Simply AMAZING at every turn.......Best Event Planner Ever!!!!
“For anyone looking for a high quality, knowledgeable, detail-oriented, organized, hands-on, creative, and amazing event planner. Look no further than the team at Carrie Belle Events led by their founder Robyne Gordon. I have worked with Carrie Belle Events in the past for events and have had nothing but great experiences. About a year ago as I started to create the vision for my 40th birthday it was a no-brainer for me to reach out to Robyne and her team again. As I laid out what would be the framework for a very complex VIP experience over 6 days it was evident that this would be very different than the events we had done in the past together. As we started to discuss this undertaking at a high-level, I quickly realized this event had many moving parts. For starters the event would be taking place outside the country and the need to manage over 15 different vendors internationally I began to think maybe I need to scale back. As the savvy and true professional she is Robyne quickly put me at ease and explained she was very experienced in dealing with events outside the country and really made me feel comfortable to move forward.
Over the course of the next 14 months the Carrie Belle Events team took me on the journey of a lifetime. Which started with delivering the guest invitations. I was very specific on what I wanted and after several rounds with the vendor Robyne was very instrumental in ensuring I got my vision executed by the agreed upon delivery date which included her team picking them up and ensuing they were in the mail and postmarked by our milestone date. Which was just one of a hundred different examples of the Carrie Belle Events team commitment to customer satisfaction throughout this journey.
The next few months included hundreds of communications, conference calls, and meetings. With all my concerns and changes in directions/scope I never felt any frustration from Robyne and her team. Throughout the process she leveraged technology and provided clear and concise design guides that really begin to formalize our vision. I was blown away at the attention to detail and timelines that she provided that accounted for an hour by hour schedule throughout the event week. Robyne was phenomenal in all areas but there were 5 key areas where I thought Carrie Belle Events separated themselves from other planners I have used in the past:
• Dealing with the local language barriers
• Contract/Vendor Management
• Guest Experience & Communication
• Brand Management
• Attention to Detail & Issue Mgt.
The actual event was 6 days and 5 nights and really felt like the work of 5 weddings because there were several separate big events every day. I am a very hands on person however Robyne and team was so fantastic I truly was able to enjoy my birthday week with my 25 guests. I have never said this about an event but the week was absolutely PERFECT. Robyne and Adj made my guests feel like real VIPs at every turn. From the moment they arrived at the airport untll they departed back home. If you are looking for not only an event planner but an Event Strategist look no further than the team at Carrie Belle Events led by the brilliance of Robyne Gordon. I look forward to working with Carrie Belle for many years to come.”
A Very Satisfied Client - Gary
"My wife and I weren't planning on hiring a coordinator at all. Fortunately, her sister found Robyne and Carrie Belle Events and sent her our way. After one phone call we were in! As far as decision making and wedding planning goes, hiring Robyne as our coordinator was the best decision we made! Our wedding day was the most magical day of our lives and Robyne and her team had so much to do with that. She thought about ALL the details that my wife and I didn't even know to think of, she fixed any issue in a flash, and, last but certainly not least, she is so much fun to work with! We had so much fun celebrating our day with Robyne, not only as a coordinator, but as a friend. She is exceptional at what she does and we feel incredibly grateful to have worked with her!"
Katie & Alice
"Carrie Belle Events offers a combination of professionalism and perfection. There is no one I would trust more for important events with a personal touch. It was an absolute pleasure working with them recently to host a dinner honoring a United States Supreme Court Justice. The event was gorgeous and seamless. And Carrie Belle Events planning and communication throughout the process was everything I could have hoped and more."
F. Smith Jr.
Each fall, the Southeast Chapter of Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) presents the Red Letter Awards, honoring outstanding women in our industry. The past several years we have been fortunate enough to have Robyne Gordon as the director of the gala, and she has been nothing short of amazing. Robyne thought of every detail from start to finish to produce a beautiful, unique, and memorable event befitting of our honorees. I was blown away by the professionalism exhibited by Robyne and her team at Carrie Belle Events. Even though we are a nonprofit with a fairly modest budget, the Carrie Belle team treated us like VIPs and put together an event that looked and felt like it cost many times more than it actually did. I would highly recommend Carrie Belle Events to anyone looking for exceptional service! There is only one word to describe the final product: FABULOUS.
Anne Loescher 2017 President, WICT Southeast Senior Director, Strategy & Planning Katz Networks (E.W. Scripps)
I’m the Chair of the Board of a non-profit organization, and we engaged Carrie Belle Events to help us put on our 25th anniversary event. We could not have been more pleased! Robyne and her team were thorough and attentive. Robyne was full of creative ideas and attentive to every last detail. Her patience and calm guidance during the event helped us relax and enjoy our event. We continue to hear high praise about our anniversary event. We could not have done it without Carrie Belle!
