"La Bella Vita Signature Events threw an amazing birthday party for myself, family, and friends. Cat was right on with keeping it simple but elegant; it was a perfect Spring event. She took care of renting all the tables (with lovely flowers and tasteful linens/ribbon), serving supplies (fabulous mimosa bar!), sending invitations, and organizing the food. Thanks for making my birthday extra special, La Bella Vita! I know who I'll be using for my next event :)" --Jessica S. via Wedding Wire on 4/4/2013Event Date:3/17/2013
"Cat planned the perfect retirement party. Her enthusiasm and attention to details created a festive and fun backyard party. Not only did she decorate tables and create flower arrangements but she planned a delicious menu that was enjoyed by all. I will definitely have La Bella Vita Signature Events plan our next party or shower". --Judy C. via Wedding Wire on 4/6/2013Event Date: 6/9/2012
"I had the pleasure of having Cat Crenshaw plan my bridal shower in March of last year. To say that she exceeded my expectations is an understatement. When I walked into the backyard where we held the shower, I was amazed. She took all the ideas that we had discussed and made my dream shower a reality. I could not believe how well she understood the exact feel I wanted to create. The food was amazing as well. I gave her some basic ideas of what I wanted and she took my ideas to the next level. Everyone absolutely raved about how delicious the food tasted. The personal touches that Cat added to the shower made it that much more special. She is so detail oriented and truly cares about making her clients feel special. I would highly recommend Cat for your special event. She will make it one to remember forever!" --Leah P. via Wedding Wire on 3/3/2012Event Date: 3/3/2012
Cat Crenshaw helped make our wedding unforgettable and completely stress free. I feel that spending money on a wedding coordinator was the best money spent for our entire wedding. Cat from La Bella Vita Signature Events not only helped us make important decisions leading up to our big day, but she also responded so quickly to each phone call, email or text whenever I had a question. She met with us in person 3 times, and visited our venue with us. She communicated with all of our wedding vendors the week before the wedding. I had a vision of our wedding, yet we were also on a budget, and Cat helped me to tie up all the loose ends while planning. She had many wonderful budget friendly ideas. She also made some very tasteful suggestions. Cat was there to help us every moment up to our final farewell at the end of our wedding night. We had our ceremony up in a beautiful meadow on a land preserve in Gaviota, CA. Cat also lead the rehearsal the night before. She printed a detailed, simple itinerary for the wedding party. She had us rehearse several times and it was so organized and stress free. She also gave us a lovely gift that night. Our venue was not the average venue, so the logistics were complicated. However, the meadow was located 1/3 of a mile up a narrow dirt and gravel road. Then the reception was at the base of the property, set up near a small rustic barn. Cat set up all the decorations at the ceremony site, and reception, put up the arch & made it beautiful with flowers that we bought in advance. Basically, on my wedding day, I arrived with my bridesmaids and the only thing I needed to worry about was relaxing, getting my hair & makeup done, and greeting my family. Cat also created a timeline for our wedding, and she made sure all of the vendors followed it. Her, and her assistant also cleaned up during the event, and cleaned and organized the decorations at the end of the night. She made it easy for my family to go back the next day to pick everything up. --Ciera W. via Wedding Wire on 10/10/2013Event Date: 9/28/2013
"Absolutely loved having Cat coordinate our Wedding!!! Check her out if you are planning, makes things a hundred times easier! " --Megan B. via Facebook on 2/5/2014Event Date: 10/20/2013
There are not enough words to express that gratitude that my Husband and I have for Cat! She is absolutely amazing at what she does and I am so thankful that we had her coordinate our wedding!
Our wedding was absolutely perfect and went off without a hitch due to her calm, organized demeanor. Through the entire process, Cat was available at a moments notice. She always made sure that our concerns, questions were answered and she made sure I was always at ease.
I am one who loves to be in control and know what is going on every minute, but I had ZERO stress the week before and day of my wedding...I know for a fact this was due to her taking care of everything. I loved that I was able to enjoy my day knowing that our venue, vendors and guests would be taken care of.
If you are looking for a Wedding Coordinator, look no further!! There is no one better than Cat. Our guests are still talking about how beautiful and fun our wedding was but they are also talking about Cat and how professional, warm and amazing she was.
Thank you Cat for everything, you have truly found your calling :)) --Cathy S. via YELP on 3/13/2014Event Date: 3/8/2014
Where would I be without Cat and her unrivaled professionalism?? She was, put simply, the BEST.Having been in the bridal industry for a dozen years, you would think I could plan my own wedding. Soon after getting engaged, though, I realized I was going to need some help and I made, quite possibly, the best decision of my wedding planning right off the bat by hiring Cat for my week-of coordinating.
Cat is seriously a diamond in the rough - you don't realize all of the things you're forgetting until you're gently reminded by her! And talk about supportive! The number of positive text messages, emails, and phone calls from her were so appreciated - she honestly made me feel like she was as excited for my wedding as I was! And, hello, dressing to match my event's color scheme? Um, brilliant! Such a gorgeous, classy lady in every interaction I had with her!
Cat's timely responses, typically within less than an hour, were also so welcome and her communications were always clear. I rarely had to leave a voicemail. Oh! And the personalized signature gift she gave us before our rehearsal dinner was one of the sweetest things I've ever received! She really just goes above and beyond and outwardly CARES about you and your event. Hire Cat. Just do it. She's worth every penny and has the patience and integrity of a saint. She will be one of YOUR best decisions too!! --Renee F. via Wedding Wire on 3/31/2014Event Date 3/15/2014
My daughter's wedding was this past Saturday, May 3rd and I can't begin to say enough about Cat, as our wedding coordinator. She is beautiful, kind, organized, calm and an amazing listener. We explained the feel of the wedding and reception that my daughter wanted and Cat nailed it, both in design and flow of events.
