Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Bella Bride: Marci Brice & Thomas Dodier

"Ask Marci Brice how she met her husband, and she’ll say it wasn’t romantic. But Tommy Dodier made up for a lackluster first impression when he asked Marci to marry him four years later: he carved a heart with their initials into a tree at his ranch near Laredo. Both sported cowboy boots when they walked down the aisle June 6, 2009, at Rough Creek Lodge"  D Weddings Spring.Summer 2010.

The term "its all in the details" always reminds me of this gorgeous wedding shot by the amazing Thisbe Grace.  Starting with all the charming paper products, fun custom cups, water bottles and napkins all accented with distinguished deer icons. They really helped set the whimsical mood for their wedding day.

This rustic chapel was the perfect setting for their ceremony.   We decked the exterior with magnolia garlands, true blue hydrangea bouquets, lace wrapped wreathes and wispy stands of blue raw silk ribbons.

Marci's bridesmaids wore the most stunning coral gowns which we paired with super vibrant bouquets of coral peonies, sunny yellow freesia, violet Vanda orchids, hot pink garden roses and splashes of fuchsia phaelonopsis blooms.  We then accented the stems with darling buttons in keeping with the whimsical styling.

How cute are these flower girls wearing such casual-chic and precious outfits! The rest of the ceremony remained true blue with fluffy hydrangeas designed atop aged mercury glass vessels.  Such a memorable setting to exchange their wedding vows!

Sealed with a kiss!  While the ceremony remained sweet and true blue , the reception was splashed with festive tones perfect for the out door tent setting.  We love that Marci brought in all sorts of personal vintage items to add a personal twist to the design.

The reception tent housed these handsome aged wooden tables that were adorned with a color infused  display of fuchsias, greens, yellows and violets.  Multi-colored glassware, custom runners and Kelly Green chivaris completed the "Anthropologie" inspired design along with so many accent pieces that we'll let the photos speak for themselves.


Once the sun set, a totally different design element was introduced starting with these aged glass lanterns and a super fun projection on the tent.

Such a sweet bridal cake and ranch appropriate grooms cake!

The night wrapped up with these mini pecan pies as sweet favors and a spectacular fireworks display!

Marci & Tommy seriously had the best night and we were thrilled to be a part of the celebration!
Best wishes to Mr. & Mrs. Dodier!


Ceremony Site: Rough Creek Lodge, Glen Rose
Photographer/Studio: Thisbe Grace Photography
Bridal Gown Designer: Oscar de la Renta
Bridal Gown Retailer: Neiman Marcus
Hair: Sonia Trevino
Makeup: Marygene Walker
Groom’s Attire: Men’s Wearhouse
Bridesmaids Dresses Designer: Marchesa Notte
Bridesmaids Dresses Retailer: Neiman Marcus
Flowers: Bella Flora
Reception Site & Caterer: Rough Creek Lodge
Cake: Frosted Art
Band and/or DJ: The Roof Raisers
Videographer: Rey Fuentes
Wedding Rentals: Bella Flora
Wedding Planners & Designers: Bella Flora, Saci Brice-Owens, Ginger Brice

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Bella Bunny: Ava's Birthday Party

Greetings everyone!

With weddings for 2010 in steady flow and 2011 weddings gearing up, it was so fun to design a precious birthday party for 6 year old Ava.  Designed by Bella Flora owner, Lucy Diaz - Flores, the party was laden with pinks, fun greens, bunnies, garden roses and the most darling mini Chivaris with tu-tu chair sashes!

An assortment of moss bunnies, squirrels and a dapper turtle were adorned with pretty pink baby roses and fun ribbons as a whimsical entry piece.

Playful ribbon streamers in candy pink and chartreuse green were suspended over the birthday table along with festive balloon shapes creating such an awesome focal point in the room.

We custom designed there adorable chair covers; perfect for our little princesses!
The long table was adorned with mini arrangements of garden roses, hydrangeas and baby roses accented with cute bunny tags.  Cookie place cards were then provided for each little one to enjoy!

The birthday cake was "bunnylicious" and so fitting of the playful fete!
Cuteness Overload!  Happy Belated Birthday AvA!

 Team Bella ~

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Bella Bride: Laurie Shelton & Scott Davenport

A gorgeous spring wedding was created for the lovely Laurie Shelton and dapper Scott Davenport with a day filled with berry, fuchsia, violet and chartreuse tones mixed with exquisite linens, dramatic lighting and of course lots of love from their wonderful famlies.  The wedding was coordinated by the ever so wonderful Emily Youngblood of Blessed Unions and the images are courtesy of the always "spot-on" team at Joseph Mark Photography.

Laurie's bridesmaids wore these super cute dresses with an asymmetric ruffled detail and carried charming bouquets of hydrangeas, peonies, Vanda orchids and cymbidium orchids.  So yum!

The entry to Perkins Chapel was adorned with fresh boxwood garlands accented with colorful bouquets and flowing ribbons while custom floral letters embellished the entry doors.

The colors of the ceremony floral were kept slightly subdued so we could really amp up the tones at the reception.

Such a beautiful couple! And her bouquet designed with hydrangeas, peonies, roses, sweet peas and crystal studded stephanotis wasn't half bad either!

Cool blue paths of light to the reception.

Awesome guest book set up with such a lively palette of fuchsias, violets, berry and splashes of chartreuse.  The rest of the reception was equally as vibrant with centerpieces ranging from tall, medium and low and a stellar head table set up for 34 people!

Let's Dance!

...and celebrate!

Gorge bridal cake, Bevo and sweet treats!

Love these next few shots! You can totally feel the love!

What a wonderful night!  Thanks again Laurie and Scott for allowing us to be a part of this memorable day!


Ceremony: Perkins Chapel
Reception – Belo Mansion - Pavilion
Makeup & Hair – Susie Gray Uphues & Melissa Lyons
Floral – Bella Flora
Bride’s Cake – Frosted Art // Groom’s Cake – Frosted Art
Photography – Joseph Mark
Lighting – Beyond (formerly Lite Dallas)
Linens– BBJ Linens and Bella Flora
Wedding Coordinator – Emily Youngblood of Blessed Unions
Band – Emerald City