Elle + Christian’s Bella Collina Wedding

One of the most beautiful places in Florida for a wedding has to be Bella Collina, a Tuscan-inspired golf club in Monteverde that makes you feel like you have completely left the states and been transported to Italy.  Pair that scene with a beautiful bride and groom and lots of style, and there you have it… an all around gorgeous wedding!  Elle and Christian were married the day before Easter and we were blessed with great weather for their outdoor ceremony.  On the day before her wedding, Elle did a bridal portrait shoot with her photographer Brian Sumner, and the result is totally editorial and magazine-worthy.  Enjoy the pictures and congrats to Elle and Christian!

 

Father/Daughter Dance Songs

A bride puts a lot of thought into the many details that make her wedding day special and stand out from all the rest. One of the most thought provoking details is the Father/Daughter Dance and the song the bride will choose to represent the special bond between her and her father. Our DJ Rocks gave us 5 of the most requested Father/Daughter songs . . .

  1. “Butterfly Kisses”- Bob Carlisle
  2. “Can You Feel The Love Tonight”- Elton John
  3. “What A Wonderful World”- Louis Armstrong
  4. “You Raise Me Up”- Josh Groban
  5. “My Wish”- Rascal Flatts

 Here are a few more of our current favorites for your father/daughter dance:

 

Baby’s Breath… It’s Back!

In case you hadn’t noticed, baby’s breath has made a big comeback in fresh new uses for weddings.  Many of us used to think that baby’s breath was a trend of the past but I’ll be the first to say that I just love the ways I’ve seen it used in the past year.  Our brides have used it in mason jars (of course!), large ballroom centerpieces, and as wreaths on church doors.  Just last weekend I added it to vintage silver tea pots to accent an escort card table.  Here are more ideas on how to incorporate baby’s breath into your wedding decor.

Babys Breath ChandelierBaby's Breath Chair Monograms

Baby’s breath chandelier and chair monograms from Elizabeth Anne Designs

Baby’s breath escort cards display in a vintage suitcase by Intimate Weddings

 

Adorable boutonniere made with a velvet stem wrap, yard and a button as featured on Wedding Chicks

How incredible is this baby’s breath altar!? Featured first on Style Me Pretty

5 Things To Do Between Your Ceremony and Reception

 

The bride and groom playing and relaxing after the ceremony is over | Chelsea Nicole Photography

Photo by Cheslea Nicole Photography

1. Take 10 minutes to be alone as a couple. You’re finally married!  Take a quick walk away from your wedding guests before you join them for the reception.  Let your photographer trail behind if you’d like for some extra candid pictures.

2. Eat! Enjoy the delicious foods you have spent so much time deciding on.  If you’ll be taking pictures during cocktail hour, ask the wait staff to bring you a plate of the hors d’oeuvres so you can take a few bites before heading into the reception.

3. Take photos while your hair and makeup are still perfect. Remember to get a quick picture with just your mom/dad/grandma…right after the ceremony may be the only chance to get that shot before the hustle and bustle of the reception begins.

4. Switch shoes so you can dance the night away.

5. If you’ve got a signature cocktail served at the wedding, order one!

Real Wedding: Sara + Nick at Cypress Grove Estate

Sara and Nick, aka “Team Snick”, tied the knot on February 16th 2013 at the beautiful Cypress Grove Estate House in Orlando. Sara brought a napkin (honestly, a napkin) in the Lenox Chirp pattern to our first brainstorming meeting and said she loved the color combination. I carried the same napkin to our initial design meeting with Tommy Murphy of Greenery Productions and the inspiration grew from there. From the bird salt and pepper shakers, birds nest aisle makers and inviting bird place cards perched on the wine glasses of each guest, the theme was displayed throughout the ceremony and reception. Although the weather was in the low 50’s the night of Sara and Nick’s wedding, the warmth from friends and family was enough to spark a night of celebration. Kelly Canova Photography is to thank for the photos below. Enjoy!

 

To see even more details on this wedding, visit Kelly Canova’s site