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Elegant St. Petersburg Winter Wedding at Vinoy Renaissance

What does a winter wedding look like in Florida, you ask? Well, it looks like this collection of pretty images from Ledia Tashi. A mostly-winter white palette, with touches of silver, fresh peonies and a side of pink venue thanks to Vinoy Renaissance. One look at the captures below and you’ll be floating on whimsy, magic and elegance. Dive in right here!

What did you envision your wedding being prior to planning?

I wanted a beautiful all white wedding with touches of silver. We decided on December, right before Christmas to do the wedding. Vinoy park right outside the hotel we had our wedding in st Pete was filled with lights. We wanted our out of town guests to really enjoy the atmosphere and have a good time! The weather around this time in Florida is absolutely perfect. Little to no chances of rain and cool weather with no humidity and beautiful sunny weather. I couldn’t have asked for a better day.

What was your color palette and your style vision?

All white wedding, touches of gray. My vision was luxe, flowers everywhere. The main focal point for me was the stage where my husband and I would sit in front of the dance floor. This is where people come up to greet the bride and groom and take pictures. I wanted a halo above the white sofa with florals dangling from above and arrangements around the stage.

What unique elements or DIY details did you include?

One unique element was the “getting ready room.” I wanted a beautiful space for the bridal party to be together, get ready for the day and have a good time. We draped an area in this meeting room, with a white sofa to take pictures on, white floral arrangement and a mannequin to display my wedding gown.

What was your favorite moment? Your favorite crafted detail?

That’s an easy one. Definitely the first look was my favorite moment. I was so excited but so nervous to see his reaction. He used to always ask me and my sister about the dress and what it looked like. I would give him wrong details to try and throw him off. I was so glad when he turned around and I got to see that smile again. He loved it and I could wait to spend the rest of the day with him.

Tell us about your flowers, your gown, your favors, your cake, etc.

Our wedding favors were also from Jordan. They were acrylic Qurans in a clear box with touches of gray. On the top it stated “mashAllah” in Arabic which means “God willing.” My flower bouquet was all white peony, with white satin ribbon. My bridesmaids bouquets were a mixture of white hydrangea, peony and roses. My flower girls had white roses and baby’s breath for flower crows with a white ribbon in the back.

What is one piece of advice that you could give brides-to-be?

To just relax! All the details leading up the wedding can be super stressful. I remember feeling so overwhelmed. But you just need to have faith that your vision will come to life and all the vendors you had hired will make sure that you and your husband have the most unforgettable experience that you’ll cherish for the rest of your lives.

Photographer: Ledia Tashi Photography | Videography: Voila Cinematic | Coordination: John Campbell Weddings | Floral Design: Milly's Florals and Events | Bakery: The Artistic Whisk | Reception Venue: Vinoy Renaissance Resort | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Portia and Scarlett | Catering: Vinoy Renaissance Hotel | Groom's Attire: Suitsupply | Groomsmen's Attire: The Fancy Frock | DJ / Entertainment: Ahmad Kanaan | Farheti: Event Decor | Fashion Designer: Louboutin | Sparkler Fountains, Dry Ice Cloud, Dance Floor Lighting, DJ and : Spark Wedding Events

An Equestrian Mauve Wedding at Vizcaya Museum & Gardens

Today’s beautiful bride and groom tied the knot at the magical Vizcaya Museum & Gardens under an ethereal chuppah by Julia Rhode Designs teeming with blooming branches and greenery galore. Masi Events did an amazing job at incorporating meaningful details into the wedding design in order to reflect the bride and groom’s unique personalities. From the stationery to the decor, you will notice elegant equestrian details representing the bride’s passion for riding. For the groom, an addition of classic New England fare to pay homage to his roots. Check out all the can’t-miss details at the full gallery, captured by the so very talented KT Merry Photography.

From Masi EventsJaime and Matt wed at the stunning historical Vizcaya Museum & Gardens. They entrusted us to plan and design their wedding, from the first impression to the very last, for a special and memorable weekend for their closest friends and family. We wanted to make sure to create an experience that was a reflection of them as a couple and would resonate to their guests that were all traveling to Miami, the city the couple resides. We love creating and designing the invitations as this really gives guests the first glimpse on what is to come. They were all wrapped in a delicate champagne paper with a silk ribbon and bronze wax seal enclosed in an envelope with a botanical liner sent off in a mauve envelope with hand calligraphy and a collection of vintage stamps. Jaime, being an accomplished equestrian, we wanted to be sure to incorporate her passion into the details.

The emblem design incorporated a laurel with a trophy in the middle. This subtle symbol was carried throughout the wedding including in the gold vintage vases on the centerpieces and horseshoe table numbers designed by Julia Rohde. Guests were welcomed at the hotel with a market tote bag filled with local goodies including glazed donuts from a Miami favorite- the Salty Donut. We also included Fatty Sunday pretzels birthday cake flavor as the wedding also took place on the bride’s birthday! The weekend itinerary had a custom watercolor illustration of Miami and highlighted the main points of interest for the wedding. The ceremony was designed to have an ethereal feel from the moment guests walked up the steps lined in candles and greenery. The chuppah was designed with natural white flowering branches and wild florals that complimented the wild white florals that lined the aisle.

Guests were greeted with a refreshing white sangria upon arrival and after the ceremony guava mojitos and Kinsley old fashioned cocktails were served. The menu was really important to Jaime and Matt and making sure, from the presentation and taste, that it would all be memorable. We wanted to incorporate some of Matt’s New England roots and we did this by including mini lobster rolls and crab cakes among some of the hors d’oeuvres.

After cocktail hour guests were invited to dine and dance underneath a greenery garland, chandelier filled tent. The coloration for the wedding was followed through here with mauve colored garden roses mixed with blush colored ranunculus arranged in a romantic and loose style. We also included some subtle details such as a guild gramophone, decanters, and coupe champagne glasses to pay homage to the 1920’s era in which the venue was built in. The menu cards gave guests a glimpse into the culinary experience they were about to delight in.

The celebration continued as guests danced through the night. The wedding cake was set among a lavish display of desserts and rosé champagne birthday cake for the bride. The lower terrace had an inviting lounge grouping with an after-dinner drink bar filled with cordials and a cigar roller. 

At the end of the evening, Jaime and Matt departed in a 1955 White Bentley silver cloud as all their guests wished them well as they started their happily ever after. The wedding was beautifully captured by KT Merry and tells the complete story of the wedding day.

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Photography: KT Merry Photography | Cinematography: Pinwheel Film Company | Catering: Constellation Culinary | Lighting: Celebrations by Kathy | Bridal Valet: Bless The Dress | Ceremony and Reception: Vizcaya Museum & Gardens | Cigar Roller: Acope Cigars | Dance Floor and Stage: Sperry Tents Southeast | Floral Design and Calligraphy: Julia Rohde Designs | Getting Ready Venue: Epic Hotel | Hair and Make-up: Carolyn Jones Makeup | Music: Rock With U | Photobooth: ShutterBarn | Planning and Design: Masi Events | Rentals: Atlas Party Rentals | Rentals: Nuage Designs | Rentals: Unearthed Rentals | Wedding Cake and Desserts: Cloud 9 Bakery

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Timeless Black & White Miami Wedding at Vizcaya Museum & Gardens

One part classic, one part tropical and add a splash of love—that’s what you’ll get when you pull up a seat to today’s Miami fete from Masi Events. With a live band, fireworks show and a chuppah dripping in florals by Ever After Floral Design, I’m betting the guests were talking about this one for a good long while after the day was done. And we get to join in the party with this gallery from Alisa Ferris, chock-full of pretty.

From Alisa FerrisMelis + Leandro’s Vizcaya Museum + Gardens wedding was a no-expenses spared stunner. Impeccably planned by Masi Events, the NYC-based couple’s big day featured a 10+ person live band and fireworks show – 1 of only 5 allowed at Vizcaya per year.



