Merlot Bella Collina Wedding

Every single wedding is special, and we can never get enough of them! Katelynn and Kyle’s Bella Collina wedding was just gorgeous, with beautiful pops of crimson and merlot throughout the ceremony and decor.

Blush by Brandee Gaar did a fabulous job – as always – keeping everything running smoothly to give Katelynn and Kyle the wedding of their dreams, while Collective by Concept was there every step of the way to capture it all for a lifetime.

Katelynn made the most stunning bride; everyone turned to look at her as she walked down the aisle, transfixed by her smile and beautiful gown. Her cascading bouquet had been lovingly crafted in a rich color palette of white, champagne, blush, and merlot wine.  

The bouquet popped against the ivory of Katelynn’s gown, full of lush hydrangea blooms, champagne and blush garden roses, merlot red ranunculus, deep burgundy dahlia, and hanging red amaranthus floral. To finish out the bouquet, we added some seeded eucalyptus, dusty miller, Italian ruscus, and Italian pitt foliage.

For Katelynn’s bridesmaids, we created elegant, hand-tied bouquets of white hydrangea with blush garden roses, soft pink ranunculus, dusty miller, and seeded eucalyptus. For a bit of softness, we added in some pink wax flowers.

Of course, our groom had to match his bride! For Kyle, we created a boutonniere with merlot-red ranunculus blooms, dusty miller, and seeded eucalyptus. It was striking against his charcoal gray suit, making him so dashing!

Everyone admired the couple throughout the ceremony, cheering as Katelynn and Kyle were pronounced husband and wife. Soon after, it was time to kick off the party! Everything was perfectly in place for the indoor reception, and everyone was ready to get on the dance floor!

Katelynn and Kyle wanted their centerpieces to be stunning, but a little different, and we loved getting creative with the idea! We crafted their centerpieces with our rustic wrought iron chandeliers, using a mix of the same flowers used in Katelynn’s and the bridesmaids’ bouquets plus a bit of foliage for a hint of a rustic touch.

After hours of dancing the time away and making memories, the day came to a close, and soon, it was time to say goodbye to our couple. Congratulations again, Katelynn and Kyle!

Vendors:

Wedding planning: Blush by Brandee Gaar

Venue: Bella Collina

Officiate: A Beautiful Ceremony

Photographer: Collective by Concept Photography

Florist: Lee James Floral Design

Harpist: Christine MacPhail

DJ: Soundwave Entertainment

Cake: Bickford Bakery

Linen: Kirby Rentals

Hair & Makeup: M3 Makeup

Transportation: VIP Transportation

Backyard New Year’s Eve Wedding

New Year’s Eve is always special, and there’s no better way to ring in the New Year than with a wedding! Kate and Josh are such a sweet couple, and their New Year’s Eve wedding will tug at our heartstrings for years to come!

Team James had the pleasure of designing the floral for Kate’s sister’s wedding a year ago, and it was an honor to be called back for another Devine wedding! Kate’s parents’ backyard made the ideal venue for such a beautiful day, with Weddings Unique bringing every detail together flawlessly, while Kristen Weaver worked magic with her camera lens, as usual!

The blush and white color scheme was soft in its elegance, allowing us to create the most lovely and romantic arrangements. The entire space had a backyard garden wedding atmosphere in the late afternoon, transitioning to an ethereal atmosphere during the nighttime ceremony with fairy lights gently lighting the night sky.

Kate made a stunning bride as she walked down the aisle, wearing a big smile and a gorgeous Oscar de la Renta gown as she carried her lush bridal bouquet. We lovingly created her bouquet with blush hydrangea, white peonies, and champagne roses throughout, with ranunculus blooms and blush rice floral. Dusty miller and clusters of seeded eucalyptus and Italian ruscus made for an elegant finish.

Kate’s bridesmaids looked stylish and beautiful, dressed in an assortment of beautiful gowns for a Gatsby-inspired touch. Their bouquets were truly striking against their gowns, crafted with blush hydrangea blooms with open cream and champagne roses throughout.

The floral throughout the ceremony was created with Kate’s vision in mind: magnolia foliage woven into stunning garlands accented with baby’s breath. Everything came together for a truly breathtaking ceremony at this New Year’s Eve wedding!

Joshua looked so proud and overjoyed throughout the entire day, and it was little wonder why! They made the most adorable couple, and it was a beautiful sight to see two souls so in love with one another.

