Wednesday, May 28, 2008

May 25th: Lyndsey & Ryan

This is an event where I really wish I had more pictures to post!

AMAZING!!! The bride wanted to make a statement when guests walked into the venue so we created this! A large glass urn was filled with sliced oranges & topped with a wreath of assorted blooms in shades of orange, white, & green. Atop the wreath sat a display of leaved manzanita branches from which strands of crystals & hanging votives filled with acolytes hung. It was something to see!

The outside ceremony was anchored by 2 huge displays of curly willow which stood over 6 feet tall! The branches were adorned with gerber daisy & clematis blooms.

There were a few different centerpiece styles. Pictured are a trio of cylinder vases filled orange wedges, viburnum blooms, & green orchids topped with cylinder candles. Other tables had curly willow "trees" with green orchid blooms on the branches & cylinder vases that housed the bridesmaid bouquets.

The bridesmaids carried vibrant bouquets in shades of orange & green. Flowers used were roses, rannuculus, hydrangea, hypericum, buplerum, heleborus, dubium, & foliage from viburnum branches. The stems were wrapped with a striped grosgrain ribbon in shades of green.

The wedding & reception were held at Indian Hills Country Club.
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May 24th: Jessica & Kyle

Jessica's bouquet was gorgeous!! We used assorted flowers in shades of deep red with rhinestone accents throughout. Flowers consisted of peonies, Black Magic roses, rannuculus, spray roses, & orchids. The stems were covered with a deep red satin & banded with rhinestones.

The bridesmaids carried bouquets of standard calla lillies surrounded by a collar of Black Magic Roses. The stems were covered in black satin ribbon & treated with a line of rhinestones.

The altar was decorated with 2 large glass urn vases filled with standard calla lillies surrounded by a wreath of Black Magic roses & peonies.

The reception tables had cubes filled with assorted red flowers from bridal bouquet. The vase was wrapped with black satin & "tied" with a rhinestone buckle.

Other tables carried striking arrangements of tall cylinder vases filled with dendrobium orchids & topped with calla lillies, bear grass, & Black Magic roses. The vases were uplit from the base with disc lights. I hear they were amazing with the lights on!Rebekah Foster created the cake. A 4-tier tower of butter cream filled with rhinestone centered roses! Gorgeous!!

The wedding was at Country Club Christian Church in Kansas City, MO. The reception was held at Crowne Plaza hotel in downtown Kansas City, MO.

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May 17th: Megan &

Megan's bouquet was composed of white peonies, ivory lisianthus, white rannuculus, & green viburnum.

The ceremony area was decorated with pillars topped with urns filled with garden style arrangements. The arrangements consisted of viburnum, hydrangea, lisianthus, peonies, rannuculus, & spray roses, all in shades of white, ivory, & green.

The wedding & reception were held at Terrace on the Green in south Johnson County, KS.
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May 17th: Renee' & Robin

Renee' chose a color scheme of assorted shades of purple with accents of green. For the bouquets we used purple & lavender stock, lavender roses, purple lisianthus, green viburnum, & kermit poms.

The wedding & reception were held at the Sawyer Room in downtown Kansas City, MO.
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May 17th: Katie &

Katie's wedding was held at Visitation Church. Her reception was at Berg Event Space.

Simple & Elegant! Katie's bouquet was composed of white peonies, ivory roses, & green viburnum.

The bridal party was huge! Katie had 9 bridesmaids so we opted for budget-friendly clusters of green spiders, kermit poms, bear grass loops, & an orchid bloom. We added a little pizazz to the flowers by placing green pearls in the center of some of the poms!

Katie's centerpieces were Bella's signature curly willow "tree" with orchid blooms attached to the branches. The vases were uplit from the base with disc lights.

Other tables carried cube vases with compact displays of roses, peonies, or hydrangea.

The buffet housed a large cylinder vase filled with curly willow branches decorated with orchid blooms surrounded by clusters of locally grown viburnum branches.

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Friday, May 16, 2008

May 10th: Kim & Davin

For now, you will just have to take my word on it...This wedding was AMAZING! Kim wanted to do somewhat of an Italian/wine theme. I only have one picture right now of one of the centerpieces. The bride had wine bottles with personalized labels that we created a centerpiece around using roses, grapes, grapevine, & greenery. I took this picture before setup.

Her photographer was Matt Nichols w/Nichols & Co. He showed me a couple of the images he had taken before I left & they were awesome! Can't wait to see them all!

