My days are always busy, but thankfully I was able to take a break to write about this Intimate Italian Bella Collina Wedding. When I met the couple, Justine and Chris, I was excited to hear they were planning to have an attendance of 12 at their wedding. Just the couple and their families. Even though this wedding was on the smaller scale, I still captured so many beautiful moments from this intimate wedding day.
We begin when Justine and Chris met back in college. She had accidentally cut him off at a bar one Tuesday evening. From that moment, they instantly clicked. They discovered that they shared a lot of interests in common, such as traveling. In fact, it was on a trip to Cape Town, South Africa where he popped the question. They were at the top of Table Mountain when he asked her family to take a photo of them. As they were getting into their pose near the edge of the cliff, he got down on one knee and asked her to marry him.
Although they have gone on many adventures, like visiting Notre Dame Cathedral, they are just as happy to be at home with each other. Their idea of a perfect date night is a romantic night in. Just good food, great wine, and an evening stroll.
I personally connected with Justine, because we both love to collect teacups. If you did not already know this about me, yes, I am obsessed with teacups. All shape, sizes, and colors. I usually do not come across others who share this same interest, so meeting Justine was indeed special.
At last, the wedding day. This wedding was so sweet and romantic. Even though it was smaller than most weddings, it was overflowing with love and laughter. The ceremony took place in the atrium, which had been decorated with flowers in soft colors. They promised to love each other forever in front of their family members. The reception in the wine cellar of Bella Collina was stunning. They had a large table where everyone sat around enjoying stories and giving advice for the newlywed couple. I learned there is never a shortage of love no matter the size of a wedding. I hope you enjoy the many special moments I captured from this intimate Italian Bella Collina wedding.
Venue: Bella Collina
Planner: Blush by Brandee Gaar
Photography: Bumby Photography
Officiant: Sensational Ceremonies
Bridal Bouquet: Cheryl’s Distinctive Creations, Inc.
Ceremony and Reception Florals: Greenery Productions
Hair and Makeup: Bella Collina Spa
Intimate Italian Bella Collina Wedding