Monday, February 25, 2008

Featured Photo

I love wedding photography, it's amazing how 1 person with a camera can capture and create emotions in people! It's such a powerful artform! I'm going to start a recurring "Featured Photo" on Bella Blog to inspire you with your wedding planning. To start things off, this is one of my favourites by the talented Heather Waraksa, the majestic green trees dwarfing the bride and the kids - it's so dramatic and sweet at the same time...enjoy!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Jaymie & Robert

Jaymie and Robert had a beautiful wedding at the Mississaugua Golf & Country Club, their invitation was an elegant mix of pink and black - featuring a black satin ribbon fashioned into a bow along the bottom of the invitation. We created a very simple "B" monogram for them and carried it throughout their coordinating items, such as the ceremony program, place cards and favour tags. Thanks so much for sharing your photos! To view more of their wedding, you can go to our website, click on "Gallery" and then "Featured Weddings".

Monday, February 18, 2008

Invitation & Dress Pairings I

In many ways deciding on an invitation and deciding on a wedding gown are very similar. You have to consider the style that appeals to you: traditional, formal, informal, modern?
The cut of the dress or invitation: a-line, sheath, mermaid, princess OR rectangular, square, pocket folder, tri-fold, in a silk box, in a silk folio, etc. What are your main colours? Are you going to have a metallic accent such as silver or gold? Any embellishments? Ribbons?

I thought I'd create some invitation and dress pairings for those brides who are looking for inspiration in making their decision on a coordinating bridal gown and couture invitation.
Here is the "Satin" design from our Prestige Collection, it's a pocket folder with an embossed floral cover in white with an ivory satin ribbon belly band and pearl and rhinestone embellishment.

Here are some coordinating wedding gown ideas:
This romantic Vera Wang ballgown is the perfect shade of ivory (like "Satin"'s ribbon belly band) and has a gorgeous bustled skirt with antique embroidery.

How about this Vera Wang silk taffeta mermaid gown, it has the white from the invitation and is simple in shape while still romantic with the rouched bodice and bubble hem - just like the practical shape of the pocket folder which still has the romantic touch of the embossed floral cover.
Lastly, this is a gorgeous gown by Reem Acra from her Fall '08 Collection - the detailed bodice and satin belly band is a perfect match to the "Satin" invitation design.

I hope this gives you a bit of inspiration...keep checking back for more of this recurring feature!

Monday, February 4, 2008

Georgia & George {a monogram and a marriage}

I love monograms, they are a wonderful way to "personally brand" your wedding day and give it a unique and seamless look. I wanted to featured the monogram we designed for Georgia & George (how cute are their names?) using their first initials and the initial of the new last name.

Georgia was so thrilled with this custom monogram that she decided to base her entire wedding decor around it (we were so honoured!). The monogram was on the invitations (she went with the Prestige Collection's "Satin" design), menus, programs, place cards, in crystal beads hand-sewn onto a custom aisle runner, carved into an ice sculpture and beamed across the dance floor! To see more photos from this fairytale wedding, go to "Gallery" and then "Featured Weddings" on our website.

Their gorgeous wedding photography was done by Ira Lippke Studios.

Our custom monogram designs are complimentary when you place your invitation order with us.

Friday, February 1, 2008


BizBash - the event industry's leading resource for event planners and for keeping up on the latest industry trends just featured us in "The Scout" section of their site! They showcased our new silk backing designs from our Prestige Collection ("Truffle" and "Blush Champagne"), and talked about the fabulous back pockets that can hold reply cards, directions, etc. We are so honoured just to be mentioned by them!