't. Everything was beyond my expectations and although I had only given a list of where things should go, they saw how my written out vision could be brought to life. All Sean and I kept saying after the day was how we never would have enjoyed the day without Nathalie and Loretta. From the first moment you speak to Nathalie you will honestly see why her ratings are so high, she is truly passionate about what she does and it shows not only in her constant communication, but with the outcome. My day was absolutely perfect and if I had to say the top decision I ever made it was bringing Nathalie into the fold to create my perfect day which went up and beyond my wildest expectations....I will never have enough thank you's and I love you's to both her and Loretta!!!


Reviewed on 5/15/2017

The most organized professional lovely women to work with. Organized efficient creative attention to detail classy and easy. Gave us great ideas and followed through perfectly on every aspect. We were totally free to enjoy out three day event with their professional expertise... Read More and management of the events.


Reviewed on 3/26/2017 Lida B

We had a only 4 months to prepare for our destination wedding in Miami and Nathalie helped us make it an unforgettable experience with our family and friends. Nathalie provided us with a peace of mind throughout the preparation. We are thankful to have found her. We are still... Read More enjoying the memories of this fantastic weekend. Highly recommended!


Reviewed on 2/13/2017 Manuela B

We had a destination wedding in Miami, where we started dating 9ys ago. Having lived here and there, logistics were also taken into consideration (I am from Brazil and he is Italian, yet we live in Europe) and we cared to host a whole weekend of events to make it worth the trip.... Read More An event planner was definitely a must and, after reading many recensions and talking directly to Nathalie on a Skype call, I immediately trusted her. I could tell she was reliable and grounded and I needed someone to help me put my ideas into reality (I am a creative soul)... while keeping us "stress-free" during the process and events. Her impeccable French taste also added to our European-style needs: I have a design (fashion/architecture) background and had a lot of ideas/input. I joked with Nathalie I must have been a painful bride... as I am a true perfectionist with great expectations. Add that to being a libra (=highly undecided)... and the Solea team should become saints :). Nathalie was always comprehensive of my views and dedicated us a full time resource - Emmeline, who not only was efficient, but passionate, patient, and creative. Alex, who also helped us the day of the wedding among other projects, was very professional and sweet. I guess my only issue was dealing with the wedding expenses... which ended up doubling vs my expectations. I assumed later this was inevitable, considering the circumstances (my detail oriented views, my personal high standards, my somewhat budget flexibility - which kept me "upgrading"). I had also false hopes that in America a wedding "would cost less" vs Brazil/Europe... but The Solea team always advised on what to expect, fought for lower deals, and reminded me of how much we were spending. In the end I focused on "how much we were saving", since it is a one-in-a-lifetime celebration ;). Our wedding was at the same time classy, low-profile, mind-blowing (people told me it had been the best wedding they had ever attended): flawless organization and executiom, with that design-oriented touch I cared for. My weekend program included a welcome cocktail, the wedding, the next day brunch, and a farewell boat party... add to the full "agenda" that we wanted to pamper my guests with favors: welcome baskets, hang-over kits... the list goes on (thanks again to Emmeline who took care of all of it). I can maybe think of a few details only a bride notices I'd have done differently... but would not touch any major decision/vendor Solea advised. My husband - very demanding - was too busy to participate much, yet he could not have been happier with the outcome. So yes, if we'd do it again... I'd spend it all over, and this time, no remorse :). Nathalie/Emmeline even helped me with some personal issues on the way LOL...: my anxiety to move to Sofia, picking the right apartment (thanks Nat)... Emmeline: I will never forget when I decided - seconds before entering the aisle - that I should "first use the restroom"... as I was afraid not to be able "to hold it" during the ceremony. You were so kind trying to help me with my rolled-up-stuck-multiple-layers-of-skirts... (and Nathalie came madly looking for you since "everyone was waiting"! I felt so guilty. Still laughing on this one 😂). So... Thank you all for making this dream come true, we could not have done it without you!! You helped us build every piece of our magic wedding and were a worth-every-dime investment. We appreciated it all deeply... With love, Manu & Enrico


Reviewed on 10/28/2016 Valerie L

Nathalie made our wedding preparation stress-free! She was able to make our vision come true, and within our budget. When I first started the planning, I thought it would be impossible to keep it within our budget, considering all the decor I wanted to have, but then I found... Read More Nathalie and she made it all possible. Thanks again for everything Nathalie!


Reviewed on 10/28/2016 Valerie L

Nathalie made our wedding preparation stress-free! She was able to make our vision come true, and within our budget. When I first started the planning, I thought it would be impossible to keep it within our budget, considering all the decor I wanted to have, but then I found... Read More Nathalie and she made it all possible. Thanks again for everything Nathalie!


