28 Apr 2022
Emily & Steven: Black & White Bella Collina Wedding
One of the best parts of wedding planning for me is watching a couple grow closer together. If you haven’t heard, weddings can be stressful. But, having the right wedding planning team supporting you along the way makes every part easy peasy! When I first met with Emily and Steven to discuss their visions for their dream Bella Collina wedding, I saw two people in love. And, as we got closer to their wedding day, I saw two best friends excited to spend the rest of their lives together.
From the moment that Emily slipped into her gorgeous princess gown, to Steven’s last spin on the dancefloor with his bride. Their wedding day was a joyful celebration that we were all excited to be a part of. And thankfully Alexis Kline Photography captured every memorable moment.
After Rymer Hair and Makeup did one final touch-up, it was time for Emily to have her first look. But these first looks were not with Steven, but with her mother and father. These emotional and tender moments were so touching. And truly showed the love that Emily’s parents have for her.
One reason that so many of my brides chose the beautiful Bella Collina was for the ample photographic opportunities. The landscaping and the stone façade transported the guests to a Tuscan wedding venue, right here in the heart of Central Florida. So when Emily joined her bridesmaids on the lawn for some pre-ceremony photographs, they were guaranteed to have some stunning shots to choose from!
Now, we can’t forget about my groom. Steven looked handsome in his classic tuxedo and bowtie. While his groomsmen wore sleek black ties with their tuxedos. And all the gentlemen had a delicate white boutonniere on their lapel.
The white boutonnieres were a perfect match for Emily’s bouquet. The talented Events by In Bloom crafted a gorgeous floral arrangement filled with beautiful white and cream floral. White Anemone, White Garden Roses, White Ranunculus, and more. The bouquet was breathtaking.
There was one last thing to do before Emily walked down the aisle. Steven and Emily opted to do a first touch instead of a first look. And I love both traditions equally! I always tell my couples to choose what works best for them. And for Emily and Steven this sweet time for them together for just what they both wanted and needed before their wedding ceremony.
Bella Collina Wedding Ceremony
Finally, the time had come for Emily and Steven to meet on the Grand Lawn for their Bella Collina wedding ceremony. Steven was beaming the moment he caught a glimpse of his bride.
And as she walked closer to him, the emotions of the moment took over. He had to take a second to wipe a few happy tears.
But the happy tears didn’t last long. There were some moments of laughter thanks to Kirk & Bobbi Bane, who officiated the ceremony. And when it was time to kiss his bride, Steven embraced Emily while their family and friends cheered.
Now, as I said before, the grounds of Bella Collina are breathtaking. So, following the ceremony, while their wedding guests enjoyed the cocktail hour, Emily and Steven took advantage of some quality time. And some golden hour time too.
White, Gold & Silver Reception
Before their guests walked into the ballroom for their reception, I gave Emily and Steven their “Grand Reveal” of their reception. With exquisite rental pieces from A Chair Affair, the tables were decked in silver, gold, and white. And in the center of the tables, beautiful white floral centerpieces were placed.
After their grand entrance, Emily and Steven went right into their first dance. While C’Nergy Music performed, Fyerfly Productions created the right ambiance with soft lighting and a cloud to dance on.
And more magical moments kept on throughout the evening. But soon, it was time to send Emily and Steven off to their ‘happily ever after.’ As their Bella Colling wedding ended, the beginning of their next chapter began. Congratulations Emily and Steven!
Venue: Bella Collina | Planning: Vangie’s Events of Distinction| Photography: Alexis Kline Photography | Florals: Events by In Bloom | Hair & Makeup: Rymer Hair and Makeup | Video: Veejay Goris | Rentals: A Chair Affair | Uplighting/Fog: Fyerfly Productions | Band: C’Nergy Music | Cake: Charlie’s Bakery| Officiant: Kirk & Bobbi Bane