About Belladeux Event Design
Belladeux Event Design is a full service wedding and event design firm based in New Orleans, Louisiana. Beauty and fun go hand in hand and the same goes for our event designs. With New Orleans’ architecture, geography, and bold color use as our inspiration, we make sure every event design has the right mix of aesthetics to create a history making event.
Meet the Bella Krewe!
Founder and Chief Creative Officer
Hometown: New Orleans, LA
Favorite Song: Book of Love; Peter Gabriel
Favorite Color: Purple
Hobbies: Reading, costume making, did I mention reading?
Favorite food: Where do I start? I ‘m a foodie so my favorite food is good
Kim Sayatovic is a local New Orleans girl with a love for all things sparkly and gorgeous. Her background in photography brings a remarkable eye for beauty and what excites the senses. She utilizes this in all of her event designs. Creating stunning tablescapes and memorable parties are what truly get her out of bed in the morning.
In addition to her creativity, Kim is one of those rare people that lives for organization. Designing, planning, and making sure every detail is accounted for is always the most important part of her world.
Kim is no stranger to glittery, over the top parties; she did grow up in New Orleans after all. She’s even a former Queen (now Demi-Goddess) of a local carnival krewe. She spends a lot of her time creating costumes, glittering shoes to hand out from her other krewe, Krewe of Muses, or creating a themed décor piece. With her signature purple hair and love for all things glitter, Kim has landed in her dream career.
“No one looks back on their life and remembers the nights they got plenty of sleep.” – Unknown
Hometown: Sewell, New Jersey
Favorite Song: Just in Time by Dean Martin
Favorite Color: Sapphire Blue
Hobbies: Listening to podcasts, dancing, walking my dog Sadie, watching old movies, hanging with my shmopy
Favorite food: Grandmom’s Italian Cooking always hits the spot
Ashley Schmidt originally hails from New Jersey and like all good Jersey girls, she finds pumping her own gas to be quite odd. She has a lifelong passion for dance that began at the age of four. This led her to a BFA degree in dance with a minor in business from Montclair State University. For Ashley, dance is a physical expression of the inner self. Because of her strength in connecting with emotion and memory, Ashley is adept at taking a client’s vision and making it the center their event’s design.
Ashley moved to New Orleans in August of 2015 to be with her fiancé as he attends medical school at Tulane. She has quickly taken to her adoptive city, having formed fond memories of raw oyster happy hours, brass bands, and all the lagniappe that New Orleans is brimming with. As Ashley begins a new chapter at Belladeux, she is excited to make her clients dance with delight!
2 Favorite Quotes:
“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work”-Thomas Edison
“What we are is God’s gift to us. What we become is our gift to God.”-Eleanor Powell
Ellen Martin Kramer
Marketing and Operations Director
Hometown: Erath, Louisiana
Favorite Song: Jesse’s Girl by Rick Springfield
Favorite Color: Purple
Favorite Book: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
Hobbies: Reading, taking courses on just about anything, interior design, playing with makeup
Favorite Food: Mexican
Ellen Martin Kramer is originally from a very small town near Lafayette, Louisiana right in the heart of Cajun Country. She came to New Orleans in 2002 and now lives in Picayune, Mississippi, a short hour’s drive to the Big Easy.
Her experience spans many areas as she is a lover of learning new things and immediately incorporates those into her entrepreneurial pursuits, from home and office organizing and wedding/event planning to web design. She has appeared on Dr. Oz, TLC’s Hoarding Buried Alive and The Larry King Live Show during her career as an Organizing and Productivity Consultant.
Her true love has always been weddings and beautiful events. Even as a teen she loved weddings, planning and creating various perfect weddings for herself….with no actual fiance 🙂 Her first taste of real event planning came with becoming a member of the Social Events committee for the Miss Louisiana Organization in 1999. Since then she has planned weddings, social events, conferences and educational summits.
Favorite Quote: “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” – Dr. Seuss