Oh, what a wedding! I can't get over the rich, romantic atmosphere of Miami's Ancient Spanish Monastary where couple Veneca and Jean chose to host their big day. What a treat to see them celebrate with their loved ones, in such inspirational and meaningful style!
The Couple: Veneca & Jean
The Wedding: 11.04.12 - Ancient Spanish Monastary - Miami, FL
What were the top three priorities for you in planning your wedding? We wanted to create an outdoor wedding theme with a natural feel, have a great photographer to capture the day, and to incorporate a tribute to my recently passed grandmother.
Were there any places where you “broke the rules” in your wedding planning? Why and how did you do that? We broke them whenever they weren't practical. We did a first look because our wedding was outdoors and there was no way we would have gotten all of our pictures before the sun set after the ceremony.
What was your biggest wedding planning success? The wish lanterns released in honor of my grandmother. People really loved them and it inspired lots of tears of joy from my family.
What was the most important thing that you learned through the wedding planning process and what would you tell other brides-to-be? Make the day what you want it to be. If your gut is telling you you need an extra hour for the reception or that that you should spend a little extra on higher quality vendors, do it. You don’t get any do-overs and you don’t want to remember your wedding with a "should've, would've, could've" mentality.
The Wedding Team:
Photographer: Becca Borge
Event Planner & Floral Design: PCS Event Productions
Ceremony Venue & Reception Venue: Ancient Spanish Monastary
Officiant: Frank Nunuez
Invitation Designer: MagnetStreet
Cake & Catering: PCS Event Productions
Wedding Dress: Vera Wang
Bridal/Bridesmaids' Accessories: Etsy
Bridesmaids’ Apparel: David's Bridal
Groom & Groomsmen Apparel & Accessories: Men's Wearhouse
Hair & Make-up: Lisa Lee; Alluring Faces
DJ: Javier Cabal
Live Music: University of Miami Grads
Transportation: Millenium Limo
Favors: FlipBooks from Jammin Express
Hotel: Newport Beachside Resort
Rentals: PCS Productions
What a spectacular location and stunning couple. Thank you, Veneca and Jean, for sharing the details of your day with us!