Please post your experiences with Michael Vernon and Conch Concierge here. Best wishes to all whom I've met through my work. Blessings to everyone and please stay in touch. Include a photo of yourselves, also an email address if you don't mind couples who are considering my services to contact you for advice.
May you have many days filled with "Blue Skies."
"Michael was a professional and easy to work with. Our special day was perfect because of his attention to detail and personal touches.
Kizzy and Oscar
Posted by: Kizzy Dominguez | March 18, 2015 at 09:47 PM
"From the start of contacting Michael about our wedding and speaking with him I knew he would be the perfect officiant for our wedding. We decided we wanted to get married on the Sebago sunset champagne cruise and were so happy to hear that Michael had worked with Sebago many times. Our ceremony was just Amazing! We were blessed to have our close friends & family there to share our special day. They were all very impressed with the ceremony and with Michael & Raffa. The photos are beautiful and so was our wedding! Thank you soooo much Michael & Raffa for making our day so special. I will definitely refer anyone I know getting married in the Keys to them. Their professionalism and charm are the perfect accompaniment to any wedding. Thanks again Michael & Raffa!"
:-) Love, Betty
Posted by: Betty Black-Kirchner | July 15, 2014 at 10:59 AM
"Michael helped me pull off the perfect proposal, as you'll see in this video - much of which he shot for us!
Thanks for everything Michael!"
Posted by: Todd | October 26, 2013 at 05:09 AM
"Thank you so much, Michael, for making our 50th Anniversary Vow Renewal so VERY special. You were so kind to us and everything was more than expected. How wonderful to have our vow renewal on the beach at sunrise! And the pictures are AWESOME! It was a pleasure to meet you and again, thank you so very much for all you did to make our 50th a day we will cherish always."
Fondly, Sue and Gale Dunphy
Posted by: Sue and Gale Dunphy | September 11, 2012 at 10:21 AM
"Our trip to Key West is unforgettable. The ceremony and scenery was absolutely gorgeous - Micheal recommended sunrise at Smathers Beach and we never regretted it - we would never chose someone else than Micheal for a wedding in Key West. Micheal is very helpful with everything and really cares about his customer, so you feel as the only one important at the time. Thank you for this intimate, wonderful and delightful moment we had and take now with us all time!"
Posted by: Sandra Brownstein | December 09, 2011 at 10:15 AM
"After a quick engagement, we decided that we wanted to get married on the beach…just the two of us. After some researching, we found Michael. We didn’t have to worry about a thing once we got to Key West. From the flowers, to transportation, to where the ceremony was held and even recommending the restaurant…it was a stress free wedding day. The ceremony was exactly what we hoped for and the pictures captured our day perfectly.
We can’t say thank you enough for our dream wedding day!"
April and Mike
Posted by: April Cook | October 24, 2011 at 10:16 AM
"Michael, what can I say? You made our special day perfect! From the moment I talked to you on the phone, I knew you were amazing! You were so helpful in every way. The ceremony was beautiful and so were the pictures! I am so glad we picked you to do our wedding. Rick and I really appreciate everything you did for us. It was the perfect day!"
Julie and Rick Mianulli
Posted by: JULIE MIANULLI | August 07, 2011 at 10:37 AM
"Michael, thank you so very much for performing our lovely wedding. Your expertise in selecting the right location in the gardens was perfect. Our ceremony was just what we wanted - simple but personal. The photos are terrific as well as creative. And the services you provided were more than anyone could ask for. We would recommend you as the only wedding coordinator to even consider. You made our wedding everything we could have wished for."
Posted by: Steve and Lynne Herrick | August 02, 2011 at 12:54 PM
"We love telling the story of our wedding... After 6 months of drought, our Big Day started out with nearly black skies, strong winds, and lots and lots of rain. Michael, you saved the day!! You found the perfect spot for our wedding and the ceremony was so special. You have a way of creating the perfect, romantic experience even with last minute challenges. We just looked through our pictures for the first time and the emotions came rushing back. We are so happy that you took such good care of us. Your dinner recommendation was perfect, the flowers were gorgeous, and your service is amazing. Thank you so much!!!"
Posted by: Melissa Gray | July 25, 2011 at 06:46 PM
"We wanted to say Thanks for not only a beautiful wedding ceremony, but also all of the time you spent corresponding with us as well as our restaurant. Everything was stress-free and exactly as we wished it would be. Your suggestions and insight really helped us plan the entire wedding and reception all the way from Ohio. It was a joy to work with you and we recommend you to anyone looking for a Key West wedding!"
