A vibrant palette of flowers by Gil Sosa Floral Design meets the style musings of Element Weddings and Docuvitae’s eye for lovely images. That, my friends, is the makings of a wildly good looking wedding with a nod to the couple’s heritage set beautifully against the backdrop of the Bride’s modern, Florida home. And there’s way too many images to squeeze into one post so be sure to settle into the gallery for the full affair. It’s a knock-out from start to finish.
From Camilla of Element Weddings… Serendipity can often play a huge part in bringing me together with couples in the midst of wedding planning madness, and this was no exception. Haley and Lucas contacted me with only four months to spare before their big day, but despite the challenge of planning a destination wedding in such a short amount of time, I knew I had to be a part of this one. The bride and groom both have such unique, stylish points of view, and their creative ideas for their wedding inspired and excited me. Not to mention the fun aspect of combining all of their cultural backgrounds: Korean, Hawaiian and Iranian.
Set in the bride’s parent’s sleek, contemporary home in Boca Raton, I was set with the task of bringing Haley’s vision of a rustic, painterly feel to the wedding decor. The juxtaposition proved to be a stunning one. With antique rose pink, gold and cream as a palette, I incorporated modern pieces (mismatched white vases, sculptural glass candle holders, ombre napkin treatments) with more artsy, organic elements (vibrant and textural flowers, intricate gold place settings, rose-tinged wine glasses, burlap runners). The result was a fabulous mix of old and new that perfectly reflected the couple’s hip, fashion-forward sensibilities as well as their softer, romantic side.
As for the multi-cultural aspect, there were fun nods to their heritages at every turn. The bride and groom wore leis for the ceremony, then changed into traditional Korean hanboks for cocktail hour to honor Lucas’s Hawaiian and Korean roots. The mother and aunt of the groom even performed an impromptu hula dance after the couple exchanged vows! Later, as part of the dessert buffet, the bride’s mother treated guests to Iranian sweets and tea. It was a true blend of cultures and traditions, and an experience that the guests are not likely to forget.
Wedding Photography: Rebecca, Docuvitae / Wedding Venue: The Bride’s Parents’ Home in Boca Raton, Florida / Wedding Planning: Camilla Ghedini of Element Weddings / Floral Design: Gil Sosa of Gil Sosa Floral Design / Catering: Jorge Mena of Mena Catering / Wedding Cake: Isabel of Elegant Temptations / Linens: Katie Rampey of La Tavola / Rentals: Suzie Halpern of Panache / Lighting + A/V: Joe Louissaint of Show Technology Inc. / Wedding Dress: Oscar de la Renta / Hair + Makeup: Yuliya Jade