Gina of La Cosa Bella Events was great to work with as our day-of-coordinator for our recent wedding at Duke Chapel and Washington Duke Inn! We initially found her while browsing WeddingWire and found her to be the most cost-effective day-of-coordinator we could find, and then to be extremely sweet on our initial phone conversation, leading us to quickly select her and sign the contract. We live out of the state (6 hours away) so it was important to us to have someone willing to communicate mainly by email and phone. The best thing about Gina was that she was not just a "day-of" coordinator, but was willing to start helping us with the planning process months out. My fiance and I already had our vendors secured by the time we started working with Gina, and she had us send her all of our contracts and all of the little details that started to accumulate quickly, and then she reached out to all of our vendors and became the point-of-contact as the day started getting closer. A month prior, when I was starting to feel very overwhelmed at making the timeline, I received an extremely detailed, multi-page timeline from Gina that covered every detail (including many that I never would have thought of), and then from there everything fell perfectly into place. The best part about Gina is that she is very gentle when asking for things, but also efficient in helping you prioritize what really needs to be done by a certain time and what can be left for later. On our wedding day, our families all commented on how sweet, nice, efficient, and helpful Gina was from start to finish. She kept everything moving and on time, made sure everyone was where they needed to be, and truly made it "our" day where we didn't have to worry about ANYTHING. She showed up hours before the ceremony start for setup and was there to the very end, helping bring everything from the reception up to our room at midnight. Would highly recommend her as a day-of coordinator to all brides!
Gina is the most gracious and professional planner/director you will ever meet. Our wedding was beyond our expectations because of her foresite and experience. She gets to know her bride, mother & bridal party. She looks out for them in every way possible. When something goes wrong she will ease your mind, help you to focus on the fact things will be ok, she remains calm and helps resolve the problem. She thought of things we never would have. She gave us check off lists when we needed them, if we were not sure about something she would get an answer for us. When we may not realize something will cost as much as we anticipate (flowers), she knows when to help you reach that realization. They helped us plan ahead and stay on top of the little things that will drive you crazy. We felt like Gina was part of the family. She was interested in what we wanted and when things happened that disappointed us, she was always there with suggestions that made it even better than before. She will go obove & beyond to make your event special. I told her I would go to any bridal show to tell everyone what a fantastic job she did for us and I would. The event is over. But we still consider her part of the family, because our memories will live on for a long time. If you truly want a fantastic event, Gina ( La Cosa Bella Events) is who you want, no one else!!!
Gina was a pleasure to work with. She helped find the most fabulous vendors in the area. This was tremendous with us planning a wedding weekend long distance. Our confidence in her abilities made our wedding weekend a beautiful success. The compliments we received were so overwhelmingly amazing. We worked so
well together and found not only a wedding expert but a true friend.
Planning a wedding from halfway across the country with a demanding schedule can be daunting, but Gina of La Cosa Bella Events was fantastic at keeping us on track and making sure that we were involved in every step of the process. She ran with all of our crazy ideas that helped to give the event a truly personal touch. All of our friends and family commented that the attention to detail was impeccible, and we wouldn't change anything about the event!
Gina did an amazing job. Both myself and my daughter were not living in the area so Gina's expertise in helping us choose all our incredible vendors is more than words can say. Gina was there for us in every aspect of planning our Wedding and Farewell breakfast. The comments we received from guests were some of the greatest praise we could have imagined. Not only was Gina a sweet kind person but someone who truly became a good friend.
Steve and Mary
Thanks to La Cosa Bella we had a fantastic wedding weekend for our daughter in early April at the Duke Chapel and the Washington Duke Inn. The weekend was the culmination of planning, care and attention to detail that is so important with only one opportunity to get it right. Mary and I did not worry about a single item that weekend which enabled us to enjoy the entire event.
