Considering Bella Sera? See What Real Life Bride Rebecca Had to Say!

Interested in booking a wedding with the Bella Sera, but not sure what the experience will be like?  We’ve got you covered.  In today’s blog post, we’ve looped back with one of our favorite 2016 brides to get her take on planning a wedding with the Bella Sera.  She goes into every little detail you might be considering and lays out exactly how she planned the perfect night for her guests!  This interview will help you decide what important “wow” factors you should consider, and which you could leave off your list to make your budget stretch!

Meet Rebecca, a 2016 Bella Bride.  Her and her husband, Andrew, found the Bella Sera in the Wedding Sites and Services publication.  After reviewing our website, viewing our venue, and comparing us against Denver’s other wedding venue options… they were sold on the Bella Sera.  “The competition didn’t even come close,” Rebecca shares with us.  “While other venues have beautiful building and would have been great for photos, the amenities and care we experienced at the Bella Sera were miles ahead of the experiences we had at the other venues – and that was just while touring!”  Here’s a full look at our interview with this beaming bride:

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Bella Sera: When was your wedding at the Bella Sera and how many guests did you have?

Rebecca: Andrew and I had our wedding on February 26th, 2016!  Since we are originally from Dallas, we had a small “destination wedding” – I believe the final guest count was just over 100!  Our guests loved having the opportunity to come up for our wedding, then head to the mountains for a weekend of skiing and enjoying the snow.

Bella Sera: Why did you choose a Winter Wedding?

Rebecca:  We loved the idea of doing something a little different.  We also knew we were asking our guests to travel to our wedding. Choosing to do it outside of peak wedding season meant that more guests would be available to come – plus they could get away for the weekend and hit the mountains after!  It was a win-win for everyone.  Andrew also really wanted a “Black Tie” themed wedding, so wearing a tux in the middle of winter made it way more comfortable for our guests!  I wouldn’t change either of those decisions for the world…  We had the best wedding and everyone getting dressed up made it that much more fun for our family and friends!

 

Bella Sera:  Which Bella Sera wedding package did you choose?

Rebecca: We had a Bellissimo wedding.  The decoration upgrades were exactly what we were looking for.  Originally, I had considered pricing for planning our wedding at another venue and the table décor alone was going to KILL our budget.  Have you looked at the cost of charger plates?  It seemed silly for us to buy them! That’s why, when we found the Bella Sera, we knew it was exactly where we had to have our wedding.  The savings from having everything offered from one place was monumental!  Oh- and let me tell you… the decorations were not cheap looking – THEY WERE GORGEOUS!

 

Bella Sera: Tell us a little bit about you and Andrew…

Rebecca: Okay!  Andrew and I met in college, a little over 5 years ago.  We were 26 when we got engaged and started searching for wedding venues.  Both having full time jobs in Cooperate American, the idea of planning a wedding was really stressful for us.  We love to dance, spend time with friends, and live for good food/wine!  We recently purchased a home in the Denver area and love heading up to the mountains for a weekend of skiing.

 

Bella Sera: Who paid for your wedding?

Rebecca: I’m sure you see this more and more, but Andrew and I paid for our own wedding.  Our families helped with small donations (and Andrew’s father and step-mother picked up the rehearsal dinner bill), but for the most part, it was just us.  I was so grateful for this experience – because it made us carefully consider every purchase and appreciate how far our dollar could stretch with the Bella Sera.  Their packages were so affordable and we were able to have an amazing wedding with lots of “WOW” factors, without breaking the bank.

Bella Sera: The Bella Sera event planning process is different from most venues; how would you say the experience was?

Rebecca: I had heard nightmare stories from girlfriends who had planned weddings before me… all the tiny details, late nights decorating center pieces, forgetting something at the house the day of the wedding…  So, needless to say, I was a little nervous to be doing it myself.  I was so relieved after walking through our tour at the Bella Sera to learn our wedding could be planned in just 3 meetings with their professionally trained staff.  I never once stressed about a decision, whether set up/clean up would be on me, or felt like “they didn’t get me.”  The planning process was one of my favorite steps, especially the décor design session!  The decorations turned out BEAUTIFULLY and the room was exactly what I had pictured in my mind… and I didn’t have to set up or clean up.  Geez, I feel bad for other brides sometimes!

 

Bella Sera: Did you have a happy hour/open bar?

