Bella Collina DIY Wedding from Vitalic Photo
July 27, 2011
DIY InspiredRusticSummer Weddings
Wednesdays are definitely a favorite day around the SMP office thanks to weddings like this Monteverde, Florida affair, courtesy of Vitalic Photo. The killer style is so far from obvious, but so personal to the couple, I could die. Handmade details like the birdcage boutonnieres and the fantastic paper-mached Jane Austen characters perfectly compliment the stunning grounds of Bella Collina. You'll definitely want to take a trip to the full image gallery to soak up the rest!

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From Vitalic Photo ...Alison is a designer and had a hand in all of the planning herself.  She hand crafted the centerpieces - newspaper mache heads, each coordinating with a Jane Austen character (in honor of Ann, who is an English teacher), the bird nest and birdhouse boutonnieres, and she even created a custom font for all of their print pieces.  The napkins were different fabrics with yellow and grey, and scones awaited the guests on their plates to hold them over until their unique brunch was served.  Dishes such as fried chicken & waffles, shrimp & grits, tofu scramble, and lamb sliders were the main courses.

Wedding Photographers: Vitalic Photo / Day of Coordinator:  Helen of Elegant Weddings of Orlando / Florist: Danielle from Dream Designs Florist and Wedding Boutique / Catering and Venue: Bella Collina / Ceremony and Cocktail Reception Guitarist: Dr. Jimmy Moore / Alison's Dress: Lazaro via Kleinfeld Bridal / Ann's Suit: Calvin Klein Suit and Ralph Lauren Shirt / Ann's Seersucker Shoes: Steve Madden / Alison's Jewelry: Grandmother's vintage bracelets and Mother's pearl earrings / Hair: Jaime Field / Makeup: Shannon of Faces by Shannon / Wedding Stationery: andBear / Centerpieces: DIY / Wedding Cake: Party Flavors / Celebrant: Sean Keohane / Yellow Bridesmaid Dresses: Alfred Sung through Pearl's Place / Blue and Yellow Bridesmaid Dress: Anthropologie / Boutonnieres: DIY