Posted by: Lindsay and Pat Langhals | May 17, 2011 at 12:31 PM
"What very special memories we will have from this day! Michael made things so easy for us without even seeing where we would be renewing our vows. He picked the perfect beach and took such beautiful pictures! We married in Key West 10 years ago, renewed this year on our anniversary, and plan to continue this tradition every 10 years until the end. We will use Michael again and again!!"
Love, Danny and Ashley
Posted by: Danny and Ashley Ickes | March 12, 2011 at 08:28 PM
"Michael helped make our Key West wedding & honeymoon experience absolutely wonderful. He was extremely helpful with the details of our wedding as well as going above and beyond the call of duty steering us to all the best places on the island. From our very first contact to our fond farewell at the airport everything was perfect. He is a very kind and thoughtful individual who cares about the people's lives he is touching."
Thank you Michael. Your friends, Joe & Stacey.
Posted by: Joseph Hickman | February 10, 2011 at 09:15 AM
"Thanks in large part to Michael, my husband Nick and I had a truly magical wedding day at the Key West Butterfly Conservatory on New Year’s Day! We reserved his services nearly a year in advanced based solely on past reviews, and we couldn’t be happier with his kind guidance during our special day. He made us feel comfortable and at home enough to focus exclusively on the magic of the moment. Though Michael has married many couples, our ceremony still felt uniquely tailored to our journey. He took amazing pictures that completely captured the loveliness of the ceremony and our celebration. Thank you, Michael, for an enchanted day!"
Posted by: Laura Kazynski | January 25, 2011 at 08:00 PM
"We got married 8th Dec and we just wanted to say thank you for a beautiful and stress free day. I'm so happy with the photo's, everything turned out awesome."
Ricky and Kirsty
Posted by: Kirsty Barnes | December 16, 2010 at 05:29 PM
Michael, Ron and I wanted to Thank You so much for making our Vow Renewals for our 25th Wedding Anniversary so special. The location, ceremony and pictures were all perfect!!!!
Thanks again for making our day so special!! Wendy & Ron Bundzinski
Posted by: Wendy & Ron Bundzinski - NH | November 08, 2010 at 11:45 AM
WANTED TO THANK YOU FOR SHARING OUR WEDDING DAY WITH US.WE ARE TWO VERY FORTUNATE PEOPLE TO HAVE FOUND YOU FROM SUCH A FAR AWAY PLACE.I APPRECIATE THE TIME YOU TOOK TO TAKE US TO THE COURT HOUSE FOR OUR MARRAIGE LISCENSE,AS WELL AS THE TIME SPENT TAKING OUR PHOTO'S.I COULD NOT BE HAPPIER WITH THEM,YOU ARE A TRUE PROFECIONAL,I AM GLAD YOURE SITE SUGGESTED LORRI B,FROM KEY WEST HAIR & MAKEUP,WHO MADE ME FEEL BEAUTIFUL FOR THE CEREMONY & PICTURES.THE RESERVATIONS YOU MADE FOR MY SUNSET DINNER WAS PERFECT & YOU HAVING THE CAKE DELIVERED THERE WAS GREAT,I FELT LIKE A BRIDE ALL DAY.CANT THANK YOU ENOUGH FOR EVERYTHING, YOU TOOK CARE OF EVERY DETAIL AND IT WAS BETTER THAN I COULD OF EVER IMAGINED,YOU HAD A WAY OF MAKING MY DAYS AT KEY WEST SEEM A LITTLE BRIGHTER.IT TRUELY WAS A CAREFREE WEDDING AND FOR THAT WE ARE VERY GRATEFUL. JO-ANN & LUIS
Posted by: jo-ann | November 01, 2010 at 11:13 AM
Just a note of thanks for making Kate & Matt's wedding a dream come true with many memories made along the way. The dinner suggestion for our small group was perfect. We had a wonderful day and as parents of the bride, can't thank you enough.
Mike & Regina Meier
Posted by: Mike & Regina Meier | October 07, 2010 at 02:37 PM
You have provided us with a hassle care free wedding. Thank you for all your hard work and allowing us not to worry about contracting 100's of people to get our wedding the way we wanted. The location was better then Mandy and I thought! We truly felt blessed to have you be part of one of the specialist day of our lives. Thank you for all your hard work and the great pictures that where taken! Thank you again!
Posted by: Andrew & Amanda Loy | September 23, 2010 at 08:47 PM
Words cannot describe how happy we are with how everything turned out. From the location of the ceremony, the bouquet, the cake, champagne and dinner reservations. Everything was perfect. I always dreamed of a beach wedding and Michael made my dream come true without the hassle of having to take care of everything myself. I had been going back and forth on whether I wanted to have an intimate wedding with just the two of us or a big wedding. When I came across Michael's website, the decision was made. It would be just be the two of us. It was very romantic and I would recommend it to anyone who wants to elope but have some of the perks of a big wedding without all the hassle. It was perfect and I can't wait to see the pictures. Thanks again Michael. Your the best.
