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At Bella Collina our brides and grooms,
are always seeking out the best of the best.

They are continuously looking for the experience, not just another purchase. They ask us who we recommend in certain areas of their wedding; who will give them the experience, who will help them through the process, and who will understand that this is their first time, and they don't want to feel uncomfortable.

At Bella Collina we understand those wants and needs and have done the research for you.

So let's start with the jewelry. Have you purchased your bling yet?
If not, Gary Simon the owner of Simon Jewelers is who we recommend.
They are the premier jeweler for the Bella Collina Experience.

As a child, Gary spent hours observing the watchmakers’ precision work in his father’s jewelry store in Norfolk, VA, fascinated with the gears, the noise, and the activity. During his teen years, Gary developed an appreciation for the precious gemstones and metals that his father sold. Armed with years of art/design courses and a degree in communications from UNC-Chapel Hill, he went to work in the television industry for a few years. However, retail jewelry was obviously in his DNA, so Gary soon found his way back to jewelry in the early 1980s, working in the wholesale side with his brother. Gary found that he missed working with the public and in 1987, he decided to open a small retail store in High Point, NC.

As the clientele grew, so did their tastes and expectations. Gary expanded the physical space accordingly; and, in 1997, Simon Jewelers moved to its current home in the beautifully renovated village of shops at Time Square, at the corner of Main and Lexington in High Point.

Although the jewelry store is substantially larger, Gary’s work ethic remains the same, rooted in integrity with vigorous and innovative attention to detail. He has created a store where customer service is the focal point around which all else revolves – where merchandising is driven by quality and value – and where exquisite custom design work and outstanding repairs are available on-site.

Giving back to the community is how Gary and the Simon Jewelers’ team stay fulfilled, so a percentage of all sales is reinvested in the community through charitable donations and/or in-kind service and volunteer hours.

Gary and his staff members truly enjoy their work, as is evidenced by the Simon Jewelers’ philosophy:

“Every day should be an occasion. When a customer walks through our doors, we want that person to feel honored and comfortable. The jewelry is secondary to the emotional atmosphere. The customer is the reason we are here.” Gary Simon

Please visit Gary and his staff at

Next, we would like to introduce the most perfect venue to you (This would be us).... Need we go any further? :)

Now that you booked the venue and will soon be planning your day of interviews, it's time to start thinking about those invitations. Do you order online or keep it local? What are the benefits?

We recommend - Invitations Only
They are the premier printing source for invitations with the
Bella Collina Experience.

Invitations Only started as an on-line business more than 10 years ago.

 When customers saw the Winston-Salem address, they wanted to “stop by and see it.” Since then, our shop has developed into a retail destination for Winston-Salem shoppers. The store expanded again in 2004 to almost triple its size. 

The staff at Invitations Only is committed to a common goal – superior customer service. We are passionate about helping our customers find or design the perfect personalized invitation, stationery or gift. We love weddings, parties and celebrations of all kids and look forward to helping you to make yours perfect. You can order through one of the many online suppliers and you may talk to Ralph or Cindy on the phone. However you won't see that brilliant color, you won't feel the type of paper and you surely won't meet the staff from Invitations only who want to do nothing more than help you design the perfect invitation. Remember this is the first notice many will be receiving about your wedding, what type of an impression do you want to make?

Are you ready to Say "YES" to the dress?

There are many options when it comes to the perfect dress. Do you go to the big chain store that offers you an hour to get in and get out? Do you go to a boutique so you can have the time you need to learn? Do you know what you want or do you need some help? Some of us are busy and love the convenience of a large chain in order to "keep it simple". Others know this is a once in a lifetime experience and want exactly that... An Experience!

We have searched and searched for the perfect dress shop, we now proudly recommend -
Southern Bride in Yadkinville

They are the provider of the dress for the Bella Collina Experience!
Katie O'Brien from 107.5 has also said "Yes" to the dress at Southern Bride!

Why Southern Bride? it's simple! Some of you may know what you want, others don't have a clue. Vicki, with Southern Bride took Sarah (The winner of the Bella Collina Experience) under her wing and introduced her to many different styles in order to find the right fit. Sarah was intimidated by wedding dress shopping, Vicki put her mind and heart at ease. Together they found that perfect dress and at the end tears were shed and Sarah along with Katie O'Brien said "YES" to the dress!
Please give them an opportunity and find out why they are the Triad's number one choice for wedding dresses.

We can't forget about the men!!!
When you think Tuxedo or suit, what store comes to your mind first?

We only think VIP Formal Wear

If you're planning a wedding, you want to look and feel your best. At VIP Formal Wear, we provide the clothing and expertise to help you stand out at your next event. From the finest detail to the overall look, our experts take pride in offering the highest quality tuxedos at affordable prices.

VIP has been serving North Carolina's formal wear needs for over 30 years. Our skilled staff is comprised of formal wear specialists knowledgeable in every aspect of special event etiquette. When you visit a VIP Formal Wear location, you'll find experts dedicated to helping you look your best on your big day. We're here to answer your questions, advise your choices and help you create a formal look that's all your own.
Their Raleigh, Cary, Garner area, Greensboro, and Winston Salem formal wear locations strive to have the best service and prices around. With their local NC warehouse, last-minute groomsmen and changes are easily handled. Feel confident that we are not owned by a large corporation who only deals in tuxedos on the side. As tuxedo specialists, men's formal wear is our objective.

Time for Cake - Because everything is better with cake...
We recommend -

Artist's Way Creations

Artist's Way Creations is located in historic Danbury, North Carolina, near Hanging Rock State Park and the Dan River nestled in the majestic Sauratown Mountains. We've been producing the finest baked foods for piedmont North Carolina since 2002. We are a short drive from Mount Airy, and less than 30 minutes from King and Walnut Cove. But wait...... The great news is you don't have to drive to them. Simply request them to come to Bella Collina and they do. You can do your tasting right here in our home. They will help you design your cake and more... What an experience :)

Should we touch on hair? Oh, why not?
Who should do your hair and make-up on this wonderful day? Who can we trust with such a task?
Bella Hair Co. & Beauty Studio, that's who...

Ashley Hurst started the Bella Hair Co. & Beauty Studio

I have been a licensed hairstylist since 2005 and have worked along side some of the top hairstylists in the world. I attended Leon's Beauty School in 2004 to pursue my dream. I finally decided to brand myself in 2010 and The Bella Hair Co. is truly my passion. I am so thankful for such a talented team! Our #1 goal is outstanding service to You the bride & your bridal party! You will see through our work our love and passion for what we do and how important you the bride are to us...

Now for the fun. How are you going to depart? We know the night will be a success and
we know the night will be flawless. The departure will be the exit everyone remembers. How do you want to be remembered?

We recommend Sterling Carriage Vintage Limousines




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