If we ever wondered whether or not there’s anything prettier than Miami in the summer, these film images from Melanie Gabrielle Photography clears up the answer pretty quickly. Kiss the Planner and Anthology Co. collaborated to bring together a styled shoot full of citrus-y summer hues, vintage lace, and a touch of traditional Miami flair — obviously, the result is one you’ll just have to see for yourself.
From the photographer, Melanie Gabrielle Photography: This shoot was inspired by the beauty and romanticism of Spain. The tones of the citrus gardens and the vibrant shades of red wine created the perfect color palette for Anthology Co. and her perfectly gorgeous florals. The wild, romantic nature of the arrangements added a bit of whimsy to the tablescape, and paired with the flickering candlelight, the mood for the evening was set. The hand painted tiles, iron arches, and romantic pathways of Villa Woodbine created the perfect setting for a romantic Spanish style wedding. Using the hand painted tiles, Earth and Sugar created one of the most beautiful and unique cakes I have ever seen. The delicate lace in the dress and veil remind me of the beautiful Spanish lace found throughout the country. Spain is such a breathtakingly romantic country, and it is truly inspiring.
From the event designer, Aviva of Kiss the Planner: Villa Woodbine in Miami is a magnificent venue that encapsulates old world charm and natural European beauty. There were a number of things located both outside and inside the venue walls that inspired the design elements used in our rustic Spanish inspiration shoot. Upon doing a site inspection, Veronica, our talented floral designer was captivated by the patterns and colors in the ceramic mosaic tiles on the staircase, as well as the staircase’s black wrought iron scrollwork and metal star light fixture hanging at the top. Elements of these were recreated on the lovely cake and in the fresh tablescape in the garden under the giant oak trees. Also lovely, the gown and veil, rentals items, invitation and food items were consistent with the European rustic elegance and charm that encompasses the very special venue. It was a privilege to work with such a talented team of vendors and am grateful for the magnificent photos capture by Melanie Gabrielle.
Shoot Location: Miami, FL / Photographer: Melanie Gabrielle Photography / Event Planner: Kiss the Planner / Floral Design: Anthology Co. / Venue: Villa Woodbine / Wedding Dress, Veil and Jewelry: Bacio Bacio (Wellington, FL) / Makeup: Makeup Artistry by Hiara / Caterer: Bill Hansen Catering / Wedding Cake: Earth and Sugar / Rentals: The Salvage Snob / Linens and Coverings: Atlas Party and Event Rental / Wedding Invitations: Artistic Calligraphy