A Simple and Elegant Wedding at Bella Collina in Montverde, Florida
Although the nuptials of Brett and Staci Miller took place in Central Florida, it looked more like a wedding in the Italian countryside. Brett, 32, who works in air traffic control, married Staci, 26, a school testing specialist, in a simple yet elegant ceremony at Bella Collina, a Tuscan-inspired venue in Montverde, Florida. The bride and groom first met while working at the aquarium at Epcot at Walt Disney World. After dating for a year, they became engaged while watching the Magic Kingdom fireworks show. The couple chose to wed at Bella Collina because it was conveniently located while being unlike most venues in Florida. A color palette of brown, navy blue and silver brought their vision of simplistic elegance to life. Brett and Staci exchanged vows in an outdoor ceremony overlooking rolling hills just before sunset. Afterward, guests were treated to a cocktail hour with mini grilled cheeses with tomato soup and lobster mac and cheese followed by a sit-down dinner of chicken, steak or pasta with vegetables. The couple made sure to incorporate special and personalized elements into the celebration, including a handfasting ritual as part of the ceremony.