Ballerina turns Bridal "Widell Designs"

At Widell Designs, it is our goal to help you create the wedding or special event of your dreams. We specialize in making your unique visions a reality. We imagine, create, and design, all the details of your service. We will also ensure all details are handled by us so you do not have to do it yourself. We make planning and designing your event as stress free and enjoyable as possible.

We pride ourselves on planning spectacular weddings and events on any budget. It is our goal to exceed your expectations for your wedding and/or event by providing you with the highest level of service. At Widell Designs we provide full service wedding and event planning, “day-of” coordinating, consulting services, and a la carte options for your special day. We’ll help create an event that’s perfect for you with service that is personalized to your needs, leaving no details unattended.

We will also assist you in researching venues and locations, finding qualified and professional vendors, scheduling and attending appointments, negotiating contracts and anything else necessary in order to put together the perfect wedding day!

As your event planner, we make it our job to take on all the stressful elements of the services so you can focus your energy on the more fun elements of your special day; family, friends, your soon to be spouse, and enjoying your new life! Above all, working with a Widell Designs should be a positive experience for both of you.

Barette Widell, a California native, moved to Philadelphia at the age of 19 to dance with the Pennsylvania Ballet. She danced with the company for 9 seasons, 5 of which she was a soloist, culminating in her retirement in December 2012.

Throughout her career as a ballerina, Barette assisted in the planning of many events and weddings. It was during this period that she grew a huge amount of love and respect for wedding planning, which ultimately lead her to planning her very own destination wedding in San Jose Del Cabo in November 2011.

While on summer lay off from Pennsylvania Ballet, Barette accepted an internship with the prestigious public relations company, Cashman & Associates. During her tenure at Cashman, Barette assisted in the planning and coordinating of many events. While still at Pennsylvania Ballet, Barette also worked part time as an Event Coordinator for Capezio Dancewear. Upon retiring, she transitioned into a full time position at Capezio as Event Coordinator.

Barette soon realized that her passion was in wedding planning and having already culminated one career that she was very passionate about; Barette decided to follow her dreams and started Widell Designs.

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