Kelsey & Dan
Bella Collina, Montverde, FL
This couple shared their love with their favorite people at Bella Collina, an enchanting country club reminiscent of the Italian countryside.
After a whirlwind proposal in Bali, Kelsey and Dan were determined to find an equally enchanting location to get married. They shared their love with 150 of their favorite people at Bella Collina with a ceremony on the grand lawn, a cocktail hour by the reflection pool and a reception in the ballroom. Bella Collina had the Tuscan vibe the bride always dreamed of. Kelsey wore a form-fitting Martina Liana gown with an open back, and intricate lace and sequin details. Her bridesmaids wore gold, pink, nude and champagne, and the groomsmen wore dark navy Indochino suits with pink bowties. Oliver, the couple’s dog, served as the ring bearer amongst understated flowers in combinations of soft white peonies, ranunculus and hydrangeas.
Post-cocktails and appetizers, guests were treated to entrées consisting of horseradish-crusted filet mignon, French-cut chicken with risotto, almond-crusted snapper or a three-cheese ravioli. Kelsey and Dan not only presented their guests with a dessert table of turtle cheesecake, crème brulee and chocolate mousse, but also a rustic two-tiered vanilla cake with vanilla bean-flavored buttercream filling for traditionalists. A variety of pizza graced tables later in the evening.
Bay Kings Band lit up the night! Because Dan is a drummer, a live band that could perform danceable contemporary music was essential. (Yes, the groom got a chance to play during the anniversary dance, which was special because the couple knew Kelsey’s grandparents would be the last ones on the floor.) Alas, the two masters of ceremonies were engaging, and the saxophone and horns added an extra punch of production value.
From the couple:
“Our florist, Lee James, was very helpful with recommending ways to repurpose flowers throughout the day, which we really appreciated. Some vendors offered discounts for paying up front, so we tried to take advantage of that when possible. We ended up having a close family friend make our signs, which saved us a bunch and turned out so cute!”
Day-Of Coordination: Blush By Brandee Gaar
Venue/Catering/Cake: Bella Collina
Photography: Kristen Weaver Photography
Videography: Petit Four Films
Floral: Lee James Floral Designs
Entertainment: Christine Macphail And Bay Kings Band
Photobooth: Our Dj Rocks
Bridal Gown: Martina Liana From One & Only Bridal
Hair/Makeup: About Face Design Team