Bella Collina: “A Night of Wedding Bliss” Luxe Gala

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We were truly honored to be a part of Bella Collina‘s recent event, “A Night of Wedding Bliss.” The evening was devoted to wedding luxury in all its facets. All of the wedding venues of Bella Collina were decked out by some of the finest wedding professionals in Central Florida. These photos by Concept Photography are just a taste of what we designed and doesn’t even showcase HALF of the beauty of the night that was created by our colleagues. Well done, everyone!

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We worked with Blush by Brandee Gaar to outfit the small dining room with three very different looks on each of the long dining tables. Linens by Kirby Rental and decorative items by A Chair Affair really made our tables come to life.

On the central table, we created a dramatic floral table runner out of green hydrangea. Warm-toned hurricanes, lanterns, and votive holders glowed against the rich, glossy wooden table.

Green hydrangea floral runner

Another of our tables featured ornate metal lanterns and woven chargers for a garden feel. For our floral garland, we used a variety of pink and white blooms with plenty of greenery so that the look was natural and carefree.

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Floral garland

Our third table was all about shimmer and shine. Glitter table runners set the stage for crystal candelabras, gold flatware, and glimmering chargers. Our floral pieces were tight and composed, with classic wedding favorites: white hydrangea and pink roses. A sweet rose was added as a special touch to each napkin.

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Crystal candelabra - pink floral

Finally, we added the perfect floral touches to bring the naked cake by Two Sweets Bake Shop to life. Just like the rest of the room, we used pink floral and greenery that balanced between formal and casual.

Naked cake with pink floral

Mirror board with floral

Thank you to these fine wedding professionals for letting us play with you:

Photography: Concept Photography (pictured here), Victoria Angela Photography (not pictured)

Venue: Bella Collina

Planning: Blush by Brandee Gaar (pictured here), Vangie’s Events of Distinction (not pictured)

Linens: Kirby Rental

Rentals: A Chair Affair

Cake: Two Sweets Bake Shop (pictured here), Party Flavors Custom Cakes (not pictured)

Floral: Raining Roses Productions, Inc. (not pictured)

Chalk Signs: Chalk Shop

Lighting: Kaleidoscope Event Lighting, Get Lit Productions

Paper goods: Dogwood Blossom Stationery

DJ/Entertainment: Soundwave Entertainment, Our DJ Rocks, Harpist Christine MacPhail

Bridal gowns: Solutions Bridal Designer House

Makeup artist: LeJeune Artistry

Videographer: Luxecine

 

 

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Reunion Resort: Orlando Perfect Wedding Guide Luncheon

Recently, we had the pleasure of being a part of the planning and design for the Orlando Perfect Wedding Guide Luncheon hosted at the Reunion Resort. Not only did we get the opportunity to socialize with our partners in the wedding industry, but we also were able to design a beautifully-executed event for all of us to enjoy good food and spend time together. The day was coordinated by the talented Blush by Brandee Gaar team with photographs documenting the special occasion by Rinat Halon Photography Communication.

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The color palette of the day was shades of purple and gold, from the tent and table runners to the gorgeous purple and gold 3-tiered wedding cake. With that in mind, we stuck to centerpieces of whites, grays, and greens to complement the design. The arrangements added to the classical, yet lively atmosphere of the event.

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Everyone had a grand time, enjoying the best the wedding world of Orlando has to offer and congratulating each other on their successes. This event was made possible by the venders who volunteered their services to make it one-of-a-kind:

Location: Reunion Resort

Planner: Blush by Brandee Gaar

Photography: Rinat Halon Photography Communication

Stationary: Dogwood Blossom Stationery

Floral: Lee James Floral Design

Bella Collina: Ashley and Rob

 

 

Ashley and Rob celebrated their marriage at the beautiful, Tuscan-inspired Bella Collina. On location to document their big day was Ashley McCormick Photography, who took these gorgeous photos.

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Their outdoor ceremony overlooked the sprawling golf course, dotted with cypress trees. Ashley walked down the aisle between tufts of white floral and trailing garlands that we created to accent the white chairs. The couple said their vows beneath a romantic arch, covered in curly willow and sprays of greenery and white flowers.

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We were proud to create all of the floral creations for the day. The flower girls looked adorable in their white floral wreath headpieces as they scattered white rose petals. Ashley and Rob’s mothers carried petite white bouquets that echoed the full, white rose and hydrangea bouquets that we made for the bridesmaids.

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The bride and groom sported the accent color of the day: purple. Rob wore a delicate purple boutonniere, and Ashley’s bouquet was a kaleidoscope of lilac, mauve, and purple roses and other floral.

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For the reception, we added dramatic floral to the rustic candelabra centerpieces. We included curly willow and bells of Ireland to add height, stems of purple floral for bursts of color, and cascading greenery.

