SUBMIT WEDDING
View Posts By:

categories

 

tags

 
Romantic Garden Wedding at Villa Woodbine

I love it when a couple really personalizes their day, and for this garden romance that meant a nod to their South American heritage. A celebration filled with dreamy blooms from Designs By Sean, it’s easy to get lost in the gorgeous imagery by Merari Photography. See even more pretty details right here.

Colors
Seasons
Summer
Settings
Villa
Styles
Garden

From Merari PhotographyIf I had to describe Alexis and Abraham’s wedding in three words they would be classic, warm and fun. Alexis and Abraham are both from South America. They wanted to incorporate their cultures into their garden-inspired wedding celebration. Everything from the bridesmaid’s blush gowns to Abraham’s blue suit and bowtie were tied in to make the event as low key but classic as possible. They partied the night away in a garden-inspired reception filled with lush greens and hints of pink and coral. The reception was a South American love fest with lots of flags, traditional hats and shot glasses. At the end, the sweet couple left to party some more on a Colombian Chiva, an artisan rustic Colombian bus.

Photography: Merari Photography | Catering: Bill Hansen Catering | DJ: EMG | Officiant: Ceremonies With Cynthia | Baked Goods: Earth And Sugar | Bridal Dress : Ulla Maija | Colombian Bus: La Chiva Miami | Decor/Florals: Designs By Sean | Make Up And Hair: Kristin Brown | Quartet: Classern String Quartet | Rentals : Panache A Classic Party Rentals Company | Wedding Venue: Villa Woodbine

You'll love these vendors in Florida

Black Label Films
View Portfolio
Fresh Beauty Studio
View Portfolio
Kate & Company
View Portfolio
Courtenay Lambert Florals
View Portfolio
Sixpence Productions
View Portfolio
Eau Palm Beach Resort and Spa
View Portfolio
Romantic Miami Wedding at Red Fish Grill

This is the kind of wedding that really makes my heart sing. Because not only is it filled with gorgeous details that will leave my head spinning all day (hello gorgeous blooms from Ines Naftali, I’m talking to you), but it’s also overflowing with love. The kind of love you can just feel through each of 13:13 Photography‘s beautiful images, and it just takes one look at this gallery to see what I mean. 

Colors
Seasons
Summer
Styles
Whimsical

From The Bride… Ben and I share a contagious kind of love that surrounds us and makes everyone around feel confident, happy and at ease, so when it came time to plan our wedding the most important thing was to bring together all of our closest friends and family for an unforgettable celebration inspired by a beautiful mashup of the best of both of us. Since we fell in love during our last two years attending the University of Miami, it was an obvious choice to get married close to where it all began. Matheson Hammock provided the perfect backdrop: a lush grassy park with huge photogenic trees for the ceremony, and an old historic coral structure for the reception nestled in an idyllic beach lagoon that overlooks Biscayne Bay with the downtown Miami skyline glistening on the horizon. It’s a setting so naturally gorgeous it hardly needs any decoration, and a venue my very foodie family certainly approved of as well. Both Ben and I are borderline flower children and true creatives at heart, and we wanted to create an environment for our wedding that felt elegant yet down-to-earth and infused with personal touches to make it feel like us. Our very own intimate park to oceanside bohemian fairytale.

To bring the vision to life, we opted against hiring a planner to help save a few bucks and since my career in marketing/PR made me somewhat well-equipped to pull this off. Plus, bridezilla just isn’t my style. The deep greens and lush, organic hues you’d find a tropical garden served as our primary color palette, paired with my very favorite coral peonies (luckily just barely in season!) to add just the perfect pop of color. The florist was among the most important line items in our budget, and my sweet amazing mom who knows everything about nature deserves all the credit for working closely with the incredibly talented Ines Naftali to help create the most gorgeous unkempt arrangements and bouquets that fit beautifully amid the natural, uneven textures of driftwood, burlap, vintage glassware and twinkling candles that I wanted to incorporate into the tablescape design. I’d fallen in love with Ashley and Philip’s work and unique style after stumbling upon their blog a few years back, and after exchanging a few emails, just knew that they were the only photographers who could capture the genuine emotion and essence of our special day in a way that we will treasure for years to come. Everything else we kept whimsical and simple.

