Pulling off a classic, elegant, garden party indoors is no easy feat, but one look at this glamorous affair? Well, it just goes to show that with Miranda Hattie Events, wedding dreams become reality. And with Katie Lopez Photography snapping up a gallery filled with love and lush blooms, you’re sure to want to see it all, right here!
From the beautiful Bride… Brian and I met 11 years ago on a summer trip to Israel. Over the years that followed, we remained friends and eventually started dating in the summer of 2008. 5 years later we got engaged and on November 2nd, 2014 tied the knot on what was THE best day, ever.
We live in New York, Brian is from Houston and I’m originally from Puerto Rico, however the majority of my (very) large family is in Miami, so we decided on a Florida wedding because, hello, who wouldn’t want to spend a weekend in the Sunshine State?! Finding a venue wasn’t easy — the large number of wedding guests eliminated many of the outdoor venues I had my eye on and I wasn’t crazy about the idea of an ornate, stuffy ballroom. What drew us to the JW Marriott Marquis was the modern, open, neutral space that basically gave us the freedom to do whatever we wanted with! And do with it we would — with the expert and oh-so-wonderful taste of Miranda Estes, my vision of a classic, elegant garden party was brought to life.
It’s impossible for me to pick a favorite moment of the night, but highlights include the intense Hora that kicked the party off, an impromptu serenade of a “Wicked” classic by my dear friend Emily, and the insanely delicious artisanal Latin ice cream stand we hired from Miami’s Little Havana district. The absolute best part though, was marrying my best friend and celebrating the start of our new life surrounded by our closest friends and family.
Photography: Katie Lopez Photography | Event Design: Miranda Hattie Events | Event Planning: Miranda Hattie Events | Floral Design: Petal Productions | Cake: Edda's Cake Designs | Hair And Makeup: Makeup By Marz | Ceremony Music: Shajar Music | Hotel: JW Marriott Marquis Miami | Bridal Gown: Anne Barge | Espresso Station: Aroma Espresso | Ice Cream: Azucar | Linens: Over The Top Linens | Reception Band: The Headliners | Rentals: Hitched Event Rental | Vendor: The Bride's Aunt & Grandmother