Sunday, January 30, 2011

Carolina & Pablo's Dream Designed South Beach Wedding

I wanted to share this very special thank you below that I received from Carolina. Although I am always touched by my brides as I share such a special time in their lives, and I'm moved by the notes I receive after the wedding. This one in particular had tears streaming down my face!

From Carolina:
Every bride has two great loves. The first is, of course, her groom. The second is, or should be, her wedding planner. No bride is complete without her planning soul mate. In her planner she will find her partner and liaison; the person that can finish her sentences and filter her ideas in order to create her DREAM wedding. Tiffany was my partner in crime. I knew from the moment I met her that I wanted her to take the reins of my event. This, coming from a self-proclaimed micro-manger, is quite the statement.

Our engagement was…a very long engagement. We had 15 months to plan our wedding, and yet I wanted to know every detail from the get-go. No matter how many times my mother told me to take deep breaths, no matter how many times my fiancé told me that it was “just a party,” I wanted everything in-line straight away. It wasn’t until I received from Tiffany a clearly outline plan of attack that I realized that we had ALL the time in the world! Then it was time to tackle the task…

One of the most important things for us was the FOOD; we knew we wouldn’t sign a contract with a venue without first having a full tasting; not loving the food was a deal-breaker, no ifs, ands, or buts. This criterion took us on a culinary journey of some of the most sought-out South Beach hotels…we ate everywhere! Never once did Tiffany complain or suggest that we settle for something we weren’t crazy about. After countless tasting, we finally chose The National Hotel for our wedding. It offered everything we wanted: beach ceremony, intimate one event-exclusivity, authentic Miami Beach Art Deco style, and GREAT food. Yes, I was a bride that actually wanted to eat and ENJOY the food at her wedding; and Tiffany made sure I did.

When we first sat down to discuss our nuptials, my fiancé and I agreed that we wanted an intimate wedding; we also agreed on a beach wedding, but we definitely did not want to lose the glam-factor. Tiffany came armed with a team that could wow Oprah! She was able to transform an outdoor, pool-side venue into a sophisticated, contemporary setting that left our guests awe-inspired. From lighting to décor, from party favors to place cards, everything was done with a twist. We did not want a traditional wedding; we wanted a Dream Design Wedding…thank you Tiff for making our night an unforgettable affair!

But most of all, thank you Tiffany for guiding me through and allowing me to enjoy the planning process, which can be confusing and frustrating at times.  As I said on the night of my wedding, I was not only lucky have found the perfect planner, I was very lucky to have found such a great friend! 

Carolina González

 Tiffany's signature "Room Reveal" with bride Carolina
Tiffany Nieves and Carolina Gonzalez

Tiffany Nieves & Mrs. Carolina Gonzalez
Message from Tiffany: Caro & Pablo thank you for allowing me to be a part of your very special day, I enjoyed every minute of planning with you. Pablo, I hope your Mom enjoyed and has forgiven me (wink), oh and I still laugh when I think about the rings. Caro I miss our planning sessions and your self proclaimed "bridezilla" moments! I want you to know how much our "time out" on your wedding day and your letter moved me!! I have no words... 

Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Gonzalez, I wish you a lifetime of love and happiness !!

Photos courtesy of Martha Ramirez of UDS Photo