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kate + daniel in greece

6 Jun

Kate and Daniel came traveled all the way from Malaysia for a pre-wedding photo shoot in Santorini, Greece. Malaysian Chinese has a tradition of taking pre-wedding photos, and since Kate and Daniel were planning a trip to Greece and Turkey for holiday anyway, they decided to take their photos pre-wedding photos there.

Looking at the photos, you wouldn’t know they were frazzled or stressed, but the day progressed in a way they never expected. The couple planned for photos with a different set of gowns and jackets and additional props; however after the couple posed on the beach, their parked car got stuck in the sand on the beach. Eventually, and after unsuccessfully trying to push the car out themselves, nice locals passed by and stopped to push and pull their car out. Everyone was so consumed with finding a solution, no photos were taken, but the memory is a treasure…and the photos look flawless.

The beauty, rich colors, simple and natural, romantic elements were captured beautifully by their photographer, Anna Roussos. Kate’s beautiful, custom gown was handmade by a designer in Malaysia.¬† The shape, the details and the design of the gown is one-of-a-kind made just for Kate.

The couple is getting married in July, and we wish them nothing but a lifetime of happiness…and tow trucks close by just in case they get stuck again. ūüôā

{images via Anna Roussos Photography}

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heather + dennis

23 May
I saw this photo…
and was completely in love with this wedding…and I want to borrow the bride’s red shoes!
Heather¬†and Dennis McMahon were married back in June 12, 2010 in Syracuse, New York. Living in Colorado and planning the wedding in New York was no small feat according to Heather, “but damn was it a good time, and a day that I would do over and over again, and never change a single detail.”¬†
Two years later, the classic ballroom/vintage style of this wedding is still timeless and an inspiration for today’s brides.¬†Per Heather and Dennis’ request, their photographer¬†Kelly Stremmel¬†captured their¬†day the way it unfolded, without too many shots being posed, but rather artistic shots that represent things the way they took place. ¬†The artistic, natural shots Kelly captured was one of our favorite things about this wedding…and we’re happy to share it with you today.
After meeting at SUNY Oswego in New York their last semester of college, and joining mutual friends at a Dave Matthews Concert several weeks later, Heather and Dennis had an undeniable love connection. Having dated only 6 short months, the love birds moved Vail, Colorado and on their 4th anniversary Dennis popped the question at The Vail Plaza Hotel before a romantic dinner at LaTour. They married two years later, almost 6 years to the day of our “first date” at the Dave Matthews show.
In Heather’s words:¬†It was very important to me that my bridesmaids be comfortable and have the ability to showcase their own style. I gave each girl black coque feathers to put in their hair however they desired once it was styled, and a vintage brooch to incorporate into their dress wherever they liked.¬†
We wanted to have a bit of Colorado inspiration in our wedding, but still pull off the ballroom vintage vibe. We placed hummingbird fly fishing flies in our calla lily boutonnieres for the guys as Dennis is a big fly fisherman and our guest book was a coffee table picture book filled with stunning images of Colorado. 
To see each other or not to see each other before the ceremony was a question Heather struggled with, but as she said, “I knew that if I didn’t see him and get all of those emotions out-of-the-way, the anticipation was going to leave me an emotional, blubbering wife-to-be. Dennis is my rock and I needed him with me for the emotional roller coaster that was our wedding day… and I simply could not wait to be with him! So, about an hour prior to the ceremony Dennis and I met on a street corner.
 
The 590-room non functioning hotel was built in 1924 and has character and charm like no other. The floor to ceiling windows offer a picturesque view of the city, the stunning vintage gold chandeliers everywhere create an incredibly romantic ambiance, and on the 10th floor is the Grand Ballroom…perfect for our reception.¬†
In Heather’s words:¬†The Dave Matthews Band was what sparked our fiery romance, and therefore their music served as inspiration on our wedding day.¬†Our first dance was to none other than the¬†DMB song, “You and Me.” Dennis picked me up when Dave sings “…teach them to fly…” And we leaned back and forth on each other singing “…we could do better than anything that we did, you know that you and me, we could do anything,” with a stratigic high five and then I did my happy dance.¬†
Per Heather and Dennis, their DJ handed our “flair” toward the end of the night, which brought out the silly in everyone.
And, who wouldn’t want to run in the rain at the end of your wedding night? How romantic and fun…the perfect send-off if you ask me!
 
VENDOR LOVE
Bridal gown: Maggie Sottero Amour Brooch, purchased at Spy Baby Bridal Boutique in Syracuse, New York
Bridal shoes: Nina
Photographer: Kelly Stremmel
DJ: Brian McGann
Makeup: Gina Scammell {Ginascammell@yahoo.com}
Hair:Tiffany DeWald {tiffanydewald@ymail.com}
Wedding Planner/Day of Coordinator: Amy Preble {miller5401@hotmail.com}
Ceremony Venue: The Most Holy Rosary Syracuse, New York
Reception Venue: The Hotel Syracuse Syracuse, New York
Cake: Pascale Bake House, Syracuse, New York
Desert Bar: DIY {Do-It-Yourself}
Stationery: DIY

jacey + grant + lovespun films = gorgeous

2 May

You remember the beautiful couple, Jacey + Grant, we featured months ago? We loved that creative engagement photo shoot by Lauren Ross Photography.

Well, the small town Texas girl who pursued her dreams and passion for fashion in LA and the down-to-earth urban developer, got hitched…and their wedding was one for the books.

