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Wedding Pizza Bar

Happy National Pizza Day! “I love you with every PIZZA my heart !” We love a good pun!

Imagine having a Pizza Buffet on your wedding day! We think this is such great way to incorporate something fun and affordable.

Here are 5 ways your can do it.

  1. Have a Hosted Pizza Bar
  2. Have Pizza served in slices for appetizers
  3. Have it for midnight snacks
  4. Have a kids table set for making mini pizzas and oven roast them
  5. Take them home! Have boxes to-go for people to eat as they go!

Photo credits:

https://www.marthastewartweddings.com/

http://TheKnot.com

http://Brides.com

https://www.weddingomania.com/

Wedding Tipping Etiquette 101

Would you like a cheat sheet of how to properly tip your Wedding Vendors?

Well, today we are here to tell you, we have made one especially for you!

We know how helpful it is when you know how to tip your Wedding Vendors. A lot of our brides often ask us, “how do we tip our Vendors?”

With this being said, we ask you, who do you think deserves to be tipped? And why?

Some vendors work for you during the whole planning process, others only for the week of, and leading up until your Dream day.

And then….there are those who only work the day of, but it could be more than your average work day, we are talking 10-18 hours of labor plus!

At the end of the day, when everything is said and done, you sit back and remember how special it was!

Who was the biggest part of your day, who went above and beyond for you? These are the people who deserve to be tipped.

There are so many Vendors who are responsible for making sure your day is seamless, fabulous and flawless. We must say these people need an extra round of applause.

Tropically Island Breeze

Summer started and we can’t wait to see what’s in store for parties events and wedding tablescapes.

We love to watch and see all the new innovated ideas people come up with! Just like you, we enjoy all the bright vibrant colors and ideas that Wedding & Event Designers display, for celebrations + Wedding days!

This is what we have seen thus far! A ton of gold painted pineapples, floating floral, leaves under plates, and a mixture of texture linens being displayed.

The color palettes are to swoon for! The tropical trends are taking over and we love seeing it all unfold.

Todays Wedding trends are a must see! And we are bringing it to you first hand. Here we go, hold onto your seats, you are in for a big treat!

Check it out! We hope you are all having a fabulous day! Xoxo, The Ciao Bella Babes

Bridesmaids Dress Trends

Take a peek at these beautiful Bridesmaids dresses that are trending Now! 

Can we all agree BRIDESMAIDS DRESSES have come along way { since the 80s, 90s and even, just 10 years ago’ ! } I mean …..now they can be reworn, for other occasions, Parties or outings! And they aren’t, these, huge …puffy …shoulder pads… or obscene dresses, we would never be caught dead in! Can we get a hallelujah! 

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Shoe Styles 2019

If the shoe fits BUY IT! Wedding day shoes can most certainly be a big deal! You want to make sure you have the right shoes!

This day in age, it’s all about the looks but we would have to honestly say comfort is key!

Fancy shoes can be comfortable, if you get the right pair. We suggest trying them on in person first! And grabbing an extra pair for after ceremony is over, if you want to change them!

Check out some of these hot numbers we found! We absolutely love the look and feel of them! Sexy yet sophisticated!

Let us know what shoes you love best! Drop a comment below we would love to know-

Xoxo, The Ciao Bella Babes

Wedding Shoe Links :

https://www.chanel.com

https://www.valentino.com

http://us.christianlouboutin.com

https://us.jimmychoo.com

https://www.manoloblahnik.com

CBWP Summer Solstice 2019: First Day of Summer

Today was the first day of Summer, so why not kick it off with some fun, vibrant Summer colors!

We decided to mix it up and go all out! We love mix matching plates and playing around with colors! Especially during the summertime. We got the inspiration, while waking around Laguna Beach, and seeing all the beautiful flowers that were in full bloom.

We then grabbed a few pieces from our warehouse, bought some new items at HomeGoods, and went to work.

We staged this to give you some fun inspo for a Summer vibe, Bridal Brunch, Bridal Shower or even, the morning before your Dream day!

