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!


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


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!


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!



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!



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.



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.



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!



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.



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.



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.


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


Bella Collina: Alix and Mike

Bella Collina, Amalie Orrange Photography, Lee James Floral Designs, Ceremony

Alix and Mike’s wedding was one for the memories. Despite the day’s long drizzling rain, the couple was happily wed amongst friends and family in a beautiful ceremony beneath Bella Collina’s brick architecture. The ceremony was officiated by Lon Tosi from Sensational Ceremonies, and harpist Christine MacPhail provided lovely music. Blush by Brandee Garr coordinated Alix and Mike’s special day! Every fantastic image is by Amalie Orrange Photography.

Bella Collina, Amalie Orrange Photography, Lee James Floral Designs, Bridal Bouquet

Bella Collina, Amalie Orrange Photography, Lee James Floral Designs, Bridal Party

Bella Collina, Amalie Orrange Photography, Lee James Floral Designs, Bridesmaids

Alix chose a variety of purple florals by Lee James Floral Designs for her bridal bouquet. The mixture of florals accented the textural design of her Lazaro wedding gown. Her bridesmaids held white baby’s-breath that added a soft, romantic feel to Alix and Mike’s ceremony. The reception space was decorated with white florals and simple candelabras, adding warmth and elegance. The Sugar Suite provided a stunning four tiered cake, Soundwave Entertainment provided music entertainment and lighting.

Bella Collina, Amalie Orrange Photography, Lee James Floral Designs, Decor

Bella Collina, Amalie Orrange Photography, Lee James Floral Designs, Wedding Cake

Bella Collina, Amalie Orrange Photography, Lee James Floral Designs, Table Decor

Lee James Floral Plum weddings Amalie Orrange Photography

Bella Collina, Amalie Orrange Photography, Lee James Floral Designs, Couple SendoffThank you to the following vendors for helping make Alix and Mike’s wedding a success, and a huge congratulations to the couple!

Venue: Bella Collina

Photography: Amalie Orrange Photography

Coordinator: Blush by Brandee Garr

Cinematography: Imprint Cinema

Floral Design: Lee James Floral Designs

DJ & Lighting: Soundwave Entertainment

Cake: The Sugar Suite

Bridal Gown: Lazaro

Officiant: Lon Tosi Sensational Ceremonies

Harpist: Christine MacPhail