Wednesday, December 31, 2008

New Year, New Designs!

Well, it's almost here! 2009 is going to be counted down tonight and we are so excited for the new year as we will also be introducing our newest, most "blingtastic" invitation designs ever! You'll have to stay tuned to see the latest eye-candy that we have designed for your luxurious wedding or special event! I would also like to thank all of you loyal "Bella Blog" readers and all of our wonderful clients and vendors that we have had the opportunity to work with over the past year. Cheers to you all, and have a fabulous New Year's Eve!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Fab Floral Contest

Attention all Toronto-area brides! The Rainflower Company is holding a "Fabulous Free Fleurs Contest" where you can win fresh flowers for your wedding day valued up to $1000. I am so in love with their all-white arrangement, so fresh and clean looking! This contest is for couples getting married between March and December 2009. To enter and for more details, check out their blog. Contest closes January 30th 2009...good luck everyone!

Chic Canvas

I know it's been a while since my last posting, the upcoming Holidays are keeping us busy with customized Christmas Card orders!

I had to share this cool website with you...once you have your gorgeous wedding photos, why not turn them into a timeless work of art? Get your favorite pic made into a "canvas wrap"! What a beautiful way to showcase your photo without having to decide on which type of frame to go with it, etc. - just hang the masterpiece up for all to see! Check out Chic Canvas to view all of their samples and to see how easy it is to upload your photo and order your own piece of art!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Bella in "Brides"

We are so thrilled that one of our custom designs was recently featured in "Brides" magazine in the Washington and Maryland editions. They called this creation "The Extreme Invite" and it sure is with a beautiful handmade silk box gold silk backing, raised gold printing and a purple "blingtastic" brooch!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Kerry Anne & Steven II

As promised here is the second collage for Kerry Anne & Steven's spectacular Fall wedding. Their gorgeous photos are all by East Hill Photo. By the way, some of you were wondering who Kerry Anne's talented event planner was, her name is Julie Shreck with Simply You Weddings. Check out the stunning decor and those floral arrangements!
We designed a simple ivory linen texture Thank You Card with their "S" Monogram printed in raised chocolate brown ink.
Thanks again for sharing your lovely photos with us Kerry Anne! We wish you both all the best!

Kerry Anne & Steven I

Ok, are you ready for some seriously magazine-worthy eye candy? Stunning Fall shades that will inspire your own seasonal soiree? I couldn't decide on which photos to post so I made 2 collages for you - these beautiful photos are all by the oh-so-super-talented East Hill Photo.

On October 25th our clients, Kerry Anne & Steven were married at Orange Beach, Alabama - the weather was perfect and so were the bride and groom! The reception was held in a large white tent on the beach at The Caribe Resort. We custom designed their shimmery chocolate brown and ivory invitations and added a simple "S" Monogram. The monogram was on their Save-the-Dates, Invitations, Reply Cards, Envelopes, Ceremony Programs and Thank You Cards. The printing was raised (thermography) in a chocolate brown ink to give it all that wonderful tactile feel.

I just LOVE all the colors that they used, in everything from the flowers, to the table settings to the colorful food stations that served everything from sushi to local favorites. Their super talented event planner was Julie Shreck with Simply You Weddings, check out her gorgeous work on her website!

Enjoy....more to come today!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Taryn & Marvin

Ok, it's been a while (a long while) since I've had a moment around here to actually post anything - we have been super busy with our Fall weddings and rush orders...and now I can finally get caught up with the important postings!

Without further delay, here is a Real Weddings feature from Taryn and Marvin's fresh and breezy Summer wedding in June. They were married at the gorgeous Belle Mer oceanside venue in Newport, Rhode Island. The weather and the setting was ideal for the white themed wedding, Taryn's dress was by Carolina Herrera and their photographer was Kristen Spencer.

We designed a custom monogram for them which was featured on their custom wedding invitation and cards and also throughout their wedding day on their menus, champagne glasses, gift bags and Godiva favors. I think a monogram or a custom motif is such a special way to add that unified personalized touch to all of your wedding elements.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Sweet Spring 2009 Shades!

