Thursday, October 14, 2010

Natasha & Michael 5.15.10

Natasha and Michael are a sweet, loving couple that I had the pleasure of working with back in May. They are the perfect example of couples I LOVE to work with. You can tell they are so very much in love and their families adore them. Everyone, especially Natasha's mother wanted this couple to have the most perfect day.
The ceremony & reception took place @ the Westin Colonnade in Coral Gables.
Here are some pictures by photographer Joseph Casal of their beautiful day.

Ceremony & Reception: Westin Colonnade
Photography: Joseph Casal
Video: Reinhardt Productions
Music: Ubi's Music Productions

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Omaira & Jason 4.24.10

Professional photos by Michelle Morales Photography

Some additional detail shots by us :)


Ceremony & Reception: Shane Center, Miami Beach
Flowers: Gil Sosa
Music & Lighting: Ubi's Music & Lighting Productions
Catering & Rentals: Americaters

Minerva & Marlon 4.18.10


Ceremony & Reception: Rusty Pelican
Flowers: Landy's Flowers by Gerardo
Linens: AB Covers
Music & Lighting: Liquid DJ's

Christina & Ben 4.10.10

Christina & Ben came down to Miami (where Christina is originally from) from New York to get married on South Beach. SoBe seems to be a THE place all my NY brides want to get married and why not?! There are lots of amazing hotels and venues to choose from and being in the heart of all the action gives all the guests lots to do the rest of the weekend.

The ceremony & reception both took place at the South Beach Marriot. I love this venue for smaller events because it's accommodations are perfect.
The ceremony took place on the terrace. The aisle was lined with giant orange tissue pomanders and at the "altar" 2 beautiful arrangements in the wedding colors of hot pink and burnt orange. The ocean provided the perfect backdrop. After the cocktail hour which also took place on the terrace guests moved in to the ballroom for the reception. The tables were dressed in dark pink linens, silver chargers, Silver chiavari chairs & white satin cushions. The centerpieces were gorgeous arrangements of hot pink, orange and fuchsia colors roses, white hydrangea, purple & orange orchids and curly willow branches. Fuchsia colors up lighting was placed around the room and a pin spot was used to illuminate each centerpiece as well as the cake.
The cake was set atop glass cubes and flowers and was lit from underneath with acolytes. It was one of my favorite cake setups thus far and I was really excited to do all florals on the cake and for the base.
The ballroom looked beautiful and really gave off that South Beach feel.

Below are some pictures by 13:13 Boutique Wedding photography of Christina & Ben's beautiful night.

Ceremony & Reception: South Beach Marriott
Florals: Vivian Colls
Photo: Ashley Colhouer 13:13 Boutique Wedding Photography
Rentals: Hitched Event Rentals
Music & Lighting: Visions DJs

Carolina & Geo 3.27.10

Carolina & Geo travelled down from Tampa to be married on March 27, 2010 in from of their family and 3 very special guest their children :)

Both ceremony & reception took place at the Westin Colonnade in Coral Gables. The tables were dressed in white linens with silver chiavari chairs and chargers. The florals provided by Gil Sosa consisted of white roses and hydrangea and orange mokara orchids.
The decorative accents were all orange and teal.

Below are some pictures of their wonderful night

Ceremony & Reception: Westin Colonnade, Coral Gables
Flowers: Gil Sosa
Photographer: Jonathan Dann

Friday, June 11, 2010

Jodie & Casey 3.13.10

Jodie & Casey were married on March 13, 2010 at the Addison in Boca Raton. I was looking forward to finally working at this venue since I had never been there and it did not disappoint. It's a historic building with lots of character and we really loved it there. The ceremony took place in the courtyard under the Banyan trees.
Afterwards, guests were escorted to the fountain area for cocktails.
The weather was perfect for the outdoor activities.

After cocktails, the party was moved in to the ballroom for the reception. The tables were dressed in gun metal gray crinkled linens, black chiavari chairs and silver beaded glass chargers. All the flowers were different shades of pink.
One of my favorite elements was an overlay that was created with old family pictures. Guests made their way to the cake table to look at the pictures all night.

Jodie & Casey congrats on your marriage! and on the upcoming arrival of your little boy!

Below are some amazing pictures from Gregory Paul Photography and the higlight reel created by Blueshore Video Productions. Enjoy!

Jodie + Casey from BlueShore Productions on Vimeo.


