If you want to feel a bit fancy this Tuesday morning (and really, who doesn’t want to feel a little fancy on a Tuesday?), this elegant wedding by Amy Nichols Special Events will do just the trick. Complete with an Oscar de la Renta gown, stunning Puerto Rico views and drool-worthy Jimmy Choos – this wedding is making even my yoga-pant wearing self feel pretty glam on this otherwise standard weekday. We have Studio 1208 to thank for dressing up our morning with gorgeous images of the affair, and there is even more of this fancy fête in the full gallery of images!
And let’s continue the party for a bit with the gorgeous video from Studio 1208 - who also composed the original track you hear just for the couple. How special is that?
From the Bride…The Horned Dorset will always be a very special place for us. Our first trip together was to this hotel. We planned the trip at the 11th hour with little expectations for the resort or Rincon. When we pulled into the hotel, it was a pleasant surprise- 37 intimate villas on the beach. Once we reached the villa, we almost jumped out of our skin! Every room was Moroccan decor and they weren’t only romantic, they were two stories! We were so impressed with our room, and the property, we decided we needed to come back.
On our fourth trip, Bryan popped the question with a cushion cut diamond on a rose gold setting. It was the perfect place for me to say YES to a lifetime with him! Almost immediately, the planning began. The next day, we had breakfast with the GM, who led a tour of the property to see all the magical nooks and crannies (including the presidential suite). The key selling point: the entire resort to ourselves and all 85 guests! With Bryan from the West Coast, and Kimberly from the East Coast, a destination wedding was the perfect happy medium. Our 4 and half month planning process began had already begun!
With a short timeline to bring our vision to life, I knew hiring a planner was key. With some research, plus recommendations, I choose Amy Nichols Special Events. The reception room at the Horned Dorset is traditional, formal black and white decor with romantic red chandeliers. To keep the color theme consistent we had white flowers, adding other touches. Amy used red and pink flowers to add pop along with mercury and silver vases. I loved having more than two colors- it kept every room fresh and festive. I walked into the reception and was filled with the smell of flowers- they were over the top and gorgeous (thanks to Arquetipo Flowers!). One splurge, we flew in table runners / linens for the wedding from La Tavola Linens. They pulled the black and white floors and table centerpieces together. Never skimp on linens!
Since the ceremony overlooked the water, I wanted a dress that was sophisticated and beach appropriate, but nothing casual. Slipping into my dream Oscar de la Renta dress, I couldn’t wait to walk down the aisle! I felt like a princess, fortunate for me since our wedding was the same weekend as the royals! The ceremony stage was set. It was simple and tasteful with oversized lanterns surrounded by pink and orange flower petals.
Venue + Catering: Horned Dorset, Relais & Chateau / Wedding Dress: Oscar De La Renta / Groom’s Attire: Etro / Wedding Invitations: Greenwich Letterpress / Floral Design: Arquetipo Inc. / Wedding Planner + Event Designer: Amy Nichols Special Events / Wedding Photographer + Videographer: Studio 1208 / Hair + Make-up: Lizzie Ibarra / DJ: Levis, Star Mix DJs / Linens: La Tavola / Cake Pops: Sweet Lauren Cakes