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4 Bridal Clutches from Sarah Kay Love’s Amalfi Coast Wedding Week 

It's a story made for an early 2000s Rom-Com. Leading wedding industry expert Sarah Kay Love established herself in New York City, working for InStyle magazine, photographer Nigel Barker of "America's Next Top Model" fame, and most recently, the premiere wedding publication The Knot. After over seven years in the wedding world, Love finally found — love. 

With top connections in the bridal space, she turned to Gabrielle Hurwitz, coveted bridal stylist, to curate the wedding outfits of her dreams. With the destination wedding in Italy, Hurwitz worked with Creative Director of The Bella Rosa Collection Maria Caruso Martin to develop unique, Italian handmade clutches for each event leading up to the big day. Keep reading to learn more about the inspiration behind each handbag.  

1. The Rosa Hummingbird Clutch with Custom Embroidery

Location: Palazzo Avino
Wedding event: The Hummingbird-Inspired Dinner 

 

 


2. The Raffia Clutch

Location: Da Paulino Restuarant
Wedding event: Capri Lemon Luncheon 

Sarah Kay Love holding Rafina Bella Rosa Handbag

Taking inspiration from the location, Love wanted to pay homage to the citrus fruit synonymous with the Amalfi Coast — the bright and happy lemon. The wedding party boarded a speed boat to Capri to enjoy a private lunch at Da Paulino, famous for its lemon grove. 

Love wore the custom clutch complemented by the lemon-motif Dolce and Gabbana gown and matching earrings Hurwitz picked out for this event. "We knew we had to incorporate lemons into a theme during the wedding week," Love said. "The Raffia Clutch kept the look feeling fresh and casual." 

3. The True Love Bella Pearl Clutch

Location: The Belmond Caruso
Wedding event: The Rehearsal Dinner 

 

 

With over 1,100 pearls hand-sewn, the white pearl bridal clutch had over 40 hours of craft to complete Love's look for the rehearsal dinner. Hurwitz paired the clutch with Jennnifer Behr earrings to reference Love's first date "under a pink moon" and a pair of pearl Jimmy Choo heels. 

"Gabrielle [Hurwitz] and I were both speechless when the clutch arrived," Love said. "The detail and expertise were exquisite! Maria is truly an expert in her craft, and I am so grateful to her!"

"The detail and expertise were exquisite! Maria is truly an expert in her craft, and I am so grateful to her!"

The Bella Rosa x Gabrielle Hurwitz collaboration now offers a Bella Rosa exclusive, the 'True Love' clutch. It takes ten weeks of dedicated production for this unique clutch to be meticulously handcrafted in Italy. 

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4. Limoncello Yellow Satin Bella Clutch

Inspired by Italy's Amalfi Coast, a coastline featuring terraced vineyards and cliffside lemon groves, the bold yellow bridal handbag features a refreshing pop of color. Crafted with duchess satin by Italian artisans, the celebrity stylist Micaela Erlanger wore the design first during her Miami wedding weekend.  

Love carried this gorgeous yellow satin clutch on her honeymoon week. Need help planning your bridal looks? Download our complimentary Bridal Planning Tool to effortless plan all your bridal looks from engagement party to honeymoon.

 

Bespoke x The Bella Rosa Collection 

The Bella Rosa Collection knows the importance of honoring heritage and believes every bride deserves to own a personalized clutch to remember the people there to love and support you on your wedding day — in person or in spirit. Creative Director Maria Caruso Martin works with each bride to design each couture bridal clutch and evening bag. 

Select from four stunning materials — Italian Duchess Satin to hand-sewn pearls — and choose a gold or silver frame to complement the mother-of-pearl clasp. All of Bella Rosa's Bespoke bags offer a custom sentiment plaque laser engraved with a wedding sentiment, and Love's message didn't disappoint: 

 Under a Pink Moon custom engraving for bridal clutch

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The Making of a Bespoke Clutch

The Bella Rosa Collection offers more than just in-stock luxury bridal clutches. In fact, Bespoke by Bella Rosa is an experience, a tailored experience, if you will. With each custom clutch handcrafted with precision by artisans  in Italy, no two are ever alike. Our Bespoke services offer brides, stylists and fashion-forward women the opportunity to work alongside our team to create a one-of-a-kind handbag, for your wedding day, honeymoon, a red-carpet event, or social celebration.

Perhaps you’re a bride-to-be, seeking a unique, bridal clutch for your various events? Or, you’re simply questioning what ‘bespoke’ really means? Allow us to solve your curiosity. Read on for everything you’ll need to know about our custom handbag  process.

White bridal bag embroidered with floral pattern by the Bella Rosa Collection

Bespoke Bella Rosa Clutch, made for Sarah Kay Love
Photography By – Rebecca Yale

 

01. Bespoke Custom Design Consultation Request

Where to begin? Let’s start here. 

Customization and personalization of our signature Bella Clutch is always an option to create something unique to you. If you’re seeking further customizations for a truly one of a kind luxury clutch or accessory, allow The Bella Rosa Collection to welcome you to a design consultation with owner and founder and creative director, Maria Caruso-Martin. Maria will collect details, from your personal style to your event details. Perhaps you have a personalized motif or monogram for your wedding? Will florals play a role in your event, and if so, would you like to bring them to life in your clutch? Simply fill out this form and together, we’ll bring your vision to life.

 

02. One of a Kind Details

The Bella Rosa Collection Bespoke service is completely tailored to you. We’re simply here to make your dream come true by offering endless possibilities to personalize every detail of your couture bridal handbag, including the customization of  material, shape, hardware, embroidery, and engraving.

 

03. Sourcing Your Materials

You are welcome to select your custom handbag color from our array of duchess satin options. If you are seeking a unique , one of a kind color, our exclusive network of Italian craftsmen and artisans can handpick materials until we’ve found the perfect match. From satin to wood, velvet and more – we’ll make your vision come to fruition.

Custom Italian satin color for a Bespoke Bridal Clutch.

Bespoke Bella Rosa Clutch, made for Micaela Erlanger

Photography By – Christian Oth Studio

Similar to when we designed multiple handbags for the wedding weekend of Celebrity Stylist Micaela Erlanger, Micaela traveled to Milan for a special fitting with Versace where our team met with her to ensure the color match of her Vintage FW1995 Versace dress styled for one of her wedding events. Our talented team in Italy sourced the final color selection for Micaela’s bespoke clutch  in Florence, and Micaela was able to personally approve the satin. 

If this is the personalized approach you’re searching for, please get in touch with our team.

 

04. Handcrafted in Italy

Each clutch from The Bella Rosa Collection is handcrafted in Florence, Italy by the top craftsmen and artists. 

Maria Caruso-Martin shares, “After the design consultation, I present an approved hand sketch of the clutch to the craftsmen in Italy – featuring notes and dimensions, accompanied by inspiration photographs and mood boards. If custom fabric is needed, the Bella Rosa team will source the fabric and send a sample swatch board for the client to make the final material selection. Once finalized, CAD drawings and 3D color renders are provided for approval – which leads us to the production phase.” 

Each Bespoke bridal clutch is one of a kind, which in turn slows the fashion cycle and helps to minimize waste and reduce overproduction.

 

 

 

05. Fulfillment 

Each couture handbag is delivered within 6-8 weeks, depending on the complexity of the design. Full transparency and communication is provided throughout the process. We love sending sneak peeks throughout the design process, as we know how important a custom, luxury handbag truly is.

 

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