A huge congratulations to Carolyn and Alec, who got married on a sunny spring day at Bella Collina! They had a gorgeous elegantly modern wedding that was absolutely stunning and truly timeless.
First, we have to start with the details, captured by the talented Rad Red Creative team. We love the beaded clutch, the emerald ring box, and the engraving under Carolyn’s shoes!
And of course, we can’t skip over the getting-ready shots. We love the pre-ceremony photos because it captures the essence of the feelings for the day. There was definitely no shortage of smiles, laughter, and excitement as both parties got ready for the big day!
Before the actual ceremony began, Carolyn and Alec wanted to do a first look to have a private moment where they could enjoy some alone time before the celebrations began. But before that, Carolyn had to pull a prank on Alec before the big reveal.
Carolyn also had a sweet first-look moment with her dad! We love these types of unique first looks because it allows everyone to have a special, loving moment together before the day gets too busy.
After taking some group photos with family and the wedding party, it was time to move to Bella Collina’s famous Great Lawn for the ceremony! It was important to Carolyn and Alec to personalize their wedding wherever they could, so it was fitting that Kayla, one of Carolyn’s bridesmaids, also officiated the wedding! There was a lot of laughter, some shed tears, and a whole lot of shared love.
Next up, the reception! Rachel, Carolyn and Alec’s Blush wedding planner, said it was super fun watching the wedding party enter the reception in a way that showcased their individual personalities!
First, we enjoyed some sweet first dances — Carolyn and Alec as husband and wife, a father-daughter dance, and mother-son dance. A huge shout out to Kaleidoscope Events Lighting for creating such a stunning ambiance for these dances.
Then, the cake-cutting ceremony! Thank you to In Bloom Florists for decorating the cake with the simple yet gorgeous floral decoration on the cake.
And of course, it wouldn’t be a wedding without a ton of dancing! Thank you to DJ Gary White for providing all the entertainment all night long! It was important to Carolyn and Alec that all their guests had a magical time since most of them were coming from out of the state or country. It was one of their priorities that everyone felt well taken care of during the entire weekend, and we say from the look on their guests’ faces, the couple achieved that goal!
We ended the night with a sparkler send-off — the perfect, festive way to close the night on this super fun wedding. Afterward, Carolyn and Alec said their favorite part of their wedding was having the opportunity to be with every person they love and care about on both sides. As they planned the wedding, they realized it was a rare occasion that both sides of the family and friends circle would ever be together in one area, so it was truly magical for them to see everyone mingle and have a great time!
We wish Carolyn and Alec so many more years of love, happiness, and laughter!
Venue: Bella Collina | @bellacollinaweddings
Planners: Blush by Brandee Gaar | @blushbbg
Photographer: Rad Red Creative | @radredcreative
Hair and Makeup: Destiny Viviana Montgomery
Floral: In Bloom Florist | @eventsbyinbloom
Lighting: Kaleidoscope Event Lighting | @kaleidoscopelighting
Rentals: EventWorks Rentals | @eventworksrentals
DJ: DJ Gary White | @djgarywhite
Transportation: VIP Wedding Transportation | @vipweddingtransportation