In With The New...But First, A Look Back

We've thrown the confetti and lit the fireworks to a round of "Auld Lang Syne," but we've yet to reminisce about everything that happened last year. It was an exciting year for Bella Vita thanks to our amazing customers and wonderful employees. So in case you've already forgotten what a beautiful year 2014 was, here's a little reminder. Thank you for sticking with us, and we look forward to an even brighter 2015!

1. The Arrival of Baby Sage

What's more precious than new life? Nothing! And nothing's more precious than our own new little one, Baby Sage. Just thoughts of her made every day sunny in 2014 and now she's here. What an exciting roller coaster it is! How sweet is this shot from Sage's birth announcement by Allison Rodgers Photography?!

Sage's Baby Announcement Allison Rodgers

2. Our First Bridal Shower Event

We were seeing white last January hosting our first bridal event with Maggie Louise. The store was transformed into a wedding wonderland, full of perfect place settings and fun gift ideas! We had such a special time with our soon-to-be brides, we just had to do it again earlier this month!

Bridal Shower Event with Maggie Louise

Dinnerware display table at Bridal event

Bridal Event Invitation

Bridal Shower Event Sign

3. Our 3rd Annual Show of Support Event

Our 3rd Annual Show of Support event benefiting Regional One Health (formerly The MED) and Hospital Wing was a huge success! As many of you know, Steph's mom Laurie faced a life-threatening accident in 2011 and thanks to the Grace of God and the amazing people from both The MED and the non-profit Hospital Wing, she is happy and healthy. From the gorgeous art from talented artists to The Wing helicopter landing at the event, we donated 20% of the night's proceeds for a record breaking donation for the event!

3rd Annual Show of Support Invite

2014 Recap

Patrons shopping at Show of Support


2014 Recap

Steph in the Wing at Show of Support

BV Girls at Show of Support


4. Our Website Turned 5

For five years now, shopbellavita.com has been helping customers all over the world  live "The Beautiful Life". From shipping dainty jewelry to decadent canvas art, our website offers all the joys of the Bella Vita shopping experience from the comfort of your home! Our web sales office works diligently to provide Bella Vita-worthy customer care worldwide, and we celebrated our birthday with a fabulous SALE!

Screenshot of Website Birthday Sale

Bella Vita Web Offices

BV Website packaging

5. We Gave Our Bridal Registry A Makeover

For the sake of bridal sanity throughout the year, we also redesigned our bridal registry in 2014 featuring a one-on-one session with our own bridal consultant. BV Brides are the best should be treated as such...From our registry discount perks on hostess gifts and remaining registry items to a fully online shoppable registry, we want to make a bride's engagement an enjoyable one!

BV Bridal Registry Page

Steph shooting the Bridal Registry Video

6. A Year Full Of Really Cool Ads

Here at Bella Vita, we pride ourselves in bringing our customers the very best product around...And we love to show them off! From our unique and gorgeous jewelry to our stunning original art, we love to bring you trunk shows and events that will leave you speechless! Check out some of our favorite ads and features from 2014...

Vintage Gypsy Trunk Show Invite

EMYO and Crafts & Love Trunk Show Invite

Vintage Gypsy Trunk Show Postcard

2014 Scout Guide Feature

Debbie Segal Trunk Show Invite

EMYO trunk show invite

BV Instagram Contest

2014 Holiday Open House Invite

7. We Celebrated Our 13th Birthday

We are blessed to be able to do what we do, and each year is even more fun....For that, we love to celebrate! This year's Lucky #13 was so much fun, filled with yummy treats, fabulous sales, and our super cute olive leaf hats! Cheers to 13 years, and here's to many, many more!

BV 13th Birthday Invite

BV 13th Birthday Invite

8. Brent & Steph Took A Babymoon Trip To Naples

Steph and Brent work 24/7 to make sure that all things Bella Vita run seamlessly, which doesn't always leave a lot of time to relax. But before the arrival of sweet Sage, they took a little trip to Naples for a Babymoon vacay!

Brent & Steph's Babymoon Trip to Naples

Brent & Steph's Babymoon Trip to Naples

Brent & Steph's Babymoon Trip to Naples

Brent & Steph's Babymoon Trip to Naples

9. Our Website Got Fun, New Packaging

Our website team works really hard to bring Bella Vita to you....no matter where you are! Even if you are shopping Bella Vita from the comfort of your own couch, you deserve the true BV experience...down to the packaging! This year, we designed amazing new labels and packaging to share the beautiful life with our customers near and far! 

New website packaging

New Website Packaging

New website Packaging

New website packaging

10. We Expanded Our Team

Our team is essential to making things run smoothly at Bella Vita, and this year was big! From web sales and store sales to our new marketing manager, 2014 was full of new faces that we are blessed to call ours! 

