Zahaira & Andy's Wedding

Zahaira & Andy were sent my way by one of Zahaira's closest friends and previous client of mine, Gladys {Thanks}. As soon as I met with them, I realized that Andy was a very involved and opinionated Groom (in a good way!). During the planning process, he was always thinking of even the small details and wanted to make sure their Wedding was the most fun one their guests had attended. Said and done...Their Wedding was a blast!!! =D

They were married on March 14th, 2009 at St. Francis de Sales in Miami Beach and then celebrated among 80+ guests at Jungle Island. Their Wedding colors were Tiffany Blue & Chocolate Brown. Zahaira and Andy incorporated their cultures into the Table numbers by naming cities from their countries of origin, Puerto Rico and Colombia. Gladys offered to help them with their paper goods; she designed and printed their Menus, Table numbers and Signs.

Their favors were cute little tins filled with tiffany blue & brown M&M's. The linens and chairs were provided by ABCover Designers and consisted of satin Tiffany Blue tablecloths and Chocolate Brown napkins along with magohany Chivari chairs and ivory cushions.

The Sign-in table displayed decorative frames serving as "Escort Cards", which were made by the Bride and Groom with metallic ivory cardstock and decorated with rhinestones. Their Photo guestbook was brought from the Cocktail Hour later and placed on the left side for guests to leave a message for the newlyweds.

Gil Sosa was in charge of the floral design from personal flowers for the Bride, Groom & Bridal Party to the Centerpieces, Sweetheart & Sign-in table. He did an amazing job with everything and his designs definitely added elegance to the Reception. The custom Cake was made by Ana Paz and inspired by a picture in a Bridal magazine. It took a lot of manual labor to create the detailed work on the white fondant base. It was gorgeous!

The Cocktial Hour took place in the Terrace by the Cafe overlooking the flamingos. The centerpieces were cylinders filled with blue-colored water and rocks with a floating candle. An unexpectd visitor was taken to the Cocktail Hour by Jungle Island: a kangaroo. Guests were loving it and lining up to take pictures.

Then guests were taken to the Ballroom and a night full of fun was instore for them. As soon as the Introdcutions were done, the Bride & Groom once again surprised their guests with a slideshow of pictures of them from when they were kids, through their relationship and trips, etc. Everyone LOVED it and there were smiles and tears everywhere. It was a very emotional moment!

Then it was time for the First Dance, followed by the Zahaira and her dad and last but not least, Andy danced with his mom. They hired a live band to ensure that their guests were on the dancefloor the whole night and they did not dissapoint. Marlon, the lead singer performed the best of latin songs from merengue to salsa to ballenato, which is a genre native of Colombia. When the band took a break, they had a DJ in charge of entertaining.

A Chocolate fountain was brought out at this point for a midnight snack.
Around 1 am, Andy's cousin wanted to do somethin special for the couple and brought masks and other accesories for the "Crazy Hour". The band hit it off with carnival music and the newlyweds were joined in the dancefloor by all the guests.

Overall, it was a very fun night and most importantly Zahaira & Andy had a blast. They are on their Honeymoon right now and I wish them a blessed marriage and many years of happiness together.

Photo & Video Credit to Boda, Inc.

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