bella collina san clemente wedding photographer / brittney + dan

Brittney + Dan met at at baseball game and had a small interaction. The very next day, they saw each other randomly at a concert. I call this fate. Brittney and Dan are perfect for each other and their day couldn’t have been more amazing. Dan’s family flew out from Italy for the perfect sunny weather. I love bella collina, the views at every angle are gorgeous. Brittney planned this day by herself, all the details and vision were all done by her ,and she didn’t seem stressed at all during the day. Brittney and Dan traveled the world together so they displayed photos of their journey all throughout the venue, love that. Congrats to the the new couple, your adventure is only beginning.

Vendors: Wedding Coordinator: Karen and Elisa from Bella Collina / Videographer: Cinevents / Hair and makeup Courtney Holland Hair Makeup / Cake: Punkndatrunk / Bridal Gown: Love and Lace Bridal and Tailor / DJ: Elroy


Words from the bride:

We honestly thought we’d never would get married and we both came into each other’s lives and it
changed our whole view. I already started planning our wedding without Dan proposing as I knew it
would happen and I knew what vision I wanted. Dan and I are Italian and he proposed to me in Italy on a
gondola. We traveled around Venice, Florence, Rome and the Tuscan hills. We definitely wanted that
rustic, romantic, fall garden feel. When we arrived at Bella Collina, we just knew it was the one. It had
everything we imagined and more. Dan let me pretty much plan the wedding from decorating to color
schemes, to flower etc etc. He trusted my taste and just let me go with it. I did A LOT of Pinterest and
instagraming. It allowed me to do more DIY to help save money and stay within our budget. I honestly
wished I saw Dan’s face the day of our wedding before we walked down the aisle as he told me his heart
sank and got teary eyed when he saw the reception room, the ceremony set up, the welcome table, and
cocktail room. He was blown away with everything. It was Dan’s idea to do a slide show of all our travel
adventures. I have never traveled so much in my life and Dan came into the picture and took me
everywhere. From Mexico, to Italy, to France, to Spain, to Seattle, to Hawaii, to sporting events, the list
goes on and on. Next stop Australia and Fiji for the honeymoon! Haha! If I could relive any day over in
my life again it would be our wedding day. It was thee most perfect day ever. Advice to future brides
would be to try not to stress about the small stuff, book your venue and photographer as soon as
possible, and if they call you bridezilla ignore them, they want to control you but it’s YOUR wedding day
and at the end of the day it’s your say. Also, when the big day comes, just let everything go, it’s not
worth it. That was really hard for me as I am a perfectionist and I am so glad I did because I was soo
relaxed the day of.

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