Rebecca: We did!  We had smoking cocktails during the “Happy Hour”, while we were taking pictures.  They were worth EVERY PENNY.  Our guests loved them and I still hear about them today!  We also chose the open bar beer/wine/wells package.  Again, the prices at the Bella Sera are so reasonable we couldn’t have possibly offered comparable selections anywhere else for that price.  I would 100% recommend the Bella Sera for their party beverage packages any day!

Bella Sera: Who was there the day of your wedding, while you were getting ready?

Rebecca: I chose to keep that group small and intimate.  My mother was there, of course, and my bridesmaids.  Andrew was the same way – he just wanted his groomsmen there!  It was such a special time for each of us and we had a blast chatting and enjoying the company before the big event.  The Bella Sera served the girls mimosas, and the guys an awesome “Beer Tower” filled with Andrew’s favorite beer.

 

Bella Sera: What was your favorite part of your wedding?

Rebecca: That’s a hard one!  Really, I loved each and every segment of our day.  Getting ready with the girls was special.  Nothing can compare to the moment I walked down the grand staircase and met eyes with Andrew for the first time.  Seeing our reception romantically lit was magical.  And dancing the night away to our live band was a blast!  It was perfect in every way.

 

Bella Sera: What was your guests favorite part of your wedding day?

Rebecca: Guests loved the smoking cocktails, the layout of the reception (it was easy to get everyone dancing!), the delicious food, and the décor.  I heard several times throughout the night that it was the best wedding they’d been to yet.  I can’t tell you how much that means as a bride… you want it to be the best, most fun night your guests have ever had and the Bella Sera made that possible for us.

Bella Sera: What is one thing you wish you would have done that you left out?

Rebecca: I wish we would have rented the photo booth.  I have so many great pictures from our receptions, but making a book of our guests from start to finish would have been an awesome keepsake!

 

Bella Sera: Which of our vendors did you use?

Rebecca: We basically used only Bella Sera vendors.  The only vendor we chose to seek externally was our live band.  Andrew and I really wanted prohibition era live band for the dinner music, and my cousin preformed the vocal for our first dance, so that was a must for us to find the perfect ensemble.  Other than that, we used Bella Sera vendors for our cake, photography, transportation (HIGHLY RECOMMEND THEM!), florist, and more!  It was such a breeze making decision and they handled all the planning.

 

Bella Sera: And last, but not least, would you recommend us to others?

Rebecca: ABSOLUTELY.  I would tell anyone looking go somewhere else they were crazy.  The Bella Sera is so much more than a venue… They care about their couples, put their everything into making sure your day is perfect, are more than affordable, and are just simply amazing.  A wed

ding anywhere else will be stressful and is uncharted territory for a novice event planner.  Go with the experts – you won’t regret it!

13 Unique Wedding Cake Ideas Tailored to Your Wedding Month

One of the biggest things our clients tell us is that they want a unique and beautiful wedding cake.  They have spent hours planning their perfect day, organizing guests lists, and ordering invites – The last step?  Designing their wedding cake!  Brides want the wedding cake to fit their theme, but also fit the season of their wedding month!

To help you in your designing process, we’ve laid out 13 (because a baker’s dozen!) unique wedding cakes that tie perfectly to your wedding month!

A Wedding Cake for Every Month:

January – New Year’s Resolution Cake!

Wedding Cake

Beautiful Bella Sera Wedding Cake

We love this cake’s fun, flirty look!  The new year symbolized a time of rejuvenation and a chance at a better year than the previous one.  This cake sums up JANUARY just perfectly.  The blue and purple icing tie perfectly to a winter wedding them, and the gold bow is perfect for “your golden year”.

February – The month of Love Cake!

February is the month of love!  It’s also a perfectly positioned month to get married, as everyone has settled down from the holidays and the cold winter months are almost over.  Weddings are an amazing opportunity for your loved ones to reflect on their own relationship and secretly renew their own vows during your ceremony.  A classy black-tie wedding (and wedding cake) are just the ticket for a guaranteed night of fun!

Check out our recent wedding post detailing Why Guests LOVE February Weddings!

March – The month of Fresh Flowers

March is a gorgeous month fresh flower weddings!  With spring quickly approaching, your guests are excited at the new season of growth ahead.  We love this amazing orange, floral cake for a beautiful March wedding!  The flowers are lightly placed, ensuring people don’t get confused with a summer wedding, and the bright color is just a teaser for the season ahead.

April – Little White Dress Wedding Cake

April is often recognized as a “clean” month!  Spring cleaning has begun and guests are enjoying the afternoon showers that bring a sweet smell after they pass.  We love this little white cake, complete with a champagne rose top.  It’s light and airy, just like the beautiful spring wedding your guests are eagerly awaiting!

