Bella Collina Wedding
Taylor and Max tied the knot during their Bella Collina wedding in Montverde, Florida. With many of their family members coming in from Europe, Bella Collina felt like home with its Tuscan vibe.
My sweethearts story began back in 2012 when the two were working at Publix. Seeing one another at work, and also periodically at school where they both went as well, their love connection wasn’t made until Taylor’s sister Stephanie (and awesome maid of honor I might add!) intervened and introduced the two. About six months later, the pair took a chance on love and have been inseparable ever since!
From high school sweethearts to adults, the two have grown both individually and together as a couple. Having found the one, Max proposed to Taylor during a family vacation during a moment when it was just the two of them. However, it wasn’t long until Taylor’s dad found out and spilled the beans to well, everyone, and their intimate proposal became the highlight of their families trip!
Bella Collina Wedding in Montverde, Florida
Flash forward to the wedding at Bella Collina, we arrived a bit early to greet our groom in the men’s locker room who was getting ready with his guys. With Taylor in transportation to Bella Collina, we enjoyed having the time with Max to capture him and his guys getting ready and formal portraits before our bride to be arrived as well. Wrapping up with our groom, we headed over to Taylor once she arrived with her girls in the bride’s locker room. I just love the Tuscan chandeliers and vaulted ceilings of the locker room that felt like they were perfectly designed for hanging and photographing a wedding dress.
Before Taylor arrived, me and her mom became besties in having time to chat. I just loved being able to make such a beautiful connection with not only our couples, but also their families. And of course we couldn’t wait for mom’s moment to be up to help Taylor get in the dress. After getting ready was completed, we brought our girls outside to capture our bride’s party portraits before heading over to the ceremony. A strategic move of capturing both our groom’s party and bride’s party portraits beforehand, it allowed for more time back to explore the grounds when newlywed portraits were upon us after the ceremony.
Bella Collina Wedding Ceremony
Taking place on the great lawn overlooking the lake, we witnessed and captured the beautiful ceremony that Taylor and Max so lovingly created through their vision together. After vows, “I do’s,” and first kiss was shared, guests headed off to cocktail hour, while our families and bridal party stayed back for formal portraits. A big shout out to Ian, Max’s brother and Best Man, for definitely lightening the mood throughout the day – he definitely made for a fun and interesting time during our formal portraits haha!
Our favorite time of day came during newlywed time when we were able to drive around to hit up all of the beautiful spots the grounds had to offer before heading back to catch the sunset and shortly after our couple’s reception entrance with their bridal party.
Bella Collina Wedding Reception
Vince with Roeshink Entertainment killed it on keeping the dance floor hot and centered his music around our couple’s love of the 80s. A sparkler send off ended the night before our sweethearts headed off into the night and jumped on a plane to Paris just a few days later for their honeymoon!
Wishing Taylor and Max a beautiful life together or as they say in France, en vous souhaitant une belle vie ensemble!
Venue: Bella Collina
DJ: Roeshink Entertainment
Coordination: Blush by Brandee Gaar
Floral: In Bloom Florist
Dress Shop: One & Only Bridal
Cake: Morgan Hunter Desserts
Bride’s Party Dress Shop: David’s Bridal
Bride’s Party Dress Designer: Vera Wang
Rentals: The Event Source
Ring Shop: Kay Jewelers
Stationary: Paper Goat Post