High School Sweethearts Tie the Knot at Italian-Inspired Venue
July 26, 2017
Southeast
RomanticEvent VenueSpring Weddings
These high school sweethearts have a love so apparent, it almost jumps off the page. The Ganeys did an incredible job at capturing that love, along with the dreamy details of their Italian-inspired wedding day at Bella Collina. Take a little stroll with us under the twinkle lights and floating al fresco chandythe full gallery awaits.
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From The Ganeys.. Stephanie and Greg met in high school and started dating when they were juniors. I mean, does it get any more perfect than that? They spent four years doing long distance while they were at different colleges, but the distance didn’t stop them from building a great connection. They love to travel and hike, and they recently moved out west to build a new life together.

Stephanie and her bridesmaids got ready at a beautiful home on the lake right near Bella Collina. The natural light at that home was a photographer's dreamt! The girls spent the morning having their hair and makeup done, anticipating the wedding day.

After a few hours, we all made our way over to the venue. It was more beautiful than I had envisioned. Stephanie put on her dress with the help of her mom, sister, and future mother-in-law. Her gown was delicate and covered in lace. Her bridesmaids wore dusty blue dresses with fun off-the-shoulder details. The groomsmen played pool and relaxed in the locker room around the corner.

Stephanie and Greg opted to share a first look before their ceremony, and I’m so grateful that they did! It allowed us to truly take advantage of this incredible venue and capture so many images of the two of them!

Greg and Stephanie were married in the driveway at Bella Collina. It was a wonderful location with the arches as the perfect backdrop. Stephanie walked down the aisle with her dad by her side. During the ceremony, Stephanie and Greg placed letters into a box, along with a bottle of wine, that they will open one day in the future. Before we knew it, these two were officially husband and wife!

The party got started shortly after the ceremony, as guests made their way to their dining area. The weather was perfect for an outdoor reception. String lights and an epic chandelier hung above the dance floor. Tables were covered in garlands and lanterns. At each place setting sat a bottle of olive oil and a jar of spices – the perfect favor for such an Italian-inspired wedding!

The rest of the evening was filled with hilarious and heart-felt toasts, the most delicious cake, and grandpa (along with everyone else) tearing it up on the dance floor! The newlyweds exited just after midnight through a tunnel of sparklers. It was such a magical day!

As Caitlin Jones, owner of Plan It Events, said, "the couple was truly wonderful to work with. Stephanie and Greg had an impeccable and heart-felt vision for their day. In addition, we had a dream team of vendors that pulled together this flawless event."