What we do

Who We Are

Bellafare is a boutique event and wedding planning company dedicated to creating curated and memorable events. With offices in New York City and Charleston, South Carolina, we cater to clients throughout the country.

Our mission is to create events that are seamless, stress-free and beautifully crafted. We are proud to have established relationships with the best vendors in the industry and, together, we will collaboratively bring your vision to life.

We draw inspiration from interior design, fashion, art, and travel and strive to create events that will leave a lasting impression for years to come.

Our Team

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    Kristin Doggett

    Co-Founder & Creative Director

    Kristin feels that event planning perfectly suits her meticulous yet fun loving personality. No matter the size or scale of the event, she approaches each event with her signature creativity and style.

    Married to her high school sweetheart, Kristin and her husband, Drew, are excited to call Charleston, SC home. Though Kristin attended College of Charleston, the city has changed dramatically since she graduated and she is grateful to be part of the city's new creative renaissance. Kristin is also an avid traveler and is always open to adventure. Her go-to style is chic and sophisticated with a bit of an edge.

    Photo credit : Lucy Cuneo 

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    Lauren Hill

    Event Planner

    Lauren is excited to have found her niche in event planning and production. She believes the marriage of artful design, strategic coordination, and expert communication is the magic behind a successful event. She is a serious organizer and thoughtful stylist who loves to craft the details that make every celebration a unique experience.

    She has collaborated with some of the most talented event architects in New York City. Prior to Bellafare, Lauren worked for a PR firm specializing in the interior design community, and recently curated events for a tasting series in Dumbo, Brooklyn. Her go-to style is free-spirited and she loves the combination of anything vintage and unique.

    Photo credit : Heather Waraksa

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    Chinae Alexander

    Event Planner

    A hostess at heart, Chinae marries her passion for people with an organized approach to planning that makes any size event feel intimate and personal. A Southerner-turned-Brooklynite, Chinae feels equally at ease spending her weekends on a horse ranch in Texas, as she does perusing the contemporary wing at The Met. Chinae's years of experience in the design industry have contributed to a style of warm sophistication with a modern sensibility.

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    Hope Caldwell

    Event Planner

    Hope is an event producer with over 12 years of experience planning and executing weddings, private and corporate events. She is passionate about innovation, creativity, thoroughness and about delivering extraordinary results.

    Hope has a passion for serving others and empowering women to grow and excel in their lives. She lives a mile from the beach in Charleston, SC with her husband. She is an avid traveler and spends as much time as possible visiting East Africa and Europe.  Her travels influence her design style giving a European flare to the rustic elegance of the South. 

     

    Photo credit: Joshua Drake 

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    Elodie Duyker

    Event Planner

    Australian-born, but New York adopted, Elodie has spent the last several years cultivating her wedding and event planning skills and earning a Master's in Business and Event Management. She has worked with dozens of couples and alongside some of the most talented planners in New York City. She is dedicated to creating beautifully unique, personalized and one-of-a-kind weddings for her clients. She is an avid traveler and is actively pursuing her current goal of reaching all 50 states. Her go-to style is modern, laid-back and well-traveled. 

    Photo credit: Bri Elledge