and all the girls from our group of "knotties" that met in late 2006, early 2007 are all married :)
Needless to say, I was honored when Nathalie asked me to be her coordinator. Knowing how much time an effort and thought to every detail she put in to this event for Dany and herself...I was thrilled.
Dany's family is originally from Spain and the wedding's theme worked around that.
From the venue, the beautiful Douglas Entrance to the wooden hand fans, every detail has been thought out to the T for the last 2.5 years.
It was a very busy day :) I promised Nat I'd take pictures of the setup process for her, so here are a couple I managed to grab between the running around.
The details began at the ceremony. The initials N & D hung from the lamps outside the church. A beautiful white wrought iron arch adorned with flowers marked the beginning of the aisle, while the words of Corinthians 13 were written in both English and Spanish hung from the church pews, led the way to the altar.
The ceremony was beautiful and emotional.
When guests arrived at the cocktail hour, personalized wooden hand fans decorated the tables.
The ballroom was stunning. The tables were dressed in champagne dupioni silk linens with a battenburg lace overlay. Each place setting had a gold beaded Belmont charger, a linen battenburg napkin and a custom made menu that was printed on vellum and made into a scroll.
The tables had one of 2 beautiful centerpieces made by florist Jorge Nevot, both in trumpet vases with crystals hanging from the flowers.
The bride and groom decided to forgo the traditional "sweetheart" table and instead sat at a "head" table with both their parents.
After the ceremony the wrought iron arch form the church was transported to the reception and used to decorate the space behind the table.
The amazing cake was a design created by Nathalie's mom. It was a combination of her beautiful invitation and gorgeous wedding gown.
Ubi's Music & Lighting Productions, who provided the awesome music which kept the dance floor packed also provided the up lighting. Amber up lights were placed around the ballroom to give it a warm and intimate feel.
The night was perfect, Nathalie kept telling me the evening over exceeded any expectations she ever had for that day and it better than she ever dreamed.
When a bride and/or groom tells me something like that it truly makes my night.
Nat & Dany, thank you so much, from the bottom of my heart from trusting Alexis and I with this most special day in your life. I am so incredibly happy for the both of you. Having been through this planning process with you from the beginning not only as a coordinator, but for the majority of the time as a friend, has been wonderful. Seeing all of the hard work you put in to this day come together in such a beautiful way, with all the people that mean so much to you...truly makes the days hard work worth it.
I wish the two you the kind of happiness written in fairytales...no one could be more deserving of that. May everyday of the rest of your lives together be even more amazing than last night. Love you!
I leave you with this slide show of absolutely amazing pictures by the one and onlyMiguel Irias. Miguel arrived with a secret plan to surprise Nat with a slideshow of pictures of the day at the end of the night. We were all in cahoots, no one else had a clue lol.
Thanks to Miguel! who is truly fabulous I got some pro pictures to share with you the same night.
You rock my socks Miguel! xoxo