2017: A Year in Review

Oh what a year it was! 2017 is definitely one for the books. We celebrated with 24 couples, hosted two fabulous parties for our favorite charitable organizations, and even squeezed in a killer rave in an aspen grove — let’s … Continue reading

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! Continue reading

East Coast Prep Style Wedding at Beano’s Cabin

This was the first wedding that I actually planned with a groom, and I have to say it was shockingly fun! Erin is an in-demand nurse in the ICU at Johns Hopkins and Steve is the owner of the Portside Tavern Bar in Baltimore. Since Erin was slammed and Steve had his days free, we became the planning duo that brought this wedding to its natural beauty fruition. I LOVED this wedding. It just felt right in its surroundings, fresh in perspective and rich in camaraderie. Plus, having Steve’s input on the groomsmen attire was wonderful. Navy J. Crew suits with gingham shirts, coordinating ties and buck skin shoes. These former collegiate lacrosse players looked sharp. Congrats Erin and Steve!!!! xoxo

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The dapper groom, Steve.

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The beautiful bride, Erin.

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Playing it coy but really he can barely stand up. The first look nearly sent him down.

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I love that her nail polish and the red Hypericum berries match.

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The wedding party! Incorporating sleek yet traditional navy blue with the rustic floral elements.

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Navy gingham shirts with J Crew navy suits finished off with buckskin shoes and twine wrapped boutonniers.

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The Beaver Creek weather in mid- September.

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I loved this simple design of the ceremony site. With a spectacular view in all directions one doesn’t need to add much. Thus, I’ve included photos from angle.

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Deer actually walked through the grass near the aspen trees.

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Guests signed the custom-made poster as a guest book.

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Leon Joseph Littlebird playing his Four Directions. This man is powerful.

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The bride wrapped her father’s tie around her bouquet to keep him close to her heart.

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Birch wrapped vases, barn wood lanterns and rustic style floral lined the tables.

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Fun place cards by Richard’s Notebook.

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Fabulous cupcake display by Sugar. Guests stormed the dessert bar at night’s end and partook of the carry out boxes

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The Team:

Wedding Planning and Design:  Bella Design & Planning

Photographer:  Autumn Burke Photography

Venue:  Beano’s Cabin

Florist:  Bloom Flower Shop

Cupcakes:  Sugar

Hair and Makeup:  Natashia Stromberg and Amanda Haley

Band:  Soul School

Officiant:  Leon Joseph Littlebird

Invitations and Wedding Day Stationery:  Richard’s Notebook

Tiffany and Josh’s Winter Wedding at the Four Seasons Vail

Tiffany envisioned an Old World winter wedding, and that is exactly what she got–in a big, spectacular way! It was such a joy working with local Vail gal Tiffany and her sweet entourage of mom and lil’ sis. We loved Tiffany so much that you might see her working as an assistant at a Bella wedding in the future! Congratulations Tiffany and Josh!

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The Team:

Wedding Design and Coordination:  Bella Design and Planning

Photography:  Autumn Burke Photography

Ceremony Venue: Vail Interfaith Chapel

Reception Venue: The Four Seasons Vail

Caterer: The Four Seasons Vail

Floral Design: Bloom Flower Shop

Lighting: Pink Monkey Solutions

Invitation and Stationery: Richard’s Notebook

Dress: Kleinfeld Bridal – Pnina Tornai

Groom’s Tux: Andrisen Morton 

Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Blue Bridal

Hair & Makeup: Colorado Makeup and Hair

Videographer: Neil with 303 Motion

Ceremony Music: Columbine Entertainment

Band: Doctor Robert

Fall Wedding at the Sonnenalp

Melissa and Kyle had an ideal autumn day for their wedding at the Sonnenalp Hotel in Vail, CO.  They had their first look at the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, where the flora had turned radiant yellows, oranges and reds.  Then, they headed to the Sonnenalp lawn along the river for an intimate ceremony followed by dinner and dancing in the gorgeous all glass atrium. One of my favorite features is that the glass ceiling can be rolled back allowing for an open sky over the dinner.  Just dreamy. . .

 

The Team:

Wedding Planner and Designer:  Bella Event Design & Planning

Photographer:  Autumn Burke Photography

Florist:  Bloom Flower Shop

Venue:  Sonnenalp Hotel

Lighting:  Bella Event Design & Planning

DJ:  Great Time DJ