Monday, November 22, 2010

Bella Bride: Liz Lorck and Chris Hamlin

Love was definitely in the air on Liz Lorck and Chris Hamlin's big day. The energetic couple exchanged vows at Hotel ZaZa October 9, 2010. Their outgoing personalities were reflected in the deep red color palette and exotic styling. Check out their beautiful pictures courtesy of the ever so talented team at Carpe Vita.

Framing Liz and Chris was an artistic presentation of deep red, plum and black toned blooms and leaves elevated atop tall floor standing vessels. Floral included stemming displays of deep red orchids, black callas, violet Vanda orchids and flourishing willow stems along with submerged red orchids and floating candlelight.

Liz and the officiant share a laugh before the ceremony. Love their facial expressions!

Liz is all smiles as she prepares to walk down the aisle!

Carpe Vita did a fantastic job of capturing the lovebirds.

An elegant string quartet played during the ceremony.

Sealed with a kiss!

So precious!

This stunning arrangement designed in deep shades of crimson, plum, violet and deep chocolate greeted guests as they made their way into the reception. Flora included deep red orchids, violet orchids and hydrangeas, coiled chocolate leaves, dahlias and accents of seasonal grape and pomegranate for added neat texture. A collection of deep red pillars were placed at the base to add to the dreamy table set up.

These deep jewel tones are so in right now!

The first dance as Mr. and Mrs. Hamlin!

That is one good lookin' couple!

This whimsical treat looks and tastes delicious!

"Hey Mr. DJ put a record on I wanna dance with my baby!"

Shake shake shake!

Guests took home these adorable Texas-shaped desserts.

What a night! Thanks so much Liz and Chris for letting us be a part of your special day! Congrats!

~Team Bella

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Bella Bride: Michele Ammann and Aaron Eastwood

Here at Bella Flora, the end of a wedding is always a bitter sweet moment -- we are so happy for the new bride and groom, but a bit sad to say goodbye to the wonderful clients we have been working with for so long. That's why we were extra excited for Michele Ammann's special day. Team Bella did her sister's wedding and loved getting to know their great family, so working with them again was such a treat! 170 of Michele and Aaron's closest friends and family came out to celebrate the happy couple August 20, 2010. Check out their stylish wedding and the great group of people that made it possible at the end of the post.

The pair exchanged vows at The Rotunda in Dallas in a chic ceremony. Michele chose a trendy color palette of deep violets, fuchsias, golds, and touches of black and incorporated vintage accents throughout the decor. Glass cylinders filled with violet and fuchsia submerged orchids and floating candlelight lined the aisle for a soft glow along the path.

The altar area was adorned with a collection of floor standing glass cylinders of varying heights, each filled with a graphic violet and fuchsia orchid garland and topped with floating candlelight. Select vessels also had stemming presentations of fluttery fuchsia orchids that added a lively tone to the ceremony decor. Hot pink toned petals were sprinkled at the base to complete the romantic setting.

She is gorgeous! And the bouquet isn't half bad either! Michele was given a unique and charming bouquet designed from delicate ivory rose petals. The overall styling was made to resemble a large camellia blossom, which tied in beautifully with the vintage feel. The pop of feathers really made the bouquet stand out!

The bridesmaids were given stylish bouquets designed with a violet, fuchsia, and lilac toned palette. Stems included hydrangeas, varying orchids and rosettes. A chic collaring of black plume feathers was designed around the base, giving the bouquets a unique look.

Love this sweet picture of Michele and her mom.

Sealed with a kiss!

"What did I do?!"

The Petroleum Club in Dallas was the perfect location for the reception. The purples and violets really sparkled in that space!

Placed atop selected tables was a collection of glass cylinders of varying heights filled with alternating combinations of violet orchid garland, submerged plum callas and raspberry garlands. The central cylinder was placed atop a custom light box that illuminated the arrangement and added a cool and swank accent to the room.

The remaining tables were adorned with a glass bubble bowl elevated atop a low lying glass cylinder. A mound of rich purple hydrangeas were styled within the low lying glass cylinder while the bubble bowl held fluttery stems of fuchsia toned orchids. A quartet or candlelight completed with modern table setting as well as smaller bubble bowls holding plum toned calla lilies.

Purple is the new IT color!

The beautiful purple orchids cascading down the cake worked perfectly with the yummy creation from Audrey Ross.

Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Eastwood! Thanks for letting Bella Flora be a part of your fun day!

