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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

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Bella Collina: Jessica and Sean

Jessica and Sean’s multicultural wedding at Bella Collina was unique, beautiful, and tons of fun! The event, planned by Blush by Brandee Gaar, was perfect from start to finish, with Kristen Weaver Photography capturing every moment for years to come.

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Jessica was a vision in white as she walked down the aisle. LeJeune Hair and Makeup Artistry had twisted her black hair up into a beautiful updo, while her embellished sleeves glimmered in the sunlight. It was no wonder that all eyes were on her!

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Her bouquet had been created with a color palette of whites and creams in mind, with hydrangea blooms and white and cream roses tucked in throughout, and white ranunculus and white lissianthus with dusty miller foliage for an accent.

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Sean’s boutonniere was made to match, with a white ranunculus bloom accented with dusty miller foliage.

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The couple’s loved ones waited in anticipation, watching as they said their I Do’s below a floral arch. Following the beautiful ceremony, it was time to celebrate with a party!

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It hardly seemed possible, but the reception was even more beautiful than the ceremony. Soft, warm lighting created an intimate, romantic aura, while the centerpieces adorning the tables had been carefully designed to complement the wedding party floral.

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We created the centerpieces in white and cream, with white hydrangea, open roses, stock blossoms, and lissianthus blooms with cascading green Italian ruscus foliage.

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At the end of the day, it was time for everyone to take a break from dancing and feasting on cake to bid the newlyweds adieu for the start of their new life together.

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Congratulations, Jessica and Sean! We had a great time at your wedding, working alongside these amazing vendors:

 

Venue: The Club At Bella Collina

Band: Bay Kings Band

Planning/Coordination: Blush By Brandee Gaar

Cinema and Video: Celebrations of Tampa Bay

Hair Stylist: LeJeune Hair and Makeup Artistry

DJ: Orlando DJ and Lighting

Cake Design: The Sugar Suite

Photography: Kristen Weaver Photography