January 17, 2019

Kelly & William’s Bella Collina Wedding – Concept Photography

HOW DID YOU MEET?  We met through a mutual friend at a country bar called the RoundUp. It’s funny because we haven’t been to a country bar since that day. 

WHAT ATTRACTED YOU THE MOST TO YOUR HUSBAND/WIFE? What attracted me the most to Will was his confidence and his authenticity. What attracted me the most to Kelly was her confidence and smile.

HOW DID HE PROPOSE? At the Kampong Botanical Garden in Miami, Coconut Grove, FL

WHAT INSPIRED YOUR VISION FOR YOUR WEDDING? I was lucky because my sister picked the colors of our wedding and I loved it! I knew I wanted more of a romantic theme and wanted my florals to really stick out. Thank God for Pinterest because that is really where all my wedding inspiration came from. 

TELL US ABOUT FINDING YOUR VENUE:  Bella Collina is an escape from Florida. Italy was my first destination abroad and will always have a special place in my heart. Our first time abroad as a couple was a success and we realized we both had a love for adventure. Bella Collina was the closest we could get to a destination wedding. 

-Kelly, Kelly, Kelly… she did all the research for the venue and single handedly planned the entire wedding herself

WHAT WAS YOUR BIGGEST PLANNING CHALLENGE? Our biggest planning challenge was finding a Florist.  Finding a Florist to capture your vision and do it better than you ever imagine was more difficult than we expected. We are so happy we choose Raining Roses. 

WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE DESIGN ELEMENT OF YOUR WEDDING? The Florals in our wedding was my absolute favorite part. It was more than I could have ever wished for. 

DID YOU HAVE ANY DIY DETAILS? The table numbers I did myself because there seemed to be only even numbered tabled numbers. I had one of my bridesmaids Cathy help with the name cards, pictures and signs in the wedding. 

WHAT WAS THE MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT OF YOUR WEDDING DAY? The most memorable moment on our wedding day was our First Look. For me (Kelly) I had a little bit of nerves before seeing Will for the first time. Everything happened so fast, but once I saw him, it’s like time had slowed down just for that moment, just for us. 

The most memorable thing for me (Will) was the first look. Everything has been so chaotic but when I turned around it felt like it was just me and her, and nothing else mattered. We lost ourselves for a moment and it felt like a cartoon. I will never forget that moment.

DESCRIBE YOUR CAKE: Simple yet Elegant. 

HOW WAS YOUR EXPERIENCE WITH YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER? We loved both our photographers. We had a great time with both and feel confident that they took the best shots possible. It felt like we were best friends by the end of the wedding. Great time!

WHAT’S NEXT FOR YOU AND YOUR HUSBAND AS A COUPLE? Our biggest plan as a couple is take off from work and travel for 6 months across the globe! 

CAN YOU PLEASE LIST YOUR VENDORS: Bella Collina : Venue; Raining Roses: Florist; Seltzer Films: Videographer; Taylor from Blush by Brandee Gaar: Wedding Planner; PhotoBooth Rocks; LeaCakesMua: Makeup Artist; Concept Photography: Photographer

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