Posted by: Amy A Alfonso | September 11, 2010 at 11:53 AM
We can't begin to thank you enough for making our wedding day such an enjoyable and special occasion. Rob and I were so happy with the way everything worked out. You were amazing in coordinating every step of our trip which truly relieved a lot of stress in planning. Key West is an amazing place to visit and it was so beautiful to be married there as well. I cannot wait to see our pictures because I am sure they will be fantastic! Thank you for making this day so special and thank you for being so thoughtful.
Cara & Rob Hughes
PS: The water was beautiful and there was not a trace of oil! :)
Posted by: Cara Hughes | July 22, 2010 at 04:52 PM
Thank you for helping us make our day so special. Thank you for all of your help and for making things run so smoothly. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Michelle and Josh
Posted by: Michelle Zazula | July 06, 2010 at 12:04 PM
Michael was wonderful from the start. He was always very pleasant and helpful no matter what I needed help with. My photographer was an hour late to the wedding, so we had to start without her due to the weather and Michael was kind enough to let someone use his professional camera to take pictures during the wedding..he even did some pictures of the wedding group for us. He felt so bad about our photographer that he offered to take us to a state park and take pictures of my husband, daughter and myself. They turned out fantastic. We live in Ohio but got married in key west, he gave us a cd with all of the pictures on it before we even left key west. He was amazing and we were very lucky to have him apart of our special day! I highly reccomend him!
Posted by: molly back | July 03, 2010 at 02:48 PM
Michael and I would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for everything you did to make our wedding one of the most beautiful events in our lives. Your professionalism and care in doing what you do best truly shows that you enjoy and love what you do.
Having our wedding on the beach was very important to us. Although we are all hearing the problems with BP, the water and the beaches in Key West as just as gorgous as ever. I do hope that people aren't afraid to make their plans to have the wedding of their dreams here on the beaches of Key West.
I also want to say that we just got to look at our pictures on line and they couldn't be any more beautiful. You are a true professional! Knowing how to catch those precious moments that will remain with us for the rest of our lives is priceless.
Thank you again for everything!
Michael & Elena Howland
Posted by: Michael & Elena Howland | June 22, 2010 at 04:48 PM
Michael was absolutely wonderful to work with. He helped us choose the location and set up dinner reservations for us at an excellent restaurant (Hot Tin Roof). He helped us every step of the way. Our photographer was Christy Transier - she and Michael worked well together. Both were very helpful. Christy actually made the recommendation for Michael, saying that he was amazing to work with. He lived up to her word :) and went beyond. If anyone wants to contact us, please do. We definitely recommend working with Michael. His rates are very reasonable, as well. Thank you Michael for being a part of our wedding. You were such a good help! You were so accomodating to our wishes! Anyone wanting to contact us: Dale & Amy Secker 701-899-1526 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Not sure how long these pics will be up, but check them out if you like! We were very happy w/ our private ceremony. We would definitely recommend both Michael Vernon and Christy Transier
Posted by: Dale & Amy Secker | December 25, 2009 at 06:22 PM
I was just looking at your site for a bit of nostalgia. My wife, Vanessa, and I had our vows renewed with you in 2008. You might recall (or maybe not???) that I wanted a “pop-up” wedding to surprise Vanessa. The idea was to let her know that I would marry her any or every day! You had your assistant take pictures and we had steel drums in the garden.
I was a little nervous about the ceremony since you and I had planned it basically over the phone and via email and I only met you in person 30 minutes before! Everything was PERFECT. You exceeded expectations on the music, flowers, photography, everything!
The reason for the email is to thank you again. When I was drinking hot chocolate out of the mug I had made with one of the pictures you took. We are having a blizzard in Washington DC this week I could only think about our next visit to Key West (March – 2010).
Anyway, thanks again and please use us as a reference if you need one.
If anyone is reading this as a reference, Michael is fantastic to work with and made our event wonderful. I highly recommend his services and also the idea (mine!!!) of a "pop-up" surprise wedding. Ask Michael about ours. My wife is still smiling!
Posted by: Joe | December 23, 2009 at 11:47 AM
We were married on Saturday, November 28th at sunrise
WOW! Where do I start? I called Michael about 2 1/2 weeks before my wedding day and he was so helpful right from the start. He suggested having a sunrise ceremony from the beginning. "Sunrise?" I contemplated. But I'll never forget the words he said "Sunrise is the most beautiful time of day. As the sun comes up in the horizon and with the harp playing... It's as if God himself was singing." And with those words, I knew that Michael was just the person we wanted to perform our ceremony. So I began to tell my family that we were getting married at sunrise and used Michael's quote over and over again.
