12.06.2016

Engaged : Karla + Abdiel

These two are just the sweetest! Today we're showing off this fantastic couple because they are getting married in less than TWO WEEKS! We can't wait to share more from their Lake Mary Events Center wedding coming up but for now, enjoy some of my personal favorite photos from their engagement session that they did on a trip to Puerto Rico. Photos are from the wonderful Laurieliz Photography.
          
          
          
          

11.23.2016

Engaged : Bri + Derik

Oh, I just love a good lookin engagement session! Don't you? Bri + Derik had a great one done by Best Photography and we're so happy to feature some of those photos today. Plus, any photo session involving some of the cutest pups you ever did see gets an A+ in my book! We're looking forward to their big day this upcoming March at Bella Collina but until then, enjoy some info of this fabulous couple!
              
How did you two meet?
Derik and I met in gym class freshman year of high school! We were placed next to each other in line and after a couple of shy, corny jokes it quickly turned into a typical high school crush that quickly blossomed into so much more. Almost 10 years later we are still so crazy about each other, going on new adventures, and always learning new things about each other!
What is the theme/colors of your wedding?
We are getting married at Bella Collina so sticking with that 'romantic tuscany' style we are incorporating lots of black, white, and gold into the scenery with beautiful white flowers and lots of candles and eucalyptus! 
Are you honeymooning? Where to?
We will be venturing off to Ko Samui, Thailand the day after our wedding. We are extremely excited to explore the island and immerse ourselves into this new and amazing culture. 


            

         

11.03.2016

Married : Jackie + Chris

Hurricane... Matthew....

That bad boy tried pretty hard to make Jackie + Chris's wedding not happen but let's just say (in a corny but cute way!) that love overcame this obstacle + this wedding turned out wonderfully! Yes, we had some adjustments in our guest count, a canceled rehearsal + other issues come up but overall this special day for Jackie + Chris really did come together quite nicely. The sun was actually shining + the weather was utterly magical so they were able to get some fantastic photos out + about, as you will see below. The ceremony was beautifully emotional + the reception looked completely glorious... + it makes it easy to have an amazing wedding when the dance floor is packed all night!

I'm so thrilled that this wedding turned out so lovely for these two! Jackie + Chris, what a treasure you two are + it was such a joy to work with you both for the past 10 months to help create such a dreamy wedding day :)

Our incredible team of vendors:
Wedding Coordinator: At Last Wedding + Event Design
Photographer: Sivan Photography
Venue: Citrus Club
DJ/Lighting: Soundwave Entertainment
Photobooth: Photobooth Rocks
Floral: Dream Designs Florist
Hair/Makeup: Kristy's Artistry Design Team
Chiavaris/Chargers: Orlando Wedding and Party Rentals
Cake Baker: Sprinkles Cakes
Ceremony Music: Jaclyn Duncan Music
Bride's Dress: Danielle Caprese from Kleinfeld
Bridesmaids Dresses: Adrianna Papell from Wedding Library
 Jackie's Review of At Last Wedding + Event Design
Our wedding was the Saturday after Hurricane Matthew. Needless to say, the week leading up to our wedding was extremely stressful. Jaclyn had already done an amazing job up to this point -- confirming all our vendors, putting together an awesome and detailed timeline, and providing advice throughout the whole wedding-planning process. However, once it became clear that the hurricane was going to have a huge impact on the wedding, Jaclyn became even more indispensible. During the days leading up to the wedding, Jaclyn checked in with us and all our vendors and kept on top of everything to make sure that everyone was on the same page and had the most up-to-date information to be able to make any changes necessary. Due to the weather, we ended up with around 40 less guests than expected. Jaclyn worked seamlessly with us and all of the vendors to make sure that our wedding was just as we imagined it, even with this huge, unexpected weather issue. The morning of the wedding, Jaclyn re-arranged our floor plan to make sure that the room looked both full and just as we originally imagined it. She went above and beyond to ensure that every detail was perfect, including making a last minute shopping trip to get a fancy hanger for dress photos. She did all of this on top of taking care of every other small detail, from making sure our ceremony ran perfectly (despite our rehearsal being cancelled since it was supposed to take place in the middle of the storm), to packing up all of our keepsakes at the end of the night. I don't just recommend that every couple hire Jaclyn, I would scream it from the rooftops if I could. She was a lifesaver, and helped both keep me calm (nearly impossible) and make our wedding day perfect, despite a huge hurricane.
         

10.24.2016

Engaged : Kayla + Bryan

These two love birds are tying the knot this upcoming January at the Winter Park Farmers Market + we cannot wait! They are going to have such a fun + personal wedding, it's surely going to be a fantastic time! While we wait around for the next few months, let's enjoy from of their engagement photos that were done by Chris Mayhall + Travis Sargent. Enjoy, friends!
 How did you two meet?
Bryan + I met on our first day at GEICO! By some stroke of fate, we started on the same day and ended up in the same training class. We've been inseparable since!
Wht has been your favorite part of the wedding planning process?
We've really enjoyed curating our personal style and figuring out fun ways to translate that into a vision for our wedding. For example, we love the outdoors and spend a lot of time working in our garden... so, we decided to start growing succulents to use in our wedding decor!
Are you honeymooning? Where to?
We're honeymooning at Gecko Rock Resort in Puerto Escondido, Mexico. It's a tiny boutique hotel (only 4 bungalows!) owned by a husband and wife! They create custom menus for each guest and actually grow some of their own produce! We're looking forward to a week truly away from it all :)