For 10 years, I was a stay-at-home mom to my three beautiful daughters. Even before establishing Bella Fontaine Events, I enjoyed planning parties for all sorts of occasions for both my kids and friends. I love spending time together with my daughters and husband, Patrick. We live on a grass seed farm in the heart of the Willamette Valley with our dog, Sullyvan.
Patrick and I married four years ago right here on the farm. Planning my own wedding was one of the best experiences of my life. There was a lot of pressure on me, the event planner, to pull off a great event of my own. It turned out to be a magical occasion, if I do say so myself!
A little over seven years ago, I felt it was time for me to go back to work, doing what I loved to do—event planning—as my profession. My love of wedding planning started about five years ago, when I coordinated my first wedding. Since then, I have continued to organize everything from weddings to golf tournaments, loving every step of the way.
I have a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a double concentration in leadership and event management. Multi-tasking is nothing new to me as an event planner. After all, I earned my degree while working full-time and raising my kids.