Grace & Rafa – September 12, 2014 – Lake Mary Events Center
With a storm brewing close to start time, we decided to move the ceremony into the spacious rotunda (better safe than sorry!). With its vast windows from floor to ceiling, the ceremony was still overlooking the lake. It left a breathtaking backdrop for our brides Grace & Rafa to have the beautiful ceremony they deserved. We weren’t going to let a little rain ruin this detailed travel themed wedding!
The isle was lined with black picture frames that held some of their favorite memories together. At the end of the aisle was a white pergola draped with coral fabric, and luscious greenery at the base. With Rafa being from Brazil, she had some guests that had traveled from her home country to witness this day. As one of their close friends officiated, the two brides said their heartfelt vows (Rafa said hers in English & Portuguese), did a symbolic sand ceremony and then put each other’s rings on for a happy ending!
These brides were creative when it came to every aspect of the décor. For their seating chart, guests looked for their names on a map of the world, with the chosen locations being destinations the couple has traveled to together. After enjoying delicious bites and their signature Mojitos, guests finally got to see the beautiful reception space. They admired the navy table linens, coral napkins and the themed centerpieces- globes! Each table was named after the matching destinations on the seating chart map, and had displayed photos of the couple visiting that location.
After a night of dancing and enjoying time with loved ones, guest lined the walkway to the brides’ getaway limo with sparklers in their hands! All in all, this travel themed wedding was full of happiness, good times & LOVE! Grace & Rafa, we wish you both the best of luck! Thank you for letting us be a part of your beautiful & special day!