After getting ready at the Mandarin Oriental in Brickell, the couple had their first look at Vizcaya. In a first, the father-of-the-bride accompanied his daughter to her groom. The result provided us with some gorgeous candids. If your father will play an important role in your wedding day, you can also consider doing a first look with Dad before meeting your partner. Flower girl (ah hem) dog, Charlotte, was as sweet and innocent as she looks. Incorporating your dog on your wedding day creates a fabulous memory. Be sure to have a friend or assistant on hand to manage the pet once the ceremony is over.



Melis’s father went above and beyond to surprise his daughter on her big day. As the couple shared their first kiss as husband and wife under the chuppah, flower petals canons rained hundreds of rose petals over the couple and guests. Following a traditional Jewish ceremony, the 200+ guests watched the sunset over Biscayne Bay during the cocktail hour, and partied the night away.

Photography: Alisa Ferris | Cinematography: Pinwheel Film Company | Event Planning: Masi Events | Floral Design: Ever After Floral Design | Catering: Le Basque | Band: Elan Artists | Ceremony and Reception: Vizcaya Museum & Gardens | Draping and Lighting: Celebrations by Kathy | Photobooth: ShutterBarn | Rentals: Unearthed Rentals | Tabletop Rentals: Atlas Party Rentals | Tabletop Rentals: Events on the Loose

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Romantic Garden Industrial Wedding Inspiration at Ellie’s Garden

The most beautiful blending of styles often comes from marrying a personality-filled venue with just the right details—like today’s editorial from Natalie Broach Photography. The backdrop, Ellie’s Garden, sets the stage for garden industrial romance to flourish, with blooms from Lina Bosque and beauty by Jessica Rowe. Soak up the peachy, coral and burgundy palette in the full gallery!

From Natalie BroachAs a wedding photographer, I get the amazing opportunity to work with real couples by photographing them on one of the biggest days of their lives! My light and airy style is also combined with capturing real emotion by getting my couples to feel comfortable in front of the camera. Though weddings keep me very busy, I always love pushing myself and tapping into my creative side through other types of photoshoots. After doing a fun styled shoot last year with some creative vendor friends of mine Jessica Rowe Hair and Makeup Styling and Verdure Florals, I knew It was time we all came together again to share ideas for something that would be unique and beautiful. We all can agree we love a good black tux and white lace wedding gown, but we knew in order to truly create something that would stand out, we were going to have to go beyond what we are all used to seeing.

It all started with finding a beautiful couple and we did just that! Though they may not have been a real couple, Nina and Devante sure fooled us with their beautiful chemistry in front of my lens! I was able to give them direction just as if they were a real couple and I love how they responded to it. Having the groom whisper something sweet or funny into his bride’s ear to get that little burst of laughter is the perfect way to capture instant joy. Asking the bride to slowly lift her eyes to his or to have her softly touch his arm as he sweetly tucks her hair behind her ear, are all little ways of getting these incredible and authentic looking images.

Picking an amazing location was next on our list. As soon as we saw Ellie’s Garden we completely fell in love and were so excited they were on board with our photoshoot. Located in the heart of Jacksonville, in Historic San Jose, Ellie’s Garden and Warehouse offers a space unlike any other. The strength of industry meets the romantic backdrop of nature. The perfect balance of yin and yang, and the ever changing garden and grounds offer a look that suits any season and event. The garden and exterior grounds are 16,000 sq. ft., while the warehouse is 4,300 sq. ft.. This provides so many different layouts that every affair is special and unique unto itself. The location instantly gave us major secret garden vibes with a touch of glamour. With large antique metal gates to set the mood when entering the garden to the colorful landscape featuring Florida native plants, this venue was absolutely perfect.

When it came to florals, Lina from Verdure Florals wanted the flowers to have a romantic and whimsical feel for the shoot. She used beautiful garden roses, ranunculus, carnations, sweet pea, lisianthus, and some grasses to add texture. Her favorite part about this beautiful bouquet was that all of the greenery you see is from her own backyard. This gave it that romantic, secret garden, hand tied bouquet look that is just stunning.

Selecting the perfect dress and suit can be very challenging when you have so many amazing options to choose from. My favorite local bridal boutique, Love a Bridal Boutique, were so kind to lend us a dress. We originally had a different dress selected but the week of our styled shoot, the ladies at Love Bridal received a new dress and when they sent me an image I knew that was the dress for our shoot! The other dress we had originally selected was beautiful as well but this one by Jack Sullivan completely knocked the other dress out of the picture.The Carrie gown by Jack Sullivan Bridal features a lace bodice, complete with a strapless sweet heart neckline. The skirt is a soft a-line that highlights three tiers of Chantilly lace trimmed layers. We paired this with a pair of gorgeous earrings by a.b.ellie that Love Bridal Boutique offer. The Coryn earrings feature organza tuffs with rhinestone accents and gold hoop detailing. They absolutely completed the look and added a more glamorous feel.

When it came to picking the Groom’s suit we knew that it needed to compliment the colors of the florals as well as our location. As soon as we began the process of looking at different colors, we quickly landed on this skinny fit burgundy suit by New Look, purchased at Asos. We paired it with a New Look White dress shirt, Cole Hann brown shoes and decided to leave out the tie for a more modern approach.

For the hair and makeup, Jessica, from Jessica Rowe Hair and Makeup Styling, wanted to create a very natural and soft glam look. She did a golden and bronze light smoky eye using different shades of browns that paired beautifully with a soft pink lip shade. She kept the natural texture of the model’s hair for extra volume and added loose curls for a low up do. She pulled pieces to frame her face to go along with the natural and whimsical look for the shoot.

For the stationary, Ashley, from P+Co Design Studio, wanted there to be a balance of boldness and delicacy, romance and modernization. The negative space causes the eye to stop and focus on the content. It creates a boldness but the layout, thinness of the letterforms, illustrations, and color palette point back to the delicate look of the shoot. Ryan from M.C. Pressure, absoulutely nailed it with the color and paper selections. The paper is thick and textured and perfectly blends a modern look with a handmade feel. The color palette of the stationery is romantic but still modern.

Photography: Natalie Broach Photography | Floral Design: Lina Bosque | Wedding Dress: Love Bridal Boutique | Groom's Attire: Next | Venue: Ellie’s Garden | Earrings: a.b.Ellie | Hair&Makeup: Jessica Flores | Invitation Design: Ashley Purser | Letterpress: Ryan Tempro | Wedding Dress Designer: Jack Sullivan

Minimalist Meets Mid-Century Modern Wedding Inspiration at the Penthouse Riverside Wharf

Everyone’s favorite trend nowadays isn’t just good for your home décor, it’s also perfect for your wedding design! This stunning style shoot from Taralynn Lawton Photography shows you exactly how to bring that chic mid-century modern look to your Big Day. With the help of Roxanne Bellamy and Simple Florals, this gorgeous shoot is filled with inspiration – from contemporary minimalism in the bride’s gown to subtle and organic texture in the floral arrangements. We have a feeling these pics are about to take over Pinterest wedding boards everywhere..

From Taralynn Lawton… When Roxanne of Roxanne Bellamy Events and myself started planning a shoot together, we knew we wanted to create a bridal and wedding inspiration that was effortless and understated, yet bold and fashion forward at the same time. So we thought what better way to express both the bold and the understated than by channeling the Mid-Century Modern style? Combining design elements from the period for the tablescape with contemporary minimalism in the fashion, we created a light and airy wedding inspiration filled with sleek lines, gentle curves, mixed metals, subtle textures, and organic blooms by Simple Florals.

One of the star pieces in Roxanne’s design were the curved lucite chairs sourced from Bubble Miami. Their transparent nature kept the design light and refined while their unique shape added a pop of excitement to the tablescape! With the form of the chairs in mind, we knew we wanted to juxtapose their playful curviness with more angular lines throughout the inspiration while keeping with the airy see-through motif. Crystal of Made Divine brought this to life with her hand crafted stationery suite, featuring a perfectly clear acrylic invitation with modern white lettering.