Michael was available every step of the way. He knew just the right places to send us from the restaurants to Lorri for hair and make up. Planning a destination wedding can become a little stressful but I was a little more at ease and completely confident in all of his recommendations. I feel that Michael has this very peaceful aura about him and it comes across whenever we spoke. (It helped reassure me when I thought this couldn't be done in 2 weeks).
Finally, our wedding day arrived! Words cannot begin to describe how beautiful the ceremony was!!! Again, I felt Michael's peace and sincere well wishes throughout the entire ceremony. He also provided the opportunity for my husband to share some thoughts he had from a run earlier that morning. My family was blown away! There was not a dry eye on Smather's Beach that morning. I truly believe that Michael was put in our path so that a message could be shared. Our entire group could not stop talking about how "PERFECT" everything was.
We just saw our pictures. The caliber of his photography is exceptional. You can see for yourself ;) Thank you so much Michael for being a part of our blessed day.
With much love and gratitude,
Cristina and Peter Del Grande
Posted by: Cristina Gonzalez Del Grande | December 10, 2009 at 07:42 PM
Trust me, Michael's the one! We met with several other officiants in the area, and Michael was by far the most professional, knowledgeable, and personable. He truly made our ceremony exactly what we were looking for and had wonderful tips and ideas to suggest as we planned our small, casual, backyard wedding. I absolutely recommend Michael's expertise and services to anyone interested in getting married in Key West! Thank you again, Michael!
- Peg and Tom
Posted by: Peg Owen | December 08, 2009 at 10:04 PM
Michael, Sherri and I would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for helping and organizing one of the best experiences of our lives. All we had to do was show up, and you did the rest. That was great because we were also on our honeymoon, which saved us time! Also, our thanks to your friends and ours Jamie and Elaine, from Big Pine Keys who recommended you to us. It was a perfect day and we could not have asked for anything more.
Bill and Sherri
Posted by: Bill and Sherri | November 20, 2009 at 09:50 AM
If you plan on marrying in Key West, Michael Vernon is absolutely the best choice to hire as your coordinator! He is a consummate professional, 100% dedicated to service, and incredibly knowledgeable about all things Key West. Michael also has amazing contacts and relationships with top vendors and is well-respected by all. Above all else, he is a very warm, kind person. He made our wedding a magical event and we were surrounded by talented, helpful people recommended by him who helped everything run smoothly. I can't imagine what we would have done without him and all of his help, and we truly feel like we have made a new friend! Thank you, Michael! Jennifer & Mark Eubanks
Posted by: Jennifer & Mark Eubanks | November 15, 2009 at 10:18 AM
We were married this past Saturday, November 7th and Michael was great! We got married at the Key West Botanical Gardens and it was perfect! Michael is a very kind soul and made us feel at ease for the ceremony.
Posted by: Adam and Michelle Ward | November 12, 2009 at 07:10 PM
Breathtaking scenery, intimate, romantic, peaceful. Michael, we can't thank you enough for fulfulling our wishes beyond what we imagined and performing an absolutely beautiful vow renewal ceremony. We will forever cherish the memories and are truly grateful that you were a part of making the day absolutely perfect!
Regards, Andrea and Bryan
Posted by: Andrea and Bryan Meehan | October 19, 2009 at 10:56 AM
Thank you, Michael, for a beautiful wedding! The ceremony you performed was lovely & spiritual (just what we wanted). As if that wasn't enough, you provided the perfect suggestion for our reception dinner afterwards (the service & food were both amazing) and helped get us a beautiful cake. Thanks so much for everything. Best, Jillian and Jim
Posted by: Jillian | June 16, 2009 at 08:35 AM
Well, we just cannot say enough! Michael, thank you so much for a truly beautiful experience! We couldn't have even imagined a more wonderful wedding! Your professionalism,experience and thoughtfulness are beyond compare. The photos were absolutely fantastic and really caught the mood of the event. We will be forever grateful! Thanks again, Karen and Joseph Milazzo
Posted by: Karen Reed | June 03, 2009 at 01:47 PM
You provided first class service that truly went above and beyond our expectations. The photographs are beautiful and plentiful. My in-laws were genuinely impressed with everything. Your insight on Key West area activities, dining, and fun was also greatly appreciated. Our wedding was perfect!
Thank you, Michael.
Posted by: Julie | May 14, 2009 at 03:32 PM