One of my most favorite things....(I sound like Martha) is a bride with some personality,heritage, roots and guts! I found all of those when I started working with Carrie...She hada warm personality and a smile that lights up the room. She also some distinct visions about her weddingday, but needed some help transforming and bringing them come alive. A few things were especially important to her; food,her Japanese and Spanish heritage and having fun! We combined all of those in what I call a super wedding success; weather and all!The entire menu reflected a harmonious blend of cultural deliciousness form Gyoza dumplings to chorizo empanadas, an oriental greens fieldsalad and a duet of filet and mahi. The menu cravings were finished off with a Columbian coffee station and a dessert buffet to satisfy all.The vibrant decor scheme of red and chocolate brown was classic in representing our japanese flair of hand painted parasols that effortlessly hung fromthe clear tent ceilings. The colors were brought tabletop with a Chocolate hempstead cloth and finished with combinations of red and burgundyorchids, roses and mums. We used the custom design from the invitation and brought it forth on our table numbers and our favor donation to the Tommy Lacayo Scholarship Fund. A mesh of reggae band classics and DJ hits were pumping the speakers all night....

Photos courtesy of Steven Martine Photograhy

Gessika & Carlos

Gessika & Carlos were looking for a garden ceremony and a reception that had a "party atmosphere" so they decided upon the historic Hyatt Pier 66. The outdoor ceremony space is framed by gorgeous Palm trees and the lush formal lawn sets the stage for a perfect ceremony. Cocktails are enjoyed poolside. For those whom have never been to the Piertop at the Hyatt, it is a fun experience. The circular room with floor to ceiling window overlooks Fort Lauderdale's waterway as well as the city. In the evening, you can see the entire city light up and the starts dance around you. Best yet, the room rotates so if you leave your seat you will probably come back to find it in a different location.

Photos Courtesy of Debra Weisheit

Denise & Michael

Denise had been searching for an ideal location for a smaller, more intimate daytime wedding. After a bit of searching we found that a brunch affair in the lush tropical paradise that is Sundy House was perfect. Those whom have never entered the gates of the garden are always immediately enchanted. Vines wrap around the sky-high trees while flowers and ferns line all paths leading you to the ceremony site which was poolside and to the receptions spaces. The violinist provided guests with sounds to match their sights...Such a nice way to set the stage for happily ever after. A gorgeous bride and a charming groom don't hurt either!

April Villanti

Photos Courtesy of Eric Kovacs

Cyndee & Jaime

A girl after my own heart...a girl with a plan! Obviously she found the most difficult element in pulling off a wedding--her groom! She found her ceremony site and reception site early in the planning process, found me to assist in bringing all her bridal staples-photography, videography, florals, etc. into the picture, and had her honeymoon perfectly planned as quickly as the wedding. Luck wasn't always on our side when continuing to work out the details but I will say, a bride more focused is hard to find! Cyndee wanted a non-traditional wedding that still worked in some common wedding elements. For instance, she opted for a cupcake tower instead of a wedding cake; in lieu of a sign in book, she had guests write personalized notes that they then hung on a willow tree and her centerpieces were flat cylinders that floated candles, gerbera daisies and orchids. Goes to show, straying outside the box can still produce something really beautiful! Best Wishes Jamie & Cyndee!

April Villanti

Photos Courtesy of Eric Kovacs

Nicole & Bob were locals but most of their guests were from the North so they decided on a tropical paradise for their wedding venue: Sundy House in Delray Beach. The Sundy House feels as if your lost in a perfect little lush Bed & Breakfast in Key West . The ceremony was a traditional Catholic ceremony but with a small surprise to recognize the Irish Bride. The bagpiper played as guests entered the church and then preluded the bride for her bridal walk.
The guests were greeted poolside by the sounds of the steel drum and mint mojitios upon arriving at the reception. The tropical colors of green and mango were throughout the event from the escort cards to the flowers and the candy bar which was a "sweet" hit by all.
Photos courtesy of Debra Weisheit Photography