Crystal also brilliantly tied in the marble design of the place settings in the envelope liners and the velvet texture of the table linens in the gold stamped “His & Hers” vow books. And of course there’s the bridal fashion!! What fun we had here. I knew from the start I wanted something sleek and minimal with an architectural flare, and the girls at Chic Parisian did not disappoint when they pulled this stunning Romona Keveza gown! Continuing our theme of mixing curves and angles, we sourced two different ring inspirations, a minimal oval solitaire in rose gold from Susie Saltzman and platinum princess cut with a more ornate setting and diamond halo from Dadlani Jewels. We styled them with fun geometric jewelry in mixed metals, including statement piece earrings by Jenny Bird. With our focus being on fashion and form, we wanted to keep the setting simple yet chic. The Penthouse at Riverside Wharf in downtown Miami was the perfect space to highlight our styling with it’s floor to ceiling windows, white walls and concrete flooring, providing a contemporary and elegant atmosphere that allowed our design element to really shine.

Photography: Taralynn Lawton | Florals: Simple Florals | Wedding Dress: Romona Keveza | Stationery : Made Divine | Hair & Makeup: Elizabeth C. Williams Hair & Makeup | Venue: Penthouse Riverside Wharf | Bridal Salon: Chic Parisien | Chair Rentals: Bubble | Earrings: Jenny Bird | Linens: Nuage Designs | Oval Engagement Ring: Susie Saltzman | Planning & Design: Roxanne Bellamy Events | Shoes (Booties): Jimmy Choo | Square Engagement Ring, Stacking Gold Rings, Studded Bracelet: Dadlani Jewels | Strappy Slingbacks and Pointed Pumps: Louboutin | Tabletop Rentals: The Coveted Co | Talent Agency: Cassidy Roney

A Classic Wedding at The Breakers Palm Beach with an Old-World European Feel

Not only is this classic wedding incredibly gorgeous and complete with an old-world European feel, it’s also filled with the most thoughtful, sentimental details incorporated throughout the day. With a little help from Carrie Zack Events, this stunning bride personalized her wedding in just about every way you could possibly imagine. From a venue that’s near and dear to her heart, to the addition of Italian ruscus in her floral arrangements as a nod to her roots, to sewn in pearls from her mother’s wedding gown in the sleeves of her dress. We are beyond blown away by the sheer beauty and precious details of this timeless affair. See it all captured by Lance Nicoll Wedding Photography below!

From the Bride… Chris has spent a lot of time traveling the world for work. He worked in a private equity firm in Phnom Penh, Cambodia for three years. Prior to meeting me, he moved back to West Palm Beach FL to be closer to his family in Vero Beach FL and to take a job opportunity in Palm Beach. I had been living in Europe and working in the fashion industry as a model. I decided to move back to West Palm Beach to finish my degree, and that is when Chris and I met. Chris and I met 4th of July weekend three years ago during a sunset cruise for my friend’s birthday. Chris later asked our mutual friend, “Can you please help me ‘run’ into her again?”. Luckily the next day, our mutual friend coordinated a firework viewing party at their house where Chris and I were able to exchange numbers. The venue we chose for our wedding has always held a special place in my heart. Growing up, my family would vacation at The Breakers so the property is filled with all these precious memories that I hold so close to my heart. As a little girl, I can remember feeling awe struck at the all the history it’s gorgeous gilded-age walls hold. Getting married at The Breakers was like a dream come true! Walking down its beautiful hallways as a little girl with my dad was always a favorite memory of mine.

Chris and I love to travel. Our wedding was inspired by the travels we shared together. Chris had proposed at St. Michael’s Mount, in Cornwall England — a beautiful hilltop, castle on a tidal island on the Cornish coast. It was important to us for our wedding to feel timeless and classic with an old-world European romantic feel. That is why we chose white florals with a hint of fresh summer greens that featured Italian ruscus — (a shout out to my Italian-family roots that Jennifer from our floral and design team thoughtfully picked out). I also wanted all my sweet angelic bridesmaids in white. Their dresses featured classic lines with a gorgeous cowl back that felt timeliness and feminine to me. I really wanted the gilded age, baroque architectural features of the reception ballroom to stand out. We choose decor to highlight these features that kept with the old world setting. We used crystal candelabras and place hundreds of candles in the sills of the 12 arched floor to ceiling windows that encircles the ballroom. This made the amber wash light bounce and glisten all over the room highlighting the already opulent space. All the candle light was very romantic and soft. I worked very closely with my friend Siuleth at Eleven Note to create our invitation suite. For me, all the little details are what make an event amazing. So, having a hand crafted invitation set the tone for our elegant old-world European feel. Siuleth watercolored the iconic front of The Breakers for the invitation liner. Featuring the historic property in the invitation gave the guest a sense of what was to come

Siuleth also designed a custom chocolate bar wrapper that featured all the wedding weekend details and a personalized “thank you letter” from Chris and me. We paired the custom chocolate bar with bottle of Champagne for our welcome gift for the guests. To keep with our timeless and elegant feel, a harpist and violinist welcome ours guests to our ceremony which was held in a historic church that my family has been going to for generations. My bouquet was designed after my best friend/grandmother’s (Mimi). I love how elegant cascading bouquets are. Having mine designed after Mimi’s was a special way to honor her presence since she is no longer with us. My mom also had Mimi’s engagement diamond set in a necklace for me to have her “close to my heart” on my wedding day. Our floral designer use a mini Calla Lily for Chris’ boutonnière, which was what my parents choose for their wedding florals. So sweet! My dress was designed by Zuhair Murad. It was important to me for it to feel feminine, classic, but with a modern-twist which Murad is a master at! I had previously worn a dress by him for a fashion shoot and knew I had to get married in one of his designs. It was important to me to be able to wear the dress both at the ceremony and reception (since it is such a special day!), the slip that gave the bodice it’s structure during the ceremony actually slides out so it revealed a little more skin for the party and was easier to move it for all the dancing that followed. During the fitting, we had pearls from my Mom’s wedding dress sown into the sleeve (wrist area) so I could see a special piece (something borrowed) of my mother’s as I was holding my bouquet down the aisle. My mom and I are very sentimental, she gave me a beautiful “wish box” after she helped me get into my wedding dress. The box had all these wonderful hard-written wedding ‘wishes’ on heart shaped notes that she had collected from my closest family members and friends. It totally melted my heart!! Love her so much. A true treasure! We also loved adding little sentimental touches anywhere we could, I had a custom lucite clutch made with J + C and Stuart Weitzman J and C shoe clips to wear on the big day!

The cake was one of the first things guests saw once they entered the ballroom. I wanted it to be a focal point of the room and to mirror the center pieces we had. It had to be a piece of art all to its own. We had our recurring J + C placed one of the top tiers in gold script and each of the 6 tiers was separated by a layer of luscious florals. It really drew a lot of attention. Since it was a summer wedding, we choose light and refreshing flavors, lemon cake with lemon mouse and fresh raspberry filling. At the end of the night, we offered our cake in “To-Go” favor boxes that read “Midnight Snack #SladeGetsJade” since The Breakers is known for their OTT desserts, after the main course, The Breakers Signature Mini Martini Sundaes was presented to each guest. It had Vanilla, Chocolate and Strawberry Haagen Dazs IceCream, Chambord Macerated Berries 3 Chocolate Fluted Cups with Toppings (M&M’s, Reese’s Cups and Candied Almonds) and a Milk Chocolate Heart that Read, “Christopher loves Jade” in a bed of White Rock Sugar with Butler Passed Hot Fudge and Caramel Sauce. It added a fun and whimsical element to all the classic and elegant vibes of the night. Plus, who does not like ice cream sundaes in the summer! After all the guests entered the reception ballroom after the cocktail hour and got situation, Chris and I made a grand entrance and were escorted by a champagne parade with sparklers. It was the grand entrance of a lifetime! We went right into our first dance, Chris and I were choose “Color of Love” by Sade. The lyrics felt perfect for us and Sade is so chic! We also had a Bride and Groom signature cocktail called “The Slade” that was a rift on a Paloma garnished with an orchid (perfect for summer!). At about 11:00pm we had

“Cheeseburgers in Paradise”butler passed around the reception room and dance floor as a “late-night” bite. Everyone loved them! The planning process was one of my favorite parts! My mom and dad were so sweet and involved every step of the way. They are huge dancers and love music so they were tasked with finding the best band. They choose The Social, a 12 piece show band, which was a huge hit! They are an incredible show band and entertain like no other, we danced all night long! The girls even did a outfit change after dinner into these stunning gold lame jumpsuits. So fantastic, everyone loved it!! It was wonderful to have all my parents support and to share the planning process with them- such a special time for us all. We had an incredible team and The Breakers is beyond flawless to work with. They not only know how to make a wedding day beyond spectacular for the bride and groom but also for all the family and guests too! We really wish we could relive our wedding day, it was perfect, timeless and beyond what we could have imagined!

