Thursday, July 30, 2009

Bella Bride: Marci & Jeffrey

Another couple who were college sweethearts - this time from the University of Texas at Austin. They had a lovely wedding at The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas with a full range of shades from ivory to lilac to amethyst to plum!

The glorious mix of purple hues really popped against the bridesmaids’ aubergine dresses!

Marci’s bouquet had ivory roses, ruffled antique ivory garden roses, gardenias, freesia, and graceful stephanotis blooms symbolic of bridal beauty. Each stephanotis had a rhinestone center and wired rhinestone accents were placed throughout the bouquet to mimic the glamour of the brides’ bodice on her dress.

A traditional, yet soft and elegant, design of the dome-shaped chuppah… how gorgeous is the thick banding of the sweet stock in pure white? For a natural garden-like design, moss-covered planter boxes lined the aisle, filled with solely white hydrangea.

Moss was also used on the escort card table on a bed of orchids…

One of the most stand-out decor pieces from the cocktail hour was this central floor arrangement placed in between the buffet tables. A lush bountiful arrangement was designed in rich magentas, purples, and raspberry tones. The shape of the vessel was constructed out of strung crystals. About 8’-9’ tall, it was hard to miss!

For the reception, accents of raspberry and magenta hues added a bit more flavor and fun to the party! See what we mean below in these fabulous shots!

Over select guests tables hung gorgeous floral elements composed entirely of hanging white dendrobium orchid strands that were hand wired on clear monofilament and strands of crystal garlands.

And last, but certainly not least, our favorite shot…

What an amazing wedding! We were thrilled to be a part of your special day. Congrats again to Marci & Jeffrey!


Photography: Andrea Polito | Ceremony & Reception: The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas | Linen: BBJ | Floral, Linen, & Design: Bella Flora of Dallas

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Bella Bride: Jessica & Andrew

Both graduates of Southern Methodist University, Jessica & Andrew tied the knot at Perkins Chapel, right on the campus of SMU.

Aisle pews were embellished with pristine amaryllis blossoms and accents of cedar foliage and lush pepper berries. Winter white ribbon streamers coordinated beautifully within the white interior of the chapel.

For the classic white wedding, Jessica wore a soft Duchess satin gown with dramatic draping in the skirt. Her chapel-length veil – which was edged with lace - was the perfect finishing touch!

The bride’s bouquet was a soft arrangement in crisp shades of soft white, champagne, and cream tones. Oversized heirloom roses and exotic orchid blossoms, among other select seasonal floral blooms, gave it a varied and stylish look. Jessica loves the twinkle effect and asked for crystals anywhere she could get it! So we added crystal and bead embellishments within the bouquet. The stem was also wrapped with antique lace from her mother’s wedding dress and a triple strand of Swarovski Crystals.

After the ceremony, guests moved into the Garden Room at the Crescent Hotel for cocktail hour. For a fun, youthful appeal, the room was transformed into a modern, vibrant cocktail area with glowing candlelight and lighting.

The main entry hallway was adorned with a gorgeous draping of creamy ivory toned Dupioni silk fabric for an elegant entryway for arriving guests. The “magical feeling” was complete with glowing candlelight throughout the walkway and by setting the cake under the chandelier.

Monogram lit on the dance floor.

Dreamy shots of the romantically lit ballroom with lush, free-form arrangements…


Photography: Stephen Karlisch | Ceremony: Perkins Chapel | Reception: Rosewood Crescent Hotel| Gown Designer: Ulla Maija Couture | Gown Retailer: Warren Barron | Veil: Angel Sanchez | Planner: AK Event Design | Floral & Design: Bella Flora of Dallas

Monday, July 27, 2009

Bella Bride: Heather & Derek

Kilts, bagpipes, and plaid? Heather & Derek embraced their Scottish roots in a traditional ceremony but kept the design modern and light with varying shades of purple, soft lavender, and fresh spring greens.

The Wedding Party outside The Dallas Petroleum Club

The bride’s bouquet consisted of orchids, fluttering hydrangea, sculpted calla lilies and a hint of heather, based on Scottish tradition.

Each bridesmaid wore a unique dress – different in lengths and styles!

A unique boutonniere designed with mini heather strands and a light collaring of thistle toned blooms.

Voluminous hydrangea, textured blossoms, seasonal orchid blooms, and even moss helped to keep the “natural” aesthetic consistent throughout the lobby.

A graceful swagging of light toned lavender sheer over the ceiling of the Sky Lobby created an eye-catching display. Strands of light also gave it an added touch for a starry and romantic glow.


Photography: Simple Moments Photography | Ceremony & Reception: The Dallas Petroleum Club | Planner: The Creative Touch | Floral & Design: Bella Flora of Dallas

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Bella Bride: Meredith & Sam

Both the bride & groom are artistically talented – she is a ballet dancer and he, a music composer. So it was only fitting that their wedding be inspired by music & drama.

The bride’s bouquet was soft textured to embody a clean and classic look with a slightly vintage twist. The stems were wrapped with an ivory satin ribbon, which was then attached with her grandmother’s bracelet and earrings.

The bridesmaids were given charming pomander balls attached to a handle of decorative pearls for a chic look. The rich fuchsia, violet, and cream toned flora were a wonderful contrast against their deep navy dresses…

… and were later used to adorn the back of the head table chairs at the reception!

The groom wore a handsome boutonnière designed with a mini white orchid bloom accented with mini white flora.

This groomsman rocked his fuchsia boutonnière with some shades.

A neat and contemporary floral arrangement at the altar of Christ the King Catholic Church.

Low lying arrangements to highlight the lanterns overhead.

The head table was draped with a beige bengaline line and adorned further with a custom ivory lace runner to add a vintage look.

A mini bouquet for a clean-styled cake topper.

Congratulations to Meredith & Sam!

Photography: Thisbe Grace | Ceremony: Christ The King | Reception: 333 First Avenue | Dress Designer: Pronovia | Music & Lighting: Specialty Sound | Planner: Wendy Timson | Cake: Panini’s | Floral & Design: Bella Flora of Dallas