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By TESSA MAxine

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Elegant Classic Hotel Colonnade Wedding | Coral Gables Florida

Gorgeous Bride and Groom at Colonnade hotel wedding by Miami Wedding Photographer Tessa Maxine Photography

Macey and Todd had a wonderful Elegant and Classic Hotel Colonnade Wedding in Coral Gables, Florida

After being introduced by the bride’s sister and quickly realizing that her family had made a perfect match Macey and Todd fell in love, got engaged and started planning a classic Coral Gables black-tie Hotel Colonnade wedding.

They created a timeless, elegant and romantic day that was filled with such pretty details and joyful sweet moments with the people that they love most.

Congratulations Macey + Todd! It was such an honor to be a part of your day!

You can see this wonderful wedding and find out more about their story and experience wedding planning just below.

Getting Ready

wedding invitation flat lay at Colonnade hotel wedding by Miami Wedding Photographer Tessa Maxine Photography
blush and gold invitation and diamond engagement Colonnade hotel wedding by Miami Wedding Photographer Tessa Maxine Photography

How did they meet?

We were set up by my sister (we like to say she handpicked him just for me :)). We met in Boca for dinner at Yardhouse restaurant and initially I didn’t think he was for me, but boy was I mistaken. He was well dressed, polite and extremely chatty (nerves I guess.) It was memorable because he was charming and charismatic and the main reason I wanted to see him again was that he had made great comments about my mother’s cooking.

bride having makeup done at the Colonnade hotel wedding by Miami Wedding Photographer Tessa Maxine Photography
vintage beaded purse and badgley mischka beaded shoes at Colonnade hotel wedding by Miami Wedding Photographer Tessa Maxine Photography
lace vintage inspired wedding dress at Colonnade hotel wedding by Miami Wedding Photographer Tessa Maxine Photography
bride getting dressed at the Colonnade hotel wedding by Miami Wedding Photographer Tessa Maxine Photography
tear drop diamond earrings at Colonnade hotel wedding by Miami Wedding Photographer Tessa Maxine Photography
bride getting dressed at the Colonnade hotel wedding by Miami Wedding Photographer Tessa Maxine Photography
gorgeous bride getting ready at the Colonnade hotel wedding by Miami Wedding Photographer Tessa Maxine Photography
bride and flower girl at Colonnade hotel wedding by Miami Wedding Photographer Tessa Maxine Photography

The Proposal story

I was expecting a proposal soon but didn’t realize it was happening the weekend that it did. My favorite part was his face when he got down on one knee. I was in complete shock and couldn’t believe my dreams were coming true. He took me to where we first met (Boca), had a photographer and both of our families present for the special moment.

What has been your favorite part of wedding planning?

Dress shopping!

What about the Groom’s look?

Everyone is wearing a black tux. Bowties only (no ties) We are planning a black-tie wedding

What advice would you offer to newly engaged couples?

Do your nonnegotiables first. (Venue/ date/ photographer) Ask for help…. you’re going to need it.

Bride and Groom Portraits

Ceremony

What song played when you walk down the aisle?

Bridal Chorus/Wedding March

What were you looking forward to most on your wedding day?

Seeing Todd’s face when I walk down the aisle on our wedding day at the Hotel Colonnade. Walking down the aisle has been a dream of mine forever, it’s finally coming true.

Sunset Portraits

What about your dress?

I fell in love with my dress simply because it looked stunning on me and it was exactly what I was looking for. Lace and glitz with a neutral undertone. It’s A-line and worn with a cathedral length veil.

Reception

What’s your wedding style?

Gold and blush with a vintage feel. Everything is classic, romantic, and black tie. For this Hotel Colonnade Wedding, there were lots of candelabras and actual lit candles.

Tell us about your flowers

They are from W&W EVENTS DESIGN GROUP Colors: blush, champagne, white with gold accents.

What song played for your first dance?

Ellie Goulding – How Long Will I Love You

Hotel Colonnade Wedding Day Team

Photographer: Tessa Maxine Photography

Venue:Hotel Colonnade

Florals and Decor: W&W Flowers and Events

DJ & Uplighting: Daniel Barrios, Miami Dj’s
Bride’s Shoes: Badgley Mischka

Bride’s Dress: Leggenda

Bride’s Hair & Makeup: Kiss this Makeup

Groom’s Attire:Men’s Warehouse

Bridesmaids dresses and details: Bill Levkoff

Band: Alan Andai- AAMusicians  

Officiant: Jose Ramos

I truly loved everything about this classic black-tie wedding at the Hotel Colonnade in historic Coral Gables Florida. It was a complete honor to be apart of Macey and Todd’s wedding day!

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