Photography: Lance Nicoll Wedding Photography | Event Design: The Breakers Palm Beach | Floral Design: The Breakers Palm Beach | Wedding Dress: Zuhair Murad | Venue: The Breakers Palm Beach | Invitation: Siuleth of Eleven Note | Planning: Carrie Zack Events

Tropical Wedding Inspiration at The Historic Walton House

Bright, tropical colors mixed with darker and muted tones against a lush green background created a picture perfect shoot, produced by Masi Events and captured by Alisa Ferris Photography. The natural beauty of the venue paired with oli Flor’s stunning centerpieces made for what looked like a dream of a reception table! From flamingos to flourishing greens and even gold palm trees, it is safe to say that there was no shortage on photo opp’s at The Historic Walton House. Take a peek below and don’t forget to check out the full gallery….and the array of animals that made appearances throughout the day!

From Masi EventsThe Historic Walton House is a beautiful tropical lush setting. When designing we wanted to incorporate colors that all worked well together but also popped with the all greenery. The bright reds, rich burgundy and lighter pinks and taupes all worked harmoniously together.

 The ceremony backdrop was designed with two art deco gold palm trees with a lush floral installation. Danielle Curry of oli Flor has a natural instinct when it comes to designing and creating beautiful environments. She had foraged some dried leaves that morning that added interest and texture to the centerpieces.

The tablescape was a wooden farm table paired with these beautiful rose velvet chairs. The runner had the couple’s favorite song hand-lettered down the table. Sea grape leaves were used as the place cards and gold trim on the serve ware and flatware added the perfect touch.

 Instead of your traditional bridal bouquet the bride wore a floral garland, draped beautifully over her dress. Such a gorgeous and different way of carrying flowers to not cover your gown! The three tier watercolor inspired cake created by Earth & Sugar looked perfect with the venues bright and vibrant colors.

The natural surrounding of the venue enhanced all the beauty that was designed for the ceremony and reception. An absolutely perfect place to say ‘I Do’ and celebrate the day away with colors and backgrounds that won’t disappoint!

Photography: Alisa Ferris | Floral Design: oli FLOR | Wedding Dress: Blue Tag Bridal | Jewelry: Vena Amoris Jewelry | Calligraphy: Tinta y Tierra | Venue: Historic Walton House | Bride: Layla | Cake Design: Earth And Sugar | Floral Provider: Afloral | Furniture Rentals + Napkins: Nuage Designs | Hair and Make up Artist: Visions by Daili | Invites: Bella Figura | Lead Designer: Masi Events | Production: Ruffled Blog, Bride DIY | Ring Boxes: Voeu Du Coeur | TableTop Rentals: Pialisa

 

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A Modern Gray and Green Miami Wedding at Penthouse Riverside Wharf

Clean, modern and minimalistic – this wedding is all the above and more. The gorgeous bride and groom decided to tie the knot on their 10 year dating anniversary… how romantic is that?! With the help of Roxanne Bellamy and floral design by Anthology Co., the couple’s dream of a modern wedding with subtle Miami flair truly came to life. Don’t miss out on all the stunning details at the full gallery, captured perfectly by Julie Cate!

From the Bride… I was fifteen when I met Kevin. We were both green, full of life, and very ambitious. We officially started dating May 18th, 2008. 10 years later, our love was sweet enough and, to celebrate our anniversary, we got married.

For the wedding, we went back and forth on how we wanted it to look and feel. Because we both grew up in South Florida, we knew instinctively that we wanted to draw inspiration from our surroundings. Lush, tropical greens and an open air vibe topped the list. One of our favorite things to do as a couple is visiting amazing spaces, like the Miami Beach Edition and PAMM and taking in the aesthetics. Both those locations have done an amazing job defining Miami elegance and we wanted to do just that in designing our wedding.

We had an amazing team, hand-picked by Roxanne Bellamy Events, that brought our vision to light. We decided as a couple that we wanted to have our hand in one design element of our wedding so we chose to design our stationery together and absolutely loved the outcome.

From the Planner… Modern + Minimalist is the perfect phrase to describe the aesthetic of Alyssa + Kevin’s wedding. This darling couple have such discerning taste and wanted it to spill over into their event. They chose to incorporate some real Miami flair into their wedding; from a view of the Miami skyline and lush tropical foliage to the nod to the burgeoning art scene to the inherent vibrancy of Miami. I’m always honored to help my couples have the wedding they desire.

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Photography: Julie Cate Photography | Cinematography: Andreo Studio | Event Planner: Roxanne Bellamy Events | Floral Design: Anthology Co. | Floral Design: Anthology Co. | Wedding Dress: Brides Of Florida | Cake: DBakers Miami | Stationery: Bride and Groom | Ceremony Venue: St. Patrick Catholic Church, Miami | Reception Venue: Penthouse Riverside Wharf | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Dessy Collection By Vivian Diamond | Catering: Mena Catering | Lighting: Illumene | Groom's Attire: Ring Jacket | Groomsmen's Attire: The Black Tux | Linens: Nuage Designs | MUAH: Marz Makeup And Hair | Rentals: Lavish Event Rentals

Key West Wedding at The Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum

Going for a tropical-without-a-passport kind of wedding? Key West is IT my loves. As someone who has experienced the island first hand, I can tell you it truly does feel as if you’ve arrived to a whole new destination by jet. One look at this wedding captured by Care Studios and planned by Destination Wedding Studio and I think you’ll agree.

From the Bride… We’re living in New York, and both originally from China. I went to school in Florida and Key West is always my favorite place in FL. Chandler took me on a trip to Key West last May and proposed on the lighthouse right across the Hemingway Home. In addition, Ernest Hemingway is one of my favorite American writers. My undergraduate thesis is about his short story “The Snow of Kilimanjaro”. As a result, Ernest Home & Museum became our first choice of the wedding venue.

We met at a friend’s game party. It was an adventure game in an escape room in New York and we were in the same game group. I like Chandler’s intelligence, rationality. I’m growing up to a better person with him. We feel we understand each other without more words and we bear with each other’s differences.

Chandler: I like Roxanne for her unconditional care of me, her maturity and faithfulness, her artistic tastes, and her advice that help me be more mature. Being with Roxanne ever day makes me willing to take more responsibilities and be unsubdued by difficulties. She constantly gives me courage and hope. She has become the very reason for my being.

I did some general research about wedding planning and the wedding planners at Key West. I was lucky to get Destination Wedding Studio by my side. They provided me the wedding timeline and recommended vendor lists so I knew what I was supposed to do for my wedding and made my selections of wedding vendors easier. I went through the vendors’ websites and social media accounts, and some wedding website reviews for decisions.

