From the moment I laid my eyes on yesterday’s lovely Coconut Grove engagement session, I simply could not wait to see what the charming bride and groom had in store for their big day. I had a sneaking suspicion that we were in for one fabulous affair… And I was most definitely not mistaken. This Coral Gables soiree is one huge bundle of fabulous and then some, complete with a soft peach, pink and green color palette, an insanely gorgeous wedding cake and a pair of oh-so-wonderful sparkly silver heels (my new obsession). 13:13 Photography was there to capture every pretty moment, so there’s an entire gallery of swoon-worthy images just waiting to be adored. Join me there for even more!
From the Bride… Ricky and I fell in love after working together in the same non-profit 2 years ago. We both shared the same passions and that really drew us together. After a year of dating Ricky got down on one knee, in the middle of a chicken wing eating contest one January day, and asked me to be his wife. We immediately started planning one of the most important days of our lives!
Planning our wedding was one of the most amazing, craziest, and exciting things we experienced together! And the process was all worth it. With our budget nailed down we considered the things most important to splurge on and the things we could do ourselves! We made our invitations, favors and seating chart and were able to save enough money to get the amazing photographers at 13:13 Photography and the beautiful Granada Presbyterian Church in Coral Gables, FL. For my invitations, my amazing friend and artist Coral Tschannan created the design and wording. I took the design to my local printer and used some supplies from Stampin’ Up to complete the invites! It was cheap and we got the vintage romantic feel we wanted.
We once had someone say we reminded them of a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup, two different ingredients coming together to make the perfect treat. So when it came time to pick our favors I knew it had to be Reese’s Mini Cups. We bought some little boxes from the wedding aisle at Michael’s and bought some thick cheesecloth from a local fabric store and made the party favors! I love the way they turned out!
We even had a “Bride runner” at the wedding! No one has heard of them yet, because it’s a new service that recently came into existence in South Florida. They are the cutest ladies who serve as a personal assistant to the bride and take care of last-minute needs, run errands, and act in emergencies. I needed eyelash glue at the last-minute, so thank God the “Bride runner” was there! She rushed to Walgreens and came back on time for me to walk down the aisle! My wedding day was just as amazing as my husband, Ricky, and I prayed it would be! Thanks to all the great vendors and family that helped!
Wedding Photography: Sarah and Phillip of 13:13 Photography / Flowers: Marle’s Flowers / Make-up: Amaris Gonlalez / Catering + Linens: Amelia and Carmen Catering / Wedding Dress: Leggenda Bridal / Tuxedos: Tommy’s Tuxedo’s / Bride Runner: Sabrina Sosa of The Bride Runner