Thursday, October 29, 2009

Be Our Guest!

Escort cards and wedding favors are always a tough decision for every bride and groom. There are a variety of choices but there is the sense of urgency to be unique. A few escort cards and wedding favors have stood out this past year from love note books to topiaries. Escort cards and favors are typically chosen to revolve around the theme of the wedding such as eco-friendly, fairytale, or beach to name a few.

The love note booklets are absolutely stunning. These booklets are mostly given as wedding favors and can come in a variety of colors. They are extremely romantic and add an elegant touch to any wedding. The love note booklets would be perfect for a formal, elegant, fairytale wedding.

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The eco-friendly topiaries are adorable and perfect for adding an earthy tone. The topiaries can work for both the escort cards and wedding favors. They are extremely unique and a perfect home decor for any guest attending the wedding.

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Candles and picture frames are very traditional but they can be transformed into a creative and unique addition to a wedding. For instance, if a candle was the escort card with a beautiful love note booklets attached as the guests’ wedding favor—it would be a sophisticated and elegant representation of the wedding. Candles can also be paired with a delicate box of personalized chocolate and candies. Picture frames come in a variety of colors and sizes which can give an escort table height and depth. Some couples have photo booths which can be incorporated with picture frames either as the escort card or wedding favor.

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There is also the traditional box of chocolates or other assorted candies that can be uniquely decorated with a theme from the wedding or the bride and groom monogram.

Happy Planning!!

Team Bella

Monday, October 26, 2009

Bella Bride—Tally Shimoni-Goldfarb

A stunning wedding was created for Tally Shimoni and Alex Goldfarb on June 20, 2009 at the beautiful Rosewood Crescent Hotel. With Tally just graduating from medical school, her marriage to Alex was another highlight to a magnificent year.

The bride wore a beautiful lace gown that set the romantic and elegant style of the wedding. The bridal bouquet was a lush arrangement of snowy and ivory toned floral fashioned into a rounded bouquet with an ivory satin ribbon and pearls as accents. The floral included fluttery peonies, snowy fressia, and miniature calla lilies.

The bridal party wore champagne dresses which accented the colors of the wedding perfectly. The bridesmaid’s bouquets were a romantic combination of blush pinks to add a touch of color to their champagne dresses. The floral included fluttery peonies, garden roses, and lovely ruffled ranunculus.

The wedding decor was absolutely stunning with a combination of ivory, champagnes, and delicate blush pink tones to convey a soft and romantic style. The extravagant chuppah was created as the focal point of the romantic ceremony which was decorated with champagne toned drapery and a combination of wedding toned floral. The floral included hydrangeas, garden roses, fluffy peonies, and orchids.

The reception was decorated with a variety of floral heights consisting of extraordinary arrangements including hydrangeas, roses, and orchids in hues of blushes and soft pinks. The arrangements were accented with candlelight and beautiful rose toned lighting.

Tally and Alex are an amazing couple and we are so happy to have been a part of their special day!

We wish them the very best!!!

Photography: Thisbe Grace Photography
Ceremony/ Reception: Rosewood Crescent Hotel
Wedding Planner: Bella Flora of Dallas
Gown Designer/ Retailer: Priscilla of Boston
Lighting: Lite Dallas
Band: Memphis Train Revue
Bakery: Fancy Cakes by Lauren
Videographer: Phil Smith Video Productions
Floral, Linens, and Decor: Bella Flora of Dallas

Monday, October 19, 2009

Winter Wonderland Trends

This year’s 2010 winter weddings will be embellished with extravagant flowers and eye-catching colors. Instead of using the traditional winter wedding colors such as red, white and pink; this season will be bold and bright with the use of aqua, purple, yellow, orange, and jewel tones. Many brides are opting to decorate with a winter wonderland theme incorporating a variety of blues with silver and white. Yellow and bright turquoise are being seen as a fashionable winter color trend to brighten up any winter wedding day.

Flowers that are popular this coming season will include blooming branches, amaryllis, anemones, peonies, narcissus, tulips, jasmine, and calla lilies. Jasmine is popular during the winter months because of their elegant and romantic scent. Blooming branches add a very elegant and wintry feel to any decor. They are very popular when decorating for a elegant and romantic fairytale wedding.

Crystal Camillone used beautiful blooming branches to add height to her wedding day decor.

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Amaryllis and anemones are star-like flowers that come in a variety of reds, pinks and white. They are very delicate and elegant flowers that create a romantic setting.

Peonies are simply beautiful. These flowers can make a statement all by themselves. They are perfect for a winter wedding especially in all white. Peonies also come in a variety of reds, pinks and white.

Natalie Godwin-Perry used elegant red peonies as a splash of color to the floral arrangements.

White and pink peonies made beautiful boutiques for Kandance Krueger and her bridesmaids.

Tulips are going to be seen a lot this season with the trend of bold and bright colors. Tulips and calla lilies come in a variety of colors and are perfect for boutiques. For instance, tulips and calla lilies both come in a variety of purples which can add a beautiful twist to a traditional winter wedding.

Enjoy the bold and beautiful trends of the season!

Happy Planning!

Team Bella

Floral and Event Design: Bella Flora of Dallas | Photograpy: Nine Photography

Monday, October 5, 2009

You're Invited!

Wedding invitation trends for 2010 range from traditional to modern/contemporary. Invitation themes include Eco-Chic, Art Deco, Tribal Prints, Damask and Lattice Patterns, and rich color combinations with jewel tones. Invitations are beginning to reflect the bride and groom’s fashionable, instead of formal, personalities.

The Eco-Chic theme is nature-inspired with decorations of tree silhouettes, hummingbirds, nightingales, and mockingbirds. This theme also represents the ever-so popular tradition of incorporating love birds into the wedding decor. Eco-Chic will complement the outstanding “go green” movement.

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Letterpress wedding invitations have really hit the mainstream and are becoming the norm in 2009 and 2010. Letterpress offers a unique and modern look to any invitation. It is the reverse process of engraving, which gives the invitations a completely different look and a touch of sophistication.

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Art deco is perfect for the modern and trendy couple. The designs vary with contrasting colors and patterns inspired by the 1970s. Monogramming is very popular within the art deco theme as an addition of personal nostalgia.

Tribal prints and damask patterns are growing in popularity for upscale weddings. The classic damask patterns are modern and sophisticated themes for any wedding invitation. Other than black and white, other 2010 color combinations will include purple and grey, grey and turquoise, blue and black, or jewel tones.

Designer: Charlotte Brodt, Delovely Designs

Designer: Charlotte Brodt, Delovely Designs

The purple and grey color combination is the leading color trend for Fall 2009 and Winter 2010 seasons. Purple and grey is the perfect combination for a modern and elegant couple.

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Until next time! Enjoy the trends!
Happy planning,
Team Bella