Monday, June 22, 2009

Ashley & Danny ~ Engagement Session

Ashley & Danny have been so much fun to work with over the past year or so! Their wedding will take place this August at the Sacred Heart Chapel at LMU and the Bel-Air Bay Club, it's going to be stunning! There will be lots of special personal details incorporated throughout the day, so stay tuned :)

Here are some shots from their engagement session with Cean One Photography:

Did I mention that this wedding is going to be really fun?!

We love being able to showcase some of the engagement shots for our couples, and look forward to showcasing many more couples in the future.

The Bella Girls

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day!

Wishing the dad's in our lives and all dads out there a Happy Fathers Day!

Kathy and her dad on her wedding day:

Susan and her dad, circa 1980:

Kathy's husband and daughter, from our fabulous Holiday Card photo shoot by MiBelle, Inc


The Bella Girls

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Victoria & Brian ~ Engagement Session

Susan and I are over the moon to be working with Victoria & Brian on their upcoming wedding...we showed you a couple sneak peeks of the event design in an earlier blog. (Okay so the napkin treatment didn't really count, but you will just have to stay tuned!) Here are a few pictures from their recent engagement session with the amazing Jasmine Star.

Check out some additional images at Jasmine Star's Blog

We love being able to showcase some of the engagement shots for our couples, and look forward to showcasing many more couples in the future.

Stay tuned for all the amazing pics J* gets us for the big day!

The Bella Girls

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Gilda & Mike ~ Sunset Restaurant

I still remember the first time I 'met' Gilda, it was via a phone call and we immediately had a connection with her vision of her Secret Garden wedding. Gilda has an amazing knack at reading people through el telephono, and thankfully we made the grade. What a fun time we had over the past year and change, we had some major weekend excursions and Mike was a trooper through it all. Here are just a few of the amazing shots that our friend Michelle from MiBelle, Inc captured of the day.

Gilda has an amazing eye for details, and it all started with her trip to SFO to meet the team at Hello Lucky to design the amazing letterpress invites that incorporated her love of all things pink and 'secret gardenesque'.

Check out the amazing floral design provided by none other than our friends Amy & Trisha at Hidden Gardens. The lighting that just made the entire reception pop was by Nathan at LightenUp. As my daughter would say it was just perfectly 'Pinkalicious'.

Can we talk cake....Leslie from Fantasy Frostings outdid herself yet again. We had three amazing flavors, and yes I tried each and every one of them. It's a hazard of the job, but I thought I owed it to Gilda & Mike to taste test and make sure there weren't any problems. Leslie loved the way the cake looked so much that she featured it in her celebrity blog on GetMarried.

Of course the story that you can't see is that we had gale force winds...or that is what it felt like if you were dressed in a beautiful sleeveless white lace gown getting married on Zuma Beach. But the winds and the sky created some of the most amazing beach shots.

Check out some more amazing pics on the MiBelle blog.

A huge thanks to the entire team that made this event super extraordinary:

Venue - Kelly Ann and the entire staff at Sunset Restaurant in Malibu
Photographer - MiBelle, Inc
Flowers - The Hidden Garden
Lighting - LightenUp, Inc
Linens & Chairs - Elegant Designs
Cake - Fantasy Frostings
DJ - 123 DJ's
Officiant - Reverend Clint Hufft
String Trio - Seaside Strings

We wish Gilda and Mike a lifetime of the love and happiness that they shared on their wedding day. Thank you for letting us take this journey with you, and be part of the planning process. It was truly an honor.

The Bella Girls