Certified Timeline Genius

Melissa Caceres-Barbier

TG Certified TG Certified
President Luxurious Events MIami, Florida

What inspired you to launch your own business?

What inspired me to launch was my own business were quite a few things however two that mainly stand out for me. 1- coming from a corporate culture was amazing as it taught me so much, however being able to create a culture of my own that I know would excel my skills and passion was a main reason. 2- Thinking in the future and how I could create a business that would allow flexibility to be with my kids once I had them was the second driving force.


What keeps you passionate about weddings?

Gratitude! Thankful that I get to work with Love and with such joyous moments. I get the honor of being part of such a priceless and important moment in my couples and their families lives.


Please share a recent testimonial from a happy client!

"I can’t say enough positive things about Melissa and her entire team. My husband and I live in New York and had our wedding at Vizcaya in Miami in January 2020. In addition to our wedding, her team did our florals (so insanely beautiful) and planned our three hotel events - rehearsal dinner, welcome drinks event with all of our guests, and after-party. Being out of town was a concern of mine that ultimately didn’t matter given the support I had from Melissa and her team. I interviewed 13 wedding planners and had immediate comfort and connection with Melissa. She was my clear top choice from the first minute we spoke (before we met). Her professionalism, communication, flexibility, and organized approach won me over, which was proven over and over again throughout the year we worked together. Throughout the planning process, her recommendations and teaming were extremely helpful, and I valued her patience with my indecisiveness and very detailed requests. The entire team values the importance of what they are planning, and I felt like it isn’t just a job to them. Luxurious Events alleviated a tremendous amount of stress from my entire wedding experience – from organization/planning (her monthly checklists were essential) to logistics to random wedding etiquette questions. Melissa’s knowledge of the wedding industry, especially weddings at Vizcaya, is second to none. As for the day-of-wedding experience, the Luxurious Events team was an organized machine. Melissa and her team were with us from 8 am to 2 am, handling every detail for us, our wedding party, and our families. Their seamless ability to handle last-minute changes alleviated stress and pressure from us and our loved ones (rain occurred right before the ceremony AND extra liquor storage at the end of the wedding). Melissa handled it all so we could enjoy our day and everything went seamlessly. Our wedding was perfect, and it couldn’t have been that way without the Luxurious Events team. Our guests and families were equally impressed with Melissa and her team. Her entire team was professional, attentive (our parents and us were never without a drink in their hand), and friendly. We cannot be more thankful to Melissa and the team for making our wedding dreams come to life. You could not be in better hands." - Mari Beaudrault - Vizcaya Museum & Gardens 1/4/2020