Your wedding coordinator or planner is the person in your day who has your best interest at heart in EVERY decision they make. Your other vendors care about your day, of course, but they have the best interest of their part of the day in the forefront of their mind. The photographer is not worried about your salad being wilty, they want you to have the best photos possible. Your DJ is focused on entertainment. Flowers are not important to him. Your caterer doesn't care if you get that perfect lighting for that bridal portrait... they are focused on making sure your guests eat on time. The venue coordinator has the venue's best interests at heart. That's what they are SUPPOSED to be doing. All of them have their area of expertise, and they excel in that area. You need that day of coordinator to balance all of those experts and make sure things run smoothly and balanced between them.
Your day of coordinator actually takes over your logistics at 2-6 weeks out, depending on the coordinator. She will assume the role of vendor management, answering questions, handling details, and filtering small questions away from you so you can focus on your mental health the few weeks before the big event. The wedding coordinator will handle the timeline generation and facilitation, manage the schedule, work with your vendors to create the best schedule that benefits all the players. She will make sure you and your vendors know where to be, and when to be there.
Lilli Black has owned Bella Calla, a high-end wedding florist and coordinator for years, and has managed hundreds of weddings in Colorado and the New Orleans areas. Her expertise is in making your wedding day run smoothly, stress-free, and making sure the decor is absolutely perfect. She does event design and floral design as well as manage your day-of schedule (and creates the timeline so that your day is easy as pie)! Lilli has a degree in Art and Design, and a background in Event Design as well as Interior Design. She uses that experience to create unique events, intrinsically reflective of the client. She designs corporate events as well as weddings and private events. The details can make or break the event, and Lilli's passion is those details. Making sure your event has what it needs to impress your guests and create a memorable experience for everyone.
Managing the event is not just about decor and details, however. It is also about making sure the entire event runs smoothly. Lilli has a strong knowledge of catering, floristry, photography, and all aspects of the event industry. She knows and has fabulous relationships with many of the best event professionals in Denver, Boulder and the Mountains (see recommendations from other vendors). Please read some of the reviews below from our past clients...
"Throughout the planning process, Lilli helped me by recommending vendors and answered many questions that I had. We were very pleased with how everything turned out. Lilli helped relieve a lot of wedding day stress and allowed my husband and I to enjoy our day with family and friends. I would definitely recommend Bella Calla as a florist and a wedding day coordinator." - CL 9.13.14
"Choosing Bella Calla was the best decision I had made since saying "YES"!" - KD 6.21.14
"On the day of the wedding, Lilli and her crew arrived early and stayed through the night, making sure everything was as it should be." - BA 3.1.14
"Lilli was our day of coordinator, and was so attentive to all the details. I never stressed about a thing, knowing that Lilli had it under control. Highly, highly recommend Bella Calla!!!" - JA 12.21.13
"All the little details they thought of really made our event memorable and unique. I would definitely recommend Bella Calla!" - BB 12.15.13
"She and her team were friendly, remembered us on subsequent visits to her shop, and always treated us like their most important client. At the wedding, she was prepared for absolutely anything, from hot gluing my shoe clips back together, to running after some Immodium when that rich, delicious meal hit one of us on a virtually empty stomach. :-) She also recommended a very talented makeup artist who did a wonderful job for us as well. We couldn't have been happier with Lilli, and we would hire her again in a heartbeat." - DF 10.17.13