Monday, May 17, 2010

Victoria & Brian ~ Trump National Golf Course, Rancho Palos Verdes

I know, I is Monday and that should mean a a regular Bella Bloom post, but instead we are blogging about the much talked about, long awaited pictures of Victoria and NBA player Brian Cook's wedding. After the Bride & Bloom Celebrity Feature, I promised our readers a much more detailed look into the amazing wedding that took place over July 4th weekend last year. As we are in the middle of a busy busy May wedding season, this is at least a few weeks overdue. I hope that you enjoy these gorgeous pictures, as much as we enjoyed working with Brian & Vicki and their friends and families to plan this amazing fete!
We had a gorgeous day, with amazing views of the Pacific...a little bit of wind as we were setting up, but perfect for the start of the ceremony.

Vicki's fabulous sky high Christian Louboutin, and the gorgeous diamonds provided by Adorn.

Susan found a picture of the Picasso calla lilly in a magazine, and Victoria fell in love with them. They were the perfect way to incorporate a little purple into the bridesmaids gorgeous bouquets.

The custom made letterpress invitations with Swarovski crystal buckle ~ the artwork was designed from the beadwork on the train of Vicki's dress and utilized throughout the wedding. From the invitation artwork, the flower petal design down the aisle, the piping on the cake all the way to the custom gobo on the dance floor.
Love all the bling!

Seriously, who has more 'Swagga'??

Love these pictures with Vicki's son Gavin. Brian helping him with his tie, a truly priceless moment.

Brian and Vicki working it with their bridesmaids and groomsmen.

Brian and his best man Luke Walton and groomsmen Kareem Rush, and Richard Jefferson of my own San Antonio Spurs. :-)

The ceremony set up, with picturesque views of the Pacific Ocean.

It is time to kick it up a notch and get the party started.

Some of the amazing ballroom details, Brian had a few requirements early on in the planning process ~ flowers couldn't look like 'brain's' and the lighting had to be amazing!

Carissa of JL Designs wowed with the amazing flowers, she really helped us bring to life Vicki & Brian's dream of a purple and turquoise elegant wedding!

Check out some additional pictures of Carissa's amazing florals on one of my past Bella Bloom posts.

Brian & Vicki loved the custom made cake base by Carissa of JL Designs ~ it added to the drama of the whole ballroom.

Victoria's surprise grooms cake - a 3D basketball with all of the teams that Brian has played for and his jersey numbers.

Please check out Susan's Frosting Friday posts for even more images of both the wedding cake and the groom's cake (before and after the guys 'decorated' Brian with it).

This might be my favorite picture of Vicki from the entire day! :-)

The happy bride and groom with the Bella Girls!

Brian & Vicki, we wish you a lifetime of the happiness and love that you shared on your wedding day. Thank you for allowing us to be part of this amazing journey.

Be sure to check out the full Bride & Bloom Celebrity Featured Wedding here.

Again, we couldn't have done this without the amazing team! We thank you all once again!
Wedding Planner ~ Bella Weddings & Events
Ceremony & Reception Location ~ Trump National Golf Club
Floral Designer ~ Carissa with JL Designs
DJ ~ Patrick with 123DJ's
Lighting ~ LightenUp Inc
Dance Floor ~ Hayden Dance Floors
Videography ~ Reel Life Pictures
Specialty Food ~ The Fry Girl
PhotoBooth ~ Foto Cabina
Printed Materials ~ Custom Letterpress from LaBonne Vie
Brides Attire ~ Platinum for Priscilla of Boston
Bridesmaids & Flower Girl ~ Bella Bridesmaid
Wedding Jewelry ~ Adorn
Groom's Attire ~ Custom made by Elevee
Groomsment & Ring Bearer Attire ~ Ralph Lauren tuxedo with custom made shirts by Elevee


carissa said...

yay!!!! i LOVED working on this wedding with you two! thank you for bringing me on board and for trusting my vision of the turquoise and purple!! love you girls! xoxo, c

Andre said...

I love all the pictures!...The reception is perfect!...It matches all the colors and everything!..Just love it!

Lys said...

The colors here are so pretty - love those turquoise chairs!!