Cristy & Danny

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Cristy and Danny are the most adorable couple! They are truly made for each other and it shows just by the way you catch them looking at each other. Every step of the planning was so much fun. Cristy, Mom, and I would talk for endless hours about everything you can imagine. Cristy and I share a common gastro-disorder which brought us even closer. We taught each other a lot about things to eat, not to eat, and secrets in how to control it.  *Room Temp Champagne! =) * Cristy, Danny, my Hubby Carlos, and I went over for dinner recently. We laughed so much with fun memories of the wedding. As vendors we typically do not get to enjoy the wedding as much as the guests do but we had a blast just watching the couple, their families, and friends party like it was 1999. Cristy and Danny, you will ALWAYS be very special to me and I will forever remember the wedding night and every moment leading up to it. Love u!

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The night before the wedding, Cristy, her mom, and her bridesmaids stayed in and had a slumber party. I have been in the business for a while and have had plenty of firsts, I had another one the day of this wedding. i walked into the her bridal suite and it was the first time I had ever seen the Bride and her bridesmaids munching on cookies cupckaes, brownies, and other sweets. There was not a piece of fruit in site lol. They lived it up and did it right. How Sweet it is to be So In Love =).

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Mr. Danny Diaz Leyva and Mrs. Cristina Musibay Diaz

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Thank you to Martha and Jesus Ramirez and christina Mendoza for UDS Photo for the fabulous pictures. The guys ROCK and I love love love you. For UDS’ post of Cristy and Danny’s wedding, please click HERE. Below are a couple of the amazing shots they got right after the ceremony.

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The ceremony took place at The Church of Epiphany in the late afternoon. It was the perfect day for a wedding. Not too cold, not too hot, just perfect. After Monsignor performed the ceremony all of the guests headed out to the cocktail hour as the couple took after ceremony pictures with their bridal party and families.

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Here is an overall view of the reception as it was set for dinner lighting. Any time we do color changes throughout the night, I make sure the photographers get great images of the room free of guests with the different colors we have chosen for the night.  UPLYTE did an outstanding job as always lighting the room. It was perfect; exactly what we wanted.

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The ballroom consisted of round tables dressed in a crinkled white linen and complimented with a silver chiavari chair with a white crinkled fabric cushion. There were three different centerpieces in the room. The largest consisted of large manzanita branches with cluster of dendrobium orchids, hanging candles, and strands of crystals in an over-sized glass vase. The vase was surrounded by tons of candles. I remember my first memory of the morning of the wedding was walking towards the ballroom and hearing a power saw. I thought to myself “what is that noise”? lol It was the designers cutting the branches to fit perfectly into the vases. I love that personal touch =)

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The second centerpiece was a trio of white hydrangea domes sitting on glass cylinders filled with silver branches. Silver wired branches and dendrobium orchids wrapped the cylinders to give it a unique look. The base of the table was complimented with floating candles. Glass beaded charger plates were at each place setting which brought together all of the glass that we used in the room.

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The pink, dark blush color is the first color we used as the guests walked into the ballroom. The final centerpiece design was a grande candelabra design with a mix of white flowers to create an over-sized arrangement. This table was for the head table where the Bride, Groom, and their parents were seated for dinner.

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Cristy and Danny had their own, private lovers lounge next to the dance floor. As they went through the night, they took some time here and there to lounge around. Always Flowers custom made these Mr and Mrs pillows for the lounge in white and silver to match the decor.

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The tables were named after places they were planning on visiting during their honeymoon to Australia and New Zealand. The guest book was actual look books of the these countries. The guests signed throughout the pages of the books on their favorite pages.

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They shared their first dance in a dark violet ballroom… So Romantic!

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Christy’s youngest brother is a true prodigy!! He ha such an amazing talent. He sang a beautiful song for his sister and new brother. It was so emotional! The couple dance the night away and enjoyed mini donuts as a mid night snack in between. Yummy!

