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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Blush and Gold Wedding at the Reunion Resort

Every wedding is special, but Christina and Joseph’s Blush and Gold Wedding at the Reunion Resort was double the fun! This wedding was an absolutely stunning two-day event, expertly planned by Blush by Brandee Gaar, with every special moment and detail brilliantly captured by Bow Tie Photo.

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The ceremony at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Celebration was simple, but memorable.

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Christina looked so beautiful as she walked down the aisle, wearing a stunning gown with lace touches, her hair in a sophisticated updo. Of course, her bouquet had to be just as elegant to match! We created her beautiful bouquet with white hydrangea, accented throughout with open pink and white O’Hara garden roses, and cream and champagne roses. Soft touches of Italian ruscus and some seeded eucalyptus greenery for texture completed the arrangement.

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For Joseph, we crafted his boutonniere with simplicity and elegance in mind, using a white ranunculus to complement his bride’s beautiful gown. It was just so heartwarming to see Christina and Joseph stand together throughout the ceremony; they made such a beautiful couple!

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All eyes were on our couple, but the bridesmaids and groomsmen made quite a style statement as well! The bridesmaids wore the most lovely pale blush gowns, their bouquets created to match with blush ranunculus. The groomsmen donned matching boutonnieres of pink ranunculus.

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As beautiful as the ceremony was, the reception at Reunion Resort was truly breathtaking! Shimmery golden linens added a regal look to the tables, perfectly paired with tall glass bell vases. They towered high with lush bouquets of hydrangea blooms, open cream and blush pink roses throughout, with beautiful white orchids spilling out. We even added accents of Italian Ruscus for color and texture. It all came together flawlessly, with everything a perfect fit for Christina and Joseph’s sweet and elegant natures. This Blush and Gold Wedding at Reunion Resort really was unforgettable!

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After two days of laughter, happy tears, and memory-making, it was finally time to say goodbye to our newlyweds as they began the next chapter of their journey together. Congratulations again, Christina and Joseph! We wish you all the happiness in the world! Thank you for choosing us to design your wedding floral arrangements, and thanks to the great vendors who made your special day a success:

 

Coordination: Blush by Brandee Gaar

Church: Corpus Christi Catholic Church

Venue: Reunion Resort

Videographer: Stan Pe Films

DJ (Night 1): Event Concepts

DJ (Night 2): Our DJ Rocks

Caterer (Night 1): Sizler Indian

Floral: Lee James Floral Design

Hair/Make-Up: LeJeune Artistry

Rentals: A Chair Affair

Draping: Swag Decor

Dance Floor: Orlando Wedding and Party Rentals

Pin Spotting: FyerFly Productions

Cake: Party Flavors Custom Cakes

Linens: Over The Top Rental Linens

Photobooth: Grainger Entertainment

Transportation: VIP Wedding Transportation

Photography: Bow Tie Photo

Cypress Grove Estate House: Mackenzie and Beau

Mackenzie and Beau began their next great adventure together this past March at the Cypress Grove Estate House. Their vision of a sophisticated rustic wedding was achieved with the assistance of Blush by Brandee Gaar with their long-time photographer and friend The Canovas Photography capturing every priceless moment.

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Mackenzie was inspired by her and Beau’s travels to Ireland and Alaska, and wanted to incorporate the natural beauty and earthy tones of those locations. She envisioned a navy blue theme with hints of blue, white, green and brown tones, so we created bouquets of white roses and white muscari for the bridesmaids’ bouquets and elegant blue muscari for Mackenzie’s bouquet, with complementing boutonnieres for Beau and his groomsmen. For the ceremony floral, we created a variety of arrangements with powder blue floral surrounded by white accents and greenery.

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Our powder blue and white floral centerpieces surrounded rustic lanterns on each reception table, along with French country chairs provided by A Chair Affair and personalized table numbers designed by Dogwood Blossom Stationery & Invitation Studio, LLC reflecting the destinations the couple have visited together. For the main course, Mackenzie, Beau and their guests enjoyed the catering talents of Big City Catering ending with gorgeously designed wedding cupcakes by Sweet by Holly and an assorted dessert bar created by Two Sweets Bake Shop.

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What made Mackenzie and Beau’s celebration unique and over-the-top was the entertainment. Not only did Mackenzie plan a choreographed father-daughter dance, but she had another ace up her sleeve: a fireworks show! She and her husband conferred with Messina Productions about not only musical entertainment, but a nighttime show as well. They pulled it off flawlessly, with the newlyweds dancing together to “Fireworks” by Katy Perry. It was the perfect end to an unforgettable day.

