Thursday, October 30, 2008

Vanessa & Brent's Lovely and Laidback Beach Wedding!

Vanessa, Brent and their family and friends were a trip!
I actually did not meet this couple till the day of their rehearsal. They could not wait to get it over with so they could get back to the hotel and party. Lol, my kinda crowd! The guests came from as far as Australia(Vanessa's home). The wedding was definitely all about the couple and what they love. I love little details that make a wedding special!

I received the custom invitation in the mail and absolutely loved it! The couple actually made the invites and al the inserts at home.
The Ad Lib RSVP was definitely my favorite part!

The ceremony took place on this beach next to the Dania Pier.

After the reception the guests made their way up to the Beach Watch Restaurant (which was RIGHT there) for the cocktail style reception. The reception it self took place on the back half of the restaurant. The decor was simple but fun :) Orange and yellow lanterns hung from the inside and outside. The table were dressed in white linens and accented with little bowls of yellow-purple tip carnations.
Custom coasters that the couple made decorated also decorated the tables.

They decided to for-go the original cake idea and use cupcakes! The ones with the white frosting were filled with Key Lime pie the Chocolate frosting cupcakes were filled with fudge!

For favors the couple gave out wine charms they made out of Scrabble pieces.
The couple love the game so is how Brent asked Vanessa to marry him :)

Next to the favors was the sign-in mat.

The couple shared their first dance to "Anyone Else But You" from the movie Juno.
Love it!

Here is a video of the song if you have never heard the song or seen the movie.

Photographer Chelsey Boatwright had a photo area set up.....think prom. Lol. That made for some hysterical pictures!

Please take a moment to admire the bride's AWESOME hair piece!

and Finally....our happy couple the Mr. & Mrs.!

They will be having another reception in April in Australia then going on a honeymoon that is sure to be amazing to Thailand and the South Pacific!

Vanessa and Brent, thank you so much for allowing me to be a part of your day!
I had a wonderful time hanging out with your family and friends! And finally meeting the two of you! I know that together you will have a wonderful live together filled with love and LOTS OF LAUGHS!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Diana and Orly's Sweet Day!

Diana hired me over a year ago to coordinate her wedding over frappaccino's at Starbucks! After having to do all the running around for her brother's wedding she knew she did not want to put that burden on any of her bridesmaid's on her day. Awesome bride!
I knew from the very beginning that this wedding was going to have lots of personal unique touches, which I love!!

The theme was always candy, then Diana found out October 18, 2008 was considered "The Sweetest Day" and went all out. The result: a beautiful candyland-ish event that I think sent most guests home in a sugar coma!!

The reception took place at the Rusty Pelican on Key Biscayne.
When guests arrived for the cocktail hour their first hint at what was ahead was the escort card table. The place cards were on little sticks which were then placed in little chocolate frosted vanilla cupcakes that had a little "cherry" (fondant with a licorice stem) on top.

Guests then walked in to a romantic red room. Red up lights were placed all around the room to give t a nice glow. The tables were dressed in chocolate brown crinkle and red satin linen and napkins. The chairs covered with a chocolate brown sating cover with red satin bow. The tables were names after all different kinds of chocolates. There were high and low centerpieces. The low center pieces were a candles holder in a rose ring. The candle holder held a hersheys kiss candle!

The favors the guests took home were coasters and a personalized shot glass. They also took home CD's which were later placed on the candy buffet.

The AMAZING cake that had been talked about all day and night was definitely the focal point. Rosie of Elegant Temptation gets a standing ovation from be for putting together this awesome confection!

For height purposes, here is the happy couple cutting their yummy cake!

The candy bar was a total hit!!!!
Here are some pictures of the candy bar all set up before guests walked in the room.

Here is the candy bar before the couple even finished their first dance!!

Yup, we couldn't believe it either.

In honor of the couple being huge sports fans, these bobble heads were made and placed on their sweetheart table.

Diana also had a big surprise for Orly. The UM mascot Sebastian made an appearance at the event. The guests totally loved having them.

A photo booth was rented for the evening. It was packed all night. I'm sure once they get that CD there will be all kinds of hilarious pictures to look at. Including ours!

Brig and I and our boyfriend Sebastian.

Us and the lovely Bride!

Diana and Orly, thank you for allowing us to be a part of your special day. It definitely was a long road but through it all a beautiful and much deserved special day for the both of you. We couldn't be happier for the two of you!

