Inspiration Sketch to Reality

I LOVE it when I can upload all of my vision into our sketch artist’s head and have her create detailed sketches of what an event will look like.  It allows you to see what things will look like, allowing for any desired changes or just making you feel secure that your event will be as wonderful as we say it will be!  Here is a sketch of an event we did a few years ago- I loved the rich elegant hues in this event, at the Spanish Ballroom at the Fairmont Hotel in Seattle. We created extra large rectangular tables to seat 20, creating an incredibly elegant family atmosphere, and the large surface space allowed for lots of amazing florals. Thousands of Phaeleanopsis Orchids in yummy magenta hues graced this event, not to mention many more lavender hued roses…

Here are a few photographs of the actual event – what do you think?  Does it match the sketch?

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Fresh Vintage Wedding at Sodo Park

The vintage touch is still a huge trend right now, especially in such fabulous urban rustic spaces as Sodo Park.  I love how the rustic, vintage touches in this wedding felt fresh and contemporary by the use of clean, bright colors.  Too colorful would have been too much, yet too muted might have taken the vintage feel overboard.    The bright pop of white against the freshness of the green worked well with the venue and didn’t fight the overall atmosphere the bride and groom wanted to create.  We had so much fun with the beautiful florals, little touches, and creating the overall feel of this wedding on collaboration with the bride, who had a great sense of style and brought a lot of amazing touches to her wedding.

A fluffy bouquet of peonies, roses, hydrangea and freesia in eggshell and cream hues.

All the groomsmen (and the groom’s) boutonnieres featured keys from our key collection

I love how our chandelier lit up the ceremony!

Draping off the ceremony at Sodo Park creates a beautiful entrance

The adorable ringbearer sign by Covet and Swoon

Vintage touches!

The room draped completely, before we opened it up for the reception reveal.  I love how this allows us to flip the room from ceremony to reception, while guests are mingling at the bar on the other side of the draping. The draping all get tied back to reveal a beautiful open space once ready.

Some of our Vintage Bottle Centerpieces

I like the pop of the green hydrangea on these branch centerpieces. The height of these work so well at this venue with it’s rustic, soaring ceilings.

A vintage styled candy bar.

What do you think about the fresh color palette and vintage feel combined?

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Wednesday Bouquets – Peonies and Champagne

I love the softness of the peonies, the hue of the Champagne roses and the touches of green on this one! 

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Eco-friendly wedding Inspiration

Nothing is more inspiring than two people totally head over heels for each other – I was so inspired by Chris and Glen, and had a total blast creating a shoot for them!  ( I CANT WAIT to create their actual wedding!!) We wanted to create something using what we had on hand – including receipt tape (which Jen painted blue), teal masking tape and left-over ribbons to create the backdrop.  Brad, our event designer and director of LGBT weddings, created the fun fabric pomanders from fabric we had left over from old backdrops and chuppahs, and one of our floral designers, Kaleb, created a beautiful tabletop with very little floral.  The fabulous Clane Gessel was there to capture it all, and Junebug showed it off yesterday in What Junebug Loves.

I love the custom aisle runners we now carry  – you can see a glimpse above – Lynn can literally paint ANYTHING on an aisle runner – she is super talented!

Seriously, how cute are they?

Drink Stirs,table numbers and sparkly groom signs by the lovely Covet and Swoon

Photography: Clane Gessel

Styling, floral and design: Bella Signature Design

Paper Goods and Accesories: Covet and Swoon

Venue: Sodo Park

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Spring bouquets

I LOVE MY JOB.  Today, After finishing some proposals, I was able to play around with some extra blooms at Bella Signature Design West  – what fun!  It’s Peony season, and since I way overbought these yummies for tomorrow’s wedding, I couldn’t help but make this lush bouquet. Peonies are the epitome of classic style.  I prefer them all on their own, although I have to say the bridal bouquet for tomorrow with white peonies and deep purple lilacs is so amazing…

I then bought a few odds and ends at Wednesdays Grower’s Market and decided to challenge myself with creating a loose garden bouquet with all of the blooms – I usually tent towards a more modern and lush aesthetic , but wanted to experience with the various Columbine and the pretty ranunclus…What do you think?

I LOVE green ranunculus, and made a sweet little bridesmaids  or flower girl bouquet with these – Love these colors together!

What’s your favorite??

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Who Wants to Meet Our New Team?

The talented Aaron Tuttle of Lab A Entertainment captured us the other day before an event – here’s your chance to meet Brad, Kaleb and Jennifer (the elusive Lynn and Lisa were in hiding).

Meet the New Bella Signature Design Team

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Stunning Indian Fusion wedding with Varmala Wedding Design

Our sister company, Varmala Wedding Design, designed Holly and Sachin’s  beautiful wedding last year at SODO – we just had to share!

Holly+ Sachin: The Montage from cabfare productions on Vimeo.

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Gray and Lavender Vintage Wedding

This beautiful Winter wedding at Sodo park was SO fun to work  on! I had the joy of working with Tiffany and Jon for almost 20 months before their wedding – we had so much fun designing!  From the wintery feel of all the candles, to the stunning Color Palette of lavender, mocha and gray, the details such as eggplant chargers, mercury glass votives and gray duppioni linens…

I will let the beautiful pictures by the talented Laurel Mcconnell speak for themselves…

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Sneak Peek at Sodo Park

Sneak Peek of our fun session with Glen and Chris!! Clane Gessel was extra fabulous as he shot this couple all around SODO Park – we can’t wait to see the rest!!!  Can’t you just feel the love?!  Being around these two just made everyone giddy – the cutest part was them tying each other’s ties..well, Chris was doing most of that actually..More fun eyecandy to come!

Glen and Chris

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Bella on New Day Northwest – Simple but Beautiful Bridal Bouquets

It’s always such a pleasure to visit with New Day Northwest! We had a great time talking about DIY bridal bouquets with a focus on a Pacific Northwest favorite…Tulips!

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