A Modern Red and Black Wedding at Tre Bella in Mesa, Arizona


                    Kelli Portnoy (31 and an IT quality-assurance analyst) and Jonathan Portnoy (43 and a network consultant) tossed tradition at ev

Kelli Portnoy (31 and an IT quality-assurance analyst) and Jonathan Portnoy (43 and a network consultant) tossed tradition at every turn, starting with a ruby engagement ring that inspired their entire wedding. From bundles of red roses to Kelli’s red wedding dress (that’s right, it was bright red—and lace), their wedding style was modern with some offbeat details that made the day feel super-personal. Since Kelli and Jonathan got married in Arizona, finding the right indoor venue was important to them. Tre Bella in Mesa, Arizona, had it all: a sleek, classy vibe, a package deal with preferred vendors (which made planning much easier) and totally customizable options to fit their retro style. Their shared love of music played into their wedding theme: They had treble clef escort card holders, vintage record guest books and even a music-themed wedding cake. One of the day's standout moments was their creative ceremony: Kelli and Jonathan had a coffee-unity ceremony. LTL Photography was captured all the details, below.

Kelli’s bright red dress definitely had the wow factor: Jonathan got emotional when he first saw her! The strapless A-line dress had a lace overlay with red sequin accents, a corset lace-up back and a cathedral-length train.
Kelli loves red, and chose black as a classy complement. The bridesmaids wore black chiffon dresses with red sashes, and the groomsmen wore black-on-black suits with red ties. Classic red rose bouquets and boutonnieres completed the style.
As a twist on the sand-unity tradition, Kelli and Jonathan combined their favorite coffee grinds into a wedding blend for their coffee-unity ceremony.
Tre Bella Modern Ceremony Venue
Tre Bella provided a classy modern setup for the dining tables at Kelli and Jonathan’s reception in Mesa, Arizona. They had black table linens and chiavari chairs with red napkin accents. Bright red roses and floating candle centerpieces topped it all off.
Kelli and Jonathan’s musical theme played out in their wedding cake. They had a treble clef cake topper with music notes in black fondant cascading down the side of the black-and-white three-tier cake.
Jonathan wore a three-piece suit in black with a red shirt, black tie and red Converse shoes to complete his retro style.