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Sophia Bush Got Married and We're in Love with Her Wedding Clutch

Sophia Bush brings flower power a whole new meaning. On June 11, Sophia and her now-husband Grant Hughes married in Tulsa, Oklahoma in a floral-themed ceremony that brought together their family heritage, commitment to activism, and deep love for each other. 

The ceremony took place at the Philbrook Museum of Art — and Sophia’s accessories fit right in. She incorporated multiple bridal looks throughout the wedding weekend, and The Bella Rosa Collection had the honor of being part of her special day with three bridal clutch bags. 

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The whole weekend was filled with bespoke touches that made time special for everyone involved. Friday night, the couple hosted guests for an evening of dinner and music for some good ol’ bonding so that everyone could really celebrate together on Saturday. Styled in a “bling” outfit, Sophia went with Bella Rosa’s silver clutch to bring even more sparkle to the evening.

Sophia Bush Bridal Shimmer Silver Bella Clutch

 

Sophia told Vogue, “When thinking about the purpose of our wedding, we wanted our community that pours into us to pour into a community at large that we love and that deserves all our attention.”

From a large Italian family, Sophia wanted her heritage to be included to honor “where we come from and how we are all coming together to map where we are going.” Monique Lilliuer personally designed a floral embroidered veil with peach “Oklahoma tea roses, deep orange California poppies, warm green Italian olives, and butterfly ranunculus” — each signature flower represented a family member so they could be with her as she walked down the aisle. 

 

 

Sophia turned to The Bella Rosa Collection’s Creative Director Maria Caruso Martin to design a matching accessory for the special day. Maria used a sketch of the heritage flower pattern to reference for the custom embroidery for Sophia’s bespoke wedding day clutch

“I selected a specific section of the pattern to properly align with the Bella Clutch, and when I sent it to our atelier to embroider the flowers they included a tiny honey bee,” Maria said. “Sophia and Grant have a honey bee farm, so this detail was so important to include in the embroidery.” 

Sophia Bush wedding bridal clutch sketching with custom wedding floral pattern embroidery.

 

Sophia asked for a “punch of color,” so together, Maria and Sophia selected the Bella Rosa “Pink Sky” satin as the base fabric. Her gown was a soft shade of pink with a signature Monique Lilliuer flower print of roses native to Italy. 

“We decided to add flowers on top of flowers with a deeper shade of pink for the base fabric,” Maria said. “The result was simply magic.” 

Shades of tangerine and pink were mixed into the florals and the combination of colors set against the pink satin created a “warm, romantic and tender” look.  

“I worked closely with Sophia to find the perfect color like I do with all of my clients to make it special and unique to them,” Maria said. “We also offer custom designs for your bridesmaid clutch bags where you can match the color of their dresses exactly.”

 

Sophia Bush bridal handbag with custom engraving for wedding day.

 

Sophia selected “A Sunday kind of love” with their wedding date — a reference to their first dance to friend Jack Garratt playing a rendition of “Sunday Kind of Love” by Etta James. 

Sophia Bush honeymoon bridal clutch in African Zebra Wood.

 

Sophia carried Bella Rosa’s first-edition Zebra Wood Bella Clutch throughout her honeymoon with an African inscription that read ‘Alkebulan S 2022 G’, to pay tribute to the original ancient name of Africa which translates to “mother of mankind” or “the garden of Eden.”

 

The Bella Clutch will feature this limited wood series exclusively through Fashion Kind where Sophia is co-founder. Read more details about Sophia Bush and Grant Hughes’ Tulsa wedding in Vogue

The Bella Rosa Collection is a premium line of bespoke, custom bridal and evening clutches and handbags that preserves Italian luxury in a small-batch, sustainable fashion.

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Creating Custom, Bespoke Bridal Accessories for Celebrity Stylist, Micaela Erlanger – As Seen In Vogue Weddings

Celebrity stylist Micaela Erlanger and fiancé William “Mac” Osborne tied the knot in April 2022 in Miami, Florida. Vows were exchanged, love was shared, and the style was…superb. Consider Micaela’s wedding the Met Gala of the wedding industry. A three-day wedding weekend as seen in VOGUE featured a luxurious itinerary including poolside synchronized swimmer performance, guests arriving to the rehearsal dinner by floating tiki boats, a welcome party under the stars, a performance by Grammy award-winning artist Common, and more. 

