Rave Reviews!

D. Balentine Events decorated our Christmas Party Event for Married Couples on December 9th, 2016. The venue was beautifully arrayed with festive Christmas decorations and each table displayed a beautiful tower centerpiece that set the tone for a romantic, yet lively and exciting atmosphere for the couples.  When couples entered the room, it was inviting, intimate and joyful.  The room was ready on time for guest arrival and everyone enjoyed the atmosphere.  We were very pleased with the services rendered.
Derek & Carol Stevenson
Directors
Alive! Ministries





Dee, you did an absolutely fabulous job in transforming the backyard into the perfect baby shower setting! Your work was stunning and took everything to a whole other level. Thank you for helping to make our day so special!!
Nekima Levy-Pounds
Minneapolis Mayoral Candidate


Dee Balentine is a great event planner!  She was able to capture my vision and brought it to reality.  Dee is very patient, kind and never got tired of me asking all my questions.  She worked tirelessly to make everything beyond what I expected.  With the different contacts she has, she was able to stay within my budget without it looking like I even had a budget.  I would recommend her to anyone that is planning any type of event.  I appreciate her hard work. This event was truly a success.
Ruth Ford


Dee, I want to thank you for the excellence in planning and presentation regarding the memorial event for Kwame McDonald. I appreciate the time, patience and "can do" attitude, along with that beautiful smile, you bring to the work. It is quite evident that you like what you do and you are so good at it. From the first time we met to begin planning through the end of the event, I felt such relief and comfort in knowing all was well in your hands. I actually was able to be "in the moment" and enjoy the entire affair. I have heard from others who attended how much they enjoyed the program and how great everything looked. Thanks again and I will be a reference as well as pass your information on to others.
Mary K. Boyd 

Planning events is so stressful for me so I was relieved when Dee agreed to coordinate my daughter's grad party. Six months ahead of time Dee and I began making decisions on everything from my budget to the venue to the menu to the theme and colors to the invites. I have to also mention that my daughter is one of those picky teenagers but still Dee really took the time to understand what me and my daughter's vision was for the grad party and then made it happen beyond our expectations. Dee made it super easy on me and it was also easy to tell that she loves what she does. Dee is creative, resourceful, organized, thorough, punctual and professional.
Dee's services are:
D-efinitely E-xecuted in E-xcellence and I absolutely recommend Dee to anyone who seeks superior event coordinating service!
T. Kluttz 

I  just want to express my gratitude and thankfulness to Mrs. Dee Balentine for making my wedding day memorable and awesome. We had a smaller wedding, but she gave it a special and unique opulence. Her decor was classic, tasteful and beautiful. Her assistance with the preparation and during the wedding was graceful and professional. Her presence flowed along with the rhythm of our special day. I would not hesitate to use her services for any other special event. Her services are one of kind!
Nichol McGregor


Dee Balentine does many of our special events here at the Living Word Church & W.O.M. The quality of planning and execution of the events are among the best I have ever experienced. Her expertise and professionalism was evident, down to the last detail. Her services are simply that--flawless!
Sharon Ford


Thank you Dee for allowing us to share our experience with you as our Wedding Coordinator for our wedding in Sept. 2012. And also becoming to know you and your family as well. What my husband and I loved and enjoyed about Dee was that she was genuine about our vision for out big day. She was very consistent with asking us about every detail-what we may want or need.  Her excellent service provided us with all that we needed. Even if there were changes made she was willing to adjust and make things work.  She always kept in touch with us and what we both admired is how she took out the time to set up meetings for any updates.
We are thankful for her sacrifice and time. We were able to see her awesome work for a special event at church. All I could do was stand there (me and my husband) asking, “Who did this?” It was so beautifully done with such compassion and grace.  We were overtaken by it! We were engaged at the time and really didn’t have a wedding planner. So I asked Dee if she could assist us, and she said yes! I was so honored and happy!  This is how we actually met. Also I would highly recommend Dee to anyone who has any event. She is very well capable to accommodate any need. 
We appreciate this gifted woman of God.  And we will always support her vision and her business.  We Love You!
The Waltons

To all looking for quality event planning, D. Balentine Events is the service to contact.  From my personal experiences, this is what you can expect from her:
1.  A company that is on time!
2.  A company that is creative, and can turn your dream into reality.
3.  And can give most of what you are looking for in one way or another on a budget that is realistic!
4.  And most importantly to me, has a heart of GOLD/ a heart of God.  She will go the extra mile.  She will take the business hat off for a second, and love you like a sister or brother to get you thru in a stressful situation if needed.
Henry Ford Jr.
Saved & Rich, LLC.





The baby dedication service that we planned for our daughter and nephew  was one of the most important events of our lives. It was a declaration and illustration of us as parents giving our child back to God.  Dee Balentine did an amazing job decorating the venue for this special event.  There were a few people who thought the decorations may have been for a wedding, which was awesome because like a wedding the baby dedication was a life changing event for our family.  I was able to tell her what I wanted and she made it happen in a classy elegant way while still being affordable.  I would recommend her to anyone and will always consider her first for our future events!

