April 18, 2019
Any Bella Collina wedding is a dream – but Stephanie and Jake’s was truly unforgettable! From the incredible Tuscan-inspired venue as the backdrop, to the ceremony dripping with flowers, to Stephanie’s stunning lace wedding gown and their pup Penelope as the flower girl – it was a perfect day!
Stephanie got ready in the Bella Collina locker room. Everyone was in awe of her dress train and veil! It made such a statement. Plus, those buttons on the back … so perfect. She wore simple diamond stud earrings that complimented the dress. Her hair was done classically – with some Hollywood waves. Stephanie’s bouquet was filled with amaranthus, astilbe, and garden roses.
Jake wore a classic black tux with a black bowtie. He kept his grandfather’s pin in his pocket throughout the day – as a fond memory. Stephanie gifted him a brand new watch that he wore proudly too!
Stephanie and Jake shared their first look by the bridge at Bella Collina. I always love those moments – the opportunity to soak in the fact that “today’s the day!!” with your soon to be spouse is so special! We took portraits around the gorgeous property and before we knew it, the ceremony was upon us. Stephanie and Jake got married under a chuppa with a chandelier and beautiful drapery. They exchanged personal vows – always my favorite! Stephanie used her grandmother’s wedding band for the ceremony, which I loved. Finally, Jake shattered the glass, and these two became husband and wife!
Cocktail hour was truly unreal! As Thomas and I meandered through – he asked me, “is this dinner?” Nope! There was SO MUCH food! Sushi, pasta, chicken wings, passed appetizers – even a “Jake Daniel’s” station! After more than an hour, guests found their way into the ballroom, where they were welcomed by The Hit Factory! Once the dancing started – it didn’t stop! There is something so fun and fulfilling about a band – and it was clear that every guest enjoyed it! For the last song, Stephanie got up on stage and serenaded Jake with the band. She may be petite – but she has an incredible voice!
At the end of the evening, Jake and Stephanie exited to their Rolls Royce through a tunnel of sparklers – a magical ending to a wonderful wedding day!
Jake and Stephanie – thank you so much for including us in your day! It was one that we’ll always remember. You two are so fun to be around and have so much positive energy! I loved watching you tear up the dance floor throughout the reception! Congratulations to you both!
Venue and catering: Bella Collina // Planner: Andrea with Weddings Unique // Florist: Raining Roses // Band: The Hit Factory // Bridal shop: The Bridal Finery // Dress designer: Pronovias // Hair and Makeup: J Bauman Salon // Cake: Bake Me a Cake // Heels: Jimmy Choo // Invitation suite & paper goods: Dogwood Blossom Stationery and Invitation // Bridesmaids attire: Jenny Yoo // Officiant: Rabbi David // Linens: Over The Top // Groom’s attire: Any Tux 45 Bucks // Videographer: Love and Lustre //