MICHELE PAYNE ~ Owner, Lead Producer
I am the proud co-owner of Polished Planning, LLC. We provide wedding planning and coordination services to the Greater Houston area and beyond. After a very successful career working in Corporate America I decided that I wanted to combine my creativity and organizational skills with my love for special events. I reunited with a special friend and former colleague. Our combined years and talents include previous roles with titles as Director of Events, Director of Catering, Marketing Manager and former Chef. I have 15 years of experience in the Hospitality Business. During that time I’ve grown many strong relationships with a large variety of vendors. and it has truly been my genuine joy to work side-by-side with brides, grooms, and their families during their most memorable occasions. I n addition to my modern and elegant style for planning I bring the art of creativity and personalization to every event. I add special attention to details and am acutely in-tuned to every bride-to-be’s need. I promise to bring all of my innovative creativity, personalized care, impeccable attention to detail, reliable referrals, and unparalleled commitment to you and your event. My goal is simple – to assist you in achieving a successful event that is a true reflection of you! Please, don’t hesitate to contact me today to schedule a complimentary consultation. I look forward to meeting you and your family and helping your most important day become a reality!
LISA MARCOTTE~ Owner, Lead Event Producer
A food industry professional who graduated with honors from the Art Institute of Houston in 2003. While honing her kitchen skills in some of Houston’s best restaurants in the early 2000’s, she quickly rose up the ranks and became the director of events for the prestigious Texas Medical Center’s Trevisio restaurant and Conference Center. Lisa has strong communication skills geared to both internal leadership and providing outstanding customer service. She is an excellent multi-tasker and is very organized. Not only is Lisa detailed oriented, but she is also passionate about customer service and building relationships. With over 15 years of experience planning events from picking out the perfect venue to customizing the menu, Lisa continues to thrive in the business she loves. After taking a hiatus to add “mommy” to her resume she returned to the field she values by owning a small catering business. She is extremely excited to venture into this business with a trusted and wonderful friend and counterpart. When she’s not planning fabulous events around the city you can find her practicing her culinary talents or traveling with her husband and two beautiful daughters.
BRINA LYNCH ~ Assistant Event Producer
Born, grown and educated in Pennsylvania, my gypsy soul has now brought me to Texas. I started my career planning festivals and parties at resorts, then moved to the big state of Alaska where I spent six years hiking, beach combing, finding myself, and my husband, all while managing a community pool. From a blossoming career in recreation and hospitality, I have found my calling to be Event Planning. I married my perfect match in 2013 and worked with an amazing wedding planner duo, who brought our wedding day vision to life, and who continually inspire me. Event planning has always been my passion, flower arranging an obsession, and hand written notes and care packages, my trademark. I believe that providing excellent customer service is not optional, and that challenges are meant to help us grow. I strive to hostess with the mostess, and create an atmosphere of fun and celebration. A lover of vintage glass, enjoy er of the journey, and smeller of roses. The pop of a champagne cork makes me giddy, I can’t say no to cupcakes, and love to belt out 90’s pop songs. My three lovable pups keep me on my toes, and let’s be honest: there is no book that I will not attempt to read. While I do love a nice walk on the beach at sunset, give me a dance party with some good friends, filled with laughs, and this southern girl in training is happy as can be! I am truly honored to be involved in such magical moments during weddings and special events. As part of Polished Wedding Planning, I hope to help you create the event you envision, and allow you to relax and enjoy each moment as it comes. Let the adventure begin!