I wish I could give Blue Gardenia Events more than 5 stars, because Belinda seriously deserves it. I can’t even begin to explain how integral she was in making our wedding so absolutely perfect. She went so above and beyond what I ever expected out of a wedding coordinator, especially seeing as we hired her for week-of and design consulting. I loved our meetings, during which we’d pour over inspiration pictures, specialty linens, florals, color palettes, etc. and with a million tiny (but very important!) details, she made our dream wedding a reality. I literally cried when I walked into our venue (the Elms Mansion) and saw how perfect and beautiful everything was - exactly how I had pictured it all in my mind, except better. She made things so much easier on us as the big day came near, and was extremely helpful with tasks and errands that weren’t even her responsibility. I think it’s really important to note that Belinda is extremely organized, professional, and detail-oriented, but she still felt like a friend as opposed to “just another wedding vendor” - she kept me calm and level-headed whenever I felt overwhelmed, and was always there to crack a joke, give me a hug, and have a cocktail with me! The week leading up to our wedding, and especially the day of our wedding, we were able to completely relax and enjoy ourselves because we were 100% confident that BGE had everything under control - this is especially important, as you don’t want to run around on your wedding day worrying about vendor payments, timelines, setup/breakdown, etc. Our wedding experience would not have been the same without BGE, and I already miss working with Belinda!
— Ariana S
We were referred to Belinda through our venue and could not have been more happy with her services. We were planning a wedding from Houston and were becoming overwhelmed with the details leading up to the big day. Belinda jumped right in and made the month of the wedding stress free and even helped provide ideas and assistance to pull the last minute details together. Our wedding day went absolutely seamlessly. With her guidance and direction we were able to completely enjoy our special day and knew everything was being handled while we danced the night away. Belinda was so sweet and easily accessible any time I had a question. I can’t thank her enough for making our day perfect in every way!
— Lauren V
Book Belinda now. She and her team are AMAZING. We live in Boston but got married in New Orleans, and being the slight-controlling-type-A person I am, I knew I had to hire someone to help out because there was no way I could do it all - even if I wanted to. Belinda is your gal. She listened to all of our thoughts and proposed a venue (Maison Montegut) that was EXACTLY what we wanted. She connected us with the right people to do all the things we wanted for our wedding, had an amazing design proposal for us, and listened to any questions or concerns we might have had. Belinda will truly treat you like you’re the only bride you’re working with - I would joke with her she was part therapist, part wedding planner (let’s be honest - it’s emotional and taxing in the best possible way, but still, it’s a lot!). We signed up for the package that allowed us to work with her from beginning to end, and I am SO SO glad we did that instead of the final 6 weeks. There is NO way our wedding would have been the amazing night it was without her. When we saw our venue after the ceremony and after the Second Line (when we could really look around!) it was magical - I have no words to accurately describe how she took what we wanted and turned Maison Montegut into an absolutely stunning courtyard. Not to mention they flipped the whole courtyard in about 30 minutes while we Second Lined! The whole place - courtyard and upstairs - was glowing. Everyone had such a good time, no detail was left unturned, and everything was so well executed. Belinda and her team go above and beyond to ensure your day is exactly what you want it to be. If you want someone who knows what they’re doing, has amazing relationships with people in the wedding biz, and does it all with a gracious smile - hire Belinda. Gretchen, her assistant, is also so sweet and made sure everything in my bridal suite went as it should - I promise you will not be disappointed with Blue Gardenia Events!!
— Ashley H
Words cannot describe how incredible of a wedding planner, and more importantly of a person, Belinda is. I put several New Orleans wedding planners through a rigorous selection process including reviewing their resumes and websites, phone screenings, in-person interviews and reference checks in order to select my wedding planner; and I am so thrilled I chose Belinda. She is an extremely talented designer with an extreme attention to detail, and was able to turn my wedding vision into an unforgettable reality. I believe there are many talented wedding planners in New Orleans who are capable of doing that. What differentiates Belinda; however, is her undeniable passion for what she does and her unwavering commitment to you and your wedding. I honestly do not know how she is able to provide such a personal and attentive service to each of her wedding couples, because she truly makes you feel like your wedding is the only wedding she is currently planning (which I know is absolutely not the case). Countless times Belinda went over and above my (very high) expectations in order to not only make my wedding day beautiful and seamless, but also to make the entire wedding planning process a fun, enjoyable, and exciting experience. I could go on-and-on about her exceptional skills and capabilities to plan, design, and execute, but what really stuck with me is how she makes you feel and the overall experience she gives to you. So many brides complain about how stressful and overwhelming the planning process is – yet I loved every part of it because of Belinda’s guidance, support, and honestly, friendship. Belinda is a real gem. I am honored and feel so lucky that she was a part of one of the most important days of my life (and the 9 months leading up to it)! If you have the opportunity to partner with her, do it. You won’t regret it.
— Lindsey Z
Belinda was amazing!! From the beginning, when we met to talk about ideas for my wedding to the finishing touches of my wedding, Belinda’s hands on approach was nothing but fantastic!!! She was so easy to work with, professional and very enthusiastic which i love!! Her attention to detail far exceeded my expectations and her personality is just great!! I am a restaurateur so I believe i started with the highest expectations & she far exceeded all of them!
— Diana Chauvin Galle’, Audubon Tea Room
I cannot say enough about Blue Gardenia Events. Belinda has an amazing gift for event and party planning. She was the driving force behind numerous events for our family and, on each occasion, her finished product was nothing short of spectacular. She is the hardest worker you will ever meet with an attention for detail that is beyond compare. Blue Gardenia Events never disappoints!
— Bernard J. Halprin, Rauch Milliken International
I can’t say enough about Belinda with Blue Gardenia Events! She thought of everything down to the last detail and made my wedding day so much more fabulous than I ever dreamed. She was very helpful in planning decor (which I was not good at), helping me keep track of my to do list and a LIFE SAVER as day of coordinator. I can honestly say, I couldn’t have done it without her. If you are planning a wedding and you have a full time job — you need to hire Belinda!
— Lisa Picone Love, Harrah’s Hotel
Blue Gardenia Events is the best for any couple who needs someone that will understand their vision and work tirelessly to make that vision a reality. Many people have told us how unique, special, and FUN our wedding was! A lot of this is thanks to Blue Gardenia Events!
— Tiffany Martinez, Rosy’s Jazz Hall
I was overwhelmed at the prospect of planning the “perfect wedding.” Belinda’s open, relaxed presence and exacting attention to detail took every ounce of worry and stress off my shoulders and let me focus on the best part: being the bride! She created the perfect day for us, complete with tiny, gorgeous details we never would have thought of on our own.
— Leslie Reynolds