After six years of working in finance, Cory Rindskopf traded her drab, gray cubicle for something far more exciting.
Bells Box Collective officially opened its doors in October of 2017 as a workshop and meeting space that specializes in bridal and baby showers, birthday and private parties, and small group events. But the story doesn’t start there. Rindskopf’s desire to help create lasting memories and simplify the event planning process started with her online wedding planning business that offered virtual coaching and workshops, access to a variety online resources, and event consulting at an affordable price.
"Wedding planners generally charge thousands of dollars, and few couples have budgeted for that kind of expense", says Rindskopf. "For the couples that do not have the luxury of hiring a planner, that’s where we come in! Our tools and kits help to offset that big expense while minimizing the overwhelming feeling associated with planning a wedding on your own.”
Photo by: Lauren Selby Photography
After experiencing initial success with the virtual model, Rindskopf quickly realized that she needed her own physical space to round out the concept. She wanted to offer more hands-on workshops for her brides and grooms, which led to opening up her storefront at 21403 Catawba Avenue. She soon developed the foundations for what would be her signature “Wedding Series” of workshops, held twice-per-year in the spring and fall, that included everything from “Branding Your Wedding” and “Invitation Design” to “Creating Your Wedding Website & Registry”, “Vow Writing”, “The Parental Planner” (the dos and don’ts of parent involvement in the planning process) and even “How To’s of Creating a Stress Free Wedding.”
"I love the thought of families looking back without guilt over bridezilla moments or looming credit card debt. Your wedding day should be special, full of purpose and intent. And Bells Box Collective offers a roadmap to do so."
In addition to planning for the perfect wedding, Bells Box Collective wanted to offer an “open door” for creatives and educators to host fun and innovative workshops. These now popular events are usually fueled with champagne and confetti and range from prepping for the perfect party to learning the art of handwriting and even include the fundamentals of floral arrangements.
The quaint storefront located at 21403 Catawba Avenue is bright, welcoming and the perfect fit for Old Town Cornelius, reinforcing the idea that life is better together and everyone is created for connection. Owner Cory Rindskopf invites anyone who is looking for a creative night out to check their current lineup of workshops at www.bellsboxcollective.com and anyone with upcoming nuptials to stop by for a visit and a consultation!
Chris Montgomery has lived, played and worked in Mooresville, Statesville, Troutman, Davidson, Cornelius and Huntersville his entire life. Montgomery enjoys meeting and writing about all types of people.