Adwoa Awotwi, Esq., General Counsel at LocumTenens.com
"I can not say enough about Carrie Belle Events. They are not only high quality professionals. They are kind and caring. Literally, everything envisioned came to life in complete perfection!!!!!!!! I recommend them highly for any and all event planning projects and/ or needs."
Tia & Shawn
"Carrie Belle Events is a Phenomenal team and sure to make the event process smooth, enjoyable, and I never had to worry! Thanks!!!!"
Chaz & Bradly
"If you have ever seen Robyne Gordon you know that her style is impeccable. If you have ever worked with her you know that her work ethic is unmatched. Thus, when my fiancé proposed asking Carrie Belle Events to handle all aspects of my wedding was a no-brainer. When I say all aspects, I mean all aspects. The only thing I wanted to pick was the date. I asked Robyne to choose a color theme, pick my flowers, locate the venue, identify a menu, you name it the Carrie Belle team handled it. The only thing I was very involved in was my wedding day look, but even then the Carrie Belle team helped. Robyne and her team planned the perfect wedding for my husband and I. It was everything we hoped for. I could not have imagined a more beautiful day. They had every detail handled and their professionalism was amazing. Many guests commented on the team (i.e. Carrie Belle) of people that was always around making sure that all of my and my husband’s needs were met. I felt like I had my own personal secret service. I was the worst kind of bride because I had very high standards but provided very little direction on what I wanted. Carrie Belle rose to the challenged and made all of our dreams come true. Saying yes to my fiancé/husband was the best decision I ever made and hiring Carrie Belle was the second!"
Yendelela & Karlton
"If you are looking for a stress free wedding day, Carrie Belle Events is the way to go! We booked Carrie Belle Events for our November 5th wedding and I must say it was the best decision that I've ever made! I was a little reluctant because of our tight budget, but I realized that this team was a successful investment! Carrie Belle Events served as our month of coordinator and the pieces were put together so beautifully! Robyne was not only professional, she responded in a timely manner and was very detailed in communication. She communicated effectively with my vendors and the bridal party to ensure a successful wedding day. She was the person that helped me during the stressful and indecisive times! I think because of her I never became a Bridezilla! :-) The team was so amazing! I felt like a queen for the day! I suggest to anyone planning an event to hire Carrie Belle Events! Your wedding day would be the best day ever!"
Sharon & Cory
"Wow! The Carrie Belle team was God sent! Robyne went above and beyond to be sure I had a pleasurable wedding planning experience. She was there holding my hand through tastings, dress fittings, and of course day of. Weeks before our wedding, Kenneth and I were able to truly relax and enjoy our families because we know CB Events was in control. No more vendor calls, no more planning, just enjoying each other. Thank you Thank you for everything."
Ashley & Kenneth
"If you are looking for a wedding planner who has great ideas, is organized and gets things done efficiently, you should hire Carrie Belle Events. Robyne and her team are extremely responsive, professional and fun. We had a complex wedding vision including two ceremonies and two cultural traditions. They made it happen, effortlessly!"
Nkoyo & Rhevon
"OMG! I don’t even know where to start. Well let’s start from the end and work backwards. AMAZING! OUSTANDING! Our wedding day was a complete fairy tale. Every “I” was dotted and every “T” crossed. My now husband asked if there was anything at all that I would have changed about our wedding day and I promptly responded “nothing” it was perfection! The Carrie Belle events team was absolutely magical to work with! Now, let’s back track. This was a sixteen month process. Robyne and her team were an essential and integral part every step of the way. I work in the wedding industry so I was confronted with the task of knowing all the things that were an option BUT not having the budget to necessarily obtain all those things. Robyne took my vision, brought it to life and made sure it was still everything I could dream of all within our budget, again I say MAGICAL! My husband is a numbers driven guy and I am more visual and Robyne was able to make sure that both of us understood the process. She had tools that enabled him to understand the numbers and helped me see how it would all come together. I was the bride who was all to willing to hand my ideas to Robyne and allow her to choose the vendors who best fit the vision. Her choices were on point to say the least. I chose family style service which is far from the norm for weddings and she found Chef RJ who executed the vision to perfection! Not to mention the rest of her amazing staff who have talents in paper and design, architecture and construction;Her expertise in how to manage her team and knowledge of contracts, vendors, wedding day logistics and her specialty customer service are and were immeasurable. Some people are just gifted in certain areas and Robyne and her team are just that gifted! Although all of their talents are amazing and necessary to execute a flawless wedding day what really made our day special is their sincerity. They truly care not only about your day but about you!!"
