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A beautiful tribute to family

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"Without a doubt, our wedding event was spectacular and over the top because of the insight, sensitivity and eye for detail given by the staff."

“In honor of my Italian heritage instilled by my Nonna (grandmother) who emigrated in the late 1920s from Rome. To honor and celebrate her love of family and the strength and character she showed in raising eleven children in a small coal-mining town. My Nonna made a huge impression on my life. Even with the many grandchildren she had, she made me feel special. I miss her.” 

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Gina Myers, award winning wedding planner with La Cosa Bella Events, ensures that every detail of your event is beautiful. Emphasis will be placed on showcasing your style and making your event distinctive and timeless. Detailed planning and flawless execution will allow you the opportunity to relax and enjoy a stress-free day.From initial budget determination, venue and vendor selections and physical presence at the actual event itself, we will work hard to bring your dream and vision to life saving you hundreds of hours of planning time. By bringing together a team of professional and creative vendors, you can trust the La Cosa Bella' team to provide you with a unique and memorable celebration. Whether your style is classic traditional, modern elegance, European couture or themed whimsy, we will make your dream a reality.

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My motto was and always will be quality over quantity

When I started La Cosa Bella Events five years ago, I put a great deal of forethought into the vision and the goals of the business. From the beginning, it was important that each client was to have the benefit of the La Cosa Bella experience, which would always include absolute attention to detail and the assurance that their event was going to be beautiful and custom tailored to the individual client's personality. My motto was and always will be quality over quantity, and although we're doing more business now we will not take on more than we can handle. As you enjoy looking at the Gallery images, consider that every client shown had a different budget. While they had different budgets, note the quality and overall beauty of each wedding. At La Cosa Bella, our winning formula for a magical day includes a beautiful setting, amazing food and a fun reception with the impeccable service and attention to detail that has earned La Cosa Bella multiple industry awards and recognition. A La Cosa Bella Bride is a happy bride, that's my personal promise.

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We are a team who truly cares about the success of each special occasion or event we get to be a part of

I have had the privilege of being a part of La Cosa Bella Events for four years now. We are a team who truly cares about the success of each special occasion or event we get to be a part of. From weddings to charity polo events, planning a beautiful event is what we care about. Through the years my role with the company has been tailored to the food and beverage aspect of an event. My background in fine dining, bar-tending, and hospitality make me an integral part of every event. I understand the timing of service and how to relate and communicate with catering professionals. I enjoy the variety of ways food can enhance an event.

I take pride in setting up for events. I am extremely OCD about the placement of a fork, the fold of a napkin, or the spacing between water glass and champagne flute. I assure that all elements are set correctly and that everything just looks beautiful. For me, the best part of any event is in the small details.

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I have a love of all things wedding related

It was while sitting at a local coffee shop one summer when I knew that event planning was my calling. Surrounded by several open planners, journals, and every highlighter I owned, I knew I had found my happy place. This still describes my day-to-day life. I am constantly making to-do lists, scribbling down thoughts in my notebook, or penciling everything into my calendar.

I have a love of all things wedding related, am extremely organized and a planner by nature, so I cherish the daily opportunity to practice my passions with La Cosa Bella Events. Each member of La Cosa Bella brings something different to the team, which makes us all work so well together. My expertise in social media, marketing, and blogging allows La Cosa Bella to reach and connect with more and more people everyday.

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My goal is to make the event flawless for our clients and their guests. 

As long as I can remember I’ve had a passion for creativity and being a part of unique and exciting events. I earned my Bachelor’s Degree from Appalachian State University in Public Relations which has given me the skills to understand the necessity of individualizing every client need. Prior to joining the LCB team I became versed in high-end service and hospitality through over a decade of experience in varying positions. My calm demeanor under pressure allows me remain professional while finding creative ways to accommodate any last minute details and unforeseen complications.  

One of the best things about working with LCB is that I am able to engage in a variety of social events as well as the opportunity to give back to our community. One of my favorite parts of my role is taking a raw space and turning it into a beautiful venue, regardless of the obstacles encountered along the way.

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La Cosa Bella Events has been featured in several publications and online blogs. 

meghan & zachary


"Gina turns your wedding dream into reality. Everything was perfect from beginning to end! Her assistants were also very helpful as well. It truly was an amazing experience. Wish we could do it all over again!"

kelley & joe


"If you want a wedding planner who exceeds even the pickiest bride's expectations, then look no further. Gina and her staff are AMAZING! My husband and I worked with Gina for almost a year and she went above and beyond on many occasions.She was literally there for us 24/7. We were very particular clients with a specific vision for our wedding and Gina brought that vision to life in a way that exceeded our expectations, which is difficult to do."

rachel & creighton


"Gina is upbeat, positive, organized, very professional, and well-connected in the bridal/event planning industry. She strives for excellence and won't settle for anything less for her Brides. She is an excellent communicator with all involved--from parents, to the groom, and to all vendors. She was with me every step of the way, if not a step ahead, and made my planning process smooth and my wedding day effortless. Gina Myers is worth her weight in gold!"