Everything – from the bride’s Vera Wang dress and Christian Louboutin shoes, to the vintage furniture, chandeliers, mismatched chairs and place settings, burlap, pink and soft garden blooms, framed prints, hand-sewn table numbers, vintage tea tins – and every last detail in between was absolutely breathtaking.

The wedding really captured the couple’s personality and roots beautifully. Seriously, its stunning!

Jessica at Lovespun, Handmade Wedding Films, captured it in a gorgeous wedding film you MUST watch. {Click the play button on the image below}.

I know you want to see more of that wedding, huh?

Take the time to look at images from Jacey and Grants wedding {which was featured on Style Me Pretty}. Your eyes will thank you it’s so pretty. You can find them here, at Jacey’s fabulous Damsel in Dior blog {found at Mrs. Damsel}, along with all the pretty details and full list of vendors.

VENDOR LOVE:
Planner: Beth Helmstetter Events
Photographer: Lauren Ross Photography
Venue: Smog Shoppe in Los Angeles
Wedding Cinematography: Lovespun Handmade Wedding Films

kate and drew

11 Apr

Once the wedding is over, the wedding dress is left at home to be cleaned, then put away for safe keeping, right? Not all the time, as talented photographers Nate and Jenna¬†from Nate and Jenna Photography show us on Po’olenalena Beach in Maui, Hawaii.

Beautiful newlywed couple, Kate and Drew, brought their wedding attire along on their Maui honeymoon for a sunset bridal session on the beach. If you’re not going to get married on the beach, might as well wear your dress on the beach and get some beautiful photos of it! We think its brilliant! Thanks for sharing Nate and Jenna. And, congrats Kate and Drew!

{images via Nate and Jenna Photography}

romantic ruffles

27 Jan

Our tail feathers are ruffled about ruffles. Ruffles are so romantic, soft and girly. We are in love.

images via:

1. White Scalloped Cake Plate: $14.95 Pier 1 imports
2. White Peony Bouquet: Martha Stewart
3. Linen, cake and chair cover: The Knotty Bride
4. Monique Lhuillier Wedding Gown: The Wedding Chicks
5. Ann Taylor Silk Georgette Petal Top: The Chloe Conspiracy
6. Ruffle Cake: Half Baked, The Cake Blog
7. Glint Ruffle Clutch: $88, Nordstrom
8. Corner Ruffle Duvet Corner: Urban Outfitters
9. Ruffle Linens: Wildflower Linens found via Style Me Pretty
10. Ruffled Little Black Dress: Marilyn’s Keepsakes

{coupon} suspended moments

20 Dec

We’re so happy our giveaways last week were a huge hit with all you fabulous brides. Thanks to the giveaway sponsors, Suspended Moments and Kathryn Giarratano Jewelry.

Congratulations to Emily and Kristin for winning the bridal hanger and engagement bracelet. You lucky ladies!

Good news for all you brides out there, or for you non-brides looking for the perfect bridal gift…Dawn from Suspended Moments is offering all Tutto Bella Blog readers 15% percent off any item purchased from her shop. Coupon expires January 31, 2012. Enter Tutto15¬† in the coupon code box when completing your purchase.

Happy Shopping.

Thanks to all of you who entered our giveaways…we hope to have more wonderful giveaways in 2012. Hope we were able to help you shop for several people on your list this year with our list of Favorite Things.

{image via Jenna Walker Photography}

leigh + tommy

19 Oct

When you meet this couple, you immediately fall in love with them!

Leigh and Tommy met through mutual best friends (also darling newlyweds) after college and immediately started dating due to an instant connection. After blissfully dating, Tommy bought a house for the happy couple 2 years later, proposed on one knee in the midst of candles and roses in their new house – and they married on May 28th, 2011 on a perfect Colorado day. As gorgeous Leigh says: “We were beyond excited to begin the next chapter in our relationship as husband and wife, and spend the rest of our lives together”. Knowing this couple, you can really see the love and commitment between them. I had the pleasure of working with Leigh on her wedding invitations – an honor I will always treasure. Enjoy these stunning photos!

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{gorgeous bride!}

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{I am crazy in love with these shoes! Hey Lady Shoes, Marie James – Dress Boutique}

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{So cute! Bride’s “something blue” was a note written on the bottom of her shoes¬†in blue sharpie from all her bridesmaids}

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yellow bouquets

{love navy and yellow wedding colors! gorgeous combo, and unique}

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{Love these dresses from D’Anelli Bridal in Lakewood! the key hole in the back matches the brides gorgeous dress, Jim Hjelm designer from D’Anelli Bridal as well}

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{Men’s suits … how sharp! Al’s Formal Wear}

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{Church, Cherry Hills Chapel in Highlands Ranch, Colorado}

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{Photo book of engagement photos is a great idea for guest book, have your guests sign the pages and it is something you will keep and look through forever – we at TuttoBellaBlog recommend using MyPublisher}

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{cake by Robin’s Bakery}

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{custom m&ms for wedding favors to match the blue and yellow wedding day colors}

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{Gorgeous Colorado venue, Sanctuary Golf Club in Sedalia}

Other details:

Hair Stylist – Salon Zoe

Make Up Artist – The Face Lab

Bride Veil, Hair Piece, and Wedding Day Jewelry РAnna Be Bridal

Band – Soul X, Starkey Productions

{photography by Lindsay B Photography}