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Romantic BellaCosa Lakeside Wedding Day


June 24, 2022


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This romantic wedding inspiration shoot at BellaCosa Lakeside felt like a fairytale all day long. From the gorgeous European architecture to the elegant details planned by our incredible team, this styled shoot is simply beautiful! I’m so excited to be sharing it today and I hope it inspires couples looking to plan an elevated and romantic day along the waterfront. This beautiful day was published on Wedding Chicks and I’m thrilled to be sharing the publication with you!!

bride leans against column at BellaCosa Lakeside

European Inspired Wedding Venue in Florida

BellaCosa Lakeside is a Florida wedding venue known for its Spanish architecture. This venue defined many of the aspects of this styled shoot for our team. The designer, Terrie used darker colors to create rich and romantic setups, offsetting the lighter walls. Personally, I loved exploring the nooks and crannies around the property, finding the perfect spots to capture our bridal models, as well as our couple. With our bold dress choices, even more of this European inspired venue came to life. I absolutely LOVE this spot for romantic wedding days! 

Chic Bridal Inspiration

For this shoot, we worked with 3 bridal models and a couple. Each had their own distinct look and style. I loved them all – and I don’t think I can pick a favorite! One of our brides wore an off-the-shoulder gown that had the most fun polka dot textured overlay. Her dress was simple, but the overlay really brought some character to it! She carried a bouquet of dark pink flowers and long leafy greens, a nod to our Florida location. Our second bride had a strapless gown that had lots of fun layers to it. This dress was super fun because it was champagne. With her hair down and an all-white bouquet, this second look was a great modern choice. 

Our third bride wore a romantic wedding gown, with lots of gauze overlays. They wrapped around her and the gown creating a truly beautiful look for her. She carried a white bouquet with cascading greenery, which was the perfect addition to her bridal look. Finally, our last set of models had a truly one-of-a-kind look. This bridal model wore a bright blue gown that was over the top! With lots of layers and a dropped back, she looked absolutely stunning cozying up to her groom. This pop of color was SO much fun against the muted palette of the venue. 

Fairytale Inspired Wedding Reception

The details of the reception setup for this inspiration shoot are what really made it feel so romantic and fairytale-like. We created an intimate reception space outside. This new trend of intimate outdoor receptions is so much fun. There’s something special about these small setups that truly lean into what each venue has to offer. Our vendor team decided on a light blue tablecloth and lots of ivory, pink and yellow flowers. These darker colors worked beautifully next to the light tan of the walls. Each place setting contained fresh berries and handwritten menus, to complement the handwritten invitations. Our reception space was complete with a five tiered wedding cake that was marbled and had a coral and navy floral topper. It was the perfect sweet touch! 

I love getting to capture these special moments so that you can remember your wedding day for the rest of your life! For me, your wedding day is so much more than just a day.

You deserve a wedding photographer who is invested in you and capturing every moment! Reach out and let’s connect to book your wedding day here in Florida!

Lake Wales, Florida Wedding Vendors

Venue: Bella Cosa Lakeside
Concept & Design: Terrie Nelson Design
Photographer: Ruth Terrero Photography 
Florist: Emily Rose Valentine
Hair & Makeup: Lavana Beauty
Bridal Jewelry & Gowns: Lillie Mae Collection
Tuxedo & Menswear: Generation Tux
Tabletop Rental: Treasury Rentals
Chair Rental: Any Event LC 
Stationery & Calligraphy: Calligraphy by Jennifer 
Cake: Sugar Dreams by Dessy
Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes
Videography: Z and Z Image
Advertising Assistance: Underground Market 


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