Here is a sneak preview of what's to come this Spring 2009 in terms of fashion & interior colors - straight from the experts at Pantone.

How about pairing "Rose Dust" with "Slate Gray" for an elegant and soft feel? This combination is just like our "Blush Champagne" design from our Prestige Collection.

Or go with several fabulous shades of "Lavender" with our "Amethyst" design also from the Prestige Collection.

If the pairing of "Dark Citron", "Vibrant Green" and "Rose Dust" are more your style, we've got the perfect invitation design for you - "Forest Hill" from the Prestige Collection.

Keep in mind all of our invitation design colors (ink, paper & ribbons) can be customized to coordinate with your wedding color scheme at no extra charge.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Fab Fall Color!

Here they are! The hottest shades for your fall/winter wedding - these are the Pantone Fall Fashion 2008 picks for the season's trendiest hues for fashion, interiors, etc. I LOVE the Royal Lilac!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Photo Friday - Jose Villa

Here are a couple of stunning photos from one of Jose Villa's weddings he shot this summer. His style is so soft and dreamy, just the way a wedding photo should be! For more eye candy featuring this gorgeous bride & groom, check out his blog under the title "July 18 - Chelsea & Tec". Have a great weekend!

Friday, September 5, 2008

Charu & Bryan

Charu and Bryan wanted a luxurious custom invitation design featuring a Dupioni silk folio in a rich garnet shade and accents in gold and black. In designing a decorative motif for their invitation, we were inspired by traditional Mehndi designs drawn in henna on the brides' hands to celebrate the event. We designed 2 different Ceremony Programs as they had both a Hindu and a Christian ceremony, and a Menu printed in gold raised printing on shimmery ivory cardstock. This elegant couple obviously loves candy because they had an extensive candy bar with cute pink paper bags (to hold all the sweet goodies) with personalized metallic gold stickers which we also designed for them. Their wedding was coordinated by the talented Melissa from One Fine Day Events and their stunning wedding photography was by Click Photo Co.

For more from Charu & Bryan's wedding, go to our website and go to "Gallery" and then "Featured Weddings."

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Destination Celebrations

More and more couples are deciding to get exotic with their weddings and are planning to be destination weddings. While beach weddings are still most popular, as you can see by the first 2 invitations that we designed - some couples prefer European destinations such as Italy or Spain. In the last photo, our couple Elisa and Scott took some gorgeous photos when they went "scouting" for their Sicilian wedding and they wanted to use them in their invitation. We incorporated 3 of their photos into their design and the result is a completely unique and custom look. If you have some special photos that you would like to use in your invitation, feel free to contact us to discuss the possibilities!

Fabulous Fall Invites

We hope everyone had a relaxing Labor Day, now that Fall is approaching we can showcase some of our Fall wedding invitations. Above is one of the recent custom designs that we created for a super sweet bride named Kerry Anne. They are getting married at a church by the beach and then having a huge party under a white tent on the beach and lots of fabulous food! Her colors are ivory and chocolate brown and she still wanted her invite to have a formal and romantic feeling. We designed a custom monogram for her and printed the square invitation in raised brown ink on ivory shimmery cardstock, which is mounted on chocolate brown shimmery cardstock. We look forward to posting some of her wedding photos after her big day!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Fit for a Princess

On August 8th, Sean & Jasmin were married at Casa Loma in Toronto - a gorgeous historical landmark with equally stunning grounds. Remember the lavender dupioni silk boxed invitations we designed for them? We also designed their custom Monogram (if you look closely, you see it carved into the Ice Bar), Table Name cards, Menus, Favor Tags, Place Cards (note the beautiful calligraphy) and Seating Charts. I just received some photos from their wedding planner, the oh-so-talented Cynthia Martyn and a couple from their very creative floral and decor designer Rachel A. Clingen. At the moment these are the only photos from their big day, stay tuned for future posts with more eye candy for you!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Perfection by Pronovias

If you are searching for the perfect wedding gown, make sure you check out the Barcelona-based Pronovias' Website.
Their 2009 Collection is absolutely stunning! The first 2 photos above feature the exclusive designs of Manuel Mota for Pronovias, these gowns are so Princess-worthy! Enjoy!