Bella Collina just may be one of my favorite places in the world to get married.  I mean, who wouldn’t absolutely love to say “I Do” in a Tuscany-inspired paradise in the oh-so-lovely Monteverde?  I know I would.  Especially when that “I Do” includes one moment after another planned to perfection by An Affair To Remember, a seriously stunning purple color palette and some of the most beautiful images you ever did see from Concept Photography.  It’s a day of non-stop pretty and it’s all just waiting to be adored in the full gallery.  Join me there for sooooo much more.

From the Bride… Our theme was vintage, romantic with an Italian flare. We wanted to incorporate the whole Italian theme since we were getting married at a venue that looked like it was straight out of Tuscany. My love for purple also played a big role when making decisions on flowers, dresses and decor. Since Alex popped the question right after I came home from Italy, we thought that Bella Collina would be there perfect place for us. I always dreamed of having an outside wedding on the lawn, and Bella Collina really was everything I could have imagined! I loved the ambiance of the night with all of the candles lit and the market lights strung outside. It was such a magical night!

We actually had quite a few DIY projects. But, my mom and I are both designers so we enjoy being creative and putting things together ourselves. I designed and printed the programs, menus and place cards, as well as put together our favors for the guests, which were little s’mores packages for them to use down by the fire pit.

The most memorable moment for me was the ceremony. I’ve always dreamed of walking down the aisle with my dad in my wedding dress. I will never forget the big grin that Alex had on his face when I first saw him – he was so happy! It was also special to have my Grandfather marry us. For a few months there, we weren’t sure if he was going to be able to do the ceremony, but he did it and did such a wonderful job! My most memorable moment was looking into my future wife’s eyes and reciting our vows to each other.

Wedding Photography: Sara + Jason from Concept Photography / Wedding Venue: Bella Collina in Monteverde, Florida / Wedding Planners: An Affair To Remember / Floral Design: Vintage Vines / Wedding Cake: It’s Tasty Too / Linen Rental: Over the Top / Ceremony Music: Strings N’ Things / Band: Leonard Brothers Band