Bella Collina: Vanessa and Markus

by Andrea on Monday, October 12, 2015

Have you ever had dreams of a beautiful wedding in an Italian villa nestled in the rolling hills of Tuscany, but you live in Florida? Vanessa and Markus did. That’s why they chose Bella Collina to say their I Do’s.

It’s no secret that we love producing weddings at Bella Collina, and we were so excited to work with this sweet couple to bring their wedding vision to life! With their pastel color palette in mind, Lee Forrest Designs created gorgeous floral arrangements of lush blooms for both the elegant ceremony in the atrium, and the reception on the picturesque lawn. A cloud of soft flowers and crystal strands hung from the rustic chandelier as the couple exchanged vows in a traditional ceremony in front of their family and friends. Vanessa was stunning in her strapless gown and amazing veil. Our hearts won’t stop fluttering over it! And the pink and white wedding cake had the perfect amount of sparkle!

This wedding was full of romantic touches, and Mike Briggs Photography captured the details of them all so beautifully!

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Pastel bridal bouquet

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It’s always an honor to work with so many amazing wedding vendors!

Venue: Bella Collina

Florist: Lee Forrest Designs

Photographer: Mike Briggs Photography

DJ: DJ Ray Soundwave


Venue Spotlight: Bella Collina

by Andrea on Tuesday, October 6, 2015

One of our absolute favorite wedding venues in Central Florida is Monte Verde’s, Bella Collina. Earlier this year, we listed this truly amazing location as one of our “Top 5 Lake View Venues” that hosts distinctive event spaces and breathtaking views of rolling hills. With its old world Tuscan charm, it truly is one of the most remarkable venues around to produce weddings.

When you choose Bella Collina, one of the premier destination locations for weddings, you have multiple options for ceremony locations, from an intimate gathering on on the steps of the bell tower, to a lavish affair on the lawn to {what we think is the most popular} an atrium filled ceremony. For receptions, couples get to choose from multiple locations as well! Have you always dreamt of an outdoor soiree on the lawn, a small personal gathering in a clubhouse, or a fabulous, new ballroom for an elegant indoor reception? Well, at Bella Collina, you have the opportunity to choose your dream wedding location! And there is no need to worry about the bustle of multiple events on your special day, as your wedding is the only one on the property.

There are also two houses available for rent on the grounds in which your wedding party can relax before the wedding and share some intimate moments with those closest to you before saying I do. The boys can even play a round of golf while the girls indulge in luxurious spa treatments.

And whats more exciting? Bella Collina recently announced it will break ground on a 100-unit condo hotel this November.

The perfect setting for any wedding is just tucked away within the gates of Bella Collina. So whose ready to say I DO?

The gorgeous photographs below were taken by Mike Briggs Photography, Regina Hyman Photography, Scott Watt Photography, and Kristen Weaver Photography.

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Outdoor Wedding Ideas



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