Welcome to Bella Destinee, the Destiny of Love!
"Art of celebration from inspiration to creation"
Established in 2006, Bella Destinee is a premier full service event planning and design company specializing in distinctive weddings, lavish events and corporate functions. We believe that every successful event begins with impeccable planning and communication. Our goal is to capture each detail and ensure that none are overlooked.
Bella Destinee is able to accommodate the wide ranging needs of our wedding clients by offering several levels of service including shaping or refining design, day-of wedding event management, or producing and executing your entire event. No matter which service you select, we promise that you will save valuable time, energy and enjoy a more comprehensive and less stressful event planning experience.
Our mission to understand our client's vision and introduce creative and fresh ideas ultimately turning dreams into realities.
We are passionate about delivering uncompromising guest service while maintaining a positive and sophisticated approach, handling each event with the utmost care. We are an event scholar, designing events and weddings a same way a Broadway producer approaches a play - we make sure that stars shine and audiences/guests go home wanting more.
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Grace · Married on 11/10/2018
Thorough and Excellent Wedding Planner
My husband and I chose Katie as our wedding planner after video interviewing several planners. The main reasons we chose her were (1) she was clearly passionate about wedding planning and viewed it as much more than a mere job and (2) she is a bilingual Korean American, which was important for our majority Korean guests. We decided to go with the partial planning package. Over the months of planning leading up to the wedding, Katie was very detail oriented, responsive, and listened carefully to what we were envisioning. It was clear to us that she was going above and beyond to try to make us happy. She recommended many excellent vendors (especially for Korean clients) and created a very thorough wedding worksheet that we completed with all the details leading up to the wedding. We were fortunate in that Katie had previously worked at our venue numerous times and had a good relationship with the team there. She was also present for our menu tasting, meeting with our florist, and rehearsal and was very helpful at all of these.
Our main complaint regarding the planning process is that Katie did not seem to be tracking our budget. We felt that the onus was on us to stay within our budget despite the fact that we had discussed the budget with her at the start and reminded her multiple times throughout the planning process. She presented multiple options for our wedding and vendors (usually on the expensive side which was understandable given our venue and taste) and we were the ones who had to choose among the many options to fit our budget. This was certainly a source of stress for us during the planning process and definitely something we expected our wedding planner to help us with more.
As for the day of coordination, Katie and her team got the job done smoothly and there were no major errors on our wedding day. She coordinated with all our vendors and ensured that everything was running smoothly. A few minor hiccups on our wedding day:
- Katie had mentioned that she would time us at each table during our table greetings but she was nowhere to be seen at that time on the wedding day and we did not end up having enough time to visit each table. This was certainly disappointing as it meant that we didn't get a chance to personally greet a number of our family and friends.
- Katie never mentioned a champagne toast or family introductions during the reception. Many of our guests were left wondering why these never occurred.
Despite the above minor hiccups, overall our wedding day was a great success and we acknowledge that there are countless moving parts that Katie and her team were able to successfully coordinate. We would be happy to choose Katie again as our wedding planner.
Julie · Married on 05/26/2018
This was a difficult review to write because I don’t want to miss any details about how amazing Katie was for us as she was planning our wedding. My husband and I got married in upstate New York this past May, and I had found Katie when we were living in Los Angeles. I worked with her as an assistant wedding planner for about 3 years before my husband and I made the cross-country move, and from the first wedding I worked with her, I knew she was the only person I would ever want to plan our wedding. She was one of the first calls I made after getting engaged, even though we both already knew she was going to be our planner. : )
Katie does not miss a single detail. Our day was beyond perfect. Everything went off without a hitch, and that was all Katie. She puts so much work into the details prior to the wedding so that everything is set and ready to go on the day. Her communication with vendors is quick and detailed – everyone knew exactly where they were supposed to be and when they were supposed to be there. Because I’ve worked with Katie in the past and enjoy wedding planning, I wanted to be a little more hands on with the planning and the vendor communication, but closer to the wedding my husband and I really handed everything off to her. There was one vendor who caused me a little bit of stress, but I called Katie right away and before I could even explain, she said, “I saw the email. Don’t worry about anything – I will call them right now and get to the bottom of this! Do not stress about this at all. I will handle everything.” And that is exactly what she did – for EVERYTHING. My husband and I felt so taken care of; we felt that she really, truly understood the vision we had for our wedding, she spent so much time listening to what we wanted and what we felt was most important, and she carried out our vision to a T.
**See full review on The Knot or Yelp - Wedding Wire cut off the end of mine!
Maveric · Married on 08/03/2017
It was a great time having Katie of Bella Destinee to help us organize and plan our wedding from the preparation, ceremony and up to the reception everything went well and the decorations was superb even were on a tight budget. It was a simple wedding but made extravagant by Bella Destinee. It became a talk by our guest and for us as a newlywed couple it will be cherished, nurtured and memorable moment for us. Thank you Bella Destinee for this awesome experience we had from your team. Kudos to your team Bella Destinee.
Katie Lee is my favorite wedding planner. She is super creative, unique, and overall amazing. I can't even describe how blown away I've been by her work. She is super sweet, and manages to be on top of everything. She is a great wedding planner.
My Wedding Blooms is honored to endorse Katie from Bella Destinee. Over the past year we had the pleasure to work with her and her staff in several events and all I can say is "Fantastic Job" they produce. They are on top of everything, things run smoothly and most importantly from our perspective, things are always ready for us to start working when we get there. They are a very talented group and they organization skills are outstanding. We look forward to working with you again soon. My Wedding Blooms.
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