Earlier this year the AJW Team had the opportunity to be part of a spectacular wedding at the Historic Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. This entire wedding was one for the books! From stunning floral arrangements, custom Gobos, a twinkle dance floor to a decadent dessert table; this night was filled with love, elegance and sophistication. Vizcaya Museum and Gardens was completely transformed into an elegant, luxurious wedding filled with family & friends! The A Joy Wallace team oversaw all of the meticulous details of décor and catering to make this wedding an unforgettable night.
Photos from UDS Photography
The ceremony was decorated with lush floral arrangements filled with both spray and large white
roses as well as hydrangeas at the beginning and end of the aisle, while tufted white boxes filled
with hydrangeas lined the aisle way.
After the wedding ceremony, the guests made their way through the gardens to begin cocktail hour.
Upon arrival, the guests were greeted by handsome men in white tuxedos offering a glass of champagne.
Guests stepped into The Tea Room to find a unique and luxurious
Rose Pave Escort Card Table.
The Pave Escort Table that our design team created had over 1,000 rose heads
below a glass table top. A tall white vase stood atop of the table with beautiful
white Orchids and hanging tealights.
Cilantro Lime Shrimp Crowned with Avocado & Roasted Corn Relish
Duck Confit Flatbread with Truffled Béchamel & Chopped Tomatoes
Littleneck ClamRockefeller served on Half Shell
Ahi Tuna over Quinoa Tabbouleh and Chickpea Timbale
Grilled Japanese Eggplant with Roasted Tomatoes and Herbs Drizzled with
Olive Oil and Finished with Crumbled Goat Cheese
Lychee Martini Jell-O Shots
After Cocktail Hour, guests made their way to the South Terrace to find their seats.
The Vizcaya Mansion as well as the Barge was lit up with custom Gobos.
The AJW Design team created a mix of centerpieces using short mirrored vases
as well as tall metallic vases filled with a mix of pastel colored flowers.
As dinner came to a close, the twilight dance floor was lit up and ready for
the bride and groom to share their First Dance.
Guests closed out the night with freshly handmade cigars.
In honor of Throwback Thursday we are featuring a spectacular wedding from last year that was held at the beautiful Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens. The Fairchild Garden is one of the most unique botanical gardens in the world, filled with hidden gems and beautiful views at every corner. It showcases vines, cycads, flowering trees, rare palms, lakes and so much more. The bride visited these gardens often growing up, and it always held a special place in her heart. So when it came to wedding planning, the venue was a no brainer! Fairchild Gardens was perfect for her wedding vision. The bride is a huge vintage lover, and a Vintage Chic wedding inspiration would best showcase their style on their special day. The bride and groom both come from well travelled families of Jewish decent, so they wanted traditional Jewish aspects in their wedding. To amp up the “travel” factor, they had a colorful and multicultural dinner menu, and added design flair from their honeymoon destination, Thailand, to introduce their guests to their love of cultures.
Photography by Sheri Mazariegos
Custom Handmade Brooch Bouquet – Hello Glam!
The isle way was decorated with mason jars and flowers as well as cones of
mini pom poms the guests threw at the newly weds
The Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens is a rather large venue – so a little directional signage always helps!
Guests were directed from the Bailey Palm Glade (ceremony area) to the Garden House where the
Wedding Reception was held.
The traditional chuppah was built by the AJW Design team to with the bride’s rustic vintage inspiration in mind.
What made this structure so special was the ribbon canopy. At the bride’s bridal shower, each guest wrote
a special handwritten message on ribbon to the bride and groom, to be used for the chuppah!
Guests sipped on the signature drink, Nimbu Pani, an Indian lemonade
with fresh berries as a pretty garnish.
Upon arrival to the reception area, the guests were welcomed with Indian spiced
popcorn, a triple combination of crispy, spicy and salty.
During Cocktail Hour, guests enjoyed a variety of Hors d’ oeuvres including Salmon Tartare
in a Black Sesame Cones, Vegetable Samosas,Macadamia Encrusted Mahi with Key Lime
Remoulade, Baba Ganoush Bruschetta with Roasted Vegetables and Pepper Drizzle and
Pomegranate Chicken on Pappadams with Walnut Chutney, Tamarind & Coconut
Our team worked with the bride and groom to create a travel theme for the guest card table. The design featured a
vintage suitcase with travel stickers, a vintage camera and family photos for extra personalization.
To carry the ribbon theme throughout the event, our design team hung two large multi-color
ribbon “chandeliers” as ceiling treatments over the two royal tables.
