Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Destination Deering Estate!
It's wedding season and I am thrilled to be showing off Rebecca and Vic's destination wedding photos as the kick of to my first of many blogs this season. Special thanks to Timothy Beckford of Timco Photography for taking these amazing shots. As usual Tim has out done himself.
I started working with Rebecca and Vic over a year and a half ago when they contacted me from Chicago. Rebecca wanted a waterfront wedding in a private and intimate environment. Deering Estate was a perfect fit for their dream destination wedding.
The best way I can describe the style of this wedding is Martha Stewart with a Latin Flair. Everything was a detail from the eclectic color scheme, to the invitations, to the adorable ribbon clad boxes of delicious pastellitos. The table numbers were wine labels tailored to the stationary concept and of course the wine bottles did double duty as both a table number and entree accompaniment.
The bouquets were just stunning! Bruce really went above and beyond with these special amaryllis creations.
Each dining table adorned a trio of vases in a market look including white roses, blue hydrangea, and bells of ireland. The tables were dressed in battenberg lace overlays and finished with light mahogany chivari chairs.
Now from the photos you would never know this, but dinner in the Richmond cottage, followed by dancing the night away in the Stone House was not our original plan. Like many Deering Estate brides, Rebecca had dreamed of having her entire reception on the courtyard, following her ceremony at Church of the Little Flower in Coral Gables. Early in the week, the weather report looked like it was going to be in our favor, however as the week progressed, the chances of rain kept increasing. Because Rebecca did not think a tented reception fit her vision, we decided to rent the Richmond Cottage in addition to the Stone House and in the event of rain, move dinner inside the cottage followed by dancing in the main house.
The morning of the wedding, there wasnt a cloud in the sky, we were confident the weather would hold out for this amazing couple and proceeded to set up on the courtyard. However, within a few hours, the black clouds began rolling in and we knew we had to move everything indoors. After making that call, I was off to the church to see Rebecca down the aisle and hoped she wouldnt be dissapointed about having to move things indoors. When I got to the church, Rebecca was radiant and just so thrilled to be getting married (not to mention in love with her fabulous bouquet of red velvet amaryllis). You could tell Rebecca and Vic enjoyed every moment of their ceremony and I couldnt wait to show her the Richmond Cottage, it was unbelievable! It looked like a dinner party in a beautiful historic bed and breakfast with an off the charts view of the bay.
Rebecca and Vic loved the reception and actually said they may have liked this set up better then the original plan. Who knew a rain plan could be so good?
By the time we were done looking around at all the reception details, the weather had cleared up and the bridal party was able to take photos outside and by the water. You cant beat the way the sky looks in South Florida after a bit of rain. Their pictures are truly spectacular!
In the end, the wedding was everything they dreamed about for the last year and a half and I am not sure it could have been any better even if the weather had been perfect.
Enjoy the photos!
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