Where venerable Jewish traditions meet au courant design, fashion and culinary trends, you will find event planner and popular writer Michele Schwartz, creator and editor-in-chief of The Modern Jewish Wedding. Known as “the Jewish bride’s guide to the Chuppah,” Modern Jewish Wedding elevates the newest trends, provides time-tested advice, and inspires couples to design an event that reflects their style and their faith. The Modern Jewish Wedding (MJW) inspires Jewish brides, grooms and the professionals who serve them and encourage them to create the Jewish celebration of their dreams. Her passion for Jewish culture and events is recognized from California to the Grand Cayman. Following the success of MJW in blog form, Michele launched its companion print magazine, now to be a book coming in 2016. MJW features stunning wedding photography and advice from her coterie of peers and wedding experts. Her thoughtful advice and creative ideas have appeared coast-to-coast in publications and online.
As a popular speaker and writer, Michele exudes enthusiasm for Judaism’s rich traditions and a fervor for current style. Wedding planners, caterers and hospitality vendors learn to understand Jewish customs and bridge them with modern trends. Whether connecting with audiences in Las Vegas, Tampa Bay, New Orleans or her hometown of Austin, Texas, Michele gives them the knowledge and inspiration to delight their clientele.
Michele celebrated her own life cycles as a child growing up in Austin, Texas. She holds a B.A. in Communications from The University of Texas at Austin and is an avid Longhorns fan.