Thursday, February 25, 2010

Bella Bride: Natalie Smith & Feild Patten

Newlyweds Natalie & Feild met years ago in Dallas whilst in high school only to reconnect years later finding that their true love was always in front of them. They were married this past December at Kessler Park United Methodist Church and The Belo Mansion.

Natalie carried a gorgeous bouquet designed with ivory hydrangeas, fragrant gardenias and delicate pearl studded stephanotis blooms. Natalie then provided a personal brooch to add a special touch to the soft textured creation.

The couple chose a color palette of classic ivories for the ceremony which featured a dreamy walk way of tall markers laden with ivory blooms and a dreamy altar filled with hydrangeas, phalaenopsis orchids, varying roses and cascades of dendrobium orchids.

Natalie's bridesmaids wore slate toned gowns and carried vibrant bouquets of fuchsia, violet and berry providing a glimpse of the vibrant tones to be used at the reception.

The reception was filled with a rich toned palette of violets, berry and and fuchsia accented with subtle splashes of decorative crystals.

A stunning ceiling treatment was created over the dance floor using strands of sparkly crystals and hand strung fuchsia orchid garlands.

Natalie's cake was one the prettiest I've seen in awhile complete with a ballerina inspired linen and an accenting of delicate stephanotis, roses and hydrangea blossoms along the descending layers.

There was definitely something "fishy" with Feild's cake. I'm just saying!

This wedding was such a wonderful way to end the year and we were thrilled to be a part of their special day. Congratulations Natalie & Feild!


Ceremony: Kessler Park United Methodist Church
Reception: Belo Mansion
Photography: Blu Door Studios
Cake: Frosted Art
Floral and Design: Bella Flora of Dallas
Linen: BBJ & Bella Flora of Dallas
Band: Signed Sealed Delivered
Make-Up: Robyn Hasselle
Lighting: Absolute Lighting
Gown: Monique Lhuillier

Friday, February 19, 2010

Bella Bride : Casey Priest & Dr. Steven Shilling

Busy professionals Casey Priest & Dr. Steven Shilling met through the dating service "It's Just Lunch". They were married this past September at The Stone Leigh Hotel with a day filled with bold and vibrant tones, modern styling and so many special moments between their two little boys & girls.

Casey wore an ivory strapless creation by Marisa and carried a fuchsia pomander ball suspended with rhinestone straps so she could walk hand in hand down the aisle with her little ones in tow.

The altar area was decked with cascades of white phalaenopsis orchids and fluttery fuchsia garlands of calypso orchids. A romantic display of candlelight enclosed within glass cylinders were then tucked within the design to add to the soft and ambient lighting.

Violet and fuchsia permutations decked the rest of The Stone Leigh along with swank and modern ivory creations.

In lieu of a wedding cake, the couple served playful "bitsy" sticks at the end of the night.

Wallflowers were not the case on this dance floor!

We had such a great time working with Casey and her family and wish them all the best! Stories like hers are what really makes our job such fun and worthwhile.


Photography: Blu Door Studios
Wedding Planner: Lisa D. Nelson
Bitsy Sticks: Myla Concepts
Floral and Design: Bella Flora of Dallas
Ceremony/Reception: The Stone Leigh
Band: Motion
Lighting: LITE Dallas
Gown: Marisa

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Love Blossoms!

With Valentine's Day just a few days away, we are thrilled to offer a variety of custom Valentine's day arrangements that will be sure to woo your special someone. Pictured below are Rosa, Violeta and Rojo (pictures courtesy of the fabulous Cesar and Tanya Perez)

Rosa - Varying mixtures of pretty pinks and fuchsia blooms starting at $ 75.00

Violeta - Varying mixtures of violet and lavender toned floral starting at $ 75.00

Rojo - Tight paves of pretty red blooms accented with charming "hearts" starting at $ 50.00

We hope everyone has a great Valentine's Day and remember to get your "bloom" on!