2016: A Year in Review

2016 was quite a year in the Bella offices! With over 20 weddings and events over the course of the year, we were thrilled to spend our year celebrating so much love and such fabulous couples. From Keystone to Beaver Creek to Aspen, Colorado was our playground, and you can bet we had a blast bringing all of these amazing events to life! Here’s a little peek into what we were up to over the past 12 months. We can’t wait to see what 2017 has in store!

We kicked off the season with Crystal and Oscar’s fabulous winter wedding at the Four Seasons in Vail. Sparkles, snowflakes, and a custom ice bar were the epitome of winter glam, and a few surprises from the groom (including flying in the bride’s dream band!) made this a night to remember.
Photography: Nate and Jenny Weddings || Ceremony Venue: Vail Chapel || Reception Venue: Four Seasons Vail || Florist: Bloom Flower Shop || Hair & Makeup: Divine Beauty Artists || Bride’s Dress: Romona Keveza || Catering & Cake: Four Seasons Vail || Mixology: Luke Barr || Rentals & Decor: Pink Monkey Solutions || Entertainment: Elan Artists, The Social

We took a tour of Aspen for Ashley and Hugh’s fabulous, snowy celebration, from a first look at the top of the Silver Queen Gondola to a ceremony and dinner on the roof of the Aspen Art Museum. Incredible food, a full arcade, and the musical stylings of Elan Artists Northstar kept the after party at the Chef’s Club going until the wee hours, as any great Aspen evening should!
Photography: Lacie Hansen || Videography: Aflatis Films || Ceremony & Dinner Venue: Aspen Art Museum || Reception Venue: Chef’s Club by FOOD & WINE || Invitations: Wouldn’t It Be Lovely || Florist: Aspen Branch || Hair: Hair Artistry by Hilary || Makeup: Divine Beauty Artists || Catering: Epicure Catering || Cake: Chef’s Club by FOOD & WINE || China: Borrowed Blu || Decor & Lighting: Pink Monkey Solutions || Tent, Heater, Stage: Premier Party Rental || Horse & Carriage: Aspen Carriage & Sleigh || Photo Booth: Chipper Booth || Arcade: Mile High Arcade || Ceremony Music: Rose Hill Drive || Reception Music: Elan Artists, Northstar

We love sending our happy couples for a stroll down Main Street, but the highlight of Kolleen and Dan’s springtime wedding had to be the bride and her father’s choreographed dance, à la Risky Business!
Photography: Drake Busch Photography || Ceremony Venue: St. Mary’s Catholic Church || Reception Venue: Main Street Station || Invitations: Stationery Company || Florist: Petal & Bean || Hair & Makeup: Blush Skincare, Bella Pella || Catering: All Events Catering || Cake: Sugar || Tent: Colorado Tents & Events || Ceremony Musicians: Mary Reinker || Cocktail Hour Musicians: Pine Beatles || Reception Musicians: A Music Plus || Photo Booth: Ear 2 Ear Photobooths


Camron and Abbey’s open-air wedding at the Sonnenalp was absolutely elegant. The glimmer of mercury glass and garlands of eucalyptus were lit by hanging votive candles in glass orbs and chandeliers draped in antlers and greenery, mountain styling at its finest!
Photography: Marianne Brown || Videography: Pen Weddings || Venue: Sonnenalp || Invitations: Richard’s Notebook || Florist: Bloom Flower Shop || Hair & Makeup: Divine Beauty Artists || Bride’s Dress: Ines di Santo || Catering & Cake: Sonnenalp || Decor: Pink Monkey Solutions || Rentals: Alpine Party Rental || Ceremony Musicians: Columbine Entertainment || Reception Musicians: Soul X


Heather and Derek shared their wedding day with their sweet pups, and really brought the party to Beano’s Cabin!
Photography: Nate and Jenny Weddings || Venue: Beano’s Cabin || Invitations: Paperless Post, Minted || Florist: Secret Garden || Hair & Makeup: Posh Salon || Catering: Beano’s Cabin || Cake: Mountain Flour || Entertainment: The Fever


High atop Keystone Mountain, Jamie and Dan’s Kate Spade-meets-rustic wedding combined the bride’s preppy style and the cozy log cabin venue. With exposed beams, warm wood tones, and uninterrupted mountain views, what more could a Colorado bride ask for?
Photography: Sarah Roshan || Venue: Timber Ridge || Invitations: Richard’s Notebook || Florist: Bloom Flower Shop || Hair & Makeup: Divine Beauty Artists || Bride’s Dress: Judd Waddell || Catering & Cake: Timber Ridge || Rentals & Decor: Sugar || Entertainment: Soul X


Why choose between color and glamour when you can have both? One wedding day wasn’t enough for these Amy and Rajeev, who kicked the weekend off with a Hindu wedding (including the groom arriving on a white horse!), followed by a timeless Jewish celebration the next day.
Photography: Dreamtime Images || Videography: Otherworldly Productions || Venue: Park Hyatt Beaver Creek || Invitations: Alwyn Carrier || Florist & Decor:  Design Works || Hair & Makeup: Michele McKamie || Bride’s Dress: Rivini || Catering & Cake: Park Hyatt Beaver Creek || Baraat Horse: Milk Money Acres || Dhol Drummer: Denver Dhol || Chairs: Colorado Party Rentals || Lighting: Blue Velvet Media || Snow Machine: IPG Audio Visual || Entertainment: Rockslide


