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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Real Weddings: C & P - Costa D'Este Resort



Last summer, we received a call as we were traveling to South Florida for the 4th of July holiday. The bride and her fiance, Paul, were planning their wedding and hoped to get married on the beach in September. After reading our blog, the bride fell in love with Costa d'Este Beach Resort and was determined to have her destination wedding there. With one phone call, their location was secured and planning began for their ultra chic and uber sophisticated beach side wedding for Saturday, 09/11/10.


Costa D'Este sits on beautiful Vero Beach.  The hotel is owned by Grammy Award winning artist, Gloria Estefan,  and is really a South Beach meets the Hamptons type of location.  The great thing about the ballroom at Costa is it has beautiful built in LED lighting and glass chandeliers that resemble air bubbles under the ocean.  Our floral designer Andres Aguilar, with Mystique Flowers, incorporated seashells, hydrangea, orchids and lily's to create a chic beach event!  With 40 of their closests friends and family, the weekend was an unforgettable time filled with great food, dancing and ambiance.  We had many favorite moments during this wedding weekend.  The day started with a seaside ceremony and guests went on to enjoy some cuban flair during cocktail hour.  The dinner reception was held in the ballroom with tableside ordering which meant guests did not have to pick an entree before the wedding day.


With the help of Solutions Bridal, the bride was able to find a dress that would be available within the 2 month time frame we were working in.  Here are a few photos from the day. Our wedding team included:
The newlyweds right after the ceremony.



The wedding cake with a beautiful beach cake topper.


The bride in our cocktail hour area.  The crystal curtain was a great divider for the space.


The reception!  Large seashells and starfish were incorporated into all of the pieces.

The wedding invitation was a message in a bottle.  Hand calligraphed escort cards were inserted into cut seashells.
We were truly touched when we read the bride's review of our services on Google:
"Kerline was the backbone behind our wedding. It went perfectly and not many
couples can say that about their wedding. She went above and beyond to ensure
everything went smoothly. It was as if she was psychic and knew what would
happen before it happened and was prepared for it.

We're glad we hired a
professional, definitely worth the investment. She is everything you want in a
wedding planner. " - C&P
One thing we never forget is whose day it is...the bride and the groom's! To see more photos from this wedding, visit our Joie de Vie page on Facebook for more photos from this wedding.

Until next time,

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