NATALIE + SCOTT
ST. REGIS BAL HARBOUR WEDDING
Martha Stewart Weddings
Style Me Pretty
Carats + Cake
Natalie is a harbinger in design; the Maid-of-Honor highlighted the Bride's cool and self-possessed fashion sense - a testament proven in Natalie's decision to create a bespoke wedding gown by Rex Fabrics.
So it was no surprise that the engaged couple chose a tropical chic wedding before "tropical chic" saw a resurgence in South Florida. Planned by Masi Events, the pair veered clear of traditional floral-arranged centerpieces, and instead, opted to bring the outdoors in by creating a lush indoor garden. Potted plants filled the St. Regis Bal Harbour ballroom, giving the room a fresh and natural feeling.
As I always say to my clients, you plan and plan for the special day, but don't forget to expect the unplanned. Weddings are organic beasts that take on a mind and personality of their own. Yet, even when hiring the most accomplished wedding planners in the industry, uncontrollable factors such as weather and eclectic guests always result in at least one Hail Mary before the "I do's" are done.
Natalie and Scott's wedding ceremony narrowly out ran a thunder storm, but not before the bride walked down an aisle lined with Ghost chairs and vintage rugs provided by Unearthed Rentals. The circular-shaped altar space, designed by Anthology Floral Co, was created by using low-rise plants.
Considering the weather played chicken, it was serendipitous that the bride and groom planned an indoor garden reception! The tropical chic vibe was elevated by the mirrored walls of the St. Regis ballroom.
Memorable moments of the evening included when the Father-of-the-Bride hopped onstage to play the keyboard with the band, and the bride crowd surfed across the dance floor.