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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

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Bella Collina: Jennifer and Richard

Every wedding we take part in is special to us, each couple memorable in their own way. Jennifer and Richard’s Bella Collina wedding still tugs at our heartstrings, and with Blush by Brandee Gaar’s expert planning, it’s little wonder why! Thanks to Kristen Weaver Photography’s amazing skills, we don’t think we’ll ever get tired of looking at these photos and reminiscing.

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The event began with a sweet, beautiful ceremony, just perfect for the couple, with a chain of greenery and a few vintage lanterns leading the way to the hall. Jennifer and Richard both glowed with happiness as they said their I Do’s, Jennifer resplendent in a strapless gown with a sweetheart neckline, while Richard cut an impressive figure his gray suit.

 

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For Richard’s boutonniere, we kept it simple but impactful with white ranunculus, accented with dusty miller foliage. It was especially created to complement Jennifer’s bridal bouquet, which was lovingly crafted with café au lait dahlia blooms, white ranunculus, peach-toned garden roses and a finish of dusty miller foliage.

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The reception was effortlessly glamorous, and we loved every little detail! The white-and-gold cake artfully designed by Party Flavors Custom Cakes featured a gold sparkle tier, topped with an elegant cake topper with “Mr & Mrs Escobar” in swirling gold script. Floral arrangements of more peach garden roses, surrounded by tiny candles, added a touch of warmth and easy beauty.

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Congratulations again, Jennifer and Richard! We were honored to provide the florals for your special day, and we had a blast working alongside these vendors:

Venue: Bella Collina Club

Band: Bay Kings Band

Event Planner: Blush by Brandee Gaar

Dress Store: CC’s Boutique

Makeup Artist: M3 Makeup

Invitation Designer: Minted

Cake Designer: Party Flavors Custom Cakes

Photography: Kristen Weaver Photography

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Hilton Orlando: Donna and George

Who says life can’t be like a fairytale? Donna and George’s love story is just that. The couple first met when George was vacationing in Orlando, visiting friends and family, where he met Donna. The couple talked back and forth via email once George returned to Arizona, and the rest is history!

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Donna and George’s wedding at the Hilton Orlando was sweet and beautiful without being over-the top; perfect for this cute couple. An Affair to Remember did an amazing job planning the whole event, as usual. Kristen Weaver Photography was there to capture each and every magical moment, from the couple’s first look on the stairs to everyone’s smiles as Donna walked down the aisle. Even the aisle had been adorned just for her entrance, with pure white petals strewn along the sides.

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Donna made a picture-perfect bride as she happily said her I Do’s, carrying a unique bouquet crafted with her favorite color, purple. Her bridal bouquet was lovingly crafted with Picasso mini calla lily blooms, expressed sunflower blossoms, fragrant purple stock and purple lissianthus, with merlot dahlia, cymbidium orchids and seeded eucalyptus for texture.

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George beamed, proudly gazing at his bride as they exchanged their vows. After they were pronounced husband and wife, the newlyweds and their guests kicked off the reception. The room glowed with iridescent purples, beautifully pairing with the décor and floral centerpieces atop the tables.

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Soundwave Entertainment Systems had everyone dancing long into the evening, creating the perfect end to a perfect day. Congratulations, Donna and George!

Vendors:

Hotel: Hilton Orlando

Photographer: Kristen Weaver Photography

Event Planner – An Affair to Remember

Hair Stylist – LeJeune Hair and Makeup Artistry

Officiant – Sensational Ceremonies

DJ – Soundwave Entertainment Systems

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Isleworth Country Club: Betsy and Michael

A beautiful couple. A beautiful day. A beautiful wedding. Betsy and Michael reveled in a simply stunning wedding day at Isleworth Country Club. Perfectly planned and coordinated by Blush by Brandee Gaar, this affair boasted an effortlessly timeless design with a flair of rustic elegance. Kristen Weaver Photography captured every amazing detail of the couple’s special day.

Blush Reception Bridal BouquetWe created Betsy’s bountiful bridal bouquet with lush ivory peonies, hydrangeas, ranunculus, and dusty pink roses. Her bridesmaids brought a pop of color with vibrant, full peonies mixed in with pale roses, hydrangeas and  green berry bunches. The groom, Michael, donned a sharp boutonniere of crisp white ranunculus with green accents. For the ceremony, we tied satin bows to lush sashes of greenery from the church pews to add texture.