Bella Vita Girls Christmas Party

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The Girls at Bella Vita work enthusiastically each year to make sure our customers have the merriest of Christmases...and this year was no exception! After one of the busiest holiday seasons yet and tons of hard work, we wanted to make sure our holiday party was better than ever! After last year's monumental celebration, no one was sure how Brent and Steph could possibly top themselves....But they never cease to amaze! Our holiday party was SO. MUCH. FUN. Take a peek into how Bella Vita girls celebrate Christmas...

Dinner at Brent & Steph's

We started the night with a yummy dinner at Brent & Steph's...Each place setting was carefully chosen for each girl, complete with her own pair of Debbie Segal earrings! After full tummies and lots of laughter, the girls noticed a limo pulling up to their home. Where we headed??

BV Christmas Party

BV Christmas Party

BV Christmas Party

BV Christmas Party

BV Christmas Party

Our BIG Surprise

We all scurried into the stretch Excursion limo, frantically trying to figure out where we were going! Brent and Sage saw us off as we disappeared into the night, unaware of what would happen next. As we neared the Shops of Saddle Creek, Steph exclaimed that we were going to have an after hours shopping spree at Anthropolie!! It is no secret that BV girls love Anthro, so this really was the best gift ever!

BV Christmas Party

BV Christmas Party

BV Christmas Party

BV Christmas Party

BV Christmas Party

BV Christmas Party

A Sweet End To The Perfect Party

Several hours of fun and tons of shopping bags later, we made our way back to the Singley's for yummy desserts! We capped off our night with delicious cakes and tons of giggles! Being a Bella Vita girl is hard work, but it definitely has its perks!

BV Christmas Party

BV Christmas Party

BV Christmas Party

I speak for ALL the Bella Vita girls when I say how thankful we are to have such fun {and generous} bosses that we can truly call friends...AND we are already dreaming of how Steph can possibly top THE party of the year!

-Kelly, The Marketing Girl



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Jan 22 2015

Bridal Shower Bliss

Bridal Shower Event-January 15, 2015

After a holiday season of engagements, January is typically filled with lots of wedding planning for new brides! Last year, Bella Vita teamed up with our neighbor, Maggie Louise, to host our first Bridal Shower Event. We had SO much fun, that we just had to make it an annual event...a night to celebrate the upcoming weddings for our local brides! Bella Vita has a full service registry to help brides prepare for their big day, and Maggie Louise has some of the most exquisite gowns in all the land. Together, we make a pretty good team in creating a fun environment in which to celebrate an engagement! Take a peak into our after hours event that we held on Thursday, January 15, where we were able to meet tons of fabulous new Bella Vita brides!

Setting the Stage...

Bridal Shower EventTree stumps and curly willow were transformed into seating and a floral chandelier

Bridal Shower EventThe Bella Vita Girls hard at work getting ready for the night

Bridal Shower EventA floral chandelier and floral garland were the perfect touch to Bella Vita's beautiful place settings of dinnerware and pottery

Bridal Shower EventRustic floral centerpieces were created from our fun wicker vases

Bridal Shower Fun...

Bridal Shower EventOur guests loved the Mimosa Bar

Bridal Shower EventMini wedding cake cupcakes and chocolate covered strawberries were the perfect sweet treat

Bridal Shower EventTwo lucky brides that registered with Bella Vita won 4 place settings of Casafina dinnerware each

Bridal Shower EventBella Vita Girls enjoying the shower

Bridal Shower EventOver 75 guests celebrated at our bridal shower, and 11 lucky ladies are now Bella Vita brides

Bridal Shower Event

It's All In The Details...

Bridal Place SettingsWe displayed some of our favorite place setting options to show our brides how they can best mix and match our gorgeous dinnerware and pottery

Bridal Shower EventThese beautiful hearts added the perfect touch of elegance to our rustic stump seating

Bridal Shower EventLove was in the air with roses cascading from our floral chandelier

Bridal Shower EventBella Vita brides are the best brides...Here are some of their favorite items to register for

Bridal Shower EventOur beautiful tablescape featured mini wedding cakes by Kipp Cakes and the soft twinkle of candlelight.

Bridal Shower Event

We had so much fun, and we are so happy to meet all our new Bella Vita brides! Thank you to our our co-host, Maggie Louise, and the great vendors we partnered with for the night--Kipp Cakes, Brownie Eyed Baker, and Southern Bloom. The event may be over, but the fun doesn't stop there...You can become a Bella Vita bride year-round. Check out our fabulous bridal registry experience and make your appointment today!


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