Every wedding is special on Style Me Pretty. But when one of our own ties the knot, well, it gives “special” a new meaning. Annie is one of our beloved SMP girls and her wedding was a total representation of the passion that she puts into her work, into the vendors that make it possible, into the style and the beauty and the unabashed love that she finds in each of the celebrations that we feature. The photographs by Paper Antler, the florals + design by Parrish, the vintage styling paired with the al fresco gorgeousness…well, love doesn’t even scratch the surface. A HUGE congratulations to Annie and Matias…we have no doubt you are destined for a life as beautiful as your wedding day. Click here to see SO much more.
I moved to Argentina after college to learn Spanish and gain some work experience abroad. Little did I know that I would meet my future husband there and about 4 years later be planning my wedding! Since Matias is from Argentina and I am from Chicago, the first thing we had to do was choose our wedding destination. We wanted to get married in a meaningful place for both of us, while making it an accessible destination for guests from all over the world. Choosing Indian Creek Country Club in Miami was perfect. Plus, it was especially meaningful since we had gotten engaged there the previous year on New Year’s Eve!
To say we took a big risk with the weather is an understatement. The ceremony, cocktail hour and dinner reception were all al-fresco which is not an easy task in Miami! The most important thing to us was to mix both of our cultures and traditions into the wedding. I said my vows in Spanish and Matías said his in English so that families and friends on both sides could feel as though they participated in and witnessed our commitment to each other. To incorporate the local Miami culture, for the cocktail hour we had a Mojito bar and for the dinner we chose to do Indian Creek’s famous Seafood Buffet chock full of sushi, lobster and Alaskan king crab claws. After dinner guests enjoyed a full dessert spread including a gelato bar for our Argentine guests. Everyone was bid “adios” with a little burlap bag stamped “Viva Los Novios” with an alfajor, a traditional Argentine cookie, inside.
Working for Style Me Pretty and being inspired daily by different weddings and talented vendors made choosing a theme and color palette seem impossible! First I found my dress from the incredible Australian designer Johanna Johnson and knew the moment I saw it that it was what I wanted. SO much so, that I ordered it from Australia without ever even trying it on! The dress ended up really setting the tone for how I wanted the wedding to feel. We knew that we wanted the wedding to be elegant yet relaxed, vintage yet not too theme-y. The paper suite included an art deco-inspired shell logo, which was incorporated in every detail. We ended up with a tropical palette using corals, peaches, and champagnes and Parrish Florists went above and beyond in executing our vision. The vibrant arrangements accented by candles, lanterns and mercury glass were definitely show-stoppers without being over the top.
Our photographers and friends Jonny and Michelle from Paper Antler are incredible. We never worried once about how our photos would turn out because we felt so totally comfortable with them the entire day. The photos have a nostalgic and natural feeling which is exactly what we wanted. Jonny and Michelle are not only talented photographers, they are a philanthropic team who have found a way use wedding photography to fight human trafficking. Beginning in 2012, the amazing duo will embark on The Fifty Nifty. They will hit the road for an entire year, photographing weddings in every state (plus stops in Canada and the Bahamas) aiming to raise $50,000 to support the non-profit organization She Dances. Future brides – look no further for your wedding photographer!
The most incredible part of the day was feeling all the love around us. We were truly humbled by our guests who flew from five different continents to share this special day with us.
Wedding Photography: Paper Antler / Event Coordination: Table 6 Productions / Floral Design: Parrish Designs / Wedding Videographer: Artistry Wedding Films / Hair + Make-up: Miriam Behar / Graphic Design: Brittnye Rutherford / Wedding Dress + Headpiece + Veil: Johanna Johnson / Earrings: Tejani / Bracelet: Dreamcatcher Studio / Clutch: Moyna / Bridal Party Robes: Plum Pretty Sugar/ Ceremony Trio: Master Musicians / Band: Love Child / DJ: Ricky Vazquez