May – A little Love Goes a Long Way

We are obsessed with this feminine and playful cake designed for a May wedding!  The light color palette and gorgeous shape make this cake every May Bride’s dream cake.  You guests will “ooh” and “ahh” over this stunning addition to your reception.

June – Ombre, Like Your Favorite Summer Dress

We chose this ombre wedding cake as “June” because of its likeness to a beautiful summer day. The bright blue chosen for this particular cake is a perfect match for summer oranges, pinks, and purples.  The ombre design is unique and can be dressed up with glitter, or down with ribbon and pearls.

July – Summer Chic

This wedding cake is just breathtaking.  It’s elegant, fabulous, and would go perfectly with a summer strapless wedding dress.  The tiny details on the cake take the classiness to the next level and add an element of elegance that would overwhelm a more elaborate cake.  We think you’ll find this July cake chic, classy, and perfect for your wedding!

August – Purple EVERYTHING!

August is the month of purple!  Many of our brides choose purple as their wedding theme, because it’s a great “transitional” color.  The darker pigments resemble upcoming fall colors, but the playfulness in different shades allow them to tailor it to their them.  Purple is one of those colors that gets chosen as a main wedding color, so adding hints of it to your wedding cake will tie it all together without overwhelming the look!

Check out our Lighting Your Night Post for step by step instructions on incorporation PURPLE into your wedding!

September – Jaw Dropping Like Fall Leaves

This wedding cake speaks for itself.  It’s just stunning – jaw dropping, if you will.  The gorgeous orange and blue color scheme is perfect for a September wedding (especially if you live in Denver and root for the Broncos!).  The cake is elegant, yet fun, because of its composition.  The hanging aspect of the cake ads a level of interest that most guests don’t get to see.  The design is unique and glamourous, just like our September brides!

October – Colder Nights

October is the perfect month to commit to a fall theme!  Halloween is just around the corner and everyone is starting to get excited for the holidays.  We love this cake that draws inspiration for Denver’s changing seasons.  The empty vines are elegant and eye-catching and guests always love seeing a cake that reminds them the seasons are changing and nights are getting colder.  There’s a coziness this cake brings out; we can’t explain it!

November – All Bundled Up

We love this formal, elegant tiered cake for November weddings.  The theme? Black Tie.  It’s starting to really get cold and guests will appreciate a reason to wear long dresses and tuxedos (with coats!).  The cake is classic and the clean lines help mirror the formality of your event!

December – 2 for the Price of One!

It’s the holiday’s, so we thought we’d go the extra mile and give you two options for your December cake!  We LOVE Champagne themed cakes for December.  Whether you are having a holiday/winter themed event, or a New Year’s Eve wedding… You can’t go wrong with a champagne colored cake!

 

Feel Inspired by the Holiday Season

If you ask me, it’s hard not to feel inspired by the holiday season! Even though I love summertime, winter and holiday inspired weddings make my heart sing. There is just something about the sparkle of an icy blue winter wonderland wedding and the shimmer silver and gold that will leave you breathless.

I think that when you take your wedding day, one of the happiest days of your life and let the Bella Sera designers help you feel inspired by the most wonderful time of the year (the holidays of course!) you can only have amazing results!

There are so many different ways to incorporate this amazing season into your special day. You can have a full blown silver and gold celebration that will truly highlight the beauty of these two metallic tones with dashes of holiday red for an extra festive feeling. Or you can immerse your guests in a magical winter wonderland that is full of beauty, sparkle and icy blue wonder. Either way your guests will be in awe!

So, enjoy this time of year, let the holidays inspire you, and hopefully if your are planning a holiday wedding you will let the Bella Sera team create a magical setting and experience for you and your guests!

Created by The Following Wedding Professionals:
Wedding Photography: Mark Alison Photography  / Wedding Venue: The Bella Sera Event Center / Packages: Bellissimo /  Wedding Designer: Elisabeth Montoya-Bella Sera/ Décor: Bella Sera Event Center

Get S’more Out of Your Wedding Reception

7ma_1808Who doesn’t love s’mores?  No one that I know.

Part of that is because it reminds us of our childhood. Weddings are like that too, full of memories. Isn’t it time that the two were brought together?

That’s what we thought.

Let me introduce you to our fabulous new S’mores bar!

