Elegant Romantic Wedding Celebration
Elegant Romantic Wedding Celebration
On November 18, 2011 we had the honor of being an intricate part of the design and coordination for the wedding celebration for Ashley and Bryan.
Their love story began 8 years ago, and that very date is why they absolutely had to have 11-18-11 for their wedding date. Their story began back in August of 2003 while both of them worked at a Safeway grocer in Highlands Ranch during high school. Bryan had been working at the store for about 9 months before Ashley got hired. That’s when things changed. All Bryan can remember thinking was “Wow….I don’t stand a chance with that girl.” But it didn’t take more than a few months before the two of them really got to know each other and discovered they wanted to spend much more time together. After spending countless days and nights together over the next couple years, they realized that there was something special about the two of them as a couple. Every aspect of each other’s lives was better when they were together, which pretty much sealed the deal for years of happiness that followed. Then….even though it took Bryan 6 more years to make the next move, they finally wed on November 18, 2011 (exactly 8 years to the day) after they had met. Marrying their best friend is what made that anniversary date such a joyous and significant celebration!
In their spare time they love to escape to the mountains to eat at their favorite spot in Kittridge, take pictures of scenery, hike, snowboard, camp, go off-roading, or just forget about “reality”. In the summers they enjoy traveling around the states to watch and compete in diesel truck drag racing events (NHRDA) where they have made lots of memories and friends for life. When the weather is nice they spend their Sundays at the dog park with their favorite little girl, Nika.
What Bryan loves about Ashley?
“Ashley is unlike anyone I have ever met. Over the years, she has become my absolute best friend and the one person I can turn to when life is attacking me from every possible angle. To this day I can’t explain how she does it, but when I come home to her at the end of a hard day, the sight of her can make even the worst day imaginable better in the blink of an eye. To this day, I can’t think of a time when she didn’t put someone else’s needs in front of her own. This kind of selflessness, honesty and loyalty are extremely rare in this world, and it’s what makes me want to spend the rest of my life with her”.
What Ashley Loves about Bryan?
“What I love most about Bryan is the way he makes me laugh; and that he has that capability at any possible moment, horrible as it may be. I love that he has so much respect and love for his friends and family and would drop anything on a dime to help them out, without asking for anything in return. I love the way he looks at me and always makes me feel beautiful inside and out, even when I have my doubts. He is a hard worker and always strives to push himself further than he thought imaginable, which has brought him some amazing opportunities in life! I love that he shows all the traits to make an amazing future-father to our children”.
Why they chose The Bella Sera:
“We chose the Bella Sera for a few reasons. First reason being the beautiful atmosphere and the initial “wow” factor when we first walked in. Second was after we spoke with the leading lady, Elisabeth. When we saw her passion and love for this business she had us sold. She explained our options and we decided the Belissimo package was as “worry free” as a wedding could possibly be! She spent countless hours with us over email, phone and in person which proved to us that she truly had our best interests in mind. You can’t find this type of service and honesty with such a beautiful end result anywhere!!! In our personal design sessions, she helped us transform the Bella Sera into the romantic, warm, glowing and elegant setting we had imagined”.
“Our guests said the food was awesome, it was a unique and beautiful ceremony and reception space, it was an extremely organized event, and the party was so much fun!!! They noticed how attentive Elisabeth and Mark Alison the photographer were, and how amazing they are at their jobs”!
Ashley’s advice to other brides:
“Remember this is your day, so don’t let anyone step on your toes, as you can’t please everyone. This day only happens once so don’t hold back on the things that are most important to you, everything always works out in the end”!
Some of the most memorable moments of our wedding day…
The look on Bryan’s face when he first saw his bride!
The girls getting ready in the dressing room singing “I’m sexy and I know it” if any of us started to tear up and become all sappy (happened more times than I can count).
Mark Alison steaming my dress, lol:
Bryan’s best man, Andrew Dornbush, coming into town from Phoenix, AZ for our wedding, which wouldn’t have been the same without him!
Seeing the Bella Sera come to life after our hard work and planning, just beautiful, it seemed unreal.
Dancing the night away with everybody, we had some talent out there!
And mostly, all the loving support from our family and friends who came to join us! Just magical!
Our families said that is was the most beautiful wedding they had ever been to and all the hard work paid off! We would not change a thing”!! “We could not have chosen a more beautiful venue, perfect day, or better people to share our wedding with”!
Ashley and Bryan
TEAM OF EXPERTS: 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 / Floral Design: Ashley and her bridesmaids / Décor: Bella Sera Event Center Bellissimo Package / Linens by: Amelia’s Decorations
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