Maybe I’m just a sucker for a man in a tuxedo, but there’s something so lovely about a black tie wedding, especially in a charming setting like Coral Gables. Says Veronica, the bride, “I wanted a venue that was romantic, timeless, and elegant. I love historic buildings, and the history that surrounds Coral Gables, so when I saw Comber Hall I knew it would be perfect for an intimate wedding.”
Elegant invitations set the tone for the event.
Says the bride, “One of my favorite moments of the day was walking into the church. My father and I were waiting behind the church doors and there was a beautiful light shining through since the sun was setting. I heard “Canon in D” begin to play, the doors flew open, and all of my favorite people were smiling at me. At the end of the aisle I saw my soon to be husband looking at me, and everything felt perfect.”
Some details from Veronica…
What inspired you when you were planning your wedding? The architecture, colors, and landscaping in Coral Gables. Once we chose the venue, we let the building inspire me. Comber Hall has an old world elegance to it – it’s not the type of venue you try turning into something else; you go with its natural beauty. I chose light pink and peach colors for my flowers, since they reminded me of the color of Comber Hall.
What advice do you have for other brides? Don’t feel obligated to do every tradition or thing you see on wedding blogs that other brides are doing. Realize that not everything will go perfectly, and try not to take it all so seriously – my dad kept telling me, “It’s really just a party.” When you look at it, it’s a party to celebrate your new life together, and what makes a good party? Good food, good drink, fun music. Don’t over think it.
Is there anything else that helps tell the story of the day? Tyler and I met in college and began dating when we were 20. We have a lot of history together. Pretty much everyone at our wedding knew us as a couple, since we had dated for nine years. I think it was the fact that so many of our guests have been there along our journey, that made it feel like there was such true love and joy in the room for us.
Photography: Ozzy Garcia / Hotel: The Biltmore in Coral Gables, Florida / Ceremony venue: Church of The Little Flower / Reception venue: Comber Hall / Planner, floral design: Sylvia Viyella / Bride’s dress: Monique Lhuillier / Sash: Maria Elena / Shoes: Fendi / Hair, makeup: Ashley Mandy / Bridesmaid dresses: Jim Hjelm / Groom’s tuxedo: Hugo Boss / Stationery: The Invitation Place / Cake: Edda’s Cake Designs / Reception music: DJ Ubi