For a fun twist on the Just Married car, the sweetheart table for the bride and groom
was adorn with the Just Married sign as well as the string of cans.
The Mother of the Bride traveled to many different antique shows and tradeshows
in search of antique/vintage vases and tea cups to use as table décor.
It was amazing to work on the union of these two loving families, and see all of the
personal details come to life. This sweet wedding will be one we remember for years to come!
Late last year, our very own Director of Sales & Marketing, Sabdy Pacheco (now Williams!) finally tied the knot. Sabdy and Cale, both University of Florida Grads (#GoGators), held a traditional ceremony at First United Methodist Church of Downtown Miami on a gorgeous sunny day in October. The two, having dated for 8 years, wanted to really give their guests (traveling from all over the US and internationally) a taste of Miami.
The A Joy Wallace team oversaw all of the meticulous details to make this wedding an unforgettable night. Sabdy’s main goal was to create a party atmosphere in a unique space to bring their circle of cultures together! For them, there was no better space than the Temple House, a modern/clean building right in Miami Beach, which would be a perfect canvas for any design creation. The two did not have a specific theme set in mind, just a modern look that was still “warm” and inviting. The colors used were inspired by a swatch Sabdy found of a temple, which used turquoise, jade, marigold, silver and white. It was the perfect fit of color fusions…and turquoise just happens to be her favorite color!
The dessert highlight was their “naked cake” – a wedding trend that really highlights the best tasting cakes!
Edda’s Cake Designs created an Orange Liqueur “Funfetti” Cake with Buttercream Filling and
Birthday Cookie Crumbles. It was the centerpiece to a custom fresh donut display that
followed the cake cutting!
Executive Chef Elgin Woodman created a fun family style menu to bring table guests together and create conversation.
Creative Director Richard Randall used a variety of acrylic and glass risers to create staging areas for the food platters,
and built the centerpieces around and inside them.
Sabdy and Cale are big on art. The AJW Team created a beautiful faux moss wall with falling petals, which
Sabdy wanted for their event entrance but also to keep in their home. They also framed
their sign-in “book” below and hung on the venue entrance wall for all to sign.
For the other side of the Temple House entrance, the couple put together a “Memory Lane” art
wall with their favorite photos and keepsakes.
A sheer curtain created a divider between the cocktail area and dinner reception/party space. Guests were just able to
see the candles glowing on the tables, and it gave the bride and groom a sneak peek of the room.
The curtain also provided a dramatic reveal to their first dance.
No Miami party is complete without an “Hora Loca”, which for Sabdy and Cale, included
beach balls thrown from the mezzanine level, confetti canons, glow sticks and “big head” cutouts!
Congrats to Sabdy & Cale on tying the knot!
Fashionable New Yorkers celebrate love in Miami. Merissa and John celebrated their marriage at an intimate ceremony and reception at Miami’s renowned Vizcaya Museum and Gardens on Sunday, April 14th,, 2013. The design for the wedding combined old world treasures like mixed metals and mercury glass with mismatched interior design elements. Wooden, linenless royal tables, and round guests tables with textured burlap inspired linens set the style of the dining room. The rustic, old world design was softened by sprinkling romantic floral accents throughout the event space. A nude palette of peonies, garden roses and ranauculous were used in the centerpieces. Merissa and John glowed in all the candle light while sharing new memories with their cherished friends and family as newlywed husband and wife. A destination wedding for most but an unforgettable night for all! A special nod to the ladies of Daughter of Design for an amazing creative collaboration…
Fashion forward arts enthusiast marries trendsetting South Beach darling. With a warm breeze and clear blue skies, Jonathan Babicka married Missy Ewart under the tender gazes of friends and family at Vizcaya Museum & Gardens. As the Ceremony concluded with “you may now kiss the bride”, guests were surprised with a brass band who kick off the celebration and escorted guests from the Casino Mound to the East Terrace where guests dined under the stars. Truly an unforgettable night of fun, laughter and love for this unforgettable couple. Congrats to Missy and Jonathan!
A special note to Joan Love…always an absolute pleasure working with you!
Ewart Wedding – Trailer Video from A Joy Wallace Productions on Vimeo.
Event décor need not always be driven by traditional wedding style. A fabulous location and a contemporary inspired home were the impulse behind this minimalist, yet stylish floral presentation. Unique, modern style vessels were detailed with lush natural greens and were the perfect complement to this fashionable home. Read the full article online now at Grace Ormonde Wedding Style