If Tuscan-themed fairytale weddings are your cup of tea, check out Rachel & John’s Bella Donna Wedding in McKinney, Texas.  This wedding had it all… a great couple, a breathtaking setting, and lots of loving family and friends.

The vendors involved on such a magical day include:

Ceremony venue: Bella Donna Chapel | Reception venue: Grand Hotel | Photography: Christina Truelove Photography (of course) | Second Shooter: Jessica

Beautiful multi-cultural tuscan-themed fairytale wedding at the Bella Donna Chapel in McKenney Texas. Beautiful multi-cultural tuscan-themed fairytale wedding at the Bella Donna Chapel in McKenney Texas. Beautiful multi-cultural tuscan-themed fairytale wedding at the Bella Donna Chapel in McKenney Texas. Beautiful multi-cultural tuscan-themed fairytale wedding at the Bella Donna Chapel in McKenney Texas. This couple elected to do a first look.  This is where they had a private moment before the ceremony began where they were able to see each other.  These are always such sweet and tender moments between the couple.  I absolutely love John’s reaction to seeing his beautiful bride for the first time.Beautiful multi-cultural tuscan-themed fairytale wedding at the Bella Donna Chapel in McKenney Texas. Beautiful multi-cultural tuscan-themed fairytale wedding at the Bella Donna Chapel in McKenney Texas. The Bella Donna has a stunning bridal suite, and in the few minutes before the ceremony, we decided to utilize the time we had and take some bridal pictures.  This gorgeous bride used to work for Disney, the happiest place on earth.  We just had to give a nod towards Disney with a princess pose =)Beautiful multi-cultural tuscan-themed fairytale wedding at the Bella Donna Chapel in McKenney Texas. Beautiful multi-cultural tuscan-themed fairytale wedding at the Bella Donna Chapel in McKenney Texas. Beautiful multi-cultural tuscan-themed fairytale wedding at the Bella Donna Chapel in McKenney Texas. Beautiful multi-cultural tuscan-themed fairytale wedding at the Bella Donna Chapel in McKenney Texas. Beautiful multi-cultural tuscan-themed fairytale wedding at the Bella Donna Chapel in McKenney Texas. Beautiful multi-cultural tuscan-themed fairytale wedding at the Bella Donna Chapel in McKenney Texas. Beautiful multi-cultural tuscan-themed fairytale wedding at the Bella Donna Chapel in McKenney Texas. Isn’t this chapel just breathtaking?!?  After the ceremony, Rachel and John had the opportunity to ring the bell.  It’s not near as easy as it looks.  I love how much fun they had with it!!!Beautiful multi-cultural tuscan-themed fairytale wedding at the Bella Donna Chapel in McKenney Texas. No, unfortunately, we were not in some romantic Italian villa.  Who knew there was a slice of Italy in the middle of McKinney, Texas?!  That’s the beauty of this place.  It takes you half-way across the world without the passport and expense =)Beautiful multi-cultural tuscan-themed fairytale wedding at the Bella Donna Chapel in McKenney Texas. Beautiful multi-cultural tuscan-themed fairytale wedding at the Bella Donna Chapel in McKenney Texas. Beautiful multi-cultural tuscan-themed fairytale wedding at the Bella Donna Chapel in McKenney Texas. Their reception was held at the beautiful Grand Hotel in McKinney.  Such a gorgeous place with exposed brick and amazing chandeliers.  Beautiful multi-cultural tuscan-themed fairytale wedding reception at the Grand Hotel in McKenney Texas. Beautiful multi-cultural tuscan-themed fairytale wedding reception at the Grand Hotel in McKenney Texas. Beautiful multi-cultural tuscan-themed fairytale wedding reception at the Grand Hotel in McKenney Texas. Beautiful multi-cultural tuscan-themed fairytale wedding reception at the Grand Hotel in McKenney Texas. Beautiful multi-cultural tuscan-themed fairytale wedding reception at the Grand Hotel in McKenney Texas. Beautiful multi-cultural tuscan-themed fairytale wedding reception at the Grand Hotel in McKenney Texas. I was able to capture the family’s tea ceremony.  Various Asian cultures do their tea ceremonies differently, yet, these two families came together for this time-honored tradition.  The couple starts with the parents and presents them with tea.  The parents drink a sip and pass it back, along with a red gift envelope.  Then, the tea is presented to the opposite parent.  This tradition shows respect to the parents and thanks them for raising them and their spouse.Beautiful multi-cultural tuscan-themed fairytale wedding reception and tea ceremony at the Grand Hotel in McKenney Texas. Beautiful multi-cultural tuscan-themed fairytale wedding reception at the Grand Hotel in McKenney Texas.

Rachel & John, your wedding was amazing.  I wish you two all the best and I pray that you have a lifetime of happiness together.