Continuing our inspiration for a colorful take on vintage Old Florida, we think it's necessary to listen to Julie London and sway along while you read and melt over Chelsey's images... and just when you think you've tasted all there is of this spicy style, Pabelona Studio gives you one last, savory bite with a film that's to die for. Enjoy!
For an intimate wedding celebration, Alan suggested we take advantage of the ridiculously elegant pools at Spa Island. Our newlyweds, Lola and Tony, happily obliged and dipped their sandy toes in the cool aqua waters beneath the deck. Butler passed escort cards were accompanied by sparkling citrus sodas while delicious lychee nuts stuffed with goat cheese and scrumptious vanilla poached lobster skewers were nibbled...yum!
In true Floridian Weddings fashion, our dazzling couple had equally dazzling signature cocktails. Tony's martini is the El Floridita (a traditional Hemingway-style daiquiri) and Lola's concoction is the Hum Mojito; both colorful and flavorful, and oh-so-Copa! We wanted a way for the guests at this faux-wedding to remember the divine cocktails, so Laura created a pocket-sized bar menu trimmed with an aqua tassel and detailed recipes. What a perfect way to send your guests home with an air-travel approved reminder of their destination celebration.
(adapted from 'El FLoridita #1' by Twin Liquors)
1.5 oz light rum
.5 oz lime juice
.25 oz simple syrup
1 oz grapefruit juice
.5 oz maraschino liqueur
Combine all ingredients with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled martini glass.
(One of Cheeca's most popular cocktails)
1.5 oz hum liquor
10 fresh mint leaves
1 oz lime juice
.5 oz simple syrup
1 hibiscus flower
Muddle mint in tall glass. In a shaker, combine remaining ingredients with ice; mix well. Garnish with lime wedge and hibiscus flower. Top with ginger ale.
Beneath the lit tiki torches at Spa Island, Tony and his bride dined at a reclaimed barnwood table adorned with a white bamboo runner, aqua and lime linens, and gorgeous cobalt blue glassware. Unearthed Vintage was thrilled to provide their colorful and bold collections. You may notice a continuing theme incorporating our beloved flamingo... rather than numerically naming dinner tables, we thought a graphic image was a creative nod to the tropical locale and the use of anthurium, the flamingo flower, just sends the point home. After all, these are Floridian lovebirds!
There is nothing quite as sultry as lounging on vintage sofas and dancing with your flame while the sun dips below the horizon. Music plays such an important role in weddings as it provides an overall melody to the day. This is why couples spend so much time selecting songs for their processionals, introductions, and first dances. The mid-century Bossa Nova trend was what inspired us and the incredible talent behind Pabelona Studio. Jorge is a musician and his fiancé, Celia, claims she cannot live without music, especially when it's Latin influenced...
There is so much to be inspired by in this world, but we think Florida provides the best in color, flavor, and heat! We hope you've enjoyed our take on Vintage Florida Copacabana Style. There are some special participants that we'd like to thank: Kristen Cambridge, who willingly braved the sun, assisted our photographer and provided us all with laughs. And to our lovely couple, Katie (Lola) and Ryan (Tony), what can we say? You were such a fun couple to work with and your true spark is what made this all turn out so perfectly. We want to congratulate you on your upcoming wedding! And to all of the professionals that helped make this style inspiration a reality, we are eternally grateful and cannot wait to work with you all again in the future!
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Cheeca Lodge & Spa | Photography: Chelsey Boatwright Photography | Vintage Rentals & Prop Styling: Unearthed Vintage | Floral Design: J. Morgan Flowers | Hair & Makeup Styling: Josie Miller Makeup and Hair | Invitation & Paper Goods: Make Merry! | Cinematography: Pabelona Studio | Bridal Attire: Gown - BHLDN, Jewelry - Miami's Liba Style and Naples' Tessyla via etsy | Groom's Attire: Tux Shop of Palm Beach | Coordination: Desiree Dawn Events for Floridian Weddings