Black and White with Purple & Red Accents
Jennifer and Alex
Alex and I met through a mutual friend of ours and I played “hard to get” and I talked to him over the phone for two months before I’d let him take me out on a date. And let me tell you what, the wait was worth it. 🙂 We are each others soul mates because being together came natural to us. We don’t have to try to make things work. We support each other 100% in any decision, goal, etc. Our relationship is strong in so many ways. With Alex working in the oil field and sometimes only being home a week out of the month, we cherish our time together. We take nothing for granted.
Alex proposed to me by pretending to be in pain, and with him being the manly man that he is, he wouldn’t let me help him. So of course I got mad and went to the kitchen for ice, I turned around and there he is with a ring, asking me to be his wife. I was mad and crying at the same time. Unforgettable to say the least.
In Search of the Perfect Wedding Venue
We spent months searching for the perfect venue, after many tours and disappointments, we finally found the Bella Sera online. The pictures online are nothing compared to what you see when your there in person. It’s absolutely beautiful! Our guests have stated that our wedding was one of the most elegant and emotional weddings that they have ever attended.
Our inspiration in creating our decor stemmed from the fact that we both wanted a black and white wedding with a touch of red and purple. We really wanted to keep it elegant, so what better than lots of candles and flowers. We absolutely loved the center pieces that Elisabeth helped us design and the endless candle back drop was beautiful for our ceremony. When we first saw our decor, we were shocked. It was more then we could have asked for.
The Ceremony and Vows
Jennifer said her most memorable moment was hearing Alex say his vows. “He was so heart felt at that very moment, it was like I felt his every word as he was speaking” she said. Alex said he was speechless seeing Jennifer walking down the stairs, and didn’t know what to think. “The way she looked in her wedding dress was absolutely breath taking” he said. Some guests stated that the moment when Alex said his vows to Jennifer’s son Kayleb, accepting him as his own, was just magical. It was said to be a real tear jerker.
Nothing Like Family and Friends
“The fact that our closest family and friends were able to attend our wedding, since we chose to have a Winter wedding, was very special to us” both the bride and groom commented. “It was a joy to both of us to see so many people that we hold dear to us go out of their way to be there.” Our most magical moments were when our Maid of Honor (Jennifer’s sister) and Best Man (Alex’s brother) gave their speeches. It was a very emotional moment for all of us.
The most amusing moment of our special day was doing the bridal party photos on the staircase. The groomsmen got pretty creative to say the least.
I would definitely recommend the Bella Sera to anyone looking for a venue to celebrate their special day. Any bride and groom looking for a unique and beautiful establishment should definitely consider the Bella Sera. Sari, our Event Manager from The Bella Sera, was amazing. She made planning our special day stress free. Whenever we needed her she was there for us. The guests also commented on how the decor was absolutely gorgeous and the food was delicious.
The Wedding Experts
Wedding Dress: Abra Formal Wear in Grand Junction, CO
Designer: Mori Lee By Madeline Gardner
Tuxedos: Als Formal Wear
Wedding Cake: A Cake Occasion
Flowers: Vickies Flowers
Photography: Mark Alison Photography
Officiant: Our Officiant was Alex’s aunt Becky. She took Alex on his first date when he was a little boy so we asked her to marry us.
Wedding Designer: Elisabeth Montoya – Bella Sera
Venue: Bella Sera Event Center
Catering: Bella Sera Catering