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Transport to France | Bella Bliss May 2021

Inspired by French elegance and the romance of Paris, this Bella Bliss Event from May 2021 presents floral and decor ideas designed with a modern, Parisian wedding in mind.

For this spring event, Blush by Brandee Gaar was the one of the selected spotlight planners. The event was travel themed, our vision for the ballroom was to transport guests to France.

Our Blush planner, Serena Paape designed the Bella Collina ballroom, she desired to add an extra level of entertainment to this event by creating an elegant fashion show taking place during the duration of dinner.

The French inspired tuxes were provided by Leonardo's Fifth Avenue and elegant gowns were provided by Solutions Bridal.

We love how the gold colour scheme added to the old-world luxury feel of the setting. From the custom menu cards to the polished flatware, from the regal Louis chairs to the floral printed linens.

The vanity fair wall along with the royal dresser served as a perfect backdrop for this dream celebration in the City of Monteverde, Florida.

The flawless flow of design transported all guests to a Parisian summer night, filled with elegance, romance, and enchanted Fashion. The light air of blush blended seamlessly with the strength of the gold to excite all Couples for their deepest dreams on their wedding day to easily become reality.

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From Serena Paape... I absolutely loved designing this French soirée. Bella Collina is such a stunning venue and to have full freedom on the design was so much fun! (Huge shoutout to all the vendors involved that made it possible!) From the moment we had our first event meeting at The Club at Bella Collina to discuss this event I was inspired and couldn't wait to see every detail come together. As soon as you step on the property at Bella Collina you are welcomed by a beautiful fountain that looks over gorgeous architecture. As 2020 took a toll on travel, it was our goal to transport couples into another country during this event. Once the set-up was complete, the Ballroom felt as if you have stepped into a fairytale. This event was the perfect combination of classic France and an elegant escape. I was inspired by the chandeliers, pillars, and the natural light of the windows in the ballroom, I knew I wanted the pillars to be the focal point and the runway to be in the center. Solutions Bridal and Leonardo's on Fifth Avenue showcased twelve gowns and twelve custom tuxedos during dinner, the show ran so smoothly and it all came together exactly as I had envisioned. As a planner, I know all of our vendor partners' inventory and knew what items would bring this Paris dream to life. I incorporated three different linen colors and two different Louis chair styles (gold and white) The vanity fair wall and the Arianna dresser was a must for this event, it created the perfect backdrop. I used contrast in the design by mixing gold and white on the table, styling with the beautiful flatware and glamorous glitter gold charger plate. I decided to mix and match linen from BBJ, from floral print, rose, and soft pink tones. In addition to beautiful gold and white cake decorated with fresh floral, each guest had macaroons at their setting for the perfect way to end a lovely Parisian event.

Ballroom Vendors

Planner + Designer: Blush by Brandee Gaar

Photography: Kristen Weaver

Videography: Selzer Films

Florist: Orlando Flower Market

Lighting: Get Lit Productions

Stage/ Runway: Stages Plus

Chargers/Flatware/Pipe+Drape: Orlando Wedding + Party Rentals

Chairs: RW Style

Backdrop + Cake Dresser: Ocean Hawks Rentals

Gowns: Solutions Bridal

Tuxes: Leonardo's On Fifth Avenue

Models Hair + Make-up: Kristy's Artistry

SparkBoxes: FyerFly Productions

DJ / Emcee: Our DJ Rocks

Linens: BBJ Linens

Stationary + Signage: Andi Mejia + Co.

Venue + Catering: Bella Collina

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