Abbria & Keith
"Robyne was an awesome planner. I always say that you don't just judge someone by what they do right, but how they react to adversity. Whenever faced with an issue, Robyne swooped in to resolve the issues. She is a true professional and so down to earth that she literally becomes a best friend during the process of planning your wedding. She helped me make my dream wedding come to fruition."
Okechi & Chike
"Carrie Belle Events is the place to go if you want the stress-free wedding of your dreams. The service we received was absolutely incredible as was their professionalism and ability to resolve any issues prior to and on the day of our wedding. They are a dream to work with and the best vendor we had for our wedding. Any special requests we had (and there were many) were taken care of and far exceeded our expectations. I highly recommend them to anyone looking for a wedding or event planner."
Gail & Kim
"Robyne and CarrieBelle Events was one the absolute best decisions my husband and I made during our engagement process! Not only is Robyne knowledgeable in work but she is also timely, professional and a true joy to work with! We're honored to call her a friend now!!! Team Curry would HIGHLY recommend Robyne and CarrieBelle Events! Our day was completely stress free and everyone raved about her team during our wedding day!!!! A wedding planner is totally worth the investment--- but Carriebelle will go beyond your desired expectations!!! <3"
Altimese & Christopher
"We could not have done it without Robyne and Carrie Belle Events! At first, I was a bit hesitant because their cost was slightly higher than other wedding coordinators I talked to for the same quoted services. However, after meeting with Robyne and seeing how organized she was and hearing her approach, I knew Carrie Belle Events would be worth the extra investment. In the end, we got way more than our moneys worth! Very responsive, professional, and accommodating, and quick to come up with solutions when problems arose. Robyne and her team were completely on top of everything the day of the wedding and I knew I was in good hands We had 200 guests for our downtown Atlanta wedding, and everyone had an amazing time!"
Mari & Steven
"Where do I begin? Words can't adequately describe the satisfaction I felt and the outstanding services I received from Robyne with Carrie Belle Events while planning my 50th birthday party. I selected Carrie Belle Events after hearing a close friend describe the wonderful experience she had with Robyne while planning a baby shower. Based on my prior interactions with Robyne, I was confident she would do a great job. However, her poise, calm spirit, patience, creativity, coordination, management skills and long list of available resources far exceeded my expectations of her as an event planner. Beginning with our first meeting, Robyne listened carefully and understood what I envisioned as MY perfect birthday celebration. From then on she worked diligently to make it a reality. Even when our efforts to locate an affordable venue seemed hopeless and I was ready to cancel the party, Robyne convinced me to keep hope alive. She quickly located a venue that was in a great location, served DELICIOUS food and was within budget. It was perfect! Little did I know - she was just getting started. Robyne's natural creativity enhanced and improved many elements of the party. For example, she added a musical element to the invitations, which sent a clear message that my guests should expect a fun and energetic party environment. Her decorations and indoor/ outdoor signage designs created a beautiful party scene. She designed party favors that were not only fun and festive but were also consistent with my party theme and personality. Robyne also recommended DJ Tay, who did a phenomenal job creating and maintaining the party atmosphere I was hoping for. In the end, it turned out to be a fabulous party, filled with mingling, laughing, eating, drinking and lots of dancing! My friends and family are still talking about how much fun they had. Thanks Robyne for making my party "da bomb"
"Carrie Belle Events surpassed every expectation I had with respect to event planning. I don't even know where to start. They had solutions to every problem I had whether that was being prepared with prospective vendors, backup vendors, or a willingness to step in and directly handle tasks themselves if something went wrong. Every detail was handled and I was especially impressed with the time they took to walk all my vendors through the schedule, the facility layout, and capture their outstanding to-dos. Every single one of my vendors sang Carrie Belle copious praise and one even remarked that our wedding was the first that ever started and ended on time without any hitches. I can't say enough about how much stress, anxiety, and pressure that Carrie Belle helped to lift off my shoulders. With their help, I was able to focus on the important things- my husband, family, friends and just having a good time. If you're on the fence about hiring a wedding planner, get off of it. Things only get crazier as the day approaches. I can't vouch for all wedding planners, but you'll never be disappointed if you choose Carrie Belle."
Chioma & Phillip
"CarrieBelle did a fantastic job with my son's first birthday party. She listened to everything we wanted and executed it flawlessly. When we cut the budget in half, Robyne did not bat an eye. The party far exceeded our expectations and what we thought was achievable in our budget. Robyne was completely professional, attentive and always had a smile. There was no problem to big and no detail too small. I cant wait until my next event so that I can call on CarrieBelle again!"
