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Dear 2020 Brides, We Are Here For You

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Love is patient….and during times like these we couldn’t believe this to be more true. Couples across the world are having to make the difficult decision to postpone their big day or decide to cut their guest count in half and have a smaller wedding. 

These decisions aren’t easy but are necessary in order to keep your family and friends safe during these unprecedented times. We know no matter what decision is made, our couples and those also going through this will end up having the wedding of their dreams and that it will all work out just the way it is supposed to be. 

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While trying to decide which decision is right for you and your family, the Bella Babes got together and made a list of advice and pointers to help ease your decision! 

Is it worth postponing? Why? 

  • These are a few things you need to ask yourself while considering postponing:
    • Do I want all my guests to attend that were originally invited (More than likely your guest count is going to drop. Right now, people don’t feel as comfortable being in a crowd of people they may not know. They may also have to decline if someone in their family is high risk or if they themselves are high risk.)
    •  Is it important for you to have the guest count you always envisioned having a part of your big day?
    • Are you ok having a smaller, more intimate wedding. Many of our couples have postponed purely because they want a larger wedding and if that’s something you want than postponing is definitely your best bet!
    • Are you ok with out of country guests not being able to attend? I have to ask all my clients who are considering postponing this. Why? Because in many cases our weddings have someone who lives in another country that is extremely important to them. I have had a few weddings postponed because family and/or Bridal Party members that mean the world to them can’t travel to be at the wedding.
    •  Your wedding is worth postponing because your wedding day is supposed to be relaxing, memorable, and enjoyable. With all the restrictions we have going on right now, the dynamics and intimacy that weddings have, has changed. 

 The first thing you need to do is decide as a couple if postponing is what you want to do:

  •  Talk with your planner & your venue to see what policies are in place for postponing 
  • You are going to want to talk with the venue and see what dates/timeframes they are offering for you to rebook a new date. Be sure to ask if there are going to be any re-booking fees that would be associated with rebooking the new date as well.
  • Once a few dates are chosen to postpone to, confer with your vendors to ensure there is a date that fits everyone’s schedule. Just because the venue has that availability does not mean all your vendors will.
  • Just be sure to communicate with your vendors and they are more than likely going to work with you on a new date. Again, don’t forget to ask if any fees will be associated for rebooking! 
  • If a vendor isn’t available on your new date – ask what your financial options are! 
  • Have your planner make the official announcement to postpone the wedding
  • Be sure to get this in writing and ask to sign a new contract

These tips are an awesome starting point and can definitely help break things down so the process doesn’t feel so overwhelming. 

If you are booked with Bella Sposa, we want you to know *more than ever* that we are here for you and we sympathize with you. We will all get through these difficult times, and love will ALWAYS win! For now, enjoy the chapters to come in your love story and know your big day will happen.

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Shoutout to all of the amazing Bella Babes for giving their advice and tips to make this post helpful for all brides!

Stacey & Andre, February 8th, Walt Disney World’s Four Season Resort

It was the perfect February day at the gorgeous Walt Disney World’s Four Season Resort. It was time to get Stacey & Andre married.

We had the absolute honor of working closely with this loving couple. It was our mission to make their day as perfect as possible.

Stacey & Andre met at The University of Central Florida while attending school. A mutual friend set them up, he also ended up officiating their wedding. The two went on a date function together, and the rest is history.

On a trip to Tokyo, Japan, Andre got down on one knee in the middle of Shibuya crossing and proposed to the girl of his dreams.

When it came time for the couple to decide on a wedding venue, the choice was easy. After a visit to the beautiful Four Season Resort, they could not stop thinking about saying “I Do” at this location.

February 8th quickly approached and their day was full of flawless memories. Starting with Stacey getting ready in a suite with her gorgeous girls.

The lovely ladies at Before the Aisle Weddings did an incredible job on the ladies hair and makeup.

The couple decided not to do a first look, and to wait for the special moment when Stacey walked down the aisle to see Andre for the first time.

This happened to be the couple’s favorite moment of their special day.

Stacey’s father escorted his beautiful daughter down the aisle in front of all of their close family and friends.

After their beautiful ceremony, the new Mr. & Mrs. invited their family and friends to enjoy delicious appetizers & drinks while the couple took their first photos as husband & wife. The photos were documented by the amazing Chynna Pacheco.

Following cocktail hour the guests attended the reception. The couple invited their guests to share in an evening full of delicious food, drinks, laughter, dancing & fun. It was truly a spectacular evening.

The guests tables were perfectly decorated with gorgeous florals and gold accents designed by the Gather & Grace team. It was a breathtaking space.

The party got started after dinner and the couple sang & danced the night away. The room was full of love.

