Bride Kristy’s wedding day look is the perfect combination of timeless elegance with a modern, glamorous flair. A bright lip and a sleek high bun paired beautifully with her classically tailored Victor Harper Couture wedding dress. And if Kristy’s graceful bridal style isn’t enough, Jonathan Scott of JSPStudio managed to capture plenty of downright adorable moments with the flower girl dressed up like Audrey Hepburn from Breakfast at Tiffany’s! Needless to say, she practically stole the show!
The Couple: Kristy and Jonathan
The Wedding: 10.26.2013 – Eden Roc Miami Beach, Miami Beach, Florida
The Vision: We wanted to throw a party! A very fun and exciting party, that looked less like a wedding. And of course squeeze a marriage ceremony in there somewhere… We just wanted our guests to have fun and a big part of that was making everything seamless with no downtime between events to stand around. Something we both dislike about most weddings.
Actually, my wedding dress was 100% our wedding style inspiration. After purchasing the dress we new it had to be black tie. We knew it had to be glamorous. We knew it had to be black and white. Our vision for everything else came AFTER the dress!
The Style: My style inspiration was my dress. It was such a glam gown, the wedding needed to follow suit. “Barn” and “vintage” were out and “glitz and glam” were in. We wanted a classic old Hollywood, red carpet, glamorous look. We even went as far as to dress up the flower girl like Audrey Hepburn in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” as well as walking down a red carpet during our ceremony. I wanted the bridesmaids in long black satin with big diamond statement piece necklaces and black satin gloves. It ended up being a bit too hot for the gloves, but we definitely pulled off the look I was going for! My dress and shoes were SO glam to me that I went with simple hair, simple earrings, and classic makeup to balance it out. The groom and his men wore handmade, Italian wool, plaid bow ties and pocket squares. All designed a little bit differently by our friend Evrice, who just so happens to be an amazing bow tie designer.
The Dress: I found my dress in my first wedding magazine purchased after our engagement. First few pages in fact! I had to drive all the way to Orlando to try on this Victor Harper Couture beauty – and I bought the first dress I tried on. It was the most beautiful, glamorous dress I had ever seen… and it had pockets!!!
The selection process was so easy for me. I knew what I didn’t want, strapless, mermaid, lace, etc. So I think that really narrowed down my options quite a bit. One year later I am seeing so many more dresses in the style I chose.
The Accessories: My dress had a lot of bling so the most important accessory I had to choose were my shoes! They needed to be classy and yet sparkly. I didn’t really need many other accessories. My cousin Michelle, also my Matron of Honor, happened to have my late great grandmother’s light blue garter from 1930… I cried when she showed up with it. I wore it through the whole day.
The Advice: My advice would be, even if you don’t know what you want, know what you don’t want. Not just with my dress, but with most of the wedding planning, we knew SO much about what we didn’t want that I think it made it much easier navigating through options – because there are so many, overwhelmingly wonderful options to choose from.
The Wedding Team:
Photographer: Jonathan Scott of JSPStudio
Event Designer: Xquisite Events, Inc.
Event Coordinator: Lauren Daversa Events
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Eden Roc Miami Beach
Videographer/Film Maker: Claudio Bory of Cutting Desk Productions
Officiant: Rabbi Judith Kempler
Invitation Designer: Minted (wedding invitations) and Paper Pigeon (save-the-dates)
Catering: Eden Roc Miami Beach and Mariana Cortez of Bunnie Cakes (gluten free and vegan)
Florist: Xquisite Events, Inc.
Cake: Bunnie Cakes
Wedding Dress: Victor Harper Couture via Chic Parisien
Bridal Accessories: Kate Spade New York via Bloomingdale’s
Bridesmaids’ Apparel & Accessories: Macy’s
Groom & Groomsmen’s Apparel & Accessories: Black Tie Miami and Casey Levan
Hair & Makeup: Jorge Penn of JPENN
DJ: DJ Danny Stern
Live Music: The Legendary JC’s
Transportation: Fred Astaire – Bay Harbor Islands
A big thank you to Kristy and Jonathan for sharing their big day with us!