Classic + Rustic Spanish Villa Wedding: Colleen + Chris

Spanish Villa Florida Wedding

It’d be pret-ty hard not to fall for today’s darling wedding, held at the Deering Estate at Cutler – a romantic spot that looks like a villa in far away Spain, but is actually located in Miami, Florida. It’s always fun to see where different couples place their priorities and focus for the day, and for Colleen + Chris, their guests were of the utmost importance. Let’s see how they made their friends + fam feel extra-special with a few quick words from Colleen below:

We wanted our wedding to feel warm and personal, as if our guests had come over for a big, fun family dinner (that just so happened to be black tie). That was the starting point and it guided everything from the selection of our officiant (one of our best friends), to the family style menu and farm tables.

Big thanks to Merari Photograhy for sharing these gorgeous images with us today + congrats to the happy couple on a stunning wedding!

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Spanish Villa Flower Girl

berry bout

Spanish Villa Florida Wedding

Spanish Villa Florida Wedding

These two have some serious style + we love the very classic looks they went with. Colleen wore the prettiest Inbal Dror dress, paired with Christian Louboutins, and Chris chose a timeless black tux by Bonobos, with shoes by Del Toro.

Spanish Villa Florida Wedding

peony anemone bouquet

Cathedral veil

Spanish Villa Florida Wedding

Spanish Villa Florida Wedding

black tux groomsmen

black dress bridesmaids

On the topic of style, how pretty do the bridesmaids look in their black Jenny Yoo dresses? If you’re considering classic black for your bridal party, start your search with our round-up below:

peony anemone bouquet

ceremony sign

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Florida Wedding

Florida Wedding

Our Musical Choices

Processional: Bridal Party: Hallelujah – Jeff Buckley; Bride: Higher Love – James Vincent McMorrow

Recessional: Sweet Disposition – Temper Trap

First Dance: You are the Best Thing – Ray LaMontagne

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frame escort card display

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gold table numbers

black table runners

We’re in love with this timeless reception scene pulled together by Flutter Fete + Ever After Event & Floral Design!

black table runners

gold vases

gold chair backs

black menus

sugar rimmed glasses

vintage dresser cake stand

gold naked cake

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Our Favorite Memory From The Wedding

It was actually after the wedding was over. The whole day was wonderful, but in the whirlwind of it all, you almost forget that the day is about the two of you. When we got back to our hotel, the elevator doors opened and the inside was completely mirrored. There is this fraction of a second sometimes, before you realize you are looking at your own reflection, where you get to see yourself as everyone else sees you. In that moment, I think we both saw ourselves standing together as a bride and groom and we almost surprised ourselves. The significance of the day hit us both at the same time and it was a really special and unexpectedly romantic moment.

Spanish Villa Florida Wedding

 See more in the pretty film below by Pabelona Studio:

Our Advice To Those Planning Now

For us, the most important thing was making sure that our guests had a great time and felt like family. I think small thoughtful gestures – like putting guests' names on their menus and making sure they get welcome bags when they check in – go a long way. People really do appreciate it. Also, if you are going to use a planner, take the time to find someone who shares your aesthetic. It's a huge relief to know that you can trust them to make all the pretty details happen.

photography: Merari Photograhy // venue: Deering Estate at Cutler Miami, Florida // event design + planning: Flutter Fete // florals: Ever After Event & Floral Design // wedding dress: Inbal Dror // veil: Chic Parisien // shoes: Christian Louboutin (bride); Del Toro (groom) // bridesmaid dresses: Jenny Yoo // hair + makeup: Blo Brickell // groom tux: Bonobos // videography: Pabelona Studio // paper goods: Flutter Fete // catering: Eggwhites Catering // cake: Cloud 9 Bakery // rentals: The Salvage SnobUnearthed Vintage // officiant: Gray Rifkin, family friend //music: Chillula Band

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