A truly handmade wedding, we’re talking dresses, paper flowers, hand stitched table numbers, personifies what a wedding is all about. It’s about showing the love you have for each other and sharing it. Laura Leslie Photography captured one of the most beautiful, handmade days we’ve ever seen, and it’s all sitting right here for you!
From the beautiful bride… Three adjectives that describe your wedding day: Whimsical, Rustic, A Dream
Your wedding colors: Spring Colors (Pink, Lilac, Powder Blue, Mint Green and Peach)
Your favorite detail of the wedding: My handmade wedding dress
What details or traditions did you include in your celebration?
-Married in a Secret Garden at my Catholic Church
-Each Bridesmaid, Flower Girl, MOH and Mother of Bride dress was custom made by the Groom’s mother
-Guests had Wedding Wands to wave when we were announced “Man and Wife”
-Wedding Program Fans (To help with the Miami Heat!)
-Bouquet was made of real and paper flowers.
-Reception was held at CGCC Historical Atrium Room with a Wine Cellar
-Signature “His and Hers” drinks
-Custom Wooden Wedding Cake Toppers
-Each guest was given a wooden heart with their table numbers
-Tables Numbers were handstitched
–Candy Apples with a note about donation made for StandUp2Cancer for Bride’s grandfather
-Custom designed Wedding Invitations by Bride’s friend
My wedding dress was handmade with love by my mother in law. The dress was designed by me and the inspiration came from all the dreams I had about this day and how I imagine my dress to look like. The top of the dress was encrusted with pearls and crystals and the skirt was sprinkled with them too. With the help of my mother and mother in law we found the perfect fabric to create my dream dress. The dress was two pieces (corset and skirt), so I was able to change into a shorter skirt later in the evening in order to dance the night away! My dress was all mine and was more than just a dream…
My flowers were a mix of paper flowers and real flowers to signify our first Valentine’s Day together. Danny had given me a bouquet of flowers with a note stating “I will love you till the last flower wilts.” When I felt the flowers I found one paper flower.
Photographer: Laura Leslie Photography | Cinematography: Andres and Diego Meza-Valdes | Event Planner: Event by Mariel | Florist: Ever After Floral Design | Cake: Ice Box Cafe | Ceremony: St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church -Meditation Garden | Reception: Coral Gables Country Club | Bride's Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Handmade with Love by Groom's Mother | Caterer: Coral Gables Country Club | Bride Prep: Biltmore Miami | Bride's Dress: Handmade with Love by Groom's Mother | Bride's Hair Accessories/Veil: Handmade with Love by Groom's Mother | Groom and Groomsmen Attire: Hugo Boss | Groom and Groomsmen's Accessories: Hugo Boss | Hair Makeup: SK Gorgeous | Invitations & Paper Products: Nicole Peraita | Music: Event Factor | Vendor: The Bride's Aunt & Grandmother