Benny & Jaralyn Roberts


I hired Dee to do the decorations for my husband's 50th birthday party, because I wanted the venue and tables to be elegant and downright classy.  So I knew I had to hire Dee!  Not only was it beautiful, but she far exceeded my expectations; and the atmosphere was euphoric!  I would recommend her to anyone near or far because she is organized, on time and very professional.  She has great qualities as a person because she goes the extra mile.  I want to thank you for making Hardy's birthday experience an unforgettable one.
Debbie Seawright

I hired Dee Balentine to decorate for my baby shower and she went beyond the call of duty.  It looked amazing!  My guests thought they were at the wrong event because it looked like like a wedding event! If you are looking for a fabulous look at a reasonable price, I would call and count on Dee Balentine.   
Thanks for making my baby shower look like a dream wedding!
Felicia Ford



Famous Dave's is an excellent restaurant.  They have good food and their service is good, but they are only rated a 3.5 star restaurant.  Dee, by using your service and your skills to decorate, you boosted Famous Dave's up to a five star restaurant for the evening!  I would recommend your services throughout the Twin Cities to anyone who is looking for an event planner.  Your service exceeded my expectations!
Arther W.



Dee, I just want to say that I really love what you do with your decorating experience.  I would have never thought that one individual could and can be so creative.  I have seen your work in the past and the arrangements that you come up with are truly amazing!  You deserve a great round of applause for your work and efforts.  When I came to you for my wife Tambra's 50th birthday celebration, I had no idea of what I was going to do and what I needed to do.  When you told me not to worry and let you know when I found a venue.  After that it was on, and the way just took over and provided the decorations and the table settings was just fantastic!  The people that attended were very much pleased as the way you arranged everything.  Once again Dee, I just want to say you are good at what you do, and that others really appreciate your work.  Keep up the good work, as you will continue to make people happy.
Eddie B. Carr

We hired Dee as our wedding planner, she was very professional and personable.  Our wedding was amazing it was better than we expected! Our guests were blown away by the décor and the overall wedding. The time and dedication Dee provided to us was wonderful which in outcome provided us with a beautiful wedding. Dee was able to listen to our ideals and wants and was able to produce exactly what we envisioned. The best part it she was able to make our wedding magical with the budget we had planned. I would for sure recommend her services to anyone. Thanks so much!
Kyanna and Henry Ford 


Thank you Dee Balentine for your generous and gracious support of the Twin Cities ACE Academy.  Your decorating ideas are innovative and eclectic.
Vic Smith, 
Director, Twin Cities ACE Academy

We sought out Dee Balentine's services with limited time, a limited budget, and little knowledge on how to even begin preparing for a wedding. Dee worked with us all the way up until the day of the wedding, and was there every step of the way on our wedding day. She didn't just provide decor for the ceremony and reception, she had her hand in everything from scouting locations to suggestions on flower arrangements. She helped us bring our ideas to life, and made them richer by adding her personal knowledge. She was easy to talk to and valued our vision for our big day. When we look at photos and video of our special day, we are always so grateful for the decoration, ambiance and comfortable guests. We are overjoyed for the service provided by Dee Balentine. Thank you for treating our one and only day as if it were your own!
Love,
The Martins of Little Rock, Arkansas


From the moment I spoke with Dee regarding the possibilities of a wedding she was on the move in developing ways to make our special day a SUCCESS! And It Was Amazing from start to finish if there was any mishaps I  never knew, that is what every bride or person needs to know that once the vision and plan is turned over it will be done in EXCELLENCE.  She is timely and detail oriented and keeps everything in perspective. Dee will keep your event running on time and orderly.
Thank you, D. Balentine Events for your Passion and Drive!
The Collins 

I couldn't have selected a better company when working with D Balentine Events. Throughout the entire planning process, Dee was attentive, organized and resourceful.
She helped to alleviate any additional stress leading up to my event by providing helpful tips and resources that kept me and my team on track for our dinner celebration. She took the reigns on decor and made sure all of our vendors knew exactly what they were doing, and made it a stress free evening for me.
During the event I knew I had absolutely nothing to worry about because D Balentine was on it! Every little detail, every step of the way. I couldn't have asked for a better planner, I am so grateful that we picked Dee Balentine to help us throughout our planning process as well as coordinating the day of event. I would absolutely recommend Dee Balentine to anyone who is planning a special event.
S.Flowers
St. Paul Public Schools

I had the awesome opportunity to have D. Balentine Events decorate a women's event at our church. All I did was give her the color scheme, then I sat back and watched her work her magic.  She is timely, professional, and full of creativity.  I originally thought table decorations would be enough, but because Dee is thorough and full of class, we had chair covers, table skirting and signage.  It's the little things that can really make an event special. D. Balentine Events added those little touches that made our event elegant and chic.  We will definitely use her again.
Bertrene Cage
Refuge Church