Thursday, July 11, 2013

07.08.12 :: a + k wedding (san diego)

In celebration of their one year anniversary, we are happy to share some darling photos of Kristine and Alfredo's San Diego wedding.

When you come from a ridiculously talented family where art and creativity are of second nature, the term DIY just would not apply. Every detail was professionally executed that future brides and grooms can't help but be slightly jealous. A custom illustration for guests to thumbprint by older brother, a money box constructed by little brother, boutonnières and bouquets by a best friend, invitations, programs, favors, and centerpieces by the bride herself–all a proclamation of the labors of love for Kristine and Alfredo on their special day.

*Photos by Aaron & Samantha Photography (San Diego)

It was beyond an honor to be one of the bridesmaids. I made it a personal goal to relinquish the stress from my dear friends so offered to be their coordinator as my gift. Fortunately, with the assistance from my amazing Bellz & Whistlez team, I was allowed to enjoy the day as a guest. Jenevive and Katrina executed the timeline flawlessly from the heartfelt ceremony to the entertaining reception. Guests were welcomed with a humorous speech by the father of the bride, were serenaded by Audra Simmons' sultry voice during the first dance and were even a part of the coolest wedding music video. Prepare yourself for this production by Arnold Alina Productions. Kristine looked absolutely breathtaking next to her handsome Alfredo!


To witness their love from the inception, throughout the years, and during the wedding process only makes things more exciting for what is to come. As we approach July 8th, not only will we be celebrating their one year anniversary but will be preparing for the arrival of their baby girl...Alexia Noelle Reyes! . . .(click for full post)

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

baby shower invitations :: yarn and dots

Just sharing a cute, simple baby shower invitation we designed! We kept the theme simple: yarn and dots and also incorporated a color palette of fuchsia, green and mustard gold. Will post pics from the baby shower we helped plan and design!

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Saturday, February 9, 2013

barbados bliss :: sneaky peeky

Here are some images taken on my iphone from our trip to Barbados (with the exception of the cake photo). I'm not going to lie, working in paradise is amazing! Cyril knocked out a few days worth of itineraries to make sure A+C's mini-vaca ran smoothly. It wasn't a walk in the park, but luckily, we were able to relax and enjoy the scenery after the big day.

Venue: Sandy Lane Resorts Flowers: Christina Foster of Simply Flowers Linen: Stephanie's Linens Chairs: Marquee Events Lighting/Pipe and drape: IGM Stage and Lighting Cake: Sinnfully Sweet Creations Paper Details: Bellz & Whistlez . . .(click for full post)

barbados bliss :: wedding invitations

Last December, the Bellz & Whistlez team had the great opportunity to travel all the way to Barbados, where we helped a beautiful couple, Anthony and Christina, design and plan their dream wedding. It was a luxurious affair, yet a fun-filled extravaganza for the couple and their 60 guests. A+C selected Sandy Lane Resorts, the only 5-diamond resort on the island. The prized golf course and resort which stretches miles along the west side of the island, was the perfect backdrop.We will definitely share photos from our last wedding of 2012 -- it was such a fun event to have been a part of, and we are truly honored to have been a part of an all-star vendor team.

We designed a modern wedding invitation using bright corals, mints, aquas and silvers. Just take a peek! :)

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Monday, January 28, 2013

janissa + sherwin :: engaged!

It's our first post, 28 days late. On a good note, we're heavily active on Instagram (@bellzandwhistlez) and have uploaded a few more weddings on our Facebook! Peep our IG feed on @5thVillage here.

It's only fitting our first post is about our very own sweet Janissa, who was recently asked the question of the year. Yes, she is getting hitched and we are extremely excited! We've all been waiting for Mr. Sherwin to pop the question and he executed the proposal perfectly. Last December, J+S traveled to a wintery New York to attend a friend's wedding. It was unknown to Janissa that Sherwin would book their accommodations at the Andaz New York, a boutique and posh hotel that quickly fills its suites. Thinking that he had surprised her with such a feat, Janissa was unaware that the real surprise was in his pocket. After tears of joy in a private exchange of words (and a sweaty and nervous Sherwin), and sharing the news with their accompanying friends, J+S made their way back home to San Diego after the sweet wedding to enjoy more congratulatory hugs. Soon after, J+S came up with a brilliant idea for their engagement photos -- reenact the proposal at a place they hold close to their heart -- Andaz San Diego. That's literally an engagement photography session!

It was such a brilliant idea. Janissa and Sherwin contacted the talented Gervin Reyes of LGK Photography to capture a snippet of the engagement at the Andaz New York. They both look so cozy, comfortable, private, and in LOVE. Cheesy albeit, but so true! Love it.

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