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This Disney Inspired Wedding Is the Ultimate Fairytale

Before we get carried away singing Disney lyrics we have to acknowledge that this duo planned one incredible celebration. From the Love in Vintage rentals, to the film inspired vignettes (can you guess which one pairs with which fables?!), to the Samba dancers , this couple officially had the Best Day Ever (all thanks to Beauty in the Making), and rightfully so since that was after-all their wedding slogan. See it all captured by Ozzy Garcia in The Vault!

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From the Bride… Joao and I took a less traditional approach to life and decided to have our children before our wedding. We have always been big Disney fans and shared that love with our children. Joao proposed in front of Cinderella’s castle at Magic Kingdom just after the fireworks show. I knew then that I had to have a Disney Wedding but I still wanted it to be elegant and classy. I knew to pull it off we would need professional help and that’s when I found Eileen from Beauty in the Making.

Eileen helped me find focal words for our wedding so that whenever we decided to add something we had to ask is it organic? Was it thoughtful? Was it elegant? And was it Subtle? It really helped me from getting lost and going overboard. My favorite part of planning was finding all of the elements for the tables. I spent hours on the hunt in antique stores, art stores, and on Etsy. Each piece is really special to me and I’ve kept every one! Joao also made a lot of elements for our wedding. My favorite is an armoire that he painted to look like the one from beauty and the beast. We used it to hold scarves and sandals for our guests. I remember walking through the reception area of the Raleigh to take photographs on the beach prior to the wedding guests arrival. I was stunned. I started crying, like ugly crying. It was seriously like walking into a dream come true. It was everything I had imagined it to be and more.

Our slogan for the wedding was Best Day Ever! and it really was. It’s hard to pick favorite moments but I really enjoyed our wedding singer Lourdes Valentin. I gave her this never ending list of disney music and she and her band learned and played every one! It was so beautiful and really set the tone for the whole evening. For the kids we had bags made with things to help keep them entertained during the ceremony and dinner. It had items like a disposable camera and scavenger hunt and a coloring book and crayons. After dinner we had the kids go to a seperate area in the hotel exclusive to them with babysitters and a face painter to keep the kids entertained so their parents could relax and enjoy the night.We had a slow motion booth and guests couldn’t stop talking about how much fun they had with it! The videos are hilarious! The most fun though was the Hora Loca. Joao’s family is from Brasil so we surprised them with Samba dancers and drummers.

Everybody kept commenting that I was the happiest bride they had ever seen and I’m sure it was true! I think because for Joao and I our wedding wasn’t so much about new beginings but about celebrating the fast paced one we had and the people who had helped us be successful it took a lot of the pressure off. My advice to any newly weds is to not lose focus on what a wedding is really about and thats sharing a moment with the people you love the most. And find an amazing planner that gets as excited about your wedding as you!

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Photography: Ozzy Garcia | Cinematography: Cool Coconut Studios | Event Planning: Beauty in the Making | Floral Design: Divine Design Flowers | Hair + Makeup: Carolyn Jones Makeup | Entertainment: Lourdes Valentin Quartet | Wedding Venue: The Raleigh Hotel | Photo Booth: The Foto Boyz | Rentals: Love in Vintage | Rentals: Wood That Works | Samba Dancers: Brazilian Carnival

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The Prettiest Pink Brunch Wedding Ever

Give me a beautiful brunch complete with mimosas, and I’m a happy camper. But take all that brunchy goodness and add in these pretty pink blooms by Ever After Floral Design, and I’m officially over the moon. This intimate celebration filled with love, laughs, and steal-worthy design has me convinced an A.M. wedding is the way to go, and there’s more in The Vault by Gianny Campos.

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From Ever After Floral Design… When Yenise and William came to me for their wedding and floral design, I was really excited to help this super sweet couple. Little did I know during our preliminary meetings with Yenise that her future hubby was a childhood friend. Making that connection made me realize how great they truly were for each other.

Simple floral ideas with luxurious textures was the main inspiration. The color scheme played off the surroundings of sand and sky at The Palms Hotel. Studded details made a huge impact – from the gold rim on the charger plates to the fabulous gold silverware.

When creating her bouquet, I knew I didn’t want to overwhelm her petite frame. I choose soft fluffy flowers in her soft, pink color scheme. Just an intimate guest list of 40 and a small bridal party made the day much more special. This event clearly defined the statement “Less is more.”