Ben personally wrote our entire inter-faith ceremony, and I put my artistic talents to work by designing and creating all of our paper elements by hand — including the cut-out paper heart fan programs, chevron seating cards, craft paper menus and handwritten notes. Inspired by old Miami photographs, the thank-you cards resembled real vintage postcards that displayed various images of 1920s Matheson Hammock Park, which were taken right beside the place where our reception actually took place. Each table was designated by a vintage Miami postcard image, showing different locations around Miami that holds special meaning in our relationship. From our mismatched bridesmaid dresses to the assortment of mini key lime pies in lieu of a formal wedding cake, traditional and matchy-matchy just isn’t our style. Our wedding reflected exactly who Ben and I are as a couple — fun, free-spirited and marvelously complex — in everything from the paper lanterns our closest friends helped us string up earlier that morning, to the Polaroid selfies our guests took instead of signing a guest book, down to the perfectly crisp fall weather and waves of positive energy flowing through atmosphere all evening. It really was the best day ever.

Photography: 13:13 Photography | Floral Design: Ines Naftali | Wedding Gown: Augusta Jones | Invitations: GreenQuince | Ceremony Venue: Matheson Hammock Park | Reception Venue: Red Fish Grill | Bridesmaids' Earrings: BK & Leo Jewelry | Ceremony + Cocktail Hour Music: Lenny Batista | Dessert: Puerto Madero | Getting Ready Venue: Mayfair Hotel & Spa | Hair + Makeup: Niurka From Hope Artistry | Reception Music: Vision DJs

These Vendors are members of our Little Black Book.
For membership information, click here
These Featured Designers are members of our Look Book.
For membership information, click here
Coconut Grove, Miami Garden Wedding at Villa Woodbine

13:13 Photography always, and I mean always sends us weddings that make us want to stop and stay awhile. Weddings like this beautiful Miami soiree that looks like it came straight out of a dream. Between the gorgeous florals from Nevot Flower Design and the stunning Villa Woodbine setting, everything in this gallery is just pinch yourself pretty, and you can see it all here.

Colors
Seasons
Spring
Settings
ChurchVilla
Styles
Elegant

From The Bride…David and I met a few months after I moved to Miami to get my graduate degree and it did not take a long time to realize we were meant for each other. David, a native Miamian introduced me to South Florida and all the most beautiful, romantic spots including enchanting Coconut Grove, surrounded by water and filled with the most luscious trees. When thinking about the perfect venue for our wedding, I knew Coconut Grove was the perfect place.

For the wedding day, I wanted it all. A blazing sun with a cooling breeze in a romantic spot near the water surrounded by trees where we could see the sunset. Timing was everything and thanks to my great wedding coordinator Danielle, from a LoveForDetail, we got it all. I couldn’t be happier with how everything went. It really was a magical day!

I got ready at the Grove Isle Hotel, in a private island retreat by the water, where my bridesmaids and I could look at the ocean while we got our hair and makeup done. David and I decided not to do a first look, but I asked Ashley, our AMAZING photographer from 1313 photography, if they could do a first look for me and my dad. Words cannot describe the moment, but the pictures do a fantastic job!

The ceremony was at St Hugh Catholic Church. It was filled with little details that brought together all of our family and friends, from the entrance of the ring bearer with a pillow hand-made by my mom, the powerful ceremony vocals sung by David’s cousin, a bilingual exchange of vows and a colorful exit with wands made by my grandma to wave at us, newlyweds.

As we entered the reception venue at beautiful Villa Woodbine, it felt like an enchanted garden filled with roses, peonies, hydrangeas in soft peach, pink and white. The wedding decor finally came together to create a very elegant and almost whimsical feel. As we ate we could see the sunset, and by the time it was time to cut the cake, the sun had gone down and the bistro lights covering the patio gave the villa the most romantic feel.

My favorite part of planning our wedding was incorporating little details to make it unique. As an Ecuadorian I could not forget to put little details to remind me of home. My mom brought hand-embroidered handkerchiefs from Ecuador as favors for our guests.  Another one of my favorite  details were my cakes. Todo Dulces (Everything Sweet) made me five small custom made cakes to complement my decor. The music selection was also very important,  the father-daughter dance was a typical Ecuadorian song to make that moment that much more special, and for dinner we listened to Cuban music to highlight David’s heritage. The night ended with a very Latin tradition “The Hora Loca”, where for the last hour of the party the guests are given props and everyone can dance the night away!

In the end, all the planning was worth it! David and I had the best time of our lives. It was a perfect day and we could not have done it without the fabulous work of all our vendors. Everyone came together to create a magical day!

Photography: 13:13 Photography | Cinematography: Pabelona Studios | Floral Design: Nevot Flower Design | Cake: Todo Dulces | Ceremony Venue: Saint Hugh Catholic Church | Reception Venue: Villa Woodbine | Hair And Makeup: Kerstin Jaeger | Getting Ready Venue: Grove Isle Hotel And Spa | Month/Day Of Planning: A Love For Detail