Southern Charm Meets Rustic Elegance

Photo: Jes Workman Photography

MICHELLE + JOE

Ladies + gents, prepare to be WOWED! This couple brought their Southern Charm to Southern California for their wedding day at Bella Collina and it is a stunner! With roots in Virginia and Tennessee, this couple met and had their first date in Orange County - she actually ditched a family event to go on their first date - so it was only appropriate to tie the knot close to where their story began. Looking for a wedding location with open space and rolling hills, Bella Collina was love at first sight for the two to say I-Do!

Take a peek at their gorgeous details captured by the incredible Jes Workman Photography...


Photo: Jes Workman Photography

BELLA’S SOUTHERN BELLE // WOW! Can you say gorgeous?! Michelle stunned in this two piece gown by Watters Bridal. Her ivory and blush detailed lace corset-inspired bustier brought the perfect amount of contrast when paired with her ivory organza layered skirt. Sticking with her roots, she pulled on her Myra boots by Old Gringo to walk down the aisle with her father to marry her Southern Gentleman.

Photo: Jes Workman Photography


Photo: Jes Workman Photography

NEUTRALS AT THEIR FINEST // This is by far one of our favorite looks! There is something about the simplicity of lots of greenery with pops of white that is so clean, simple, and yet so elegant! It is one of those color combinations that will never go out of style!

Fun Fact: Michelle + Joe made their own arch for the ceremony and all of the wood pieces in their centerpieces for their reception. The also had Sweet Traders add a sweet surprise and brought their two dogs to life to join them on their wedding day. Talk about personal touches!

Photo: Jes Workman Photography


Photo: Jes Workman Photography

THE NEWLYWEDS // “Feeling on top of the world being married to you”

Favorite Moments of the Wedding: “1. Getting Married! 2. Walking down the aisle with my dad to Johnny Cash “I Walk the Line” 3. The food! BBQ for dinner and then Carnitas Tacos after hours of dancing for the perfect late night snacks… YUM!” - Michelle


THE TEAM // Photograper: Jes Workman Photography // Venue: Bella Collina San Clemente, San Clemente, CA // Coordination: Bella Collina San Clemente - Elisa Victa // Catering: Bella Collina San Clemente // Florals: Wildflower of San Clemente // Cake: Sweet Traders // Videography: 38 Films // Hair & Makeup: Beauty and the Beach // Dress: Watters Bridal - Dress Theory, San Diego, California // Boots: Myras by Old Gringo // Rings: Ben Bridge, La Jolla, CA // Linen: Luxe Linen // DJ: Flip2Syde // Photobooth: Take a Pic Photo