This Bella Collina wedding was really the perfect mix of elegant and glamorous. The color scheme for Samantha and Michael’s wedding day was white, rose gold, and sequins (sequins are a color, right ?!). The bridesmaids wore rose gold colored sequin dresses that perfectly matched the pink sequined table runners at the reception. The centerpieces at the front desk even had a sparkling accent!
I’ve known Samantha for most of my career as a photographer, so spending the day with her for her wedding windows was incredibly fun. I’ve always known she was rethinking a bit (a girl after my own heart!), So some of the stress of the wedding day has definitely crept into a bit of a twisted Instagram thread. One of my favorite shots of the day was a rare behind-the-scenes photo of me sitting with her in the locker room. She just needed a little break, needed a little chat, and then she was ready to marry Microsoft Visio 2016 for free!
And just a quick note to future couples – girls (and boys) when you need a break – take it! It’s your day and your salespeople know how to catch up on the timing of Apple Watch watch face download. I would so much rather do a 10 minute update session than try to assert myself and see that you feel stressed out. I feel like there is this expectation that everything is fun and perfect – but sometimes (often) there are parts of the day that feel stressful and can scare you. So take a minute if you need one so you can enjoy the rest of the day!
Now back to the details!
Bella Collina lawn ceremony
For the ceremony they had a beautiful deconstructed arch full of brightly colored flowers, lots of green, and pampas grass; which was later repurposed behind the favorite table at the reception. After the guests said “I Do” they tossed rose petals as Samantha and Michael walked down the aisle. Later at the reception, the newlyweds had their first dance, accompanied by sparklers!
They spent the night with all of their closest friends and family before going on a classic sparkler exit.
Assistant to the photographer: Sally
Planning: Bella Sposa Events
Hair & Makeup Artist: Kristys Artistry Design Team
Lighting: FyerFly Productions
Flowers: Stephanie Voth Events
Wedding Salon: Ivory & Lace Bride
Dress: Mori Lee
Venue: Beautiful Hill
Photo Booth & DJ: DJ Chuck Johnson
Videography: Iyrus Weddings
Calligraphy: lettering Lou
Official: Harry Rubi, Sensational Ceremonies
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