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Early Spring Dusty Rose & Sage Green

Adriana & Jose

The love story between Adriana and Jose began when they met at work. They found that they had the perfect recipe of “opposites attracting” and “common values” that makes their relationship so special. Mild mannered, fun-loving Jose tends to keep outgoing, extroverted Adriana grounded and content with living in the moment. They each married their best friends.

Their wedding was more than just a celebration of the two of them coming together. It was the moment when their new family became one, and Adriana realized that she and her infant son AJ and her best friend Jose were now a family and all had the same last name. AJ was born just a few months before their wedding. Adriana said the moment they were pronounced husband and wife meant so much more to her than just the two of them becoming one. It meant their new family had bonded in a way that she never imagined being so precious.

It was very special to both of them to have their entire families there. Adriana and her father Armando have a very special bond. When he saw his daughter for the first time in her bridal gown he said “You look good!” She responded, “Dad, I look good in a pair of jeans, this is a $2,000 gown!” They both laughed and he said, “Of course I meant you look beautiful sweetheart.” She really thought she would get very emotional walking down the aisle because of her Dad, but it was actually the moment she realized that she was marrying her best friend that got her the most emotional. Love is…an intense feeling of deep affection…oh so true!


Adriana and her mother Cindy had a blast picking out all of the intricate details for the wedding. They made a whole day of it one day by meeting with all of our Bellissimo vendors. Their day included their private Design Session at Bella Sera, then off to lunch, dessert at their cake tasting with Nancy’s Best Cake Design and the final stop at Vickie’s Flowers. Cindy said it was the most stress free, fun mother daughter day she had ever imagined. When they first arrived to meet with me at Bella Sera Adriana had no idea what she really wanted. She did know that she did not want pink at all. We had a blast designing their wedding décor and the overall ambiance. The most spectacular design element was to be their grand head table, and Adriana gave me total design freedom to come up with something I thought she would love. By the end of the session, she left just loving everything we had chosen. Did I mention the color she ended up choosing to go with her gorgeous sage green linens was……… You guessed it! Dusty rose pink, sage green with accents of gold. It was gorgeous.

 When looking back on the whole pre-wedding experience, both Adriana and her mother said the value they received by choosing The Bellissimo Package at Bella Sera, and all of the vendor recommendations we gave them was invaluable in terms of time saved, reduced stress and how much they actually got for their money. Being pregnant and worrying about her gown was stressful enough, but planning a wedding at the same time should have put her over the edge. However, she said they were amazed at how little they really had to do, and they enjoyed every moment along the way.

When they arrived on their wedding day everything was completely decorated for them. Adriana was brought to tears. Her event manager Sari popped a Coors Light for her and she said she was in heaven. A few things stood out to be the most memorable for them: little AJ in a tuxedo that matched his Daddy’s, their cousin Anthony marrying them who was also a ring bearer in her parents wedding, Jose walking his mother Maria down the aisle and dancing with her during the mother son dance, Adrian’s mother carrying AJ down the aisle, their family bonding, the first dance, father daughter dance, their siblings in the wedding party, the Soprano’s theme song DJ Guy played as her father Armando got up to make a toast, and that everyone had a blast.

All of their guests said it was a gorgeous wedding. They heard dozens of guests comment on the beauty of the grand staircase, and the impact of the surprise unveiling of the dinner ballroom with the pink lighting and grand head table. All in all Adriana said her wedding day was carefree, awesome, and her guests were blown away. She couldn’t have been happier.

We will truly miss speaking with her about her wedding plans, but will be visiting them very soon at their family restaurant Armando’s to reminisce about all of the good times.

To read the full review from Adriana go to the 3-11-12 wedding review at:

Wedding Photography: Mark Alison Photography / Wedding Venue: The Bella Sera Event Center / Package: Bellissimo / Lighting: Lighting and Design by Scott: Wedding Designer: Elisabeth Montoya-Bella Sera/ Catering: Bella Sera Catering / Cake: Nancy’s Best Cake Design / Flowers: Vickie’s Flowers / Bridal Gown – Mori Lee Designer from Amanda’s Bridal  / Décor: Bella Sera Event Center / DJ: DJ Guy / Linens & Chair covers: Belinda’s Creations


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