Monday, December 21, 2009

Sara & Ben's South Beach wedding.....

Having been a bride that had 46 guests at her wedding I love the idea of more intimate events. So, when Sara emailed me earlier this year and told me she needed someone to plan her 50 guests event, I was excited!
Plus, Sara was already great to chat with over email so I was very much looking forward to working with her!

The requirements were that it be on the beach or on some type of water and that it offer a space that would be perfect for that # of guests. I had my list of venues that I would be contacting and some others. In my search I found that the Hilton Bentley on 1st and Ocean had recently started putting on weddings again. The space they had was absolutely perfect for the # of guests Sara & Ben would be having. The pool area was perfect for the loungy feel they wanted fro the cocktail hour. Plus, the resort was directly on the beach so we added a check to beach ceremony too.

The colors for the event were a deep turquoise/peacock blue, lime green, chocolate brown and hints of white.

The ceremony took place on the beach and the bride and groom were married under a beautiful ivory oraganza canopy with hanging garlands of white dendrobium orchids.

After the ceremony guests walked back to the hotel where the cocktail hour took place alongside their very SoBe pool area which had all been made private for this event.

Once the cocktail hour was over, the guest were escorted in to the ballroom. The tables were dressed in the dupioni linens in that deep turquoise/peacock blue shade, mahogany chiavari chairs, lime green dupioni cushions and napkins. The napkins sat a top rattan chargers and had the menu tucked in. The beautiful centerpiece created by Gil Sosa consisted of 3 cubical vases. The tallest filled with white hydrangea, green and white dendrobium orchids, bells of Ireland, hanging amaranthus and curly willow branches. The middle vase had a bundle of green dendrobium orchids on top of beige river rocks and the smallest vase a bunch of hydrangea with a green cymbidium orchid. Square votives were also placed on the table to accent.

Ubi's Music & Lighting not only kept the dancefloor PACKED all night but he also provided the customized turquoise uplights that were placed around the room and the pin spots that were placed on the florals.

Toward the end of the night a dessert table was put out with yummy raspberry and pineapple puree desserts that we topped with whipped cream and toasted coconut provided by La Marquise Desserts. Sliders were also put out as part of this late night snack. They were both a hit.

Sara & Ben, I can tell by the fact that neither of sat for more than 5 minutes at a time the entire night that you had a blast! I truly hope that the night exceeded any and all expectation that either of you had for your special day! Sara, it was so great chatting with you on a daily basis over the last 7 months. You made an absolutely stunning bride! Be, it was great to finally meet you. I'm sorry you didn't get your "weinie tots" but I hope you enjoyed the rest of the food! lol
We wish you both nothing but the best in everything you do. May every day of your lives together be even better than the last!
Congrats Mr. & Mrs!!

Ceremony & Reception: Hilton Bentley, South Beach
Florals: Gil Sosa Designs
Dj & Uplighting: Ubi's Music & Lighting Productions
Photo: Stephanie Sokol
Video: Focused on Forever
Rentals: AB Cover Designers
Dessert Table: La Marquise Desserts

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