We didn’t stop at the memory inducing s’mores of your childhood, we wanted to do so much more. How about an Elvis S’more? Maybe you would rather have a Grasshopper S’more with that hint of mint married with the taste of barely melting chocolate and ooey gooey marshmallows. Yummmmmm

Your guests will love our newest edition. Our beautiful custom designed S’mores Bars brings the outdoors in! Stocked with a delicious array of everything you need to create the perfect designer S’more.  Crispy graham crackers, rich chocolate and fluffy sweet marshmallows. Then there are all the extras to put your personal S’more creation over the top. Peanut butter and mint are only 2 of your many options.

What fun your family and friends will have reliving all those old memories and making new ones for the next generation. Special moments are made when friends gather around a fire.

Come visit Bella Sera, we have a knack for making your wedding reception one you and your guests will never forget.

Wedding Cake Traditions

The Wedding Cake is the one menu item your guests can’t wait to taste!

Classic Elegant White Wedding Cake with Red Roses at Bella Sera

Besides the tradition and symbolism of the bride and groom cutting the wedding cake, there’s also the important details to decide such as the design and shape of the cake, the flavors, and which of the Top 20 Songs to play for the cake cutting ceremony. Hopefully you’ll gather some good tips from this post.

At Bella Sera our design team believes the wedding cake is the main focal point and centerpiece of the reception. The wedding cake is said to be only outclassed by the beauty of the bride. So true! It is always prominently and beautifully displayed in our ballroom with gorgeous linens, candles and embellishments, and unique backdrops that compliment the design of each custom designed wedding cake.

Just look at these beautiful wedding cakes and how each one is an expression of the personalities and design style of our brides and grooms; from the colors, design, cake tiers, frosting, flavors, cake toppers, and of course, the cake bases and table décor. It’s no wonder why everyone waits anxiously to indulge in this decadent dessert.

A Gorgeous Wedding Cake Backdrop at Bella Sera

Gone Fishing Wedding Cake Topper at Bella Sera

 

Ball and Chain Cake Topper at Bella Sera

 

Shabby Chic wedding cake at Bella Sera

So what does the cake cutting tradition represent?

The cake cutting tradition dates back many, many years. However, the modern cake-cutting ceremony signifies the first joint task that the bride and groom perform together as husband and wife. This tradition is very special and is one that is practiced at nearly every wedding you will attend. The bride with the “help” of the groom cuts the first piece of cake. The Groom feeds the bride first and she feeds him second. The tradition of feeding the cake to each other signifies a commitment to take care of one’s partner and provide the sustenance the other person needs in the marriage. Neither partner touches the other during the feeding. By not touching each other during the feeding, each person pledges to perform their tasks unaided.

Cakes, as well as bread have always been part of the celebration of a marriage. The ancient Romans considered bread to be a symbol of fertility. Some believe that a couple was not considered married until they had broke the bread and eaten it together.

The cake is also the last thing that guests eat, which leaves a definite lasting impression. Since it is the last formal ceremony of the wedding, etiquette states that guests may leave after the cake cutting. This is why you will see many grandparents or elderly guests leave a reception after they have had cake and coffee.

Wedding cake designs can be elegant and extravagant, artistic, or just downright fun.

Gorgeous Asian Fusion Wedding Cake at Bella Sera

Elegant Red Roses on Wedding Cake at Bella Sera

 

Ice Cake Stand with Denver Bronco Grooms Cake at Bella Sera

 

Doctor Who Tardis Police Box Wedding Cake at Bella Sera

 

A Stunning Wedding Cake Backdrop at Bella Sera

 

Artistic Black, White and Fuschia Wedding Cake at Bella Sera

What’s your favorite flavor?

  • Café Latte Cake
  • Classic Red Velvet with Cream Cheese Frosting
  • Decadent Chocolate
  • Hazelnut Praline 
  • Italian Rum 
  • Lemon Cake with Lemon Butter Cream Frosting
  • Old Fashioned Carrot Cake
  • Pink Champagne Cake with Raspberry Mousse Filling
  • Pink Strawberry Swirl Cake
  • Spice Cake with Caramel Buttercream Frosting
  • Tres Leches Cake

From decadent fillings to extraordinary design and cake table décor, your wedding cake can easily become something that guests will brag about for a very long time.

