Now this is a Bride with a vision. Planning a modern, yet cozy wedding centered around baby’s breath and toile, their elegant garden affair proved that crisp white blooms and tapered candles are always in style. Filled with Unearthed Vintage gems, bistro lights and chandeliers, every detail Katie Lopez Photography captured is classic, clean, and oh-so-chic.
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From the beautiful Bride… Jeff and I met in the fall of 2008. Mutual friends accidentally brought us together in a relationship that no one saw coming. After almost 6 years together, and 20 months of wedding planning, in the midst of an international move, I can safely say that our wedding ended up being the best day of our lives thus far. Friends and family flew in from all over the world and our focus for the weekend was to celebrate them. While we knew the day would be forever special for us, we wanted the people who had glued us together and supported us over the years to feel loved and thanked. Our goal was to make the night feel like a gorgeous dinner at our dream home. Comfortable, chic, classic, and the most fun ever.
Picking the location came easy. Moving our wedding from Santa Monica, CA to Coral Gables, FL after finding out that Jeff’s job would be moving us to the Bahamas, the only place that came to mind was Villa Woodbine. My aunt had gotten married there over 20 years ago and I had been the flower girl. My mind was locked. My mom toured the venue with her iPad to reassure me that the Villa was still as beautiful as it was in my memory and we signed the dotted line quickly, and well before the wedding. Finding Miranda was my next step and a true blessing. I had scoured the internet and loved every wedding of hers. Jeff and I would have been lost without her during this insane time in our lives. She kept us on track and in the magic. Telling people in the wedding industry you want a modern, yet cozy wedding centered around baby’s breath and toile will get you some odd reactions. But Miranda went with it and helped me design the wedding I had been hoping for.
Throughout the process I wasn’t lying when I said I had the absolute wedding dream team. I never needed to worry about how things would turn out, because I loved everything these ladies touched. From planning, to flowers, to photography… I had the best of the best.
The ceremony was a traditional Catholic mass at St. Kieran’s Catholic Church, the cocktail hour was led by a Spanish Guitarist, the first dance was Ed Sheeran “Thinking Out Loud”, and the Best Man’s speech started the party. We danced the night away in the most beautiful venue, punctuated by taper candles, bistro lights, chandeliers, crisp white flowers, and toile.
I was definitely a bride with a vision. All white flowers. No leaves. Toile accents. Fun music. Baby’s breath. No sweetheart table. Classic. Clean. Chic. Lots of Dancing. Those were the guidelines. I think we nailed it. Everyone in attendance wished it was an annual event. Success!
Photography: Katie Lopez Photography | Videography: Pabelona Studios | Floral Design: Anthology Co. | Wedding Dress: Modern Trousseau | Cake: Filled And Frosted | Invitations: Say It With Paper | Bridesmaids' Dresses: J. Crew | Catering: Bill Hansen Catering | Hair And Makeup: Kristen Brown | DJ: Scratch Weddings | Venue: Villa Woodbine | Ceremony And Reception Venue: Villa Woodbine | Event Design And Planning: Miranda Hattie Events | Hair Clip: Untamed Petals | Lace Wrap: BHLDN | Linens: Over The Top | Music: AA Musicians | Shoe: Christian Louboutin | Tuxedo: Black By Vera Wang | Wood Tables And Lighting: Unearthed Vintage