Sunday, February 27, 2011

Community Open House

We are approaching our final week of renovation before our first event on March 5th.  We are excited to have all the furniture coming in this week and can't wait for the finishing touches to be done. The new stereo equipment was installed over the weekend and the chandeliers were hand cleaned to a sparkling white.  In celebration of our opening, we would like to invite anyone that is interested in seeing the venue to come to our Community Open House on Saturday March 19th from 10 a.m-1:00 p.m.  We are opening our doors for a few hours for guests to come and tour the venue and see all the work that has been done.  Local caterer It's Party Time Catering will be hosting a few finger foods and beverages.  We would love for you to come by and see what Bella Via is all about!  Also, The Sherwood Gazette contributor Ray Pitz has written an article about Bella Via that will be featured in the March issue of the community newspaper.  We look forward to reading what he has to say!  We look forward to seeing you on March 19th!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

It's the little things...

I am realizing that it is the little things that count.  Little things like a counter top in a kitchen, a small section of hallway carpet and a nice piece of baseboard.  All of these things add up to the bigger picture and to me that bigger picture is a finished remodel project!  After 8 months of renovation, all of these little loose ends are coming together and we are starting to see the venue come to completion.  It was exciting to see the carpet in the entry and the staircase go in yesterday and the kitchen counter top installed.  I also had the chance to talk with the landscaper and finalize our landscape design.  Next week they will begin this big outdoor project (no more snow please!) and that will truly be the finishing touch to Bella Via.  I have so many great people helping me to finish this huge project, thank you everyone!
I would also like to send a thank you out to Jules Rupae from Jules Rupae Events.  She came out yesterday and toured the venue and had so many great ideas for our space.  I look forward to seeing events that she designs at Bella Via and watching her vision come to life.  Thanks Jules!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Added Details

I never thought I would say this but we had wallpaper hung on the back wall of the ballroom today and it is beautiful!  I love the way the wallpaper changes depending on where you are standing and how these color changes play into all of the other elements in the room.  This decision was a hard one to make and I couldn't be happier with the results!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Exciting Progress

The back patio was poured today and the upstairs wood floor is now finished.  The end is in sight!  My husband, Kevin, and I were lucky enough to be able to experience the delicious food at Food In Bloom today.  We were invited to do a tasting there this afternoon and we were so happy to have missed lunch because the tasting was a full multi-course meal of deliciousness!  I am getting so excited about all of the wonderful industry partners we are making!  Speaking of partners, the wonderful ladies at Champagne Wedding and Events are working hard to make my upcoming Grand Opening Events a hit and I am so grateful for them.  The venue is near completion, we have parties in the making and events already booked, I couldn't be happier :)