Winter Wonderland Themed Wedding Cakes 

Winter Wedding Cake 6 Tier at Bella Sera

 

Winter Wedding Cake at Bella Sera

 

Winter Wedding Cake with adorable Polar Bear Topper at Bella Sera

 

Winter 4 Tier Wedding Cake at Bella Sera

 

To create the perfect mood for the cake cutting ceremony, you’ll want to be sure to pick the perfect song to top it all off. You’re sure to find one from this list of  “The Top 20 Wedding Cake Cutting Songs”: 

  1. Ain’t That A Kick In The Head – Dean Martin

  2. Be Our Guest – Beauty and the Beast

  3. Build Me Up Buttercup – The Foundations

  4. Chapel Of Love – The Dixie Cups
  5. Candy Man – Christina Aguilera
  6. Cut The Cake
 – Average White Band
  7. Eat it – Weird Al Yankovic
  8. Happy Together – The Turtles

  9. Hit Me With Your Best Shot – Pat Benatar
  10. How Sweet It Is
- James Taylor
  11. I Do (Cherish You) – 98 Degrees

  12. I Got You Babe – Sonny and Cher

  13. It’s Your Love  – Faith Hill & Tim McGraw
  14. Love And Marriage
 – Frank Sinatra
  15. Pour Some Sugar On Me – Def Leppard
  16. Recipe For Love
 – Harry Connick Jr.
  17. Sugar, Sugar – The Archies
  18. That’s Amore
- Dean Martin
  19. The Sweetest Thing – U2

  20. This Will Be (An Everlasting Love) – Natalie Cole


So now that you know the reason for the cake cutting ceremony, don’t forget to share it with your fiancé. Your guests will also enjoy learning about the reason behind the cake cutting, so ask your DJ to make a short introduction before you cut the cake explaining the symbolism behind the tradition. When shopping for inspirations on design, colors, tiers, flavors and decor embellishments, it’s best to choose a baker who has been in the wedding business for several years to ensure the design is perfect, the flavor is amazing, and that there is plenty of cake for all of your guests. Have fun with the whole experience, and don’t make your cake an after thought or last minute decision.

If you enjoyed these tips, be sure to share this post with a friend.

 

Elisabeth Montoya

Designer and co-owner of The Bella Sera Event Center

 

 

 

Classy Red, White & Black December Wedding

The Love Story of Kayla and Alex – 12/28/11

Alex and I met at the Air Force Academy. We were both in the same squadron, but it wasn’t until second semester of my sophomore year that we began to date. Alex would tell you that he pursued me many times, and I played hard to get and continued to turn him down. He was about to give up, until I basically invited myself to his junior year Ring Dance (a tradition at the Academy where you receive your class ring…it is an upscale ball with a formal dinner and dancing to follow). That was our “first real date,” and everything after that just fell into place. We knew within weeks that we wanted to spend the rest of our lives together. What we love about each other and what makes us such a great couple, is that we are opposites and we are a perfect balance to each other. Our base is our common values/morals and relationship with the Lord, and the things that we differ on give us perspective and make us better people. We are each other’s best friends, and we are loving finally being in the same state together, experiencing “married” life!

Fondest memories of our wedding day…

I can’t pick out one moment that stands out over the others. The best part of our wedding was that we were able to celebrate our love with people close to us. We enjoyed every minute of the day. The reception was full of laughter and dancing; I didn’t even want to leave when they told me I had to go get ready to go. Our wedding was kind of a destination for Alex and I, since we both weren’t living in CO at the time. Flying in early, spending Christmas together as a family, getting ready for the big day, going on our honeymoon, coming back to more presents than we could imagine, and then reliving all of it through pictures and video made our wedding celebration the best day (or week) of our lives!

My brother and his friend filmed our entire day and put together our wedding video. They did guest interviews, and everyone just had a blast. They all seemed so happy to be there and happy for us! I think one of the coolest things about weddings is that they bring back memories for those who are already married. It makes them remember their own journey of love, and it makes them excited to share to their story and give the newlywed’s advice!

 My “something borrowed, something new and something blue”…

My something old was my grandmother’s handkerchief. I wrapped it around my flowers as a “just in case” I cry during the ceremony. My something new was my beautiful dress that I feel in love with after trying on only four dresses. My something borrowed was my aunt’s pearl necklace. My something blue was my leg garter…my mom sowed on a small blue bow.

 Favorite moment…

My favorite moment was our first look. It was just he and I, seeing each other for the first time all dressed up, and it was a chance for me to let out some emotion.