Reviewed on 9/19/2016 Jessica L

Nathalie and her team went above and beyond from day one. They were always professional and kind with everyone and made every decision smooth. We couldn't have asked for a better wedding day or a better wedding coordinator to help us! There's a special place in my heart for you... Read More ladies!!! 💕👰🏻🌴💍🌺. Best, Megan D.

2016-09-19T10:23:50 Response from the vendor

Megan thank you so much for the sweet review! The wedding was perfect, your group was amazing! It was such a pleasure to be part of your wedding day. I wish you the best! xoxo


Reviewed on 9/16/2016 Alexis V

Nathalie did an amazing job! She came highly recommended when I was searching for a day of wedding planner. She helped me stay on task before the wedding and kept things organized and running smoothly the day of the wedding. Everything was set up beautifully! I was able to sit... Read More back and enjoy being a bride rather than worry about any logistics. I highly recommend Nathalie and Solea events if you are looking for a quality wedding planning staff!!

2016-09-19T10:27:47 Response from the vendor

Thank you so much for your kind words! Your wedding was great and looked amazing! We loved being part of your vendor's team and I am so glad to have met you guys. Congrats again! Nathalie.


Reviewed on 9/15/2016 Lauren P

I'm the worst bride. I never leave reviews. And never ever has anyone deserved a fabulous review as much as Nathalie! We had a pretty long engagement, over a year, and I got it in my head to do a lot of DIY stuff. Not stuff that needed to be done, extra stuff. Nathallie saw... Read More my vision and made everything work. I dont really know how she did everything she did, but she deserved double whatever amount we paid her. She treated our wedding as if it were her own and on the big day, kept all of the cogs running so that it passed by us like a dream. I cannot express enough to you how grateful I am for finding Nathalie. I Iive in DC and the wedding was in Miami . Nathalie was great about scheduling things in the amount of visits I was able to make to Miami. I never felt like I didnt have enough options. She listened to my opinions and made our dream come true! THANKS NATHALIE!!!!


Reviewed on 9/15/2016 sevey S

Working with Nathalie and Solea Events was the best decision we made for our wedding. We were connected to Nathalie through a friend and after speaking to her by phone, dropped the search for wedding planners. We planned a destination wedding near Miami beach so having someone... Read More on the ground we could trust throughout the year was crucial. Nathalie went above and beyond and was AMAZING. Her ideas were great and stayed true to our vision (which was to have every detail of the wedding be particular to who we are as a couple). She also had ideas that we never thought of that ended up being the hit of our wedding. She assembled an incredible team that we now miss. We just hope we can plan another event with her someday!

2016-09-15T11:57:48 Response from the vendor

Thank you So much for the review! I loved every minute of the planning and the event, it was so great! I miss you guys and I do hope that I'll be able to plan other events for you... like a baby shower maybe ;)... Read Less Read More


Reviewed on 9/14/2016 Emily L

First I didn’t want to hire a planner. I’m typically the organized type of girl. I thought that a wedding planner would kind of take my wedding « away from me ». But after talking with friends we decided to give it a try. Best decision we ever made !!! Nathalie was the perfect... Read More match and helped us having the wedding we dreamed of. From A to Z, she was there to answer any question or doubt we had. She is so experimented she thinks about all those little details which wouldn’t have even crossed your mind!!!! After all we wanted to plan our wedding, but she planned hundreds. There is nothing else to say ;) Thanks Nathalie for your priceless help, everything was perfect (if ever something went wrong, we didn’t notice it). Our guests and family had a really good time and all we have to do now is being « happy ever after » Love, Emily

2016-09-15T11:59:50 Response from the vendor

Emily! Thank you for the review, you were such a stunning bride! I am in love with your wedding pictures! See you soon! Nathalie.


Reviewed on 9/13/2016 Melina Y

By far the best wedding investment. Having Nathalie and Alex there the day of the wedding was so wonderful. They did a ton of prep work in order for my wedding to go smoothly. They knew exactly what they were doing and I thought they did a phenomenal job. Whenever I had a... Read More question for them about something, they had already thought of it and took care of it! Because of them I got to enjoy my wedding day without any stress. They KILLED it! Thank you so much!


Reviewed on 8/22/2016

Words cant describe how much wonderful Nathalie and her team at Solea Events truly are. I hired Nathalie to be my "day of" manager for our wedding but she did so much more. She has so much experience in Miami Beach that her connections alone made our planning process easier. She... Read More also has a very laid back attitude so it keeps the planning process easy going. Most importantly, on the day of our wedding, everything was so smooth, I never had to deal with any issues. She is a must hire if you are planning a wedding in Miami Beach! And the value cant be beat.


