- meet the team

Behind the Design is a wedding planning company based in Boston, Massachusetts but is also available for destination weddings worldwide. We offer full-service planning and design for weddings of all sizes. We provide meticulous and organized coordination, warm and attentive support, as well as custom and creative design guidance. We create exceptional weddings that showcase your unique vision. We work with amazing vendors which we maintain strong relationships with to ensure that you have an incredible team on your side. We strive to have your guests feeling like they have experienced something extraordinary and uniquely yours.

Our company has been dedicated to creating weddings since 2013. Hermela Belachew, the owner, has committed the last six years to creating an incredible wedding planning company dedicated to serving her clients at the highest level of customer service and care.
If you want a truly great experience planning your wedding day, contact us today! 

I can’t help myself. I love my job!

i'm a workaholic.

 With over 6 years of wedding planning experience, Hermela uses her trademark skills of problem solving, creativity, and flexibility to help clients produce their dream wedding. She excels at logistics and operations, and her attention to detail means that weddings and meetings go smoothly from concept to completion.

Good at wearing multiple hats, Hermela is adept at responding quickly to changing circumstances, always maintaining an upbeat, can-do attitude. As a planner, she specializes in customer service that nurtures positive, productive relationships with both clients and vendors. Hermela advances her clients’ mission by making the most of their weddings experiences, while minimizing cost.


Tatiana was introduced to the wedding planning industry by Hermela. Because of her organization skills, she served as the day of coordinator on Hermela’s wedding day. From there, she started working with Behind the Design on wedding days as an extra set of hands. That’s when Tatiana discovered wedding planning was a passion of hers. She began inquiring about the process from start to finish and took careful notes. Tatiana learned table design, set up logistics, and so much more working under Hermela.

Tatiana is meticulous, reliable, and has a great modern style.

 I love shopping for new scented candles and home decor.

A lover of home decor with a passion for organization, Celia understands the importance – and impact – that details bring to a wedding. Celia has honed her skills to be a highly organized, detail-oriented planner with a passion for style and design. Celia enjoys working with the Behind the Design team and their brides to create the perfect day. 

When she’s not in the office tackling logistics for upcoming events, or on site for a wedding, Celia is hanging out with her husband, having a dance battle with her daughter (her daughter wins all the time).  We all know Celia can’t dance.

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