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Aspen Wedding // Desi & Brandon

From the bride:

“Brandon and I met about 10 years ago (sometime in August 2003) on a tiny island in the Bahamas called Cat Cay. Our families often vacationed there but we’d didn’t cross paths until that summer when Brandon came up to me in Bu’s Bar (the only little bar on the island). He was attending Tulane University and I was still in high school but we decided to keep in touch and exchanged “AIM screen names”. Over the years we ran into each other on South Beach a few times but the timing never seemed right to date.

Then, in August 2008, I parted ways with my ex boyfriend while studying abroad in London and Brandon insisted on going on a date the minute I came back home to Miami. We had our first official date on South Beach at Bond Street and we clicked right away. After 2 years of dating, I went to NYC to attend law school but we stayed together in a long distance relationship for 1.5 years.

On November 26, 2011, I was still living in NYC but apartment hunting in South Beach when Brandon asked me to marry him. Of course I said yes. I moved back to Miami and we decided to get married in beautiful Aspen where we fell in love but we engraved Cat Cay’s coordinates inside our wedding rings to always keep that special place close to us.”

The TEAM:

Ceremony Venue: Little Nell’s Wedding Deck
Reception Venue: Hotel Jerome
Wedding Planner: Bluebird Production
Cinematographer: Elysium Productions
Photographer: Robin Proctor
Floral Designer: Harrington Smith

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Stone Manor Wedding // Kate & Shawn

From the bride:

“Shawn and I are young and love to have fun, we have a great group of friends and goofy families, so our main concern was to have a fun, entertaining, yet classy wedding. The wedding brought out the crafty side of me, I made almost everything at the wedding including the invitations. My style is rustic & glamorous. A lot of inspiration was from MANY hours on pinterest, tons of bridal magazines and the Vogue wedding book.”

The TEAM:

Venue: Stone Manor
Wedding Planner: Cassandra Santor
Cinematographer: Elysium Productions
Photographer: Picotte Photography
Floral Designer: Holly Flora

 

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Jamaica Wedding // Lauren & Daniel

From the bride:

“Daniel and I met three days after I moved from Nashville, Tennessee to St. Petersburg, Florida. I had moved there to grow my quickly expanding online marketing company, and he had moved there a month before after falling in love with St. Pete from visiting friends who lived there.

It was 3 a.m. and I had just gotten home from hanging out with some new friends and my adorable dog, Bella, needed to go outside before I went to bed. I put her on her leash and took the elevator downstairs. When I opened the door to let her out, I wasn’t paying enough attention and before I knew it was tripping over a little black dog! I looked up and there was Daniel. He was gracious and after we made sure his dog, Chance, was alright, he quickly picked up the conversation. We talked about how I had just moved to St. Pete and about how the security at our apartment was like Fort Knox. Daniel suavely suggested that I should give him my number because he had already had multiple friends accidentally lock themselves out of the building, and he didn’t want that to happen to me. Typically I wouldn’t have given it to him, but his logic was impeccable and I obliged. We said goodnight and went back to our separate apartments.

Little did I know then, that Daniel didn’t go back to his apartment. Instead he rushed to visit one of his best friends, Rich, to tell him he had just met the woman he was going to marry.

The next day, he texted me and invited me out to a Rays game with a group of his friends, and the rest is history.

Daniel and I love to travel. We were in Jamaica at Sunset at the Palms last September, and we both adored the place. It was the first destination we had been together that we both knew we wanted to come back to. While we were enjoying cocktails and watching the sunset at Rick’s Cafe, we saw a huge white catamaran gliding off into the sunset and we decided that Jamaica was where we wanted to tie the knot.

Once we had decided on the place, the planning process began! Ever since I was small when my family went on vacation, we always went sailing, so a nautical theme was a natural choice. First things first, we found a company that rented catamarans and were were blessed to find our amazing wedding planner through them. After that, things started falling in place.

With a little bit of luck, we assembled a top notch crew of vendors for the big day. For us, the ceremony was very important, so we shipped in our priest, Father Joe, from New York City. He had preformed the ceremony for Daniel’s cousin’s wedding in January, and he was, quite simply put, amazing.

To capture our special day for all of eternity, we flew in our partner and friend, Brandi Morris, of Brandi Image Photography. She works with us and my company Symphoni, as our go-to photographer, but specializes in wedding photography. Originally, we did not plan on doing videography, but after seeing a friend’s wedding video done by Elysium, we knew we couldn’t live without it.”

The TEAM:

Venue: Catamaran & Private Island provided by The Glass Slipper
Wedding Planner: The Glass Slipper
Cinematographer: Elysium Productions
Photographer: Brandi Morris
Bridal Gown: Lazarro

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San Diego Wedding // Josie & Josh

From the bride:

“We met in college and became best friends for the next year and half. We sat next to each other in a political science class which ended up sparking our great friendship. Josh had tried numerous times to ask me out, but I did not want to compromise our friendship. We both weren’t in the right life stages.

That summer, I headed to New York City for an internship and the second weekend I was there, Josh went out to visit me in the Big Apple. We had a great weekend exploring the city and the NYC nightlife.  Our friendship continued to grow as we talked all summer and then Josie headed off to Spain for the next semester. Even with the great distance, we used Skype to talk as often as we could and on Josie’s birthday that November, Josh was the only person who actually called me in Spain to wished me a Happy Birthday. I was back in San Diego for the holidays and Josh was anxious to see me and flew out for a visit over the winter break.

January found us both back at Colorado State University and our friendship by then was more than casual—the two had become best friends. We found themselves spending as much time as possible together and finally, we both realized that their relationship was deeper than a friendship. So on Valentine’s Day, Josh took me on our first “official” date: a night hike up to Horsetooth Reservoir with a space heater, a bottle of wine, and sushi. The rest is history in the making….”

The TEAM:

Venue: L’Auberge Del Mar
Cinematographer: Elysium Productions
Photographer: Kevin Connors
Florist: Adelena Whittaker
Band: Wayne Foster

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South Carolina Wedding // Olivia & Jack

Jack and Olivia have known each other since the age of 8. Olivias father was Jack’s peanut football coach and Olivia was a peanut football cheerleader. They were middle school sweethearts. They dated on and off throughout high school and college. Finally they stopped being stubborn and let fate take its course. And here they are, preparing for their dream wedding and a long life of love with one another.

Olivia began researching wedding planners and had her heart set on Soiree by Tara Guerard. She had seen some of Tara’s work and knew that this was who could make her dream wedding happen in only 4 short months. Olivia trusted Tara’s expertise and let her take care of vendors. After talking to Olivia, Tara knew exactly what Olivia had pictured for her big day. Olivia wanted a traditional church wedding with a fun tented reception, each with the romantic fairytale feel.

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the TEAM:

Ceremony: The First Baptist Church of Charleston
Venue:  Runnymeade Plantation
Wedding Designer: Soiree by Tara Guerard
Photographer: Adriene Page

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