The venue was an old house, which was a challenge, but Cat made the difficult look easy! Even our vendors (food, desserts, flowers...) commented how calm and organized Cat was during the wedding. They absolutely loved working with her as much as I did ! As the mother of the bride, she put my mind at ease throughout the entire planning process. She was a great communicator and always available to us, even the silliest questions we had. She was available by phone, emailing and even texting. In addition, I had NO worries the day of the wedding and it counts as one of the most joy filled, happy and beautiful days of my life. My daughter was so happy and there is nothing either of us would change about the whole day. I can't wait for my other children to marry so I can work with Cat again! --Lily G. via YELP on 5/6/2014 Event Date: 5/3/2014
Cat was the most amazing wedding planner!!! She made the day perfect for my husband and I and all of the guests and family loved her! In fact my husband said she was the best investment of the day and I would have to agree. We never felt rushed and really got to enjoy all aspects of our day. Cat was involved throughout the entire planning process. She helped make my dream wedding come true and I had such a wonderful time with her everytime I saw her. She was very attentive to everything I needed and I felt like I was her only bride (which I know isn't true because she is so amazing I know she must do lots of events!). If I emailed her she would get back to me so quickly which impressed me! I have spoken to friends who haven't had as wonderful of planner and I wish I knew Cat earlier so I could have recommended her! If you have any type of event Cat of La Bella Vita signature events is your girl! She is professional, funny, sweet and will get the job done! --Erin C. via WeddingWire on 10/28/2014 Event Date: 8/15/2014
"My husband and I were so lucky to work with Cat Crenshaw and La Bella Vita Signature Events. She helped us bring our vision for our wedding to life. She had great ideas to lower our rental cost and make all the sites cohesive. It was so beautiful and fun! She provided exceptional service with prompt responses via email and phone calls. We received many compliments on the fluidity of the wedding. As the bride and groom, we really wanted to enjoy our wedding day and were able to because of Cat's professionalism and organization. Everything went off without a hitch. She was an absolute pleasure to work with and we highly recommend her as a wedding planner! Thank you Cat!!!!!!!!" --Paloma B. via Wedding Wire on 11/5/2014 Event Date: 9/7/2014
"Cat Crenshaw did the most fantastic job of planning our wedding at Hartley Botanica in October! Honestly, she was my wedding life line who was there anytime, 24/7, for nearly 10 months. I could never have done it without her. She is patient, professional and truly loves what she does. She made our vision for the wedding come to life and was so creative in her ideas to make our day even more special. Many of my other vendors and bridal party complimented how amazing she was to work with. It felt great to have such a pro represent my fiance (now husband) and I every step of the way. She really went completely out of her way so many times during the process I can't even count. When it came time for the big day, I was so impressed at how she ran everything that she was the first person who came to mind to thank when it came time for our speech. Our day went perfectly without a hitch with every detail attended to by her. Do yourself a favor and hire Cat when you get married. Her enthusiasm for weddings truly radiates and it was the best money we spent on the entire wedding! Thank you Cat, we will always be so grateful to you!" --Kristen P. via Wedding Wire on 11/5/2014 Event Date: 10/18/2014
Our wedding was at camarillo ranch. Our ceremony was supposed outside by the gazbo, but it was raining and super windy that day. We had to bring the ceremony portion inside the barn where our reception was going to be held. Cat was very organized and had all her bases covered. She never seemed overwhelmed, and always had a smile on her face. She took a lot of stress off our wedding planning journey. I am so glad we booked her. --Ali P. via Wedding Wire on 5/3/2015Event Date: 4/24/2015
Cat from La Bella Vita, provided a day free from worrying about "what if's" As the MOB, I was able to experience all the beauty of the day. Enjoying my daughters magical moments free from any concerns or logistics that are apart of a large event. I am so honored and happy to recommend Cat to future brides. --MaryJo (Mother of the Bride) via Wedding Wire on 12/26/2015Event Date: 7/31/2015
Cat at La Bella Vita Signature Events was terrific! Cat came highly recommended by a bride and groom. Cat took the time to review planning details while assuring us that we could make changes to fit our needs. Her knowledge and experience were evident with her attention to details. Cat communicated on a regular basis from the time we contracted with her (which was 12 months in advance). She let us know when the best time was to begin working with the various vendors, florist, baker, etc. Everything from coordinating with the venue, the various vendors, to the rehearsal was so easy with Cat's guidance. When the big day arrived, it was flawless! Cat ensured that everything was timed appropriately...venue setup, florist, cake, hair stylist, ceremony, menu items, entertainment, photographer, transportation...it was a remarkable, memorable day! --Suzanne C. (Mother of the Bride) via Wedding Wire on 12/28/2015 Event Date 9/26/2015
Cat was amazing! Knowing that Cat had everything under control and planned on my special day. I was able to thoroughly enjoy my wedding without any stress or worry! I would not only highly recommend people hiring Cat for your wedding. I am totally confident that she could plan ANY special event that you need. --Amanda A. via Wedding Wire on 12/11/2015 Event Date: 10/17/2015
Cat was a blessing to have. I am a DIYer and a bit of a controller for planning and doing, she made it easy to let go so that I could relax and enjoy my day with no worries. We had a few hiccups, some unplanned guests but everything was handles so easily and smoothly. The day was a dream day thanks to Cat. --Joy B. via Wedding Wire on 12/13/2015Event Date: 10/31/2015