This week we are going back to 2017 for an Autumn Sunflower Wedding. When I met with Nicole and Sam I could tell they were very excited about their wedding. One of the many things I was especially looking forward to was celebrating their tradition of popping a bottle of champagne for every milestone. They did it at their engagement session and it was so much fun and the photos were amazing! If you missed their engagement session, you can check it out here: Leu Gardens Engagement Session.
The lovely couple first met in Navarre, FL while in high school. Nicole moved away shortly after attending Sam’s 15th birthday party and they lost touch. Three years later they reconnected back in Navarre while visiting mutual friends before starting college. From then on they dated even though they went to different universities. Sam went to UCF while Nicole went to FSU.
When the time was right, Sam planned the perfect way to propose to Nicole. He brought her to Cocoa Beach where he surprised her with a romantic setup on the sand. There was a blanket laid out with champagne as well as all of the champagne corks they had collected to remember significant events. Sam also had family and friends there to celebrate the moment with them.
Now their wedding was absolutely amazing! Nicole and Sam picked Bella Collina for the location to celebrate their wedding with family and friends. Bella Collina weddings are always unbelievable and Nicole and Sam’s special day was no exception.Their details were stunning and the sunflowers disbursed throughout all of the décor made everything even brighter. Bella Collina’s Grand Lawn was the location of their dreamy ceremony. The panoramic views overlook Lake Siena and Lake Apopka along with the rolling hills of Montverde. It doesn’t get more gorgeous than that.
The reception was just as beautiful as the ceremony. Natural light flooding in from the floor-to-ceiling windows in the Grand Ballroom illuminated the brightness of the sunflowers. The decorations really brought their special day together. Nicole’s aunt even made the table numbers, complete with sand from the beach where the couple met and grew up. Details like that really made the day all the more special. The icing on the cake was a surprise confetti shower which brought the party to another level.
It was great to be with their family once again. You see, I first met Sam and his family years ago when his sister got married. They are truly a special bunch and it was amazing to be around them to celebrate this lovely wedding. I love this couple and I am excited to share an Autumn Sunflower Wedding.
Venue: Bella Collina
Wedding Planner: No. 1 Wedding Planner
Photography: Bumby Photography
Hair & Makeup: The Spa at Bella Collina
Florals: No. 1 Flowers
DJ & Lighting: FyerFly Productions
Cake: Sprinkles Custom Cakes
Ceremony Music: Anthology String Quartet
Transportation: VIP Wedding Transportation
Wedding Dress: Bridals by Lori
Autumn Sunflower Wedding