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Photography: Gianny Campos Photography | Cinematography: Pabelona Studios | Wedding Dress: Enzoani | Stationery: IBA Paper Goods | Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Bridesmaids' Dresses: JLM Couture, Inc | Makeup: Priscilla Rego | Hair: Haus of Luna Mane | Groom's Attire: Macy's | Venue: The Palms Hotel & Spa | Bridal Boutique: Couture Bridal Miami | Floral Design + Event Styling: Ever After Floral Design | Linen Rentals: Gables Linen | Rentals: Elements & Accents | Sash: BHLDN

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It’s Official: This Bridesmaid Crew is What #SquadGoals Are All About

First off, this bridesmaid crew has taken #SquadGoals to the next level. Because the only thing better than their getting ready t-shirts (yes, please!) is the white-on-white gowns they rocked for the Big Day. They set the scene for the ultra modern, impossibly chic celebration of Michael & Sabrina’s love, and we’re forever grateful Allison Kuhn Photography was on hand to capture. Head to The Vault for more inspo and forward this one to your girls, stat!

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From The Bride…My vision was tropical, modern, and Miami! The color palette was all white everything. However, I did have to modify because of the reception space. The ballroom was very dark moody, with grays, black, golds and white so we incorporated those tones a little, just for the reception.

I knew from the beginning I wanted my bridesmaids to have their own take on a bridesmaid dress so the only requirement was white and short, they all have amazing style so I know the combo would look amaze balls together, I mean they are all gorgeous!

I was most excited about the venue location! I wanted something easy that did not require a lot of extra decor. The W South Beach is absolutely fantastic and needed minimal wedding extras. I always think the people that fill the space make it beautiful!

My gown was custom made by Erin Grey Couture in Charlotte! I wanted something super sexy, but not too sexy. CJ the owner of Erin Grey helped bring my vision to life!

My shoes were probably one of my favorite memories of the wedding. My husband surprised me a few months before the wedding and flew my best friend and I to New York so I could get my Sophia Websters at Saks on Fifth! It was so special – that was a beautiful wedding gift from Michael! One of the many reasons I love him.

Another favorite moment was walking down the aisle! Wow, it still brings tears to my eyes. Cherish that moment girls! It is breath taking.

I had the dream team working magic on me and my girls! My fab boss, Lindsey Thorne (owner of Be Pretty) did absolutely perfect hair and makeup and my photographer Allison Kuhn is just a phenomenal photographer! They did more than I could have imagined in my most perfect dream.

I wanted a gorgeous wedding of course, but what was most important to me was that our closest friends and family had a magical time! They mean so much to Michael and I and we knew we had to make it a fun party for everyone!

My cake was fabulous! I found two designs and combined them. I love marble, so the entire cake was a gray marble with gold flakes on it! It came out perfect, and even though I didn’t try an actual piece everyone said the fresh strawberry was a great choice!

My best advice for brides is hire the best vendors, it makes life so much easier! They are great at their job and it allows you to relax and enjoy time with the people you love on your big day! Also, pay for GOOD food and booze! Your guests will thank you over and over! Sabrina and Michael decided to get married this past February. The couple lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, but wanted to warm things up a bit and take their wedding to South Beach Miami, FL. Family and friends flew from all over to soak in some sun, warmth and fun for this laid back, modern wedding. The couple wanted to incorporate the artwork and modern vibes of the W South Beach Hotel. Sabrina is a wedding hair & makeup associate artist with Be Pretty Lindsey Regan Thorne, so now it was her chance to switch roles and sit in the chair to be beautified for her big day. Her dress was custom designed by Erin Grey Couture and had was a modern, glamours design that was perfect for Sabrina!

From Allison Kuhn Photography…Sabrina’s shoes were a gift from Michael from when Sabrina and her best friend, Olivia visited New York last year.

Sabrina broke the trend of the bridesmaids robes and went for something more edgy with their black and white t-shirts.

They also chose to hold their ceremony in the garden area underneath palm trees and really pull in the Miami vibe. The cake was decorated just perfectly and included the marbling seen around the hotel.

This couple was engaged in Las Vegas where a helicopter took them through the Grand Canyon! They enjoy traveling and learning about new cultures and always something new. They are an incredibly sweet and fun couple who are laid back and enjoy everything life throws their way!

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Photography: Allison Kuhn Photography | Coordination: Events By Phillipa | Wedding Dress: Erin Grey Couture | Cake: W South Beach | Stationery: Alee & Press | Bridesmaids' Dresses: BCBGMAXAZRIA | Hair + Makeup: Lindsey Regan Thorne | DJ: Mark Gallo | Groom's Attire: Men's Wearhouse | Venue: W South Beach | Bridal Boutique: J. Major's Bridal Boutique | Getting Ready T-Shirts: Skreened

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