This wedding from photographer Becca Borge sends us to Coconut Grove for a beautiful Florida wedding that was perfectly suited to the bride and groom…
The ceremony took place at the Plymouth Congregational Church, and included bagpipes as a nod to the bride’s Celtic background (the “man of honor,” her brother, also wore a kilt).
The couple made their way from the ceremony to the reception in a black, vintage Lincoln Continental.
The reception took place at The Kampong, one of the five gardens of the National Tropical Botanical Garden. Full of exotic plants and flowering trees, it made for a one-of-a-kind wedding venue.
Escort cards were tied to miniature souvenir spoons from around the world, and displayed on a bed of moss.
Says the bride, “We had a vegan wedding so all the food was entirely vegan. No one could even tell because our chef Jay Astafa and his team are amazing! The food was incredible, we had 14 different appetizers and tons of pizza for our main course. Also we own a vegan cookie dough company called EatPastry, so we HAD to have our cookies and milk for dessert.”
Why did you choose this location for your wedding? Alfredo’s family all lives in Florida, and it was easily accessible for my family who are mostly on the East coast.
What inspired you when you were planning your wedding? Keeping things simple, and earthy darkly colored vintage items.
What was your favorite moment or part of the day? Eating pizza! And my first dances with Alfredo and my Dad.
What was the best advice you received as a bride? To smile a lot and try to enjoy each moment for what it’s worth.
What advice do you have for other brides? Just relax and let the day flow. It’ll unfold the way it should.
Do you have any budget tips for other brides? Spend money on the stuff that’s most important to you. We didn’t want to compromise on food, so we compromised in other areas, like getting a DJ instead of band.