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For the outdoor reception, we dressed rustic wooden farm tables from A Chair Affair, Inc. with a garland of greenery, interspersed with clusters of peonies.  We especially loved how the five-tier buttercream cake was decorated with a floral topper that sloped down each frosted layer–a treat for both senses of taste and sight! Betsy and Michael ended their fairytale wedding with a romantic dockside send-off into the night.

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Congratulations to Betsy and Michael on their beautiful wedding and new marriage! It was a treat working with this talented team of wedding vendors.

Venue: Isleworth Country Club

Planner: Blush by Brandee Gaar

Photography: Kristen Weaver Photography

Floral: Lee James Floral Design

Rentals: A Chair Affair, Inc.

Video: Jeffrey Stoner Video

Lighting: Kaleidoscope Event Lighting

Draping: Swag Decor

Paper Goods: Dogwood Blossom Stationery and Invitation Studio

Stylist: LeJeune Artistry

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Ritz Carlton Orlando: Julie and David

When he proposed under the 4th of July fireworks, David and Julie both knew they wanted to incorporate that night into their wedding day. As the sunset overlooked the water at Ritz Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes, the couple exchanged vows and said “I Do.” Blush by Brandee Gaar  planned a spectacular event accented by navy blue, orange, and silver, and Kristen Weaver Photography captured the entire soiree from sun up, to sun down.

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We loved creating a bridal bouquet that popped with color against Julie’s white, flowing gown. We mixed peach and pink roses with orange lilies, and added fresh succulents for a modern feel. For the bridesmaid we kept it classic with all white bouquets of roses, hydrangeas and mini succulents. The outdoor ceremony was magical! We loved how the center aisle, scattered in peach and cream rose petals, led the way to her groom at the front of the alter. After their first kiss as husband and wife, a showering of fireworks lit up the night’s sky over the lake–just as it did on their proposal night.

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Chalk Shop created a beautiful mirrored sign etching out the night’s events. The mood inside the reception was set to party. Cafe lights from Kaleidoscope Event Lighting and Design were strung across the ceiling while silver plated tree centerpieces took the spotlight. We loved incorporating arrangements and clusters of orange roses and lilies through the branches. And because we leave no stone unturned, the bottom was covered in a layer of moss and finished with frosted candle votives and succulent buds. The party raged on into the evening as The Leonard Brothers cranked out the tunes and guests danced the night away.

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We had a blast working with Julie and David and all the vendors to create this one-of-a-kind, fun and enchanting wedding. Cheers to a lifetime of fireworks for the happy couple!

Venue: Ritz Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes

Planner: Blush by Brandee Gaar

Floral: Lee James Floral Design

Photography: Kristen Weaver Photography

Custom Signs: Chalk Shop

Lighting: Kaleidoscope Event Lighting and Design

Ceremony Music: Beautiful Music

Reception Band: The Leonard Brothers

Stylist:  LeJeune Artistry

Bridal Gown: The White Magnolia Bridal Collection

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Bella Collina: Shelby and Zach

One thing we never grow tired of is the reinvention of a classic look. That’s exactly how we would describe Shelby and Zach’s gorgeous wedding at Bella Collina, exquisitely designed by Bash Event DesignKristen Weaver Photography did a stunning job capturing all the details and memorable moments for couple to treasure for a lifetime to come.

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The outdoor ceremony was a modern twist on a traditional setting. What an innovative idea to have long, dark wooden pews from RW Events, normally seen in a church, for the open air service. The bride walked down an aisle lined with grounded, luscious white floral arrangements. We designed an all white bridal bouquet of roses, ranunculus, hydrangeas, with touches of green for a more organic vibe. To add a vibrant pop of color, the bridesmaids donned yellow bouquets of a similar arrangement, which complemented their grey toned gowns beautifully.

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The reception moved indoors with a back-lit ballroom that was piped and draped entirely in chiffon curtains by Swag Décor. Rustic farm tables from A Chair Affair, Inc. framed the room in a half-moon shape, with a show-stopping five tier cake from The Sugar Suite taking center stage. We were happy to the create ivory slated, lush centerpieces featured on each table, as well as the mix of towering candelabras, wrapped in greenery to create dimension and visual interest to the space.

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Congratulations to Shelby and Zach on your dazzling and elegant wedding day! This breath-taking event came together with the help of the following vendors:

Venue: Bella Collina

Photography: Kristen Weaver Photography

Floral: Lee James Floral Design

Planning: Bash Event Design

Cake: The Sugar Suite

Rentals: A Chair Affair, Inc.Swag Décor, RW Events

Lighting: Get Lit Productions

Videography: Jeffrey Stoner Video

Stylist: Makeover Station