Wedding Photographer Nelson had the best time capturing the wedding of Lauren and Manny at the beautiful Bella Collina in Montverde, Fl. The day began with Lauren getting into her wedding dress to stage the first look with her father. This was such a heartwarming moment to capture when a father see’s his little girl in her wedding dress. It always brings a tear to my eye. Afterward, I captured Lauren and her bridal party bridal portraits once I was done I headed out to meet with Manny and his groomsmen to capture their portraits as well. But before the ceremony began I had some time to capture some great details of the ceremony and reception area before any of the family, guest or the bridal party could see all the great floral arrangements by Country Club Flower Shop and the details that Lauren and Ashley from Cherish Events had set up.
The ceremony was held at the Atrium in Bella Collina, where the junior bridesmaid Gianna held a cute baseball theme sign saying “Here comes your greatest catch” as she walked down the aisle before Lauren came down with father to meet her groom. Officiated by Pastor Dr. Ron Smith from WaterStone Church and followed by a sweet sand ceremony that included Gianna helping Manny and Lauren place the sand in the glass. Once the ceremony concluded we headed outside to the Grand Lawn for some additional bridal party and portraits. Shortly after the guest began to head towards the Clubhouse for the reception. Once inside Manny surprised Lauren with a mariachi serenade that left everyone speechless. As the night continued you could hear the great tunes by Chris from Blast Productions. The food and drinks were provided by Bella Collina catering service and the yummy cake was created by the Bakery at Publix. Congratulation Lauren and Manny on your big day and thank you for allowing us to share this special moment with you both!
Wedding Ceremony and Reception Venue: Bella Collina in Montverde, FL