Event Coordinator: Justine Rojas, Assistant Coordinator: Brigitte Aleman for Fabulous Fêtes, Venue: The Rusty Pelican, Key Biscayne, Fl Church: St, John the Apostle, Hialeah, FL, Photographer: JR Photography Cinematography: Dream Video, Cake: Elegant Temptations, DJ & Lighting: Ubi's Music Productions, Linens & Chairs, AB Cover Designers, Florist: Terra Flowers, Photo booth: Party Booths, Cupcakes: Sugar Cups

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Brides get ready!

In honor of the 1 year anniversary of our first official event as Fabulous Fêtes and Events coming up next month and celebrating over 50 events booked we will be holding a contest! The details of this contest will be posted within the next two weeks!

The prizes will be a Free Day-of-Coordination Package and a Free Full Service Planning Package.
The Full Planning package will also include a bonus prize that will be offered by Studio by Carmen Photography.

So stay tuned!

The fabbies,

Justine & Brig

Monday, October 13, 2008

Betty and Lyonel....

My very own Mr. & Mrs. Smith!

Where to begin!

Well, in February Betty contacted me. She and Lyonel had been dealing with a long distance relationship and planning a wedding. They needed help. I met with them in the beginning of March 2008 they already had a venue that Lyonel picked out while she was stationed in the southwest. It was a banquet hall that Betty was not happy with. So 6 months before the wedding we cancelled and changed it! Her only request was not to have a "regular wedding", I promised to make that happen.

In less than 4 weeks we had a new venue and caterer. Everything else followed.

The result: a beautiful red and gold fête that over-exceeded any expectations that Lyonel and Betty had for their special day!

The ceremony and reception took place at the Miami Beach Botanical Gardens.
We set up the ceremony in the Great Lawn. A tent was put up in the event of rain that had been threatening to spoil the day that week. A beautiful white organza chuppah was the absolutely stunning focal point under white the bride and groom would be married. Strands of orchids and crystals accented the opening in the front of the chuppah and rings of cymbidium orchids tied the organza back.
The aisle carpeted with a red runner and shepard hooks with carnation pomanders led the way.
On the white padded chairs were the ceremony fan programs made by me.

The new Mr. & Mrs!

After the cocktail hour the guests were moved in to the Banyan Room for the reception.
The couple was introduced to the Mission Impossible theme then shared their first dance.

The inside space was draped in white organza with red up lights accents the walls. The tables were dressed in gold satin linens, gold chiavari chairs with red satin cushions and red napkins. In each napkin was a custom menu made by me that complimented the custom table numbers I also made.
The tables were accented by one of 3 different centerpieces that were made for the event. The inside tables with tall airy centerpieces of red mokara orchids on trumpet vase. The outside tables were a short centerpiece of multiple vases of roses, and tall centerpiece of mixed flowers.

The sweetheart table was a long table for the bride and groom and his two children. The new happy family. The table was dress in a gold crinkle linen and decorated with the carnation pomanders that were moved over from the ceremony.

On one of the sweetheart table were the memorial table that was set up in honor of Betty's dad who passed away 2 years ago and her best friend Emily who passed shortly after. This table was later covered in votive candles.

On the other side of the sweetheart table was the cake table. The 3 tier vanilla brandy cake was delicious.

After dinner guests were treated to a Junkanoo band performance in honor of their Haitian and Jamaican back rounds. This was a special surprise from the bride and groom for their guests and something that were decided from the very beginning we needed to have!
The guest loved it!!

After that their respective fraternity and sorities sang song special songs for them.

We had prayed all day for no rain and we got lucky.....until about 10pm when it started pouring. Guests did not seem to mind. Some stayed in the tent enjoying the sound of the rain other moved in side. Most did not seem to notice.
All in all was a beautiful day. Guests kept telling my husband and I what a wonderful time they had. The bride and groom were glowing!

Betty & Lyonel, I have had a wonderful time putting this all together with you two! You are an amazing couple who do amazing things for our country and for that you truly deserved and amazing day!!
This experience with the two of you has been wonderful.
Lyonel, Congrats on your graduation this week! Betty, don't forget my badge picture lol


The Myrthil Family :)

Thanks to all the vendors who came together with me to make this day truly special. Special thanks to my husband who came out and helped me on Saturday with everything. You are great man to put up with all of it :)

Event Design and Coordination: Justine Rojas, Venue: Miami Beach Botanical Gardens, Miami Beach,Fl Catering: Pepe Luzarraga Catering, Photographer: Jonathan Scott, Cinematography: Hollywood Films, Cake: Todo Dulce, DJ: DJ Ace, Linens & Chairs: Top This, Florist & Lighting: Petunia Flowers, Junkanoo: Bahamas Showtime Junkanoo