We look forward to doing more events with BEL
Best, Michelle & Lauren
Coordination: Morgan Harris was the lead coordinator at my Hindu/Christian wedding. She is the absolute best. Before booking her, I visited her in her office. She did such a great job explaining BEL’s role, and I was so impressed with her. Morgan is very knowledgeable. I greatly appreciated her confidence, which comes from experience and familiarity with different types of weddings. Morgan knows the inner workings of fusion weddings and multi-day celebrations. Our wedding was multi-day Hindu and Christian wedding with many requirements. She knew all the Indian customs and terms (which I did not know!). She had the best attitude! She knew how to handle sticky situations. On the wedding day, when she arrived, I immediately felt at ease. I didn’t have to worry about a thing. She was assertive when she needed to be. Morgan and her colleague Alexis were on top of everything. My family, bridal party, and even the other guests really appreciated Morgan and her team, and they could see everything was running smoothly. When I finally made it to the stage at the Hindu ceremony I looked over to see Morgan and her team smiling at me, and it was quite comforting. Morgan assisted at the church rehearsal that evening, and the church ceremony the following day, even though the church had its own coordinator. When my husband and I walked into the reception ballroom, we were truly amazed. Morgan made sure to capture every single detail of our vision and, importantly, she made sure everything was cohesive. It’s truly remarkable that Morgan is able to accomplish so much in all of her full-production weddings. Morgan’s communication style is exactly what I was looking for. She is super responsive, organized, concise, and efficient. If you work with her you will receive highly professional service, and you would be able to trust Morgan with anything.
Florals/Rentals: In addition to coordination, I also booked florals and rentals through BEL. My husband and I love convenience and efficiency, so the one-stop shopping company was perfect for us. It also put me at ease to know Morgan would be overseeing everything. Shadi handled the florals, which were gorgeous. She was knowledgable on what types of florals would best suit our needs. Morgan directly handled the rentals. Morgan was great about telling us what was extraneous and what was necessary, and she was helpful in addressing pricing. I would like to point out that BEL went above and beyond every single second. My father later advised me that he had asked Morgan if some desserts could be packed at the end of the reception. My father expected the caterer or reception staff to complete this task, but later he saw Morgan packing the boxes herself. Alexis was with me a lot of the weekend. I had never met her before, but she knew exactly what she was doing and was there for me at all times. During the Hindu ceremony, she kept me advised of what was happening, as there are some ceremonies that take place before the bride enters. She brought snacks from the caterer to me and my bridesmaids while we waited in the staging area. Before the church ceremony the next day, she carried my snack, my room key, and other items for me. Right before the reception, my husband and I were a bit tired. She immediately grabbed coffee for me at the hotel lobby Starbucks. No one asked Morgan and Alexis to do these things, but they have an intuition for what a couple and a wedding production needs. I was honestly sad to see Morgan and Alexis leave at the end of the night. A HUGE thank you to the entire BEL team! You made every moment of our wedding absolutely perfect.
It’s been almost a month since our wedding and I’ve dreaded writing this review. Not because I don’t LOVE Dana from BEL Event Productions — but because writing this feels like a chapter of our wedding story is closed. Sandeep (my husband) and I began working with Dana around August 2016 (~8 months before our wedding). She has been nothing short of responsive, thoughtful, determined and a joy to work with. There were certainly situations that needed immediate problem-solving and Dana tackled the problem(s) head on, proposed solutions and clearly communicated. I am a Program Manager at Google….and I say this because my day-to-day job is revolved around planning. So a wedding… is like shipping or launching a product. You need a vision, to communicate, have a budget, troubleshoot and ultimately deliver a beautiful end result. Dana did ALL of those things – AND MORE. If you’re even considering a planner for your wedding – I would advise you not to hesitate. You will absolutely have a significant ROI and be stress free on your Big Day. If you have questions – feel free to reach out to me: facebook.com/mala.tejwani
Dana – we adore you and are so happy we also made a true friend out of this experience.
Almost 7 years ago when I met Atrina for the first time my heart was set that when it was my turn to be a bride Atrina would be the one to bring my dreams come true! And that she did!
From the moment I told Atrina about the wedding date till months after she was there 100000%. She took the time to help me understand the most crucial aspects of my wedding which I was not even paying attention to! Even though I was the bride who could care less if I had this item or that, she explained to me that it’s important for me to take part in those categories because down the line I might regret it. She also made sure that at the end of the day I made a decision that I was happy with and I knew I was able to change if needed. My personal coordinator was Morgan Harris. She was the perfect fit for me in EVERY way! She helped me with my vendor selections and keeping everything organized. I was able to speak to her properly and get advice in things I wasn’t sure of. She stood by me when I had an issue with my wedding venue and helped me achieve what I wanted. On the day of she was always in-sight which I LOVED! With so much going on it was always nice to know that she was around for me to take care of anything I wanted. I never felt alone or flustered. We had a large Indian/Pakistani wedding and sometimes I was stuck between two cultures and two sets of parents and what they wanted, which was different than what my husband or I would want, both Atrina and Morgan would help us overcome those obstacles and ensure that all parties involved were happy and content! Because of them I was able to concentrate on the parts of the wedding that I wanted to. My wedding was a dream come true because Atrina and Morgan were a part of it! Thank you ladies from the bottom of my heart! Nadia A.