Our parents…

My mom lost her dad when she was young. Alex lost his dad when he was young. I have had multiple friends who have lost their dad in recent years. When you see others lose someone so dear to them it makes you take a step back and appreciate how blessed you are to still have those loved ones around. So I think that is why I was most emotional with my dad at the wedding. I cried during our dance and then during his speech. Alex doesn’t have a very large family, yet the family that he does have came to our wedding. They all came from out of state (his cousin traveled from London with his baby boy) to help celebrate our special day and we were so appreciative of that!

Planning our wedding from out-of-state…

I could not have asked for a better venue. Being out of state made it more difficult to pick out the décor, talk about the details, send money in, etc. However, Bella Sera helped me through every step of the way. They always took the initiative to get in touch with my mom or me. My parents were able to go do the food tasting and finalize details. Bella Sera 100% worked with me to make it “me and my husband’s” special day! I felt like I was their only client. Not only did they do all this wonderful planning beforehand, you should have seen them on the wedding day. Everything was perfectly timed. They continually kept me in the loop, let me know how much time I had, made sure I had what I needed. I am a perfectionist and worry a lot, yet I didn’t have to worry about a thing with Bella Sera, because they took care of it all! So thank you Bella Sera for all your hard work!

I loved the elegance of the Bella Sera. I wanted a classy, red, white, and black event and their facility was the best for it. The grand staircase is beautiful and great for pictures. The centerpiece options I had to choose from were great. The total package was reasonably priced and included everything we wanted for our special day.

Photographer: Mark Alison Photography
Venue: The Bella Sera Event Center
Décor & Design: Bella Sera / Elisabeth Montoya / Randi Paradisa
Cake: Das Meyer
Flowers: The bride’s cousin is a florist in Chicago, who did such an amazing job!
Dress Designer: Vera Wang

Ice Blue Winter Wedding

Winter Weddings

Many brides never even think about the option of a winter wedding and how gorgeous and spectacular it could be. Winter weddings are very popular in Denver, CO where millions of people live here just to enjoy the snow. More and more couples are choosing to skip the more expensive “summer” wedding and choosing to make their wedding more unique. Winter weddings at Bella Sera are exceptionally romantic, and winter rates give couples the perfect combination of cost savings while getting much more for their money. With a winter wedding that is well planned and creatively sewn together, a couple can create a celebration that is second to none.

Our couple planned an artistic photo shoot prior to their guests arriving so they could capture every detail of their winter wonderland wedding through the beautiful photographs taken by Mark Alison Photography. These photos are truly amazing, capturing the very essence of what the couple wanted everyone to experience – their unique personalities and love of the wintertime, beauty, romance, an icy winter ambiance, and the feeling of being in another place besides Brighton, CO.

This winter wonderland wedding was designed with one purpose…. to take their guests to another place and delight them in every way as they celebrate “their love” in winter ice surroundings. Bella Sera’s senior designer started with their concept and dream and helped them accomplish it through many elements and special touches. Beginning with the wedding ceremony, the ballroom was dripping with icicles, chairs were covered with gorgeous white satin chair coverings by Belinda’s Creations and winter white trees illuminated the altar and ceremony backdrop with hundreds of white lights. The floors were blanketed with artificial snow, snowflakes, a white aisle runner and candles down the aisle to create a dramatic entrance for the bridal party processional. The couple’s initials were carefully created with blue hydrangea petals on their aisle. As guests entered the ceremony room they were amazed and in awe of the spectacular setting and all of the fine details…something most of them had never seen or experienced before.

After the cocktail hour, the dinner ballroom was unveiled and the guests were taken into what the couple hoped would be “a magical place”. Guests were delighted and amazed like they were walking in a winter wonderland. They smiled with delight at the spectacular ice blue lighting by Lighting and Design by Scott that illuminated their dinner reception ballroom, all of the ice crystals and snowflakes that embellished each centerpiece, the crushed white table linens that were highlighted by the flickering snowflake votive candles and the special touch of their monogram on the dance floor. Their winter ice effect truly amazed and delighted their guests. A signature drink with blue gin was served to all of the guests and raised to toast the newlyweds as they began their new life together.

This wedding truly felt like a chapter out of a Winter Wonderland storybook.

Wedding Photography: Mark Alison Photography / Wedding Venue: The Bella Sera Event Center / Lighting: Lighting and Design by Scott: Wedding Designer: Elisabeth Montoya-Bella Sera/ Catering: Bella Sera Catering / Floral Design: Ellen Cara Boulder/ Linens & Chair covers: Belinda’s Creations /  Wedding Gown: The Bridal Connection / Tuxedo: The Bridal Connection; Décor: Bella Sera Event Center

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