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Belle Journee Wedding & Event Design is a Menlo Park, California-based wedding planning company. Carolina is the founder of Belle Journee Wedding & Event Design. She graduated from college with a bachelors in marketing and entered her career field in digital marketing; however, she wasn't fully using her creativity as she hoped to be. This led to starting her wedding planning company in 2012. Carolina received professional training by the Association of Certified Professional Wedding Consultants and now holds a position on the board. She was also selected as a Wish Coordinator for Wish Upon a Wedding Northern California, where she holds a seat on the board helping to give terminally ill brides the wedding they've always dreamed of. Belle Journee Wedding & Event Design is full of passion and makes sure each couple she works with ends up with the wedding they've always hoped for.
Belle Journee Wedding & Event Design offers planning services for wedding ceremonies and receptions, as well as for rehearsal dinners. She offers a variety of planning services that include:
- Day-of coordination
- Event design
- Full or partial planning services
In addition to the above wedding planning services, Belle Journee Wedding & Event Design is experienced in planning the following wedding types:
- Double weddings
- Hispanic or Latinx-owned
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Carolina, the wedding coordinator, received glowing reviews from multiple reviewers. She is praised for her exceptional organization, attention to detail, and ability to bring the couples' vision to life. Reviewers highly recommend her services, mentioning that she made their wedding day stress-free and allowed them to relax and enjoy the festivities. Carolina's warm personality and responsiveness also received positive feedback, making her a highly recommended choice for wedding planning.
Making our day beautiful and memorable!! We couldn’t have done it without you!!
Responsive and always there to help
The most stress-free wedding thanks to Belle Journée
We are planners ourselves, and didn't feel like we needed to pay through the roof to have someone do most of the work that we could do ourselves. But we knew that the day-of would be crazy and didn't want to stress, so we wanted someone who could execute on the day. We hired Carolina for day-of wedding planning, but her package meant that it was essentially "month-of" planning. A month before the wedding she kicked into overdrive. We sent her all our contracts and I wrote on a long list of all the details we had been planning. She asked thoughtful questions, and pointed out things that we didn't think of, or things that she didn't think would work well based on her experience with past weddings. She then put together a timeline of all the pieces, which we reviewed and then she had ready to execute on the day of.
We had a backyard wedding at my in-laws house. Carolina came out initially to inspect the place and give us some help on whether the house would work for the wedding. She did this for free, before we even hired her. This is just one of the many examples of how she goes above-and-beyond. Then the day before the wedding, she came by the house to ensure the rentals were delivered and placed in the right places. She worked closely with our caterer to make sure everything was all set.
On the day of the wedding she arrived early and began doing all the setup and directing the catering and all the other moving pieces. I want to say she was running around like a crazy-chicken making everything fall into place ... except she was never stressed and stayed calm the entire time. She has this way of moving in hyper-speed but making it feel like normal speed. All the little details were executed by her, but it never felt like she was running around. This meant that my wife and I just relaxed and hung out while she and the catering team got all setup.
After the wedding we found out that there were a few "problems" with the rental delivery that we had no idea about. She just handled it and made everything perfect. She knew when to ask us questions for what we wanted, but also when to just do things without stressing us.
I could go on-and-on about how great she was but I'll leave it at this -- she's super organized, didn't miss a detail, and took care of any hiccups that came up. She's great at executing a wedding and offers good advice based on her experiences. If you're looking for someone to make sure your wedding goes smoothly -- she's your planner!
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I have worked with Belle Journée and I was very impressed. As a photographer, it made my job so much easier to have someone to help facilitate the day. She was calm and assertive, but also kind, which is a hard balance to find. She had a great demeanor the whole day. I took amazing pictures of the bride who had a glowing smile, probably because she wasn't stressing about the details thanks to Belle Journee Weddings. The whole day was flawless, I highly recommend them.