Friday, September 4, 2009


It's not often that I bring flowers home with me. Today I made an exception! I had a few leftover blooms and made this cheery, late summer arrangement for my house! Too bad the camera phone doesn't do it justice! : )

Monday, August 24, 2009

Kansas City A-List Nomination!!!

Bella Design Studio has been nominated as one of the best wedding vendors in Kansas City! Click the link above to place your vote!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

August 22nd: Barnes - Ruhnke Wedding

This was my favorite wedding of the year so far! And also my inspiration to finally update my blog! : ) Maybe my favorite because the bride was very laid back, only choosing a color scheme & the flower selection was up to me. I loved how it turned out! The bouquets were composed of roses, dahlias, hydrangea, lisianthus, cymbidium orchids, & hypericum berries. The bride provided brooches for the stems of the bridesmaid bouquets.
Three different centerpiece styles decorated the venue. First was a trio of white vases with orbs topping the tall vases & whimsical gerber daisies in the shorter.

Another trio of glass cylinders with creative displays of assorted flowers & bear grass.

Last, but not least, tall cylinder vases topped with bouquets of assorted flowers. Accented with rhinestone buckles & uplights.

The doors of the church were decorated with monograms covered in moss & accented with floral clusters.

The altar housed vases of calla lillies with wreaths of colorful blooms. The unity candle was made up of cylinder vases with floating candles surrounded by cylinders with pillar candles in memory of passed family members. All vases were wrapped in Tiffany blue ribbon & rhinestone buckles.
The wedding was held at Central United Methodist Church. The reception was held at Club 1000.
I would also like to mention that both weddings I did this weekend were coordinated by the girls at You're Invited. I love working with them! They do a fabulous job & are so easy to work with! I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a coordinator for their wedding.

August 21st: Barnes - Ruhnke Rehearsal Dinner

My only instructions for this event was to create centerpieces using the bride's aqua chargers. Here is what I came up with! Roses, dahlias, zinnias, delphinium, & hypericum berries with a votive candle to boot!

The rehearsal dinner was held at Jack Stack Freighthouse in Kansas City, MO.

August 22nd: Kassie & Matt

Bridal bouquet composed of Sahara roses, green hydrangea, & fern curls. Bridesmaids carried bouquets of deep pink dahlias, orange roses, pink hydrangea, & green hypericum berries.

Cylinder trios surrounded by wreath of assorted flowers in shades of pink & orange.
Cube vases filled with pink hydrangea, roses, & zinnias.

Pew flowers.

Altar arrangements.

Guest book arrangement.

The wedding was at St. John's United Methodist Church. The reception was at Club 1000.

August 15, 2009

Pretty dahlias set the stage for this wedding! The bride carried a bouquet of burgundy dahlias & green hypericum. The bridesmaids carried dahlias in shades of burgundy, orange, & deep pink. Whimsical dahlia displays decorated 1/2 of the tables at the reception while cube vases with clusters of multi-colored dahlias graced the other 1/2 of the tables.

August 14, 2009

Elegant bridal bouquet of ivory & champagne roses, gardenias, & cymbidium orchids.
Mini calla boutonnieres with turquoise wire accents.
Buffet arrangement of curly willow branches, hanging votives, green spider mums, & sliced oranges.

Centerpiece of floating dahlia bloom, turquoise wire, & a goldfish!

A trio of citrus wedges & floating candles for the bar!

The wedding was at Redemptorist Church. The reception was at Berg Event Space.

August Bouquets

These are the only pictures I have from these 2 weddings, so here they are! The first bouquet is composed of coral & blush roses, mini callas, cymbidium orchids, & crystal sprays. The other is a standard calla lily bouquet with a collar of folded leaves & bear grass.

August 1st: A Tale of Two Weddings

Wedding #1 was centered around blue hydrangea. The bride's bouquet was composed of hydrangea, mint, blue thistle, kale, & fern curls. Tall cylinder vases topped with arrangements of blue hydrangea & uplit from the base with disc lights were on some of the tables.
Other tables were blueberry filled glass bowls accented with floating candles.

Wedding #2 was more of a green affair! The bride carried a bouquet of champagne roses, hydrangea, & cymbidium orchids.

Centerpieces were tall cylinder vases filled with green apples, curly willow branches, & cymbidium orchids.

Just for Fun!

After a busy June, I had lots of buckets in my cooler with random leftovers from past weddings. So, before I went on vacation, I cleaned shop & made some stuff because I hate throwing things away!

June 27th: Weston Red Barn Farm

Botanical bouquets. Gardenias, garden roses, orange dubium, succulents, mint, blackberries, & eucalyptus make up the bridal bouquet.
The bridesmaid carried a similar bouquet heavier to orange tones.

Wreaths of eucalyptus adorned the chairs for aisle decor.

The wedding & reception were held at the Red Barn Farm in Weston, MO.

June 6th: Club 1000

Bud vases line the window of the 2nd Floor.

Large vases filled with curly willow branches & wreaths of hydrangea, peonies, & spider mums.

Centerpieces of curly willow branches & cymbidium orchids.

The wedding & reception were held at Club 1000 in Kansas City, MO.

June 13th: Hot Pink & Green