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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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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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Timacuan Golf Club: Kelly and Amir

 

Kelly and Amir had a beautiful wedding, starting with their ceremony atMarkham Woods Presbyterian Church and reception at Timacuan Golf Club. The couple decided to keep their decor simple, natural, and sophisticated. Their colors were white and green, with an accent of aqua bridesmaids’ dresses. White lace bridal gown

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We created a gorgeous bouquet for Kelly, full of soft white blooms and touches of green ferns for a natural look. Her maids carried similar bouquets, with the addition of bunches of green berries and green hydrangeas. For the ceremony, we made white and green floral arrangements for the altar, adding white hydrangea and white delphiniums for texture.

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At the reception, we highlighted the height of the room and the stunning chandeliers with our tall floral centerpieces. Glass vessels were topped with white roses and hydrangeas with romantic trailing greenery. Curly willow branches were added to the vases for texture and interest. We added a few pristine white rose blooms to the classic white, four-tier cake byParty Flavors Custom Cakes, and encircled the base of the cake with the bridesmaids’ bouquets (a great idea if you are on a budget).

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Congratulations, Kelly and Amir! We were honored to be a part of your special day.

The professionals that helped craft this wedding were:

Photography: Tina Sargeant Photography

Ceremony venue: Markham Woods Presbyterian Church

Reception venue: Timacuan Golf Club

Videography: Jeffrey Stoner Video

Floral: Lee James Floral Designs

Cake: Party Flavors Custom Cakes

Lighting/DJ: Soundwave Entertainment

Hair/Makeup: LeJeune Artistry

Photo booth: Photobooth Rocks