Because we chose Hemingway Home & Museum as the venue, I decided to have my wedding invitations mainly in green to match the color. I contacted an online producer in China, reviewed their wedding invitation templates. I chose one simple template, edited the design and had them print it out. I also got the candy boxes which match the invitation style.

For the theme color, I usually like black & white and most soft colors, so the flowers are in soft colors, and table linen is in light grey. I thought blue could go well with the greens in Hemingway Home, so I had my bridesmaids in light blue, groom in navy and groomsmen in dark blue.

The decor is one of the things I care most at my wedding. Thanks to my planner Peggy for suggesting a long table as my reception table, then I started looking pictures on Pinterest & Instagram for decor inspiration. Those pictures really helped shape my final thoughts about decor – a long reception table decor by hanging top with flowers, branches, glass balls, and lanterns. I sent some pictures to my planner and florist, talked about the ideas and they handled the details for me. Peggy also got the chargers/napkins that match the flowers perfectly.

About the unique wedding cake: I found some book shape wedding cake on Pinterest and decided to have one because I and Chandler both love reading. And we’re having the wedding at Hemingway Home, so Hemingway’s books were the covers.

Most importantly, my bridal veil was made by my designer friend. It became much more meaningful!

My favorite memory of the day was the first dance, the groom and friends’ performance, and dancing after dinner. I was glad to see that everybody was having fun.

Photographer: Care Studios | Wedding Planner: Destination Wedding Studio | Floral Design: Duarte Floral Design | Wedding Dress: Watters | Cake: Amazing Cakes And Creations | Ceremony Venue: Ernest Hemingway Home | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Watters | Catering: Catered Affairs | Hair and Make up: Beauty Boutique | Film Lab: Richard Photo Lab | Music: DJ Buggy | Rentals: Eventfully Yours | bride shoes: Manolo Blahnik

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Flagler Museum Wedding With All The Bells and Whistles

From the Bride… As a little girl, I always dreamed of getting married in the Flagler Museum in Palm Beach, Florida. This Gilded Age mansion was once Henry Flagler’s wedding gift to his wife. Once Oliver and I looked at it together, we knew, immediately that it was the place for us. With the help of an amazing team of vendors… AnthologyMasi Events, Katie Lopez Photography, Nuage Designs, Pinwheel Film Company (and SO many more!) we were able to curate a day that was the start of the next incredible chapter of our lives as husband and wife…

We wanted the day to represent who we were as a couple, where we came from, where we have been, and where we are going. With this in mind, we planned our wedding style to be a “New England meets Floridian” theme. New England – since that is where Oliver is from, where both of us still have family (my parents go there four months out of the year) and where I spent every summer in Chatham, Cape Cod growing up. And Florida – since that is where I am from, where both of us met, currently live and where we were getting married. 

Our theme was carried throughout our wedding day in all of our details, from the food (we served lobster roll and crab cake apps!) to the flowers (we used oranges and magnolias). The design was really first executed with our paper details and monogram by PAPEL & CO. In the monogram, we chose to use a hydrangea to represent New England and a banana leaf to represent Palm Beach. We used the monogram as our key visual, shown not only through our day of pieces, but also my wedding gift and our cocktail bars facade. Natalia from PAPEL & CO also did an amazing job illustrating the foliage of both locations in a cohesive way on our invitation pieces. We even had vintage stamps that represented both places, like a Cape Cod lighthouse and Florida Egrets.

In terms of the detail colors, both were a big significance in terms of our family. Blue and White china was incorporated into our design throughout as it represented the tradition of family – my grandmother and my mother, who are Danish, have both collected and used royal Copenhagen fine china throughout my life. The blue and white china detail was shown through our escort card display and day of signage (which were plates my mom and I collected throughout wedding planning), our cocktail linens (by Nuage!), our wedding card Ginger Jar, and our reception vaseware

My favorite crafted detail was the escort card display as it was a labor of love by my mom and our amazing vendors – Jessica from Masi Events and Veronica from Anthology. The display was the statement piece I always dreamed of.

Our cake – by Earth & Sugar was a mix of classy and casual. We used classic buttercream frosting and styled it with florals by Anthology but the flavor was more casual. Using funfetti cake and cream cheese frosting.

Our flowers exceeded all our expectations thanks to Veronica from Anthology. The florals really represented New England meets Florida — using foliage from New England mixed with oranges from Florida. They were subtle, yet elegant and using low mixes of florals in blue and white vases, it assured an intimate dinner party vibe.

Oliver and I met (and work) at Burger King Corporate in Miami. So bringing this fun element of our story was especially important when thinking about our “late night food.” We created a custom logo using “The Hurds” with BK’s logo. This logo was used on the packaging for burgers and fries. We even branded it a “whopper of wedding” and handed out crowns during the Hora Loca.

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More from the Bride… With the “New England meets Floridian” theme in mind, we curated our primary color palette and style to represent the scenery of both locations. Our colors were ivory, dusty blue, dusty green plus blue/white china and rose gold details. 

My gown was by Hayley Paige paired with Jimmy Choo heels. The dress was a modern take on a traditional style. The art deco sequins on the traditional mermaid style was just what I was looking for. I paired it with Jimmy Choo shoes that had an orchid on them which was important to me (as I was born in Hawaii). 

For personal florals, Anthology used silvery green sage, garden roses and peonies and tied the bridesmaids’ bouquets with dusty blue velvet. At the ceremony and reception, Veronica used cascading urn arrangements inspired by the urns at Flagler. The magnolia urn arrangements at the reception added height to the room without ruining guests view of each other.

Incorporating unique and personal elements was one of my favorites part of wedding planning. Jessica and I worked together to see what touch points would most exemplify Oliver and me:

  • Oliver rowed at University of Penn so the men’s drink was served with a wood oar and I attended FSU so the female drink was served with a wood arrow.
  • He is also a notorious instagrammer amongst his friends for constantly posting food with the hashtag #tubbyapproved. Since Oliver was the lead on all things food with the help of Chez Gourmet, it was important we used this hashtag as an Easter egg on our wedding details. We used this on our cocktail napkins and our menu cards.
  • Although neither of us are Hispanic, the Miami and Hispanic culture of “hora loca’s” is important to us since we have attended many weddings with this element. We thought it would be an amazing touch to end the night.
  • We added Jordan almonds as a personal favor on the tablescape. As this a Greek heritage and was also served at my parents’ wedding, it was important that we continued the tradition.
  • For many years Oliver and I have always said our future family drink would be a “HURDicane” to represent our new last name and South Florida hurricanes. Having Chez Gourmet curate this for the first time and serve it at our cocktail hour was so special.

My one piece of advice to brides it to make it a weekend event – I was so glad we had events starting Thursday through Sunday because it gave us an opportunity to really talk and engage with to our guests on other events besides the wedding day. So on the wedding day, we could focus on enjoying time with each other and seeing those people who were only there on the day of. Making it a weekend event doesn’t need to be too expensive either – on Thursday we did a Cheeseburgers in Paradise themed BBQ in my parents backyard with bridal party and family as a welcome party.

Photography: Katie Lopez Photography | Cinematography: Pinwheel Film Company | Wedding Planning and Design: Masi Events | Floral Design: Anthology Co. | Cake: Earth And Sugar | Catering: Chez Gourmet | Lighting: Globadyne Production | Entertainment: Tropics Entertainment | Transportation: Molly's Trolleys | Ceremony and Reception : Flagler Museum | Hair and Make-up: Sissi Ceballos | Invitations and papergoods: Papel & Co. | Linens and Rentals: Nuage Designs | Rentals: Elements & Accents | Rentals: Atlas Party Rentals

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Tuscan Inspired Wedding in Central Florida at Bella Collina

There were no passports needed for this wedding at Bella Collina in Monteverde, Florida. However, you were immediately transported to the rolling hillside of Tuscany with the manicured gardens, breathtaking views and surrounded by the tranquil sounds of nature. This was all visible from the cobblestone villa atop of the hill overlooking the lake. It was the perfect setting for Kristy and Tim’s wedding. ~Masi Events + Katie Lopez Photography








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More from Masi EventsThe inspiration came from the venue and all the details from the color palette with the serene blues and rose gold to the grey taper candles that complemented the setting perfectly. We created two different tablescapes with a mix of round tables and wooden tables to add dimension to the space.