We love to incorporate color blocking, mix matched patterns, Good China and lavish tones! Check it out! Let us know what you think. Comment below. We would love to hear from you!

Xoxo, The Ciao Bella Babes

CBWP Dream Team

Hello there! We are The Ciao Bella’s ready to exceed all of your expectations! Let’s meet the CBWP Team.

Meet Ciao Bella Michelle – Day of Coordinator
When she isn’t organizing, creating or delivering you the 5 star experience you could find her traveling, hiking, enjoying the outdoors, or laying out, catching those sun rays. Michelle is very reliable, a team player and one of our Leads for Day of Coordination. Our Brides would say that “Michelle is always happy, smiling and going above and beyond!” We love having Michelle on the CBWP Team. She has been with us for over 6 years and we couldn’t be more thankful for her and all the Weddings she has been apart of. She is an expert when it comes to planning. She exerts charisma, never falls short of her tasks, is always helping others finish theirs. She knows the ins and outs like the back of her hand and is great at attending to our Brides and Grooms. We can always count on Michelle. She’s humble, brave, talented, and very calm in a sticky situation. Not only is she an amazing asset to us but to anyone else as well. She is the one we can call upon in any situation to be there for us in a heartbeat. We love Michelle !
Meet Ciao Bella Jess – Planner
When Jess isn’t curating Wedding or Events you can find her up in the mountains snowboarding or at the beach swimming like a mermaid. Jess is a one of a kind and one of our main Wedding Planners and Coordinators. She excels where others fall short, she is very energetic, loves love and of course Weddings too! She has what it takes to handle every aspect on her own. She is a people pleaser, and loves to plan! Her execution is flawless and she pays extra attention to the pretty little details. Our brides would call Jess “ A go-getter !” We love having Jess on the CBWP Team. She has done all of our extravagant and over the top Weddings with us! She will continue to impress us with her creativity! We just love Jess!
Meet Ciao Bella Maria – Planner & Social Media Guru
When Maria isn’t Planning, you could find her crafting, sewing, making new designs or fashion pieces, enjoying her family, working out, or planning her own Events. Maria is a jack of all traits! She can wear many hats! Maria is dependable and an asset to any company she works for! She can tackle any and all obstacles, she is the most amazing person to work with and the complete package. Maria delivers her expertise to all Weddings and Events. She is known for being at a location before her scheduled time. Our Brides would say “ Maria has everything it takes to shine !” We couldn’t be more thrilled to have Maria on board the Ciao Bella Dream Team.
Meet Ciao Bella Sierra – Make Up Artist & Day of Coordinator
When Sierra isn’t doing make up or leading a Wedding or Event you could find her cooking up a storm in the kitchen for her family. She is a loving and caring Mama of two, who is dedicated to her family. Sierra has been with us since day one and enjoys every little aspect of the planning process. This little bombshell is reliable and self – sufficient! She will be at a Wedding before the sun rises to set up shop for our Bride and Bridesmaids getting them all glammed up for our Brides Dream Day. But wait there’s more, she will pull a double shift and work until the nights end to help with everything in between! From setting up to strike this Mama has what it takes to succeed at life. She is vibrant, full of love and has great energy, we love having Sierra on our squad. Our Brides would say “She’s ahhhhhmazing !” If you ever see Sierra say hi! She is the one you will see walking around with a smile on her face, never stressed and filled with passion for this industry. Let’s give it up for Sierra!
Meet our Owner- Ciao Bella Christina
Principle Planner & Luxury Wedding Designer Christina is our networking Queen, meeting new people is her “thang”, building new relationships with other vendors and getting to know new prospects daily is her jam. She has that lovable spirit, and has that relatable personality that’s attracts you to her. Christina always makes sure all ends are tied, all needs are met, and cradling every aspect of the planning process with the utmost care. Treating each Bride as if they were her own best friend. She is the kind of person who makes you feel good when you see her! But when she’s isn’t planning a lavish party, and extraordinary Event or Luxurious Wedding, you can find her beachside with her family and friends. She is a Mommy to be of two under two, a trophy wifey, and amazing entrepreneur. She found her niche decades ago, coming from a big Italian Family, always helping her Grandma and Aunties planning Parties, and creating enchanting moments with darling little details. It was in her nature to be a Premier Planner. She started her company straight out of high school while still attending college to get her degree in Business Management. What separates her from the rest is her enthusiasm, dedication, passion and love for her clients. She is loyal, respectful, responsible and creates these everlasting moments, people swoon for! Her relationships speak for themselves, time and time again you will find her catering to her clients needs. She is the woman behind the scenes, a curator of all things pretty, and her love for this industry is extremely effortless. She’s a natural and cultivates every Event or Wedding into a timeless masterpiece. She delivers the ultimate experience with everything she touches! She was born in Hollywood and raised in Laguna Beach, attending El Morro Elementary, Thurston and Laguna Beach High School. She was a LBHS Cheerleader and became known as your “go-to gal” for planning a good party.
“Team work makes the Dream work darllllinggggg!”
We had so much fun shooting our Team Photos in our hometown.