Reviewed on 5/18/2016

Nathalie was recommended to us by our event coordinator at the Hilton Bentley hotel in South Beach. Nathalie and Emmeline were an incredible choice for the day-of coordinator of our wedding. My wife and I are very thankful for such an amazing and beautiful wedding which wouldn't... Read More have been possible without them. It was a pleasure to work with both of them. They are extremely responsive and flexible during the planning process and make sure that everything runs smoothly during the actual day. Their service exceeded both our expectations and we can only highly recommend them to anybody. Thank you again for everything!


Reviewed on 5/09/2016 Bianca S

My husband and I recently got married this past weekend at the Coral Gables Congregational Church and had our reception at the Coral Gables Country Club. We didn't think we needed a "Day Of" coordinator at first because all of the planning had already been done by me (and I'm... Read More VERY thorough and a bit OCD). However, much to the suggestion of friends who had gotten married, I started looking into to someone I could hand off the reigns so that I could enjoy my wedding day stress-free. That being said, we had fielded in a few referrals from our friends and our venue, and the 2nd one I contacted was Nathalie from Solea. That was the last coordinator I contacted-- we hired her immediately! From start to finish, Nathalie was available to answer all of my questions and I felt especially at peace because she knew our reception venue like the back of her hand and had worked with many of our vendors for years. A month before our wedding, we were introduced to Nathalie's assistant Alex who was an absolute joy to work with. Like most could expect as weddings get closer to their dates, things changed a bit here and there-- but Nathlie and Alex were always able to adjust things as needed with no stress. Words cannot express how GRATEFUL we were to have Nathalie with us during the rehearsal and more importantly, our wedding day. EVERYTHING was FLAWLESS (and if it wasn't-- I never found out about it). For anyone that need a coordinator for a special event, I will recommend Nathalie and Solea day in and day out. Even my mother raved about how Nathalie was the star vendor of our wedding. Her attention to detail, warm demeanor, organizational skills, communication, etc etc are what made our wedding the most perfect day ever. I couldn't be happier with how everything worked out. My husband and I will forever be indebted.


Reviewed on 4/24/2016 liatt s

Nathalie and Emmeline were absolutely incredible! To be honest, I never intended to have a wedding planner help me out for our big day. One day after a meeting with our venue, Nathalie and her team at Solea Events came in highly recommended! Boy, were they right! Nathalie and... Read More Emmeline were with me the entire way the month before the wedding! Through Phone calls, emails and meetings, I noticed right away how amazing these women were! Emmeline worked hard creating and editing timelines, working with all my vendors, creating my artistic and highly talked about "beach shoe valet" and most importantly, was always readily available for any of my many questions! Emmeline is incredibly patient, highly creative and beautiful both inside and out. Nathalie and Emmeline are wonderfully professional women and were truly a refreshing breath of calmness especially on the big day! Best desicion I have made thus far! Thankyou ladies!!


Reviewed on 4/14/2016 Mariloly O

Hiring Nathalie and her team was the BEST wedding decision that I made! Nathalie is INCREDIBLE! After spending over a year planning my wedding, I was on the fence about hiring a day-of coordinator for the big day. A couple of months before the wedding, I decided to reach out... Read More to various coordinators in Miami to test the waters. Nathalie was extremely responsive and knowledgeable. From the moment that I spoke to her, I knew that I would be in good hands. She was honest, fair and trustworthy. As soon as I hired her, Nathalie stepped in and took over the reins. Originally, I thought that a day-of coordinator would just show on the big day and oversee the process. Nathalie went above and beyond that expectation! She started working on my wedding right away. Among other things, she contacted the vendors, drafted a day-of schedule, walked through the venue with us, and reviewed the vendor contracts to ensure that everything was perfect. Thanks to Nathalie and her team I was able to enjoy my wedding, without having to worry about the little details. We were calm and relaxed the entire day. Nathalie was an indispensable part of our wedding day. Our wedding day was perfect. I could not have asked for anything better. In many respects, I attribute that to Nathalie. She managed all the behind the scenes seamlessly. If I could go back and change one aspect of my wedding planning, it would have been to have hired Nathalie sooner! Words cannot describe our gratitude to Nathalie and her team. Thank you, Nathalie!


Reviewed on 3/23/2016 Cristina A

Natalie was helpful, professional, caring, experienced and resourceful. She was the best decision we made for our wedding. From our first meeting she was able to offer suggestions and solutions to things we were unsure about. Natalie was always available whenever I needed her... Read More and would very quickly return my phone call/email/text. She was such a wonderful sounding board and calming force whenever I got too stressed out. I was an out of town bride, and Nathalie was able to schedule and coordinate vendor meetings to maximize my very limited time at home. She made it so much easier on my mother and I! I relied heavily on Nathalie's vendor recommendations and they all delivered. My DJ, for example, I hired based only on her recommendation. He was great! I would have never found him were it not for Nathalie. Best money we spent on the wedding! I recommend her services wholeheartedly.