 

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We love the personal touches in this wedding, thanks to the planning prowess of Blush by Brandee Gaar. Congratulations, Ashley and Rob–we were proud to have been a part of your wedding and hope you have a wonderful life together.

 

Event professionals for this wedding included:

Venue: Bella Collina

Photographer: Ashley McCormick Photography

Planner: Blush by Brandee Gaar

Rentals: A Chair Affair

Chalk signs: Chalk Shop

Paper goods: Dogwood Blossom Stationery

Floral: Lee James Floral Designs

 

Bella Collina: Amy and Brandon

Amy and Brandon, who live in Boston, had the ultimate fairytale wedding at Bella Collina. The couple was only able to come to Florida a couple of times before the wedding, so luckily they had the fantastic team planners at Blush by Brandee Gaar to help create the wedding of their dreams. Amy was inspired by classic love stories like Beauty and the Beast, and you can definitely tell in the floral and decor! The photographers from Concept Photography did a beautiful job taking these wedding moments and making them into artistic memories.

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Amy’s bouquet was romantic: all roses in muted shades of cream, mauve, and pale blush pink. Near the wrapped stems, we used dusty miller and seeded eucalyptus for understated greenery. Her bridesmaids carried similar bouquets that also included bright pink roses, which are seen throughout the ceremony and reception decor.

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The arbor for their ceremony was absolutely breathtaking! Clusters of pink and cream roses with trailing greenery were strewn about the iron arbor, creating an illusion of a private menagerie-like space for the couple to say their vows. We lined the aisles with pale pink roses affixed to chairs, and also created a rose-covered surround for the romantic chandelier that hung from the arbor.

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The reception took place outdoors. The Tuscan elegance of the venue was highlighted by rustic farm tables and French country chairs from A Chair Affair. We enhanced the Old-World, European undertones with antique-looking vessels and candelabras overflowing with pink and white roses.

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Congratulations, again, Amy and Brandon! We were so happy to be a part of your beautiful wedding.

Thank you to these amazing wedding professionals for providing their talents:

Wedding Coordinator: Blush by Brandee Gaar

Venue: Bella Collina

Officiant: Rev. Glynn Ferguson, Sensational Ceremonies

Photographers: Concept Photography

Videographers: Shutter Life Productions

Rentals: A Chair Affair

Dress: Collection in Winter Park

Lighting: Kaleidoscope Event Lighting

Band/DJ: The Buzzcats

Ceremony Music: Beautiful Music

Stationery: Dogwood Blossom Stationery & Invitation Studio, LLC

Cake: Party Flavors

Hair/Makeup: Lejeune Artistry

Florist: Lee James Floral Designs

“Sweet as Tea” Southern wedding inspiration

 

At the beginning of this year, we were honored to be a part of a lovely styled shoot to promote the grand opening of the Ocoee Lakeshore Center. The shoot was dubbed “Sweet as Tea, Meant to Be” and followed a theme of Southern glam. We showcased some stunning floral arrangements that we created for the theme, from bouquets to centerpieces, all designed to look as if they had been gathered from a Southern garden. We’re happy to share some of our favorite photos by Bumby Photography.

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Our model bride and bride’s maid carried bouquets full of buttery yellow, soft pink, creamy white and pastel green floral. We combined a mix of traditionally glamorous flowers, like roses and tulips, with more casual textures. The arrangement of the bouquets had a somewhat gathered look, but they looked dressed up by wrapping the stems with lacy fabric. Our model groom had a coordinating boutonniere of yellow tulip buds and billy buttons.

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In the ballroom, our reception decor was opulent. We were so happy to get our hands on Southern smilax, which we mixed with magnolia greenery to cascade down the white candelabras. At the base of the candelabras, we placed smaller arrangements that included hydrangea and garden roses.

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We decorated the buffet, full of delicious Southern bites with a modern edge by Arthur’s Catering, and the cake table, with a gorgeous lace and ruffled cake by Cut the Cake, with small casual bouquets in milk glass vases. Later in the day, we even set up a table outside to showcase the venue’s stunning views of the lake.

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We could not be more pleased with the outcome of this beautiful styled shoot, and we hope you love it too! 

Thank you to all of the participating wedding professionals:

Venue: Ocoee Lakeshore Center
Photography: Bumby Photography
Event Design and Coordination: Anna Christine Events
Floral: Lee James Floral Design
Lighting and Drape: Standing Ovation Entertainment
Invitations and Paper Goods: Dogwood Blossom Stationery
Catering: Arthur’s Catering 
Dessert buffet: Hello Sugar!
Cake: Cut the Cake
Linens: Over the Top
Video: Ocean Video Photography
Make Up and Hair: Live Art by Julie
Dresses: Alfred Angelo
Suit: Absolutely Fitting
Marketing: Event Industry Marketing by BeatCreative
Rentals: A Chair Affair