The menu was also Italian inspired but personal touches were infused. The Cuban market carretta station served staples such as mini Cuban sandwiches and corquetas and served tribute to part of Kristy’s family’s heritage.

Towards the end of the evening, guests were surprised by a firework display and late night food was passed that included popcorn and chocolate covered bacon.

Photography: Katie Lopez Photography | Cinematography: Hopemedia, LLC | Florals : Julia Rohde Designs | Cake: Le Petit Sweet | Lighting: Kaleidoscope Event Lighting | DJ: Soundwave Entertainment Systems | Ceremony Music: Beautiful Music | Transportation: VIP Wedding Transportation | Ceremony and Reception: Bella Collina | Dance Floor: Orlando Wedding And Party Rentals | Hair and Make-up: Makeover Station | Invitations and Paper Goods: IBA Paper Goods | Linens: Nuage Designs | PhotoBooth: Shine Photo Entertainment | Planning and Coordination: Masi Events | Rentals: Events on the Loose | Welcome Gifts: The Presence Co.

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A Stunning Seaside Wedding With Brunch on the Menu

This seaside Miami wedding is taking brunch to a whole new level of beauty. Designed by Beauty in the Making, coral peonies, iron garden chairs and the chic backdrop of The Palms Hotel and Spa all prove that nothing beats brunch with an ocean view. But if you need any more convincing, the images captured by Gianny Campos should do the trick.

From the Groom…The last idea in my mind during my senior year of college as a bachelor is to find love. Originally, I had planned a trip to Puerto Rico in 2013 to visit some family members and enjoy my last moment of freedom in college. However, my life changed the moment I sparked a conversation with Charleen and her friends waiting in line for some coconut water. After the first day we spent time together, we just had to continue hanging out. To top it off, she went to school in Syracuse, which was only 3 hours away! After Puerto Rico, we could not resist talking to each other every day!

After about a month, I invited her to my salsa social in school, where she met my friends and had a tour of my school. Even though we were far apart, I could not feel any closer to her at this point. We started to discuss what our lives would be like after school. I would have never known that Charleen would have lived in a city close to me in my future assignment in North Carolina for our relationship. That sacrifice alone speaks volumes about how much she cares. It was at that point, I realized that I was the luckiest guy in the world that chose the perfect wife.

At this point, I helped her in every way to get into a master’s program. I also began to admire her family and traditionally visit China every year. I never knew how much China had to offer with its immense culture and beautiful historical architecture. Once I found out she got accepted into Carnegie Melon, I was ecstatic that Charleen would stay in the US a little bit longer just for me. I told her that my life in the Army would be temporary and I would move to Hong Kong for her in the future.

It was during her time in Carnegie Melon that I decided to ask for her hand in marriage during Valentine’s Day on 2016 in San Francisco. (Of course after I asked for her dad’s blessings, which I think he spoiled for her) Never did I regret making that decision and now I am proud to say that I am happily married to my wife and exited for our future endeavors and adventures!

Photography: Gianny Campos Photography | Videographer : Cool Coconut Studios | Event Design: Beauty in the Making | Floral Design: Beauty in the Making | Wedding Dress: Marchesa | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Jenny Yoo | Bridal Boutique: Mark Ingram Atelier | MUAH: Carolyn Jones Makeup | Outdoor Ceremony/Reception : The Palms Hotel & Spa | Rentals: Love in Vintage

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An Uber Elegant + Stylish Miami Wedding

Does it get any chicer than this fall fete right here? The answer? Nope, it just doesn’t. This elegant Miami wedding stuns in every single one of Simply Sarah’s photos, from the beautiful Bride in her gown to her ridiculously fashion-forward bridesmaids. And the inspiration continues with all the decor by Ines Naftali Floral & Event Design. Our Pinterest boards not only got an upgrade with all this beauty but they took up it several stylish notches. Don’t you agree!?

From the Bride…

Mike and I met as undergrads at SMU in Dallas, TX. He was best friends with my roommate Geneva so they were always over at our apartment. He finally asked me to a formal two days before my 21st birthday and we’ve been together ever since! When it came to getting engaged about seven years later, he worked closely with my best friend and mom to pick out the ring. I was in business school at the time and he asked me if we could go to dinner during me studying for finals (which I had to be talked into). He said our friends Jenna and Taylor would be joining us for dinner so we went to their townhouse and went to the roof where he said they “must be up there watching the game.” I immediately saw the rose petals and Cheesecake Factory takeout bags (our first date!) and he was down on one knee. I then realized my best friend Lesley was videoing in from someone’s phone so the phone was taped up on the wall so she could watch, Taylor was hiding behind a couch filming and his roommate John was hiding in another room up there – all popped out afterwards and I had NO idea. We then went to dinner at Nonna with my mom and his parents who flew in and said promptly after dinner they were going to tuck in for the night. Only to pull up to our house where all our best friends were hiding to have a party and celebrate our engagement. He pulled a good one on me!!

I kept saying over and over to our planner Katie that I am/was the anti-bride. When we got engaged I had just lost my father and really would have been happy to have gotten married in our living room at home in Arkansas. I was also in school and just needed a minute to breathe before planning started. Once we selected the Biltmore, I immediately hired Katie and let her whip us in wedding planning shape. Since we live in Dallas and the wedding was in Miami, we knew already a majority of our friends would be traveling to attend. We loved the Biltmore because of it’s history and the old-world Spanish look and feel. In terms of colors, I was always attracted to the darker floral reds and doing something that didn’t feel too bridal or hadn’t been done already.

I think all of the preparation, waiting and anticipation of the day can make you feel anxious and question every decision but I loved how easy the day felt (shout out to Collins Coordination). Having all the big personalities in our lives in one place for the weekend was so much fun and the point of the wedding was to make sure all our guests had the time of their lives. From my bridesmaids dancing on stage with the band, to my Aunt Kitty’s face when she saw the Hora Loca come out to Mike dancing to “My Pony” by Ginuwine are some of my favorite memories and I can’t wait to relive these moments through photos for years to come. I’m also most thankful we could have the ceremony inside (damn Miami humidity) and we all had a reprieve from the heat during our record short ceremony time.

Sarah and Will from Simply Sarah were a dynamic duo and I trusted them implicitly for the moment we met. I am so excited about the images they captured and know the photos will be the most treasured memory from our big day for years and years to come.

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Photography: Simply Sarah Photography | Videography: Denis and Dezi | Event Planning: Katie McCann Crow | Floral Design: Ines Naftali Floral & Event Design | Wedding Dress: Warren Barrón Bridal | Cake: Earth And Sugar | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Bella Bridesmaid | Catering: Biltmore Hotel | Hair + Makeup: Face2Face Studios | Lighting: Biltmore Hotel | Ceremony Music: AA Musicians | Wedding Venue: Biltmore Hotel | Decor: Ines Naftali Floral & Event Design | Film Lab: PhotoVision Prints | Hora Loca Performers: Black & Wine Events | Paper Goods: Ellis Hill | Reception Music: Project Soul | Rentals: Biltmore Hotel

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This Wedding Proves You Shouldn’t Skip High School Gym Class

I’ve been trying to put my finger on what I love so very much about this Bellewood Plantation wedding – looking through Kt Crabb‘s photographs positively warms my heart! – and then I read their love story and knew immediately. While I’m always a sucker for plantation affairs, farm table receptions, and long sleeve lace gowns, what was speaking straight to my heart was that these two are high school sweethearts who met in gym class! I don’t know about for you, but when the lovebirds have gone through that kind of life growth together, it makes for a love so sweet and a bond so close I can always spot it. Read their darling story, below!