"Carrie Belle Events put together a tea party for a fairly large group of women with discerning taste. Her service is turnkey. A hostess gets to feel like a guest at the party. All our guests complimented the event and attention to detail. Robyne went above and beyond, providing far greater service and bang for our bucks than we could've imagined. First, she brought in a full room of furniture that set the perfect tone for the event. Then there was a live pianist, servers, a fabulous tiered display of food (super yummy selections), a unique display of antique tea cups and saucers and teapots, and even hand personalized vintage style handkerchiefs for each guest to take as a favor. We (the hostesses) were able to sit back and enjoy every moment, but also felt like Carrie Belle was executing on our vision (with her great enhancements to it). Made me want to host more soirees. Also, the CBE staff and the vendors with which Carrie Belle works are attentive, gracious professionals. Lastly, the pricing is competitive and I felt comfortable that CBE negotiated great prices with vendors."
"Choosing Robyne and Carrie Belle Events was the single best decision we made during wedding planning! Robyne is the most personable, professional, energetic and hardest working wedding planner & coordinator you will ever come across. She is an absolute joy to work with. She ensured that all of our vendors were up to speed with the details of what we wanted and made it easy for them to work their magic for us. Our wedding weekend was in various locations in the Philadelphia area and Robyne was able to organize and coordinate all details with ease. The weekend went perfectly and so smoothly that I know it was only possible with Robyne. She also went above and beyond all our expectations without prompting. If we noticed that something needed to be done, Robyne was 10 steps ahead and had already finished whatever said task was with a smile. If you hope to avoid stress, frustration and truly relax and enjoy your wedding day like we did, then make the smart decision and choose Robyne and Carrie Belle Events to take care of your every wedding planning need. We give her our highest recommendation."
Daniele & Matthew
"There aren't enough words to describe our appreciation for Robyne. She came on board 2 weeks before the wedding date and instantly had everything under control. She is organized, thoughtful and professional. She helped make our wedding weekend special! "
Khetiwe & Christopher
"Wow!!! What an amazing event!!! I don't know how it would've turned out if it wasn't for Robyne and Carrie Belle Events!!! She was professional always on TIME which was something she knew was an issue for me. She kept me together and put out fires that I didn't even know about until after my wedding.. lol!!! Whether it was late night conference calls or early morning meetings she was there when I needed her. My hubby and I Thank Carrie Belle Events for everything!!!"
Rashida & Keith
"Robyne was amazing. She helped us plan what was supposed to be an elopement that turned into a destination wedding with over 20 guests - all within two months of planning! Although we were from out of the area, she took care of all of the details including flowers, setting up a hair dresser to come to the hotel, transportation, ceremony logistics, and ensuring all guests were happy. Robyne was professional and incredibly organized, but sincerely considered our wishes at every step of the planning. Her extra little touches made the day so special. She made the wedding exceed our wildest dreams."
Hope & Daniel
"Robyne is insanely dedicated, talented, savvy, and hardworking. I don't know very many people in this world who can do what she does: she juggles numerous difficult and sensitive situations without breaking a sweat...and with a smile. I felt so lucky to have her on my team during my wedding. She had my back at every step along the way. Just last night I found a little to-do list she made for me. Amongst the varied tasks was "get some sleep" and "eat something". I was also reminded of a huge SNAFU (my fault) with my wedding dessert and the effortless way that she convinced the baker to deliver what we needed in time. They didn't tell me until the next day that I had almost destroyed the possibility of the dessert I had built up everyone's expectations for! She just handled it gracefully and let me enjoy the day. She had my best interest at heart at all times and never hesitated to use all of her will and resources to make sure we had the best possible wedding weekend. And our weekend was truly epic....hundreds of out of town guests, multiple events, various venues, and quite a few vendors. Our wedding was extremely unique and complicated and she had a handle on what needed to happen with every single aspect. She is highly organized, extremely calm under pressure, very good with dealing with difficult personalities, and super pleasant at the same-damn-time. I have recommended her services to everyone I know and everyone has thanked me profusely. I've also worked with Robyne in a professional setting (twice) and consider her a very close friend. All of her other employers also spoke very highly of her work ethic, dedication, attention to details and people skills. I very highly recommend her event planning & coordination services."
Lauren & Jonathan
"It was hard for this event planner to sit back while someone else implemented my wedding day dreams, but I couldn't have been more pleased with the service I received from Carrie Belle Events. This ensemble of creative professionals dotted every I and crossed every T for a flawlessly executed wedding. To say they went beyond the call of duty is an understatement. I appreciated their enthusiasm, willingness to make suggestions for more effective implementation, and their top-notch professionalism. I was extremely pleased, as was my husband; and our wedding guests gave frequent kudos to Carrie Belle's onsite decorum."
Tarvis & Bryant