Janet & Tony
Meet the Newlyweds, Mr, and Mrs. Tony and Janet Rivas! I have been so blessed to have the best clients, and here is yet another. It’s no secret I love love love the details, Janet does too so it was a match met in heaven. From the getting ready to the take home sweets, this bride made sure to add a unique aspect to each aspect of her wedding. Thank you very much to Alain Martinez for these great images. It was an awesome experience working along side with you on the day of the wedding. We knew it was going to be a special one, and that it was. Ray Roman from Ray Roman Films captured all of the magical moments of that day, I can’t wait to see the video!
The bride’s overall look is such a gigantic part of the wedding day. There are times when we spend more time on her dress, hair, make up, and accessories than on the timeline of the event. This was such an easy task for Janet as she has an impeccable sense of style. Her look from her head to her feet was perfectly chosen for the overall feel of this wedding. She looked gor-geeee-ous! Wow! Thank you very much to my DIVA Gloria Pelo and her team Focus on Brides by Gloria Pelo for a fantastic job!The bridesmaids dresses were chosen by Janet after searching and searching through couture magazines. She found the perfect dress that she knew her girls would love and that reflected her personal style of course =).
The ceremony was so romantic, it was held at the beautiful St. Theresa Church of the Little Flower in Coral Gables. Shortly after the couple exchanged vows, more than 260 of their closest friends and family headed to the Epic Hotel in Brickell. A special thank you to Ivette Davalos for making my job so easy. It is so wonderful working along great catering managers. They allow us to really focus on the client and all of the details of the wedding.
I love when the bride and groom are not afraid of color. Janet and Tony’s theme as lush fall colors such as butter cream, espresso, mango, olive and pistachio green, yellow, and a hint of deep red. Some may ask, how can you use so many colors within one event and still have it look elegant and classic? Easy! In the linens, use one solid color such as in this wedding,a butter creme table cloth was used to dress the table. Janet wanted the table to have more “pizzaz” so AB Cover Designers custom made this ruffle linen for her tables. It was gorgeous and it really did add that lsh factor Janet was looking for.
Using a linens with one color really balances all of the colors in the centerpiece and accents on the table. In the centerpiece, we brought in her colors using colors the greens, mango orange, yellow, and the hint of red. Then, in your chairs, you can use mahogany as did Janet to bring that dark, romance to the ballroom. The linens had a small ribbon in espresso to tie in the color in the chairs. Charger plates are a really great way to make the table look complete. The glass chargers were a great option here as they correlated with the glass trumpet vases used in the centerpieces. Any other favors or extra decor on the table should match your overall color scheme in order to continue with the look of the table.
Janet’s Mom surprised the couple with this great ice sculpture that was the centerpiece of the table card table. Many times we re-use tables if they will be seen by the guests various times throughout the wedding. Not only is the place card table typically the first grande table scape the guests get to see, but it is a great way to re-use a table without spending the extra money on decor. Therefore, many times, the couple has a take home favor (typically edible) that we display on the pace card table if the guests pass this table on the way home. Mini cupcakes and sweets were placed on this table as a sweet something for guests to have as they left the wedding. So cute!
The cake is also a way to add texture and creative aspects to your wedding decor. Janet and Tony chose a simple color such as ivory for their cake however added floral appliqués to match her gown and a little bling just for some fun.
A special thank you Janet and Tony who trusted their wedding in my hands. It was such a pleasure to have worked along side them in the months leading up to the wedding and specially on the day of the wedding. A Huge thank you to all of the vendors involved in making this wedding such a success. My Team of course Jessie and Alisha for Jackie Ohh Events - I am so blessed to have you on my team, you’re the best! Alain Martinez Photography, Ray and Jessica Roman for Ray Roman Films, Gloria Pelo, Ivette Davalos and her staff at the Epic Hotel, Ana de Castro and AB Cover Designers, Tipica Tropical Band, Miami Ice Man, and Cake Designs by Eddas.