Gina guided us in the process and shared her extraordinary experience with us in countless moments of decision and a few moments of crisis. Never anything but calm, she helped ensure the proper entertainment was selected and guided my daughter in the many decisions that were needed. Since my daughter was not residing in the Triangle area (and in fact went thru a move from Boston to Ohio in the process), Gina paid special attention to communicating, gently prodding for decisions and offering thoughtful opinions but always prioritizing the brides preference. Many times I heard her say, Kate, it is your day, we can make that happen.
In summary; knowledge, patience, kindness and above all else empathy is why I would strongly recommend La Cosa Bella to anyone considering this service. We are very satisfied and thankful our paths crossed.
Throughout my 15 months of working with Gina, I called her my "Wedding Goddess" - a very well earned nickname. She is thoughtful, meticulous, gracious, honest, patient, and extremely well-connected. Through Gina, I was able to work with the best vendors in every category. As a Bride, I could not have asked for a better planner to work with... Gina has the amazing ability to inspire those around her. My wedding weekend was enjoyed by me, my parents, my now husband, and all of our guests. I knew that I need not worry about anything bc La Cosa Bella was there. Gina is one of the most organized people that I have ever met. I will always be forever grateful to have worked so closely with someone as talented as her and her team. I felt that she was just as emotionally invested as I was in seeing my vision and my dream come into fruition. She made that dream - A Victorian Forest - a reality. I would recommend La Cosa Bella to anyone. Hiring La Cosa Bella was the best decision that I made throughout the entire wedding planning process.
I would hire Gina for my wedding again in a heartbeat! As organized as I am, she knew all of the little details that I never would have thought of. And on the day of the wedding, the only thing I was thinking about was having fun!!!
If I could have, I would have given La Cosa Bella a 10 in every category. Gina is awesome and really takes your best interest to heart. She made sure all bases were covered and made sure it was "her" most memorable day. My bride was beautiful, stress-free, and confident. All because the important decisions were made early in the process and she knew that Gina had everything handled. Gina is now a part of the Hiatt family and we miss the stressful moments and meetings. If you want a awesome wedding with lots of good stress in the beginning and no stress in the end.... choose La Cosa Bella. If you are willing to settle for mediocrity... go elsewhere....
Gina was absolutly wonderful to work with. She really went above and beyond, picking up items for reception. We were able to do the fun things. We were able to just have fun and enjoy our wedding and reception without having to worry about if things were getting done. Gina took care of everything and everyone, especially me. It was an amazing time thanks to Gina with La Cosa Bella.
Gina Myers is more than an event planner. Not only is she knowledgeable, helpful, and creative she becomes a part of your family. I can honestly say she was always kind, happy, professional and really listened to what we wanted. Our wedding was nothing short of perfect and so much of it was due to Gina. You will not be disappointed using Gina as your event planner.
Wow! Where does one start to express the gratitude and appreciation for La Cosa Bella Events staff and their planning, organization and implementation of our special wedding day for my youngest daughter. Without a doubt, our wedding event was spectacular and over the top because of the insight, sensitivity and eye for detail given by the staff. It is without hesitation that I offer only the highest recommendation and endorsement for La Cosa Bella Events to serve you on your special day.
Gina Myers is an amazing wedding planner and I would HIGHLY recommend her to any bride and family! Gina is extremely professional, thoughtful, knowledgeable, creative, detail-oriented, kind, and knows how to handle people.
When we first got engaged, she helped with setting up appointments to meet with vendors, kept all of our budget files and other information organized, and was very helpful in making larger decisions (not to mention EXTREMELY patient).
We could not have done everything we were able to accomplish without Gina's help. She always had a new idea, picture, perspective, etc as we were going through the planning process. She led all vendor meetings with such ease, grace and professionalism, and was an awesome mediator when making decisions.
