Following the “I dos,” family members made their technique to the open-air reception at Bella Collina, a surprising Tuscan-style property in Montverde, Florida, which honored the groom’s Italian background. “It felt like we had been transported to Italy, and we instantly fell in love with it,” describes Emilie of the primary time they visited the wedding venue. Visitors loved butler-passed hors d’oeuvres in addition to a seafood and charcuterie show throughout cocktail hour, together with a cigar-rolling station as an ode to Emilie’s Cuban heritage.
Later, attendees discovered their seats atop upholstered chairs for an alfresco reception showcasing a rustic-elegant design scheme highlighting mild wooden particulars and greenery. Spherical tables had been adorned with excessive and low centerpieces to create curiosity with various heights all through the area, and rectangular picket tables had been strewn with lengthy garlands of verdure reaching throughout the tablescapes and cascading down the perimeters.
Taper candles displayed on golden candlesticks created a heat atmosphere, whereas twinkle lights illuminated the sky above. For dinner, an autumnal menu was served previous to slices of a four-layer wedding cake with purple velvet and apple pie flavors frosted with buttercream and adorned with recent florals and greenery. As an added candy deal with, a zeppole station was introduced out later within the night time to maintain company satiated.
After spending the night time dancing the night time away with household and pals – lots of whom are within the medical area as properly – Emilie and Michael stayed behind for a remaining personal dance earlier than their special occasion got here to an finish. “After such an incredible day, it was so good to spend this time collectively and get to replicate on our love and all the individuals who had been there to have a good time and to make it an ideal day,” smiles the bride.