some love from clients...

Can't help but share a few notes that make me smile and love my job!    

I worked with Melissa to create my wedding invites and some design details for my wedding at the Santa Barbara Historical Museum.  My vision was a rustic chic theme and Melissa was instrumental in helping me achieve this look and feel on my wedding day. 

She came up with the design for my invites based on just a few ideas and thoughts that I had given her.  What she created was perfect.  From there, everything from the programs to the menus to the escort cards complimented each other and helped to enhance my overall rustic chic vision.  Melissa really helped to make every last design detail of my wedding perfect and I could not thank her enough for the work she did to make the day even more special.

Olivia M. - Hermosa Beach, CA

Melissa at Franny Bee Designs is hand-down the best wedding planner in the business. She is creative, attentive, calming, and very detail-oriented. My wedding day exceeded my hopes and expectations and it was all thanks to Melissa.


From the start, she designed my save the date cards and established a look that was incorporated throughout the rest of the wedding details. Throughout the planning process she was on the ball and responded to all of my phone calls and e-mails in a timely manner. When we would meet in person to talk about what we had accomplished that week or month and what we had left, she was always so organized. I felt completely at ease and stress-free (as much as a bride can be ; -)).


On my wedding day, Melissa was fantastic. She hand-made all the signs for my ceremony and reception, designed the programs, napkins for the ice cream truck, napkin rings featuring the menu items, and made ribbon sticks and confetti bags for our exit. One of my favorite pieces at the wedding she had thought of and had made for us was a lighted steel structure with our initials (C + J) to hang over our head table. It was a show stopper. She is also a master at color and tying everything together so it looks cohesive.


In addition to the hand-made elements she created, Melissa coordinated the entire day as well. Everything went so smoothly. My family and our wedding party could not stop talking about what a great job she did.

She’s a graphic designer, wedding planner, and creative genius. She truly is a one-stop shop. She is also just about the nicest person in town. She was truly a pleasure to work with and I would recommend her services to anyone looking for a professional and creative wedding planner/consultant/graphic designer.

Cheryl C. - Venice, CA

Melissa and her amazing talent saved the day when it came to putting the finishing touches on my wedding!  I had the theme and feel for my wedding all set but needed a few remaining items (custom napkin holders, place cards, and dessert tags). I knew I wanted these items customized but did not know where to's overwhelming when planning a wedding!  Using Melissa's services was top notch from beginning to end. I met with Melissa and she came up with several unique designs for each item and worked with me until everything was exactly how I wanted it to be.  She is beyond talented and I highly recommend her services for all your wedding needs...whether you need her assistance creating the entire theme of your wedding or just to put the final touches on something.  She can do it all!  And to top it all off she is the sweetest person you will ever meet!

Nicole M. - San Francisco, CA