Make Up : https://www.instagram.com/sierradawnmakeup/
Jewelry : https://gorjana.com/
Location: Laguna Beach, California

https://www.visitlagunabeach.com/

The Ultimate Wedding Day Headpieces

Omg you guyssssss! Have you seen these beautiful headpieces! Coming to a town near you! These gorgeous, jaw dropping headpieces are the New New!

These statement pieces are making headlines at the Berta Fashion Show and we can’t wait for you to see!

What are you planning to do with you hair for your magical day? Do you want to add an extra flare to your hair? Take a look at these beauties before you decide. From stunning hair pieces, to statement headpieces, to some extra bling, we are absolutely in love with it all! It’s a great way to portray your personality on your runway, or down the aisle shall we say!

Photo via Berta

Photos via Pinterest

In all the world, there is no heart for me like yours. In all the world, there is no love for you like mine. —  Maya Angelou


Photo via Pinterest
Photo via Lovmely

Next up on our radar are these breathtakingly beautiful Quartz Crystal Crowns! Let us know what you think, leave a message below our blog! We love to hear feedback about which you love the best, the Crowns, Headpieces or Hair essentials!

Photos via Pinterest

That’s it for our Segment on The Ultimate Wedding Day Headpieces! We hope you enjoyed seeing all the difference styles and it gave you some inspiration, for your Wedding Day!

Have a fabulous day Bella’s!

Xoxo- The Ciao Bella Babes

Being a Bridesmaids

Have you ever wondered what your official role, as a bridesmaid really entails ? Well, we are here to give you the scoop on your job as a Bridesmaids and the proper Etiquette—-

If you were asked to be a Bridesmaids it is such a compliment and an honor. For some this is our first time, for others it’s their 5th time! But some of us, have never been sure of our duties, and some are not financially capable of these duties. Not to fret! We are here to help guide you. Plus, you don’t necessarily have to spend a ton of money, if you get creative !

Step 1: See how many Bridesmaids your Bride chooses. If there are only a few of you that’s cool, if there are a lot of you even better! Everything can be split to make it more affordable for everyone. The Maid of Honor, or Matron of honor, will be the one who will be taking the lead.

Step 2 : Wait for their direction first before jumping the gun, with color schemes, bridal shower themes and bachelorette ideas. They may or may not have already discussed this with the Bride.

Photo image via : Ciao Bella Weddings & Events

Step 3 : Go out to brunch together, get to know one another, try to collaborate, brainstorm ideas or exchange numbers if you have not already. Since most of the time not all bridemaids happen to be friends, just happen to share a common bestie!

Step 4 : It’s not about you it’s about them! Make it that way. Show them you care and make the BRIDE feel SPECIAL, that’s the BIGGEST JOB DUTY YOU HAVE as a Bridesmaids, and is will weigh the heaviest yet it doesn’t cost a thing.

Step 5: Plan out what everyone’s jobs is and make a spreadsheet. This way nothing is bought twice or overlooked.