Pretty soon, it was time to celebrate the newlyweds at the reception. Every detail was beautiful, with lovely white wooden round tables draped with stunning blush lace, topped with assorted gold mercury vessels holding lush arrangements created to match the bridesmaids’ bouquets.

All too soon, the evening came to an end, and it was time to bid our newlyweds farewell. Congratulations again, Kate and Joshua! Designing the floral for your New Year’s Eve wedding was an honor, and we wish you a long, happy life together!

Vendors:

Event Planner: Weddings Unique

Venue: Private Venue

Hair & Makeup: LeJeune Artistry

Floral Design: Lee James

Band: The Buzzcatz

Lighting: Kaleidoscope Event Lighting

Photographer: Kristen Weaver Photography

Second Shooter: Jessica Friend

Ceremony Musicians: Paint it Black Quartet

Photo booth: Flash by KWP

Catering: Arthur’s Catering

Cake: Party Flavors Custom Cakes

Rentals: Chic Event Furniture  /  AFR Furniture Rentals

Bridal Salon: Solutions Bridal

Linens: Over the Top Rental Linens

Videography: Luxecine

Lighting: Get Lit Productions

Wedding Gown: Oscar de la Renta

Blush and Gold Wedding at the Reunion Resort

Every wedding is special, but Christina and Joseph’s Blush and Gold Wedding at the Reunion Resort was double the fun! This wedding was an absolutely stunning two-day event, expertly planned by Blush by Brandee Gaar, with every special moment and detail brilliantly captured by Bow Tie Photo.

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The ceremony at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Celebration was simple, but memorable.

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Christina looked so beautiful as she walked down the aisle, wearing a stunning gown with lace touches, her hair in a sophisticated updo. Of course, her bouquet had to be just as elegant to match! We created her beautiful bouquet with white hydrangea, accented throughout with open pink and white O’Hara garden roses, and cream and champagne roses. Soft touches of Italian ruscus and some seeded eucalyptus greenery for texture completed the arrangement.

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For Joseph, we crafted his boutonniere with simplicity and elegance in mind, using a white ranunculus to complement his bride’s beautiful gown. It was just so heartwarming to see Christina and Joseph stand together throughout the ceremony; they made such a beautiful couple!

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All eyes were on our couple, but the bridesmaids and groomsmen made quite a style statement as well! The bridesmaids wore the most lovely pale blush gowns, their bouquets created to match with blush ranunculus. The groomsmen donned matching boutonnieres of pink ranunculus.

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As beautiful as the ceremony was, the reception at Reunion Resort was truly breathtaking! Shimmery golden linens added a regal look to the tables, perfectly paired with tall glass bell vases. They towered high with lush bouquets of hydrangea blooms, open cream and blush pink roses throughout, with beautiful white orchids spilling out. We even added accents of Italian Ruscus for color and texture. It all came together flawlessly, with everything a perfect fit for Christina and Joseph’s sweet and elegant natures. This Blush and Gold Wedding at Reunion Resort really was unforgettable!

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After two days of laughter, happy tears, and memory-making, it was finally time to say goodbye to our newlyweds as they began the next chapter of their journey together. Congratulations again, Christina and Joseph! We wish you all the happiness in the world! Thank you for choosing us to design your wedding floral arrangements, and thanks to the great vendors who made your special day a success:

 

Coordination: Blush by Brandee Gaar

Church: Corpus Christi Catholic Church

Venue: Reunion Resort

Videographer: Stan Pe Films

DJ (Night 1): Event Concepts

DJ (Night 2): Our DJ Rocks

Caterer (Night 1): Sizler Indian

Floral: Lee James Floral Design

Hair/Make-Up: LeJeune Artistry

Rentals: A Chair Affair

Draping: Swag Decor

Dance Floor: Orlando Wedding and Party Rentals

Pin Spotting: FyerFly Productions

Cake: Party Flavors Custom Cakes

Linens: Over The Top Rental Linens

Photobooth: Grainger Entertainment

Transportation: VIP Wedding Transportation

Photography: Bow Tie Photo

Luxurious Winter Wedding at Bella Collina: Lisa and Jay

Sometimes, things don’t go exactly as planned, but there’s always a silver lining! Lisa and Jay’s Luxurious Winter Wedding at Bella Collina was stunning, and it was beautiful to see two such loving souls come together!

