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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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Classic White with Pops of Color: Meghan and Scott’s Bella Collina Wedding

Each and every couple is wonderful, but Meghan and Scott’s love is so pure and strong, it withstood a hurricane! Hurricane Matthew had us all wondering if this Bella Collina wedding would take place as scheduled, but the storm passed on, leaving beautiful weather behind!

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Anna Christine Events planned the whole event with the utmost professionalism and care, resulting in an event that couldn’t have been more stunning. SNI Photography captured every unique and memorable moment, from the gorgeous sky to the shy smile on Meghan’s face as she walked down the aisle.

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It was a classic white wedding, but we loved how we were able to incorporate some pops of color into the floral, like Meghan’s bouquet. Crafted with white hydrangea and open white and champagne garden roses, with merlot-wine ranunculus floral tucked in, along with wine and café au lait dahlia blooms throughout. We finished off the bouquet with some seeded eucalyptus and dusty miller, resulting in a variety of blooms that looked truly striking against our bride’s beautiful white gown.

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Of course, we didn’t forget about our handsome groom! Scott opted for a classic look with a crisp black tuxedo, which we complemented with a boutonniere of ranunculus and dusty miller.

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After a sweet, emotional ceremony, it was time to celebrate! This is a special couple, so, of course, their reception had to be just as special! The pure ivory décor at the reception was lovely, and it paired beautifully with the floral we created. Lush floral arrangements stood high on the tables, created with hydrangea, open roses in blush and champagne tones, more wine and café au lait dahlia, and burgundy snapdragons for an accent. We finished off the look with white dendrobium orchids that spilled over, with Italian Ruscus foliage and blooming seeded eucalyptus.

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The cake designed by Party Flavors Custom Cakes was just magnificent! We haven’t seen a cake like it before, and just a little bit of added floral really made it stand out!

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It was a beautiful day, but it soon came to a close to mark the beginning of the newlyweds’ new life together. Congratulations again, Meghan and Scott!

 

Vendors:

 

Planning: Anna Christine Events

 

Cake: Party Flavors Custom Cakes

 

Floral: Lee James Floral Design

 

Treats: Krispy Kreme Doughnuts

 

Venue: Bella Collina

 

Photography: SNI 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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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

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Reunion Resort: Shannon and Greg

Every wedding is unique in its own way, but Shannon and Greg’s wedding at the Reunion Resort was truly memorable! The couple opted for a peacock theme, which Blush by Brandee Gaar coordinated perfectly!

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Peacocks are beautiful, exotic creatures. Yet as a wedding theme, it could’ve been easily overdone. Fortunately, Shannon and Greg had the perfect vision in mind. For the most part, the couple stuck to neutral colors – including a classic white dress for Shannon and black dresses for the bridesmaids – while using the perfect peacock blue for a gorgeous pop of color.

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Shannon made a stunning bride as she walked down the aisle. For her bridal bouquet, we designed a bouquet of white mini calla lilies and peacock feathers, creating the perfect complement to her white Ines Di Santo dress. The bridesmaid bouquets, meanwhile, were beautiful arrangements of blue hydrangeas, Picasso mini calla lilies, purple lisianthus, green cymbidium orchids and seeded eucalyptus.

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After the ceremony, the newlyweds and their guests danced the night away at their reception, feasted on a delicious (not to mention, beautiful) cake by Party Flavors, and ended the event with a magnificent fireworks show by Creative Pyrotechnics.

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Congratulations, Shannon and Greg! We wish you all the best, and we were honored to work with these amazing vendors to make your Big Day possible:

 

Planning/Coordination: Blush by Brandee Gaar

Music: Leonard Brothers Band

Wedding gown: Ines Di Santo

Floral: Lee James Floral Designs

Venue: Reunion Resort

Video: Jeffrey Stoner Video

Cake: Party Flavors Custom Cakes

Hair and Makeup: Jillian Caro Hair & Make-Up Artist

Fireworks: Creative Pyrotechnics

Décor: Swag Décor

Photobook: Photobooth Rocks

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Cypress Grove Estate House: Liz and Leo

It’s every couple’s dream to have a wedding that is classic and elegant, but still has a few unique touches that make the day personal and all their own. Few manage to make that dream come true, but Liz and Leo, with a little help from RW Events, LLC, made it happen.

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The event began with a sweet, beautiful outdoor ceremony at Cypress Grove Estate House, with every moment captured by Amalie Orrange Photography.

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Liz stunned as she walked down the aisle. Her look totally blew us away! From her makeup and hair to her oh-so-gorgeous dress from Hayley Paige, it was clear that a lot of thought had gone into her look that day. Just look at the metallic bodice on that dress! To complement it, we created Liz’s bridal bouquet with hydrangeas, garden roses, and dusty miller.

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After the ceremony, the festivities began! The reception had been meticulously planned with the blush and gold theme in mind, from the metallic sweetheart table, to the topper and flowers on the delicious buttercream cake created by Party Flavors Custom Cakes. The floral arrangements for this reception were a joy to create. We wanted something classic, yet different, so we opted for hydrangeas, garden roses, ranunculus, lisianthus, seeded eucalyptus, leucadendron and dusty miller.

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Congratulations, Liz and Leo! You make a beautiful couple, and we hope your life together is just as wonderful and fun as your wedding day was! Speaking of the wedding day, we were honored to work alongside these amazing vendors to make it happen:

Venue: Cypress Grove Estate House
Photography: Amalie Orrange Photography
Design and styling: RW Events, LLC 
Bride’s dress: Calvet Couture Bridal by Blush by Hayley Paige
Officiant: Lon Tosi of Sensational Ceremonies
Hair: Tish Simpson 
Makeup: Jennifer Beverly
Cake: Party Flavors Custom Cakes
Floral design: Lee James Floral Designs 
Catering: Big City Catering, Inc.

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Private Residence: Russell and James

Weddings, whether big or small, are always an amazing experience for all involved. Russell and James’ wedding was no different.

Meticulously put together by Alison Watkins of Blush by Brandee Gaar, the event was equal parts intimate and sophisticated. Sara and Jason of Concept Photography beautifully captured every little smile and detail at the reception.

The day began with a simple yet gorgeous ceremony at the beach, followed by a reception enjoyed by all at a private residence. Keeping with the navy and yellow theme, the couple donned striking boutonnieres of single yellow calla lilies.

While James and Russell opted for all yellow flowers, the arrangements we created for them were anything but boring! Centerpieces featuring yellow calla lilies or yellow tulips evoked warmth and comfort, while the yellow roses adorning the buffet were the picture of elegant simplicity. Even the delicious, three-tier chevron cake expertly created by Party Flavors Custom Cakes looked even more beautiful surrounded by yellow roses.

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All in all, it was a beautiful day, full of warmth, affection, and fun, and we were honored to be a part of it, along with these great vendors! James and Russell, congratulations on your new life together!

Event Coordination: Alison Watkins –Blush by Brandee Gaar
Caterer: Lori Player – Arthur’s Catering and Events
Officiant: Judge Robert LaBlanc
Photographer: Sara and Jason – Concept Photography
Florist: Lee James Floral Designs 
DJ/Photo Booth: Steve Weinstein – Power Entertainment Disc Jockey Service
Cake: Party Flavors Custom Cakes
Furniture: Sarah Florio – AFR Furniture Rental
Draping: Tommy Murphy – Swag Decor