Well folks . . . this is the one many of you have been waiting for! Kathy developed quite a fan club while planning her wedding, and I know there are a lot of brides out there anxious to see how everything turned out!
First, a few of the professional "sneak peek" photos from photographer Joe Cogliandro. Stunning!
And now for the decor! A few of our snapshots from the day . . . and what a day it was! Kathy, Rob and their guests were troopers on a lot-hotter-than-normal-May-day!
The wedding ceremony took place on the beach at Dreams Resort. Curly willow wrapped around wrought iron pieces, hanging chandeliers with a pop of colorful floral and burning sandalwood incense marked the ceremony aisle; at Kathy's request, guests and bridal party entered from the sides saving the actual aisle for only the bride herself - dramatic and beautiful!
Following the ceremony, guests were transported to beautiful Villa Mediterraneo where a spectacular evening awaited them!
A "Serve Yourself Cocktail Bar" was the first stop in the villa garden. Fresh limonada, water with a twist, Mexican beer and signature cocktails were available for guests to sip on! A live appetizer station as well as passed apps kept guests appetites at bay!
Seating cards were inspired by New Orleans poster images - a nod to a special place in Kathy and Rob's relationship!
And the reception . . . it was really something special! I love when decor can be created that is equally beautiful during the day and then takes on a special glow at night!
Table centerpieces by day and night:
Napkin rings were created by using vintage earrings. What a hit! Not only did they look great on the napkins, but guests (both female and male) ended up donning them on their ears all night long!
Back to the by-day-and-night-photos:
Kathy and a friend created amazing wedding invitations for the wedding which we transformed into their dance floor!
The wedding lounge area focused on a blending of styles - Rob's more modern taste was reflected in the clean white furniture, while Kathy's love of vintage showed itself in little touches tucked in corners of the garden.
Its hard to choose a favorite in this wedding, but I think I saved the best for last . . . the spectacular cake! - perfectly executed fondant lace, sugar ribbon topped off by two beautiful vintage earring details . . . sweet perfection displayed on an antique piano - what more could you ask for?
Congratulations to a fantastic couple! We are going to miss planning with you!!!