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With Blush by Brandee Gaar at the helm, every detail of the day was unforgettable, with William Arthur Photography capturing it all for a lifetime!

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All eyes were on Lisa, a vision in white as she walked down the aisle. Her bouquet stood out beautifully against her gown, created with blush hydrangea, white peony blooms, blush ranunculus, lissianthus, pink garden roses and, for a bit of contrast, black-eyed panda anemone!

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Jay looked very handsome in his suit, a big smile on his face as he watched his bride walk towards him. To match Lisa’s beautiful bouquet, we created Jay and the groomsmens’ boutonnieres with ranunculus blooms and Italian ruscus foliage for a simple but elegant style.

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Of course, we didn’t forget about the bridesmaids! The ladies looked lovely in long blush gowns, their bouquets a perfect complement with their soft, romantic tones and textures. Blush pink hydrangea and open champagne roses accented with lissianthus and ranunculus created unforgettable arrangements.

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Shortly after the touching ceremony, it was time to celebrate! Unfortunately, a bit of rain drenched the outdoor reception area, but all of the amazing vendors came together to make sure that Lisa and Jay’s Luxurious Winter Wedding at Bella Collina would still be perfect!

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Sure enough, the reception was a stunning affair. The tables were adorned with white-washed wooden vessels holding beautiful petite floral arrangements, all designed to match the bridesmaids’ bouquets. Royal blue linens on the tables and stylish black chairs completed the look, creating a totally unique yet timeless tablescape.

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The dance floor had been soaked in the rain, but Jay didn’t let that stop him from dancing with his bride! Their first dance might not have gone exactly to plan, but it made for some beautiful memories and gorgeous photos.

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As with all things, this Luxurious Winter Wedding at Bella Collina eventually had to end, and everyone gathered to wish our newlyweds well as they left as husband and wife.

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Congratulations again, Lisa and Jay! Thank you for choosing us to create your wedding floral designs, and thanks to all the fantastic vendors that came together to keep the day going smoothly:

 

Venue: Bella Collina

Planning: Blush by Brandee Gaar

Officiant: Sensational Ceremonies, LLC

Harpist: Christine MacPhail

Floral: Lee James Floral Designs

Music: Power Entertainment DJ service

Linens: Over The Top Rental Linens

Rentals: RW Events, LLC

Cake: Party Flavors Custom Cakes

Bridal Makeup: Let’s Make Up by Corrin Hallett

Photography: William Arthur Photography

 

The Ultimate Indian Fusion Wedding: Karina and Sachin

Happy couples make for happy weddings, and one of the most joyous occasions for us was Karina and Sachin’s special day at The Hilton Oceanfront Resort! Expertly planned by Blush by Brandee Gaar, this Indian fusion wedding went off without a hitch, with every unique detail flawlessly captured by Nate and Lori.

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For their white wedding, Karina was a vision as she walked down the aisle in a elaborately embroidered and bejeweled gown, reminiscent of classic Indian bridal dresses cut in a European style. Sachin, for his part, looked dashing in a crisp suit.

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We love all our weddings, but Indian weddings are inevitably the most fun when it comes to designing floral! We got to experiment with different colors and textures, creating bouquets with blush hydrangeas, pink roses, purple roses, white roses, lavender orchids, lavender lisianthus, and lavender stock for Karina and her bridesmaids.

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The classic Indian portion of their wedding was purely traditional, with lots of reds and vivid colors throughout, so of course, we had to incorporate some red into the floral! We used red roses for the centerpieces, along with some pink and white blooms for colorful and balanced arrangements.

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Our bride and groom looked regal in their traditional Indian attire, Sachin in a gold and red sherwani and Karina in a vivid crimson gown hemmed with gold. The love and joy was almost palpable in the air throughout the ceremonies, every moment a testament of two families coming together.

