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

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 bridal party

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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donna and george groomsmen

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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donna and george first dance

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

Rosen Shingle Creek: Oriana and Gabe

Everything about a wedding is beautiful, but there’s nothing better than seeing a couple joining together. Oriana and Gabe’s wedding at Rosen Shingle Creek was stunning, not least because their love for one another shined through every moment.

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The Busy Bee Events & Design did a marvelous job planning the whole affair, with Misty Miotto Photography there to capture every tiny detail.

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The sweet, intimate ceremony took place at St. James Cathedral. Oriana made a stunning bride; all eyes were on her as she walked down the aisle. Her hair tumbled down her shoulders in loose waves, her makeup soft and natural, and her long veil and gorgeous dress made her look like a goddess.

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Of course, a goddess has got to have a heavenly bouquet. For Oriana, we designed a bridal bouquet with white hydrangea blooms, accented with open white garden roses and white ranunculus.

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After Oriana and Gabe said their I Do’s, they headed to Rosen Shingle Creek for the reception, where guests and the newlyweds alike admired the lush floral centerpieces atop the tables, the beautiful (and tasty) cake, and gorgeous, soft lighting.

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Congratulations, Oriana and Gabe. We wish you all the best for your future!

Vendors:

Ceremony Venue: St. James Cathedral

Reception Venue: Rosen Shingle Creek

Hair and Makeup: Beaute Speciale

Videographer: Norman Yu Photography

Photographer: Misty Miotto Photography

Wedding Planner: The Busy Bee Events & Design, LLC

Linen Dinner Napkins: GBS Linens

Specialty Table Linens: BBJ Linens

Specialty Chair Covers: Wildflower Linen

Catering Manager: Rosen Shingle Creek

Chiavari Chairs and Chargers: Orlando Wedding and Party Rentals

Transportation: Apollo’s Chariots

Priest: Holy Family Catholic Church

Organist: St. James Cathedral

DJ: Soundwave Entertainment

Flamenco Dancers and Guitar: Eklectic Entertainment

String Duo – Violin and Guitar: Perficio, Inc.

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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Classic White Wedding, Boutoinnere

Classic White Wedding, Black Bridesmaid Dress

Classic White Wedding, Groomsmen

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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Classic White Wedding, Cross Floral

Classic White Wedding, Floral Arch

Classic White Wedding, Flowergirls

Classic White Wedding, Aisle Rose Petals

Classic White Wedding, Outdoor Ceremony

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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Classic White Wedding, Tall Reception Floral

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Classic White Wedding, Table Number

Classic White Wedding, First Dance

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: Domenic and Lisette

Rustic weddings are a joy to behold. The warmth and comfort they evoke is perfect for the start of a couple’s new life together. Domenic and Lisette’s wedding was all that and more. The breathtaking event was brilliantly planned by Blush by Brandee Gaar, while Amalie Orrange Photography expertly captured every beautiful moment.

The outdoor ceremony at Bella Collina was a beautiful sight. The angelic flower crowns donned by the flower girls created a flair of innocence and beauty, while Lisette’s bridal bouquet, featuring lush pink garden roses and white hydrangea, was the perfect complement to her stunning white gown.

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After the ceremony, the couple headed indoors for the reception. A lot of thought went into every detail, to really evoke that rustic feel, from the greenery draping the sweetheart table for the couple, to the delicious “naked” cake simply topped with full, lush pink and white blooms.

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As they say, all good things must come to an end, but Lisette and Domenic’s stunning sparkler exit was a beautiful beginning to the next chapter of their lives. Congratulations, Domenic and Lisette! We wish you all the best, and we’re thrilled to have helped make your big day memorable, along with these amazing vendors:

Venue: Bella Collina 

Photography: Amalie Orrange Photography 

Planning/design: Blush by Brandee Gaar

Hair & MUA: Makeover Station

Chairs/Tables: A Chair Affair

Desserts: P is for Pie

Photo booth: Photo booth rocks

DJ: Soundwave Entertainment 

Lighting: Get Lit Productions

Officiant: Sensational Ceremonies

Floral design: Lee James Floral

Reunion Resort: Cassidee and Rene

Cassidee and Rene celebrated their gorgeous holiday wedding at Reunion Resort and we were thrilled to create the floral designs for their dazzling and romantic day. Blush by Brandee Gaar did it again by planning and coordinating a simply stunning event for the wedding party and guests alike to enjoy. William Arthur Photography beautifully captured all the details of the intimate affair.

