Cora is a name that is near and dear to my heart. Cora Bella Weddings & Events is named after my grandmother, Jean Cora. She believed in family, community, honesty, integrity, and she loved her grandchildren wholeheartedly. When the time came to start Cora Bella Weddings & Events it seemed only natural to name the company after this beautiful lady that I loved and who taught me so much.
I don’t know exactly when I realized I was going to be a wedding and event planner, but friends and family tell me I’ve always been one. As a little girl I would plan and play out weddings with friends and stuffed animals, using my Mom’s communion veil for a bridal veil. When I wasn’t planning make-believe parties, I coordinated play dates—down to details like the kind of snacks we’d have and when to serve them.
To this day I am the glue that binds family and friends together for dinners, parties, holidays, game nights, and more. I love creating magical moments and more importantly watching people revel the magic I’ve designed.
My creative team brings the same magic to Cora Bella Weddings & Events.
We listen to you.
We work with you.
We bring your perfect day to life.
Whether it’s your wedding, a milestone birthday or anniversary, baby shower, or an employee or client event, our team will make your idea a reality.
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Catie W. · Getting married on 03/04/2021
An Unforgettable Experience
Cora Bella Weddings & Events is a true gem of a Bay Area wedding planner! I have worked with Kristan at a Gardener Ranch wedding in Carmel Valley, California and she made the day flow so smoothly. Her attention to detail far exceeds any that I have experienced before. The care she provides to her clients and vendors alike is incomparable. Kristan truly makes the Cora Bella Weddings & Events experience unforgettable by bringing your dream wedding to fruition. I look forward to working with her later this year for a Livermore wedding at The Club at Ruby Hill. Do yourself a favor and contact Kristan NOW. I guarantee it will be the best decision you make for your wedding day!Sent on 04/27/2020
N. S. · Married on 04/20/2019
Bay Area Wedding Planner
We had our wedding at The Club at Ruby Hill in Pleasanton and hired Kristan from Cora Bella Weddings & Events as our month of coordinator. Even though we only hired Kristan for month of planning, she helped us a lot more than just the month before the wedding. It was definitely a lot less stressful to have Kristan by our side and be our go to person. She kept us on track throughout the planning process. She offered her advice and expertise, but if we wanted to do something different than what she suggested, she let us make the final decision. We were able to have meetings in person and also via skype. The skype meetings were convenient especially on weekdays after work. Initially, my fiance/now husband did not see the value of hiring a coordinator. After he saw all the planning and work that Kristan did, he understood the value Kristan provided. We are both happy we hired her!Sent on 05/26/2019
Cora Bella Weddings & Events's reply:Thank you, Noelle! It was wonderful to see you fiancé/now hubby's appreciation for having a planner onboard turn around during the planning process. Thank you for mentioning that in your review. It was my pleasure to work with you both! I wish you both every happiness together! With love and good cheer, Kristan
Danielle · Married on 08/25/2018
Kristan is the epitome of everything an incredible wedding planner should be. She is highly organized, professional, efficient, dedicated, responsive, and delightful to work with. We hired Cora Bella Wedding & Events to assist us with decor design and coordination for our big day. During our wedding planning process we felt completely relieved with Kristan at the wheel. She made herself available at times that worked for us and she met with us more than enough times to give us full confidence that our wedding day was completely under control all at a very reasonable rate. Kristan and the Cora Bella team executed our wedding day perfectly and went above and beyond to add additional design aspects that added even more beauty to our ceremony and reception spaces. I would highly recommend Kristan for any of your wedding planning and management needs. She is truly a gem and we are so thankful to have had her expertise.Sent on 12/08/2019
Such a joy to work with! All the details are taken into account, and events run so smoothly.