Wedding Photography

Hot Rods + Hayley Paige

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We’re FINALLY sharing this stunning shoot that took place at The Barn at Swallow’s Eve earlier this year! Allison Jeffers took the most romantic photos featuring florals with fabulous colors, a vintage car aaaaannnd motorcycle, and a couple madly in love!

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Calligraphy brought to you by one of our previous Bella Babe’s Malarie with Lazy Creek Designs.

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Southern Unique events planned all of this perfection, bringing together some truly amazing vendors.

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Taylor Cumbie provided the bouquets and other floral arrangements.

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We brought out one of our favorite Hayley Paige gowns, Dare is so classic yet modern with its chunky opals that can catch even a blind eye!

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Bella Bridesmaids San Antonio dressed the beautiful bridesmaids in this rich purple hue that tied everything together effortlessly. Hair By Keziah Bevans dolled all of our models up.

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Bartenders 4 you brought out their mobile Sipsy bar that is the cutest thing that serves up delicious drinks.

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Circle J Vintage cars jazzed this shoot up with not only a classic car but a super sleek bike as well!


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Till next time Hot Rods!
xoxo

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Hill Country Glam

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Vida Chic Events planned this stunning shoot out at Kendall Plantation with all the best vendors so we had to bring it to the blog to share all the glam inspiration! 

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We chose this L'amour gown with exquisite beading and simple tulle skirt to make a statement at the beautiful hill country venue. It certainly hit the mark! 

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Liv Beautified created a flawless bridal make up look to compliment DMA DIVO'S easy breezy curly locks look. 

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Bartenders 4 You brought out their adorable mobile Sipsy bar & created the ultimate Summer cocktail that's sure to have one drunk on love!

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Lazy Creek Designs' place cards were perfect sitting on the understated black & white plates!

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A Kendall Plantation shoot wouldn't be complete without some swing shots......

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We hope this shoot has you smiling the way she is above! For more inspiration follow the vendors involved: 

Vida Chic Events
VIVID Fotos
Liv Beautified
DMA DIVO
Bartenders4you
Lazy Creek Designs

 

 

 

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Bella's Buy 2018

We feel like Christmas has come early this year with a few of our favorite designers shipping out our orders a little earlier than normal! We're thrilled to share a few gowns that have already arrived and some trendy numbers that will be here SOON!

 

Here's what we have in store now 2018 || 2019 brides: 

 

STELLA YORK

 

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Stella has wowed us with her detailing this coming year, it has really gone above and beyond! The dress above not only has the clear sequin underlay to give supreme shine but banded straps that are trimmed with pearls.
 

 

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Justin Alexander
 

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There wasn't a single Justin gown that din't make a statement but this detachable train took statement to the next level. We knew we had to have it when we laid eyes on it, which was a similar situation we had when looking at each gown!

 

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Here's what will be shipping out within the next few months: 


Justin Alexander

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Justin's newest collection is full of all the hottest trends for the upcoming year! We are so thrilled to have this millennial blue gown in the store, we've had tones of blue before but this Justin takes the cake with its elegance.
 

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Martina Liana

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Martina showcased some brilliant backs in her latest collection. We added some great V-backs to our own collection from the whole Essense design house! We cannot wait to get them in!

 

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Hayley Paige

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Many of our Hayley Paige picks were nothing like our last Hayley Paige buy. Some of these 2018 gowns will be replacing older styles in our store that have a special place in our hearts, for example the Londyn gown and River gown. 

 

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We hope you are just as eager as we are to get these stunning gowns in! We look forward to seeing you shine in them #FutureBellaBride !
xoxo

 

 

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Nothing Short of Whimsical

HAPPY HALLOWEEN BELLA BOO’S! WE WANTED TO SHARE THIS STYLED SHOOT SHOT BY OUR FRIENDS JOSH MICHAEL PHOTOGRAPHY & SARAH NASELLI WEDDINGS ON A MAGICAL DAY, SO TODAY BEING HALLOWEEN IT WAS ONLY RIGHT! OWL DARE YOU TO CONTINUE ON!

