Hiring Bella Amore Events was easily the best decision made about this wedding, except for accepting the proposal. Karie was very professional, creative and on top of her game throughout the 12 month planning process. Initially my desire to hire a planner was met with some skepticism from family, however after their first time meeting her, they were blown away. I don't know how usual it is to receive compliments about your wedding planner from your family and friends, but we have been getting raves! Even my brother, who may no notice the most obvious of things, commented how just on top of everything she was.
She provided not only wedding planning services, but also was responsible for all of the stationary and paper products at the reception. She was very skilled at taking my over-broad design ideas for the ceremony and reception and honing them to very workable and budget-friendly ideas. Her skill with creative design was incredible. Karie is branching out more in the paper and invitations aspect of things, and she has a very good start on things. The program and menu designs she came up with were just beautiful, and the favors (which were also the place cards, letting our guests know of our donations) really were icing on the cake, so to speak. When I was uncertain about some of the decor, I knew I could turn to Karie and she would not only come up with an amazing idea, but also make sure it was all handled.
Nearly 2 weeks after the wedding and we are still getting tons of compliments on how lovely and unique everything was. The best compliments are just how organized everything was, and how so many people noticed the "little details" (everything from the votives never being allowed to burn out to how smoothly everything ran). They all praise me, but I know that without Karie, it would have never happened. She ensured that our wedding was not only the best wedding event we could have hoped and dreamed for, but also the most talked-about ceremony and reception around. I cannot think of a single issue or problem that I had with Karie (and that is not normal for me, as I have rather high standards for professionals I hire for their services). In fact, she and her team more than exceeded our expectations. A simple "thanks" is not enough.