Thank you so much Stacey & Andre for trusting us to make your special wedding day a magical one. It was an honor to be apart of your day.

We will you a life full of love and happiness.

Thank you to the wonderful vendors who made this evening possible:

Venue: Walt Disney’s Four Season Resort

Rentals: Ocean Hawk’s Rentals

Catering: Walt Disney’s Four Seasons Resort

Floral: Gather and Grace Designs

Photography: Chynna Pacheco

Video: Elmwood Forest Productions

DJ: Celebrations24

Hair and Makeup: Before the Aisle Weddings

Cake: Walt Disney’s Four Season Resort

Linens: Over the Top

Pet Caretaker: Fairytale Pet Care

Dress Shop: Solutions Bridal Designer House

Grooms Attire: Jos A Banks

Chabeli & Manuel, January 11th, Casa Feliz: Winter Park, FL

January 11th, 2020: Chabeli & Manuel’s wedding day was finally here and it could not have been a more perfect day in Winter Park, FL.

This couple deserved a flawless day full of nothing but beautiful memories; And that is exactly what it was.  

Chabeli and Manuel grew up in the same neighborhood and even attended the same highschool, but did not officially meet until Manuel’s senior year of college. When the two met, that was it; they were inseparable. 

During a dream trip to Iceland, Manuel got down on one knee inside of an ice cave inside of Iceland’s largest glacier! Once Chabeli returned from their romantic get-away she started planning the wedding immediately! 

The couple decided on the gorgeous venue in Winter Park, FL: Casa Feliz. This historic home is full of charm and has the most gorgeous blue shutters! The couple easily fell in love, and knew this was the venue for them. 

Their special day was perfect. Bella Sposa Events team handled all of the little details and ensured Chabeli and Manuel had nothing to worry about. 

Chabeli spent the morning in the gorgeous Bride’s room alongside her bridesmaids and Man of Honor. Karmel Designs perfected their hair and makeup and made everyone look flawless. 

Once all of their family & friends arrived (including their furry friend), Chabeli was escorted down the aisle by her father & step father. The couple shared their personal hand-written vows, which ended up being their favorite memory of the day. 

After their ceremony, the new Mr. & Mrs. invited their special guests to enjoy a night full of food, drinks and fun. The reception space was perfectly decorated with touches of blue to match the shutters. It was breathtaking. 

The guests tables had gorgeous floral arrangements, along with taper candlesticks that created a romantic atmosphere. 

The party got started by DJ Rey & the room filled with dancing, laughter and a contagious energy. It was truly a perfect night full of love. 

Thank you so much Chabeli & Manuel for trusting us to make your wedding day come to life. We wish you both nothing but a lifetime of happiness & love.

A very special thank you to the vendors that made this possible: 

Venue: Casa Feliz

Rentals: Orlando Wedding Party Rentals (arch and lights)

Catering: Arthurs Catering

Floral: In Bloom

Photography: Kelsey Cole Photography

Video: Devoted Films

DJ: DJ Rey

Hair and Makeup: Karmel Designs

Calligraphy: Two Peas Designs

Dish Rentals: Dishie Rentals

Pet care: Fairy Tale PetCare

Cake: Bake a Wish Cakes and Sweets

Dress Shop: Brides of Florida (in Miami)

Dress Designer: Essense of Austrailia

Destination Wedding Planner | Real Weddings | Kristen & Zach | The Estate

Lets talk Real Weddings! This months we are featuring Kristen and Zach’s wedding in Atlanta, Georgia. They were kind enough to hire Bella Sposa Events as their destination wedding planner. The wedding was held at The Estate. It is truly one of the most breathtaking venues I have ever been to, located in the heart of Buckhead. The history behind this venue is a story in its self. Originally, it was the Antebellum Mansion built in 1797 in Wilkes County, Georgia. The Estate was then deconstructed, carefully moved and put back to its original structure.

“They were kind enough to hire Bella Sposa Events as their destination wedding planner.”

Later on, the venue was revamped and had a modern style incorporated. Modern day engaged couples found this style more appealing. The details and the architecture tell an amazing story and you don’t have to even be there to appreciate it. As a destination wedding planner, I first walked up to this venue and was immediately taken away by the attention to detail. The décor and the landscape that surrounded the property are amazing. The modern day design mixed with all the old architecture combined an element of design creating something truly uniqued but I could talk about the venue for days, so lets get to the good stuff.

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Kristen and Zach were absolutely amazing to work with, they are the definition of true love. I completely understood their vision. You  could really see their love story come to life throughout the design. Kristen and Zach are such a fun couple and their wedding day was a great example of that. They love their families and friends and you could see that throughout the whole night.