Shannon & Michael

Shannon & Michael live in New York but Shannon had
her heart set on a fabulous Episcopal church in Palm Beach: Bethesda by the Sea. Donald Trump tied the knot at this historical church last year. The couple then moved on to another historical site in Palm Beach for dinner and dancing: Flagler Mansion.
Shannon and Michael loved the old world feel of the Flagler and the gorgeous water views that the venue offered. The guests could enjoy a "Florida sunset", the couple's signature drink , while taking pleasure in the breathtaking view of the Palm Beach intracoastel waterway just as the sun was setting. Shannon envisioned a soft palette of ivory, champagne and pale pinks to complement the gold accessories in the main ballroom.
Since I most often work with the bride, I really got a chance to know Shannon. Not only is she drop dead gorgeous, she is just as beautiful inside. Shannon has truly inspired me to be a better women. She is the true definition of "sweet" and really an all-around great girl. I have to say, equally, she is a lucky girl. Michael adores her and their love is simply felt by all in their presence.
Photos Courtesy of Damon Tucci Photography

Jessica & Chris

Jessica &Chris started their nuptials at the cutest chapel in Palm Beach, Poinciana Chapel. It was just the right size for the couples 150 guests. Following the ceremony, guests were treated to one of Palm Beach's most premiere locations;Flagler Mansion. The mansion is really a unique experience and most people describe it as feeling "lost in a fairy tale". Jessica was such a beautiful bride and Chris was her perfect match.

The guests enjoyed a savory culinary experience, good music, great drinks, followed by a fun action "candy bar" loaded with all the couples favorite treats.

Photos Courtesy of David Warren Photo

Bianca & Ben

Bianca and Ben were destination clients that lived in New York. They wanted their Spring wedding in Palm Beach to be fun, colorful, modern and not stuffy. We went went with lime green and chocolate brown as the primary colors. Hints of copper and dark reds danced through the color palette.
Their ceremony was held beach side and the most beautiful curly willow chuppah framed the couple as their vows were exchanged. Mint mojoto's were passed to the guests upon their arrival for a little south Florida flair.
The cocktail hour was also beach side where large white lounge beds made guests comfortable while enjoying their spirits. The sounds of the flamenco guitar tempted guests to tap their feet. Guests had to find their brightly colored placecards from a tall curly willow tree adorned w/ crystals.
The reception room was a sight to see. Chocolate brown silk fabric covered the ceiling and a ivory sheer fabric encircled the reception lounge area. We used rectangle, square and circular tables to give the room further visual interest. The unique centerpieces were made from curly willow and flowers to mock the look of their chuppah. The band had the guests dancing the night away so as a late night treat, guests were tempted with warm chocolate cookies and milk. This was certainly a fun event to plan !

Photos courtesy of Artist Group

Ashley & Matt

I was unfamiliar with the fact that Florida has some fabulous Ranches! Ashley & Matt wanted there 350 guest wedding to be held on the families private weekend oasis, their Ranch . The Ranch was located outside of "America's sweetest City", Clewiston. The tented affair was one of my favorite off premise events due to the fact that this Ranch was so BEAUTIFUL! The wedding was a formal affair with a twist of a ranch "theme". The guests were greeted w/ fresh lemonade from the lemonade stand and warm biscuits upon their arrival pre-ceremony.
The ceremony isle was framed by lush green arches and white rose petals. Balls of flowers hung from sheppard's hooks and large banyan trees shaded the guests from the sunny day. The tent was a clear span tent so that guests were able to see through the top and the starry sky was worth a million bucks! The gorgeous ivory stain fabric , balls of fresh flowers and crystal chandeliers that so elegantly hung from the tent top simply finished off the perfect evenings view. I have to admit, my favorite part of the culinary experience was the dessert station. All of the desserts were served as small individual treats. There were warm mugs of peach cobbler, pecan pies , smores, white chocolate bread pudding, and mini apple pies topped with cinnamon ice cream to just mention a few.The band had the party goers dancing all night long and those whom were not weak hearted joined the after party with the DJ spinning tunes into the early morning hours. This will be a party to remember!

Photos courtesy of Tiffany photography