Jessica and Erik’s sweet and rustic wedding took place overlooking Vail’s Gore Creek, with a soft and muted color palette perfect for the summer season.
Photography: IN Photography || Venue: Donovan Pavilion || Florist: Amore Fiori || Hair & Makeup: Divine Beauty Artists || Catering: Donovan Pavilion || Cake: Sugar || Rentals: Alpine Party Rental || Linens: Linen Hero || Photo Booth: Picture Me Camping || Entertainment: Starkey Entertainment, Pulse


Nothing can compete with the views from the Vail Wedding Deck at Carolyn and Doyle’s wedding, especially when enhanced with bright sunflowers and a mountaintop reception at Game Creek.
Photography: Autumn Burke || Videography: Elegant Productions || Ceremony Venue: Vail Wedding Deck || Reception Venue: Game Creek || Florist: Bloom Flower Shop || Hair: Noni’s Hair Bar || Makeup: Cos Bar || Catering: Game Creek || Cake: Sugar || Ceremony Musicians: Columbine Entertainment || Reception Music: Greatime DJs


Nestled amongst the peaks, Christina and Peter celebrated with the valley’s historic homesteads in the background. A totally elegant design scheme was a beautiful foil for the rustic setting.
Photography: Autumn Burke || Venue: Keystone Ranch || Invitations: Richard’s Notebook || Florist: Bloom Flower Shop || Hair & Makeup: Divine Beauty Artists || Bride’s Dress: Hayley Paige || Catering & Cake: Keystone Ranch || Entertainment: Groove Nation Orchestra


We took Sarah, Chase, and their guests up Vail Mountain to The Tenth, where spectacular views are only matched by the delicious food and fabulous band — and, of course, the bride’s amazing Oscar de la Renta gown!
Photography: John Cain Photography || Videography: Lupher Arts || Ceremony Venue: Vail Chapel || Reception Venue: The Tenth || Invitations: Richard’s Notebook || Florist: Secret Garden || Hair & Makeup: Divine Beauty Artists || Bride’s Dress: Oscar de la Renta || Catering: The Tenth || Cake:   Sugar || Lighting & Decor:  Pink Monkey Solutions || Photo Booth: Bamboo Booth || Ceremony Musicians: Columbine Entertainment || Reception Musicians: Soul X


Refined, rustic elegance was the theme for Sarah and David’s summer wedding at Timber Ridge. There’s something so pretty about flowers on bare wood tables, and the bride’s backless gown? Total stunner!
Photography: Sarah Roshan || Venue: Timber Ridge || Officiant: Leon Joseph Littlebird || Invitations: Minted || Florist: Bloom Flower Shop || Hair & Makeup: Divine Beauty Artists || Bride’s Dress: Olvi’s || Catering & Cake: Timber Ridge || Decor: Pink Monkey Solutions || Oxygen Bar: Summit Oxygen || Photo Booth: Ear 2 Ear Photobooths || Entertainment: Drew Reges


Gretchen and Ryan brought some serious edge to the mountains, with dark and moody calla lilies, branches of red orchids, and tablecloths covered in swirling red sequins.
Photography: Jesse Starr Photography || Venue: Timber Ridge || Invitations: Richard’s Notebook || Florist: Bloom Flower Shop || Hair & Makeup: Divine Beauty Artists || Catering & Cake: Timber Ridge || Decor: Pink Monkey Solutions || Oxygen Bar: Summit Oxygen || Entertainment: DJ Lucy Wrubel


There’s nothing better than a wedding at home. Ashley and Christopher’s wedding was relaxed, rustic, and totally personal, from handmade signage to the gathered blooms down the bare farm tables.
Photography: Dreamtime Images || Venue: Private Home || Invitations: Richard’s Notebook || Florist: Bloom Flower Shop || Hair & Makeup: Divine Beauty Artists || Catering: Food Hez || Bar: Peak Provisions || Cake:  Sugar || Tent & Rentals: Colorado Tents & Events || Ceremony Musicians: Rocky Mountain Bluegrass || Reception Music: Greatime DJs


We planned a fairytale wedding in the mountains for Jill and Ramit, full of punchy pinks, hints of sparkle, and incomparable mountain views.
Photography: James Michael Photography || Videography: Andrew Nease || Venue: Ten Mile Station || Invitations: Lauren Vigh Designs || Florist: Bloom Flower Shop || Hair: Adams Studio || Catering: Food Hez  || Cake: Sugar || Ceremony Musicians: Columbine Entertainment || Reception Music: Greatime DJs


This wedding was perfectly timed with the changing of the autumn leaves. There was nothing like seeing Whitney and Andrew riding a vintage Rolls Royce through the golden aspen trees on their way to Beano’s Cabin!
Photography: Paul Morse || Venue: Beano’s Cabin || Invitations: Richard’s Notebook || Florist: Bloom Flower Shop || Hair & Makeup: Divine Beauty Artists || Catering: Beano’s Cabin || Cake: Sugar || Decor: Alpine Party Rental || Entertainment: Elan Artists, Rhythm Collective


Sarah and Keith’s late September wedding was an absolute classic. The all-white color scheme, accented with hints of gold, was the perfect fit for the Ritz-Carlton’s gorgeous ballroom.
Photography: Autumn Burke || Venue: Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch || Officiant: Leon Joseph Littlebird || Invitations: District Photo || Florist: Bloom Flower Shop || Hair: Amanda Touch Hair || Makeup: Aspen Aura || Bride’s Dress: Carolina Herrera || Catering & Cake: Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch || Tent: Premier Party Rental || Decor: Pink Monkey Solutions || Rentals: Event Rents || Photo Booth: TapSnap || Entertainment: Atlanta All Stars

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