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From the bride… James and I met in high school gym class when I was a freshman and he was a sophomore. We became friends, then close friends, and then best friends in that obvious way when you know two people like each other. A year and a half after meeting, James asked me to be his girlfriend. We dated for six and a half wonderful years. In that time, we got to graduate high school, attend the same college (Go Knights!), graduate college and find our careers and passions together. And thanks to the challenges and joys of life experienced over those six years, we knew with all of our hearts that we wanted to get married and spend the rest of this wonderful life together. So after James proposed to me – a complete surprise on New Year’s Eve with a surprise engagement party – I knew exactly what I wanted my wedding to be about: a celebration of our love, and a celebration with the incredible people in our lives.

Bellewood Plantation, our venue, offered the perfect canvas for my vision. A gorgeous, Southern-style home with a sprawling landscape, Bellewood had a place for our ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception all on the grounds. James and I wanted our decor and apparel to be simple and classic, and we wanted the atmosphere of our wedding to emphasize our joy to be getting married. Bellewood had handcrafted long, farmhouse tables and market lighting under the reception tent, so we forwent table linens and used gold chargers, greenery, and candle votives of varying sizes. Our flowers, white and pale pink with dark greenery, looked so lovely against the classic black tuxedos and slate blue bridesmaids’ dresses.

When I think back to my wedding day, it is a blur of so many happy moments, but there are three that stand out clearly. The first is when James and I exchanged the vows we wrote each other during our ceremony. The second is immediately after our ceremony (we didn’t do a first look), when we soaked in our first moments of marriage together, captured beautifully by Katie. And finally, I loved when we got to see our family and wedding party after our pictures. It was such a sweet time with all our favorite people in one place. Our wedding day was truly the happiest day of my life, and I feel so grateful for my vendors, our wedding party, all our family, my parents, and of course my husband, James.

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Photography: Kt Crabb Photography | Cinematography: Sarah Walker Production | Floral Design: Violets in Bloom | Wedding Dress: Mori Lee | Bride's Shoes: Dyeables | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Bill Levkoff | Catering: Edible Art Catering | Makeup: In2YourBeauty Makeup Artistry | DJ: FyerFly Productions | Groom's Attire: Michael Kors | Venue: Bellewood Plantation | Bridal Boutique: Aurora Unique Bridal Boutique | Photography Assistance: Heidi Vail Photography

Stylish + Chic, This Green + Gold Wedding Inspo Brings Out The Irish In Us All

Think there is absolutely no way to add a little St. Patty’s Day flair to your fete without looking hokey and completely un-chic? You think wrong. This emerald gold wedding inspiration before us is elegant, modern and incredibly stylish… and is totally the type of green-hued glam we love this time of year. The Ganeys captured all the details of the day, putting us in a fashionably fun mood for the weekend ahead. See it all in our gallery right this way!

From The Ganeys… The Cypress Grove Estate House was the backdrop for this wedding inspiration. Our inspiration for this session actually came from the green shutters and clean white facade. We wanted to create an elegant wedding filled with classy and modern details.

I’m a paper goods kind of girl. I love the textures. I love the stamps. And I love anything and everything that Andi Meija creates. Her signature is wrapping all of her items in a thin gold thread – which was the perfect accent for this emerald and gold invitation suite. She used watercolor as the backdrop of the invitation and a modern font to invite guests to the event was perfect to set the stage for this shoot.

Our bride, Brinley, was such a natural beauty. Her hair was pulled back into loose curls, pinned in place with floral clips. Tiffany from Michele Renee Studio did an amazing job taking this bride’s look to the next level of gorgeous!

Brinley wore a Ines Di Santo gown from The Bridal Finery. This gown was made for this wedding inspiration. The lace, the illusion back with the buttons, and that phenomenal cut was the perfect combination of elegant and modern.

The reception space was set and styled by Plan It Events. The pieces from RW Events elevated the event with the white and gold chairs, for the guest’s table and the emerald tufted ones for the sweetheart table. Every place was set with gold rimmed plates, gold flatware, a menu and the most exquisite emerald napkins. Flower by Lesley created the centerpieces – overflowing with roses and greenery.

The lounge area was set by the water at Cypress Grove Estate. On the emerald rug sat a velvet couch and two vintage upholstered chairs. Atop the marble table sat another incredible centerpiece.

The evening concluded as it always should – with cake! Sugar Sugar created a two tiered beauty – complete with a sugar flower and gold accents. It sat atop an emerald table, and behind it hung a scroll of vows from the couple.

This team of vendors was such a treat to work with! Everyone went above and beyond to ensure the day ran smoothly! It was a dream to photograph – Caitlin and the Plan It Events team made it so easy!

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Photography: The Ganeys | Event Planning: Plan It Event Design and Management | Floral Design: Flowers By Lesley | Wedding Dress: Ines Di Santo | Cake: Sugar Sugar Cake Boutique | Shoes: Lulu's | Hair + Makeup: Michele Renee The Studio | Venue: Cypress Grove Estate House | Bridal Boutique: The Bridal Finery | Film Lab: Richard Photo Lab | Linens: Over The Top Linens | Paper Goods: Andi Mejia | Rentals: RW Events | Ring Box: The Mrs Box | Tabletop Rentals: Treasury Rentals

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A Blush + Gold Beauty That’s Basically Made For SMP

A totally classic SMP wedding, refined, elegant and super romantic. But at a venue that’s full of love and meaning for the special couple. That my dears, is what we crave. Lindsay Madden captured this blush and gold beauty at the John’s Island Club, where the Bride and Groom became engaged and where they hope to vacation with their children some day. Pretty awesome, right? But before we get too far ahead of ourselves wishin’ and hopin’, let’s spend some solid time with their wondrous wedding, because it’s a good one for sure. Enjoy it all right this way!

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From the Bride… Timeless, traditional, romantic and fun! These words effortlessly describe the vision of our wedding day. A party we would never forget with breathtaking ocean views, a striking tent, great food and a band that would keep our guests dancing all night long. The best part was that it was a perfect reflection of our relationship; I oversaw the planning and design and Hayes brought the fun!

The venue, Johns Island Club in Vero Beach, Florida will always be very special to us. We spent much of our relationship visiting family and vacationing there and in April of 2015, Hayes proposed on a romantic morning walk on the beach. It was important to us to be married in a place we visit often and will hopefully bring our children someday.

The ceremony was held at the beach club overlooking the ocean, so we let the view speak for itself. We really wanted the focus to be on each other, saying our vows in front of our closest friends and family. The wedding was held on Mother’s Day Weekend to honor my late mother and during the ceremony we had all of our guests read a passage from my favorite children’s book “Love You Forever” by Robert Munsch. We truly felt her presence in that moment.

With my experience and passion for event planning, I wanted a tented reception to create a unique setting that could be designed from top to bottom. We kept everything neutral with subtle pops of blush pink and gold. We added layers and texture to the tables with fun fluffy linens, lush flowers, lots of candlelight and monogrammed linen napkins, which were tied with satin ribbons. One of our favorite design details of the reception was a custom floral frame our florist created as a unique take on a photo booth. Our friend and wedding planner, Claudia Hanlin couldn’t have executed our vision more perfectly and we are so blessed to be able to look back at our incredible photos by Lindsay Madden to remember the best day of our lives. It was truly magical and everything I had dreamed of since I was a little girl and there was certainly no shortage of laughter and partying with my husband at center stage!

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Photography: Lindsay Madden Photography | Videography: McKenzie Miller Films | Event Design + Planning: The Wedding Library | Floral Design: William Bainbridge Steele Design | Wedding Shoes: Christian Louboutin | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Amsale | Makeup + Hair: Ivette Gil Beauty Design | Entertainment: Elan Artists | Groom's Attire: Paul Stuart | Wedding Venue: John's Island Club | Tent: TentLogix | Wedding Dress + Veil: Monique Lhuillier

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A Classic Color Palette That Never Disappoints!