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After Cristy changed into her “oh-so-fabulous” bridal sneakers, her and Danny cut their cake. It was so large, they needed to stand on chairs in order to cut it. It was so cute and the pics are absolutely gorgeous.

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Here we are the fab Dream Team. From left to right: Jessica Roman for Ray Roman Films, Alicia Molina and I for Jackie Ohh…, Cristy and Danny, Martha Ramirez and Christina Mendoza for UDS Photo, Thee Ray Roman, and Jessica Rico for Jackie Ohh…. *Muah*

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Cristy and Danny’s Winter Wedding was published in the Spring/Summer 2010 Issue of Enchanted Brides Magazine. A picture from their decor was also featured as the front page of their design and decor section.

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Cristy and Danny, thank you for letting me into your lives. It was a match made in heaven on many accounts. Because of your wedding, we are now great friends and I would not have it any other way. You both are very special to me. I am so glad I was able to be a part of one of the most magical days of your lives. Thank you for trusting in me and my staff. It was truly a night to remember always and forever.  Hugs and Kisses. Love u guys!

As always, I’d like to take the time to Thank Everyone who was such an intricate part of putting this wedding together. I would not be able to do what  do without the greatest vendors working with me. To the Ritz Carlton Coconut Grove staff, Jeysa Plana, and the captains, thank you so much for making sure our night was perfect. Martha and Jesus Ramirez, and Chrsitina Mendoza for UDS Photo. The pictures speak for themselves (WOW!) but equally as important, working with you is a dream! Ray and Jessica Roman for Ray Roman Films, you are on a level all on your own. Isabelle Melecio and Karen Cohen for Always Flowers, UPLYTE, AB Cover Designers, Carlos Oliva y Los Sobrinos del Jues, Rosie Cunil for Elegant Temptations, Donut Divas, all of the other vendors involved with this event, thank you so much for everything you do. As a team, we worked together to make this wedding a HUGe success.

3 Comments on Cristy & Danny

3 Comments for “Cristy & Danny”

  1. Cristina Musibay Diaz says:

    I was always very sure about every detail of my wedding from the beginning. My Mom insisted, from the beginning, that I better find someone to help me the month of because there was no way I was going to be carrying my Bridal Binder (complete with presentation covers protecting my vendor contracts) to my reception.

    From the moment Jackie and I spoke, I knew I could put all my trust in her to handle everything as well as carry out the ideas I did not know how to materialize yet. Our first initial meeting turned into a three hour discussion on our similar health issues. At that moment, comparing notes on what we can and cannot eat, I knew I had a friend for life. I will always be grateful to Jackie for allowing me to enjoy the week of my wedding with NO HEALTH ISSUES, a very rare occurrence for me. Jackie even made sure I had a chicken soup brought out near the end of my reception because, with all of the excitement, I had barely eaten dinner that night!

    My husband clearly remembers the moment we arrived at our reception and Jackie was waiting for us curbside. Our amazing post ceremony photos were at the expense of his brand-new tuxedo jacket. It was filthy! Jackie calmly took the jacket into the Hotel’s laundry room and POOF! Danny had a brand new jacket to enter our party with! In case your wondering, Jackie can handle anything….

    Jackie is an amazing friend and a creative genius who never says no. Lighting color changes throughout the evening, “Sure, why not!?”. Menu’s on the tables, “Sure, how about round one’s under a clear charger so they don’t get thrown around?!” .
    She is always thinking outside the box to produce something new, fresh and unique. Her talent is as large as her heart.

    Jackie: Thank you so much for everything you did to ensure Danny and I had the wedding of a lifetime. We treasure your friendship (as well as Carlos’s) and we’ll always remember sharing our first moments as Mr. and Mrs. with you! xo

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  3. Beverly says:

    I just love your work Jackie. I will love to get in contact with you to plan my wedding. It will be in december 3rd 2011. We were thinking about the Biltmore hotel but so far the price is driving us away. But great job on your work you are truly the best wedding planner we have seen so far.

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