Killian Palms Wedding: Tara + Joe

This particular Wedding was kind of a first for me. I'm used to working directly with the Bride who is very involved in planning her Wedding. This time, I was in luck because I had the opportunity of working closely with a very crafty and hands on Mother of the Bride.

I met with Tara (Bride) and her mom, Terry to go over her wedding plans. From there on, I dealt mostly with Terry as she was taking care of all the details that went into her daughter's Wedding and really put her heart out to make it as beautiful as she deserved it. And so it was!

Tara and Joe got married at the United Methodist Church of South Miami. The Ceremony was really special as the Pastor was Joe's own grandfather, who did an amazing job at personalizing it. The Reception was held at Killian Palms Country Club, where I had been just coordinating another Wedding just a week earlier.

The inspiration on the details was drawn from Tara's gorgeous Wedding Dress that was crystal beading all over. The following pictures are the few I was able to take, I'm hoping I can get some Pro-pictures from Montalvo Productions, who provided Photo & Video services.

The tables Numbers were made by Terry, Mother of the Bride, to match the design of the Wedding Invites.

Terry also made purple napkin rings from with crystal accents.

Cocktail Hour was held in the Terrace where Montalvo Productions was taking pictures of the
Guests by the Gazebo that would be printed out during the Reception for them to take home as favors.

They opted for a Seating Chart rather than placecards and it was displayed during the
Cocktail Hour as well as the guestbook and cardbox.

Inside the Ballrom the sign-in table displayed picture frames of
the happy couple growing up and Engagement photos.

Party Time DJ's provided the Entertainment for the night and they were a real crowd pleaser.
Here are Tara & Joe during their first dance.

They had a beautiful 5-tiered Wedding Cake.

After Dinner, they had an Ice Cream station in the Terrace as a treat for their guests.
And the rest of night was fun and everyone had a great time.

The newlyweds left the Reception in Joe's truck decorated by their closest friends. :)

Tara & Terry, it was a pleasure working with you towards this beautiful Wedding. Despite the challenges faced during planning, the Wedding turned out just as you envisioned it. Congratulations Tara & Joe!!!