“Destination wedding planner, Bella Sposa Events was truly honored to be a part of their big day!”

Their style for the wedding was elegant, yet sophisticated, with neutrals and pops of gold making it absolutely timeless. Kristen’s amazing dress was the perfect example of her personality – bubbly, funny and outgoing. Destination wedding planner, Bella Sposa Events was truly honored to be a part of their big day! The wedding was absolutely gorgeous. We are so incredibly blessed to now have them as good friends. Here at Bella Sposa Events ensures that we will still be there for you years to come after your wedding day. We aren’t just any wedding planner – we are family!

Styled Shoot | Beauty & The Beast | The Orchid Garden

Styled Shoot Alert!!!! This Beauty & The Beast inspired shoot at The Orchid Garden is absolutely amazing and truly inspiring to any and all Beauty & The Beast fans. With the soon to be new release of Disney’s Beauty & The Beast movie staring the beautiful and amazingly talented Emma Watson playing “Belle” and the most handsome and charming Dan Stevens playing “The Beast” This redo is sure to be a fan favorite.
Tabitha with Tab McCausland Photography brought this amazing idea for this styled shoot to life.

“This Beauty & The Beast inspired shoot at The Orchid Garden is absolutely amazing and truly inspiring to any and all Beauty & The Beast fans.”

Let me start off by saying that for this styled shoot we had an amazing group of vendors and models. Everyone was very laid back.  The models were accommodating with our schedule. Jim with FyerFly Productions  showed us some love by playing absolutely amazing jams while we were busy styling for the shoot. This made the experience even more fun and laid back – thanks Jim, you rock!!!!

While designing and gathering ideas for this Beauty & The Beast inspired shoot, we came up with a fabulous way to mix in the old with the new! The design elements are traditional with a modern flare, and I have to tell you – it turned out absolutely amazing!! With my design background and Tabitha’s creative mind we came up with this beautiful concept and it will not disappoint.

“This styled shoot was shot at one of the most unique and beautiful venues in Orlando.  The Orchid Garden at Church Street Station in the heart of downtown.”

This styled shoot was shot at one of the most unique and beautiful venues in Orlando.  The Orchid Garden at Church Street Station in the heart of downtown. This Victorian Crystal Palace was perfect for our styled shoot, every element made Beauty & The Beast feel even more real in the photos that were captured. But lets be honest.  None of this would have even been possible if it wasn’t for the great vendors who chipped in their time and effort. They all did amazing work and I feel so blessed to have worked with you all!!!!

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Vendors

Venue: The Orchid Garden at Church Street Station
Photography: Tab McCausland Photography
Hair & Makeup: Bella Con Stile Beauty Makeup & Hair Artistry
Flowers: The Flower Studio
Décor: Table Top Crystals, A Girl and Her Glitter & Dishie Rentals
Rentals: Chic Event Furniture
Cake: Sprinkles Custom Cakes
Stationary: Eleven Note
Linens: Over The Top
Gown: Calvet Couture Bridal
Tux: Versace

 

 

Welcome to Bella Sposa Events | Orlando Wedding Planners

Hey Everyone!!! I am so incredibly excited to welcome you to Bella Sposa Events new website!!! I am so very excited to be launching this new website. Much thanks to Rudy & Marta from Rudy & Marta Photography for adding a special touch. I honestly don’t know how I would have done this without them! If you aren’t familiar with Bella Sposa Events we are a Orlando wedding planners and we do anything from Full Planning to Day of Coordination.

“If you aren’t familiar with Bella Sposa Events we are a Orlando wedding planners and we do anything from Full Planning to Day of Coordination.”

We stand out because I am also an Interior Designer and take pride in making sure that every couple has the most amazing and unique event that is specifically catered to them. This day is about you and we want to make sure that when your family and friends walk in the door it has the couples’ name all over it.

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We would love to walk you through few things on our new website. First off, you can check out everything we have been working on in the last few months. We are constantly adding new weddings and want you to see what we have been up to.  Make sure you check out “Real Weddings”. Maybe some of these weddings will help spark awesome ideas for you big day!!!

“As Orlando wedding planners, we absolutely love what we do. We are so excited to invite everyone to jump on board with us!!!!!”

Next, go ahead and check our most recent “Styled Shoots”. We would love for you to see what the new trends are and all the other amazing vendors in Orlando we have been working with!!! We also have our detailed packages listed, so you can see what package best meets your needs. If this inspires you and you are ready to set up a consultation with us, make sure you contact us! We will be in touch with you the same day. We don’t like to keep our couples waiting, because we know how important it is to get back to our couples right away. As Orlando wedding planners, we absolutely love what we do.  We are so excited to invite everyone to jump on board with us!!!!!