Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Let yourself feel

Check out this truly inspiring work of art called "Let yourself Feel" by Esteban Diacono, if I'm ever stuck creatively or just had a bad hair day - this beautiful piece, is the perfect art for your heart! Make sure to pay attention to the lovely quotes in the bottom right hand corner....enjoy! xoxo

let yourself feel. from Esteban Diácono on Vimeo.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Bella Invites in WedLuxe

I love, love, LOVE this hot new issue of WedLuxe! It's the Winter/Spring 2010 issue - and doesn't the cover just say "pure glam elegance"??!! It hit news stands this week, so if you are a bride who loves gorgeousness (and who doesn't?) I suggest you rush out and scoop one up!

Plus - I'm so thrilled to let you know that we were asked by the super talented event designer Cindy Johnson from Platinum Events Group to participate in an exclusive Ralph Lauren-inspired wedding photoshoot! So of course we said "YES"!

Check out these photos, clean lines, classy nautical accents, white and navy blue with hits of airy and fresh looking! If you are getting married anyway near a lake or ocean, this look would be perfect.

Here is a close up of the "tea-length" invitation and monogram that we designed, it features a simple compass motif.

Monogram printed on the chair cover....and close up of the Place Cards (with a bit of "bling" of course!)

Here is a list of the other talented players involved in making this shoot possible:

Producer & Planner: Cindy Johnson - Platinum Events Group
Photographer: John Edgar
Cake: The Caketress
Floral Design & Decor: Fuscia Designs
Location: Palais Royale

A big thank you to Cindy Johnson and WedLuxe magazine asking us to be a part of this story! xoxo

Monday, December 14, 2009

Bella Invites in weddingbells

Ok, so I couldn't wait an entire day to post this because I'm so excited about the feature story that weddingbells asked us to be a part of! First of all it's in the 25th Anniversary Spring/Summer issue - on newstands this week!

We were asked to design something deep purple with "blingy" accents (Hello! that's our favourite thing to do!!) and make it look super swanky and elegant. We are so thrilled with the photos, I love the warm and romantic feel of them.

Check out our Place Cards, Round Menus with satin ribbon band & crystal square buckles and our "Sweet Table" signage. If you are a bride who wants to do something different with her table decor a round Menu on the charger plate is a great idea!

More exciting press coming up in the next post!

Excitement in the Air!

Hey All!
Just wanted to let you know that I have lots of exciting new projects, designs, changes to inform you all about in the coming stay tuned!
I think 2010 is going to be a fabulous year for everyone, what a great year to get married in!

Since a post is just boring without a photo - here is a little "sneak peek" of a Menu we designed for a feature story in the new 25th Anniversary issue of weddingbells Magazine - on stands this week! I'll be posting the entire story tomorrow!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Write Style

We recently completed a stylish pink personalized stationery set for Suzanne Rogers (with letterhead and matching pink envelopes) for all of her handwritten correspondence. In a world of "virtual communication" it's so refreshing to receive a beautiful handwritten note! You may remember the custom handmade silk wedding invitation we designed for her wedding to Edward Rogers a few years ago?
This is a perfect example of how you can actually use your custom monogram (which we designed for them) even after the wedding. You can get stationery made or print it on your towels, on your luggage, etc. It's an elegant and timeless way of celebrating your union - even years later!

Booklet Thank You Card

Hello loyal Bella Blog fans, sooo sorry for the lack of posts in the last month - we have been crazy busy over here filling Christmas card orders.
Don't worry I'm going to be much more diligent with my posts, I have a lot to catch you all up on!

Starting with this super pretty "Booklet" style Thank You card that we designed for Kris & Stephen this Summer. They had an amazing wedding in Vancouver in August with a reception at The Terminal City Club and it was coordinated by the super talented Soha Lavin of Countdown Events. We printed the same pretty floral images in the card that we used for the invitation and then punched a hole and tied a nice thin satin ribbon to secure the pages. It's very simple and it's great if you have a lot of people to thank!