Saturday, May 18, 2013

An Elegant Event at the Elderberry :: Sindhura & Eric


Intimate weddings are a common occurrence on the grounds of the Elderberry House, nested in the south entrance of Oakhurst, CA.  It was the perfect location for Sindura & Eric's elegant wedding surrounded by friends and family before departing for a second ceremony and honeymoon in India.  The moments captured show the natural romance between these two people and Sindura was stunning in a half up half down look of cascading curls and adorned with stunning jewelery.












Joyous journey's to you Sindura & Eric we enjoyed working with you termendiously!


Floral Designs & Cake ::  Sweet Dreams 





Sunday, May 5, 2013

© Veils Upon the Sierra Trails :: Queens & Elderberries

The second part of our Veils Upon the Sierra Trails series covers a wedding that takes place at two of our favorite venues, both located in the quaint town of Oakhurst, California.  


The Bellissimo Team met with the bride and her bridal party at the serene location of The Queen's Inn.  This 1950's site has been transformed into a delightful inn where guests can enjoy the soft murmur of the nearby river, bonfires by moonlight on their twinkling patio, and even a glass of sweet wine produced by the inn's very own winery.  It's a wonderful place for quests, and bridal party alike, to wake to the big ahead.



For Jessica's look we wanted something soft and sultry for the make up which was perfectly complimented by a pumped up simple half up half down look that opened up her face to allow every touching moment to be seen by onlookers.  The end result was a perfect combination for the ballgowned bride and her morning wedding.




The ceremony was held at the regal Erna's Elderberry House located at the other end of town.  This fairy tale inn is home to a five star restaurant and ten-bedroom Ch√Ęteau.  Everyone who enters these gates feels as though they have been transported to another worldly experience all of it's own.  The talented Patrick Pike was there to capture every moment with his creative eye for photography and unique spin on the traditional.




For the reception guests walked into romantic setting of glowing candle light and fall frosted hues decorated by the flower conscious bride herself.  Even her flowers were anything but and instead porcelain blooms created by DK Designs.  




Once in their seats everyone was treated to a four course meal, created by the couple themselves, then brought to life by the skilled Erna's Staff followed by a decadent fruit filled cake by Sweet Dreams Cakery.




It was the perfect intimate event for the more sentimental bride. 



Hair & Makeup: Bellissimo Brides
Photography: Patrick Pike
Venue 1: The Queens Inn
Bridal Bouquet: DK Designs










Thursday, May 2, 2013

© Veils Upon the Sierra Trails :: Paradise Springs

With spring in full bloom, the High Sierra's are becoming even more of a wedding destination of choice for brides all over the nation.  In this series we will be covering the vast array of venues, photographers, florists, and other event specialists located throughout the Central Sierra Nevadas.  Not to mention beautiful on location hair and make up looks created by the Bellissimo Team in hopes of inspiring brides to "be the most beautiful you".  


Nestled in the foot hills, 30 minutes south of Yosemite, is the enchanting 100 acre retreat called Paradise Springs.  This secluded piece of forrest is quickly becoming a venue of preference for brides longing for a true escape from all the hustle and bustle of life and a chance to truly connect with guests, family, and their new husband.  Surrounded by bubbling brooks, aromatic pines, and fresh mountain air all who attend cannot help but be enveloped by the charm of this place and the love of the couple.




With such a lovely setting it's only expected that the decor of the day should enhance the natural beauty surrounding the occasion.  With floral arrangements and cake created by Sweet Dreams the ambiance was guaranteed to perfectly compliment every aspect of the event from the delicious food provide by Yosemite Catering to the lively entertainment courtesy of Yosemite Entertainment.  





For the bride, our team went with something soft and elegant with the intent of enhancing Tristan's natural beauty.  Soft pined curls accented by satiny smokey eyes ensured our bride would be breathtaking in her form fitted lace gown ringed by ablaze of rich autumn hues.  




To top it all off, the talented Johnny Stafford was there to capture every awe-inspiring moment with his exquisite eye for detail and impeccable ability to capture the perfect second and lock it into an everlasting memory to be cherished by the bride and groom.  






A perfect combination for one magical celebration!  Stayed tuned for our next bridal destination! 



Hair & Makeup: Bellissimo Brides
Cake & Floral: Sweet Dreams
Catering: Yosemite Catering