~Team Bella

Ceremony: Rotunda at Chase Tower Lobby
Reception: The Petroleum Club
Wedding Coordinator: Jennifer Harrison of Holly Tripp Event Design
Photography: Sil Azevedo
Floral: Bella Flora
Ceremony Music: Serenata Strings
Reception Music: Jaime Chavez
Cakes: Audrey Ross
Linens: TLC Linens
Gown: Stardust Celebrations
Tuxedos: Men's Wearhouse
Make-up: April Ruiz
Hair: Megan Ramos

Monday, November 8, 2010

Bella Bride: Keri Gooding and Anson Amis

This trendy bride made sure each element was unique when she married Anson Amis on September 25 at The Fairmont in Dallas. A soft and romantic palette of ivory and soft blush was accented with barely there porcelain tones with silver accents. Everything from the bride's couture cake to the personalized guest table cards left guests in awe! Check out the amazing team of vendors at the bottom of the post that put together this romantic day. 

Keri rocked two amazing dresses for her special day. For the ceremony she fashioned this gorgeous Rivini gown then changed into this sassy little black number for the reception. 

Oh my gah, shoes! The delicate bows were the perfect match to Keri's ruffled wedding dress. Her beautiful and soft textured all ivory bouquet was designed with hydrangeas, fragrant gardenians, ranunculus, lisianthus, procelain roses and accents of seasonal fresia for a truly memorable bouquet. The stems were hand tied with a pretty ivory ribbon treatment and pearl and jewel topped pins were added for additional embellishment. 

Keri and Amos exchanged "I Do's" under a gorgeous dome shaped arbor. Fine ivory silks swathed the top layer and bundled beautifully along each of the four posts. A bountiful display of floral was designed at the top portion of the dome with floral in tones of ivory, champagnes and blush pink. Stems included hydrangeas, varying roses, sweet stocks and lisianthus clusters adorned with hanging crystal droplets. For an added designer touch, strands of decorative crystals swagged from all four sides are met in the center. 

You may now kiss the bride!

Collections of glass cylinders of varying heights lined the aisle, creating the perfect walkway to lead the bridal party and bride towards the magnificent arbor. Vessels were filled with fresh water, submerged petals and glowing displays of candlelight. 

Keri's gorgeous bridesmaids were given bouquets designed with soft antique pinks, pale lavenders and blushes of pinks. Stems included antique garden roses, ruffled ranunculus, lavender lisianthus, ivory majolica rosettes and hydrangeas. All stems were hand wrapped with an eggplant toned ribbon for a coordinating look with their fashionable dresses. 

At the reception, guest tables were adorned with a variety of beautiful centerpieces in soft antique pinks, blushes of pinks, champagne and porcelain toned floral. Glowing candlelight accented the styles for a romantic glow. 

Replacing the ordinary place cards were these unique and fun custom made police cars! (New trend alert!) Since Anson is a police officer, these were creative alternatives to boring, paper cards. The table was draped with an ivory toned linen and accented in ribbons in light pink and blush to resemble a road for the cars. 

Ruffles, ruffles and more ruffles! It looks like Keri knew what was hitting the runways this season! Keri's chic cake was adorned with a soft textured topper of soft ivory and pale blush toned flora of hydrangeas, lisianthus and spray roses. 

Groom cakes are getting more and more original! Anson's creative cake was accented with his favorite things! 

A colorful candy bar was a favorite for late night snackers!

Having fun in the photo booth!

Love this photo of the happy couple!

We can't get enough of those police cars!

Congrats and good luck to this fun couple!

~Team Bella


Ceremony- The Fairmont- Parisian
Reception- The Fairmont- Venetian
Floral and Decor- Bella Flora
Photographer- Tara Swain
Reception Dress- Romona Keveza, The Bridal Salon at Stanley Korshak
Bridal Shoes- Badgley Mischka
Jewelry- Neiman Marcus
Tuxes: Tony's Tux
Wedding Party Gowns/Flower Girls/Junior Bride- Starbust Bridal Salon
Cakes- Bronwen Weber, owner of Frosted Art
Wedding Coordinator- Haley Hughes (En Vogue) and Victoria Bennison (The Fairmont)
Confetti- Flutterfetti
Bridal part hairstylist- Kara Bond (Rock of Lox Hair Studio)
Bride's Hairstylist- Tiffany P (Smokin Hot Makeup)
Bride's Makeup- Carole Fowler