Fun-loving Dana and light-hearted James came to us with an eclectic wish list, and we had so much fun finding creative ways to weave all of their elements seamlessly together for an amazing wedding.
Dana and James met in Miami and the tropical paradise is so dear to them, they contemplated flying back down for their engagement photos or possibly even marrying there. They instead decided to tie the knot closer to home, but their love of the city did figure prominently in their red-hot cocktail hour which featured a definite Miami-Cuban vibe, complete with a cigar bar.
While the couple wanted a serene, sophisticated ceremony – they even went the unplugged route – they wanted to amp up the reception considerably. Dana’s favorite color is red, which lent itself perfectly to not only the cocktail hour, but also the Monte Carlo-themed reception we planned after the bride asked about somehow incorporating casino tables into the celebration. The result was a fun-packed evening of great music, delicious food, gambling excitement and lots of laughter.
Here are several more of our favorite photos from the evening, captured by the fabulous Allen Tsai:
Big thanks to our talented vendor team who helped us bring another beautiful, imaginative wedding to life!Bakery: Frosted Art
Bridal gown: StarDust Celebrations
Casino entertainment: Vegas Image Parties
Ceremony music: Stradivarius Strings (trio)
Ceremony venue: The Chapel at Ana Villa
Floral design: The Garden Gate
Lighting: Dallas Drape and Lighting
Linens: S.E.A.T. by Design
Photographer: Allen Tsai Photography
Reception music: DJ/MC Brian Prescott; In10City Band
Reception venue: The Ballroom at Ana Villa
Transportation: Blue Diamond
Wedding Planning: Weddings by StarDust