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Congratulations to you, Mackenzie and Beau! We were thrilled to be a part of such a gorgeous and memorable wedding. The minds behind this amazing celebration were:

Venue: Cypress Grove Estate House

Photography: The Canovas Photography

Videography: Paul Duhon Videography

Coordinator: Blush by Brandee Gaar

Caterer: Big City Catering

Entertainment/Fireworks: Messina Productions

Floral: Lee James Floral Designs

Rentals: Kirby Rentals; A Chair Affair

Photo Booth: PhotoMingle

Cupcakes: Sweet by Holly

Desserts: Two Sweets Bake Shop

Stationery: Dogwood Blossom Stationery & Invitation Studio, LLC

Dress: Galia LahavBoca Raton Bridal

Hair/Makeup: Kristy’s Artistry Design Team

Transportation: Southern Elegance Limousine

Casa Feliz: Stephanie and Mark

Stephanie and Mark flew in from California to share their wedding day with their family in Florida. Casa Feliz was the perfect location for their Moroccan-inspired celebration. Blush by Brandee Gaar worked their magic in planning the ideal dawn to dusk affair while Andi Mans Photography captured every moment.

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In order to mirror the romantic aura of the occasion, we chose the spectrum of pinks, accented with different textures of greenery, for the floral arrangements. Not only did they complement the bride’s gown from Calvet Couture, but they added to the eclectic Moroccan flare of the reception.

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Stephanie, Mark and their guests continued the party as daylight transitioned to the night. Weddings Only DJ Entertainment raised the cheer on the dance floor, while the gorgeous cake provided by Party Flavors added the cherry to the top of an unforgettable day.

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Congratulations Stephanie and Mark! We were honored to be a part of your special day, and wish you many tidings of happiness for the rest of your lives. Their remarkable celebration was made possible by the expertise of these venders:

Photography: Andi Mans Photography
Venue: Casa Feliz
Dress: Calvet Couture
Planner: Blush by Brandee Gaar
Florist: Lee James
DJ: Weddings Only DJ Entertainment
Cake: Party Flavors
Lighting: Kaleidoscope Event Lighting
Transportation: VIP Transportation Group
Rentals: A Chair Affair
Makeup: Makeover Station
Tent/Chairs/Linen: Kirby Rentals
Furniture Rental: AFR Rentals

Reunion Resort: Brenda and Peter

Brenda and Peter chose to visit Central Florida from Newfoundland for their destination wedding. The Reunion Resort was a gorgeous location with its tropical floral and palm trees for their special day with Andi Mans Photography in attendance capturing every picturesque moment.

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For this classy destination wedding, we chose white floral arrangements for the ceremonial and reception centerpieces for their simplistic beauty. In terms of the bouquets, peach-toned roses popped against the royal blue and gray attire of the bridal party, coordinating the elegant feel of the celebration with its own twist. For the bridal bouquet, we paired white roses and lilies with white floral accents with the peach roses to give its own unique look to complement Brenda’s natural beauty.

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As the ceremony drew to a close, the newly-minted newlyweds and their guests transitioned to the reception. Each of the tables was paired with our white floral centerpieces and royal blue linens, courtesy of BBJ Linen, with white chiavari chairs and decor to match from Orlando Wedding & Party Rentals. There was no shortage of entertainment with Scott Thompson from Thompson Entertainment on site, allowing Brenda and Peter to dance the night away with their loved ones in a luxurious paradise.

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Congratulations Brenda and Peter! We loved working with you on your wedding and are thrilled you chose our Sunshine State to host your destination wedding. This gorgeous celebration was implemented by the following talented vendor team:

Venue: Reunion Resort
Photography: Andi Mans Photography
Floral: Lee James Floral
Makeup/Hair: M3 Makeup Artists
Officiant: Sensational Ceremonies
Entertainment: Thompson Entertainment
Cake: Party Flavors Custom Cakes
Linen: BBJ Linen
Rentals: Orlando Wedding & Party Rentals

Every Last Detail Feature: Madeline and Westin

We are thrilled to be featured on Every Last Detail for being a part of Madeline and Westin’s gorgeous coral and citrus wedding at Bella Collina. We loved working with Madeline, Westin, Madeline’s mother and Sandy, their wedding planner, to bring their vision to life.

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We especially loved Madeline’s kind words during her interview with Every Last Detail. When she was asked what her favorite part of her wedding was, she listed us in her Top 2! We had a blast incorporating coral and citrus into your floral arrangements and are honored you loved them so much.

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We wrote up a recap of their wedding last July, so make sure to check it out here! We would like to tip our hats to the rest of the team involved in Madeline and Westin’s special day:

 

Venue: Bella Collina

Planner: BASH Events

Photography: Kristen Weaver Photography

Entertainment: Beautiful MusicRicky Silva and the Buzz Cats

Cake: The Sugar Suite

Linens: BBJ LinenSwag Decor

Lighting: Get Lit Productions

Rentals: A Chair AffairChic FurnitureKirby Rentals

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