Autumn and Michael captured the glamour of a destination wedding in Tuscany with no passports required! They discovered their own Italy in Florida at Bella Collina where the gorgeous villa set the scene for a wedding celebration that was warm and romantic. Guests dined al fresco under hanging lights and danced the night away, captured by the beautiful photos of Kristen Weaver Photography.
The Couple: Autumn and Michael
The Wedding: 3.29.13 – Bella Collina, Montverde, Florida
The Goals: Our main goal was bringing both of our families together to celebrate our love.
The Moments: Being an introvert, I really enjoyed the short time alone with my husband between the ceremony and reception. My Maid of Honor’s speech brought tears to my eyes and will be something I remember forever.
The Design: We really loved the Tuscan, romantic vibe of Bella Collina and it fit perfectly with our idea of destination wedding, without the destination.
The Advice: Choose your vendors wisely! Talk with their previous clients to see if they are a true fit for you as couple. Our biggest wedding planning success was definitely our venue. Although they weren’t always easy to work with, it was the perfect place us to get married and start our lives together.
The Wedding Team:
Photographer: Kristen Weaver Photography
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Bella Collina
Videographer/Film Maker: Paul Duhon of PD Videography
Officiant: Rev. Glynn Ferguson
Invitation Designer: Autumn Emily Designs
Catering: Bella Collina
Cake: It’s Tasty Too
Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier
Bridal Accessories: Saks Fifth Avenue
Bridesmaids’ Apparel & Accessories: Dresses – Made by Bride’s Mom, Necklaces – Saks Fifth Avenue
Groom’s Apparel & Accessories: Vera Wang
Groomsmen’s Apparel & Accessories: Vera Wang
Hair & Makeup: LeJeune Hair & Makeup Artistry
DJ: Gary White Entertainment
Favors: Peanut butter balls (handmade by Bride’s Mom)
Rings: Neil Lane