Noelle & Matthew

"Initially, my fiancé/now husband did not see the value of hiring a coordinator. After he saw all the planning and work that Kristan did, he understood the value Kristan provided. We are both happy we hired her!"

Hi, I’m Kristan! I am a Bay Area wedding planner and event planner and the woman behind Cora Bella Weddings & Events. I am devoted to providing fun, stress-free planning and flawless execution with style, grace, and a glass of bubbly.

Cora is a name that is near and dear to my heart. Cora Bella Weddings & Events is named after my grandmother, Jean Cora. When the time came to start Cora Bella Weddings & Events it seemed only natural to name the company after this beautiful lady that I loved and who taught me so much.

I don’t know exactly when I realized I was going to be a wedding and event planner, but friends and family tell me I’ve always been one. As a little girl I would plan and play out weddings with friends and stuffed animals, using my Mom’s communion veil for a bridal veil. When I wasn’t planning make-believe parties, I coordinated play dates—down to details like the kind of snacks we’d have and when to serve them.

To this day I am the glue that binds family and friends together for dinners, parties, holidays, game nights, and more. I love creating magical moments and more importantly watching people revel the magic I’ve designed for them.


Hello + Welcome


Bay Area Wedding Planner


We got our start in corporate event planning in the early 2000's. We still love putting together memorable employee events, fun and interactive client events, meetings, travel and more. 


This package is designed for us to work in tandem with you throughout the wedding planning process. With this package, we will keep you on track and keep you organized throughout; then 45 – 90 days before the wedding we will step in and take the reins allowing you to de-stress before the big day.


Get the most out of this magical time in your life and leave the all the wedding planning to us. Our Full-Planning Package allows you and your fiancé to focus on the fun while we handle customized and comprehensive planning details from the day you say “yes” to the day you say, “I do.”

Full service
planning & Design



"I felt at ease during my wedding. I knew that Kristan had it all handled and I didn't have to worry about a thing. The wedding went flawlessly, Kristan did an amazing job working with my other vendors to produce a perfect wedding day. I am so thankful for her guidance and support through the entire process."

- Olivia & Ryan

I can't wait to hear from you!



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