and expecting a baby to boot!!
Marisol and I met way back in 2006 when I got engaged and joined "The Knot". Marisol was already a "knottie" and was already making plans for her big day.
That year (and some lol) I was on the board, I met some amazing women. Some of whom, I am still friends with today. Marisol was part of our "little group" and one of the last 2 to get married. Needless to say, I was honored when she hired me to help with her special day.
Marisol always knew her wedding would be in March 2009. The ceremony and reception site were already picked out. As soon as her love of 11 years popped the question with her dream ring, the planning was on.
It was honestly a very exciting moment for me to see this special day finally come together in such a perfect way for Marisol and Ellier :)
The ceremony took place at the stunning Church of the LIttle Flower in Coral Gables. The reception, a zen chic affair for 80 guests at the historic and beautiful Deering Estate.
Marisol looked absolutely stunning in her linen and lace gown by Priscilla of Boston.
After a nice cocktail hour by the water, the guests were moved in to the courtyard of the Stone House. The sign table was accent with a tall arrangement of bamboo sticks, hydrangea and orchids. The escort card table was set up with bamboo trays filled with wheat grass holding the mini envelopes.
The square tables were dressed in a white weave textured linen, mahogany chiavari chairs with white satin cushion and a chocolate brown napkin. The centerpieces were multiple vases of different white flowers surrounding one larger arrangement in a bamboo "tray". This was the first time I've had to really put together centerpieces and I'm glad it turned out well.
The menus, which Marisol made herself, had their bamboo adorned monogram on top and a bamboo stick on the stick. It truly enhanced each place setting.
The beautiful and totally edible cake was made by Marisol's long time baker (he made her 15's cake) Heavenly Cakes by Neil. If you think the cake looks gorgeous, you should have tasted it! It was a Grand Marnier Confection with Hazelnut and Hazelnut cream filling. It was to die for!
For favors the bride and groom opted for their favorite cupcake from Lix by Misha.
During dinner, the escort card table was transformed in to a to-go cupcake table. Guest took home a custom designed red velvet cupcakes with a pool blue icing. the cupcake were placed in boxes that were decorated by the bride herself.
Everything was thought out to the last detail. It was truly the glamorous day she had envisioned. Ellier is a lucky, lucky man :)
Marisol, it's been a long road.....I'm so happy that this day finally came for you and that it was everything you hoped it would be. I wish nothing but the best for you and Ellier on your lives together and this new journey you're about to take as parents to the little blessing that is "Baby G".
You are going to be an amazing parents! Thank you so much for trusting me with this special day of yours that you have been looking forward to for so long. It means more than you know. Love ya babe!
and now the pictures! I know, I know, you were wondering when I was going to get to the important part!
Stay tuned for a "Photographer Love" post coming soon with some ultra fab professional pictures from Maloman Photographers!
Coordinator: Justine Rojas assisted by Alexis Rojas
Ceremony: Church of the Little Flower, Coral Gables, Florida
Reception: Deering Estate, Palmetto Bay, Florida
Catering: Macy's Catering
Photography: Maloman Photographers
Videography: Artistry Wedding Films
Music: Ubi's Music Productions
Flowers: DIY by the bride and myself
Cake: Heavenly Cakes by Neil
Cupcakes: Misha's Cupcakes
Linens: Top This
Chairs, Dancefloor and Tables: Hitched Event Rentals