This review is long overdue but exactly on our 1-year anniversary date 🙂 First off, Arika and Morgan were AMAZING from start to finish! We had a little trouble with the original girl helping us…turns out she was leaving the company and wasn’t doing much work on any tasks. But once Morgan found out, she resolved the situation professionally and quickly, and we felt very well taken care of. We then found ourselves with Arika, which was the start of a great planning experience leading to AMAZING wedding! Looking back at the amount of work she put into our wedding, I can’t imagine how we would’ve survived on our own.
To start with, the wedding was a combined Indian/Vietnamese one, and there was a LOT going on. We had so many different needs and requirements for each culture, and we also had an American ceremony and SEVERAL outfit changes. We also started the planning process late so everything had to be done quickly. Here’s a breakdown of our experience: Flowers: Since our wedding was only 6 days after Valentine’s Day, we knew that flowers would be super expensive and of course they were. However, we did need a lot of flowers, especially for the Indian ceremony part, so it was impossible to avoid having to get as much as we can without breaking the bank. Bel was able to cut down a lot of the costs and the final quote was very manageable. And the flowers were beautiful! Cake: The cake vendor completely messed up our order! We ordered a wedding cake with dividers so we can add flowers in between. Instead they dropped off a cake on the day of the wedding that although was beautiful and really delicious, had no dividers and was too small. Arika personally contacted the cake vendor right away the same day and talked with them for us and was able to get us a $100 credit back! That was an unexpected surprise but definitely great, we ended getting birthday cakes from that bakery later during the year using that credit. Decorations/Lightings: We went through Bel for all the decors and lightings. Arika and Morgan spent a lot of time working out the details of the reception table setting, centerpieces, and all that fun stuff with my husband. They were a great help even for the cultural décor and items! It was SO HELPFUL having their experience with cultural weddings because they knew which ceremonies linked to each other and how to manage the order and timing. That seriously helped us so much. They were flexible with everything we needed, even after we changed our minds on a bunch of things. They gave us quick quotes with all the costs broken down so it was easy to customize whatever we needed. They delivered exactly what they promised and we both loved everything they set up for us. Secret room: (written by husband) My favorite part about working with Arika was her excitement about my little side project…a “secret” room with photo booths, video booths, picture backdrops, and a chill lounge area which could only be accessed after all the guests worked together to solve a puzzle and open the doors. Yeah this took a TON of planning. We needed a whole new set of lights/lighting with different colors and setup than the rest of the wedding, setup of a white curtain “wall” to block off the room from the guests as a surprise, having all the vendors secretly set up in there without the guests knowing, and coordination with the DJ to make a grand reveal once the puzzle was solved. Arika helped with all of this and she was just incredible. She made the whole process simple and she was such a pleasure to work with! Overall we had a great experience with BEL! Thank you Arika and Morgan for your positive attitudes and your work in making our wedding happen in the complicated way that we wanted!
I can’t say enough about Bel Events. Eliza, Arika, Dana, Shima and the rest of the team did an absolutely fantastic job with our wedding at the Monarch Beach Resort this past fall (Sept 2017). There is no way that any other wedding planner / event company in OC could have provided a more complete service. My wife and I were absolutely BLOWN AWAY with the quality of work they did. We will be forever grateful to Bel Events for making our special day one to remember.
They will be our go to for every event we do the rest of our lives. We recommend them without hesitation. Seriously, just stop looking for an event planner right now and give them a call!!!!!!! 🙂 Steven P.
My husband and I are so glad we used BEL Events for our wedding and reception. Words cannot express how grateful we are for Dana. I do not think the wedding would have gone this smoothly had it not been for Dana and her exceptional team. She came through every time we needed her and she fully understood our design concept. She is truly a godsend. My whole family complimented her and the team for all their hard work. Whenever we needed something, one of BEL ladies were at our side.
On the decor side, everything exceeded our expectations! They saw our vision and made it a reality. From our stage, to the photo booth backdrop, to the dessert/candy table, everything flowed and worked together perfectly. Dana worked with us at every turn to ensure we loved all aspects of our big day. I don’t know what we would have done without her. I would definitely recommend using Bel events to all the brides out there!
I ordered a funeral arrangement for my grandfather who passed away, just days before I needed this arrangement. I worked with Shadi and she was able to create a beautiful, colorful arrangement based off a photo I shared with her. The flowers were perfect and stayed fresh for a few days. My family got so many compliments. I’m very pleased with their work and the customer service I received. Would definitely recommend BEL to others!
Eliza Niaki, thank you so much for making my wedding day so special. Ted and I really appreciate the beautiful set up the love and care to make sure our wedding day goes smoothly . Maryam Embry