Beauty is the sole ambition, the exclusive goal of taste.”

BELLA AND CO.

‘A flower in a vase, a vase on a table, a table in a room, a room in an environment.’  This sentiment evokes the nature of design and planning as being equal parts granular and grandiose.  Bella & Co. is quite simply the merging of two sides to one story; strategic logistics coupled with creative soul.  With this in mind, we invite you to explore our many themed galleries, peruse our collection of objects available for purchase, or better yet visit our exquisite boutique and design studio.   It is our sincere hope that Bella & Co. may serve as a source of inspiration for setting your Holiday table, planning a scene-stealing entrance, or better yet be your destination for full service Event Planning and Design. 
An event is literally defined as “an object in time.” An Event with a capital ‘E’, however, is something altogether different. Be it a Wedding or Gala, intimate or vast, an Event is the ultimate collision of themes that truly personify the human experience; love and union, the celebration of milestones, meals shared, and memories made. At Bella and Co., we sincerely relish in the opportunity to act as a conduit of your particular desire to share in these themes. We will see to it that the effort extended behind the scenes to create a seamless day and effortless evening, is partner to an even more illustrative design execution. At Bella, we set a scene that cannot be ignored.

JENNA KNAUF | OWNER, EVENT DIRECTOR

Jenna embodies the modern female archetype; a multi-tasking maven that can negotiate a vendor contract, cut-through to the essence of a budget conflict with sharp-shooting honesty and cushion the fall with the warm smile of a new mother. She literally does it all. Her background is varied and dense, almost always playing the role most unnoticed when done impeccably; Restaurant Developer, Operation Director, Project Manager, Production Coordinator and more recently; a celebrated Logistical Coordinator for the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival and Boulder-Festival.
Attempt to walk through a potential venue or space in the region and outfit it’s needs to meet the requirements of the State, City, County, Fire Marshall, Liquor Authority, or District Parameters without her knowledge and one might find themselves in something of a situation – put Jenna in the mix and she will likely have a relationship in place to negotiate your struggle, or can prevent the situation altogether. On a more intimate level, Jenna offers an old-school vibrato when conducting herself both professionally and privately; with fierce integrity and a very personal stake in the outcome of her efforts on behalf of her clients and on the foundation of her well established reputation.

KAREN MANETTA | WEDDING PLANNER

Karen is known for having an eye for detail and brings that with her to every wedding.  Her commitment to making sure every client gets the very best out of their experience borders on compulsive.  She brings a special touch to the Bella & Co. team that no one else can; life experience and the ability to connect with people on a level that makes them feel like they have known her forever.

KRISTIN HONDORF | JUNIOR PLANNER

No task is too big or too small for Kristin.  She is intuitive, smart and incredibly hard working.  Bella & Co. runs at its best when she is there to help.  With close to two years of experience at Bella, Kristin has become invaluable; a true asset to the team.

MAUREEN HIGGINS | JUNIOR PLANNER

Maureen comes to Bella as a Graphic Designer and Illustrator with a passion for entertaining. She has nurtured her love for beautiful celebrations as a wedding coordinator for two local florists. Her eye for design allows Maureen to leave a creative mark on every detail of an event.

TESTIMONIALS

Thank you for all of the work you did for Courtney’s wedding. I never could have given Courtney the most memorable and special wedding that she has dreamt of all her life. Thanks to you she had the wedding of her dreams. Everyone commented that this was the best wedding they had ever been to…all due to you and your wonderful wedding planning.– Pam, Mother of the Bride

We cannot even begin to thank you enough for all you did to plan and organize our wedding. We continue to hear from people that it was the best wedding ever, and we owe that in no small part to you. You were there every step of the way to help us make decisions and answered the tough questions. You went above and beyond creating our table placecards, helping the in-laws organize the rehearsal dinner and brinch, were on call at all hours of the day and so much more. Thank you for helping us create what was the absolute best day of our lives!– Courtney and Mark

Bella & Co could not have been more perfect for our wedding! They listened attentively and applied our inspiration to every detail of our day! They went above and beyond to make our day unique and special to us! They were always available when needed and supportive in times of chaos! A 100% recommendation from myself and my husband for this amazing and caring team!– Renée and Phil

I wanted to thank you so much for all the support and help you so efficiently offered to me and Brian on Our Wedding Day. Your professionalism and expertise was more than we could have asked for. Our memory of the day is nothing short of perfection, and an enormous part of that is because of all you did for us.– Amanda and Brian

Everything was perfect, and thanks to your assistance, we were able to enjoy every moment of the day. Your attention to detail and careful planning were critical to the success of the day.– Kara and Steve

Words cannot describe the gratitude I feel for you and all of your hard work, creativity, organization and most of all friendship. I feel so incredibly blessed to be sharing this day with you and your team.– Amanda and Andy

The wedding was perfect, everything looked AMAZING! I have gotten so many compliments. I truly appreciate your hard work leading up to and on the day of the wedding. I don’t know how people have weddings without planners!– Callie and Sean

Words won’t do justice to how thankful I am for all you did to make our wedding day such a success. It was really so wonderful and I owe so much to you. We felt so much love and are still glowing from such a perfect day. I would tell anyone about your talent, devotion and kindness. I will continue to promote Bella Weddings to everyone. You are the best.– Liz and Scott

Thank you so much for doing such a great job with our wedding. It was such a perfect day. I did not have to worry about a thing with you there! And the photobooth was a bid hit! So fun! thank you for everything.– Kristen and Mike

Thank you for all that you and your team continue to do. I don’t know where we would be without you.– Dawn and Garry

Thank you so much for doing such a great job with our wedding.  It was such a perfect day; I didn’t have to worry about a thing with you there!–Kristen and Mike

You may never know how important and essential you were to making our day so magical!– Nicole and Matt

You have been our planner, designer, advocate, cheerleader and so much more.  We have so appreciated all the hard work, time and effort you put into our wedding.  I cannot think of anyone else that I would have trusted to carry out my dreams and ideas.– Kelly and Patrick

We really can’t thank you enough for the magic you worked to make our special day the most beautiful wedding we’ve ever been to. -Alisa and Matt