As a Bridesmaid we all know we are going to be in uniform of some sort, matching dresses, jewelry, matching style of dresses, maybe in different shades of the same color, matching shoes, matching hair styles; matching nail polish—- so many things you obviously see yourself spending money on.

Some Brides don’t mind which shoes you get, as long as they are closed toed or open toed-shoes, and one color nude or dark beige.

But then there are other brides, who want all their girls in the same exact shoes and are more lientent on the dresses; where they give you a color and tell you, that you may buy the dress whenever you like, so you can control the price.

We know how hard it is to ask a Bride these questions, but know that it is ok to do so. Like, do you have an idea of what we are going to be spending money on, { sometimes the Bride will buy all her bridesmaids matching robes for getting ready or the earrings she wants you to wear the Day of } So be aware of this and factor it in. You won’t be buying it all.

The bride will eventually have the Maid of Honor tell the rest of the Bridal tribe, what the Dress code is. At that time they will give them the 411, on the items they need to be purchasing.

We hope you enjoyed our segment on Bridesmaids Etiquette !

Xo- Ciao Bella Babes

2019 & 2020 Unveiled To Veil or Not to Veil

Ciao Bella is breaking down the Wedding Rules —or should we say, do’s and don’ts to wearing a Veil, or not wearing a Veil on your Wedding Day. — Written by Ciao Bella Christina // Images via Ciao Bella Wedding & Events ™️

Things to consider, tips and tricks when purchasing your Veil. Opting for other options. We wanted to give you the scoop whether to Veil, or not to Veil, in 2019 & 2020.

A winter coat making statements. No Veil needed.
Both subtle hints of a flower crown and a Veil for Ceremony. Makes due for elegant and timeless shots. 2019 & 2020 we are seeing less flower crowns and more subtle hints of floral in their hair. Like the photos here.
Caught in the moment. Veils have been making statements for centuries. Check out what other trends are making headlines, this day in age.
Our Ciao Bella Brides “Something old” played a big part in this piece. Not only was it her Veil replacement, but a sentimental hair clip, she got custom made from an old heirloom.

Another of one of our Ciao Bella Brides who opted for a waist length Veil, so beautifully done.

Keep in mind some of these things when shopping for your Veil, the type of wedding or dress color you’re going to get? If you’re getting an ivory dress, make sure you’re getting an ivory Veil, if you’re getting a white dress make sure to get a white Veil.

How long the sleeves are? If you are doing sleeves or sleeveless dress, a sweetheart cut neckline, a princess, or mermaid style Wedding gown? These are major factors and the details you want to be aware of When purchasing your Wedding Veil.

Your Wedding Venue. Trust us when we say this will have a lot to do with your Veil on the Wedding day! This has a lot to do with the type of Veil want to choose. Make sure your wedding theme is cohesive, with this being said, that includes your Dress and your veil as well. Some brides tend to forget that.

Yes you should be choosing your Venue first, locking in your Wedding Date, so you can set and send out the Save the Dates. Then is time to shop and pick out your Dream Wedding Dress, and then of course the Veil. { or no Veil }

It should be in that order but if it’s not it’s OK if not don’t fret, every bride is different. This is just some professional advice, to make it most easiest on our Ciao’s Bella Brides. This is a glimpse of what, insider tips we offer here for our Brides. We love to share information insight to them on a regular basis, when they choose us to be their Personal Planner.

Ok back to the basics:

If you have a lot of embellishments on your dress, make sure your veil is less dominating. If you have a dress that doesn’t have any embellishments, and is more of a timeless piece—you can go with a very detailed Veil. When your dress is very detailed and intricate, you can opt for a smaller shoulder or hip length Veil or even one more simplistic, like our Brides have done here in the phots from the Winery Wedding. You do not have to go with a cathedral or chapel style. Keep in mind you don’t want your Veil to dominate your Wedding dress. Pick wisely. Even try your Veil on, with a similar gown in stores if possible.


2019 & 2020 Unveiled To Veil or Not to Veil