A classic blush and gold wedding just doesn’t disappoint and when it’s as pretty as this one here, well, it’s a win-win. K&K Photography captured this fall Florida fete at the Museum of Fine Arts and we’re smitten with every stylish bit of it, from the beautiful Bride and her maids to the cutest little flower girl we ever did see. Join us in this swoon fest right this way!

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From K&K Photography… Chelsea and Steven prepped for their big day at the Historical Vinoy Renaissance Hotel of Downtown St. Pete, followed by a heart-warming ceremony in the garden of the Museum of Fine Arts. They then danced the night away with close friends and family in the Conservatory at the museum. Such a gorgeous day!!

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Photography: K and K Photography, LLC | Floral Design: Wonderland Floral Art | Wedding Dress: Essense of Australia | Invitations: Paperless Post | Bride's Shoes: Stuart Weitzmen | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Bella Bridesmaid | Hair + Makeup: Femme Akoi | Groom's Attire: Hugo Boss | Wedding Venue: Museum Of Fine Arts | Bridal Boutique: Malindy Elene | Cake Artist: Olympia Catering | Save the Date: Minted

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Why Finding the Perfect Wedding Vendors has Never Been This Easy

We all know that you can’t have an amazing wedding without an amazing team of vendors, but we also know that finding that oh-so-awesome dream team takes a lot of work and research. Unless, you make plans to attend the Outer Banks Meet + Greet at Sanderling Resort on Sunday, March 10th from 5 – 9 pm. It’s your chance to mix and mingle with the best in the biz, plus find those wedding pros that will turn your destination wedding on the Outer Banks into the celebration you’ve always wanted.

Duck, North Carolina is one of those vacay spots you never want to leave and Sanderling Resort sits right smack-dab in the center of all of the action. With gorgeous views, luxe accommodations and a talented staff that knows a thing or two about dream weddings, you can count on that celebration of the century to happen. Now add in a meet + greet with talented OBX Wedding Professionals, hors d’oeuvres, wine tastings, a reception style dinner and dessert samplings and it’s not just an evening planning your big day… it’s a lot of fun, too. You can even dabble in Sassy S’mores at the Firepits at the Event House. (Yum.)

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Trust us on this one, you guys – the Outer Banks Meet + Greet at Sanderling Resort is one of those events you seriously can’t miss. Mark those calendars for March 10th from 5-9 pm, then visit Sanderling Resort to purchase tickets, book rooms and learn more about getting those engagement pictures taken. You’re going to have a blast.

Your Sneak Peek At One Of Miami Beach’s Most Stylish Wedding Venues

You know what’s better than ogling over one of our fave South Beach venues? Seeing one seriously stylish duo tie the knot in that very space. We call that that a win-win, and we suggest you cozy on up for one of the prettiest weddings ever at the W South Beach. It’s one glam detail after another that will have you booking this Miami hot spot in a heartbeat.

When it comes to your Big Day, we know that finding that dream locale isn’t always easy – whether you plan on tying the knot with only a few in attendance or want to host a luxe reception in that over-the-top Miami style we all love. The W South Beach makes it so, so easy with an experienced team of wedding professionals that will help you create that statement-making event you’ve always wanted – big or small. From their breathtaking Atlantic views to their fabulous amenities to their FOUR venues (check out the tree-filled Grove, one of our faves), they have you covered. And don’t just take our word on it – take your cue from this stunning duo, who hosted what can only be described as a movie-like celebration, complete with an outdoor ceremony and a ballroom reception with dancing ’til dawn.

W South Beach is all about next level weddings with every glamorous detail that you could possibly imagine. Trust us, your every want will be taken care of, right down to their amazing Whatever/Whenever® service, aka, the best concierge service on the planet. Need even more proof? Take it from beautiful bride, Samantha – The best part of working with the W was not having to worry about our day not being beautiful. The venue itself is so stunning without anything extra, it was comforting to know that, no matter what, it would be beautiful. Working with Marina made everything about the day less stressful. She really helped organize our dream wedding from start to finish!

See more of their beautiful day here, then contact Marina Serret at 305.938.3028 to get planning.

This Miami Beach Wedding is the Definition of #ModernGoals

Miami Beach is always a good locale for a modern wedding, and this beautiful bride + groom did it right. Filled with sparkly metallics and lush blooms crafted by Natinel Flowers Linens & Rentals, the sleek stylings and chic W South Beach locale make it a true lesson in contemporary style. See so much more from Max Photo right here and get ready to be inspired.

From the Bride… Evan and I met during a very busy time in our lives. He was in the process of expanding his business and I was applying to doctoral programs. It would seem that the odds were stacked against us, however, it now serves as a testament to our unique and special bond. After three years of dating, we knew we had found our perfect counterparts.  Evan surprised me with a getaway trip to Clearwater. What I thought was a graduation present, ended up being the gift of a lifetime.

Beyond our theme, it was important for our wedding to be an accurate reflection of who we are as people, and as a couple. Having both family and friends in Florida and New York, we easily narrowed down the region. Knowing that we wanted an outdoor spring ceremony, Miami became the inevitable choice. We selected W South Beach as the ambiance and décor impeccably matched our vision of a chic paradise wedding.

Our theme was modern and metallic. The chrome metallic accents easily allowed for the touches of glam, including the bedazzled shoes gifted to me by my little sister and maid of honor, the sparkles on the dress, and shimmer of the linens.  We were incredibly fortunate to have our monogram by Elevennote, which was incorporated on the stationary, ceremony sign, welcome bags, menu, and acrylic card box. Our silver foil accented place cards were placed over a mirrored table top adorned with glass frames of pictures from the weddings of our bridal party members and our grandparents.

W South Beach was the perfect venue for us as it had a perfect spot for each chapter in our day. Our getting ready suites were spacious, stunning, and provided great ocean views for pictures. The private pool was adorned with a mural that just screams Miami, perfect for the first look. While waiting for the festivities to begin, the guests were able to enjoy the dip their toes in the ocean. We wanted a transition from light to dark from ceremony to reception. The palm trees and lawn provided the perfect palate for elegance and the earthy marble accents of the Great Room allowed for the transition to modern and metallic glam.

We were adamant about being true to ourselves individually and as a couple during our ceremony. We recognize our cultures while being sure to highlight the important tenets of marriage that we cherish. We wanted it to be simple, yet deeply meaningful. We collaborated to create our customized ceremony and wrote our own vows. What can be seen simply as an acrylic wedding arch adorned with fresh, white flowers, crystals, and candles was actually a key requirement for us in our ceremony. This chuppah or mandap, is an important symbol in both cultures. Symbolic of our cross-cultural union. In both cultures it represents, with open walls, the home and life we will build as a married couple. Acknowledging an Indian tradition, we opted to have our parents stand with us to represent the each of the pillars, a sturdy foundation. 

We are fortunate to have many loved ones in our lives, but opted for a smaller intimate wedding. Our bridal party consisted only of family members and childhood friends. Evan had traditional groomsmen, but I wanted to honor three important women in my life so I opted to include not one but three titles of Maid of Honor, Matron of Honor, and Best Lady. Our flower girl and ring bearer were born just in time for our special day. Both were born in the year of our engagement and were able to share the aisle with their moms for our ceremony.

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Wedding Dress: Stephen Yearick | Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas | Makeup: Veronica Gonzalez | Officiant: South Florida Officiant | Bridal Robes: Etsy | Cake & Dessert Bar: Elegant Temptations | Ceremony & Reception Venue: W South Beach | DJ, Floor & Lighting: DJ Xio | Day of Coordinator: Marina Serrett | Florals & Decor: Nellie Matos | Here Comes the Bride Sign: The Ritzy Rose | Monogram, escort cards, welcome sign, & welcome bag stationary: Siuleth of Eleven Note | Photography & Cinematography: Max Photo | Reserved Sign: Etsy | Wedding Programs: Infinity Paper