Belle & Barrister is the brainchild of Tyson Burns, a former attorney turned event planner. Throughout her career as a commercial litigator, Tyson sought opportunities outside the office to stretch her creative muscles, and nothing brought her more joy than when a friend or colleague needed help planning a special event. What began as a creative outlet quickly became a calling when Tyson realized event planning allowed her to combine her eye for design (the Belle) with her lawyerly meticulousness (the Barrister), and Belle & Barrister was born! At Belle & Barrister, we work with you to ensure that planning your special event is as joyful and stress-free as possible. We make it our goal to learn your vision inside and out so that we can do the work of bringing it to life while you relax and enjoy your celebration.
Belle & Barrister Custom Events offers planning services for wedding ceremonies and receptions, as well as rehearsal dinners. Tyson offers full and partial planning services that can be customized to meet each couples needs. She also offers the following planning services:
In addition to the above wedding-related planning services, Belle & Barrister Custom Events is able to plan the following wedding types:
15 Reviews for Belle & Barrister Custom Events
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Meaghan Beattie · Married on 09/28/2019
Amazing, went above and beyond
We cannot recommend Tyson (Belle & Barrister) enough. We booked her to be our month of coordinator, and really should have paid her twice as much as she charged. We knew we needed a day of coordinator and had been tempted to stop there, but liked the idea of having someone to deal with the last minute phone calls and logistics in the weeks leading up to the wedding. I am so incredibly glad that we found Tyson, as she went above and beyond to make sure that our wedding day went smoothly and that our priorities were the focus. She made a very good impression on us in our initial interview with her clear style of communication- we could tell she has a combination of experience and intelligent practicality and is adept at solving problems. She was very organized, offered excellent advice, and reassured us we were on the right track with our timeline. When our caterer called us three weeks before our wedding telling us that our rental order had fallen through, Tyson was there to save the day. She offered to pick up the table linens herself when they could not be delivered to the venue, which allowed us to have the nice linens we had envisioned rather than the off-color ones available at the last minute. We had a few other issues relating to our caterers being disorganized, and were so thankful that she was in our corner, replying to email chains with solutions so that we didn’t have to worry. When our DJ threw his back out the day before our wedding and cancelled, she reassured us that everything would be fine with the backup DJ and MC, as she had worked with the entertainment company before and they all did great work. She impressed all of our wedding party with her straightforward guidance at the rehearsal and amazing people skills. She immediately read that our priest was not a huge fan of receiving direction from wedding coordinators and shifted gears without skipping a beat, encouraging him to take the lead in rehearsing the ceremony. When there were 40 mph winds across our reception on an outdoor terrace, she figured out a way to make our centerpieces and table name signs stay on the tables and not blow into the Bay. We had a probably annoying number of special touches, and she arranged everything to perfection. We would hire Tyson again in a heartbeat, and would encourage anyone planning their wedding to do the same. Knowing that there was someone so competent and skillful on our team made planning much less stressful, and we are so happy that we found Tyson!Sent on 11/09/2019
Josh Panuthos · Married on 09/01/2019
Tyson is a rock star!
This review is long overdue, but Tyson and her team are absolutely amazing! Tyson is incredibly thoughtful, organized, detailed, and responsive. It was such a comfort working with her throughout our planning process, and her insights were always value-add. Our wedding day was perfect, in large part thanks to Belle & Barrister. Tyson and her team not only helped ensure everything ran smoothly, but they also did a great job managing some... difficult... family members and not letting us get stressed out. In short, we strongly recommend hiring Tyson for your event!Sent on 09/30/2019
Ashley · Married on 06/15/2019
Tyson is an amazing wedding planner. She has a few qualities that make her especially good at what she does. She is:
1. Highly organized (several of our vendors commented she was the most organized planner they'd ever worked with).
2. Great at making you feel confidant in your decisions.
3. Able to take charge of a situation and be a fierce advocate for you.
Tyson kept us informed and always took our wants and preferences into account. She also helped us with a lot of the little things that you might not think to consider. Did you know that some venues don't have trash disposal which means you have to pay your vendors extra to haul out their own trash? We didn't. That's one of they many things Tyson just handled for us.
Tyson ran a terrific rehearsal and beautiful wedding. One of our groomsman actually remarked that the rehearsal was the most helpful he'd ever experienced. Our wedding went off more-or-less without a hitch and we got to enjoy the whole day without having to deal with any logistics. Tyson worked her magic behind the scenes.
We adore Tyson and can't recommend her highly enough. If you need a wedding planner, look no further.Sent on 07/07/2019