During the rehearsal and on the wedding day, she took command of all who were involved with the ceremony, sent out a detailed timeline for the day and made sure everyone felt comfortable and understood their role. The ceremony started and ended perfectly on time and there wasn't a glitch throughout the whole day. The wedding party LOVED her and everyone kept complementing on how well the day flowed. After we returned from our honeymoon, Gina followed up with me and made sure we were completely satisfied with everything.
I feel so blessed that Gina was able to take part in helping with my BIG day and am thankful for all she did. You will walk away with a new friend and new found respect for planners after working with Gina Myers!
My daughter got engaged and decided to have her wedding in Clayton, NC. My home is 1 1/2 hours from there and I knew nothing of the area or wedding vendors there. I did not know where to begin the planning process. The Mother of the Groom suggested Gina Myers owner of La Cosa Bella events. It was as if God answered my prayers and sent me an angel to help plan my daughters wedding. She was everything to my daughter and I. She became one of my best friends during the process. The ceremony was held outside at a Bed and Breakfast in Clayton, NC and the reception was held in a tent beside it. We had to construct a tent 3/4 the size of a football field. We had 529 guests with a sit down dinner. Seems like an impossible task, but with Gina's help it went on without a hitch. It was the the most beautiful wedding I have ever been to and I was so proud of everything we chose with her help. I would highly recommend her! She spent the whole year of planning at our side: Numerous phone calls, e-mails, appointments with vendors and always with a smile on her face and a cheerful voice no matter what problem we might face! I am so thankful that I chose La Cosa events for my daughter's wedding! Thank you Gina!
I could never express enough gratitude for the amount of care and diligence that Gina Myers showed us in planning our wedding. We honestly could not have ever done it without her. With all that goes into planning a wedding, there are so many things you forget to think about. Gina was on top of it. Even down to the final details and decorations. She has a very creative eye for your taste, and really takes the time to get to know you and your style. Everything she showed me I fell in love with. She was able to hear what I wanted and make it happen, no matter what.
I am pretty indecisive, especially when it comes to important decisions to be made for a wedding, but she was able to help me make decisions with ease and clarify anything I was confused about. She had a lot of patience for me and dedicated so much of her time!! It was a busy time for me - in graduate school, moving into a new house, and getting married! So there was a lot going on! She definitely kept my head above water more than a few times! She was on call whenever I needed her, even if it was a shoulder to cry on or talk to! I could never thank her enough!
I was glad to have her there for my wedding. She helped me organize a ceremony with a wedding party of 24! Everything was perfect! Organization was very important to me and she did it, even with 525 people in attendance! I couldn't be happier.
I would HIGHLY recommend Gina Myers. Her attention to detail was my favorite part, she had so many beautiful ideas. To see all of them come to life on my wedding day was MAGICAL. She also helped so much with finding our vendors. I have only been in one wedding before mine, so I really had absolutely no clue what I was doing. She booked appointments and had us set up every time we had meetings, we didn't have to worry about anything. With everything we picked out and every vendor we visited, she made sure I was completely happy and that to me was very comforting. She made me feel more assured in my decisions and made my wedding day perfect.
Gina at La Cosa Bella Events is still fairly new to the Raleigh, NC market, but let me tell you, she is a gem. Work with her if you are looking for an event planner that will give everything she has to make your day just what you imagined. I contracted Gina as a "day of" coordinator and with other companies, that means that you really won't have much discussion with the planner until the few days before your event. Unlike the norm, Gina spoke with me on the phone, emailed, and met in person to see how things were going and what she could be helping with. As I mentioned before, Gina and her team really put everything they have into their work, and I had an awesome time working with her.