The Addison, Boca Raton
Flowers & Linens: Daniel Events
Chairs & Chargers: Brelex
Photography: Gregory Paul Photography
Video: Blue Shore Productions
DJ: Vision's DJ

Allison & Roberto 3.6.10

Allison & Roberto are fun loving and laid back couple who love all things "natural" :)
They met @ work, working Miami-Dade Agriculture. Their goal was to have a wedding & reception with their closest family and friends with small reflections of them and the things they love.
They got just that!

The ceremony & reception both took place at the Miami Rowing Club in Key Biscayne.


Venue: Miami Rowing Club
Linens: AB Cover Designs
Flowers Vivian Colls

Tanya & Javi 2.13.10

Tanya and Javi were married on Saturday February 13, 2010 at The Palms Hotel in Miami Beach. The hotels garden and gazebo served as the location for the ceremony and the reception immediately followed on the veranda. The weather was great that night and what better way to enjoy one of our few "winter" days that with a wedding!

The party proved to be lots of fun! The dance area was packed all night and on the night before Valentine's Day (as cheesy as this may sound) love filled the air!

The party did not end there after the reception the crowd headed out to an after party at the re-vamp Fountain Bleu Hotel.

For a change of pace instead of pictures here is the amazing highlights reel by the awesome video team at Freemind Studios

Tanya and Javier Wedding Trailer from Free Mind Studios on Vimeo.

Venue: The Palms Hotel
Cinematography: Free Mind Studios
Photography: Manolo Doreste/InFocus
Makeup by: Zenab
Hair by: Gregory White
DJ: Jorge Antonatos Vision Dj's
Cermony Music by: Celebration Musicians

Katie & Gene 1.16.10

Katie and Gene are an amazing Navy couple I had the pleasure of working with last year. They met overseas, while serving our country and fell in love :)

At the time they hired me they were both based in Italy and needed someone to take the reigns to pull together the remaining details of their January 2010 event. I was honored to be a part of it.

Katie loves the color blue and was happy to have it everywhere, along with Bom Blue Orchid she fell in love with online that she new she had to have. So her wish was my command. Everything was done in different shades of blue. I created invitations, menus, programs, table numbers and mini seating charts for this event as well. All of the elements included this favorite color.

The end result was a lovely event for about 60 guests with a ceremony @ St. Hugh and reception at the Rusty Pelican.
Best moment of the night for me? Seeing my one seemingly conservative Navy JAG Lawyer breaking it down with her new husband on the dance floor :) They had an amazing time and that truly makes all the hard work worth it!

Here are some pictures I took of the evening as well as some professional pictures by Mayfly Photography.

Ceremony: St Hugh Catholic Church
Reception: The Rusty Pelican
Flowers: Gil Sosa
Music: The DJ Connection
Photo: Mayfly Photography

Monday, March 15, 2010

Melissa & Jeff 1.9.10

Melissa and Jeff contacted me all the way from Minnesota to plan their wedding in South Florida. They would be honeymooning from here and wanted to have a small intimate ceremony and reception for close family and friends before departing on their cruise.

The whole week leading up to the wedding the weather forecast seemed to get worse and worse but this bride & groom was determined to have their beach wedding. So my dear husband and I, with ponchos, umbrellas and lots of layers of clothing braved the rain and "freezing" cold weather that day. Anything to make a bride happy!

The 25 guests were provided umbrellas and watched the bride and groom get married :)

The ceremony took place on the Deerfield Beach boardwalk and was followed by a dinner at Brooks Restaurant.


Ceremony: Deerfield Beach Boardwalk
Reception: Brooks Restaurant
Flowers: Gil Sosa

Here are a couple of pictures from that day:

Casey & Nakia's NYE Masquerade Bash

When I first spoke to Casey one of the things she told me was the most important thing for her was for her wedding to be a great party! Having your wedding on NYE kinda puts you in a spot where it better be awesome or else you're gonna have some pretty disappointed guests. Casey & Nakia's wedding totally met any expectations their guests might have had!

The ceremony took place on the even of December 31st in the Courtyard at the Hyatt Coral Gables. After the lovely ceremony performed by a really good friends of Casey's family, guests enjoyed the cocktail hour in the same courtyard.

Following the cocktail hour was the Masquerade themed party! The reception was held in the Hall of Ambassadors. The tables were dressed in Gun Metal Gray Dupioni linens, square black acrylic chargers and the same gray dupioni napkins. The Chairs had a black satin chair cover and gray dupioni sash. The centerpieces consisted of black baccara roses, orange roses, blue & purple lilies and long black ostrich feathers and sat atop a silver candelabra type stand adorned with hanging crystals. Each place setting contained a custom made menu and a mask for each guest.

