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Il Bella Gardens Wedding – Dave and Jenny

The Details

We kicked off this spring with a wedding of two incredible people. We might be a bit bias because we’re close friends with the bride and groom, but trust us, this wedding was special all it’s own.

Who: David and Jenny
Where: Il Bella Gardens
When: April 14, 2018

The Location

We had never visited Il Bella Gardens before, but by how Dave and Jenny spoke about their visit, we knew it would be dreamy. If you’re interested in having your nuptials outside in the open air, and letting the twinkling ambiance carry you late into the evening, this is a venue for you. The large home provided for everyone to get ready in is a tremendous perk. It is especially roomy, and is yours to use in its entirety. It’s available for you (and whomever you choose) to stay there the entire wedding weekend! It also allows plenty of room for photography. No need to worry about cramped bridal suites here! This alone is reason enough to book your wedding there, but it gets even better.

You’re guided along the entire wedding process by the property owner and amazing planner, Kim. She takes your experience to heart, and is such a pleasure to work with – vendor and client alike! Kim has worked in the industry for years and it was a dream come true to have her own venue. For brides looking for someone to guide them and take the stress off, this place is the total package.

The Decor

Jenny chose a pink, white, grey, and black color palette, and paired it with an antique rustic theme. I love that she let her personality shine in all the details of her day. From the soul food buffet to the vintage tea pots on the reception tables, this day was just as unique as Jenny herself. What made the reception tables even more fun (and a great conversation starter) is that every reception table was decorated differently!


We wish to say “thank you” to Dave, Jenny, and their parents for allowing us to capture such a special time in your lives! Thank you Kim, for being incredibly helpful, hospitable, and supportive during our visit. It was a pleasure to meet you all, and we hope to see you all again soon!

Here are a few of our favorites from their wedding:

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