“I had always envisioned leaving the church in a beautiful old convertible on my wedding day,” says Dicken, who borrowed a 1978 Jaguar XJS.

Torrey Taussig and Dicken Chaplin
Torrey Taussig and Dicken ChaplinStowe, VermontFeatured in Boston Magazine - January 2016

Thinking about popping the big question? Let our team help you plan the perfect proposal. Watch the videos to learn more.

ProposalsWatch the Video

“Having all of our wedding guests set off wish lanterns definitely ended the evening on a magical note”

Guests lit about 350 biodegrable wish lanterns made by Birando.

Katelyn Kiernan and Andrew Brooks
Katelyn Kiernan and Andrew BrooksManchester, VermontFeatured in Boston Magazine

At a Glance


Event Planning

Event Design

Event Venues

Planning a wedding is a very special time and the staff at Clare Frances Events understands that every decision is crucial in the process.  For this very reason, Clare Frances Events is the perfect company to make your wedding dreams come true.  Our personal service and impeccable attention to detail in planning your wedding set us apart from other wedding planners as we provide services in-house that most other wedding planners could never provide under one roof.  Then we are there the entire weekend of your wedding assuring that all the plans that have been so meticulously taken care of are carried out with the same attention and detail.

Weddings are very special, unique occasions, and can be formal or casually elegant, often created around a brunch, dinner or cocktail reception. Whether it is a sit down dinner reception for 180, a cocktail reception for 400 or an intimate dinner we will work with you to create exactly what you envision.  We include every detail, from signature cocktails to table cloths in a client’s favorite color.  We will work with you to bring to life the look and feel you dreamed and your wedding will be customized to your taste and budget so there is no worry about being over budget.  With our budget program, you will be able to track costs at any point up to your wedding.  We also provide our clients with a client portal specific to their wedding which can only be accessed with a user name and password.  The portal will have all vendor contracts, artwork, guest lists, seating plans, invoices, statements, communication threads,  a working budget spreadsheet and cash flow spreadsheet.

Here’s a list of most of our services we can provide.  It is essentially a la carte so that clients that have forged relationships with companies that they want to use they can use them.

Our Services

Unlimited consultations

Wedding planning worksheets that cover itinerary, budgets, planning schedule

Research and arrange room blocks

Transportation (from chartered flights to weekend transportation)

Phone, email and on site planning sessions

Customized time lines and agenda

Vendor hiring and contracts

Abbreviated time lines and itinerary for each vendor’s job function

Budget planning

Vendor contract reviews

liaison with venue event coordinators and other sub-contractors.

Schedule and attend vendor meetings

Design and décor sessions including table top design

Wedding cake services

Floral consultation for the bridal party, rehearsal dinner, the ceremony, the cocktail reception and the dinner reception.

Invitations, stationery, and all other printed materials

Arrival Gifts (Welcome Bags) & Welcome Letters

Favors and donation cards

Lighting and Sound

Ceremony Music





Cocktail Music

Reception Music (Live & DJ)

Arrange, coordinate and inventory all rentals  (tent, furniture, dinnerware, linens, power, waste management etc.)

Follow up with all service providers to review time-line, itinerary, answer questions, confirm final payments

Compile final list of vendor payment balances and list of items to bring to final meeting

Create seating kit for ease of doing table seating

Finalize guest count

Food and beverage requirements to venue’s contact person

Final meeting with couple two to three weeks prior to the wedding

Rehearsal practice coordination

Oversee and manage set up of event and dismantle

On site ceremony management and reception coordination

Etiquette advice

Entertainment for all events

Engagement parties

Rehearsal dinners

Welcome Reception

After-reception party

Morning after Brunches


Sommelier services

Custom floral production


Our clients typically see the financial benefit of hiring Clare Frances Events as we are afforded discounts and other benefits from our preferred partners that would never be extended direct to a couple.  Because of these special partnerships, our clients receive the best in quality products and services. Our fees are typically off-set by the savings from our preferred partners to our clients. It is not unusual to have over 25 different companies involved with a wedding with over 100 individuals that have a hand in some way or other for a wedding of 250 guests so imagine trying to find just the right one for your wedding.


Our professional graphic designers are able offer all your graphic design services.  We can design a special logo and help create a theme for all your printed materials. Printed material can include the save-the-date card, engagement party invitations, wedding invitations, rehearsal dinner invitations, coasters, cocktail napkins, church programs, welcome letters, menus, escort cards, table numbers and place cards.  Having in-house graphic designers allows for consistency. It is important to have an overall graphic program that pulls all the minor events together graphically. We work a wide range of preferred vendors for printing to produce the style of printing you desire including digital, engraving, letterpress and gold foil.


Your save the dates are your guests’ first glimpse into your wedding style, theme and color palette. It’s their first impression of your event and sets the tone for the rest of your printed materials. Clare Frances Events is a huge fan of handwritten calligraphy because it adds a personal and elegant touch. Calligraphy can be incorporated throughout your entire wedding experience from save the dates, to invitation suites and envelopes, to your day-of printed materials.

Not every client needs or wants handwritten calligraphy. With recent advances in digital technology, computerized calligraphy is the newest trend in addressing wedding and event invitations.

The look?  Modern, Chic and Luxurious!

Clare Frances Events provides a solution for stylishly addressing envelopes. Perfect for the couple-on-the-go,  specialized software and a quality printing, Clare Frances Events’ graphic designers will design and layout beautiful customized addressed envelopes and place cards quickly and inexpensively.

Each graphic piece can be designed individually to showcase your guests’ names beautifully.


About Us

Michael Cifrino, luxury event and wedding planner, has been the best-kept secret in New York and Boston society. The owner of Clare Frances Events, Cifrino is a visionary, masterminding cutting-edge and classic happenings for an A-list clientele. Clare Frances Events focuses on high-end designed weddings, corporate events, and other ethereal creations. Meticulous, yet refreshingly charming, Cifrino’s vision transforms events into spaces of exquisite taste.

A native Bostonian, Cifrino has managed to stay below the radar…until now. His reputation among the “who’s who” of the east coast is increasingly evident. Cifrino’s attention to detail, superb inventive style and hands-on approach – is part of the formula for an event for the ages. Vast capabilities and resources can bring nearly any client’s event vision to life. Impeccable taste helps please high profile clients, keeping them in the lap of luxury. But Cifrino also brings along a breath of humanity. Never the stiff official in the background, he can often be found mingling among guests, using his effervescent personality to set the evening’s tone. The cultured confidence of his services has brought Cifrino all over the country and islands.

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