La Cosa Bella Events is an awesome Wedding Planning Service in the RDU Area. I was highly pleased with her work. The quality of service was top notch. Gina provided a high level of service from the beginning of our planning. She was on time to all appointments and even called to check on us before the appointment. She called to touch base with us after appointments regularly as well, to ensure we were pleased with the way things were going. Needless to say, she was responsive to all our concerns and wedding ideas. She respected our ideas and helped us to see how to push our event to that next level without throwing our budget out the window. In fact she helped us stick to our budget with all our vendors, while getting more for our money. Gina is very professional and she interacts with all the vendors without any extra stress. She recommends possible vendors, but doesn't put pressure on you to chose anything. In fact she invites you to make sure you really like what you are getting before making any final decisions. Through her we found several awesome vendors that helped make our wedding the way we envisioned. She makes it a priority to contact vendors well in advance and create a working relationship with them. This helped all our vendors on the day of. In fact on the day of, she made sure vendors knew not to bother my husband or myself. This was a huge relief! The team at La Cosa Bella Events provides an awesome value for these type of services! On the day of, Gina's team was great! We had a team member at the church, reception site, and one just to help the bridal party stay on time. In addition, we had her whole team at our reception ensuring that everything was just right, and every guest was taken care of. If you have a ton of ideas, Gina is definitely the planner for you. She works with you no matter where you are in the process. She helps get your ideas centered so that the event turns out just the way you envision. As I look back on our wedding, I am appreciative for all the work everyone put into it, but I know Gina's guidance and time really pulled it all together. There is no way we would have had such a stress free day if it were not for her! Two Thumbs Way Up for this 5 star company, La Cosa Bella Events!! Gina is thoughtful, kind, and an overall genuine person to work with.
Gina is very detail oriented and always available. She was a great help to my bride and me as we planned our wedding. I would recommend her to anyone!
Gina saved our wedding! After just one conversation I knew I could trust her to take on the incredible task of planning our wedding in just 16 days. She loves a challenge and will work day and night to make sure every detail of your wedding is perfect, all with a great attitude. She was available to us any time of day by email, phone, or text and always worked around our schedules to plan meetings. She kept us informed of every contact she made with our vendors and got all of our questions answered while we worked full-time jobs. Though she has a family and other clients, we loved that she was completely focused on us every time we talked to her. We felt like she knew us well after our first meeting and she was able to truly put pieces of us into every detail. Many people have told me that our wedding was the most beautiful wedding they have ever been to and I whole-heartedly agree! I only wish I had hired her from the beginning!
Gina is an angel in wedding designer clothing. Honestly. I came to Gina with a rather daunting task: to design a beautiful, warm, intimate, vintage-inspired wedding with a touch of island flavorā¦ long-distanceā¦on the cheap. I had great trepidations about utilizing the services of a wedding designer for fear that we might feel left out of our own wedding, or worse, feel pressured into paying for things we really didnāt want or need.
All I can say is that my hesitations immediately disappeared after my first conversations with Gina. She was interested in US: how we met, what was special to us, what we liked to do together ā¦She asked a lot of questions, and she truly listened to what we had to say about our likes and dislikes. I came to her with a very specific menu (complete with recipes), and she did not give up until she found someone who was willing to prepare exactly what we wanted at an incredibly reasonable cost. Each time we approached Gina with a new idea or a change, she gave great consideration and energy to understanding what we really wanted prior to executing a plan, and then she shifted her attention to investigating the desired changes. Her objectivity was flawless, and she provided us with a realistic picture of the results while still acknowledging the emotional aspects of our choices. Throughout the process, Gina has respected my opinion about the various costs involved, and has never complained about working within our constraints. She doesnāt speak ānoā, and she works tirelessly for solutions that create a win-win situation for everyone.
As our wedding day approached, we felt relaxed, confident and stress-free, knowing that, 3,000 miles away, Gina had dotted every āiā and crossed every ātā. She checked-in with us regularly before and after arriving to North Carolina, and she gave me updates on a more frequent basis as the day arrived. The event came off without a hitch (well, aside from GETTING hitched!!!), and it was GORGEOUS, FUN, DRAMA-FREE and EXACTLY WHAT I HAD DREAMED OF.
I highly recommend Gina and cannot thank her (and my lucky stars) enough for making our wedding into a most beautiful and memorable day.