Thursday, December 29, 2011

Cheers to a Fantastic 2011!

As we quickly approach the end of 2011, we thought it was a great idea to reflect on the many beautiful brides, vendors, venues and all in between that we have had the pleasure of working with.  With each coming year, we get super excited about the possibilities of what is to come and who we will have the privilege of working with next.

Thank you to all you Beautiful Bella Brides for making our job so creative and fun!  We look forward to rocking it out in 2012 and wish everyone a safe and Happy New Year!

With that said, heres a visual stroll down memory lane.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Bella Bride: Kristen Scheble & Steve Flory

When we first met Kristen Scheble to talk about the vision for her wedding day, it all revolved around an image she had from a recent dream.  Months later, that image came to fruition on a perfect April day as she wed Steve Flory and celebrated with 80 of their closest family and friends. Below are some of our favorite images from the day courtesy of Andrea Polito.

The ceremony was held in the backyard of a close friend that served as the perfect backdrop for the modern styled decor.  The entry gates were laden with orchid blooms and garlands while a wispy display of phaelonopsis and dendrobium orchids fluttered in the background.

Kristen carried a gorgeous bouquet designed with Cattelya orchids, sweet peas and hints of delicate lily of the valley.  Such a simple and stunning accent piece to her custom designed wedding dress.

Absolutely LOVE her ceremony program bound in a leather snake skin cover and accented with the prettiest letterpress and floral accents.  Bell'Invito did such an awesome job!

The ceremony was short and sweet and the weather could not have been more perfect.

Guests then retreated to The Nasher Sculpture Gardens where a truly memorable fete awaited.  Seating consisted of two long and lavish rectangular tables positioned under a starry display of stringer lights and crystal accented glass orbs that appeared to be floating magically overhead.

Floral consisted of varying mercury glass vases topped with voluminous hydrangeas, cascading phaeleonopsis orchids, Oh so SWEET lilac, blush toned cymbidiums and low lying masses of ivory dendrobiums.

Kristen and Steven then sat in the middle of the lavish head tables where a plethora of our favorite blooms were displayed.  Peonies, lilac, Cattelya orchids, garden roses and hyacinth, yes please!

Bell'Invito did a beautiful job with the menu cards as well.  Love the white ink on slate! So stylish.

Lauren with Fancy Cakes did an equally stunning  job in using the wedding program as inspiration for the bridal cake.

Such a beautiful night!  We could not have been more thrilled with the end results and are so happy to have met and worked with such an awesome couple.  Congratulations Kristen and Steve.


Ceremony: Private Residence
Reception: The Nasher Sculpture Center
Rentals: Posh Couture Rentals, Bella Flora
Floral & Design: Bella Flora 
Entertainment: Carlos Geriz
Lighting: Beyond
Cake: Fancy Cakes by Lauren 
Paper Products: Bell'Invito Letterpress Stationary
Photographer: Andrea Polito

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Bella Bride: Halley Giles & James Johnson

Bella Bride Halley Giles wed James Johnson on a glorious spring day with a beautiful ceremony held at Perkins Chapel and a stellar reception at The Rosewood Crescent Hotel.  We LOVE everything about this dream wedding; the colors, the florals, linens, lighting all in celebration of their perfect love which is so apparent in the gorgeous imagery captured by Karlisch & Wrubel

Hailey carried a fragrant bouquet of sweet lily of the valley that complemented her gown wonderfully. 

Her bridesmaids wore champagne toned gowns and carried the most decadent floral blooms of hydrangeas, lilac, sweet peas, garden roses, freesia and champagne toned majolicas.  

Hailey and her lovely mother who carried a tiny nosegay of ranunculus and peonies.

These two cuties definitely added some whimsy to the ceremony.  Love the floral halo made of sweet hyacinth blooms.

The ceremony area was decked with ivory, champagne and blush tones with altar arrangements designed with fluttery hydrangeas, peonies, roses and pretty cherry blossom branches.  Soft textured markers of hydrangeas and long strands of cascading orchid garlands lined the rest of the aisle creating such a pretty path for the bride.

The ceremony was short and sweet with 200 guests in attendance.  Absolutely love her gown so befitting of spring! 

Once guests arrived at the reception, a magical and ethereal walkway created of cherry blossom trees and  suspended candlelight enticed guests to venture into the reception.  Talk about a memorable entrance!


Guests then cocktailed in the garden room where festive lighting accented the all white/ivory floral placed throughout. 

The rest of the reception occurred in the ballroom where lavish displays of cherry floral trees blossomed atop tables, soft textured mounds of all ivory and blush floral doused the tables, suspended candlelight glistened throughout and a warming candlelit glow encompassed the room.

These custom chair covers and place settings were the perfect addition to the family head tables.  Thanks to Posh Couture Rentals. 

Grand Entrance! 

These cakes are like works of art.  Lauren of Fancy Cakes really out did herself.

The Cowling Band then set the night a rockin away!  Love Halley's dress change for the party.  We are definitely lovers of fringe!

Such a beautiful night!  Definitely one to remember for a lifetime.  Thanks so much Halley for allowing us to be a part of your special day! Much Love to marriage and now motherhood we hear!


Ceremony: Perkins Chapel
Reception: The Rosewood Crescent Court
Rentals: Posh Couture Rentals, Bella Flora
Floral & Design: Bella Flora 
Entertainment: The Cowling Band
Lighting: Beyond
Photographer: Karlisch & Wrubel
Coordination: M.W. Shah