 

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The creative Dona Liston of Lambermont events was inspired by a real wedding she put on at the castle on Grayson Street. The details pulled together throughout the historic beauty that is Lambermont Castle placed your tracks right in the Hogwarts Castle!

 

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GOLDEN SNITCH, ANYONE?

 

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If a Golden Snitch doesn’t sound delectable to you we’d hope that Butter Beer does! From the drinks to the bites Harry Potter himself would have been glad to be at this wedding!

 

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We brought out two very fitting gowns for the location and theme! We had such a blast straying away from the mainstream look and just went big and bold with one of our favorite stylists, Stephanie Eiland.

 

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Our gold accessories really picked up in the castle and highlighted the decor! How wicked is the gold headpiece in model Serena Paris’ purple hair?!

 

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For the reception look we really brought out the whimsy: I’m talking smoke bombs (no dresses were harmed in the process), black veils, and levitation!

 

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We chose this witchy black evening gown from Pronovias to really go for a different look from the wedding gown from Blush by Hayley Paige. Stephanie Eiland created this sppoktacular veil!

 

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WINGARDIUM LEVIOSA

 

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HAVE A SAFE, MAGICAL HALLOWEEN!
XOXO

Photographers: Josh Michael Photography & Sarah Naselli Photography
HMUA: Stephanie Eiland
Venue: Lambermont Events
Models: Serena Paris & David Escamilla

Wedding Trends We Can't Wait to See in 2017

WE’RE TAKING A BREAK TO TALK ABOUT TRENDS OTHER THAN IN GOWNS/SEASONS TO CHAT ABOUT FUN TRENDS FOR THE DAY OF! FROM SIMPLISTIC EARTHY VIBES TO A BIT MORE TRENDY TECH CHIC MAKING A STATEMENT IN 2017 WILL BE ON TWO COMPLETE DIFFERENT REALMS.

 

LETS START OUT SIMPLE!

Everything found in nature is being utilized in weddings this year. Now from the moment you send out invitations you can give off the vibe through recycled invitations printed with soy based ink. For the day of you can blow your guests out of the water with serene decor that makes a simplistic statement. Here are a few of our favorite ideas:

Line up your aisle with a variety of neutral pots with different plants, shrubberies, and flowers.

Swap out the floral walls for cascading rose chandeliers!

Try a fragrant bouquet – you can reuse this down the road!

Flip out the flowers for small fruit trees & pair decor accordingly.

 

TIERED CAKES MAKE THE COME BACK

After seeing the alternatives  like doughnuts, cake pops, and cupcakes the tiered cake will triumph this year. Going super stacked and filling each with fun flavors like pink champagne or salted caramel will bring back the classic tiered cake with a touch of today on the inside. Tiered cakes are also getting modified by technology; cake mapping is becoming one of the more trendier options in the industry by taking the visual appeal through the roof!

 

 

TECH CRAZY WEDDING

When drones first hit the market no one would have guessed it was going to make a mark in wedding photography but it is! Now we can control a drone from a smart phone and really create an epic selfie with the help of modern technology. So instead of the photo- shopped movie scene photos we’ll be seeing creative shots from above.

 

 

 

A TWIST FOR ENTERTAINMENT

Possibly the best idea we’ve seen out there that we hope to see in more weddings is going a more alternative route to entertainment. Glamour magazine suggests everything from a live choir belting out Beyonce to acrobats and aerialists. Why not think out of the box for this one, it will have your guests talking for years after!

 

 

 

MORE THAN FUR BABIES INCLUDED

Towards the end of 2016 we started hearing of venues and even a few daring brides including animals other than dogs. We’re talking longhorns, goats, and everything in between, much like a twist on the entertainment someone in your wedding party will appreciate a good photo with the animal who showed up to your wedding (and no we’re not talking about that one crazy aunt)!

 


Bella Bride Katherine at Lost Mission with their goat, Pickles.
Shot by Kate Panza Photography

 

 

STAY TRENDY BELLA’S
XOXO