The room was up lit in purple LED lights and up by the DJ and big screen specifically for the count down was an all white lounge area.

Guests had a really great time....and that was the point!
Right around midnight Las Vegas style dancers came in to get the crowd moving before the big ball drop.

All in all it was a successful evening :) Alexis and I haven't done anything for NYE in a few years so it was nice to get out! Lol.

Below are some picture from the evening's photographer Elizabeth Monge of Studio Elizabeth and a bunch of pictures we took of all the other details! Enjoy!

Ceremony & Reception: Hyatt Coral Gables
Linens, Chair Covers, Chargers: AB Cover Designers
Flowers: Dalsimer Florist
Photographer: Studio Elizabeth
DJ: Mike Sipe Entertainment
Las Vegas Dancers: Dance South Florida
Menus, Sweetheart Table Decor: Fabulous Fetes & Events
Lounge: Hitched Event Rentals
Cake: Divine Delicacies

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Meg & Joachim 12.27.09

I remember my first year in planning all of my brides pretty much came from one place. Now that I've been in the game a little longer I've been lucky enough to have bride find me a bunch of other ways.
My next couple came referred to me by word-of-mouth and are by far my farthest of far away couples yet! I really don't think anyone else will beat them.

Meg & Joachim reside in India :) Yup, the country on the other side of the world! Joachim is German and Meg is Haitian and her mother lives in Miami. The couple had a wedding in Germany for Joachim's family last August and then decided to have one in Miami to accommodate friends & family in the States.

This was going to be a small affair for about 30 guests. Meg & Joachim needed me to take care of all the arrangements because I would only get to meet with them once. All other communication took place via email and 2-3 phone conversations. Her trip over was very successful. We managed to nail down a venue, florist, DJ and officiant.

Meg & Joachim wanted an event that was very representative of them. The couple has literally travelled all over the world today. They met in one country, had their first date in another, got engaged in a catch my drift. So at her request we did a wedding of understated elegance with an underlying travel theme.

The ceremony took place out on the lawn of The Palms Hotel and was all red & white.
Passports created to replicated American & German passports served as programs.

After the ceremony guests moved in to cocktail hour. The sign n table was decorated with small suitcases and some of the many old travel poster signs we had scattered about. Each sign was of a place the bride and groom visited together.

We did one long royal table set for 24 (the final count) with ivory fortuny linens and gold chivari chairs. Meg loves red roses so florist Gil Sosa incorporated them in to the florals along with white hydrangea and greenery. the florals that decorated the ceremony served double duty and were used at the Royal table decor. The menus were postcards that had personal travel photos of the bride & groom on one side and the menu on the other. The place cards were printed with passport stamps and the remainder of our travel poster signs were place along the length of the table.

One thing that we definitely were not short on at this wedding was cake! In honor of the different heritages, a German cake (Black Forest) and a Haitian Cake (Rum Cake) we put out for guests to enjoy along with the traditional wedding cake & cupcakes.

Several toasts were made through out the evening or guests telling stories of the bride and groom. It was a very intimate night of dinner, dancing and story telling. Exactly what they wanted.

Ceremony & Reception: The Palms Hotel, South Beach
Linens & Chairs: Hitched Event Rentals
Florist: Gil Sosa
Programs, Placecards, Menus, Signage: Smashing Cards
Officiant: Eddie Rodriguez
Hair & Makeup: Lutz Karpf

Playing catch up! Nydia & Eddie 12.26.09

The last few months have been rather crazy and I have seriously neglected my blog! Sorry to those of you that check it often or use it as a way to "pass the time at work" Lol
As of right now I am 6 weddings behind! and I'm going to try to post at least half of them tonight.

Let's start with Nydia & Eddie!

Nydia came to me as a referral from a previous bride and hired me for our "A Little Luxury" package. This exists basically to give the bride peace of mind that all will be set up according to her wishes on her wedding :) without the added expense of having someone there the entire night (which for some is necessary). We arrived and did just that!

The lovely ceremony was followed by a reception @ the Rusty Pelican.

Below are pictures of the lovely setup! along with a highlight reel from Artistic Film Productions.

Nydia & Eddie from Artistic Film Productions on Vimeo.

Ceremony: Saint Raymond Catholic Church
Reception: The Rusty Pelican
DJ & Lighting: Ubi's Music Productions
Linens & Chairs: AB Cover Designers
Cupcakes: LA Sweets