"We felt like Gina was part of the family. She was interested in what we wanted and when things happened that disappointed us, she was always there with suggestions that made it even better than before. She will go above & beyond to make your event special. I told her I would go to any bridal show to tell everyone what a fantastic job she did for us and I would. The event is over. But we still consider her part of the family, because our memories will live on for a long time."



"Gina was the best wedding planner I could have ever dreamed of. She was always there for any question and brought so many great ideas to the wedding. She and I talked almost every day for a year. She's someone I consider a great friend after this experience. When ever I needed anything she had an answer and if she didn't she would research to find an answer. Gina is truly the best wedding planner I've worked with. I'm lucky to have had her plan my wedding with me."



"Gina Myers, President of La Cosa Bella Events, was a pleasure to work with! Gina assisted in every phase of our wedding planning as well as provided excellent day of coordination. Gina truly went above and beyond and treated us with love and compassion. Gina was juggling many clients, yet made us feel that our event was unique and her absolute top priority. We will never regret our decision and feel that we have gained a friend for life!"

Kate's Parents: 
Steve and Mary


"Thanks to La Cosa Bella we had a fantastic wedding weekend for our daughter in early April at the Duke Chapel and the Washington Duke Inn. Mary and I did not worry about a single item that weekend which enabled us to enjoy the entire event. In summary; knowledge, patience, kindness and above all else empathy is why I would strongly recommend La Cosa Bella to anyone considering this service. We are very satisfied and thankful our paths crossed."



"Gina Myers is an amazing wedding planner and I would HIGHLY recommend her to any bride and family! Gina is extremely professional, thoughtful, knowledgeable, creative, detail-oriented, kind, and knows how to handle people. I feel so blessed that Gina was able to take part in helping with my BIG day and am thankful for all she did. You will walk away with a new friend and new found respect for planners after working with Gina Myers!"

Father of the Bride: 


"Wow! Where does one start to express the gratitude and appreciation for La Cosa Bella Events staff and their planning, organization and implementation of our wedding day for my youngest daughter. Our wedding event was spectacular and over the top because of the sensitivity and eye for detail given by the staff. It is without hesitation that I offer only the highest recommendation and endorsement for La Cosa Bella Events to serve you on your special day."



"Throughout my 15 months of working with Gina, I called her my "Wedding Goddess" - a very well earned nickname. She is thoughtful, meticulous, gracious, honest, patient, and extremely well-connected. Through Gina, I was able to work with the best vendors in every category. I could not have asked for a better planner to work with... Gina has the amazing ability to inspire those around her. I knew that I need not worry about anything bc La Cosa Bella was there."

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Full Service Planning is for the bride or client that wants La Cosa Bella involved from inception until the final guest has left the reception. This service includes unlimited phone, email and personal consultations. Full Planning includes venue selection, all elements of event design, full production with detailed timeline, vendor recommendations and much, much more.

Full Service Planning

Additional Services


Event Design is for the bride that would like professional assistance in creating the layout of the reception venue. This service provides a design board with proposed linen selections, table-top rental and general rental recommendations, floral images and reception paper elements. This service may be combined with Day of Coordination and Direction.

Event Design

Full Service Planning

Partial Planning is for the bride that has found her venue and has already selected most or all of her wedding vendors. This is the perfect option for the bride that is confidently organized and has done her legwork but now needs La Cosa Bella to get involved with the design and details, provide etiquette guidance and assistance with various paper designs and those individual branding elements that create personalization for the wedding day.

Partial Planning

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Month of Service begins two months prior to your wedding day. This service is perfect for the bride that has both ceremony and reception venues and has hired all necessary vendors. The La Cosa Bella Planner that coordinates your planning will also be your on-site Director and will attend the ceremony rehearsal and be on hand throughout the reception. Vendor coordination and detailed timeline are included in this service.

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Gina Myers is a North Carolina and Destination Wedding Planner. Based in the Raleigh Durham Area, La Cosa Bella Events provides full planning services, month of services, event design and partial planning. If you desire a North Carolina Planner who has received multiple local awards and international recognition for planning services, contact us today.