Gather and Grace Designs Tag

On a gorgeous late afternoon in the Florida winter, Kellie and Franklin stood in the courtyard of Bella Collina and said “I do” among all of their family and friends. The sunset was low in the sky, touching the very tops of the trees. Its soft glow cast glittery rays of sunlight across all of the guests. This was the perfect start to a beautiful golden Bella Collina wedding! The night only got better from there.

Courtyard Ceremony

The outdoor scenery at Bella Collina was simply breathtaking. The grandiose exterior wall of stonework, accented with gorgeous architecture, was a stunning backdrop for any wedding. Unquestionably, Kellie and Franklin’s special day on Sunday, January 16, 2022 was no exception. The ceremony was elegant, with beautifully placed floral blooms. The bride and groom looked simply divine in their traditional wedding attire. You couldn’t have asked for a more picture-perfect day!

Soundwave Set Up

After stepping into the Bella ballroom, you could see that our team had been hard at work. In the background, 24 LED Wall Uplights set to “warm glow” for this golden Bella Collina wedding shone brilliantly. They bathed the room in the warmth of gentle candlelight. In addition, we highlighted the wedding cake with a Pinspot Light. After our couples spend so much care and consideration choosing their cakes, we don’t want them to go unnoticed!

Time to Celebrate

As the guests filtered into the reception, Soundwave Owner DJ Les Kopasz was ready to go. First came the introductions of the wedding party and newlyweds. And can you guess what song they had picked for this moment? That’s right, Golden, by Harry Styles welcomed them to the room and straight into their first dance. Coming Home, by Leon Bridges had everyone feeling sentimental as the new couple held each other on the dance floor. After welcomes, speeches, and a blessing, it was time to eat! During dinner, we played a music mix based on the iconic soundtrack from “Guardians of the Galaxy.” It has always been a crowd favorite! Next, as the meal finished, the newlyweds each danced with their parents. There wasn’t a dry eye in the house! Then, we took a sharp left turn for some much-needed dancing relief!

Turn It Up

Is it just us, or has Whitney Houston’s iconic “IIIIIIII wanna dance with somebody!” become the universal call to the dance floor? This golden throwback was an excellent kick off for dancing. From there, DJ Les kept up the older hits from artists like The Beatles, Elton John and even 80’s hairbands. In addition, current hits came into play. The couple requested early 2000s pop hit like “Yeah” by Usher, and DJ Les made it all fit seamlessly for a night to remember. Our dance lights brought the perfect touch of energy against the warm, cozy ambiance of our golden Bella Collina wedding.

That’s a Wrap!

Finally, after everyone has danced the night away, DJ Les played our second to last song, Don’t Stop Believing, by Journey. After this crowd favorite, the call for final song came in with Shut Up and Dance, by Walk the Moon. Whew! What an unforgettable evening. We played soft music as guests filtered through the exit to prepare for the bride and groom’s send off. Meanwhile, the newlyweds stole a special intimate moment for a private dance to La Vie En Rose, by Louis Armstrong. Lastly, guests held their sparklers high as Kellie and Franklin ran hand-in-hand towards their happily ever after.

Venue: Bella Collina
Coordinator: Bella Sposa Events
Photo/Video: Sydney Marie Photography
Florist: Gather and Grace Designs

Soundwave DJ / MC:
DJ Les Kopasz

Soundwave Lighting & Design:
24 LED Lights in Warm Glow
1 Pinspot Light on cake
Dance Lights

Introduction: Golden, Harry Styles
First Dance: Coming Home, Leon Bridges
Last Dance: Shut up and Dance, Walk the Moon




Amelia & Joey’s Howey Mansion Wedding in Central Florida was an elegant affair from beginning to end. The Howey Mansion is a hidden gem among Orlando wedding venues. Nestled in Lake County’s Howey-in-the-Hills, Florida – this breathtaking property boasts lush gardens, antique décor and spectacular views. The couple took advantage of every inch of this outstanding property, with ceremony on the front terrace, dinner on the back lawn, and dancing in the beautiful mansion.

First, the couple exchanged vows in an outdoor garden ceremony. Amelia & Joey grinned from ear to ear throughout the entire exchange. The couple was pronounced Mr. & Mrs. Foster and walked down the aisle to the classic ‘Signed Sealed Delivered’ by Stevie Wonder.

Next, cocktail hour was held in the exquisite ballroom, beneath an ornate antique chandelier. The candlelight colored wall uplights we provided created a warm and inviting atmosphere. DJ & Soundwave owner Les Kopasz introduced the newlyweds and they shared their first dance to ‘Conversations in the Dark’ by John Legend.

Guests enjoyed the beautiful Florida weather with dinner under the stars, catered by Arthur’s. Finally, everyone moved back indoors to the mansion ballroom for an evening of drinking, dancing, and laughter. As guests made their exit for the night, Amelia & Joey shared a final private dance to the sweet sound of ‘This Will Be An Everlasting Love’ by Natalie Cole. To cap off this elegant Howey Mansion Wedding, guests bid the couple farewell with a brilliant sparkler sendoff.

Orlando Vendor Vendors~
Venue: The Howey Mansion
  Blush By Brandee Gaar
Caterer:  Arthurs Catering
Floral:  Gather and Grace Designs
Photo:  Emma Anne Photo (Emma Shourds)
Cake:  Le Petit Sweet

Soundwave DJ / MC:
DJ/MC Owner Les Kopasz

Soundwave Lighting & Design, and Options:
12 Wall Uplights in the color candlelight
Cake Pinspot

Processional:  Guiding Light, Mumford and Songs & A Face To Call Home, John Mayer
Bride:  Turning Page, with lyrics, Sleeping at Last
Recessional:  Signed Sealed Delivered, Stevie Wonder
Introduction:  Club Cant Handle Me Now, Flo Rida
First Dance:  Conversations in the Dark, John Legend
Father Daughter:  How Sweet It Is, James Taylor
Mother Son:  You’ll Be In My Heart, Phil Collins
Last Dance With Guests:  Forever, Chris Brown
Private Last Dance: This Will Be An Everlasting Love, Natalie Cole

Howey Mansion Wedding DJ Soundwave Welcome Sign
Howey Mansion Wedding DJ Soundwave Ceremony
Howey Mansion Wedding DJ Soundwave Couple Aisle
Howey Mansion Wedding DJ Soundwave Display
Howey Mansion Wedding DJ Soundwave Ballroom Cocktail Hour
Howey Mansion Wedding DJ Soundwave Newlyweds
Howey Mansion Wedding DJ Soundwave Outdoor Dinner
Howey Mansion Wedding Father Daughter Dance
Howey Mansion Wedding Father Daughter Dance
Howey Mansion Wedding Mother Son Dance
Howey Mansion Wedding DJ Soundwave Dancing Bride
Howey Mansion Wedding Dancing
Howey Mansion Wedding Dance Floor
Howey Mansion Wedding Dance Floor
Howey Mansion Wedding First Dance
Howey Mansion Wedding Les Kopasz

Soundwave Entertainment Services:
DJ/MC Owner Les Kopasz
Market Lights

Venue:  Mission Inn Resort and Club
Introduction Song:  Anything Could Happen, Ellie Goulding
First Dance Song:  Wonderful Tonight, Eric Clapton
Father Daughter Song:  The Way You Look Tonight, Frank Sinatra
Mother Son Song:  Mother, Sugarland
Last Dance Song:  Wagon Wheel, Old Crow Medicine
Officiant:  Sensational Ceremonies Wedding Officiants
Floral:  Gather and Grace Designs
Photo:  Kristen Weaver Photography