Owner, Wedding Planner
Michael Thomas is the owner of John Michael Exquisite Weddings & Catering. He started John Michael Catering in 1995 with a partner, John. John soon lost interest and Michael bought him out, keeping the name the same. In 2007, John Michael Catering became John Michael Weddings and Special Events to better portray the company’s market and rebranded in 2015 to become John Michael Exquisite Weddings & Catering.
Michael attended the University of Central Florida where he earned a bachelor’s degree in hospitality management and master’s in business administration, both of which well equip him to create the best events possible. Michael loves creating one-of-a-kind weddings and events, large or small, and infuses passion and creativity into everything he does. Each and every wedding and event he works on is an opportunity to make beautiful, lasting memories. He loves thinking of innovative ways to allow his clients to truly impress their guests…and with corporate parties, their boss!
Michael was born and raised in Hartville, Ohio, near the Akron/Canton area. He moved to Florida in 1987 and owns a home in the SoDo district of downtown Orlando with his husband Rustin Davis. Together, they have four children – Pugs Nadia and Nina, a tabby cat, Petey, and a Jack Russell Terrier, Lindy.
In his spare time Michael enjoys bowling, golf, backpacking and travel. Michael hopes to someday start a travel adventure company, taking groups backpacking. His favorite John Michael Events menu item is the Baked Corn Casserole, his favorite color is purple and his favorite vacation spot is Key West. Michael is also a strong believer in karma and the full circle of life – what goes around comes around.
“There is no better reward than knowing you helped two people and their families with a once-in-a-lifetime experience.”
“Every step of my wedding that the staff touched was absolutely amazing! With short turnaround time, and a lot to put together, not a single thing slipped through the cracks. Each and every one of the staff was friendly and fun, but hard working at the same time.”
The John Michael team, with more than 70 team members, is here to serve you. With hundreds of years of combined experience among the leadership team alone, rest assured that your wedding or special event is in good hands. Let the following team members work with you to put on an impeccable event.