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

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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

Winter Park Racquet Club: David and Ilana

Every wedding is beautiful, but David and Ilana’s Jewish wedding at Winter Park Racquet Club was special. With traditional Jewish customs incorporated into the ceremony and reception and Blush by Brandee Gaar coordinating it all, their big day was bound to be a memorable affair.

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Sivan Photography perfectly captured every moment and detail of the evening, from David and Ilana getting ready to the signing of their marriage contract. Honoring tradition, David and Ilana signed their marriage contract before the ceremony, under the guidance of Rabbi Rick. Immediately after, David and his mother lowered Ilana’s veil.

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Ilana made a gorgeous bride as she walked down a petal-strewn aisle towards the chuppah, carrying a unique bouquet created with a mix of white and lavender tones. Roses, Dahlia blooms, freesia, and lilac resulted in a beautiful and fragrant bouquet, perfectly complementing David’s lavender rose and dusty miller boutonniere.

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The couple were wed under an elaborate chuppah, designed with an array of vibrant purple and blue hydrangea, lavender, peach and soft pink roses. Stock in deep purple, pink heather, and cascading purple orchids created an overall aura of earthy refinement as they made their vows.

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David and Ilana’s reception was wonderful, with soft lighting by Kaleidoscope Lighting lending a gentle glow to the room. Lush floral centerpieces, featuring more of the same blooms used for the chuppah, rested in gold vessels and were surrounded by gold mercury candles for a romantic effect.

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After a delicious dinner and the cake-cutting, it was time to dance. In true Jewish fashion, David and Ilana joined hands with their loved ones to dance the night away. And of course, the Hora, or Chair Dance, was a must.

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Congratulations, David and Ilana! We were so honored to be a part of your beautiful wedding, and we wish you all the best for your future!

Vendors:

Photography: Sivan Photography

Venue: Winter Park Racquet Club

Coordinator: Blush by Brandee Gaar

Officiate: Rabbi Rick

Video: Lexoria Wedding Films

Lighting: Kaleidoscope Event Lighting

Band: Bay Kings

Linen and Chair Rentals: Kirby Rentals

Cake: Party Flavors

Desserts: Two Sweets Bake Shop

Hair and Makeup: M3

Transportation: Southern Elegance Limousines

Wedding Dress Designer: Pronovias

Wedding Dress Boutique: Pronovias in New York City

Stationery: The Write Invitation

Bella Collina: Nick and Kristen

If it isn’t broken, don’t fix it. It’s the perfect way to describe Kristen and Nick’s wedding at Bella Collina. The planning and design of the classic white wedding were by none other than Alison Watkins of Blush by Brandee Gaar, and she did a marvelous job, as usual.

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The ceremony was simple, classic, and elegant. The couple made their vows below a beautifully crafted floral arch, Kristen looking every bit the beautiful, blushing bride. Her bridal bouquet, created with blush and ivory roses, was the perfect complement to Nick’s white rose boutonniere.

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After the ceremony, the newlyweds and their guests took the party indoors for an awesome reception. Floral centerpieces adorned the tables, greenery lusciously draped across the sweetheart table, but the star of the show – other than the bride and groom, of course – was the cake. Created by Party Flavors Custom Cakes, the majestic five-tier confection stood tall, beautifully offset by the floral arrangements on each side. Classic and delicious!

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Congratulations, Kristen and Nick! We hope the rest of your lives together is as beautiful as your wedding day. We’re glad to have been a part of it, but we couldn’t have made it as great as it was without these amazing vendors:

Florist: Lee James Floral Designs

Planning/Coordination: Alison Watkins / Blush by Brandee Gaar

Hair and Makeup: Lejeune Artistry

DJ & LED Lighting:  Soundwave Entertainment

Cake:  Party Flavors Custom Cakes

Officiant: Rev. Glynn Ferguson / Sensational Ceremonies, LLC

Seating: A Chair Affair, Inc.

Photography: Rhodes Studios

Miscellaneous: Kirby Rentals

Linens: Over The Top Rental Linens

Venue: Bella Collina

Bella Collina: Cindy and Julio

Cindy and Julio had a beautiful and bold wedding at the picturesque Bella Collina. Castaldo Studio wonderfully captured the intimate details of the stunning affair that was flawlessly coordinated by the team of Blush by Brandee Gaar.Red and Gold Wedding Burgundy Lily Boutonniere

The bride and groom decided on a striking color scheme of deep reds and metallic gold. We were happy to create unique floral designs to complement their wedding vision. For the outdoor ceremony, we detailed the aisle with a pattern of romantic, red rose petals. Once the bride reached her groom at the altar, they stood beneath a floral arbor woven with curly willow branches, crimson roses, purple stock flowers, and dangling amaranthus.

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The burgundy Calla Lilly’s and roses showcased in the bride’s bold bouquet was continued throughout the reception décor. A stunning five-tier cake by Party Flavors Custom Cakes was a true showstopper. The exquisite dessert was covered in a cream frosting, layered with intricate fondant trimming, dusted in gold leaf.

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We were happy to provide floral inspiration for this incredible wedding. Congratulations to the newlyweds, Cindy and Julio!

The wedding professionals who created this event were:

Venue: Bella Collina

Photography: Castaldo Studio

Planner: Blush by Brandee Gaar

Cake: Party Flavors Custom Cake

Floral: Lee James Floral Design

Linens: Kirby Rentals

Music: Leonard Brothers Band

Hair and Make-up: Salon Dulay, Stylist Tabitha and Kristine

 

Bella Collina: Jackie and Brooks

We were honored to be a part of Jackie and Brooks’ gorgeous wedding celebration held at the storybook locale of Bella Collina. With Blush by Brandee Gaar in attendance to make sure every detail was perfect for the couple’s day and Lora Rodgers Photography capturing timeless memories, the newlyweds were stress-free and ready to enjoy their wedding day.

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Lauren’s bridal look was classic elegance, so we chose lavender and deep plum floral accents, including white and purple Picasso calla lilies, for her bridal bouquet. Her bridesmaids had complementing white floral bouquets with accents of greenery with matching boutonnieres for the gentlemen. Their flower girl and ring bearer had their very own floral accents with a white rose bouquet for their lovely princess and a white rose boutonniere for their sweet prince.

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Their reception was elegantly decorated with rustic touches from our greenery surrounding lanterns to the soft white linens provided by Kirby Rentals. As day turned to night, Jackie and Brooks shared their first dance to Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud,” provided by Soundwave Entertainment. For dessert, Two Sweets Bake Shop had a variety of delicious treats from cupcakes to bread pudding for them to enjoy, along with a small wedding cake with white, pink and purple floral accents for the couple to share from Party Flavors Custom Cakes.

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Jackie and Brooks had an unforgettable wedding, one that we are overjoyed to have been a part of. Congratulations! The team of professionals that brought their dream celebration to life are:

Venue: Bella Collina

Photography: Lora Rodgers Photography

Coordinator: Blush by Brandee Gaar

Officiant: Sensational Ceremonies

Floral: Lee James Floral Designs

Linens: Kirby Rentals

Entertainment: Soundwave Entertainment

Lighting: Get Lit Productions

Cake: Party Flavors Custom Cakes

Desserts: Two Sweets Bake Shop

Hair/Makeup: LeJeune Hair & Makeup Artistry