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Congratulations again, Karina and Sachin! It was a wonderful wedding, and we’re so thankful to have worked with you and alongside so many fantastic vendors:

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Venue: The Hilton Oceanfront Resort – Oceanview

Other: Aroma Espresso

Event Planner: Blush By Brandee Gaar

Invitation Design: Dogwood Blossom Stationery & Invitation Studio

Transportation: EZ Time Transportation

DJ: Firoz Dudha

Transportation: Five Star Pedi Cab

Equipment Rentals: Kirby Rentals

Floral Design: Lee James Floral Design

Design and Décor: Maharani Weddings

Makeup Artist: Makeover Station

Caterer: Memories of India

DJ: Pavan Events

Other: Tejal Henna

Cake Designer: Two Sweets Bake Shop

Photo and Cinema: Nate and Lori

A Lovely Outdoor Wedding at the Ritz Carlton Grande Lakes: Chelsea and Joshua

The weather in Florida is certainly unpredictable at times, but it was just perfect for Chelsea and Joshua’s outdoor wedding at the Ritz Carlton Grande Lakes! Expert coordination by Blush by Brandee Gaar kept things going smoothly. There wasn’t a moment that was less than perfect, and all of it was captured by the skilled lens of Concept Photography.

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The ceremony was breathtaking! Chelsea made a lovely bride as she walked down the aisle, wearing the most brilliant smile and carrying the vibrant bouquet crafted just for her. Joshua, for his part, couldn’t keep the beam off of his face.

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They wed below a floral arch crafted with hot pink garden roses, pink roses, and white hydrangeas, orchids, stock and ranunculus, to match the blooms used for Chelsea’s bouquet and the flower girls’ crowns.

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Soon after our couple said their I Do’s, it was time to celebrate the start of their new life together! The outdoor reception was just as beautiful as the ceremony had been, with strings of lights lighting up the evening and illuminating the heavenly centerpieces on the tables, the hot pink blooms popping against the creamy white flowers.

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It came to an end all too soon, but this couple’s wedding really was one for the books! Congratulations, Chelsea and Joshua! It was a pleasure to design your wedding floral!

 

Vendors:

Venue: The Ritz Carlton Grande Lakes

Other: AFR Rentals

Event Planner: Blush by Brandee Gaar

Invitation Designer: Dogwood Blossom Stationery & Invitation Studio

Lighting: Kaleidoscope Event Lighting

Equipment Rentals: Kirby Rentals

Floral Design: Lee James Floral

Tables and Chairs: A Chair Affair

Makeup Artist: M3 Makeup

Photo Booth Equipment: Photomingle

Linens and Coverings: Rentaland Tents and Events

DJ: Soundwave Entertainment Systems

Photography: Concept Photography

An Elegant and Rustic Wedding: Lauren and Cody

The best weddings are those of the best couples, and Lauren and Cody are just the sweetest! Their wedding at Bella Collina was absolutely stunning, and all the credit for making their dream wedding come to life goes to the ever-talented Blush by Brandee Gaar. Every detail was designed to create the ultimate luxurious experience,  with each moment brilliantly captured by Kristen Weaver Photography.

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There was a slight chill in the air, but there was more than enough love and excitement to keep everyone warm! Lauren was a picture-perfect bride as she waked down the aisle, with her hair cascading down her shoulders and a big smile on her face.

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Her bouquet had been specifically designed to complement her dress, using flowers of the palest shades and varying textures. Café au lait dahlias, champagne roses, mother of pearl roses, and white hydrangeas all found their place in her bouquet.

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Foliage garlands curled around pillars for a brilliant pop of green, adding just the right amount of color to the ceremony. But undoubtedly, our favorite part of the ceremony had to be the artist painting it all in real time! It was a unique but gorgeous touch!

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Soon after the romantic ceremony, the party began! The reception on the lawn was simple, yet stunning! The décor was a mix of rustic and luxurious, with elements of gold resting on the mahogany tables from A Chair Affair. Our floral centerpieces stood tall on the tables, regal. All of the décor just paired together flawlessly, and just perfect for Lauren and Cody’s sweet and down-to-earth natures.

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As with all good things, our couple’s wedding day came to an end, but the memories that were made that day live on. Congratulations, Lauren and Cody! Team James wishes you all the best; it was a pleasure to design your wedding floral!

 

 

Vendors:

Venue: Bella Collina

Event Planner: Blush by Brandee Gaar

Dress Store: Calvet Couture Bridal

Lighting: Kaleidoscope Event Lighting

Tables and Chairs: A Chair Affair

Floral Design: Lee James Floral Design

Dress Designer: Legends Romona Keveza

Videography: Marcoz and Miranda

DJ: MBC Entertainment  

Linens and Coverings: Over the Top Rental Linens

Cake Designer: Party Flavors Custom Cakes

Photobooth: Photobooth Rocks

Calligrapher: Prairie Letter Shop

Photographer: Kristen Weaver Photography