Bridal Bouquet

Calla Lilly Bouquet

We love how the bride chose a simple yet dramatic color scheme for her big day. Cassidee carried a striking bouquet of all purple and white Picasso Calla Lilies, which popped against her white, lace embroidered gown. Rene donned a single white Cala Lily boutonniere to match his bride’s bouquet. Inside, the reception warmly welcomed guests with flickering candles and romantic dimmed lighting by Soundwave Entertainment. For the centerpieces, we designed arrangements of hydrangeas, white roses, violet tulips, and Calla Lilies to create texture and dimension with their lush and rich tones.

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Centerpieces

The soiree was filled with opulence and decadence. Guests enjoyed a champagne toast to start the night, and later were able to treat their sweet tooth cravings with a delectable buttercream cake.  Party Flavors Custom Cakes designed the two-tier confection with intricate floral detail piping, adorned with an oversized deep purple fondant bow, cascading down the tiers. Bride and groom “love birds” perched adorably as a cake topper.

Purple wedding Champagne Glass

Purple ribbon cake

Bride and Groom Reunion at Night

Congratulations to Cassidee and Rene on your new marriage! It was an honor to be a part of your special day. We had a wonderful time collaborating with this esteemed group of wedding professionals and artists:

Venue: Reunion Resort

Planner: Blush by Brandee Gaar

Photography: William Arthur Photography

Floral: Lee James Floral Design

Cake: Party Flavors Custom Cakes

Stylist: LeJeune Artistry

Music and Lighting: Soundwave Entertainment

 

 

Omni Resort Champions Gate: Marianne and David

We never get tired of seeing the beauty and love that surrounds a wedding day. Marianne and David wed at Omni Resort at Champions Gate surrounded by the love of family and friends. Blush by Brandee Gaar provided the beauty and elegance by planning and designing this spectacular event. The details of the day were artfully captured by William Arthur Photography.

For the outdoor ceremony, the stunning bride walked down a rose petal covered aisle in a white, strapless lace gown. She carried a beautiful bouquet of dusty pink and cream roses, white tulips, hydrangeas, and ranunculus. Her groom waited for her in his United States Navy dress whites, under a canopy veiled in blush chiffon, and tied back with the same lush floral arrangements. To honor his service to our country, the ceremony was complete with a military salute.
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Guests were welcomed into the reception with romantic ambiance by candlelight and strategic uplighting by Soundwave Entertainment. Navy blue linens draped over round tables, tucked inside a circle of gold Chiavari chairs. Golden, textured chargers from A Chair Affair brought the drama to the elegant affair. We loved how our centerpieces tied the entire tablescape together. Silver vasses of white tulips, roses and hydrangeas clustered amongst varying candelabras, creating a balance between regal simplicity and classic elegance.

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gold chargers

We love when couples personalize their wedding day. What a fun idea for a dessert bar complete with everyone’s favorite sweet treats from Two Sweets Bake Shop. And if you had a hankering for a neat drink to close out the evening, the fully stocked scotch bar (yes, you read that correctly) was the perfect night cap. To top it off, Party Flavors Custom Cakes created simply stunning four-tier buttercream cake, dusted with edible gold detail.

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scotch bar

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first dance

We had a fantastic time working side by side with this distinguished team of wedding professionals for Marianne and David’s wedding day. We wish you both health and happiness in your new life together!

Venue: Omni Resort at Champions Gate

Planner: Blush by Brandee Gaar

Floral: Lee James Floral Design

Rentals: A Chair Affair, Inc.

Linens: Over The Top Rental Linens

Chargers: BBJ Linen

Photographer: William Arthur Photography

Cake: Party Flavors Custom Cakes

Dessert and Scotch Bar: Two Sweets Bake Shop

Make-Up:LeJeune Artistry

Music and Lighting: Soundwave Entertainment

Videography: Jeffrey Stoner Video