“A great marriage is not when the ‘perfect couple’ comes together. It is when an imperfect couple learns to enjoy their differences.” – Dave Meurer
I work with busy brides who desperately want to enjoy being engaged without the stress and overwhelm of planning a wedding. A wedding can take between 200-400 hours to plan! Hiring a planner is one of the best investments toward enjoying an organized and well-thought out wedding day so you can focus on being in the moment and bonding with your friends and family. Leave your guests and vendors in awe of a professionally executed day.
I'm originally from Long Island, New York, and have settled in Ft. Lauderdale for the past 18 years. I have been with my husband for 15 years and have 3 amazing adult stepchildren! I also have a PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy and have been in private practice for over a decade working with couples at all stages of their relationship. So, let me tell you about my pivot to couples coaching and wedding planning!
After years of working with couples who are in the midst of crisis, unhappy with their relationship, struggling to find resolution to painful topics, and desperate to find relief, I've become passionate about helping couples to avoid such experiences! Did you know many couples wait about 7 years before calling a counselor? By this time habits and patterns have developed in their communication that create the feeling of just 'going around and around' with dashing hope of moving forward.
My passion is to help couples strengthen and develop a steller relationship particularly before getting married! As we work together to create the wedding of your dreams, we'll weave your unique story and values into the experience. There are an overwhelming number of decisions to make - we have tools to make deciding easier.
Leila is passionate about helping others and is committed to helping you achieve the wedding of your dreams! She has over 10+ years experience working in the service industry. With her acute attention to detail and commitment to excellence, Leila has a true knack for professional wedding and event planning. She has leveraged her experience working for various vendors and coordinating many projects simultaneously in order to make things happen.
As Bellissima Bridal's Head Assistant Wedding Coordinator, she is your personal champion committed to making your dream wedding come to life. She specializes in handling stressful event situations with grace and takes weight off the shoulders of our clients. As the right hand of Bellissima's Founder, Corinne, Leila is dedicated in assisting to making your special day perfect!
love gummy bears!
travel and have family time
seeing the bride's dress.
a world traveler
a large coffee in my hand.
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