A late afternoon wedding in a secluded lush garden, under the most amazing tree and a chandelier, surrounded by all your family and friends sounds like the perfect wedding to me… But let’s just rewind a few years back in time for a second :) Katherine and Ahmed met the first day of dental school when she was sitting in class and suddenly received this note passed over to her. It was heart-shaped with a clip and when she looked over to see who passed it, there was he, smiling and waving. I mean, seriously guys, it doesn’t get much cuter and sweet than that. So fast forward to the end of dental school, during Spring break in their last semester, Ahmed took Katherine sky diving. He dove first and then Katherine did, when they landed, he was right beside her, he got down on one knee and asked her to marry him. How romantic and exciting is that? and such adrenaline rush! Love it!
So the following months passed planning and designing their wedding in the hands of the most amazing wedding planner Marylen Exposito. Together they created a very romantic setting surrounded by a tropical garden in the heart of Coconut Grove at Villa Woodbine. Katherine says that she knew right away that Villa Woodbine was her “dream venue”, and it definitely was.! They chose a ton of different flowers, including cascading orchids, white roses and tulips with a palette in ivory, blush and champagne tones, in other words, absolute PERFECTION! And finally and most importantly, they really wanted to honor their two cultures by merging music, both Latin and Arabic, throughout the entire night. Also dancers and performers on stills entertained their guests during the dancing. It was a beautiful evening, totally glamorous and so much fun. Congratulations!
I totally enjoyed photographing Katherine and Ahmed’s wedding and I hope you guys love their pictures as much as I do ;-) Have an amazing day!
Katherine and Ahmed’s Wedding Details:
Photographer: Lara Rios Photography
Planner: Marylen Exposito Weddings
Reception Venue: Villa Woodbine
Hair & Makeup: Marz Makeup & Hair
Caterer: Bill Hansen Catering
Florist: Nevot Flowers
DJ & Uplighting: Ubi’s Music & Lighting
Chandelier & Lounge Furniture: Unearthed Vintage
Farm Tables & Chairs: Elements & Accents
Cake: Cloud 9 Bakery
Photobooth: Photobooth Boutique
Videographer: Concept Lounge Creations
Officiant: Frank Nuñez
Transportation: Florian’s Classics
Bride’s Dress: Daisy Tarsi
Groom’s Suit: Sartori Amici
Hora Loca: Black & Wine
Invitations: Invitations by Leston