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About

On WeddingWire since 2013

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.

Services Offered
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
  • Referrals
  • Timelines


Other Services
In addition to the above wedding planning services, Belle Journee Wedding & Event Design is experienced in planning the following wedding types:

  • Civil
  • Cultural
  • Destination
  • Double weddings
  • Eco-friendly
  • Military
  • Non-religious
  • Religious
  • Hispanic or Latinx-owned
  • Woman-owned

Frequently asked questions

Do you offer an hourly rate?

Yes

What wedding events do you provide services for?

Ceremony
Reception
Rehearsal Dinner

What wedding planning services do you offer?

Day-of Coordination
Full Planning
Partial Planning

What weddings do you have experience planning?

Civil
Cultural
Destination
Double Weddings
Eco-Friendly
Military
Non-Religious
Religious

How many planners are on your team?

1
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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.

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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.

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Kait Sent on 08/02/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Absolute perfection

Carolina was AWESOME! She took care of everything the last month flawlessly, while still checking in on me and my husband. She knew our vision, and did an amazing job bringing our vision to life. The day was perfect! I can’t thank Carolina enough for the time and effort she put in. I want to have another big event just so I can hire her again!! I wouldn’t want anyone else!! Thank your Carolina for
Making our day beautiful and memorable!! We couldn’t have done it without you!!
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Uday Sent on 10/17/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Responsive and always there to help

Initially, we were not intending on hiring a wedding planner, having done most of the planning (finding venues, negotiating with vendors, etc.) ourselves and well in advance. However, as our wedding had four events spread over three days, we wanted to have someone dedicated to taking care of the small things so we wouldn't have to assign those to a friend or family member, allowing all our guests to enjoy and participate in the celebrations. Carolina took over communication with our vendors a month before our date, and it was very helpful to have a single point of contact, ensuring that we would only receive the actionable information instead of being bogged down in every email or text chain. For the day-of, we had a two-page list of tasks for Carolina to take care of, and she took care of every one without fail. As the day approached, we kept adding more things to the list as we thought of them, and it was reassuring to know that there was a single person dedicated to making sure they happened. We would highly recommend working with her for your wedding!
Aaron
Aaron M. Sent on 07/06/2021
5 out of 5 rating

The most stress-free wedding thanks to Belle Journée

Stop looking for a wedding planner and hire Carolina. Seriously. We spent hours interviewing a number of different wedding planners before selecting Carolina and I AM SO GLAD WE DID. Seriously -- she is the best. My wedding was stress-free for my wife and I mostly thanks to Carolina. It's hard for me to put words into how helpful Carolina was and how easy she made my wedding for my wife and I. We basically just hung out and relaxed while Carolina took care of everything. All those horror stories about stressing out and running around like crazy during the wedding -- yea, we didn't have any of those. Carolina just took care of everything and made it amazing.

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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Sarah Marcella Photography Sarah Marcella Photography Wedding Photographers

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.

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