When you’ve heard of the 50 Left, 50 Right brained mentality, Bindy O’Kelly, Crystal and Lace founder, is it. A natural born artist, with a love for the strategic, has always been a creative planner. She joined the Air Force at 17 and while a proud active duty USAF Sergeant, began helping other military members with their birthdays, weddings, baby showers, and other important events. The military being so mobile, challenged Bindy to accommodate large parties with little time and budgeting to do so. “I had to be very organized, detail oriented, and budget conscious, with a flair for bringing someone’s dream to life.” After the military, Bindy continued planning events for friends and friends of. “As my kids grew up, I then started on the next generation of events as I watched my kids friends grow up, graduate, get married, have children and go through life. What a joy to be a part of their lives and their wonderful journey as they matured and moved toward adulthood.” And so it went, Bindy the event planner was born. Fast forward to an MBA in Finance and an extensive background in accounting/finance, her ability to budget a dream in a realistic way sans losing the romanticism, translates strategically yet appears effortless.
Has the stress gotten to you and you’re in need of some help pulling it all together? You’re not sure where to begin? You bought a book and it’s as if you’re learning a new language? You have a vision but aren’t sure how to translate it accurately and efficiently? These questions are expected and more than ok. Your special day is meant for relaxation, enjoyment, inspiration, romanticism, and living the daydream you’ve held since you were a child; not for running around, stressing out, dealing with the technicalities and to-dos. Crystal and Lace is here to make sure your special day, happens seamlessly.
Bindy O’Kelly, Crystal and Lace founder, is fully accredited via the New York Institute of Art & Design and currently resides in Los Angeles, CA. She holds an extensive vendors list and is a member of the Association of Bridal Consultants, to ensure the highest industry standards are met. She is currently working on 15 Weddings in 2015 and quickly booking up 2016! Please feel free to contact her with any questions and/or for a consultation so she may get to know you and your vision a bit more. “I do not limit communications and am here for you every step of the way. I ensure you are happy with your venue, venders, décor, and your special day by utilizing a fully stocked inspiration room where I team with my clients to create their vision.” Bindy’s love of, and passion for weddings and parties coupled with her and her teams experience, ensures your special day will be for you to enjoy and remember. Let Crystal and Lace help you create your dream event!
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Recommended by 79% of couples
Starr · Married on 06/28/2015
Omg I'm so IN love with Bindy. My time with her was amazing for a person to make my crazy enchanted forest idea turn into a dream come true. .she watched my budget when I lost my mind. .she became family. .my wedding was a hitSent on 07/10/2015
erika · Married on 06/26/2015
Perfection. Bindy is fabulous! She made my simple taste look like a million bucks! My husband and I always talk about how perfect the day was and how we wish we could go back. Bindy took care of everything from start to finish from the moment she was hired to the week we were back from our honeymoon! Her follow up is great and the time and effort she put into every aspect of our wedding was worth every penny and more. Bindy is a truly gifted woman who actually cares about her clients and I couldn't have done it without her. Thank you so much Bindy!!!!Sent on 09/24/2015
Emily · Married on 11/08/2015
Bindy was absolutely amazing the day of our wedding. We never once worried about any of the details, the day of execution, the vendors, the flow, the details, the list can go on. My husband and I were blown away by just how classy and gorgeous our wedding turned out; it was more beautiful than we had even imagined. Bindy took care of every last detail and if she ever needed our input during the reception she was unobtrusive and handled everything with ease. She was also readily available whenever we needed her. Bindy exceeded our expectations the day of the wedding and we cannot say enough good things about her. She is passionate about what she does and most importantly does it because she wants to, not because she has to. We recommend Bindy without hesitationSent on 12/14/2015
Bindy at Crystal and Lace is one of my favorite vendors to work for! She is very organized and is always available via text or phone call when I have questions, but in general I don't have to contact her before an event because she has her process down. As a couple you want some one like Bindy, who will ensure that your event day will go smoothly or if it is not, you won't know about it. Too often you get coordinators who will just roll on your vendors. She will keep them in line and if she recommends someone I suggest you use them. Bindy's eye for a quality team is the best. If you think you are going to skimp in this area, please don't. Have the peace of mind knowing it will be as she says it will be. Tom Keene www.LAdigitalPhoto.com
After working many events with Bindy at Crystal & Lace I am so impressed with her attention to detail. She has so much to offer her clients from amazing décor to expert advice. It has been a pleasure to work with this kind of professionalism and I look forward to many more events with Crystal and Lace.