Our third client from the advertising agency Crispin, Porter, + Bogusky called us to plan her wedding. I think this makes us CPB Miami’s official wedding planner! Brenda and Chuka were sweet, funny, and fun from the start. I knew this wedding was going to be a blast. And then I found out that Brenda is a fellow Zeta from the University of Miami. Well this is just to good to be true!
Brenda and Chuka were very focused on throwing a fun party that their guests would be delighted to attend. But they were also very conscious about their budget. With a new baby, a new house, and their future on the horizon, these two savvy professionals knew where their priorities lied.
They chose Fairchild Gardens as their venue. Brenda’s father is a big fan of Fairchild. And by choosing a raw space, Brenda and Chuka were able to create the environment they wanted. We started with a clean, white space by draping the walls of the garden house.
Brenda wanted a black and white theme with a pop of color. The great thing about choosing a decor with high contrast is that a little goes a long way.
In homage to their college partying days, the tables were named after bars in which the couple has had good times with friends and family.
The escort card table also acted as the favor table. Mini bottles of champagne with tags directed guests to their tables. A sign with a familiar slogan set the mood for the night.
And then there was the cake… My team kept calling me from Fairchild concerned that the cake had not arrived. Well after finally getting through to the baker (the bride’s family’s friend), I found out that the mother of the bride had given her the wrong date! Oh Missy!! I told her to get to the venue ASAP and that we would help her put it together. Let’s just say my team got a crash course in wedding cake making. And the best part of having a wedding planner, no one was the wiser. Cake problem…what cake problem?
After an amazing meal, the couple and their guests danced the night away. It was a great party full of love and laughter.
And of course my favorite picture: A group of beautiful Zetas celebrating their sister together. ZLAM, Joan
Photos by Dolce Photography