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