Tom Ford once said, “Dressing well is a form of good manners.” If you believe this to be true, Micaela Erlanger is at the top of the list with her mannerisms and client list including the likes of Meryl Streep to Diane Kruger.

With all eyes on her wedding weekend wardrobe, it was a privilege to partner with Micaela to create multiple bespoke bridal clutches for her breathtaking looks and her dearest friends and family.

Read on for a complete guide to each look, as well as style details that have left us swooning

01 – A dinner with the wedding party at Nikki Beach.

One of the very first activities of Micaela and Mac’s wedding weekend included a private dinner with the wedding party at Nikki Beach. 

When Micaela and I began the custom design process for her clutch, we knew she would need something sleek, something that could easily be paired with a bold patterned dress, and something show stopping. This would be Micaela’s “opening look.” 

Micaela wore a vintage dress from the  SS2000 Gianni Versace runway show, worn by Amber Valetta and most famously known as the iconic Versace J. Lo dress. 

With the finest Italian craftsmen, we were able to create what Micaela and I have referred to as the Gold Brick. This custom clutch felt sophisticated  and modern, and paired perfectly with the tropical  look. 

Micaela Erlanger with gold brick clutch from The Bella Rosa Collection

02 – A poolside party at The Goodtime Hotel. 

After a day relaxing by the pool, guests returned to The Goodtime Hotel for an evening poolside party featuring food, drinks, and the world’s most glamorous water entertainment – synchronized swimmers

Styling only the best of the best, Micaela paired the vintage FW1995 Versace dress – most famously worn by Kate Moss when she closed the show with a custom blue Bella Rosa oval clutch. With Versace kindly offering the bodice of the dress to assist with color matching, Micaela traveled to our team in Italy and worked closely together to create an elegant extension of the dress, designing the clutch to be the exact color of the Versace dress. 

The final color selection was found in Florence, and Micaela was able to personally approve the satin. 

 Micaela Erlanger with Italian handmade blue satin clutch from The Bella Rosa Collection

03 – A Wedding Welcome Party Under the Stars.

Following the rehearsal dinner, wedding guests arrived at The Standard for a welcome party under the stars. Micaela and Mac planned a romantic evening filled with dancing; on the dock of the Biscayne Bay.

Arriving in a vintage Dior Haute Couture dress adorned with three-dimensional silk yellow flowers, Micaela introduced our signature Bella Clutch in Limoncello effortlessly. This custom satin clutch suited the dreamy Dior daisy dress perfectly, and the pop of color completed the look. The Bella Clutch silhouette was crafted with a gold frame and our signature clasp - which is available for purchase now. 

 Micaela Erlanger with Italian satin Yellow clutch from The Bella Rosa Collection

04 – Micaela Erlanger’s Wedding Day

Micaela Erlanger and William “Mac” Osborne tied the knot with a beautiful celebration of unity, filled with show-stopping, fashion moments at the historic Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. 

Micaela wore three breathtaking looks on her wedding day, all custom designed with Prada. As for the bridesmaids, our Bella Clutch was selected as a gift for the bridal party. Our duchess satin was color matched by Micaela to perfectly match the custom bridesmaids’ Markarian dresses. While working with Micaela on these bridesmaid clutches, the idea of a tonal accessory led us to selecting the perfect sage shade for the clutch. 

Micaela Erlanger and bridesmaids from wedding holding Italian satin bridal clutches in green and blue

Micaela’s mom was given a special silhouette for her Bella Clutch, one that would complete the mother of the bride look. During a design meeting with Micaela in Milan, our team presented several silhouette options. Selecting one that felt perfectly fitting, we were able to custom color match the MOB dress with an elegant, bespoke clutch. 

Micaela Erlanger and mother of the bride with satin bridal clutches from The Bella Rosa Collection 

More to Come… 

Micaela Erlanger’s private client division of her styling business focuses on fashion styling for brides and weddings. She truly understands the importance of quality craftsmanship, something that the Bella Rosa team prioritizes. Partnering with Micaela to create multiple bespoke bridal clutches, as well as custom gifts for her family and bridesmaids to wear throughout her wedding weekend was a true honor and privilege. 

This partnership springboarded a very special friendship and forthcoming project. Allow us to tease the introduction of Micaela Erlanger x Bella Rosa.

 

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