2016-03-24T09:57:27 Response from the vendor

Thank you Cristina for the wonderful review! You guys are so sweet and planning your wedding was so great! The wedding came out perfect, it was such a magical day!


Reviewed on 3/11/2016 Margaret M

I hired Solea events for partial planning. I set a price that I was willing to pay and they sent me a list of things that would be covered. It was pretty much everything a full planner would provide minus venue search and seating chart arrangement. I am so happy I chose Solea... Read More which was recommended to me from a close friend. Nathalie and her team are awesome and they listen to everything you say and execute it to perfection. The day of the wedding I did not have to worry about anything at all they took care everything even packing my items and gifts and placing them in the room. Solea can cater to any budget you have and have great advice on ways you can save without compromising the beauty of your wedding. She's more than willing to pick up wedding necessities for you as well if needed. Her staff is super friendly and very helpful. They have one assistant to stay with the bride sort of like a personal bride assistant. She was there to help me whie i was getting ready and stayed until the end oof the night. Nathalie (and her team) is a God send and I recommend her to anybody planning a wedding. If not full planning at least partial or day of planning. You will not be disappointed.

2016-03-22T13:21:43 Response from the vendor

Thank you Margaret for the great review! Your wedding was so gorgeous, I cannot get over how pretty everything looked. You guys are so great and congratulations again!


Reviewed on 12/28/2015 Elit B

I HONESTLY DONT KNOW WHY THERE ARE NOT MORE STARS TO REFLECT HOW INCREDIBLE NATHALIE IS... I can honestly say that I don't know what I would have done without her. The only thing I can say is that I should have taken her from the beginning and not 6 months into planning. Before... Read More I hired Nathalie, I was being taken advantage of left and right by multiple vendors while trying to plan my wedding on my own. She was able to fix the mess I had gotten myself into and turn my wedding into a dream. She is the most patient, kind, organized, loyal, and wonderful person. She is everything I could have asked for. I am beyond thankful.

2015-12-29T05:56:40 Response from the vendor

Elit, I am beyond words as this review is amazing! Thank you so much for everything, you guys are great and the wedding was phenomenal! xoxo :)


Reviewed on 11/15/2015 Nicole M

Nathalie was beyond amazing. I was planning a Miami wedding from New Jersey and Nathalie swooped in only a couple of weeks before the big day and took the reins. On my wedding day, there were some cross roads we had to face (rain during ceremony, table collapsing, uninvited... Read More guests, not being able to button all the buttons to my dress) --and these were just circumstances I became aware of. Nathalie took care of each task with such poise! As soon as my groom and I walked away from the ceremony, there she was holding two mojitos for us. It seems like such a simple gesture however, we were so grateful to take a sip of that mojito and say to one another, "WE ARE MARRIED!" My husband and I are not sure how we would have gotten through the day with such calmness but having Nathalie there allowed us to have a great time and not have to worry about the little details. Thank you Nathalie!


Reviewed on 10/20/2015 Camila B

Nathalie and her team is the sweetest mix for your wedding. A professional team that truly respects what you want. And that is worth everything. Nathalie was such a rock for me in the last few months of planning and the big day. Needless to say, I definitely recommend Solea... Read More Events.

2015-10-23T11:10:24 Response from the vendor

Thank you Camila for the great review! Your wedding was amazing and I was honored to be part of your big day!


Reviewed on 10/20/2015 R K

Hiring Solea events for my wedding was probably the best decision of my wedding planning process. Nathalie is so organized, knowledgable, friendly, and extremely helpful to make sure things run smoothly on your special day. She made me feel calm on a day that could otherwise be... Read More stressful worrying about everything working out alright. She is really great at what she does & I would highly, highly suggest hiring her for your event!

2015-10-23T11:11:39 Response from the vendor

Rachel you know I'm a fan :) Thanks again for the great reviews! xoxo Nathalie


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Meet The Owner

Nathalie Merle

Originally from Paris, France, Nathalie fell in love with Miami while vacationing 17 years ago. With more than fifteen years of hospitality, catering, and event planning experience, she has worked as Director of Sales at The Coral Gables Country Club, Director of Catering at The Palms Hotel and Spa, Miami Beach and Director of Catering Sales at Barton G Catering and Events in Miami. Nathalie holds a Bachelor in Business Hospitality Management with a major in Hotel Management from Florida International University, and an Associate Degree in Business Law from University Paris XI.