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, wh

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.

To represent how the couple met, Staci wore a long white gown with embroidered detail from Alfred Angelo's Disney bridal collection.
David Yurman Bridal Jewelry
Staci's bridesmaids wore simple long strapless dresses in navy blue from Bill Levkoff. They accessorized with pearl necklaces and elegant updo hairstyles.
Staci's blue and white bouquet featured a variety of flowers including gardenias, calla lilies and orchids.
Black Vera Wang Groomsmen Tuxedos
White and Green Boutonniere
Tree-Lined Grand Venue Entrance
Picturesque Natural Ceremony Landscape
Branch and Floral Ceremony Decor
"The venue sits on a hill overlooking a lake and a vineyard inspired landscape that looked more like an estate in Italy than Central Florida," the couple says.
A handfasting was one of the more personalized elements that Brett and Staci incorporated into the ceremony.
Outdoor Reception Landscape with String Lights
Navy Linen Reception Decor
The wedding's stationary followed the couple's navy and silver color palette and much of the decor featured elements that added to the iron work of the venue.
Framed Table Numbers with Glass Cylinder Centerpieces
A dessert table was set up at the reception and featured macaroons, cupcakes, cannoli, chocolate-dipped strawberries and cookies in addition to a wedding cake.
Hand Painted Tiered Wedding Cake
The couple gave guests individual assortments of cookies wrapped with navy bows at the end of the night as favors.
A few days after the wedding, Brett and Staci took off for a  weeklong honeymoon in the Philippines that included scuba diving and relaxing at a resort.