When it comes to the design and the “look and feel” of their wedding, many couples do not have a clear vision of what they want at the time they get engaged. This was not the case with Brandi & Cory who’s “Reverse Wedding” with Zen flair completely amazed their guests. They had a clear vision for the overall look of their wedding ceremony and reception at Bella Sera, and we simply complimented their vision with design and décor ideas included in our Bellissimo Wedding Package. Their reverse element idea was to have all guests wear all-white attire or white with khaki, while the couple stood out in brilliant colors of red & black. The Zen elements would be dispersed throughout.
All felt the anticipation of the wedding ceremony, as the groomsmen opted for a casual game of poker while the bride and her bridesmaids were busy sharing memories and posing for lots of gorgeous photos together.
As Brandi walked down the staircase, all eyes were on her with amazement. Her unique, brilliant red wedding dress was truly memorable and one the guests, and her groom, will never forget. Nothing could have complimented her more than to see Cory, the groom, by her side in his stylish black tux, long cravat tie, and bold red vest. The reverse effect they envisioned was unique and beautiful, and made for a very personalized wedding that was both meaningful and memorable to them. All eyes were definitely on the couple, as their bold colors stood out against the calm white background of their guests’ attire. A personalized monogram with their initials accented the overall look of their wedding ceremony, and made for a beautiful touch in their wedding photographs.
A Zen feel was incorporated on some of the reception tables and in their sand ceremony, while other centerpieces had more drama and softness through the use of height and fresh flowers. Elements of Zen Design were also accomplished with the clean lines, lack of bling and the peaceful, inspiring look of the river rocks in ocean blue tinted water with floating candles. The entire reception ballroom was illuminated with red lighting. Red represents beauty and is inheritently exciting, while providing grounded ness, trust and belonging. Guests were amazed as the dinner ballroom was unveiled and all attention was drawn to the beauty of the room and the special attention made to every detail on the dinner tables. And grand head table. The wedding party and newlyweds dined at an extravagant grand head table that was set under soft flowing white fabric and was the focal point of the entire ballroom.
A wedding wouldn’t be a wedding without some fun elements. Guests laughed and thoroughly enjoyed the personalized grooms cake as it was uncovered just before the cake cutting. Cory being a real estate expert, loved the personal attention his bride made on his cake and the play off “Just Sold.” Guests also enjoyed four delicious varieties of M&M’s along with a slice of their gorgeous modern styled wedding cake.
We were thrilled to be a part of this very special and unique celebration for Brandi and Cory and wish them lots of love and laughter… as well as many “Just Sold” signs in their future.
Wedding Cake: Tanya Gardner / Wedding Florist: Shannon Ellers / Wedding Photography: Mark Allison Photography / Wedding Venue: The Bella Sera Event Center / Lighting: Lighting and Design by Scott: Wedding Designer: Elisabeth Montoya-Bella Sera/ Catering: Bella Sera Catering / Linens & Chair covers: Belinda’s Creations / Décor: Bella Sera Event Center