Romantic Bella Collina Styled Shoot – Stokesdale, North Carolina
If you have ever seen the movie, “Beauty and The Beast,” you may think of it as poetic and timeless. When Dajuan, from In His Image Photography, first set eyes on the Bella Collina Mansion this is exactly what came to mind. The smell of the wooden floors, the great wooden entryways to the kitchen, and french doors leading out to the patio was something he thought only existed in fairy-tales. This dreamy castle-like venue inspired him to create a modern-day “Beauty and The Beau” wedding design.
Jessica George, with JG Weddings and Events, made sure the bride and grooms’ archway was a centerpiece that would be different from any other we’ve ever seen. Copper colored tones were used for the table settings and chairs to add warmth. It was used as the focus feature where the vows were to take place that evening. Ocean blue linens and the stationary infused a beautiful color pallet to play off of the florals. Light from the sunset danced off the copper throughout the evening. The marble flower pots added a nice modern edge to tie into the modern day bride and the cake as well. Deeper blush-hued candle holders were placed in the middle of the table in order to add a touch of real warmth as the evening set in.
Floral arrangements, made by Bella Bloom, brought an array of romance due to the mixture that was chosen to adorn the table. The florals captured the very best of the outdoor romance by offering maroon and blush colored roses, white peonies for its soft sweet scent, and a blue hydrangea to be the main feature.
Gabrielle, owner and Makeup Artist of Elle Beaute Events, chose the look for the bride thoughtfully. “When I saw the two-piece wedding gown, I fell in love with the modernized style and how it captured today’s bride.” Feeling immensely inspired by the romantic hues in the floral arrangement, she decided to develop a look that exemplified regal and romantic. “I saturated the brides’ lids with velvety cream tones to highlight and reveal the eyes. A blue hue, inspired by the hydrangea, was placed on the outer corners of the eyes with accents of cool gray in the crease to soften the color transition. It has always been paramount for me to ensure a brides skin captures a glow from within. I achieved this by applying a velvety highlighting powder above the brow bone and the apples of the cheeks, and then softly over the nose. I included a pinch of blush to mimic a natural flush and dusted bronzer over the cheeks and nose. To top it all off, I added a hydrating mist over the skin for extra hold and glow. The bridesmaid was given a look complimentary to the bride by using soft gray hues in the creases of her eyes. In addition to her softly blended eyeliner, her skin was given a more sun-kissed glow by dusting bronzer over her pink blush. To keep a cohesiveness throughout, each bridal party member received a beigey pink lip color.”
Rachel Yandle, with RY Studio, masterfully created hairstyles that would mimic the mood and setting of the wedding. Rachel used a loose pin technique to allow curls to fall more naturally around the face and nape of the neck. “By gently placing the curls it gave more of a romantic and organic feel to her look. The mansion was both fairytale and organic being that it was set lakeside, so I really wanted to make sure I captured that same vibe.”
Photographer: In His Image Photography // Venue: Bella Collina Events, LLC // Event Planner: Jessica George Weddings & Events // Makeup Artist: Elle Beaute Events // Hair Stylist: Rachel Yandle // Floral Designer: Bella Bloom a Floral Concept // Bakery: Cake Couture Boutique // Invitation Designer: Theresa Jatko Designs // Dress Store: Oak City Bridal // Bridesmaid Dresses: Bella Bridesmaid // Tuxedo & Mens Attire: Bernards Formal Wear // Equipment Rentals: Oak City Event Rentals