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Eclectic Garden Wedding at Villa Woodbine

Villa Woodbine, which is gorgeous all on its own, was completely transformed into a dreamy garden landscape for this unique take on the wedding day. JCG Events crafted a cocktail garden party vibe with vintage vignettes by Unearthed Vintage, loads of white blooms by Julia Rohde Designs and all blanketed in twinkling candlelight and serenaded by a French Jazz Band. It’s magical and Katie Lopez Photography was there to capture it all. See all of her gorgeous images right here in the full gallery.

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Winter
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Villa
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Whimsical

From Michael Masi of JCG Events…We loved everything about this wedding and this couple. They wanted to create a wedding that was unconventional, free spirited and with an emphasis on amazing food and good music and this is exactly what we accomplished for them.

Villa Woodbine was the perfect setting because it offered a lush landscape, an intimate environment but enough space to create some movement for their guests throughout the evening. Guests were greeted with a signature drink as they arrived to the villa. The couple wanted to forgo the traditional Miami Mojito welcome drink, and instead went with a trendy Moscow Mule. Guests took a moment to enjoy their drink while they waited for the ceremony to begin.

For the Ceremony, we opted to forgo conventional ceremony seating. The short but very meaningful ceremony began as the bride and her daughter walked down the stairs to an instrumental version of Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol. The bride and her daughter were then greeted by the officiant and the groom under the center arch of the courtyard. Guests watched from their cocktail tables and the second floor balcony of the courtyard. Since there was no conventional aisle they sealed the ceremony with a kiss, a walk around the fountain followed immediately by a champagne toast. The French Horn band then began to play spirited and lively French inspired jazz music for cocktail hour. The cocktail hour had officially begun in the same space as the ceremony and in the living room and dinning room areas adjacent to the courtyard.

After plenty of food stations and delectable passed hor’ dourves, guests were escorted to the garden area of the villa which had been transformed to a magical setting. We created an industrial eclectic vibe by utilizing farmhouse tables and combining a mixed collection of steel elio chairs, clear ghost chairs and mahogany chiavari chairs. The florals were a mix of industrial steel vases and mason jars filled with hand picked style of white florals and lots of candles. Three chandeliers hung from down the center of the clear top tent, hanging mason jars with votive candles and fairy lights lined both the trees and corners of the tent. This style also carried over to the custom bar that was created using salvaged items. Guests enjoyed a four-course dinner, while they appreciated a mesmerizing performance from an electric violinist who played alongside a DJ. Vintage furniture vignettes surrounded the reception area throughout the garden to allow for guests to be able to lounge and mingle as they enjoyed cocktails after dinner. A custom photo booth was created that was inspired by the bride’s British heritage by incorporating a traditional red British style phone booth, combined with hanging picture frames and vintage furniture. Guests were invited to take pictures using their own cameras and then post images to a wedding photo app.

Later in the evening, guests were then escorted back to the courtyard where the cake was cut and then danced the night away under the open starry sky.

Photography: Katie Lopez Photography | Event Planning: Michael Masi Of JCG Events | Floral Design: Julia Rohde Designs | Wedding Dress: Vera Wang | Cake: Filled And Frosted | Ceremony Venue: Villa Woodbine | Reception Venue: Villa Woodbine | Catering: Bill Hansen Catering | DJ: Mona Music Group | Officiant: Rev. Eddie Rodriguez | Cocktail Music: The French Horn | Hair And Make-up: Hot Pink Styling | Rentals: Unearthed Vintage | Rentals: AFR Furniture Rental | Styling, Makeup, And Hair : Jenna Debrino And Amanda Miller For Hot Pink Style | Transportation: Padrino's

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Picnic-Style Wedding at Casa Reta

Let’s be honest – it’s hard to beat a homespun wedding. There’s a certain magic that happens when a family comes together to create a beautiful, bespoke affair; every detail, every moment comes from a place of total love. And the object of my latest handcrafted wedding affection? This Casa Reta “I do” inspired by the perfect picnic. Merari Photography snapped the goods, and you can have a nice, long look in the gallery right here.

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Winter
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Outdoor
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Casual

From Merari Photography… Rafael and Alicia wanted to laid-back family picnic style wedding and that’s exactly what they got. Everything was a family affair. The details were crafted or hand-picked by Alicia, Rafael and their family members. Alicia’s bouquet was made by her aunt, the vintage furniture pieces were bought through Craigslist and refurbished by Rafael. The food was potluck style with delicious things from Alicia’s Cuban heritage and Rafael’s Dominican family traditions. Even the flower vases were flown in from Cuba from Alicia’s great-grandmother’s home.

Despite some rain on their wedding day, Rafael and Alicia were the happiest of couples. Their happiness was contagious s as they said personal vows to each other. The wedding and couple were the biggest joy to photograph.

Photography: Merari Photography | Videographer: Reinhardt Productions | Floral Design: Gilda Montes Of Oca Design | Wedding Dress: Melissa Sweet - Lace And Satin Sweetheart Trumpet Gown | Wedding Cake: Mishas Cupcakes | Bride's Shoes: Zigisoho | Bridesmaids Dresses: B. Darlin | Groom's Shoes: Cole Haan | Groom's Suit: JC Penny | Bridesmaids Shoes: Vince Camuto | Groom's Bow Tie: The Tie Bar | Groom's Shirt: Donald Trump From Macys | Groom's Suspenders: Burlington Coat Factory | Location: Casa Reta

Valentine’s Day 10-Year Anniversary Shoot

I don’t know about you lovelies, but I can’t think of a better way to celebrate your 10-year anniversary than with a drop-dead gorgeous photo shoot on Valentine’s Day.  And not just any photo shoot, a photo shoot from the talented team of Ever After Wed (the happy couple!), Vanessa Velez and Agape Makeup & Hair.  It’s a non-stop day of pretty stylings, yummy treats and l.o.v.e.  See it all in the full gallery.

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Winter
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Romantic

From Vanessa Velez… When Soco from Ever After Wed realized she was celebrating her 10th year anniversary with her hubby this year she decided to go all out and plan a Valentine’s Weekend Inspirational Shoot and document it all. She called me up as she dazzled away at the kitchen creating some of her husband’s favorite foods and desserts. Being a lover of brunch, she knew that she wanted to have a little bit of everything sweet and yummy. We put together this sweet and romantic shoot to celebrate their ten years of hearts and kisses.

From Ever After Wed… I could live in a world of desserts and flowers, so when I decided to plan this weekend I started styling away in my head and thinking about all of the things we as a couple love and what to us is romance. My husband has always known that the way through my heart is through the kitchen. I prefer to have an amazing cooked meal then almost anything. To me it means so much. So when I thought about Valentine’s I immediately knew I wanted to take the dessert route and make a lot of sweet foods than I just knew he would love. Of course, once I started on it it turned into an amazing shoot that not only let us be together and plan for this special day but also let us be in front of the camera and laugh, cuddle and just be us. After ten years together it’s still amazing, inspiring and incredible to have such a bond with my husband and that is something that I never want to loose. So planning this day for us was just perfect. I want everyone to be inspired to have their own over the top Valentine’s meal and spend some time with the one you love. That is priceless.

Desserts & Drinks: Ever After Wed | Makeup & Hair: Agape Makeup & Hair | Miami, Fl: Private Home | Photography & Styling: Vanessa Velez | Props & Rentals: Confetti Event Production | Styling & Design: Ever After Wed