May 10th

One of my weddings on the 10th consisted of my favorite color pink & orange! The bride carried a bouquet of hot pink peonies, orange roses, & white sweet pea.

The bridesmaids carried smaller versions of the bridal, without the white sweet pea.

The reception centerpieces were really cool! She had 24-foot long tables that we created tablescapes on using trifle bowls filled with garden roses, viburnum, peonies, & oranges at each end of the table. In between we did an assortment of items from cylinders with floating candles, orbs composed of kermit poms, small vases with fully bloomed roses, pillar candles, & votives. All of the items were tied together by the hot pink runner that ran the length of the table. No pictures yet, but the photographer promised some to come!

May 9th

So...I was told by a faithful blog watcher (you know who you are!) that I needed to update my blog! Naturally, last weekend was my busiest yet & I forgot my camera! I had 5 events between Thursday & Saturday and had the opportunity to do some really cool stuff! I was able to talk with the photographers at the events & pro pics have been promised, we'll just have to wait & see them!

Here are a few pictures of my wedding on May 9th that I got a few shots of before delivery.

The bride & bridesmaids carried bouquets of white hydrangea, white peonies, & viburnum. The bride's bouquet was wrapped with folded aspidistra leaves. The bridesmaid's bouquets had curly willow branches wrapped amongst the flowers.The altar arrangement was fabulous! A twist on the "Shonna" arrangement, we filled a large, footed glass urn with curly willow branches, surrounded by a wreath of peonies & viburnum. The wreath was trimmed out with white feathers. Look for more versions of these coming up in the next few weeks!

Thank you to all of you who have posted a review of my services on! I currently have 21 reviews & am in 2nd on the vendor list! I really enjoy reading all of your comments & appreciate all of the good things you have to say! It really makes all of my long days & restless nights worrying about weddings worthwhile! Keep 'em coming!


Monday, May 5, 2008

Wedding Wire

I was referred by a friend of mine to check out

What I found was a really cool wedding planning website that allows vendors to advertise for free! One of the coolest parts of the site is that brides are able to review the vendors they used for their wedding. The more reviews a vendor gets, the higher they are on the list in their category. I have setup an account & am now asking any past or present brides to take a few minutes to let other brides know what you thought of my services. You can follow this link to review me:

I look forward to hearing from you all! Thanks!

Saturday, May 3, 2008

May 3rd: Noor & Jitan

I think this wedding will win the award for "Most Pictures in a Post!" I had the opportunity to do such fun stuff with great flowers & colors...I want to show them all!
The bride's bouquet was composed of assorted flowers in shades of pink from pale to bright. We used peonies, roses, rannuculus, mini callas, & hints of white lilac. The stems were wrapped in white satin with hot pink organza overlay.

The bridesmaids wore hot pink dresses & carried vibrant bouquets in shades of hot pink, orange, & lime green. The signature colors of Bella Design Studio! The flowers consisted of roses, rannuculus, & viburnum. The stems were wrapped in very fun ribbon print of hot pink, green, & little gold flecks! They looked great with the dresses!The wedding & reception were both held at Simpson House. The ceremony was outdoors. We lined each side of the aisle with colorful rose petals & hung clusters of orange roses & green amaranthus on the chairs.

The altar arrangements were amazing! Very vibrant & reminiscent of a spring garden with tulips, roses, rannuculus, viburnum, lilac, & cherry blossom branches placed in stone urns.Guests were greeted with a beautiful wreath composed of fresh flowers! A colorful mixture of roses, tulips, hydrangea, rannuculus, & amaranthus hung on the front door of the venue.A table for place cards sat right inside the entry. In the middle of the table we placed an eye catching vase of cherry & apple blossoms surrounded by wreath of assorted flowers to coordinate with the rest of the arrangements.The table centerpieces were small stone urns filled with garden-style arrangements of roses, lilac, bleeding heart, hydrangea, & apple blossom. The room was filled with wonderful fragrance! We decorated the mantle in the bar with cylinder vases of varying heights filled with assorted flowers & floating candles.Last but not least, the cake! Kay Benjamin with Take the Cake, created this cake. I thought the frosting detail was really neat! More colorful roses, hydrangea, rannuculus, & amaranthus completed the look!

May 3rd: Janine & Todd

Janine & Todd's wedding & reception were held at Clubhouse on Baltimore. The bride carried a bouquet of pale pink peonies. The bridesmaid bouquets were composed of pale pink & white peonies.
The stems of the bridal bouquet were wrapped with leftover fabric from the bridesmaid dresses.Cube vases with white hydrangea blooms & pale pink peonies served as the reception decor.