Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Lera Love Story- Villa Woodbine

Stephanie and Abel were such a delight to work with. From the very first phone meeting I had with Stephanie I knew our journey would be a memorable one. Abel is a veterinarian and Stephanie a surgical nurse. Both had busy schedules so we stepped in and assist them with finding the perfect venue, vendors all leading to the day of details.
Every time we had meetings we always had a strong connection and I loved that Stephanie trusted all her wedding details to me. Stephanie and Abel's wedding day is truly a memorable day, they celebrated along with Stephanie grandparents wedding anniversary. In honor of her late grandfather Stephanie knew this was the perfect way to not only honor his memory but share the joy on such a special day with her grandmother. 
Details were endless, we went with a vintage and romantic theme surrounded by gorgeous florals, ambiance and love. 

Stephanie's Words:     The reception site was as if you were in an enchanted renaissance mansion which led out to a secret garden. It was filled with luscious foliage and a gigantic oak tree out in the back that was breathtaking. From the first time we set foot into Villa Woodbine we knew this was the place for us. The décor of the ceremony was just dreamy. From the elegant chandelier hanging from the oak tree to the white columns with flowers draping them, everything felt so magical. The reception, which took place in the same area as the ceremony, had been transformed beautifully into an open air ballroom underneath the stars—completely jaw dropping! The transition between the spaces was done seamlessly and flawlessly thanks to the venue, florist, and wedding planner teams. The day was nothing short of perfection! The weather that day could not have been better--a cool 65 degrees in sunny South Florida for an outdoor wedding. Everything turned out beyond what we expected. The venue we selected was a romantic and enchanting Spanish mansion with rich foliage. One of my favorite pieces of décor was the large crystal chandelier hanging from a massive oak tree out in the back yard. The florals and centerpieces were breathtaking and it all seemed so magical. The day went by flawlessly. We were married under the oak tree surrounded by our most intimate friends and family at sunset. After the ceremony, Abel and I were fortunate enough to be able to attend cocktail hour and mingle with our guests—what a great idea that was. The reception was elegant and inviting and the food was scrumptious. We danced the entire night away with each other and our friends/family until the music stopped playing. We hardly lost sight of each other all night and made it a point to be present in the moment and appreciate the beauty of it all. That night was surreal and undeniably one of, if not the best, memory we have as the first day of the rest of our lives. A second special moment was having our dog, Ginger, be a part of our great day. We adopted Ginger together and she is our loyal companion who goes everywhere with us. It would not have been the same without her! We love that she was photographed with us on our big day so that we will always remember her and what a special place she holds with us.
 Sit back and enjoy the entire story line of this wedding captured so beautifully by Melissa with Simply Captivating. www.simplycaptivating.com For a full list of vendors please see the bottom of this blog. Enjoy! 



























































































































































Venue: Villa woodbine
Caterer: Bill Hansen
Dress: Chic Parisian (lazaro perez gown)
Bride Shoes: bagdley mishka
Hair piece: Elibre (Etsy.com)
Earrings: twinkle twinkle
Tux: Vera Wang
Groom and groomsmen shoes: converse
Ginger’s clothers : Etsy
Macaroon favors: Jeanette and Co.
Table cards: etsy
Wedding programs: 
minted.com

Invitations and seating cards: invitation stand
Cake: Ana Paz
Flowers: Natinel Flowers

Officiant: Weddings by Frank Nunez
DJ and uplighting: infinity sound
String trio: Decapo string ensemble
MUA: Renata Estepan (beauty by Renata)
Hair: Dayana Denis (hair by DD)
Bridesmaid dresses: Two Birds
Sweetheart table: salvage snob
Chandelier: unearthed vintage

Photo: Simply Captivating
Video: Captivated Films
Planners: Jessica's Events