An expert Special Event Planning & Design firm specializing in
luxury weddings, VIP events and non-profit event design & production
serving the Southeastern United States and Beyond.
Bella Baxter was founded with the idea that events should reflect and celebrate what are truly special moments in our lives. The celebrations you trust us with are the important occasions in your life and we want our clients to feel and experience the best service possible during those significant and memorable times.
At Bella Baxter we are so fortunate to completely be in love what we do for a living and we are passionate about sharing that love with the world. From the moment we start working with a client to the moment the event is over and the clean up begins, we LOVE every minute of it. Like seriously, we are addicted!
The Bella Baxter team believes event planning should FUN! It is a party after all! We stay organized, upbeat, and on task so that our clients can enjoy not only the party but the planning as well. Life is a celebration so let’s celebrate together!
We work. You play.
Katherine Shell Benson has over 17 years of experience as an Event Management Professional. She began her career by obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Culinary Sciences from the Mississippi University for Women. Honing her event management skills first through a career in catering management, she opened BBSE, LLC in 2010 with a desire to produce custom tailored events nationwide. Over her career, Katherine has been involved in the collaboration, organization and execution of many high profile events for U.S. Ambassadors, three U.S. Presidents, numerous celebrities, professional athletes, and VIP business professionals.
Katherine enjoys sharing her expertise in event management for luxury, VIP, and non-profit events through public speaking and perfecting her craft through continued training. Winner of the Arkansas Diamond Chef’s Classic 2004, she knows both food and event logistics. A member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Mississippi University for Women Alumni Association, the Social Organization Alumni Council of MUW, a Sustainer Member in the Junior League of Memphis and former member of the Junior League of Little Rock, and a 2018-2019 New Memphis Institute Fellow, Katherine believes in supporting her communities to the fullest. Katherine divides her time between her homes in Arkansas and Northwest Mississippi with her husband Floyd, six spoiled rotten rescue dogs and one very spoiled turtle. In her spare time she enjoys gardening, concerts, road trips, and a good mystery novel.
Bella Baxter Special Events has been featured over 50 times in top industry publications including Muna Luchi Bride, Grace Ormonde Wedding Style, Style Me Pretty, Brides, Southern Bride, Arkansas Bride, Loverly, Ruffled, Inspired by This, The Perfect Palette, Southern Living, The Bridal Theory, Strictly Weddings and The Birmingham Bride among others.
Bella Baxter Special Events is also enjoying a Limited Creative Engagement through the end of 2020 as the Expert Wedding Specialist Team at the premier Arkansas Wedding Venue and Garden Estate P. Allen Smith’s Moss Mountain Farm
The party is here. Reach for BBSE.
It’s all in the details! Every event is unique, so we create custom designs to reflect your vision for the perfect wedding or special event.
Utilizing our proven event coordinating schedule, trusted vendor network and a commitment to concierge service, we guide you through the entire planning process.
It’s your party, so you should enjoy every minute of it! We are with you every step of the way to ensure flawless and seamless execution of your event.
We'd really love to hear from you! Drop us an email and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.