Sara Kauss Photography
Michelle Sebastian Adams, owner of Sebastian Events LLC, recognized her love for special events in 2009 while in charge of planning her ten-year high school reunion in South Carolina. Shortly after the successful class reunion, she launched Sebastian Events in 2010.
Two fun facts that do not surprise people who first meet Michelle are the fact that she was Senior Class President of her high school and a Cheerleading Captain. People are most shocked when she reveals her story of the eight-year stint she spent in the United States Army as a Reservist from 2003-2011. Upon graduating with a degree in Graphic Communications from Clemson University, she was recruited in 2005 by Leo Burnett, one of the largest advertising agencies in the world, headquartered in the heart of downtown Chicago. Michelle also worked at BBDO Chicago for one and a half years making her time spent in the high-octane advertising industry a total of eleven years.
It was during her time at Leo Burnett that she picked up invaluable business skills such as strategic communication, business management and contract negotiation, as well as building exceptional interpersonal and team collaboration skills. She was also surrounded by the best creative minds of the industry working on big brands like Samsung, McDonald's, Phillip Morris USA & International, Allstate, Bayer, LG and SC Johnson.
Michelle believes that one's personal life and work should vacillate fluidly in such a way that most working hours feel like an enjoyable hobby, whereby "the flow” is steadily experienced. Whether it’s her own wedding or a client’s high-visibility wedding, Michelle treats every event with the highest level of professionalism and integrity. Her laser-focus on the details, coupled with the personal attention she gives to her clients and industry partners, is what makes her successful.
Having recently been married on the beautiful Whistling Straits Golf Course at The American Club in Kohler, Wisconsin, Michelle can relate to every bride and groom going through the extraordinary process of planning a luxe, intimate wedding! Now, she is absolutely happy to be living and working in Gainesville, FL with her two adorable cats and where her husband is a Professor of Economics at the University of Florida. Go Gators!